13 B’aktun

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Paperback $15.95

North Atlantic Books | Aug 24, 2010 | 168 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781556438967

  • Paperback$15.95

    North Atlantic Books | Aug 24, 2010 | 168 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781556438967

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“Gaspar Pedro González’s 13 B’aktun offers something unique: a contemporary Mayan intellectual’s passionate inquiry into the meaning of the end of the Long Count calendar that interweaves ancient cosmology with modern history. González proposes that the completion of the cycle will be the opening of a new era for human growth and renewal, as our species reckons with the horrors we have unleashed and embraces a deeper purpose. In Robert Sitler’s compelling translation, 13 B’aktun offers a valuable addition to the literature around 2012: what it portends and what may soon follow.”
—Daniel Pinchbeck, author of Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

“This is an important offering from a contemporary Mayan philosopher and scholar who uses the classical format of a dialogue to engagingly convey his insights into the vital and relevant worldview of his culture. A thorough foreword by Robert Sitler, the book’s translator, puts Gaspar Pedro González’s unprecedented contribution into proper context, identifying it as a much needed Mayan perspective on 2012, a subject that has become confused by an exploitative marketplace that has very often disregarded its authentic Mayan origins. Here is a voice that unites ancient wisdom with modern concerns.”
—John Major Jenkins, author of The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History

“Gaspar Pedro González harnesses the ancient Mayan cosmo-vision regarding 2012 into an impassioned plea for world transformation.”
—Mark Borax, author of 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future

13 B’aktun is an open door to ancestral knowledge, a sacred ceremony with the fire of wisdom from one of the most luminous civilizations in the history of humanity. It breaks down [doomsday] fears and provides an explanation of Mayan prophecies through the oral tradition.… It is a jewel for those who love the truth and respect cultural identity.”
—Marco Antonio Sagastume Gemmell, Human Rights Advisor, University of San Carlos, Guatemala

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