Oct 27, 2008

Semi-egregious plug for next book

...so, in writing my next book I've been reading an extraordinary amount about Mayan architecture, Mayan astronomy, sacred geometry, the history of Tikal, and the ancient Mayan calendar. (The book is the story of taking Maya to traditional healers in Belize when she was three to get rid of her aggressive imaginary friend.)

Lots of us have heard about how the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, and there are various theories about what that might mean, ranging from a resetting of the spiritual odometer to wholesale planetary destruction. (I'm banking on the former.) The intricacies of the calendar, and its prophecies, are much more detailed than that, however. According to one of the books I've been reading about Mayan prophecy, which was published in 2002, the progression of time toward 2012 is all about the development of human consciousness. The time period between November 2007 and November 2008 is prophecied to be a time of darkness, during which the forces of an earlier consciousness are going to rise up against the forces of light that are ready to push through, and try to push the light back to an earlier state of materialism and greed. This is supposed to last until November 12, at which time the light will shine through for about another year before a less destructive period of darkness will cycle through again.

No matter how you're voting this Election Day, that's a pretty interesting prophecy no? I like the idea that even though most of us don't think much about the ancient Maya, they spent an awful lot of time thinking ahead about us.


Unknown said...

i just watched you on yahoo news, commenting on jennifer hudson's tragedy:( which led me to your webpage.
i have always been intrigued and fascinated by prophecies, whether be they from biblical or other sources, such as nostradamus,and off course, as you also mentioned the mayan calendar prophecies, regarding 2012.
Should you decide to go ahead with your next project, i'm sure that it would make for some very interesting reading. I for one would welcome such project.
Best wishes


all the way from the Azores, Portugal:)

Hope Edelman said...

Thank you, Francisco. How interesting that you saw the news clip in Portugal! Hoping that you're having a beautiful autumn over there.

kario said...

Okay, I have goosebumps now.

Even if it's not fated to happen, let's hope we can make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Hope Edelman said...

My friend called me at about 9 p.m. on Election Night and said I was the first person she wanted to speak with about the results. We both shouted "The Mayans were right!" and jumped up and down. It was a glorious moment in Topanga.