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Galactic Alignment : The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian and Vedic Traditions

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The Galactic Alignment is a rare astronomical event that brings the solstice sun into alignment with the center of the Milky Way galaxy every 12,960 years. Building on the discoveries of his book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Jenkins demonstrates that the end-date of 2012 does not signal the end of time but rather the beginning of a new stage in the development of human consciousness. He recovers a striking common thread that connects the ancient cosmological insights of the Maya not only to Egyptian thought and Vedic philosophy but also to the diversity of humankind's metaphysical traditions ranging from Celtic sacred topography and Medieval alchemy to the Kabbalah and Islamic astrology. His work presents us with a groundbreaking synthesis of lost wisdom once common to ancient cosmologies that will help us understand the significance of this transformative cosmic milestone.

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 140 x 226 x 22mm | 519.99g
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Bear & Company
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 107 b&w illustrations
  • 1879181843
  • 9781879181847
  • 392,352

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"Archeoastronomy, art, and ancient gnosis from world traditions break through the limits of the zodiac to embrace the Galactic Center in a rediscovered vision of evolutionary cosmology. Extensive and intriguing research." Christine Rhone, coauthor of Twelve-Tribe Nations and translator of Sacred Geography of the Ancient "John Major Jenkins is the most global and erudite voice of a swelling chorus of Galactic Center theorists. By framing the subject in the context of the Primordial Tradition, he raises it to a new level of seriousness, and of reassurance." Joscelyn Godwin, author of The Theosophical Enlightenment and Arktos: The Polar Myth "Galactic Alignment brings us full circle, into the re-membering and re-cognition of the celestial/terrestrial wisdom of our own ancient origins--re-connecting us with 'whole' consciousness, and initiating us into the 'mystery of mysteries.' A profound work of epochal importance for our historic moment. " Moira Timms, Archaic-Futurist, author of Beyond Prophecies and Predictions "John Major Jenkins' scholarship is truly commendable because of his insightful penetration into the heart of an ancient wisdom on its own terms. At this critical crossroads of our destiny, this book will encourage students of cosmology to discover how the same cosmic harmony that inspired the Ancients is as relevant today as it was in our planet's deep past. More than ever we need an inspiring vision that is integrating and universal. This book offers insights into just such a vision." Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, author of The Gnostic Circle and The New Way "This book is a fascinating and scholarly exploration of ancient cosmologies, which focuses on the relationships between the spiritual destiny of mankind and the solstitial position of the sun and the centre of our galaxy. Basing himself on a number of eminent authorities, John Major Jenkins describes a cosmic clock which provides critical end-points in the process of world-cycles. Jenkins makes us aware of the huge scale of the esoteric knowledge of antiquity, and he sets out to restore what has been lost, which is a form of cosmological knowledge embracing all the levels of our complex being at once. The great changes we are witnessing today are shown to be mysteriously coordinated with cosmic movements which we wrongly thought the ancients knew little or nothing about." Robert Bolton, author of The Order of the Ages "Not since Hamlet's Mill drew attention to the connection between mythology and cosmology have I seen a book to equal Galactic Alignment. Jenkins' solid research and genuine insights into his material make Galactic Alignment a pleasure to read and a true treasure trove of esoteric connections and correspondences. Building on his original and groundbreaking research on the Maya, Galactic Alignment presents a sweeping look at the world's esoteric traditions in terms of a central and powerfully compelling new idea: that times of galactic alignment might also times of transformation." Vincent Bridges, coauthor of A Monument to the End of Time "John Major Jenkins has contributed to the Traditionalist School of knowledge to provide the 'alignment generation' with a galactic portal to pass through, giving all humankind an opportunity for spiritual renewal by recognizing the astounding significance of the galactic alignment of 2012. Galactic Alignment is the definitive source book for understanding the historical significance of important astronomical events, and how many cultures of the past and right up to modern times wove this astronomical information into their sacred architecture and spiritual belief systems. Jenkins has become the Paul Revere of the modern age, and the importance of the coming of the galactic alignment in 2012 should wake everyone out of their preoccupation with material pursuits." Willard Van De Bogart, CEO of The Portal Market "A ground breaking synthesis of lost wisdom from ancient teachings." The Messenger, July/August 2003 "Highly recommended for anyone interested in the evolution of consciousness, or those curious as to why people keep harping on about the year 2012." Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, Nov-Dec 2006

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ANCIENT HISTORY / ASTRONOMY "Galactic Alignment brings us full circle, into the re-membering and re-cognition of the wisdom of our own ancient origins--re-connecting us with 'whole' consciousness, and initiating us into the 'mystery of mysteries.' A profound work of epochal importance for our historic moment." --Moira Timms, author of Beyond Prophecies and Predictions "Not since Hamlet's Mill drew attention to the connection between mythology and cosmology have I seen a book to equal Galactic Alignment. Building on Jenkins' original and groundbreaking research on the Maya, Galactic Alignment presents a sweeping look at the world's esoteric traditions in terms of a central and powerfully compelling new idea: that times of galactic alignment might also be times of transformation." --Vincent Bridges, coauthor of A Monument to the End of Time "At this critical crossroads of our destiny, this book will encourage us to discover how the same cosmic harmony that inspired the Ancients is as relevant today as it was in our planet's deep past. More than ever we need an inspiring vision that is integrating and universal. This book offers insights into just such a vision." --Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, author of The Gnostic Circle and The New Way The Galactic Alignment is a rare astronomical event that brings the solstice sun into alignment with the center of the Milky Way galaxy every 12,960 years. Building on the discoveries put forth in his book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Jenkins demonstrates that the end-date of 2012 does not signal the end of time but rather the beginning of an ascension stage in the development of human consciousness. He recovers a striking common thread that connects the ancient cosmological insights of the Maya not only to Egyptian thought and Vedic philosophy but also to the diversity of humankind's metaphysical traditions, ranging from Celtic sacred topography and Medieval alchemy to the Kabbalah and Islamic astrology. His work presents us with a groundbreaking synthesis of lost wisdom once common to ancient cosmologies that will help us understand the significance of this transformative cosmic milestone. JOHN MAJOR JENKINS is a leading independent researcher of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology and has worked with the highland Tzutujil and Quiche Maya. He has presented his work at the Esalen Institute, Naropa University, the Institute of Maya Studies, and the Maya Calendar Congress, as well as on the Discovery Channel's Places of Mystery and National Public Radio's Spirit and Mind. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

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About John Major Jenkins

John Major Jenkins is a leading independent researcher of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology and has worked with the highland Tzutujil and Quiche Maya. He has presented his work at the Esalen Institute, Naropa University, the Institute of Maya Studies, and the Maya Calendar Congress, as well as on the Discovery Channel's Places of Mystery and National Public Radio's Spirit and Mind. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

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Table of contents

Introduction: Galaxia Nuncius (A Message From the Galaxy) PART ONE Mayan Cosmology and Calendrics 1. Search and Research 2. Reconstructing Ancient Mayan Cosmology 3. Recent Discoveries PART TWO Ancient Gnosis in Europe, Egypt, and Persia 4. Sacred Cartography in the British Isles 5. The Apocalypse Cross at Hendaye 6. Islamic Astrology and the Lunar Dragon 7. Mount Olympus and the Fall of Troy 8. The Galactic Mysteries of Mithraism 9. Abydos and the Sphinx: Egyptian Alignment Eras PART THREE Vedic India and the Primordial Tradition 10. Vishnunabhi and the True Anchor of the Vedic Yugas 11. Coomaraswamy and Guenon Point the Way 12. The Sundoor at World's End and the Clashing Cliffs 000 13. Sagittarius and the Metaphysics of Transcendence 000 14. Galactic Alignment and the Primordial Tradition 000 PART FOUR Unwinding and Rewinding History 15. The Geography of Precession 16. The United States of the Virgin 17. Circles of Water: The Galaxy in South America 18. Izapan Galactic Cosmology and the Ley-Line Grid 19. The Portal of Spiritual Conception PART FIVE Science and the End of an Illusion 20. Reiserian Cosmecology: Galactic Alignments and Evolution 21. Timing Parameters of the Alignment: 1998, 2012, 2220, 2240 22. Cosmogenesis or Catastrophe? 23. The Galactic Chakra System 24. The End of an Illusion Notes Bibliography Index

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