Scenezine Selections (1990)
This 60-page booklet contains the four articles I published in the 1990 quarterly issues of "Scenezine," plus two additional excerpts from my first book. These articles represent my fling with investigative journalism. The excerpt from this booklet I provide relates my interview with Sandinista supporter Don Rafael in Estelí, Nicaragua, just after the 1990 elections.
Mirror in the Sky (1991)
8.5" x 8.5" spiral bound, full-color cover, 172 pages. In 1984-85 I had a series of mystical experiences which sent me wandering around America. The whole episode culminated in a spontaneous 3-day Vision Quest, alone in the Appalachicola Forest of Northern Florida. What inspired me to write Mirror in the Sky was my discovery that this entire episode (during which I kept a detailed journal of dreams, thoughts and so on) was paralleled very closely by planetary conjunctions and phenomena. As such, an uncanny parallel between my inner experiences and astrological auguries was discovered, and is explored in this unusual book.
A small 17-page pamphlet exploring various ideas about the Mayan Sacred Tree. Original full-color cover design.
Ouside the Cage (1991)
8.5" x 7" Stapled booklet, 54 pages. Another personal exploration, presented as a three-leveled allegory, in which celestial processes are again seen to parallel an important turning point in life.
Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies
My study of the Mayan Calendar. I discuss the correlation debate and reconstruct the Mayan Venus Calendar for modern use. I also explore the visionary approach in studying the sacred calendar and present many new ideas. 40 pages of calendars are provided so the reader can track time in solidarity with modern-day Maya daykeepers. Appendices, annotated bibliography and index. Standard trade paperback, 8.5" x 5.5", 340 pages, published by Borderland Sciences Research Foundation (Bayside, CA) in 1994. Excerpts can be found elsewhere on this Web Site.
7 Wind: Quiché Maya Calendar for 1993 and 8
Deer: Quiché Maya Calendar for 1994
Monthly calendar-wheels according to Quiché tradition. Utilizes the true count of days. Includes 40 pages of text explaining modern shrine rituals and calendar-priest initiations on 8 Batz. Color cover, spiral binding, 60-page booklet.
The text of this booklet can be found here.
Jaloj Kexoj and PHI-64 (1994)
This book is rather hard to explain. It has to do with the two core principles of Mayan Time Philosophy, their relationship to Jaloj Kexoj (a dual-principle paradigm of the modern Tzutujil Maya) and the square-root principles of Egyptian sacred geometry. If you're still with me after that, the subtitle of this 130-page book is: "The Dual Principle Core Paradigm of Mayan Time Philosophy and its Conceptual Parallel in Old World Thought." Despite the potentially labyrinthine nature of this multi-faceted book, I think it's rather well presented. I treat the thesis very seriously. In my own visionary work with the Sacred Calendar, I concluded that the core of its mathematical and philosophical properties could be reduced to an interplay of two principles: PHI (that is, the Golden Mean) and "64" (the principle of binary or exponential duplication). Thus: PHI-64, the "dual-principle core paradigm." It was somewhat of a shock when I met Martín Prechtel in 1993 and read his academic study which described the dual-principle paradigm of the modern Tzutujil Indians of Guatemala called "Jaloj Kexoj." The parallel of meaning was astounding. Something strange was definitely going on... Not sure yet how this book will be distributed. I'd like to publish it as a small book. A shorter version of this, 88-pages long, was produced as a stapled booklet. Re-issued in 2000 as Mayan Sacred Science.
"When The Skull Spits" (1995)
A look at the magical conception of the Hero Twins and dates on which the implied astronomical scenario historically occurred. The astronomical reconstruction follows Dennis Tedlock's astronomical identifications of certain features of Mayan myth. 12-page booklet.
"Mayan Creation: The Stellar Frame and World Ages" (1995)
A 5000-word essay on the end-date alignment. Carefully documented, this overview was intended to elicit responses (of some kind) from Mayan scholars. After I submitted this to "Mexicon", epigrapher Nikolai Grube did generously comment on it, but avoided the primary thesis of an astronomical alignment in 2012 AD. It was conceived as a step-by-step description of what is really a very simple scenario. See "Mayan Cosmogenesis" file for a brief treatment of the same topic. 9 Diagrams, xeroxed. [Note: This essay was mentioned in Graham Hancock's recent book, Heaven's Mirror]
The Center of Mayan Time (1995).
This 110-page monograph explores the obvious questions that come up in testing the end-date alignment thesis. I did all the line drawings for this book. I interpret the iconography of Izapan monuments in terms of likely astronomical meanings, following recent breakthroughs from academia. I discuss what Mayanists have said about the possibility that ancient Mesoamerican skywatchers knew about precession, and look at the astronomical and calendric orientations at Izapa. The evidence is in and the conclusion is clear: the ancient skywatchers knew and calculated precession over 2100 years ago, formalized the calculation as their Long Count calendar, and elements in the Popol Vuh also reflect this knowledge. This monograph is the preliminary research that evolved into MC2012.
This 60-minute tape contains spoken presentation of several documents related to the alignment of A.D. 2012. I begin with the simple 3-point thesis, then continue with the "Mayan Cosmogenesis" article, and then "Mayan Creation: The Stellar Frame and World Ages." On the lighter side, also included is my poem "Hunab Ku" and a Yucatecan travel experience from my first book. The tape comes with a 8.5" x 14" fold out with nine diagrams and bibliographic references.
Mayan Cosmogenesis 2012 (1996-1997).
This book explores the World Age doctrine in Mesoamerica, the role of the precession of the equinoxes in the development of New World cosmology, and the astronomical alignment of the 13-baktun cycle end-date. Since 1993, I've been intensely engaged in elucidating these fascinating yet little explored core ideas of Mesoamerican cosmology and calendrics. Here is the Table of Contents. The prototype version of this book was completed in early 1997. See Maya cosmology.
Love Something? Look Into It.
(For "Zeitgeist", October 1995)
Mysteries of Mayan Time Philosophy.
(For "World Explorer" magazine, June/July 1995)
Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies.
(Article for "Borderlands Journal", May 1994)
The Finnish Sampo: The Stellar Frame and World Ages.
(Published in "Scenezine", July 1995)
The Great Pyramid at Chichen Itza: A Cosmic Myth in Stone.
May 1996 issue of Mountain Astrologer magazine.
Excerpts from the Interview with Robert
Paul for Esoterra magazine.
Issue #6, Spring/Summer 1996.
The Cosmic Symbolism of the Mayan Ballgame.
An excerpt from forthcoming book Mayan Cosmogenesis 2012.