This book is an excellent summary of what we can expect in 2012 and beyond. Reading it made me really inspired. In part 1, the author clearly explains history, science, anthropology, etc about the date 12-21-12. He explains the cycles, and how they speed up exponentially. They have gone from one cycle taking 1.26 billion years, to the present day, in which a cycle lasts only 20 days! Hence, evolution of our consciousness is being greatly accelerated. The author provides an excellent summary of varying theories of 2012: prophecy as a warning; magnetic field or pole shift; and change of mind or consciousness. And if you think it's only the Mayans predicting this, you're wrong: the Hopis and China's I-Ching are among several other cultures with the same date!
One of the amazing predictions made in this book is that time will no longer be perceived as linear. The Mayans, who established a scientific interpretation and charting of time which was superior to our own, illustrated how time is actually cyclic. And perhaps, as the author says, we will in the future perceive the present, past and future as one.
Part 2 of the book covers how to prepare for the greatest shift imaginable. The author has a very optimistic view of the coming changes: we have bought front row seats for the greatest show in history! We are making a "quantum evolutionary leap" in the next few decades! The author even provides a list of signs that you are experiencing the shift as well as a checklist for changing in the shift. He includes astrological data supporting the global changes which, as an amateur astrologer, I found fascinating.
Part 3 is all about the New Earth. Folks, stay healthy, cause you WON'T want to miss this show! Finally the planet will be sane and all will be well, with everyone healthy and happy.
The book is loading with original quotes of the author that I highlighted. These are among the numerous quotes made me ponder deeply:
"Intense cosmic energies are destined to inundate our planet..." (We will be aligned with the equator of the Milky Way, which occurs only once in 26,000 years.)
"... linear time could stop or everything start appearing as if it is happening all at once as we become submitted to a quantum wave or phase shift of photon energy from the Great Central Sun of the Galactic Centre." (In addition, the photon belt will provide free energy for all!)
"Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose..."
"Whereas the old paradigm model used fear to motivate us, the new paradigm is based on allowing our love for life to excite and inspire us."
"(This will) make the 60s look like a walk in the park."
Best of all, the author provides practical and spiritual advice on how to prepare, some of it on the physical level such as eating wisely, learning good breathing techniques, and going to sacred places to pray.
The only thing I would suggest would be some footnotes and a bibliography to enhance the credibility of much of the claims. I have read nearly a dozen books on 2012, so I didn't need this, but others might appreciate it.
Susan Schenck, author of The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet
Beyond Broccoli, Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn't Work