The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012

The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012

David Stuart / Dec 15, 2019

The Order of Days The Maya World and the Truth About The world s foremost expert on Maya culture looks at hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe Apocalypse An Investigation into Civilizations End

  • Title: The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012
  • Author: David Stuart
  • ISBN: 9780385527262
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The world s foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe.Apocalypse 2012 An Investigation into Civilizations End The World Cataclysm in 2012 2012 The return of Quetzalcoatl According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystThe world s foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe.Apocalypse 2012 An Investigation into Civilizations End The World Cataclysm in 2012 2012 The return of Quetzalcoatl According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012.David Stuart, the foremost scholar of the Maya and recipient of numerous awards for his work, takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascination and accurate trip through Mayan culture and belief Stuart shows how the idea that the end of the Mayan calendar, which supposedly heralds the end of our own existence, says far about our culture than about the ancient Maya The Order of Days explores how the real intellectual achievement of ancient Maya timekeeping and worldview is far impressive and remarkable than any of the popular, and often outrageous, claims about this advanced civilization.As someone who has studied the Maya for nearly all of his life and who specializes in reading their ancient texts, Stuart sees the 2012 hubbub as the most recent in a long chain of related ideas about Mesoamericans, the Maya in particular, that depicts them as somehow oddball, not of this world, or as having some strong mystical link to other realms.Because the year 2012 has no prominent role in anything the ancient Maya ever actually wrote, Stuart takes a wider look at the Maya concepts of time and their underlying philosophy as we can best understand them The ancient Maya, Stuart contends, were worthy of study and admiration not because they were strange but because they were altogether human, and they developed a compelling vision of time unlike any other civilization before or since.

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    1. a rather broad overview of the mayans view of time. def. recommended for someone wanting a single book to explain some of these issues, but may be a little too broad for those already with a base of knowledge regarding mayans and time. oh, and anyone wanting to know what the MAYA actually thought about 2012 check out this link:famsi/research/vanston


    2. Remember what life was like in 1999? Millennium fever was sweeping the world and scientists, regular folk and the new-age-erati were focused on January 1, 2000. Y2K was coming and it was bringing with it a digital Armageddon. And when it finally arrived, we celebrated (and ducked) and nothing happenedexcept January 2, 2000.Something very similar is happening again with the approach of the much anticipated date of December 21, 2012, otherwise known as 13.0.0.0.0 on the Maya calendar. Will it brin [...]


    3. From epigraphy to mind-numbing calendrics, from historical documents to stelae, ruins, and murals, from cosmological notions of kingship to astronomy and astrology, this book is a phenomenal build-up to answer the question: what did the Maya think was going to happen in 2012? When the answer comes in the last third of the book -- Stuart only takes time to individually refute apocalyptic or otherwise nonsensical claims by some New Age writers in the last chapter, for example -- it becomes clear t [...]


    4. David Stuart has claims to being one of the greatest Mayanists in history, being one of the instrumental figures in the decipherment of the Mayan writing system. This book, however, only deals peripherally on that subject. Here Stuart gives a detailed study of the Mayan calender system, and it's concept of time. In the process, he touches on Mayan culture, mythology, history, and mathematics. The Mayan calender was made up of many different interlocking cycles; there were 360 day years, and 200 [...]


    5. Excellent source for understanding how the Maya thought about and interacted with time. Rich background on Maya culture and their obsession with calendars and astronomy. Clarifies that the idea of 2012 as an apocalyptic event never came from Mayan tradition, but was superimposed by Western doomsdayers on the ending of a long count calendar cycle.


    6. Very academic book. A person who does does Maya culture indepth would be better suited than the average Joe. The Maya calendar is very complex. I found myself having to keep notes to keep the terminology straight.





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