The Mayan Code is really interesting and amazing because its statements are based on facts. For instance, it mentions the VEDA. We the Mayas know this people as the BEDZA. They used and followed the ancient calendar of 360 days, just as the Mayas did with the Haab calendar that has 360 days too. I recommend you to read this book. --Hunbatz Men, Maya Itza Tradition Barbara Hand Clow has written the definitive book about 2012. This book, quite simply, is the best resource that now exists. A very wise human being has poured her heart, her soul, and her mind into these words. The Mayan Code is a great gift to us all. --Whitley Strieber, author of Communion and The Key The Mayan Code is a deep exploration of how, as we approach the end of the Mayan Calendar, time and consciousness are accelerating, giving us a new understanding of the universe. Using Carl Johan Calleman's research, as well as the ideas of other Mayan Calendar scholars, Barbara Hand Clow examines 16.4 billion years of evolution to decode the creative patterns of Earth--the World Mind. These great patterns culminate in 2011, and then during 2012 major astrological influences will inspire us to attain oneness and enlightenment.The Mayan Code shows how the time cycles of the Calendar match important periods in the evolutionary data banks of Earth and the Milky Way Galaxy. These stages of evolution are converging during the final stage of the Calendar, the period between 1999 and 2011. War and territoriality, resource management and separation from nature, are all part of daily events we must process during these few short years: evidence of the tightening spiral of time that we experience as time speeding up. Barbara HandClow counsels that our own personal healing is the most important factor as we prepare to make this critical leap in human evolution--now referred to as the awakening of the World Mind. BARBARA HAND CLOW is an International Mayan Elder (Comunidad Indigena Maya), Cherokee Record Keeper, and internationally acclaimed ceremonial teacher and author. She has written ten other books, including The Pleiadian Agenda, The Mind Chronicles, Chiron, Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, and Catastrophobia, and she maintains an astrological website, www.handclow2012.com.