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A critical history of 2012 mythology

  • John W. Hoopes (a1)
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The notion that December 21, 2012 will bring physical catastrophes, a transformation of consciousness, or even a New Age is an unanticipated and unintentional consequence of early speculation by credentialed academic experts. It has grown as a result of its subsequent interpretation through the lens of speculative, counterculture metaphysics by individuals with both academic and non-academic backgrounds. This article provides a historical review of the most significant contributions to the emergence of the 2012 phenomenon.

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D. W. Pankenier 2009, The planetary portent of 1524 in China and Europe. Journal of World History 20 (3), 339375.

R. Sitler 2006, The 2012 phenomenon: New Age appropriation of an ancient Maya calendar. Novo Religio 9 (3), 2438.

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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-international-astronomical-union
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