BEYOND 2012: CATASTROPHE OR ECSTASY - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO END-OF-TIME PREDICTION - Printable Version
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BEYOND 2012: CATASTROPHE OR ECSTASY - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO END-OF-TIME PREDICTION - Gary Val Tenuta - 04-12-2011 01:39 AM
BEYOND 2012: CATASTROPHE OR ECSTASY - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO END-OF-TIME PREDICTION (Paperback) (Review by Gary Val Tenuta)
If there is a better book on the subject I have yet to find it. That is not to say there are not other good books on the subject. Certainly there are. Most of those other books, however, seem to be a mix of fact, speculations and the author's personal opinions. Nothing wrong with that. But what impressed me about Stray's book is that it is so remarkably comprehensive in scope and seems to present no bias one way or another. Stray has not written this book as a tool to promote any particular agenda. It is a thoroughly well researched piece of work that covers just about every thought, idea, and theory that exists on this subject of the end-date of the Mayan calendar and what it might mean. He presents an in-depth look at each theory and provides a thoughtful and often insightful analysis of each one.
The book is extensively illustrated with drawings, diagrams and photos, a complete bibliography and over 30 pages of chapter notes and references. This is not "just another book on 2012". This is a scholarly masterwork and, to paraphrase one of the other reviewers, this is the 2012 book by which all others should be measured. That is not to say, however, that it is a dry and stuffy read or that one needs to be a "scholar" with academic degrees in order to get something out of it. Quite the contrary. Stray seems to have written this book with the lay reader in mind.
Stray's book has become a constant source of reference for me and as far as I am concerned it is the Bible of "2012" books.