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Science and Superstition (The Definitive Guide to the Doomsday Phenomenon)
Alexandra Bruce
ISBN: 9781934708286
Book (Paperback)
Disinformation Books
5 1/2 x 8 1/4
304 pages
September 1, 2009


The expanded companion book to the #1 documentary film about 2012!

The 2012 meme has evolved beyond any debates about the relevance of the Maya Long Count calendar to the lives of contemporary human beings. 2012 is about us on planet Earth at this time.

December 21, 2012: will the world really change forever on this date, the end of a 5,125-year calendar last used over a thousand years ago?

Certainly Hollywood would like you to think so. Indeed, a not-so-small industry has arisen around the date, hawking everything from t-shirts to teleseminars.

Clearing a path between fantasy and reality, Alexandra Bruce surveys the entire 2012 landscape, asking questions such as:

  • Is the Earth losing its Mojo?
  • How did 2012 come to mean "The End of Time"?
  • Did psychedelics facilitate the Maya "Cosmovision"?
  • Should we worry about Earth Crustal Displacement?
  • What the hell is "Planet X"?

Uniquely amongst a vast array of 2012 literature, this book features interviews with the leading experts—including Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck and many others—and insightful, detailed analysis of the broad spectrum of opinion, debate, research and myth regarding the most compelling "end times" prediction of the 21st century.

Alexandra Bruce's articles on urban legends, metaphysical and quantum physics themes have been published in Paranoia Magazine, Steamshovel Press, Borderland Sciences and She is the author of Beyond The Bleep: The Definitive Unauthorized Guide To 'What The Bleep Do We Know!?' and Beyond The Secret: The Definitive Unauthorized Guide To 'The Secret'.
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