Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just Another Friday For Moi

This Friday (December 21, 2012) is supposedly the end-time under the Mayan calendar.  Apocalypse and all that hoopla.  It'll just be another Friday for moi.  I fully expect all of my meals to be served.  Minions, take note.

NASA has a debunking website to allay end-of-world fears.  Expect an ordinary winter solstice for us northern hemisphere folks.  You southern hemisphere types will have your summer solstice.

We have several interesting books about Mayan culture, earth crust displacement, and the whole 2012 thing in our online Evergreen Indiana catalog.  Minions, make with the lists.

Did you know that there is scientific evidence supporting the earth crust displacement theory?  Our book trailer elaborates.

MPL Book Trailer #22
The Path of the Pole, by Charles Hapgood

We've previously blogged about Professor Hapgood's book.  Twice, actually, if you include Scowl-Face's posting.  Hapgood's definitive work on this subject is available at my Library (Call No. 551.13 HAP).  If you have an Evergreen Indiana library card, it's yours for the online holding.

Now, about Mayan culture.  We've got a few books about that.

  • Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids, by Peter Tompkins.  New York: Harper & Row, 1st ed., 1976.  MPL Call No. 972 TOM (click the call numbers to access our E.I. online catalog)
    • This classic treatise focuses upon the pyramids in the Valley of Mexico, the Yucatan, and Central America.  It was many a reader's introduction to the topic.  Scowl-Face, who spent some time tumbling about these parts way back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, read it when it was first published, and he still recommends it as a solid survey of the subject matter.  Great drawings from many historical sources.
  • Daily Life in Maya Civilization, by Robert J. Sharer.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2d ed., 2009.  MPL Call No. 972.81 SHA
    • If you ever wanted to imagine yourself living in Mayan society (not moi--no canned tuna-in-oil, for starters), or are simply interested in learning about Mayan history and culture (works for moi), then this book is superbly suited to your purpose.  Tons of illustrations to help make sense of it all.
    • Another classic treatise extensively covering the history of Mayan civilization.  Loads of informative illustrations.  Sprightly written, too.  The eighth edition is "fully revised and expanded."  Well, duh.
  • The Lost History of Aztec & Maya, by Charles Phillips (Dr. David M. Jones, consultant).  London: Hermes House, 2005.  MPL Call No. 972.018 PHI
    • Much more than just colorful photos, but it has plenty of images, to be sure.  A nice overview of ancient Mesoamerican history.

So, what about this whole 12/21/2012 scenario?

  • 2012 Awakening: Choosing Spiritual Awakening Over Armageddon, by Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa.  Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press, 2008.  MPL Call No. 133.3 KAA
    • Looking for your soul's deeper purpose?  Now may be your time to choose spiritual development.  This book might help you in your journey.
  • 2012 and Beyond: An Invitation to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead, by Diana Cooper.  Forres, Scotland, U.K.: Findhorn Press, 2009.  MPL Call No. 133.3 COO
    • Lots of changes forecast during the next 20 years, according to this author.  Challenges and opportunities, as the title says.
So, if the world does end this Friday, you'd better check these titles out beforehand.  Still plenty of time to read one or two before the apocalypse parties begin.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,



Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)," by R.E.M. (single, 1987; from the album, Document [1987]), is the best musical closer I can think of for this post.  I feel pretty good moiself.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Cauli, for the timely and informative blog!

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  2. Cauli, I'll have that R.E.M. song in my head until the end of the world. At least it's a good one. Thanks.

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