John Major Jenkins is a pioneering voice in the evolving 2012 discussion with over twenty years of experience defining and debating the issues. Informed by innovative field work at key archaeological sites and inspired by living and working among the Highland Maya, Jenkins’ comprehensive work covers media misconceptions, assessments of 2012 theories, consciousness studies, Maya shamanism, archaeoastronomical research, Perennial Philosophy, academic misconceptions, and the crisis of sustainability faced in the modern world. His own unprecedented “galactic alignment theory” is now receiving new support from recent discoveries in the Maya inscriptions. While integrating the scientific and spiritual viewpoints, Jenkins honors contemporary Maya calendar tradition and the ancient Maya vision of a unified cosmos.
Since the conclusion of 2012, John has continued to fight academic shenanigans and professional violations in treating 2012 as a valid topic of rational inquiry. Some 800 pages of updates on his websites document the process that has unfolded in the two-and-a-half years since December 21, 2012. The results are in. Science, as it applies to understanding 2012, is broken. Why? Because scientists broke it. NASA and University Press publishers are complicit in broadcasting and publishing false and defamatory statements, and then defending them when confronted with their ethical violations. This situation is especially tragic, because ancient Maya spiritual wisdom and teachings address the intractable crisis that the modern world finds itself in. John's work explores the ongoing, and largely unrecognized, role of the galactic alignment in the vicissitudes of human history, including events that unfolded 12,800 years ago. Jenkins's background includces:Advisory director and founding member of The Maya Conservancy, a non-profit foundation dedicated to education and preservation of ancient Maya sites National Fellow member of The Explorer’s Club Director of The Center for 2012 Studies Manager of Update2012.com and Alignment2012.com Member of The Society for American Archaeology and The Institute of Maya Studies
John's work has been featured since 1998 in media produced by ABC Nightline, the U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and NBC’s SyFy Channel. He has taught at numerous institutes and universities nationally and abroad, including the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Antigua Guatemala, the Esalen Institute, Kingsley Hall in London, the Society of Henry XIII in Belgium, the University of Southern Oregon, the New England Antiquities Research Association, the Institute of Maya Studies in Miami, the Society for American Archaeology, and Naropa University. He is also a regular at popular venues such as the Conscious Life Expo, Megalithomania, and the Mind Body Spirit Expo.
Since the 1980s John’s articles have appeared in many magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, and book anthologies, including: The Mystery of 2012 (2007, Sounds True), You Are Still Being Lied To (2009, Disinformation Company), Towards 2012 (2008, Penguin). His major works include Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (1998), Galactic Alignment (2002), Unlocking the Secrets of 2012, (3-CD audio program 2007), The 2012 Story (2009) and Lord Jaguar’s 2012 Inscriptions (2011). His books have been translated into twelve languages. His work appeared in a feature profile in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, July 2007.