Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:30 AM
Mesmerized by the Maya, Author Writes Book on 2012 Debate
small bookstore in a rustic pueblo in Quintana Roo, Mexico, was apparently the
right place for author and journalist Jeanine Kitchel to nurture her craving to
learn more about the Maya culture.
Her new book, Maya 2012 Revealed, Demystifying
the Prophecy, brings a realistic look at the furor caused by December
21, 2012, with emphasis on who are the Maya, the code, their calendar system,
Maya astronomy and the night sky, 2012ology, the collapse of their culture, and
the prophecy as seen by Maya elders.
moved to Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, in 1997 after traveling there frequently
in the 1980s. Her former
bookstore, one of seven in the state of Quintana Roo and the only English
language bookshop at the time, carried numerous titles about the Maya culture,
the pyramid sites, breaking the Maya code, the Maya calendar, the explorers who
dug the sites, the scholars who studied them, and the myths of the Chilam
Balam and the Popul Vuh.
more mesmerized by the Maya with each passing year, she began writing about
them on urgings from publishers Ron Mader, planeta.com, and David Simmonds, of
The Mexico Files (now website MexicoPremiere.com). Her writing range expanded to The Miami Herald and three Mexico
was something I loved to read about," she said. "I was fascinated by the Maya culture and the fact that, at
the time, no one could break the code.
It was this incredible mystery and a very exciting time in the Yucatan
and I was at the source. As each
new Maya title was published-about the civilization, the code, the pyramids-I
ordered it. I read everything I
could get my hands on. I was
forward to 2012 and the end date debate.
Who better to author a book describing in detail the end time prophecy
and the nuances of the Maya culture than Kitchel?
book will be available in May. On
each book sold, a portion of the profits will go to edúcaTE, an educational
non-profit organization in Yucatan, that helps send Maya children to school
whose parents cannot afford it. To
get a copy of Maya 2012 Revealed, Demystifying the Prophecy,
check Kitchel's website at www.jeaninekitchel.com
or Amazon.com and iTunes.
For further information you may contact the author directly.
Contact: Jeanine Kitchel
Phone: (805) 617 -