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2012 SCIENCE OR SUPERSTITION with Alexandra Bruce

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Alexandra Bruce’s new book 2012 Science or Superstition is based on December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in Central America. Countless websites, magazine articles, and newspaper headlines debate its meaning, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse and those who see a coming renewal—a rebirth of consciousness. How much of what we're hearing is science and how much is superstition? 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 is "Planet X"? Bruce surveys the leading researchers, writers, and scientists in the field, who tell us exactly what this date means to them, why it's important, and what we should expect. Alexandra Bruce's articles on urban legends, metaphysical and quantum physics themes have been published in Paranoia Magazine, Steamshovel Press, Borderland Sciences and Disinfo.com. 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'. www.2012sos.net/the-book/