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Robert Sitler PhD.: The Living Maya Ancient Wisdom In The Era of 2012

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Robert Sitler's first exposure to the genius of Mayan culture came in the mid-70s while hiking in the rainforests of Chiapas. Since then, he has spent as much time as possible in the Mayan world, visiting regularly among natives from more than a dozen language groups. He completed a PhD at the University of Texas - Austin in 1994 with a dissertation on Mayan-related literature under the guidance of Dr. Linda Schele. The author's personal experiences with Maya have been complemented by formal study of their culture and extensive exploration of their ancient cities. Recently he has focused on the significance of year 2012 in the Mayan Long Count and the Mayan participation in the 2012 phenomenon. He travels frequently in Mexico and Guatemalan to learn from elders in various Mayan language communities. Robert is currently a professor at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and serves as Director of its Latin American Studies Program, teaching courses in Spanish, Mayan culture and the Latin American humanities. http://RobertSitler.com