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The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar

The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar
D.M. Murdock & N.W. Barker
34 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 13 color images | ISBN-13 978-0-9799631-6-2 | $16.99


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The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar serves as a basic introduction into the world of archaeoastronomy, solar mythology and astrotheology. As has been the case with our past Astrotheology Calendars, in addition to showing lunar phases and astrological signs, this year's calendar highlights the solstices, equinoxes and fire festivals with a different color for each of the eight relevant days. Also as in the past, in our quest to inspire an interest in astrotheology, mythology and archaeoastronomy, we have provided fascinating information about the astronomical alignments and astrotheological meanings of various archaeological sites and ancient artifacts from around the world.

2012 Astrotheology Calendar back cover imageAs examples of this ancient knowledge, this calendar reveals interesting information about the Temple of Kukulkan or "El Castillo" at the site of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, Mexico, as well as the Aztec Calendar Disc found at Tenochtitlan, Mexico; the site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia; Persepolis in Iran; the Pantheon at Rome, Italy; the Dronbeg Stone Circle near Glandore, Ireland; Native American ruins at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA; the Temple of Heaven complex at Beijing, China; the Pyramid of the Sun and Avenue of the Dead at Teotihuacan, Mexico; Crack Cave at Comanche National Grasslands, Colorado, USA; the Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex near Evora, Portugal; St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Italy; and the Earth Clock at Burlington, Vermont, USA. Also, the most pertinent days of the year are marked with fun little icons, as reminders!

Listen to Acharya S/D.M. Murdock talk about the calendar on X Zone Radio!

Click to enlarge month of February in the 2012 Astrotheology Calendar

In addition to providing fascinating information about amazing religious sites worldwide, from the Mesoamerican and North American to Roman and others globally, this year's calendar focuses on the Mayan time-keeping purported to portend the "end of the world." But is that assumption correct? Also explores the correlation between Mayan mythology and biblical traditions.

Created by independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock, author of The Christ Conspiracy, Suns of God, Who Was Jesus?, Christ in Egypt, The Gospel According to Acharya S and Jesus as the Sun throughout History, The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar makes a perfect gift for a birthday, Christmas or other holiday!

This calendar is actually a book with 34 pages consisting of 12 full-page images, the actual calendar and text explaining what we have put together here, covering the following intriguing subjects:

  • Inspiration for the Calendar—Our Connection to Nature
  • Is 2012 the End of the World?
  • Kukulkan, Quetzalcoatl and Christ
  • What is Astrotheology?
  • Archaeoastronomical Alignments
  • What is a Myth?
  • The Sun 
  • The Solstices, Equinoxes and Peak Days
  • Cool Stuff
  • Sources & Further Reading

As with the previous years' calendars, The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar contains information never before published in any of Acharya's books. (Also as before, there is no hole in this calendar-book, but you can easily hang it using a push-pin/tack.)

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2012 Astrotheology Calendar

"The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar makes a great gift!"

D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

"A message from the author..."

"My astrotheology calendars are lovingly handcrafted by me, with the assistance of N.W. Barker. During the year, we keep an eye out for the finest images to represent the months of the year, with a focus on mythology, archaeoastronomy and, of course, astrotheology. Each image is analyzed for its best possible placement in the calendar, vis-à-vis the months and their particular characteristics and holidays.

"For example, the image of Persepolis in Iran was chosen to represent the month of March—on the 20th of which falls the vernal equinox—because of the very ancient Persian spring celebration of Nowruz. As another example, the Pantheon at Rome was chosen for April because it is oriented so the sun shines as a single shaft to the floor on the 21st of that month, traditional date of Rome's founding. The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Mexico, was chosen for the month of August because the temple's face is oriented to sunset on the 13th of that month, traditional date of Mayan origins. November's image of St. Peter's Square in Rome was designed to show how ancient astrotheological knowledge has been carried forward into our "modern" religions. The choice of the Burlington Earth Clock for December was made because it symbolizes not only the past but also the future, and we at Astrotheology Press would like to encourage the creation of such circles with so much important information regarding calendars and time-keeping.

"In addition to the images—which have explanatory captions highlighting the archaeoastronomical and religious meanings of the sites and artifacts—we have incorporated some fascinating information about ancient archaeoastronomically aligned sites, astrotheology, solar and lunar mythology, the zodiac, solstices and equinoxes, along with some "cool stuff" to follow up with.

"The calendar was designed and created by me, D.M. Murdock, also known as Acharya S, including both back and front covers. It is published under Astrotheology Press, a division of Stellar House Publishing. The text and images include citation where appropriate, and there is also a short bibliography."

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