1. 2012TheBeginning.com

    December 21, 2012. This date, identified by the Maya nearly 1,400 years ago, has in recent years become the source of great curiosity and debate. Some believe it will bring catastrophic events. Others, an era of enlightenment.

    But what did the ancient Maya themselves believe? In 2012: THE BEGINNING, we travel the world to examine what the Sacred Maya texts really say.

    At the ruins of Copán, Honduras, we go where few individuals and even fewer cameras have gone: 20 meters underground, to the spectacularly preserved, 1,600-year-old Margarita Temple. In Dresden, Germany, we examine the famed Dresden Codex, one of only three remaining authenticated manuscripts of the ancient Maya, and the earliest known book from the Americas. In Guatemala, the veil is lifted from the mysterious world of Maya shamanism. And in México, we investigate the little-seen Tortuguero Monument 6, the only known inscription citing this much-storied date. What will we learn about the lost world of an ancient civilization? About the future of our own?

    Throughout, our journey is guided by noted archaeologists, scholars, and the living Maya, who take us into the field—to the very origins of the Maya Long Count calendar—and into their lives and sacred ceremonies. Together, these people from very different worlds shed light on a date that has long been shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

    Featuring: John Major Jenkins; Geoff Stray; Tata José Soc Chivalán; Lina Barrios; Robert Sitler, PhD; Tata Pedro Cruz Garcí­a; Edwin Barnhart, PhD; Michael J. Grofe, PhD; Barbara MacLeod, PhD; AumRak; David W. Sedat, PhD; Ac Tah; the Maya of Honduras, Guatemala, and México

    Music: “Señor Fuego Azul” © 2008 Antonio Zepeda. All Rights Reserved. "The Quest" © 2012 Neil Kring. All Rights Reserved. "God of War" © 2012 Neil Kring. All Rights Reserved.

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    December 21, 2012. This date, identified by the Maya nearly 1,400 years ago, has in recent years become the source of great curiosity and debate. Some believe it will bring catastrophic events. Others, an era of enlightenment.

    But what did the ancient Maya themselves believe? In 2012: THE BEGINNING, we travel the world to examine what the Sacred Maya texts really say.

    At the ruins of Copán, Honduras, we go where few individuals and even fewer cameras have gone: 20 meters underground, to the spectacularly preserved, 1,600-year-old Margarita Temple. In Dresden, Germany, we slip through a golden, hieroglyph-covered door and enter a darkened room containing some of the world’s most significant books from four millennia—including the famed Dresden Codex, one of only three remaining authenticated manuscripts of the ancient Maya, and the earliest known book from the Americas. In Guatemala, the veil is lifted from the mysterious world of Maya shamanism. And in México, we examine the little-seen Tortuguero Monument 6, the only known inscription citing this much-storied date. What will we learn about the lost world of an ancient civilization? About the future of our own?

    Throughout, our journey will be guided by noted archaeologists, scholars, and the living Maya, who will take us into the field—to the very origins of the Maya Long Count Calendar—and into their lives and sacred ceremonies. Together, these people from very different worlds will shed light on a date that has long been shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

    Starring: John Major Jenkins; Geoff Stray; Tata José Soc Chivalán; Lina Barrios; Robert Sitler, PhD; Tata Pedro Cruz García; Edwin Barnhart, PhD; Michael J. Grofe, PhD; Barbara MacLeod, PhD; AumRak; David W. Sedat, PhD; Ac Tah; the Maya of Honduras, Guatemala, and México.

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  3. In March 2012, American Indian legend Russell Means and his wife, Pearl, sat down for an intimate interview with Shannon Kring Buset of WildHeart Vision. In this excerpt, the couple responds to the question, “Can there be a healing between the American Indian and the white man?” Filmed in Durango, Colorado USA.

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  4. Maya spiritual leader Tata José Soc Chivalán speaks to us about his work as a healer, the role of ceremony, and the ancestors. Filmed at the ruins of Q'umarkaj, Guatemala.

    Soc Chivalán is featured in the documentary film 2012: THE BEGINNING.

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  5. Ajq'ij/Anthropologist Lina Barrios speaks to us about masculine/feminine balance in the world of the Maya. Filmed in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

    Barrios is featured in the documentary film 2012: THE BEGINNING.

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