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Apocalypse

Apocalypse

The ancient Egyptians would have known it as the sixth day of Pachon. The Mayans named it 4 Ahau 3 Kankin. To us it is 21 December, 2012. On this day, it is said, the world will come to an end.

This is not the first time we’ve been told that our time is up. And – touch wood – it probably won’t be the last.

Religious and secular, past and present – Apocalypse covers each and every one of our prophesized dooms: featuring asteroids, Antichrists, solar flares, Singularities, Utopias, UFOs, Zoroastrians and Zapotecs, to mention but a small few.

The result is a thorough history of one the most fascinating threads of our cultural existence: spanning from the first warnings of our ancient ancestors, to the contemporary (yet equally glum) forecasts for our future.

Genre: Society & Social Sciences / Society & Culture: General / Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge / Conspiracy Theories

On Sale: 26th April 2012

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781780870403

Reviews

'Splendid' Catholic Herald.
Catholic Herald
'A very clear, communicative writer, [John Michael Greer] leaves one in no doubt that the 'apocalypse meme' is a powerful one, whose influence extends deeply into secular thought too' Herald.
Herald
'The best book I've ever read on the subject' Jonathan Black, bestselling author of The Secret History of the World.
Jonathan Black
'well worth reading, and will remain so even after December 21st, 2012!' Magonia Review.
Magonia Review