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Veteran journalist Steven McFadden has added new chapters and photographs to his expanded, 2nd edition ebook on the evolving multicultural stories related to the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012.
McFadden's new nonfiction book -- Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Myths & Mysteries -- is an account of some of the key spiritual mysteries, and an arresting exploration of how those elements are resounding through real time.

A crucial part of the story commences on June 23, 1995 when traditional wisdom keepers of North America — and a multicultural band of walkers from several continents -- began a prophetic journey, walking from First Encounter Beach, Eastham, Massachusetts across the continent to the legendary Western Gate -- Point Conception on the Pacific shore. The pilgrimage proceeded for eight months under the dazzling, natural sky sign of the Whirling Rainbow, a key image in the lore of Pte San Wi (White Buffalo Calf Woman) since the birth of the white buffalo in 1993.

The new material in the 2nd edition, based on interviews with traditional Mayan Daykeepers, expands the scope of the ebook by also exploring the key role of the 21,000 pyramids and temples of Mesoamerica. This elaborate network of sacred centers, the Mayan Daykeepers told the author, has a key energetic role to play in keeping the balance as the ‘Sun Awakens,’ Earth Changes intensify, and our human lives attain high velocity.

In this manner, the elders told him, will the different colors and faiths of humanity be moved to heal their web of relationships.
Having traveled widely for over 30 years with Native Elders both north and south, McFadden writes about many of the core insights. He tells the tales in plain, precise language, creating a quick but absorbing investigation into the mythology of this moment in time. “The calendar of 26,000 years is new for the dominant civilization," Mayan Daykeepers told the author, "but the calendar portends big changes."

About McFadden’s other writing, The New York Times Book Review observed: “There are some stirring and unexpected powers unleashed...” Library Journal commented: “This wise and provocative collection is highly recommended.”

A 1975 graduate of Boston University with a degree in journalism, McFadden’s other books include Farms of Tomorrow (1990), Profiles in Wisdom (1991), Farms of Tomorrow Revisited (1998), and The Call of the Land: an Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century – 2nd edition.

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