The following are recommended readings for those interested in learning more about the Maya, their culture and the Mayan Calendar.  We do not specifically endorse any of these titles. If you know of a book, research paper or article you feel should be added to this list, please email us or fill out our Content Submission form.


13 B'aktun—Mayan Visions of 2012 and Beyond 
Gaspar Pedro González

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya
Thomas Hart

The Book of Destiny
Carlos Barrios

Breaking the Maya Code 
Michael D. Coe

The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
Linda Schele and Peter Mathews

Contemporary Maya Spirituality: the Ancient Ways Are Not Lost
Jean Molesky-Poz

Day-Signs: Native American Astrology From Ancient Mexico
Bruce Scofield

Exploring Mesoamerica
John M.D. Pohl

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
Linda Schele and David Freidel

Jaguar Wisdom: an Introduction to the Mayan Calendar
Kenneth Johnson

The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012
Dr. Robert Sitler

Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
Joshua Berman

Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman’s Path
David Freidel, Linda Schele, and Joy Parker

Mayan Calendar Astrology: Mapping Your Inner Cosmos
Kenneth Johnson

The Modern Maya: A Culture in Transition
Macduff Everton

Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings
Dennis Tedlock

Scribes, Warriors, and Kings: The City of Copán and the Ancient Maya
William L. Fash

The Serpent and the Jaguar: Living in Sacred Time
Birgitte Rasine

Signs of Time: An Introduction to Mesoamerican Astrology
Bruce Scofield

Time and the Highland Maya
Barbara Tedlock


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Archaeologists dive deep into the lost world of the Maya
USA Today

Did environmental disasters play role in Mayan decline?
USA Today

Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?
USA Today

Mayan architects built world's oldest sound recordings

Modern Maya
by Timothy Grayson

Modern Maya perform ancient "Día de los Muertos" rites
by Timothy Grayson

Rituals of the modern Maya

The Shape of History: Time and the Mayan Calendar
by Kenneth Johnson (Parabola Magazine)

Mayan calendar predictions revised, 2012 becomes 2220
as reposted in 2 Adventure Travel blog




Betraying the Maya
by David Freidel

Is "Apocalypto" Pornography?
by Traci Ardren

Orcs in Loincloths
by Andrea Stone