BOOK REVIEW- Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012

As some of you may have picked up, my last trip to Mexico ignited an interest in the Maya people and their beliefs. I have started reading quite a bit and this led me to a gem of an author named Drunvalo Melchizedek. He is a researcher deeply involved in “New Age” traditions, mostly Sacred Geometry, Mer-Ka-Bah, and now what his website calls the, School of Remembering.

I am not going to purport to know each of this diverse mystic schools or whether they are of any value. But what I can say is his book is an eye-opening experience and will certainly step you outside of your comfort zone. A very beta thing to do- we have to stay sharp right??!

The book’s premise is that every 13,000 years the Earth’s Kundalini (sacred energy), which humans embody as well, shifts. Think of the Kundalini of the earth as a snake that slithers across the surface of our world. The snake once coiled and rested in ancient Lemuria, then it moved to Atlantis, then to the Himalayan mountains of India and Tibet. With its relocation, human consciousness, our ideas, & our collective hearts also changed.


Prior to 2012 the Kundalini energy moved to the Andes in Chile and Peru, which was difficult due to the break in land at the Panama Canal. Some even thought this rift was responsible for the political and economic strife that has plagued the continent.

Take some of these ideas as you will, and honestly many of his notions are hard to put into words, especially better than Drunvalo does. So, here are some quotes that may give you some reason to check out the book:

“As long as the mind and ego control the direction of creating, there will always be problems in the outer world, for the ego thinks only of itself and lives in duality. But when the heart is in control, everything comes back to balance, for the heart feels and knows only the one-ness of life.”

“To reach your heart, as every indigenous tribe I know has told me, you must first remember your Divine Mother… Your Mother is alive and very much conscious… Earth is not a rock, she has a name and a personality in the cosmos. And believe me, she knows your name.”

“The head of the Mayan people at the time, Don Alejandro Cirillo — he said definitely we are going to have a pole shift – a physical pole shift. That is the Mayan belief about what is going to happen. The rhythm of our heart is dependent upon the magnetic field, our sense of balance, and our hearing depends on the magnetic field….They {the Maya} remember what happened 13,000 years and 26,000 years ago, he said, at that time, we all go blind. He says, the 3 days of darkness is not caused by there not being a sun, what he said is, “we go blind, we can’t see.” “

Overall, if you believe in consciousness, in improving the human condition, and the power of the human heart, check out this work.

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