Although a considerable amount of information is currently available relating to Maya art and calendrics and the evolving realm of hieroglyphic decipherment, for many people it can be a challenge to identify which correlation count is being used for date decipherment in various sources. (Please see our Maya Calendrics page for a discussion of some basic guidelines in this regard.)  It can also be a challenge to differentiate the "authentic" from the "visionary". As noted earlier, for those interested in gaining further insight with regard to the stance of the visionary we recommend that you check out "A Manifesto for Clarity" by John Major Jenkins at  

Some great "Mayan Calendrics Software" can be found at  (This software includes a number of useful features above and beyond its basic capacity to convert Gregorian dates into Maya dates and Maya Long Count dates into Gregorian. Included with this program is an excellent manual that provides important information on mathematical intricacies associated with the Mayan calendar and includes a very good analysis of the problematic nature of the Dreamspell system.)

The website developed by the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies contains a vast amount of information pertaining to the Maya, including Justin Kerr's wonderful Maya Vase Database of rollout images, at 

For other interesting information pertaining to the Mayan Culture see and 

Further information on the Guatemalan Mayan Cholq'ij Calendar can be found at  

For information on the Maya Research Meetings (lectures, workshops, and research seminars for beginners and advanced scholars) held each year at the University of Texas at Austin, see 

Some fascinating banners of Mexican goddesses (many of whom tie in with aspects of Maya Calendrics) can be found at 

For an amazing overview of anything and everything to do with 2012 see


                                               RECOMMENDED READINGS

Marguerite Paquin (2009). Manual for the Soul: A Guide to the Energies of Life. White Pup Press.

Michael D. Coe (1992).  Breaking the Maya Code. New York: Thames and Hudson.

Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone (2001). Reading the Maya Glyphs. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Nikolai Grube (2001). MAYA: Divine Kings of the Rain Forest. Konemann.

John S. Henderson (1997). The World of the Ancient Maya (2nd ed.). Cornell University Press.

John Major Jenkins (1998). Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date. Santa Fe: Bear & Company.

Miguel León-Portilla (1988). Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya. University of Oklahoma Press.

Vincent H. Malmström (1997). Cycles of the Sun, Mysteries of the Moon: The Calendar in Mesoamerican Civilization. Austin: University of Texas Press.

John Montgomery (2002). How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs. New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc.

Linda Schele & David Freidel (1990). A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York: Quill, William Morrow & Company, Inc.

Robert J. Sharer (1994). The Ancient Maya. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Barbara Tedlock (1992). Time and the Highland Maya. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Dennis Tedlock  (1996). Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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