|Raymond Mardyks: "Galactic Astrologer"|
|Image Credit: Corey Pein, Santa Fe Reporter|
Raymond Mardyks claims to be a "Galactic Astrologer". His old webpage on Geocities disappeared (along with all of the other Geocities pages) in October 2009. For a while he had a page up at galaxywave.org, but it has also disappeared1. At this time he does not appear to have a website.
He is the author of four publications: Total eclipse, July 11, 1991: Total solar eclipse guidebook (1991), Sedona Starseed: A Galactic Initiation (1994), Tzol'Kin: Book of Days Calendar and Ephemeris (1995), Maya Calendar: Voice of the Galaxy (1999).
Mardyks claims (in comments below) that Sedona Starseed was "partially "channelled' from 50 or so non-human sources, 30 or so being extraterrestrial.", and the description of the book on Amazon states "A unique constellation of messages from galactic beings focusing on Sedona, as the leading edge of Earth's sweep into an interstellar consciousness. Beings now perceived as star groups — Andromeda, Pleiades, Taurus, Sirius, Lyra and dozens more —".
Mardyks also claims to be able to decode the Dresden Codex, and that he is one of the few people who can. He further claims that only the initiated can be given the real secrets of 2012. He gives a seminar titled Preparing For 2013: Maya Calendar Initiation training which he has been marketing.
Mardyks further claims that "the Mayan calendar is an astrology system that maps the galaxy", and that the galaxy is (or "is like") a living being "very feminine" and that each star is like a "cell" in its body, and that the Mayan Calendar is a way to "become aware of her". He also claims that a "galactic wave" of energy is going to flow through our part of the galaxy in 2012, and that only those who are able to be aware of additional dimensions will fully experience it.2
John Hoopes on Mardyks
University of Kansas anthropologist John Hoopes says of Mardyks “He’s not an academic. He’s not a scientist. He’s not an expert on the ancient Maya. He’s a professional astrologer…[which] is like saying, ‘this is a very qualified fortune-teller."3 Hoopes credits Mardyks with bringing Ernst Forstemann's remarks to his attention.
Mardyks on Jenkins
Mardyks has accused John Major Jenkins of stealing Mardyks concept of the galactic alignment. In an obscenity-laced screed that was posted on Mardyks' Geocities page for a while, Mardyks accused Jenkins of 'appropriating' his analysis of the Mayan culture.4
Jenkins on Mardyks
Mardyks does not play well with others. He believes that he, and he alone, can decode the Dresden Codex, that he, and he alone could imagine that the end of the 13th Baktun occurring on or near the December solstice was significant to the Mayans. When challenged or questioned, he reacts with anger and vitriol. He has made claims (in the comments below) that he has been asked to support, but as yet has not been willing or able to support. His commentary places him in the 2012 transformationalists group5.