Crossing the Bridge to the Future
By Mark Borax
(Frog Books, Paperback, 9781583942086, 264pp.)
Publication Date: April 15, 2008
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2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future is an engaging personal narrative through the author’s apprenticeship with master astrologer William Lonsdale who teaches him how to access a source of great power and creativity buried within the human soul.
The book begins in August 1987 on the slopes of Mount Shasta in Northern California as Borax witnesses the Harmonic Convergence, a spiritual and astrological event sparking a 26-year countdown to 2012, the year that marks the “end of history” in the Mayan calendar. Signs indicate that a “major energy shift” is occurring, a turning point in Earth’s collective karma powerful enough to change the global perspective of humankind.
Borax’s mountaintop experiences compel him to seek solutions to his personal turmoil. He meets Lonsdale and together they launch a mystery school to study how the twenty-five-year period between 1987 and 2012 can be used for a cosmic purging of negativity to release humanity’s core forces and restore universal balance. En route, Borax and his fellow students discover truths about life after death, karma, reincarnation, past lives, human evolution, and the purpose of our existence on earth. In the tradition of The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda’s tales of his shamanic master, 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future is a gripping sorcerer’s apprentice story driven by mystical forces, encouraging readers to expand their everyday awareness and challenge their fundamental beliefs about their place in the universe.
Mark Borax studied astrology with Ellias Lonsdale (called William Lonsdale in the book) and was part of the original mystery school that Lonsdale founded in the Santa Cruz Mountains in northern California in the 1980s. Mark Borax went on to develop Soul Level Astrology, a new form of astrology that looks deeper into the nature of the soul than traditional approaches.
“Mark Borax has given us a vision of the future that is as hopeful as it is radical. He is proposing nothing less than that we are beginning to heal the cosmic breach from which all our other problems—ecological, political, social, spiritual—originate. In order to get from here to there, we must recover our memory of our Atlantean heritage, whether Atlantic was a real geographical continent or a phase of our consciousness. We must see, lucidly and unambiguously, who we are, where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going.”
—Richard Grossinger, author of Planet Medicine and The Bardo of Waking Life
“Mark Borax’s book provides a long-overdue introduction to the work of Ellias Lonsdale, a visionary astrologer who should be as well known as Jane Roberts or Edgar Cayce.”
—Rob Brezsny, author of Pronoia Is the Antidote to Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings
“This writer's gift for observation allows us to sit in on those sessions at the Santa Cruz mystery school. The story is about a very curious seeker on a quest for love and wisdom that leads us into the big mysteries of the cosmos... The book offers hope, woven into a personal story, about living in this uncertain age. This remarkable book calls for us to claim our soul depths, and to be fully alive here on Earth. It's full of fascinating ideas about past lives, the lost city of Atlantis, and more....
“If you've been overwhelmed by fear and confusion, this book shines light on this dark time. I found resonance in what he said about a great purging, a speeding up of evolution, an influx of energies, [and] a growing awareness of our spirit selves..."
—Molly Hall, Astrology Guide, About.com
"Borax is simply a superb writer. Even skeptics of 2012 theory will find this book reads like a well spun novel one cannot put down. If you seek to understand what it takes to become fully alive in this physical and spiritual experience we share, Mark Borax‘s 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future is a must read."
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