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Online Articles & Interviews

“The Opportunity of a Lifetime”
May 2020 by James K. Papp, Creations Magazine Read Here

“The Path of Subtraction: Spring Cleaning”
May 2020 by James K. Papp, New Spirit Journal Read Here

“James K. Papp Interview – Why a Spiritual Practice Matters”
April 2020 by James K. Papp, Spiritual Media Blog Read Here

“Why Are We Here”
June 2020 – poem and photo by James K. Papp, Mystic Living Today Read Here

“20/20 Vision in 2020”
June 2020 by James K. Papp, Wisdom Magazine’s Monthly Webzine Read Here


Radio Interviews


“James K. Papp Interview About Studies with the Maya and the New Era Post-2012”
Mar. 7, 2013 with Mary Jones, WDRC The Talk of Connecticut
Listen or download here

“Why The World Didn’t End”
James Papp with Ripleys Believe It Or Not Oddcast
Jan. 21, 2013 with Tim O’Brien  Listen or Download Here

“Mayan Spirituality and Culture; Living In Balance And Harmony”
James Papp Radio Interview with Arthur Von Wiesenberger,
Jan. 10, 2013 Around the World Santa Barbara KZSB AM1290     Download Here



“The Need for Hope and Realizing We Are All Connected”
Dec. 15, 2012 James Papp Radio Interview with Joe Wade Formicola,
Call-in talk show WPTF Talk Radio, Raleigh, NC – 45 min.  – Click Here to Download

“The Mayan Calendar End Date Dec. 21, 2012”
James Papp Radio Interview with Michael Dresser
Nov. 6, 2012 –  on Dresser After Dark, CRN5
20 min.  – Click Here to Download – mp3 file

“Not The End But A Beginning”
James Papp Radio Interview with Nick Digilio
Dec. 20, 2012 –  Listen Here

James Papp Radio Interview with Todd Anderson – WBLK Radio, Buffalo, NY – Dec. 9, 2012

James & Lisa Papp Radio Interview with Terry and Tiffany DuFoe, CultRadioAGoGo – Dec. 22, 2012


Related Resources

These community resources are websites, books, CDs, and more created by masters, sages, and elders which you may find benefit from.  Most of these are listed in the extensive appendix of our featured book, Inquire Within: A Guide to Living in Spirit.  As we endeavor to live a life in harmony with our true source of power in Spirit, resources like these provide inspiration, structure, and guidance to help us create and maintain momentum on our path. May the blessings be!


Book Resources:

A Gradual Awakening
Stephen Levine
1979, Anchor Books
(A gentle introduction to meditation and an inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth)

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
1993, HarperCollins Publishers
(A fable about listening to your heart and following your dreams)

Altars: Bringing Sacred Shrines Into Your Everyday Life
Denise Linn
1999, Wellspring/Ballantine
(Instruction and inspiration for integrating altars into your daily life)

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
HH Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler
1998, Hodder & Stoughton
(His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about how to find inner peace and happiness)

Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life
M.J. Ryan
1999, Conari Press
(Inspiration and support for cultivating gratitude)

Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramahansa Yogananda
1946,  Self-Realization Fellowship

(Fabulous stories from the life of this legendary spiritual teacher and an engaging introduction to the science of yoga and meditation)

Be Here Now
Ram Dass
1971, Hanuman Foundation
(Describes principles of transformation and living a sacred life)

The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us
Lynne McTaggart
2010, Free Press
(A visionary plan for living in harmony with our true nature)

The Book: On the Taboo of Knowing Who You Are
Alan Watts
1989, Vintage Books (reissue)
(A mind-opening exploration into personal identity and what it means to be human)


Carlos Barrios Mayan Calendar Author & Teacher

The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012
Carlos Barrios
(translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter)
2010, HarperOne
(Written at the request of the Mayan elders, a Mayan priest reveals what the 2012 prophecy really means for your life. The book is a tool to help people understand their life purpose and use this knowledge to make the best of their time on Earth.)

This handbook is the primary reference used by Jim & Lisa in calculating western dates with the Mayan Calendar. Carlos Barrios is the leading authority on the methods that Jim uses in all of his teachings on applying the Mayan Calendar to your life.




Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating
Andrew Weil, M.D.
2001, Collins Living
(Healthy recommendations for food, nutrition, diet, and health)

The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice
Thich Nhat Hanh, Larry Dossey
2006, Parallax Press
(Presents meditative prayer as a practice that helps anyone create healthy lives)

Fasting: Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice
Carole Garibaldi Rogers
2004, Sorin Books
(Explores the wisdom of fasting as well as the seasons and reasons for doing so)

The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power, and Grace of the Earthkeepers
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D
2006, Hay House
(Wisdom teachings of the medicine men and women of the Americas for healing and spiritual evolution)

The Gift of Change
Marianne Williamson
2006, HarperOne
(Empowerment to see life’s transitions as opportunities for growth and rebirth)

Grist For The Mill
Ram Dass with Stephen Levine
1977, Bantam Books
(A New Age classic discussing reality, personal growth, liberation, the nature of God, and more)

The Holy Universe
David Christopher
2004, New Story Press
(A new story of creation for the heart, soul, and spirit)

Journey to Self-Realization: Discovering the Gifts of the Soul
Paramahansa Yogananda
1997,  Self-Realization Fellowship
(Collected talks and essays on living a spiritual life and experiencing the Divine Presence within)


Mayan Elder Hunbatz-Men

Mayan Elder Hunbatz Men – Writings and Teachings

(Jim & Lisa were fortunate to study with the late Mayan Elder, Hunbatz-Men)

Medicine Cards: The Power of Discovery Through the Ways of Animals
Jamie Sams, David Carson
1997, St. Martin’s Press
(A simple, beautiful, and powerful divination tool)





Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple
Chris Highland, Editor
2001, Wilderness Press
(John Muir’s musings on discovering God in nature)

The Mission of Art
Alex Grey
1998, Shambhala Publications, Inc.
(Advocates art as a revelatory and healing force)

The Ominvore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan
1997, Penguin
(Where our food comes from and why it matters)

The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions, and Sacred Days of the Year
Nigel Pennick
1992, Destiny Books
(Solar, lunar, and other holidays from the perspective of Celtic, Roman, Egyptian, and other traditions)

The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
1988, Doubleday
(Conversations about mythology and archetypes)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle
2004, Namaste Publishing
(A guide to spiritual awakening)

The Soul’s Palette: Drawing on Art’s Transformative Powers
Cathy A. Malchiodi
2002, Shambhala Publications
(A guide to using the artistic process as a form of holistic healing)

Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.
(A scientifically groundbreaking, eloquent look at how we benefit psychologically, physically, and interpersonally when we practice gratitude)

Think on These Things
Jiddu Krishnamurti
1989,  HarperOne
(Penetrating and profound observations on modern life)

The Time of the Black Jaguar
Arkan Lushwala
(An offering of indigenous wisdom for the continuity of life on Earth)

The Wisdom of Laotse
Lin Yutang
1948, The Modern Library
(A beautiful translation of, and introduction, to Lao Tzu’s classic “Tao Te Ching”)

You Can Heal Your Life
Louise Hay
1999, Hay House
(Thought patterns for overcoming illness)


Web Resources:

Chicken Soup for the Soul
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
(A sharing of real stories bringing hope, courage, inspiration, and love)

Creativity Portal
(Resources inspiring creative exploration and expression in everyone)

Fun With Qigong – Qigong Training
Robert B. Bates, DC, MMQ
(Easy, gentle exercises for optimal health)
(Resources for living in the gentle power of gratefulness) A great resource site, with a grief forum and a beautiful flash feature where you can light a candle on someone’s behalf. There are several forums, another for the candle service, and a daily inspiration. You’ll also find referrals to many other gratitude related sites on the web.

Hay House Radio
(Radio shows from some of the world’s greatest teachers in spirituality, health, and wellness)

The Holy Universe-David Christopher
(Inspiration to find your path in the midst of turbulent times)

How to Meditate
Overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance
(Practical information on why and how to practice meditation)

Light of Consciousness-Swami Amar Jyoti
(Spiritual inspiration for all faiths and religions)

Mayan Calendar Portal
(The most connected Mayan Calendar community on the entire planet)

Rob Schouten Gallery
Visionary/Spiritual Art
(Soulful images of harmony and beauty)

The Spirit of Now – Three Minute Meditation
Peter Russell
(short guided meditation)

Spirituality & Practice
Resources For Spiritual Journeys
(Spiritual tools and education)

gratitude candleYoga Journal
Yoga Journal online “live magazine”
(Online retreat for yoga poses, classes, meditation, and life)







Movie – Audio-Visual Resources:

“Awake: The Life of Yogananda”
Lisa Leeman, Paola di Florio
2014, Counterpoint Films
(A biopic about Paramahansa Yogananda, spiritual teacher and author of Autobiography of a Yogi)

“The Connected Universe”
Malcom Carter
2016, Chronos Global Media Inc.
(Explores the science behind the interconnection of all things in the universe)

“Conversations With God”
Stephen Deutsch
2007, CWG Productions
(A dramatic, true, inspiring story of a struggling man who battles homelessness and, with grace, turns his life around)

Richard Attenborough
1982, Columbia Pictures Corporation
(A film about Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi which illustrates the principle of non-violent non-cooperation)

Roko Belic
2011, Emotion Content, Iris Films, Wadi Rum Films
(Real life stories and powerful interviews explore what really makes people happy)

“I Am”
Tom Shadyac
2010, Shady Acres Entertainment
(Intellectual and spiritual leaders talk about what is wrong with the world and how we can improve the way we live in it)

“Inner World, Outer World”
Daniel Schmidt
2012, New Media Film Festival
(Examines the vibratory source that connects all things and links our inner and outer worlds)

“It’s a Wonderful Life”
Frank Capra
1946, Prime Time Productions
(Shows us that, despite our problems, we really do have “a wonderful life”)

“Life in a Day”
Loressa Clisby and Kevin Macdonald
2011, LG, Scott Free Productions, YouTube
(Footage from all over the world on 24 July 2010 shows what it means to be human in the world today)

“Peaceful Warrior”
Victor Salva
2001, Universal Studios
(An unlikely spiritual journey with a powerful and timeless message about how to approach life’s challenges)

“People vs. The State of Illusion”
Scott Corvine, Austin Vickers
2012, Exalt Films, Movies of the Heart
(A compelling docudrama explores the science and power of perception and imagination)

“Planet Earth”
2007, BBC Worldwide
(An incomparable view of the awesome beauty and diversity of the natural world)

“Ram Dass, Fierce Grace”
Mickey Lemie
2001, Lemie Pictures
(Spiritual inspiration and meditation on spirituality, consciousness, healing and grace)

“The Secret”
Drew Heriot and Sean Byrne
2006, Prime Time Productions
(Explores the law of attraction – the secret to prosperity, health, relationships, and happiness)

“Spiritual Revolution”
Alan Sawyer
2008, East Meets West Productions
(Explores the very real power of meditation)

“What the Bleep Do We Know!?”
Betsey Chase, Mark Vincent, William Arntz
2004, 20th Century Fox
(Interviews, drama, and special effects combine to illustrate the power and value of positive thinking)

“Wings of Desire”
Wim Wenders
1988, Road Movies Filmproduktion
(Explores the longing for and love of life)


Music – Sound Resources:

“A BoneCroneDrone”
Sheila Chandra
2008, Real World
(Mesmerizing, ethereal tonal drones)

“Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror”
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
1980, E.G. Records
(Dreamlike, timeless piano passages)

“Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks”
Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno
1990, E.G. Records
(Hauntingly gorgeous ambient music)

“Atlantis Angelis”
Patrick Bernard, 1990, MaGaDa HeRiTaGe Int’l
(Soothing, calming passages of peace and tranquility)

Various Artists, 1998, Real World
(A hauntingly enchanting mix of beautiful world music)

“Cafe Del Mar Volumn Once”
Various Artists, 2004,Ibiza Spain
(Chill-out music filled with wonder and light)

“Chakra Suite”
Steven Halpern, 2001, Inner Peace Music
(Healing music for meditation and relaxation)

“Crystal Sounds” (Music for the Nature – Devas)
Rainier Tillman, 2000, Binkey Kok Publications
(Crystal singing bowls vibrate as meditative jewels of sound)

“Dance of Shakti”
Prem Joshua, 2001 White Swan Music
(A divine  tapestry of devotional trance music from India)

“Dreamtime Return”
Steve Roach, 1988, Soundquest Music/Fortuna One Music
(A masterpiece of vastness and mystery inspired by Australian aboriginal mythology)

“Medicine Woman”
Medwyn Goodall, 2001 New World Music
(Nature inspired music celebrating the power of the feminine)

“Mountain Meadow Meditation”
Dean Evenson & Scott Huckabay, 2003,  Soundings of the Planet
(Soothing songs of harmony featuring flute, guitar, sitar, harp, and more)

“Mystic Spirit Voices”
1999, Intencity Records
(A journey through majestic spirit voices)

Shiva Rea, 2006, Sounds True
(Songs compiled from Shiva Rea’s Yoga Trance Dance DVD)

“Om Sanctuary”
J.D. McKean, JDM Music
(The most sacred of universal tones is chanted, accompanied by harp and synthesizer)

“Red Moon”
Peter Kater
2003, Silver Wave
(An ensemble collection of haunting melodies with a Native American inflection)

“Sacred Earth Drums”
David and Steve Gordon
1994, Sequoia Records
(Shamanic drumming that leads you on a healing journey)

“Shamanic Dream II”
Anguma, 2002, Open Sky Music
(Relaxing and gentle trance meditation music)

“Shaman’s Eye”
Liquid Bloom, 2007, White Swan Records
(Healing rhythms for trance meditation)

“Shiva Moon”
Prem Joshua, 2005, Spice Records
(A heavenly fusion of classical Indian music with trance music)

“Wind Songs”
Michael Hoppe’ & Tim Wheater, 1996, Spring Hill Music
(Beautiful, expansive flute improvisations of incredible depth)


Did the Mayans Expect the World to End on December 21, 2012?

Update Dec. 22, 2012

~ Yes, we are still here! By the way, in case you don’t know it by now, the Mayans never said the world would end December 21, 2012…

Thank you to all the lovely beings who joined our group of 99 people gathered in Bellingham, Washington to celebrate the shift from the 4th Sun Mayan calendar cycle end date of December 21, 2012 to the New Era of the 5th Sun. It was an amazing, uplifting, prayerful, celebratory release of the old and stepping together into the Light of Love and Peace enveloping the planet. We are humbled to share the teachings of the Maya and are so grateful to the elders and teachers who guide us…Mary, Elder Hunbatz Men, Carlos Barrios, Pedro, Diana, Susanna…and more. We thank you.

We feel blessed to connect with so many awesome people, in Bellingham and Seattle, and around the world who are doing such good work…working in the Light…through art, teaching, healing, or, most importantly, being authentic loving spirits.

BIG thanks to Saphir Lewis ~ for incredible event planning and execution assistance. We could not have done it without you!

Thank you to James Bauckman, Owner of Revolutionary Productions ~ and the fabulous crew…Tad, Ben, Gary, Tenzing and Heather…for filming and live stream.

Thank you to co-host Eric Clarke and Julie Carpenter Clarke for purchasing a native oak tree, working with the City of Bellingham Parks Department, and planting the tree, along with our despacho (community prayer bundle), on Dec. 22 in Fairhaven Park.

Planning and executing the event and live streaming project along with managing Jim’s radio interviews (and more…including a home remodel in process…and…oh, yes, trying to get ready for the holidays too) was very rewarding but a lot of work.

Peace and Blessings to all!
Love, Jim and Lisa

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Mayan Temple, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

“To be Mayan is not the color of your skin. To be Mayan is your consciousness.”
Elder Hunbatz Men, Mayan daykeeper, shaman, ceremonial leader