Media & Resources

Print Media:

“James Papp Interview – Living in Spirit; Lessons from the Maya”
Jan. 27, 2013 by Emily Stafford,   Read Here

Radio Interviews:


“James 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

“James Papp Talks About His Book: Inquire Within
Jan. 16, 2013 with Barbara Dooley, 1340 WGAU    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


“Whats The Real Story and Who Were The Mayans?”
James Papp Radio Interview with Wayne Metrano & Freddy George
Dec. 11, 2012  On the Street Radio, CyberStationUSA   –  30 min. – 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

“Did The Mayans Expect The World To End On December 21, 2012?”
Nov. 13, 2012  James Papp Radio Interview with
Rob McConnell, The ‘X’ Zone Radio Show –   – 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!


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

Altars Made Easy: A Complete Guide To Creating Your Own Sacred Space
Peg Streep
1997, Harper San Francisco
(learn, step by step, how to create altars that focus energy and reflect Spirit)

Sacred Space: Enhancing the Energy of Your Home and Office
Denise Linn
1995, Rider and Co.
(how to turn your living spaces into sanctuaries which radiate positive energy)


The Angel~Heart Connection
Connect and Communicate With Your Angels
Susan Hart
(loving, practical, inspiring messages for healing your heart)

teacher of the mayan calendarThe 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.


The Andean Codex
J.E. Williams
2005, Hampton Roads Publishing, Inc.
(adventures and initiations among the Peruvian shamans)

The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle
Ralph Blum
1993, St. Martin’s Press
(a reintroduction of an ancient oracle, the runes)

teacher of mayan calendar


Cosmic Initiatic University of Yok’kah Maya
Hunbatz Men
(teachings on Mayan spiritual wisdom and social organization)

Jim and Lisa have studied extensively with Hunbatz Men,
and often tell stories of their adventures together. Jim  shares the teachings of Hunbatz Men often, in his talks.

Hunbatz Men offers tours to sacred Mayan sites, a mystery school and Mayan ceremony.



Dance Medicine
Medicine Teachings of the Americas
Diana I. Falconi, HHP
(structural bodywork and shamanic energywork)

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz
1997, Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc.
(Toltec wisdom to help overcome self-limiting beliefs)

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 Four Winds Society
Healing the Light Body School
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
(energy medicine training based on shamanic wisdom traditions)

Galactic Alchemy
Carol McCloud
(astrological alchemy blending Mayan and traditional astrology)

Mayan Vision Quest: Mystical Initiation in Mesoamerica
Cynthia MacAdams, Hunbatz Men, Charles Bensinger
1991, Collins Publishers, New York
(a shaman’s journey into the Mayan heart)

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)

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

The Sacred Vision: Native American Religion and Its Practice Today
Michael F. Steltankamp
1982, Paulist Press
(a personal venture into Native American religion)

Saq’ Be’ Organization for Mayan and Indigenous Spiritual Studies
(education on current indigenous struggles and traditions)

Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion
Hunbatz Men
1990, Bear & Company
(sacred teachings of the Maya and the path to illumined consciousness)

Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
2000, Harmony Books
(practical spiritual information and methods for healing)

The Way of the Shaman
Michael Harner
1980, Harper & Rowe
(the definitive handbook on practical shamanism)

Wisdom From the Earth: The Living Legacy of the Aboriginal Dreamtime
Anna Voigt & Nevill Drury
1997, Shambhala Publications
(an enriching view into the enduring traditions of Aboriginal spirituality)


Art as a Healing Force Web
(on the power of the creative process as a healing force)

Art is a Spiritual Path: Engaging the Sacred Through the Practice of Art and Writing
Pat B. Allen
2005, Shambhala Publications
(a guide for walking the path of art through simple practices)

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

Feng Shui in the Home: Creating Harmony
Siobhan O’Brien
2002, Lansdowne Publishing
(a gorgeous book marrying the eastern art of Feng Shui with contemporary interior design)

Golden Lotus Gallery
Visionary/Spiritual Art
Nicholas Kirsten Honshin
(fine Earth and art treasures)

The Healing Forces of Music: History, Theory and Practice
Randall McClellan, Ph.D.
1998, Amity House
(explores the shamanistic practices and musical cosmologies of the ancient world)

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

The Personal Feng Shui Manual: How to Develop a Healthy and Harmonious Lifestyle
Master Lam Kam Chuen
1998, Henry Holt and Company
(a guide on how to employ the ancient Chinese wisdom of Feng Shui with your own personal characteristics in mind)

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

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)


Clean Sweep: Banishing Everything You Need to Make Room For What You Want
Denny Sargent
2007, Weiser Books
(simple exercises and rituals to get rid of anything)

Complete Sun and Moon Data For One Day
U.S. Naval Observatory
(all the information you need to track solar and lunar cycles)

Sacred Ceremony: How to Create Ceremonies for Healing, Transitions, and Celebrations
Steve Farmer
2002, Hay House
(how to create your own ceremonies to consecrate the critical events and passages on your life journey)

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)


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)

Simple Living Network
Learning To Do More With Less
(resources for conscious, simple, rich living)


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)


(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.



Living in Gratitude – A Journey That Will Change Your Life
Angeles Arrien
(What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one year? Combines the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe.)

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

The Psychology of Gratitude
Edited by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough
1994, Oxford University Press
(profiles the role of gratitude in social life and the health and well-being of individuals and relationships)

Send Out Cards
Lisa E. Papp
(an easy, creative way to send out love and gratitude, using an online greeting card creating and sending system)


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

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace
Jack Kornfield
2002, Bantam Books
(a how to book which encourages the best side of humanity)

The Art of Happiness
HH Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
(a practical outlook on happiness and how to achieve it)

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)

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

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)

Happy for No Reason
Marci Shimoff
(acclaimed happiness expert reveals a revolutionary approach to lasting happiness)

Happy For No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
Marci Shimoff with Carol Kline
2008, Free Press
(a holistic approach to creating happiness beyond reason)

The Ultramind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First
Mark Hyman, M.D.
2009, Scribner
(practical information to heal your body and enhance your brain)

Unwrap Your Infinite Greatness
Les Brown

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Geneen Roth
2010, Scribner
(on how to use your relationship with food to discover the fulfillment you long for)


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

From Science to God
Peter Russell
2004, New World Library
(a physicist’s journey into the mystery of consciousness)

Fun With Qigong – Qigong Training
Robert B. Bates, DC, MMQ
(easy, gentle exercises for optimal health)

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
T.K.V. Desikachar
1999, Inner Traditions
(how to develop and deepen a yoga practice)

How to Meditate: A Practical Guidebook
Kathleen McDonald
1984, Wisdom Publications
(excellent, readable, clear introduction to meditation)

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

Alan Watts
1974, Jove Publications
(how to meditate; what meditation is, why it is important, and what good it can bring to your life)

Self Awareness Institute: A Gathering Place for Those Seeking Full Enlightenment
Steven Sadleir
(self realization distance learning programs)

Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
Buddhist network promoting peace, culture and education through personal change and social contribution
(Nichiren Buddhist philosophy and practice for living)

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

Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness
Itzhak Bentov
1977, Bantam Books
(explores realities as states of consciousness)

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


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

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

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

“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)

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


“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)

“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)

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)

“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)


The Andean Codex
J.E. Williams
2005, Hampton Roads Publishing, Inc.
(adventures and initiations among the Peruvian shamans which includes information about offerings and reciprocity)

“The Law of Reciprocity”
(article detailing the law of reciprocity and the value of giving)


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)

Illuminata: A Return to Prayer
Marianne Williamson
1995, Riverhead Trade
(a compilation of contemporary prayers and meditations for people of all faiths)

The Intention Experiment
Lynne McTaggart
(join the world’s largest mind over matter experiments)

Mind Power Into the 21st Century
John Kehoe
1997, Zoetic Inc.
(techniques to harness the astounding powers of thought)

Open Your Mind to Receive
Catherine Ponder
1983, Devorss & Company
(revelations about the laws of abundance)

Powerful Prayers
Larry King with Rabbi Irwin Katsof
1998, Renaissance Books
(conversations on faith, hope, and the human spirit)

The Hidden Messages In Water
Masaru Emoto
2001, Atria Books
(an exploration of water’s susceptibility to human words and emotions, keeping in mind that humans are essentially water)


The Backpackers Handbook
Chris Townsend
2004, International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
(practical advice for backpackers of all skill levels)

The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature
2004, Harper San Francisco
(a primer on our relationship to the Earth)

Hiking (101 Essential Tips)
Hugh McManners
2004, DK Adult
(a beginner’s pocket guide to getting out the door and on the trail safely)

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

Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
Eliot Cowan
2007, Granite Publishing
(a wonderful psychic and spiritual approach to holistic healing)


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
Eckhart Tolle
2006, Plume Printing
(a philosophy for personal and world transformation)

Agape International Spiritual Center
Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith
(A community…A Practice…An embodiment of living consciousness) Embracing the World
(spiritual teachings and opportunities for humanitarian service)

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)

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)

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Richard Bach
1977, Delacorte Press
(ageless truths that give our souls wings)

Information About Spirituality
Learn spirituality
(articles and information about spirituality)

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)

New Spirit Journal
(“journal dedicated to self-empowerment, joyful co-creation, and thoughtful Earth stewardship so that everyone can reach his or her maximum potential”)

Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith
2008, Atria Books
(an inspiring textbook on spiritual principle)

The Shift Network
Accelerating the Next Evolution
(a portal website full of videos, tools, inspiration)

The Storm Before the Calm: A New Human Manifesto
Neale Donald Walsch
(a new book on the “2012 Phenomenon”)

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

The Prophets Conference
The Great Rethinking: a spectrum of growth… a fusion of knowledge…
(information for personal and planetary renaissance)

Self-Realization Fellowship
(spiritual study and instruction based upon the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda)

The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
1994, New World Library
(teachings on a spiritual approach to living a purposeful, satisfying life)

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

Spiritual  Research Foundation
Bridging the known and unknown worlds
(spiritual tools and education)

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

Truth Consciousness
Swami Amar Jyoti
(“The Silence within us is the Source of all that we are.”)

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Dan Millman
1980, H. J. Kramer
(a journey of personal growth and transformation)

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



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