By the spring of 2012, Robert had prepared an update to Christ & the Maya Calendar which revealed, in a very understated fashion, the results of his ongoing spiritual research on the question of the incarnation of Ahriman. He encountered considerable resistance from close colleagues when he proposed to publish this research (eventually this was published as Prophecy-Phenomenon-Hope: The Real Meaning of 2012). My sense was that the book would reach only a tiny community of anthroposophists, and that its message deserved a much wider audience. Clearly, however, no one could listen to that message if presented as fact. But as fiction. . .

I had never written a novel, didn’t expect that I would find a publisher, and was concerned that the book find some readers before December 21, 2012. I wrote it in six weeks in the fall of 2011, in time to upload it to the ebooks site Smashwords by December 2011. What fun to write a book with the intention of giving every single copy away for free!

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