Host Toni Lackner welcomes David L. Smith, Professor Emeritus of Communications at Xavier University, student of the Mayan culture, photographer, author and friend, to WWFC – The Podcast Edition.
David has been studying Mayan archeology since 1967, following a trip to Belize with his wife. Prompted by a foray around town while visiting, David found the jungle at its best and began documenting his findings through the camera lens.
Through a lifetime of work, he brought to life the Maya civilization, culminating in the publishing of the first two of five planned books, “Jaguar Rising” and Jaguar Wind and Waves,”, the series which came about as a result of a dream.
The books reflect five different experiences of the same soul, over different lifetimes, some male, some female. In his fiction, he was able to “dream about things archeologists can’t find.”
“I wrote these stories for me…it was a spiritual practice,” David says, when asked about self-publishing.
Listeners will want to tune in to the end, as David shares his insights into the frenzy surrounding the Mayan prediction of the end of the world.