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Tony Shearer (born Fred Anthony Shearer October 27, 1926, Colorado, d. May 2002) was an American Mayanism proponent and New Age author who wrote books contributing to the modern popularization of syncretic beliefs in which elements of Maya calendrics are highlighted in the supposed significance of dates in December 2012 A.D., as well as August 1987 A.D.. [1]


Shearer stated in the preface to his 1971 book that he withdrew from a promising career in conventional broadcast journalism in the 1960s in order to investigate the meaning of life, leading him to research and experience beliefs and practices of ancient and modern Mesoamericans. He then published a work titled "Quetzalcoatl: Lord of the Dawn" in June 1971. [2] The work was republished with the text and illustrations unchanged in 1995, titled "Quetzalcoatl: Lord of the Dawn and the Tree of Life". [3] [4]


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  1. (Firm), Sounds True; Braden, Gregg (17 August 2017). "The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities". Sounds True. Retrieved 17 August 2017 via Google Books.
  2. Shearer, Tony (1 June 1971). "Lord of the Dawn: Quetzalcoatl". Naturegraph Pub. Retrieved 17 August 2017 via Amazon.
  3. Shearer, Tony (1 March 1995). "Lord of the Dawn: Quetzalcoatl and the Tree of Life". Naturegraph Pub. Retrieved 17 August 2017 via Amazon.
  4. Hamsa, Chuck (September 2005). "The Praying Flute". Naturegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2017. Shearer died in May of 2002 at 75 years of age.