Turning Karma into Grace

2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future is an engaging personal narrative through the author’s apprenticeship with master astrologer William Lonsdale who teaches him how to access a source of great power and creativity buried within the human soul.

The book begins in August 1987 on the slopes of Mount Shasta in Northern California as Borax witnesses the Harmonic Convergence, a spiritual and astrological event sparking a 26-year countdown to 2012, the year that marks the “end of history” in the Mayan calendar. Signs indicate that a “major energy shift” is occurring, a turning point in Earth’s collective karma powerful enough to change the global perspective of humankind.

Borax’s mountaintop experiences compel him to seek solutions to his personal turmoil. He meets Lonsdale and together they launch a mystery school to study how the twenty-five-year period between 1987 and 2012 can be used for a cosmic purging of negativity to release humanity’s core forces and restore universal balance. En route, Borax and his fellow students discover truths about life after death, karma, reincarnation, past lives, human evolution, and the purpose of our existence on earth. In the tradition of The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda’s tales of his shamanic master, 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future is a gripping sorcerer’s apprentice story driven by mystical forces, encouraging readers to expand their everyday awareness and challenge their fundamental beliefs about their place in the universe.

Dear Mark Borax, I have been fascinated with 2012 since I first heard about it. I've tried reading 2 or 3 other books; way too technical and obscure. Your book, however, has been such a gift. Talk about engaging; since I started it, I can't put it down. I am an avid reader. With your book, I have had such a wild ride! You have so clearly articulated so many of my beliefs, intuitions, longings, teachings, thoughts, secret desires, knowing, feelings and inclinations. You are the first author to have ever impacted me in this way. It has been incredibly validating, thrilling and joyous to have discovered your book. Thank you so much! I have already thoroughly marked up my copy, which is something I rarely do. I am a consummate networker and will be sharing your wisdom, perspective and book with many people in the coming times. I was so taken by the Harmonic Convergence and so disappointed when nothing came from it.  It was so helpful to read about our collective forgetfulness; I've never read anyone who has addressed this. I know that we can no longer live the way we have been. I know that we will need to learn how to work collectively. I KNOW that I have been prepared for the work ahead for not just this lifetime but for all the others. And I know that I am not alone!

With gratitude and amazement,


Santa Rosa, California

On a planet facing environmental and geopolitical catastrophes on every continent, the idea that human beings need to “evolve or die” is gaining currency on an almost daily basis. Cosmic Weather Report tackles the personal and collective obstacles to world transformation head-on, inspiring readers to rethink the whole purpose of humankind, and change their lives—and the course of the planet’s future—from within.

In this book, eminent astrologers Mark Borax and Ellias Lonsdale pool their talents to explore what we are emerging from—“the age we need to leave behind”—and what we are approaching—“the age we’re on the verge of creating.” Readers are encouraged to see how the greatest difficulties can be seized for optimal growth. While Cosmic Weather Report is not an astrology book per se, it uses astrological concepts, which can also be read as metaphors to convey the universal scale of the transformations taking place. Preserving the lecture format and question-and-answer dialogue of Lonsdale and Borax’s famed mystery school, the authors usher readers into an exciting classroom of evolution in which students get to quiz the teachers.