Countdown to 12-21-2012

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mayan Hieroglyph Classes Start Soon!

My course - Mayan Hieroglyphs, The Calendar and 2012 starts soon at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. Six Mondays starting March 15, 2010.

In April I teach the same course at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA. Six Thursday nights.

Learn how to read ancient texts, how the calendar works and what the Maya said (or didn't say) about 2012.

This course will enable you to look at any Mayan hieroglyph text with increased appreciation and comprehension.

You can register at SRJC online by clicking here

or at San Joaquin Delta College by clicking here

Saturday, February 20, 2010

See You This Summer in Vancouver!

As promised, more on the upcoming 2012 Tipping Point Conference in Vancouver in July, 2010.

Here's what the promoters have to say about it:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE is to explore a radically different, more optimistic interpretation of the Mayan prophecy – as referring to the end of the world as we have known it. Instead of predicting a physical destruction of the material world, the Mayan prophecy might refer to death and rebirth and a mass inner transformation of humanity.

THE CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER Jose Arguelles, John Major Jenkins, John Kimmey, Peter Russell, John Perkins, Llyn Roberts, Daniel Pinchbeck, Richard Tarnas, and Miguel Angel Vergara and in the beautiful setting of Vancouver, Canada. Following the conference will be in-depth post-conference workshops.

All conference sessions are all plenary with no overlaps. The venue where the conference is being held is Images Theatre at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby campus, Canada. Inexpensive on-campus accommodations are available

Main Conference 23-25 July 2010
Intensives 26-27 July 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Missed 2012 The Tipping Point in Cancun?

If you missed the Tipping Point 2012 Conference in Cancun in January or if you just can't get enough of it... there's another one coming up in Vancouver July 23-25. I'll be posting more about it as we get closer or you can click the Prophets Conference icon above.

If you want CDs or DVDs from the Tipping Point 2012 Conference in Cancun, click here.

Here's a list of the presenters and what they talked about.


Full Set in vinyl binder - $150 CD
Full set of conference CDs

Russell Targ - $20 2-CDs
Experiencing The Future

Mario Mayorga & Rocío Ruíz - $15 CD
The Call of Mother Earth

John Major Jenkins - $20 2-CDs
The 2012 Story: Reconstructing Ancient Maya Science and Wisdom Teachings

Christine Page, M.D. - $20 2-CDs
The Return of the Great Mother

Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows - $15 CD
Future By Design: Beyond Money Politics & War

Daniel Pinchbeck - $20 2-CDs
Our Entry Into Galactic Civilization

Jose Arguelles - $15 CD
On the Beam: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge - the Harmonic Convergence of 2012

Jose Arguelles with Daniel Pinchbeck - $15 CD
José Arguelles interviewed by Daniel Pinchbeck on the Great Cycles

Miguel Angel Vergara - $15 CD
Mayan Cosmology

Graham Hancock - $15 CD
A Species with Amnesia

Buy them here DVDs are also available from the same online store for abour $30.00 each.

Stan Grof was on the schedule, but was unable to attend due to health concerns. Part 1 of his talk follows:

2012 and Human Destiny:
End of the World or Consciousness Revolution?
Stanislav Grof, M.D.

Since the publication of Jose Arguelles’ book The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology (Arguelles 1987) brought to the attention of lay audiences the ancient prophecy concerning the end of the Maya Long Count calendar, which started on August 11, 3114 BC, and will end on December 21, 2012 AD, this date has become the focus of many articles, books, and conferences and of a forthcoming movie entitled 2012. Similar prophecies about the end of the Great Cycle can be found in many other cultural and religious groups – the Hopi, Navajo, Cherokee, Apache, Iroquois confederacy, ancient Egyptians, the Kabbalists, Essenes, Qero elders of Peru, the Subsaharan Dogon tribe, and the Australian Aborigines.

With a few exceptions, the Mayan prophecy about the end of the cosmic cycle, the Fifth World, has been interpreted in terms of actual physical destruction of humanity and of the material world, in a way similar to the interpretation (or better misinterpretation) of the term apocalypse by Christian fundamentalists, particularly the millions of American Christians who believe that at the time of this global destruction they will experience “rapture” and be united with Jesus. People who see it this way are not aware of the fact that the original and literal meaning of the term apocalypse (Greek Apokálypsis) is not destruction but "lifting of the veil" or "revelation.” It referred to the disclosure of some secrets hidden from the majority of humanity to certain privileged persons. The source of the misinterpretation of this word is probably the phrase “apokálypsis eschaton” which literally means "revelation at the end of the æon, or age."

The purpose of this conference is to explore a radically different, more optimistic interpretation of the Mayan prophecy – as referring to the end of the world as we have known it: a world dominated by unbridled violence and insatiable greed, egotistic hierarchy of values, corrupted institutions and corporations, and irreconcilable conflicts between organized religions. Instead of predicting a physical destruction of the material world, the Mayan prophecy might refer to death and rebirth and a mass inner transformation of humanity. In order to explore this idea, we have to answer two important questions, First, how could ancient Mayans two thousand years ago predict what situation humanity would be facing in the twenty-first century? And second, are there any indications that modern society, more specifically the industrial civilization, is currently on the verge of a major psychospiritual transformation? I will try to address these questions in the course of my presentation. The Mayan prophecy concerning the 2012 winter solstice has an important astronomical dimension. Over 2,000 years ago the early Maya formulated a profound galactic cosmology. Being excellent observers of the sky, they noticed that the position of the winter solstice sun was slowly shifting toward an alignment with the galactic axis.

For part 2 click here.