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2012: TIPPING POINT
The Prophets Conference Cancun
January 22-24, 2010 Conference
Jan 22-28 Conference + Pilgrimage to Mayan Temple Sites


Let’s look at the subject of our conference – the Mayan prophecy concerning 2012.

Whether or not this was predicted by ancient Mayan seers, we are clearly involved in a dramatic race for time that has no precedent in the entire history of humanity. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of humanity and of life on this planet. Many of the people with whom we have worked saw humanity at a critical crossroad facing either collective annihilation or an evolutionary jump in consciousness of unprecedented nature and dimension. Terence McKenna put it very succinctly: "The history of the silly monkey is over, one way or another." We either undergo a radical transformation of our species or we might not survive. The final outcome of the crisis we are facing is ambiguous and uncertain; it lends itself to pessimistic or optimistic interpretation and each of them can be supported by existing data. If we continue the old strategies, which in their consequences are clearly extremely destructive and self-destructive, it is unlikely that modern civilization will survive. However, if a sufficient number of people undergoes a process of deep inner transformation, we might reach a stage and level of consciousness evolution at which we will deserve the proud name we have given to our species: homo sapiens sapiens and live in a new world that will have little resemblance to the old one.

Conference Information: www.greatmystery.org/events/cancun2012.html

STANISLAV GROF, M.D.
seriously ill

Considered to be one of the great minds on our planet, Stan Grof has become seriously ill and will be undergoing heart surgery during the time of the Cancun conference. We know in our hearts that he will survive and join us at future gatherings. We have been working with him for almost 20 years and see the wonderful help and understanding he has brought to many and we want to see this continue. Let us all focus on his rapid recovery.

The following is his entire lecture/paper he was planning for Cancun. It is a lengthy but powerful read and well worth the time. He goes right to the heart of this end of history adventure in which we all find ourselves.

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?




2012 and Human Destiny:
End of the World or Consciousness Revolution?
Stanislav Grof, M.D.
Part 1

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 ćon, 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.

(FULL LECTURE)


2012: TIPPING POINT
The Prophets Conference Cancun
Conference January 22-24, 2010
Conference and Mayan Sacred Temple Pilgrimage January 22-28

Full Information: www.greatmystery.org/events/cancun2012.html


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.

BRINGING TOGETHER Jose Arguelles, Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows of the Venus Project, Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, John Kimmey, Mario Gómez Mayorga , Christine Page, Daniel Pinchbeck, Rocío López Ruíz , Russell Targ, and Miguel Angel Vergara, this gathering promises to be the groundbreaking event leading up to the 2012 planetary cyclical change.

All conference sessions are all plenary with no overlaps. The venue where the conference is being held is the ME Melia Resort Cancun — superb. You may also find less expensive lodging in the surrounding area.

Following the conference there will be a guided spiritual pilgrimage to the Mayan Sacred Living Temples of Chichen Itza, Coba, Ek Balam, and Muyil led by Miguel Angel Vergara.

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