WHAT: 2012 Conference.
A day-long investigation into the coming shift of the ages, according to many world traditions. Includes panels, lectures and film.
WHO: A collection of widely regarded scholars, thinkers, philosophers and futurists, including Dr. Alberto Villoldo (keynote speaker), Daniel Pinchbeck, Sharron Rose, Jay Weidner, Harijiwan Khalsa, John Major Jenkins. Presented by Cabaret Voltaire, Sacred Mysteries Productions and the RM Foundation.
WHERE: Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90027.
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2008. 9 am - 6 pm
ADMISSION: General admission tickets are $75, $48 and $39. Tickets for students, seniors and military are $30.
RESERVATIONS: (800) 595-4849.
Throughout history, Man has looked to chronological signposts to help us predict and make order of the universe.
Perhaps the greatest signpost of the past millennium is approaching quickly. This signpost, revealed by the ancient Mayan Long Count Calendar is 2012. The 2012 Conference will show that many ancient traditions are saying that the Great Shift of the ages is at hand. These people of the past predicted that the world that humanity is about to enter will be so different than ours, that this coming shift promises to change everything, including the ways we think and live our lives. The scholars attending this conference will present the research revealing that a multiplicity of ancient cultures in different lands have all pointed to the time period around 2012 as the year that things will change. Those cultures include the Mayan, the Incan Elders, the Hopi, the Aztecs, and 19th Century Europeans. There is a broader consensus that this particular year, above all others, will be the year of significant change.
The presenters at this conference come from a whole spectrum of perspectives. Together they suggest that 2012 heralds a new age of awakening and expanded consciousness.
The Mayan Long Count Calendar ends its current cycle in December of 2012. Instead of wallowing in fear of some dark future, the presenters will show that we, the denizens of Planet Earth, are soon to witness the birth of the grandest era ever experienced by man. In the end, the choice will be ours. How can the average person make sense of this Great Shift?
The presenters of the 2012 Conference are offering an entire day with a collection of scholars and thinkers who have extensively explored the issues, and they will share their knowledge and wisdom to inform and hopefully illuminate their audience. The Conference will include in its broad field of consideration spiritual, health, economic, and historical analysis of 2012 and its significance to all of us.
This above-all informative Conference will impart data that you want to know about the past and future that you won’t find anywhere else.
Capsule biographies of the lecturers and panelists follow:
Dr. Alberto Villoldo is a Cuban American medical anthropologist and psychologist who has studied and practiced shamanism in the Andes and the Amazon for more than two decades, and has been initiated into the inner sanctum by the last of the Inca shaman masters. He is one of the early seekers of ancient ways in Peru and has studied intensively with the Q’ero for decades. His books include Shaman, Healer, Sage, The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power, And Grace of the Earthkeepers, Dance of the 4 Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel. In 1984, Villoldo founded the Four Winds Society, dedicated to bridging shamanic healing to modern medicine and psychology.
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and Breaking Open the Head. He is the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and a columnist for Whole Life Times. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, and many other publications.
John Major Jenkins is a leading voice in elucidating the mysteries of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology. An independent researcher who has devoted himself to reconstructing ancient Mayan cosmology and philosophy, John frequently travels to Mexico and Central America and helped build a school in San Pedro, near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Since beginning his odyssey of research and discovery with the Maya, John has authored dozens of books including: Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, The Mystery of 2012.
Sharron Rose - MA.Ed, is an author, filmmaker and Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in World Mythology Dance and Theatre. She is the writer/director of the feature length documentaries 2012:The Odyssey and Timewave 2013 and producer of the Sacred Mysteries DVD Collection.
Jay Weidner - author, filmmaker and hermetic scholar. He is the producer of the documentary films: 2012: The Odyssey and Timewave 2013 and director of Secrets of Alchemy: The Great Cross and the End of Time, and the Sacred Mysteries DVD Collection.
Harijiwan Khalsa has been teacher of the science of Kundalini yoga since 1975, incorporating a vast knowledge of various methodologies and training into his practice. He directly served his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, for many years while traveling the world extensively with him. Currently a teacher at Golden Bridge in Los Angeles, Harijiwan also uses his unique relationship with the sound current to streamline and open elevated energy portals in consciousness. His Audio CD, Resound, has garnered world-wide attention for its ability to create change within the psyche and shifts in perception through the power of Gong.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Villoldo, will make his presentation in both English and Spanish.
Ms. Rose’s documentary motion picture, “Timewave 2013” (about what comes after the Great Shift), will have its premiere public screening during the Conference.
A limited number of premium-priced VIP Tickets will be available, which will include admission to a Leap Year pre-event party and also a Conference after-party and reception with the scholars.
We’re at forty-seven months and counting to 2012. This Conference is for you, especially if you’ve ever wondered about the world that’s coming, just four years from now. Whether you’re an optimist, pessimist, skeptical or undecided, join this diverse group of learned people who have devoted years to the study of our pasts and futures, let them share their varied perspectives with you, and you may just find the answers you seek.
Why? Because….Shift Happens.