Getting into the Spirit of 2012

Getting into the Spirit of 2012

The winter solstice on December 21, 2012, is said to synchronize with the end of a 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Although no one knows how the Mayan prophecies will unfold (and skeptics yawn that it will make Y2K seem earth-shattering), Sharron Rose, mystic scholar and film producer, shared the following:

“During the creation of our films, 2012 The Odyssey and Timewave 2013, I had the privilege of interviewing many of the leading experts on the 2012 phenomenon, the coming shift and ‘end of time.’ As I reflected upon their words and visions, it became clear to me that the most beneficial way in which one could look at this time period is from a metaphorical perspective. As anyone who has experienced a life-threatening illness can tell you, the awareness of the possibility of death can bring on a renewed understanding and appreciation of the beauty and power of living. The meme of December 21, 2012, the ending of the Mayan calendar, has become for many such a death/rebirth moment, a rallying point for the shedding of the old paradigm and the manifestation of a new enlightened vision for humanity.”

With metaphor in mind, several organizations are planning events on the solstice or ongoing initiatives tied in to the time of the end of the Mayan calendar. Here are a few celebrations in which you might want to get involved:

Unify Earth Presents: URTH (December 21, 2012) is a live musical show and global celebration, including Sting and Santana, that expects two billion people to celebrate humanity’s journey through the ages (see

The Shift Network’s Birth 2012 campaign will introduce a series of events leading up to the 2012 Birth Day Celebration. It calls for all like-minded organizations, groups, and individuals to participate in the larger event, as well as creating smaller grassroots caucuses to facilitate local events leading up to the “shift” (see

Futurist and social pioneer Barbara Marx Hubbard, along with the hundreds of “Agents of Conscious Evolution” who have taken her ACE training, envision “collective synergy experiences, a visionary ‘State of the Planet’ broadcast, global music and dance festivals, transformational local gatherings, and the commitment by hundreds of millions to a new way of life” (see

Peace 2012 is a participant-driven event that empowers people across the world to unite around a single “moment of peace” on December 21, 2012. The goal of Peace 2012 is to “create an unprecedented experience of collective coherence and global unity” (see

Sacred Mysteries TV is planning a worldwide online event for that date, “Future Shift: How to Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century” (see

International indigenous gatherings are planned at sacred sites around the world. For one such example, see

Throughout 2012, Don Miguel Ruiz, the New York Times best-selling author of The Four Agreements, will focus on planting seeds to make the end of the Mayan calendar a moment of positive change for humanity. He is planning an event in Mexico City (see

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