10-Aug-87 1948 MST Sb APne 08/10 0153 Harmonic Convergence LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - If the 196

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10-Aug-87 19:48 MST Sb: APne 08/10 0153 Harmonic Convergence LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- If the 1960s were the "Age of Aquarius," the mid-1980s are the age of "Harmonic Convergence," according to the ancient calendars of the Mayan and Aztec Indians. The calendars say next Sunday is the beginning of Harmonic Convergence, which actually is described by some as the Mayan version of the Age of Aquarius. Harmonic Convergence is the conscious bonding of people to support an evolutionary shift from separation to unity, from fear to love, said the Lakota Times newspaper. It is being hailed by Native Americans as their contribution to worldwide peace and harmony, according to the Times. One of the events planned for the convergence is a conference Aug. 15-17 in Denver. On Aug. 16 and 17, believers say, all people, ready or not, will undergo a cellular transformation. "It is a great time for change," said Frank Munkel, pastor of Christ Unity Church in Lincoln. "A lot of people who have predicted great earth changes and other people are coming together in peace and prayer, saying it will be more of a change in consciousness and not a land change (upheaval). This is something I want to believe." The event has been predicted by the Maya, Incas, Tibetans, Hopi, Aztecs, Navajo, Cherokee, Christians and Chinese, and is important astrologically. But some celebrants claim their guidance comes from "channeled" beings -- enlightened masters from the past -- or even extraterrestrials. "The Aztecs of ancient Mexico were given a prophecy by one of the early incarnations of their god of peace and wisdom, `Quetzalcoatl,"' the Human Development Institute's newsletter reports. "The prophecy suggests this god of peace and wisdom will reappear at the first dawning of the sun after the end of their calendaric cycle." Jose Arguelles of Boulder, Colo., an expert on Mayan spirituality, said the Harmonic Convergence is a time to surrender control to the larger purpose of the living earth. Copyright 1987 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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