The following information appeared in the Aries 1987 issue of Welcome to Planet Earth, Mar
The following information appeared in the Aries 1987 issue of
Welcome to Planet Earth, Mark Lerner - publisher (The Great
Bear, P.O. Box 5164, Eugene, OR 97405, 503-683 1760). A monthly
magazine of astrology whose twin keynotes are: "Transpersonal
astrology as a path to enlightenment and the planetary heart.
Lighting the way for America and the world community of nations
into a New Age". It concluded an interview with Dr. Jose
Arguelles by Barbara Hand Clow concerning the Mayan Great Cycle.
Ms. Clow is editor at Bear and Company who just published a book
by Dr. Arguelles titled 'The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond
Technology' and urge anyone seriously interested in the upcoming
events to get a copy. (Available from Bear and Company P.O.
Drawer 2860, Sante Fe, N.,M. 87504 1-800-WE-BEARS)
HARMONIC CONVERGENCE: AN ALL-POINTS ALERT BULLETIN
Harmonic Convergence, a planet art event of
unprecedented scale, dubbed "the biggest global art happening
ever," scheduled to occur August 16-17, 1987, will be performed
by artistically inspired people at numerous sites world-wide.
The purpose of Harmonic Convergence is to create a global signal
of synchronized human intention acting on behalf of a positive
future for planet earth.
From tribal villages to urban industrial centers, the
success of Harmonic Convergence will depend on community
grass-roots efforts that draw upon celebratory endeavors and
collective artistic outpourings of all kinds. Concerts, ritual,
dance and theater events, kite flyings, and outdoor
extravaganzas of every sort will create a global village fair
woven together by electronic media into a unique celebration
that promises to raise the human spirit through a single
collective experience. The purpose of extending the event from
Sunday, normally a holiday, into Monday is to demonstrate that
the celebratory nature of human experience can be expanded into
all aspects of everyday life.
According to one of the promoters of the event, Dr. Jose
Arguelles, of Boulder, Colorado, Harmonic Convergence will pick
up where Earth Day left off. While Earth Day in 1970 launched
the ecology movement and a new awareness of "spaceship earth",
Arguelles explains Harmonic Convergence will launch an even more
significant awareness - that of earth as a living, conscious
"We humans provide the nervous system of this organism,
earth," Arguelles philosophizes, "and right now earth is saying,
'Hey! The way things are going I'm a nervous wreck. Do something
different!'" The impact of the perception of the living earth on
our planetary role and purpose, according to Arguelles, will
have far-reaching effects on the course of our social evolution.
Adds Arguelles "Nothing else has worked thus far in solving the
problems of militarism, environmental pollution, and social
discontent, so why not give art, artists, and the creative
spirit a try?"
For more information contact: Planet Art Network, P.O.
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