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Date:         Thu, 17 Aug 2000 01:22:31 -0700
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From:         Raul Grajeda 
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This is a public service announcement

Greetings Fellow Imagineers,

 August 17 marks the 13th  anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence.
For those of you who  are not familiar with the event a brief history

On August 13th of 1987 Dr. Jose Arguelles  led a worldwide meditation
in conscious acknowledgment of the divine intervention in the affairs of
humanity as articulated by the different
prophetic streams from around the world. The principal one's being the
Judeo-Christian Book Of Revelations, the Kalachakra prophecies from
Tibetan Buddahism, the  Hopi prophecies of North America
and the prophetic traditions of the Maya's and Aztec cultures  of
Mesoamerica. At this time,  the time
projections of these prophecies converged. Hence Harmonic Convergence.
We are living in the times of prophecy as were predicted thousands and
hundreds of years ago by these different cultures.
So what is the meaning of all of this. Well according to Dr. Arguelles
research we are nearing the end
of a 26,000 year cycle known by various names. The end date for this
cycle is Dec. 21  2012.
The reason that this date is so important is because at this very
specific moment all of the celestial bodies and energies of the galaxy
will be arranged in such a way that a " sounding " occurs. It is a
energetic motion that reverberates throughout the entire galaxy. It is
imperative to the continuance of life on this planet that all of
humanity is in a state of receptivity to this event. To miss it is akin
to " missing the boat " in the greatest way possible.  It won't come
around for another 26,000 years. That a long wait folks.
This is the " ascension" that many speak of.  Curiously enough the late
Terence Mckenna the famed ethnobotanist developed a theory known as the
Time Wave. It is actually no longer just a theory but
a sound and independently proven mathematical equation. Mckenna posits
history as some kind of an anomaly or aberration in the evolutionary
scheme of things. His theory plots a start date and an end date to what
we call History. The end date that his Time Wave churns out is ......
take a guess.....
Dec. 21 2012.   To find out more about more about the Time Wave and
other very pertinent information by
Terence Mckenna Please review the following site.


We are not in Kansas anymore.  Between  now and Dec. 21 2012.  some very
interesting things must
happen if we as a species are to be ready for the event known as
galactic synchronization.

 All of this news wouldn't necessarily need be worrisome. It is all part
of life in the universe. The problem
  according to Dr, Arguelles's  research is that Humans have deviated
from natural law. That natural law
is known as the synchronic order or the The law of Time which is the
informing principle of all bodies
in space whether atomic or orgasmic. The law of time give everything
it's proper sequence in  space.
It is what gives beauty and harmony to all things. Human civilization is
anything but beautiful or harmonious. The reason being that we live
according to an artificial timing frequency that is held in place
by the Gregorian calendar and the mechanical clock. We are out ,of
phase, out of harmony,  with the bio-sphere. Hence our destruction of
The only solution to this problem is for humanity as a whole once again
regain it's harmony with the rest of the earth. This is to be
accomplished by rescinding the gregorian calendar and the mechanical
clock in favor of real time as measured by the waxing and waning of the
moon.  This implies nothing short of a revolution my friends. A peaceful
revolution where beauty, art, culture and knowledge is our strategy.

For more information on The Mayan Factor material, Jose Arguelles, the
13 Moon Calendar change  Peace Movement please review the following

Jose Arguelles on Harmonic Convergence
The End Of Mechanical Time
Why The Mayan Calendar
The Science Of Natural Time
The Understanding Of Time
Turtle Island & 13 Moons
The Gaia Bella  Project

The following passage affirms us as the imagineers, the imaginal cells
of the New Earth Movement

" In Norie Huddle's book, Butterfly, she states:

  The caterpillars new cells are called "imaginal cell." They resonate
at a
different frequency. They are so totally different from the caterpillar
that his immune system thinks they are enemies...and gobbles them
Gulp!  But these new imaginal cells continue to appear. More and more of

them! Pretty soon, the caterpillar's immune system cannot destroy them
enough. More and more of the imaginal cells survive. And then an amazing

thing happens! The little tiny lonely imaginal cells start to clump
into friendly little groups. They all resonate together at the same
frequency, passing information from one to another. Then, after a while,

another amazing thing happens! The clumps of imaginal cells start to
together!....A long string of clumping and clustering imaginal cell, all

resonating at the same frequency, all passing information from one to
there inside the chrysalis.

  A wave of Good News travels throughout the system-- Lurches and
heaves...but not yet a butterfly.

  Then at some point, the entire long string of imaginal cells suddenly
realizes all together that it is Something Different from the
caterpillar. Som
ething New! Something Wonderfull!....and in that realization is the
shout of
the birth of the butterfly!

  Happy Birthday Butterfly!!!

  Since the butterfly now "knows" that it is a butterfly, the little
imaginal cells no longer have to do all those things individual cells
do. Now they are part of a mult-celled organism-- A FAMILY who can share

  Each new butterfly cell can take on a different job.----There is
for everyone to do. And everyone is important.  And each cell begins to
do jus
t that very thing it is most drawn to do. And every other cell
encourages it
to do just that.

  A great way to organize a butterfly!

  And a great way to organize a butterfly movement!

  In Barbara Marx Hubbard's book, Conscious Evolution, she states:

  As people started waking up, they became imaginal disks in the body of

society. The environmental movement, the antiwar movement, the Apollo
program, the women's movement, the civil rights and human rights
new music, transcendental meditation, yoga, and mind-expanding
substances all
encouraged a young generation to act as instruments of social
change--striving to birth the still-invisible societal butterfly. And
when new leaders did step forward, they were attacked by society's
system fighting to maintain the old social order of the caterpillar:
the assassinations of Ghandi, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King

   I think this is closer to the Tao than any other philosophy I know. I
been telling people from the beginning that the butterflies are Taoists,

having never read the Tao de Ching.  In December 1997 at the Earth
Network's first meeting, I met a gentleman and told him many of my
and for each one he showed me its counterpart in the Tao. He was
somewhat of
an expert in the Tao and that experience was my first real confirmation
my notion was right all along.   You can't explain the mystery in words,
have to experience it.

   Now order is emerging out of chaos just as the butterfly emerges from
chrysalis.  Chaordic science tells us that when the pieces of the puzzle
together there will be a new synergy greater than the sum of the parts,
and a
new unpredictability.  It was this energy and what appeared as
unpredicability that had some people concerned about me. Believe me, I
had a
formidable task to deal with. Fritjov Capra was amused when I told him
would be ironic if a butterfly group gets to prove the "butterfly
which he discusses in his book, The Web of Life. Last Friday he called,
offered a grant that I could apply for through his Center for
and wants to meet over coffee the first week of March. He told me, "Your

project sounds very impressive and would be a good candidate(for a

  There are literally butterfly people, emerged and now emerging, all
the world. They are the imaginals that Norie Huddle, Barbara Marx
and others are talking about. All that is needed is the acknowledgement
this is all really happening.  "

The noble and very British organization National Geographic was qouted
as saying that Beauty will
save the world.

"Beauty seems to be an intrinsic part of nature, and perhaps even the
organizing principle of reality. Scientists, in testing their theories,
invariably find that the simplest, most elegant, most beautiful
equation, is
the correct one. Rainbows, butterflies, and the periodic table are some
examples of intrinsic beauty. The world will be saved by beauty."
-National Geographic-

"We may . . . come to see them as embodying all the beauty and
complexity of
nature itself.  It is said that a butterfly can, with a flap of its
change the world . . . that the ripple it sends out can spawn a
 -National Geographic Dec. 93-  -Read about the butterfly effect in the
of Life by Fritjov Capra-

"Indeed, the ideas and the visions we now produce could be the
butterflies of
the ultimate decade.  It is up to each of us to flap our wings and to
use of the chaos of our times to launch our bifurcating societies along
humanistic path."  Ervin Laszlo on the Butterfly Effect of individual
from The Choice-Evolution or Extinction-1994

"Could we have a genetically based affinity for butterflies, which are
most salient demonstrations of metamorphosis present in the environments

where humans have evolved?  If genetically encoded, does the expression
this image require an environmental trigger?  Could the archetype remain

latent, within our subconscious mind, until some element in our
environment call it forth?"   -Cultures of Habit by Gary Paul Nabham-

"Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and
to all intents and purposes a butterfly. . .Now I do not know whether I
then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now butterfly
I am a man."  -Chuang-tzu-

I have often wondered about the when or what that causes us to recognize
true essence, our butterfly nature. Does the caterpillar look up from
munching and regard the butterfly soaring above the bush, only to forage

faster and further down the leaf so as to hasten its own becoming?   She

makes little wing like movements with her fingers. "Very graceful,
things...like so. But also change, how do you say?....transformation
ugly caterpillar to beautiful butterfly. Something that goes from
crawling to
flying.  She opens her hands into a butterfly.

I recite for her the famous lines, " Once upon a time, I Chuang-tzu,
dreamt I
was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and
purposes a
butterfly. . .Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was
butterfly, or whether I am now butterfly dreaming I am a man.  "She nods

enthusiastically. "But now we come to the dream part. How would you
that? Why the confusion between Chuang-tzu and the butterfly?"

"Oh, that is easy," she declares, clapping her hands. "The man is a
stage than the butterfly. So he wakes up as Chuang-tzu, still confused,
because he has been dreaming he belonged to a lesser stage. He is waking
from the old dream."

"I know where the new archetype will come from. China is the great
cocoon for
the birth of the new archetype.  It will come out of our hearts when
break open. Then the dream will become real, and the new archetype, the
butterfly will fly all over the Earth."    -from A Mythic Life by Jean

It is only in the intentional silence of vigil and meditation, or in the

quiet places of Nature, that we encounter the song of the universe. Like
wind through telegraph wires, this song echoes along the pathways of the

cosmic web: it includes the celestial spinning of the planets, as well
as the
hum of insects and the dancing song of the grass; it includes the song
of all
the ancestors and spirits as well as the beating of our own hearts.-

"Rarely if ever do we get a chance to restore to nature even a tiny part
what we have taken away."
Geographic Magazine Dec 93-

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". -Margaret Mead /
from origination of Earth Day in 1969-

"Everyone has their own 'personal tree' to sit in. Life's circumstances
sometimes seem overwhelming, but we must remember the amazing power of
Just as the ripples in the ocean shape and form the land - from the
cliffs to
the tiny grains of sand - so do our actions, words, and thoughts shape
form our reality. Even more, ripples joining one another form tidal
that change the planet. If we make sure that our every thought, word,
action are based in love then the ripples we create will bring about
change for a positive future."   Julia Butterfly

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it!
     Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."      - Goethe -

"Come to the edge," He said. They said, "We are afraid." "Come to the
He said. They came. He pushed them... and they flew. --Guillaume
(1880-1918) French novelist, critic.

"The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions
how we conduct ourselves in daily life."   "In our struggle for freedom
is the only weapon we possess."    -His Holiness the Dalai Lama-

"One who is willing to give one's body for the Earth,and do so with
love, is
the only one fit to be steward of the Earth"  -Lao Tzu-

This we know: All things are connected like the blood which unites one
family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the
of the Earth, Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand
on it.
Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.  -Chief Seattle-

The World is full of people that have stopped listening to themselves or
listened only to neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they
ought to
behave, and what the values are that they should be living for.  -Joseph


"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different
from the
things we do."  - Albert Camus

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it
will be
by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than

their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into
and who can rest in the vitality of that larger body.  -Joanna Macy-

Please help spread the word, attitude makes a the difference in the
direction things take.

Peace to all of you

Raul Grajeda
Yellow Magnetic Star
Rinri Project Imagineer
Nothern Hemisphere team
player #248
The Gaia Bella Project
Artisciens At Work and at Play
Earth Tribes Working In Unison For
The Harmonization of Human Society on Earth