(1939 - 2011)
the Original Messenger of the Mayan Prophecy of 2012, José
Argüelles is the man responsible for turning the eyes
of the world to the profundity of Mayan Time Science. As a
professor, author, artist, visionary scientist, peace activist,
humanitarian, cultural pioneer, and spiritual guide, the fruits
of his life’s work have touched thousands upon thousands
upon thousands of people, who in turn have spread the seeds
of his precious knowledge and revelations the world over.
age 14, José had a visionary experience atop the Pyramid of
the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico in 1953. Ever since that moment,
he pursued a lifelong investigation of decoding the mysteries
of the Ancient Maya - their calendars, prophecies, cosmology
and mathematics. In 1987, he gained international acclaim
with his book "The Mayan Factor" which revolutionized
the world's comprehension of the Ancient Maya, and clarified
the significance of their natural time wisdom in this modern
era, as we now live through the closing of their Grand Cycle.
Also in 1987, José Argüelles initiated the now
world-famous "Harmonic Convergence" which was the
first globally synchronized meditation and prayer for World
Peace ever of its kind (pre-internet!) ~ in fulfillment of
a Prophecy of Quetzalcoatl, opening the final 25 years leading
decades of living immersed in the
cycles and mathematics of Mayan calendrics, José
came to clearly understand the distinction between this "natural
time" as contrasted to our modern relationship to time
which he called "mechanical time" or "artificial
time." This realization was formalized in 1989 when he
made The Discovery of The Law of Time. According
Law of Time, "modern humanity is out of harmony
with our living biosphere because it is immersed in an erroneous
and artificial perception of time which causes it to deviate
at an accelerated rate from the natural order of the universe.
To remedy this situation, Arguelles dedicated his life to
promoting the return to a natural timing cycle..."
In other words, the message is that humans are the only species
that is out of phase with the harmony of the biosphere, and
the root cause of this is our disconnection from Nature, which
stems directly from our disconnection with natural time cycles...therefore
we need to follow a nature-based calendar to shift back into
short, José Argüelles brought the life-changing
awareness to our modern culture that "Time is not money.
Time is Art." He dedicated his life to educating people
around the world that calendars are actually programs of culture,
and that we must make the distinction between "artificial
time" and "natural time" in order that we can
re-align with the harmonies of Nature and fulfill the opportunities
of these times of Living Prophecy...
on his life-long studies, in 1992 José
synthesized ancient teachings and new revelations and presented
a modern, universal application of ancient Mayan time science,
in service to assisting modern humanity to return to living
in Natural Time. This calendar system is known as "Dreamspell"
or "The 13-Moon Calendar." Rather
than being a traditional Mayan Calendar that connects one
specifically to the culture of the Maya people and their lands,
history, ancestry, and religion, the calendar system Arguelles
brought forward is intended for people of all cultures. Not
only did he offer a time-map one could refer to every day
to be in tune with natural time cycles, he and his then-wife
LLoydine, also travelled around the world sharing this unique
insight, and simultaneously generated a global movement known
as The World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement.
a result of his dedication, this 13-Moon Calendar system is
now activated by people in 90 countries around the world who
have joined forces to help humanity align our lives with the
rhythms of nature! Change your calendar, change your time,
change your mind, change our world...
was José Argüelles’ life-changing teachings
that first touched Eden Sky in 1995, and awakened her life’s
work of publishing The
13-Moon Natural Time Calendar which she and her husband
produce every year, and is available on this website.
essence of José Argüelles’ vision was for
humanity to cooperate together in honoring and restoring Planet
Earth as a Living Work of Art!
With gratitude to Dr. José Argüelles and his service
to the Earth, and 7 times 7 Generations, we take great honor
in receiving and upholding the knowledge he has brought to
life, understanding its power to activate human culture to
live in conscious resonance with the Planetary and Galactic
Whole. Although José passed on, his teachings live
on, and become all the more relevant as we near the Shifting
of World Ages in 2012 -2013, and look to lay a new foundation
of Universal Harmony.
Yum Hunab Ku Evam Maya E Ma Ho!
~ Oh Great Source, All Hail The Harmony of Mind and Nature!~
most recent book released in late 2011 is:
for the Noosphere -
The Next Stage in The Evolution of Human Consciousness.
Argüelles founded "The Foundation For the Law of
FLT's website is actively maintained, offering many articles
and an abundance of great resources:
Argüelles earned a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics
from the University of Chicago (1969). José’s career as an
educator included professorships at Princeton University,
University of California, Davis, Evergreen State College,
Naropa Institute, San Francisco State University, the University
of Colorado and the Union Graduate School.
Argüelles was also one of the originators of the Earth
Day concept, and is recognized as the “Father of the
Whole Earth Festival,” which has continued annually
since 1970 in University of Davis, California.
was honored on March 3, 2002 as “Closer of the Cycle” by Nine
Indigenous Elders atop the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan
who awarded him a ceremonial staff for his efforts in helping
to wake humanity up to the spiritual significance of 2012.
José Argüelles' numerous books include: The Mayan Factor,
Earth Ascending, Surfers of the Zuvuya, The Arcturus Probe,
and Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human
2009, Argüelles convened the First Noosphere World Forum,
a series of synchronized bioregional congresses, and won the
Nicholas Roerich Peace Medallion in 2010 for lifetime effort
in promoting peace through culture.