José Argüelles

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José Argüelles 1939-2011

José Argüelles was an author, artist, and educator who founded Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time. As one of the originators of the Earth Day concept, Argüelles helped organize an "art happening" that led in 1971 to the first Whole Earth Festival, now in its 40th year. He held a PhD in Art History and Aesthetics from the University of Chicago. José’s career as an educator has included professorships at Princeton University, University of California Davis, Evergreen State College, the Naropa Institute, San Francisco State University, the University of Colorado, and the Union Graduate School.

José was one of the first spiritual teachers to focus on the Mayan Calendar. The foundation for the harmonic convergence was laid out in Arguelles' 1987 book, The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology. He also wrote Earth Ascending, Surfers of the Zuvuya, The Arcturus Probe and Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human Affairs. His official biography is 2012: Biography of a Time-Traveler.

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2012 and Natural Time

Tami Simon speaks with José Argüelles, a well-known author for his role in organizing the harmonic convergence event in 1987 and for his book The Mayan Factor, published the same year. He is the founder of the Planet Art Network, the Foundation for the Law of Time, and is a contributor to the recently published Sounds True anthology The Mystery of 2012. Jose speaks about the significance of the year 2012 in relation to the Mayan Calendar, natural-or lunar-based time and how he believes we have the opportunity now to enter a new era of advanced mental development in which telepathy will become our primary method of communication. (63 minutes)

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