The Pax Gaia Research Project along with Peace 2012 and various associated groups dedicated to the preservation of ancestral knowledge, are calling for planetary convergence on sacred sites during eight significant dates during the year 2012 leading up to December 21st.This project is called “Serpiente Emplumada” or the “Feathered Serpent”in honor of the ancient Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl, who was associated with the planet Venus and was lauded as the bringer of culture and civilization.
The idea behind the Serpiente Emplumada Project is to highlight the most significant dates in 2012 and to create appropriate ceremonies that honor these important times in order to generate a critical mass and awaken a new Earth and a new humanity. With this intention, they are helping to organize different academic and cultural forums on archeoastronomy and ancient Mesoamerican calendar systems.
Below are a list of the eight dates chosen to hold ceremonies and events in preparation for Winter Solstice 2012. These dates are all of astronomical importance and therefore relate to specific astronomical alignments happening in 2012, such as equinoxes, solstices, Solar eclipses and the very important Venus transit- when Venus will be visible crossing the face of the Sun. People are invited to create their own events, especially ceremonial meditation and prayer events, in order to take full advantage of the transformative potential these dates hold for all of us. If we have an open mind and an open heart, the possibilities are endless. The Maya never said that 2012 was the end of the world, it is simply the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one, a re-birth. By gathering together and doing ceremony in this way, we have the opportunity to enter this new time consciously.
The Eight most significant alignments during 2012 are :
March 20th – Spring Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
May 20st – Total Solar Eclipse
June 5-6th- Venus Transit
June 2oth – Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
September 22nd – Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
November 13th – Total Solar Eclipse
November 19th – Pleiades alignment
December 21st – Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
For Winter Solstice (December 21st ), Serpiente Emplumada has joined the Peace 2012 in preparations for a ceremony in Teotihuacan (“the city of God’s, where the God’s touch the Earth”). According to the traditional elders leading the Winter Solstice ceremony at Teotihuacan, this alignment will open the doorway to a new cycle know as the 5th World/6th Sun.
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