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December 21, 2012 - Free Activities

(Ancient Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries, 2012) Permanent link

Friday, December 21, 2012:
The Mayan Date of Destiny

Free Activities at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. and
Live-Stream Video Event

2012 vid bkgDecember 21, 2012 marks the end of Mayan calendar and many individuals around the globe are expecting something to happen. The news is filled with anticipation of cataclysm and prophecies of doomsday. In response to many inquiries we have about the end of the 5,125 year cycle, Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. is hosting a free global event celebrating the dawning of a new age.

In addition to a day full of activities at our Virginia Beach headquarters honoring December 21, 2012, A.R.E. will be offering a free live video presentation featuring internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author John Van Auken available to participants around the globe with internet access. The live-streamed lecture "The Prophecies of 2012" is available from 3:30 p.m. (eastern time) until 5 p.m. at EdgarCayce.org/2012. Other presentations available only in Virginia Beach include Understanding the Mayan Calendar with Murray Summers; a Drum Circle with JP Amonte; Earth Changes by Laura Jackson; and Beyond 2012 with Peter Woodbury. Download the full Schedule of Events (pdf). For a list of all daily activities at A.R.E. in Virginia Beach, visit EdgarCayce.org/ScheduleHQ.

The Mayan Date of Destiny began with a discovery about the culture that invented what is known as the Long Count Calendar. On the Pacific coastal plain of Chiapas, Mexico, a few miles from the Guatemala border, the astrological observatory of the Izapa civilization was used for a thousand years to record the Long Count Calendar on monuments and ceramic vessels. While most of the dates refer to local events, like the crowning of a specific king, some of the monuments refer events that occurred at the beginning of the current "World Age" a date which has been correlated by scholars to August 11, 3114 BC.

Mayan Calendar day with symbols

Using a complex system of measurements of time, we can calculate when their calendar reaches a new zero point – at the end of 13 Baktuns, their measure of time which equals 5,125 years. At this point, a new cycle of time commences. For the Maya, the rising, passing, and descending of the Milky Way in the sky marked major points in the cycle of time and on August 11, 3114 BC, a new Solar Age began and the Sun Lord was reborn.

While there are no specific markings or statements about the year 2012 on the archaeological artifacts at Izapa, there are numerous images that portray a rare celestial alignment that appears in the skies in the years around 2012. This galactic alignment marks the December solstice and the rebirth of the Sun Lord. Read the full story of The Mayan Date of Destiny in the Ancient Mysteries section of our website.

John Van Auken  AM 13 John Van Auken, is an internationally renowned speaker, long-time staff member, current director at A.R.E., and the popular leader of A.R.E.'s tours to Egypt and other sacred sites. He is a regular contributor to Venture Inward magazine and is the author of several bestselling books including From Karma to Grace, Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah, and his newest, 2038: The Great Pyramid Timeline Prophecy. His extensive knowledge of the Cayce readings, the Bible, world religions, and ancient Egypt mysticism is combined with years of experience as a teacher and meditation retreat leader to bring you a deep understanding and practical insight.

A.R.E. Members will be able to download the full presentation in the online member section in January.


Defeating the De-Motivator

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Defeating the De-Motivator
By Robert Evans Wilson, Jr.

singer - blog 12-7-2012The sweet strains of a Puccini aria cut through the Saturday night clatter of the busy Italian restaurant in New York City, but it wasn't coming from the aging voice of the Sicilian baritone who was hired to belt out favorites like Funiculi-Funicula. It was a soprano whose crystal clear voice filled the room. Within moments all the ambient noise came to a halt. Diners stopped eating and talking, busboys stopped clearing tables, even the cooks came out of the kitchen.

Singing on the tiny stage was a skinny moon-faced waitress from Ohio. The Sicilian had heard she studied opera, so he invited her to join him, but what began as a duet ended in a solo as he too was mesmerized by the beauty of her voice. When she finished, the place thundered in applause, and I saw tears of gratitude glistening in her eyes. She had hit each note perfectly.

Metropolitan Opera House If only she had been able to do that when she auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera. But she had choked, allowing a seed of doubt to creep into her consciousness and thus her voice. She told me her story over a couple of drinks after work. It was the fall of 1984, and I was a fellow waiter at the restaurant; just another struggling artist in the city that never sleeps. She explained that she had gotten nervous during her audition and couldn't hit the high notes. She would get one more chance to audition, but she would have to wait an entire year.

I never found out if she made it; as a writer my art is portable, and a few months later I moved to a city where they still have a bedtime. I suspect she did, because that night she received proof—a vital beginning step.

The Edgar Cayce Readings remind us that "Mind is the builder," and what we focus on grows in our mind and is made manifest in the material.

Hence the life must be a purposeful one, with a purposeful experience and expression in its relationships. For, some laws are ever in evidence in the experience of those who take thought.

True, by taking thought there may be little added to the material, but the Mind is the builder. Hence the building in a purposeful manner becomes a manifested activity in any material experience, according to the spirit with which it is purposed through the will of the entity…

Then, never fear, never doubt self's abilities, even in material or mental aspects. For, the Spirit makes [one] unafraid, and guides in those directions that keep one in that way. (Edgar Cayce Reading 2464-2)

Doubt - blog 12-7-2012Doubt is a silent killer. We transmit feelings of doubt to others through subtleties in our body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice. It is picked up subconsciously by those with whom we communicate. Worse than that, we communicate it to ourselves, and it seeps into our performance. Doubt is the ultimate De-Motivator, and all too often it prevents us from even trying.

We all suffer doubt occasionally, and its cure is always the same: proof. Proof that we are indeed talented enough to do what we set out to do. And that proof doesn't need to be big to eliminate doubt. A series of little incidences can be just as effective as one big one.

I keep a journal—a log of my accomplishments. Both small and large are recorded there, because they all add up to reasons for believing in my abilities. It is especially important to log the little ones, because they are so easy to forget or overlook, and yet they carry tremendous weight when it comes to giving ourselves confidence.

You may say, "I'm just starting out; I have no accomplishments." That just means you're not looking in the right places. We all have successes, though some are more easily recognized than others.

Sometimes proof comes to us by comparing ourselves to others. Simply ask yourself, "Out of all the people who have ever lived, how many have attained what I want?" The sheer numbers alone will often be all the proof you need.

But beyond proof, we can fall back on faith. Some of the most successful people in the world had absolutely no proof that they could achieve their dreams. All they had was a strong desire and a belief in themselves. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

Robert Evans Wilson JRRobert Evans Wilson Jr. is an author, speaker, and humorist. He works with companies that want to be more competitive and with people who want to think like innovators. For more information on Robert's programs, please visit his website: Jumpstartyourmeeting.com.


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