PRLog - Nov. 8, 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO, California - Thursday, November 8, 2012 - The Synthesis 2012 gathering, from December 20-23, will celebrate the end of the Mayan Calendar with a hopeful message for humanity. This historic music festival is adjacent to the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán.
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During the 4-day International festival, Synthesis 2012 brings together some of the top international world music groups, electronic dance music, dynamic visionary leaders, spiritual teachers, shamans, the local Mayan community, teachers of healing arts and healthy, eco-conscious living. The event blends ancient culture, Indigenous ceremony and live world music with state-of-the-
“The end of the Mayan calendar will just come and go like any other day unless we make something happen,” says Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the best-selling book, “The Four Agreements,”
The Synthesis 2012 team is working directly with the local Mayan elders, wisdom keepers and event producers in Mexico to produce the event with the blessings of the UNESCO-recognized Mayan Cultural Organization and International Mayan Council. The message of the Mayan Wisdom Keepers will be broadcast live from the event on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 am UT, fulfilling a long-predicted Mayan prophecy.
A front row seat for the Galactic Alignment
Synthesis 2012 is a celebration to honor the closing of the old cycle and welcome the dawning of a new era of renewal, balance, and harmony. Located adjacent to the grounds of the Chichen Itza and the Pyramid of Kukulcan, one of the seven wonders of the world, Synthesis 2012 is a front row seat for this historic “galactic alignment.” This alignment of the Pyramid with the center of Milky Way Galaxy occurs once every 26,000 years, and was what the ancient Maya predicted with the 2012 end-date of their calendar. The calendar begins again on December 22.
This message for humanity will be delivered during the event by Indigenous leaders representing several traditions, including the International Mayan Council, Hunbatz Men, Maestro Mazatzin and Don Miguel Ruiz representing the Mayans, Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy of Columbia, Lama Lhanang Rinpoche of Tibet, Chief Yagbe Owololo Onilu from Haiti, Olmec Elder Wanique Shabazz, Nyame Selassie from Africa and others to be announced and broadcast in a live video stream on www.worldunity2012.com.
The special appointed “Sacred Mission” of Synthesis 2012, the Mayan elders from the International Mayan Council of six countries, including Tata Eric Gonzales and International Mayan Council, will share their “message” to the world at this critical time live at Synthesis in a steaming video broadcast from Lake Atilan, Guatamala on December 23, 2012.
“The Mayan people are re-unifying their culture and co-creating a message for humanity, a message of hope and transformation in these times of transition. This is the front-row seat of the galactic alignment," says Executive Producer Michael DiMartino.
Debra Giusti, associate producer of Synthesis 2012, is also founder of the Harmony Festival, one of the largest and longest running music and healing arts festivals in Northern California.
“After producing Harmony Festival for 33 years, I have watched the amazing evolution and development of the transformational festival movement that is deeply committed to supporting positive personal, community and global evolution,” said Giusti. “I am excited to support Synthesis 2012 in going to the next level.”
Panels and workshops with various experts to discuss the Mayan calendar, awakened consciousness and the prophecies of our times, including: Don Miguel Ruiz, Author of “The Four Agreements”, Foster & Kimberly Gamble, Producers of “Thrive: The Movie,” Julian Reyes director of “Electronic Awakening,” Caroline Casey, Creator of the legendary activist radio show Coyote Network News, Tricia McCannon, an American author who has traveled the world in search of answers to the greatest mysteries of the ages, Nicki Scully, author of “Alchemical Healing,” Swami Beyonandanda, political satirist and “cosmic comic,” Bruce Damer, CEO and founder of Digital Space Commons, Dr. Joe Marshalla, author of “Repeatlessness,”
Live music includes: Mirabai Ceiba, Shimshai, The Luminaries, Shawn Berry, Here II Here, Alesandra Belloni, Iasos, Jah Levi, Akumali, Jai Jagadesh, Fantuzzi, Clan Dyken, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, Moksha, Chris Berry, Don Diego, Eleanor Dubinsky, Peter Cor, Peter Sterling, Bole Sitar, Diane Patterson, Human, Singing Bear, Peace Tribe, Spiridessence, Po A Tree, Ophworld, Rap de Luz, To Life, Global Ruckus, Caracol Fire Troupe, Aldo Garcia, Maria Flamenco, Tribal Fire, Sumaj Panchay and Mayan Theater Group.
International DJs produced by Tulku Spiritflow (AscendDance, Enchanted Forest) include: Love & Light, Phutureprimitive, Birds of Paradise, Andrellien (Heyoka), Birds of Prey, Little John, Stephen Kaminanda, Russ Liquid, Neptune, The Human Experience, Sumaj Panche, DJ Shawna, live painting by Xavi Panneton and visionary art curated by Mark Henson.
The event takes place at an historic Colonial Hacienda in Piste Pueblo, with landscaped grounds, tropical birds and swimming pool. Authentic Yucateanean meals are served buffet-style.
Tickets include camping in a private, walled campground, with access to swimming in a sacred freshwater Cenote, named one of the “Top 10 Sacred Sites on the Planet." Ticket holders have have day and night access to a Healing Sanctuary made of sustainably harvested bamboo, SeraSoma Sound Healing Dome, yoga classes, meditation altars, light and sound installations, ambient DJs, a Jungle Lounge with massage therapists, tea ceremony and Bliss Bar with raw chocolates, elixirs, a cushiony chill space, drum circle, sacred fire and an all-night dance temple pyramid.
Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. General Admission Passes include camping and start at $250. Tickets for Mexico residents are $150 U.S.
Proceeds of a $1.00 from each ticket will be donated to Earth Peoples United, whose mission is to connect people to the natural and spiritual world.
To learn more about Synthesis 2012 and to see the full itinerary, ticket packages, and other FAQs, please visit http://www.synthesis2012.com, and the Facebook Events page, https://www.facebook.com/
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Lea Saslav (415) 235-6149
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