Bestselling Authors, Musicians and Cultural Leaders Unite in More than 40 Major Events from Mexico to Australia in an Unprecedented Global Webcast, Culminating with Los Angeles Gala Event.
<from NewAgeWire.com> The end of the long-count Mayan calendar on December 21st has provoked apocalyptic fears, doomsday movies, and parodies, event triggering outbreaks of panic, as recently reported in a New York Times December 1 article on Russia’s end-of-the-world anxiety.
By contrast, a far more positive, forward-looking Birth 2012 movement, organized by The Shift Network, has arisen around the world, aiming to turn this marker point into a “birth day” for a new era that is healthy, sustainable and peaceful. This movement recognizes the power of this once-in-five-
Through the Birth 2012 movement, many of today’s top cultural leaders, bestselling authors, religious leaders, and musicians will join together through dozens of major events and thousands of smaller gatherings worldwide. Locations include major pyramid sites in Mexico and Egypt, India, Japan, Israel, Ghana, Kenya, Scotland, Guatemala, Brazil, Canada, and dozens of locations in the United States.
Led by bestselling author Barbara Marx Hubbard and The Shift Network’s Stephen Dinan, the movement includes New York Times bestselling authors such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, don Miguel Ruiz, Jack Canfield, and Lisa Nichols; spiritual leaders such as Michael Beckwith (Agape), Ram Dass, Jean Houston, Shiva Rea (yoga), Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Mayan elders, and members of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers;
Millions more will connect via 12 waves of unity - synchronized meditations, prayers, and practices worldwide, ranging from a Havdalah prayer from Jerusalem to One Billion Oms led from India to a world peace prayer ceremony from Mt. Fuji. Major 2012 themed events around the globe will be webcast live during an unprecedented 33-hour webcast from December 21st (noon-Pacific)
Executive Producer Charlie Gay, who once managed Cher and produced Billy Graham stadium events said, “I’ve managed shows with a high number of locations, but the Birth 2012 broadcast is the longest stretch of programming of this kind ever attempted while also handling the simultaneous challenge of multiple locations worldwide—and all of this is being put together on relatively short notice as more sites get activated.”
The first major event will begin in Byron Bay, Australia, featuring Barbara Marx Hubbard in a multi-media piece called Theater of Our Birth. The program continues with a Three Days of Love pledge and media campaign inviting participants to commit to actions and words of love from December 20-22. Celebrated graphic designer Shepard Fairey has contributed custom art for this online initiative. On December 20th, a partner initiative called A Big Project will focus on activating artistic visions for a new world with a 10 hour webcast from New York. On December 21st, many of the large global events will activate, continuing through December 22nd.
“BIRTH 2012 is a celebration for the world that helps us build a critical mass of people committed to evolutionary change. Drawing inspiration from visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard and many of today’s bestselling pioneers, we aim to co-create an historic turning-point that helps to interconnect the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological breakthroughs that can lead us forward,” shares Stephen Dinan, the co-founder of the Birth 2012 initiative and CEO of The Shift Network, which serves 225,000 members with transformational online events, courses, and trainings.
Since the Mayan calendar date marks the end of a calendar cycle on Dec. 21st, BIRTH 2012 will celebrate and designate the Birth Day for a new era on December 22nd, specifically marking the Birth Moment at noon Pacific time. This moment will be celebrated during a live Gala event at Agape International Spiritual Center and include a live global broadcast featuring music, ceremony, inspiring talks, visioning, multi-media, and Shift Awards for peace, sustainability, health, and economics.
“The planetary birthing movement is gaining momentum worldwide, with synchronized spiritual and social events designed to shift global consciousness toward love and harmony. BIRTH 2012 can connect these events in a way that represents a unification on a scale we have perhaps never seen, ” shares Barbara Marx Hubbard, co-founder and President for the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and former Democratic Vice –Presidential nominee (1984). Hubbard sees this time in history as a critical turning point into the next stage of what she terms “Conscious Evolution” – defined as evolution by choice not chance.
Media companies that are contributing to the global production include FANetwork.tv, PeaceDay TV, EmpowerMe TV, Agape Media, and Peace of Mind TV. Co-sponsors of the Birth 2012 campaign range from Green America to The Peace Alliance and Humanity’s Team. Unity churches (1 million global members) and the Brahma Kumaris (with 2500 global centers) are actively participating in the movement, as are non-profit groups such as EarthDance.
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The Shift Network, Inc. empowers a growing global movement of 225,000 members who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity.
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