On March 22, our post was entitled, December 21, 2012 – What It Is and Isn’t. In this post, we wrote about Jose Arguelles:
“The hype about 2012 probably began in 1987, with The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology, written by Jose Arguelles. In the book, he states that the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Since the Mayans were consummate astrologers and astronomers, his statement has rippled through space and time until it reached a tipping point. Google that date, December 21, 2012, and more than seven million links show up.”
On Wednesday, March 23, Rob remarked that someone had found our blog by searching for: Jose Arguelles is dead. Rob, who once interviewed Arguelles for OMNI Magazine, put the same phrase into Google and an article, apparently written in 1998, appeared in which Arguelles said that he was dead.
“No one but I, and perhaps that one now known as Bolon Ik, know how many times I have died. I died at least half a dozen times through my spiritual body before my son died completely for all of me. Then I died my seventh death, and knew to take a path that would not return me to the corporate identity that died along with my son. That was over ten years ago.”
He went on to say that he was now Valum Votan, an ancient Mayan priest who was speaking through him. “Valum Votan is no name you ever knew, and one of which I scarcely had any cognizance, until it came full blown to me. And taking on this name, I am tested and tested yet again. But now I know it to be true: “Votan lives in Arguelles! Arguelles is dead!”
So we were surprised last night (3-24) to read an article in Reality Sandwich that Jose Arguelles/Valum Votan died the day before (3-23).
Part of that day, we had worked on a proposal for a third synchro book that addresses synchronicity and the paradigm shift of 2012 and beyond. We were specifically trying to figure out how to address Arguelles in a way that wouldn’t overwhelm the idea of synchronicity and its role in navigating the paradigm shift.
According to the message that Daniel Pinchbeck received from the foundation that Arguelles started, he died at 6:10 AM on March 23, under the Red Spectral Moon, the same moon and exact same time at which he was born. He was 72.
We both recall reading The Mayan Factor, and then taking part in the Harmonic Convergence on August 15-16, 1987. We surprised ourselves by rising early so that we were at the beach in Fort Lauderdale at sunrise on both morning.
Arguelles described the HC as the onset of a time of significant change in the world. Indeed, two years later, the Soviet Union collapsed. We also remember the book predicting a new means of worldwide communication. Of course, that turned out to be the Internet, which was in it’s infancy in the mid-1980s and no one else was making any such predictions.
Here is how he said it, in 1987 predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union and emergence of the Internet. You’ll see that his writing style was not the easiest to follow, but if you read closely, it’s all there.
“Culminating in the globally chaotic and irrevocably transformative events of 1987-1992, including the resonant frequency shift of 1987, the concurrent collapse or regrouping of the major governments, and the emergence of the resonant field paradigm and a corresponding unified global communications network operating with bio-regional command bases, this era is pivotal in preparing for the conclusion not only of the baktun but of the entire 5,200-tun synchronization beam. During this era–the storm of transformation–the entire wave of history crests. Maximum acceleration and random entropy give way to ever-widening circles of synchronization.”