from Daniel Pinchbecks blog

Where will you be when the 5,125 year Long Count Calendar of the Classical Maya ends on December, 21, 2012? Will you be hiding in an underground cave from global cataclysm and magnetic polar reversal? Will you be entering a multidimensional realm of hyperspace triggered by mass activation of the pineal gland? Will you be picking up the pieces of a ruined world or dancing the night away at the party at the end of time?

Considering that nobody knows what’s going to happen in 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar functions as a tremendously intriguing meme upon which we can project our hopes and fears, dreams and desires. Hollywood has now offered up a massive collective shadow projection in the form of a $250 million disaster epic that takes the aesthetics of annihilation to a new pitch of perfection. Paradoxically, this doom-riddled blockbuster could create a great opening to offer an alternative vision of what 2012 could be for our planet. Potentially, 2012 could represent the coming-to-consciousness of the human species, in which we take responsibility for our role as agents of conscious evolution.

A rising grassroots movement now realizes we can no longer expect governments, corporations, or any outside authority to create the beautiful world we long to live in. We have to do it ourselves. This growing network of Evolvers, Burners, Bioneers, Transition Towners, and others are developing new cooperative networks that can help heal our planet while providing sustainable solutions to the disastrously unsustainable economic and political systems that disempower people, keeping them asleep.

For this month’s Spore, cities across the world will host conversations on 2012 and the evolution of consciousness, including “counter-screenings” to Sony Pictures’ “2012” world-catastrophe film. Spores may preview Mangusta Productions upcoming feature-length documentary “2012: Time for Change,” directed by Joao Amorim and starring “2012” author Daniel Pinchbeck, along with a section of Disinfo’s DVD “2012: Science our Superstition,” produced by Gary Baddeley. Also, bestselling author John Major Jenkins will give a short video presentation for those participating in the Spores. Afterward, we will discuss indigenous prophecies and global transformation, and how to prepare ourselves and our communities for rapid changes to come.

Check the list below to find a Spore in your area. Make sure to email the regional host (via their group page) if you’d like to help spread “the evolution” by getting involved in the planning of the event. If there is not yet an Evolver Spore in your community, email jonathan((at))evolver((dot))net to start your own.

CANADA

Evolver Vancouver

EUROPE

Evolver The Hague

Evolver Stockholm

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town

USA

Evolver Athens

Evolver Atlanta

Evolver Baltimore (Nov. 4)

Evolver Boulder

Evolver Boston

Evolver Chicago (Nov. 17)

Evolver Detroit

Evolver Inland Empire

Evolver Long Beach

Evolver Los Angeles

Evolver Naples, FL

Evolver Nashville

Evolver New Orleans

Evolver New York City (Nov. 12)

Evolver Orange County

Evolver Philadelphia

Evolver Phoenix

Evolver Portland, OR

Evolver Princeton

Evolver Richmond

Evolver Sacramento

Evolver Salt Lake City

Evolver San Francisco

Evovler Seattle

About the Films:

2012: Time for Change” is a feature-length documentary, directed by Joao Amorim of Curious Pictures and featuring Daniel Pinchbeck, the bestselling author of “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl” (Penguin, 2006). In the style of “An Inconvenient Truth”, “What the Bleep Do We Know”, and “Waking Life”, the film explores ideas about what the immediate future may hold, symbolized by the myths and prophecies of the Mayan culture of Mexico. Interviews with design scientists, anthropologists, physicists such as Dean Radin, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Nassim Haramein John Todd and Paul Stamets and celebrities such as Sting, Ellen Page and Gilberto Gil. “2012” combines film and animation in an innovative way, taking us on a journey through our own evolution.

2012: Science or Superstition”: Countless books and websites, magazine articles and newspaper headlines debate 2012’s meaning, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse–the end of time–and those who see a coming renewal, a rebirth of consciousness. How much of what we’re hearing is science and how much is superstition? In this film the leading researchers, writers and scientists in the field tell us exactly what this date means to them, why it’s important, and what we should expect. Featured in the film are Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alberto Villoldo, Anthony Aveni, Robert Bauval, Jim Marrs, Walter Cruttenden, Lawrence E. Joseph, Alonso Mendez, Douglas Rushkoff, John Anthony West and Benito Vegas Duran.