I’m not sure that Carl has decided the location for the “Conscious Convergence.” It may be that the event will be held in several places. For his vision of the event, see:
Carl Johann Calleman
Mayan Elders will Honor the Conscious Convergence
13 Ahau, May 26, 2010
(Thanks to Len)
Three Mayan elders, Don Alejandro Oxlaj, Don Rigoberto Itzep and Hunbatz Men, have pledged to participate in the Conscious Convergence, July 17-18, 2010 through performing ceremonies on these dates. The three elders are among the most respected and well-known representatives of the Mayan people yet having somewhat different roles in this tradition.
Hunbatz Men is probably the most well-known of the Yucatec Maya elders and is the initiator of the Maya Mystery Schools, (see http://www.themayas.com.mx/).
Don Rigoberto Itzep leads the Wajshakib Batz (8 Monkey) ceremonies in Momostenango in Guatemala, which plays a critical role in maintaining the continuity of the calendar through the initiation of new daykeepers (see http://www.maya-portal.net/blog/ken /initiation_of_daykeeper_report_from_momostenango
Don Alejandro Oxlaj, Wandering Wolf, http://www.shiftoftheages.com/, is the spokesperson of the 440 person strong Mayan Council of Elders in addition to being Grand Elder of the Continental Council of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
Very likely the Conscious Convergence will be observed also by many other elders all over the Mayan lands as the word goes around. The participation of Hunbatz Men and Don Alejandro takes on a special role in that it establishes a continuity to the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 in which they both played an instrumental role.
The Conscious Convergence Core Team is happy to announce the support of the Mayan elders for the July 17-18 event, and through this we want to extend a call to all indigenous peoples in the world to be part.