Some quick, important updates; more special holiday announcements next week:
1. Sacred Journey to the Land of the Maya Feb 26 – March 10 2015
Mayan spirituality and culture is as alive today as it was a few years ago when the hype about the end of the world was as much a myth to the Maya as it was a commercial propaganda machine for those who profited from the ancient wisdom of this amazing culture. Don’t be fooled and miss an incredible opportunity to share in a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the ancient lands of the Maya. We are guided by women and men elders from whom we have much to learn about life and synchrony with the natural world.
Mayan Elders will guide a small group of adventurers through these spectacular lands – what is known today as Guatemala and Honduras – where spectacular natural beauty blends with ancient temples, sacred sites and ceremonies that have formed the bedrock of human consciousness.
And for those who met our sweet sister Rosse Mary Vargas Vilela from Bolivia (seen in the Shift of the Ages film), you’ll know what a treat it is that she will be joining Grandmother Elizabeth and Tata Cirilo (aka Wandering Wolf, Don Alejandro) with other Mayan Elders in a journey through these ancient, enchanted lands still home to over 10 million Maya.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity for such a convergence of beauty, wisdom, sacred connection in the Sacred Journey to the Land of the Maya February 26th through March 10th 2015. See itinerary, details and photo gallery here:
2. Tsunami: Images of Resilience
Help our friends Birgitte Rasine, author of “The Serpent and the Jaguar,” and photographer Dan Root raise funds for an extraordinary book of photography honoring the sacred spirit of strength and resilience. The images tell the personal stories of those who rebuilt after the 2004 Tsunami, stories at once timeless and profound, that remind us all of the resilience we each carry deep inside. Net proceeds from book and fine print sales will support disaster preparedness and trauma survival programs.
3. Vision of Humanity Global Peace Index
We are living in the most peaceful century in human history; however the 2014 Global Peace Index shows that the last seven years has shown a notable deterioration in levels of peace. The world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators.
Here is the 2014 report http://www.visionofhumanity.org/sites/default/files/2014%20Global%20Peace%20Index%20REPORT.pdf
And the Vision of Humanity web site: http://www.visionofhumanity.org
Have a great day!
All the best,
Joseph R. Giove and the Common Passion Core Team