Festival Spotlight: Cosmic Convergence 2012

VibeWest is proud to be a sponsor of one of the most original and home-grown festivals happening this new year. Celebrating the dawning of a new era that most of us are becoming more and more aware of, Cosmic Convergence 2012 will expose attendees to ancestral and ultra-modern ways of living in order to provoke a shift in consciousness to rethink what lifestyles are possible in post-2012 reality. The festival, which takes place in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala on December 30 – January 1, has been dubbed to be part of an ongoing international tribal revival that originated in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and has been gaining momentum since the 1990s. Examples of other transformational festivals that celebrate this movement are the Symbiosis Gathering in northern California and the Envision Festival in Costa Rica.
The Producers have promised a harmonious blend of ancient and modern wisdom and technology and are working with local indigenous organizations and international musicians, djs, visionary artists, and speakers and teachers.

CosmicConvergence2012 had this to say:

“The objectives will be achieved through visionary music, art, workshops, and demonstrations. Mayan culture will be emphasized through traditional ritual and ceremony, clothing and textiles, knowledge of medicinal plants, etc. Green and appropriate technology will be on display, demonstrating various principles of renewable energy, permaculture, and natural building and elaborated upon in the workshop sections. A series of workshops will allow the attendees to explore the limits of body and mind using ancient techniques. An art gallery will showcase a collection of visionary art thematically selected for tribal and green future elements. The musical array will be chosen based on tribal and ritual themes, recreating the ancient trance-dance experience which is common to primitive societies worldwide. We are currently collaborating with a number of producers to fuse tribal and nature sounds with electronic music, and a compilation of tracks produced specifically for the Cosmic Convergence will be released concurrently with the date of the event. The event will take place in the sacred ancestral site of Lake Atitlan, a stunning crater like in the Guatemalan highlands surrounded by three volcanoes and inhabited by the modern-day descendants of the powerful Maya civilization. It will be a collaborative effort between different parties and organizations.
Due to the concurrence with the international Rainbow Gathering in Guatemala in November, ceremonies taking place on 21 December in Tikal and other Mayan sites, and an international trance gathering that same night hosting Goa Gil as well as two major international electronic music events in southern Mexico, there will be a significant international tourist presence in Guatemala during the dates of the event, which is targeted at both a national and international audience.”

Ticket prices for this event are very affordable and being sold on a sliding scale, as well as specially priced tickets for Guatemalan Nationals.

For more information, please visit www.cosmicconvergence2012.com

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