ABOUT JOSE ARGUELLES aka VALUM VOTAN
José Argüelles, born in 1939, received his Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the University of Chicago in 1969. His distinguished career as an educator began at Princeton University in 1966, and continued for the next 23 years at the University of California, Davis, The Evergreen State College, The Naropa Institute, San Francisco State University, the San Francisco Institute of Art, the University of Colorado, Denver, and the Union Graduate School.
His pioneering books, translated into many languages, are the result of his own artistic activity and scientific investigations into whole systems: Mandala (co-author, 1972), Charles Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic (1972), The Transformative Vision (1975, 1992), The Feminine Spacious as the Sky (co-author, 1977), Earth Ascending: An Illustrated Treatise on the Law Governing Whole Systems (1984, 1988, 1996), The Mayan Factor (1987), Surfers of the Zuvuya (1988), The Call of Pacal Votan, Time is the Fourth Dimension (1996), and The Arcturus Probe, Tales and Reports of an Ongoing Investigation (1996).
As one of the originators of Earth Day (First Whole Earth Festival, Davis, California, 1970), Argüelles is a lifelong activist for peace and the planetary transformation of consciousness. With his wife and partner, Lloydine, they founded the Planet Art Network (1983), promoting the revival of the Nicholas Roerich Peace Pact and Banner of Peace (1935). Working with prophetic information received from Tony Shearer in 1970, Argüelles distilled his lifelong study of the mathematics and prophecies of the Mayan Calendar into the Harmonic Convergence, August 16-17, 1987, global meditation and planetary peace event.
Following his unraveling of the Mayan calendar code in his international bestseller, The Mayan Factor (1987), with Lloydine, he continued his scientific and mathematical investigation of the codes underlying the Mayan calendar system of ancient Central America. The result of their joint research was the discovery of the Law of Time, based on defining the 12:60 and 13:20 timing frequencies, and the production of tools and proofs of the mathematics of fourth-dimensional time: The Thirteen Moon Calendar (1990) and Thirteen Moons in Motion (1992); Dreamspell: the Journey of Timeship Earth 2013 (1991); Telektonon (1994); The Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan (1995); The 260 Postulates of the Dynamics of Time (1996); The 20 Tablets of the Law of Time (1997); and the 7:7::7:7 Telektonon Revelation (1998).
To implement the discovery of the Law of Time, the Arguelles' founded the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement (1994). As planetary peace pilgrims they have delivered their message around the world, including the Vatican and the United Nations. They have convened: the First Planetary Congress of Biospheric Rights (Brazil, 1996), the Four Corners Boundary Dissolving Ceremony (USA, 1996); the First World Peace (Mexico, 1996); the World Congress on the Law of Time (Japan, 1997); the First Gathering of Peace for the Universal Religion (Italy, 1998); and this summer, The World Summit on Peace and Time (Costa Rica, 1999).
ABOUT LLOYDINE ARGUELLES aka BOLON IK
Lloydine Burris, born in 1943, received her B.F.A. in Dance from UCLA, 1966, and her M.A. in Modern Dance, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1970. Lloydine's professional career in dance included teaching at the University of Colorado, the Naropa Institute and the Boulder Dance Odyssey where she was a director/choreographer until 1981.
In 1973 Lloydine began formal study and practice of Buddhist meditation. Combining her career as a dancer with her Buddhist studies, in the 1980s she extended her education through studies in Higher Buddhist Logic, Dance Therapy, and the healing art of Jin Shin Jitsu which she studied under its founder, Mary Burmeister.
Early in 1981, while at a Buddhist meditation retreat center in the Rocky Mountains, Lloydine first met José Argüelles. As students of the Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, both Lloydine and José studied and practiced the principles of Dharma Art, "art as everyday life." Lloydine and José were married in 1983 in Boulder, Colorado.
In 1983, Lloydine was instrumental with José in forming the Planet Art Network in preparation for the Harmonic Convergence Peace Meditation of August 16-17, 1987. Their program of "Warriorship Without War, Art as a Foundation for Global Peace," communicated through lecture, dance and ceremony the value of art as the foundation of culture.
Since 1989 she has devoted herself to assisting José in the deciphering of the Mayan codes of time, and in communicating the message of the new time. While on a two-year retreat on Mount Haleakala, Maui, Hawai'i, she collaborated with José in the creation of the Dreamspell, Journey of Timeship Earth 2013, 1990-91. Through her skills as a dance performer and ceremonialist, Lloydine has been instrumental in the choreography of new time ceremonies, most recently: Serpent Mound, Day-Out-of- Time, July 25, 1995; the five ceremonies of the Congress of Biospheric Rights, Brazilia, March 17-21, 1996; Earth Day, Rinri Institute, Mount Fuji, April 22, 1996; the Boundary Dissolving Ceremony, Four Corners, June 26, 1996; First World Peace March, Teotihuacan, Mexico, 1996; original poetry and performance, First World Congress on the Law of Time, Tokyo, Day-Out-of-Time Ceremony, Gotemba, and New Year's Day Ceremony at the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 1997; the Revolution of Time Day-Out-of-Time Ceremonies, Monza Park, Milan, Italy, 1998. Lloydine, now known as Bolon Ik, is currently assisting in the coordination of the Planet Art Network and preparation for the worldwide Day Out of Time Peace Through Culture art festivals, July 25, 1999.
Truth is Love. Tolerance is Justice. Peace is Forever. Valum Votan and Bolon Ik