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**Harmonic Convergence**is the name given to a world-wide esoteric-religious event which took place onAugust 16 andAugust 17 ,1987 . The event was centered on a number of "sacred" places throughout the world fromStonehenge to theGolden Gate Bridge where individuals calling themselves "light beings" gathered in an attempt to usher in a new era.The date of the

**Harmonic Convegence**was based to some extent on theMayan Calendar with some consideration also given to European and Asian astrological traditions. The chosen dates have the distinction of marking an alignment of the planets of the solar system.The Harmonic Convergence was a global awakening to

love and unity through divine transformation and divine channeling of sacred information.fact|date=September 2008 One of the principal organizers of the "Harmonic Convergence" event was the academic and authorJose Arguelles however the event was not predicted by Arguelles. Another author named Tony Shearer predicted the event in his 1971 book "Lord of the Dawn" whom his work was used by Arguelles. According to Arguelles' interpretation of Maya cosmology, the selected date marked the end of twenty-two cycles of 52 years each, or 1144 years in all. The twenty-two cycles were divided into thirteen "heaven " cycles, which began inAD 843 and ended in1519 , when the nine "hell " cycles began, ending 468 years later inAD 1987 .According to Arguelles, the event came at the end of these "hell" cycles and the beginning of a new age of universal peace. Adherents believed that signs indicated a "major energy shift" was about to occur, a turning point in Earth's collective

karma anddharma , and that this energy was powerful enough to change the global perspective of man from one ofconflict to one ofco-operation .Actress andauthor Shirley MacLaine called it a "window of light", allowing access to higher realms of awareness.According to Arguelles and others, the

**Harmonic Convergence**also began the final 26-year countdown to the end of the Mayan Long Count in2012 , which would be the "end of history" and the beginning of a new 5,125-year cycle. All the evils of the modern world—war, materialism, violence, abuses, unjustice, governmental abusive of power, etc.—would end with the birth of the 6th Sun and the 5th Earth onDecember 21 , 2012.**Philosophical implications**Believers of this esoteric prophecy maintain that the Harmonic Convergence ushered in a five-year period of Earth's "cleansing", where many of the planet's "false structures of separation" would collapse. The subsequent events of the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the breakup of the

Soviet Union , the reunification of West and East Germany, and the ending ofapartheid inSouth Africa were taken as evidence of the Earth's "cleansing". Fact|date=February 2007**Activities**People began arriving on

August 16th ,1987 at sites such asMount Shasta ,Stonehenge ,Sedona, Arizona , theGolden Gate Bridge ,Bolinas, California ,Haleakala ,Crestone, Colorado , as well as Dunn Meadow inBloomington, Indiana , which were believed to be "focus locations". Events began onAugust 15 , culminating with the convergence itself on the 16th of August. Participants engaged in collectiveprayer ,song ,meditation ,dance , andritual s.For example 2000 members of San Francisco's Radiant Light Ministry, led by Rev. Will Green, occupied the center span of the Golden Gate Bridge for two hours.

Many individuals taking part in the

**Convergence**claimed to have received divine guidance from the astral realms about the current state of Earth and the necessity of transformation. Many others made claims of personal transfiguration and revelation.The highly publicized event brought the New Age movement into the public eye and contributed to making many esoteric practices and ideas like quartz crystals,

channelling , and theories aboutreincarnation andextraterrestrial life a permanent, if still limited, part of mainstream American culture.According to some in the New Age community, the Harmonic Convergence also sparked the birth of sacred travel, or metaphysical tourism, as well as opening the gate to the reception of sacred information. [

*[*]*http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/travel/29spirituality.html Metaphysical Tourism - Travel - New York Times*]**Cultural references**The

2006 fantasy novel , "Three Days to Never ", takes place around this event, with the event itself being of some importance in the story.The album "

Big Generator " by YES includes a song titled "Holy Lamb" which is dedicated to Harmonic Convergence.Jon Anderson , the lead vocalist, is a conscious light soul.**References***"Adapted in part from the Wikinfo article [

*http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.phtml?title=Harmonic_Convergence Harmonic Convergence*] , licensed under theGNU Free Documentation License ."**External links*** Solar System Live simulations of planetary positions on [

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