Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CHI, IL FILM 2012: The Beginning --Sacred Maya Texts and Doomsday Date 12/21/12

 photo credit:   Chicago IONS

An exciting new documentary that a friend of ours edited will have its Chicago premier on Sunday April 15 at 3pm.   "2012: The Beginning" travels the world to examine what the Sacred Maya texts really say about the "doomsday" date of December 21, 2012.  Director Shannon Kring Buset will be there for a q&a after the screening.

Sunday, April 15 
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Chicago IONS Presents:
        "2012: The Beginning"  
         A WildHeart Vision Production
        directed by Shannon Kring Buset

Identified by the Maya nearly 1,400 years ago, the year 2012 has become the focus of great curiosity and debate.

Some believe it will bring catastrophic events.
Others, an era of enlightenment.
Or perhaps, as Jose Stevens suggested at our February program, it will contain both destruction and creation.

But what did the ancient Maya themselves believe?  In this new documentary film we travel the world to examine what the Sacred Maya texts really say.

Our journey is guided by noted archaeologists, scholars, and the living Maya, who take us into the field-to the very origins of the Maya Long Count Calendar-and into their lives and sacred ceremonies.  Together, these people from very different worlds shed light on a date that has long been shrouded in mystery and fear.
About Shannon Kring Buset, (Writer, Producer & Director):
 In 2007, Shannon Kring Buset was writer, executive producer, and co-star of an Emmy-winning PBS reality-cooking series. The author of award-winning cookbooks and owner of acclaimed restaurants and culinary schools, she walked away from it all and moved to a remote Maya Chorti' village on the Honduras-Guatemala border in 2008.. She brought with her three goals for inner achievement: to heal her heart, to reconnect with her spirituality, and to discover her higher purpose.

Grateful for having lived and worked alongside indigenous elders, spiritual luminaries, world leaders, and other awe-inspiring individuals in places as diverse as Indonesia, Finland, and India, and dedicated to inspiring others to embrace a more soulful existence, Shannon shares the teachings she's honored to carry to us.

Suggested Donation: $10 Doors Open: 2:45 p.m. 
Registration and light refreshments until 3:15 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 3:15 p.m. 

Location: Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
at the intersection of Howard, Lincoln, and Skokie Hwy. 
(Free parking is available in the building's lot, as well as in the lot next door,(just east of the building), and at the former "Coffee Beanery" lot, just across Lincoln.)   Enter from the East Lot entrance.

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