We can master time in a world without limits, according to Timewave 2013: The Future is Now. Part two of director Sharron Rose’s documentary 2012: The Odyssey delves into Mayan prophecies and ideas of time.
As Rose visits the Q’ero, shamans and healers descended from the ancient Incans, you can hear their guidance. The DVD is available from Sacred Mysteries Productions.
Rare visit with the Q’ero
Rose meets the Q’ero in the Andes Mountains of Peru. They fled the Spanish Conquest some 500 years ago. The Q’ero live in the present moment. They do not own televisions, computers or cell phones.
With clear perception, the Q’ero have mastered time. This allows them to travel to the past and present. Seeing Earth’s future allows them to share prophecies. Anthropologist and psychologist Dr. Alberto Villoldo translates for the shamans.
Despacho ceremony purifies
Shamans Don Umberto Sonco and Dona Bernadina Sonco perform a Despacho ceremony to help release negativity and change the future. The Despacho is a mandala made with objects that symbolize beauty, endearment and humor. Cookies, candies, roots and flowers are used here.
The Q’ero place all negative thoughts and feelings into the objects. The shamans blow prayers into coca leaves and add them to the Despacho.
Vision of the future
The ceremony becomes a metaphor for purification and renewal throughout the film. Rose blows her prayers into the coca leaves “to dispel the wars and suffering that is the story of this age just ending.”
Rose sees a new world “built around the idea of partnership and cooperation” where “Nature would be restored and men and women live together in peace.”
Finally the bundle is thrown into a fire, symbolically burning up negativity and sending prayers into the world.
The Q’ero pray and prophesy
The Q’ero share wisdom from the ancient Incan prophet Pachacuti. “The world, which has gone into chaos, will be turned right side up again, and a new human will be born,” says Rose. New humans are seen in bodies of light.
Disasters will affect many areas of the world, says Don Umberto. “We must make our prayers to the feminine, to the Mother. We must come back to the ways of the feminine, of stewardship, of protection.”
“The United States has a great power, it has great brilliance, great resources. It is up to the United States to take leadership in the world. To bring peace, to bring balance back to the planet,” Don Umberto says.
Nature of time is changing
Western linear time is founded on cause and effect, says Villoldo. Time turns like a wheel for indigenous societies. Based on synchronicity, shamanic time allows us to influence the past and future.
“When we’re able to engage a different form of time, we’re not only the result of an earlier cause,” Villoldo explains. “The future can reach back like a giant hand and bring you forward into who you are becoming. So we can be informed by who we are becoming.”
Age of the Great Lie
“We live in the age of the great lie,” says Villoldo. We distrust politicians, medicine and the media. “It’s a conspiracy of mediocrity,” he believes. Philosopher and scholar Jean Houston adds, “It’s like every shadow that ever existed has risen to be faced so that we can make the next step.”
Author Whitley Strieber believes that extinction events will mark 2012. Others say that profound evolutionary shifts are unfolding within us. “What is probably more likely going on is that we are in the grip of a gigantic change” as “the old ways are dying,” explains producer and author Jay Weidner.
An Age of Peace
“Ancient texts and traditions say that we are preparing for 1,000 years of a peaceful coexistence in this world,” New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden tells Rose. “Sometimes our greatest strengths become apparent when we face the greatest challenges together,” he adds.
“We have this window of opportunity to make a really radical and fast transition to a different social paradigm and a different sustainable infrastructure,” says author and producer Daniel Pinchbeck (2012: Time for Change).
“We are heading toward a singularity in history in which yesterday looks nothing like today, and today looks nothing like tomorrow,” says Houston.
A view of enlightenment
Enlightenment is a way to free ourselves from the “cultural trance” of the modern world. “The whole change of the world has to start with you,” Rose told Awareness Magazine. “If you want a world of beauty and connectivity, you have to start with yourself.”
“You will be firmly grounded in the material world, and from this place, bring your expanded knowledge and perception into your every action,” she noted. “As you bring this expanded energy into your physical body, your whole body will begin to become lighter. You will heal. This is what they mean by enlightenment.”
As in part one, Timewave 2013 includes esoteric discussions about alchemy and astronomy.
Living love the best way to prepare
We nurture life-affirming or life-denying feelings every day, says Braden. Western science has shown that feelings do change our body chemistry.
“If we can reconcile our fears and our judgments and our bias, our jealousy and our anger as well as all the love, and accept the forgiveness and the tolerance and the compassion that comes our way every day. . . . we have already prepared for whatever eventuality,” Braden maintains.
“Compassion and forgiveness are the path towards true liberation,” says Villoldo. “The year 2012 is not only a purging but also an embrace of all that is really important to us.” (4 out of 5 stars)
Timewave 2013: The Future is Now / 2008 / NR / 1 hour, 28 min
Cast Overview: Jose Arguelles, Gregg Braden, Riane Eisler, William Henry, Jean Houston, John Major Jenkins, Rick Levine, Dennis McKenna, Terence McKenna, Don Martine Pinedo, Vilma Pinedo, Daniel Pinchbeck, Sharron Rose, Umberto Sonco, Bernadina Sonco, Geoff Stray, Whitley Strieber, Alberto Villoldo, Jay Weidner
Director: Sharron Rose