|Birthname||Joseph Anthony Arguelles|
|born on||24 January 1939 at 18:21 (= 6:21 PM )|
|Place||Kasson, Minnesota, 44n02, 92w45|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°08' 22°45 Asc. 18°44'|
American esoteric author, specialist in Mayan and New Age prophesies. Arguelles, aka Valum Votan, spent his lifetime studying the math and prophesies of the Mayan Calendar which he presents as a "correct and biologically accurate calendar for the whole planet of a Thirteen Moon 28-Day Calendar," correlating with the Mayan zodiac. Working with prophetic information received from Tony Shearer in 1970, he distilled his lifelong study of the Mayans to initiate the Harmonic Convergence, 8/16-17/ 1987 for global peace meditations.
A planetary whole systems anthropologist, Arguelles received his Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the University of Chicago in 1969. In a distinguished career as an educator, he taught for 23 years at a number of different educational facilities.
His pioneering books, translated into many languages, are the result of his own artistic activity and scientific investigations into whole systems including his important treatise, "Earth Ascending: An illustrated Treatise on the Law Governing Whole Systems," 1984 & 1988 as well as his international best seller, "The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology," 1987.
Arguelles was one of the founders of Earth Day, 1970 at the first Whole Earth Festival in Davis, CA. He has consistently been a career 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 Roerich Peace Pact and Banner of Peace first introduced by Nicholas Roerich in 1935. His studies culminated in "Telektonon: the Talking Stone of Prophesy," The Thirteen Moon Calendar, Mayan Prophesy and a Universal peace Plan, 1993-94.
He died of peritonitis on March 23, 2011 at 6:10 AM in Australia (time from the Law of Time website; place and cause of death from his obituary).
Marcello Borges quotes Ed Steinbrecher
- Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Taught 23 years)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Mayan Calendar and philosophy)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Universities)
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology (Planetary Whole systems)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Harmonic Convergence)