JUNE 5, 2012


The meaning and portent of the year 2012 by the Western calendar have been discussed and debated for at least a quarter century, ever since visionary author, Jose Arguelles, first wrote about  the 13-Baktun (5,200 year) Mayan calendar that "ends" or "rolls-over" as our solar system aligns with the dark rift in the Galactic Center.  Many key cycles are coming together as we prepare for what some are calling the great "Shift of Ages" when, according to the Hopi and other indigenous peoples, we transition from the 4th world to a purified and renewed 5th world.

One such important cycle relates to Venus, brightest heavenly body after the Moon, which will transit across the face of the Sun (as seen from Earth) for six hours on June 5/6, 2012, entirely visible from the Hawaiian islands in the Pacific Ocean.  Mindful that the ancient Maya carefully calculated the phases of Venus, we know that its rare transit is an opportunity to "Open the Aloha Spirit" of love, compassion and cooperation by joining forces with recognized indigenous elders in Hawaii for dialogue, prayer and celebration.

Consequently, the Four Directions Wisdom Society will hold an "Aloha Wisdom Gathering" at the Keauhou Bay Sheraton hotel, on the Big Island, June 2-6, 2012.  We invite everyone who wishes to promote suggestions for building a sustainable, positive future for the next seven generations and activate the Venus transit to join us with Agnes Baker-Pilgrim, Flordemayo, and Mona Polacca of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, several Hawaiian kupunas (wisdom-keepers) led by Auntie Pua Mahoe, whose lineage stems from the volcano demi-goddess Pele, herself, plus the ancient crystal skull Synergy and its guardian Sherry Whitfield, at this auspicious event.


Traditional teachings say that combining the positive energies of a group of conscious people in a sacred place at an important time has much more impact than isolated, individual efforts.  The Aloha Wisdom Gathering will be a time for like-minded people to meet with recognized Earth-keepers and elders in sacred space at a special time to "talk story" as the Hawaiians say to bring forth suggestions about how to move forward together at this great Shift of the Ages.  Chet & Kallista Snow sought and received permission from Hawaiian elders for this multi-cultural event and the 4DW Society was founded to honor, preserve and celebrate the wisdom of indigenous elders, globally.  Its 501(c)(3) recognition means that part of every registration for the June Aloha Gathering is tax-deductible for American citizens.  Sponsors receive even larger tax deductions.

Pele's Rainbow in 2010 signifies "Go Ahead"

This Gathering is not designed to be a Conference where speakers simply inform an audience; rather we will dialogue together to find suggestions to move forward together. Please click here for the proposed Aloha Gathering program outline.

Set in the mystical blue and green energies of the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, home of the volcano demigoddess Pelé, the June 2012 Aloha Wisdom Gathering presents an opportunity to meet and dialogue intimately with global teachers, wisdom keepers, recognized elders and others of like mind during one of the most powerful astronomical and energy alignments of 2012, recognized by traditional cultures, like the Maya, as being critical for our times.

As our solar system aligns with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, on June 5-6, 2012, our world will experience a Venus Transit when our sister planet passes across the face of the Sun, as viewed from Earth, during a six-hour period.   Such transits are among the rarest of recurring, predictable astronomical phenomena and have been recorded since ancient Babylon.  They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits 8 years apart, separated by big gaps of 121.5 and 105.5 years.  The June 2012 transit will be the second of this century’s pair, preceded by one on June 8, 2004.  The next pair will not begin until 2117.  Further, the 2012 transit marks the first time in over 26,000 years that this eclipse-like event will happen just as our system aligns with the Galactic Center, thereby adding a cosmic dimension to its energy potential.