Shift of the Ages: The Maya on 2012 and our future
Shift of the Ages: The Maya on 2012 and our future
The Shift of the Ages film is a true & authentic Mayan story about the Calendar, 2012 & the turbulent times in which we are now living.
The Shift of the Ages film is a true & authentic Mayan story about the Calendar, 2012 & the turbulent times in which we are now living. Read more
About this project
The Shift of the Ages film is a true and authentic story of the Maya, the Mayan Calendar, 2012 and the turbulent times in which we are living. Compelling and timely, this story is told through living Grand Elder, Wandering Wolf, also known as Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj.
We kindly ask for your help to complete and deliver this independent film to a global audience.
We invite you to join us in our campaign to help the Maya share their message through the Shift of the Ages film.
The Mayan Council of Indigenous Elders in Guatemala has a profound story, shared by their leader, Wandering Wolf. As the protagonist of the Shift of the Ages, Wandering Wolf is known as "the voice of the jungle and the messenger of the Maya." The film is the Maya’s first official discourse to the world, and sharing this story with humanity is Wandering Wolf’s destiny.
In the film we journey with Wandering Wolf as he fulfills his mission to bring peace and unity to our shifting world. We learn of the Maya, the history they want shared, their spirituality, their prophecies and their honor and respect of nature.
Along the way we join Wandering Wolf on a quest to recover a sacred Mayan staff that has been misappropriated by an elder from another nation. As Wandering Wolf’s symbol of authority, the staff has the power to unite nations and to fulfill destinies.
Image: Wandering Wolf and Kiriyama Kancho (Kyoto, Japan, 2010)
The film documents this engaging recovery mission, while taking us through Wandering Wolf’s humble beginnings as a shoe-shine boy to his political ascent as Extraordinary Ambassador to the Indigenous Pueblos of Guatemala.
Testament to the staff’s power, shortly after its recovery in 2007 the first Guatemalan Mayan President, Alvaro Colom, was inaugurated into office by Wandering Wolf.
Wandering Wolf’s journey mirrors each human being's quest to regain authority for the fulfillment of both individual and collective destinies, as we navigate these rapidly changing and shifting times.
The Mayan Calendar Connection
The famous Mayan Long Count Calendar, expected by many to end on December 21st 2012, has prompted unnecessary fear, because people are unclear of the calendar's meaning. Wandering Wolf helps clarify these and other misunderstandings in Shift of the Ages. He says that according to Maya prophecy, we have entered a unique time-period, a “change of Suns” during which humanity traverses a significant evolutionary shift. Wandering Wolf and many Mayan Elders believe it is crucial for humanity to prepare for this transition.
The Maya consider themselves the Keepers of Time, and prophesize that the new “Sun” is about to dawn. Wandering Wolf tells us that in order to facilitate the transition, we must collectively learn to cooperate, to treat each other, the earth, and it's life with dignity and respect. As he suggests, “We are one, like the fingers of one hand.” Wandering Wolf admonishes humanity to immediately stop wars, pollution, discrimination and avarice in order to avoid further tumult.
Image: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
The wisdom offered by Wandering Wolf in Shift of the Ages delivers very potent and relevant messages for our times. Unfortunately, many non-Mayan researchers, academics and film makers have misrepresented the messages and prophecies of the Maya. Films like Apocalypto incorrectly portray the Maya as vicious human sacrificers and 2012 fuels fears that the Maya predicted the end of the world, which they did not.
Allow the Maya, through the Shift of the Ages film, to clarify these misconceptions and offer a new, empowering vision for our future that eases fears of 2012.
With Your Help…
Image: Steve (director) and Mayan youth in Guatemala.
We respectfully invite you to actively participate in the Shift of the Ages film project, to financially contribute to the delivery of this epic story. Our minimum need of $125,000 allows us to complete post-production for a DVD release. However, our goal to create a theatrical-quality film will require at least $500,000 to complete. With your generous support, we can not only kickstart this project, but exceed our minimum and achieve our full goal so we can release the film to both theatrical and DVD audiences.
As challenging as an independent film is to fund and produce, we humbly acknowledge the greater magnitude of the sacrifice and contribution to humanity that the Maya have made: holding a vision for humanity’s future that has been kept sacred by the living Maya for thousands of years.
Please, won’t you join us in honoring this great civilization by allowing them a voice on the world stage of modern media?
Please pledge your support now.
The Shift of the Ages Team
When will the movie be released?
Our goal is to premiere the movie at a festival such as Sundance, early in 2012, followed by a theatrical release. DVDs will be released after the film's theatrical release.
Where can I see film clips of Shift of the Ages?
Film clips can be viewed at
What happens if the money is not raised on time?
If our goal is not met prior to the deadline, distribution and release of the Shift of the Ages film will be delayed. With your help we can avoid this scenario.
$125,000 seems like a low number for a movie budget, doesn’t it?
You are correct. Fortunately, other Ambassadors have helped support the project along the way. The $125,000 to $500,000 figure is the remaining balance of a larger total budget. Our goal is imperative for the film project to become a reality.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. When we do meet our goal we will finish the film and submit it to film festivals. The Official DVD will be released after the film shows at theaters. The Ambassador DVD featuring Wandering Wolfs video messages will be released summer 2011. It will be our priority to send out the incentives as soon as is possible.
Can we exceed the goal?
Yes! Exceeding our goal allows us to give the appropriate honor to the inspirational teachings of the Maya, as we would make a better movie and reach a broader audience with a theatrical release.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Click a blue “Manage Your Donation” button on our Kickstarter campaign page and you can enter a new amount or choose a new incentive.
I am not in the US. Can I still pledge to this project?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere in the world.
Where does the money go to?
The money goes directly to the production company, P-Qubd LLC, for funding the post-production phase of this film.
For more information please visit www.ShiftoftheAges.com
Any other questions? Email us at gregor@ShiftoftheAges.com
-- Joseph, Steve, James, April, David, Rachel, Sammy, Gregor --
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