Interview with Sharron Rose
by Mary Nelson
Sharron Rose is a filmmaker, scholar, author
and choreographer as well as the co-founder of Sacred Mysteries.
She is also the writer and director of the new film 2012:
MN: Why did you decide to make the film 2012:
SR: I had been reading many books by authors
who focused upon the profound changes that would be in store
for us around that time period. I wanted to talk to the experts,
the ones who had written the books that I was reading, and
find out the real message and meaning of the prophesies and
predictions for 2012.
MN: What did you find?
SR: There is an amazing amount of consensus
around the subject. Prophecies from numerous spiritual traditions
all speak of a sudden transformative shift that is happening
at this very moment in time. In addition to the Mayans, the
Incans and the Alchemists the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Jews,
the Maori, the Cherokee and more have ancient
prophecies addressing the time period we are living in right now. We should
prepared and help others to prepare.
As far as the 2012 moment is concerned, we
should not wait until the December solstice date to take action
because our world and the future it offers for us is being
altered right now, all around us. And I am not just speaking
about the effects of globalization, the internet, global warming
and peak oil but more importantly the fact that a conscious
shift is occurring. What is going on right now on planet Earth
is that a new level of consciousness is emerging as a tangible
quality. That consciousness is making us all painfully aware
of how much work there is left to do. At this critical moment
in time, we have the opportunity to awaken from the nightmares
of the past and discover who we really are beneath the imprinted
thoughts and cravings which have led us here.
MN: What do you think will happen in 2012?
SR: The future is being created right now,
in every action that we take. Many foresee that there will
very likely be a series of global catastrophes, one following
the other. These disasters are the world trying to wake us
up. Right now there is a great slumber across the land, Alberto
Villodo refers to it as a cultural trance, Jose Arguelles,
Dreamspell. It is time to awaken and free our minds.
So in the short term I think we should be
ready for anything, in the
long term, after the future events have played themselves out, I envision
that it will be a wonderful, fertile, rejuvenated world. Having come through
transition we will have a new sensitivity to both the physical world
and the larger metaphysical reality that shapes our lives. The model of the
future I like to envision is what Terence McKenna referred to as the archaic
Many of us are afraid of what is coming but
we shouldn't be. Fear constricts and binds us to the old paradigm.
What we need now is the courage to face and transmute the essential
energy of that fear into right action. There is a great world
waiting for us to birth into being, one of love and generosity
and wisdom and compassion. If we sit on our hands and do nothing,
if we allow the forces of greed and egotism to continue to
dominate our world, then we will not be pleased with the outcome.
That is one of the main reasons for making 2012: The Odyssey.
In a way it was created as an alchemical experiment to help
transform the future. By casting forward the idea that our
thoughts and actions can have an effect on the future, on what
happens five years from now, that idea will empower us to take
responsibility and insure that the best possible future will
emerge. I think it's called The Secret.