José Argüelles was an author, artist, and educator who founded Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time. As one of the originators of the Earth Day concept, Argüelles helped organize an "art happening" that led in 1971 to the first Whole Earth Festival, now in its 40th year. He held a PhD in Art History and Aesthetics from the University of Chicago. José’s career as an educator has included professorships at Princeton University, University of California Davis, Evergreen State College, the Naropa Institute, San Francisco State University, the University of Colorado, and the Union Graduate School. José was one of the first spiritual teachers to focus on the Mayan Calendar. The foundation for the harmonic convergence was laid out in Arguelles' 1987 book, The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology. He also wrote Earth Ascending, Surfers of the Zuvuya, The Arcturus Probe and Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human Affairs. His official biography is 2012: Biography of a Time-Traveler.