José Argüelles is the man who first introduced the date December 21, 2012 into mass consciousness. He initiated the Harmonic Convergence global peace meditation of 1987, and is the founder of the annual Whole Earth Festival (1970) in California, and one of the originators of the Earth Day concept. He is author of many books, most notably 'The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology
'. Jose passed to the otherside of the veil on March 23, 2011.
See his website at: http://www.lawoftime.org/