Wherever you may be, the 8,000 Drums Ceremony will take place at noon, March 21 Mexico City time. Join in for a moment, even if it's only for a moment. If you don't have a drum, clap your hands! Translating the time is a little tricky this year if you want to drum synchronistically, as the United States started Daylight-Savings Time March 9, while Mexico doesn't switch until the first Sunday in April.
But noon Mexico City time in Central Time is noon in Central Time in the United States. So, noon Mexico City time would be 1 p.m. Central Time, 2 p.m. Eastern Time, etc., in the U.S.
You might want to forward this message to your friends so they will have the time right, if they are interested, as I know there's a lot of confusion over it. To my way of thinking, synchronistic observances are fine, but all Spirit work is done in All-Time, No-Time. Time is really a circle. There really is no "time" but now (you can read more about this in my books, in describing the power of ceremony). So, if you want to drum when Spirit moves you, to my way of thinking, that is just fine. Set your intent to join with the 8,000 drums when you sit down to drum, either alone or in a group.
The ceremony is held each year, to fulfill the 500-year-old Otomi Prophecy, written on the wall of a sacred cave in Mexico that "When 8000 sacred drums play together, an intense healing of Mother Earth will commence."
The word went out from Elders of the Otomi Nation in 1995, people from all over the world responded.This prophecy was written on a rock within a sacred cave of Mexico over 500 years ago, which only the high priests had access to. In 1995, the current high priest felt it was the appointed time in history and so he alerted the Otomi Elders who went about making preparations for the ceremony. In order for the Otomi Elders to ensure that the prophecy was properly fulfilled, they put out a worldwide call and volunteers registered with the organizers to make sure they would have a minimum of 8000 people drumming on the appointed day. When this blanket call to the world was sent out by the Otomi Nation of People in Mexico, we began drumming with them as a private, personal ceremony here in Lena and have done so each year since.