In the spring of 1990, the eco-village of Huehuecóyotl in the state of Morelos was the venue for the meeting: “Regarding the Nature of the Guardians of Sacred and Scientific Traditions” with representatives from ecological movements, spiritual groups, indigenous nations, scientists and artists. The idea of organizing gatherings known as “Vision Council-Guardians of the Earth" was proposed, and the first one was celebrated the following year, 1991, in the Otomí-Ñahñú Ceremonial Center in Temoaya, in the State of Mexico.
In the following years, nine different Vision Councils took place in Mexico: one in the Mazunte fishing community in Oaxaca; in the Nanciyaga ecological project in Catemaco, Veracruz; on the banks of Zirahuén lake in Michoacán; in the community of Teopantli Kalpulli in Jalisco; in the Meztitla Boy Scout camp in Tepoztlán, Morelos; in Dos Palmas Ecological Ejido in Quintana Roo; in the Tzajalá intentional community in Chiapas, and in Iztac Multiversidad, located on the slopes of the Iztaccíhuatl volcano in the State of Mexico. Two others took place in international venues organized by the Rainbow Peace Caravan (Caravana Arcoíris por la Paz) during their journey through South America: one in Cuzco, Peru: The Call of the Condor, 2003, and the other in 2005 in Alto Paraíso, Brazil, The Call of the Hummingbird.
Throughout the years, the Vision Council has been enriched by the active participation of the permaculture and consensus groups of the Bioregional North American Congress. Since 1984 these groups have organized more than twelve events called the “Continental Bioregional Congress" in Canada, the United States and in Mexico (Tepoztlán, 1996). www.biocongresess.net
The ecological camp model and the creation of the "Itinerant Peace Villages" of the Vision Council have influenced and motivated regional events, youth meetings, ceremonies, festivals, ecology campaigns, and exhibits in Mexico and other countries around the world.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE VISION COUNCIL
1990 - The idea of holding gatherings to unify the visions of different social, indigenous and spiritual movements was proposed in a meeting at Huehuecóyotl ecovillage, with the presence of representatives of environmental movements, spiritual traditions, indigenous nations, scientists and artistic groups (such as Biosphere I, Maestro Marcelli, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, Tiahoga Ruge, Don Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj, Huehuecóyotl, Antonio Velasco Piña, Puente de Wirikuta, among others.)
1st VISION COUNCIL (1991) – Celebrated in the Temoaya Ceremonial Center in the State of Mexico, summoned by the Council of the Otomi-Ñañu Nation, with the coordination of various ecological groups and networks, indigenous councils, artists, notable members of the Rainbow Nation, members of the Bridge of Wirikuta, Miyo Fiel from Spain, MAIS and Domingo Díaz Porta, Grandmother Nanita from Aztec Dance, Kayum from the Lacandonia, Apolinario-Maya, Huichol and Tarahumara representatives.
2nd VISION COUNCIL (1992)- Celebrated in the Mazunte fishing community on the Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca. The hosts were the ECOSOLAR group and the Ecotourism Cooperative of Mazunte.
3rd VISION COUNCIL (1993)- Celebrated in the Nanciyaga eco-tourist center on the shores of Lake Catemaco in the state of Veracruz.
4th COUNCIL OF VISION (1994)- Celebrated on the shores of Lake Zirahuén, state of Michoacán, Host: the Tamu Tariachita group.
5th VISION COUNCIL (1995)- Celebrated in the community of Teopantli Kalpulli, state of Jalisco- Host: MAIS group (Indigenous Solar Coalition).
6th VISION COUNCIL and FIRST BIOREGIONAL COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS (1996)- Celebrated in the Meztitla camp, state of Morelos. Hosts: the groups from the Cuaunahuac Bioregion, Huehuecóyotl, Ayotl, Rainbow Peace Caravan, and the insurgent Tepoztlán community- representatives of the Rainbow Nation and the North Bioregional Congress, indigenous groups, young adults, children, etc.
7th VISION COUNCIL (1997)- Celebrated in the Las Palmas ejido in Tulum, state of Quintana Roo. Host: Ejido Las Palmas ecological group.
8th VISION COUNCIL (2002)- Celebrated in the Tzajalá community in the state of Chiapas. Host: the alternative community and Tzajalá town.
2nd BIOREGIONAL COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS-THE CALL OF THE CONDOR (2003)-Celebrated in Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Veronica ecological camp in Perú. Host: the Rainbow Peace Caravan and with the presence of the North American Bioregional Council, Vision Council of Mexico, Rainbow Network of Spain with its leader Miyo Fiel, International Thirteen Moon Peace Movement with José Argüelles, the Global Ecovillage Network, the Ecovillage Network of the Americas, Rainbow Nation and Andean Indigenous Councils, among many others.
9th VISION COUNCIL (2004)- Celebrated in the Iztac Multiversidad spiritual community of Los Volcanes, Amecameca, State of Mexico. Host: the Itzac Community.
3rd BIOREGIONAL COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS "THE CALL OF THE HUMMINGBIRD" (2005). Celebrated in Chapada dos Veadeiros, Alto Paraíso, Brazil. Hosts: the Rainbow Peace Caravan, the Ahimsa Caravan from Brazil, the Flor de Ouro Ecovillage and the Afro-Brazilian Quilombo Mohíno community, the Permaculture network of Brazil, the South American Thirteen Moons Peace Movement, the Ecovillage Network of Brazil, Brazilian Association of Alternative Communities, etc.
10th VISION COUNCIL "THE CALL OF THE EAGLE " (2010) – The 10th Council was celebrated in Temictla in the San Ambrosio Chalmita community in the State of Mexico. Hosts: Educational Community Malinalco AC, Niérika Project
11th VISION COUNCIL "THE CALL OF THE DEER" (2011) – Celebrated in November in Temictla in the San Ambrosio Chalmita community in the State of Mexico. Hosts: Educational Community of Malinalco AC, Niérika Project
12- VISION COUNCIL "THE CALL OF THE STARS" (2012) - Celebrated in Temictla in the San Ambrosio Chalmita community in the State of Mexico. Hosts: Educational Community Malinalco AC, Niérika Project
13- VISION COUNCIL "THE CALL OF QUETZALCOATL" (2013) - Celebrated in Temictla in the San Ambrosio Chalmita community in the State of Mexico. Hosts: Educational Community Malinalco AC, Niérika Project
14- VISION COUNCIL “THE CALL OF THE SAGE” (2015) - Celebrated once again in Teopantli Kalpulli, hosted by the community itself.