thanks Richard.very interesting – the pyramids – much older indeed, like Macchu Pichu, like most of the Andean historic sites, all being claimed as having been built within the Judo-Christian empire of the last 5000/6000 yrs.Don’t think so.peter
Personally, I think mankind has risen and fallen many times in the past. Perhaps over millions of years if we consider fine porcelain vases embedded in granite found in Britain or the footprints of man and dinosaurs found together in Africa….side by side. This seems to be an interesting documentary but have only watched the first 15 minutes so far. Have saved to my favorites to watch later.As an aside, it seems mankind is doomed to succumb once again to a major fall given current world political situations over the past century. It’s interesting people world wide have absolutely no influence on those at the top of the pyramid who are pulling the strings of governments around the world. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has no sense of history given he claims to be a fundamentalist Christian who believes the earth has been populated for only 6,000 years. I wonder if he actually believes this ? He is not stupid. Does his fundamentalist base believe this ? Still 6,000 years is long enough to give us an idea of just how intelligent world leaders have not been over this time period.
rkm> Before you start rejoicing however, we’re talking about very slow processes that take thousands of years to play out.
A very good point — the timescales of thousands of years, though very short in geologic or astronomical time, are still huge compared to the timescales that most students of social science and social realities are interested in.
Still, I think the yuga concept is interesting in answering the question of how we got where we are now. Somewhat disappointingly for those who are very optimistic about fixing all the problems of human social behavior in the couple-century timescale, it also informs the question of whether there may be essentially fundamental limitations to our ability to actually do that at all, during lower yugas. Yogananda said that in Treta Yuga, there were / will still be, “mantric wars” — wars fought on the physical plane using primarily what we would think of today as spiritual energies. So even in an age as high as Treta Yuga, there will still be wars.
And, going hand in hand with the yuga theory is the yogic observation that the material plane is never going to be the locus of eternal bliss and everlasting perfection — that’s just not its purpose. As Swami Kriyananda put it — in Satya Yuga, there will still be ants in the potato salad at picnics. 🙂-c
Dear Richard–I haven’t read this post in-depth– but I’ve a deep ecology non-anthropocentric wisdom-centered praxis quest-like experience to ‘process’ myself. I’ve been stymied and frustrated in that development. Regards &Cheers (?)In the ‘proverbial’ hard timesDiana Licht Ma. Vt. USA
Fully agree with you, Richard on the definitions.But I guess this is much too complicated for David, probably a general mainstream man – which is alright. the dawning must come from within to be lasting. this is increasingly my conviction.peter
Hello Richard –If you haven’t already run across the Gaian Navigation Experiment, you might find it interesting to listen to some of John Lamb Lash’s ‘Navigator Briefings’:especially “Beyond Fukushima – Frontiers of Gaian Alchemy”, on that page.A group of us have now begun an initiative we call “Famunity” on 53 acres of land in the Numinbah Valley, behind the Gold Coast here in Queensland. We have a page on facebook which is entitled ‘The Famunity (PUBLIC) page’ on which you can see some info and pix of what we’re up to:Cheers from down under !Ayran (aka ‘Anoka Shiva’)
Thank you, Richard. Very interesting!The second image didn’t seem to come through with the article- ‘Figure 2 – Electric current from Sun’. Is it online anywhere?Thanks,Janet
Richard,I am very happy that you are looking into the subject of our magnetic and psychic environment. I have been exploring this subject since I was in high school and am excited by the number of scientific minds who are coming out with experience-based revelations about this reality.My wife and I are reading PROOF OF HEAVEN – A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Even Alexander, MD. 2012. His Near Death Experience (NDE) is unique in that he went through the experience with no memory of his life in the physical world until he returned to his body. His brain was shut down from a rare illness and he was in a coma for seven days. As his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back and he had a complete recovery from E. coli bacterial meningitis.Before his journey he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. But what Dr. Alexander experienced while his brain was completely shut down was a level of Reality that he says is more real that anything he has ever experienced in the physical.
Hey RKM,Too many variables here to come up with anything that means something specific I think? Every blood vessel has a little magnetic field around it, etc. so I think basic magnetism is pretty amazing phenomena to begin with. As for consciousness, my better half who is pretty smart, thinks that it arises when a construct evolves to a certain degree of complexity. This seems to be where the research is going these days. I think people who try to take basic physics research and apply it to social situations are making a very big stretch with no experimental methodology to test their ideas… all pie in the sky to me.Getting the planet out of the hands of the polluters and war mongers is enough of a challenge for humanity right now for those concerned about the furture while leaving mysticism/religion/superstition to those incapable of critical thinking like our congress!Best to you,Peggy
I believe your assessment is correct…….it is a show put on to hide a very clever agenda to conquest and dominate the World Community…….the tragedy is that so many innocent people are murdered, killed , suffer injustices and brutalities just so a few can Lord if over the Earth and its populations…….if the Intentions where benevolent I would say nothing, but “by their fruits ye shall know them” and in this case they are malevolent and conscienceless beings, maybe not even human.
Thanks richard. Truth is better known than agreeable
Hi Richard,Your intro to the article seems a bit simplistic. It doesn’t reference the main point of the article – the US never held the cards it needed to win this hand. I’m not convinced this is a step on the inevitable march to world government. I don’t buy that such an outcome is inevitable, do you??? What are we the people, some kind of pathetic sheep? Some are, many are not. The signs of awakening and resistance are encouraging, and we are all contributing to them.Please do over, if you would!