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Here I have been for three months in Portugal. It is a big difference to be back in Europe, for many reasons.
Things are going fast, because time is being accelerated and nothing can stop the emerging of the new paradigm. What has just happened in Tunisia and South Sudan is just the beginning of a wave towards truth and transparency.
Everywhere movements are starting who- in their partial ways- present an alternative philosophy and practise. Some day these groups will get together across borders, religions, languages and races to form a worldwide coalition of goodwill.
The implosion of the present paradigm and of the Anglo-Saxon worldview is patent to all. The future is uncertain and chaos is mounting. We are all undergoing a colective initiation. That means that our most prevalent ways of being, our weaknesses and defects as well as our virtues, are being intensified. So that we really know who we are. At the same time we are being empowered to achieve our dreams and intentions.
The synthesis of the past is proceeding. To see what can be salvaged and transported into the emerging global solidarity and spiritual awakening paradigm.
Exciting times for mankind and for the universe!……
Time cannot be stopped, mainly in the cities. The vortex has begun spinning and everybody will be thrown to their exact physical location and in the end to their corresponding dimension.
The planet’s crisis cannot be solved by the system, by those in the economic and political worlds who have created it. We are literally in the hands of God.
Let each one assume its role and its mission for the battlefield now is Time.
Humanity will be given two options:
The politicians allied with the scientists will offer a new reality, increasingly virtual, where age will be reversed for the rich, to be promised immortality, people will be cloned at wish, disease will be eradicated and humans will live in a biotronic world where all their needs will be satisfied. It will be a world where physical money will be discontinued. A world without suffering and adventure.
Access to nature will be progressively fading and the spirit will be banished as an irrelevant idea.
The spiritual solution. A life of simplicity and contentment for all. Devoid of the materialistic and consumerist drive that has ruled us in this last cycle. The earth being uplifted to another stage of cooperation, love and integration into the sentient cosmos.
An inner acceptance of the will of God, as the creator of our spirits.
A life where we as gods will be creators, conscious creators of our reality. Thus ceasing to be like animals and to have to prostitute ourselves for a salary.
The economic crisis has already become a social and political crisis. It will become a spiritual crisis, a systemic crisis of the prevailing paradigm. People will really have to choose between two ways of living.
A new culture is available for mankind, a way out has been trodden. Soon it will be announced.
What is Cultural Synthesis?
Cultural synthesis is the harvest of an evolutionary cycle.
Cultural synthesis is the distillation and preservation of the best that a certain civilization has produced.
Like the Hindu god Shiva, who destroys to recreate,
A scanner is now going through human culture to see what can be salvaged…
What essence is worthwhile to be preserved…
A reactor, an attractor, a synthesizer is operating deep within the archetypes of the human psyche,
Exerting a pull towards oneness…
For those who are ready for the harvest.
Culture is not in the libraries or the theaters;
Culture is the hearts and minds of everybody:
It is how and what you think and feel and how you act.
This is the inner individual culture.
The outer culture is then what a society or a group gives to the individual, as a mirror.
It is here that the pre-existing or exiting culture has failed.
Because what people need and are really looking for
Is for identity and meaning.
And neither the organized religions nor science have come up with valid answers for our times.
The prevailing cultural paradigm is the one of multiculturalism
It informs the approach of many forward looking movements, like the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Yet it has led to a cul de sac, a dead end.
The precursors of multiculturalism started in France with Existentialism in the 1940’s and later with Structuralism in the 60’s.
One could even argue that its remote beginning was associated with Romanticism in 1800.
Then it was that the cult of ruins and the admiration of the fragment was born.
All these cultural movements led to the prevailing idea that
Everything is relative,
No truth is final,
Every culture has equal rights and worth
And, finally, to the hope that out of all the world’s cultures, a global culture will emerge by the fusion of all this variety of elements,
Ranging from the archaic and shamanistic to the ultra technological and virtual.
It is not really a question of high and low culture,
One reserved for the people who have time, money and taste
And the other thrown at the masses
Addicted to sports, soap and novels.
The new culture is equal for everybody, every social class.
Because it gives answers to what people are looking for
In terms of identity and meaning.
Only that- contrary to the naïve faith, hope and belief of the multiculturalists-
It is not coming from a fusion of pre-existing and disparate elements.
It has always existed in the human spirit
It is a center. It is holistic. It is integral.
There are a myriad of theories and religions, avenues of discovery and channeled materials.
We are overwhelmed by an excess of information and a theft of time to digest it.
Humanity has given up on finding something truly new.
Yet a new culture is available,
Which goes much beyond religion and science
And their respective dogmas.
This is a culture of vibration, resonance and correspondence.
Where all the past is gathered, recollected and
Into something new
Like the Phoenix being reborn of its ashes.
This culture of oneness goes beyond duality and dualism.
For indeed there are no good and evil, but different expressions of the same evolutionary urge.
Polar energies at the respective end of a continuum,
A spectrum of light and darkness.
A constant search for the mystery and the unknown.
One can tell the present writer that perhaps the reason I am disaffected with today’s culture is because I am growing old. I am indeed getting wiser.
But when I go to trance parties I dance faster than the 18 year olds.
So it is not that I do not understand present trends in youth culture and it is not a question of high and low culture.
I have lived through the high period of human creativity of the late sixties and early seventies.
It was a cultural revolution.
So threatening to the establishment that it had to be diverted and silenced.
I still accompanied what came later, but soon after, all color was gone starting with the late punk.
From then till now has been the reign of black and grey.
Artists, gallerists, cultural managers, even chefs and hairstylists, all adhered to the new uniform of cheap chic.
Fragmentation (and its correlated human isolation, depression and bipolarity) hit an all time high. Collage of cultures and mixed media became the natural way of expression.
And the last vestiges of truth were relegated to the radical extremist fundamentalists of religion,
For even political ideologies had been discredited or died of natural death.
As an artist and a writer I can see culture from different viewpoints.
This is exponentially compounded by my being a nomad without a fixed abode
And by having been a career diplomat, specialized in big political, economical and cultural international organizations.
More than a cultural synthesis… what this is all about is really about oneness.
As the goal of human evolution.
To reach it, one has to start with unifying all the divergent parts, or bodies of ours,
The physical, the emotional and sentimental, the mental, the spiritual.
Then we are attuning to the integration and unification with our human environment: our blood or chosen family, our human endeavors movements and causes, our common working to save the planet…
Our oneness with mankind is inscribed and imprinted in our core
… If we only listen to the spirit in our inner hearts…
We came from an origin, a source where we were one with all.
The real synthesis is the clipping of our experiences as nomads of the universe, wanderers of dimensions.
We are returning.
Because we feel the call.
Because we have gathered in our projections and creations, for we have seen through them…
Because the universe is contracting and returning to source…
It’s the great universal conjunction, the harmonic wave of synthesis.
The healing of the breach, the sealing of the great divide.
The end time for the addictive game of space-time.
THE NEW HUMAN GOD
And then things seemed to be different. Humanity had a choice. The old alliance, the unholy alliance between politicians, managers, scientists and clerics could not hold anymore.
The very universe was imposing change: no more war, poverty, inequalities, exploitation. No more separation or quarantine between the earth and the rest of the conscious universe.
The opiums of the people, those ideas that had been imposed on people as inevitable, as a given, such as progress, development, democracy, were seen for what they were: covers for the perpetuation of the status quo under the disguise of evolution.
What was the content of political democracy if the republic was controlled by the very rich people, their managers, and their politicians?
What was the good of the clerics if the only thing they could deliver were emotions and the sale of some piece of heaven?
What was the good of the politicians if they had no wisdom?
What was the good of science if it had lost sight of the whole?
And above all, what was the meaning of progress if the human soul had been impoverished and slowly brought into the slavery of the senses, the visible and the reign of quantity?
People were awakening to their shared consciousness and to the interconnectedness of the universe. A worldwide mass movement was growing and reaching its critical mass. Nothing could stop it.
The unholy alliance tried to regain control of the momentum by spreading new falsities about the nature of reality, new fears and new imaginary threats. Asteroids and pandemics were supposedly threatening the human race.
But it was too late. The gods were starting to reoccupy their physical bodies. These bodies had been for too long left to the whims of the human personality, dispersed and divided between its emotions and its intellect. The gods were realigning their physical, emotional and mental bodies with their indwelling spirit and their spirit with the one god.
People had been marching and campaigning for the rights of the spirit. Finally the spirit had headed the call and it was becoming manifest in matter.
Oneness was felt in the cells, words were not needed, time had been tamed and seen for the illusion it was.
The humans had become divine and god had again reoccupied their heart. The heart it indeed had never left.
July – August 2009
People are very proud of our three-dimensionality. We laugh about the possible experiences of Flatlanders. Accordingly, some people believe that sculpture is superior to painting , like others believe that the monumental is superior to the miniature. Yet, the truth might be that… one-dimensional is superior to two dimensional and that two-dimensional is better than three-dimensional …
The brain, in its thoughts, feelings and imaginations is two dimensional and it has its reality, it is creating. But the brain wanted to see, to see itself. It wanted more definition, more texture, layers. And then it started projecting, attracting matter to give body to its intentions.
People can imagine that before the Big Bang, before dimensions began, nothing was happening and that one- dimensional now would mean something boring, eventless. Yet there can be 13 dimensions inside a point. This is easy to accept for a scientist. That is why they postulate the need for 11 dimensions in the super string theories. These dimensions are ‘enfolded’ as they say. They really are inside.
Only that people do not know anymore that they have an inside… We don’t even know how to conceive of it.
People live so much outside, in relationships, in movies, in sports, in their jobs, that they are not even aware there is a physical inside to their skin unless they have some pain or illness.
And when you do not know your body you cannot see and feel it as a vehicle. A vehicle made to interact with the third dimensional world. And any scientist can tell you that it is in the brain that we reconstruct and give three-dimensionality to what our eyes see and our senses convey to it.
But the brain craves excitement, novelty. It is not content with dreaming. It does not really believe its thoughts are real. It believes they go with the wind. Yet, if it would start being less rigid and constringent, reality would also begin to flow and be perceived as energy, as the energy it really is.
Quantum Physics tells us that the atoms can behave both as wave and as particle. They are in their natural state flowing as a wave, but when we observe them , they ‘collapse’ as particles. To be configured according to our private devotions, to be shared with our co-believers in this collective hallucination called objective reality.
Harder for people to accept is that we are programs. Not exactly like those of the computers but not very different either. It only takes some time for you to observe yourself and have the humility to recognize it.
I have done that cursory investigation and I have seen how binary I am; a complex but binary program. We are binary because we live in a world of duality. We are ‘inside’ a world of subject-object, framed by time and space, a world where our achievements will always betray our expectations and desires.
We are binary programs also because it could be said that people’s personalities in the end really can be divided in those who see the cup half full or half empty; or people who trust and believe in themselves and the universe and those who don’t; or people who give and those who take. That is how we are programmed. How our brains are wired. How genetics and culture have given us certain lenses to see and react to the world. The baby comes free from bias but soon space and time start creating distortions in its fragile perceptive vehicle.
As a personal note I have to admit that all my life I paid importance to my dreams and to so-called coincidences. This gave me leverage into understanding the connections between inner and outer life, the openness to the possibility that they might be one, that after all there is only one life. Not a dreaming one, a sexual one, a working one, a traveling other, another one that paints or writes.
In the end you are your experience. Whatever happens to you is you, is the story you are narrating, to yourself and to others. They are your characters, they are your audience.
Perhaps in the beginning our creations and projections were simple. But due to the brain’s craving for more and more, because the more it has the more the ego believes in its reality, we inflated our reality with an ever expanding array of emotions , feelings ,objects and possessions.
And with the advent of the screen we can have –virtually- whatever we can think of. Funny that nobody that I know has mentioned that the TV and computer screens are exactly a screen where we can project ourselves. Where we can see ourselves without the effort of self-analysis or the boredom of a physical mirror. Thus men can feel themselves as sport heroes and women and teenagers can vicariously live the emotions of soap operas.
There are now many young men in Taiwan (as well as South Korea and Japan, for this is the advancing area) that live completely inside the virtual world and shun the company of physical girls. This is not a fad , it is a growing trend .Obviously, each society has its peculiarities, but for several reasons that are not necessary to explain now , America seems to be the next candidate for pursuing this dream. The dream that you can live without a physical body. That you can cross the mirror. That is why some years ago some teenagers committed suicide after their character was killed in the game of Dragons and Dungeons.
When in my role of concept-hunter- always trying to discover the umbrella concepts that include many other words and things – I say to people, for instance, that dimensions and generations are the same they get surprised. But then I give an example: when you buy a new computer, a third generation computer, you know that it comes with many new windows, vistas and portals into new spaces; that it flows at higher speeds of connectivity and comprehensiveness; you know that you and the computer have passed into a more evolved dimension, and, certainly, when images will become holographic you will have no more doubts about that.
But this text is just to introduce certain ideas. Hidden behind it waits the proposition that one-dimension resulted in all this we see and that to one-dimension we will have to return if we want to mend all this chaos which we have created.
INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION
July – August 2009
One of the things that happen when concepts from one branch of knowledge are used and adopted by other fields is that misunderstandings arise which later become very difficult to clarify and correct.
Evolution and Involution are two such concepts. Their meaning varies according to whether they are studied from a materialistic science perspective or from the different perspectives of the various spiritual branches of the knowledge and wisdom tree.
For instance: As it is postulated both by the material sciences and by sociology, the idea that humankind has been evolving continuously since its beginnings till nowadays, is believed by people as a matter of fact. Yet such an approach ignores several issues that seem to contradict it.
The first issue is the well known and somewhat recorded stage of an original paradise and of earlier civilizations like Lemuria and Atlantis. From both that original paradise and from those civilizations there would have been falls, from which humankind did not yet recover.
The second issue is: from which perspective, with which yardsticks do you ascertain evolution? Also, how do you deal with these issues if materialistic science is totally averse to the idea of involution, even though scientists are aware of degeneration, entropy and decay?
Spiritual knowledge in its various forms states that involution preceded evolution, that there were spirits before there were bodies. People nowadays- in their understandable desire to please both lords- pretend to believe in religious teachings, namely about the Fall, yet piously believing everything science tells them about evolution. And truly these aren’t reconcilable…
What if we were to postulate a different beginning for time and space?
Suppose that before the so called Big Bang – which anyways science recognizes may never be validated- suppose that there was just one point, a sort of superstring that started to unravel, to unfold as short waves that progressively became longer and denser?
That more and more space and slower and slower time started creating this entire visible universe? A universe which is more and more expansionary and inflationary?
What if we would call this the shadow universe in relation to a real but invisible one? What if the idea now would be to conjoin them? That is, to gather and collect all these projections into their source?
So, this second issue of reappraising the concepts of evolution and involution can raise at least two questions:
If we were spirits, gods, who in their(our) fall or self sacrifice, have created more and more dense realms in order to fulfill some goal or mission, would this type of involution not indicate that there would be sometime a possible turnaround, an evolution towards the original state of oneness?
Could it be that evolution is not linear? That sometimes history bifurcates and a civilization takes a less desirable path? As could have been the case when Greece chose science over poetry and the individual over the universal? As when the nascent Christian Church embraced and became the State? Could it be that since the 1940’s humanity ceased to evolve and started to involve?
Those ideas could start to make sense if we define evolution as the progressive awakening of the spirit and involution (in our present historical case) as the progressive and excessive ascendant of the mind over the spirit and the intelligent heart.
Could it be that an “evolution” towards bionic bodies, gene modification both in humans, animals and food crops and the gradual replacement of the joys of creativity and human natural interaction by the enticements of the virtual world is really an “involution”?
These are issues that cannot be avoided much longer. Humanity is at a crossroads. Let those who have an open mind and a good-willing heart listen to their inner feelings and promptings. Help is always available to those of us who dare to be humble.