It was the fifth century BCE when injustice and inequities in the Roman Republic were generating wave after wave of the same type of social reform Karl Marx and Lenin would advocate for thousands of years later. Not a coincidence, this was also a time when a good part of the western civilization was falling under the spell of the Greek sages’ revolutionary new ideas. The attraction was caused by the fact that, among others, they were providing rational, fact-based explanations for the origin and the nature of life and the universe, something that conflicted with the mythology presented in religion as real history.
For masters of rationalism like Thales of Miletus, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides, Democritus, Epicurus, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, the stories about the supernatural gods of religion had no credibility, and as Albert Einstein would remind the world in the twentieth century, “We owe it to a few writers of antiquity that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and the ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium.”
Indeed, progressive movements appropriately named Renaissance and Enlightenment were by and large rooted in the Greek luminaries’ better understanding of reality, in knowledge and wisdom that despite their constant effort religious institutions were unable to erase from human consciousness. The advice offered to the public by the great philosophers of the time was, abandon religious belief and worship instead common sense, truth revealed by the way of mathematics, geometry, geography and astronomy. Those voices of reason urged people to seek enlightenment, to embrace a dialectical approach to making sense of what was known to man, and at the same time to continue their searching for what was out there waiting to be uncovered.
Then Judaism, Christianity and a few hundreds years later a distorted version of Islam happened. Clerics with political and materialistic ambitions would systematically destroy libraries and burn books, as well as people spreading knowledge recorded in old texts of an unknown origin, and man was forced to go back to worshiping imaginary supernatural gods. As a result, information that minimized, if not completely annulled the ability of the institution of religion and its close ally, the totalitarian ruler of the day to control Earth people became falsely associated with an alleged sin that supposedly brought the wrath of those supernatural, imaginary, extremely vengeful deities over anyone who dared seeking truth religion was there to hide.
More than one thousand years after the emergence of the Christian religion, the Renaissance luminaries would finally bring about the beginning of the end of the monopoly the church and religion in general had until then on explaining the concept of god and the origin of man and the universe. That process is far from being completed though, and a vast majority of the population of the planet finds itself today in the same place we were as a civilization prior to the time when the great philosophers of Athens and Alexandria walked the Earth, no thanks to religion, to all political forms of government, to the materialist scientist, or to the education system they control.
Some 2,500 years ago, Plato suggested the human body is the repository for a tremendous amount of information. He was convinced the reason why we, as in our spirit energy were experiencing the material was not to learn new things but to reconnect with the knowledge we were once separated from. According to him, we are here to remember what we truly are, to become, again, conscious of our true spiritual nature and this way of our true potential. Plato reached this conclusion because he was aware of this central aspect of the nature of being human and of reality in general, something called the spiritual. The nature of the spiritual, however, was deliberately misrepresented in religion while the materialist scientist falsely describes it these days as being a fantasy associated with the occult. The question one must ask himself is, is this similarity of opinions a coincidence, or is it part of a coordinated act of deception perpetrated by the powers that be on the entire population of the planet?
So what are we? Where do we come from and why are we here? Why does the universe exist? Is this amazing cosmic structure harboring thousands of civilizations, with many of them millions of years ahead of us a miraculous product of chance, as some have claimed? Is there such thing as a supernatural yet human-like creator god behind all this? Could adaptation produce complex biological systems by gradually and randomly adding new genetic information to the DNA of the existing, less complex living organisms whose origin no one actually knows? Is there more to reality than we see, smell, and touch, that thing called the spiritual. If so, what is actually the spiritual? Could it be that what we perceive as reality by the way of the sensory is nothing but an illusion, as genuine Buddhist wisdom in the past and quantum physics today suggests?
Are religious institutions and the materialist scientist, evolutionists included, truly dedicated to addressing the question of the origin of Earth humans and of the purpose of our being here, or are they on a mission to keep man ignorant of that reality? On that note, related to the true history of humans on this planet, are we told the known truth about who built pyramids, not just in Egypt and South America but also in China and in other parts of the world, about when they were built and what was their real function? In other words, do we teach in churches, schools, and universities the true history of man on planet Earth? These are only some of the question that will be addressed in the pages ahead, and as you are going to see, we actually have definitive answers to almost all of them.
As American novelist Edith Wharton once said, “There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” I am not a scientist, a theologian or a philosopher in the academic sense of the word, and the same is true of the majority of the population of the planet. Knowledge, however, belongs to those who seek it, and this is a significant part of the message conveyed through the book. I see my personal experiencing of the earth plane as part of a collective effort to decipher the message encoded into everything that has the appearance of material. I see man as both a candle and a mirror.
Everything we know or we will ever discover, every single law of physics and aspect of reality revealed by the way of geometry, mathematical, chemical formulas and the new science of theoretical physics is information that was out there from the beginning of the universe, and there is a direct relation between how every one of us understands reality and the way we exist on this planet. We did not invent computers, airplanes or cellular phones. We only discovered how the universe operates, and then used that knowledge to change our lives for the better, to increase our ability of traveling even farther into what was still unknown to us. Who or what encrypted this principle into the fabric of the cosmos, as well as the laws of physics, is a question neither religion, nor the scientific community as a whole has truthfully addressed or rationally explained.
Some two hundred years ago, a German historian by the name of Leopold von Ranke wrote that, “In schoolbooks and in literature we can separate ecclesiastical and political history; in the life of mankind they are intertwined.” Similar to that, India’s great man of wisdom and social activist Mahatma Gandhi was of the opinion that, “Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.” French minister of cultural affairs André Malraux was falsely credited with stating that “The 21st century will be religious, or it will not be at all.” What Malraux actually said during a 1975 interview was that, in his opinion, the man’s never to be denied instinctive inclination toward unveiling and attuning to the laws behind the existence of the universe, to the spiritual essence of everything that is, would result in a “new notion of religion in human thinking.”
The 21st century will be spiritual but not religious, or else we will not survive as a civilization. We are about to enter a significant astral time of change that will bring about enlightenment and spiritual liberation of a magnitude the Earth people have never seen before. This is the great awakening that will cause the status quo to collapse and the old structures of power to fight for the preservation of their privileges.
As the Maya elders have told us more than once in the last decades, “Change is accelerating now, and it will continue to accelerate.” According to them too, we have entered an era of cosmically induced metamorphosis that will generate a spectacular quantum leap movement forward in the way we understand reality and the purpose of our being here. Consequently, we will make spectacular progress in the way we exist on all levels, from the social to the technological dimensions of this human civilization. “Humanity will continue but in a different way,” they claim. “Material structures will change. From this we will have an opportunity to be more human.”
The potential for significant global advancement is definitely there, and so is the possibility that we will self-destruct before we accomplish that. This will not be an easy time for humankind, especially for those who will not be able to part with the erroneous perception of reality induced by the way of all sorts of belief systems of a religious or pseudo-scientific nature. For everyone else who kept and continues to keep an open mind about everything, this is going to be an unprecedented opportunity for personal growth, something that, in the end, will benefit entire civilization Earth.
- Paul Greene