“…material forms are generated quite naturally, that is by spiritual force, which is preceded by idea. The basic source for this is The Creation, a vast spiritual reservoir, a factor, which again embodies the original energy. From it raises the idea. The force of spirit then (which and who again embodies energy) condenses and concentrates the idea to fine-material energy, which then by still higher concentration becomes coarse-material, or matter.” (Contact Notes, Eighth Contact)
By the fifth century BCE, injustice and inequities in the Roman Republic were generating wave after wave of the same type of social reform Karl Marx and then Lenin would advocate for two thousand years later. This was also a time when a good part of what would be loosely described as western civilization was falling under the spell of the Greek sages’ schools of thought. Among others, they were looking and finding explanations for the origins and the nature of life and the universe outside mythology and religion.
Aware of the existence of a source and of laws governing what was perceived as being a material world individuals like Thales of Miletus, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides, Democritus, Epicurus, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were at the same time firmly convinced the supernatural gods of religion had no credibility. Their advise to the public was, abandon religious belief and worship instead common sense, truth, reason, logic, mathematics, geometry, geography and astronomy. Seek personal enlightenment by embracing a dialectical approach to understanding what man knew and by looking for what was still out there waiting to be uncovered.
As Albert Einstein would later remind the world, “We owe it to a few writers of antiquity that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium.”
Movements appropriately named Renaissance, Age of Reason, and Enlightenment that later in the history of civilization Earth helped humankind partially extricate itself from superstition and ignorance were meant to restore the people’s connection to truth that had been hidden from them through religion for hundreds of years. This new way of thinking was largely rooted in the Greek luminaries’ method of research and analysis, in the conclusions reached by them, which were also founded in esoteric knowledge associated with Buddhist, Egyptian, Persian and Tibetan traditions. The knowledge preserved all over the world in the old non-religious traditions would become the stimulus that generated the birth of a new profession many young men and women of the time were rushing now to embrace with open hearts, something generically described with the help of the term scientist.
The definition of science offered by our dictionaries, a word coming from the Latin scire, which basically means to separate false from true, is “what is known, knowledge (of something) acquired by study.” That would be the opposite of simply believing things, which was and still is the modus operandi of religion. As acknowledged in many ancient texts, though, the knowledge stored on many locations in the Far East, Egypt, in South America and brought now to light by the philosophers of the Hellenistic era was not of this world. It was information and wisdom shared with the Earth people by cosmic entities described in the local cultures as deities, non-terrestrial humans that were here helping them build their own advanced civilization.
Other cosmic human entities with a less than altruistic agenda sought to have control over the population of the planet for selfish reasons, and as reveled in Mahabharata and in other old texts they fought the bringers of knowledge and won. Also known as the Custodial authorities, they were the ones who would create the institution of religion. They did that in order to erase by the way of belief the high knowledge and wisdom from the Earth people’s consciousness. That made it much easier for the rulers to psychologically manipulate them.
This was why the more or less subtle advice given to the public by almost every Greek philosopher of the time was, abandon religious belief and worship instead common sense, truth revealed by the way of mathematics, geometry, geography and astronomy. They were urging people to embrace a dialectical approach to seeking truth, to making sense of what was known to man, and for a short while that worked well in certain areas of civilization Earth, and as Albert Einstein would later remind the world, “We owe it to a few writers of antiquity that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium.” Then Orthodox Judaism, church Christianity, and a few hundreds years later a distorted version of Islam happened and Earth people went back to worshiping imaginary supernatural gods. Clerics with a political agenda would burn books, and people spreading around knowledge recorded in the old texts, knowledge extremely detrimental to the ability of the institution of religion to control Earth people.
As a result, knowledge that would have annulled the ability of religious institutions and of their allies, the totalitarian ruler of the day to subdue and enslave the Earth people was now falsely associated with an original sin allegedly committed by the original man when he supposedly disobeyed the otherwise completely absurd demands made by an individual presented to him as a despotic, vengeful deity with supernatural powers so that the masses would fear him and obey his alleged intercessor, the priest.
Some 2,500 years ago Plato suggested the human body was the repository of a tremendous amount of information. Modern science would eventually reveal every cell of our body acts like a memory unit while quietly or overtly almost everybody within the scientific community acknowledges one way or the other the reality of what is known as the Akashic Records, a super-large file downloaded right before birth into a now completely developed fetus.
He was convinced the reason why we experience the material was not to learn new things but to reconnect with knowledge we were once separated from. Like many other sages, with Aristotle being only one of them, Plato also knew we were the spirit within the body, a form of information carrying energy, and not the body itself. Similar to how today’s theoretical physicists that took an open-minded look at this matter understand the spiritual, for the Greek sages the spiritual was the fundamental dimension of reality. In fact, for them too the spiritual was the only real reality with what humans perceived as material being an illusion, something else they learned from the Buddhist and Vedic teachings.
The nature of the spiritual has always been and it still is misrepresented in religion while materialist scientists have been for decades now falsely describing the spiritual as a superstition associated with the occult. Their similar attitude regarding the spiritual and their similar opinions regarding many other topics of great significance for humankind is no coincidence, and it has to do with the intent of those controlling the public narrative to preserve the status quo. The status quo, however, is gradually coming undone.
So what are we, and why are we here? How did the universe come to be? Is this infinite cosmic space that according to ancient records and leaked government documents harbors thousands of civilizations like ours, with many of them millions of years ahead of us the product of a huge explosion, as in of chance, random events, as some scientists claim? Is there a human-like creator god with supernatural powers behind its existence? Could it be that the notion of supernatural is a misrepresentation of the spiritual, of the metaphysical, of the non-physical phenomenon behind the existence of the universe and everything in it, life forms included?
Could an alleged adaptation to environmental changes no one has proof it happened produce complex irreducible biological systems possessing heat and motion sensors, an ultra-sophisticated, intelligently designed circulatory, nervous system and a human brain the capacity of which no one knows, a brain including a navigation and echolocation system in the case of other life forms? Is gradually adding new genetic information during the life of a species to its DNA even possible in nature, otherwise the only way that species could have become something it was not?
Is there more to reality than we see, smell, and touch, something beyond the reach of the sensory we are strongly connected to but unaware of, no thanks to religion or to our education system?
In the American novelist Edith Wharton’s opinion “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 a majority of the population of the planet. Knowledge, however, belongs to those who seek it, we all have an inborn desire to travel the unknown, and we all posses an inbuilt ability to understand it.
Everything we know today or we will ever discover, every single natural law or aspect of reality revealed by the way of geometry, mathematical or chemical formulas or by the way of the new physics is a principle that was out there from the beginning of the universe. Our individual experiencing of the earth plane is part of a collective effort to decipher the message encoded into everything that has the appearance of material. We are both students and teachers. I see man as being both a candle and a mirror.
There is a well-established relation between how we understand reality and the way we exist on this planet. 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.” 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.”
As the people of the planet were beginning to awaken into a better understanding of what religion actually was and did to them, they were lured into embracing a reductionist materialist view on reality as being the rational alternative to religion. They were made to believe their only choices were these two explanations of reality and of the purpose of our being here: the old style religion and the new cult of empiricism and biological gradualism. This way the Earth people were kept mental prisoners to a false perception of reality, with the consequence of that being the aggravated state of crisis civilization Earth is experiencing today.
French minister of cultural affairs André Malraux was erroneously credited in the past with saying that “The 21st century will be religious, or it will not be at all.” What Malraux actually stated during a 1975 interview was that, in his opinion man’s never to be denied instinctive inclination toward attuning to the spiritual, to the laws of the unseen behind the existence of the universe would result in a “new notion of religion in human thinking.”
Indeed, the 21st century will be spiritual but not religious. We are entering a unique astral conjunction facilitating unprecedented enlightenment, something that will translate into the Earth-human's long sought after spiritual liberation. This will be a time of paradigm change, the status quo will gradually collapse while the old structures of power will fight to preserve their illegitimate privileges, and we will live through many years of chaos and simultaneous significant progress.
As the Maya elders have told us on more than one occasion, “Change is accelerating now, and it will continue to accelerate.” This will generate a quantum leap in the way we understand the purpose of our being here, and as a result of that we will make spectacular adjustments in the way we exist as a civilization. “Humanity will continue but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have an opportunity to be more human.” This is what they wrote down in the Book of Destiny, a Maya message addressed to the global community at the beginning of the new millennium.
At this time of change the potential for life altering advancement is definitely there, and so is the possibility that we will self-destruct before we are able to accomplish anything. Because of that this is not going to be an easy time for humankind. Turmoil, confusion, and clashes between old structures of power and a new understanding of reality will be part of the process, something already visible all over the planet.
Demise or triumph, nothing is written, everything is a possibility. When things happen in a certain way, or when things do not happen, that is a choice we make.
For everyone open to receiving and processing information this will be a fantastic opportunity for rebirth into a new understanding of reality. Common sense says personal growth benefits the greater good. As a result, everything we accomplish at an individual level will benefit civilization Earth. It really is that simple.
A Time of Change is a work in progress more than thirteen years in the making. Since the time this excerpt was posted here the text was edited, again, possibly multiple times. The final version will be available in the published book.