the Not-So-New Age Blues
truly funny is that something momentous is happening, and it's so real
that the media can't see it. Here it is, the biggest story of all time,
and it goes unreported. If you're continually focused on this and that
media event, the latest celebrity scandal, the scattered wars of duality,
the deceitful maneuverings of selfish politicians, and the shifting state
of a false world economy, you just might miss the greater story. And this
greater story is why we are here
what gives our lives meaning."
Solara, How to Live Large on a Small Planet, 1996
Here are a
few questions you could ask
(If you haven't
already done so ages ago):
How old is
the New Age?
Is it really
Isn't it always
"A New Age" every time a century turns?
a stiff shot of HISTORY (while it lasts)?
rumor in the mystery circles says
when we break through the Veil of Time
And find ourselves
(our True Selves, I mean)
the Daykeeper nods, consulting his cosmic
the Mayan Tzolk'in. (Turn the world around and you'll
Time's expiry date: 21 DECEMBER 2012.)
And then what?
to the core of the Milky Way,
means I cannot say.
Sir, I am begging to differ," declares Mr Thambyvelloo,
our Tathu Year will be TWENTY FOURTY-THREE."
But Mr Gopala
Das interjects: "Nonsense! MY calendar says 5113!"
THIRTY-THREE is how WE put it,"
we conduct business by the International Calendar."
words," Pope Gregory grins, "you mean 2012 A.D."
matter WHEN, it's happening NOW!
may not be happening to everybody
At the same
Or in the
But as the
some days in preparation
time is guaranteed for all."
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HOW LONG IT'S BEEN:]
A New Age
might have been in sight
Akhnaton ruled Egypt,
hundred and sixty-six years ago
are correct) in 1370 B.C.
But alas it
was not to be,
For the King
was poisoned in his palace
generals and greedy priests
mission was complete.
task was to prepare the world
For the arrival
of Lord Sananda,
And so, fourteen
centuries down the line,
was made in another land
Love as Law and the Path of Light
Earth: Palestine under Roman rule,
and hypocrisy reigned supreme.
Jews were put to shame
When the Messiah
came and castigated
in the temple.
don't rock the boat!" they pleaded,
And as their
pious petitions went unheeded,
him with subversion and
him with unholy haste.
And once again
all hope of a Golden Age
(Even if, as some aver, the Crucifiction was
Just a Catholic joke in very poor taste).
However, the Christ Seed had been planted
In the human
gene pool - though it must have felt unwanted.
tape of time five centuries or so
China, where "Old Boy" Lao-tze
wild sage of the mountains)
summed up reality in 81 verses
While in Greece
Pythagoras held the Beam
With his mathemagickal
like the Golden Mean
rules, even as he danced
To the Music
of the Spheres.
In India Queen
Maya bore a Prince:
was his name. Instead of fortune and fame
enlightenment and freedom from the game
karma. As Buddha he taught us the dharma,
illusory world is just 4D melodrama.
beat an ignominious retreat
(that old pederast)
Took his hemlock
neat (and his die was cast);
To his health
we shall drink eternally.
heroic individuals have been named
of the Sacred Flame
through the Sun
the stars: they were
truth and harbingers
Of an approaching
in post-Arthurian tales
Sang to us
about the Quest for the Grail:
How the valiant
Knights of the Table Round
greatest treasure to be found -
That pot of
gold at the Rainbow's End -
of the Dove
And the Rule
turn to friends.
The most fleeting
glimpse was all we were shown
As we drew
the sword of intelligence from the stone;
And then the
vision of the Holy Grail
a misty veil
mayhem and massacre.
plunged the world into bloody war,
"Dominion over others by fang and claw!"
in the Middle East the stage was set
For yet another
crusade on this poor planet.
of belief saw heavy traffic.
of love turned pornographic.
Inquisition was thrown in purely for luck,
that the status quo didn't come unstuck.
have arrived," Aztec priests cried,
Came the Renaissance,
a brilliant flash
giving rise to a dream
Of a world
reborn through Alchemy, Science and Art.
The Word now
passed from ear to eye
were read instead of heard.
The past age
of spiritual darkness and doubt
Gave way to
Copernicus, Bruno, and Galileo -
logic, reason and laboratory testing
As the most
reliable method of finding out
on Earth was all about.
demons filled the atmosphere,
to Michel Nostradamus the famous seer.
him of the long dark night
soul in its headlong flight
and sorcerers, mystery men and mages,
turn upon the stage of history:
Messrs Kelly and Dee
in the courts of Europe,
a New Jerusalem and the
of Solomon's Temple.
Rosenkreutz published the Rosicrucian Manifesto,
the advent of Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality;
While in 1776
Adam Weishaupt of Ingolstadt
Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria -
likes of George Washington, Tom Jefferson,
And Ben Franklin
- progenitors of the American Dream
Ordo Seclorum - a New World Order, no less:
A New World
for a New Age -
a global Freemasonry!
turns in the Book of Changes:
Dream goes to Hollywood,
and featured in National Geographic,
in Reader's Digest;
And now the
movie rights are owned by Walt Disney,
Bill of Rights waits at the Gates
the Bab was born: and in May 1844 proclaimed
approach of the Imam Mahdi,
of God - but the Shah had him shot
towards Worldly Authority.
Then his followers
established the Baha'i movement,
world government on a Unified Earth,
And a new
age of Universal Justice.
and Faraday were an ad agency for
Science: understand how the universe works
And a New
Industrial Age begins.
It all started
with a Big Bang and everything since
Has been winding
down like a clockspring.
At the height
of our collective infatuation
Leadbeater, and Olcott - NOT your typical firm of
Accountants - went to India and Tibet where they met
of the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood,
And were assigned
the task of introducing
to the modern world.
advent of a New Aeon, they were told,
J. Krishnamurti for the role
Society was inaugurated
In 1875 and
found an eager following in the West,
While in the
East the Sun still rose
upon the sleeping millions.
sprouted like mushrooms
In the moldy
moral ground of Victorian times, and
enjoyed a fairly brisk trade.
the Spirit World
And all varieties
of psychic phenomena
fancy of bored housewives and
Who of arcane knowledge and esoteric lore
like W.B. Yeats and Claude Debussy,
and Conan Doyle, Bulwer-Lytton and Liddell Mathers,
the Marquis de Sade, and many more.
of Evil, Satanists, Lucifer's Friends, and
were epithets flung at some of these pioneers.
But the tide
of evolution was rising fast:
the glamorous Order of the Golden Dawn
offshoots like the O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis) and
Astrum (the Silver Star).
Rudolf Steiner into Anthroposophy,
the tug-of-war between Ahura Mazda and Ahriman.
captivated by G.I. Gurdjieff and his school
Sufi Dance, but found themselves bewildered
By his Beelzebub's
Tales to His Grandson: a rambunctious and
dissection of the human experiment
the extraterrestrial eyes of a former
and Company had their ill-fated Third Reich:
govern the world by high-tech voodoo and
belief in Aryan supremacy.
But the Fourth
Reich (propounded by Wilhelm,
and discoverer of Orgone energy
of the Orgasm)
been a lot more fun
If Dr Reich
hadn't been hounded out of Europe
By his erstwhile
colleagues in the psychiatric profession,
assassinated in a US prison by
What he called
the HIGs - Hoodlums In Government.
not talking ancient history here:
in the 1950s!)
tried to alert the US Air Force
To the suspicious
activity of UFOs - only to be subjected
harassment by the FBI and the MIB
Who, for some
reason, wanted to see Reich discredited or dead.
it appears that Reich was perceived
As a significant
threat to Dwight D. Eisenhower's covert programme
collaboration" with the Greys -
advanced but spiritually retarded race,
seeking a cure for terminal infertility
species became extinct.
us to the era of Star Trek, Star Wars,
and Virtual Reality.
gazing, holistic healing,
Prophecies and TM levitation,
Hey, are there
any experts left with reputations?
are more Channels than TV sets,
You find more
confusion than the United Nations.
What you believe
is what you get;
these days.. who knows?
"Oh, the Sirians
will save us!" some Brethren shout.
Jesus Christ can!" the Born-Again spout.
"It's the Pleiadian Plan - a total rout!"
streams before there are no more trout!"
So is the
New Age just a dream
Old Age awakens
With a terrible
see, nothing will change -
the so-called Realist thinks.
always be unfair,
be quick and grab a chair
(Let the rest
drop dead, it's their affair!)
love, makes the world go round -
can I convert my ringgit to pounds? -
that crazy merry-go-round
six feet underground.
Let me ask
you: is there any proof at hand
That God can
also be a Man?
You say every
woman is the Goddess,
But all I
care about is the size of her bodice.
And I wanna
know just how many Harmonica Virgins
minds at Harmonic Convergence!
to me about Tectonic Plates,
Grids, Pole Shifts, Zionist Plots,
Equinoxes, Photon Belts, and
Why your paternal
grandma was a Celt.
Do you wanna
know when I last cried?
It was the
day my pet canary died.
well, what have we here?
mind and heart open
And have no
that could happen is...
What the New
Age really means is a Quantum Leap -
Village to Local Galaxy at the sound of a beep.
ready or go back to sleep...
UMBI | ANTARES