The Inevitable Collapse
And The Rebirth That Will Follow.
Opportunity in the Wake of 'Die-Off'
War, death, cataclysm like this, America,
Take deep to thy proud prosperous heart.
E'en as I chant, lo! out of death, and out of ooze and slime,
The blossoms rapidly blooming, sympathy, help, love,
From West and East, from South and North and over sea,
Its hot-spurr'd hearts and hands humanity to human aid moves on;
And from within a thought and lesson yet.
Thou ever-darting Globe! through Space and Air!
Thou waters that encompass us!
Thou that in all the life and death of us, in action or in sleep!
Thou laws invisible that permeate them and all,
Thou that in all, and over all, and through and under all, incessant!
Holding Humanity as in thy open hand, as some ephemeral toy,
How ill to e'er forget thee!
For I too have forgotten,
(Wrapt in these little potencies of progress, politics, culture,
wealth, inventions, civilization,)
Have lost my recognition of your silent ever-swaying power,
ye mighty, elemental throes,
In which and upon which we float, and every one of us is buoy'd
Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawnWalt Whitman 1
Indicative that suns go down;
The notice to the startled grass
That darkness is about to pass.
Emily Dickinson 3
arely do the voices representing such diverse religions, philosophies, metaphysical systems, and the social and physical sciences -- from a very wide range of disciplines, combine to distill anything close to a unanimous voice . . . On anything . . . If you listen carefully, however, you can find the "message" which is the first theme of this chapter "visible everywhere." Its haunting message even seeks us out in the airy thoughts of poets -- clearly perceptible to those who are ready to listen and find meaning in the growing body of synchronicities.
We are -- to put this "message" in its simplest, least controversial turn of phrase -- coming to "the end of an age." To follow through with a consistent reference to a central theme of this book and one of our "Unifying Principles," it is the end of our journey into the experience of extreme exosomaticity. It is time to bring about an equilibrium -- one that I believe, with planning, will lead to the development of Meditopia.
For what the age that follows looks like will depend largely on the force of thought of those bold thinkers who start their work now. And like all great and noble work of any future consequence, the cornerstones of society in any given age were firmly laid by the thinkers in the previous one. Ideas have consequences -- when combined with emotion and purpose, they generate other thoughtful patterns, and these thought forces generate the "habits of nature" -- Sheldrake's morphogenetic fields -- that influence what we call reality.
Emphasis should be placed on the here and now -- "the thinking of today that creates the fate and destiny of tomorrow." Those who have, instead, placed their attention on uncovering the "when" or the "how" have most often found themselves spending years spinning in unending cycles of intellectual inquiry -- like a cat chasing his tail. One example that comes to mind is that of author, John White, the editor of "Future Science." John wrote a book in 1980 called Pole Shift 4, which was updated by A.R.E. Press in Virginia Beach, Virginia ten years later. (For those who don't know, A.R.E. is the organization left by the famous psychic healer, Edgar Cayce -- who also left us predictions of cataclymic earth changes that, at least at it pertains to the "when," have proved mysteriously and categorically wrong. I say 'mysteriously,' because, by contrast, Cayce's work in the area of psychic diagnosis and healing was astonishing in its prescience.) You can tell by the structure of the book that what motivated the writer were the sheer magnitude of synchronicities on those who, like Cayce, foresaw horrific earth changes in our future -- our near future. He finds common ground in the scientific analyses of Hugh Auchincloss Brown, Charles Hapgood, Immanual Velikovsky, Peter Warlow, and others; then he superimposes their thoughts on the "visions" of respected "psychics," not only Cayce, but several other notables; and then he moves on and superimposes these inputs with "The Great Purification" foreseen by various Native American prophets, inescapable Biblical references, Nostradamus, Theosophy, and others. Though details vary, a common vision emerges. Apparently enough of one to justify the publishing of a book.
When it became apparent that despite a large body of common language and vision and prognostication, the supposed events were simply not going to happen within a time frame that most had passionately "felt" was so imminent, White, for lack of a better phrase, "threw in the towel," falling back on his initial caveat, that "I neither believed nor disbelieved in pole shifts. I felt that a strong case for pole shifts could be made, but I recognized that presenting the case is not the same as proving the case . . . " Indeed. 5.
That would seem to put the matter to rest. Or at least it gives us a strong confirmation (from at least one perspective) that Jesus of Nazareth had special insights in telling his disciples, "you knoweth not the hour."
But this is a serious issue. So let's not try to be cute.
The "voices" are getting more numerous, and they are coming louder and with more poignant detail from the scientific community. It is time to do more superimpositions and remember, as my mother told me growing up, "God's delay is not God's denial" -- which applies to both good and bad.
A serious hurricane is headed our way -- one much stronger and altering in its effects than anything coming from the Gulf Coast . . .
The salient factors that are sowing the most obvious seeds that will undue our current status quo are tied to resources. To separate current humans of the industrial age, those with oversized resource demands and hugely entropic environmental impact, from those who would live sensibly and treat natural resources as capital instead of income, Catton has a term for us: Homo colossus. 8. Any attempt to construct a linear regression model that showed where we are headed, factoring in our rapid depletion of oil, precious metals, fresh water, biodiverse rainforest and other ecological treasures 14, the rise in competition and militarism that is inherent among hungry industrial nations living in a world of such depleting resources, will give you a rapidly approaching end point. To my compatriots in the U.S. who have been seduced into thinking that our "super superpower" is beyond any mention of competition or militaristic comparison, I will gently remind you that our Americentric media does not report all things. [Let's take one example out of many: How many Americans know that Pakistan, a supposed poor little third world country, has two nuclear attack submarines -- and is building a third -- that meets or exceeds many of the capabilities of our best Los Angeles-class attack subs? For what good reason would Pakistan need nuclear attack submarines that can stay underwater for 60 days, beyond the best detection capabilities of the U.S. Navy, poised with 24 nuclear missiles? 10 Of course, some question the reason for anyone having such a machine -- us or anybody else. "It's an unthinkable machine. What mind would conceive of such a machine? What human justification could there ever be for its existence? What would be the meaning or daring to use it? Why would you have it?" 11]
A thoughtful mind will realize that if you have any sensibility to the idea that we live in a universe where you "reap what you sow," the linear regression we have created, from beginning to end, is of our own making. I saw this in the opening lines of Derrick Jensen's interview with Ramsey Clark 12. (Something I truly believe every American should read in its entirety.)
Jensen opens by quoting a line from the U.S. Defense Planning Guide of 1992: "The first objective [of U.S. foreign policy] is to prevent the reemergence of a new rival . . . with the U.S. convincing potential competitors that they need not aspire to a greater goal or a more aggressive posture to defend their legitimate interests."
Ramsey responded, "Our foreign policy has been a disaster since long before that Planning Guide, and for a lot longer than we want to believe. We can go all the way back to the arrogance of the Monroe Doctrine, when the United States said, 'This hemisphere is ours,' ignoring all the other people who lived here, too. For a part of this century there were some restraints on our ability for arbitrary action -- what you might call the inhibitions of the Cold War -- but with the collapse of the Soviet Union we've had a headier sense of what we could do and get away with. Our overriding purpose has been from the beginning -- and continues to be -- world domination, that is, to build and maintain the capacity to coerce everybody else on the planet, nonviolently if possible, violently if necessary -- and once in a while just for kicks. But the purpose of our foreign policy is not to be ringmaster just for the sake of putting the rest of the world through hoops. The purpose is to dominate for the exploitation of resources. And insofar as anyone gets in the way of our domination, they must be eliminated, or at the very least shown the error of their ways." 13
For many Americans, this foreign policy posture is not a problem. After all, U.S. citizens have been the beneficiaries of this policy. Perhaps then there is an element of karma in the fact that this same posture has worked in reverse at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. I maintain that the FDA is guilty of crimes against humanity -- at home and abroad -- that in terms of sheer number of humans involved, duration, finances involved, indeed, on every level but the cinematographic potentialities -- are more aggregious than the crimes of the Third Reich, Stalin, Pol Pot, and the murderous actions of every other tyranical head of state of the 20th century, combined.
I will leave it for others to compute just how many of those who died of cancer from the 1860's to the present were easily curable -- with readily obtainable cures fully suppressed by organized medicine. (Hint: the vast majority). I will leave it for more astute minds to evaluate, or to try and quantify, just what it means to have, on our own soil, clear and indisputable evidence (indisputable to anyone who can examine the facts without political or financial influence) that as Americans, we have among our own people -- even as I write these words -- those who are guilty of continuing to carry out a Holocaust, the greatest in history, for pure financial gain.
In brief, our U.S. Medical Policy has mirrored our U.S. Foreign Policy, and we stood by ignorant and none the wiser. In our gluttony, it never dawned on us that the misery we were bringing to so many other millions of people might have been working in our midst, on us, in insideous ways we were not recognizing. If you accept that there is a God, or perhaps just some kind of superior intelligence --- if you accept that the greatest commandment is "to love your neighbor as yourself," which, even from a cynic's point of view, could still be viewed as a humanistic adaptation of Newton's Third Law of Motion, turned self-serving admonition --- and if you examine the record as I have and come to realize that no society or culture in the history of the world could have possibly found as many innumerable ways to violate this commandment, by any reasonable qualitative or quantitative measure, then you are left with a sense of the impending.
We aren't going to make it . . . but it's more important at this stage to see beyond it, to begin building the constructs for what will emerge -- after the demise of the Matrix.
No one, and certainly that includes myself, "knoweth the hour." Considering the permutations and combinations of possible outcomes, one can only speculate if our current path is such that the "trigger event(s)" that will bring down the Matrix will be political, economic, military, ecological, extraterrestrial (i.e. comet, asteroid, etc.), or some combination thereof. But there is that presentiment -- seen and felt everywhere -- which, as evident as the Matrix itself, is a "splinter in your mind . . . driving you mad."
One of most fundamental properties of life is that it is regenerative. You cannot expect a vibrant regrowth without a good pruning. We can lament the 'thinning of the herd,' or we can begin to celebrate the possibilities for those who will carry on after us. Our lives are short. Our contributions minor. No one is going to make it out of here alive. So why not put forth our best to help now in the reconstruction effort?
We need to begin networking now. We need to share those medical approaches that work -- in the light of the inherent power of endosomatic solutions. For those who fear the FDA and its sister terrorist organizations, always remember: they can't tape and analyze every phone call, every conversation in the park . . . they can't x-ray, copy, and study every letter and Fedex document; they can't read your mind and create a manila folder to start monitoring you and your family upon finding out that you've been checking out books on herbalism from the local library. Let's be reasonable.
In your work to help create a Meditopia, remember that the very forces of Nature are on your side. We can't go in any other direction . . . or as Dr. Hans C. Moolenburgh has noted, "We have reached a point as far away from God as possible . . . at a certain moment when, spiritually speaking, things look hopeless, a Voice commands: 'Enough!'" 15
Seek out and associate with like-minded individuals. Help in the effort to raise consciousness about the issues discussed in this book. Remember the wisdom of those who founded the Iroquois Confederacy; cleave yourself to a 'clan' of those -- no matter where they are in the world -- who have knowledge of endosomatic solutions to share with you. They are your brothers and sisters.
Dr. Moolenburgh recently told me in a letter that as you consider the importance of meaningful coincidences, the Jungian 'synchronicities' you hear me talk about so much, you will find that they begin to seek you out. You find support from hidden and unexpected sources. As you focus your thoughts and attention on what is important and stop focussing on (and feeding) the forces of evil that work to prevent it, you find, as did Thoreau, unexpected aid at an "uncommon hour." When you focus on fear, you feed it and give your adversaries nourishment; when you focus on endosomatic solutions, you not only deprive your enemies their due, but you add your voice in unseen ways to a movement of goodness over which the Matrix has no defense.
This is where your journey begins . . . and in many respects this is where it will end. This is the "grand turn" that completes the Brahmic cycle of "maya." This is the essence of the completion of the Mayan calendar in 2012, not "the end of the world, but its moment of true creation." 16
This is where Meditopia begins.
From Every Direction
"According to the Bible code we are right now in an ultimate time of danger," I told Arafat. "Perhaps a time of danger greater than the world has ever faced, the time long foreseen by all three Western religions."
"I opened my book to the page where both Biblical expressions of the 'End of Days,' were encoded together, and showed the matrix of Hebrew letters to Arafat.
"How do you say these words?" Arafat asked me. He didn't read Hebrew and wanted to hear how the words sounded. He didn't recognize the first, a phrase from the Book of Daniel. But when I said the words from the Torah, Arafat immediately recognized them.
"It's the same in Arabic," he exclaimed, surprised, once more speaking directly to me in English. 'It's exactly the same.'"
Michael Drosnin 2
My father rode a camel.
I drive a car.
My son flies a jet airplane.
His son will ride a camel.
Saudi saying 9
" ' A special committee of our inner circle has discovered that real difficulty on earth. It has carefully studied history in all its aspects, especially that of the last 250 years, and come to the conclusion that the enormous proliferation of human life, the population explosion, is the cause of all evils. '
'We have,' he said proudly, 'at last found an ideal method to curb this teeming fertility and bring the world population back to acceptable proportions.'
The professor then proceeded to talk about the ozone layer that protects humanity against the devastating effects of solar radiation.
The layer is, as we all know, already deteriorating under the influence of several man-made factors, one of them being space missiles.
'But now,' Dirk Slager said, 'we will destroy the ozone layer on purpose in order to cull humanity and other proliferating life to 1% of its present numbers.' . . .
'As long as the elimination process lasts . . . the elite and their passive and totally obedient slaves will be living under enormous protective domes.' "
Hans C. Moolenburgh 17
[Taken from 'The Enigma Files' -- gleaned from CIA remote viewers in the 1990's]: The report contains this sobering assessment: "Atmospheric ozone depletion / replenishment was perceived to be driven by a natural ebb and flow process -- a geophysical cycle. But this process has become overwhelmed by manmade activity -- The complex natural ozone cycles / patterns, in combination with the manmade alterations, make it extremely difficult for present scientists to figure out just what is happening. A long series of tests, research, and small-scale experiments, using several types of chemicals, will be undertaken -- but these efforts to stop the ozone decay will have little or no impact -- they are only 'Band-Aid' approaches. A critical point is reached, circa 2005-2012, where the destruction will begin a runaway course, in a fashion analogous to metastasis [the transfer of malignant cells from one location to another]. During this period, the problem -- and its potential consequences -- will no longer be subject to question . . . The ozone decay will not necessarily be slowed down, but its effects temporarily ameliorated by coincidental volcanic activity. One such related event will be the explosion of an 'extinct' volcano in the North American Cascade chain . . . The volcanic activity will literally and figuratively eclipse the ozone problem, but decreased sunlight will wreak havoc with crop production in many places. Chaotic weather patterns in combination with decreased sunlight will necessitate the construction of huge environmentally-controlled greenhouses, so that food production can carry on without being subject to vicissitudes of climate / weather. Unwittingly, these structures form the templates for technologies that will become increasingly critical to sustaining human life. They will begin to be seen as sanctuaries -- then habitats, as society begins to 'migrate' into them . . . A point is reached where very little life is seen outside of the artificial structures. The atmospheric outside these 'biospheres' is almost antiseptic. The sky is striated and multi-hued. Earth's remaining (surviving) inhabitants have either been driven underground or into these very large, climate-controlled domes, which now house complete medium-sized cities. Our children's children are residents there. There is no perceivable violence. Most creative energy is directed to questions of survival . . . "
Jim Marrs 18
"According to my understanding of the Revelation, the actual Tribulation period appears to last for seven years. It will probably begin with world economic collapse and a limited war in the Middle East. Babylon is mentioned too often in the text to be ignored. It appears that a false peace will be signed with Israel at the onset of the Tribulation, and that within the next three years Solomon's Temple will be rebuilt. Natural disasters occur with interesting frequency and intensity during this period. World economic collapse will bring worldwide famine and epidemics of disease in its wake. There will be a sharp increase in crime, pornography and drug use. During this period, we will come to call good that which we normally call evil. After three-and-a-half years, the peace treaty with Israel will be broken, shortly thereafter, war will break out. A military force of 200 million is mentioned; it sounds as if this will be a Middle East / Asian alliance, aligning itself against Israel and the rest of the world. The war will become so dangerous, probably involving nuclear weapons, that divine forces committed to ensuring the integrity of planet Earth will step in with natural disasters of gigantic proportions, to bring about a stop to the war and its threat of total destruction."
Joseph Noah 19"According to Cheiro, the coming Aquarian Age would be preceded by strife, upheaval, revolution, floods, earthquakes, plague, carnage, and change. 'One of these great cataclysmic periods is fast approaching -- the kind from which new eras and civilizations are born! Such as are commemorated in legendary history, long before any printed word appears, by the widely separated village storytellers from the many parts of the world, who always survive to tell such epochal tales as the Biblical Flood, Noah and the Ark."
Anthony Carr 20[Note: Count Louis Hamon ("Cheiro": 1866-1936) has been called "The Prophet of the End Times." Most of his predictions were contained in his celebrated work, World Predictions (1927). He correctly predicted, with uncanny accuracy, World War II, Italy's annexation of Libya, the emergence of Israel as a new Jewish state, the collapse of the British Empire and independence for India, the abducation of King Edward VIII for the love of a woman, the poor health of King George VI that would cause him to leave the throne, the death of King George and Queen Mary (correctly predicted to the year, 1952), the rise of his daughter, Elizabeth II, to become Queen of England, the civil war between Northern and Southern Ireland, and the revolution of the role of women in society.
Other predictions that are the process of becoming true now include: global warming and the rising of the oceanic water table, and deflection in the course of the Gulf Stream . . .
Future predictions as yet unfulfilled include World War III (" . . . a great conflict of Armageddon!!! First it will scatter and destroy ancient cities, cultures . . . later, it will afflict the New World, eventually centering in Palestine between 1999 and 2027") and a global warming that would precede ice age conditions in Northern Europe, Canada and Russia."]
"Earth-shaking fire from the center of the earth
Will cause trembling around the new city:
Two great rocks will make war for a long time.
Then Arethusa will redden a new river . . .
Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Tub,
Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur."
The Mayan PerspectiveWestern or Euro-American civilization currently rules the globe through dominator forms of coercion and resource control. This style of being in the world can be traced back to the early city-states of Sumer, the very beginnings of the current chapter in Earth's history. Before Sumar, however, early ceremonial sites such as Çatal Hüyük in Central Turkey reveal that a very different social style prevailed in late Neolithic times, one that worshiped the Great Mother as the supreme life-principle and that honored relationship over status, partnership rather than domination. The Anatolian culture of the seventh millennium B.C. represented a partnership ideal with roots extending far back into the Paleolithic. Research by archaeologist Marija Gimbutas demonstrated that the Magdalenian culture of ancient Europe, which thrived more than 19,000 years ago, was linked with distant trade centers, worshiped the Great Mother, and may have had a form of glyphic writing.
Clearly, our distant ancestors participated in a style of culture that is fundamentally antithetical to our own. And the pendulum of enantiodromia [Jung's description for the process of reversal from eras of darkness giving way to eras of light -- the field reversal between ignorance and consciousness] is swinging, pulling us out of ingrained habits, and stimulating a renaissance of an ancient paradigm that may be our only salvation. Western civilization is now confronting its own shadow in the form of global pollution, institutionalized corporate greed, and political instability. Fortunately, social upheavals and changes in the last thirty years indicate that we already appear to be moving in a direction that celebrates co-creation, relationship, and working together rather than violence, conquest, and force. In this emerging paradigm, we are indispensible cocreators of the post-shift world. The real pole shift may thus be about a shift in our fundamental orientation to each other and to the world, stimulated by our recommitment to life-affirming values. To go forward on our journey to collective wholeness, we must abandon our illusions and return to the center, back to rejuvention within the Great Mother, our cosmic heart and source . . .
The Maya understood that human civilization cycles from one extreme form of social organization to the other. Out of this process of polarization . . . arises a new, greater being . . . Our committed, willing participation in the galactic processes of Maya cosmogenesis, recognizing our place in the great chain of creation, is what enobles our souls and elevates our spirits to a plane infused with unity and relationship. The opening doorway to baktun thirteen offers us conscious relationship with each other and a creative participation with the Earth-process that gives birth to our higher selves.
John Major Jenkins 21
Edgar CayceThen, the earth changes predicted for us were to be a very physical disturbance, according to Cayce, but the physical change will be due to the 'desires, the purposes, the aims' of people everywhere. This will bring about a 'new vision,' a 'new comprehension.' . . .
Why hasn't God done this long ago? Because, said Edgar Cayce, this is a joint project -- the heavens and the earth are under the management of God and man. We are the ones who have held off new heaven and new earth and peace. 'When there has been in the earth those groups that have sufficiently desired and sought peace, peace will begin. It must be within self.
Mary Ellen Carter 22
"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye be not troubled: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
Matthew 6:14 23"Forty years before the year 2000, the devil will be let loose for a period to tempt man. When all will seem lost, God Himself will suddenly bring all evil to the end. The sign of when these events will occur will be when the priests will have discarded their holy habits and dress themselves in lay clothes and when women will dress like men and men like women."
St. Bridget of Sweden 24