Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Telegraph

I prefer to keep an open mind. Still, I find myself too frequently incredulous, disbelieving, cynical, head scratchingly alarmed. Often, if i feel a chill pill in order, I turn to the obits in The Telegraph for relief.

Daily, their erudite writers bring to life the best and the brightest of the recently deceased. A few minutes spent on this page teaches genuine humility, while I vainly compare my life's accomplishments with any Telegraph entry.

Today, I read of the passing of Jose Arguelles. Quoting the Telegraph: " Jose Arguelles, who “ascended on Kin 89, Red Spectral Moon” (March 23) aged 72, was a cosmic harmonist and prophet of the New Age who predicted that the winter solstice on December 21 2012 would mark the start of a new era."

Go back and count the things you've learned in just that one sentence, including new career possibilities.

"Arguelles, who styled himself Valum Votan, Closer of the Cycle and President of the Foundation for the Law of Time, claimed to have been inspired by calendars left in Central America by Maya Indians, who were in turn inspired by extraterrestrials from the Galactic Federation.

The Mayans, he claimed, tell us we entered our current stage of evolution in 3113BC when the Earth and Sun began a long journey through an energy beam emanating from the Milky Way. In 2012, the solar system would leave the beam: “As the year 2012 approaches, the planet will be humming and vibrating as never before,” Arguelles wrote in The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology (1987). He wanted a “critical mass” of 144,000 New Age believers to gather at sacred sites such as Mount Olympus, the Egyptian pyramids, the Dead Sea and San Francisco Bay to witness the new dawn.

In the meantime Arguelles called for meditation to give humanity a chance to enter the New Age without mishap and on August 16 1987, from his eyrie on the slopes of Mount Hood in Oregon, he blew a conch shell to summon the world’s New Age tribes to a Harmonic Convergence. Around the world — from Glastonbury to Giza and from Ayers Rock to Central Park — thousands of people convened to chant, hum, meditate, form circles, dance and hold hands at dawn in what participants described as an attempt to change the worldwide consciousness, ground the new vibrational frequencies and save the world from destruction..."

Somehow this paid, you have to respect that.

Respects to his family.



preppyplayer said...

Wow. I better get something done. Because so far nothing I have done,
( outside of raising a family) measures up to that!

Divine Theatre said...

With a proper thesaurus one can accomplish a great deal.