Cycles and History

2007-5-9 06:50:00

Thanks for your comments on greater and lesser cycles. An understanding of this principle is one of the keys to accurate prophecy. The truth of this is hinted at in the truism "History repeats itself."

On the other hand, those who use the black and white approach will never be very accurate for each cycle expands as in a spiral motion and is affected by other cycles. Just as in the Law of Correspondences we have that which is above resembling that which is below, but with a twist, even so is one cycle of history like the preceding, but with a twist and surrounded by different circumstances.

For example, many think the war in Iraq is a repeat of the cycle that produced the War in Vietnam. Protesters think that all they have to do is to oppose it like those in the Sixties did and they will achieve glory and victory over "The Man."

What they do not realize is this is not a close repeat of the Sixties period. Instead we are closer to repeating the cycle that led to the American Civil War. 2007 is much more like 1857 than 1967. We are headed toward a showdown between the conservatives and liberals and unless we can smooth out some of the lumps we are in danger of another major split, not only in the United States, but worldwide. If we can garner wisdom from our past then much grief can be avoided and we can just fight out the civil war on the astral plane. Hopefully we can avoid the intense conflict on the physical plane.

We are also repeating a much larger cycle going back over 4,000 years. This goes back to the time that the Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt. Even so, the lights of the earth are enslaved on the astral plane. Today, they must part the astral waters of emotion and see their way clear to walk on the dry ground of reason until they rise above the emotional plane. Then all who give them grief will themselves drown in their own emotional conflicts just as the Egyptians were overwhelmed by the Red Sea.

We have just about arrived at the goal of Sixty Principles. I'm sure we could easily go to a hundred and may someday.

Meanwhile Principle 59 is The Principle of Equality. To be understood it must be examined in the light of the Snowflake Principle. The Snowflake Principle is basically this. Just as there are no two snowflakes that are the same, even so there are differences in all things in the world of form. No two people weigh exactly the same, look exactly the same or have the same personality.

Question: If the Snowflake Principle is true then how can there be a Principle of Equality and what would that be?


Global Warming Enlightenment:

Bryson mentions the retreat of Alpine glaciers, common grist for current headlines. "What do they find when the ice sheets retreat, in the Alps?"

We recall the two-year-old report saying a mature forest and agricultural water-management structures had been discovered emerging from the ice, seeing sunlight for the first time in thousands of years. Bryson interrupts excitedly.

"A silver mine! The guys had stacked up their tools because they were going to be back the next spring to mine more silver, only the snow never went," he says.  "There used to be less ice than now. It's just getting back to normal."

Interview with Reid A. Bryson,PhD, founding chairman of the University of Wisconsin Department of Meteorology - Sometimes called "the father of the science of modern climatology."