Age of Aquarius: Age of Holy Breath
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was
Christian by birth, Hindu by
marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
"The Paraclete represents direct,
intimate divine intervention,
supporting and teaching
believers and challenging the
world, as Jesus did. " (D. Stevick
Jesus and His Own, 2011, 290)
'This age will be an age of splendour and of light, because it is the home of the Holy Breath; and the Holy Breath will testify anew for Christ, the Logos of the eternal Love. At first of every age this Logos is made manifest in flesh so man can see and know and comprehend a Love that is not narrow, circumscribed.'
What is the Aquarian Age? According to Eva S. Dowling the"human race is today standing upon the cusp of the Piscean-Aquarian Ages. Aquarius is an air sign and the New Age is already noted for remarkable inventions for the use of air, electricity, magnetism, etc. Men navigate the air as fish do the sea, and send their thoughts spinning around the world with the speed of lightning. The word Aquarius is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water. Aquarius is however, the water bearer, and the symbol of the sign, which is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac, is a man carrying in his right hand a pitcher of water. Jesus referred to the beginning of the Aquarian Age in these words: And then the man who bears the pitcher will walk forth across an arc of heaven; the sign and signet of the Son of Man will stand forth in the eastern sky. The wise will then lift up their heads and know that the redemption of the earth is near.'" (Aquarian Gospel 157: 29, 30.) The Aquarian Age is pre-eminently a spiritual age, and the spiritual side of the great lessons that Jesus gave to the world may now be comprehended by multitudes of people, for the many are now coming into an advanced stage of spiritual consciousness; so with much propriety this book is called The Aquarian (or Spiritual) Gospel of Jesus, the Christ."— Dan Costian (Ph.D), Bible Enlightened (1995, 261-2)
"So, now a New Age has started which is called the Age of Aquarius, meaning the pitcher carrier of spiritual holy water that is the work of Kundalini."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"The thesis advanced in this book is that NT theology is God-focused, Christ-centered, and Spirit-saturated, but the work of the Father, Son, and Spirit must be understood along a salvation-historical timeline; that is, God's promises are already fulfilled but not yet consummated in Christ Jesus. We will see that the ministry of Jesus Christ and the work of the Spirit are fundamental for the fulfilling of God's promises. The coming of Jesus Christ and the work of the Spirit are the prime indications that God is beginning to fulfill the saving promises made in Abraham. " (Schreiner 2008, 23)
"Now very interesting it is to see that this Kundalini is the one which is called as the Kumbha in Sanskrit language, means the Aquarius. We call it Aquarius, as one of the signs, and is the same as Kumbha in Sanskrit language. So it is the Age of Aquarius, is the Age of the Kundalini. Secondly is the Age of the Kundalini which will nourish, which is the Mother within you, which will rise, will give you the completeness of it, and which will connect you with your Spirit which ultimately gives you the enlightenment by which you become 'collectively conscious'. You become, again I say. It's not just telling a story. You just become!"
The Spirit-Paraclete Shri Mataji
September 16, 1983
"But the Paraclete will not merely explicate to them what Jesus had already said. Verses 14.25-26, as well as 16.12, imply Jesus is unable to say everything to the disciples while on Earth. There is more to be revealed, and when the Paraclete comes [she] will provide them with access to Jesus' continuing revelation.56 The Evangelist does not allow one to limit the Paraclete's revelation to what Jesus had already revealed. He does, however, insist that the Paraclete's revelation ultimately emanates from Jesus and will not belie his teaching (Burge 1987: 213). Significantly, the verbs in 16.13 are future tense. The Paraclete-Spirit will speak to the disciples what [she] will hear from Jesus. The words of the Paraclete are therefore not limited to what Jesus said in the past, but include what the Paraclete will receive from Jesus in the future. " (Brown 2004, 210)
56. Scholars who believe the Paraclete is to disclose information that Jesus left unrevealed include Bammel (1973), Boring (1978-79: 118 n. 1), Painter (1981: 540), Haenchen (1984:II, 144), Dietzfelbinger (1985: 403-405), Beare (1987: 116-18), Slater (1991: 105-106) and Segovia (1991: 238-39 n. 29, 243).
"These days there are people who are going all over the places to find out the truth, the enlightenment. And there are so many books available, so many people who talk about enlightenment. And this is only in this special age, which I call as the Blossom Time, is happening. If they are not seeking the truth, that means they are not yet evolved as this should have been. But this is a special time that we call as the Last Judgment and that time has come. In the Koran it's called as Qiyamah and described very clearly what will happen at this time. All these have been indicated in all the books which are, I would say, mystical or we can call as religious—whatever you may call it—the mystic part of it. They've all indicated this time, this time by the end of this century, this should happen."
The Spirit-Paraclete Shri Mataji
The Blossom Time, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK—July 5, 1998
"The promised baptism of the Holy Spirit indicated the arrival of the new age (Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16), fulfilling the promise of the Spirit predicted in the prophets. During his ministry Jesus was the bearer of the Spirit, but after his exaltation he would become the dispenser of the Spirit. The work of the Spirit in Jesus' ministry and beyond must be interpreted against the backdrop of the OT, where the gift of the Spirit heralds God's eschatological work. " (Schreiner 2008, 26)
The Paraclete and Aquarius: the Age of the Holy Breath
The gospel described the beginning of the
Aquarian (= the one that bears the pitcher
of water) Age as follows: "And then the
man who bears the pitcher will walk across
an arc of heaven. The sign and signet of
the Son of man stands forth in the eastern
sky. The wise will then lift up their heads
and know that the redemption of the earth
is near" (157.29,30.) And the
accompanying footnote explained: "From
the beginning of this age, i.e. from this
moment on, more and more people will try
to understand the spirit of the Gospel
instead of merely following its text. When
the largest part of the human race has
been penetrated by this spirit, to which
this book makes its contribution, mankind
will undoubtedly be in the Aquarian Age.
That's why the Aquarian Gospel was given
its present title. " (Costian 1995, 261)
"Rudolf Bultmann ... calls the coming of the Redeemer (Paraclete) an "eschatological event," "the turning-point of the ages".
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament
"The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus."
Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology
"But She—the Spirit, the Paraclete ...—will teach you everything."
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ)
"The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15... are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree."
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines
The Paraclete's "appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed."
Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
"Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present"
Robert Kysar, John
"The pneumatological activity ... of the Paraclete ... may most helpfully be considered in terms of the salvific working of the hidden Spirit."
Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit
The Paraclete Communicating
"By the Paraclete, God imparts God. It is by the outgoing activity of the Spirit that the divine life communicates itself in and to the creation. The Spirit is God-in-relations. The Paraclete is the divine self-expression which will be and abide with you, and be in you (14:16-17). The Sprit's work is described in terms of utterance: teach you, didakso (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15). The johannine terms describe verbal actions which intend a response in others who will receive (lambano) ... (continue)
Shirley Maclaine, Going Within (1989)
"As the social movements of the 1960s receded, Americans increasingly turned to quests for personal fulfillment—hence the satirical term 'me decade' Tom Wolfe coined to describe the 1970s. Few enthusiasts of religious transformation have been more popular—or more popularly parodied—than the stage and screen actress Shirley MacLaine. In a series of best-selling books published in the 1980s, MacLaine narrated her religious pilgrimage toward 'inner transformation.' Her works rode the surge of popularity of the New Age movement, itself a descendent (and to some degree a bowdlerization) of the countercultural prophesying of the 1950s ...(continue)
To My Flower Children*
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "What are you searching? Why are you aimlessly and listlessly running about? The joy that you have searched in material gains, the joy that you are looking for in power, the joy that disappeared in the words of books—the so-called knowledge—is all lost in yourself, and you are still searching and seeking! You can pay attention to everything outside yourself. You are lost in your thoughts, like babes in the wood.
But there is great hope that you can rise into the Heaven of thoughtless awareness, which we call Self-realization. I invite you to this feast of Divine Bliss, which is pouring around you ... (continue)
WHAT DOES THE AGE OF AQUARIUS MEAN?
"What lies ahead for Humanity? With all the problems we have, it's hard to believe our future is bright. Inflation and recession, environmental deterioration, diminishing resources, unrest and oppression in developing countries, and apathy, loneliness and lack of direction in developed ones all combine to severely cloud the horizon...
It may seem fantastic, but the signs in the heavens point to an extraordinary renewal in the years just ahead. If we recall some recent trends, this prospect doesn't seem so outlandish. It wasn't too long ago that we heard about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, and about the revival of spirit among the new generation. We can still hear the echoes of John Kennedy's call to action and see the vision of Martin Luther King's dream. Before he and his dream were shot down in 1968, he said we as a people "would get to the promised land." The promise seems empty now, yet the planetary cycles support his prophecy. For what we discover when we examine these cycles is compelling evidence that a renaissance and a golden age is right around the corner."
"You are probably familiar with the term New Age, and you may have heard or read about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. This simply means that we are leaving one age (Pisces), and entering into a new one (Aquarius). This happens every two thousand years - the last one coinciding with the arrival of Christ.
What does this have to do with you? Well, it has quite a lot to do with you and everyone else on the planet. For a start, if you haven't already undergone any changes, you might be feeling the urge to change now, or you may be witnessing changes around you. Either way, you will certainly be aware that life on planet Earth seems to be going off the rails in one way or another.
This is characteristic of the changing of the Ages as people struggle to adapt to the new energies. You will also have noticed certain major developments - such as science, computers and technology, all of which are now forming the backbone of our society. UFO's, alternative medicine, astrology, vegetarianism and other subjects previously considered weird or cranky are growing rapidly in popularity, and are all subjects associated with the sign of Aquarius. These subjects will become more and more commonplace, and astrology and other 'mystical' methods of self-help and understanding will help people to become more in tune with their spiritual selves in preparation for the New Age.
People are already beginning to look within for the answers they seek, instead of outwards to money, possessions and other people. The more enlightened members of society will welcome the New Dawn with its emphasis on humanity, kindness, truth, spirituality and enlightenment. "
You also probably have heard the song, Age of Aquarius," the one about the time when Jupiter aligns with Mars. Well, there's really more to it than that, as Jupiter and Mars align relatively often. What's really remarkable about this epoch is the powerful change that will sweep through our world, the shift in mood, action and intention that is already palpable. The estimated start date is thought to be sometime around the millennium, but, though its exact start date is contested among astrologers, astronomers, theologians and others, the effects of the Age of Aquarius have already been felt."The Age when everything becomes unified
"In the New Age we break free of centuries of false doctrines, destructive indoctrinations, absurd ideas, and children's stories about God, education, medicine, and love. The corrupt foundations of false society crumble. This time of crises is not the signal of the end of the world. What comes is not the end, but the beginning. The dream humanity has lived for centuries ends and we awaken to a bright new day, a bright new way .
Now in the Age of Aquarius, everything becomes unified. All our differences, all our dualities mix together like the fragrances of a flower shop, with all of the different flowers adding their bouquet to the overall mix until they are inseparable. Each individual flower remains distinct and individual, each one's fragrance is unique and discernible when you come up close to it, yet joined together in unity with the others in the wonderful mixture that is the smell of the shop.
Our individual worth comes from inside, from what we have inside, through our development, our evolution, and what we can give to society. Now our drastic differences dissolve and we integrate into the whole. We integrate and unify with the energy of the universe, with the great cosmic spirit.
Mystically, Aquarius signifies friendship. Friendship bursts upon us in its most elevated sense, in its most noble aspect — with understanding, collaboration, and fraternity. Love and friendship will have nothing to do with possessing or ego. The idea of love meaning"you belong to me"ends in the New Age. The thought of friends of convenience, friendship based on an ulterior motive such as business ends. Love and friendship based on anything other than pure love, the divine and pure love of God, changes the sentiment into a coin of exchange — you no longer have love or friendship because of who you are, but because of what you do or can do for me.
This is the era of peace, of unity, of love. The polarity of Aquarius, Leo, floods us with its complementary characteristics. The celestial throne of the Sun, Leo, encourages, ennobles, enriches, and enlightens us for the growth of our hearts, the growth of our inner beings. Together with Aquarius, Leo promotes the integration of our individuality with our unity with all humanity. We realize that we must first be something in and of ourselves to be something for others.
Under their combined influence, friendship with an agenda disappears into true fraternity, into pure unity. Then we can prepare ourselves for unity with the universal spirit... . In the Age of Aquarius, we break from the past to invent the future we desire in our society and in our person. The answers we find will be wholly new ones, totally original ones, but they require a thorough examination of what has been and what we wish to come. All our institutions as we know them must adapt to this new reality. "
This Golden Age is destined to synthesize all religious regimes and free the minds of ignorance and delusion forever. Once enlightened, each human being will begin his or her individual journey within, and strive to become the new race of super conscious humans awakening seekers of Truth and the eternal Spirit, healing peoples of many tongues and nations in the process. In this new millennium there will be no more falsehoods or derision, but spiritual living and third-eye vision. The Human Family is truly entering the Age of mystic revelations and the mind's true liberation which is broadly known as spiritualism or New Millennium Religion.
But before that a word of caution about present pulse of the New Age:
The Reality and the Fakery
What is good about the New Age
"The "New Age" is actually a synthesis of many different beliefs and currents of thought, the emphasis being on a rejection of the limitations of reductionist materialism and an emphasis on the way that one can alter one's personal reality through the application of belief, visualisation, and positive affirmation. In a sense it is a spiritual awakening, an activation of the"theosphere", an integration of holistic healing, alternative spirituality, esotericism, environmental sensitivity, alternative life-styles, awareness of other dimensions of existence, and attunement to the cosmos.
What is bad about the New Age (and how to avoid the pitfalls)
Unfortunately, as with all such movements, the New Age has fallen prey to all manner of fakes and charlatans and rip-off merchants. These can fortunately be avoided by a simple rule of thumb. i.e.: if anyone asks you for money before giving you a mantra, cleansing your aura, raising your vibration, awakening your kundalini, taking you on a vision quest, initiating you into hermetics, or anything else, they are a fake and to be avoided like the plague... .
note regarding clairvoyants: there are many psychics and clairvoyants who ask for money for aura readings etc. Although this may seem like a fair service, remember that these people are psychics, they are not spiritual. They have an awakening into the etheric and astral (lower psychic) planes. They do not necessarily (or even) have a spiritual awakening.
This is a simple fact: a true spiritual teacher never asks for money.
Once you have this simple fact at hand, you may explore the weird and wonderful world of the New Age (or what insignificant amount there is of left of it once the profit-mongers and greed merchants are eliminated) at your leisure!
What else is bad about the New Age
Another problem that characterises the New Age is an absolute lack of critical thinking. People will believe all sorts of nonsense, and are very susceptible to negative suggestions from formations in the lower astral plane. A good example of this is the incredible popularity of the belief in catastrophic"earth changes". This has absolutely no basis in fact, and there will be a lot a red faces when the millennium rolls around and California and Japan and where-ever else hasn't sunk beneath the waves, the earth hasn't tilted on it's axis, people's DNA hasn't been miraculously transformed, etc etc
Of course, all the people who propound these prophecies will have explanations - e.g. it really did happen, but on the subtle level. Or mankind has been granted a period of grace. Or the spiritual powers changed their minds.
The best attitude that can be taken is to integrate New Age and scientific thinking, in order to get the best from both, and avoid falling into the pitfalls that comes from one-sided allegiance to either extreme. "
The deep spiritual insight and knowledge of Dan Costian's (Ph.D) Bible Enlightened best describes the Age of Aquarius. His explanation of the historical significance of astrological signs that gave birth to distinct ages serves as celestial landmarks that guide to review and re-chart the future of mankind and the planet Earth.
According to him these ages are"determined by the equinox precession, were shown to last approximately two thousand years and they were called by the name of the sign of the zodiac crossed during the interval. For each and every age there corresponded an aeon, i.e. the revealing of a new divine attribute by the incarnation of a new avatar.
The Age of Gemini
The Age of Gemini (c.6000 - c.4000) corresponded to the flourishing period of early Hinduism. It was under this sign that Rama, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu was manifested by the birth of the two pair of brothers: Rama and Lakshmana on the one hand, Satrughna and Bharata on the other. Rama Himself had twin sons: Lav and Kush (in harmony with the name of the constellation where the Sun was at that time.) Lav went to Russia from this we get the name of Slav. The other son, Kush went to China, hence we get the name Kushan. These two divine principles were also incarnated as Buddha and Mahavira, then as Adi Shankaracharya and Gnyaneshwara. In other Avatars they were Hassan and Hussein the sons of Fatima and Hazrat Ali ... Rama incarnated during the Treta Yuga when the fourth chakra (Adi Anahathh) was opened in Virata. Anahathh is an important centre of the human being since it is here (on the left side, at the heart level) where the individual Spirit or the Self resides. "For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be"Jesus said (Luke 12:34.)
The Age of Taurus
The Age of Taurus (c.4000 - c.2000 B.C.). The aeon governing this age was Krishna, the eight Avatar, the Lord of the cows (Govinda.) The age stayed under the sign of the bull (Apis, or sacred bull Mnevis of Helipolis, identified to Ra), of the holy cow (Hathor in Egypt, surahbhi or Kamadhenu in India or may be worshipped in many spiritual cultures), or the golden calf in the polytheistic beliefs (see Exodus 32:4), preceding the Judaic monotheism. Krishna was said to have lived at the end of Dvapara Yuga (Encyclopaedia Universalis, Paris 1968, vol. 9, p.711) considered by some to have ended in the year 3102 B.C. (Zimmer, quoted work.) According to tradition, Krishna lived in the fourth millennium B.C. (La grande encyclopedie, H. Lamirault et Co., Paris, vol. 21, p.647.) During his time the fifth chakra (Adi Vishuddhi) of the Cosmic Being was enlightened.
The Age of Aries
The Age of Aries (c.2000 - 1 B.C.) was characterized by the establishment of the monotheistic Judaism through great spiritual personalities like Abraham (19th century B.C.) and Moses (13th century B.C.). Generally, this period was dominated by the manifestation of the universal principle of the spiritual master (Adi Guru Dattatreya.) Indeed, before the Christian era, Zarathustra incarnated (7th or 6th or even 10th century according to some opinions), Confucius and Lao-Tse (6th century), Socrates (5th century), alongside with the two great Jewish prophets (see chapt. X.) The symbol of the ram (or the Passover lamb) appeared as an object of sacrifice instead of worship, as a reaction against the belief of the previous age. That could be illustrated by the cult of Mithra who stabbed the mythological bull.
The Age of Pisces
The Age of Pisces (A.D. 1 - c.2000) during which Christianity appeared and spread out. The fish was known to have been the secret sign used by the early Christians to identify each other. The Greek word Ichtus (=fish) was made up of the following phrase capitals (acrostic): Iesous Christos Theou Uios Soter (=Jesus Christ Son of God, the Saviour.) In Hinduism it was also the symbol of the Saviour (Vishnu's first incarnation in the shape of a fish saved Manu from the flood)...
Similar to Mahavishnu, Jesus represented the ninth Avatar, who opened the Agnya chakra within the Cosmic Being. The reflection of this chakra at the microcosmic human level is situated in the centre of the forehead where the left channel (Ida nadi) and the right channel (Pingala nadi) form a subtle crossing. From an anatomical point of view, this is the place of:
- i) the chiasma opticalis (optical nerve crossing), corresponding to the anterior aspect of the chakra (front Agnya);
- ii) the decussatio pyramidum (crossing of the motor nuclei fibres of the spinal nerves for the upper limb and upper trunk and for the lower limb and lower trunk respectively), corresponding to the posterior aspect of the chakra (back Agnya.)
The three channels cross at the Agnya which represents the most narrow way for the Kundalini to pass through. It is the "narrow gate"that Jesus said about: "Strive with earnestness to enter through the narrow door, for many, I say, will seek to enter and will not be able" (Luke 13:24.)"Enter through the narrow gate" (Matthew 7:13.) Jesus revealed Himself as the Master of the Agnya chakra: "I am the door; if any one enter in by Me, he shall be saved" (John 10.9.) He will be saved because he will be able to reach the end, of the spiritual ascent, Sahasrara (the Kingdom of Heavens the synthesis of all chakras, where the individual Spirit joins with the Universal Spirit - God.)
The Mahabharata (14.2784) says that the gate of heaven is very small and narrow. It cannot be seen by those without any sense and blinded by the vain illusions of this world. Even those who can see well, who see the way and want to enter, will find the door locked and hard to open. Its heavy bolts are pride, lust, greed and debauchery. Jesus said to the Pharisees: "The kingdom of God does not come with observation" (Luke 17:20.) Schmemaan wrote: "For the early Christians the all-encompassing reality and the terrific newness of their belief was precisely that the Kingdom had drawn near and though unseen, it had already been there, among the people, illuminating and working in the world."
The Agnya chakra controls mental processes. Maitrayana Upanishad says (6:34) that the thoughts are the only cause of the cycle of birth and death; man, therefore should endeavour to purify his thoughts. A man is what he thinks: this is the ancient secret. The same idea was expressed by Guatama Buddha in the first line of the Dhammapada: All that we are is the result of what we have thought, is based on our thoughts, and made out of our thoughts. That is why Yogis attach such a great importance to thought detachment and getting into the"thoughtless awareness"or Nirvichara Samadhi; the real state of meditation enabling the union (Yoga.)
The Age Of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius (c.2000 ) starts at the dawn of Satya Yuga. The beginning of this age was estimated by various calculations around the year 2000. Some astrologers believe that mankind will step out of the mystical age of Pisces right into the luminous age of Aquarius between 2000 and 2050, which means the end of superstitions and of dogmatic religions (apud Bruno Wurtz.) It is not without interest to go back to the Ahmadiya Movement of Islam speaking about Mahdi's appearance on the Earth. We shall quote here Gibb and Kramer (Shorter Encyclopaedia of Islam, p.24): "To believe in His as the Second or the Promised Messiah is an article of faith, because first of all His coming early in the 14th century of the Hidjra was predicted by Muhammad. "Or, Hidjra (Hegira), the starting point of the Muhammadan period was the 20th of September, 622 and that gives us the date close to the end of the year 1922 maybe the beginning of the year 1923 for the start of the new era.
Now, there is a brief extract giving the evolution of the heavy planets towards this end of the millennium.
Pluto, the mightiest of the planets, is the master of Scorpio until the beginning of the year 1995 and afterwards it will enter Sagittarius. It awakens the old demons to exorcize them completely and this cleansing will bring all the mud from the depths to the surface. The energy will serve to purify man, if it is well used; being perverted it will turn against him. Pluto in Scorpio indicates a token of life, death, rebirth. Then, it will enter Sagittarius, symbol of superior spirit, of metaphysical abstraction, of fundamental seeking.
The other three heavy planets will leave one after another Capricornus to enter Aquarius: Saturn in 1991, Uranus in 1996 and Neptune in 1999 indicating the entering of mankind into the age of Aquarius, generating a new awareness, a new spiritual order (apud Christian Kursner.)
In 1996 Uranus will enter Aquarius whose master it is. Thus, the dominion of materialism and selfishness will come to an end, leading at the same time towards a new society characterized by benevolence and universal integration. This will means the abolishing of the old concepts and the vanishing of any physical and spiritual frontiers. But beware! The entering of Jupiter alongside Uranus into the sign of Aquarius (1996-1997), may mean the outburst of the divine wrath against those that overlook its authority as well as those that disturb the divine order of the world.
The astrologer Alain considered that the age of Aquarius started in 1962. In Benjamin Creme's opinion, the beginning of this age would be in the spring of 1982, and according to others in 1987. Creme even asserted that Christ's new Avatar manifested Himself among us since 1977. The famous psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) considered that this age would start in 1997 (Bruno Wurtz, New Age, Ed. de Vest, Timisoara 1992.) Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi announced that Satya Yuga has started in 1993 on the vernal equinox ...
If Pisces is a sign of water, Aquarius is much more so. Considering the last ages of the cycle, the transition from the zodiacal names of mammals to those of the aquatic beings can be interpreted as the tendency of returning to the Primordial Ocean along the regressive branch of the ellipse, meaning the absorption (dissolution) back into the Original Atom from where the cycle had started.
We remember that Jesus is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. He is to descend for the second time as Kalki, the 10th and last Avatar of the Evolution Principle, thereby being the aeon under which the Age of Aquarius is placed. J. Carmignac gave an interpretation of the manuscripts found beside the Dead Sea, in which he identified"the Teacher of Righteousness" (Faith) with "the One who pours the rain of Righteousness" (Faith.) Many authors are known to have considered Jesus as being none other than the Teacher of Righteousness (see, for instance, I.D. Amusin's quoted work.) Jesus was the one to announce the Age of Aquarius: "a man will meet you carrying an earthen pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goes in" (Luke 22:10; Mark 14:13.) The Last Supper was the symbol of the future "unio mystica."
Sahasrara is the final point of the spiritual ascent, the Kingdom of Heavens
The cusp of time that has elapsed and the time that is still to come represents the apotheosis of the divine revelation, the opening of the seventh, therefore, the last chakra (Adi Sahasrara) of the Universal Being, the crowning of the whole evolutionary process. "In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound the trumpet, the mystery of God also shall be completed" (Revelation 10:7.) "The Omega point symbolises the end of the evolution towards the noosphere, the sphere of the spirit, towards which all knowledge converges" (Chevalier, Gheerbrant, p.26.) Sahasrara is the final point of the spiritual ascent, the Kingdom of Heavens. When asked by the Pharisees where the Kingdom of God lies, Jesus replied: "they shall not say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, the Kingdom of God is in the midst of you" (Luke 17:21.)
The opening of the Sahasrara at the level of the whole Creation, allowed for the awakening of the Kundalini energy en masse through Sahaja Yoga, which has been revealed to the whole mankind by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who witnessed that cosmic phenomenon Herself. The Adi Sahasrara was opened on May 5th, 1970. Scriptures foretold the collective manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the form of the Kundalini: "In the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh" (Acts 2:17.) This prophecy was announced long time ago by Isaiah (44:3), Ezekiel (36:27), Joel (2:28-29), Zechariah (2:10.) "I will give wonders in the heaven above and the signs on the earth below" (Acts 2:19; see Joel 2:30 too.) The wonder in the heaven was the opening of the cosmic Sahasrara. "Then, whatsoever shall call upon the name of [the] Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21; Joel 2:32.) Of course, it refers to the activation of the kundalini by taking mantras, a fact that is well-known by the Yogis.
Water of life pouring upon the people (the Kundalini), of the Spirit, of the Holy Ghost
The Age of Aquarius is interpreted as the water of life pouring upon the people (the Kundalini), of the Spirit, of the Holy Ghost, in sign of harmony between the human microcosm and the divine macrocosm, of really attained"unio mystica" (Yoga.) But for this to take place, it is necessary that man should become Adam who had been created by God, as a divine embodiment"In His image" (Genesis 1:27; see also 5:1.) Because, as John said about the last coming of the Saviour: "What we shall be had not been manifested; we shall know that if it is manifested we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And every one that has this hope in Him purifies himself even as He is pure" (1 John 3:2-3.) In other words, man has to deify himself and that implies the purification at the energetic level, allowing for Kundalini to achieve the mystical union. At the human level, this purification will make the enlightenment possible ...
Levi H. Dowling (1844-1911) had transmitted ... by revelation the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean Age (L.N. Fowler & Co. Ltd., Romford, Essex) ... Among Dowling's manuscripts there was one called"The Cusp of the Ages"describing the transfer of dominion from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age. It was published by Eva S. Dowling in the introduction to this gospel. Here is the description of the new era.
"This age will be an age of splendour and of light, because it is the home of the Holy Breath; and the Holy Breath will testify anew for Christ, the Logos of the eternal Love. At first of every age this Logos is made manifest in flesh so man can see and know and comprehend a Love that is not narrow, circumscribed. Twelve times in every revolution of the sun this christed Love of God is made full manifest in flesh upon the planes of earth, and you may read it in Akasha the wondrous lessons that these Christs have taught to man" (p.15.)
The gospel described the beginning of the Aquarian (= the one that bears the pitcher of water) Age as follows: "And then the man who bears the pitcher will walk across an arc of heaven. The sign and signet of the Son of man stands forth in the eastern sky. The wise will then lift up their heads and know that the redemption of the earth is near" (157.29,30.) And the accompanying footnote (within the French edition; our translation) explained: "From the beginning of this age, i.e. from this moment on, more and more people will try to understand the spirit of the Gospel instead of merely following its text. When the largest part of the human race has been penetrated by this spirit, to which this book makes its contribution, mankind will undoubtedly be in the Aquarian Age. That's why the Aquarian Gospel was given its present title."
What is the Millennium all about?
As the so called 20th century draws to a close there is much talk about specific dates, unprecedented change and end of Millennium prophecies, all of which can be a bit confusing.
Yet as we count down the final days and seconds we are reminded that time is an exceedingly relative, man made concept.
For example:— as the Christian world clock hits the year 2000, the Millennium on the Julian calendar, the Islamic world clock will be chiming 1421 years on the Hegerian-Hijri calendar. For the Sikh-Gurumat tradition it is perhaps only year 531 and within the Judaic tradition the clock will be running at 5,760-61 years. Yet, in the Buddhist world we will be reaching about 2500 years and in the Mayan tradition of South America we will have clocked up 5114 years. For the Parsi tradition of Zarathustra from ancient Persia we might be approaching 2900 years whilst from the beginning of recorded time in the Chinese tradition it will read 4,637 years. In the ancient Indian tradition the tendency is all together different where there is the adoption of a more cyclic view of time, of yuga's (ages), of cycles of birth & death. Even so, certain patterns from various traditions do seem to be emerging as follows:
Consensus indicates that we are coming out of what the Indian tradition names Kali Yuga (this is the age of darkness/ignorance) and are on the verge of entering the Satya Yuga (the age of truth) when all falsehood will expose itself and drop away. The Yuga which links these two Yugas is named Krita Yuga ( Age of transition.)
From the Western Astrological perspective this seems to correspond with the understanding that we are transiting from the Piscean Age to the Age of Aquarius. The onset of the Aquarian Age speaks to us of spiritual awakenings, of the perfection of each human being, through an awareness of our own spiritual self. The time of rebirth and great spiritual development on earth. All this heralding a time of much greater joy and positivity.
A period of great happiness or human perfection
Yet in the Christian tradition the generally accepted idea is that the Millennium starts around the year 2000. Websters 9th Collegiate Dictionary, USA, 1983 gives a definition as follows:- "The 1000 years mentioned in the Book of Revelation, chapter 20 during which Holiness is to prevail. A period of great happiness or human perfection".
In the Islamic tradition there are many instances where the Holy Koran and the Hadith mention a future time of judgement and resurrection, known as the Qiyamah time. In the traditions of the prophet this time is indicated as coming some time after 1400 years (of the Hijri calendar), which again seems to coincide with the coming Millennium & twenty first century.
For Buddhists there is some expectation that the Wheel of Dharma, the metaphorical wheel of time is set to turn for the first time in 2500 years since Lord Buddha's advent. Gautama Buddha apparently taught that each revolution of the wheel signalled a new beginning, or rebirth for humanity.
From the Book of Prophecies of the Knight John of Jerusalem (11th Century) comes the following: "The millennium that comes after this millennium will change into a light time. People will love and share and dream, and dreams will come true." Further it adds: "People will be one big body of which every person is a tiny part. Together they'll be the heart and they'll speak one language." "Men will have reached heaven" "Men will know the Spirit of all things" "People will receive a second birth and the Spirit will come into them."
Ancient Sibylline Oracles of the Roman era perhaps also add to the collective vision of what the future may hold...for example "Vice shall leave the earth and be sunk in the divine ocean."
THE DIVINE FEMININE: THE MOTHER OF THE MILLENNIUM
Knowledge of Reality So what does the past say about the present? Well in short-many things. What is intriguing is the faint echo from the past which informs us of a hitherto unsuspected phenomenon, namely the coming of a feminine spiritual personality, a Mother, who will facilitate a collective rebirth. Here are some selected references which allude to this happening!
In a book published in 1887 titled "The Mystery of the Ages" by Marie, Countess of Caithness (Page 316-317) the following prediction appears:- "It was generally considered, at the turn of the next century, that the next Divine incarnation ... (continue)
QUOTES OF The Spirit-Paraclete Shri Mataji
Question: Shri Mataji, would you say a few words about the golden age, the forthcoming golden age?
And, you see, they, what they say that this age of Aquarius is very important, because this will change the lives of people. And that is what they have already described about this, that now there was Kali Yuga, means the worst possible times. The whole Kali Yuga means the absolutely the worst and worst possible time for our destruction. That was over. Then comes Kruta Yuga, I mean, overlapping. Now, in Kruta Yuga, this all-pervading power, they call it Paramchaitanya, becomes active. It starts helping people to come along. That also has been going on some days.
After this, is Satya Yuga. It's the age of truth. But it's a Last Judgement. If you take to truth, alright, well and good. But if you don't take to truth you are judged. It's like this."
The Spirit-Paraclete Shri Mataji
"If we have to change this world, and if we have to save our people from complete destruction, we have to take to wisdom, and that is only possible when the brain is enlightened by Kundalini. This is what is very important today, when we see that this world is on the verge of destruction. Of course the Creator Himself is very anxious to save us and that is why He has in these modern times which are called Kali Yuga, made the All-pervading power activated.
So, now a New Age has started which is called the Age of Aquarius, meaning the pitcher carrier of spiritual holy water that is the work of Kundalini. The activity of the Kundalini is like the sap of the tree that rises and nourishes all parts of the tree and does not get stuck at one flower (religion).
Moreover these are special times. This is the Resurrection Time. The Last Judgment is done by the Kundalini. On the fingertips one can feel oneself and can judge oneself. Moreover the All-pervading power has become very activated, so the Kali Yuga (present Age of Darkness) is passing into Krita Yuga of Brahma Chaitanya (activated All-pervading power). This is helping the en-masse enlightenment and Self realisation.
After this will be Satya Yuga (Age of Truth). We have to take advantage of this activity of the Brahma Chaitanya by all the time being corrected with the All-pervading Power and achieving our realisation and establishing it. After such a state a person becomes very dynamic and compassionate. His race, sex, nationality and age do not hamper his dynamic life.
There are so many blessings in Sahaja Yoga that it is impossible to compile them into a book as it would require volumes and volumes to assemble the experiences of the Sahaja Yogis.
Whatever one is doing now is relative in this modern world. In relative terms, everything is working it out. This relative working is not going to give any absolute results. Absolute knowledge only comes from the Spirit, and so unless we know the Self, the Spirit, we cannot know what is absolute and what is Absolute Truth. Otherwise, when we live in the relative world we will be always quarrelling, fighting and having wars. But if one is in the Absolute then one knows that there is only one Truth for everything, and there will be no more argument or discussion; everybody will enjoy that Truth as it is Absolute."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"Spirituality constitutes a sign of the jarring transition ... from an expiring Age of Belief into a new but not yet fully realized Age of the Spirit."
"As in the past, today 'spirituality' can mean a range of different things. At a minimum, it evokes an ambiguous self-reflection devoid of content. For some it can become mere navel gazing, a retreat from responsibility in a needy world. Sleek ads in glossy magazines promise a weekend of 'spiritual renewal' in a luxurious spa where, for a price, one can reap the benefits of a sauna, a pedicure, and a guru who will help you cope with the stress of your demanding job. For others, however, 'spirituality' can mean a disciplined practice of meditation, prayer, or yoga that can lead to deepened engagement in society. A researcher named Seth Wax ... (continue)
The New Cosmic Period
"We are living in an era signified by the beginning of a New Cosmic Period that many people call New Age or the Age of Aquarius. Some others may call it the Age of the Second Coming or of the Epiphany of the Holy Spirit.
The characteristics of this new state are becoming more and more visible as rhythm of life is accelerating rapidly along with the concern for the events that reveal a universal crisis. There is a constant wavering uncertainty and confusion for what the future holds for humanity that seems to live the anxiety and pain of a New Birth. We find ourselves at the Prodromic Phase, at the dawn of this New Period, which is defined as a period of preparation, catharsis and repentance. In other words, a shifting of the mind from limited established ideas to Ideas of Divine Infinity and Truth. The inspired revelations of the Scriptures and the unveiling of the Divine Laws is only one of the examples of activating a universal phenomenon on a spiritual quest which will lead to ... (continue)
Book Review: Why Jesus? by Ravi Zacharias
"A new spirituality has crept into our culture, and spiritual truth, specifically the truth about Christ is often its target. In today's culture, young and old alike are bombarded from many directions by false teachings about spiritual matters. Many in the Western society are departing from traditional beliefs to embrace a New Spirituality rooted in Eastern mysticism as our culture seeks to be less 'religious' and more 'spiritual.'
In his latest book, Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality, Dr. Ravi Zacharias shows why Jesus alone is the Truth in a world of spiritual relativism. Having been born and raised in India ... (continue)
4. Walter Mercado, Beyond The Horizon: Visions of a New Millennium, A Time Warner Company, 1997, p. 106-8. 5. www.kheper.net
6. Dan Costian (Ph.D), Bible Enlightened, 1995, p. 254-61