“That major religions would be facing such challenges to their basic structures and doctrines is reflective of the increasing energy of the New Age affecting their flocks. The New Millennium opens an era of renewed and individual spirituality, in which we will no longer seek interpretations of the scriptures from others, but will connect directly with the universal spirit and understand the meaning of the holy works ourselves.
But we must first pass through the final days of the dying era, which, as all eras before it, will burst forth in a concentration of negative energy, some of which we are already witnessing.
In the Book of Revelation, the Bible speaks in apocalyptic terms of blood, pestilence, suffering, and violence—all the horrors to be rained down on humanity before the chosen stand beside God in the millennium of peace that reigns thereafter. Many interpret this to mean the end of the world. But it is not the end of the world, it is the end of the past. These are not contradictory concepts. In the symbolism of the Bible verses, the world as we know comes to an end and all humanity unites in peace to bring the way of Christ to all the Earth, to bring the spirit of Christianity out of the Book and into our lives. This is the very spirit of the New Age, of compassion and caring for our fellows on Earth, of fraternity and unity and peace. But before it comes, the old must be purged. The only way it will be purged is through a washing away of the sins of the past and thinking of the past, to open the way for what is to be. And as many devout believers in scripture say, those times are already upon us.
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 of our institutions as we know them must adapt to this new reality. The time is not just for the integration of humanity, but for the integration of all its codes, canons, and concepts. We are not just reinventing ourselves, but all of our systems of society. The rules that bind, the laws that chain, the edicts that keep us in constant conflict with ourselves, all come crashing down.
The Bible speaks of the Second Coming of Christ, of a millennium of peace that comes when Jesus returns anew and all of us join together universally. The time is at hand. Christ is coming, but not physically, spiritually. The Bible spoke in many metaphors. The Spirit of Christ is what comes now in our souls, in our awakened spirituality. The cosmic inner Christ is coming. It is time to realize that we are all the “children of God,” and that the “Son of God” came to show us the way to unite with that divine universal spirit.
It is Christ’s message now that is awakened and becomes a reality. We do unto others and have compassion for all. Now is the time to put Christ’s message and Buddha’s message of love into practice, to take them from the level of mere words and turn them into action. Too many people make a show of going to church. They go not seeking, but to be seen. They go to church but the Church does not go in them. They make an act of presence, repeating rituals mechanically, without feeling, failing to grasp the meaning. Or they go begging. Ungrateful for what they have, wishing it were more, they go asking for more. That is not they way, nor the purpose of religion. Aquarius is an age of gratefulness. We must get up every morning thankful for yet another day of light, of love, of opportunities and possibilities. The affirmation of every day should be, “I feel good. I feel loved by nature, by the wind, by the universe and everything in it.”
What is important now is to seek the true meaning of the message of the masters. For two thousand years, those messages have been exploited, used by preachers, pastors and priests to build gleaming castles, to build treasure troves of riches while the poor starved. They served as salesmen of paradise and perdition to build palaces. But few put the message of the masters, the message of love, into practice. Often, it was just the opposite. Too many have been killed in the name of God. The Crusades sent army after army to wage war in the Holy Land. Inquisitors and pious prosecutors sent too many so- called heretics and witches to their deaths. Now we must renounce all the venom of the past, release the centuries of anger, and breathe the peace and love of the Age of Aquarius. We must stop being beggars seeking salvation or praying for prosperity and become grateful participants in the order of the universe, in harmony with it”
Walter Mercado, Beyond The Horizon: Visions of a New Millennium,
A Time Warner Company, 1997 p. 71-109.
There is nobody quite like Walter Mercado. His uncanny predictions have thrilled Spanish-speaking audiences for decades. His television shows reach over 500 million viewers worldwide. His psychic hotline receives over 50,000 calls a day. Now this gifted visionary offers a penetrating, provocative astrological forecast for the new millennium; the world that awaits us…Beyond the Horizon
In this remarkable book, Walter Mercado explains that mankind is at a turning point. We are passing through a crucial portal in time. He advises that the catastrophic human and natural disasters of the recent past are the death throes of the 2,000-year-old Age of Pisces. And he divines a golden epoch of peace and enlightenment ahead: the Age of Aquarius.
Inclusive and compassionate, the bright New Age will lead us to explore our inner selves, transporting us into spiritual realms beyond what we have ever known. As with any birth, there will be pangs of pain, as well as challenge, epiphany, ecstasy—and change. Walter foresees that:
– Technology will spur a global revolution, enabling us to free our inner selves and reach the higher levels of the universe
– Mankind, free of dependency, will unite with nature—and with the natures of others
– Human relationships, personal and global, will alter; we will seek spiritual rather than carnal ties
– Environmental movements will be pursued with renewed vigor, initiating a return to the wilderness or the exploration of space
– Material greed and political power will be firmly renounced
– The new person of the New Age will be rich in knowledge, rich in spirit, and rich in consciousness.
In the fascinating tradition of The Celestine Prophecy, Beyond the Horizon delves into the mysteries of the past to inform us of the shape of the future. Insightful and uplifting, it is your personal guide to our newborn global community; a survival handbook for the coming transitions that will affect us all.
“Read Beyond the Horizon and prepare yourselves for the coming changes…Merely touching this book will change everything. Wanting to know is as good as knowing. Looking at the pages tears open the mind, and lets in the stuff of dreams. Be yourselves, a part of the new order. Step into the new, new world.”
“A must-read…highly original and provocative…in a simple, easy-to-understand style…For everyone fascinated by philosophical ideas and how they can be made practical in our lives.”
-Eric Bronson, professor of philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo
“Important reading for those on the path to higher awareness…Walter Mercado shares from the depths of his wisdom and offers great vision and heart. I deeply honor Walter’s gifts, and celebrate the love and inspiration he generates.”
-Alan Cohen, author of The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore