What are your spiritual beliefs?• “I am a Muslim, a Hindu, a Christian and a Jew” - Mahatma Gandhi• Within every religion there is a mystic path: Jewish Kabbalists, Christian Gnostics, Muslim Sufis, etc.• Though these paths are diverse, they arrive at the one goal: experience of God• Widespread, unmediated knowledge of God is an aspect of the age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius? – Don’t tellme you’re into that New Age Stuff Consider the orbit of the earth around the sun. The earth rotates daily around an axis that is tilted in respect to its orbital plane, and oriented toward Polaris, the North Star. Since the tilt and orientation do not vary significantly during a single orbit, in January the northern hemisphere is inclined away from the sun, causing winter. The opposite occurs in June, giving mid-summer. In March and September, the inclination is at right angles to the radius to the sun, causing the equinoxes.
Right – so what does that have todo with the “Age of Aquarius”? Consider the orbit of the earth as a fixed circle in space, defined by the zodiac of fixed stars. The location where the spring equinox occurs within this circle slowly moves because of the precession. During the period when the Old Testament prophecies were being written, the spring equinox occurred when the image of the sun was in the House of Aries. This was therefore perceived as the Age of Aries. Christ was born shortly after the cosmos moved into the Age of Pisces. We are now entering the Age of Aquarius (see Figure 1).
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 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. 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 (Vishnus first incarnation in the shape of a fish saved Manu from the flood) …
Wait! – So who exactly was Jesus?Similar to Mahavishnu, Jesus represented the The Mahabharata (14.2784) says that the gateninth Avatar, who opened the Agnya chakra of heaven is very small and narrow. It cannot bewithin the Cosmic Being. The reflection of this seen by those without any sense and blinded bychakra at the microcosmic human level is the vain illusions of this world. Even those whosituated in the centre of the forehead where the can see well, who see the way and want toleft channel (Ida nadi) and the right channel enter, will find the door locked and hard to open.(Pingala nadi) form a subtle crossing. From an Its heavy bolts are pride, lust, greed andanatomical point of view, this is the place of: debauchery. Jesus said to the Pharisees: "The – the decussatio pyramidum (crossing of the kingdom of God does not come with motor nuclei fibres of the spinal nerves for observation" (Luke 17:20). Schmemaan wrote: the upper limb and upper trunk and for the "For the early Christians the all-encompassing lower limb and lower trunk respectively), reality and the terrific newness of their belief corresponding to the posterior aspect of the was precisely that the Kingdom had drawn near chakra (back Agnya). and though unseen, it had already been there, among the people, illuminating and working in – the chiasma opticalis (optical nerve the world.“ crossing), corresponding to the anterior aspect of the chakra (front Agnya);The three channels cross at the Agnya which The Agnya chakra controls mental processes.represents the most narrow way for the Maitrayana Upanishad says (6:34) that theKundalini to pass through. It is the "narrow gate" thoughts are the only cause of the cycle of birththat Jesus said about: "Strive with earnestness and death; man, therefore should endeavour toto enter through the narrow door, for many, I purify his thoughts. A man is what he thinks: thissay, will seek to enter and will not be able" (Luke is the ancient secret. The same idea was13:24). "Enter through the narrow gate" expressed by Guatama Buddha in the first line(Matthew 7:13). Jesus revealed Himself as the of the Dhammapada: All that we are is the resultMaster of the Agnya chakra: "I am the door; if of what we have thought, is based on ourany one enter in by Me, he shall be saved" thoughts, and made out of our thoughts. That is(John 10.9). He will be saved because he will be why Yogis attach such a great importance toable to reach the end, of the spiritual ascent, thought detachment and getting into theSahasrara (the Kingdom of Heavens the "thoughtless awareness" or Nirvichara Samadhi;synthesis of all chakras, where the individual the real state of meditation enabling the unionSpirit joins with the Universal Spirit — God). (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 Mahdis appearence 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.
So the Age of Aquarius has alreadystarted? The astrologer Alain considered that the age of Aquarius started in 1962. In Benjamin Cremes opinion, the beginning of this age would be in the spring of 1982, and according to others in 1987. Creme even asserted that Christs 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…
Shri Satya-rupa DeviSeptember 16, 1983 — USA “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 (Adi Shakti, Holy Spirit or Ruh of Allah) 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. Its not just telling a story. You just become!"
Ok. Tell me more about the Age ofAquariusWe remember that Jesus is the Beginning and The cusp of time that has elapsed and the timethe End, the Alpha and the Omega. He is to that is still to come represents the apotheosis ofdescend for the second time as Kalki, the 10th the divine revelation, the opening of the seventh,and last Avatar of the Evolution Principle, therefore, the last chakra (Adi Sahasrara) of thethereby being the aeon under which the Age of Universal Being, the crowning of the wholeAquarius is placed. J. Carmignac gave an evolutionary process. "In the days of the voice ofinterpretation of the manuscripts found beside the seventh angel, when he is about to soundthe Dead Sea, in which he identified "the the trumpet, the mystery of God also shall beTeacher of Righteousness" (Faith) with "the One completed" (Revelation 10:7). "The Omega pointwho pours the rain of Righteousness" (Faith). symbolises the end of the evolution towards theMany authors are known to have considered noosphere, the sphere of the spirit, towardsJesus as being none other than the Teacher of which all knowledge converges" (Chevalier,Righteousness (see, for instance, I.D. Amusins Gheerbrant, p.26). Sahasrara is the final point ofquoted work). Jesus was the one to announce the spiritual ascent, the Kingdom of Heavens.the Age of Aquarius: "a man will meet you When asked by the Pharisees where thecarrying an earthen pitcher of water; follow him Kingdom of God lies, Jesus replied: "they shallinto the house where he goes in" (Luke 22:10; not say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, theMark 14:13). The Last Supper was the symbol of Kingdom of God is in the midst of you" (Lukethe future "unio mystica." 17:21).
There’s more isn’t there?The opening of the Sahasrara at the level The Age of Aquarius is interpreted as theof the whole Creation, allowed for the water of life pouring upon the people (theawakening of the Kundalini energy en Kundalini), of the Spirit, of the Holy Ghost,masse through Sahaja Yoga, which has in sign of harmony between the humanbeen revealed to the whole mankind by microcosm and the divine macrocosm, ofShri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who witnessed really attained "unio mystica" (Yoga). Butthat cosmic phenomenon Herself. The Adi for this to take place, it is necessary thatSahasrara was opened on May 5th, 1970. man should become Adam who had beenScriptures foretold the collective created by God, as a divine embodimentmanifestation of the Holy Spirit in the form "in His image" (Genesis 1:27; see alsoof the Kundalini: "In the last days, saith 5:1). Because, as John said about the lastGod, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all coming of the Saviour: "What we shall beflesh" (Acts 2:17). This prophecy was had not been manifested; we shall knowannounced long time ago by Isaiah (44:3), that if it is manifested we shall be like Him,Ezekiel (36:27), Joel (2:28-29), Zechariah for we shall see Him as He is. And every(2:10). "I will give wonders in the heaven one that has this hope in Him purifiesabove and the signs on the earth below" himself even as He is pure" (1 John 3:2-3).(Acts 2:19; see Joel 2:30 too). The wonder In other words, man has to deify himselfin the heaven was the opening of the and that implies the purification at thecosmic Sahasrara. "Then, whatsoever energetic level, allowing for Kundalini toshall call upon the name of [the] Lord shall achieve the mystical union. At the humanbe saved" (Acts 2:21; Joel 2:32). Of level, this purification will make thecourse, it refers to the activation of the enlightenment possible .kundalini by taking mantras, a fact that iswell-known by the Yogis.
There’s lots more…Levi H. Dowling (1844-1911) had The gospel described the beginning of thetransmitted . . . by revelation the Aquarian Aquarian (i.e. the one that bears theGospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean pitcher of water) Age as follows: "And thenAge (L.N. Fowler & Co. Ltd., Romford, the man who bears the pitcher will walkEssex) . . . Among Dowlings manuscripts across an arc of heaven. The sign andthere was one called "The Cusp of the signet of the Son of man stands forth inAges" describing the transfer of dominion the eastern sky. The wise will then lift upfrom the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age. their heads and know that the redemptionIt was published by Eva S. Dowling in the of the earth is near" (157.29,30). And theintroduction to this gospel. Here is the accompanying footnote (within the Frenchdescription of the new era. edition; our translation) explained: "From" This age will be an age of the beginning of this age, i.e. from thissplendour and of light, because it is moment on, more and more people will trythe home of the Holy Breath; and to understand the spirit of the Gospelthe Holy Breath will testify anew for instead of merely following its text. WhenChrist, the Logos of the eternal the largest part of the human race hasLove. At first of every age this been penetrated by this spirit, to which thisLogos is made manifest in flesh so book makes its contribution, mankind willman can see and know and undoubtedly be in the Aquarian Age.comprehend a Love that is not Thats why the Aquarian Gospel was givennarrow, circumscribed. Twelve its present title."times in every revolution of the sunthis christed Love of God is madefull manifest in flesh upon theplanes of earth, and you may read itin Akasha the wondrous lessonsthat these Christs have taught to