Originally Posted On Luminosity: June 2013
To begin, I must state that the physical world is not a world in and of itself. It is a symbol of the world of eternity that exists above it, a precipitate. The spiritual health of a being and a society depends solely on how accurate of a representation it is of the worlds above. In the West this was known as the "Great Chain Of Being" in which nature, from the highest point to the lowest, are connected in some way.
It is very important to understand that without the connection between the highest (primordial light) and the lower (material existence) that this world would immediately fall into oblivion, but not before chaos would ensue, much like we have seen as the last 5000 years have unfolded. Cycles of time and history are brought on solely by the presence (or lack thereof) of this primordial light. When the light is present creation and renewal are everywhere. When the light is absent novelty and renewal begin to wane. So ubiquitous is this light that it is even manifested even in the DNA to a greater or lesser extent.
The light, which is God, emanates all order, beauty, and renewal in the physical domain. The more that light is rescinded, the more disorderly and disoriented life becomes. The greater the presence of light, the more healthy a society is. In many ways, the chaotic nature of the universe reveals that something is amiss not only on earth, but throughout the entire physical domain.
It is also important to cover one issue that I haven't covered here as much as I could have. That is the idea of novelty or newness. Never in the history of the world has culture been stuck in such a dire state of repetition. I don't need to point the examples out to you. They are already quite blatant. Essentially, there is nothing new entering into the physical domain and this too is a foreboding sign that something is not right. Without renewal life grows stagnant. Several months ago I linked to a story that was very telling of the direction the physical domain is headed as expressed through modern music. In the article a scientist says:
We found evidence of progressive homogenization of the musical discourse.
What the scientist and many others haven't realized is that it is not only music that is becoming homogenized. In fact, this world/age is quite literally moving toward oblivion which is always the end result of any process that leads to bland "oneness" or homogenization. At present we are losing entire species of life every day in the physical domain. This homogenization is also taking place in many facets of daily human life, particularly in entertainment and art, which as I stated earlier have been necessary to keep humanity out of the gutters of despair. Movies are constant remakes, architecture is commercial block/modular buildings sprawled about the landscape, and music lacks any degree of distinction or divinity. To be clear this process of "homogenization" goes even further than what we see on the surface. While people are no longer able to tell what is happening, (having lost their intuition-therefore disconnected from a higher order of being) they know all too well that something is seriously wrong with this world. Exactly what is wrong has not been communicated to their conscious awareness because many are simply not trained to see meta-realities or their dynamics.
Human beings are becoming homogenized as well by culture destroyers and social engineers who seek to destroy every idea of uniqueness in society. They succeed in this task by manipulating peoples need to belong to something. Through this, a current of mega-uniformity is brought into the mix and the floodgates are opened. Everybody has to have a smart phone. Everybody has to have a late model car. Everybody needs to waste their time on the internet. Everybody has to watch the football game.
Through uniformity they are able to create the global citizen who is little more than a soulless slave controlled by the state who is the defacto God of modernity. The state seeks first and foremost to destroy the human form by taking from it all of its distinguishing features. They therefore represent the most atheistic, hedonistic, and destructive currents presently at work in modern culture. They can only exist in a time when the light has largely been revoked. Sadly, even those who claim to be opposed to globalism have largely contributed to its aims by forming a culture of protest where the bad guys and the opposition are essentially made up of the same automaton/robotic people who don't have a clue who their enemies truly are. I have no illusions. Nature follows a specific Dharma, and the only reason we remain at this moment in history is the enduring mercy and grace of God. All debts will eventually be called in.
In Swedenborg's book, Heaven and Hell, he describes the celestial domain as being lit by a central sun. However, this is no ordinary sun. It is quite literally, the presence of God shining upon the landscape of a world that is beyond death and decay, a place where beings of extreme intensity live in the eternal enjoyment of God's presence. In that world it is always day as an eternal sun shines throughout. With that being said it is important to understand that in a world that is at war with those things that are truly unique renewal and novelty become impossible. Instead of Walter Russell or even Kurt Godel we got Albert Einstein. Instead of Nikola Tesla, we got Thomas Edison. Instead of Algis Uzdavinys we got Ken Wilber and Eckart Tolle. Instead of renewal, uniqueness, and a true vision of wisdom and science, we have the most arrogant and materialistic personalities telling us what we must believe about the physical universe. If we don't believe, we immediately become modern Heretics. I have never understood the incessant need by so many people involved in the paranormal today to validate the unknown by an already faulty and arrogant "scientific community" that in its own way reflects the pseudo-authoritative religionists of bygone days. It's almost funny in a way.
Humanity grows more corrupt by the day. This corruption is nothing more than the privation of light, the same primordial light that is the substrate of not only the divine worlds, but also of the human mind, which has been tricked into believing that it is simply a byproduct of the "laws of nature" and various random physical processes.