Sunday, June 8, 2008

something dies something lives

In December of 2007 Peter Chamberlin posted "The planned collapse of America" ..... In it he mentions The Aquarian Conspiracy, a book authored by Marilyn Ferguson, a book I own a copy of. On page 99, down the margin is a long wavy line in green ink. Two paragraphs: On an individual level, we discover a self that does not compete. It is as curious as a child, delighted with testing its changing powers. And it is fiercely autonomous. It seeks self- knowledge, not gain, knowing it will never probe its own furthest reaches. As one recovered alcoholic put it, "The only person I need to be is myself. I can be really good at that. In fact, I can never fail if I am simply me and let you be you." Redefining the self defuses competi- tion. "The joy of this quest is not in triumph over others," Theodore Roszak said, "but in the search for the qualities we share with them and for our uniqueness, which raises us above all competition." On page 397 she writes: In new-paradigm relationships, the emphasis is not so much on sexuality as intimacy. Her book's subtitle is: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980s. This might lead one to assume The Aquarian Conspiracy was a look back at that decade. It is not. The copyright, which is in her name, shows 1980. Published by L. P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, California, and simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Nelson & Sons Limited, Don Mills, Ontario, and Distributed by St. Martin's Press, New York, it is a forward- looking book of over 400 pages. The first sentence in the Introduction: In the early 1970s, while researching a book about the brain and consciousness, I was deeply impressed by scientific findings demonstrating human capacities well beyond our idea of "the norm." The beginning: Chapter 1 The Conspiracy After the final no there comes a yes And on that yes the future of the world depends. —Wallace Stevens A leaderless but powerful network is working to bring about radical change in the United States. Its members have broken with certain key elements of Western thought, and they may even have broken continuity with history. This network is the Aquarian Conspiracy. - - - - - - - - So from her book. Since then what? At this moment we are in the midst of a possible planet-encompassing economic disaster. At this moment we are also in the midst of accelerating beneficial changes. As much as I am interested in the future, I am not a predictor of it. I do, however, along with many, believe we must get beyond reliance on fossil fuels. We are, as Michio Kaku says, a Type 0 civilization striving to become a Type 1 civilization. For the survival of our species, it is imperative we succeed in realizing that transformation. It may be, due to a force incomprehensible to us, that transformation is inevitable. I cannot say. - - - Welcome to the World Future Society ..... Rho00089

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