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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: WarminIndy
Do you want the truth? The truth is that you are a human being, nothing more, nothing less. And as a human being you will never know the whole truth in this life.
the whole truth is something hidden that we have to seek out and there will be no Age of Aquarius, so stop looking for it.
Lo, you speak as one having authority. Please, share with us the source of such definitive wisdom. How do you know with such conviction there will be no age of Aquarius? How do you know with such conviction the whole truth cannot be had in a lifetime? How do you know the whole truth is something hidden that we must seek out?
A move to mathematics as language might help communicate these things more clearly. However, as long as we use words that have no direct relevance to reality, only to our perception, we will always find that experience transcends our language. Given that, there will never be an end to parables and paradoxes until/if we create a means of communication that isn't as bound to subjectivity and isn't steeped in duality.
originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: AlephBet
I was wondering if I might hear from you on this. ;p James was always one of my favorite books of the bible. Reading him alongside Paul is almost like reading thesis and antithesis. Can you believe Martin Luther wanted to take James out of the bible entirely? That should tell you where that reformation was headed had it been permitted to run its full course. ;p I guess King James did something beneficial after all, even if he did kill off a lot of my ancestor's cousins.
What do you think of George Fox? I often wonder what a modern scientific Society of Friends might look like.
The Age of Aquarius is an astrological term denoting either the current or forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation. Astrologers maintain that an astrological age is a product of the earth's slow precessional rotation and lasts for 2,160 years, on average (26,000 year period of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years). In popular culture in the United States, the Age of Aquarius refers to the advent of the New Age movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
There are various methods of calculating the length of an astrological age. In sun-sign astrology, the first sign is Aries, followed by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, whereupon the cycle returns to Aries and through the zodiacal signs again. Astrological ages, however, proceed in the opposite direction ("retrograde" in astronomy). Therefore, the Age of Aquarius follows the Age of Pisces
The expression Age of Aquarius in popular culture usually refers to the heyday of the hippie and New Age movements in the 1960s and 1970s. The New Age movement is more accurately a phenomenon and yet seen by many as the harbinger of this future changeover of values associated with the arrival or imminent arrival of the Aquarian age.
Although more rock than new-age in genre, the 1967 musical Hair, with its opening song "Aquarius" and the memorable line "This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius", brought the Aquarian age concept to the attention of audiences worldwide. However, the song further defines this dawning of the age within the first lines: "When the Moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars". Astrologist Neil Spencer denounced the lyrics as "astrological gibberish", noting that Jupiter aligns with Mars several times a year and the moon is in the 7th House for two hours every day. These lines are considered by many to be merely poetic license, though some people take them literally. An example is the identification of Valentine's Day 2009 as the "perfect alignment to support our collective manifestation of love and peace and dawning of the Age of Aquarius".