posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 07:20 AM
Good OP...I've explored aspects of the New Age community along my path. Like a lot of belief systems it carries both potential for good and bad and
you've exposed the potentially paralyzing underbelly of some of its assumptions. In many ways the end time concepts of New Age thinking are a
repackaged version of the biblical end times, complete with new bodies, rapid global natural disasters, ascension, and higher beings coming to our
If I may also add less-crapped-on beliefs/assumptions that I personally think are also standing in the way of progress...
1. Humans are hopelessly, inherently evil/broken. This one is toxic. Ignoring examples in history to the contrary, it claims we not only start
ruined, but that we have nowhere to go but down and that we deserve our own annihilation. Never admitted to, but extrapolated from this theory is the
logical conclusion that, if this is true, all members of our beloved families and even newborn babies are evil. But I see few applying this belief to
that end. Obviously, not a lot of good work being done by people who believe this assumption. Coincidentally, this belief also has a biblical
undercarriage while, simultaneously, suffering from no redemption model.
2. Technology is our savior, the ills of the world will be solved by an invention, carry on as before until it is birthed. Again, ignoring a large
part of history where our tech and power of global destruction rose in tandem. Yes, we have jets and computers due to science and ingenuity but
somewhere the science of the Hadron Collider and Star Trek became sexier than the science of natural systems. The latter of which would reveal the
true mechanisms behind our suicidal culture of unsustainability and in so doing would provide more effective, grassroots, achievable means of
restoring our minds and our planet.
3. The humans inside government can achieve more than the humans outside of it. Sounds obvious, but how many people have questioned the reduction of
government by exclaiming, "but who will build the roads and run our schools?!?!". My impatience at our lack of self-responsibility, both
individually and collectively, probably shows when I respond with deadpan expression, "still humans, only this time without the financial
inefficiency of bureaucracy".