posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:03 PM
Sorry if someone already gave this explanation, but I am not going to read that many posts right now.
Sri Yuktewar, the Hindu Astrologer who wrote the book, "The Holy Science," explained that civilization evolves cyclically, not linearly, as western
He proposed that every approximate 24,000 years (perhaps this is the 26,000 year precession of the equinox), our solar system moves closer to, and
then farther away from, the great central sun: the center of our galaxy.
The closeness to the powerful vibrations given of by this "central sun" has profound influence on the human brain/psyche.
During these thousands of years, Earth passes through four distinct ages or "Yugas":
1. The dark Kali Yuga , in which humankind is rather dimwitted and unenlightened which was most recently from about 500 AD until about 1700 AD (1200
2. The technological Dwapara Yuga, in which humankind learns about electricity, and other scientific advances, and learns to control space; we are
currently in this age, and it will last 2400 years from about 1700 to 4100 AD;
3. The power of the mind Treta Yuga, in which humankind vastly expands its mind power and learns to control time; things such as telepathy become
commonplace; this age will last about 3600 years from about 4100 AD to 7700 AD;
4. The spiritual Satya Yuga, in which humankind will be able to commune with God. This last age will last about 4800 years on the upswing.
But then there will be a descending Satya Yuga in which the next 4800 years will creep backwards toward Treta Yuga; then the next 3600 years will
creep backward toward Dwapara, and so on the cycle repeats itself until humankind is in the dark ages of the Kali Yuga again!
In the higher Dwapara Yuga, and the Treta Yuga, I would assume humankind easily has amazing UFO technology. If the aliens that visit us now are also
subject to similar evolutionary cycles, we might be the ones in our UFOs visiting them while they are less advanced!
SO THE BIG POINT THAT I AM TRYING TO MAKE IS THAT, YES, CIVILIZATIONS ARE NOT LONG-LIVED, ACCORDING TO SRI YUKTESWAR. CIVILIZATIONS CYCLICALLY GO UP
AND DOWN. AND WE TOO HAVE BEEN HIGHLY ADVANCED HERE ON EARTH IN THE PAST (Atlantis, Lemuria, Vimanas, etc.), AND WE SHALL BE ADVANCED AGAIN IN THE
(And, as a side note concerning lack of evidence of alien races, I like the analogy of a boy teasing a few ants with a piece of straw at an ant pile.
The near sighted ants only see the straw, not the whole boy. The few ants get all excited over the straw. The boy--who is good-natured and does not
hurt the ants--gets bored and walks away, tossing the straw a few feet off. The few ants get the others stirred up, but there is no evidence left of
the straw, nor the boy. The ants are humans. The boy is an advanced alien race. Gee, why is there no (or hardly any) evidence of aliens?)