Satirical wit often serves as a sharp reminder of the paradoxes of human nature. Consider, for example, the quip of author and cartoonist, Ashleigh Brilliant: “I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it!” In this short burst of self-parody, we are given a deep insight into the dualism that lurks at the root of the personality and indeed has dictated the very rise and fall of civilizations throughout history.
Working out beneath the surface of the information and communications revolution, is an arcane process with tremendous implications for humanity’s future. In the digital circuits on which the Internet, computers and cellular phones all rely, electricity is made to run through the circuitry pattern on a silicon chip performing an ordered, repetitive dance – the rudiments of ceremony and ritual.
In the stress of modern life there are probably times when most of us yearn for a more peaceful, carefree existence in which to contemplate the inner dimensions of our nature.
The meaning of language – indeed of a single word – is constantly expanding to embrace the growing diversity of human knowledge and experience. The word field for example, has always been able to evoke peaceful images of green pasture land and the familiar sights and sounds of the countryside; but in this scientific age, it may equally lead the imagination into an electromagnetic or quantum field – a world of invisible forces where mysterious sub-atomic particles pop in and out of existence.
From the celestial map of the heavens by which early mariners navigated to distant lands, to the city tourist peering at a digital map on a Smartphone, the study and communication of spatial information has always engrossed humanity’s attention.
During this transition period, a bridge is being built between the old and the new cycle by all who love and serve humanity. It is composed of the new principles and qualities that can offer humanity safe passage from the crystallised Piscean forces that have run their course and are now shattering to devastating effect all over the world. The Lucis Trust, through its associated service activities, has been helping to build and strengthen this bridge -- the keynote we have been working with throughout this spiritual year succinctly expressing this fact: "Let the 'bridge of souls and servers' link the subjective and objective worlds, thus aiding the Christ in his work."
What is it about predictions that so rivets the human imagination? The claims swirling about the Mayan predictions for 2012 are generating enormous attention...
Unity is a demand that is reverberating throughout the world at this time, but the steps towards its realisation are slow and painstaking.
“The new materialism” is the curious term used in the writings of Alice Bailey to describe the potential of the spiritual forces most prominent at this time of year in the annual cycle of energy-flow, the higher interlude of the three spiritual Festivals.