Three Spiritual Festivals 2010
Three Spiritual Festivals, 2010
“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. So powerful is the materialism which has led to the global financial crisis of the past year, and so shocking are the materialistic values which the crisis has revealed, that it is difficult to imagine how a “new materialism” could possibly be spiritual. Yet so it is. The depths of human selfishness in the handling of money, the densest aspect of material substance, have been brought to recognition for everyone to see. In spite of the damage done to the world’s economy, and without denying the hardship which this crisis has caused for many, nevertheless it has the potential to bring about a transformation of human values. If the crisis can ignite not only the willingness but the need to share on the part of all people of goodwill, then something of enduring spiritual value will have been achieved.
The process of release begins with bringing the issues before the eyes of men so that people can see clearly and choose correctly. This is the task of the new age workers, Alice Bailey said: “to bring the two apparent opposites of spirit and matter together, to demonstrate that they are not antagonistic to each other and to demonstrate that throughout the universe there is only spiritual substance, working on and producing the outer tangible forms”.
United with you in shared service to the Plan,