Since about the turn of the century I have been reading that there is coming a new Golden Age, or an Age of Enlightenment, or the coming of a 5th sun, or the Fifth World. Who says so, you may well ask.
Not many people have shared my interest in such prophecies. Prophecies don’t have a good press.
Probably, though, the majority of people have heard about “the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”. Astrology gets a much better press, even though many people don’t take it as seriously as some.
“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).
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.”
There is doubt about the exact date of the transition from the Age of Pisces, which has prevailed for about 2000 years (coincidentally (?) beginning at around the same time as the birth of Jesus Christ). On the whole, the Age of Aquarius is thought to be beginning around now, and is likely to be experienced as a phase transition over a number of years, rather than at a single moment in time.
Many people have also heard about the date December 21st 2012 which was believed by some to mark “The End of the World” and there was the movie “2012” which depicted it sensationally. Come the day, however, and nothing whatsoever seemed to happen. We’re still here. Perhaps the date marked the end of a cycle, or the end of a process of some sort. It remains to be seen.
That date December 21st 2012 came from interpretations of an ancient calendar devised by the Mayan civilisation, indigenous people in southern Mexico and northern Central America who built pyramids and used the stars and cycles of time governed by various “gods” to guide them in living their day-to-day lives.
The Mayan civilisation disappeared mysteriously around 800AD.
The present-day Native American Indians are those whose prophecies about “the coming of the 5th sun” have persisted for generations and been shown to talk of our present day in terms that seem astonishingly prescient, like they could see a future so different that they had no words to describe it so they used analogies. We can see now that they were talking about this time today.
Here is one of the prophecies from the Hopi Indians; it sounds as if they’re talking about our time now:
The Indians would tell this story to their children around the campfire, and there would be a statue of the Rainbow Warrior. The story, called ‘The Rainbow Warrior’, goes like this:
“Some time in the future, the Indians said, the animals would begin to disappear. People would no longer see the wolf, or the bear, or the eagles. And, the story goes, the giant trees would also disappear. And people would fight with each other and not love each other. And, the story goes, the beautiful rainbow in the sky would fade away, and people would not see the rainbow anymore.
Well, children would come. And these children would love the animals, and they would bring back the animals. They would love trees, and they would bring back the giant trees. And these children would love other people and they would help people to live in peace with, each other. And these children would love the rainbow, and they would bring back the beautiful rainbow in the sky. For this reason the Indians called these children the rainbow warriors.
“Now let me ask you a question. Do you love animals or hate animals? We love animals. Do you love trees or hate trees? We love trees. Do you love people or hate people? We love people. Do you love the rainbow or hate the rainbow? We love the rainbow.
“Well, if you love animals and trees, people and rainbows, then maybe you are the rainbow warriors and that is a statue of you.”
The following, probably the best known prophecy from the Hopi Indians, is quoted from
‘Book of The Hopi’ by: Frank Waters.
Source Material by: Oswald White Bear Fredericks.
Copyright 1963, by Frank Waters
Library of Congress Catalog No. 63-19606
Published by: Ballantine Books, Inc.
101 Fifth Ave, New York, N.Y. 10003 Paperback Edition: Page 408
“The following extraordinary Hopi prophecy was first published in a mimeographed manuscript that circulated among several Methodist and Presbyterian churches in 1959. Some of the prophecies were published in 1963 by Frank Waters in The Book of the Hopi. The account begins by describing how, while driving along a desert highway one hot day in the summer of 1958, a minister named David Young stopped to offer a ride to an Indian elder, who accepted with a nod. After riding in silence for several minutes, the Indian said:
“I am White Feather, a Hopi of the ancient Bear Clan. In my long life I have traveled through this land, seeking out my brothers, and learning from them many things full of wisdom. I have followed the sacred paths of my people, who inhabit the forests and many lakes in the east, the land of ice and long nights in the north, and the places of holy altars of stone built many years ago by my brothers’ fathers in the south. From all these I have heard the stories of the past, and the prophecies of the future. Today, many of the prophecies have turned to stories, and few are left — the past grows longer, and the future grows shorter.
“And now White Feather is dying. His sons have all joined his ancestors, and soon he too shall be with them. But there is no one left, no one to recite and pass on the ancient wisdom. My people have tired of the old ways — the great ceremonies that tell of our origins, of our emergence into the Fourth World, are almost all abandoned, forgotten, yet even this has been foretold. The time grows short.
“My people await Pahana, the lost White Brother, [from the stars] as do all our brothers in the land. He will not be like the white men we know now, who are cruel and greedy. we were told of their coming long ago. But still we await Pahana.
“He will bring with him the symbols, and the missing piece of that sacred tablet now kept by the elders, given to him when he left, that shall identify him as our True White Brother.
“The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.
“This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.
“This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes — the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.”
“This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These White Feather saw with his eyes — the coming of the white men’s cattle.”
“This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.”
“This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web.”
“This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.”
“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.”
“This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.
“And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.
“These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands — with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying. Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon — very soon afterward — Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.
“But White Feather shall not see it. I am old and dying. You — perhaps will see it. In time, in time…”
The old Indian fell silent. They had arrived at his destination, and Reverend David Young stopped to let him out of the car. They never met again. Reverend Young died in 1976, so he did not live to see the further fulfillment of this remarkable prophecy.
The signs are interpreted as follows: The First Sign is of guns. The Second Sign is of the pioneers’ covered wagons. The Third Sign is of longhorn cattle. The Fourth Sign describes the railroad tracks. The Fifth Sign is a clear image of our electric power and telephone lines. The Sixth Sign describes concrete highways and their mirage-producing effects. The Seventh Sign foretells of oil spills in the ocean. The Eighth Sign clearly indicates the “Hippy Movement” of the 1960s. The Ninth Sign was the U.S. Space Station Skylab, which fell to Earth in 1979. According to Australian eye-witnesses, it appeared to be burning blue.
Another Hopi prophecy warns that nothing should be brought back from the Moon — obviously anticipating the Apollo 11 mission that returned with samples of lunar basalt. It this was done, the Hopi warned, the balance of natural and universal laws and forces would be disturbed, resulting in earthquakes, severe changes in weather patterns, and social unrest. All these things are happening today, though of course not necessarily because of Moon rocks.
The Hopi also predicted that when the “heart” of the Hopi land trust is dug up, great disturbances will develop in the balance of nature, for the Hopi holy land is the microcosmic image of the entire planet; any violations of nature in the Four Corners region will be reflected and amplified all over the Earth.
In 1959, a six-man delegation of traditional Hopi leaders led by the late spiritual leader, Dan Katchongva, traveled to the United Nations Building in New York to fulfil a sacred mission in accordance with ancient Hopi instructions. Because of their prophetic knowledge, the Hopi leaders felt it was time to go east to the edge of their motherland, where “a house of mica” [The United Nations building] would stand at this time, where Great Leaders from many lands would be gathered to help any people who are in trouble.”
They were to go when the motherland of the Hopi and other Indian brothers were about to be taken away from them and their way of life was in danger of being completely destroyed by evil ones among the White Men and by some other Indian brothers who were influenced by the White Race. This is a clear and present danger: the betrayal of Indian-U.S.A. treaties, land sales, and coal and uranium mining are destroying the Hopi land and its people — and all other peoples and lands, in eventual effect…
According to prophecy, at least one, two or three leaders or nations would hear and understand the Hopi warnings, as “It is told that they too should know these ancient instructions”. Upon hearing the message of the Hopi, they would act immediately to correct many wrongs being done to the chosen race — the Red Man who was granted permission to hold in trust all land and life for the Great Spirit. This prophecy would seem to have failed. Hopi prophecy also declares that the doors of the “Glass House” would be closed to them. This was the case at first, though they have delivered their message to the United Nations Assembly since then:
“When the Great Leaders in the Glass House refuse to open the door to you when you stand before it that day, [Repeated, again in 1993] do not be discouraged or turn about on the path you walk, but take courage, determination, and be of great rejoicing in your hearts, for on that day the White Race who are on your land with you have cut themselves from you and thereon lead themselves to the Greatest Punishment at the Day of Purification. Many shall be destroyed for their sins and evil ways. The Great Spirit has decreed it and no one can stop it, change it, or add anything to it. It shall be fulfilled!”
On August 7, 1970, a spectacular UFO sighting was witnessed by dozens of people and photographed by Chuck Roberts of the Prescott (Arizona)”Courier”. This sighting occurred after a “UFO calling” by Paul Solem and several Hopi Indians. This sighting was interpreted by some Hopis as being a partial fulfilment of a certain Hopi prophecy given by the Great Spirit Maasau and inscribed on Second Mesa, warning of the coming of Purification Day, when the true Hopi will be flown to other planets in “ships without wings.”
Hopi prophecy also tells us that there will be a mass migration of Indians northward from Mexico and Central and South America. The migration will be led by a 130-year old Indian named Etchata Etchana. The movement will come after the huge fire and explosion that will herald the advent of the True White Brother.
According to Hopi belief, the survivors of the Great Deluge thousands of years ago split up into four groups that moved north, south, east and west. Only one group completed their journey — to the North Pole and back — under the guidance of a brilliant “star” in which the Great Spirit Maasau traveled. When he landed, he drew a petroglyph on Second Mesa, showing a maiden (with the traditional “butterfly” hair arrangement) riding in a wingless, dome-shaped craft. The petroglyph signified the coming Day of Purification when the true Hopi will fly to other planets in “ships without wings.”
End of quote
Returning to the Mayan Indians, or the Maya, they are probably best known, and discredited, for engaging in torture and human sacrifice as part of their worship of their gods. Yet they were one of the highest civilisations of their time, so take your choice as to which you prefer to hear about.
Quoting from the history.com website about the Maya:
They figured out the concept of zero 1,000 years before the Europeans did.
They made accurate calendars with 365-day years.
Their astronomers tracked cycles of the sun, moon and planets thousands of years in advance – accurately.
By 700AD they invented a writing system. Only four other cultures ever did that.
They made thousands of paper books.
They invented chocolate (for which we can be eternally grateful), herbal medicine, and a sport akin to basketball.
They built hundreds of cities, some with schools, hospitals, libraries, sports arenas and stepped pyramids of extraordinarily accurate astronomical design, including one which shows the animated shadow of a great snake descending the steps on the day of the summer solstice – how on earth could they design such an illusion into the building plans?
So they were a sophisticated civilisation, whilst also being barbaric, though perhaps at different times as is often the case with long-lasting civilisations.
Their calendar, the main part of which (The Long Count) starts in 3114BC and ends in 2012 (when measured by our Gregorian calendar system), describes a sequential process with a clearly defined exponential acceleration towards a conclusion, or completion, in 2012. What is that all about?
Common knowledge had it that the Maya were talking about the end of their calendar marking the end of the world. That sounds unlikely, doesn’t it, but there’s no doubt that the particular calendar which suggested that idea was part of a larger span of time going way back to the time of the supposed Big Bang and clearly suggested a process of some sort, leading to…what?
The larger calendar described a sequence of 9 major cycles, each next one of which proceeded 20 times faster than the one before, and all 9 cycles ended on the same day, December 21st 2012 (although the exact date is disputed, nevertheless it’s around this time now).
And whether you accept the time of the Big Bang to be 15 or 20 billion years ago, as scientists variously argue it was, if you divide those numbers by 20, and then divide the result by 20, a total of 9 times, you come up with a figure for the 9th cycle of less than 1 year, around this time now.
So what’s it all about? The Maya were in some ways relatively very advanced for their time. What did they know about the passing of time that we don’t?
In a book published in 1987, “The Mayan Factor – Path Beyond Technology”, the author Jose Arguelles pioneered the idea that the Mayan calendar is fundamentally a time schedule for the evolution of consciousness, a path towards enlightenment (leading to a new Golden Age, by my reckoning).
A description of Arguelles’ book on amazon.com says: “This is the extraordinary book that initiated the Harmonic Convergence in August 1987 and awakened the world to the Mayan Calendar. In it, Jose Arguelles revealed three revolutionary ideas: that a great moment of human transformation awaited us as we approached 2012: that there are galactic “seasons” and that the Maya accurately recorded them; and that each person had the capability to connect directly with the energy of a beam emanating from the galactic center that contains the power to awaken the higher mind.”
During the 1970s a Swedish biologist and medical scientist named Dr Carl Johan Calleman visited Mexico and became very interested in the Mayan people and gained a sense from them that life had a greater purpose than he had known before. Moving to take up work in Seattle, in north-west United States in 1986, he came into contact with Jose Arguelles’ Harmonic Convergence which clearly had reference to the Mayan calendar, and he was inspired to work on the calendar full time and set as his goal to solve it, to somehow translate its meaning to modern people.
I’ve known Carl Calleman as a friend since 2004 when, having read and been fascinated by his first book, “Solving The Greatest Mystery Of Our Time – The Mayan Calendar”, I invited him to come to England to launch his second book, “The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness” published in 2004.
I hosted Carl for a week and took him to speak on BBC Radio Stoke and at a lecture theatre.
Carl Johan Calleman has done something which no-one else has ventured to do, namely to research the Mayan Calendar in terms of how the process described within the calendar can be seen to have actually occurred, when compared with the world history that we all know, at least to the degree that we’ve been educated in world history.
Carl’s research shows clearly enough that world history has followed as precisely as could reasonably be accepted, the process and course of events described by the calendar, as if the calendar were prophetic in some way; or that world history was pre-destined, pre-designed to happen.
And on the basis of his research, he proposes not only that Jose Arguelles was right to suggest that the calendar described the evolution of consciousness, but that the development of consciousness can be clearly mapped through the calendar, and at this time now, human consciousness is on the threshold of achieving a very high level of consciousness which Carl describes as unity consciousness, a level described also by that name by numerous spiritual traditions as the level of full enlightenment.
So here we have an objectively researched proposition that humanity is on the threshold of an Age of Enlightenment, what I’m describing as the new Golden Age.
You can see that I’m very keen on Dr Carl Johan Calleman’s work. In my case, that’s because Dr Calleman produces objective facts and figures which the objectively-minded western people can study on a scientific basis and, unless they’re determined not to change their world-view paradigm, may possibly, maybe, find themselves able to accept. Paradigms don’t shift without very good reason.
For the meantime, until you’ve read Dr Calleman’s work, or I’ve described it more extensively in a future writing, I’m asking you to accept on my say-so that there is hard evidence that we’re about to make a quantum leap into a new Golden Age.
Or, you may prefer to accept the more subjective prophecies of the Native American Indians, some of whom, such as the shamans and tribal elders, have a highly developed contact with the spiritual world.
Or the world of astrology may be more to your liking. Or, indeed, the Peace Movement, the Hippie and Flower Power movements of the 1960s, or the New Age movement in which increasing numbers of people, as I know as a board member of the Florida, U.S.-based The Love Foundation, are subscribing to love and compassion as the essential ingredients of a good life; these and other trends we can observe today are indications of a rising tide of something that could lead to a quantum leap of consciousness towards a new Golden Age.
And referring back to what I said in Part 1 about the sun playing its part in the very near future in raising the ambient energy levels on Planet Earth and giving us experiences of higher states of consciousness, I’ll give more details of what I know about that, a little later in this writing.