the Golden Enlightenment snake oil salesmen

Of all the theories about 2012, the one that tempts me most is the one about universal enlightenment and the coming Golden Age. Most of the authors and websites are backing this horse. And it is a very attractive entry. A peaceful change, a healthy change, a beneficial change to all of mankind as we head into a brighter, more user-friendly future.

Yes, I really like that theory. If only…

Unfortunately, I have seen this snake-oil salesman before.

Only in the 1960’s they hitched it to the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Same shtick, different date. They called for more peace, love, and understanding and all I’ve seen is more war, hate, and destruction. So far, Aquarius is not my cup of tea.

Of course, many now tell us the “actual” Age of Aquarius has not come yet, so there is still some time for the “universal enlightenment” to descend upon us. They tell us that the real Aquarian time is not due to start for a century or more. And yet some prophets have now pegged the start to December 21st, 2012. How convenient, huh?

Back in the day, there were many more people proclaiming the coming Golden Age than those predicting the end of the world. So, now, the 2012 phenomenon has given both sides a chance to renew their campaign of hope (or doom, as the case may be).

Even with all the primary writers on the 2012 phenomenon pulling for this scenario – and though John Major Jenkins, Jose Argüelles, and Carl Calleman may differ on major points, on this one they are still unified – this is to my mind the least likely of all the scenarios. Why? Well, let’s just say I have studied enough of human history to know what mankind would do with such “enlightenment”. Not being cynical, just being a realist. Without some basic understanding of what the enlightenment would mean, I do not see much impetus for people to change.

I would much prefer the Spiritual Convergence descending on us but the evidence for it is mighty slim. What evidence is offered? All the prophets for this angle merely state that the Maya were spiritual. That may be, but what exactly does that mean? What does that prove?

Unfortunately, not much.

And we are once again left where we were, like in the ’60’s with the love beads, the flower power, and nothing but a slim hope of universal enlightenment.

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3 Responses to “the Golden Enlightenment snake oil salesmen”

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  2. peacefulchange Says:

    LOL… i have felt the same way, however,
    try noticing what the 60’s DID achieve

    i’m surprised that you are not seeing that we have arrived to a point in time where more people on the planet have access to knowledge & are beginning to understand why it is important to feel love, gratitude & joy … amongst other things

    strife is a necessary part of life that will never go away
    we can create less of it by learning from it
    so be grateful for strife, it is the teacher
    it is exactly what is ushering in enlightenment

    • rsmarshal Says:

      Very good point(s).
      Not to go religious or anything but it is the presence of obstacles in our lives that does God’s work in us. That is, if we are willing to rise to the occasion.
      And, like I said, I really like the idea of universal enlightenment. I see a lot of movement in that direction but it has been a long time coming (the 60’s were a part of that gradual change) but I still don’t think it has anything to do with the End-Date of the Mayan Calendar.

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