The beginning of the Aquarian Age is presented from a truly original and challenging point of view. By combining a fresh and convincing grasp of historical developments in the Western world with a novel approach to the cycle of the procession of the Equinoxes Rudhyar is able to throw light on the present confused and critical world situation.
It seems hardly necessary to emphasize the fact, now so evident to all perceptive human minds, that we are living in a period of tremendously accelerated change, a period of unparalleled technological, social, cultural and psychological upheavals and transformations. Yet, while this fact is widely recognized and constantly publicized, only a minority of human beings are not only really aware of its implications, but ready and willing to face these implications, both as individual persons and as members of a national and cultural collectivity.
This evidently is not a new situation; for whenever a society has been confronted with some radical changes only a minority of its people have ever been truly aware of what was happening or ready to reorient their minds and patterns of personal and group behavior. But today the situation has implications not only more far-reaching than ever in recorded human history, but also more catastrophic if nothing “unusual” happens torepolarize and redirect the present world-wide trends. These world-wide trends of themselves can only lead to an orgy of violence and dying born of the senseless pride, hunger and despair which today are fast reaching an apocalyptic climax.
An interpretation is necessary, I claim, even though the strictly existential bias and the “scientific” agnosticism of our day may insist that all that matters is to face the facts as they are now, and to respond to them with the best of our mental capacities, perhaps with the help of some mysterious dimly understands what is happening and the process which led to such compelling and apparently irreversible events.
The only alternative to understanding is an almost blind faith in the teachings and an equally blind obedience to the dictates of some religions leader around whom an aura of divine power, wisdom and love has been built in some more or less spectacular manner. But even in this case it is clear that today such a leader is more or less compelled to give to his words some sort of intellectual, moral and historical background in order to reset into new patterns of response the restless and distracted minds of the men he must reach in order to fulfill his mission. He must explain the historical process, interpret the facts of today, present a vision of the future — however irrational his approach may seem to more sophisticated, college-trained and science-worshipping minds.
- THREE CENTURIES OF CRISIS
- PLANETARY CYCLES
- CYCLES OF RELATIONSHIP
- STARS, CONSTELLATIONS AND SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
- FROM BUDDHA TO CHRIST
- THE STRUCTURE OF THE PISCEAN AGE
- AT THE GATES OF THE NEW AGE
- THE AQUARIUS-LEO AGE
- THE ZODIACAL EARTH-FIELD
- AS WE FACE THE FUTURE
Astrological Timing: The Transition To The New Age By Dane Rudhyar pdf