Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Meaning Of The Term "Dark Age"

The term "dark age" refers to the times
the world is now living in. The term comes
from Hinduism, but is familiar to the Buddhists,
and is refered to in Christianity as the "end
times", (Christianity is linear), so people for
millennia have seen this coming.

So, what does it mean?

There are two terms that refer to experience
that are relevant. One is "natural order", which
refers to the tendency of nature to balance
and regulate itself in a harmonious, self-per-
petuating way. The other is "common sense",
which refers to humans ability to see things
clearly and relate to them in accordance with
natural order.The term "dark age" refers to the
breakdown of the natural order on the macro
level, as well as the breakdown of common
sense on the micro level.

The breakdown of the natural order is evident
in the whole world. The creation of radioactive
isotopes is the epitome of this phenomina.
These are elements not naturally found in
nature, that have no use in the natural order,
and only serve as elements of destruction of
that order.  Althought it may be the essential
metaphor for this breakdown, the breakdown
is seen in the imbalanced way humans treat
the environment altogether, and, it's subsequent

The breakdown of common sense is also
completely manifest in human society. Instead
of a goal of an harmonious relationship with
nature, which also indicates harmonious society,
human ego has metastasized into grotesque
form, intent on conquest and control, totally
self centered and self destructive, with absolutely
no concern for the natural order.

What will happen? There is nothing that can be
done to reverse the current trend on the macro level.
This is the dark age, the age of darkness, and that's
that. On the micro level, however...on the individual
human level...something can be done. That is, one
can wake up to the current worldwide situation and
not be a contributor to the problem....a news anchor...
a Hollywood actor...a child molesting, psychotic
politician...a New Age Guru...a soldier...a CEO...the
list goes on and on. So, on the micro level, we can
see that the dice are loaded. There are so many
people exacerbating the darkness of the age
because of their unconscious relationship to the
situation that exists, that they seem to have the

As stated by Gurdjieff:

“It is precisely in unconscious involuntary
manifestations that all evil lies. You do not yet
understand and cannot imagine all the results
of this evil. But the time will come when you
will understand.”  G.I. Gurdjieff  1916


At October 28, 2015 at 9:34 PM , Blogger John Tischer said...

An example of common sense is this: common sense does not tell us who is responsible for the World Trade Center bombings. What common sense does tell us is they were done by means of controlled explosions. Many news people commented that that's what they were seeing. It's more of a fact, because that idea has been confirmed by hundreds of engineers.


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