The above Observer cartoon appeared on 28th March 2020, with the comment, “This pandemic has thrown our world into confusion. We need a new beginning.”
Yes, indeed! However, because of the way that the Universe is designed—building on tradition and the evolutionary past in an accumulative fashion—almost no one is yet ready to let it all go and start afresh at the very beginning, awakening to Total Revolution.
For by doing so, the seven pillars of unwisdom that underlie Western civilization become transformed into the seven pillars of wisdom underlying the eschatological Age of Light. Such a radical transformation of consciousness and awakening of intelligence is quite possible, as I know from my own experience.
Sadly, however, it seems that people’s cultural and personal conditioning is so deeply engrained in the psyche that it is virtually impossible to break free of restrictive social structures without a gigantic apocalyptic awakening, revealing the fundamental law of the Universe, which John of Patmos expressed in these words in the book of Revelation: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
Such an awakening would be truly wonderful, for we would then realize the Utopian vision that Love is the Divine Essence we all share, enabling us to live in peace and harmony in community with each other for our last few remaining years on Earth. For community is cognate with Sanskrit maitreya ‘friendly, benevolent’, from Latin commūnis, originally in sense ‘sharing burdens’.