To my Friends:

Like so many of us, I’ve been struggling lately. I’m upset. I’m scared and mystified and depressed and angry. I’ve been unable to find my beloved place of equanimity. Knowing that I will be gathering with friends tonight who are part of my cohort of like-minded has given me the focus I need to sort myself out. So here goes.




There are mystical traditions that speak of this time as the Kaliyuga, a chaotic period of drastic change in the community of humans. Astrologists describe it as the transition from the Piscean age, a two thousand yearkaliyuga epoch of authoritarian patriarchy, to the new Aquarian age, a two thousand year time of balance between feminine and masculine energy, a period of collaboration and consensus.

It may be true. I choose to believe it is. It is my way of making sense of what’s going on. I find solace in that.

From that point of view, I posit that Trump energy is the (hopefully) last gasp of the Piscean age, Hilary is a transition energy, 2 feet in the Piscean and one foot in the Aquarian age, and Bernie is a harbinger of the Aquarian era.

Here are some random ideas that emerge out of this point of view.

The established world religions are Piscean. The emerging, contemporary spiritual experience and experiments are Aquarian. Pope Francis is Aquarian.

Compassion and wisdom in the realm of law, commerce and government is Aquarian.

Feminism is an expression of Aquarian energy as we move into gender equality.

All civil rights and minority rights are an expression of Aquarian energy.

THE PATRIARCHY WILL NOT GO GENTLY OR WILLINGLY, i.e., evangelical Christianity and radical Islam, NSA, CIA, KKK, etc. Neither will it go immediately.

The chaos that we are experiencing is inevitable.   The human race is evolving. The change is very frightening, tragic, apocalyptic and very positive. It is challenging and exciting to Be Here Now. I will do my part, and as much as I can, handle my upset and enjoy the view.



How does it serve my Soul Self to inhabit this time of Kaliyuga? To be an activist? A resource? A witness? To evolve as a Human Being?

BYE THE WAY, the historian in me knows that there have been many, more cataclysmic upheavals in the past than we’re experiencing now. Authority vs compassion, separation of church and state, institutionalized prejudice, greed vs patriotism are old struggles in human history. Strong federal government vs “state’s rights” (to hold slaves) almost doomed the old US of A in the 1790’s and then again in the 1860’s. Perhaps my Kaliyuga theory is only a comforting fantasy. WE SHALL SEE.

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