The New Age... there are TWO of them, the Spiral Dynamics green vMeme (where the valuing should have gone), and what Ken Wilber refers to as MGM -- the Mean Green Meme (where the valuing went).pgolde wrote:I have a question for you all, what is your definition of New Age?
The MGM is a deliberate misdirection by the New World Order (basically, the Masonic Lodges) to introduce a 180-degree turn in the valuing system to point the succession of Green away from crossing the Tier 2 boundary, to point it back at the yin-yang Tier 1 systems of orange (corporate) and blue (truth force). Orange was achieved with what I call the "for Prophet" motivation--turn the New Age into an income stream, and to Blue by replacing Gods with Aliens--same savior functions and structure, where priests are replaced by Channelers doing exactly the same thing.
For simplicity, I will refer to the green vMeme, where valuing SHOULD have gone, as "Green" and borrowing from Wilber, "Mean" for where it DID go.
Green, sitting at the border to Tier 2 systemic thought, would not be concerned with aliens, channeling or gadgetry that can be sold--it would be concerned with an apprehension of the Spirit complex, namely that there exists and "invisible world" where things happen (which I call the Other Realm) and can effect the visible world--namely, magick. To conceive of where Green should have gone, think of Alchemy and Hogwarts--exploration into the Other Realm, though being yin, still externalized into archetypal symbols, just like the Alchemists did centuries ago. The TV series, Sliders, did an excellent version of this (11th episode, "Into the Mystic") to a parallel Earth where mystical practices were commonplace in society.
"Mean" is just an up-scaling of blue (gods, angels and demons) and orange (business and science)--which is far more entertaining than Green is, because it is already familiar and no new work needs to be done to understand the concepts--it is just "substitution" with a techno twist, much like the way music went, as Spaceman so elegantly described it on the forum. To quote Larson, "complexity is entertaining, simplicity is not." Mean also engages is massive amounts of fantasia (a psychological version of the placebo effect) with complex rituals and interactions to keep those in the Mean Meme entertained and therefore not becoming dissatisfied with the system. Mean is the stage magician, Green is Dumbledore.
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The Green valuing meme was first achieved by Alchemists back in the 15th century. If you compare the alchemical stages that developed from the apprehension, you can draw a parallel to the Spiral Dynamics valuing memes:
- Calcination (Beige, instinct, overcoming survivalism/ego)
- Dissolution (Purple, tribal, dissolving the ego and projecting survival into a group)
- Separation (Red, power gods, separating from the tribe to rule)
- Conjunction (Blue, truth force, realizing the connection with Nature/gods)
- Fermentation (Orange, entrepreneurial, manifesting the Nature/god connection as science and business)
- Distillation (Green, New Age, refining the impurities to get a clean set of pieces to the puzzle)
- Coagulation (Yellow, Systemic, Tier 2 putting the pieces together to see the bigger picture)
The whole of the Magnum Opus is devoted to getting a person to grow in knowledge and ability to be able to cross over that bridge to Tier 2 and "see the system." The Alchemists weren't the first chemists--they were the first psychologists!
At the time, TPTB were based in despotism, covering both yin (blue priests) and yang (red governors) and those that did a 2-in-1 system, Kingship (political ruler sanctioned by God). With the Industrial Age, the red power system was replaced with the orange, corporate system, but still the same relationships. The NWO is still in the Blue/Orange valuing system for global rule--only the secret societies have ventured into the Green, to make sure that the common man did not learn about true magick--for if the common man put the pieces together, The Powers That Be will become extinct, relegated to Micro Island.
Knowing that, the NWO made sure that all the pieces discovered by people in the Green were sugar-coated into the Mean, so that they would stick together--but never fit quite right. Not being able to assemble the puzzle, people turn back thinking it was a dead end, returning to the blue/orange valuing system as useful cogs in the Great Machine of the New World Order.
Those that want to wash off those pieces that the Mean hold, to find out what "the shape of things to come" actually is, underneath, are going to have to dig into the origins of the concepts that the pieces represent--that means understanding myth, legend and some Natural science, to find the real magick that is the Green vMeme.
Let me also pass on a warning: the Mean "sugar coating" is usually termed "love"--the attractive principle used in the New Age to stick things together--that often don't belong together. When you wash that sugar coating off the piece, the "love" goes with it, down the drain--but then you get to discover what REALLY brings things together--and keeps them together. Just as chemistry sticks atoms together into molecules, there is a alchemy that performs a similar function in the magical realm, which the Greeks term agápē. Unfortunately, I've never found a corresponding English word, so the concept is difficult to explain... one of those things that you really cannot understand, until you've experienced it for yourself.