2 Rosa/June 14
Stelladi/Wed. (Star day. Day of Madria Sofia.)
O, Madria Sofia, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, be with us. May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within us, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.
With the upcoming solar eclipse on 14 Vespera/Aug. 21, an article on the spiritual implications of eclipses seems to be in order.
In the Deanic and Filianic religion, we refer to the mid-twentieth century as the Eclipse. I lived through it and couldn’t agree more. That was the time when everything began to turn upside down. Ugliness became ‘art’; loud, screeching noise became ‘music’; those who had no singing training or talent whatsoever became ‘superstars’; rock bands, especially the Beatles and those that came after them, promoted a drug culture amongst the youth and immorality became the new societal norm.
As it is stated in The Feminine Universe by Miss Alice Lucy Trent, (https://www.amazon.com/Feminine-Universe-Exposition-Primordial-Perspective/dp/1453789529), (notes in parentheses ending in A. M. have been added by ArchMadria Candra Sophia).
“After the Eclipse, Western society went mad. It was a society (that) stood on its head. All its values were inverted. The things sane societies loved, it hated; the things sane societies hated, it loved. The things sane societies tried to avoid, it did with relish. It pursued chaos and hated order; it worshiped ugliness and loathed beauty.
If sane people wished to dress as neatly and well as they could, these people were persuaded to dress as hideously and grotesquely as possible (even more true, today where people dress in shredded jeans, skin-tight yoga pants and basically, glorified rags. A. M.);
if sane people wanted music to be melodious, these people (whether we are speaking of their ‘popular’ or their ‘serious’ music) were cozened into believing they liked raucous and tuneless noise. (This is so true. Many of us did not like rock music, at first, but felt we needed to learn to like it in order to fit in with society and our peers. A. M.)
If women had been feminine, if home life had been secure, if children had been innocent, if men had been gallant, if art had been beautiful, if love had been romantic, then all these things must be stood upon their heads. Of course, normal life before the Eclipse was not always like that. Of course, things have fallen short of their ideals, or even of their minimal norms, but at least most people tried to do things properly and at least the surrounding civilization encouraged them to try. Never before had the deliberate aim been an inverted parody of all that should be. Everywhere, after the Eclipse, in every area of life, a single principle reigned; inversion, the worship of chaos; the creed of the madhouse.”
Inversion and the worship of chaos is a definition of true evil. What began in the late 1950’s and into the 1960’s and 70’s is now literally raging with the fury of wildfire in the early 21st century.
This time of the Eclipse was also the time when the youth turned against their elders. The common chant among the young was, ‘don’t trust anyone over 30’. So, rather than respect their elders and learn from their wisdom and experience as every generation in the history of humanity had done in the past, the older generation was not to be trusted and was considered to be old-fashioned and outdated. We were a ‘new generation’ and they ‘didn’t understand us.’ This outlook has not changed, since. Make no mistake, society is purposefully engineered. This was not something that happened, ‘naturally’.
All of this is symptomatic of the Iron Age, of Kali Yuga.
The Hindu religion teaches that there are four Great Ages and we are currently living in the Iron Age of the Kali Yuga. When we look back at the greater cycles of history, this seems to be true. Even now, there are new archaeological findings of buried or underground cities where a silver, if not an actual golden age, may have prospered. The Chinese and other ancient societies also believe in Four Great Cycles of time, but referred to them by different names. (1)
Further evidence of repeating cycles of ages may be found within the research of scientists such as Dr. Jan Boeyens and Dr. Francis Thackeray, who have come to the conclusion that all of Nature and all of the universe, including space-time itself, is governed by the Golden Ratio. They further state that the shape of the spiral seems to follow the Golden Ratio.
An extremely important and concise explanation of the cycles of history, their stages, how they proceed and end. Author of the Art of Urban Survival and Defense against the Psychopath, Stefan Verstappen makes the case that we are currently in the final stage of our cycle of history, defined, like all others, by chaos across all areas of our civilization. Historically, only small groups of people survived such periods of destruction, and they did so by forming themselves into tight-knit communities with a ethos that ran counter to the prevailing corrupt and destructive tendencies. (2)
Other researchers have found that historical recurrences also occur within smaller cycles. Cycles within the cycles. (3) Time seems to especially repeat itself every 800 years (especially in economics.) (4) And most dynasties don’t tend to last more than 550 years.
Time is a spiral. It is a combination of linear and cyclical time. Things repeat themselves, history repeats itself. But, things also change. They are slightly different. But, the underlying concepts stay the same.
Time spirals out from the center. Imagine a spiral on a top, spinning out from the center to the edge. The center is still. The further we go out on that spiral, the further we are from that still center, which would tell us that things worsen every time they repeat. Things will become less spiritual and more material. This is very evident in history as well. Art, fashion, music, writings. These reflect the values of their time. When we create, we are an imperfect reflection of Creation. (Thanks to one of our sisters.)
Within these cycles or spirals of time occur eclipses, both lunar and solar.
Solar eclipses are fairly numerous, about 2 to 4 per year, but the area on the ground covered by totality is only about 50 miles wide. In any given location on Earth, a total eclipse happens only once every hundred years or so, though for selected locations they can occur as little as a few years apart. An example is the August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 eclipses, which will be viewed at the same spot near Carbondale, Illinois. Eclipses of the Moon by the Earth’s shadow are actually less numerous than solar eclipses; however, each lunar eclipse is visible from over half the Earth. At any given location, you can have up to three lunar eclipses per year, but some years there may be none. In any one calendar year, the maximum number of eclipses is four solar and three lunar. (5)
On 2017 August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible to fortunate observers in the United States along a narrow band, approximately 73 miles (118 km) wide, that crosses twelve states from Oregon to South Carolina. (6)
Most look upon the eclipses as exciting cosmic occurrences, and so they are. But, could there also be spiritual implications? Many believe the answer is yes, especially in our current age of Darkness. Judaism, Hinduism and many other religions and philosophers have taught about the meaning of solar eclipses. Many see it as being symbolic of the ongoing war between good and evil.
All that occurs in the universe or multiverse is an imperfection reflection of the Realm of Perfection also known as the Pleroma. And, the more dense and lower the vibrational realm, i.e., the further away from the Realm of Perfection, the more that reflection becomes distorted and lusterless.
Recently, I asked Rt. Rev. Katia Romanoff about the spiritual significance of solar eclipses, this was her kind response: Yes, I got it from Margaret Starbird years ago. And in the Bible, eclipses are considered significant “signs”. It is not only a time that is no time, neither day nor night, so timeless. But it is also a time when the masculine and feminine come together so to speak like in Margaret Starbird’s favorite movie, “Ladyhawk”.
2) https://www.sott.net/article/288989-Historical-Cycles-Are-we-doomed-to-repeat-the-past. (Interesting video.)
3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_recurrence. This idea is also explained in Theosophy, book 11.
7) https://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/247/Q1/, http://www.siddhayoga.org/natural-cycles/eclipses, (while we would not agree with everything in this article, it does present some interesting facts: http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-problems/effects-of-nature-and-environment/eclipse-meaning-effect/, http://www.hinduwebsite.com/symbolism/symbols/ecclipse.asp,