Apocalypse: Breakdown and Collapse
Fukushima, climate change, market meltdowns and global economic turmoil….
You do not need to be a nuclear engineer to understand Fukushima. You do not need to be a climate scientist to understand anthropogenic climate change. You do not have to be an economist or financial wizard to understand global economic turmoil.
The issue is quite clear.
All the posts in the former Dark Age Blog or in the present Chrysalis can be summarised neatly in one statement, and that is: The mind that has generated our present crisis cannot master the crisis it has generated. The mode of consciousness that has created the problem cannot be the mode of consciousness that resolves the problem. The “mind”, as such, is proving to be incapable of mastering the circumstances and situations it itself has engendered as a by-product or consequence of its own activities.
In short, what is called “mind” (or more formally as “the mental-rational structure of consciousness”) must now overcome and transcend itself and its limits or perish.
This is what we mean by “losing the human form” or identity, which is just a self-imposed limitation on the possibilities of awareness.
As noted earlier, “apocalypse” does not mean what most people assume it to mean — typically cataclysm, catastrophe, and destruction although these events can attend the apocalyptic. The word means “disclosure” or “uncovering” or “revelation”. It means a new perception of the world in all its transparency and truth. Even if that transparency or revelation is experienced as a “shattering” realisation or revelation of truth, the breakdown and collapse of the delusion is what leads to the association of apocalypse with catastrophe. That is the mystery of the well-known and perpetually fascinating dance of Shiva,
Here is the meaning, in part, of Shiva’s dance.
Shiva dances the destruction of the world. But it is the dance of the apocalypse. The fire of destruction is also the light of illumination, for Shiva holds up his right hand in the gesture “fear not”. He dances upon the corpse of the dwarf of ignorance who is delusion. In that sense, the dwarf is also what the Buddhists call “Mara”, Lord of Illusions. The dwarf of delusion is the narcissistic condition of the ego-nature. So what is actually burned up and away is the narcissistic condition.