The thirteenth Bak’tun of the Mayan calendar, in loose translations, is often referred to as the Triumph of Materialism. An appropriate title. The human connection to nature has been severed. I suppose there is very little nature left to connect to anyway. Today, we pray to new gods, with little regard for the reverence of mother nature. The ancient symbols of pantheism have been demonized and recycled into the patriarchal religions now prominent in western culture. It has been pounded into the modern mind; to think of pantheism as synonymous to paganism. Pagan practices have been physically outlawed in the past. But this is a tactic no longer required. The United States, the so-called leader of the developed world, and the land supposedly free from all religious persecution, has manged to make social pariahs out of those that think otherwise. This may not be done by written law as much anymore; but, when independent thought can be coerced, with great success, by utilizing the manipulative efforts of religious and sociological pressures, there is little need for such drastic measures. This has caused human beings to fall out of sync with their true nature, and we have been feeling the repercussions of this for thousands of years. We are left to the devices and plots of others. We have allowed ourselves to become economically enslaved. We have no idea where we came from, and have developed a spiritually clueless intuition as to our defining purposes. Every ritualistic practice in all major religions has its roots in pantheism. Yet, every one of these religions denounces those very roots. Why are these roots being denied with such a degree of hostility?
In other countries, outside this mentally restrictive western paradigm, the few indigenous people left that are practicing pantheism are thought of as starving idiots that are unable to help themselves. But this media portrayal does not tell people that the reason these areas can’t develop or sustain themselves is because their resources have been raped by more developed countries of militant power. As if they are impoverished because they have no insight into the divine revelations offered by western theology. Western ideals have convoluted the truth to such a degree that it is no longer recognizable. We worship the new gods of material wealth now. And for those who do not supplicate themselves before the economy of the almighty dollar: a tremendous academic effort has been launched to invalidate the old gods, the archaic systems of ecological community, and an absolute eradication of any feminine aspect of divinity.
Let us now talk about this vagina-phobia-phenomenon that we encounter in western schools of thought. The sacredness of femininity was the foundation of a myriad of philosophies that took root in pantheism. Creation is what gives meaning to life. The miracle of birth was the crux of all ancient mythologies. Even the dominant theologies of the west still can infer traces and remnants of the sacred feminine as a testimony to this. In fact, the Immaculate Conception of Mary, was an attempt to consolidate the two minds of thought, and to pacify the troves of people that traditionally revered the female form thousands of years precedent to Christian and Judaic doctrine. Now, women are considered inferior to man in nearly all the major theologies of western civilization. The Christian theology manufactured in the west considers women to be cursed. Saul was a militant zealot, akin to a mafia hit man, that knocked off anyone that posed a threat to the ideas of Judaism (Christians especially). On his way to Damascus, he was blinded by a vision of the Christ and was reborn as Paul. His writings became an inseparable influence to the young Christian doctrine and the development of the archetypical structure that the early churches were pressured to follow. Paul had a real issue with women. According to the letters written firsthand by the apostle Paul, a woman is to perpetually live in shame in order to achieve a state of contrition for the original sin of Eve (talk about holding a grudge); in addition, a woman is never to be considered a legitimate leader of any congregation. From the beginning of the Old Testament, to the end of the New Testament, this treatment is validated and documented. The letters of Paul that appear in the New Testament give ample insight into this misogynistic mentality. Paul's influence is still apparent in every aspect of modern society.
The paradigm of cavemen beating women over the head with clubs and dragging them around is false. Ancient man worshiped women. They were Queens in the ancient world. Yet in present day America; the "entitled" leader of the civilized world has yet to inaugurate a female president. They are told what to do with their bodies, and their roles in society have already been mapped out. This goes with gays, blacks, foreigners, and anyone else that does not fit into the present paradigm held in the west. This has caused us to lose some of our most important voices, generation after generation.
Jesus Christ did exist. His true name was closer to Jeshua Bar-Joseph than Jesus Christ. I guess that is of little importance now. This real person had real teachings. The teachings now taught and passed off as Christianity have little to do with the real Jesus. But his teachings are of little profit to this world, so those teachings have been modified to fit the current construct of absolute profit by any means necessary as the entire basis of existence. Jesus did not want the teachers of his truth to have gold rings and nice cars, no matter what the leaders of any particular congregation may tell their followers. Ministers say that God would want his preachers to be seen as blessed by God with material possessions. That says a lot about present day culture. This continues, despite the fact that everyone knows that Jesus would want people out there with the poor and helping the less fortunate. What happened to loving one another? All I see is a self-absorbed culture looking out for number one.
You, your friends, and even your children are nothing but a potential profit to the destructive systems of capitalism that human beings have developed. Capitalizing on the misfortunes of the less fortunate has been fine tuned to such a degree that it operates like a machine. We have become nothing but the gears that keep this machine active. We have let our lives become predetermined by this machine. This machine controls the food, people’s ability to grow food on their own, water supplies, education, art, and the truth of true spirituality. We have accepted the machine completely, in all aspects of our lives. We can not even imagine a world without the machine.
Our soil is so depleted by chemicals that communal farming is nearly impossible now. We are unable to even feed ourselves, and we wax philosophical about democratic freedoms? This system controls our inner desires. Twenty years ago, if you would have said that everyone in America would want the new I Phone, no one would even know what the hell you were talking about. Nothing against I Phones, except that the need, good or bad, has been cultivated. The current obsession with sex and appearance has been cultivated. Physical beauty has been glorified to such an extent, people feel inadequate in comparison to its unobtainable ideals. Inadequacy leads people to buy things that they do not need. We are burying who an individual really is, in exchange for an identity based upon someone else. And of course they control information, despite the fact that they really do not even have to. More and more, it seems that people are so distracted from the true nature of their existence that they really don’t care to learn anything at all. And now, things are such a mess, that its seems senseless to focus on the past when the future is so uncertain. This may be true. But it is also true: if we don't know where we are coming from then we can not know where we are at and if we do not know where we are at then we can not get directions to where we are supposed to go or why we are even supposed to go there. Information is power and we have allowed ourselves to become powerless.