Heart of the New Age

Submitted by admin on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 17:55
Findhorn "Universal Hall"
Findhorn "Universal Hall"

While creating this site, I went back to look at some old books, and I found some interesting passages. I like these, they are more 'human' than some of the more inspirational writers:-

  • We also provide a vision of perfection - we see each individual as a potentially perfect human being, living in a joyous state of being, within a beautiful uplifted world. (p.6, editorial, Gordon Davidson)
  • The last two thousand years have been a preparation for the age in which we are moving and to a large extent we have learned the lessons and disciplines of the lower nature. The new images of initiation, in order to serve the evolutionary process, need to stimulate the vision and courage necessary to accept the fullness of the divine nature (p. 21, Francois Duquesne)
  • Our basic aspiration is nothing less than to build a heaven on Earth so that we may demonstrate to a sceptical world that it can be done (p. 29, Roger Doudna)

These quotes strike keynotes of potential, evolution, heaven on earth which typified the New Age at that time. They are taken from OnEarth 4, the twice yearly magazine of the Findhorn Foundation, dated Autumn 1977 The authors are well known, at least to me, but not 'world figures'.

Over 30 years on (in 2016), it is interesting to look back at this ....

  • It is still touching and inspiring to read what they wrote then
  • They are very certain of themselves – there are no doubts
  • They are typical of what Findhorn thought of itself at the time (and Findhorn is/was seen as the cornerstone of the New Age)
  • Post 9/11 and the Iraq war, we seem further away from these ideals than before

With hindsight, the time at which they wrote was the 'highpoint' for Findhorn - the actions being taken then with that “inspired attitude” may have led to large debts by 1981.