de Chardin and Harvest of Gems
It's time to go on now beyond Alvin Toffler and Marshall McLuhan
and talk about Harvest's relation to Teilhard de Chardin. Toffler
talked about three waves of civilization: agricultural, industrial,
and digital. McLuhan talked about various evolutions of media
and how they created a global village nowadays. But it is Teilhard
de Chardin which speaks to us now. Teilhard was a Jesuit anthropologist
who saw the earth evolving into a psychic entity.
Teilhard lived through both world wars and was a visionary of
the highest caliber. Harvest of Gems and Forty Immutable Parables
talks about the birth of Teihard's psychic planet as the Cold
War ends and the demographic and ecological time bomb facing
us becomes unmasked. The Cold War was a sort of a sham. It was
small compared to the two world wars before it. But the game
of nuclear chicken masked the real time bomb facing the planet.
Also the layer of psychic skin it was growing to make itself
fully aware of this impending danger.
terrorist attacks of September 11 were a very Teilhardian moment.
They were the shock that is helping our planet wake-up. Not
unlike Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Harvest of Gems and Two Short
Stories go beyond Tofflerite observations. They start moving
heavily into Teilhardian territory. They have no where else
saw evil as simply the growing pains of disorder towards a higher
state of unity and real order. A spiritual order. World wars,
terrorism, and nuclear proliferation were merely bumps on the
road. The internet, the global media and the push to the Noosphere
were the real game being played. A sheet of psychic skin was
being created by the new McLuhan information and media technologies.
This was the Noosphere. Which was different from the physical
on the way to the world psychic membrane were part of this course.
Towards an Omega point of planetary inter-connectivity. These
higher levels of planetary interconnection were the key to the
future evolution of the human race. Subtler and more powerful
psychic inter-connectivity would lead to a bigger and deeper
union of humans. Thus the global shocks were the growing pains
towards this psychic fusion of unused power. This powerful upsurge
was brought about by more people bumping into one another and
proliferating their contacts and connections thus releasing
evermore this feeling of common force and also common anxiety.
Harvest project has been a miniature version of what's happening
to the whole planet. Your letters to me after September 11 proved
this to me beyond a shadow of a doubt. Will our planetary membrane
finally be able to start communicating with other planetary
and galactic membranes? I think it's really already happening....
complexity always brings more awareness. We cannot go back to
a simpler time. Our " Atlantean " origins are still
with us. They are propelling us through our current troubles
towards a higher and more unified form of awareness once more.
Recorded history as we know it has been a mere bump on this
road. The solutions to our problems are imbedded inside our
problems because that's where the new hidden planetary power
is dwelling and is being now released.
important to step back and see this clearly. This is what my
work is all about.