The Hutuktu of Narabanchi related the following to me, when I visited him in his monastery in the beginning of 1921:
"When the King of the World appeared before the Lamas, favored of God, in this monastery thirty years ago he made a prophecy for the coming half century. It was as follows:
"'More and more the people will forget their souls and care about their bodies. The greatest sin and corruption will reign on the earth. People will become as ferocious animals, thirsting for the blood and death of their brothers. The 'Crescent' will grow dim and its followers will descend into beggary and ceaseless war. Its conquerors will be stricken by the sun but will not progress upward and twice they will be visited with the heaviest misfortune, which will end in insult before the eye of the other peoples. The crowns of kings, great and small, will fall . . . one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. . . . There will be a terrible battle among all the peoples. The seas will become red . . . the earth and the bottom of the seas will be strewn with bones . . . kingdoms will be scattered . . . whole peoples will die . . . hunger, disease, crimes unknown to the law, never before seen in the world. The enemies of God and of the Divine Spirit in man will come. Those who take the hand of another shall also perish. The forgotten and pursued shall rise and hold the attention of the whole world. There will be fogs and storms. Bare mountains shall suddenly be covered with forests. Earthquakes will come. . . . Millions will change the fetters of slavery and humiliation for hunger, disease and death. The ancient roads will be covered with crowds wandering from one place to another. The greatest and most beautiful cities shall perish in fire . . . one, two, three. . . . Father shall rise against son, brother against brother and mother against daughter. . . . Vice, crime and the destruction of body and soul shall follow. . . . Families shall be scattered. . . . Truth and love shall disappear. . . . From ten thousand men one shall remain; he shall be nude and mad and without force and the knowledge to build him a house and find his food. . . . He will howl as the raging wolf, devour dead bodies, bite his own flesh and challenge God to fight. . . . All the earth will be emptied. God will turn away from it and over it there will be only night and death. Then I shall send a people, now unknown, which shall tear out the weeds of madness and vice with a strong hand and will lead those who still remain faithful to the spirit of man in the fight against Evil. They will found a new life on the earth purified by the death of nations. In the fiftieth year only three great kingdoms will appear, which will exist happily seventy-one years. Afterwards there will be eighteen years of war and destruction. Then the peoples of Agharti will come up from their subterranean caverns to the surface of the earth.'"
-- Ferdinand Ossendowski, Beasts, Men and Gods, 1921
The above citation is worthy of examination.It was supposedly revealed to the explorer, spy, and author Ossendowski during his sojourn in Asia after the First World War and the collapse of the Russian monarchy.He, along with other White Russians, escaped along a treacherous route of more than a thousand miles into Mongolia via Tibet and China only to find himself embroiled in another campaign in Mongolia.It was his reference to Agharta/Agharti that caught my attention in the first place, engaged as I am on research involving Rene Guenon and others of that period, but I took a few moments off and began to do the calculations.
If the "fiftieth year" of the next century is taken to mean 1950, then 1950 plus "seventy-one years" of happiness leads us to 2021, after which there will be eighteen years of warfare, ending in the appearance of the peoples of Agharti:the mystical Shangri-La or Shambhala of Saint-Yves Alveydre, Rene Guenon, etc.This would happen about the year 2039-2040.
However, if by "fiftieth year" is meant fifty years from the date of the revelation -- 1890 -- then the fiftieth year would be 1940 and the seventy-one years would end in 2011 ... bringing the revelation more or less in line with 2012 hysteria.The three kingdoms could be, conceivably, the US, Russia and China.The Crescent, of course, is a reference to Islam.
I only mention all of this in passing.Since I already jumped into the "birther" fray, I figure I might as well contribute to 2012 fantasies of destruction.
A fellow-traveler in the ways of Nazi occultism, Dr Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, wrote in his The Occult Roots of Nazism, the following intriguing sentence:
Fantasies are also an important symptom of impending cultural changes and political action.
Are 2012 fantasies such a symptom?Do the fantasies anticipate change and action in some telepathic sense, or do they create change and action?What, I wonder, is the causal link?
As mentioned in my previous post, it is possible -- in an extreme, quantum-consciousness kinda way -- that the birther phenomenon of 2008-2009 somehow "caused" the asing announcement next to Barack Obama's birth announcement in 1961.Traditional ideas ofcause and effect may not be the appropriate paradigm, however, when dealing with the time-warping (and hence cause-and-effect-challenging) ways of the quanta.
Is Hollywood's perennial fascination with catastrophe films an indication that something dire is about to happen?Does it reflect some deep-seated death wish of the American people?Is it actually contributing to a future, cataclysmic event?Or are all of these statements equally true?
The eccentric gothic horror author H.P. Lovecraft wrote, in the seminal text of what became known to some as the Cthulhu Mythos, "The Call of Cthulhu", that an impending catastrophic event caused poets and artists to sense the event long before it took place.In my own work, I have pointed out this bizarre circumstance, one that has been carefully documented in several places.
In Norman Mailer's study of Lee Harvey Oswald -- Oswald's Tale -- we learn, for instance, of a letter written to Marina Oswald (now living in Texas with her husband, Lee Oswald) from Russia.Their good friend from Minsk, Pavel Golovachev, writes (on September 15, 1962):
By the way, Marina ... the basic idea of Pogodin's play A Man with a Rifle is contained in the words "Now we do not have to fear a man with the rifle."This, as doctors say, is a quintessence ...(p. 312)
It was a mysterious statement in that context.Pogodin died on September 19, 1962: onlyfour days after the letter was written.His play, A Man with a Rifle, was published in 1937 and concerns a soldier who joins the October Revolution in 1917. It is based on a conversation overheard by Lenin, an old woman saying that no one need fear a man with a rifle anymore, because since the Revolution such a man would be on their side now.Why would that statement come up in a letter to Marina Oswald more than a year before the assassination of a president by a man with a rifle, a man who had been to Russia to, ostensibly, join forces with the Soviet state?
And the use of the term "quintessence" in this context is intriguing.It means, literally, the fifth essence, the fifth element after earth, air, fire and water: spirit.It is an alchemical term, related to the concept of transformation and transmutation.
As an aside:in an e-book offering by a contemporary writer of Russian birth, Valentina Filina-Pattison entitled To the Horizon and Beyond (Canada, 2003), we read of a scene in modern Russia where a young woman is going to see the Pogodin play with her boyfriend (p. 97).The young woman's name is Marina ...
All of these curious circumstances lead us to wonder if the process is irreversible.Can we cause change to occur through fantasy, through art, through various transformative processes, rather than be no more than passive observers?
What if we were, then, to become a bit more pro-active in this process and insist on imagining a more perfect world:one that comes into being without bloodshed, without cataclysmic events, without malice?
Ossendowski was Polish not Russian, he was on his journey to his homeland in Poland where he died in 1945, he wrote in polish and he was "post mortem" sentenced to oblivion by communist "polish" regime after WWII.
I know being Russian is much more "romantic" for westerners than being a Pole but most "...ski" surnames are of polish origin... yes those of great Russian ...ski people are also of polish ancestry