Ecology in Crisis

Mother Earth is that rarest of jewels, a life-bearing gem in the vault of the heavens. And not just the simple self-replicating lower forms of life. Earth is home to the self-reflective, sentient and cognizant species of intelligent life known to us as humanity. How or why humanity has come to appear and evolve on this remarkable planet is the source of much debate within both the scientific and religious communities. Nevertheless we are here to marvel at and to ponder upon our material existence.

With this home planet of ours being such a miracle, such a precious rarity within the galaxy (if not the entire universe) it would leave one to think that we humans, as supposedly intelligent beings, would be better caretakers and stewards of our material home Mother Earth. Yet in a large part this is not the case. Instead of treating her as the celestial queen which she is, much of humanity throughout most of its recorded history and especially within modern times has shown a blatant lack of reverence and respect for the planet. In the past and in the present she has been and is being continually abused, raped and ravaged for her resources and treasures without shame or remorse from an arrogant and greedy humanity. This arrogance and near total lack of regard shows itself in many ways. Yet foremost is the modern mindset that Nature is a force to be conquered and subjugated and that she is an endless source of resources to be exploited and plundered by a hungry humanity.

At present in our indulgent, rapacious modern industrial and technological society we have become in no small way a society of producers and consumers. Granted, many products produced by humanity, past and present, are worthy of great esteem and praise. Mankind has surely had its share of momentous accomplishments. Yet in its pursuit of pleasure, possessions and power, of a life of ease, expedience and comfort humanity in many instances has turned a blind eye to its negative impact upon Mother Nature and the environment in general. This lack of foresight on the part of humanity, this lack of respect and the mismanagement of earthly resources are beginning to overtly prove to be of dire consequence to both humanity and to Nature itself. A crucial balance is being upset here by humanity’s shortsighted exploitations.

In terms of much of industrialized society’s twin roles of producer and consumer, modern civilization has assumed the position that Nature’s resources are ever-abundant if not inexhaustible and are there for the taking. There is an unmistakable air of unaccountability. Unfortunately, we have adopted a “use and abuse” mentality. We have become a “throwaway” society. In our personal and collective quest for luxury and ease and the “good things” in life and due to our voracious appetite for comfort, convenience and status-conferring possessions we as a collective society have lost sight of how to live in harmony with and to hold proper respect for Mother Nature. This rampant and runaway consumerism is depleting Earth’s resources and leading towards an acute environmental crisis.

Coupled with this serious mismanagement of earthly resources is the alarming production of massive quantities of industrial and consumer-related waste. Humanity is producing vast amounts of non-biodegradable waste and is using both the land and the oceans as vast dumping-grounds for this waste. As if this is not bad enough, our consumption of petroleum and other fossil fuels is choking Earth’s atmosphere. This is the triple threat to land, air and sea which is endangering our planet. Mother Nature is being put in a precarious elemental position. As humanity continues to generate this pollution of the biosphere the delicate balance of Earth’s environment is being sorely tested. Entire ecosystems are being threatened and are collapsing or entirely disappearing under the weight of this exploitation and abuse. Mankind must somehow relearn how to live in peace and harmony with Mother Nature if he wishes to avert a looming catastrophe. Global warming and adverse climate change are a global inevitability down this road of environmental degradation which we are traveling upon. Only we as a collective society can choose another, wiser path. Only we can break the chain.

Astrology, Metaphysics, New Age = Metastrology

The New Age marriage of Astrology and Metaphysics has led to a new modern paradigm: Metastrology. Astrology (and its cousin disciplines: Numerology and Tarot) seeks thru the symbolism of Myth and Archetype to define and explain the human condition. Metaphysics applies both Eastern and Western ancient philosophy and mysticism along with modern Cosmology and Theoretical Physics in the attempt to uncover answers to the ages-old questions of Existence. The Precession of the Equinoxes continues its long, slow inexorable march slowly transitioning us from the previous Age of Pisces, the Age of Faith and Religion into the New Age of Science and Reason, the Age of Aquarius. The mysticism of the East and the rationalism of the West are increasingly showing themselves as being two contrasting sides of the same Cosmic Coin.

Although in many circles formal organized religion is on the decline, the spirituality of the younger generations is markedly on the rise as todays’ youth seek answers to life’s many burning questions concerning their ultimate fate and Raison d’Etre. Spiritual concepts such as karma and reincarnation, once the province mainly of Eastern mysticism, have spread and gained a large and increasing following in the West. Alternately, the Western scientific theories of Relativity and Quantum Physics have proved to rationally substantiate many of the ancient mystical conceptualizations of the East.

Metastrology, therefore, seeks to merge these two contrasting mindsets to bring forward a working synthesis of rational knowledge and intuitive wisdom which encompasses all aspects of Divine Gnosis.       

Intro to Metastrology

Two centuries – old disciplines, each enjoying a degree of resurgence in the New Age movement are the arts and practices of Tarot and Numerology, both of which are presented here. Also, however, finding a greatly enhanced interest and popularity is the ancient art and science of Astrology. These three metaphysical disciplines are the “languages of life” leading a large part of the New Age movement. Truly, interest in metaphysics and mysticism are greatly on the rise. Also, interest in the mystical nature of Man and of Nature and of the Cosmos itself is genuinely on the rise as well. Science and Faith both seek to uncover the elusive Mysteries of Creation. Some of the answers doubtless may be found thru Reason, others however require a more intuitive approach. All three approaches are exercised here: Scientific, Metaphysical and Philosophical. Topics ranging from the mystical and metaphysical microcosm of Man to the nature of Consciousness itself are addressed. Religion/Faith verses Science/Reason: the Age of Pisces verses the Age of Aquarius, is discussed. Some of the Prime Universal Principles of the Cosmos are considered and some of the primary spiritual aspects of Humanity are approached. The intent here is to cover (and uncover) a wide range of the Perennial Wisdom of the Ages.



*Knowledge is like unto water: It seeks its own level.

*Change is the cardinal Truth: Without change there would be no Life.

*No one knows their true colors until they are reflected by another.

*Knowledge is like unto a beast: It can protect you or devour you.

*True Mastery lies in Paradox: Nothing is more conflicting than the human heart. Master your heart and you find that the Lord and Lady have given. It is then that the true Master is born. It is then that he can truly give back.

*The Mind thinks, the Heart knows.

*There is nothing that the mind does not know. It is only a matter of what the heart suffers it to reveal.

*Life is energy, all energies must adapt to survive and evolve, all else follows: To live is to change, to change is to live.

*The proof of the existence of a thing is in its opposite: Accept the truth of a thing and you expose its opposite, you make it alive.

*Where belief exists, so reality exists: Without belief, all is illusion. Life creates illusions, illusions can come to life, who is to say which is true and which is false. One man’s illusions are many times proven to be another man’s reality for reality is relative, we shape our own realities. Reality shapes us and Life is the one and only constant: Who is to say that we all are but merely Life’s illusions. Who can prove that we are not.

*Thoughts are energies waiting to happen.

*Wise men rise above the shadow of doubt, they acknowledge that the world of Within often shapes that of Without.

*The key to the Future comes from before, held fast in the Past until one opens the door.

*For all who look for the meaning of Life, just in the very act of looking they have found it.

*Time is a river which flows both ways, Man, a creature which counts the days.

*Just when you find something which strikes you as being true, the familiar becomes something which no longer exists as you knew.

*To those who seek the answers of Life Without, they would be better served to seek Truth first Within for many times the Outer World is merely a reflection of the Inner.