February 19, 2020

Omens Even Diehard
Atheists Cannot Ignore
"There will be great earthquakes, and pestilence and famine here and there. There will be horrors and great signs in the sky."

Luke 21:11

"Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined. The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety."

Srimad Bhagavatam 12:2:9-10

hat I'm about to discuss isn't religious, an exercise in proselytizing, or an attempt to convince you of anything, really . . . Nobody can convince you of anything anyway. All anyone can do is relate their experiences and then you have to come to your own conclusions. You can attempt to attach meaning to what you've just learned, or you can choose to ignore it entire. "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."
This very evening, I had a very sobering epiphany while talking to a Chinese associate about the latest underground news coming out of China concerning the Wuhan coronavirus. (CoVid19) I won't cover any "virus news" here because I do so exhaustively on another page.
I want to talk about a series of recent events, the likes of which are unparalleled in modern history. I want to talk about a confluence of synchronicities that -- taken together -- would suggest that the window of opportunity for mankind to choose a more positive, life-supporting path has closed, and our future now is more precarious. That's the soft version.
It started in December, when a couple friends who study the relationship between history / current affairs and esoteric astrology made a fuss over a Saturn / Pluto conjunction in the sign of Capricorn. I remember thinking at the time -- so what?
Then we got the CoVid-19 or "Wuhan coronavirus," which is looking more ominous with each passing day.
Then we had the "conjunction" of two lunar events, a penumbral lunar eclipse with the "wolf, blood moon" just last month (January). A friend of mine, whose a Chinese doctor, said that Chinese astronomers have been following such things for millennia. "For these things to take place at same time is an extremely bad omen." I could have easily dismissed his unease, except that in all other matters, he's very empirical and scientific. On the other hand, I said to myself, perhaps the Chinese are apt to put a negative spin on things right now because of the sheer synchronicity of bad news.
After all, they just had a viral epidemic that killed off half their pigs. Following this incident in 2019, they now have a chicken virus that threatens to wipe out hundreds of millions of their chickens. Then, there is this CoVid19 Coronavirus outbreak, now followed by an unprecedented locust infestation that first wiped out East African crops, then Iran, then moved on to Pakistan which recently declared a national emergency, and now threatens to devastate China, as well. It isn't just the Chinese who see these concurrent events as ominous, many now see them as Biblical in scope.
One post recently compiled these major events into an article entitled, 10 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously. But even these pointers just skim the surface. Another Chinese friend made mention of a freaky invasion of black crows and oversized mosquitoes, the likes of which "nobody has ever scene." I honestly thought he was joking until he sent me a video. (My friend disputes that this event is strictly tied to CoVid-19, and emphasizes that no one has ever seen an event like this in all of Chinese history.)
People of solid scientific mind are beginning to take notice and question the cause of these simultaneous calamitous events. An example is a letter sent by a reader of Paul Craig Robert's blog, which Mr. Roberts posted with the title, The latest on Coronavirus. It comes from a medical doctor in Norway and reads, "Zero Hedge has published an article that has appeared, after I sent my mail to you (and many others), that confirms my assertions that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) attacks heart muscle and that it spontaneously reactivates itself, and, in short, that it is a terrible deadly virus. The article omits the fact though that it is made in a laboratory (though others news-outlets say it is) and that the reason it recurs is that it is a retrovirus that can be cured with anti-HIV medication like Lamivudine. Sealed borders and liberal prophylactic treatment with Lamivudine [nothing short of adding Lamivudine to drinking water should be considered]. Inaction will have terrible consequences for humanity (read death knell). I have never been an end of times prophet, nor do I seek recognition for myself. I have no presence on the internet that can reach people. I have alerted many people and news-outlets mainly in England and the US -- many seem too circumspect to reply."
In my own locality in Ecuador, where there are no major viral threats, a frequent topic of discussion is the incredible increase in the number and intensity of earthquakes over the last 15 years. (We even alerted customers to effects of a major occurrence in 2016.) Certainly, everyone knows that earthquakes are a common occurrence, worldwide. However, irrespective of an official narrative that attempts to write this off as "no big deal" -- (example: It's only because they occur in clusters!) -- nobody here believes that. I remember how infrequent earthquakes were when we moved to South America in 2007. Now we feel them with incredible frequency, and I would say that half the earthquakes we feel never make it to any of the prominent "earthquake alert sites" -- sites that supposedly pick up quakes over 1.0 on the Richter anywhere in the world. (It's unbelievable that we have official websites that give the impression that they they can pick up the earth-rattling effects of a large cockroach fart, but not tremors that feel like they're going to take my house off its foundation. Conservative thinking isn't the only thing that's censored on the internet.)

A fundamental principle taught in ancient Vedic texts is that we live in world of "cause and effect" -- karma. That there is both personal and collective karma -- causality occurring not just to individuals, but to families, and entire civilizations. That the collective evil of a people or a society becomes a causal agent of natural disasters, like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions.
I've written numerous essays expressing my fundamental belief that the global civilization we now live in is one of the most decadent imaginable. It's a recurring theme in most of my books. In a world, where we are losing up to 200 species of life each day -- surrounded by signs of decay and accelerating entropy everywhere -- it behooves each person to examine the world around them and come to grips with the advancing signs of unmistakeable "omens."
Psychiatrists tell us that every unexamined dream is like an unopened letter. Extending the metaphor, perhaps every unexamined omen is like an unread message. What a shame it would be to live in a world surrounded by a treasure trove of synchronistic omens, particular now, given their increasing frequency and intensity, and fail to uncover their intended meaning.

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