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Podcast # 35 – It’s About Time

My name is Mark Stevens.  I am talking today with Allan Colston. He is the author of The Last Days of Tolemac, which is a book dealing with prophecy and other end-time events.

For those listeners who may be new to this topic, this is another in the series “Signs of the Times”.  Welcome to the Podcast Allan. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you.

No problem. Good to be with you again Mark.

Mark:  You’ll remember that in our last Podcast we talked about end-time events, and whether the world as we know it may be coming to an end. I asked the question: If that really is the case, then why us, and why now?

I recall it well Mark. And I answered by saying that I had a simple answer to your question. Do you remember what I said?

Mark:  You said: It’s about time.

That’s correct. So what do you think I meant by that?

Mark:  Well Allan, I assumed you were making a joke along the lines of – well it’s about time that God put an end to all the evil in the world.

That’s not a bad assessment of the current world situation Mark. But I wasn’t making a corny comment in passing. I was actually referring to time itself – or more specifically – how we measure time. For example, we measure time by the movements of the earth in space.

We measure the length of a day by the time it takes for the earth to complete a single rotation of its axis, and the length of a year by the time it takes for the earth to complete a full orbit around the sun. From there we further subdivide time into months, days, hours, minutes and seconds.

But ancient cultures didn’t just think of time in terms of months and years. They thought of time in cycles of tens of thousands of years, which they called “ages” and “eras”. And they attached special meanings to these cycles that are quite different from the way we think of time today.

But before I go into these differences in more detail, I need to explain the difference between “esoteric” time and “exoteric” time. Perhaps the best way to do this is to refer to chapter 3 of the gospel of St. John, where the disciple describes a meeting between Jesus and a Pharisee named Nicodemus.

Nicodemus asked Jesus how a man could enter into the kingdom of God. When Jesus replied by saying that no one could see the kingdom of God unless he was born again, Nicodemus expressed amazement, and asked how it was possible for a man to enter again into his mother’s womb.

When it became clear that Nicodemus had no idea what he was talking about, Jesus replied with equal amazement, asking him: “Art thou a master of Israel and knoweth not these things?”. He then went on to make a statement that goes to the heart of my reply to you.

“If I have told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things”. So what Jesus was saying to Nicodemus was that, if he was unable to understand matters relating to the material world, then how could he expect to understand his answers to spiritual matters.

Because we live in materialistic age which takes no account of non-material things, we pay little heed today to the words of spiritual sages, or even to Shakespeare, who wrote in his play Hamlet: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy”.

Why I mention that excerpt from the Bible is that we are accustomed to explaining the things that we see and sense around us in purely material terms. And what Jesus was saying to Nicodemus was that there are other ways of looking at life, and that is in “heavenly” terms.

Within the occult (or hidden) tradition of the world, there is “exoteric” knowledge and there is “esoteric” knowledge. Exoteric knowledge is designed to be understood by the general public, while “esoteric” knowledge is intended only for the select few.

And what I want to discuss in this Podcast Mark, is knowledge that has largely remained hidden from the general public, and has only been divulged to genuine seekers of the truth. So my answer to your question Mark, relates to esoteric time rather than exoteric time.

So let me start by asking you a question of my own. What do you know about the phenomenon of the “precession of the equinoxes”?

Mark:  Well I know that it has something to do with astronomy, but I am a little hazy on the details. Perhaps you can fill me in.

Certainly Mark. As you say, the precession of the equinoxes is a term used by astronomers. It describes a cycle of time during which the various constellations that make up the zodiac appear to rotate slowly behind the rising sun at the time of each new spring equinox.

The reason why this phenomenon occurs is because, as it rotates on its axis, the earth has a very slight wobble. It is rather like a spinning top which wobbles slightly from side to side as it spins. And as the earth wobbles, it appears as if the position of the sun is changing in our skies.

What this means is that at the time of the spring equinox, the sun appears to move very slightly westward against the background stars. This movement is very slow, and only completes a full revolution roughly every 26,000 years. The Greeks referred to this cycle of time as a “Platonic” year.

What is truly remarkable about this precession of the equinoxes, is that while modern astronomers have only known about this phenomenon for a few hundred years, ancient cultures have known about it for literally tens of thousands of years.

And although we have no written record describing this precessionary cycle before the Greeks, we know from the writings of Aristotle that ancient cultures not only knew about this phenomenon, but they incorporated this knowledge in the designs of their sacred structures.

According to the mystery schools of Egypt and Babylon, this knowledge was held to be sacred, and was only transmitted by word of mouth, and then only to those who had been initiated into the sacred mysteries which these schools were designed to protect.

These ancient cultures were the first to divide the sky into twelve equal parts, and to christen the constellations that were prominent in each part. These constellations have come down to us today as the twelve signs of the zodiac. And each sign of the zodiac held a secret and sacred meaning.

So according to the time-clock of the precession of the equinoxes, it would take roughly 2,160 years for the earth to move from one sign of the zodiac to another. Each of these segments was called an “age”, and the time it took to complete the entire cycle was referred to as an “era”.

Mark:  So how does this relate to what is going on in the world today?

Well Mark, the mystery schools of ancient cultures dating back to the time of Sumeria, taught that the history of the earth could not only be measured in terms of these precessionary cycles or “ages”, but that each age was influenced by those constellations that characterised each zodiacal sign.

Based on this knowledge, and guided by the constellations visible behind the sun at the time of the spring equinox, we know that the “age of Pisces” has recently come to an end, and that we have now entered the “age of Aquarius”. And we can project these cycles of time backwards as well.

The age of Pisces was preceded by the age of Aries (the Ram), and before that came the age of Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab and Leo the Lion. And the mystery schools of Egypt taught that the great Sphinx at Giza was constructed in the age of Leo, roughly 12,500 years ago.

According to this esoteric history of time, the last 2,000 years or so have been dominated by the astrological sign of Pisces, represented by the sign of the fishes. Why this is significant, is because it relates to the date on which Jesus was born.

Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 25th of December each year. This was the date selected by Pope Julius 1, shortly after the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great announced that Christianity would become the official religion of Rome in the 4th century AD.

But there are numerous indicators to suggest that Jesus was not born during the winter, but in the early spring, under the astrological sign of Pisces, which runs from February 19 to March 20. One of these is that early Christians used the sign of the fishes to identify their followers.

Another indicator is that Joseph and Mary travelled to Bethlehem to register for the census ordered by Caesar Augustus, and he would have been unlikely to have issued this decree in the middle of winter, when temperatures often dropped below freezing and the roads were in poor condition.

Also, St. Luke writes in his gospel that when Jesus was born, there were shepherds in the fields watching over their flocks by night. Again, since it is cold and rainy in Judea during the month of December, it is unlikely that shepherds would have been in the fields at that time of year.

But the main reason why Pope Julius chose December 25th as the birth-date of the Christ, was because the time of the mid-winter solstice had long been associated with a popular Pagan festival. So by choosing this date, the Pope was able to replace the old Pagan festival with a new Christian tradition.

But there was also something significant about the date of his birth, which was the reason why it attracted the attention of the three wise men from the East mentioned in the Bible. And that was that, at the time that Jesus was born, there was a highly unusual alignment of planets in the sky.

And the reason I mention this Mark, is that a similarly unusual alignment of planets occurred in February 1962. And this was the date when esoteric astrologers had predicted that the age of Pisces would come to an end, and the new age of Aquarius would begin.

Mark:  What sort of alignment of planets are you referring to?

Monday, February 5, 1962, was one of the most significant days in the history of the earth. For starters, there was a total eclipse of the sun on that day. And as we have recently seen, the moon blocks out the light of the sun in certain parts of the earth. But that was just the beginning.

There was something else that would not happen again for another 25,000 years. For on that day the sun and moon, together with the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were all grouped together within 16 degrees of one another in the same sign of the zodiac.

The sign they were grouped in was Aquarius. And according to the esoteric tradition, this was not just a transition from one age to another. It represented the end of an era and the beginning of a completely new cycle of life, not just on earth, but in the entire solar system.

So the year 1962 did not just represent the transition from one 2,100 year cycle to another. It represented the end of a 25,000 year “era”, and the beginning of an entirely new era. And this new era would not just be a continuation of the past, but the start of something completely new.

So when you asked me why the earth as we know it might be coming to an end, I answered by saying that it was about time. So do you understand now what I was referring to Mark, and how this relates to climate change?

Mark:  I guess I am beginning to get the drift of it. But perhaps you could explain to me again how this relates to climate change.

Certainly Mark. In Part Four of my Blog entry entitled “An Inconvenient Truth”, I mentioned that American investigative journalist Marjorie Tietjen had written an article concerning chemtrails in which she posed the question: “Who is doing this – and why? And how long will they keep doing it?”

She went on to write that on the very day that her article appeared online, she received a long letter from an anonymous source that began with the words “I know what chemtrails are and their purpose”. And in this reply, the anonymous source included the following information.

“As long ago as the early 1940s, some physicists and astronomers began to notice a pattern of change coming over the sun. It did not become more pronounced until the new millennium arrived.

“Scientists, some working for the military or the federal government, began to think the unthinkable: the sun and all the planets were beginning a massive transformation.

“This transformation is unstoppable, potentially catastrophic to life and will most certainly cause the Earth’s environment to experience abrupt changes on a massive scale.

“Because the sun and all the planets together are reacting to this outside phenomenon, it is beginning to be suspected that some trans-dimensional energy in this region of space is interacting with the normal activity of the sun and the planets.

“Hyper-dimensionalism or trans-dimensional energy transference, call it what you will, this phenomenon seems to be at the root of the system-wide disaster unfolding right before our eyes. It is only the beginning, perhaps the beginning of the end”.

So it is clear from this reply that by the latter part of the 20th century, scientists had become aware that the entire solar system was reacting to “some trans-dimensional energy” that was coming from outside the solar system, and that this was “potentially catastrophic to life”.

Now if you don’t mind, Mark, I’d like to compare this with the words of the Oracle of Tolemac that I quoted in my book.

Mark:  Sure Allan, carry on.

“The ancient priests of Tolemac knew that space was not empty, but was filled with dynamic fields of energy. They knew that as the solar system moved through space it would constantly come in contact with these different fields of energy.

“They knew that the energy fields through which the solar system would pass during the age of Aquarius would be totally different from those it had encountered in the previous age of Pisces. As a result, the entire earth would be transformed by these new energies.

“The most obvious signs of these new energies would be seen in the weather, as well as in the overall climatic conditions on the earth. Some of these changes would be for the better, while others would be destructive. The very forces of nature would appear to be out of control for a time”.

So Mark, do you see the correlation between these two sources of information, one “exoteric” and the other “esoteric”? And do you see the link between this new “trans-dimensional energy” coming from outer space, and the climatic changes now taking place upon the earth?

Mark:  I do now. But why would these changes be destructive?

Perhaps it would be clearer if I referred once again to the words of the Oracle:

“If the past history of the earth had been one of peaceful coexistence and harmony with all forms of life, this passage of earth from the age of Pisces into the age of Aquarius would have been one of great beauty and joy.

“But because the age of Pisces has been dominated by constant cycles of aggression, oppression and war, there must be a “karmic cleansing” before the golden age on earth can begin”.

Mark:  So what do you think he means by the words “karmic cleansing”?

Again Mark, let me answer you in the words of the Oracle as they were relayed in my book:

“The entire universe operates under the law of cause and effect. All life is bound by this law. Every action that a person takes in life has a specific result or consequence. This result or consequence is referred to in the East by the name of “Karma”. Positive actions generate positive results and negative actions produce negative results.

“Throughout their lives people are constantly confronted by the results of their actions. If these actions help others, they will be helped in return. If they harm others, they will be harmed in return.

“Every action returns to its source. The path to happiness in life lies in creating happiness in others. Those who are responsible for creating violence, oppression or injustice will reap the consequences of their actions. This is the universal law.

“These karmic consequences may not happen immediately. They may take many years to appear. In some cases they may even be carried over into other lifetimes.

“But whether it is in this lifetime or the next all accounts have to be squared before the universal balance is restored. The pathway to Everlasting Light is an evolutionary process. The purpose of life is to teach people, lifetime by lifetime, the consequences of their actions.

“In the history of a planet, the circumstances that occur at any particular stage are the result of the combined actions of all those people living on the planet at that time. Nature usually has long periods of time in which to balance these karmic accounts.

“But there are occasions when these actions need to be balanced in a very short span of time. Because the earth has reached the end of a Great Cycle in the cosmic plan, there needs to be an overall balance of karma before the new age can begin to manifest its divine potential.

“This is what we mean by “karmic cleansing”. We can see the beauty of this plan, for if this cleansing did not take place, the new age would still be bound by the conditions of the past and a new golden age on earth would not be possible”.

How does this cleansing take place?

“This cleansing takes place when a planet releases the negative energies that have been stored in its karmic atmosphere over time. Natural forces such as earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes are nature’s way of releasing the negativity that has been built up in the past.

“The “fault lines” that exist in various places on the earth act as receivers for much of this negativity, and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are the earth’s natural way of releasing this negativity. That is why humanity is responsible for the harmful weather conditions that occur on the earth.

“The new energies that are radiating throughout the solar system are responsible for bringing about this cleansing, so that the earth can begin the new age in balance once more.

“There is so much negative energy that is still locked up in the earth. This negativity has been building up for thousands of years. It must be released before the earth can be healed.

“The people of earth need to understand what is happening to their planet, and why it is happening, because this cleansing will take the form of severe earthquakes, hurricanes and other cataclysmic effects”.

Why is it necessary to undergo all these disasters?

“It is not necessary to undergo all these disasters. If your societies had followed the teachings of the wise men and women of the past, your world would not be in the state it is today and the earth would not have to undergo these catastrophic changes.

“If that had happened then the changes would have been harmonious and beautiful. There would have been no need for these disasters. It is man’s own thinking that is the cause of the consequences that must now unfold upon the earth.

“It is his selfishness, his greed and his callous disregard for the welfare of those who share the world with him that are the causes of these catastrophes. For century after century humanity has suffered because of man’s inhumanity to man. But this will come to an end at last.

“The chaos and disaster that will soon engulf the earth is tragic. But it would be even worse if this suffering was allowed to continue.

“The catastrophes that are to come are not some sort of divine revenge for the evil and injustice that have taken place on earth. They are merely the natural consequences of your own thoughts and actions, and the way you have chosen to live your lives.

“Catastrophe comes so that man may experience the consequences of his actions. If these consequences seem harsh it is because the actions that are the causes of these catastrophes have been equally harsh. But out of this harshness will come great beauty and good.

“For out of these catastrophes will come a new humanity. One that has been chastened and purified. They will inherit the new heaven and the new earth that has been prepared for them. They will be cleansed from the evils of the past, and be free at last to fulfil their divine potential”.

Mark:  All that sounds fine Allan, but the process of getting from where we are now to what is coming in the future seems pretty scary to me.

It might seem so Mark, but we should always bear in mind the following words of the Oracle:

“We want you to know that everything that is happening on your planet at this time is part of a plan. This is the great Cosmic Plan that will lead you into the coming golden age.

“The moment is at hand when the earth will take the greatest evolutionary step that humanity will ever witness. Never before in the history of earth will there be changes as profound as those which now await you.

“For you have reached that point in your history when many will face the same conditions that occurred on that far-off day in Tolemac, when the earth shook, the waters rose, the land fell, and the people cried out in terror, for fear that they would be destroyed.

“We want you to go forward to meet these changes with joy and understanding, rather than in fear and denial.

“For if you surround yourselves with love, and consciously project this love to others, these changes will not harm you. But if you surround yourself with fear, you will attract the very thing that you fear, and that can destroy you”.

Mark:  Well Allan, I must say that whenever we get together you fill me with alarm. But at the same time you give me so much to think about as well.

You have been listening to Allan Colston, author of the book The Last Days of Tolemac.  Do join us for our next Podcast, which will be another in the series titled “Signs of the Times”.

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