by A Dervish
Objectively, the new eon begins with the passing away of Christian culture, and the Renaissance civilization of the last five hundred years.
Sufis contend that a new outlook thus now becomes available on human events. Also, they assert as an historical principle that the business of the new age will be completed on return to the unfinished cultural task of the age-before-last.
And so the alchemy of the Middle Ages, until recently erroneously viewed as entirely a load of superstitious “nonsense” and “nothing but” a random precursor of late-modern chemistry, yet awaits unparalleled heights of development.
This all is revealed clearly in the image above.
For certainly from the viewpoint of the High Middle Ages, our ephemeral Latemodern scenes necessarily must give way to a further horizon both in the World and Time — vistas as yet explored only by a bare handful of human beings.
[Emmett R Smith
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[2 October 2008]