The prelude to the Age of Aquarius occurred in the '60s
The rain is on the roof
See OM by Alan Watts.
In Search of the Lost Chord is the album (July 26, 1968) on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns. They dumped the orchestra this time out in favor of Mike Pinder's Mellotron, which was a more than adequate substitute, and the rest of the band joined in with flutes, sitar, tablas, and cellos, the playing of which was mostly learned on the spot. The whole album was one big experiment to see how far the group could go with any instruments they could find, thus making this album a rather close cousin to the Beatles' records of the same era.
Sgt. Pepper album covers
It is all beautiful and elegant, and "Legend of a Mind"'s chorus about "Timothy Leary's dead/Oh, no -- he's outside, looking in" ended up anticipating reality; upon his death in 1996, Leary was cremated and launched into space on a privately owned satellite, with the remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry (another '60s pop culture icon) and other well-heeled clients. -- Bruce Eder
Ride, ride my see-saw,
Meher Baba wrote The Prayer at Dehradun, India in August 1953 and made it public on September 13, 1953. Near the end of January 1968, almost exactly one year before his death, Meher Baba dictated a circular to his followers to recite The O Parvardigar Prayer and The Prayer of Repentance each day until March 25, 1968. On February 21 of that year he issued a second circular requesting that The Prayers be continued until May 21, 1968. --
More Meher Baba.
More Johnny Rivers.
More Swami Satchidananda.
It's getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry.
Remember what we've said, and done and felt about each other.
Tearing yourself away from me now, you are free and I am crying.
Something inside is telling me that I've got your secret. Are you still listening?
Friday evening, Sunday in the afternoon, what have you got to lose?
I've got an answer. I'm going to fly away, what have I got to lose?
Chestnut brown canary, ruby throated sparrow,
(What joy Cuba brings to me,
More Crosby, Stills and Nash.
The era in which we are living -- the Aquarian Age, the Age of Truth and Love, the Age of Oneness is when man and God will become one, a new difference, a new ideology, a new life, absolutely something very new. A new wisdom will dawn on man. He will come out of all this unawareness.
The load of Karma, the ego of the man and the negativity has gone so deep that the positive vibrations have to be created to save the world. You can't live in this world without a balance and you have to keep balance. There is nobody who is special. Everything is created by the one Creator and you are a temporary custodian of that situation. This is the message of the Aquarian Age. Everyone has to learn to change.
The people who cross into this Age will not possess what they should not, they will possess everything they should possess, but under no circumstances will they be possessed by anything. God will not be recognized as a person, but God will be recognized as a Primal Truth and Energy. The worship will change from a personified God to a more Subtle Truth Energy. It will not be a solar energy or a lunar energy; it will be the Creative Energy, which is known as Cosmos.
You will meet people who will act like God. They will be full of love and glow. You will feel them to be calmer than an ocean, but more magnificently projecting love like high tides. Such children you will experience in a very few short years. They will be the same inside and outside. You will not find them secretive. They will talk to you about something, which will sound heavy, it will be solid, it will be truth, it will be like gold.
By going to a church one does not become Christian, by going to a temple one does not become spiritual, but by cleaning his own temple, his own self, one does become what one wants to be. You have to work on yourself. Self shall be tested. You have to stand for your own self in the Age of Truth. You have to understand how to love; you have to understand how to tolerate the other man's point of view.
Society is feeling a great impact and requires comfort from anybody who can give it. The greatest thing on this earth is to serve the people of God. That is the highest act a man can do for any other man, but it has to be positive, not that you can go help somebody and you go and drag yourself down and get into the pit yourself. You have to be very firm, very honest, very constant, very insistent and very persuasive. In spite of that you have to be very sweet, very kind, very serviceful and very righteous. These things go together.
Do not criticize anybody. Everybody is good within his own atmosphere. Try to show your best nature. There are three types of people: Fanatic, Liberal, and Lazy. Lazy are lazy because they are lazy. Fanatics have got hang-ups. They do not reach anywhere because they are stuck. They don't know what to do next. So whatever little they have, they feel it is their kingdom; they don't want to be disturbed and they don't want to enter into anybody's life. The Liberals of the New Age -- the Age of Truth, these people want to know who they are, what they are, and why they are. -- Yogi Bhajan 9/16/1969. See The Prophecy.
As we move into the Space Age, how do we resonate with Grays and Greens when we can't relate to Blacks, Browns and Whites? -- ActForDiversity.com
See 3HO Legacy Links.