Re: [anthroposophy] Any thoughts about the Hague Conference?
- Dear Jeff,
Tomberg gave a series of seven lectures called: The Four Sacrifices of Christ and the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric", in Rotterdam over the holy nights of 1938-39. There he discusses how in the future people will think that humanity has brought about certain changes in Nature, but this will be in error, for the changes will be coming out of the interior of the Earth.
In this regard, I think we need to recognize that the warmth phenomena in the Pacific, which is so profoundly influencing our climate (El Nino etc.) has not been explained. Something is making the Ocean warmer in this region, but just what science has no idea.
Moreover, in the same lectures (if memory serves) Tomberg states specifically that Christ will sacrifice some aspect of his nature and replenish the depleted ozone of the atmosphere - this decades before there was recognition of even the possibility of a problem.
This is not to disregard all the "science" which suggests that polution must be effecting things by changing the natural balance of the chemistry of the atmosphere, but just to suggest that this "science" is very long on speculation and assumptions, and many scientists are quite unwilling to draw the same conclusions.
Personally, I consider these phenomena (atmospheric polution, climate change indications, and the possibility of human responsibility) as symptoms of a kind of war in human culture between the explanatory limits of materialism, the tendencies of human beings to act in short sighted self interest and the being born dynamics of the consciousness soul age, with its slowly evolving yearning for eternal truths and goodness.
Thus, if this "cultural/spiritual" war is lost in favor of materialism we get one result, and if it is won by the emerging new impulses, then we get another. It is sort of like the human being who needs to get sick before he realizes the unbalances in his life and can then take up a path of healing. In the same fashion, humanity must suffer the consequences of its excessive embrace of materialism, before it wakes up sufficiently to begin to deal with the underlying issues.
Though we do not have records of ozone layer shifts and holes forming over the past thousand years, we do not have historians mentioning cases of the following which is only happening now:
- Young fish getting sunburn and scarred from sun exposure underwater!
- Increased number of cataracts in humans and animals
- Increased melanoma cancer in humans
- Actual measurements over a 50 year period of ozone holes forming and expanding
- The majority of scientists (not academics) agreeing that we have major problems with pollution oriented environmental effects including ozone damage
- Sun exposure warnings in ozone depleted areas like Argentina and Australia
<< The issue of global warming and countries trying to evade reducing
pollutants came up in the following news article:
Without reproducing it entirely I wanted to cite it instead.
I think this is another example of the "have" nations getting their
"way" ignoring the main issue of reducing pollutants.
- Art >>
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