Specimen 455 (A lost letter by Sergei Rostropovich)
- Naturally we credit angels on the level of archetypes for producing
epochal-making gateways---not fellow humans. Humanity, we think, is
incapable of such acts, too weak, too feeble, too lethargic, to will
something as enormous as an evolutionary Epoch. No human can, out of
his own soul, conceive something as dynamic as the Age of Light that
Michael brought forth in 1888, extinguishing the cursed darkness of
Kali Yuga. Mankind is a passive recipient of Time---a servant and
not a god; and therefore cannot control Destiny; but destiny can only
control him. So we've concluded.
From above downward, the Cosmos gave birth to the intellectual mind
soul that manifested itself as the kingdoms of Greece and Rome.
Egypt and Babylonia, as well, were revelations on the level of the
gods, not on the level of man; and because of this fact, the pyramids
were destined to arise---by fate.
But I swear to you as a man, a Russian, that a human being did indeed
accomplish an act of God. He did create an epochal-making gateway
and this gateway burns brightly within the Akashic Ether; not by
fate, but out of his own suffering as a mortal man was this psychic
portal etched into the Soul of the World.
The name of this mortal is Billy Bayber. He is my nephew. And
through him a new age was born.
Kansas City, Mo.
January 21, 2003