Since we are entering the dark season of Halloween I wanted to run this article as Journal entries for the next few days by a favorite writer, David Brooks, of the New York Times. ‘The Age of Aquarius, All Over Again,’ was written in June of 2019.
“The third great rising spiritual force is mindfulness, which seems to be everywhere. The fourth is wokeness, (self-righteousness masquerading as enlightenment) what some have called the Great Awokening. Burton’s essay is really about how astrology and witchcraft have become important spiritual vocabularies within parts of the social justice movement.
In March, she wrote, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her birth time with the astrologer Arthur Lipp-Bonewits, who then shared her birth chart with the world, creating an online sensation. “AOC’s Aries Moon indicates that she’s emotionally fed by a certain amount of independence, self-determination, and spontaneity,” Jeanna Kadlec wrote in Allure. During the Kavanaugh hearings, 13,000 “resistance witches” cast a hex on Brett Kavanaugh. There is now a plethora of guidebooks for how to use astrology and witchcraft to advance left-wing causes. They have names like “Magic for Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change” and “The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance.”
These surging movements are people’s attempts to solve the major needs of the current moment.
The first need is simply to find a way to be spiritual. People are always saying we live in a more secular age, but secularism never really comes. Humans are transcendent creatures who have spiritual experiences and instinctively appeal to supernatural powers. Even in the most secular parts of society, there is great and unfulfilled spiritual yearning.
Second, there is a widespread need to slow down, to escape the pace of life technology wants and to live at a human pace.”
“But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Jesus