Since we are entering the dark season of Halloween I wanted to run this article as Journal entries for the last 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.
Finally, many people seem to want to be alternative without actually leaving the mainstream world. The people I know who talk about astrology sort of believe it, but they sort of don’t. Their attitude is ironical, attached and detached all at once.
Even the occultists are not really that countercultural. For example, David Salisbury’s book “Witchcraft Activism: A Toolkit for Magical Resistance” is surprisingly normal. Salisbury gives standard advice on how to be an activist. It’s just that he asks you to say a prayer to Hermes, the messenger god, when you send an important email.
I doubt that much of this will be sustainable. I doubt it’s possible to have tight community and also total autonomy, that it’s possible to detach spiritual practices from the larger narratives and cultures and still have something life-shaping. But society is groaning. New forms are coming into being. We really are living through a moment of major transitional change.”
[My Comment: Boo! And, Boo! We are in revival…but it seems it is not the one we have been praying for all these years. Or is it? Perhaps the black and white, dark and light, evil and good, and Christ and anti-Christ choices will become overwhelmingly obvious to many. Maybe they have already. We could use a deep revival of Intercessory Prayer to help us combat our cultural and social demands.]
“But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Jesus