Monday, January 7, 2013

So - Black IS Appropriate (It's A Funeral After All,...)

Whoo-boy! Now, with The Death of the New Age, even the Occultists have gotten into the act:
Cognitive dissonance.  The phrase itself was invented to explain what happens when prophecy fails, leaving a landing site of believers, whether Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Cargo Cult or whoever, bereft of the promised miracle. The event is quickly recast with a new date, destination, or interpretation for them to cling to. Having failed, prophecy morphs and 2012 will be re-skinned to save the New Agers from having to face up to failure,... 
…In celebrating, no,  insisting on the death of the New Age on this pivotal date we can take stock rather than being part of another bahktun of empty platitudes and future promises. Let us understand that the New Age is spiritual froth, the scum on the surface of a toxic industrial culture.
I don't know about all that - Why does "industrial culture" always have to take the blame for their inability to cope? - but the rest of the quote seems right (The rest of the essay is of the usual rah-rah We Shall Cleanse The World variety). Plus, I'm glad they included Mormons, because it's always nice to discover I'm not off-track in my reading of who's who and what's what: 

 Something really may have come to an end last year - but it's the mystical world, not ours…