… Driving out Shell, back past the hydroelectric dam and high into the Andes, I kept thinking about the difference I had seen and heard during this visit to Ecuador and what I have been accustomed to in the United States. It seemed that the Amazonian tribes had a great deal to teach us, that despise all our schooling and our many hours reading magazines and watching television news, we lacked an awareness they had somehow found. This line of thinking made me think of "The Profecy of the Condor and Eagle", and of similar profecies I have encountered around the world.
Nearly every culture I know prophesies that in the late 1990s we entered a period of remakable transition. At monasteries in the Himalayas, ceremonial sites in Indonesia, and indigenous reservations in North America, from the depths of the Amazon to the peaks of the Andes and into the ancient Mayan cities of Central America, I have heard that ours is a special moment in human history, and that each of us was born at this time because we have a mission to accomplish.
The titles and words of the profecies differ slightly. They tell variously of a New Age, the Third Millennium , the Age of Aquarius, the Beginning of the Fifth Sun, or the end of old calendars and the commencement of the new ones. Despite the various terminologies, however the have a great deal in common, and "The Profecy of the Condor and Eagle" is typical. It states that back in the mist of history, human societies divided and took two different paths:that of the condor (representing the heart, intuitive and mystical) and that of the eagle (repesenting the brain, rational and material). In the 1490s, the profecy said, the two paths would converge and the eagle would drive the condor to the verge of extinction. Then, five hundred years later, in the 1990s, a new epoch would begin, one in which the condor and eagle will have the opportunity to reunite and fly together in the same sky, along the same path. If the condor and eagle accept this opportunity, they will create a most remarkable offspring, unlike any ever seen before.
"The Profecy of the Condor and Eagle" can be taken at many levels -the standard interpretation is that it foretells the sharing of indigenous knowledge with the technologies of science, the balancing of yin and yan, and the bridging of northern and southern cultures. However, most powerful is the message it offers about consciousness; it says we have entered a time when we can benefit from the many diverse ways of seeing ourselves and the world, and that we can use these as a springboard to higher levels of awareness. As human beings, we can truly wake up and evolve into a more concious species.
The condor people of the Amazone make it seem so obvious that if we are to address questions about the nature of what is to be human in this new millennium, and our commitment to evaluating our intentions for the next several decades, then we need to open our eyes and see the consequences of our actions- the actions of the eagle- in places like Iraq and Ecuador. We must shake ourselves awake. We who live in the most powerful nation history has ever known must stop worrying so much about the outcome of soap operas, football games, quarterly balance sheets, and the daily Dow Jones averages, and must instead reevaluate who we are and where we want our children to end up. The alternative to stopping to ask ourselves the important questions is simply too dangerous.
"Confession of an Economic Hitman". John Perkins. Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco. 2004.
Las oficinas corporativas de mi CREATIVIDAD comparten el mismo código postal que el CORAZON.
M@rcX , Norwich, GB. 28/6/06.