The Procession or cycle of the Zodiac includes the following signs: Lion, Cancer, Gemini, Bull, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, (or Man—that’s us, now) Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra and Virgo. While these represent the “Royal Arch of the Ages of the Zodiac”, corresponding to the 12 constellations, they rotate in seemingly never ending cycles. Everything works in cycles. We are born, we grow, mature, die and are born again. Ad infinitum?
I strongly suspect so. Infinity can last an awfully long time…
And then there are the major cycles, like the Zodiac. The Universe unfold on a schedule all of its own. For 2000 years evolution creeps forward in 1st gear; perhaps to give everyone a chance? Then, suddenly, a revolution occurs, as though in frustration at what little progress we’ve made. And, in little more than 100 years, it changes all—rapidly—giving no quarter to people who wasted two millennia.
In my forthcoming novel, the Pluto Effect, Simon Jackson, the hero of WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality, will continue to give lectures as a visiting professor, while coping with the trials and tribulations of the Pluto Effect. He’ll have the job of explaining that, which to most of us, is unexplainable. The changes that will ensue will match those of the greatest hurricane the world had ever witnessed.
And this brings us back to Peter & Paul. No matter how hard Peter would try, he couldn’t convey the higher truth to people who have not been, at least partially, ‘rinsed’ of the old beliefs, all erroneous axioms of whatever faith.
We can think of Paul’s contribution to evolution as the creation, once again, of a kindergarten. Of course, each Age has such new schools, and each will continue to form new ones, as our knowledge of the infinite realities advances. Anyone conversant with the despicable horrors perpetrated by the Roman Catholic Church throughout its history will be amazed how many great souls advanced in spite of it.
Hence Paul’s work was very necessary. He was teaching people to walk, before Peter could teach them to fly. And that is as it should be. To enter new realities we must learn its laws, its regulations, to be able to cope with the new environment, which, unbeknownst to us we, ourselves, have created, or are in the process of creating.
To be aware of such a condition we must be alive. In fact, we’d already learned from Yeshûa, that one must be “alive in order to live”. Needless to say, he was not referring to our transient biological existence, but to the awakening, to use Buddha’s term, to our true nature.