Religion used to be a way to manage a lot of the general issues of depression and so on within the populace—with spontaneous recoveries from alcoholism, sudden revelations that give people a new lease on life, etc. But our mainstream society has largely chosen to do away with that and just medicate the population en masse. All the natural shamanic influence that pops up among a certain segment of the population—bringing sacred wisdom to the masses—is stamped out.
The population then suffers from this lack of connection to the sacred, but doesn’t even know that this is why it is suffering. Numbing influences like meds, drugs, alcohol, shopping, sex, Internet, etc. are used to distract one from ever trying to discover more. Thus, the Self is cut off from the Source.
And the state of being cut off from the Source is considered healthy and sane by Society.
We need new religions for new times. There are basic elements from some religions that still apply, I think. But I also believe we need something new and relevant for the times in which we live, reflecting the level of spiritual maturity we could have reached as a society were it not for influences that seek to kill our connection to the Source.
But this new religion needs a narrative. The narrative is important. The story is important.
This needs, in part, to be a “space” narrative. It needs to be a space narrative because that is the destination of our species, assuming we last that long.
But it also needs to be an innerspace narrative. The figure of the so-called “alien” is a bridge figure between these two concepts.
The figure of Christ was also such a bridge…between cosmic and personal growth. Christ was also a magical figure, and an androgynous one…truly the “Spaceman.”
We have not properly found a figure to “replace” Christ, nor has this figure been allowed to grow to match the evolution of the times.
As an inadequate substitute, pop culture has filled in the gap with figures like Superman, Spock, E.T., Neo, and etc.
We must grasp this idea: that outer space and innerspace is a continuum. That to search the stars = the search for our Self, and vice versa. Our destiny might be in the stars, but it at the same time can also be reached by our spiritual maturity and exploration.
The Spaceman/Astronaut=the innerspace explorer
“We must put on our suits.” Our “space” suits.
In society, we are largely cut off from Source, and this is the reason for a lot of our chronic problems. All sorts of addictions come from this sense of radical separation. This separation from Source means not only to be cut off from God, but from our selves. We also cannot truly connect with others unless this situation is rectified.
Depression results from this radical disconnect. Anxiety results too, because we struggle to have the emotional/spiritual foundation to cope with anything less than total (as if for an infant) security.
The Divine Being(s) from Space beckon us…but they are ultimately a more evolved version of ourselves from the future. The loop is trying to complete itself. We eventually become the “inheritors” of the Godhood. But that will be a process…one both spanning a very long period of time and paradoxically at immediate reach (because all time is happening now).