Planetary Celebration: The New Genesis - December 21, 2012
The New Genesis
The beginning of the new cycle of 25,625 years was considered by the ancient Mayans to signify the creation of a new World Age. In essence it is like a New Genesis. From a world religions perspective this New Genesis is one of the greatest mysteries of our time – the recreation of the world by the Lord God Almighty. In the Book of Revelation St. John had a striking vision of the recreation of the world:
Then the One who sits on the throne said, ‘And now I make all things new!’. . . “It is done! I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
(Revelation 21: 5-6)
The greatest importance of the Mayan Prophecy and the prophecies in the other world religions is the witnessing of and participation in the creation of the New Reality. This is the great New Enlightenment which is coming on Earth. For this purpose we have to gather the fruits from the outgoing cosmic cycle (i.e. the present Indo-European Cycle) and enter into the reality of the new World Age.
The format of the spiritual celebration will depend on the participants: it could include spiritual concerts, marches, pilgrimages, prayer-meditations and a variety of other spiritual activities. It is highly desirable for the various groups to keep in contact, reinforcing the collective energy of the celebration. The whole Earth could return back to the ring of the cosmic civilizations and enter into a new spiritual space.
Below I will give examples of possible celebrations on December 21, 2012 marking the beginning of the New Era. Naturally I envisage them in Sofia, the capital of my native country, Bulgaria, but they could be held anywhere in the world.
The most natural key for the celebration on December 21, 2012 is experiencing the New Genesis. For example, one of the main gatherings for this great day could be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the premises of The Path of Truth Society, founded by Leon Moscona. Here it is interesting to note that in our Summer Assembly 2009 we performed an amazing morning meditation consecrated to the New Genesis. Below I will quote it as an example for the celebration on December 21, 2012 as well:
The New Genesis
On July 10, 2009, the Sunrise Ceremony was consecrated to the New Genesis. This was one of the most mystical prayer-meditations in the Rila Assembly. Leon invited the participants to contemplate in the Rising Sun the Light of the Cosmic-Spiritual Sun of the Universe and to try to enter into the new creative act of God, making all things new (Revelation 21:5).
The creation of the New Heaven and New Earth is the greatest cosmogonic event in the life of humankind. In essence, the creative act of God, Who makes all things new, includes the activation of the Divine Masters and the Manifestations of the Divine Feminine, the realization of the Divine Wedding between the Feminine and Masculine cosmic energies, and the formation of the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. In this reality the enlightened humankind will begin a great new cycle of evolution.
The sacred aim of the guided prayer-meditation was to receive the illumination of the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth, now emanating from God. For this purpose, we envisioned the creative act of God in the form of a new Mandala (a symbolic image of the Universe). In essence, this Mandala-meditation was connected with the coming new Buddha, Maitreya, who will reveal the new cosmic order.
From the spiritual history we know the inspiring legend about the creation of the existing Buddhist Mandala. According to it the primordial Buddha began to radiate from the centre of the Universe and formed the four universal directions. At each one of them He placed one or another Dhyani-Buddha to sustain the Buddhist cosmos. Following this archetype Leon directed the participants in the meditation to imagine how from the Absolute Origin of Being the primordial Christ (He is the primordial Buddha for the Buddhists, Metatron for Kabbalists, Imam Mahdi as the Axis Mundi for Muslims, etc.) begins to radiate in order to form the New Creation.
In this meditation Leon outlined some of the mystical aspects of the New Genesis. From the Throne of God, manifesting the creative impulse from God, the eternal Christ – the First born from God, the active Masculine creative principle of Being – proclaims the will of God to change the world and illumines the New Creation. His first act is to constitute the mythological space (the four universal directions) and the mythological time (the twelve signs of the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac) of the Heavenly Jerusalem. He then transmits the new creative impulse to all Divine Masters, saints and prophets at the Gates in the Heavenly Jerusalem and activates the new Mandala of the Holy City.
Because the mystery of the Second Coming is associated with the return of humankind to the Father’s House, the Divine Holy Spirit opens the last Gate of the Heavenly Jerusalem, leading to the New Reality. With this act the entire Indo-European cycle in human evolution is completed. Thus the Kingdom of God, where there are many mansions, is prepared and humankind is called to ascend there and start its New Cycle of Existence. There humankind will live forever co-creating with Christ, the Divine Masters and the Personifications of the Divine Feminine.
After finishing His Divine work of preparing the Holy City, Christ comes down through the whole vertical structure of the Universe. His Divine task is to rejuvenate, transform and illuminate all celestial realms in accordance with the new creative impulse from God. He raises the vibrations of the whole spiritual Universe and brings it into a new level of existence. Finally, Christ reaches the etheric layer of our world and appears as the glorious and victorious Cosmic Christ ready to bring people from all corners of the Earth to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
In creating the New Reality Christ inaugurates a colossal multi-dimensional mythological cosmic-spiritual Cross, forming the archetypal structure of the New Creation. The vertical axis of this mythological cross is the vertical structure of the Universe (the Middle Pillar, the axis of the various planes of all supramundane worlds); it is a column of Christ Light which radiates creative impulses into all spiritual worlds. The horizontal axis of this mythological Cross is the celestial Zodiac-Mandala with all mansions in the Holy City. (Actually, the horizontal axis itself is the gigantic horizontal circle of the Heavenly Jerusalem with the system of co-ordinates – the world directions – which form a gigantic horizontal cross themselves.) Above the horizontal axis is the Throne of God, the Absolute Origin of Being, from where the Cosmic Christ and the Universal Feminine emanate with the new creative impulse.
To reveal this colossal metaphysical picture, Leon led a Mandala Meditation for the mystical link with the Primordial Christ at the Centre of the Universe, with the coming of the New Buddha – Maitreya and the activation of the New Comings of Lord Krishna, Zoroaster, Imam Mahdi and the Master Beinsa Douno. Through the hymn AUM, through sacred mantras and formulas we linked with the apocalyptic light of the Cosmic Christ and the New Manifestations of the Divine Masters. This was the way to merge with the Lord God, Who makes all things new and re-creates the world.
At the core of the New Genesis are all deeds written in the Book of the Living, on the one hand, and all the seeds of what will unfold in the New Reality, on the other hand. Let us recall here the legend of Gautama Buddha: when he received his Enlightenment, he was able to see everything that existed in the past, exists in the present and will exist in the future. From this point of view the purpose of the contemplation of the new impulse coming from the Lord is to integrate the past, the present and the future in the spiritual history of humankind and to experience the essence of the New Reality that is coming. Of course, this is an ultimate state of consciousness, but even the small insights which we could receive will give abundant fruit in the future. The most important thing is to enter into the creative moment of the New Genesis, which contains an inexhaustible richness of living impulses for unfolding.
To a great extent we entered! It is difficult to describe in words the apocalyptic power of the New Genesis! It integrates the whole metaphysical three-fold vertical structure of Creation and the metahistorical time – past, present and future – into a great spiritual wholeness. It contains powerful impulses for the re-creation of the world in line with the vision of Saint John from the Book of Revelation (4:5): From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God. In line with the Buddhist Surangama Sutra it appears also as a soft light coming down like a gentle rain of soft petals of many different-coloured lotus-blossoms, all blending together and being reflected into the open space of heaven in all the tints of the spectrum.
The participants in this prayer-meditation on Rila had different spiritual experiences and insights, but the general feeling was that we touched the New Reality. Here it is interesting to note that during the meditation, one of the participants, Krasimira, very clearly saw the image of Quetzalcoatl (a Deity in the Mayan Pantheon), although Leon never mentioned him. This shows that there was a real spiritual presence, and we were somehow involved in events in the higher Divine world!
The place of the Master Beinsa Douno is a projection of the Garden of Paradise on Earth. In spring the flowers blossom in wonderful colours and fragrances. The souls of the people who come to this sacred place also blossom with the richness and harmony of the human virtues. With love, enthusiasm and devotion to the Teaching and Cause of the Master Beinsa Douno they are going there to receive his blessing. For them it is a sacred place in which three majestic etheric temples exist – the temple of Nature, the temple of the human soul and the temple of the Divine Spirit.
The participants in the celebration will appreciate the beauty, purity and the spiritual presence in the Garden. There is something very emotional in the beauty of the fruit trees, in the flowers, the vine, the water spring with the inscription ‘God is Love’ and in the resting place of the Master Beinsa Douno, altogether forming a Pentagram.
The prayer meditation guided by me could include inspiring songs (The Spirit of God, Fir-Fur-Fin, Blessings), prayers (Our Father, The Good Prayer) and formulas (The Disciple Must Have), by the Master Beinsa Douno which bless the spiritual disciple who embarks on the Path of Truth and Goodness.
In mystical link with the Master Beinsa Douno the space has to become alive and transformed into a majestic spiritual Temple. The dome of this temple is the ‘blue sky’ which is filled with the radiating images of the Master, Christ, the Holy Mother and other Divine Masters and Personifications of the Divine Feminine.
With their Divine Love, Light, Wisdom and Truth, they form the reality of the new Heaven, while the Garden, vibrating in Divine spiritual presence becomes the reality of the New Earth. Then the participants in this prayer meditation could become like cosmic spiritual beings living in the Reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. When the whole place is transformed into a temple of God and includes the whole of Creation, the majestic event of December 21, 2012, i.e. the beginning of the new era could happen.
Of course the participants in this spiritual celebration will link with many other groups in Sofia, Bulgaria and all over the world. Thus the Light of the cosmic spiritual Sun will shine radiantly and according to the Mayan predictions, the earth with all kingdoms of life on it will enter into the ring of cosmic civilisations.
Celebration of Sofia as a New Jerusalem
In the prophetic vision of St. John of the New Jerusalem, the twelve gates of the Holy City symbolise the different paths of the world religions leading to the Origin of Being. In my books, The Second Coming and The Teaching and the Cause of the Spirit of Truth, I interpreted the vision of St. John as a majestic Zodiac-Mandala embracing the whole Hindu-European Cycle of spiritual history. The New Jerusalem is a model of the Kingdom of God where there are many mansions – the spiritual worlds of the world religions.
The Bulgarian nation is well known for its religious and ethnic tolerance. In the centre of Sofia, coexisting peacefully and carrying out their spiritual activities for many decades, are the Orthodox church “Sveta Nedelia”, the Catholic church, the Jewish synagogue, the Muslim mosque, the Armenian church, the Russian church, the church „St. Sofia”, the cathedral „St. Alexander Nevsky” and others. In the light of the archetype of the Holy City from the Apocalypse we could visualise Sofia as a projection of the Heavenly Jerusalem on Earth.
For this purpose a spiritual group visits the various Temples and participates in their services. The group goes from service to service in the Temples as part of the congregation. For instance, in the church „Sveta Nedelia” the believers pray to Christ as the Way, the Truth and the Life; in the synagogue they pray to the One Who Is, to the I am that I am; in the mosque the faithful pray to Allah who for them is the Essence of the World.
The final gathering is in front of the cathedral „St. Alexander Nevsky”. This cathedral square is a gathering place of the people and has witnessed many historical events, festivals and celebrations. This time the scene could be like a realisation of the most cherished dream in the minds and hearts of the human beings for many centuries and millennia – the dream of peace, love, harmony and mutual understanding among all peoples.
With prayers, invocations, inspiring words and channelling the blessings from the Book of Revelation (21: 3-4), we could envisage the First Day of Eternal Peace, the joyful decision of humankind to establish the New Jerusalem civilisation on Earth and to live in peace, love, harmony, wisdom and truth forever: And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
The cathedral square could be appreciated as a place for the spiritual assembly of representatives of various world religions. The names and the paths of the religions are different but the purpose is one and the same – to experience the Living God, who was, who is and who is to come. In essence the various spiritual communities carry different parts of the tabernacle into the New Jerusalem where the united humankind will perform its Divine Service.
Among the thousands of people there could be representatives of different religions, cultures, ages, social class, gender, etc. In the New Jerusalem civilisation however all of them have to experience themselves as one wholeness, God’s people, transforming the Earth into a Garden of Paradise. The music could include the final chorus from the 9th symphony of Beethoven “Be embraced, you millions!” (it is not by chance that this chorus is the hymn of Europe).
The services in the Temples in the centre of Sofia were connected with the First Coming of the Divine Masters. On the Cathedral Square we have to link with the New Coming of the Masters and the Personifications of the Divine Feminine connected with them. Then we will ascend from Sofia as the projection of the New Jerusalem on Earth into the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth, the Heavenly Jerusalem, where the Divine Masters and the Personifications of the Divine Feminine are always present. There we could activate the fundamental archetypes from the last chapters of the Apocalypse and experience our cherished dream of eternal peace and harmony on Earth, the New Cycle of Existence of humankind.
In the evening of this exceptional day it is very recommendable to gather hundreds of people for a spiritual concert celebrating the new world age. The concert could include inspiring music from various spiritual traditions integrated within the concept of the Heavenly Jerusalem. In other words its ‘format’ could be an extended Mandala Meditation (‘with inspiring live music after the prayer or sacred mantra of each one of the traditions):
Following the pattern of the Mandala Meditation, after each mantra or sacred formula, the leader of the guided meditation will activate the vibrations of the respective spiritual tradition. Naturally, after this the music will reinforce these vibrations and will become a living message of Divine peace, harmony, love, wisdom and truth, associated with the tradition.
For instance, a Bulgarian Choir, through original religious music, could activate the vibrations of the Christian culture in Bulgaria from centuries past. The Bulgarian National Choir could perform inspiring pieces from great oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Bach’s Messa B Minor, and others. The Sofia Jewish choir could perform original songs and hymns from this tradition. Some other traditions could also be presented musically with individual or group performances.
For the end of the concert it would be appropriate to finish with the majestic piece of the Master Beinsa Douno – The Seven Days of the New Being – performed by an orchestra, soloists and choir. This solemn music, in link with the vibrations of the Master Beinsa Douno, of other Divine Teachers and Personifications of the Divine Feminine, could become the channel of the apocalyptic energy envisaged by the Mayans for the beginning of the New Cycle of 25,625 years. The concert in the National Hall Bulgaria on December 21, 2012 could be a great existential spiritual event worthy of the New World Mayan Prophecy.