thought of facing the Ice Age unprepared, is unthinkable. The consequence would
that's what we are heading for," said Alejo.
humanity is too deep and too profound that we would fail ourselves by not
creating the Ice Age Renaissance," I almost protested. "We will create
the needed indoor agriculture that can support a ten billion population."
no movement in this direction," said Alejo.
movement starts today," interjected Sylvia
tell you a story which is true," said Maria-Ilona. "It is also a story
for which the ending does not need to be rewritten, which only needs to be
extended. The story is not about foreign lands. It begins right here in America.
It begins barely a few hundred miles to the North of where we are, in a small
town in New Hampshire, in Concord I think.
one day less than a hundred years ago, that a woman lived in that town who was
literally at the end of her rope. The woman was partially paralyzed and
destitute. Her home life was in shambles to the point that it had become
decided one day to leave her home and never come back. As she hobbled to the
railway station, she met a crowd of people streaming the other way. While the
people were passing by in the opposite direction, she reasoned that they must
have come for something important. Why else would so many people come? With this
thought she turned around and followed them as best as she could.
She came to
a wide open homestead at the edge of the town, where she saw the crowd
assembled, being addressed by a woman speaking to the people from a balcony. She
drew near to listen, but having been slow in coming, she stood far in the back,
too far to hear what was being said.
She began to
cry for this once more added disappointment to the long train of disappointments
that had been the story of her life. She felt that something important was being
said that she now missed.
people dispersed, she hobbled back into town. It happened on her way back that
as she crossed the street towards a vacant lot on the other side that she
noticed a team of horses approaching. She stepped aside and watched.
horses and the carriage passed by, she saw the same woman riding in the carriage
that she had seen speaking from the balcony. She saw the woman looking at her
with a warm and radiant expression. However, what she saw in that woman's face
was more than just a radiance of emotions. It was a flow of love that defies
later of that incidence that she had never seen that kind of love in any human
face before or since, or had known such love to be possible. She had also
discovered that by the time the carriage had driven out of sight that her
paralysis had vanished. She was free, healed, and completely whole like any
other human being. She returned to her home with joy and found her
home-situation healed as well.
to the woman's testimony," said Maria-Ilona, "the incidence really
happened. But also something else had happened along this line. It happened long
before this day, almost four decades earlier. This part is even more
profound," added Maria-Ilona.
town in this same general era, this time in Massachusetts, a woman had slipped
on an icy street and fallen. According to the doctors she had suffered a spinal
injury, which they said would become fatal. As her situation worsened, and she
seemed near the end of her days, she began to reason about the nature of
universal principles. She reasoned that the healing works of Christ Jesus
couldn't have been miracles, since miracles don't happen in the real world. So
she reasoned that they must have resulted from the operation of universal
principles that caused the massive healing work to be possible that Christ Jesus
had accomplished so long ago. She reasoned that if this was the case, which it
obviously was, then the same principles would be still as valid in her time as
they had been eighteen centuries earlier.
remarkable thing was, that while she reasoned along these lines, she found
herself suddenly well. She was healed on the spot, on the very day that her
minister had figured would be her last. The minister had seen her in the morning
that day, in a hopeless state, and had promised to return after his service to
prepare her for her death. When he returned, she was up and about, completely
well, and opened the door for him.
her life from that time on to discovering and exploring the science of the
principles and processes that had caused her healing, which she later called,
lived for another forty-four years," said Maria-Ilona. "She wrote a
textbook about the science that she created, and set up a college for teaching
the discovered principles of scientific mental healing. The process became
widely practiced by many people in healing others. The woman also created a
church to promote her created healing practice. Historians also tell us that she
set a portion of each day aside for the healing of the ills of the world.
woman was the woman in the carriage that had been seen by the paralyzed woman
who was healed that day in the flow of a deeply embracing love," said
Maria-Ilona. "In fact, so great was her love for mankind that she gave up
her beloved country home at her homestead outside the small town, at the age of
eighty-six, and moved to Boston to launch a newspaper with the mission to
"bless all mankind and to injure none." However, more profoundly than
this accomplishment was the rarely recognized fact that when the woman died in
December 1910, she left behind a world that had been at peace for over forty
years for the first time in centuries, corresponding to the period of her
healing practice beginning in 1866. All the wars and long standing atrocities
had ended at this time, including the American Civil War, and the British Opium
Wars against China. Even the religious wars against humanity by the
ecclesiastical Inquisition, which had reigned since the 1400s with terror,
torture, and burning people to death, had come to an end just prior to this
time. The train of atrocities and war did not get restarted until a few years
after her death, beginning around the start of World War I. Nor has the train
stopped rolling since."
his head in disbelief at the ending of Maria-Ilona's story. "You must be
mistaken," he said to her.
and told him that Maria-Ilona was right about the historic timing. I confirmed
that the only major period of peace between 1510 and the present, occurred
during the period that Maria-Ilona had mentioned. "From 1510 onward, the
world had been subjected to a continuous state of war," I said in defense
of Maria-Ilona. "It began with the League of Cambrai aiming to wipe out the
Venetian Empire. The Empire retaliated with staging an atrocious religious war
that wiped out the Golden Renaissance. The retaliation became a string of wars
that culminated into the Thirty Years War that ended only with the dawn of the
Second Renaissance built on the Treaty of Westphalia. The founding of the USA
came out of this background. But even at this time, while Europe celebrated its
new achievement of peace and its profound renaissance, the Spanish Inquisition
still ravished the human landscape and darkened the face of civilization, though
to a lesser degree, for a few short years. Also the world saw a new series of
wars erupting in the shadow of the 1688 invasion of England, by the Dutch Prince
William of Orange, who brought the Venetian imperial system to Britain. Out of
that erupted the British imperial war to deny America's independence, followed
by the imperials' Jacobean terror operations in France, followed in turn by the
Napoleonic Wars that wrecked Europe, and a string of smaller attacks on America
culminating in the American Civil War. But the entire train of war-madness
stopped around 1866. The Civil War had ended the year before. The Opium Wars
against China had ended. Even the Spanish Inquisition had been finally abolished
a few years earlier. No major wars ravished the world from 1866 on, until World
War I erupted in 1914 and brought to an end almost a half a century of peace. At
this point all hell broke loose again, and the wars haven't stopped since."
War I started a few years after the woman's death," said Maria-Ilona.
"History tells us that the train of atrocities against mankind had been
halted for the period in which the kind of love for mankind that the woman
represented, was put on the table. Peter is right. The train of atrocities was
restarted and put onto the fast track. Right after that, beginning with World
War I, the war-train was rolling, and it hasn't stopped since. I am not saying
with that, that the woman in my story was responsible for that remarkable period
of peace. I merely find it remarkable that this historic coincidence exists
between the woman's profound love based on scientific principles, and its
expression in a period of profound mental healing in many parts of the world,
with all that coming together into a remarkable period of peace that interrupted
a five hundred-year period of war and inhumanity.
coincidence of these three historic occurrences tells me that a principle is
involved in all that," said Maria-Ilona, "and that therefore the
ending of my story has not yet been written. The story says something to me
about the power of Love as an awesome impetus that can shape human history in a
profound way. It also tells me that the train of atrocities against mankind can
be stopped again, once society dedicates itself to the task of developing a
loving that is as wide as the world, because the Principle of Universal Love,
which Peter has mentioned, is a timeless principle. Nor do we need another
pioneer in the world to demonstrate this principle for us. One demonstration is
enough, because we have the capacity to carry the process forward by ourselves.
I would say that my story is the answer that the king in Peter's story was
looking for, which no one could give him, since the principles hadn't been
discerned at the time. I also think that our dancing in the Temple of Unrequited
Love has something to do with this process, because it seems to have a healing
and enriching effect on our love for one-another. That's what I think is also
the ending for the story of our present world that will yet be written,"
at Dawn in an Ice Age World, Chapter 13)
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