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Stephen Cocconi ©2001, 2012

When, if ever, will we drive change by some other method than conflict?

Cultural Paradigms and Change as viewed by Stephen CocconiOne of the fundamental aspects of the Michael Teaching is the concept of Soul Ages. As the word “Age” implies, this concept relates to a developmental cycle. Both individual souls and collectives of souls, bear a world view or paradigm of beliefs, lesson, and methods of behaving that related to that view. There are 5 Soul Age Stages on the Physical Plane: Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old. Currently, humanity as a whole is going through a major transition in World View; representing a period of Chaos as we emerge from 2,000 years of the Young Soul Era and struggle to emerge into the Mature Soul Era. The times might be tough for Human beings, and with some luck and with hearts and minds we’ll survive. In either case, the Earth will continue.

In light of the recent events of September 11th, this article attempts to shed some light as to the means by which the Baby Soul paradigm, as represented by Fundamentalism, and the Young Soul paradigm as represented by Capitalism; are waging their respective fights. This is a synopsis of the ways that groups of Soul Age development and the evolutionary process of moving from one collective Soul Paradigm to another.

Human Beings use war a a way of getting deep, powerful, and quick advancement in Soul Age. With the drama and devastation that war is, the heroism and cowardice it inspires, and the rapid destruction and opportunity for invention it provides; it has been the principal method for large scale evolutionary jumps.

This has been especially true of the two most recent Soul Age Era’s the Baby and Young. In each case the underlying motives differ: for Baby Souls the motivation is about religious fervor to stop any movement that is flamboyant or disorderly. Fanaticism is characteristic of this time. On the Young Soul side of the motivational coin, dogma is less critical than manipulation, control and dominance of assets.

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