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At 6:05pm on July 2, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace will be closed shortly.. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 12:26pm on June 16, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited,

Warm regards, Eva
At 10:56pm on September 13, 2009, P.K said…

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At 3:03am on July 25, 2009, Clicia Pavan said…

Johan Come be part of our group
Gandhi, man of peace
Thank you
At 2:25pm on June 19, 2009, Apolonia said…

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At 11:02pm on January 26, 2009, Rene Wadlow said…
Ray Grasse
Signs of the Times : Unlocking the Symbolic Language of World Events
(Chartottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2002, 297pp.)

Each major writer who analyses the transition from the Piscean period to the Age of Aquarius does so by looking at what he feels are the key signs of transition but also in terms of the ideas and discipline with which he is most at home. C.G. Jung’s important analysis Aion stresses psychological archetypes and the role of symbols. Sri Aurobindo, although he had withdrawn from active anti-colonial politics, saw in political events such as the rise of Hitler and the independence of India the signs of the passing of one age and the start of the next. Marilyn Ferguson, active in mind/brain studies, stresses shifts in consciousness in her well-known book The Aquarian Conspiracy . While drawing to an extent on all these earlier writers, Ray Grasse, trained in film making and analysis, highlights popular culture, especially films, as a reflection of the fading of Piscean values and the progressive flowering of the Aquarian age. Thus, by studying the recurring themes already surfacing throughout popular culture, we can discern the broad trends that are forming deep in the collective unconscious and will continue to take shape in the millennia to come.

The Piscean period, which we can date from about the year one of the common era to the year 2000, is the only Great Age for which we have real, worldwide historical records. For the two earlier age — Aries (2000BCE to 1 CE) and Taurus (4000BCE to 2000BCE) — we have archeological evidence and some art from a few regions. Thus, to be on solid ground, we must base Great Age analysis on the study of the most recent two thousand years.

We see the start of the Piscean period in the Mediterranean area — to be expected from a sign represented by two fish — a nearly closed sea around which flowered major societies: Classic and Hellenistic Greece and Rome, followed by Spain, Portugal, France, and England — all became politically great powers with worldwide cultural influences. The Piscean period is marked by two religious cultures: Christianity — the birth of Jesus is often used as the major symbolic start of the Piscean period — and the second Piscean faith, Islam.

If the hypothesis of a Piscean-to-Aquarian progression is correct, we should look for signs in two areas: a shift away from Mediterranean-influenced civilization and a fading of both Christianity and Islam. The shift in symbols for the age would also indicate a geographic shift in power and influence from the Piscean fish (the sea) to Aquarius — a person pouring water, indicating land in need of irrigation or water conservation. We can look for signs of a shift toward states or combination of states with large plains in need of water management for prosperity. Such a hypothesis would indicate at least four states with large plains that would take the lead in the transition to a new age: the United States, Russia, China, India, and perhaps Brazil. The signs of the USA-Russia-China-India as great powers are relatively clear.

There is less agreement on the fading of Christianity and Islam. Yet as Ray Grasse notes “The Aquarian Age will probably sweep away many of the emotional and religious trappings that characterized Piscean-Age consciousness and replace them with a more sober and clear-eyed approach to reality.” The current growth of political Islam may be due to the unconscious realization that its time on the world stage is over, but some Muslims are reluctant to leave the stage before the curtain falls.

Yet if we turn back to analyse the ending of the Age of Aries (75BCE to 1 CE) , the time of the birth of Jesus, we see that there was suffering. Every transition between two Great Ages results in suffering, and the suffering is greatest when fear, a clinging to the past, or an exuberant eagerness to race ahead introduces tensions, inner conflicts, and false expectations. For a new age to emerge, there must be courageous servants of the cyclic purpose. All deep and radical transformations require an illumined mind and an all-encompassing heart.

Ray Grasse’s book and his useful bibliography make an important contribution to the study of this period of transition. If the dawning of the Age of Aquarius is to mean more than a line from a popular song, it will require more efforts along the lines of Ray Grasse’s serious and even approach.

Rene Wadlow
At 9:36pm on January 12, 2009, Johan Sandstrom said…
Roma..thank you..a most glittering and beautiful rose...a flower of the times...denoting peace and serenity.
Be well
At 12:20pm on January 12, 2009, Johan Sandstrom said…
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Be well.
At 11:34am on January 12, 2009, Stephanie said…
please join and write us an interesing and happy 15,000 stories
hope you join and like it
At 8:53am on January 11, 2009, Hamit GÜRSOY said…
Hello Dear Mr JOHAN;
Thank you for your friendship;
Greetings from Izmir-TURKEY
At 6:58am on January 10, 2009, Dale Adams Segal said…
Dear Johan, the posting below is sincere but somehow, I missed a key or two - so please note new posting and hope all is well in your corner of the world with ALL the SNOW!
Dear new friend, thank you for your connecting. What a beautiful kind thing it is - to share our presence and our hopes. And Isn't it wonderful - that we can all hold hands and hopes around this world especially in this time and in this way? So thank you!! May there be goodness and answer all around you and your work.
At 6:55am on January 10, 2009, Dale Adams Segal said…
ear new friend, thank you for your connecting. What a beautiful kind thing it is - to share our presence and our hopes. And Isn't it wonderful - that we can all hold hands and hopes around this world especially in this time and in this way? So thank you!! May there be goodness and answer all around you and your work.
At 5:40pm on January 9, 2009, Kaycie said…
I write for my e-newsletter. I'd love to write articles and/or content if your needing any contributions. I will check out your youtube channel this weekend.
love and light,
At 12:28pm on January 9, 2009, GladPapillon said…
Hi Johan - glad also means happy in danish, which is what I am originally but grew up in Australia.
At 2:41am on January 9, 2009, Kaycie said…
Hi Johan,
Thank you for your offer of friendship. Yes, I have enjoyed iPeace - its diversity, to be able to see what wonderful creative things others are doing in the world and the commonality of the desire for peace. Thank you for making a connection - seems it is through our connections and open dialogue that we can come to understand, appreciate our difference and similarities and see that we are all humans doing the best we can - we all suffer, have fears and we have all loved. Connecting on the human level without agendas other than to gain understanding, compassion and peace.
much love to you up in Canada....beautiful place.
At 2:31am on January 9, 2009, Nydia Bonetti said…
Hi, Johan
Peace and Peace to you!!!
Abraços do Brasil
At 2:05am on January 9, 2009, Johan Sandstrom said…
Gracias. thank you. Merci....

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