I’m calling for our next Revolution. Or more accurately, I’m calling out to society to recognise the massive spiritual revolution which began in the 1960’s. However, before we get to what I am terming, the Purple Revolution,, we have delineate two of the other revolutions.
Like many trends in biological systems, they do not follow a linear rate of change. It’s a polynomial. This is important because if we examine the great societal changes in homo sapiens there have been quite a few revolutions. The rate of change in society is moving faster and faster. I am going to focus on three of those revolutions.
When I examined the great big drives in society, it struck me that we could use the New-Agey philosophy of Body, Mind and Spirit and the Chakras.
For information, the concept of chakras is an extremely ancient one. It’s the basis of Reki itself. Literally healing via energy. There are seven major chakras; The Root (Red), Sacral (Orange), Solar Plexus (Yellow), Heart (Green), The Throat (Blue), The Third Eye (Violet) and finally the Crown chakra (white or maybe perhaps crystal). Essentially the Root connects us to Earth and the Crown to the Universe.
The first Revolution happened when our homo sapien ancestors twigged on to the concept of planting. Especially grains such as wheat, barley and oats. Once that happened, when our diet now began to shift towards a carbohydrate one that supplements protein, well I believe it gave us more energy. It enabled the nomadic who must have been moving in tribes, could settle down. Make more permanent dwellings. The concept of ‘community’ is as old as humans but now something else was about to happen; commerce.
I grow these lovely apples. More than I need ,so I trade them with a neighbour for something I want and she has more of. bartering. Bartering is the very basis of an economy. Society began to evolve and become more sophisticated. Eventually money replaces the concept of a like for like trade but the simple act of cultivating grain, making bread, was the first big revolution. This era began in about 10,000 BC.
This was the Red Revolution.