AnimeRight News (ARN) – We are always looking for a purpose. It is what fulfills us. It is what gives us meaning. A reason to live. Many always seem to look at the overly materialistic worldview of this world being the only world there is. But many forget about looking within. Not with physical eyes, but with the eyes of the Spirit in search for something much more profound. It is what every philosopher, shaman, and mage has done for ages and they’ve tried to articulate to the best of their ability in a way only they can understand based on their circumstance. From my observation and understanding of human nature, Men have always looked to the sky to see if there is an order in the chaos of their day to day existence. It is how many religions and belief system came into being.
The eternal search for truth has been at best never ceasing, and it seems we have barely even scratched the surface of knowing all we ever could. Many societies have always expressed their truths through storytelling and the arts. This has been the case for many ancients in order to ‘create’ an understanding and an expression of a purpose. An order out of the chaos, and an expression of the self. Sometimes in the service of society as a whole. Nonetheless, such ideas have always changed and evolved with the times, just as with the changes of the seasons and cycles of the moon. Even in ancient mythology, you see the gods struggle in the same way humans do, and in essence, these ancient deities are also finding their purpose in the cosmos revealing they themselves are subject to the same laws of nature, therefore they are subject to change over time.
Postmodernism is also not going to last long either, and the people of today will also change their outlooks. Nothing is ever truly static, just as the Divine always bring forth these changes as the way nature changes the world around us for a new order and a new sense of harmony. Look back to the tales of the Norse regarding Ragnarok, it is not necessarily the ‘end times’ as many mainstream Abrahamists would perceive. Rather it is the end of the old leading to the beginning of the new. Even in the Biblical Book of Revelations highlight this to an extent about the old order dying, and a new order arising from it. The apocalyptic, doomsday preaching is a relatively contemporary outlook and seems to follow a more linear view of time rather than a cyclic view of the ancient world normally to incite fear and compliance with an ideology or coercion to give money and power to the preachers.
I can go further with a lot of topics that can relate to this one, but I feel they should be treated as separate articles with their own in-depth explanation. Admittedly, I am not what you would call an authority on metaphysical topics, as even these are my subjective opinions and observations. Even if spiritual ideas and beliefs are man-made inventions, they should not be treated as if they are not true or relevant. Even if morality itself is subjective that doesn’t mean it has no significant meaning. The meaning and power lies with the practitioner. To say otherwise and dismissing it as superstitious nonsense is not the case. There have been many instances where wisdom from the Ancients are still relevant today and highlight an even deeper understanding of our very own human existence. The material hedonism that drives today’s culture clearly has no other fulfillment or purpose, as I would call it vacuous and utterly pointless.
As Julius Evola would put it: “Being and stability are regarded by our contemporaries as akin to death; they cannot live unless they act, fret, or distract themselves with this or that. Their spirit (provided we can still talk about a spirit in their case) feeds only on sensations and on dynamism, thus becoming the vehicle for the incarnation of darker forces.”
Even these dark times in our world will inevitably pass. What we can do is work on ourselves and adapt to the changes and challenges, and thus emerging stronger at the end. Not many will reach Ascension, but those who do will inspire others to be their best selves and fulfill a sense of duty doing the best they can for a much brighter future. It has happened many times before in history, and they will happen again.