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The Iron Age of the Kali Yuga

One of the foundational principles of traditional thinking is the hierarchy of the spirit. Human generative evolution usually involved an ascending movement of the individual (or national) consciousness towards uniting the will and spirit with the highest manifestation of transcendent Natural Law, Universal Order, or Dharma. Achieving the highest version of self. The “proper” path to reach there is very much dependent on the individual temperament and personality.

Regardless of path or culture, a single principle message emerges as constant in almost all cultures of the past. Those impulses which drag the consciousness downwards away from enlightened transcendence, towards base materialism, or even worse, deeper into hatred, hedonism, or sense pleasure addiction, represented the literal definition of “degenerate” spiritual devolution. These impulses are literally the primary symptoms of the Kali Yuga, as described in Hinduism. The Kali Yuga corresponds with the Greek poet Hesiod's "Age of Iron", wherein