The above picture is from the cover of a work of fiction, written in 1981 about a time of global crisis with a backdrop opening of the resignation of a Pope and the appearance of an enigmatic therapist.
Here below is another work of fiction from me.
As the orthodox structures of governance and the comparative importance of people by measurement of money and networked power to influence contracts continues to unravel, there will be a window of opportunity opened for the Old Guard to pass through.
The message of the presence of Spiritual Masters on Earth has long been surmised and recorded by writers from all cultures.
The Masters never appear it seems unless there are great and compelling reasons so to do. The 21st century Master who draws the short straw is sure to be faced with the usual barrage of interrogation.
The politicians and religionists are bound to accuse any appearing contemporary Pied Piper of fraud by placing before him their requirements of the usual sets of proofs and demonstrations that a real Master would in their view be able to deliver to them easily.
They might say something like,
“Do something then to show us proof of your Higher Power’s actual existence if you want us to believe that you have a message that we must accept.”
At this point, at this particular time, a Master will turn the table and the failing leaders will be hemmed in by that which they used to mock at, as The Qur’an says.
The Master might say something like,
“I don’t have to do anything, I and my ilk are already doing it. Mankind’s cultures are hanging onto coherence at this time despite your best efforts, not because of them. The slaughterers amongst you are only held back from full blown mayhem by Us. It is our stopping doing that you should be really concerned about if you could only see past your self-obsessed reliance on money, but you never have in the past.
If We withdraw Our restraint from you then you will completely destroy yourselves in a full blown version of your particular weaponised version of your God’s religion.
Hitherto you have been continuing in the partial asymetric destruction that you foist onto each other, which you imagine that you can control, and you pretend that you are straining to stop yourselves from rapid escalations of physical warfare. You strain against Us.
If you want further illusions to feed and increase your sense of certainty that I and my ilk are fictional, then call in the well-rehearsed entertainers like David Blane or Uri Geller, call in the medical Crash Teams with their miraculous paddles to bring the dead back to life, call in the robot makers and the artificial-intelligence proponents to disinfect the suppurating soul of your electoral rôle play, call in your billionaire spacemen to show Us what you expect should you really be expected to change your ways via a Higher Power’s messenger.
If We decide that this Epoch-change is irrevocably doomed, then We simply stop Our support. You leaders will simply deteriorate into your unstoppable protocols as your international brinkmanship is unleashed into its hypocritical inevitability. We have been at this Atlantean point before.”
I hope that you found the piece entertaining.
The author of a fictional piece is free to reply or not to reply to such a question. The reader can work it out with diligence, as both The Buddha and Saint Paul advised on their respective legacies given to adherents with a need to know security pass.