While the Gods Play: Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind

While the Gods Play: Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind


in accordance with the early writings of the Shaiva tradition--still alive in India and courting again a minimum of 6,000 years--the arbitrary ideologies and moralistic religions of contemporary society sign the final days of humanity heading towards destruction.

This prediction is simply a fraction of the colossal wisdom of Shaiva knowledge, writer Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed crucial thoughts of the Shaiva philosophy and its predictions. sincerely expressed within the historical teachings, those thoughts are in accord with, but surpass, the boldest clinical speculations approximately cognizance, time, the character of lifestyles and topic, and the background and future of the human race.

Inherent during this physique of information is an knowing of the cycles of production and destruction which, at the side of astronomical stages, be sure the existence span of the species. due to the fact that 1939, humankind has been within the twilight of the Kali Yuga age, or on the finish of a cycle. the upcoming cataclysm, Danielou explains, is caused by our personal mistakes, and its date could be made up our minds by way of our current and destiny activities.

While the Gods Play examines how the visionaries of precedent days outlined our rose in construction. It explains why and the way we have now deserted this function, and displays on what motion might be taken to consciously and creatively effect our personal future. integrated are chapters at the faith of Nature and the faith of town, The Transmigrant physique, Sexual Rites, the Castes, Sacrifice, Magical Powers, Monastic Orders, and Forestalling the ultimate Day.

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