The Agony of Our Collective Puberty
Copyright 2011 Sacred Mysteries Productions
Jay Weidner and Sharron Rose
The passage from childhood to adulthood happens when
the child begins to realize that life is hard, death
is certain and the chances are pretty good that he or she
is going to be struggling
for the rest of their life. These harsh realities wash
away the idealism, naiveté and illusions of youth.
Also this maturation process causes the youth to have a
new understanding of what responsibility
and stewardship means as well as the desire to make an
impact on reality and leave the world a better place. This
process occurs as
a result of both experience and information. As a youth
gathers more information through the experience of life
he or she reaches certain
The initial inquiry into life involves the consumption
of vast amounts of information. Some of it is fascinating and life-altering
but sad to say, much of it useless within the confines of daily life.
As one matures, one begins to learn the art of discernment and to
weave their way through information, discarding that which is not
useful and keeping that which is. This is how information becomes
knowledge. Once information has gone beyond facts and has woven itself
into a coherent stream of knowledge, a certain kind of confidence
in engendered in the individual. As we grasp and understand the world
around us through the process of turning information into knowledge,
we begin to gain experience in a multiplicity of different facets
As a thinking person matures, he or she gains greater
knowledge and experience of the multitude of seemingly disparate
aspects of reality until they reach a clear cohesion of thought and
heightened level of awareness. This new level of awareness occurs
when the individual begins to not only look outward to perceive the
facts and forces that shape our reality, but focuses inward to digest
and distill all that they have learned and experienced. This maturation
process, which happens in later adulthood, is called Gnosis or wisdom.
A key to this process is the discovery and understanding
of the deceptive power inherent in the massive amounts of manipulation
and psychological imprinting that has taken place over the course
of life. As this occurs, one gains the ability to perceive reality
from a higher perspective and detach from the storm of emotional
cravings and psychological addictions, which have veiled his or her
innate awareness and cohesion as human beings. Through this process,
one learns to discern and clearly decide which of these varieties
of knowledge is important and meaningful to his or her life and which
The gathering of information and experience is the first
level of this process. The activity of turning information
into knowledge is the second part. Turning knowledge into wisdom
is it’s final
Our youth is a relatively short, confusing and an often
chaotic processing of information. Schools, religious
institutions, and the media fill our heads with gigabytes of information.
time we reach puberty the glut of information that has
been poured into our heads makes most of us dizzy. It is at this
stage in life
where the separation of those who will have an effect
on the future of the world and those who won’t occurs. The
sudden realization that old age is immanent, death is certain, and
working for a living
is a necessity causes a large number of people to recede
from the act of information gathering. They stop reading. They stop
They are no longer interested in the ebb and flow of
the mechanisms of the larger reality. They become numb, jaded, cynical,
and desensitized to the power and beauty of the extraordinary
gift of human life. The second group embraces the dizzying array
being offered to them and by puberty they are turning
information into knowledge. At this time in their lives, through
and discipline, people begin to excel in their chosen
areas of exploration be it math, science, sports, the arts and many
other fields of endeavor.
Long after college, the birthing of children, and anxiety
about employment, if they are lucky, a wonderful new mental process
begins. It starts in the late 30s and 40s. Synaptic pathways in the
brain that were disconnected from each other previously have now
woven themselves into a situation where the countless pods of knowledge
begin to interconnect. Revelations, visions and comprehension of
their own gifts and unique place in the nature of human experience
begin to occur. This interlinking of thought distills experience
into wisdom. This next level of discernment, not only engenders the
creation of books, movies, philosophical treatises, inventions, and
innovation, but also it brings with it a certain inner peace and
sense of fulfillment that the immature self lacked.
Fully immersed in life and creative expression, the fear
of death begins to recede. From this heightened spiritual perspective,
the ones who attain wisdom begin to look at the world around them
and bear witness to the evidence arrayed before them. Yes, the vision
of connectivity, beauty and wonder that inspired their pursuit still
lives within their hearts. However, at the same time, the undeniable
evidence of a pathetic and immature reality filled with destruction,
divisiveness, nihilism, egotism, greed and sexual depravity is ever
present. There is a reason why students are not allowed to study
the Kabbalah until they are 35 years old. The human intellect cannot
possibly be mature enough until that age to fully comprehend the
inner dynamics of the Kabbalah or any of the other deep spiritual
and esoteric traditions that have been left for us.
Until around 1992, the human race lived and operated
in an extremely isolated fashion. Until the invention
of the telephone, telegraph, automobile and train in the early 1900’s
people were even more isolated. It is really only in the last 50
the human race has become fully aware of the vast and
varied cultures, languages and peoples that exist on the earth.
But in 1992, something happened. Whereas much of the
human race before were like isolated babes in the woods surrounded
by wolves, confused and simplistic, in 1992, the first coherent stream
of information was released all across the planet at the same time.
It was appropriately called the World Wide Web. For the first time
in human history, any human being who had a laptop or computer could
increasingly access all of the information concerning the vast wealth
of human history, experience and expression.
This shift was disorienting and confusing just like school
was when we first started. A startling and mind expanding compilation
of the best and worst aspects of human endeavor, the Internet overwhelmed
us with facts, distractions, disinformation, lies, distortions, hopes
and fears, everything. It became a mirror of who we are as a species
and reflection of our collective psyche. Critics arose decrying that
the Internet was a jumble of false ideas, a free for all, a place
where a housewife in San Antonio has the same power and voice as
a columnist for the New York Times. It can be safely said that the
Internet was and is a land of incredible opportunity, massive confusion
and one of the most important tools that has ever been invented by
the human race.
2012 represents the 20-year anniversary of this great
event. Through the course of this time, through the consumption,
digestion and integration of massive amounts of information,
many people have begun to notice that there is a spiritual awakening
It’s just a rumbling underneath the surface but we all can
feel it. More and more we sense that there has to be
something more to human life than slavery to the manipulations and
whims of what
many call, The Controllers. Rising like a powerful tide,
the collective yearning for clarity, intimacy, community and harmony
is the result
of 20 years of endless information being spewed out by
From our metaphorical perspective, the human race in
the past 20 years has gone from an infant babe lost in
the woods to a post puberty young adult. The same processes that
make a child
into an adult are the same processes that are happening
across the world at this very moment in time. At first, like school,
was a jumble of information that we were taking in while
not even questioning or understanding why we were doing it. In school
force fed the prevalent conditioned perspective on mathematics,
reading, science, history, philosophy and much more, without even
why our teachers thought that these things were so important.
Later when we matured, we realized that many of these skills, which
had learned earlier and frequently thought weren’t needed,
suddenly were very useful tools in the game of life.
The last 20 years has been a voyage of collecting millions of bits
much of it useless to our physical and spiritual growth
and maturity as human beings.
Now the second level of this process is starting. All
of the secrets, the corruption, the wars, the reasons
for wars, the understanding of the monetary system, the realization
aren’t theories, the destruction of the environment and the
dawning knowledge that all of the members of the human
race have a lot more in common than we have ever known before, have
apparent to a large swath of humanity. This coming to
grips with the darkest and the lightest aspects of human beingness
all over the planet marks the beginning of the maturation
of the human species. No we are not wise yet. But we are waking up
aware of what has to be done.
The next level in this process, what we call the wisdomification
and spiritual rebirth of the human race, will begin occurring after
2012. Because the Internet is so malleable, we can speed up this
crazy wisdom process. Clearly, there are among us people who are
wise. Some of them have created websites espousing their unique forms
of wisdom. These sites are taking the various pods of knowledge and
interconnecting them so that the result generates a new clarified
vision of reality. Intelligent and discerning people are attracted
to these types of sites for one fundamental reason. The information
that they are offering, and remember information is the foundation
of wisdom, is reliable.
The members of the human race who have not backed away
from seeing beyond the veil of the vast mental and emotional manipulation
of the times, those that know how to relax, take a deep breath, sit
is stillness and reflect on the information being offered with open
and discerning minds and hearts, are all reaching the state of wisdom
at the same moment. They are the wisdom keepers of the future. These
are the enlightened ones who have and will come to grips with and
offer solutions to the myriad of problems we collectively face.
This mental dynamic happening on a collective level across
geographies, languages, and cultures is the single most earth-shaking
event that has happened in human history. It will be these wisdom
keepers who will come to understand that the many mistakes of the
past from wars to nuclear meltdowns and environmental catastrophe
are largely the result of the childlike destructive nature of our
predecessors who indulged in and exhibited the most vile and juvenile
aspects of ourselves.
While we can forgive the excesses of youth, it would
be unpardonable for us to allow these excesses to continue. That
process is starting now.
The single most important information that we humans
need to understand and come to grips with is that our childhood ignorance,
our addiction to distraction, has allowed a corporate criminal network
to take over the entire planet.
The coming wise human race needs to recognize that the
only way towards a future where absolute truth, freedom and expression
are allowed is to find a way to divest ourselves of this corporate
criminal network. For the last ten years we have been besieged by
the darkest conspiracy stories, the most frightening descriptions
of disaster, and the whisperings of rumors of an elite who rule us
with an iron hand.
Facing up to these dark truths is the first level of
the human maturation process. If maturity is caused by our understanding
of the darker aspects of life, if maturity is the shedding of preconceived
ideals, the realization that we are responsible for our own actions,
that life can be tough, then the maturation of the human race will
occur when we come to understand the dark nature of this criminal
network and how to rid ourselves of it.
This corporate criminal network owns all of the politicians,
police forces, militaries, media, movies, news networks, judges,
the CIA, the FBI, the United Nations and much more. In many cases
the corporate criminal network set up agencies like the United Nations,
not to help create world peace, but to cover up their own existence.
The one thing that cannot be said out loud is that this corporate
criminal network is in total control. If we do not find a way to
rid ourselves of it forever we will continue to be their slaves.
In order for us to get to the collective wisdom aspect
of this process, we as a collective are going to have
to start behaving like adults. Yes, our childhood was fun and filled
with many fond
memories, the last 6000 years of running roughhouse,
brawling, backstabbing, living in phantasms and allowing ourselves
to indulge in our most
perverse fantasies may have been fun, but in retrospect,
highly destructive. However, like a young person in their early 20’s,
we are beginning to understand that our society, our way of life,
and even the human
species too can die, that we are not immortal.
With that understanding, like the young adult, the human
race needs to set aside the destructive habits of youth. We need
to realize that the senseless addiction to video games, pharmaceuticals,
violence, rape of the environment and much more are the manifest
expression of the last vestiges of childhood. A wise human race would
discourage these activities. The argument that these indulgences
should even be allowed seems ludicrous to a wise person and a wise
The leading edge of the wave of this wisdom sweeping
across our planet is now reaching some seriously damning conclusions
about our current situation. Like the fat, depressed food addicted
boy who wakes up one day and realizes that he is overweight and out
of touch with reality, which forces him into pursuing a healthy lifestyle,
that is where we are as a collective today. We as a race are waking
up to discover that we are unhealthy, corrupt, bereft of any meaningful
spiritual understanding, cynical and arrogant. And now we have to
clean up our act.
A wise person knows that you cannot continuously dump
refuse into the air and water. A wise person knows that dropping
depleted uranium is a crime against nature and humanity. A wise person
knows that the spiritual dramas that we call religion are corrupt.
A wise person knows that no single person should be in total power,
that centralization of power is always a bad idea.
A wise person knows that it is impossible to regulate
the human condition.
So why bother?
The world after 2012 is going to be raucous and unnerving.
The maturation process, like puberty will be extremely painful to
observe. But around 2020, long after the hormones have started shutting
down and the pimples have disappeared, a wonderful thing is going
to happen. The human race is going to emerge as a beautiful, intelligent
and perceptive young adult. And this young adult will be smart enough
to know that the true knowledge and wisdom of their elders is the
most important thing that they can cultivate.
If the Powers That Be do not destroy the freedom on the
Internet and poison our environment beyond repair, by 2030 our collective
human neuro-system will have matured and developed into a great font
of collective wisdom. In that situation, decisions will be made not
according to how much money can be made, but how much benefit can
be created. The scrapes and bruises of our childhood folly will be
repaired as we see the puerile remnants of these false lives and
shed them. Nuclear power plants built in areas where tidal waves
hit will seem ludicrous to the coming human race. Stockpiling nuclear
weapons, chemical weapons, assuming a mutually assured destruction
posture and much more of our current experience will seem silly to
the people of the future.
It should be noted that through this process there will
be much resistance. No one resists with more adamancy than a child.
We can expect countless temper tantrums over the next 20 years. With
the awakening power of Internet, the shedding of the phantasm, and
the rising experience of our true spiritual nature, no one can hide
from the truth.
When the contrivances and distortions of our current
spiritual systems have been fully realized and rooted out, then we
as a human race will collectively journey to an authentic, heart-centered
spiritual path based on truth, beauty, direct knowledge, ubiquity
of sources and tolerance.
Wise people know the value of spiritual truth, but they
also know when someone is lying to them.
About the authors:
Called by Wired Magazine an “authority on the hermetic
and alchemical traditions,” and “erudite conspiracy
Weidner, is a renowned author, filmmaker and scholar. Considered
to be a ‘modern-day Indiana Jones’ for his ongoing worldwide
quests to find clues to mankind’s spiritual destiny via ancient
societies and artifacts, his body of work offers great
insight into the circumstances that have led to the current
Sharron Rose, MA.Ed, is a true renaissance woman. A filmmaker,
choreographer/ composer, author, teacher and performer,
she has spent the past thirty years working in the fields
of education and the
esoteric arts to investigate integrate and impart the
knowledge and wisdom of ancient and traditional cultures
throughout the world.
In 1999, they founded Sacred Mysteries and have worked
together to bring new insight into both the physical
and metaphysical nature of reality through the contemporary
art of filmmaking. Currently
they are in post-production on their first feature film, Shasta.
For more information, www.sacredmysteries.com.