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I haven't done a very good job explaining what I mean by "new" (to us.)

Jergat seemed to be suggesting that there is a trend in spiritual awareness that is building up to 2012.

First of all, we have become more aware of other people's spiritual awareness through the medium of the internet, when in fact they were already spiritually aware, but we didn't know these people exisited.

Like you say, this is the effect of mass communication. Just because we are learning about them now, doesn't mean they weren't evolving spiritually before - the number of spiritually progressing people is not necessarily linked to something "strange" - though of course the planets and the "age of Aquarius" or political influences may indeed have some bearing - I was only bringing up selective perception because it is an entirely natural process (/failing!).

Another effect of mass communication is that people can find answers to questions that they may formerly not have found without access to multimedia - however, the same can often be found in books or elsewhere........ but the facility to discuss these ideas or themes is much more limited without access to a site such as this, as you rightly point out.

So that in itself does not make an advance in spiritually progressing people, anything "strange". It would be obvious, a natural, sharing, ongoing progression.

However, people seeing 2012 as some kind of landmark may indeed by totally influenced by multimedia, through selective perception.

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Something I've noticed... 384 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 110 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 136 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 113 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 133 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 107 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 121 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 104 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 136 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 107 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 132 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 155 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 131 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 101 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 101 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 145 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 132 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 146 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 156 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 128 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 110 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 133 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 103 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 105 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 100 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 110 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 99 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 123 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 100 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 112 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 124 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 103 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 125 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 126 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 102 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 111 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 108 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 97 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 100 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 198 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 117 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 201 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 115 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 123 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 129 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 119 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 107 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 132 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 146 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 101 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 141 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 124 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 156 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 111 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 113 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 153 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 103 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 128 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 132 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 112 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 111 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 114 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 233 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04

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