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What are cycles of history?

'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years'
'During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage'

I believe we are between 7 and 8

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I thought this was supposed to be

the Stages of a Democracy which typically doesn't last more than 200 years. I believe we're already there - in Bondage that is. Considering we have fallen into plutocratic slavery by accepting the social security system as us citizens. We are nothing more than chattel until we have a spiritual awakening large enough to break through and back to FREEDOM again. Kind of like the exodus. Even when they were delivered from slavery they didn't know what to do with their freedom. Thus the Lord left them wandering for forty years because they had no faith?! It was right there for the taking all along. As for us, we have the numbers because the power is in in the people, as a whole, we just don't realize it yet.

I'd say between 2 and 3 as well.


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

we are way past that

several years we might be there again

I am one for living in each phase simultaneously.

Simultaneously you may too!

I have personally lived through many ages & written my experiences all along the way. As I age, it dawns on me that I remember more than could have possibly happened. Rewriting my history is a bother. Consequently, I will let my record fend for itself.

Mark Twain Autobiography Available 100 Years Late. Wrote This One Myself. Procrastinated. Mark Twain 07/01/2012

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul


Apathy to dependence

Is there a correlation between the rise and fall of empire and the solar cycles. Case in point - The end of the Maunder cycle and rise of a new empire.

I appreciate your work

Nice work, Brian

What are cycles of history?I

What are cycles of history?

I dunno, but I sure as shit wish women's cycles were history. Just sayin'.

Also, this is 4 shots of 99 proof talking, so judge not, lest ye be judged back while I'm drunk on 99 proof shit.


I remember when I had my first shots of whiskey.

Where do you think

we are at??


on the road to bondage.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)