Understanding the Age of Aquarius and Metaphysics [Excerpts]
The term New Age is based on astrology. Those who believe in astrology believe in cosmic cycles called Astrological Ages, in which earth passes through a cycle or time period when it is under the influence of a certain sign of the zodiac. These Ages last approximately 2,000 years, with a cusp or transitory period between each.
Those who embrace astrology say that for the last 2,000 years we have been in the sign of “Pisces” the fish. Now they say we are moving into the sign of “Aquarius” or the Age of Aquarius, hence the New Age.
The Aquarian Age is supposed to signify that the human race is now entering a Golden Age. Many occultists have long heralded the Aquarian Age as an event that would be significant to humanity. That is why one New Age writer states:
[A] basic knowledge of Astrological Ages is of enormous importance in occult work (Marion Weinstein, Positive Magic: Occult Self-Help, Custer, WA: Phoenix Pub., Inc., 1978, p. 19). They believe that during these transitions certain cosmic influences begin to flow into the mass consciousness of mankind and cause changes to occur in accordance with the spiritual keynote or theme of that particular Age. This phenomenon is known as planetary transformation—an event they believe will bring universal oneness to all mankind. The view is that as more and more members of the human race attune themselves to Aquarian energies, the dynamics of the old age will begin to fade out.
To just what energies are we supposed to attune ourselves? New Age thought teaches that everything that exists, seen or unseen, is made up of energy—tiny particles of vibrating energy, atoms, molecules, protons, etc. All is energy. That energy, they believe, is God, and therefore, all is God. They believe that since we are all part of this God-energy, then we, too, are God. God is not seen as a Being that dwells in heaven, but as the universe itself. According to one writer, “Simply put, God functions in you, through you, and as you” (Anthony J. Fisichella, Metaphysics: The Science of Life, St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1984, p. 28).
The Age of Aquarius is when we are all supposed to come to the understanding that man is God. As one New Age writer put it:
A major theme of Aquarius is that God is within. The goal in the Age of Aquarius will be how to bring this idea into meaningful reality (Weinstein, Positive Magic, p. 25).
[TBC: Satan's lie in the garden, "ye shall be as gods" (Genesis:3:5) continues to be used today. Whether Mormonism, Armstrongism, or metaphysics, many continue to believe the lie that they will become gods.]