Ironically it is Jesus who is the primary obstacle to reanimating the cosmos. The first coming necessarily and effectively drained the rest of the cosmos of its spirit, making possible the advent of science and technology, as we know them today. The x-event acted as a spiritual short-circuit, dimming all the other lights. It will take the second coming to reanimate the cosmos. Jesus is the light and the way but He was so bright that we were blinded. And none of this was accidental. It was the keystone of the unfolding cosmic plan. The dualism that most people ascribe to Descartes was really the ‘fault’ of Jesus.
But now with the second coming we come to our greatest
challenge: an amicable parting of the ways. Reality is still too
big for us to embrace individually so some of us will embrace the cosmos/nature
and the rest will embrace the anthropos/Jesus. This is the separation
between natural magic and artificial magic, between low and high technology.
The mechanics of this separation, however, remain far from clear.
Once we see the urgency, we will have ample time to work out the logistics,
physically and spiritually. The decision as to the path can only
be made by individual free choice to the greatest extent poossible.
This is the whole point of democracy.
By immanentizing the eschaton we are attempting to stretch this separation out over several generations. This separation is the most traumatic aspect of the eschaton. It is the subliminal fear of the separation that motivates our denial of the eschaton and the immaterial cosmology that is its context. This is a choice that none of us wants to make. The middle ground will be very sparsely populated. It will serve only as a communication channel. Only in achieving identity with the cosmos do we transcend the fundamental duality outlined here. There is a great deal more involved here than deciding on Sunday morning whether to go to Church or go out and hug a tree.