Many people around the world intuitively feel that we are living, these days, in the most challenging time, a time when the cycles are changing in the evolution of humankind, which is now transitioning to a new, more spiritual and conscious level of development.
As far back as 1888, Helena Blavatsky, rightfully called the Mother of Modern Spirituality, revealed in her landmark work, The Secret Doctrine, that a change of cycles has occurred more than once on the Earth. This process is always accompanied by the most powerful influence of cosmic energies, resulting in climate change on the planet, which in turn causes an increased number of natural disasters. This is exactly what we have been observing in recent times, which means that our present cycle, the fifth, is already coming to its end and, as always, accounts must be reconciled. In almost all religions, this process is referred to as the Last Judgement.
The Last Judgement is not one specific day, but the whole period of everyone’s final choice, made in the spirit, summing up the results of their numerous lifetimes during various cycles of Evolution.
The choice of each person, determining whether they belong to the Light or the darkness, to the New World or the old, manifests itself in the form of an invisible symbol on their foreheads; this symbol expresses the energy potential of a crystal in their hearts. In Tibet, this crystal is called Ringsel, and it represents the crystallized energies that have been accumulated by our deeds over the course of our lifetimes. In fact, this is our crystallized karma, which indeed defines our destiny according to the simple law expressed by the formula “like attracts like.” That is, the causes of everything that surrounds us are literally laid down within ourselves.
We transfer this crystal, which is always equal in its energy value to our previous incarnation, into each new incarnation. This treasure can increase, decrease, or remain the same over the course of many lifetimes.
Thus, if we commit deeds of light and selflessly serve the Good, then the Ringsel slowly grows from life to life, becoming like an invisible sun. The owners of such Ringsels beneficently affect the surrounding space and they are even able to protect the area where they live from natural disasters, epidemics, and other miseries. Hence the widespread belief in India that if a righteous person settles near a village, then it will be protected. However, if we commit evil deeds, this crystal gradually becomes similar to a little piece of black coal, which poisons everything around and, first and foremost, ourselves as its owner.
The Ringsel crystal is present in the body when we are physically incarnated, but in the state of an invisible energy substance. Only after death and cremation can this energy, as a result of its reaction with the fire, be fully precipitated in the form of physically visible crystals. In Tibet there is a tradition of searching out these crystals after the cremation of high lamas. They resemble little pearls of various colours and sizes; and the larger they are, the more spiritual were the people who grew them. Such sacred relics have been collected for the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour and, with the blessing of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, they were exhibited all around the world from 2001 to 2015; they are now on permanent display in India.
Since cremation is not traditional in Christian countries, we cannot judge the height of many well-known saints of the Christian Church on this basis. However, it is known that, after the burning of Joan of Arc, her heart did not burn in the fire, but instead remained in the form of a crystal, which her executors threw into the Seine, not knowing what to do with it.
The energy potential, or brightness, of every person’s Ringsel crystal is measured by the Argo coefficient. The Argo coefficient of ordinary people, the overwhelming majority of humankind, is within one energy unit, whereas the Argo of people aspiring towards the Light may reach up to three or more units. The maximum number of units is twelve; in Tibet, it is believed that only the Lord of Shambhala has such potential.
Let us imagine there are absolutely accurate Cosmic Scales. The total positive potential of the Argo of all humanity is weighed on one pan and the negative potential is on the other. At the end of each cycle of Evolution, the time always comes when humanity reaps the fruits of what it has sown by its actions during that period. It is important that the pans of the Scales are in balance, with no extra weight in favour of evil, since that leads to negative consequences on a global scale.
Thanks to the fact that the energy potential of the people who have chosen the Light may exceed by up to three or more times that of those who consciously or unconsciously have decided to remain in the darkness, the balance of the forces of Light and darkness is maintained on the swaying Cosmic Scales. In other words, it is important to have quality, although in quantity, there might be significantly fewer people on the side of Good than those who appear on the opposite side.
It works in a similar way individually for each person. If the energy potential of Argo formed by the totality of that person’s incarnations is below a certain level and they have no aspiration to do kind deeds for the good of their neighbours even in this life, then their choice will be negative, with corresponding consequences which they will reap, if not in the physical world, then after their transition into another world.
Thus, the brightness of the Ringsel crystal in our heart is a “pass” into the New World.
The Last Judgement for present humanity is to take place in three main phases, which are closely associated with the Cosmic Events described in sacred scriptures.
The first was in 1942, when esoterically the Age of Aquarius began. This date, for certain reasons, was obscured in the scriptures of the East. Yet certain researchers succeeded in understanding that the key to calculating the end of Kali Yuga (Dark Age) had been lost and that the giant figures indicated were merely symbols. In the 1930s, they disseminated information widely among the population of India about the significance of the year 1942. Helena Roerich, who continued the mission of Helena Blavatsky in the 20th century, told her correspondents in her letters that this date had been confirmed by her Teacher long before that.
And on 1 August 1943, the Cosmic Event described in Vishnu Purana (Book IV, Chapter XXIV) and signifying the beginning of Satya Yuga (Light Age) occurred: “When the Sun and Moon, and the lunar asterism Tishya, and the planet Jupiter, are in one mansion, the Krita Age shall return.”
Therefore, it is logical that, with the beginning of the New Era, the process of summing up the results of the previous one must begin. Naturally, everything in the world occurs gradually, and as with the change of seasons, we are now living during the transitional period between the dark and the light Eras, when “winter” with its frosts still makes itself felt, despite the arrival of “spring” on the calendar.
The second phase of the Last Judgement occurred from 19 July 1999 to 19 July 2017, when all of humanity was finally divided into those belonging to the Light and the darkness. This period was marked by two Cosmic Events of 11 August 1999 and 21 September 2017, indicated in the Bible (Matthew 24:29–30 and Revelation 12:1–2, respectively). There were a number of predictions about the significance of the years 1999 and 2017, which can be found elsewhere.
Thus, the results of the present cycle of Evolution have already been summed up, and each person on the Earth has already made their final choice, either consciously or unconsciously. And right now, the third phase of the Last Judgement is taking place. This one is characterized by the fact that everyone, after their natural departure from the earthly plane, receives exactly what they deserve. This process will be completed approximately by the end of the 21st century — and during this period, those who have chosen the darkness can still change their choice in favour of Light as long as they are physically incarnate. Even if the brightness of their hearts does not allow this, here the factor of human will is of great importance, since it is able to change everything even at the very last moment. Therefore, for every person, the choice with which they will leave the earthly plane is crucial, as this will complete the third phase of the Last Judgement over themselves.
After leaving the planet Earth, those who have chosen the darkness will forever lose the ability to be reincarnated on it and will be drawn to those spheres that correspond to their true essence. During the past cycles, human individualities did not lose their ability to reincarnate on the Earth and they reaped the fruits of their actions in their next incarnations in new cycles. This is because at that time the planet was on the descending line of its evolution, whereas now, as stated in Helena Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine, it is on the ascending arc.
Currently everyone who committed evil or simply lived solely for the sake of themselves in the past centuries and millennia is being given their very last chance to wake up and reach out towards the Light. This is one of the esoteric reasons why so many people are currently incarnated on the Earth — in fact, all the people that once lived in the previous cycles and have not paid off their karmic debts are now gathered together. However, this time those who have chosen the darkness, the spiritually undeveloped people, will simply be unable to live in the following cycle, since their energy structures will fail to withstand the high vibrations of Light that will flood the Earth. In modern times, incrementally more of these energies are already coming to the planet from the Cosmos; this is what causes climate change and what we call global warming, when virtually every new year sets temperature records.
Each previous cycle of Evolution had its own period of the Last Judgement, or the final choice. However, as we know from Helena Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine, the human race of the third cycle (the Lemurians) was destroyed by fire, while that of the fourth cycle (the Atlanteans) was swept away by the water that is depicted in the Bible as the Deluge. In the previous cycles, the percentage of those who had chosen the Light ranged within 6–9%, and this imbalance of forces led to large-scale disasters that destroyed entire continents.
A similar scenario for the completion of the present, fifth cycle was actually a reality for the end of the 20th century, about which prominent prophets, such as Edgar Cayce, warned. Nevertheless, the spiritual development of humanity, as well as people’s surge of interest in spiritual subjects all around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, allowed the Forces of Light to prevent giant cataclysms and to reduce them to the minimum level permitted by the Karma of humanity. That is why the period of the Last Judgement in which we are currently living is taking place unnoticeably for the human race, without any calamities on a global scale of the sort which are commonly depicted in modern popular culture.
The second book of the Agni Yoga series given through Helena Roerich in 1925 by Mahatma Morya — the same Mahatma who was behind the creation of Helena Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine — says: “And so I shall summon under the Banner of Spirit 1 000 000 000. This will be the sign of My army. Consider when this manifestation will be fulfilled and seven banners will be affirmed!” (In the original Russian edition the number is indeed written in numerals, rather than words as it is in the English.)
From The Secret Doctrine we know that zeros are used as a veil to conceal the real numbers. In this case, esoterically, three zeros signify nine. That is, the year 1999 was indicated by the Master Morya.
Further, Helena Roerich wrote in her letters: “The ancient prophecies said: ‘On the day of the Last Judgement, one in three will remain.’ The newest one states: ‘One in six will remain.’ Humanity has made an effort to aggravate its fate, moving closer to destruction. The sowing of Lucifer was, truly, of wide scope, and the rich harvest has ripened.” (21 August 1950)
Thus, it has been known that in the year 1999 the side of Light would be taken by every sixth person, or one billion people. And here it is interesting to notice the accuracy of the prediction given by the Mahatma. In 1925, the population of the Earth was two billion people, and one sixth of this would be 333 million, but it was in October 1999 that the population reached the mark of six billion people — one sixth of which was exactly the one billion of the Army of Light.
This number increased to about 1.25 billion — out of the 7.5 billion incarnated inhabitants of the Earth as of 19 July 2017. If we take into account all of the planet’s seven planes, then 10 billion out of the 60 billion souls that populated the planet at the beginning of the Grand Cycle of Evolution belong to the Light.
It is precisely this positive potential of 17% of the Earth’s population that has secured the energy balance of the forces on the Cosmic Scales at a 50–50 ratio (slightly swaying now in one direction, now in the other), and this has allowed the Forces of Light to prevent global cataclysms in our time.
However, the number of those who have chosen the Light is variable, because every moment someone starts to ascend and someone falls, having been insufficiently resolved on their positions of Light. And therefore, for the first half of the 21st century, there is still a threat that the pan of evil on the swaying Cosmic Scales may significantly outweigh the other; after all, the human will has provided more than one “surprise” during past cycles.
It is also necessary to say that the completion of the Last Judgement in this cycle does not mean that only ideal “angels” will remain on our planet and in the near-Earth spheres. Imperfection will still exist in the future, too; though such an acute manifestation of evil as we have seen in the past and today, of course, will be no more. And besides, we should not forget that selections in the form of Last Judgements will also occur in the following cycles.
In conclusion, it should be noted that those who have chosen the darkness will still be given a new chance to come to the Light, so to speak “from scratch,” but this time under completely different conditions. On the other hand, those who have chosen the Light, in their future incarnations, will witness and participate in the gradual transformation of our world, turning the planet Earth into a genuine Paradise.
Zinovya Dushkova, Ph.D., is an award-winning Russian author, poet, philosopher, and historian who has devoted more than thirty years to the acquisition of the secret wisdom underlying all known religions and philosophies. Her spiritual quest has taken her to remote Buddhist monasteries and sacred Abodes hidden within mountains and deserts in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, and India. In 1995, she gained admittance to the secret Book of Dzyan and revealed its new excerpt in The Book of Secret Wisdom. Dr. Dushkova’s major work is The Teaching of the Heart series. For more information, please visit her website at: www.dushkova.com/en.