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Several years ago I read a book titled “Hurtling Toward Oblivion” by Richard Swenson, M.D. He is a futurist, a physician as well as a specialist on the implications of social change. I heard an interview with him back in 1999 and was so interested in what he had to say that I immediately ordered his book. At the time of the interview, I was driving the 5 from San Jose to Los Angeles and cruising in the farm belt of California looking for a decent radio station. The big Christian radio station was on and the show “Focus on the Family” was playing. I normally don’t listen to this type of programming but this doctor was a different head spin. He wasn’t about religion but about the rapid advance of progress and the undeniable trends taking place across the globe. He really was accurate on the implication of social change and what was considered progress. I advise all my readers to get this book and read it gradually to digest what he is writing.

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7 Responses to “The Irreversibility of Progress”

  1. Nancy Clark says:

    Greetings Gail!

    I don’t know if you have been keeping up with the Schumann Resonance but amazing things are happening. After being relatively calm at 7.83 hcps for hundreds of years, it has suddenly started spiking upwards. A few weeks ago it got up to 28 and the scientists thought that was amazing. Well, Saturday it spiked at 100 and stayed there 6 or 7 hours.

    This really indicates the chaos that will be happening. Also, the dark can no longer be hidden. The ride is getting bumpier but the lesson is to keep increasing our frequencies.

    Blessings to you!
    Nancy

  2. Whenever Love and Compassion goes up against Law and Order it gets crucified, it is natural law-sacred geometry. The story of Jesus could not be written any other way. What holds mankind together is Wisdom, something I find very lacking in today’s world.

  3. Stephen Dynako says:

    Based on the light you shed here, Gail, it seems Dr. Swenson’s view is similar to that of Barbara Marx Hubbard’s. She sought to espouse “conscious evolution,” which is in part based on there’s no “reverse” switch and – even more profoundly – that as homo sapiens, we can choose to evolve (or devolve) our species.

  4. Beth says:

    There is much progress, however, in some arenas, things are not as good as before. For example, certain products aren’t made as well as they once were – companies have opted for “built-in obsolescence” so their products aren’t as durable and the consumer must purchase a more often. Would this be considered the negative or invisible side of progress mentioned in your article? I see that many things have gone backward with time instead of forward! Thank you for your thoughts . . .

  5. Maawiya says:

    Thanks for writing this Gail!
    Thanks for pointing out the negative aspects of progress that we often tend to forget or not pay enough attention to.
    It is important that we get reminded of this fact.

  6. Carol S Howland says:

    Enjoyed your thoughts. However Swenson assumes that civilization moves forward in a Linear fashion but it is cyclical. Millions in the far east would agree that civilizations have advanced and then declined. The Hindus also hold that the universe (cosmos) awakens first as an ideational thought of God and then dissolves back to the source. In fact one Hindu Saint who had not become enlightened prior to the previous dissolution had to come back. She then recounted all of her sourjourns prior to freedom.

  7. Bahiyyah Pasha says:

    Excellent Blog thanks something to think about in a world moving at jet speed.

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