Vol. 33 No. 6 - The Messenger - February 11, 1990
Prophecy for the 1990s
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
The Four Horsemen:
A 2,000-Year Ride
On February 22, 1989, the Lord God gave me another vision of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I have chosen the occasion of my speaking to you in New York City, May 21, 1989, to give you this revelation.
The vision that I received in September 1986 was not the complete ride of the Four Horsemen. I was seeing a slice of a ride that had begun in a.d. 2, which John wrote down in Revelation in a.d. 90. It will conclude in the year 2002.
In my February 22 vision, God revealed to me that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have ridden throughout the centuries of the Christian era. John saw them riding through his time and through his history. I am seeing them ride through our time and our history.
What is even more astounding is that for the last 2,000 years the Four Horsemen have been delivering a 25,800-year package of personal and planetary karma! This means that the cumulative karma of earth’s evolutions from 11 past ages fell due at the dawn of the Piscean age.
Had it not been for the avatar Jesus Christ stepping in to mitigate that karma of 25,800 years in the tradition of the adepts of the East, as Lord Maitreya, Gautama Buddha and Sanat Kumara had borne this karma before him, that karma would have descended in full at the beginning of the Piscean age.
But because Jesus chose to take embodiment and to fulfill his mission, this karma was mitigated by percentages and allowed to descend in a series of cycles that would last throughout the age.
As the Four Horsemen move through the cycles of time, they appear to be riding around a racetrack. With each cycle–during which they pass through the 12 signs of the zodiac delivering mankind’s karma on the 12 lines of the “Cosmic Clock”–they are coming closer to the center, and the cycles are getting shorter, taking less time to complete.
The first cycle, which began 2,000 years ago, took 365 years to complete. The last cycle, which encompasses the decade of the 1990s, will take just 12 years. And so, during their relentless ride of 20 centuries the Four Horsemen have been drawing around us a tighter and tighter coil of energy that has been coming closer and closer to the physical octave.
The figure 25,800 years corresponds to cosmic cycles. It also has to do with what we call the New Age. The New Age is related to the phenomenon known in astronomy as the “precession of the equinoxes,” the slow backward rotation of the earth around its polar axis during which the point of the spring equinox moves backwards through the signs of the zodiac.
It takes about 25,800 years for the earth to make one complete backward rotation around its polar axis and approximately 2,150 years to go through 30 degrees of the zodiac, or one astrological sign. Since the earth rotates, or precesses, backwards, the order of the ages is also backwards through the zodiac.
About the year 2000 b.c. we entered the age of Aries. Two thousand years ago we entered the age of Pisces. And now we are entering the age of Aquarius. As we pass through each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, we receive a dispensation from the Great Central Sun whereby the Four and Twenty Elders and the Four Cosmic Forces impart to the evolutions of the planet a new awareness of self in relationship to a new awareness of God.
In the age of Aries we received the gift of knowing God the Father, the I AM THAT I AM; in the age of Pisces, God the Son; and in the age of Aquarius, God the Holy Spirit and God the Mother. We see these signs of man’s awareness of his God appearing throughout these thousands of years in religion East and West.
Abraham and the Hebrew patriarchs brought us the awareness of the Most High God (El Elyon) and Almighty God (El Shaddai). They knew the Person of the Father in the Ancient of Days. The Egyptian pharaoh Ikhnaton (c. 1380 b.c.) gave us the understanding of the one God represented as the sun. He saw its many rays ending in human hands, giving and sustaining all life. Moses, who some believe had been trained in the tradition of monotheism while living in Egypt, revealed the I AM THAT I AM as the identity of the Father individualized as the one God.
Jesus the Christ, as well as the Buddhas Maitreya and Gautama, gave us the example of the Son as the incarnation of the Christ or the Buddha so that we could realize within ourselves and multiply in grace for others that Word who “was the true Light, which,” as John declared, “lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” <1>
Today, we see the reemergence of reverence for the Divine Mother that we knew in past ages. And the Holy Spirit is moving among us fulfilling the Lord’s prophecy through Joel: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions....And whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord I AM THAT I AM shall be delivered.” <2>
In order to explain the law of cycles that governs the ride of the Four Horsemen, I need to tell you about the Cosmic Clock, which Mother Mary gave to me in 1963. <3>
The Book of Revelation and the Cosmic Clock
The Cosmic Clock is relevant to the Book of Revelation.
God gave his Revelation to Jesus Christ so that his servants might know beforehand “things which must shortly come to pass.” Our Lord delivered this Revelation to his apostle John the Beloved, “sent and signified by his angel.” <4>
The Book of Revelation is God’s gift to all who have answered his call to walk the path of initiation unto Christhood in the footsteps of our Elder Brother Jesus Christ. Its 22 chapters are a study in the psychology of the soul and the soul’s testings under the hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood. These she must master on her homeward path leading to reunion with Alpha and Omega, the Father-Mother God.
Mother Mary has taught me how to chart the 404 verses that make up the chapters of Revelation on the 12 lines of the Cosmic Clock. The Blessed Mother told me to place one verse on each line of the Clock, beginning with the 12 o’clock line. This results in a single spiral of 33-2/3 turns, which reveal a path of initiation that each soul in her season must pass through in the temples of the 12 Hierarchies of the Sun if she would ascend to God.
Mother Mary teaches us in her New Age astrology that at any point in time and space in any century, the soul on the path of reunion with God may experience in sequence, one after the other, the initiations encoded in the 22 chapters of Revelation; these correspond to the symbology of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
According to their soul pattern, evolution and attainment, Lightbearers of the world are experiencing all of the leaves of Revelation; and each of those leaves is tumbling in its time and space, though not necessarily in the same dimension, for we are multidimensional beings.
Revelation portrays the juxtaposition of the soul and the collective planetary evolution between the forces of Light and Darkness as these are engaged in Armageddon. The outcome of this warfare of the spirit is either the soul’s resurrection unto eternal life or her final judgment. By free will the soul must choose either the path of initiation under the Lamb of God and his hosts or the path of Lucifer and the fallen angels in their rebellion against the Lord God and his Christ.
The Book of Revelation is an outline of these two paths and a prophecy of the outcome of freewill choices made–to be or not to be–each step of the way. Through a preordained series of lifetimes God gives each soul the opportunity (1) to serve the Lord and glorify him in her members or (2) to deify the ego, the synthetic self and the carnal mind while swearing enmity with God and his Christ and making war with the remnant of the seed of the Divine Mother. <5>
At the end of this cycle of opportunity the Keeper of the Scrolls reads the soul’s record before the Ancient of Days, who sits on the great white throne at the Court of the Sacred Fire; and before the Four Beasts and the Twenty-four Elders “every man is judged according to his works.” <6>
In the course of dealing with personal and planetary psychology and the karma of the cycles, the soul will encounter the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. These impressive Cosmic Beings sent by God through the Four Beasts come as initiators of the soul of the planet. They are emissaries from the Court of the Sacred Fire. Though they are fearsome, we ought not to fear them. For in them we meet our God. Through them we know God as the Lawgiver, whose law of karma is inexorable.
Thus the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are Cosmic Initiators who are providing the final karmic testing at the conclusion of this 25,800-year cycle to all of earth’s evolutions. None are exempt.
The Four Quadrants, the Four Lower Bodies
and the Four Persons of the Godhead on the Cosmic Clock
I would like to show you how we derive the Cosmic Clock. First we take a circle and we divide it into the T’ai Chi, the Tao, two halves of the Divine Whole (fig. 1a)p68. Then we divide each of the halves in two, making four quadrants, fire, air, water and earth, which are governed by the Four Beasts (fig. 1b)p68.
The planet has four planes of being: etheric, mental, astral and physical (fig. 1c)p68. The higher etheric plane is actually the heaven-world of the planet. The lower etheric plane is contaminated by the karmic patterns of the earth. The mental plane corresponds with the mind and the thinking process. The astral plane corresponds with the emotions, the desires and the subconscious. Finally, the physical is just what it says, the physical planet and the physical plane, which includes the collective unconscious.
Just as the planet has four planes of being, or four lower bodies, so do we. These are energy fields, four interpenetrating sheaths of consciousness, each vibrating in its own dimension. Together they are a microcosm of the planetary macrocosm.
These sheaths are also designated as the etheric, mental, emotional (astral) and physical bodies of man. They surround the soul and are her vehicles of expression in the material world of form–as opposed to the three higher bodies: the Holy Christ Self, or Higher Consciousness; the Mighty I AM Presence, or Divine Monad; and the Causal Body, consisting of seven outer and five inner concentric solar spheres surrounding the sacred fire center, the Holy of Holies. The higher bodies are for the soul’s expression and expansion in the spiritual world of the formless after the resurrection and the ascension in the Light.
We could not function here below as an integrated personality in God without the four pillars of our temple. The etheric body gives us memory and the records of all our existences in the Matter universe. It is also called the envelope of the soul and it contains the divine blueprint and plan of our perfection. The mental body gives us cogitation and reason and the continuity of thought processes through the computer of the mind and the intellect. Through the desire body we express our free will and the strength of our desiring. And through the physical body we have physical action and physical expression.
These four lower bodies act as one. They are the vessel for our soul’s integration in God. By his grace we can draw forth the Light of our I AM Presence through this vessel that God has given us and prepare it to be the temple of the Inner Christ and the Inner Buddha so that our soul might merge with her inner reality and walk the earth as the Anointed One.
The four quadrants of the Cosmic Clock are ruled by the Persons of God: God the Father on the 12 o’clock line, God the Son on the 3 o’clock line, God the Holy Spirit on the 9 o’clock line and God the Mother on the 6 o’clock line (fig. 1d)p68. We derive the 12 lines of the clock by dividing each quadrant into three parts. We then place the four cardinal signs of the zodiac on the lines of the clock. Capricorn is on the 12 o’clock line. Cancer is on the 6; Aries on the 3; Libra, the 9; and so on (fig. 2)p70 as the fixed and mutable signs take their places in between.
All cycles begin at the hour of 12. Whenever you initiate a cycle or begin a new beginning, break ground on a project or enter into or dissolve partnerships, embark on a journey or set out on an adventure–or whenever you get the idea and start planning for any of the above–you always start on the 12 o’clock line under the hierarchy of Capricorn.
The year you are born is always your Capricorn year. From there you take one year to go through each sign of the zodiac. So from age 0 through the first 12 months of your life, you take your initiations under the hierarchy of Capricorn on the 12 o’clock line. You celebrate your first birthday on the 1 o’clock line and take your initiations for the next 12 months under the hierarchy of Aquarius. At age 2 you move on to the testings of the Piscean Masters, and so on until you return to the 12 o’clock line at age 12 for your second round under the Capricorn hierarchy. At age 13 you are back to the 1 o’clock line with the Aquarian adepts, and so it goes, round and round the Cosmic Clock for a lifetime. Within each year you also receive the initiations of the 12 hierarchies month by month around the clock.
With each succeeding 12-year cycle you are intended to reach new levels of God-Self mastery. You are either building on the foundations of past victories or having to go over and over failed tests until the soul is strengthened through the God-flames that embody the God-quality on each line. (This method of charting cycles is separate and apart from the method used in astrology to chart your Sun, Moon, rising sign and planets.)
The Cosmic Clock predicts the soul’s outpicturing of her psychology through the cycles of returning positive and negative karma. Astrology is also an indicator of returning karma and of the unfinished business and carryovers from past lives. You can use the science of the Cosmic Clock concurrently with personal and planetary astrology charts to discover the nature of your present and ongoing karmic testings and your Christic initiations as well.
Using these tools of self-knowledge together with dynamic decrees to invoke the Light to displace the Darkness, the soul who is determined to be a conqueror of self and circumstance can indeed succeed. And the great multitude, which no man could number, of saints who stand before the throne of God and before the Lamb clothed with white robes, <7> is proof that this path is not for the few, but the many. This path is winnable. It says that we can be winners!
Every cycle in our lives can be charted on the Cosmic Clock, enabling us to determine under which signs of the zodiac we are being tested. Each sign has its hierarchy of Masters and their God-qualities as well as the human perversions of those qualities (figs. 3a and 3b).
The Four Horsemen Deliver Karma in the Four Quadrants
As the ride of the Four Horsemen is charted on the Cosmic Clock, there are lesser cycles of time within greater epochs. The Four Horsemen ride round and round the Cosmic Clock delivering the karma of the four quadrants(fig. 4a)
The karma they are delivering is the karma mankind has created in each of the four planes of being: the etheric, mental, astral and physical (fig. 4b) In the year a.d. 2 they began delivering mankind’s karma created in the etheric plane. In 1307 they began delivering mankind’s karma created in the mental plane. On April 23, 1969, they began delivering mankind’s karma created in the astral plane. And on April 23, 1990, the Four Horsemen will begin delivering mankind’s karma created in the physical plane through the physical body.
When the karma is descending in the etheric quadrant, only 25 percent of it is physical. When the karma is descending in the mental quadrant, 50 percent of it is physical. When the karma is descending in the astral quadrant, 75 percent of it is physical. And when it is descending in the physical quadrant, the entire force and weight of that karma descends.
Another way of looking at it is: When you create karma in your etheric body, 75 percent of it returns to you in your etheric body and 25 percent of it returns to you in your physical body. When you create karma in the mental body, you receive 50 percent of it in your mental body and 50 percent in your physical body. When you create karma in your emotional body, you receive 25 percent of it in your emotional body and 75 percent of it in your physical body. And when you create karma in your physical body, you receive 100 percent of it in your physical body.
Now, the equations of karma are complex. The number of permutations and variables is almost infinite. What I am giving you is an oversimplification; but it is a needed one. Karma returns like ocean waves. This formula of the ride of the Four Horsemen will not tell you when each ripple and eddy of your personal karma will pass by; but it will give you a pretty good idea of when to expect tidal waves and when it is imperative to get out of the way of tidal waves and move on to the higher ground of your I AM Presence.
At a subconscious level, the evolutions of earth sense the wave of returning karma that will come crashing down April 23, 1990, or thereabouts. Times have gotten a lot tougher lately. People talk about the heavy vibrations of the cities and of the earth itself. This is the weighing in upon us of the karma that is layered in the etheric, the mental, the astral and the physical planes. We can feel it as a weight upon the heart and the spirit, although we might be perfectly well physically. The very pores of the earth are clogged!
But not all of us are even physically well. For the last plagues are already spilling over into the physical plane. And they cover our four lower bodies just like the oil from the Exxon Valdez and subsequent oil spills covers the sea, the rocks and the wildlife. And the calamities we have seen are a foreshadowing of what will come to pass on April 23, 1990, and following. We might use the expression “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” As bad as things already are, there is more personal and planetary karma waiting in the wings for its April 23 cue.
Before karma becomes physical it is much easier to turn back. You can turn back cancer and dread diseases such as AIDS when the karma that causes them to outpicture in the physical body is yet lodged in the etheric, mental and astral bodies. You can invoke the sacred fire of God to consume the cause and core of your karma before you reap and weep in the physical, where karma kills day in, day out.
The violet flame is the alchemist’s universal solvent and the physician’s panacea for all our karmic ailments. But when these diseases become physical, although the violet flame does work, it becomes a matter of whether or not the karmic time will run out before the violet flame can complete the necessary cycles of transmutation. And so it goes with world karma as well.
The earth body is already sick with a supersaturated solution of karmic salts. We have had the last 50 years to clean up the environment with the violet flame on an as-you-go basis. If we had used the violet flame side by side with protective environmental measures, we would be ready to start shoveling in this 12-year cycle when our physical karma gets dumped on our doorstep.
But since the earth patient is so overloaded with toxins, it’s beginning to look like only cataclysm can adjust the cycles and restore the balance of Light in her four lower bodies and those of her people. It takes a Herculean effort to fight off the invaders of the earth body. And there aren’t too many Herculeses around these days.
We may be karmic victims of our diseases, or we may be victims of antichrists who have mismanaged the health sciences and the field of medicine and put chemicals into our food and into everything else. We may be victims of a conspired or accidental introduction of the AIDS virus into our bodies by scientists, researchers or public health officials. (If you are interested in that topic, I would suggest you get the video- or audiotapes of my Summit University Forum with Dr. Robert Strecker and others who discussed their theories about AIDS as a man-made virus. <8>)
In ages past, as well as in the present, mankind have been victims of the experiments of geneticists and even aliens, <9> not necessarily as a result of their karma but as a result of their vulnerability–because they have forsaken their God and disobeyed his laws. If we were not vulnerable within ourselves, we would not be subject to the abuses of the powers that be. So all is not well in the earth, and we have yet to see the full impact of the ride of the Four Horsemen delivering their karma in the physical octave.
April 23, 2002, marks the end of the ride of the Four Horsemen through the physical quadrant and the end of the return of the karma of 25,800 years. Remember, we all have positive karma. The good and the beautiful of our karma is sealed in our Causal Body. It’s there as a positive momentum to see us through the hard times. Yes, we have a lot going for us. And that’s our momentum that gets us here and gets us back.
But today’s challenge lies not in what we’ve done right but in what we’ve done wrong. It is the hour when the Lord is reckoning our accounts. And he looks at our books and he sees our accounts payable–what we owe to Life, what is our cumulative debt of 25,800 years. Then he looks at our accounts receivable; and if we’ve done meritorious deeds and rendered service to life, he may balance some of our accounts payable with the positive karma of our good words and works in our accounts receivable, thereby lessening the karmic debt. So where the accounts receivable show that life owes us for “services rendered,” our karmic debt may be reduced proportionately.
The Four Horsemen are delivering the unbalanced debt. This is the debt bomb of karma. It is by far the greatest of all the debt bombs the nations are facing.
The Dark Cycle
You may wonder what is significant about April 23. It is the date that in 1969 marked the beginning of the Dark Cycle. When the clock struck midnight the Lords of Karma unleashed an accelerated spiral of personal and planetary karma upon all of earth’s evolutions.
The Lords of Karma are seven beings of Light who adjudicate the descent of the individual and collective karma of the billions of souls assigned to this world. They are divine intercessors who serve under the Twenty-four Elders as mediators between a people and their karma.
Whereas Jesus Christ had borne that portion of the world’s karma that had been lawful for him to carry, lo, these 2,000 years, the hour had struck when the Lords of Karma decreed: “Every man shall henceforth bear his own burden.”
Jesus Christ came for the mitigation of the returning karma of 25,800 years and through his sacrifice he gained the dispensation that it should be doled out in a spiral over 2,000 years. After his ascension, he continued to bear this karma. To bear world karma is to be that point of balance which prevents the descent of the cumulative weight of mankind’s sins. In the case of planet earth, the weight is so great that had it not been for the intercession of the Saviour Jesus Christ it should have already caused the destruction of the earth.
However, it has been necessary that the saints in the earth bear in their bodies the karma that was being held in abeyance, either by focusing great Light or by suffering diseases and burdens. Jesus is able to offer them great assistance from higher octaves, but the requirement is for the saints in embodiment to bear that weight.
In bearing world karma, Jesus did not simply take upon himself the individual karma of every single lifestream on the planet, nor did he act as a shield to hide people from the face of their karma; but he was the mitigator and the mitigating factor who extended to earth’s evolutions the opportunity to avert the coming cataclysm. That means that he held the balance of a sufficient amount of Light against that karma so that it would not destroy the opportunity for life on the planet. Therefore Jesus said: “As long as I AM in the world, I AM the Light of the world.” <10>
On April 23, 1969, when the ride of the Four Horsemen entered the emotional quadrant, the full weight of mankind’s karma created in the emotional quadrant descended. They would receive 25 percent in their emotional bodies and 75 percent in their physical bodies.
As earth stood still between two ages, the Twenty-four Elders gave a final opportunity to the people of this planet to take the violet flame to balance all injustices committed against the Great Law. This open portal would remain open until the last day of the age of Pisces.
Most people engage in the misuse of God’s Light that flows to them from their Mighty I AM Presence over the crystal cord to such an extent that they create for themselves vastly more negative karma than positive karma. In dealing with this situation, cosmic councils have often decided that there is great benefit for an evolution to be on the receiving end of causes they have set in motion in the past.
By having to deal directly with the effects of these causes–their karma–it is hoped that they will thereby learn the lessons of their misuses of free will and through karmic adversity be humbled before their God and his Great Law. The coming of the Dark Cycle attests to the decision of the Lords of Karma that it is better for the souls evolving on planet earth today and for the planet itself that the karma of the ages should descend in accelerating cycles.
Thus, this stepped-up return of mankind’s karma that takes place in a “Dark Cycle” is a calculated curtailment of mankind’s blatant disregard for the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Had this Christic Truth been heeded with Christic compassion by all, there would be no Dark Cycle today and I would not be speaking to you about my most recent vision of the Four Horsemen.
The chief purpose of the Dark Cycle is to so tie up people in their old bad karma that they simply don’t have time or space or energy to make new bad karma. The reality is that returning negative karma keeps people from making more negative karma. For above all, karma is limiting. It limits free will and its free expression. It limits the expansion of mind and heart. It limits people’s ability to do anything they might want to do. Karma, and specifically the karmic return of this Dark Cycle, is, simply put, a roadblock.
When karma descends it feels like molasses; it is so sticky and so heavy that it reduces the people’s capacity to wreak havoc and work evil. Karma is a tar baby. Karma descends to limit the destructivity of mankind and to preserve their option to do good. And therefore since April 23, 1969, people have become literally stuck in the sticky stuff of their karma.
We first heard that the Lords of Karma were contemplating the release of the Dark Cycle on November 5, 1966, when the Great Divine Director said through Mark Prophet:
The accumulation of human effluvia, the accretion of mankind’s neglect, has risen higher than ever before in history. In fact, it was only 75 percent of the present height when the decision was made [by those Four Cosmic Beings and the Four and Twenty Elders with them] to overthrow the [Atlantean and other] civilizations that existed in the time of Noah.
The concepts of Nimrod had reached into the hearts of the people and they desired to seek for material pleasures exclusively and thus it came about that the Flood descended. You must understand, gracious ones, that in every time when destruction has come forth unto mankind it has been because of ignorance and the perpetuation of ignorance....
Now has come the time, precious ones, when [students of Light] may call and the [Great Karmic] Board cannot answer....The will of God has clearly delineated that if the present course is to be pursued, [that is, the present karma-making course of 99 percent of the people of the planet,] the entire planet will of necessity be blotted out of the planetary chain and those righteous individuals who are here be removed to other [planetary homes to dwell among their] evolutions....
Therefore, we sound forth tonight the edict that unless mankind shall change and correct [their ways] and mend some of the terrible flaws now existent in society, certainly the elementals [Mother Nature] will be unable to hold back the tide of human creation that now stands behind them, held in [abeyance in] the name of cosmic mercy. <11>
The Lords of Karma unleash the karma of persons and planets through the hierarchs of the Nature kingdom, who oversee the elemental beings of fire, air, water and earth. Called salamanders, sylphs, undines and gnomes, these servants of God and man in Nature take their direction from the Masterful Beings Oromasis and Diana, Aries and Thor, Neptune and Luara and Virgo and Pelleur. The latter are responsible before the Twenty-four Elders, the Four Beasts and the Seven Mighty Elohim for keeping the balance of forces in the earth body.
When the Karmic Lords release a spiral of karma of the magnitude we are seeing, the entire Nature kingdom plays a part in its descent, which is always according to the law of cycles. And it is the law of cycles that is illustrated in our work with the Cosmic Clock.
In this capacity the elementals have been the foremost instruments of the karmic return of mankind’s discord. The earliest memory we have of this phenomenon, which some have likened to Atlas shrugging, is the sinking of the continent of Lemuria beneath the Pacific 50,000 years ago for the karma of the abuse of the sacred fire by priests and priestesses at the altars of God.
The theme was a war of the gods, who misused atomic energy–hurling and heaping destruction upon one another from one end of the continent to the other until cataclysm destroyed that continent by fire. I myself remember seeing Lemuria break up in flames. Then, of course, there was the sinking of Atlantis 11,500 years ago, described as the Noachian deluge. And history records cataclysm on a smaller scale, as in the sudden burying of Pompeii and Herculaneum by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in a.d. 79.
The rise in hostilities in the Middle East was a key factor in the decision by the Lords of Karma to begin the Dark Cycle on April 23, 1969. There has been no real period of peace in the Middle East since Israel declared its independence at midnight on May 14, 1948. Many of the world’s current economic, political and military problems are rooted in ancient strife revisited by the evolutions embodied in the Middle East. It goes back to the time of Sumer and beyond to their planets of origin.
This strife has been ongoing in that piece of territory for 10,000 years and more. Some of the lifewaves who are a part of that strife have reincarnated again and again to deal with the karma of past struggles. Theirs are ancient animosities that antedate their current modes of consciousness.
The Dark Cycle of the accelerated return of mankind’s karma was scheduled to begin January 18, 1969, but by a dispensation from Lord Gautama Buddha it was postponed. On January 19, 1969, Gautama Buddha warned that “the warlike manifestations currently being exercised in the Holy Land represent to us the most dangerous single factor that is calculated to plunge mankind headlong into a holocaust of planetary destructivity.” <12>
This is because if these battles had escalated, the United States would have taken the side of Israel and the Soviet Union would have taken the side of the Arab states, beginning a global war based on the karmic records of their animosities.
On April 22, 1969, U Thant, secretary-general of the United Nations, said that Israel and Egypt were in “a virtual state of active war” and that the UN cease-fire had become “totally ineffective in the Suez Canal sector.” <13>
The following day, April 23, Egypt formally repudiated the cease-fire and the Dark Cycle began. Its purpose: to let the karma descend and therefore diminish the destructive capacity of both sides, thus controlling the damage. And the Dark Cycle is exactly that, damage control.
But the period of a Dark Cycle does not eliminate free will. And people have to work to do better in order to do better.
There are laggard evolutions on the planet today who despite their heavy karma have figured out how to outwit the odds, dodge their karma and use the Dark Cycle to their ends: they wage war, manage both sides of the conflict, and use the chaos to rearrange the territory so that their net gain is more power, money and control over the people and the planetary resources. And the Lightbearers have less, and less, and less each time the formula is reapplied.
Even after the Dark Cycle began, the United States and the Soviet Union were nearly drawn into a war in the Middle East. On October 24, 1973, the threat of direct Soviet intervention in the Yom Kippur war between Israel and a coalition of Arab states almost provoked a nuclear exchange.
We might ask ourselves, then, why Jesus Christ, the avatar of the age of Pisces, has been bearing our karma for these long centuries. Jesus was indeed chosen by God to be the example of the Christ for the Piscean age and, in counsel with the hierarchies of Light, he volunteered to descend to earth to bear the cross of world karma for a 2,000-year period.
Before Christ’s coming, it was evident to all of the host of heaven that the failure of the sons and daughters of God upon earth to deal either with their karma or with the karma of the laggards and fallen angels, and their failure as well to lead the people in Light, was due in great measure to their being deprived of the truths of the divine doctrine that is being given to us today by the Lord God through the Ascended Masters. Of course, this doctrine is not confined to any religious tradition.
It was the assessment of the Twenty-four Elders and the Lords of Karma that the people were not prepared to deal with the karma that was to be delivered through the ride of the Four Horsemen. Jesus perceived their pitiful plight and agreed to take embodiment at this crucial hour of earth’s dark cycle to show the children of God the way of the incarnation of the Word that others might follow. His life revealed a path of discipleship in the chain of Hierarchy descending through the great lights of the Far East. His teacher was Lord Maitreya, whose teacher was Gautama Buddha, whose teacher was Sanat Kumara. <14> His life was a journey of footsteps all could follow–of learning and practicing the Law.
Jesus’ 17 “lost” years that are unaccounted for in the Bible, from age 13 to 29, were spent in the East. He went there to show that the Master-disciple path was a necessary path and that by the inner Work and Word of the Lord, by receiving initiations, by bearing a portion of world karma, we could also realize the Light of the Inner Buddha and the Inner Christ within our body temples.
What happened, then, is what had happened before. The fallen angels in embodiment, who had caused the fall of man and led us, together with our twin flame (our spiritual “other half”), away from the octaves of perfection, were ready to strike again.
They embodied in the hierarchy of the early Catholic church and effectively destroyed the teaching of Jesus Christ, our brother. They made of him a god, one who would be unreachable and untouchable.
Jesus cried out in despair over the fate of Jerusalem before his final appearances in Palestine, saying, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” <15> Here our Lord was announcing the dark cycle that was about to descend on Jerusalem and Rome for their rejection and crucifixion of the Christed One.
Jesus also lamented because the people did not recognize in him the one who had sent him. They did not recognize the Father, who was with him in the Mighty I AM Presence and in the person of his Teacher, Lord Maitreya. Nor did they embrace the path of the ascension that he demonstrated, which was also theirs to walk. He wanted them to worship the Light within themselves and not his flesh-and-blood person–and through that Light to contact the same fount that was the Source of his own Light.
Jesus cried and said, “He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in Darkness....I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him....When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.” <16>
An inner circle of disciples kept this teaching and passed it on to those who in later centuries called themselves Gnostics. For their rejection of the authority and teachings of the orthodox Christian church, which the Gnostics believed did not reflect the true teachings of Jesus, these devotees were persecuted and labeled heretics. Gnostic scriptures were suppressed and almost completely destroyed. Some of these texts have been discovered again in modern times. I have examined them and they corroborate the Teachings of the Ascended Masters.
The fallen angels denied the people of this planetary home a personal path of individual Christhood, a path we should have been following for the last 2,000 years. All that Jesus was and is we are intended to be. We have an I AM Presence as he did, and we have a Holy Christ Self as he did. We have the divine spark in our hearts. We are not second-class citizens but joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, as Paul wrote: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” <17>
If we had been taught these teachings in our churches, in our synagogues, in our mosques, in our temples East and West (for Jesus came to bring this message to all people), we would have been able to balance our karma embodiments ago. We would have had the opportunity to become initiates of the Christ and the Buddha and by the grace of God we could have been ready to deal with the challenges of these final hours of the Piscean age.
In order to save us for our own path of personal Christhood, Jesus took upon himself the sins of the world as much as the Great Law would allow, and he has borne the karma that has been descending these 2,000 years with the continuous ride of the Four Horsemen around the Cosmic Clock. At the conclusion of his life he stood as the Mediator, the avatar, which means the God-man, or incarnation of God, even as he stood as the Ascended Master. And Jesus bore that portion of karma until April 23, 1969.
On that day and date this dispensation and grace for the planet came to a conclusion. Mankind began to know what it meant to have no Mediator. Now it was up to those in embodiment to be the mediators, to be Christed ones, to be the saints and the faithful, either inside or outside of world religion, to intercede by words and deeds and fervent prayer. Yes, to invoke the violet flame and to keep the Flame of Life alive.
However, Jesus did retain the further dispensation to bear the karma of those individuals who embodied the Christ. To the extent that a person embodies the Christ, Jesus can bear that one’s sins. Jesus also has a dispensation to assist certain of those who have the potential to embody the Christ, even though they may not have brought any significant portion of their Christhood into manifestation.
By April 23, 1969, the people of earth had had 40 years to take up the teachings of the Ascended Masters, to know their Mighty I AM Presence and to develop a momentum on giving violet flame decrees. Saint Germain originally released this dispensation of the violet flame through Guy and Edna Ballard, who founded the I AM Activity in 1932. At one time their members numbered in the hundreds of thousands, if not in the millions.
It was Saint Germain’s hope to provide the people of earth with the necessary impetus and acceleration to bring in the Golden Age of Aquarius. Working with Jesus at the conclusion of the Piscean age, Saint Germain came as the hierarch of the Aquarian age to deliver to the children of the Light the grace of the outer knowledge of the violet flame and its specific application in the transmutation of world karma.
When Guy Ballard was embodied as George Washington, Saint Germain anointed him our first president. In this century the Master called upon him to reembody and to work with the American people, this time to give them the knowledge of the I AM Presence and of themselves as the “I AM” Race. The I AM Race is composed of citizens of all nations who have the I AM Presence and the divine spark within them. So the one whom we know today as the Ascended Master Godfre returned in this century to deliver to us the missing link to our spiritual identity and to our placing the capstone on the pyramid of our civilization.
The Masters have said that if the Chart of the I AM Presence and the teaching of the violet flame had been accepted by religious leaders in every church and pulpit, Americans would be one and not divided by religious bigotry and racism. And had they been vigorously applying the violet flame since 1932, they would have the momentum they need today to save America and the planetary home.
The Dark Cycle on the Cosmic Clock
Since the people did not have either the momentum of a personal Christhood or of the violet flame, the Dark Cycle descended on April 23, 1969. With every passing year the karmic return of the Dark Cycle has intensified.
Every year, we receive the initiations of our returning karma of the Dark Cycle on one of the lines of the Cosmic Clock under one of the 12 solar hierarchies (i.e., the signs of the zodiac).
Since 1969, the Dark Cycle has gone around the Clock and back again. We are now in the year of the Dark Cycle in Virgo on the 8 o’clock line (fig. 5), which is in the astral quadrant–where lies the subconscious, the records of Darkness and the seething emotions of mankind.
Virgo is a difficult sign because it is the sign of God’s justice and mankind’s injustice. When facing our karma on this line, we receive the return current of all injustices that we as individuals or nations or institutions or a planet have sent forth against any part of life. Likewise we receive, multiplied many times over, the positive momentums of justice that we have sent forth.
What is significant, then, about April 23, 1990, is that the Four Horsemen will begin a 12-year cycle of delivering mankind’s physical karma from the last 25,800 years in the physical plane. As I mentioned earlier, these 12 years are the final cycle of the 2,000-year ride. So in the first three years of the cycle, from April 23, 1990, to April 22, 1993, the ever-narrowing spiral of the Four Riders will coincide with the three hierarchies of the physical quadrant–Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius on the 9, 10 and 11 o’clock lines.
This means that the physical momentums of the physical quadrant and its hierarchies will be greatly intensifying the nature of the physical karma. When the Dark Cycle hits Capricorn on April 23, 1993, we will have another year of the same. Capricorn is a powerful earth sign and it will do its work to ground the descending physical karma. Having made one complete round on the Cosmic Clock from Libra to Virgo by April 22, 2002, the Four Horsemen will have delivered earth’s physical karma of this 2,000-year ride of the Four Horsemen under every sign of the zodiac. By this time we should be seeing the Light of the Cosmic Christ at the end of the tunnel.
The Karma of the Fallen Angels
There are some differences I would note between my vision of the Four Horsemen and John’s vision. In John’s vision, the order of the horses was the white, the red, the black and the pale. In my September 1986 vision, the order was the black, the white, the red and the pale. As the horses gallop around the “racetrack,” they periodically pass each other up so that they can deliver a designated bundle of karma, then fall back into their original order. For they are on a cosmic timetable beyond our ken.
In my September 1986 vision the black had passed up the white and the red. During the twentieth century, the white horse has for the most part been in the lead, acting primarily as the instrument of the United States–bringing false hope, false freedom, the love of money and material possessions, and junk food for soul and body; these bring about the deceptive death of the soul imperceptibly.
If the red horse were to come before the black, as John saw it, we would see the judgment of the nations before the judgment of the manipulators of their economies. Today the weapons of mass destruction are such that after a war there would be no economies–at least, not as we know them. So in our time, karma in the economy is delivered either before or simultaneously with the karma of war. Today the karma for the abuse of power in the governments and the economies of the nations, delivered by the red horse and the black horse, has surely fallen due.
The karma for the misuse of abundance and the abuse of power in the economy comes through the introduction of World Communism and World Socialism earlier in this century and through the destruction of the free enterprise system by the monopoly capitalists and the international bankers–the real organized crime.
One big businessman, Frederick Howe, wrote, “These are the rules of big business....Get a monopoly; let Society work for you.” <18>
The fallen ones are karma dodgers. They avoid their karma by getting the people to carry it (and them) on their backs and they get the people all tangled up in their schemes. And today the people are about to be caught in the returning karma of the fallen angels in our midst who have sown their nefarious deeds on this planet for tens of thousands of years.
The power elite, a.k.a. “the Establishment,” are of a different breed than the rest of us. Of old known as “the Watchers,” they are not the sons and daughters of God, nor do they have any part with the children of the Light. They are not joint-heirs of the kingdom with Jesus Christ. Nor do they bend the knee before Almighty God and his Krishna.
The fallen angels were cast out of heaven into the earth because they betrayed God’s people and challenged not only the Son of God, the Universal Christ, whose Light sparked the threefold flame of eternal Life in each and every one of us, but also the Woman clothed with the Sun, who bore him and delivered him as the Manchild to the hearts of the issue of God in all planes and worlds whatsoever.
The Watchers and their laggard lackeys have run Wall Street and the big banks and the U.S. economy and the international economy into the ground, and the people with them. But that doesn’t bother them a bit. They are cold, calculating, cunning and without mercy. They see the “common people” not as children of the Divine Mother, not as unique lifestreams with God-given rights, but as chattel (i.e., cattle) that they own and control and live off of.
These fallen ones are devils. They are called devils because devil means one who “deifies Evil” rather than Good, one who takes God’s Light and qualifies it with the Darkness of Antichrist instead of with the Light of the Christ. And their karma has finally come due.
As it is written, “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men....” <19> Yes, the hour of their judgment is nigh, as it is prophesied in the Book of Revelation. They are coming to the hour when they must face the Final Judgment before God, before the Four and Twenty Elders, as it is written in the writings of Enoch. <20>
In my book The Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch, I published all of the extant writings of Enoch with an introduction explaining the modus operandi of these fallen angels. <21> It gives you an understanding of the struggle between Light and Darkness and an explanation of how there can be Absolute Evil: It is the absolute dedication of fallen angels against God and his people and his Christ embodied in them.
The Watchers have created this international debt bomb. These archdeceivers of mankind have done it, and they have thereby brought us to the brink of nuclear war. Their karma will fall due and it will come upon them in their citadels of money and power that they have stolen from the people–on Wall Street, in the markets, in the banking houses. That karma will come upon them as surely as the Night turns into Day and the Day turns into Night.
Therefore we must hearken unto the ancient cry of Joshua, “Come apart and be a separate people.” <22> Because when their world economic order comes tumbling down, if you are tied to it–because in your greed you have been lured by their illusions, lured by your ungodly desires instead of being satisfied with the soul’s true inner desiring for her God–then you will lose not only your fortunes but your life with them.
From the beginning the fallen angels have manipulated the children of God into taking the rap for their karma. And this is why when Jesus was crucified he said of the people who shouted, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” <23> They were tricked into taking upon themselves the karma for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ when it was actually the Watchers of Rome and Jerusalem who plotted the death not only of the Christ in Jesus, but also of the Christ in all sons and daughters of God who would follow in his footsteps.
The fallen angels have infiltrated all peoples, all races, all governments, all institutions. They are not unique to any race. And the way they divide and conquer is that they incarnate in this or that race or group or religion. Then the people associate either their “evil” behavior or their “good” behavior with the group or cause and become pro this and anti that. And the people become tools of the fallen angels’ hatred of the Christ within the people! This is why the people need true shepherds, true Christs and true prophets to lead them.
And so the fallen angels have been using these ploys against the people from time immemorial, taking advantage of the people’s ignorance and their faithlessness to Divine Love and to Unity, when they should be loving one another as brethren.
All of us together, no matter who we are or where we came from, are brothers and sisters in Christ, one with the Ascended Masters, our elder brothers and sisters in heaven. But divide and conquer is the tactic of the fallen angels, and they have carried it to such great lengths that they actually get us to line up on the battlefield to destroy one another in their wars for territory, for commodities, for the wine and the oil, and for money and power.
The fallen angels are behind the karma of both the black horse and the red horse. They know the cycles of karma and they use them in their war against the Lightbearers. In fact, they have set up the collapse of the economies through their abuse of the money supply. They have loaned our savings deposited in New York banks to Third World nations who, they should have had a pretty good idea, would not be able to properly manage that money or ever pay it back.
Of course, because oil prices had been artificially high, they thought they would remain high and that oil-producing nations such as Mexico and Venezuela would be able to repay the loans because of their income from oil. Then oil dropped, again as part of descending karma, and it became apparent that the nations, both those who produced oil and those who imported it, would never be able to pay back their debt.
I would like to remind you of what the God and Goddess Meru told us on February 27, 1983:
Realize, then, that when power was at their hand OPEC would use the price of oil to nearly destroy the free economies of the earth. <24> And now you must realize that with the sudden drop in the price of oil internationally, the balance of payments, the loans to Third World nations become even more burdensome, as they are not able to pay back their debts to the international banks.
The sign of the descent of the price of oil must be noted by the soul, your own soul. For you must realize that you have known for millennia that the manipulation of the oil and the wheat, <25> commodities that are fundamental to life, would signal the beginning of the end of a world economy or even the beginning of world cataclysm. <26>
It is an hour, then, when little by little the pieces in this puzzle are coming together. We saw the atrocities in Vietnam. We saw a no-win war where our soldiers went to battle and were killed or maimed for life and then rejected by their countrymen. We see the outrage in nations around the world where freedom fighters will fight for freedom without the necessary backing from the United States to win a decisive victory. And then we have the media cooperating with World Communism in its effort to put on a human face.
In summing up this chapter on my visions of the Four Horsemen, what I see of their current ride is that they are running on a large racetrack. This track is so large that when they’re on the other side of it, they go over the horizon. Right now the white horse is in the lead, as he has generally been since April 23, 1969, as I said, although the black horse temporarily passed him in September 1986, when I was seeing the warnings of the October crash. The black horse remained in the lead until October 19, 1987, when the black and the white horses galloped by me.
Today I see the black horse and the red horse neck and neck. They are riding close together, the cycles have accelerated and we’re down to the wire in the timetables. At this writing it appears that the judgment will descend simultaneously upon the economy and the nation.
On August 8, 1988, El Morya said: “Understand, then, beloved, that as you know the signs written by Nostradamus, foretold by Mary, by Jesus, by the signs in the heavens, a break in the economy itself is the precursor to war and the sign and signal of it. I pray you understand why preparedness, setting one’s financial house in order, is so essential and [why] the immediacy, then, of preparing those shelters is also upon you.” <27>
I would like to remind you that there is a divine solution to the handwriting on the wall that we read. And unless some of us are willing to enter into the seriousness of what we are facing as a planet, to look at it squarely and not be afraid to accept it as our challenge, it will come to pass.
But if we are willing to adjust our lives to deal with the exigencies of the hour and make the time to invoke the Light of God and secure our own place prepared, we will see that we can make the difference as those who are determined to hold our finger in the dike, if not on a planetary scale, then at least in our personal lives.
And the Lord, the Mighty I AM Presence, will help those who help themselves.
“Prophecy for the 1990s III” is based on a lecture given by Elizabeth Clare Prophet May 21, 1989, Sheraton Centre Hotel, New York, updated for publication in the 1990 Pearls of Wisdom. Throughout these notes PoW is the abbreviation for Pearls of Wisdom.
1. John 1:9.
3. For teachings on the Cosmic Clock, see Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Cosmic Clock: Psychology for the Aquarian Man and Woman,” in The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History and Religion of America, pp. 173-206; The ABC’s of Your Psychology on the Cosmic Clock, 8-audiocassette album, 12 lectures, 12 hr., A85056; “Seminar on the Cosmic Clock: Charting the Cycles of Your Karma, Psychology and Spiritual Powers on the Cosmic Clock,” 4 audiocassettes, 5 hr. 50 min., A88087. Accompanying packet of study tools: Diagrams of the Cosmic Clock; work sheet with Cosmic Clock for individual charting of cycles; Traditional Astrological Information; sample Natal, Heliocentric, Progressed and Solar Return Charts; Summit University Astrology Insert and Aspect Calls; and Lord Maitreya’s March 24, 1985 dictation, “Astrology for Twin Flames,” #2368.
4. Rev. 1:1.
5. Rev. 12:17.
7. Rev. 7:9.
8. “The AIDS Conspiracy: Establishment Cover-up, Pharmaceutical Scam or Biological Warfare?” on 3 videocassettes, 4-1/2 hr., GP88078; 4 audiocassettes, 4-3/4 hr. See also 1988 PoW, Book II, Appendix A. The Tuskegee syphilis study is a classic example of the unethical experimentation on the American people. From 1932 to 1972 the United States Public Health Service conducted an investigation of the natural history of syphilis. The development of the stages of the disease was studied in a group of black men from Tuskegee, Alabama. These men were intentionally not given any form of treatment, including penicillin, which was recognized in 1943 as an effective medication for syphilis, nor were they informed that they were not receiving any treatment. These men remained infectious and they transmitted the disease to their wives and children. Some professionals in the medical field justify this study on the grounds of the historical context in which it took place. According to Drs. William Boyd and Huntington Sheldon, “Experimentation with human life is a complex ethical issue, but we should be careful not to use modern ethical standards to judge events that occurred in a different intellectual climate” (Introduction to the Study of Disease [Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1980], p. 186).
9. In order to comprehend the gravity of the threat of aliens in our midst, it is essential to secure and listen to the tapes of the Summit University Forum expose by Elizabeth Clare Prophet and her guests on the government cover-up of aliens, “The UFO Connection: Alien Spacecraft and Government Secrecy,” July 1, 1988. Three videocassettes, 4 hr. 50 min., P88048. Five 1-hr. cable TV shows for home use: “Anatomy of a Cover-up,” HL88038; “Abducted by Aliens: The Common Threads of Experience,” HL88039; “Crashed Saucer and Government Cover-up at Roswell/The Secrets of Operation Majestic 12,” HL88040; “UFOs and the Mystery of Animal Mutilations/A Presidential Briefing Paper on UFOs,” HL88041; “The Skeleton-Key Effect: Unlocking the Secrets of Alien Abductions,” HL88042; Four audiocassettes, 4 hr. 49 min., A88118. See Budd Hopkins, Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods (New York: Random House, 1987).
12. Gautama Buddha, January 19, 1969, 1969 PoW, Book I, p. 10.
14. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, 1984 PoW, Book II, Introduction II, pp. 52-56.
15. Matt. 23:37-39.
16. John 12:44-46; 8:26, 28.
17. Rom. 8:16, 17.
18. Frederick C. Howe, Confessions of a Monopolist, quoted in Antony Sutton, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House Publishers, 1974), p. 16.
19. Rev. 19:17, 18.
20. I Enoch 92:13-17.
21. For Enoch’s revelations and warnings about the fallen angels called Watchers, with exegesis and expose by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, see Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch: The Untold Story of Men and Angels, containing all the Enoch texts, including the Book of Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch.
22. Josh. 24:14-27.
23. Mark 15:13, 14; Luke 23:21, 34; John 19:15.
24. Between 1971 and 1981 oil prices drastically increased over 1,800 percent in a market largely controlled by the powerful Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel. “Over the past decade,” reported Newsweek on March 7, 1983, “OPEC engineered the largest transfer of wealth in history. It threw the economies of the industrialized countries into chaos, and brought some Third World nations to the brink of ruin. It contributed to the unmaking of two U.S. presidents, and left deep scars on an American psyche that took pride in self-reliance.” OPEC was formed in 1960 by five nations–accounting for almost two-thirds of the world’s proven oil reserves and 85% of its petroleum trade–whose stated goal was to stabilize prices through controlling oil production. Today OPEC consists of 13 nations (Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Algeria, Indonesia, Libya, Ecuador, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates and Gabon).
The first major price increase came in 1971 when 23 oil companies signed an agreement with OPEC raising the price from $1.80 to $2.18 a barrel. Shortly after the start of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, OPEC raised oil prices to $5.12 and Arab producers imposed an embargo against the U.S. for supporting Israel. In January 1974, OPEC capitalized on the crisis and more than doubled prices to $11.65 a barrel. A gas shortage ensued–although some observers, such as Christopher Rand, have claimed that there never was a shortage and that the oil industry, despite public displays to the contrary, actually welcomed the embargo and profited from it (see Rand, Making Democracy Safe for Oil [Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1975]).
Following the 1979 Iranian revolution and resulting gas shortages, OPEC raised prices to an average of $14.59 a barrel. By May 1981 the average price was up to nearly $35. Steadily increasing oil prices had a number of negative economic consequences, including higher consumer prices and unemployment, and were a factor in the economic recession of the early ‘80s. Cartel prices are notoriously unstable, and by 1981 several factors–principally conservation, energy efficiency, use of alternative energy sources, and a global recession–combined to decrease demand, creating a surplus and gradually lowering prices. In 1983, Nigeria, burdened by heavy debt and other domestic problems, became the first nation to break ranks with OPEC and dropped its price $5.50 to $30 a barrel. OPEC then agreed to set prices at $29 per barrel, its first official price cut. Between December 1985 and February 1986, oil prices plummeted 51 percent from $27.06 to $13.26 a barrel. Oil producers competed for shares of a declining oil market and by 1986 all efforts to control the falling oil price deteriorated into an all-out price war.
25. Rev. 6:6.
26. God and Goddess Meru, February 27, 1983 (unpublished).
27. El Morya, August 8, 1988, 1988 PoW, Book II, p. 601.
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