Golden age of Greece

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Athens during its golden age

The golden age of Pericles in Athens was one of the richest eras in the history of the entire world. The construction of the Parthenon, the finest talents of art, of government and drama came forth in that period. It was a flowering of genius.

Serapis Bey was embodied as the sculptor Phidias. He was regarded as the greatest of all the Greek sculptors. His most famous work was the forty-foot high statue of Pallas Athena in gold and ivory that stood inside the Parthenon in Athens. He was also the architect of the Parthenon itself and supervised its exquisitely masterful construction. He lived as the ultimate personification of the golden age, a Grecian master artist who had an enduring influence on all subsequent Western art.

There was something very special about Greece—it was a mandala, a pattern of a golden-age society, which the masters of the Great White Brotherhood attempted to outpicture at that time. They sought to restore from ancient Lemuria and Atlantis some of the great works of art and science and the understanding of God-government.

Moderation in all things, the Greek ideal, reminds us of the Middle Way of Buddha and the Eightfold Path. The cardinal sin was pride, where an individual would assume a role that was reserved for the gods.

El Morya was instrumental in bringing forth Greek culture in that age, which came to an end in the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta and the warring of the Greek city-states, vying for power, their great jealousy and envy of Athens. During the war, the karma of division descended: a plague carried away a third of the population of Athens. The rest lost the will to fight.

The purpose of the Greek city-states was to bring forth the perfect government, perfect science and art, perfect literature; and their initiation was to unite the city-states in the fiery core of the energies of Alpha and Omega, the perfect balance of Father-Mother, of the T’ai Chi. When it came time to unite, instead of going within, they rebelled, and the separation of the Greek city-states marked an initiation failed.

Sources

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, October 10, 1975.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, August 10, 1979.