(ii) Conclusion

The Broken Sword Glyph tells of a deep and invisible wound running through the world like a rift, existing within individuals, within nations and on a global scale. It also tells of how the wound can be healed.

The mere existence of the Glyph suggests a level of reality beyond that currently entertained by mainstream opinion. Its appearance is part of widespread reappraisal of the nature of the world and our place in it.

The great paradigm shift of these times involves stepping beyond the outdated mechanistic model of reality – the Newtonian worldview in which everything can be broken down into simple laws of cause-and-effect – and into a deeper and richer understanding of the universe.

In the new worldview, all things are interconnected, all beings carry a divine spark within and every member of humanity is playing a vital role in the unfolding story of creation. We are not passive observers but active participants, not the products of our environment but the architects. We shape the world around us, whether aware of it or not, each and every moment of each and every day, through our thoughts and beliefs.

Isn’t it time we believed something wonderful?

The shift that is already transforming the planet involves reawakening to our part in creation. Much more than an intellectual shift, it is a deeply experiential process affecting every person on the planet.

While surface appearances may sometimes suggest otherwise, beneath the outer crust a great undercurrent is rising. We are among the roots of the World Tree, where new growth is finding its way to the surface, new paradigms pushing through the dirt and destruction. The world is becoming fluid; the old rules no longer apply. Something powerful is on the move.

We stand at a time when divisions are dissolving, boundaries are being broken down and humanity is beginning to integrate all aspects of life in order to reach its highest potential. The Broken Sword Glyph is a herald of these times.

It is an emblem of emergence, a pattern taking shape out of the chaos and complexity, a crossing point between imagination and reality. No accident that it incorporates the Caduceus, symbol of gods that walk between worlds; the message of Broken Sword Glyph is one of unity and integration, of bridges built between worlds.

It speaks of vitality, health and self-empowerment, as individuals awaken to the enormous potential they carry within.

The revolution is already happening. It is simply a question of taking part.

Returning to the coincidence outlined in the previous section – the parallels between the two pieces of writing – while there are compelling similarities between The Dawn of a New Age and the Broken Sword Glyph, the real interest lies in the differences.

The focus of The Dawn of a New Age is on an unavoidable disunion. By contrast, the focus of the Broken Sword Glyph is on a necessary re-union: the need to bring a deeper wisdom back into the world in order to restore balance.

In The Dawn of a New Age it is suggested that “the twelfth century demanded an intellectual development in which this spiritual union was not possible.” It was not possible because the evolution of humankind in the West was passing through a materialistic, empire-building phase.

Having now passed through this phase, many of us are searching for the hidden wisdom of the Old Mysteries and the powerful truths they convey. Not to return to how things were but to bring old and new into healthy union.