Earth's mistress moon and glorious master sun, from whither is it that they both have come? Hovering around in the sky during night and day, how is it that they both have been placed that way? Playing it seems opposite roles to our mind's eye, yet shedding light and warmth down from up high. One is the mere reflection and also shade of the other, relaying light in degrees for the days of month to cover. Then disappearing briefly at the end of this cycle only to appear again looking no more than a trifle.
The moon revolves around the earth which itself revolves around the sun, But what does the sun revolve around?
All the heavenly bodies indicate movement and rotation, this is common knowledge and is based on observation. There is a cycle that resembles the four seasons of the year made up of four different ages lasting thousands of years. Each has an effect on the state and evolution of man's mind, moving from light to darkness and then back again over time. Modern science will eventually prove all this one day, as it gradually moves from darkness to light on its way. If man's mind is stooped in ignorance and cannot discern the light, modern science itself is at a standstill; progress is groping for sight.
The four ages are those of Light, Thought, Energy and Matter. Each one preceeds the other and are all contained in one cycle, which lasts for about twenty-four thousand of our earth years.
As the sun also revolves around on its orbit in space it comes closer at times to its orbital centre in place. This movement resembles a giant ascending and descending arc in which all the four ages mentioned alternate from light to dark. Each arc has a lifespan of approximately twelve thousand years and each arc incorporates the four ages comprising this sphere. At opposite ends of the sphere the first and last ages are twice their length moving each from minimum to maximum effect and back again in strength. Those ages in between have each their duration which should be noted too playing their roles in this cyclic transition affecting everyone including you.
As each cycle is completed, passing through these four ages, man's consciousness and history undergo dramatic changes; one has only to reflect on the rise and fall of past civilisations.
We have just come through a short transitional phase from a long dark age of matter and are now on the ascending arc early in the electrical age also called that of energy. ___________
The subject matter of this poem is my interpretation of an introduction to a book called "The Holy Science" by Sri Swami Yukteswar and is also dealt with in another book called "Autobiography Of A Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda.