Revised May 19, 2010
The New Epoch is Coming
In between Imperator speaking in the 1870s and Silver Birch speaking in the late 1930s and 40s came the mystic master Peter Deunov, a member of the White Brotherhood incarnated to tell us about the “New Epoch” approaching.
After his 1897 illumination, Deunov adopted the name “Beinsa Douno,” or the “the Bringer of Good through the Word.”
Deunov was born in 1864 and died in 1944. He lived most of his life in his native Bulgaria but was educated in theological colleges and medical school in the United States.
On March 7, 1897, his biographer says, the Spirit of God descended on him. (1) He was thirty-three at the time. As a result, he realized his mission and status as a master of the Great White Brotherhood.
On March 9, 1914, Douno proclaimed the advent of the “New Era of Aquarius.” From then until his death, he lectured about cosmology, the White Brotherhood, and the coming new world.
In 1917, the man later to be known as Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov met Beinsa Douno and became his fast discliple.
In many ways his style is reminiscent of an Old-Testament prophet (Jeremiah comes to mind) and people may have difficulty reading it. But the fact remains that Douno is a second case (third with Silver Birch) of a spiritual leader predicting the events which are occurring around us. His case cannot but be corroborative.
He predicted that “a new Epoch is … coming.” (2) He said “there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and a New Humanity.” (3) In that new age, everyone “will have such freedom as when God first gave it to them.” (4)
“When we enter [the New Epoch], we will be as free as those who are our Advanced Brothers: the Angels, the Archangels, the Cherubim and the Seraphim. (5)
At this time, “the idea of brotherhood will come into realization.”(6) In those times, “the strong will be the servant of the weak.” (7)
He painted a glowing word picture of what life would be like in the New Epoch:
“The houses will not be constructed as they are now, but will be built several kilometers away from one another. The animals will be given rest from the people. To the artists, musicians and other people of the arts, the best conditions for work will exist. …
“The inner wealth, the knowledge which a person possesses, will be available to all. Now you are provided with air, light and water. One day the bread too will be given to you like the air, the water and the light. …
“People will have bread in abundance. Everyone will have a home, a garden and fruit trees. When you pass through a place that is new to you, you will be asked from all sides to come in for a visit.
“In the new Order, everything old will disappear and all things will be completely new. …
“Somebody may say, ‘When we are perfect, what will we do?’ We will then begin to live. (8)
One cannot help but compare what Douno says to what SaLuSa, Matthew Ward and Saul say. They also predict abundant and a life of ease, in which people may pursue what interests them instead of slaving for others. They also say the animals will be given rest from people.
According to Douno, all of Heaven and the cosmos is interested in what is happening today on Planet Earth. This interest is also a common theme in contemporary 2012 literature. Douno says:
“That which now is coming into the world is so magnificent that all the Angels [peek] down from Heaven in order that they may see what is coming and what is taking place on earth.
“All of Heaven – the Whole of Creation – is interested in this. The Great Day is coming into the world.” (9)
The Men of the New Humanity are Here
Douno talked about “members of the White Brotherhood” (10) agreeing to be born in his time and later to lead the way into the New Epoch. He called them the “men of the New Humanity.” The present-day masters of ascension also say that advanced people – wayshowers - have been born to lead us.
“The men of the New Humanity are already living,” Douno said. Certainly Douno must have been one of them. “They will increase in order to carry [all] over the world their new ideas.” (11)
His description of them sounds at least in part like descriptions of the Earth allies, with whom we are familiar. (12)
“They are now here, on earth; they are incarnated among the intelligent people.
“Some of them are writers; others, poets or men of science; and all of them push humanity forward on the path toward the new idea, toward the Divine.
“These are the enemies of darkness, of the fetters that enchain humanity. And the world-wise unrest, this great change that is coming, is due to them. They will turn this world upside down.” (13)
How would we recognize one of them if we saw him or her?
“Here are their [signs]: if the bearer of the New Teaching is a doctor when he comes to your home he will bring all the medicine you need and will take from you no money but will say: ‘I serve for nothing.’
“If he is a priest, when you ask him to baptize your child or read a burial service he will not accept any money but will only say: ‘I serve the New Teaching.’ If he is a trader, he will trade honestly; if he is a teacher, he will teach for nothing.” (14)
In another description, Douno compares the New Humanity to “people of the Sun,” or angels.
“What is the distinguishing feature of the new man? If you would like to know whether the man is a new or an old one, observe what kind of thoughts and feelings he is nourishing within himself. The old man is feeding himself with negative thoughts and feelings, and the new – with positive ones.
“When I speak about the new man, I have in mind the people of the Sun who live with Joy. They are exuberant, generous and overcome their difficulties easily.
“They are heroes, men with open hearts. They use everything wisely. They enjoy everything. In both suffering and pleasure, the new man is filled with an inner joy. He knows that both the bad and the good conditions are given in order for him to grow.” (15)
In addition to the New Humanity, the masters of all the great spiritual traditions will return to serve the New Epoch.
“All saints, adepts and Masters from time immemorial will come. Their mighty spirit will direct all awakened souls throughout the earth and all of these together will establish perfect order and harmony in the world.
“After they finish their task, they will withdraw and will leave humanity to live and work under the new conditions. Thus, the communication between the visible and the invisible worlds will be restored.” (16)
Douno names a third class of divine helpers. “The Invisible World is sending workers with their hammers to work on people’s homes.” (17) To me, this sounds like a reference to the galactic engineers bringing their replicator technology to us. They come from a higher dimension which is in fact an invisible world to us.
The Divine Wave of Fire
In one of his lectures, Douno uses the analogy of a fruit tree to distinguish among three groups of people alive today – the ripe, the unripe, and the bad.
“We wonder what will happen to those people who were not able to accept the Divine. The issue is clear. I come to a fruit tree and collect the ripe fruit, and for the others, I will wait. When they ripen, I will pick them as well, and the bad fruit I will use as fertilizer.” (18)
The ripe will ascend; the unripe must wait for another chance; and the spoilt will be destroyed. The unripe are those who reject Ascension, The spoilt are those who so reject the Light that their energy is returned to Creator for reuse. These types too have been discussed in current literature on Ascension. (19)
Douno describes the time of sorting as being the time during which a divine wave of fire sweeps the Earth. This may be a description of the Ascension or it may be a more general description of our coming into the photon belt.
If the former, then the sorting process may happen quickly; if the latter, it may happen slowly.
This divine wave comes from what he calls “Cosmic Space” and what we would call the Galactic Center. Some will be be able to endure it and others would not.
“A new Wave is coming from out of the Cosmic Space: the Wave of Divine Love.
“It is also called ‘the Wave of Fire’. This Wave has powerful vibrations which not every human being can endure. … Those who are ready to withstand the vibrations of this Wave and assimilate them will become luminous.” (20)
Descriptions of residents of the Fifth Dimension often stress their luminosity when seen by residents of the Third.
The divine fire will wake sleeping souls and burn away impurities.
“Yet for those who cannot bear [the vibrations], it will be a Fire which will either consume them or will cause them to pass through great suffering. This will prepare them to awaken and receive Love. …
“Everything old and impure will burn in it. After man passes through this Divine Fire, the Kingdom of God will come to Earth. I say: when the Fire of Love comes, some people will become luminous; but others will burn, will pass through repentance. (21)
“This Wave of Fire will soon pass over the world and purify it.” (22)
Perhaps we will have to wait until after First Contact to find out whether this purification process will take place gradually over the next three years or will be more sudden. The outcome however is not in doubt: the outcome will be Ascension.
“All human thoughts and desires will pass through this Fire and become purified in the most perfect way. The Great Life will enter you, and you will become transformed.
“As the smith places the iron in the fire in order to refine it, so too, the Intelligent World will pass us through the Fire so that we can be purified and tempered.” (23)
“The Wave of Fire will pass through the minds of all people. You all will pass through this Divine Fire; you will free your souls and be liberated from bondage.” (24)
It would be best for all of us to have settled our old issues before that time, he tells us. “Woe to those who have not yet managed to settle their accounts.” (25)
The Old Will Fall to Make Way for the New
Certainly for Douno, who watched the First and Second World Wars ravage Europe, the old was falling to make way for the new.
“Because the earth enters a new sphere, all the old forms will change. The new forms will destroy the old ones. … The old forms will fall away as do the leaves in autumn. In the place of the old people, new ones will come with new ideas.” (26)
He spoke of Earth changes, one passage appearing to predict global warming:
“The whole earth at present is undergoing a great change, a reconstruction. This will continue until its forces become balanced. The earth will undergo disturbances. There exist ways to predict in which region of the planet the greatest turbulence will occur. …
“The Great Wave which comes now breaks up the ice and turns it into water. This is the Great Intelligent Wave that already draws near to the world.
“After these events, human egotism will vanish and people will begin to live freely and as brothers. The time has come for all people to abandon the old way of life. (27)
Douno saw these changes as links to the cleansing of karma.
“All this is linked to the eradication of the karma of humankind which has accumulated for thousands of years. Until all old concepts, thoughts and feelings burn in the Fire of suffering, man cannot enter into the new Life which is due to come now.” (28)
“The present events indicate the paying off of an old debt: the eradication of karma. An acceleration in the eradication of the past error of humankind is taking place at present – everything that has accumulated is being eradicated.” (29)
“The karma of the European nations is already ripe and creates tribulations for the whole of humankind.” (30)
While he doesn’t name the Illuminati, or the Annunaki behind them, he does remind us that the dark has ruled the world for millennia. The world has incurred much karma from following their orders.
“Because for thousands of years man was under the influence of the negative forces, these forces now turn against him. Man has strayed from his right path, and all misfortunes are due to that. People have deviated from many things and for this reason, have remained behind in their development. (31)
“The present troubles come because man did not accept voluntarily and with an awakened consciousness to fulfill the Will of God. Even greater disturbances – external as well as internal -will come in order for man to awaken and fulfill the Will of God. to serve God. This will be forced upon humankind.” (32)
Many Sleepers Will Remain Behind
We recall that the unripe fruit would not be picked but would be allowed to ripen and be picked another day. These are the sleepers. Some sleepers may awaken in time to enter the New Epoch, but others will have to wait for the next divine wave.
Douno told his listeners that “the one who wishes to remain in the old conditions can do so.” (33)
“Those whose consciousness has awakened will perceive the Great Divine Cause and be transformed. The remainder – those whose consciousness has not awakened – will continue to sleep.” (34)
“Those who do not awaken during the contemporary epoch will be left for other times.” (35)
“Those who do not want to connect with God, will be tossed by waves out of the general movement of the Day of the Lord and will need to wait for another period of ascent: that is, they will need to wait for another wave.
“All those who are ascending toward God will enter Heaven, but those from the other period will remain descended outside of God. The door will be closed to them for a while.” (36)
Included among the sleepers is the one who minds his own business, attending only to the trivial.
“One day, when Christ comes to knock at their door, those who tend only to their own affairs, who do trivial things, will find themselves without oil in their lamps.
“Then will they come to their senses, but the divine ship will have left, without waiting for anyone. Therefore everyone must be ready to board the ship on time.” (37)
He cautioned his listeners that “if you wait until the future, the conditions will be more difficult then.” (38)
The Dark Will Be Destroyed
The third class of fruit is the spoilt, which is useful only as fertilizer. We may wonder at this description of people being destroyed, but I can refer you to at least one source on life on the spirit planes who refers to the matter. See Philip Gilbert’s description of the fate of the “Angel of Death,” the Nazi prison guard Irma Grese. (39)
Probably numbers of the so-called “New World Order,” responsible for a long list of atrocities which I have discussed elsewhere, (40) would fall into this category.
After the wave of divine fire has passed over the Earth, “evil will not attempt to come near it again.” (41)
Douno’s writings are steeped in the Biblical and nowhere does he wax more prophetic than in his warnings to evil-doers. “The sword of the Spirit is raised and woe unto those who are enemies of the Truth,” he warns. (42)
His description of their fate is grim:
“Great warmth and light are coming into the world. These are Divine powers, which will warm and enlighten human hearts and minds. When warmth and light of Love come into the world, they will melt and burn all evil, criminal people, so only good and righteous persons will remain to live and it will become clear that one cannot play with Love.” (43)
It is commonly said today, in the channeled messages than many of us are following, that the dark will not abide the Light and will leave. Here is Douno predicting that many years before galactic channels said it.
Love is the Sap of the New Tree
According to Douno:
“God’s Love is now coming: that Love which will unite all people into one.
“All are searching for the One Great Law which will unite all people, all beings. This Law is Love.” (44)
“Love will provide the sap for the new culture. It will provide the material which will be in accordance with the forms of the future order.” (45)
When Cosmic Love comes to us, “your spirit will transform your body. Then you will be worthy members of the New culture, of the New race.” (46)
If we wish to be able to fully take that love in, then, in the time left, we must erase our shortcomings.
Our Shortcomings Must Go
The time is past, Douno, says where one may “go against Divine Law. People must forsake their old ways, for the New Epoch, the new uplift is now commencing.” (47)
Those who think they have attained a good stage of development must go even higher.
“You think that if you make one step higher something like a cataclysm may occur. No, this state of mind is the most pleasant one can hope for. You will be like a woman in labour. She weeps and screams, but once she delivers her child, she forgets all the sufferings right away.
“You may have to weep, too, but once you have delivered you will reach a state so great you could have never imagined it. Such weeping will be unusual. Courage is needed for it. It is not an easy task and yet it is not difficult either. Only in this way [may we] become strong.” (48)
Without ridding ourselves of our shortcomings, we build a foundation, not on rock, but on sand. It will not suffice to allow us to enter the New Epoch.
“What will happen if a new order comes, but your old character – your shortcomings – remain? It is easy to destroy the old, but what can be achieved with your bad character?
“How would you benefit if you tear down your old home but cannot build a new one? Nature does not permit this: She destroys and builds simultaneously.
“The moment in which you err you enter the night. The tragedy lies in the fact that people desire to do all things in the night. …
“Your mind and heart must pass from one state into another.” (49)
Our efforts will not bear fruit until we make love the foundation of our consciousness.
“What kind of consciousness am I speaking of? Man must set Love as the foundation of his life and through Love, create the new Consciousness.
“The suffering of people today is greater than it was at the time of Christ. The resolution of the most difficult problems will come through Love.
“Love will come in a real, living form and will sweep away everything old.” (50)
The Purpose of Present-Day Suffering
Douno lived his life surrounded by the suffering of two world wars. But he maintained that suffering had a purpose: “Suffering will force man to take up the path of Love.” (51)
Our sufferings “show that we have lost the energy of our life. And we are going to suffer till the lost balance is restored.” (52)
Whether intentionally or not, Douno was describing himself when he talked about the man who suffers and remains joyous.
“Through his trials and suffering, man can determine the degree of his development.
“If his spirit is strong, he endures. If you suffer and bear your suffering with joy, you have Love. The more a man progresses, the greater are the suffering, trials and tribulations which he meets in life.
“Be thankful that you have difficulties so that you may come to know your character and the strength of your belief. Man must be ready to give up everything for Love, Wisdom and Truth.” (53)
According to Douno, “suffering is necessary for the development of man.”
“We have only now, in this age, started to suffer because we have become more sensitive. It is true that contemporary people suffer more, but suffering is noble and it will transform society.” (54)
He saw the sufferings of his time as “harbingers of a new Life for which refined matter needs to be prepared. As a result of the suffering, the matter of the brain will become more and more refined. To suffer means to send down roots deep into the ground and to work. Through suffering, conflicts and contradictions, you acquire experience with the great Laws which direct Life.” (55)
The contradictions which existed at present, bringing two world wars on the world, said, “will not be repeated in the future.” (56)
Always he drew people’s attention back towhat they could expect in the New Epoch.
“When the real Life comes there will be no more tears. After every sadness, something new, something great is born in the human soul. All great ideas are born after great sorrow. … As soon as [the New Epoch] is born, he will be filled with joy.” (57)
Not all of what Beinsa Douno says is easily translatable into the language now being used to talk about the “New Epoch.” Not all of what he says is understandable. Beinsa Douno was a mystic, a man far removed from the ordinary mind, communing with unknown realities, which, for many of us, may await Ascension to understand.
Nonetheless, it is affirming to hear another voice from the last century predicting events that we today see unfolding before our eyes.
(1) Biographical information has been taken from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Deunov), Esoteric Publishing (http://www.esotericpublishing.com/pr/deunov.html), and a Beinsa-Douno website some years back whose link no longer features the piece (http://www.beinsadouno.org/en).
(2) Beinsa Douno, “The Border between Two Epochs,” at http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message660525/pg1.
(3) “The New Humanity,” Lectures, 19 August 1920 at http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1104
(4) “The Future Order,” Wellspring of Good (WOG), http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(5) “The Future Order,” ibid.
(6) “The New Epoch,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(7) “The Future Order,” ibid.
(8) Beinsa Douno, “The New Order,” The Master Speaks (MAS), http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105
(9) “He is Coming,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(10) “The New Humanity,” Lectures, 19 August 1920 at http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1104.
(12) See, for instance, “The Earth Allies,” http://goldenageofgaia.com/on-nesara/chapter-4-earth-allies/
(13) “The New Humanity,” Lectures, ibid.
(15) “The New Man,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(16) “The Great Universal Brotherhood,” WOG, at http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105
(17) “Eradication of the Old,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(18) “The New Epoch,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(19) See, for example, “Matthew Ward: The Fate of Those Who Do Not Ascend,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012-essays-2/matthew-ward-the-fate-of-those-who-do-not-ascend/.
(20) “Eradication of the Old,” ibid.
(26) “The New Epoch,” ibid.
(27) “Eradication of the Old,” ibid.
(33) “The Future Order,” ibid.
(34) “He is Coming,” ibid.
(35) “The New Epoch,” ibid.
(36) “The Border between Two Epochs,” ibid.
(37) “Brother of the Smallest One,” Lecture, 1 January 1917 at http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1104.
(38) “The New Epoch,” ibid.
(40) “I Accuse,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/nwo-essays/i-accuse/ .
(41) “Eradication of the Old,” ibid.
(42) “Brother of the Smallest One,” ibid.
(43) “The Desired Peace,” Lecture, 28 August 1938.
(44) “The Great Connection,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(45) “The Future Order,” ibid.
(46) “Cosmic Love,” Lecture, 24 August 1919.
(47) “Brother of the Smallest One,” ibid.
(48) “The Three Lives,” Lecture, 24 February 1922.
(49) “Love will Give the New Culture the Structure,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(51) “The Future Order,” ibid.
(52) “Cosmic Love,” Lectures, 24 August 1919.
(53) “Suffering with Love,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(54) “The New Humanity,” Lectures, 19 August 1920 at http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1104.
(55) “The Roots,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(57) “The Divine Sculptor,” WOG, at http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.