Hey youth, get
world to look and feel young! Get it to grow spiritual! Get it to give
You don't give
youth in years, but you give it in capability of loving,
forgiving, making peace, being spiritually free
and intelligent, the
opposite of which, sociomaterialistic dependency, brings about the
Every day, the world grows more bourgeois, grows older, decreases in
spirituality, if there's any notable spirituality left.
Every day, The Revelation of Arès proves
more emblematic of relief from the
bourgeois spirit is not the resul of a social plot; it is not
a materialistic philosophy or a vice, either. It is a web of specific
fear of shortage, fear of misjudement, fear of rejection from the
social mold, etc. Besides, taking the most of these fears of yours,
mass-media and religion can dominate you. Most of
whether wealthy or destitute, have got the bourgeois spirit.
Which explains why the liberating Call, "Change!" came over from the
ends of the eternally young Creation, where there is no time or fear.
is at least a rung of the insurgence (Le Pèlerin d'Arès 1989, p.236)
ladder that any real believer had to reach, and that is his or her
self-fulfilled relief from the bourgeois spirit. A kind of
metamorphosis turned inside out, the return to the faith of the
spiritual conqueror, who takes on his or her past youth again as well
as gets inspired by the youths around.
has been born a bourgeois, ever. Poet Shelley mentioned the mother that
seized her newborn, held it aloft and cried out, "Babe, speak! reveal
your immortal truth!" Doesn't the Creator remind man that he
should forever believe in his native truth? He does. — Make
yourself as young as this little child... (Matthew 18/4-5, 19/14), Do
not store up securities on earth... but store up for yourselves
security in Heaven... Don't worry about your life... Look at the birds
in the sky... (Matthew 6/19-26) —.
We are born true and would forever keep true, if
not only sin or evil,
but also their environment among which the bouregois spirit belongs
were not continually smothering our wits or intelligence
(Rev. of Arès 32/5). So everyone of us, getting soon
old, turning soon into aweak
candle, has to create for himself or herself a soul
Arès 17/4) to survive.
rid of the bourgeois spirit is not synonymous with giving up worldly
and properties. This kind of abnegation is meaningless — The
clergy that take vows of celibacy and poverty have not changed
the world for
the better (Rev. of Arès 38/7-8).
Getting rid of the bourgeois spirit means getting rid of one's fear of
shortage and of misjudment, rekindling within oneself the permanent festive
spirit of youth (Rev. of Arès 30/11), being bold
enough to fly off, hover over the citadel
of the world (Rev of Arès 13/7-8),
so as to get people to look up to the prophetic hawks (Rev.
of Arès xLv/14-26).
Why can't a man with a bourgeois spirit be
believed by other men with a bourgeois spirit but with big
By calling on men to penitence he only incite
them to be good, to
to be peacemakers, and
be spiritually free
and intelligent. These
values sound attractive, as they sound just
ethical and non-materialistic, not leading to any social compromise,
and filled with beauty (Rév
But there is a very faint tremor in the voice, and that's what the
public perceive! The public don't detect one who has got rid of the
bourgeois spirit in one's words or leaflets. They detect it in that
whole made up of one's flesh, mind and soul
in short in the living good man, that is an uttermost living good man
Let's regain youth!
Youth! Take the controls! Take them, because you will never be able to
throw them out below the horizon
together with the Beast (Rev. of
Arès 22/14), if you can't take them first. A revolution? No.
An insugence? Yes (Le Pèlerin d'Arès 1989, p.236).
The bourgeois spirit used to cocoon itself in the threads of religion
and politics, religion's sister,. Today it cocoons itself
in the threads of industrie and banking. That cocoon is
already wrapping the Asians, who think that it will forever keep them
warm and safe. The fears that spin the bourgeois spirit thread are
spreading out. Notably, the fear of losing the energy and the
myriad little treats, the low prices of which have so far depended on
the destitution of producers who, through imitation effect, are now
gaining the bourgeois spirit. But, what's more, the fear that "Order"
may disappear together with the
good cash return from savings, the health and
pensions organizations, which are regarded as "benefits" due to the
social struggle or civilization — the Egyptians, Greeks and
of old has their own, which vanished ages ago —, but which are no more
than godsends threatened with extinction by the instability of
materialism, rough, unstable and volcanic by nature, never controlled
by any earthly power, which History points up.
the religious and political rivalries here are the rivalries that the
industrial and banking world organizes nowadays, but what's at stake is
still as uncertain. There never come out the right car, the right
airplane, the right machine, the right policy, the right law, the right
exchange rate, the right stock exchange quotation, so something new is
forever required, which is always expected to be better, but which is
still more costly and does not come up to anybody's expectations.
When the race for impossible perfection.
the impossible never turns into reality, it is the impossible that
rules the world. There is no future, therefore, the horses of
"progress" are galloping toward nothing, nothing, nothing. Only
spiritual life can refine, strengthen, stabilize life, but we can't see
but a few ripples, very scant or even unnoticed, of spiritual
life, like those brought about by The Revelation of Arès.
in the midst of this world driven by the bourgeois spirit we can see
some religious people praying and preaching, some humanists
philosophizing, some environmentalists picketting, but they have met
with defeat already, because it takes more than ideals to win, it takes
some material strength to win against bourgeois materialism,
realism of which has overwhelmed everything — Do not the workers, the
grassroots and furthermore the povertystricken third world dream of
getting bourgeois privileges, real concrete ones? They do.
In practical terms, the sole way of conquering the bourgeois spirit,
says The Revelation of Arès consists
in getting every one of men to change his life objectively,
really, in the facts of his life, so that he may discover in love, forgiveness, peace and spiritual freedom
and intelligence higher causes of
joy, festive spirit (Rev of Arès
30/11), happiness (37/9, xxvi/12) and even
materialistic interest (26/8-9). Actual personal
change of the penitents (=simply those
who change for the better) will induce the
change of the world (Rev of Arès 30/11,
28/7), which technologies, rhetorics, laws, treaties,
agreements, have never managed to bring off.
The Creator's eternal Word alone, counterculture par excellence, picked
up again by The Revelation of Arès, can, if
achieved (35/6, 36/8), conquer the
spirit — our bourgeois spirit —, that may be the most pernicious form
disguised as Good and Reason before it reemerges in a different form, the
sin of sins (Rev. of Arès 38/2). Like
a wedge into a rotting tree stump we have to penetrate the recent
though already too old industrial culture, which, even if repeatedly
disenchanted as former civilizations had been, will stay long deeply
caught in the ground, because nothing convincing has ever come to dig
Even if the
next president of the USA is Barrack Obama, everybody on earth
knows that he, his personal qualities notwithstanding, will be just one
more politican and bourgeois, that is, one hope less for the world.
Provisionally this is good, but idealistically this is just hovering
and getting nowhere. We cannot expect any global justice, equality,
wealth and health on earth, as long as a minority will be thriving on a
majority sacrificed. No workable global ideal can be drawn on politics,
which always results from partisanship. A global ideal can only be
accomplished by the man of good, whether a believer or a
non-believer, all races taken together, all frontiers
prejudices forgotten. These are the yardsticks for measuring the depth
of the utopia that The Revelation of Arès
expresses, which can only be originated from a Father
whose limitless Universe (Rev. of Arès 12/4)
is an utopia, which science still considered as impossible until
lately, something with no size or end and yet definitely real.
Telescopes prove that reality. Our souls
are the infallible
telescopes to see the infinite life
(Rev. of Arès 17/3, 32/3).
In youth blossoms out the strongest hope! That
the hope that each man as well as the world of men are
able to change —, the Father
in person kindled it within me
like a Fire in 1974 and 1977. It is the Fire
that pilgrims come and take (Rev. of Arès xLi/7) every
summer in Arès, and that all of good men on earth, every day, kindle in
their hearts by pursuing Good.
The man that is addressing you is an old timer, to whom the Creator,
out of kindness, has day by day given youth. One is not young by
sacrificing what one has. One is young when one does not live in
fear — typical bourgeois fear — of giving up what one
which mostly is no more than one's reputation, rather than giving up
what makes up mankind's glory
(Rev. of Arès 34/2).
Youth! Call on the world to enter
It is, indeed. And it is even awfully hard! But the world was not
created for bourgeois people who have long failed to expect anything
from an ideal, if only they have expected anything from themselves,
ever. Within each bourgeois a counterbourgeois is sleeping. Wake him or
Youth! Take to the streets and stand on the public squares
to call on the world! Show your faces! Sing, declaim poems, write! In
every way call on people to regain youth, become young together with
you, make love, forgiveness, peace,
spiritual freedom and intelligence
reappear and develop!