What Do Brazilian Prophecies Say About The Future Of The World?


Future Of The World
In the first centuries of Brazilian colonization, the Portuguese brought many Africans as slave laborers to work on their farms and in their cities. While the immigrants from Europe were mostly Catholic, the Africans had other religions with very different creeds. These included the belief in a spirit world, invisible to the physical senses but able to be perceived by certain gifted people. During the following years, these two different genetic lines mixed, as did their cultures. Thus, many Christian Brazilians were open to the ideas of reincarnation and communication with other planes of existence.

In the 19th century, a French researcher of 'spiritualism' (communication with the spirits of the dead, to use vulgar terms), used the nickname of Allan Kardec to avoid popular ridicule, and began to expound an occidental version of the oriental beliefs in multiple levels of reality and multiple lifetimes. His sources were mostly beings from other planes of existence, who used the bodies of willing 'mediums', through which they could communicate. Kardec compiled books to explain his understanding of the invisible world and its relation to our visible dimension. While this mixture of religion, science and philosophy did not receive world-wide acceptance, it found a warm reception in Brazil, where it has thrived.

Since that time, several famous Brazilian teachers of the spiritualist faith have published books which communicate prophecies of the Earth's future. Divaldo Perreira Franco has written in his book 'Planetary Transition' about our present moment, when the dominant characteristics of modern human culture ' materialism, self-centeredness, and greed ' will be gradually altered, to provide an environment where love and respect for all will become prevalent. According to some, this process of transformation may include violent physical upheavals and even geographical alterations to the Earth's surface, but the focus should be on the long term spiritual benefits for mankind, not on the relatively short term alterations. This view does not believe in the destruction of the world, but in the transformation of the world view.

The most famous of the Brazilian 'prophets' was Francisco C'ndido Xavier (1910-2002), popularly known as Chico Xavier. He worked as a willing channel through whom various spiritual beings sent information to the incarnate population of Brazil and the world. Among the messages he received are references to a time when Brazil will be 'The Heart of the World, the Homeland of the Gospel', to translate the title of one of his books on the subject. He was told that the nations which are the modern leaders of world culture and economy would lose their high positions, because they had not used their potential for the correct purposes. Chico indicates that Brazil, while less dominant in material matters, has developed an emotional side which will contribute in the future to human solidarity and brotherhood, helping to unite the peoples of the Earth into one.

Another exponent of the theory that Brazil may one day develop into a stronger influence in world affairs is Jos' Trigueirinho Neto. Apparently receiving information from beings from other worlds, including civilizations inside the Earth's crust, Trigueirinho mentions in his book 'MizTli Tlan' that there is always a hidden spiritual center that guides the development of humanity on Earth. This center directs certain activities around the world for a time, and then is replaced by a different center in another part of the planet. According to some theories, the spiritual center which has been actively guiding human progress for many centuries has been Shamballa, a legendary subterranean city in the East, some say beneath the Gobi desert. According to Trigueirinho, the time is near when the influence of Shamballa will fade, to be replaced by a location beneath the Amazon jungles of South America. Will these prophecies of a time of worldwide love and a new role of responsibility for the Brazilian people come true? Will the actual world order change so much that developing nations of the present will take a guiding role in the future? Only time will tell.

Author: David Michael (Teres'polis, Brazil)

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Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )

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