The Eagle & Condor

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“The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient prophecy of the Amazon that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths — that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor. The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine.” ~Pachamama

Over the last few centuries, we’ve experienced an age of belief (faith). In Astrology, this is known as the Age of Pisces. Near the year 2012, the world started hearing about a Mayan doomsday prophecy. The misinformed believed that 2012 would bring the “end of days,” but nothing happened.

However, according to the Mayans, it was between 2012–2019 that we’d see the shift take place between the old age and new. Their calendar ending did not mean that the world would end, but that the world (as we know it) would.

As you can see, there were multiple cycles that all culminated into this 7-year period (roughly) we’re now currently going through. It is making way for the next age which, according to Astrology, is the new Age of Aquarius.

In this new age, Aquarius symbolises the intellect, an air sign, which emphasis knowing over belief. With organised religions, we’ve seen how the human mind has taken on such beliefs systems across the world, for better or worse. In this next age, which is considered an open slate, we have a choice on how we wish to proceed. Will we choose to embrace the new way of seeing the world, or will we cling stubbornly to the old.

Enter Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin & Aquarius

As far-fetched as this may sound, Bitcoin is a major signal of this new age. Bitcoin, according to Satoshi Nakamoto himself (the creator), is a “truth machine.” It is a system that is laying the foundations for knowing versus just believing (can read more about the Bitcoin and Aquarian Age connection here).

In my earlier years as an animator, I spent much time studying and understanding indigenous communities (as they shared a lot of similar history to my own Polynesian ancestors). It’s how I got the name “cultural animator.”

One thing that was common was that my ancestors (and other indigenous groups) understood the world through a unique combination of both intellect (observing nature) and feeling (being one with it). Their systems of knowing were intimately connected to land. Their dances, songs, and rituals, were all intertwined.

They didn’t just believe, they knew things.

Choosing How To Direct Our Intellect

Since we have evolved into a society that relies heavily on technology, this new Age of Aquarius may see our intellect used to see the world in new ways. The choice will be whether we use that to harmonise with the world around us, or destroy it. Many myths and legends of the past (including the legendary story of Atlantis) warn us of mistakenly making technology our “God.”

But this is why I bring it up.

The story of Bitcoin and its creator will most certainly make for a good movie one day. However, if you look into it now, it has eerie similarities to that of Jesus, Moses and even Akhenaten (an Egyptian ruler who attempted to make the idea of one God universal).

Persecution and ridicule typically comes to those who see a compelling future others cannot, touting an idea that is singular or monotheistic, especially if built upon truth and justice.

https://hollyrepenn.net/2012/12/winter-solstice-end-of-the-mayan-calendar-what-it-all-means/

The Power of One

The idea of “one Bitcoin, one blockchain” scares a lot of people. As it seems almost tyrannical. But, if you look deeper, it is a response to a world that borders on division and a lack of trust. We have so many options these days, few know who to trust, where to look, or what to prioritise.

The topic of “productivity” within business or life is really more about the lack of discipline around simply deciding on things. It is a symptom of a society that is getting lost in online noise (social media) and excess waste (consumerism). People are afraid to choose just one thing because there is so much choice available (i.e. the paradox of choice).

The Eagle & Condor is all about reconciling our hearts (feeling Condor) and minds (thinking Eagle). You see, it’s not just about telling stories. It’s about what they symbolise.

Passing Wisdom Through Storytelling

Storytelling has always been a way for the “ancients” to pass on wisdom, but we have to look deeper in order to decipher them. That is one thing I learned from both my ancestors and the indigenous — stories are multi-layered. You cannot simply read them once, nor on a surface level, and think you understand. As you evolve, so too does their meaning.

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And so shall it be in the next age — stories and “information” will start to take on new meaning. Facts and evidence may lose their validity if not taken into context with the whole, as we all know that people can use facts/evidence to support their own beliefs or arguments. Truth in this next age will be seen and conveyed much differently to the way it was presented in the past, but it will help provide a lot more accountability in our world.

Nour. Light.

Bridging Gaps Through Faiā

Our hearts and minds need to come together, and it is our hope that Faiā helps support this shift moving forward. On a surface-level business front, we currently provide assistance and intelligence in areas that businesses typically need (e.g. training, marketing, management, etc.).

But under the surface, what we really aim to do is build confidence, competence and a sense of ‘community’ to those feeling stuck, struggling with change, and/or looking to make an impact.

Bridging the gap between people and technology.

We envision a world where people are in harmony with technology, and technology is in harmony with nature. But, in order to get there, we must reconnect our hearts and minds. And we are seeing signs of this, from investments into tools designed to build empathy, to apps focused on teaching meditation. Even Facebook is determined to redesign its platform to encourage more intimate group interactions (“community”). But managing this change is no easy feat, and many are undergoing this change without any guidance.

We must learn from the past if we wish to bridge the gaps both within and without.

We may not have all the answers now, but it is why we often repeat to ourselves, “it will come.” And with those words, we look forward to continuing this journey with you. To supporting visionaries, building leaders, and creating communities for this next age.

Tena loa e fanatu. It will come.

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George Siosi Samuels

George Siosi Samuels

Exploring and navigating all things meta — from meta-communities to metaphysics, to the metaverse. Blockchain, behavioral economics, and ancient wisdoms.