And for everyone who has asked 'Is there a Vegan 'Golden Gaytime' here it is: VGG Cheesecake..we'll post the recipe soon!
In her 'Seeing into Being' opening remarks, Denise encouraged us to draw on the mythic and poetic within us, in bringing our own experience of Golden Age
to life. It's entirely personal, she said, as well as culturally specific: as in you may be entirely affected by Botticelli's 'Primavera', or it may mean nothing to you.
Then with the directness, lucidity and thoughtfulness for which she is listened to and admired, Denise continued:
" I think we are on the brink of massive collapse and reforming of the yagya (bkwsu/bkwso). I see it as a phoenix, you know, who dies by fire and then takes rebirth by fire.
I don’t think the process of going from the Iron Age to the Golden Age is a smooth process by any means, and every so often there has to be cataclysmic change. I think in the yagya(bkwsu/bkwso) from time to time there
have been these cataclysmic moments where things shifted from one condition to another condition and I do feel we are on the brink of one of those.So it's about whether you can surf it, whether you have your seat belt on.If you can make yourself ready for
it that’s good, but if you’re expecting everything just to carry on the way it is, then when it doesn’t, you’ll get confused. But I think once people (bks) are aware that something is happening, to survive you will have to be very grounded,
very 'in your spirituality'. because when something like this happens if you are clean you can get through.If not maybe you can’t".
ERIC: "Err…right. Just before we go can we have a
last comment, an idea about how we should be reflecting on the Golden Age…preparing ourelves?"
"Well, I like the idea of 'transmutation' because that’s
huge change: I like cataclysmic change, Where you all of a sudden see clearly and you don't look back. But we're all different..some move by jumps some move slowly, slowly.
But I also think the way the BK world is setup is itself disappearing into being out of date, you know and I really do think it will reformulate itself.
I mean people are not really aware, because western people weren't around, that when Dadi Prakashmani took over from Brahma Baba she transformed the yagya totally and completely. And when we came in we saw what she had done and
nobody mentioned much about how she had changed it but she had.Her whole generation is now disappearing..and what is next is not clear - nobody can see clearly- it may not be a smooth transition, but what ever it is will be brilliant and marvellous and
innovative, and if we are up for it we can just jump into the new way. Of course, some people may find it unusual or strange, but we need to think about how to make ourselves comfortable with 'deconstruction' of many things, and then there will be a
whole new 'construction', and really looking at the essentials of gyan…"
"..Easy rajyoga is not all that easy you know..".
ERIC: "Well its certainly fascinating ,and you always have the art of being a little bit dramatic".
Denise concluded the interview with a deeply felt meditation commentary : transmutational..