“Sometimes you see them standing beside the highway, their long hair blowing in the wind, army surplus jackets hanging sloppily from their shoulders, rumpled sleeping bags at their feet, hitchhiking to New York, to San Francisco, to Chicago. Sometimes you glimpse them packed into an old bus, a Volkswagen camper, or even an ancient hearse painted with flowers, paisley designs, or other exotic markings—a long-haired driver and a sad-eyed, long-haired girl and generally a dog and a guitar. Sometimes you hear them first, walking along a path in a park somewhere. The sound of bells precedes them—light, soft, tinkling, elfin noises.”
This is how author Ralph J. Gleason wrote as posted on Britannica’s website to describe the magical looking young generation that appeared as if came out of nowhere in 60’s, allegedly the time Indigo generation made themselves “officially” visible. The term Indigo means the generation who – again, allegedly – came in masses to bring down the existing global socio-economical system down so that a new, healing, more spiritual era could begin for the mankind.
According to many spiritual circles, websites, articles, and books, Indigos kept coming and making themselves known more and more in later decades. Early 2000’s, I also read a lot of analysis, observations, and reports written by many psychology experts, spiritual gurus, and pediatricians who were talking about a new generation called “crystal children” who were born after the turn of the new millennium, mostly as off-springs of Indigo people as in my case with my son and me.
Again, based on this approach, Indigos were the warrior generation who were here to “destroy” the existing system, and Crystal Children would bring healing for a new era for the Lady Gaia – name for Planet Earth in spiritual circles – and the humanity, so they were supposed to be “global healers.”
I was just 8 years old when I saw the musical legend Hair for the first time. (Afterwards, I saw the movie at least a dozen more times.) I had no idea what these people were talking about, why they were acting so weird, and apparently, against the social norms accepted by the general population. However, the term “The Age of Aquarius” got me curious, and I was impressed by their appearances, free spirits, and defiance against the norms, forms, rules, and values that nobody even stopped to question about their origins. What impressed me most was that even at such an early age, I had realized there was a very deep philosophy behind all these “weird” behaviors. These people might look like worthless, mindless, aimless outcasts, but what struck me was the fact that these people were thinkers!
As a spiritual person who still tried to stay away from metaphysics for a very long time just to keep things as simple as possible, and still, as an Aquarian who is often in to question everything before coming to an acceptance – I was just 3 years old when I questioned the entire Creation, and came to the conclusion that “adults” had no idea about what they were talking about, remember? Check my book Dream Tiger – even from a very early age, I was aware that there was something here that was much deeper than meets the eye at first sight. I was fascinated by the movie. Period. And there have been only a few movies that affected me so highly.
Lately, I’ve translated the book Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil by Hamish McKenzie for a Turkish publishing company, and with a lot of developments Hamish reports in his writing, going back to everything I’ve read, watched, observed, and witnessed myself throughout my life in five continents, I couldn’t help but observe that “this s..t is really happening!” When I found out that we are at the same age with Musk, this brought another exclamation mark in my mind. The fact is that I witnessed a lot of unexplainable phenomena in my life that I’ve been trying to stay away from it all since my son was born. However, making researches on my own while working on Hamish’s book, all the developments in technology and automotive industries, plus ecological situation our planet faces, and some other developments coming from some more spiritual circles, made me stop to think again.
The truth is that some developments in my own personal and professional life since summer 2015 had finally made me stop denying that this idea of “a new dawn for the humanity” is just a spiritual bullocks shaped by misinformation pollution. And now finding out all these new developments, improvements, and trends in three most important industries of the world – namely, technology, automotive, and energy – I couldn’t help but observe that another phase of “Age of Aquarius” is already progressing and making itself even more visible all around the world.
For those who are more spiritual minded, there are infinite reading materials all over the place. But for those who are more skeptical about spirituality, and prefer to look at things from a more scientific and so-called “realistic” perspective, I suggest you to read Hamish’s book.
Why? Honestly, I’m a motor-head since my childhood who always has been deeply in love with cars. Big engines with cylinder number over standard 4, and their legendary purrs always fascinated me since I heard the sound of a Chevrolet Impala when I was just a child. I’ve been so much in love with them that while I always cared for the environmental concerns, I didn’t care of the pollution my 6-cylinder Jaguar caused with the carbon emissions it sent to the air whenever I pushed its feline power (yes, guilty pleasures, right?).
However, as I wrote to Hamish lately – by the way, I rarely get in touch personally with authors whose books I translate, but his passion for his work swept my feet off the ground – Tesla and Elon Musk changed my mind about it, because what I saw in Tesla’s story was the scientific evidence in my eyes for the things I refused to believe before (I’m talking about spiritual and technological progress of the mankind here). Fully autonomous robotic cars that run on electric, speeding up to 60 mph in less than a few seconds, with hundreds of horsepower, and autonomous truck convoys that cross Europe? Huge lithium-ion battery blocks that hold solar energy (yes, I’m aware it means using the power of stars, thanks for reminding) enough to support an entire city, and batteries that will probably adjust the energy storage and flow based on automatic calculations? Are you – … ups! …kidding me? I had to check the title of the book more than once to see if I switched to one of the earliest real robotics experts, thinker, and novelist Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi classic I Robot accidentally!
As a person who grew up with and applied the principles of martial arts into his life and his career, I was also fascinated by the genius of Musk’s strategy that aims to speed up the transition to cleaner and much cheaper energies all over the world, and what could be a better way to start it in the automotive industry that was one of the main culprits of the environmental pollution? Not only he could create solid financial resources that will enable him and his companies reach that aim, but also the change he would start in the automotive industry – which apparently he did – could bring the end of fossil fuel pollution era, stripping all those elitist oil emperors off their powers and leverages that enabled them holding the entire humanity as hostage.
Now, talk about an Indigo who is here to bring down the existing socio-economical system!
However, in his book, Hamish McKenzie doesn’t only talk about what Tesla did so far or will continue to do. He also gives a very clear picture about what the hell is going on all around the world! I’m telling you, it takes a lot of time to come up with such an extensive research, put it all together, and summarize it in such a coherent way so that we can grasp and internalize the main idea. Hamish already completed this task for us in around 5 years, and his book Insane Mode is a very powerful, neat, well written summary about what’s to come, both for environmentally sensitive technology and science people, and for those who are more artistic and spiritualist minded like I am.
As to the hippies and flower children – the crystal children after them – and what they’ve got to do with Elon Musk and his battleship Tesla, I will continue in another part of this article soon enough.
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