Teilhard de Chardin Pierre - Activation of Energy


Author : Teilhard de Chardin Pierre
Title : Activation of Energy
Year : 1963

Link download : Teilhard_de_Chardin_Pierre_-_Activation_of_Energy.zip

THIS will be the second time, then, in the span of one human life that we shall have known War. The second time, did I say? Is it not, rather, worse than that? ls it not the same Great War that is still raging, the same single process: a world being re-cast- or disintegrating? In 1918 it seemed ali over and done with, and now it is beginning ali over again. The same anguish, then, is making itself felt deep within each one of us, and there is not one of us but heaves the same deep sigh. We thought that we were rising up in freedom towards a better era: and now it would appear that we were quite mistaken, that sorne vast determinism is dragging us irresistibly round and round, or down to the depths. Is it not, we ask, a diabolical circle of incessantly renewed discords: is not the ground sliding back from under our feet at each step we take? The whirling wheel or the giddy slope? Were our hopes of progress, then, no more than an illusion? Like everyone else, I felt the horror of this shocking trial when I landed in the Far East - flooded by nature and laid waste by an insidious invasion - and learnt that the West was ablaze. Once again, therefore, I drew up the balance sheet of ali I knew and all I believed, and examined it again. As unemotionally as possible I compared it with ali that is now happening to us. And here, to put it frankly, is what I thought I saw. ...

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