What does ‘Zeitgeist’ mean?

The zeitgeist is the spirit of the quality of time, which reflects the prevailing way of thinking and feeling (mentality) of a generation, an era, an age, a paradigm.

Uncertainty (is certain.) During a paradigm shift, the painful transition from the outgoing Pisces Age to the emerging Aquarian Age, the modern restless zeitgeist is driven and agitated by the fact that it is day-to-day events and recent history, there is no consensus and no relevant direction.
We cannot even agree to disagree.We sense some sense in the middle of no-sense. We sense some where in the middle of no-where.

In the punctual, pinpoint west there is no consensus on the right-time, the forest (the big picture) is overlooked for all the dots (trees).

  • “The greatest success of the zeitgeist:everyone has watches – no one has time.”
    Aphorism by Ernst Ferstl (*1955) Austrian secondary school teacher, writer for soul-searching

Recurring patterns in the change of the zeitgeist
Feminine values rise and surpass masculine values.

  • “The recurring pattern [which preceded the change of the zeitgeist in classical, middle ages, Renaissance and modern times): first, the visionary artist sees the world with new eyes, after which a [corresponding new paradigmatic discovery of a revolutionary physicist follows.” […
    “Regardless of current discoveries, the change in science reflects the mental arrangement of men’s and women’s approaches to thinking and approaching science.

It promotes the value of the feminine and puts it above the value of the male. This trend will continue – of course, nothing changes overnight. We still live in a plentiful patriarchal and misogynistic world that is still changing. Men participate in the ecology movement and are better husbands and fathers today than they were a hundred years ago.”
Video Presentation [Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time and Light by the American Associate Professor of Surgery Dr.Leonard Shlain (1937-2009)

30,000 years ago and 1989, the majority of “mature adults” catalyzed quantum changes in the ancient rock of culture.

Today’s cultural development is determined by the course of the grandparents.

  • Recent anthropological discoveries show that human culture changed dramatically 30,000 years ago as a result of a surge in longevity.

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The rapid growth of the ageing population is changing the social zeitgeist and driving humanity into higher states of cultural development.Officially, this change of course began in 1989, as this year the majority of adults in the United States were 40 years old and older for the first time in historiography.Before 1989, older adolescents and young adults acted as voice pipes that set the tone of culture. Now the members of the older population, supported by the Internet, are taking on this role. In the second half of life, one is rather immune from the attempts of others to smuggle them in a direction. In the words of Abraham Maslow, they “oppose cultural socialization with more self-determination and resistance.”
Dr.Rajendra S. Sisodia, Dr.Jagdish N. Sheth, David B. Wolfe, Firms of Endearment.How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose.How World-Class Companies Benefit from Passion and Meaningfulness, Prologue “A Whole New World”, S. xxix-xxx, Pearson Prentice Hall, February 10, 2007, presented by the online newspaper Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Lee Bowman, July 5, 2004

Ecology and sustainability trend

  • “The word “sustainability” was inundated into the vocabulary of the consulting industry a quarter of a century ago and from there into the self-expression of the companies.

All Dax companies employ sustainability officers [laughs, everyone is now gripped by this new, quasi-evangelical category. The truth is, however, that in the same period, unsustainable processes have increased exponentially. Since we talk about the harmfulness of greenhouse gases, they have doubled.” Interview with Peter Sloterdijk (*1947) German Professor of Philosophy, University of Karlsruhe, TV presenter, cultural scientist, essayist, 14 March 2015[2

Trend towards metaphysics and consciousness research

  • “The film industry is the only major entertainment industry lagging behind the zeitgeist.

This has limited her to discovering metaphysics and consciousness research as a film genre.”
Stephen Simon, former Hollywood director and filmmaker of spiritual cinema

Footnotes

[1 “Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light” Lecture by Dr. Leonard Shlain

[2 “The zeitgeist is green today, “u2028and it is also at work in me”

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