2020 Visions & Prophecies

2020 Foresight

2020 Awakening: As happens every 60 years, this is a time of magick; a time for us to conceive and articulate a unified “2020 Vision” of the world we want to bring into manifestation. This is the decade when the generation born in the dawning years not only of this century, this millennium—but also in the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius—will be coming of age, just as our present Elders did 60 years ago. Therefore, this aspect requires that we Elders empower our youth ~ the leaders of tomorrow ~ and focus our energy on what in our world we want to bring into manifestation.

You are invited to share your own Visions for what you hope to manifest in the coming decade. Please start them with “In the 2020s,” and append your initials to your prophecies. http://2020visionawakening.com/

Visions and Prophecies for the 2020s:

GOOD NEWS (hopes)

On April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day will see major coming out and participation by Pagan organizations and individuals throughout the world, with rituals and information tables emphasizing Gaian concerns and promoting Gaian activism. Voting registration will be an important focus. https://www.earthday.org/earthday/countdown-to-2020/  [-OZ]

In 2020, a coordinated Internet and event voter drive will bring unprecedented numbers of Pagans, Millennials, and Post-Millennials to the polls to vote against international crime and corruption. The entire Republican Party, all entangled and lashed together like Captain Ahab on the dying whale Moby Dick, will go down together in the courts and at the polls in a massive flush that will cleanse and transform the global political scene. [-OZ]

In 2021, the new US President will announce the legalization of marijuana for all uses: industrial, medicinal, recreational, etc. Cannabis and hemp products will explode into countless markets—construction, plastics, fiber, fabrics, paper, fuel, oils, feed and food. Commercial growers will become very wealthy. [-OZ]

In 2023 and 2024, two solar eclipses will span most of the United States and Mexico. First, an annular eclipse on Oct. 14, 2003, across the Western states from Oregon to Texas. And then on April 8, 2004, a total solar eclipse will be visible across Mexico and the American Midwest from Texas all the way up through Maine and New Brunswick. San Antonio, TX will experience both of these. Millions of people will gather along the paths of totality to view and hail the eclipses as harbingers of a new “Golden Age.” As people unite in a common Vision, a soliton wave of consciousness manifestation will occur along the path of totality. https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/april-8-2024 [-OZ]

In the 2020s, Pagan kids and young adults will become the natural leaders in their schools and communities. They will garner respect among their peers and become role models for their intelligence, kindness, compassion, knowledge and wisdom, learned from their Pagan families and Pagan festivals. As these young leaders arise, many will rally to the causes they espouse, and their influence will spread throughout a growing subculture, as did that of the Hippies in the 1960s. Example: Greta Thunberg with her “Fridays for Future” protest movement. https://www.fridaysforfuture.org [-OZ]

In the 2020s, the avant-garde youth generation will become popularly identified with a unique collective designation, as were the “Flappers” of the 1920s, the “Beats” of the 1950s, the “Hippies” of the 1960s, and the “Yuppies” of the 1980s.. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, Pagan organizations and individuals will achieve national prominence and public respect for their educational efforts and activism in environmental clean-up, wildlife rescue, community gardens, highway adoption, social justice, equal rights, community service, and organized opposition to logging, mining, drilling, fracking, and other environmentally and socially destructive practices. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, planetary healing and restoration will become the great Mission of many people and countries, to be funded and organized as an international “Gaia Corps” just as the Peace Corps was in the 1960s. Example: “The Pachamama Alliance.” Many will identify as “Earth Warriors,” “Gaia’s Guardians,” “Mama’s Minions,” etc. Example: Earth Guardians: https://www.earthguardians.org/  [-OZ]

In the 2020s, we will see a worldwide Earth Friendly political movement really taking hold. We Baby Boomers will all be gone. Things will be different even though harder. [-Herman B. Triplegood]

In the 2020s, The Grey School of Wizardry (est. 2004) will become known as the premier institution of magickal education. As envisioned by Stacy, Prefect of the GSW Society of the Four Winds: “Ten years from now: Over a hundred have graduated to Journeymen Wizard, and another thousand Apprentices continue in training. The pendants we wear are no longer merely logos of the school we attend, but the symbol of our Order. And our symbol is not just recognizable to those whom we call brother and sister, but to the greater world, both Magickal and Mundane. We are respected as honored and reliable sources of wisdom, guidance and hope to the communities we live in. We are recognized in congress, the military, in covens and conclaves, and through our deeds we are recognized as an organization devoted to helping influence the evolution of the world.” https://greyschool.org/  [-OZ]

In the 2020s, the Church of All Worlds (the first church ever to proudly claim the label and identity of “Pagan” – in 1967) will experience a profound resurgence as a new generation takes up the torch and carries it forward, with its eternally timely Mission: “to evolve a network of information, mythology and experience that provides a context and stimulus for reawakening Gaia and reuniting Her children through tribal community dedicated to responsible stewardship and the evolution of consciousness.” http://caw.org/content/ [-OZ]

In the 2020s, the Gaia Thesis (that the entire planetary biosphere is a single vast living organism) will become the pre-eminent paradigm and unifying image in the Western world, bringing peoples of all persuasions together in a global Family. We will recognize that we are all children of the same Mother, as well as cells in Her immense body. Neo-Paganism, New Age Spirituality, environmentalism, eco-feminism and other Nature orientations will become subsumed into a greater and more encompassing “Gaian” identity. [-OZ]

In the late 2020s, as the fastest-growing (and 2nd largest) faith group in the US, modern Paganism will begin to vie with a declining Christianity as the pre-eminent religion in America, as well as in much of the Western world. There will be significant backlash from Christian Fundamentalists and televangelists as they realize they are losing the “Culture War” they started in the 1920s, and escalated in the ’60s. http://www.religioustolerance.org/estimated-number-of-wiccans-in-the-united-states [-OZ]

In the 2020s, Neo-Pagan outreach to other non-Abrahamic religious communities will result in global alliances that will swell the ranks of so-identified “Pagans” to include Hindus, Shinto, Hellenes, Baltics, Norse, and all indigenous peoples (Native Americans, Australian Aborigines, Polynesians, Ifa, Afro-Caribbeans, etc.). Paganism will be recognized as the largest religion in the world. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, economic prosperity will finally come to the Pagan community via flourishing Pagan businesses, creative enterprises, and especially, a national Pagan Credit Union. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PaganFederalCreditUnion/ [-OZ]

In the 2020s, we will see a new wave of intentional back-to-the-land communities–throughout the world, and linked via the World Wide web. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, Pagan-owned lands will grow into significant and expanding territories, providing for Pagan villages and large land-based communities. Permanent festival sites and retreat facilities will become more and more elaborate, with stone circles, temples, cemeteries, orchards, gardens, labyrinths, baths, guest facilities, stores, restaurants, etc. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, psychic phenomena—especially telepathy and the clair-senses—will become more and more widespread and accepted. Seed pods and clusters of people will begin to link up telepathically, as in “Sense8.” The veil between the worlds of the living and the dead will become more permeable. Reincarnation will become widely acknowledged. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, many thousands of conscientious sex workers will band together in a secret society of holy harlots and quadistu priestesses, to influence their wealthy and powerful patrons in politics and business to pursue a visionary Gaian agenda. In addition to inspiring and promoting decisions and actions beneficial to Gaian concerns, secrets revealed in intimate services will be duly noted in master files, to be used as leverage for positive purposes—a sort of “green blackmail.” http://thebestofhabibi.com/volume-18-no-2-september-2000/temple-priestess/ [-OZ]

BREAKTHROUGHS

In the 2020s, the meat industry will be virtually phased out by plant-grown and cloned meats. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, replacement organs and other body parts will be grown from the patient’s own stem cells. No more transplanting of donor organs from other people. Also no more need for prosthetics. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, wooly mammoths will be resurrected via cloning (using Asian elephants for ova and wombs), and established in protected “Pleistocene Parks” alongside bison, caribou and musk-oxen. Resurrection of other extinct animals will follow. https://www.newsweek.com/us-korea-search-wooly-mammoth-dna-arctic-race-clone-extinct-beast-686311  [-OZ]

In the 2020s, artificial therapod “dinosaurs” will be recreated via genetic back-engineering from emus, cassowaries, hoatzins, and even chickens. They will become popular attractions in zoos, parks, and as exotic pets. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, 3-D printing will become as ubiquitous and cheap as home office paper printing is now. Many items will cease to be mass-produced and sold, as they are replaced with print-at-home programs for toys, tools, art objects, museum replicas, and many other objects. Many stores will go out of business. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, virtual reality will supplement and eventually supplant all other forms of visual media, as movies, TV, communications, etc. will all be translated into fully immersive 3-D virtual experiences (as in “Ready Player One” and “Jumanji”). New art forms will be created which take place entirely in virtual reality. Many people will become seriously addicted to living their entire lives in virtual reality, even neglecting to eat. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, virtual reality communication will go global, with a satellite communications network and quantum (entangled) system providing instant communication across all space. People will be able to project their holographic avatars to any place in the world; and eventually to extraterrestrial locations as well. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, quantum computing will supplant all other systems, eventually giving birth to true cyber-sentience (“HAL 9000”) like in all the sci-fi stories, movies and TV shows. And as in all those stories, this will create unprecedented problems as sentient machines inevitably start making their own decisions and agendas. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, the continuing evolution of the Internet will create a technological vehicle of global consciousness, resulting in a planetary Awakening. In a 1926 interview with Collier’s magazine, Nicolo Tesla said: “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole Earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.” [-OZ]

In the 2020s, petroleum-based internal combustion engines and power plants will be phased out and supplanted by significant advances in solar cell efficiency, improved batteries, hydrogen power, wind generators, ZPGs, and many other technological breakthroughs yet to be discovered. Nicola Tesla’s Visions will finally be realized. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, cold fusion will finally be achieved, providing cheap and virtually limitless power. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, permanent bases will be established on the Moon and Mars, and the beginnings of human colonies on those worlds, pioneered by Elon Musk. Mining operations will be commenced on the Moon. See Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). [-OZ]

In the 2020s, life will be discovered on Mars, Jupiter, Europa, Enceladus, and elsewhere in the solar system. Remnants of alien structures and artifacts will be found on the Moon, Mars, Phobos and Deimos. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, we will confirm complex life on planets orbiting either G type stars like our own or red dwarfs; thanks primarily to the new James Webb Space Telescope. It will be a journey of research taking some years but I think mid- to late 2020s for this is a reasonable expectation, given what an eye opener the Kepler Space Telescope has been. [-Herman B. Triplegood]

In the 2020s, SETI? Not sure. Not sure they are even using radio. We may have to figure out Dark Energy first. Then maybe we will find out where they are all talking because I think there are billions of them right here in the Milky Way. Genomic SETI? Entirely possible.  If I were them, I think I would remain silent and see if this species makes it past their Post-Petroleum Transition Crisis first. We are not finding them because we are not ready. We have to pass this test first. But they certainly could be right here among us or in our skies or just a few million miles away from our planet and we would not know it. The 2020s will give us plenty of reasons to despair. But we should be strong. The reasons for hope are well worth working for, and the rewards, the riches in store for us if we make it to, say, 2100, or 2200, are beyond our wildest dreams. [-Herman B. Triplegood]

BAD NEWS (fears)

In the 2020s, the Islamic Jihadist movement will continue to grow and spread violently throughout the world in its agenda to exterminate all other religions and cultures. Terrorist actions such as bombings and mass shootings will continue to increase in frequency and intensity. Misogynistic Sharia Law will be established wherever radical Islamists gain majority. As we enter the new decade, there are already 15 countries under Sharia Law: Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, certain regions in Indonesia, the Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. There will be more. The antidote? Increasing empowerment of women and a return of The Goddess… [-OZ]

In the 2020s, rising global temperatures will result in accelerated melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Deprived of the immense weight of all that ice, both depressed continents will rebound, displacing more water than is currently anticipated from melting alone, and raising sea levels significantly throughout the world. Warmer water will expand in volume, adding to the sea rise. The addition of so much fresh water from Greenland will interrupt the Gulf Stream, plummeting eastern Canada and the British Isles into a deep chill. Coral reefs will die in warmer, deeper waters. Florida, the Yucatan, Bangladesh and other low-lying coastal areas, and islands in the Pacific and Caribbean, will become submerged and disappear, and the Mississippi Valley, California’s Central Valley and the Amazon Basin will flood. Inland seas will form again in Australia and central Africa. Much of the world’s prime food-producing regions will be inundated. Populations will have to shift inland, to higher and less fertile elevations. These displacements and food shortages will result in unprecedented conflicts, wars, starvation, pestilence, and eventual significant reduction of the human population. A time of great anguish and turmoil. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, we will see serious conflicts among the nations – possibly even nuclear – and many millions dead, not all of them war victims, but plenty too many, driven by impending oil depletion and climate catastrophe and over-stressed Ponzi Scheme Economies. [-Herman B. Triplegood]

In the 2020s, warmer oceans will result in an increasing frequency and severity of tropical storms: hurricanes, typhoons. cyclones and tornadoes—with consequent flooding. Thawing permafrost in the tundra will release great quantities of frozen methane, poisoning vast regions of the Taiga and rendering them uninhabitable for humans and animals. A permanently ice-free Arctic Ocean will allow year-round evaporation, resulting in increasing snowfall in the higher latitudes, and ever-more severe polar vortices, eventually precipitating glaciation and a new Ice Age. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, more volcanoes will erupt and earthquakes occur, with consequent tsunamis, “volcano winters” and other effects, all around the Pacific Ring of Fire. Expect major eruptions in Indonesia and Guatemala. Japan’s Mt Fuji will detonate like Krakatoa (1888) and Thera (1627 BCE) from sea water leaking into its magma chamber and turning explosively to steam. Japan will become the new Atlantis. In Iceland, volcanoes Hekla, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull will have major eruptions, plunging all of Europe into years of “volcano winter.” For example, in 1991, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines spewed 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, causing global temperatures to drop by about 1o F from 1991 to 1993. [-OZ]

In the 2020s, we will come to the realization that even if we keep the temperature rise to under 1.5 C we will not avert a worldwide disaster and we will need to plan for a sustainable retreat and a complete re-imagination of human sociality and politics that will in the long run cope just fine with the Post-Petroleum Epoch of the evolutionary development on Earth. Yes, I see this as an evolutionary nexus not just an historical one. I believe that all civilizations meet this crisis and some survive and some don’t. That’s Life. We are going through this because we can get through this. We are equipped as a species, by Natural Selection, to fulfill our Mission. But we have to be realistic about just how bad it can get, which is hard for Scientists and even Prognosticators because we are in the domain of non-linear unexpected events happening that we never thought about or thought about too little like Iceland’s Katyla actually going off because of the weight of the ice no longer being there, or, major trade currents suddenly shifting, changing trade winds, causing crop failures and famines and making entire regions of the Oceans so toxic that ships on the surface have to completely steer them. Yeah. A real mess. [-Herman B. Triplegood]

In the 2020s, the world will suffer extreme famine, disease and war, and the breakdown of “civilization,” the death of the oceans and most species. The human survivors will revert to savagery. [-Ian Carcosa]