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(2) A Crisis in Thinking and The Way Out

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Crossroads Crises in Perspective – Part 2:
The Greatest Trek: A Crisis in Thinking and The Way Out


The view from the Global South: Looking from the outside in. This series of essays is based on readings of reports, articles, and presentations that are in the public domain, with provided references. The content contains futurology based on cycle science and the mystical sciences. Readers are encouraged to approach the text with critical, yet open minds.



In times of transition, there are many shadows dancing on the walls, mirages shimmering on the horizon, and apparitions appearing out of the dark. Navigating the Greatest Shift not only requires out-of-the-box thinking but also a willingness to embrace diverse perspectives, even those that may challenge one’s beliefs. While everyone grapples with blind spots in one way or another, many people are in possession of essential partial truths, or parts of the essential truth.

We are all products of our environments, and for most individuals, their thoughts are constrained by the boundaries of their professional and social associations and commitments. Additionally, nearly all intellectuals are members of echo chambers or silos that shape or influence their thinking. Consequently, there are only a handful of truly independent analysts out there.

Viewing our individual thinking through the lens that it is inherently restricted by the widespread human inclination toward collective thought, we may gain an understanding of the importance of breaking free from our group-oriented thought silos.

To transcend the black and white thinking prevalent in both the mainstream and alternative media, Shift Navigators cannot afford to throw the baby out with the bathwater and miss the forest for the trees. Their task is to identify and draw on valuable aspects of truth wherever it may be found. The diverse fragments and components of truth must be integrated into a foundational framework of understanding that uniquely addresses the challenges of our extraordinary transition times.

Quoting or referencing specific sources or resources should not be construed as an endorsement of the entire worldviews of the individuals mentioned, especially for a Shift Navigator. It also does not suggest that all content from a referenced resource, apart from the cited portions, is necessarily relevant to the ongoing discussion, which, in the context of this series of essays, focuses further on Navigating the Greatest Shift in 26,000 Years.

Escaping the confines of collective thought requires adopting an open-minded perspective and engaging in objective analysis. However, numerous individuals encounter difficulties due to a tendency towards binary thinking. Frequently, they dismiss or overlook information linked to the other side. Only a limited number of people possess the inclination or fortitude to venture beyond the boundaries of socially-oriented thought-chambers, driven by a perceived safety in numbers and a sense of community.

A Way Forward

The oblique rays of the sun still illuminate the glory of the passing epoch. But the light is fading, and in the deepening shadows it becomes more and more difficult to see clearly and to orient ourselves safely in the confusions of the twilight (Pitirim A. Sorokin, Social and Cultural Dynamics, 1937).1

In theory, all the crises in the world could be solved through improved thinking. An effective antidote to a crisis in collective thinking is to elevate one’s personal thinking to higher levels of autonomy, enabling a detachment from the social and cultural spheres that constantly shape our thinking.

The discernible trend of a gradual dimming and darkening of human consciousness has become particularly apparent since 2020, as evidenced by the behaviour and conduct of a substantial number of individuals in response to current events. The dark side of humanity is increasingly being revealed. Nonetheless, there are also cyclic reasons contributing to this collective regression, as outlined further below.

The remnant has, theoretically, never consisted of a majority. While the majority may unknowingly undergo devolution along with the mainstream’s inner decline, those who consider themselves as part of the prospective remnant will carve out their own path. They will choose to purposefully evolve independently. In the process, they will transform into self-guiding, autonomous beings, as The Hero’s Journey has always been a distinctly personal one.

Energy Shifts Recapped

For new readers, the following summary and update provides insight into the cyclic context currently shaping our world; however, regular readers can skip this segment.

As of 2023, we are approaching the end of the current 26,000-year Precessional Cycle, expected to conclude between 2027 and 2032. Presently, we find ourselves in the midst of a 19.7-year age, spanning from 2012 to 2032, characterised by strong polarising influences on human consciousness. This dynamic sheds light on the binary thinking within societies in recent years, as further explored in The Rise and Fall of Polarization and Preparing for The Hero’s Journey.

Energy Pyramid 2012 To 2032

Fig.1: Katun Pyramid 2012 To 2032

The intensified turbulence that began in 2020 is expected to endure until the beginning of 2026, given the current peak of polarisation. Notably, the years 2022 and 2023 have the highest levels of polarity (see Fig. 1).

In 2023, a significant half-Katun shift occurred, and the surge in polarisation and darkness observed in the 4th quarter of 2023 can be attributed to this phenomenon, considering the inherent volatility of all peak-energy years in the Katun pyramid.

The latter half of the 7-year period spanning from 2020 to 2026 may prove to be even more formidable than the first half due to the approaching mid-point of the underlying Dark Rift Transit in 2027. Typically, under normal circumstances, polarising energies would have been on a declining trajectory post-2026.

Since 2020, the world has navigated from one crisis to another, with the resolution of one crisis often coinciding with the emergence of a new one. Beyond 2027, marking the Precessional shift point and the Dark Rift mid-point, we will be heading towards the year 2032, entering a phase characterised as the most spiritual and potentially most capricious 19.7-year Katun (cf. The Cyclic Reordering of Civilizations).

Maya And Yuga Cycles Side By Side

Fig. 2: Precessional, Maya & Yuga Cycles (click to enlarge)

A prognosis of our current position within the context of several shifting cycles suggests that the world is entering a period of sustained volatility. This extended volatility is attributed to the Shift of the Ages, an immensely significant phenomenon characterised by multiple consecutive energy shifts. Noteworthy years such as 1998, 2000, 2012, 2020, 2023, 2027, 2032, 2042 and 2052 mark major energy-shift years, all encompassed within the overall Shift of the Ages (years in italics have been discussed in previous chapters).

The 3-year COVID crisis that commenced in 2020 was succeeded by the Russo-Ukrainian conflict in 2022. Following closely, a significant conflict erupted in the Middle East starting on October 7, 2023. These events can be interpreted as signs of the times. Notably, both a conflict in Eastern Europe as well as one in the Middle East are mentioned in important prophecies that deal with the End Times.

Shift Navigators must grasp the magnitude of the Shift of the Ages, recognising it as a prolonged transition journey spanning decades – a relay marathon toward a better world. Symbolically, the baton must be passed from navigator to navigator, implying that not all prospective members of the remnant will necessarily be part of the actual future remnant. Presently, the remnant comprises each individual actively contributing to an evolved post-transition New World.

Eschewing Bread and Circuses

On a more practical level, the general decline in human thinking is, in part, fuelled by the biggest mass addiction2 ever to impact the human race, a phenomenon that, as of now, has not been fully recognised.

Smartphones and online addictions usurp the amount of time that individuals would typically allocate to thoughtful studying, contemplation, and careful consideration of important issues. Additionally, digital technologies and platforms also amplify binary thinking and partisanship, contributing to the social problems currently prevalent in the world.

Given these circumstances, critical thought may not be embraced by everyone. However, the more exceptional present-day individuals prioritise their inner development and thinking amidst numerous external distractions, the greater the likelihood that highly inspired and enlightened souls will eventually be counted among the future remnant.

Working With the Energy of the Age

Since contradictions and discrepancies are more conspicuous than usual due to the polarised energy of the age, adept Shift Navigators can leverage this phenomenon positively. Identifying contradictions and generalisations stemming from collective thinking highlights blind spots, necessitating individual critical reasoning. Weighing up discrepancies can disintegrate chimeras and false constructs, bringing Shift Navigators closer to Paths of Truth.

Naturally, such a journey requires autonomous thought, a quality that must be cultivated and developed personally. Great Transitions are notorious for being disorienting and tumultuous, especially for collectives. Yet, when generalisations and contradictions are meticulously assessed on an independent level, illusions are shed, and mirages fade away, revealing new horizons with clearer outlines.

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Further Chapter Segments: 

  • How Things are Defined
  • Crises Creation and Mass Neuroses
  • Cultivating Differentiated Perspectives
  • Caring for the Planet is a Natural Human Need
  • Global Power Imbalances and Centralised Mindsets (Revisited)
  • Decentralised Crisis Management
  • Two Types of Decentralisation
  • The Greatest Trek
  • Serenity, Courage and Wisdom

By J.J. Montagnier

About the author: J.J. Montagnier is an independent researcher and writer based in the Global South, at a mid-point between West and East. The views and opinions are those of the writer. (This content is made available for free as a public service and is not intended for commercial use).

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Note: References for further reading are a necessary complementary feature due to essays having limited scope. Resources are carefully selected with the reader in mind based on their relevance for a deeper understanding. Readers are encouraged to access the referenced materials as needed.


1. Sorokin PA. Social and cultural dynamics. Boston, MA: Porter Sargent Publisher; 1982.

2. Romano J. Smartphones: It’s time to confront our global addiction [Internet]; 2023 [cited 2023 Dec 10]. Available from:

2 thoughts on “(2) A Crisis in Thinking and The Way Out

  1. ShoalShoal

    JJ, excellent post and one that inspired me to a discussion I emailed to you. I appreciate your inspiration because recently I have not felt very intellectual. I have been focused on the homestead and my permaculture systems.

    I feel that I am a shift navigator and hope those I touch will be the future remnants. Your message is one that is vital and unfortunately not mainstream enough.

    Merry Christmas

    1. Energy ShiftsEnergy Shifts Post author

      Shoal, I always appreciate the feedback. I would say that you qualify as a quintessential shift navigator and one of the few people who are so practically and consciously involved through your REAL (authentic) Green Adaption philosophy as opposed to all the fake ‘greenism’ out there. The current remnant who are guiding the future remnant (you being one of them) are not mainstream because it’s an alternative path, but hopefully some of the prospective future remnant will stumble across our paths in their search for answers, insights, approaches and/or solutions.

      I hope you’ve had a good Christmas and wishing you a good end of the year.

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