The apocalyptic drama that began with the ‘fall’ has come full circle, ready for the grand denouement. The revelation contrasts the luminous new human against the decaying systems of “old Adam”.
It’s easy to separate the world into the awake and the asleep. The unitive impulse of spirit in action, however, is to reconcile opposites by putting our assumptions on their head.
The so-called “rulers of this world” have no power of genuine creativity; they cannot conceive of, much less control or predict, acts of selflessness. Their handmaidens are fear and repetition.