Progeny of Cosmic Humanism: The Indigo Child
©2008 Debra Rae
By claiming to be “Mother Earth’s consciousness,” cosmic humanists (otherwise known as New Age mystics) blur the line between physics and metaphysics. To them, all life is energy; composite energy is god; and the promised expectation is “life beyond the grave” by becoming god.
To a New Age occultist, every 2,160 years of cyclic time welcomes a New Age that advances a new global revelation. Enlightened humans serve as “planetary light bearers” who have broken free from a traditional Age of Pieces (Age of the Individual) to forge in its place an illumined Age of Aquarius. This Age of Cosmic (or Christ) Consciousness is distinguished by group interplay and idealism.
Each emerging New Age boasts a Savior (Maitreya) to lead the world into discovery of the “higher self.” Some insist that contemporary cosmic consciousness materialized experientially about 30 years ago.
Today, evolution from embryo-god to “Christhood” through multiple reincarnations is no more clearly evident than in the phenomenon of the Indigo Child. Indigos are said to be highly evolved, uniquely gifted youngsters whose mission is to teach their elders and, thus, ensure planetary transformation into a burgeoning golden era of peace and brotherhood.
Whether secular or religious, humanists anticipate emergence of a new, superior species called Homo Noeticus. Many contend that each universal age features a preponderance of people whose auras are assigned a given “life color.” Although the present is a Violet Age of transition, indigo colors are destined to become the norm.
Others disagree that "indigo" has anything to do with the color of an aura. Instead, it is the result of “scientific” observations by a woman who has the brain disorder synesthesia. Either way, so-called Indigos go by different names—e.g., Star Kids (alleged offspring of a human with an alien—no joke) or Crystalline Children. Some integrate competing theories by claiming categorizations, as these, speak to different stages of the upward mobility evolutionary process en route to godhood.
Accordingly, it’s become all the rage to record auras of small children in order to pinpoint purported prodigies who purportedly make up an astonishing 90 percent of the population less than ten years of age.
Rumor has it that Edgar Cayce foretold emergence of the Indigo Child long before fellow psychic Nancy Ann Tappe coined the term. A 1999 book thusly titled was written (actually “channeled”) by Lee Carroll. An economics major, Carroll once ran a technical audio business, but now channels messages from a “higher being” named Kryon (followers of whom are dubbed “Lightworkers”). Supposed messages received contain instructions for spirit communicating, healing and attaining the "next level."
Enter, Lucifer. Meaning “light-bearer,” “morning star” or “the shining one,” Lucifer appears only once in the Bible and is depicted as one who rebelled against God and, as a consequence, fell as lightening from heaven (Isaiah 14:12; Luke 10:18). Satan’s tempting Eve with the empty promise, “ye shall become as gods,” has been repeated bait throughout the ages. Dupes accept that a mass planetary quantum leap via Luciferic Initiation (demon possession broadly known as “transformation”) will usher in an anticipated New Age of Aquarius. The earth then will become a sacred planet distinguished by a New International World Order under a New Age “Christ” (actually Antichrist, latter-day visionary to surface as mother of all dictators).
Lightworkers with Attitude
According to the Indigo Children website (owned by Kryon Writings), these youngsters enter the world with feelings of royalty and shameless entitlement. Socially, school is difficult for them, yet self-worth poses no problem. Such children do not respond to "guilt" discipline, nor do they take interest in homework, which to them is flat out boring.
These kids question everything, often in a manner that is not age-appropriate. Because they’re so “advanced” and alert to “better ways” of doing things, Indigo Kids aren’t inclined to obey, wait in line, or participate in ritually-oriented systems. As long as they understand there's a consequence for everything they do, an Indigo will likely behave, but only if adult guidance is perceived as an explanation and not an order.
Not surprisingly, many such children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The National Institute of Mental Health fingers ADHD as the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder. Given that some 3 to 5 percent of all school-age children are affected, Kevin Krull (adjunct assistant professor who runs clinical research on cognitive deficits at Texas Children's Hospital) warns of potential danger in misdiagnosing kids as Indigo. ADD youngsters who are not treated can experience declines in IQ and academic performance. Moreover, he adds, they are susceptible to abusing drugs.
Parents with Pride
Labels as ADD or ADHD imply imperfection. Better to believe that one’s child is unusually gifted than victimized by some neuro-biological condition. It’s no wonder that many parents readily fork over big bucks to hear, to the contrary, that the bluish hue of their child’s aura signals mental superiority, coupled with psychic ability.
Significantly, no serious psychologist has undertaken or published a controlled study to demonstrate the Indigo phenomenon, nor can an aura be perceived by ordinary vision. Only certain people with paranormal powers can perceive it. Nevertheless, in addressing the child’s special needs, parents and teachers commandeer new tactics deemed appropriate to an Indigo Child’s distinctive psychological attributes.
Presumably representing "a new kind of evolution of humanity," such children require nontraditional care and training—not drugs like Ritalin or assignment to some gifted program. Rather than administer tried-and-true disciplinary consequences for the Indigo’s aberrant attitudes and behaviors, an on-board parent treats Little Derwood as a god unto himself.
For example, as if to underscore her child’s exceptionality, one Indigo parent admits freely that “we're not raising him; he's raising us." Perhaps she’s unwilling to discipline, or could it be that she’s suffering from “a big cerebral cortex” of her own (Shermer, Skeptic Magazine)? Whatever the case, the Super Nanny no doubt has a word or two in response to her laissez-faire, child rearing strategy. A retired school teacher, I’m with the Super Nanny!
The one thing all believers concede is that the gifted and “sensitive” Indigo is here to teach us a lesson. In their view, an Indigo’s “evolved consciousness” serves as a bridge to the future, the mission for which is creating a one-world order devoid of pesky nationalism, traditionalism and fundamentalism. The Indigo Child phenomenon is all about a new mindset for this up-and-coming New World Order.
Indeed, Jesuit theologian and patron saint of the New Age, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin noted that evolution of consciousness eventually leads to a "global mindset" whose "planetary nervous network" forges a so-called "Omega Point." Accomplished through a variety of centering techniques, this climactic “peak experience” is believed to culminate in union with the Cosmic Christ. Given this process, repeated over time, Indigos eventually will replace all others and, thus, fulfill the humanist’s call for “a new species.”
Indigent Indigo Indignities
The difference between an Indigo and, well, a “brat” is that the former “seem to have a light in their eyes." To the New Age occultist, a master (or adept) is considered to be enlightened—that is, “to have fire in the eyes.” This, my friend, is a throwback to sun worship, suggesting an evolutionary process in reverse!
As very small children, these “old souls” are said to have unusually large, clear eyes, an amazing memory and strong desire to live instinctively. They possess great intuition, as well as spiritual discernment to recognize the presence of ethereal beings (angels, for example). Some demonstrate gifts of healing; others recall “past lives.” Politically correct Indigos teach people about protecting whales and the tropical rain forest.
Indigo Kids do not agree with the way society runs things. To them, adults are dim-witted and have little to offer. One Indigo parent credits her child as being her “biggest teacher." Her baby, she claims, was born with an inherent knowledge of art, language and spirituality, not to mention an impressive wealth of wisdom.
Precocious Indigos disdain society's strange, alien ways; however, when they become teens, some forfeit their abilities in attempting to conform. In contrast, nonconforming Indigos are prone to do drugs, steal and end up homeless. An Indigo boy expressed desire to shoot people “because no one could stop him.” Another collects crystals, stones and fossils. Without anyone having to tell her, she claims to have known instinctually that vibrations would heal bones if she put stones on her cat while it was purring.
Indigo or Indulged?
For parents whose children are unmanageable, the prospect of spawning gifted progeny bodes well. An “advanced” Indigo child is excused from mores to which others are held accountable. The added bonus is that a parent or teacher is “off the hook” when it comes to disciplining the Indigo. Highly evolved Indigos—hope of the burgeoning New Age—are given license to rule the roost and call the shots. Unfortunately, society is no better for it—nor is the overly indulged child.
Debra Rae is an author and educator who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Having authored two books—the ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural-Isms (the latter highlighted at the 55th Annual CBA International Convention, 2004)—Debra contributing columnist for News With Views. Debra has been a speaker on numerous radio shows aired across the nation, the Western Hemisphere, Russia, and the Middle East. This past year, she co-launched and now co-hosts WOMANTalk, a special edition of Changing Worldviews TALK Radio, for which she writes weekly commentaries. www.debraraebooks.com, www.womantalk.us, www.newswithviews.com/Rae/Debra.htm