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If there were no radicals there would be no progress 
on the planet, good or bad.

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author.  His work is marked by a profound consciousness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.

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Considered "perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture," he wrote works in many different genres including novels, essays, polemic journalism, literary reviews, and poetry.

George Orwell's Life in Pictures

His most famous works are the satirical novel Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

PETER: When Down and Out in Paris and London was published, were you were a bit ashamed that you, a highly educated Eton boy, had taken the most menial jobs?
ORWELL: I was embarrassed by what I considered to be total failure.  I didn't want to allow people to feel the agony of my life at that time.
PETER: How much of your life was planned in advance: The choice of your parents?  Life in Burma?  Life as a writer?  Tuberculosis?
ORWELL: Our major experiences are planned before we come down.  We choose our parents as a way to set the stage.  With regard to Burma, I chose to experience different cultures and different ways of life.  Also I was running away from other peoples' aspirations for me.  As for writing I planned to to communicate to a lot of people.  I found I enjoyed the solitariness that writing afforded me.  And the tuberculosis; it was planned that I would have some chronic disease so that I would have to fight for strength to survive.
PETER: You married Eileen O'Shaughnessy in 1936, and the two of you fought in Spain for the Republicans against Franco's Nationalists.  You experienced communist brutality and nearly died of a bullet wound in your throat.
ORWELL: Spain was a fantastic schoolroom for me, especially having a companion to share it.  It was poverty, starvation, living on a shoestring.  It was man's inhumanity to man.  It was exploring various idealisms, which to the holder were the only truth.  Being wounded brought a sense of my mortality, versus immortality.  During that time I did get glimpses of my immortal soul.
PETER: You became strongly anti-Stalinist.
ORWELL: The ideology that ran through almost all of them was one of total control by whatever means necessary.  They seemed to take a perverse pleasure in inflicting suffering.
PETER: The so-called billboard you used in 1945 was your highly successful anti-Stalinist allegory Animal Farm.  The book asks if it is healthy for society to focus power in the hands of one person.  How about the power of the American presidency?
ORWELL: There are some supposed checks and balances in the United States.  They have a Congress, a Senate, and a Judiciary that have some influence upon the absolute power of the President.
PETER: In World War II you worked for the BBC in government propaganda.  Did that experience provide the germ of your idea of the "Ministry of Truth" and "Newspeak" which you developed later in the book 1984?
ORWELL: I realized how persuasive the human voice could be.  However today in the West, you do not have a 1984 situation.  You have people speaking with empty words that have no feeling in them.
PETER: The Masters currently talk of great physical changes occurring to planet Earth on December 21, 2012.
ORWELL: The insignificant little Planet Earth is currently shifting on its axis, as all the planets line up across the solar system.  There is going to be a polar shift and an electrical change in everything, so that some machines will not work.  At that time, and leading up to it, the souls presently on Earth will have much more understanding of their prior experiences, because the electrical energy will not prevent them from accessing their subconscious, as much as it does now.  They will have more understanding that we all exist in unconditional love, and that they really don't need to blow up their neighbours.
PETER: Will there also be big physical changes on earth?
ORWELL: Yes, but they won't be in the awareness of those who are spiritually connected.  If you are rooted in the physical, it will seem like Armageddon as described in the Book of Revelation.  If you are spiritual, it will be an ascension into the realm of higher awareness.
PETER: What do you mean by "spiritual knowledge"?
ORWELL: It is what some people call the Akashic records.  Each person has a library of the lessons they have learned in previous incarnations.  If they have really learned the lessons, they can ascend out of duality into the vibration of the spiritual, where there is no fear, no hatred, only unconditional love.  For most of you the only contact with the spiritual has been talking with us, your guides.
PETER: Will children find this easier than adults?
ORWELL: Absolutely, and particularly the children who are now on the planet.  A number of them, whom you call "Indigos," "Crystals," and "Star Children," have chosen to be on the planet at this time to be part of the migration, and to add additional energy to the planet to help other souls to awaken.

Toni comments: when talking about 2012, he became very calm, almost as if he were an historian examining what had happened.  I have been told by the Masters that they have no sense of time, that for them everything exists at the same time.  Instead of the liveliness of the majority of our dialogue, it was a contemplative "this is the way things are."

Talking with Twentieth Century Men
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