All of us, like the prodigal son, are spiritual beings who have come from the Father, have gone astray of our own choice and are on a journey of return. Each of us is a pilgrim on the spiritual path. As spiritual beings, we not only existed before our entry into the earth plane, but we were, in previous times, able to move through many dimensions and planes. Although our present assignment seems to be on the earth in a three-dimensional existence, the cycle of the undeveloped soul's experience relates more to the entire solar system, not just in the earth plane. The planets, the sun and moon, and the dimensions of existence they reside in, have an important influence on man's spiritual development as taught by the ancient religious science of astrology, such as practised by the Magi, the Wise Men of the Bible. They discovered the time of the birth of Christ by studying the position of the stars. These other dimensions may often be experienced by souls between earth lives, in dreams, through meditation or hypnosis.
As for the future of mankind, shortly after the year 2000 A.D., Christ will manifest himself to the world once again to usher in a new era, a one thousand year period of world peace and righteousness, the age of Aquarius (the water-bearer). The end of the Age of Pisces (the fish, the symbol for the Christian church) is upon us. But before peace and righteousness comes, the earth will undergo catastrophic disasters upon civilization. These disasters will force mankind to once again rely on nature, God, and other people to create harmony and stop all war, evilness, and end the continuing desecration of this planet. As in the days of the dinosaurs, the days of Atlantis, and the days of Noah, civilization also experiences a process of evolutionary renewal from time to time that leads to perfection. The earth has a mind of its own and it cleanses itself of impurities as a single organism does.
Each soul came to earth not by chance, but through the grace, the mercy, of a loving Father; that the soul may, through its own choice, work out those faults which prevent its communion and at-onement with God.