The Psychic Surge of 2021, or Psychic Siege as some of the elderly still refer to it as, wasn’t a particular day, but a span, a slow moving domino, that by our best estimates seems to have taken a full 9 months to globally appear. It doesn’t appear to have started in any particular region or with any particular demographic. It began and finished everywhere. In a family, a mother might be affected first, then a child, then the father, and then another child over the course of months, with no obvious pattern or reasoning.
This unforeseen apocalypse was not a natural disaster, nuclear war, asteroid, a machine led-revolt or any of the other doomsday scenarios predicted and highlighted in films and books during the 20th and early 21st centuries. It was certainly unexpected, humans tended to look anywhere but at themselves, to outside factors, as the source of cataclysms. Apocalypse was seen as something that was done to us by another, whether an enemy be it human or alien, or a natural event, possibly a punishment from an angry god. It didn’t occur to most that each and every one of us were the source of the revolution that would wreak havoc. The enemy nation, the Martians, Kali, was this significant part of ourselves that most were completely oblivious.
Yet apocalypse happened exactly how the Greek defined the term, it was the lifting of a veil, a revelation of our true selves. This disclosure of our psychic potential, or at least the introduction to such potential, swung open the door to our next Age. Not without a high human toll, as always with violent upheaval.
In the first two years, 20% of the world popular died from suicide or psychic-stress related deaths. Celebrities, politicians and other well-known individuals, especially those known internationally, suffered the biggest brunt from the psychic incoming. Perhaps this was because these people were sent information, unknowingly, from masses of people around the world who felt some connection to or influence from the well-known person. Because this was a one-way connection, scores of these well-knowns were “overloaded” and went into comas. Most never awoke and the few who did were impaired to the point where they were unable to handle the slightest human contact or attention. Ironically, before the Psychic Surge, it was common to desire to be a famous. “Celebrity” had a very different connotation than it does today.
40% of the population were able to initially block their psychic surges, either by having the ability to consciously turn off the psychic receptors or in some rare cases not seemingly not having use of them. It was that 40% that initially got us through those first two years, they were the ones who “functioned” best, they were still capable of running hospitals, governments, farms and raising children. This psychic-less skeleton crew got humanity through it’s most challenging time and like most true-life heroes, at the cost of their own lives. In less than five years, most developed inoperable brain tumors. We discovered that completely blocking what comes through our psychic receptors for any significant length of time is deadly. Research for a “cure” to our new conditions quickly stopped when we realized, it’s not something we’re supposed to rid ourselves. It is an integral, necessary part of our beings.
There is not a dominant, agreed upon theory as to the cause of the Psychic Surge. Some believe that the worldwide use of the internet, satellites, cell phones and other networks that electronically connected large groups with one another, kickstarted our latent psychic aspects. Eventually our minds realized that these networks were merely crutches that we didn’t need. Another theory involves a physical human evolution in the nano-scale, that our psychic aspects were forced into a space so cramped that these aspects were forced to react more quickly and develop at an accelerated rate.
Less popular theories involve intergalactic intervention, viruses, drinking water tampering, and so on. All of these theories bring up more questions than they answer. Why were humans, even in remote parts of the world with little or no interaction with those outside their immediate communities affected in the same way, at the very same time? Hermits, shut-ins, recluses, with no connection with others or communication networks fared no differently than those living in cities. How was such a vast, diverse population affected all the same?
The psychic natural selection process was brutal, to say the least, with only 40% of the world’s population surviving. It was those who struggled with and eventually adapted who succeeded. 90% of the survivors were under 40 years of age. 65% were under the age of 21. 93% of children under the age of 6 survived. Despite age having a critical role in survival—physical strength, health, intelligence, location, race, gender, social class, religion, profession and education played very little role. The apparent sole factor was adaptability. Those who managed to work with, not against the Surge, emerged, and many would argue for the better. But what a price.