The new Aeon is almost here. When the Age of Pisces began, the christological paradigm was under the thumb of Roman persecution, and it all began as a secret, mystery cult of esoteric, pneumatological initiations of the Paraclete, water baptisms, and confessions regarding articles of faith. It spread in the catacombs, in the shadows, incognito, undercover, cloaked. It didn't start with a hoopla of cosmogenesis. It didn't start with any kind of fanfare whatsoever, but it was a process of osmosis and gradual formation of its own morphic field (which became a Habitual Chreode).
And today, the seeds of deparadigmization and cosmic resonance are planted by way of the infranet of confluent mindstreams. The gross, material catacombs the early ecclesia haunted are now the labyrinths of Mind and Body, which have their physical and "cyber" counterparts in planetary interconnectivity of social media and the internet in general.
In terms of paradigmatic christological reference, go back to circa year Zippo c.e. or 30 b.c.e. or thereabouts. Reflect on the apocalypticism of the Judean diaspora of the time, and messianic disappointments (there were many messiahs; the Roman rule eventually banned public gatherings). When the end of the world did not happen, how did the early koinonea deal with it? They simply couldn't abandon what they had already assimilated and experienced, even to the point of death. I believe that their so-called "faith" was not what we understand of it today, that it was far more visceral and existential.
In many ways we, which I like to call NeoSapiens, are incognito. Like the Zen saying goes, "The only difference between an enlightened person and an unenlightened person is that the enlightened person is enlightened and the unenlightened person is unenlightened." And beyond the final Zen, there's the world of nondual, buzzing-dancing simultaneity of enlightenment as unenlightenment and unenlightenment as enlightenment. But I digress. All this is to say that there's no way to tell by outward appearance alone who is NeoSapiens and who is NeoNeanderthal. Are there species in between? Of course. Homo Sapiens. NeoSapiens are probably far outnumbered by the others.
Old Habits die hard. For example, I used the 'kingdom of heaven is among you' tidbit from a "new-testament" kerygmatic logion, and even that is no longer relevant, because there need not even be a gathering of two or three. A singular consciousness is no different from others, and an infinitude of others, because they are all interfused in a hologramic mandala of a continuum which never came to be, but has always been. Instantaneous access to information and communication are outward manifestations.
We find new resonance with that which is currently emerging. The outmoded begins to fall away. They are not falsified necessarily, they are simply outgrown. What had facticity and pertinence at one time might have run its course into eventual maximum-entropy. Their facticity perhaps might hold, but they no longer hold sway nor relevance. That's the process of involution.
The Dark Night of the Soul makes to see Shadows, and the shadow-world, the complementary of everything we know, believe, and embrace. It has its function. When there is a glimpse of the dystopia this world is, and where it is headed, the advent of Utopia can only be hidden in that Shadow, and that is its irony. The Hoax of 2012 end-times etc. had its function too; Reality has its own timeline, and collectivity cannot influence it. Utopia is in the realm of the Shadow, the Non-Event Lost Horizon which mitigates all calamity. It's a world that is yet abuzz in the field of cosmic resonance, directly available, for now, only in mind and body.