Cyclic history

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Cyclic history is a theory which dictates that the major forces that motivate human actions return in a cycle. Among these forces are religion/spirituality, politics, science, philosophy, curiosity, creativity, psychology, morality and astronomical conjunctions. D. H. Lawrence thought that there existed a high technology civilization in the remote past.

If historical cycles exist, their recurrence should map onto historical timelines. Here, common criteria are needed to evaluate historical events that influence changes in social customs. Gandhi's nonviolent method of protest and Hitler's rise to power happened during the same years. The former has been copied many times to foment social change; the latter led to the terrible horrors of war. Yet, both in their way brought forth the modern age we live in today.[1]

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