The 21st year of the 21st Century: A Year of Chaos and Great Awakening

December 21st, 2020

By Sergey Baranov

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Undoubtedly, the year of 2020 was a difficult one for the whole world. Having spent most of the year under house arrest, locked inside their own countries, people realize how suddenly the world can change. Of course, the change is not what we all want, but change has taken place.

My first article in 2020 was titled 2020: The Year of Chaos and Great Opportunity.

It was published on January 12 on the first planetary conjunction of the year when Mercury aligned with Saturn and Pluto, and was written before any of us had heard about COVID. It was written in a (relatively speaking) normal world. If you read it today, you’ll find a great resemblance with today’s reality. I didn’t guess when I wrote it: I saw it all coming.

I could continue this article it in the same spirit and say more about what I see coming down the pike but I prefer not to end this year on a bleak note. Instead, I want to highlight the good in the bad and leave you with hope for the future.

My first book — PATH: Seeking Truth in a World of Lies — was published in 2013. In it, I describe my six-year experience in a Northern Californian cult. Resisting heavy brainwashing was my daily life during those years. Fortunately, I was able to leave without losing my mind, or even my life (as some people actually did). I never thought I’d be talking about those events in public or writing about them in my books. I didn’t think it was important enough to cross the boundaries of personal life and take it out in the open. Today, as I see the whole world becoming a cult, I feel like my previous experience might be useful to other people. Without recounting all the details in that book, I wish to share a few lessons from that period that might help people cope with today’s reality.

I‘ll draw a few parallels to make the picture clearer.

One of the main notions we have had in the cult was that if a student leaves, which means ending the membership, their spiritual evolution ends. This was because they were no longer connected to the source of higher power, whose alleged medium was the teacher himself. Thus, fearing the ‘’worldly darkness,’’ students circled  around him like flies around candle light. The guru loved attention and all that came with it. Fortunately for me, before joining the cult, I had already had years of experience with psychedelics and knew the source of light was within me. I needed to find a way to reach down deep enough in order to hold onto it in daily life.

In the cult I was told that psychedelics were not essential in order to reach the higher state of consciousness described theoretically by George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff — founder of the Forth Way system — which was the basis for the cult’s dogma. In truth, I maintained my sanity during the years of brainwashing via the use of psychedelics such as MDMA and sometimes LSD.

I see much in common between the cult brainwashing and today’s reality, and feel a duty to my fellow human beings to tell them about the importance of psychedelic experience. Psychedelics have the power to disconnect a person from the fear-matrix, to which many are connected via the mainstream media. The corporatized media is a sewage pipe designed to deliver crap to your mind; we must all come back to ourselves, and reconnect with our personal power.

Of course, doing it right is the key. Set and setting must be respected and consuming them with people who have experience is advisable for newbies. The ‘’why’’ and ‘’how’’ are crucial in order to optimize its benefits and ensure safety. If you analyze the mechanisms being put in place in the world today (herding humanity in a certain direction) you’ll quickly recognize fear, guilt and intimidation being used to manipulate people. These same tools are used by organized religions that trace their origins to ancient times and some of today’s pseudo-religious groups. This unholy trinity translates into the fear of COVID, guilt for not wearing a mask, or pressure to accept dubious, experimental vaccines. We’re threatened that life will never return to normal unless and until we take the vaccine — a direct violation of the Nuremberg Code on medical experimentation, and the Geneva convention.

The Nuremberg Code was used to convict Nazi doctors of outrageous atrocities in violation of the universal right of Informed Consent — true crimes against humanity. The right of Informed Consent allows each person to make his or her decision to accept or reject any medical treatment such as (but not limited to) vaccination. Today, in numerous countries, people are being threatened with being unable to participate in society if they don’t get the COVID vaccines.

Take Canada for example, where the chief medical officer has said Canadians who refuse vaccine won’t have “freedom to move around”.

Only criminals can be lawfully restricted from free movement. What is our crime?

If your freedom of movement is threatened when a medical treatment is not accepted, that is a direct violation of Nuremberg Code. The problem goes deeper, considering that these are experimental mRNA vaccines that have never been used on humans. Any ruling in favour of mandatory vaccination or mandatory proof of vaccination in order to participate in society should be null and void. Forcing people to take vaccination under duress, coercion, pressure, intimidation, stress or threat is not only unethical; it’s illegal. A person’s judgment is always compromised under stress.

The amount of fear injected in society today is perhaps equal to or even greater than during the World War Two, when actual bombs dropped on people’s heads. The hysteria and the media hype have gained such momentum that many people have literally lost their reason and grasp of reality. It seems like the cancel culture has been also able to cancel critical thinking and common sense altogether for many people. This government sponsored terrorism should be dealt with on different levels. Not least important is the level of the psyche. The generals operating the war on our minds have recruited many foots soldiers from the media, government bureaucracy and the medical profession; their main weapon is fear. It’s all they’ve got.

The challenge is to disconnect from this fear, and dodge it like Neo dodging bullets in The Matrix film trilogy.  Neo’s talents manifested the moment he began to see the Matrix for what it is. This fear can only penetrate your mind if you believe it. Your mind is the battlefield. And you have the power to win it in your head at any time. In fact, it is simply a matter of willpower. It’s a decision that you make and follow through.

The madness of 2020 is only a beginning. It will intensify next year and for years after until the sleeping lion, that is humanity, finally awakens. This process has begun. The ever-increasing medical tyranny will be harder and harder to escape unless people will start saying NO to it. But in order to say it, you have to disconnect from fear. Fear is the trickster that cuts you off from your own power. Letting go of fear is a key to an overall mental health. Saying NO to fear is where recovery starts. And the beauty of it is that this NO grows stronger the louder and more often you say it. Reclaiming your mind is the single most important thing you can do in order to regain inner peace, self-confidence, and hope for the future. It’s really that simple, although, for some people it might not be easy.

Stop being afraid. Start living again.

I think that the 21st year of the 21st Century will mirror the previous year. Restrictions on personal freedom that erode all liberties will intensify. Weaponized lockdowns designed to destroy economies and impoverish the people, and a more aggressive and intrusive police state should be expected. The growing tyranny will become visible even to those who have chosen to keep their heads in the sand while calling others “conspiracy theorists.” The latter are those who have actually taken the time to research and understand the global political landscape. At the same time, I believe, a Great Awakening will gain momentum and massive protests will flood public squares and streets worldwide. More and more the word “NO” will be heard everywhere. The ruled will rise up against the rulers. A grassroots movement towards freedom and liberty will be unstoppable. Populism is the answer since it unites all people regardless of race, religion, political views and a social status. When your livelihood is threatened and your family is at risk of starvation, nothing will stop you from fighting.

Externally, there will be no escape from the engineered chaos. 2020 was just a taste, an appetizer, from the New World Order’s menu. Its main course is the Great Reset, which is in fact a Great Depression, an engineered collapse of the world economies in order to bring about the New World ? the Medusa with many ugly faces which will control our lives: a future in which you will own nothing, not even your body.

We all know what to do when we want to reboot our computers; we must first shut them down. This is what the Great Reset is about. It must shut down economies and our ways of life in order to restart it in a different order. This, of course, is the bad news. I am not a pessimist nor an optimist; rather, I’m a realist and I prefer to see the world as it is, not through rose-tinted glasses. And there is good news as well.

There is also a way to stay calm in a middle of the hurricane. And this way is inward, into the core of yourself, where you find your true connection with the Universe. This is the source of your inner peace. Psychedelics, when are used responsibly, can lead you in this direction and help you maintain your sanity in an insane world. Resistance to tyranny makes you stronger and making a stand in life is what matters at the end of the day. It’s the nourishment for your soul.

There a few books that one must read in one’s life. One of them, in my opinion, is  George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Published on June 8, 1949, it described our society today. An insight into the future is certainly possible. Here is a free PDF that you can start reading today.

I see the coming year of 2021 as a year of mental health crises. At some point, it might feel like we all are living in a global insane asylum. Like radioactive fallout, the economic and psychological consequences of 2020’s dictatorial lockdowns will start falling back on society causing extreme poverty, starvation and despair. The mental health system will be overwhelmed and getting help will be increasingly difficult. This is the time to return to nature, both figuratively and literally speaking. Nature holds the key to personal and collective healing. Plant medicine is the true hope that is so much needed in the world today. Seek it and you shall find.

It might sound a bit ironic to wish you a Happy New Year after all that has been said. Nevertheless, I do sincerely wish it to you and to all of humanity in which I believe and of which I am am a part.

We either break or grow stronger under pressure. Looking back at my cult experience, I realize I gained strength overcoming and resisting it. The same is true today.  Mental resistance to the world’s madness will make you stronger as well. Remember who you are ? a spark of Divine Light which was given a great opportunity to reflect the Whole. We are all that is and no amount of darkness can blow this inner light out unless we allow it to happen. It’s all in our hands.

We can all sit back and expect some extraterrestrial or other-dimensional forces to come here and help us sort things out. Or we can take responsibility for our lives, for our sanity, for our freedom, and our humanness and be the change we want to see in the world.

Huachuma: The Earthly Key to Heaven

About the author:

Sergey Baranov is the founder of Huachuma Wasi, a healing center in The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. He is the author of Path: Seeking Truth in a World of LiesThe Mescaline Confession: Breaking Through the Walls of Delusion and The Cactus of Sanity: Huachuma in a Time of Chaos. Sergey’s passion for life on Earth and its preservation is the driving force behind his work. You can contact Sergey at

Recommended articles by Sergey Baranov:

If you've ever found value in our articles, we'd greatly appreciate your support by purchasing Mindful Meditation Techniques for Kids - A Practical Guide for Adults to Empower Kids with the Gift of Inner Peace and Resilience for Life.

In the spirit of mindfulness, we encourage you to choose the paperback version. Delve into its pages away from screen glare and notifications, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the transformative practices within. The physical book enriches the learning process and serves as a tangible commitment to mindfulness, easily shared among family and friends.

Over the past few years, Wake Up World has faced significant online censorship, impacting our financial ability to stay online. Instead of soliciting donations, we're exploring win-win solutions with our readers to remain financially viable. Moving into book publishing, we hope to secure ongoing funds to continue our mission. With over 8,500 articles published in the past 13 years, we are committed to keeping our content free and accessible to everyone, without resorting to a paywall.