“As the Satya-yuga is always the first in the series of the four ages or Yugas, so the Kali ever comes the last. The Kali-yuga reigns now supreme in India, and it seems to coincide with that of the Western age.
Anyhow, it is curious to see how prophetic in almost all things was the writer of the Vishnu Purana when foretelling some of the dark influences and sins of this Kali-yuga:
“Wealth and piety will decrease until the world will be wholly depraved. Property alone will confer rank; wealth will be the only source of devotion;
passion will be the sole bond of union between the sexes; falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation; and women will be objects merely of sensual gratification….
Thus in the Kali age will decay constantly proceed, until the human race approaches its annihilation (pralaya)….
When the close of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being which exists, of its own spiritual nature…shall descend on Earth…as Kalki (Avatar) endowed with the eight superhuman faculties.
He will reestablish righteousness on earth, and the minds of those who live at the end of Kali-yuga shall be awakened and become as pellucid as crystal.
The men who are thus changed…shall be the seeds of human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the Krita age, the age of purity.”
Whether right or wrong with regard to the latter prophecy, the blessings of Kali-yuga are well described, and fit in admirably even with that which one sees and hears in Europe and other civilized and Christian lands in full 19th, and at the dawn of the 20th century of our great era of ENLIGHTENMENT.”
H. P. Blavatsky