The term originated with the animal-totem power beings of the spirit plane and represented an era wherein the corruptible greed-stricken epoch of society known as the Fourth World would come to an end. The modernized world was destined to erupt into chaos to pave the The Fifth World was a pseudonym used to represent the fifth spiritual age of mankind.
The term originated with the animal-totem power beings of the spirit plane and represented an era wherein the corruptible greed-stricken epoch of society known as the Fourth World would come to an end. The modernized world was destined to erupt into chaos to pave the way for an age of peace, purity and enlightenment.
In the late 1960s, the power being known as White-Buffalo-Woman took human form and came to Earth in the region of Southern California. She acted as a spiritual advisor to a musician known as Snake (Fred Kominsky) and helped him to enlighten others through music and through a mystical narcotic known as Ghostdancing. White-Buffalo-Woman and her Ghostdancing inspired a counterculture resurgence in spirituality commonly regarded as the Hippie movement.
As societal norms began to evolve, the static reality of the Fourth World began to recede. The enlightenment of the Fifth World gained momentum, but quickly died out with the disappearance of White-Buffalo-Woman in 1973.
Another source sought to stymie the growth of the Fifth World was the secret society known as the Mammonites. The Mammonites represented sanitized order and labored for over five centuries to suppress the naturist primitivism of other cultures.
In 1995, White-Buffalo-Woman re-emerged in the public consciousness and the spiritual strength of the Ghostdancing was reborn. The mystical barriers separating the physical planes of existence from the spirit world were torn asunder and the animal totem of the Thunderbird released the power of nature upon the Earth. Animal spirits bonded with their corporeal counterparts and wrought untold devastation across the western United States. From the ashes of mankind's pollution, the Fifth World was born.
Issues in event have not yet been added.
- The Fifth World age of mankind took place in a continuity separate from that of the mainstream DC universe.
- The pre-apocalyptic age known as the Fourth World is not to be confused with the Fourth World concepts of artist/writer Jack Kirby.
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