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World War 3 Starts Next Year – Prediction & dates, 2018 and onward

Prediction about the start of World War 3, the events which precede it and the events which will follow based on current trends :

Disclaimer : The purpose of this article is to inform our readers and not to create fear. The aim is to help readers to be prepared for the eventuality of a World War and to determine what steps can be taken to protect themselves.
While there are predictions of a possible World War 3 by seers such as Nostradamus, Baba Vanga, or by historians or political analysts, this article aims to give the spiritual perspective so that one can prepare themselves at the physical, psychological and spiritual levels.

This article was first published in 2006 and has been updated as of 23 March 2022.

1. Introduction to the World War 3 prediction

Over two decades ago, in the 1990s, our spiritual research team sensed an adverse shift in the world's spiritual vibrations that, if left unchecked, could lead to a grim world situation. At that time, global awareness of climate change had not yet gained momentum, and World War 3 was a matter of speculation. Later in 2006, we published our findings in our articles on World War 3 and Climate Change predictions.

The reason for publishing these findings was not to scare people but to increase awareness and to serve as a wake-up call for humanity to do something positive to curb the increase in subtle negative vibrations. A number of seers, such as Nostradamus, Baba Vanga, etc., have also predicted turbulent and distressing times ahead of cataclysmic proportions, and they have also mentioned the start of World War 3.

Fast forward to 2023, and the onslaught of climate change and extreme weather events has been challenging, to say the least. A state of war is currently affecting many countries or is threatening to break out. The Doomsday Clock, maintained since 1947, is a symbolic clock that represents the likelihood of a human-made global catastrophe, in the opinion of the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In January 2023, these scientists set the clock to 90 seconds to midnight, signalling, that, in their educated opinion, the way events in the world are unfolding, the world is the closest it has ever been to a global catastrophe.

We concur.

We said it then, and we say it now; until there is a reversal of the negativity in human behaviour, and we strive to interact with the world in a more sustainable manner, our future is fraught with peril.

To find the solutions to any problem, it is essential that one goes to the root of the problem. This may be in the physical, psychological or spiritual dimension. The purpose of this article is to provide information uncovered through spiritual research about :

  • A spiritual perspective behind the escalation of worldwide adverse events such as war and increased natural disasters.
  • Measures that can be taken by humanity to minimise the impact of these events or to protect oneself in the event of a World War.

2. World War 3 and the subtle battle

Unknown to most people, the universe is in the midst of a subtle-battle of epic proportions. Most of this battle is being fought in the spiritual dimension between forces of good and evil. The physical plane, i.e., Earth is also being affected by the events in the spiritual dimension. The consequences of the subtle-battle are mainly in the form of seeds sown for further rapid and progressive deterioration of the world at various levels. This works in two ways:

  • It decreases the overall sāttviktā (purity) in the world.
  • It strengthens the hold of the forces of evil on humankind.

According to an evolved Saint, Adi Shankaracharya from India (8th - 9th century AD), Righteousness (Dharma) is that which accomplishes the 3 tasks of :

  1. Keeping the social system in an excellent condition
  2. Bringing about the worldly progress of every living being
  3. Causing progress in the spiritual realm as well.

 – Shri Adi Shankaracharya

Since 1993, negative subtle forces (powerful negative energies) began to sow the seeds for the degradation of society and acceleration of unrighteousness. In many ways, society had already set in place the process of degradation (i.e., the increase in Raja-Tama). This was due to a rise in man’s materialistic nature and lack of Righteousness owing to a lack of spiritual practice. Aided by higher-level negative energies, the downslide of society quickly increased in intensity and speed. Over time these seeds would take root and increase the Raja-Tama (spiritual impurity) in society. As society continued to become more and more unrighteous, they played right into the hands of negative energies increasing the Raja and Tama in the environment. An increase in Raja and Tama has a destabilising effect on people and the environment. This current trend will culminate in the increased intensity of natural disasters and the Third World War.

3. When will World War 3 start? - Timeline of Events

In the following table, the timeline of events is described leading to psychological war which culminates in 2018 and the actual physical World War 3 which will start in 2019. Examples of a few mechanisms have been provided that have already been set into motion from the subtle regions by higher level negative energies. We initially published this article in 2006, and from 2015 we have provided an additional rough guideline about events that will unfold. As the run up to World War 3 reaches its final stages, the timeline for specific events may change depending on various factors given in Section 6 - Can World War 3 be avoided?

Year Event
2000 The seed of intense domestic quarrels sown in society
2001 The seed of an increase in anti-social elements in society
2002 The seed of an increase in malpractices in places of worship which accelerate the increase of Raja and Tama. Places of worship contribute to the Sattva component in society. When malpractices take place, they reduce the sattvikta (spiritual purity) and thereby help to increase the Raja and Tama.
2006 The seed of the beginning of destruction of places of worship
2011 The seed of steps taken by terrorists (under the control of powerful negative energies) to destroy spiritual organisations who are working for the benefit of society.
2014 A high incidence of natural calamities
2015 Havoc by floods and volcanoes
  • Increase of war at the psychological level. Anger and instability will rise within and among nations. This will include different countries indulging in sabre-rattling which means displaying or threatening to use military force.
  • Small wars will also be fought.
  • Increase in natural disasters.
  • Increase of war at the psychological level leading to actual war at the physical level which will become the start of World War 3.
  • Evil-doers and anti-social elements in society are eliminated at the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels.
  • Increase in natural disasters
  • In World War 2, approximately 30 nations took part in the war directly or indirectly, in World War 3, 50% of all the countries in the world will be involved.
  • In the final stages, as some countries are nearing complete defeat, they will resort to using nuclear weapons. With the ensuing widescale destruction from using nuclear weapons, the war will come to an end within a few weeks.
  • Approximately half the world’s population will perish.
End 2025 onwards
  • People lose faith in politicians and turn towards Saints for their rescue and guidance.
  • Settling down of the environment and the start of the Divine Kingdom on Earth. It is called a Divine Kingdom as there will be a significant overall increase in sattvikta and there will be a rekindling of Spirituality all around the world.
  • As the Sattva component increases, weather patterns will gradually normalise.
  • Learning governance of the Divine Kingdom.
  • The impact of this war will last for 30 years and rebuilding of life on Earth will take 100 years.

Refer to the section on whether World War 3 can be avoided.

4. Prediction about the severity of World War 3

As stated earlier, the battle in the physical realm, i.e., on Earth is mostly due to events in the spiritual dimension. Hence awareness about the battle’s root causes is limited only to those who are spiritually evolved through the medium of advanced sixth sense. In fact, only a fraction of the battle will be experienced on Earth at the physical level. However, this fraction itself will be catastrophic enough and will be the cause of mass destruction. Humankind will experience this fraction of the battle in the form of increased natural disasters and World War 3 where weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons will be used. The rise in natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and volcanoes will be primarily due to the rise in spiritual impurity fuelled by unrighteousness on Earth. Spiritual research on this phenomenon has been covered in the article on Natural disasters – a spiritual perspective. The people and events that will precipitate World War 3 will be under the control of higher level negative energies known as subtle-sorcerers (māntriks).

The following table compares the severity between the various World Wars taking into account both the subtle and physical aspects.

Name of the war Year Relative severity of the subtle and physical battle
World War 1 1914 – 1918 1
World War 2 1939 – 1945 1.5
World War 3 2015 – 2024 4.5*

*Note: Towards the end of World War 3, the severity of the destruction caused by war will be 4.5 times that of World War 1, and 3 times World War 2.

The above table gives one an understanding of the scale of the subtle-battle and World War 3. All the major disasters and terrorist activities of the past few years are tell-tale signs directly related to the subtle-battle. Higher level negative energies such as subtle-sorcerers possess individuals that have a mentality to harm society and carry out terrorist activities through them on mankind.

Note to our readers :

This article was first published in September 2006.

In order to understand this article better, please read the article – Sattva, Raja and Tama – Basic Components of Creation as it provides knowledge on some basic concepts that are referred to in this article.

We also recommend that you read our World War 3 survival guide.

5. Main stages of World War 3 and the subtle battle

5.1 Who is behind World War 3 and what will trigger its commencement?

The SSRF defines the word 'subtle world' or 'spiritual dimension' as the world which is beyond the understanding of the five senses, mind and intellect. The subtle world refers to the unseen world of angels, ghosts, heaven, etc. which can only be perceived through our sixth sense.

The Third World War will be triggered mainly due to powerful subtle negative forces. Higher-level negative energies will take advantage of the lower spiritual levels, personality defects and higher egos of people to push them over the edge and instigate nations to go to war with each other. In all the three World Wars (i.e., from World War 1 to World War 3) powerful negative energies from progressively lower regions of Hell have been the actual root cause of events that have instigated countries to go to war with each other. The following points elaborate on which subtle negative forces from the regions of Hell were responsible for instigating the World Wars.

  • World War 1: Subtle-sorcerers (māntriks) from the 2nd region of Hell.
  • World War 2: Subtle-sorcerers primarily from the 3rd region of Hell took part in the orchestration of the Second World War. Hitler for example throughout his tenure in power was possessed by a subtle-sorcerer from the 5th region of Hell. This was also the reason for his dramatic rise to power. Throughout his reign the subtle-sorcerer was fully manifest.
  • World War 3: Subtle-sorcerers from the 4th region of Hell will be behind the Third World War that will play out in the physical realm. However, in the subtle-battle, subtle-sorcerers from the 7th region of Hell will take part. In the years 2017-2024, subtle-sorcerers from the 6th and 7th region of Hell will be involved in the subtle battle.

The Third World War will begin in 2015 and continue for about 9 years till 2024. The wars that will be fought within that period will all be linked. However, it may not be obvious to the world. Towards the end of this period, weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons will be used. There will be an unprecedented loss of life where approximately 50% of the population will perish. Some countries will be affected more than others. Needless to say, in a highly interconnected world, all countries will be affected.

The following is the timetable of the subtle battle which will occur during the Third World War and the establishment of the ‘Divine Kingdom’ from the perspective of the forces of good and evil.

Year Stages of Subtle Battle
2015 Commencement
2016 – 2018 Rising victories of unrighteous people under the forces of evil
2019 – 2021 Righteous and unrighteous forces at par
2022 – 2024 Rising victories of righteous people under the forces of God
2025 Onwards Start of the ‘Divine Kingdom’

5.2 Role of India in World War 3

From times immemorial, India has been the spiritual leader of the world. Spiritual research has revealed that in the battle that is unfolding, India will hold centre stage from a spiritual perspective. Saints of the highest level in India are doing all they can to increase the Sattva component in the world so that it will help reduce the intensity of World War 3. During the war, negative subtle forces will instigate neighbouring countries to attack India to destabilise the pivotal role that it will play. Approximately 50% of the Indian population will perish as a result.

6. Can World War 3 be avoided?

The short answer to this question is ‘no’, the World War 3 predictions will come true - though the intensity and timeline of World War 3 and natural disasters may vary.

First let’s cover the reason why these catastrophic events cannot be avoided. The Raja-Tama or the spiritual impurity on Earth has risen considerably in the past few decades. This has been due to several factors such as the increased intensity of personality defects in people, a high focus on materialism, a lack of spiritual practice (as per Universal spiritual principles) and negative energies from the spiritual dimension affecting and possessing people to act as per their wishes. Whenever the spiritual impurity (Raja and Tama) builds up on Earth, it increases the instability in people and the environment. This results in various undesirable events such as natural disasters, terrorism, wars, etc. This is something like an automatic cleansing process that gets set into motion which results in the destruction of people who are Raja-Tama predominant. The only way to reverse this trend and avoid this destruction is to increase the Sattva subtle component in the world and reduce the Raja and Tama subtle components. For this to happen humankind would need to make a 180-degree change in their current lifestyles and practise Spirituality as per the 6 basic principles of spiritual practice. Spiritual progress is said to occur only when one practises Spirituality in accordance with the six basic principles of spiritual practice. Religions that preach that their way is the only way to God and try to convert others to their faith by force or bribery run the risk of violating the six basic principles of spiritual practice and hence negate the spiritual efforts of the people who follow such practices. In some cases where religions preach violence towards society and where people practice such doctrines, they regress spiritually and create adverse severe destiny for themselves. The likelihood of this 180-degree change happening is next to zero and hence the World War 3 and the destruction that has been predicted becomes inevitable.

However, the intensity and timeline of events may change.

As the world moves closer towards this catastrophic event, Saints of the highest level on Earth are doing everything to help humanity to protect themselves and reduce the intensity of the World War. As more and more people who have the potential to become seekers start spiritual practice, these evolved Saints through Their resolve are pushing the timeline for war out as much as possible so that these seekers get the time to start and strengthen their spiritual practice.

The time and intensity can be adjusted depending on who are making efforts; if the forces of evil are making more efforts then the intensity will be more. Conversely if many people start spiritual practice, the intensity of the calamitous times could lessen.

In the words of His Holiness Dr Athavale, “Depending on the devotion of seekers to God, the timetable of the war between devotees (righteousness) and the demonic forces (unrighteous) can change. The human race’s destiny can change for the better with spiritual practice.”

At an individual level, the people who will survive World War 3 will either be above the 50% spiritual level due to practising Spirituality or will have the potential to grow spiritually.

7. Who are the forces of God fighting this subtle-battle?

The subtle battle will be fought from 1999-2025. In the ensuing battle of good and evil, the forces of good are led by an evolved spiritual guide of above 90% spiritual level (Parātpar Guru) living on the Earth plane. At the start of the battle, only the Parātpar Guru and a few seekers were fighting the battle. As time progresses, more and more Saints and seekers are joining the subtle-battle. Spiritually evolved subtle-bodies from the higher positive regions of the Universe will also enter this battle to overcome the forces of evil.

8. Conclusion

We are living in momentous times amidst the changing of an era. This article has not been published with the intention to alarm society, but to alert and caution it with precise World War 3 predictions. Those who are spiritually inclined and who are seekers (of God) are urged to take the time to understand this article and commence or strengthen their spiritual practice. This era is also very conducive for spiritual growth as elaborated in the article on good and evil. With intense spiritual practice, seekers have the power to lessen the intensity of World War 3 and to protect themselves. Just as one needs to have a visa to visit a foreign country, the granting of the visa to live in the Divine Kingdom is determined by the potential one has to grow spiritually. God should feel that an individual is worth saving and this can only happen if the person demonstrates the potential to undertake spiritual practice and become a seeker.

In the end, this war is not about one country defeating another and preserving their way of life. It is not about freedom or democracy or any governing system. It is a war of good vs evil, it is a battle between spiritual purity versus spiritual impurity. This war is spiritual in nature and is about spiritually cleansing the world; therefore, those who have a higher proportion of the Sattva component in them will be spared.

“When something goes wrong or when we are about to die, we remember God. At that time people usually say the words ‘O God’.

On the other hand, if you remember God now (before the World War), and practise Spirituality then when the war starts, He will remember you and save your life. Then there will be no need to say, ‘O God’. When this happens instead of just saying ‘thank God’, remember to express your gratitude to God.”

- His Holiness Dr Athavale

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