wiki: Golden Age
youtube: The yugas of Sri Yukteswar
link: The Holy Science
youtube: Tide of Time
In Greek history, we have the Ages (see wiki link). In the Vedic culture, we have the Yugas. The Kali yuga (Iron Age), Dwapara yuga (Bronze Age), Treta yuga (Silver Age) and Satya yuga (Golden Age) correspond to the four Greek ages.
It is commonly (and erroneously) believed that the current is the Iron age / Kali yuga / age of decline.
The The yugas of Sri Yukteswar (see link) as described in his book The Holy Science (see link) states that the Dwapara Yuga (Silver Age) began in 1700AD.
This idea is reinforced by Jaggi Vasudev’s Tide of Time (see link)
[user]Imran[/user]: Belief in an Age is important – do you accept a more enlightened and glorious past? Do you think this is an age of decline? If you accept this as D315 (year 315 of the Dwapara Yuga), then your outlook on life and where the world is heading has to be optimistic!