The rise in importance of the material during the current Piscean age is closely tied in with the satisfaction of desire. By advertising and salesmanship the desires of people have been whetted. More and more material things have become necessary to our living; luxuries of yesterday are now absolute necessities. This has unnecessarily complicated our existence and we find ourselves no happier because of it. It is important that we set about returning to a more simple life.
– Joseph J. Weed. A Rosicruian Speaks.