1 Tatal ( de la Avraam la Ioan Botezătorul)
2 Fiul (de la întruparea Fiului lui Dumnezeu – la anul 1260) și
3 Sfântul Duh ( de la 1260 ). El a ajuns la concluzia că această perioadă va începe în 1260 pe baza cărții Apocalipsa (versetele 11: 3 și 12: 6, care vorbesc de „o mie două sute șaizeci de zile”).
Although the new era of peace did not begin in 1260, we can calculate another date using the same idea of De Fiore. Since 30 years is not the correct length of a generation, we will borrow the symbolism used in astrology to determine how many years each past generation may have lived. Remember that the life expectancy of people two thousand years ago, through the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, did not exceed 50. Some authors claim that life expectancy in olden times was, on average, only 35 years because war, hunger and disease took thousands of lives all over the planet. Each person completed a life cycle every 12 months. This means that the Sun travels through the 12 houses of the zodiac to return to the person’s house of birth. So we can consider four phases of a man’s life: childhood, youth, maturity and old age, each stage being 12 years long. From birth to 12 years is the childhood. Between 12 and 24 years, the youth. Between 24 and 36 years, the maturity, and between 36 and 48 years, the old age. Remember that this reasoning is generalized in order to make the necessary mathematical calculations. Certainly, many people in the past lived for more than 50 years. However, many people also died at twenty-something years old. The age of 48 is a symbolic medium for the time to which we refer. So we have 4 stages for the human life, and each phase is equal to 12 years, totaling 48 years of life. Now, if there were 42 generations before Christ, analogously, we will also have 42 generations after Christ, before the arrival of the third age. So, the beginning of the Age of the Holy Spirit predicted by Joachim of Fiore will be: 42 generations x 48 years = 2016. Thus, making the appropriate correction to the calculations of the prophetic Italian abbot, we conclude that the Age of the Holy Spirit and the consequent second coming of Jesus, a new world, will occur in 2016. The thinking of Abbot Joachim of Fiore is as correct as the division into three ages, but he missed slightly in terms of the time estimated for each generation.