Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Age Religions

New Age Religions
Thomas Allen

[Editor’s note: Footnotes in the original are omitted.]

Another important movement underlying the advancement of Illuminism has been the New Age religious movement that became so apparent during the last part of the twentieth century.

New Age religions are pantheistic and occult. Most of the New Age religions are built upon Hinduism, Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, and Theosophy. They include witchcraft (manipulating the forces of nature) and Satanism (the direct worship of Lucifer). New Age religions range from humanistic worship of “God within” to the pagan worship of Gaia (mother Earth, the Greek goddess of Earth). They allow the individual to pick his own religious truths and his own set of morals and ethics—thus, they discard absolute moral standards and eternal principles and adopt relativism. Instead of worshiping the Creator, the God of the Christians, New Age practitioners worship the creation. The New Age religions base their spiritual truths on personal experience and not on the established facts and truths of the Bible. (These New Age truths are revealed by one’s inter being, or his “psyche.”) The goal of the New Age religious movement is to replace Christianity and limited government with occult socialism, Luciferianism.

Common practices of various New Age sects are trances (altered states of consciousness), astral projections or space travel (out-of-body travel), past life regression (visiting past lives through hypnosis), divination (seeing future events), and spirit guides (direct interaction with spirit beings). Connected with spirit guides, who are, contrary to the belief of most New Age practitioners, demons, is automatic writing. (Messages received through automatic writing are always opposed to orthodox Christianity.) Common features of most occult religions are evolution, reincarnation, astrology, and meditation. New Age religion often involves the use of mind-altering drugs to achieve an altered state. Thus, the drug culture and occultism are companions.

Some popular new age religions are Hare Krishna, Zen Buddhism, Sufism as expressed by the Meher Baba, Transcendental Meditation, and the Divine Light Mission. Hare Krishna and the Divine Light Mission came out to Hinduism. Hare Krishna comes closer to Christianity than any other Hindu sect. Zen Buddhism came out of Buddhism. (In the United States, drugs like LSD have become an important component of Zen Buddhism.)

The Satanic practices listed in Deuteronomy 18:10-11 are popular among various New Age sects. They are making children pass through fire (offering children as human sacrifices to a god, today appearing as abortion), divination (fortune telling, soothsaying), enchantment (interpreting omens), witchcraft (practicing astrology and the like), sorcery (using occult formulas and incantations), charming (casting spells), spiritualism (consulting with spirits), wizardry (acquiring superhuman knowledge from demons), and necromancy (calling up the dead).

Included among the New Age ideas are sex, pornography, the homosexual and feminist movements, environmentalism, abortion and euthanasia, psycho-therapies, worship of Mother Earth, and, especially, embracing any god but the God of the Christians. New Age religions teach that the rights of individuals must give way to the rights of humanity (naturally, the Illuminists will define what the rights of humanity are). Like National Socialists and Hindus, New Agers often place the lives of animals above the lives of people. New Age religions are replacing secular humanism in the temples of the public schools as people become aware of the demoralizing effects of secular humanism. (To destroy Christianity, the Illuminists promote secular humanism because it leads to vast numbers of spiritually starved people, many of whom in their hunger will turn to the occult and other New Age religions where they will worship Lucifer, the God of Illuminism.)

Corporations, hospitals, universities, public schools, and even federal agencies are promoting New Age practices, if not New Age religions themselves. Diversity training, value clarification, Zen, and Transcendental Meditation are among the most popularly promoted practices.

As New Age religions can absorb all religions except Christianity, Christianity must be destroyed. To destroy Christianity, the Illuminists have worked unceasingly to erode Christian values and to create apathy in the Church. They have labored to starve spiritually the masses by secularizing society. To feed the spiritual starved, the Illuminists offer Lucifer’s New Age religions.

Among Congressmen who were the leading promoters of the New Age revolution when they were in Congress were New Gingrich (Republican, member of CFR, 33rd degree Freemason), Mark Hatfield (Republican, Freemason, and supporter of global depopulation), Arlen Specter (Republican, Freemason, and ardent supporter of one world government), and Charlie Rose (Democrat).[1]

Included among the financial supports of the New Age movements are Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Lockheed Aircraft, and Rockefeller Foundation.[2]

Sun Moon and the Unification Church
The most dangerous New Age religions are those that give the appearance of being Christian but are really counterfeits. Sun Moon’s Unification Church typifies this type of church. Sun Moon’s Unification Church is perhaps the largest new age cult religious organization. Financing this church is the Korean CIA with money from the United States CIA. Moon is an ardent anti-Communist. Not only is Moon a leader in corrupting the Christian religion with false Christian doctrine, he is also a leader in destroying the Aryan people through miscegenation. Besides promoting miscegenation, Moon rejects the divine nature of Jesus—reducing him to being merely a man who perfectly understood God’s will—and Jesus’ return to Earth—Moon, who claims to be sinless, is the Lord of the Second Coming. Jesus failed in his mission because he did not marry and procreate holy offspring. Moon claims that Jesus accomplished only partial salvation; another (presumably, Moon) is needed to complete the work of Jesus and bring complete salvation. He makes himself, not Jesus, as the object of faith. He has been accused of teaching salvation through sexual intercourse with someone whom God has blessed. While traditional Christian ordinances of baptism and communion are avoided, seances, clairvoyance, and other occult practices are accepted. Moon also claims to receive revelations from God. To his brand of “Christianity,” he has incorporated Taoism, mysticism, and spiritualism. Like all Illuminists, Moon wants to establish a global government and a one world religion; both of which will be merged into one. Moon controls the Washington Times, which backs neo-conservatives.

[Editor's note: A short section on other cults in the original is omitted.]

In 1950, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, a science-fiction writer, unveiled his dianetics, the essence of Scientology. Scientology has become one of the most powerful and influential religious movements. Controlling the minds of others without their consent is the objective of many of the procedures of Scientology. It uses a combination of Catholic confession and psychotherapy. Its tenets include psychoanalysis and probing one’s prenatal influences, which are the cause of one’s present problems. Scientology teaches that man, who descended from gods, is basically good. However, he has a reactive mind of compulsions and inhibitions that can be, and need to be, contacted and erased. Good and evil are a matter of opinion: Morality is relative, not absolute. To Scientology, God is irrelevant; only Scientology is relevant. God is ignored. Man is deified and can perfect himself through perfect reasoning. With his perfect reasoning, man can solve all human problems. Reincarnation is also part of the Scientology doctrine. Teaching that enlightenment is attained through a series of stages, Scientology is, in essence, a form of Gnosticism. It contains eight grades of clearness; the eighth grade is reached when all a person’s engram from prenatal influences and previous existence have been cleared. Its eight dynamics are “(1) to survive as an individual; (2) to survive through sex and family; (3) to survive as a group (school, society, town, and nation); (4) to survive as mankind; (5) to preserve animal and plant life; (6) to preserve the physical universe, including matter, energy, space and time; (7) to preserve spiritual existence; and (8) to preserve immortal existence.”[3] Scientology is a mixture of “‘Hindu Veda and Dharma, Taoism, Old Testament wisdom, Buddhist principles of brotherly love and compassion, the early Greeks, Lucretius, Spinosa, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Spencer and Freud.’”[4] The works of Alfred Korzybski (author of General Semantics), Grinker (American psychiatrists), Speigel (American psychiatrists), William Sargant (English psychiatrists), Aleister Crowley (the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of black magic) are also incorporated. Scientology is essentially a mixture of science fiction and magic. Although Hubbard disdained Christianity and called Christ a “hypnotic implant,” he, nevertheless, dressed Scientology in Christian garb and claimed it to be a nondenominational church. It offers no one a way to salvation.

Blavatsky and Theosophy
An important ancestor of the New Age religions is Theosophy. Theosophy is closely related to Freemasonry theologically.

Theosophy combines Eastern philosophical religious teachings with Western. Beginning with the essence of God, it arrives at the spiritual nature of the Universe. It claims knowledge of God’s person through direct knowledge, physical processes, and philosophical speculation. It uses speculative mysticism to explain how sin in this world can coexist with an omnipotent, holy God. Theosophists believe that God is impersonal and that man can perfect himself. “Man is god in the making.” Man faces no final judgment. “Hell” is a state of purgatory where souls of the dead stay until they are reincarnated. Thus, reincarnation is one of its tenets. Jesus becomes merely a pious religious leader who was martyred. Theosophy holds that God has revealed himself to the world long before Jesus arrived. The ancient myths and legends of the Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and other people are variations of the same revelation. Likewise, the Christian Scriptures are merely a variation of this revelation. Theosophy is a form of Pantheism. Types of theosophists include Neoplatonists, Gnostics, and Cabalists.

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is the mother of modern-day Theosophy and the modern-day New Age movement. Her Theosophy borrowed heavily from the Jewish Cabala, especially the anti-Christian aspects of the Cabala, for she fervently hated Christianity. She viewed Lucifer (Satan) “as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind.” Lucifer, not Jesus, is man’s savior. Satan, a heavenly spirit who deceives mankind, as orthodox Christianity conceives him, does not exist in Theosophy; instead Satan is glorified for his pride, independence, and rebelliousness. Secretly directing evolution of mankind is an elite group called “Great Masters,” “Adepts,” and “Great White Brotherhood.” Blavatsky typically referred to this group as “Ascended Masters of Wisdom.” They are highly evolved souls who, after many reincarnations, have left the earthly sphere for the spiritual realm. Building upon a base of Hinduism and Buddhism, Theosophy synthesized philosophy, religion, and science.

Blavatsky claimed that she had spent many years traveling through Tibet where she had been initiated into the Mysteries of the occult and through India. When some of her followers in India were arrested for homosexual acts, she left for the United States. Rene Guenon claims that she came to the United States from Paris and that she was probably never in Tibet. Her teachers were Paulos Metamon (a magician and conjuror), Mazzini (who initiated her into the Carbonari in 1856), and Victor Michel (a Freemason, mesmerist, and spiritualist). Serapis Bey and Tuiti Bey, who were Cabalists and members of the Egyptian Brothers, were probably her masters in Paris. She and Albert Pike were socially close. Blavatsky knowingly and willingly rejected God of the Christians, the father of Christ Jesus, and accepted Lucifer as her god.

Regardless who sent her, she arrived in the United States in 1872 and founded her Theosophical Society in 1875 with the aid of William Q. Judge and Henry S. Olcott. Olcott became the first president. Other members included Dr. Seth Pancoast, Thomas Edison, and, briefly, Albert Pike. Pancoast and George Felt were vice-presidents. Felt was a professor of mathematics and Egyptology and a member of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, which later expelled him.

Annie Besant, who had become a disciple of Blavatsky in 1889, gained control of the Theosophical Society following Blavatsky’s death in 1891, and in 1907 she became president. Besant was a member of the National Secular Society and a preacher of free thought. She advocated socialism and was a founder of the Fabian Society. She founded the English branch of the Theosophical Society and later the Indian branch. She was also vice-president and great teacher of the Supreme Council of the International Order of Co-Masonry.

Blavatsky was primarily interested in the occult sciences. She cared little about politics and schemes of material welfare. She claimed that socialism and Communism were both “disguised conspiracies of brutal force and selfishness against honest labor.”[5] Besant, however, was more political minded and organized the Society on a political basis to advocate socialism and world government.

Blavatsky thought that the teachings of Gautama Buddha were a perfection of Hinduism and wanted to rehabilitate Buddhism. Besant thought that the doctrines of the Brahmans were the purer faith. Yet Besant did not introduce Brahmanism or Buddhism into her lodges in Europe; she introduced her own occult system.

The objectives of the Theosophical Society are “The World Religion, The World University, and the World Government (by the Restoration of the Mysteries, i.e., by the recognition of their place as the World Government as they were recognized in ancient days, the place they have ever continued to occupy. . .).”[6] Theologically, the Theosophical Society is Gnostic and anti-Christian. Out of the teachings and philosophy of the Theosophical Society came the New Age movement of the twentieth century.

Arcane School and World Union
Freemasonry is behind the New Age movement in general and the Theosophical Society, which is basically a front for Freemasonry’s religious doctrines, in particular. Related to the Theosophical Society are the Lucis Trust, the Arcane Schools, the Triangles, and World Goodwill (which merged with the World Union in 1961). The Lucis Trust promotes the belief in the Hierarchy, also known as Ascended Masters, Masters of Wisdom, and the Elder Brothers. These Hierarchs are extremely wise men, who through successive reincarnations have become gods. Lucis Trust also promotes the United Nations, one world government with a socialist world economy. (It runs the only religious chapel at the United Nations’ headquarters—thus, affirming the Satanic nature of the United Nations.) Lucis Trust and its allied organizations serve as an intermediary between Freemasonry and allied secret societies and the public. Its goal is to condition the masses to accept the spiritual principles of Illuminism and its New World Order.

The Arcane Schools train people for high-level work in the New Age movement. The Triangles are meditation groups of three people. World Goodwill distributed literature promoting theosophy. After its merger with World Union, it distributed literature promoting world government.

Alice Ann Bailey, a Theosophist, established the Lucis Trust, World Goodwill, Triangles, Arcane School, and New Group of World Servers. Bailey was anti-Jewish and anti-Christian. Her many books were written through her by her spirit guide. In building the infrastructure and articulating the strategy of the modern New Age movement, she is probably the most important person.

World Union is leading the way toward world government through the World Constitution Parliament Association (WCPA). Philip Isely was the principal organizer of the World Constitution Parliament Association, which was founded in 1959. The objective of this association is to create a framework for establishing a one-world government. To promote global governance, it uses environmentalism, i.e., creating fear and hysteria that mankind is irrecoverably destroying the environment and the only way to prevent this ravishing of the environment is to establish an all-powerful centralized world government. Claiming to represent the people of Earth (have you ever voted for any member of this association to represent you?), it has drafted a constitution for its world government and is lobbying countries to ratify it.

By urging the United Nations to establish itself quickly as a world government with absolute power over the countries and peoples of the world, the World Constitution Parliament Association serves to apply pressure from below in “the name of the people.” Thus, it gives the Illuminists an excuse for establishing a global dictatorship—the people are forcing them to do it.

For the less spiritually inclined, the Illuminists offer psychotherapy as a substitute for religion. Like many other New Age religions, it treats man as though he is an autonomous being, who is the center of the Universe and the measure of all things. Psychotherapy, which includes psychology and psychiatry, is closely related to Hinduism. It offers fulfillment without God and explains human behavior without moral absolutes. If a person feels guilt about homosexual practices, the psychotherapist strives to convince the patient that homosexuality is normal, and thus, he should experience no guilt. So, if a person feels a desire, that desire must be satisfied without regards to any moral principle—or else insanity will result.

Psychotherapy has become an important weapon in advancing Illuminism. It teaches moral relativism, and anyone who believes in moral absolutes is obviously mentally ill if not insane. Thus, psychotherapy justifies the socialist concept of redistribution of material wealth. Furthermore, the National Association for Mental Health claims that the “principles of mental heath cannot be successfully furthered in any society unless there is progressive acceptance of the concept of world citizenship.”[7] The typical psychotherapist believes that anyone who opposes Illuminism or any of its programs needs therapy and is well on his way to becoming mentally ill if he is not already mentally ill. (Dr. G. Brock Chisholm and his associates define mental illness as a “sense of loyalty to a particular nation, a sense of loyalty to a moral code, strict adherence to concepts of right and wrong, opposition to foreign aid or communism.”[8] Psychotherapy is used to silence people who oppose Illuminism by proclaiming them mentally ill—often without any examination. (Fortunately, not all psychologists and psychiatrists are followers of Chisholm’s doctrines.)

1. James W. Wardner, Unholy Alliances: The Secret Plan and the Secret People Who Are Working to Destroy America (James W. Wardner, 1996), pp. 203-204.

2. Ibid., p. 212.

3. William J. Petersen, Those Curious New Cults in the 80s (New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing, Inc., 1982), p. 223.

4. Ibid., p. 223.

5. Nesta H. Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements (Palmdale, California: Omni Publication, 1924), pp. 304-305.

6. Lady Queenborough, (Edith Starr Miller). Occult Theocracy (Two Volumes. Hawthorne, California: The Christian Book Club of America, 1933), p. 533.

7. John A. Stormer, None Dare Call It Treason. (Florissant, Missouri: Liberty Bell Press, 1964), p. 257.

8. Ibid., p. 159.

Copyright © 2010 by Thomas Coley Allen.

[Editor’s note: The list of references in the original are omitted.]

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