The New World Religion
We have meditations at the United Nations a couple of times a week.
The meditation leader is Sri Chin, and this is what he said about
this situation: “... The United Nations is the chosen instrument of
God; to be a chosen instrument means to be a divine messenger
carrying the banner of God’s inner vision and outer manifestation.
One day, the world will ... treasure and cherish the soul of the
United Nations as its very own with pride, for this soul is
all-loving, all-nourishing, and all-fulfilling.”1
• Donald Keys,
president of Planetary Citizensand author of Earth At
In times past, when critics of the United Nations described
the organization as a modern Tower of Babel, most were making
reference to man’s act of spiritual arrogance that the book of
Genesis tells us earned God’s displeasure. To back up such an
unflattering characterization today, they could point to the
confusing and combustible mélange of tongues, cultures, ideologies,
and politics for which the “house of peace” has become justly
famous. The UN, along with its programs and policies, is becoming
ever more worthy of comparison to the Tower of Babel, as rampant
idolatry and militant paganism thoroughly permeate the organization.
The United Nations is steadily becoming the center of a syncretic
new world religion, a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age
mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism, atheism, communism,
socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam,
Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The devotees and apostles of this
new faith include the kind of strange admixture of crystal
worshipers, astrologers, radical feminists, environmentalists,
cabalists, human potentialists, Eastern mystics, pop psychologists,
and “liberal” clergymen one would normally tend to associate with
the off-beat, sandalsand-beads counterculture of the 1960s.
today’s worshipers in this rapidly expanding movement are as likely
to be scientists, diplomats, corporate presidents, heads of state,
international bankers, and leaders of mainstream Christian churches.
Go East, Young Man
During the 1960s and ’70s, droves of disenchanted intellectuals and
alienated youth from Europe and America trekked to India and other
points East seeking “enlightenment,” “wisdom,” and “truth” from an
endless array of gurus, swamis, yogis, and other “illuminated
masters.” Most never realized as they began their search that they
were following in the footsteps of one who a century earlier had
laid the groundwork for the present cult explosion, and whose work
is central to the spiritual character of the United Nations today.
That person is Helena P. Blavatsky (1831-1891), widely revered as the
high priestess of the New Age movement, who founded the Theosophical
Society in New York in 1875. In her scrapbook for that year she
The Christians and scientists must be made to respect their Indian
betters. The Wisdom of India, her philosophy and achievement, must
be made known in Europe and America....2 [Emphasis in original]
Madame Blavatsky’s theosophy taught esoteric “wisdom,” the universal
brotherhood of mankind, and unity among all religions, except the
monotheistic religions — Christianity, Islam, Judaism — which could
not be reconciled with individual “enlightenment.” An early
Theosophical Society statement left no mistake about the
organization’s special mission:
To oppose ... every form of dogmatic theology, especially the
Christian, which the Chiefs of the Society regard as particularly
pernicious ... to counteract, as far as possible, the effects of
missionaries to delude the so-called “Heathen” and “Pagans” as to
the real origin and dogmas of Christianity and the practical effects
of the latter upon public and private character in so-called
“Esoteric Philosophy has never rejected
Nature, nor Deity as the absolute and abstract [End],” Blavatsky
wrote. “It only refuses to accept any of the gods of the so-called
monotheistic religions, gods created by man in his own image and
likeness, a blasphemous and sorry caricature of the ever
unknowable.”4 (Emphasis in original)
The Wrong God
The high priestess of theosophy cursed the God of the Bible as
“capricious and unjust.” He was merely “a tribal God and no more,”
she maintained.5 In Madame Blavatsky’s twisted mind, the Bible had
it all backwards; it was really Satan who was the victim of :
The appellation Sa’tan, in Hebrew Satan, and Adversary ... belongs
by right to the first and cruelest “Adversary” of all other Gods — ;
not to the serpent which spoke only words of sympathy and wisdom.6
According to Blavatsky’s biblical hermeneutics:
Once the key to Genesis is in our hands, the scientific and
symbolical Kabbala unveils the secret. The Great Serpent of the
Garden of Eden and the “Lord God” are identical.7
In the Blavatsky
scheme of things, Satan is God the Creator, the Savior, the Father;
and Jesus Christ is “the first born brother of Satan.” She explains
Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, is the real creator and benefactor,
the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he ... who opened the
eyes of the automaton (Adam) created by
Jehovah, as alleged.... An
adversary to Jehovah ... he still remains in Esoteric Truth the ever
loving messenger ... who conferred on us spiritual instead of
Blavatsky, who had spent several years in
India and Tibet, claimed to have experience with astral projection
and the ability to communicate with the spirit world. She claimed to
have written Isis Unveiled and her three-volume magnum opus The
Secret Doctrine under the direction of the “Masters of Wisdom,”
Tibetan holy men who communicated telepathically with her in England
from the Himalayas. After she passed away in 1891, the mantle of
leadership for the worldwide theosophical movement fell to Annie
Besant, a militant feminist and a member of the Fabian Socialist
Society of England.
A close friend of George Bernard Shaw, H. G.
Wells, and other leading Fabians, Besant was well-placed to spread
theosophical thought in very influential circles. An indefatigable
revolutionist and prolific writer, she enthusiastically joined in
revolutionary street riots and penned numerous volumes of occultic
writings to add to those of Blavatsky.
Besant was followed by Alice Bailey, who together with her husband,
Foster Bailey, constructed much of the foundation of what is now
known as New Age religion. Unabashedly acknowledging their demonic
sympathies, they launched Lucifer Publishing Company, which
published the theosophical periodical Lucifer. Realizing later that
perhaps the Christian world was not yet ready for their open
preference for Satanic religion, they changed the name to Lucis
The Lucis Trust, established by the Baileys in
1922, continues to serve as the umbrella organization for a
profusion of globalist/New Age/occult organizations and programs
that are key catalysts of the emerging new world religion. These
include the Arcane School, World Goodwill, Triangles, Lucis
Publishing, Lucis Productions, Lucis Trust Libraries, and the New
Group of World Servers.
UN New Age Network
According to the Lucis Trust, “World Goodwill is recognized ... at
the United Nations as a Nongovernmental Organization” and is
“represented at regular briefing sessions at the United Nations in
New York and Geneva.”9 The “regular weekly broadcasts of talks given
at World Goodwill Forum meetings and programs produced by Lucis
Productions” in London and New York are beamed by Radio For Peace
International in English, Spanish, German, and French, on shortwave,
to a “worldwide audience” from the UN University for Peace in Costa
According to spokesmen at the Lucis Trust, all people of good
will, whether they realize it or not, belong to the New Group of
World Servers (NGWS) who will bring about “spiritual unfoldment” and
“lead humanity into a new age of peace and plenty.”10
not following a haphazard or uncharted course — there is a Plan,”
say the Lucis theosophists. And, “Men of goodwill who co-operate
form part of the New Group of World Servers which is working to
implement the Plan.”
The “Plan” involves a “spiritual Hierarchy of
the planet” and the building of a “synthetic unity” that will be
manifested in an “inner centre or subjective world government, whose
members are responsible for the spread of those ideals and ideas
which have led humanity onwards from age to age.” The leaders of the
New Group of World Servers “provide the vision and mould public
opinion.” But there is yet a higher class of adepts.
leaders and the cooperating men of goodwill,” we learn, “are the
Custodians of the Plan, ‘the inner spiritual Government of the
According to these possessors of esoteric wisdom,
“People in the world at this time can be divided into four groups”:
First the uninformed masses.... They are, however, enough developed
to respond to the mental suggestion and control of more advanced
Second, the middle classes — both higher and lower.... [B]ecause
they can read and discuss and are beginning to think, they form the
most powerful element in any nation.
Third, the thinkers
everywhere.... They are steadily influencing world affairs —
sometimes for good and sometimes for selfish ends.
Fourth, the New Group of World Servers. These are the people who are
the new world order.... They own to no creed, save the
creed of Brotherhood, based on the One Life. They recognize no
authority save that of their own souls.12 [Emphasis added]
The “Enlightened Ones”
Ah, yes. But if one progresses through these circles-within-circles
of higher planetary consciousness, one eventually may reach the
exalted plane of “the Hierarchy.” Examining the works of these
individuals, we discover:
Behind this four-fold division of humanity stand those
Ones whose right and privilege it is to watch over human evolution
and to guide the destinies of men. In the West we call them Christ
and His disciples.... They are also known as the Agents of God, or
the Hierarchy of liberated souls, who seek ceaselessly to aid and
No doubt you will now rest easier knowing that your
“destiny” and “evolution” have been entrusted to the providential
care of the planet’s “Enlightened Ones.”
But surely, you ask, no one actually believes this arcane gibberish?
Would that this were true. The NGWS boasts that its followers,
be able to swing into activity at any moment such a weight of
thought and such a momentous public opinion that they will
eventually be in a position definitely to affect world affairs.”14
To be sure, that represents more an aspiration than a true
representation of their present level of influence.
But one cannot survey the New Age, occult, satanist, wicca, and
hedonist phenomena all around us without recognizing that if these
trends continue, the day will not be far off when occult forces will
be able to make good on some of those claims. As G. K. Chesterton
“If man will not believe in God, the danger is not
that he will believe in nothing, but that he will believe in
Messiahs and Megalomaniacs
On April 25, 1982, all across the planet, millions of pairs of eyes
blinked in disbelief at the headlines they saw on full-page
advertisements in their daily newspapers. “THE CHRIST IS NOW HERE,”
trumpeted the massive ad campaign in major newspapers around the
world. “Throughout history,” proclaimed the announcement,
“humanity’s evolution has been guided by a group of enlightened men,
the Masters of Wisdom,” a “Spiritual Hierarchy” at the center of
which “stands the World Teacher, Lord Maitreya, known by Christians
as the Christ.”15
This same individual, said the ad, is awaited also
by Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, and Hindus, though he is known by these
believers respectively as the Messiah, Imam Mahdi, the Fifth Buddha,
According to the ad proclamation, “the Christ" was at that moment
living in the world and would “within the next two months” reveal
his identity to all mankind. The advertising campaign coincided with
the beginning of a worldwide speaking tour by one
Benjamin Creme, a
British theosophist and a spokesman for “the Christ.” In various
interviews and speeches, Creme explained that in speaking of “the
Christ,” he did not mean Jesus Christ but the “Master of Wisdom,” of
whom Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and others are disciples. Creme’s
messianic campaign was coordinated by his New Age religious
organization, the Tara Center, from its offices in Los Angeles, New
York, and London.
In his 1980 book, The Reappearance of the Christ
and the Masters of Wisdom, Creme left no doubt about his spiritual
debt to Blavatsky and Bailey. In its pages, he prophesied:
When the physical structures of human living are reconstructed ...
the Christ will reveal to man an entirely new aspect of Reality....
The Ancient Mysteries will be restored, the Mystery Schools
reopened, and a great expansion of man’s awareness of himself and
his purpose and destiny will become possible....
Eventually a new world religion will be inaugurated, which will be a
fusion and synthesis of the approach of the East and the approach of
the West. The Christ will bring together, not simply Christianity
and Buddhism, but the concept of God transcendent — outside of His
creation in man and all creation.
It will be seen to be possible to hold both approaches at the same
time, and they will be brought together in a new scientific religion
based on the Mysteries; on Initiation; on Invocation....
Gradually, Christianity, Buddhism and other religions will wither
away-slowly, as the people die out of them, as the new religion
gains its adherents and exponents, and is gradually built by
“Christ” and the UN
According to Creme, “The new religion will manifest itself through
organizations like Masonry”17 and will inaugurate a “new world
order” to be headed by the United Nations:
At the head of several of the governments of the world and in the
great world agencies, like the United Nations’ agencies, there will
be either a Master or at least a third degree Initiate. So the great
international agencies will be under the direct control of a high
member of the Hierarchy.... The Christ Himself will have a great
deal to do — with the release of energies; the work of Initiation,
as the Initiator, the Hierophant, at the first two Initiations; and
stimulating and inspiring the formation of the New World Religion.18
In the Tara Center’s Network News letter of October 1987, New Age
devotees were told: “In the coming years the United Nations is
destined to be the world’s main focal point for the practical
application of love, brotherhood, justice and sharing. We can help
bring this about through our support.” This support is essential
because when “all the impossible solutions have been eliminated, it
will become clear that the only answer to our problems is the U.N.”
This being the case, a cosmic prayer was offered for the revered
May the Peace and the Blessings of the Holy Ones pour forth over the
worlds — rest upon the United Nations, on the work and the workers,
protecting, purifying, energizing and strengthening.19
But Creme’s “Maitreya — the Christ" failed to materialize as
promised. So it would be reasonable to expect that Creme, his
messiah, and his UN propaganda were all discredited and labeled
irrelevant. But we do not live in the age of reasonableness. Creme
remains a leading light of the vast New Age network, and his occult
gospel can be found emanating from numerous UN conferences and
programs where the power elite of the Club of Rome, Aspen Institute,
Council on Foreign Relations, World Federalists, World Bank, etc.
mingle with New Agers of every description.
The Rio Earth Summit
A prime example of this dangerous lunacy could be found at the June
1992 UN Earth Summit in Brazil, where both the official United
Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) program
and the Global Forum “peoples summit” featured a melding of pagan
aboriginal rites, ecobabble, and an ecumenical hodgepodge of
spiritual tenets from East and West to form an incoherent universal
In his opening address to the UNCED plenary session, Earth Summit
Secretary-General Maurice Strong directed the world’s attention to
the Declaration of the Sacred Earth Gathering, which was part of the
“[T]he changes in behavior and direction
called for here,” said Strong, “must be rooted in our deepest
spiritual, moral and ethical values.”20
According to the
declaration, the ecological crisis,
“transcends all national,
religious, cultural, social, political, and economic boundaries....
The responsibility of each human being today is to choose between
the force of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore
transform our attitudes and values, and adopt a renewed respect for
the superior law of Divine Nature.”21
Delegates and members of the news media were referring to the Rio
Declaration and the 800-page blueprint for government action known
as Agenda 21 as “sacred” texts. Senator Al Gore, who led the U.S.
Senate delegation to Rio, reiterated his call for a new spiritual
relationship between man and earth. Shirley MacLaine dropped in to
lend the nutty ramblings of her psychic spirituality to the
conference. A centerpiece of the Global Forum opening ceremony was
the Viking ship Gaia, named for the Greek goddess of earth.
At the culmination of that program, a group calling itself the
“Sacred Drums of the Earth” struck up a solemn cadence. The ceremony
program said that the drummers would “maintain a continuous
heartbeat near the official site of the Earth Summit, as part of a
ritual for the healing of our Earth to be felt by those who are
deciding Earth’s fate.” The Forum ceremony closed, appropriately,
with Jamaican reggae singer Jimmy Cliff performing the song, “The
Rivers of Babylon.”
On the eve of the opening of UNCED, a
midnight-to-dawn homage to the “Female Planet” was held on Leme
Beach. After dancing all night, the worshipers followed a Brazilian
tribal high priestess to the water’s edge where they offered flowers
and fruits to “Iemanje, mae orixa, mother of the powers, queen of
the seas,” and then invoked the blessings of the sea goddess upon
the sum’s deliberations. At the first plenary session, Uri Mari,
Israel’s Minister of the Environment, issued a New Ten Commandments
on Environment and Development.22
No one bothered to ask him what
was wrong with the original Ten Commandments. Was the Creator of
this planet somehow negligent, or so ignorant of environmental
concerns, that his original decalogue is ecologically deficient? As
we recall, the first commandment states: “I am the Lord thy God....
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” That, understandably,
makes many environmentalists uncomfortable. “Thou shalt not steal,”
and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods” can also be
troublesome to those whose plans call for expropriating the property
The Union for Natural Environment Protection, an environmental group
based in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, declared the following about the work
of the summit: “A world-wide citizens’ movement is born around the
UN system and will be in the years ahead a central focal point for
the New World Order which Alice Bailey wrote about many decades ago
and which is going to be politically free, socially fair,
economically efficient and environmentally sustainable.”23
pretty well ties it all together: the UN, Alice Bailey’s New Age
religion, the new world order, and environmentalism. True, there
were also “Christian” participants in the summit celebrations.
Ministers from the World Council of Churches and Catholic clerics
such as Dom Helder Camarra (known as Brazil’s Red Archbishop because
of his blatantly pro-communist sympathies) could be found amidst the
cymbalclanging Hare Krishnas, diapered swamis, saffron-robed gurus,
and witch doctors in loincloths.
But they were there because of
their affinity for an ecumenical “spirit” that promotes an
anti-Christian and syncretistic blend of Christianity and paganism.
Bible Out, Lucifer In
Many militant environmentalists make no bones about their animus
toward Christianity. Jose Lutzenberger, former Brazilian Minister of
the Environment, decried the foundation of modern education which he
argued was “based on the Judeo-Christian philosophy of an evil world
which needs to be subdued by man.” He insisted:
“We have to teach
our children to dialogue with their world.” And, “We need a moral
revolution, and should learn from indigenous people who have
successfully integrated our species in to the entire symphony of
This blaming of the biblical world outlook for the
world’s environmental problems and the romanticizing of aboriginal
religions and life-styles were rife among the summit ecocrazies.
Bible bashing is another practice that has become common in
environmental circles, and its tone has become increasingly shrill.
Tom Hayden, for instance, that pillar of 1960s spiritual rectitude,
has taken up the crusade by teaching a college course about
“Environment and Spirituality.” “He wants to convince people,”
reports the Los Angeles Times, “that Judeo-Christian ethics, which
teach that man has the God-given right to ‘subdue’ the Earth, are
the root of many of today’s environmental problems.”25
environmental gospel according to “We are all Vietcong” Hayden holds
that “organized religion has either ignored or rationalized the
exploitation of the natural environment for 2,000 years.” Reverend
Tom’s 16-week course is described by the Times as “a wide-ranging
survey of New Age philosophies and Eastern spirituality.”26 New Age
philosopher William Irwin Thompson is even more emphatic.
professor of humanities from MIT and Syracuse University, and
founder of the influential Lindisfarne Association, has said:
We have now a new spirituality, what has been called the New Age
movement. The planetization of the esoteric has been going on for
some time.... This is now beginning to influence concepts of
politics and community in ecology.... This is the Gaia [Mother
Earth] politique ... planetary culture.27
According to this
illuminated master, the age of “the independent sovereign state,
with the sovereign individual in his private property [is] over,
just as the Christian fundamentalist days are about to be over.”28
former trustee of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and a
member of the advisory council of Planetary Citizens, is no
lightweight in the movement. Maurice Strong sits on the board of
directors and serves as director of finance of the Lindisfarne
Center. The Lindisfarne Center is located in Man’s historic
Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine and its work is “made
possible by grants from the Lilly Endowment, the Rockefeller
Brothers Fund, and the Rockefeller Foundation.”29
Institute lists among its faculty members eco-radical Amory Lovins
and Luciferian adept and New Age author David Spangler.
So, what great wisdom is imparted at this Rockefeller-funded
institute of higher learning? We can gain some appreciation by
reading Mr. Spangler’s books, such as Reflections on the Christ,
wherein we find:
Lucifer, like Christ, stands at the door of man’s consciousness and
knocks. If man says, “Go away because I do not like what you
represent, I am afraid of you,” Lucifer will play tricks on that
fellow. If man says, “Come in, and I will give to you the treat of
my love and understanding and I will uplift you in the light and
presence of the Christ, my outflow,” then Lucifer becomes something
else again. He becomes the being who carries that great treat, the
ultimate treat, the light of wisdom.
The reason man has come to fear Lucifer is not so much that he
represents evil as because he represents experience which causes us
to grow and to move beyond the levels where we have been.... Lucifer
is literally the angel of experience.30
Many Groups, Same Goal
Spangler, Thompson, Strong, and a host of other notables (Queen
Juliana of the Netherlands, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Ustinov, Linus
Pauling, Kurt Vonnegut, Leonard Bernstein, John Updike, Isaac
Asimov, Pete Seeger) are listed as original endorsers of the
world-government-promoting Planetary Citizens. Founded by New Age
luminary and former UN consultant Donald Keys, and presided over for
many years by the late Norman Cousins (CFR), the Planetary Citizens
organization has marshaled the prestige of many influential world
figures to support expansion of UN power and institutions. Keys,
openly a disciple of Alice Bailey, calls the United Nations “the
nexus of emerging planetary values” and expresses the hope that it
will establish a “planetary management system.”31
In order to help
speed that day, Planetary Citizens is “in consultative status with
the Economic and Social Council of the United .”32
endorser of Planetary Citizens and its “Human Manifesto” (not to be
confused with The Humanist Manifesto) was Aurelio Peccei, founder of
the Club of Rome. Known more for its role in launching “no growth”
environmentalism in the 1970s, the Club has turned increasingly
“spiritual” in recent years. Its most recent report, The First
Global Revolution, takes special pains to stress this new interest.
“In these difficult and complex times,” say the report’s authors,
“we begin to realize that the pursuit of wisdom is the essential
challenge that faces humanity.”33
And where do they go for wisdom?
Sprinkled throughout the book are numerous quotations from sacred
texts, philosophers, poets, psychologists, historians, and sages.
Hindus, Buddhists, aborigines, Taoists, humanists, even Aztec
cannibals are reverently represented. Their wisdom includes
adherence to the Blavatsky mandate holding that monotheism,
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are either excluded or denigrated.
Typical of the quotations highlighted in special boxes in the book’s
text is this “hymn” from India placed alongside a discussion about
Whatever I dig from thee, Earth, may that have quick growth again. O
purifier, may we not injure thy vitals or thy heart.34
very much in tune with current New Age thought is the Club of Rome’s
discovery that the,
“spiritual and ethical dimension is no longer an
object of scorn or indifference; it is perceived as a necessity that
should lead to a new humanism.”35 (Emphasis added)
The global society we are heading towards cannot emerge unless it
drinks from the source of moral and spiritual values which stake out
its dynamics. Beyond cultures, religions and philosophies, there is
in human beings a thirst for freedom, aspirations to overcome one’s
limits, a quest for a beyond that seems ungraspable and is often
We are witnessing here a very important phenomenon, what
the New Agers call a “paradigm shift.”
After several centuries of warring with religion in general and
Christianity in particular, “science” is now being reconciled with
faith. Increasingly, infidel scientists who once expressed supreme
confidence in “reeking tube and iron shard” (as Kipling referred to
their technological idolatry) are acknowledging the deficiency of
their “dust that builds on dust....”
They seek to supply gods of
their own choosing. And Blavatsky’s gods of the East are infinitely
more compatible with their plans than the Judeo-Christian God. Which
may explain the Club of Rome’s heavy reliance on the “spiritual
values” of India, as expressed in the following prayer:
May the divine Spirit protect us all; may we work together with
great energy; may our study be fruitful and thorough; may there be
no hatred between us.37
Aum, Peace, Peace, Peace, Peace— Vedic Prayer [3000 B.C.]
Temple of Understanding
One of the principal channels through which this tilt toward
Oriental spiritualism has been spread is the Temple of
Understanding, located at the same Cathedral of St. John the Divine
that houses the Lindisfarne Luciferians. Launched in the early 1960s
as the “spiritual counterpart of the United Nations,” its founding
sponsors included the following odd assortment of Establishment
Insiders, socialists, humanists, communist frontiers, religious
figures, and entertainment celebrities:
John D. Rockefeller IV
then-Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara
founder Margaret Sanger
IBM president Thomas J. Watson
Party leader Norman Thomas
Time-Life president James A. Linen
homosexual author Christopher
columnist Max Lerner
entertainer Jack Benny
The Temple organization, which works closely with the UN
Secretariat, the World Council of Churches, and the World Conference
on Religion and Peace, is currently aiding and abetting
Columbus-bashers with its sponsorship of the UN’s Year of the
Indigenous People. In 1993, it will be promoting the syncretic
“Interfaith Movement” with its centennial celebration of the World’s
Parliament of Religions. This favor toward Eastern mysticism was
given a big boost in UN circles during the 1970s and ’80s by New Age
VIP Robert Muller, who served as an assistant secretary-general at
the United Nations.
Muller, author of the influential book
Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, believes,
“If Christ came
back to earth, his first visit would be to the United Nations to see
if his dream of human oneness and brotherhood had come true. He
would be happy to see representatives from all nations.”38
course, when Muller talks about “Christ,” he is not speaking in the
Christian tradition, but in that of Bailey, Creme, and Spangler.
Muller openly supports Creme and has delivered lectures at the Lucis
Trust’s Arcane School. And in typical animist fashion, he refers to
“our brethren the animals, our sisters the flowers.”39
Undoubtedly one of the most influential hands guiding the UN’s
unfolding spirituality over the past two decades has been that of
the grand poobah of environmentalism, Maurice Strong. An article
from the May 1990 issue of West magazine40 sheds considerable light
on the man who has been reverently dubbed by some “the custodian of
the planet.” Journalist Daniel Wood’s research for the article
included spending a week with Strong and his wife Hanne at their
Baca Grande spiritual center in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
there, he witnessed many strange and troubling things. According to
Wood, the Strongs’ goal at “the Baca,” as they refer to their
compound, “is nothing less than to alter, utterly, the history of
the world.” They see their mystic commune serving “as a model for
the way the world should be — and, they say, must be — if humankind
is to survive.”
The idea for the strange venture at “the Baca” took root in 1978,
“when a mysterious
man visited Hanne bearing a prophesy of the coming apocalypse. The
dream grew amid omens that defy belief. It has been nourished by the Strongs’ friends, such people as Rockefeller, [former Canadian
premier] Trudeau, the Dalai Lama, and Shirley MacLaine.”
the Strongs’ friends, Najeeb Halaby (CFR), former chairman of Pan
American and father of the Queen of Jordan, has built an Islamic
ziggurat at the Baca. The first groups to join the Strongs in
setting up operations at the desert site were the Aspen Institute
and the Lindisfarne Association.
Mrs. Strong is a remarkably curious individual.
“Hanne knew from
earliest childhood,” said Wood, “that she was different, that she
had mystical abilities.... She could recall past lives.”
occasion, Wood recounted:
“Hanne invites me to join her in her daily
ritual of singing the sun down.... She chants her mantra, an ancient
Vedic text, she explains, that goes back to the dawn of
But even more disturbing than Hanne’s occult
mysticism are Maurice’s spiritual experiences. Strong allegedly told
Wood of a freakish omen he had experienced while walking with famed
author and public television icon Bill Moyers:
“We’d been walking,
talking, heading back to my parked car. Suddenly, this bush — some
sagebrush — erupted in flames in front of us! It just burst into
With individuals like these leading the charge, the UN’s pagan
spiritualism will grow ever more blatant. There will be many more
documents like the UN report entitled The New International Economic
Order: A Spiritual Imperative, which brazenly proclaims:
[T]oday a new understanding of spirituality is emerging which
recognizes that all efforts to uplift humanity are spiritual in
nature. Alice Bailey said, “That is spiritual which lies beyond the
point of present achievement....” ... Given this new understanding
of spirituality, the work of the United Nations can be ... seen
within the entire evolutionary unfoldment of humanity. The work of
the U.N. is indeed spiritual and holds profound import for the
future of civilization.41
It would seem that predictions concerning
religion made half a century ago in the Rosicrucian Digest are
coming to pass. The June 1941 issue of that occult journal carried
the following prophesy that, tragically, is being fulfilled before
What then does the future hold for religion? We predict a
mystical-pantheism as the religion of tomorrow. The central doctrine
of this religion will be that a Universal Intelligence as a series
or concatenations of causes, creative and perfect in its whole,
pervades everywhere and everything.
One major effect of this religious conversion, the Rosicrucian
oracle predicted, is that “the multiplicity of social states,
countries, or nations will cease to be.” Nations would be replaced
by “the one United World State.” The occultists are correct in
noting that the mystical-pantheism they advocate will, if widely
accepted, lead to a collectivist world state. And there are far too
few Americans who understand the direct cause-and-effect
relationship between the two.
“Pantheism is a favorite doctrine of collectivists,” notes one
authority on occult deception, Father Clarence Kelly, “because ...
it offers a concept of man which, on religious grounds, subordinates
the individual to the collective.”42
Since “God" in this belief
system is not the transcendent, personal God of the Bible, but an
impersonal, immanent force that pervades all things, then all things
— the universe, you, me, the rock, the tree — are “God.” In this
pagan world view, man is not a special creation of the one, true
God, to whom, ultimately, he is accountable. Nor is he endowed by
his Creator with intrinsic, unalienable rights — and
Thus pantheism “functions as an effective tool in the subversion of
God-centered religion by making religion man-centered, and thereby
giving a religious sanction to the doctrines and programs of
political collectivism. At the same time, pantheism can be used as a
stage in bringing people from theism to atheistic materialism. In
religion, pantheism is most often expressed as Naturalism — ‘the
doctrine that religious truth is derived from nature, not
It was just such neo-Paganism that paved the way
for the totalitarian collectivism of the Third Reich. The Nazi high
priesthood — Hitler, Himmler, Rahn, Rosenberg, Hess, Feder, Sebot,
et al. — were ardent theosophists, and their esoteric societies (the
Thule, Vril, Seekers of the Grail) were steeped in the same
occultism and pantheism so prevalent in today’s New Age and
Hitler’s paganism sought to create a
nationalist-socialist new world order. And even though it was
militantly anti-Christian, numerous Christian churches succumbed to
the Nazi scheme and most were captured through subversion and
accommodation, not through outright persecution. Today, all people
of good will recognize the diabolically evil nature of the Fuehrer’s
What is now desperately needed is a widespread recognition of the
fact that the neo-pagan, internationalist-socialist new world order
being promoted by and through the United Nations is as militantly
anti-Christian, as malevolently totalitarian, and as satanically
evil as that jack-tyranny of our recent past.
This time, its headquarters is not in Berlin, but in New York City.
1. Donald Keys, “Transformation of Self and Society,” an address at
a symposium, “Toward a Global
Society,” held in Asheville, NC on November 11, 1984, quoted by
Dennis L. Cuddy, Now Is the
Dawning of the New Age New World Order (Oklahoma City: Hearthstone
Publishing, Ltd., 1991), pp.
2. Golden Book of the Theosophical Society (1925), pp. 28-29, quoted
by Constance Cumby, The
Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow: The New Age Movement and Our Coming
Age of Barbarism
(Shreveport, LA: Huntington House, 1983), p. 44.
3. From a Theosophical Society brochure, quoted by Cumby, p. 45.
4. Golden Book, pp. 63-64, quoted by Cumby, pp. 45-46.
5. Tal Brooke, When the World Will Be As One (Eugene, OR: Harvest
House Publishers, 1989) pp. 175-
8. Ibid., pp. 175-76.
9. From “The Lucis Trust,” a pamphlet distributed by the Lucis
10. The New Group of World Servers, a pamphlet distributed by World
Goodwill, an activity of Lucis
Trust, p. 3.
11. Ibid., pp. 2, 8-10.
12. Ibid., pp. 6-7.
13. Ibid., p. 7.
14. Ibid., p. 10.
15. Troy Lawrence, New Age Messiah Identified: Who Is Lord Maitreya?
(Lafayette, LA: Huntington
House, 1991), pp. 7-11.
16. Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters
of Wisdom (London: Tara Press,
1980), p. 69, quoted by Lawrence, pp. 60-61.
17. Benjamin Creme, quoted by Lawrence, pp. 60.
18. Ibid., p. 123, 178.
19. Tara Center’s Network News, Tony Townsend editor, October 1987,
20. Statement of Maurice Strong at opening of UNCED in Rio De
Janeiro, Brazil, June 3, 1992,
UNCED release, pp. 11-12.
21. “The Declaration of the Sacred Earth Gathering, Rio 92,” Earth
Summit Times, June 3, 1992.
22. “Ten Commandments on Environment and Development,” extracts from
an address presented to
UNCED by Dr. Uri Marinov, June 3, 1992 — text provided by UNCED at
Earth Summit in Rio.
23. World Goodwill Newsletter, 1992, No. 3, p. 7.
24. Jose Lutzenberger at Rio Earth Summit, The ’92 Global Forum,
Release #115, June 5, 1992.
25. Bob Baker, “Hayden on Earth,” Los Angeles Times, October 16,
1991, pp. B1, B4.
26. Ibid., B4.
27. William Irwin Thompson, Quest, Spring 1991, quoted by Cuddy, p.
29. From a pamphlet distributed by the Lindsfarme Center.
30. David Spangler, Reflections on the Christ, 3rd. ed. (Scotland:
Findhorn Publications, 1981), p. 41.
31. Donald Keys, quoted by Douglas R. Groothuis, Unmasking the New
Age (Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, 1986), p. 118.
32. “Planetary Citizens,” a pamphlet from Planetary Citizens.
33. Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, The First Global
Revolution, a report by the Council of
The Club of Rome (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), p. 218.
34. Ibid., p. 154.
35. Ibid., p. 244.
36. Ibid., p. 237.
37. Ibid., p. 245.
38. Robert Muller, quoted by Brooke, p. 207.
39. Robert Muller, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Image
Books ed. (Garden City, NY:
Doubleday, 1984), p. 167.
40. Daniel Wood, “The Wizard of Baca Grande”, West, May 1990.
41. UN report The New International Economic Order: A Spiritual
Imperative, quoted by Cuddy, pp.
42. Rev. Clarence Kelly, Conspiracy Against God and Man (Appleton,
WI: Western Islands, 1974) p.
44. See, for example, Chapter 8 “The Secret Origins of Nazism” in
Jean-Michel Angebert, The Occult
and the Third Reich (New York: Macmillan, 1974).
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