The Transformation of Society
Helena Blavatsky was told by the "Masters
Morya and Koot Hoomi" that humanity would be ready for the New Age sometime
at the end of the 20th century. By that time, "besides a large and accessible
literature ready to men's hands, the next impulse will find a numerous
and united body of people ready to welcome the new torch-bearer
of Truth. He will find the minds of men prepared for his message, a language
ready for him in which to clothe the new truths he brings, an organization
awaiting his arrival." (_The Key to Theosophy_, p.306, italics in original).
The Plan itself, Alice Bailey was told by the "Tibetan Master", was to
be meanwhile kept among adepts, or trusted occult initiates. "The
Plan will be restored on Earth through illumination [initiation]
and goodwill [service], and when that
takes place Christ will return to Earth."
(_Discipleship in the New Age_ II, p.171) Bailey's "Tibetan" guide (aka
"Djwahl Kuhl") confirmed Blavatsky's message that open implementation of
the Plan would not be possible until "the end of this [20th] century,"
when the generation then coming of age "will inaugurate the framework,
structure and fabric of the New Age [to] develop the civilisation of the
Aquarian Age." (_Rays and Initiations_, p.109.)
To all indications, the global transformation of humanity
into one big, happy welcoming committee is nearly on schedule, give or
take a decade. The most intensive preparatory work began in the 1970s,
and it is steadily gaining momentum as it approaches "critical mass".
Following are the ways NAers are achieving this remarkable "paradigm shift",
which among other things plans to solve the "Jewish
1. Conditioning Society to
Accept the Plan
Certain stages prior to publicizing
the Plan were to be carefully followed (Djwahl Kuhl to Alice Bailey, _Externalisation_,
Section IV). Bailey specified that the "Triangles" groups (so named because,
according to Blavatsky, the Triangle "symbolizes the Angelic Beings" -
_Doctrine_ II, p.79) are responsible "to work with the minds of men, and
with a factor which is used and exploited by leaders everywhere: the effort
is to impress these minds with certain ideas which are necessary to human
progress." (_Discipleship_ II, p.171) The "factor" to be "exploited" is
gradual infiltration of society with "change agents". The ideas "necessary
to human progress" which they must "impress" on the masses (especially
the young) are the occult teachings known as "the Ageless Wisdom".
They are introduced in a pre-planned order:
evolution and the ultimate destiny of man for godhood; the interconnectedness
of all life and matter; the 'kingdom of God'
brought by "soul-controlled men" on earth; all men being at different stages
in this evolution towards the goal of "godness"; some beings having achieved
soul-control already, approaching perfection or godhood; these god-beings
having a Plan to get all men to their level
if we will cooperate.
1a. Introductory Encounters: Unlike the
East, where these pagan teachings are familiar, in Western society there
is a need to break down traditional monotheistic (and/or atheistic) resistance
to them. To ease penetration, NA encourages "light encounters",
psychic experiences which seem to carry the individual beyond normal consciousness
into a new realm of spiritual sensation. Also known as "a doorway to higher
consciousness", the suitably impressed person will be encouraged to seek
this experience on a regular basis. The only way to achieve it, however,
is through passivity and a willingness to submit one's mind to outside
control of a "guide" [a technique which the same NAers call "brainwashing"
when denouncing fundamentalist cults].
This "encounter" can be arrived at by individuals making
efforts within themselves, but guided groups are the preferred context.
In this environment, the "higher consciousness" experience is triggered
by willing submission to a leader or moderator who becomes the "energy
channel". (He or she usually remains detached from the group experience
as a facilitator - or as some would view it, as a manipulator.) Participants
at the New Age lectures of Bailey disciple Benjamin Creme have reported
that he functions in this manner, silently panning the audience with a
glassy stare, until people begin to exhibit symptoms of a passive trance
state. One observer even witnessed a visible energy manifestation
during Creme's channeling session, which was explained as "overshadowing
by Maitreya" and which had a mind-numbing effect on the audience. (See
"What I Saw
in Atlanta", by freelance writer Jeff Eastwood) In many other
group settings, gurus and teachers lead students into self-induced trances
before beginning "learning sessions". For those who want to learn how to
lead groups into these encounters, step-by-step videos are available, such
as "The Complete Guide to Channeling", narrated by NA leader Barbara Marx
occultist Adolf Hitler was also known for his eerie ability to trigger
in people what could be called altered states of consciousness, either
one-on-one or in a crowd. Outsiders who watched him guide crowds to hysterical
euphoria attributed it to his study of mass psychology (Sklar, _The Nazis
and the Occult_, p.119). Others who encountered this phenomenon at
close range - beginning with Hitler's early friend August Kubizek (see
_The Young Hitler I Knew_, quoted in Sklar, p.50) - were convinced that
his power did not come from himself but from channeling a supernatural
presence, which eventually was referred to in Nazi circles as the "Unknown
Superiors". Described as a "gift" to "impose his will" on listeners,
"moving them" and drawing them "into his hidden interior", the effect was
"a sort of dizziness, which it took some doing to shake off." (Jean &
Michel Angebert, _The Occult and the Third Reich_, p.232-233)
This experience becomes a doorway to various
"paths of enlightenment". The "door" and the "enlightenment" remain
uniform, but the choice of "path" can be tailored to individual tastes:
high-tech, intellectual, well-mannered; or primitive, bizarre, brutal.
The common goal is an almost-continual "altered state of consciousness".
The mind is trained to shut out all independent ideas and initiatives,
and to passively welcome a state of "group-think"
which follows the Hierarchy's directives and is freed from any other restraint
(such as traditional morality). Disciples with no patience for plodding
toward enlightenment can "accelerate on their path" through drugs, blood
sacrifices or deviant sex acts. (In Hindu tradition this path is Tantra
Yoga, among Jewish Kabbalists it's the Sabbateans
and Frankists, and under the generic label it is Satanism). Once
a person receives spirit guides, who go by various names borrowed from
the seeker's background, the paths merge into one "Path" and the personalities
merge into one "Group Mind", preparing
everyone for the "mass planetary initiation"
into the New World Order under Lucifer's guidance. The "doorway" swings
both ways. Guides actually prefer eventual control of both mind and body,
which necessitates the human tenant to "leave" in a psychic manner of speaking
so that the disembodied spirit can exercise full control (see the concept
of a "walk-in" in the "Gods" section).
1b. "Let your mind go, trust your instinct."
This message is repeated endlessly through the major entertainment, medical
and educational spokespeople in today's society, beginning with TV programs
for the very young and intensifying the message to the teen approaching
adulthood. The process for inviting a "walk-in" to take over begins
with, "Blank your mind and listen to your intuition. Don't try to reason
with logic." (Ruth Montgomery, _Strangers Among Us_, p.154) "Star Wars"
creator George Lukas tells his millions of fans in all sincerity: "Ultimately
the Force is the larger mystery of the universe. And to trust your feelings
is your way into that." ("Of Myth and Men," _Time Magazine_, Apr.26, 1999)
They have taken up their cue from the "Masters", who gave
this particular principle as the necessary starting point on the "path"
to "initiation": "In past instructions we have seen that teaching upon
the subject of initiation is given by me [Djwahl Kuhl] (as by all the Masters)
in three ways: 1. By Hints.... Initiation is never taken unless the intuition
is becoming active. Spiritual instinct, the lowest aspect of the
intuition, indicates readiness for the first initiation...." (_Discipleship_
II, p.267) It becomes clear why rational thinking must be substituted
for "instinct", when we look at the methods of indoctrination which follow
this initial stage:
2. By the use of certain great Formulas (one
of which [The Great Invocation] has already been
given to you), certain definite revelations become possible. These formulas
are six in number; they contain the six prerequisites for initiation...
[and] deal with the six relationships: [The six relationships in summary
are] group feeling, alignment
[and] the group antahkarana [or "rainbow bridge"
which channels the inflow from the Hierarchy], changes in the soul nature
[living in] the Eternal Now, the nature of life [and] the circulation
and interplay of energy, divine Purpose [of] Shamballa,
the nature of death [and
6] the constructive work of the Destroyer.
People who are not eager to shut off their minds, or who
are less than enthusiastic about death and destruction, can be prepared
to accept the Plan in gradual increments. They are introduced to
the Ageless Wisdom teachings through less unsettling "spiritual paths",
but still working toward the first prerequisite for initiation: the point
of abandoning cognitive thinking and passively receiving guidance on an
"intuitive" (non-critical) level. Some of the more subtle avenues
that lead its practitioners to this point are: holistic health, global
unity, pagan and eastern religions, animal/tree worship, mind-altering
drugs like LSD (endorsed by Bailey and Ferguson as "tools for transformation"),
hypnosis, alternative healing such as homeopathy and acupuncture (these
two favored by Creme as "part of the great shift in consciousness"), yoga,
TM, kundalini and chakras, martial arts, science fiction, witchcraft, Freemasonry,
UFOlogy, black or white magic, spiritism, psychic powers, guided imagery,
hypnotherapy, EST, psychological rebirthing, self-actualization, Jungian
psychology, sex orgies, and the "magick" of Aleister Crowley - to name
3. Through the presentation of Points of Revelation....
[the three Points summarized, followed by my translation to everyday terms:]
The present vision must become... a habit... below the threshold of
consciousness [shutting off rational thinking becomes unconscious habit];
A new and totally different recognition must assume control.... [inability
to return to rational thinking]; The disciple realizes that initiation
is not a process of soul-personality fusion but of Monad-personality integration
[pretense of "self-actualization" can then be dropped for the reality of
initiation: having one's identity engulfed by that of a "Master" - the
simplest translation of "Monad"]. (_Discipleship_ II, p.267-268)
[Note also the six-six-six motif in point no.2, which
periodically crops up in NA doctrine. See my notes on this "number
of the beast" in the "Gods" section.]
1c. Global Rallying Points: While most people
are left to their own devices in choosing paths of enlightenment, the New
Age sponsors group reinforcement at the global level. Besides a show of
strength which has PR value and lends legitimacy to the movement, this
global activity also serves to coordinate indoctrination efforts, and takes
advantage of the "contagious" nature of crowd psychology to spread altered
states of consciousness. The more well-known of these rallying points
are: "Harmonic Convergence" days (to meditate or pray for world transformation
- the first and best publicized was in 1987), "Earth Day" (celebrating
the personhood of the Earth and our relations with "Her"), "Mind-Body-Spirit
Festivals" (to experience oneness in diversity), "World Instant of Cooperation"
(Dec. 31st of each year, one hour of meditation and "harmonic resonance"
for "the oneness of life"), and "Declaration of World Thanksgiving" (interfaith
effort "honoring the spirit of human gratitude" as a "healing force").
[Prominent orthodox rabbis like Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz have participated
in World Thanksgiving, according to their full-color brochure - no doubt
unaware that they were the only participants whose "Lord of creation" is
not Maitreya or Lucifer! We might ask, why are they even invited? Their
endorsement is solicited to build credibility in the Jewish community which
implicitly trusts in its leaders. More in the
2. The "Rainbow Bridge" or
the "Spiral Tower"
These individual and group efforts are ultimately intended
to collectively build what is called the "antahkarana",
defined as a mystical "planetary rainbow bridge", created by the upward
thrust of spiritual/mental energies from humanity at one end and the downward
response of the Hierarchy at the other, which will eventually "unite Humanity
and the Hierarchy". This rainbow bridge is built by a "science of
manipulating [incoming] energies and [outgoing] forces." (fully dissected
in Bailey's _Education in the New Age_ chap.V) Once it is completed, the
bridge will be "electrified" or "energised", and will serve as the avenue
by which the Hierarchy can carry on "full planetary inter-communication"
in order for Sanat Kumara to direct world
affairs. Curiously, "the Masters cannot and do not work [on building
this bridge] without Their chosen physical plane focal points", which Bailey
goes on to explain are the human channels: New Age change agents, working
to bring "new and desirable trends
in education." (p.109) Clearly, the focus of the spiritual Hierarchy
is on the children, and these "trends" are exclusively religious in nature:
"Education is a deeply spiritual enterprise." (_Problems of Humanity_,
[The omnipresence of the rainbow in modern decor, jewelry,
animated media, children's toys and stories, organizational titles and
logos, etc., now takes on new meaning - especially those symbols which
are designed to light up. The attentive reader will remember that
the rainbow as a spiritual symbol also appears in the Jewish Bible as a
sign to Noah after the Flood, and here the parallels are intriguing. In
the Torah, it is a Divine covenant with
humanity. The Hierarchy
has claimed it as different kind of pledge to humanity. Both sides
even agree on the context of the rainbow's first appearance: as Torah relates,
G-d's creation of the rainbow was in the context of a
catastrophe in which the Hierarchy admits being directly involved -
and inexplicably defeated by a nameless Opponent. What the Hierarchy
has done, then, is to confiscate this Biblical symbol of their final
defeat and reassign it to symbolize their
return from defeat.]
[Why did NA steal the "logo" of their archenemy rather
than simply adopting a symbol of their own? The implication is not only
the reliability of Torah, but several other interesting ideas: (1) The
rainbow reminder in Torah must be so humiliating and dangerous to the defeated
ones that it is imperative to overwrite its meaning, even at the risk of
being considered unoriginal. Perhaps one of the dangers is: (2) The Torah
context surrounding the rainbow may have more to say about that Cosmic
War that merits further study, and can expose the strategies of these
self-declared enemies of the Jewish G-d. Along this line there is
the possibility that (3): The Hierarchy views G-d's promise to man, to
never destroy the earth again on their account, as a limitation that will
work in their favor; hence their flaunting of the symbol by which G-d bound
Himself to that enduring promise. Last but not least: (4) It shows
that this is a War in which covenantal symbols are hotly contested; Jews
would do well to appreciate the power of the symbols entrusted to us as
much as our enemies apparently do.]
Bailey cited the "New
Group of World Servers" as the best example of Rainbow Bridge builders
on a global level. Not all members of the NGWS are conscious of this process,
or even aware of the existence of the Hierarchy. (_Discipleship_ II, 204)
The only requirement is that they practice the occult traditions of group
meditation and seek to "serve". Their main service consists of "constant
and uninterrupted group meditation" on the Plan; specifically the next
stage of the Plan to be put into operation. As the beginners practice this
group-think, they are introduced to their "Ashram" or inner group; in time,
they will be increasingly aware of their spiritual counterpart, the "greater
Ashram of Sanat Kumara", which is building
from the other end of the Rainbow. In their function as bridge builders,
the NGWS are also conduits to receive "impressions" from the Hierarchy,
as well as radars for homing in on unaffiliated individuals who can receive
those "impressions" through meditation. The resulting "Path of Light"
will allow the "Christ" to come. (p.206-207)
Teilhard de Chardin, a NA philosopher who influenced Robert
Muller, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Peter Russell and many other NA leaders of
today, expressed the same bridging process in the symbol of a spiral
tower: representing human evolution revolving in cycles, with a
periodic "leap" in consciousness continually taking humanity higher. His
underlying assumption is a process of "complexifying" which ultimately
will manifest itself as an interrelated whole with the upper realms (of
the spirit), which are symbolically but also physically trying to descend.
The goal at the end of this process is to meld minds into an intangible
dimension which De Chardin calls the "noosphere", a mystical planetary
consciousness equivalent to Bailey's "Group Mind". (See de Chardin's book,
_The Phenomenon of Man_) As a result, some prominent NA organizations
have adopted the Spiral as an alternate symbol of ascension. Examples are
"The Templeton Foundation" which
uses it in their logo, and "The Center
for World Thanksgiving" which has actually built spiral structures
at their headquarters. [The eerie resemblance of this "modern architecture"
to ancient ziggurats and towers left by extinct pagan cultures suggests
that the symbolism of the spiral structure is as old and widespread as
NA doctrine itself, and that the design of many pagan temples may indeed
have reflected the same theories of human evolution. It also makes
for interesting conjectures about the design and purpose of the Biblical
Tower of Babel, since NA marks its own beginnings in Babylon.]
2a. What happens once this Rainbow Bridge is established?
As Barbara Marx Hubbard puts it, the completion of the
Rainbow Bridge will mean the completion of planetary consciousness, in
which all individuality will be surrendered. The transformation will trigger
a kind of "birth". However, like the physical birth process, it's
"dangerous, and there's nothing guaranteed"; it could lead to "a baby that
kills the mother", in other words, "Armageddon". Or it could result
in a "normal [collective mass consciousness] baby". But meanwhile,
even progress towards it completion is believed to have an effect on human
events. Hubbard implies that the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 made a great
contribution toward the Bridge building, resulting in (among other changes)
the collapse of Communism. (see Hubbard's interview
with "Thinking Allowed" host Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, 1998)
From Hubbard's point of view, the Bridge is being irrevocably
pieced together, and its completion will be as irreversible as a birth.
But from a different source, we learn that the complete Bridge may also
materialize briefly in history, only to dissolve again. Alice Bailey
writes of a temporary formation of the Rainbow Bridge, and proudly points
to an example of what happens when the "Shamballa"
force has this kind of "unimpeded" access to humanity: "the planetary crisis"
of "the World War (1914-1945) [sic]." That crisis was "beneficent"
in several ways from a NA point of view, principly in that it flushed out
"evil from its hidden place and brought the opposing forces [challenging
the Hierarchy] to the surface of existence, prior to their 'sealing'."
(_Externalisation_ IV, p.535-536 - See related comments where this evil
is likened to a germ and the War to surgery.)
From Bailey's, or Djwahl Kuhl's,
remarks, we can be sure that Hitler's Nazism was not the "evil" being
referred to here. We are told that the "sealing" of evil is "still being
carried slowly forward", as the "antahkarana" nears its final completion.
The Role of the Media in Transformation
Of course, no global indoctrination could get far today
without cooperation from mass media. NAers claim that the major news networks
are firmly in their camp, not as chroniclers of human events but as educators
of the masses. Global leader Robert Muller enthusiastically supports
such a role for the media, urging "all schools of journalism" and "all
media directors" to make use of his masterpiece on NA education, the World
Core Curriculum, which is already set up in "a framework for World
Media Coverage". ("A Letter
to All Educators in the World")
This gives vital context to comments like the following:
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they
ought to have." (Richard Salant, ex-President, CBS News) "We are going
to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects
that we choose to deal with." (Richard Cohan, Sr. Producer, CBS political
news) "I do have an ax to grind... I want to be the little subversive person
in television." (Barbara Pyle, CNN Environmental Director) "I've become
even more crafty about finding the voices to say the things I think are
true. That is my subversive mission." (Dianne Dumanoski, _Boston Globe_
reporter) "We in the press like to say we're honest brokers of information,
and it's just not true. The press does have an agenda." (Bernard Goldberg,
CBS "48 Hours") [Most of these quotes are relayed by Dr. Henry Lamb, "The
Rise of Global Governance", University of Texas College of Engineering
[Dr. Lamb was referring here to the media hype about impending
environmental disasters, but an equally subversive media agenda exists
regarding specific religious orientations, revealed in widespread media
bashing of those religions slated for extinction. I will present
my documentation in a later piece. Here I merely present evidence that
key players in the media admit to shaping our perception of reality following
a specific agenda. To all appearances it is The Agenda of
the NA "Masters". A worthy sidenote: the corresponding attempts of
the Israeli media to implement this global "educational" agenda has had
less success with the Israeli public than their counterparts overseas.]
3a. The Media schedules involve more than programming:
Not only are specific agendas fed to the public by the
media, but their timing appears to be a factor. David Rockefeller
confirmed this by thanking "_The Washington Post_, _The New York Times_,
_Time Magazine_, and other great publications whose directors have attended
our [Bildenberger] meetings and respected their promises of discretion
for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our
plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights
of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated
and prepared." (recorded at a Bildenberger meeting, Baden Baden, June 1991,
emphasis mine) NA personality and "leading spokesman for awakened
warriorship" Dr. Jose Arguelles, indicated in a 1987 interview: "There
are a number of moves occurring right now attempting to establish global
programming." (_Meditation Magazine_, published by the "Intergroup
for Planetary Oneness", Summer 1987) Today, the results of those
"moves" are obvious and need no elaboration.
Arguelles went as far as to predict that within 5 years
(by 1992), global media would be receiving instructions telepathically
from "the mediarchy" controlled by "the planetary information council."
[Note: "the" is in the original quote in both cases, as though their existence
were a given rather than a potential or a theory.] He continued: "From
that then, as we move through the next 20-25 years [roughly until 2010],
the role of what we now have been referring to as paranormal faculties
or qualities or powers will become not only increasingly important but
increasingly dominant...." To which the interviewer added: "A real science
of the spirit will develop, which will no longer be treated as a strange
religious or occult realm." In a nutshell, the NA-oriented global
media hopes to function as a teacher of occult ideas, eventually progressing
to a direct channel for the Hierarchy's directives and displays of power.
4. Use of "The Great Invocation"
The most widely known of the rallying points is "The
Great Invocation", a poetic prayer now in over 50 languages, distributed
by World Goodwill (a division of Lucis Trust, a Roster NGO member of the
powerful UN group known as ECOSOC).
Its promoters promise "transforming life changes" and "healing" if the
Invocation is recited often enough. The stanzas were given in their present
form to Bailey's disciples by her guide "Djwahl Kuhl" [DK] in 1945. (See
_Discipleship in the New Age II, Part VII) The wording is so vague
that any religion can live with it, but Bailey/DK was quite clear that
"it embodies the divine intent and summarizes the conclusions of the thinking
of the planetary Logos." (_Discipleship_,
It was emphasized at the time that the masses were not
ready for the true nature of this incantation. (p.149) To help its
gradual infiltration, the ambiguity of the Invocation is carefully calculated
to gain public cooperation: "It can be so presented that the masses everywhere,
the general public, will be prompted to take it up and will use it widely....
The meaning of this Invocation has been expressed in terms which are understandable,
in a measure, to the average person because of its familiar wording, based
on many Scriptural terms. But the true inner implications and significances
are... not superficially apparent.... They mean one thing to the ordinary
man...; they mean another thing to the man upon the Probationary Path [en
route to enlightenment]...; these words mean still another thing to the
disciple...; to initiates and to the senior Members of the Hierarchy, they
convey a still higher and more inclusive significance." (p.150, 156)
4a. Deceptive use of The Invocation:
This "universal prayer" was to be explained in conflicting
ways, depending on one's "evolutionary status". Misinterpretation
is not only allowed, but encouraged. The following instruction is from
_Discipleship_, starting p.165 (emphasis mine. Portions are repeated by
Lucis Trust, _The Use and Significance of the Great Invocation_, p.8):
"First, the general public will regard it as a prayer to God Transcendent
[something which NAers themselves do not believe in]...; as a demand for
the working out of the will of God - a will of which they can know nothing....
They will regard it finally as a prayer that some equally vague
primeval condition of blissful happiness may be restored.... This is, for
them, entirely good and helpful.... I [Djwahl Kuhl] have so worded
and rendered the Invocation that the Christian world, through its
may not find it impossible to use." The "Tibetan Master" even advised
temporarily altering part of the third stanza (from "Masters" to "Master")
in order to further coax the "Christian public" into using the Invocation.
(p.157) [Although the "Jewish public" is even more repelled by a plural
divinity, their sensitivities are ignored - for the simple reason that
the prayer is ultimately directed against them. See in the Views
on Jews section.]
Why is it helpful for the general public to misconstrue
the meaning of what they are praying? Because in NA teaching, as
in all occult teaching, it is the act and not the intent which releases
power. If the understanding of the one performing it is defective,
others who have the proper "spiritual intelligence" can still harness the
astral [spiritual] power being produced by the action. Whenever the
Invocation is recited, says the definitive booklet by Lucis Trust, that
individual "allies himself with the spiritual
Hierarchy", whether he knows it or not. (_The Use and Significance
of the Great Invocation_, p.11) In fact, Alice Bailey (or DK) declares,
"No one can use this Invocation or prayer for illumination and for love
without causing powerful changes in his own attitudes." (_Discipleship_,
p.168) It is expected that those who pray the Invocation in ignorance of
its true purpose will nevertheless be "transformed" by it. Understanding
this point explains why "The New World Prayer" is being so vigorously promoted
without even an elementary guide to interpretation.
But how are NA disciples to understand the same words?
"To them it will convey the recognition... of the spiritual Directors of
our life [the Masters of Wisdom].... [As a result,] an era of hierarchical
propaganda, engineered by disciples and carried forward by esotericists,
will mature... [giving rise to] a new type of mystic... [who can] clearly
indicate to others the techniques of the Path." (p.166) Those who Bailey
considered the most potent propagandists for the Invocation and its "Path"
are "The New Group of World Servers",
"World Goodwill" and "The Triangles".
4b. Here is the text from 1945, identical
to that promoted in the World Goodwill Newsletter (issued 1997, vol.2).
The footnote and capitalizing are in the original. [Please do not
use this in prayer or even read it out loud - treat it as the idolatrous
incantation it is. I would not even be including it, if I were not convinced
that this is a case of pikuach
nefesh, with many lives in the balance.]
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ* return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
*In some translations of the Great Invocation the name
by which the Coming One is known in different religions is used, eg. the
Lord Maitreya, Krishna, the Imam Mahdi and the Messiah.
Bailey explains two key concepts to be emphasized "once
it is permissible" to use the prayer publicly (_Discipleship_, p.149-150):
1. "May Christ return to Earth."... What is referred
to is the externalisation of the Hierarchy
and its exoteric appearance on Earth... under its Head, the Christ, [who
will] function openly and visibly on Earth. This will happen when the purpose
of the divine Will, and the plan which will implement it, are better understood....
As the old values like "separateness" are replaced with the
new, "the door where evil dwells"
will close "through the sheer weight of public opinion and through right
human desire. Nothing can possibly stop it." (p.175)
2. "May it seal the door where evil dwells."... The evil
referred to has nothing to do with the evil inclinations, [etc.] found
in the hearts and minds of human beings... [but rather] the loosed forces
of evil... [the neutralizing of which] requires the imposition of a
power beyond the human.... These evil potencies will be occultly "sealed"
within their own place: what this exactly means has naught to do with humanity.
[Never mind that only a few pages later, "it is not the Hierarchy which
forces evil back into the place from whence it comes. It is struggling,
aspiring and suffering humanity to whom the task is committed." (p.159)]
Following is a brief glossary of other coded
phrases in the text of the Invocation. Note the capitalized words; these
refer to divine entities or attributes, as opposed to the same word without
caps, meaning earthly or human replications. Most of these key words are
found in Bailey's description of the "Planetary
Logos". The rest can be deduced from her worldview.
- "the point of Light ...Love" - respectively, the unseen
source of mind illumination, or Lucifer ("lightbearer" of the Logos); and
spirit activation, or Maitreya.
- "the Mind... Heart... Will of God" - attributes of
the Logos expressed in planetary spheres by Lucifer ("mind" or intelligence),
Maitreya ("heart") and Sanat Kumara ("will" or head, and Plan); this is
why "light" is paired with "mind", "love" with "heart", and "will" with
"purpose". (_Discipleship_, p.158-159, 169.)
- "the centre" - also called "Shamballa", in Hindu mythology
the energy core supporting the Hierarchy; center with a small "c" refers
to their earthly headquarters, "the City of the Gods... a sacred island
in the Gobi Desert." (_Externalisation_, p.255; also _Discipleship_, p.159.)
[See the parallel with the "Hyperborea" of gnostic/Nazi
- "Let light... love stream forth" - the "light" experience
when one encounters a spirit guide and receives spiritual illumination;
the "love" experience when one acknowledges unity with the All; "stream
forth" means to externalize and spread the transformation to others.
- "...center which we call the race of men" - the core
of mankind which receives the Shamballa "energy activation"; the "race"
being the "seed" destined to make the "quantum leap" to the Aquarian Age.
- ...The "Plan of Love and Light work out" - the Plan
of the Hierarchy, the group of disembodied spirit beings represented to
us earthlings by the triune "Logos" of Sanat
Maitreya and Lucifer
. This Plan was dictated verbatim to Alice
Bailey. "Plan" is one of Sanat's attributes, "Love" is the Divine Principle
attributed to Maitreya, and "Light" is Lucifer's trademark (his name means
"light-bearer"). To "work out" is to "externalise" from the spiritual plane
to the physical.
- "Let Light descend on Earth" (or in an alternate version,
"from the Morning Star... let Christ stream forth") - let Lucifer (also
known as the Morning Star) "externalise" and "anchor the Plan" on the planet,
functioning as the Initiator of mankind into the next level toward godhood,
taking the position of supreme mediator between humanity and the Hierarchy.
- "May Christ return" - a prayer for Maitreya to overshadow
as many people as possible, and finally to inhabit one person in order
to act publicly.
- "Let purpose guide the little wills of men" - let the
Planetary Logos redirect the reluctant and/or unaware segments of humanity.
Bailey consistently refers to the unitiated as "those with little wills".
- "The purpose which the Masters know and serve" - "purpose"
is equated with "plan" and "will", the initiative of Sanat Kumara; the
"purpose" as Bailey describes it emanates from "the Council Chamber of
Shamballa [which] seeks to influence human will." (_Discipleship_ II, p.172)
- "Seal the door where evil
dwells" (or in another version, "bolt and charge the corridor where evil
spirits tarry") is to shut out the "Black
Lodge", those workers of "cosmic evil" who block the Plan, by eliminating
their human tools, those who plunged
the world into monotheism (see Bailey, _The Rays and the Initiations_,
p.754-5). In other words, all identifiable Jews.
- "Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth"
- permit Lucifer (Light), Maitreya (Love) and Sanat Kumara (Power) (this
is the order of their "externalisation" or appearance on earth, which must
take place in stages) to reactivate the Plan, which was interrupted by
the victory of the Black Lodge. The reactivation involves a deified Earth
(capital "E") goddess.
According to researcher Gary Kah ("The Occult Roots of
Global Education"), an earlier (1940) version of The Great Invocation exists,
parts of which express the Hierarchy's purpose in clearer language:
Come forth, O Mighty One.
The hour of service of the Saving Force has now arrived.
Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One.
Let Light and Love and Power and Death
Fulfill the purpose of the Coming One.
The addition of "Death" here probably refers to the "Shamballa"
force which comes in the wake of Sanat (Power). Apparently, society wasn't
quite transformed enough to accept such candor; it was revised accordingly
in 1945. But the progress of education is such that we can expect
the earlier version to be re-introduced without undue risk sometime soon.
5. Children's Entertainment
and the Plan
The most vigorous efforts at transformation by far are
directed at the children, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. Bailey and
the Hierarchy recognized that child education is central to the transformation
of society. So much effort has been focused on that arena that Bailey
wrote an entire book on the subject (_Education in the New Age_).
This is a vast subject which cannot be covered in the
limited space here. [I devote an entire
section to describing the NA educational program in the schools alone.]
But a spot-check of the popular cartoons, movies, toys, pop and rock songs,
magazines, computer games, public school activities and literature will
reveal almost universal reinforcement of the NA teachings mentioned in
this series. [Anyone can easily verify this: survey the most widely promoted
TV shows, electronic games, children's movies, public library books and
toys; use as a control group the best of these produced before 1968. You
will notice the radical "paradigm shift" around that time towards Eastern
and occult orientations, radiating from certain landmarks such as _Star
Trek_, _2001, A Space Odyssey_ and the Beatles. This of course means
that those who have innocently absorbed NA religion include today's young
adults who matured during the last 30 years, with everything this implies.]
It is hard to find children's entertainment today which does not
revolve around religious (other than Jewish or Christian) customs and heroes,
occult legends (such as Atlantis, UFO aliens, dragon lore), psychic powers
or magic rites (even using real spells, as in "Dungeons & Dragons").
Virtually all of these have in common a presentation of disembodied spirits
as guides and power sources. As Western society has become conditioned,
NA religious orientation is becoming so pervasive that those who reject
it are seen as unreasonable (the "sheer weight of public opinion" which
Bailey mentions is a calculated part of the Plan - _Discipleship_, p.175).
The ruthlessness which which this transformation is being
carried out is obvious in recent remakes of classic tales, "modernized"
by inserting New Age scenes, often without concern for the original story
line. For example, a new version of "William Tell" (dubbed in Hebrew
on Israeli educational TV) had Tell and his famous arrows empowered by
spirit guides - it so disrupted the original plot that half the story had
to be rewritten, with several new characters. [Why didn't the producers
simply write a new story? I'm guessing that such reworked films are deliberately
targeting the families who are trying to filter out overt NA doctrine,
but who relax when they see the title of an old favorite which they remember
from their own childhood as safe viewing. I personally would never
have suspected the violence that had been done to this old story of Swiss
bravery in the face of tyranny - I just happened to spot it on my way through
the TV room.] Other examples are multiplying as the TV and movie
industries recycle old stories with a NA slant at an increasing rate.
Radically altering a famous story while keeping the former
title amounts to false advertising and calculated deception. But rather
than denying or defending such duplicity in dealing with children, NA spokesmen
respond with the counter-accusation
that children must be "cured" of the "sick" values they learn in a traditional
home. NA culture is being exported to children all over the world,
including Israel, with this "cure" in mind.
6. Neutralizing Opposition
to the Plan
NA requires the death
of self-identity and personality to implement its Plan. Therefore
the spiritual systems which attach intrinsic value to the individual soul
will undermine this scheme: what H.G. Wells called the "personal immortality"
religions. Only historical monotheism (all three versions of which
sprang from Judaism) honors the human being as G-d's crowning achievement,
views each person as an eternally unique entity, and teachs individual
accountability to (the only) G-d, who Himself is pure, just and merciful.
[It is logical that only a G-d whose own personhood is well defined could
accept an "I - Thou" relationship with individual humans, and affirm their
personalities rather than swallow them up. It's a fact worth pondering,
especially by dedicated humanists.] Since these values erect a serious
obstacle to the Plan for obliterating individuals in a total Group identity,
a way had to be found to delegitimize the monotheistic faiths.
6a. Name-Calling and Negation: Accordingly,
the NA talent for hijacking and redefining terms was employed. All three
targeted religions were labeled "fundamentalist" religions. The original
meaning of the word, "back to the source teachings", became lost in the
heavily promoted new definition of "obsolete, inflexible and intolerant".
[Just how "fundamentalism" came to be a religious stigma which provokes
a negative Pavlovian social response - and how it is invariably applied
only to the faiths which do not fit in the Plan - would make a fascinating
study. Ever hear reports on "fundamentalist Wiccans" or "Buddhist
fundamentalism"? Why not?] "Monotheistic" no longer meant simply
"one god", but "exclusivist, narrow," and above all "separatist". [Note
here also the double standard in NA that excuses many pagan religions which
encourage and even demand separation from nonbelievers] Regarding
Jewish religious practices in particular, nothing is spared from attack,
even it means outright fabrication. [This will have to be documented in
a separate article, but circumcision and ritual slaughter are only two
examples which will ring a bell.] And all too often, other Jews willingly
supply the ammunition.
A more sophisticated version of this technique was outlined
by Robert Muller in 1981, while he was serving at the UN as the "idea man"
for the Secretary General (he served a total of three SGs, until his "active
retirement" in 1984). In an interview with a New Age magazine, Muller
shared a strategy he called "Entity
Promotion": "If I wanted to make a fortune, I would leave
the UN and start a new profession called 'entity promotion'. It would
go far beyond public relations and advertising. I would say to my
customers, 'You want to promote an entity? A race, a religion, an institution,...
anything, you name it. I will tell you how to do it.' Over
the years, I have gathered two files on entity promotion. The first deals
with every possible technique to prove that your entity is superior.
You need a flag, a hymn, an education, a creed, a protocol, a language,
famous persons, preferably even heroes and martyrs, etc." [This was ostensibly
meant as a tongue-in-cheek mockery of nationalism and religious fundamentalism.
However, when one notes that the UN has established every single one of
these "entity promotion" props, while under the leadership of Muller, it
is hard to chuckle.]
Muller goes on to describe a very interesting side of
entity promotion: "My second file deals with ways to diminish other
entities. Lie about them, denigrate them, do not cease to
repeat that they are bad, accuse them of anything and everything.
The human species is still at the stage where this is the predominant game
on the planet.... We need entities." ("An Interview with Robert Muller:
Toward a Global Politics [sic]", _The Center Magazine_, Nov-Dec. 1981,
emphasis mine.) [Here also, after viewing the disinformation campaign waged
by global-minded people against the Jewish religion and especially the
Jewish State, Muller's "sarcasm" begins to sound more like a veiled directive
from the world-class successor of Alice Bailey. It is a directive
that is clearly being followed to the letter. And, not only does humanity
"need entities", the Hierarchy needs an Entity
War. And Bailey has identified the G-d of the Jews as the "evil
entity" to be "diminished".]
6b. "Relocation" or "Purging":
As the Luciferic initiation approaches,
those who refuse to relinquish monotheism and/or Jewish identity will be
sent to "another dimension" or "level of vibration", somewhere outside
of this physical incarnation, where they will be happier and better off,
according to Alice Bailey, Nicholas Roerich and David Spangler. The latter
put it delicately, saying that "those attuned to the old world" would be
"transported through the [cosmic] law of attraction" to "another planet,
plane of existence or level of earth's consciousness where they can be
contained.... The main point is that they will lose, for the time being,
their access to the etheric planes of power and the ability to control
or influence the developments upon earth." (_Revelation, Birth of a New
Age_, p.163-4) [An application of the call to "seal the door where evil
dwells" as it is worded in the Great Invocation.
The "evil" is the one G-d, the "door" is those who believe in Him, and
the "sealing" is their physical removal.]
This relocation activity, known in the "old age" as mass
murder or massacre, goes by other easy-to-digest euphemisms as well, and
is presented as part of the planetary "global
purge" or "cleansing action". Benjamin Creme's term for it is
"a necessary sword of cleavage". (_The Reappearance of the Christ_, appendix,
"How the Plan is Working Out") As he puts it, there is no choice:
"It is indeed a matter of share [not only economic resources and governmental
power, but religious belief and identity] or [humanity will] die."
Barbara Marx Hubbard, with her characteristic directness, explains in her
_The Book of Co-Creation_ that "the elders" view those who reject the "quantum
transformation" as a growing cancer which must be removed "before the whole
body is destroyed." [For more details see the "Plan"
section.] All rebellion against this purge will simply be recognized
as part of the "destructive one-fourth" of humanity which Hubbard says
must be removed to save the human race, giving the public impression that
Group Mind stands vindicated
by opposition rather than challenged.
6c. Dividing and/or
Conquering: At this present stage, those opposing the Plan are
being neutralized in two less drastic ways. One is to win them over by
infiltration [see Missionizing
section]. The other is to turn the various remaining orthodox monotheists
one against another.
The single most notorious tool used by NA propagandists
in history was "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion". Composed
by unknown sources whose identity is still debated among scholars, there
is nevertheless ample evidence that NA agents were involved, if not in
its writing, certainly in its distribution. The individual who is acknowledged
in a rare early edition of "Protocols" to have "found" the document was
none other than Yuliana Glinka, a devoted Theosophist and Helena Blavatsky's
personal companion. According to the text, Glinka "felt it her Christian
[sic!] duty" to release it in Russia (where it was called "The Secret of
the Jews"). The book was translated into English by Victor Marsden,
a British racial supremacist who fled England to join Hitler, and then
circulated in the U.S. by occultist Henry Ford. Ford was not only
awarded the Nazi Supreme Order of the German Eagle in 1938, but he was
also applauded for his "faith" by the Theosophical Society. (_The Theosophist_,
December 1938, p.239). Blavatsky herself wrote at least one antisemitic
tract with content remarkably similar to "Protocols", published by the
Theosophical Society in 1888. (see _The Occult Establishment_ by James
Webb) [And Alice Bailey's repeated referral to the Jews as a "world
problem" continues to heap fuel on the fire.]
The effect of "Protocols" on the history of Jewish-Christian
and Jewish-Moslem relations hardly needs comment. To this day, most
Jews are convinced that "Protocols" is a disgusting piece of Christian
slander, while far too many Christians and nearly all Moslems believe the
book to be an expose of Jewish ambition. From the NA point of view
it was and continues to be a stroke of genius which keeps their main targets
at one another's throats, unaware of the need to unite against the NA Plan
to eliminate monotheism. [The success is made more enjoyable, no doubt,
by the irony that they didn't have to invent a story: the Aquarian conspiracy
to rule the world was simply put in the mouths of the Jews, whose own mission
to be "a light to the nations" was easily edited to include the element
of forced conquest. The added bonus is that whenever evidence of a world
conspiracy turns up, their main target for liquidation can catch hell for
The divide-and-conquer strategy also works well within
the community, unfortunately. Orthodox-bashing is where the "change agents"
have ample help from the non-orthodox Jewish sector, who for reasons of
their own, see no reason to defend their more observant brethren - and
even enjoy throwing a few punches themselves. The phenomenon is documented
in an article aptly called "Season on the Orthodox", in which author Avi
Shafran reviews a number of serious charges made by secular Jews against
religious Jews in the area of behavior and ethics, all of which were investigated
and proven baseless. (See the source, along with other
examples in the "Views on Jews" section.) Shafran's most important
point in this context relates to a typically NA allegation that is most
likely to upset the secular Jewish community: the charge of orthodox separativeness.
The rumor that orthodox Judaism classifies non-orthodox Jews as non-Jews
- like the rumor that it brands Gentiles as subhuman - is totally false;
yet secular Jews help undermine the entire community by believing and repeating
it (and naively dismiss the idea that injury to the orthodox community
has any effect on them).
6d. Preventative Indoctrination: The most
effective neutralizing strategy is intensive "education", starting with
the new generation. The NA has invested so much in this strategy, with
such success, that an entire section
is devoted to it. While today's older adults are still somewhat resistant
to NA transformation, those born in the 1960s have been exposed to little
7. Hiccups in the Transformation
All the NA progress aside, there still seem to be blocks
to achieving global transformation. And they have little or nothing to
do with any organized opposition from monotheists, which is relatively
7a. Fault lines within NA itself:
These have existed from the earliest days of the Theosophical Society.
The organization founded by Helena Blavatsky successively broke into 4
competing religious groups: (1) The Theosophical Society (headed by Annie
Besant); (2) Anthroposophy (Rudolf Steiner, David Spangler); (3)The Arcane
School, the "School of Ageless Wisdom", and Lucis Trust (Alice Bailey,
Benjamin Creme, Robert Muller); (4) "I AM", "The Church Universal and Triumphant"
(Guy & Edna Ballard, Elizabeth Clare Prophet). Even today, cutting
comments by one group toward the other(s) can be found. [Conflicting theologies
were not at issue so much as severe ego clashes. All these offshoots
still have in common a reverence for Blavatsky's writings, allegiance to
Bailey's "Master" Djwhal Khul and the Hierarchy, and a commitment to the
Plan in its entirety.] Even today, beneath the "unity" there is an
excess of competitive malice, while the leaders exhorting "simple living"
are addicted to luxury and social elitism. Everything has its price,
as former NA leader Randall Baer notes. [For a fascinating and well-documented
first-person account, see his book, _Inside the New Age Nightmare_.
Baer also relates several attempts on his life after he left this "network
of Light and Love". In fact, according to the publishers, Huntington
House, Baer died under mysterious circumstances only a week after his book
was released. For those reasons alone, this book is a must-read.]
7b. Chronic delays: Also, for reasons unpublicized,
the time for Maitreya to show himself as deity to the world, the "Day of
Declaration", has been postponed quite a few times since the first date
set in 1925. In 1981, massive advertising of the Day drew world attention
to the non-event; at that time it was world media which was blamed for
not being enlightened enough to seek him out (the reason publicized by
the Tara Center, then headquarters for Maitreya followers). Other
dates came and went with less fanfare.
Some sources claim that December 31, 1999 was the most
recent Declaration date, to have been symbolized (or perhaps triggered)
by placing a "gold" (actually, copper) cap on the great Egyptian pyramid
of Khufu at Giza. The mystical significance of this ceremony is traced
to a channeled message by NA prophet Edgar Cayce (died 1945) which linked
capping the pyramid with rediscovery of the "Hall of Records from Atlantis",
the "return of the Christ" and the establishment of a "New World Order".
Indeed, there was a lavish ritual scheduled by the Egyptian government
for that date, which a pantheon of global personalities were scheduled
to attend; it was cancelled only two weeks beforehand without a coherent
explanation. Curiously, one of the rumors included Arab suspicions that
the capstone was part of a Zionist and/or Masonic plot to announce world
domination, even though the whole event was conceived by an Egyptian government
official. (For a detailed report, including the Cayce prophecy, see the
News Digest No. 16, and scroll down to 18 December, "The Golden Capstone
7c. Monotheistic influence is likewise showing
more longevity than anticipated. In 1945, Maitreya announced that
he would reveal himself when (among other global reforms) "people are released
from authoritarian supervision of their religious thought." By his
own admission, he must be invited by mankind to take over on a religious/spiritual
level. Each postponement of Maitreya's "Day of Declaration" would
indicate that the "release" from religion is not yet sufficient; meanwhile
all three monotheistic religions appear to be experiencing some measure
of revival among the youth worldwide. This is precisely the group which
NA is counting on most to welcome Maitreya and hand over Planet Earth,
the group which NA change agents have invested most of their efforts to
The increasing frustration among some NA spokesmen is
vented at the outdated faith systems which refuse to obey the "laws of
human evolution" and die out. Lucis Trust (_World Goodwill Newsletter_,
Summer 1982) cited "three prominent examples" of "rising fanatical religious
fundamentalism [causing a rise in] blatant militarism"; they named the
U.S. - specifying "those who expect... the biblically prophesied global
cataclysm", Iran (no particulars) and Israel (also no specifics, implying
that merely pairing them would say enough). Goodwill called these
three "frightening... dangerous... a threat to world peace", although they
are only "victims of fear". Others appear vexed by the new level
of cooperation between articulate conservative Christians and Jews (for
example, the organization called "Toward Tradition"), the unity of Jews
and Christians in support of Israel, and the rising numbers of self-assertive
young Jews and Christians. In accordance with the first method of
neutralizing opposition, they are branded as a sinister conspiracy of sorts.
[Although these groups are aware that they inspire a hatred among liberals
that seems exaggerated at times, they usually assume that it is their political
agenda which is the threat, failing to recognize it as a religious war.]
7d. The elusive
Israeli society: One obvious monkey wrench in NA plans to
solve the "Jewish problem" of "Zionism"
is the unexpectedly persistent leaning of the Israeli public to nationalism
and Judaism, despite heavy media saturation in favor of the global pan-religious
mindset. [Israeli media has been faithfully mimicking the
global media in nearly every indoctrination effort, but it seems to
backfire here.] Although there is substantial shifting towards NA
religion through missionary
infiltration, the Israeli media has not been nearly as successful with
the Zionist problem. Local media anchormen and politicians had met with
apparent success in promoting NA global values and denigrating nationalism;
they have now lost nearly all the ground gained for the Plan, due to the
current mini-war perpetrated in a brutal manner by the Palestinian Authority
(and condoned by the UN) which has revived a nationwide Israeli patriotism
that was nearly comatose. Some Israeli globalists themselves have left
the ranks of the enlightened to rejoin the obsolete fight for Zionist survival.
The Israeli media itself is suffering from a credibility
gap which never plagues the likes of CNN or BBC - not least being local
media people who have been caught clumsily fabricating rightwing religious
"crimes" for broadcasting. Eitan Oren, an Israel cameraman for a
major local TV network, filmed an initiation ceremony in 1995 for a non-existent
"rightwing extremist" group that vowed on camera to kill then-Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin. The resulting footage was aired nationwide and provoked
strong revulsion against the religious nationalist camp, which escalated
nearly out of control when the assassination actually took place. However,
much of the NA success in dividing Israeli society was reversed when the
bogus nature of the ceremony was discovered years later. A prolonged public
outcry ensued; Oren and his boss were briefly investigated by the Israeli
Attorney General but never charged; as of Apr. 2000 Oren has been serving
time... on the Ethics Committee of Israel's Journalist Association.
And Israeli public distrust of their own media has grown exponentially.
Small competing news agencies now easily win a wide hearing when denouncing
such people for undermining Jewish identity and survival, slandering innocent
segments of Israeli society, and covering up liberal secular crimes. The
Israeli justice system and NA-leaning government officials have joined
the media in dodging accusations of criminal collusion, coming from Knesset
members, independent journalists and watchdog groups such as Israel Media
Watch. These critics are occasionally joined by members of the liberal
caste (such as the media paper _The Seventh Eye_, Voice of Israel broadcaster
Carmit Guy, and secular Knesset members).
The frustration of the Israeli media over their failure
to influence Israeli politics is betrayed by reactions which only serve
to further discredit them in the public eye. Most recently, professional
colleagues expressed shock at the tone of media coverage when conservative,
traditional Moshe Katzav was elected Israel's President over ultra-liberal,
media-beloved (and NA enthusiast) Shimon Peres; they questioned the media
use of "traitors" to describe those who had exercised their democratic
right, as well as the publishing of post-election polls which "proved"
that Peres should have won. (Berel Wein, _Jerusalem Post_, Aug. 11, 2000)
The same frustration was evident when, after vigorous media support of
Shimon Peres against Benyamin Netanyahu in the 1996 election for Prime
Minister, the "wrong man" won then also. The bashing of Netanyahu
by Israeli media began the day after his election and continued long after
his resignation and election defeat in 1999; yet public support for him
remains strong enough for pundits to fear he may run in the next election.
The failure to delegitimize orthodox Jews
in Israel is more clearly seen with passing time. An interesting
example is the mounting controversy over the assassination of Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin (1995), which was reported with such anti-orthodox bias that
at first religious Israelis were blamed wholesale (and occasionally beaten
in the streets by angry seculars). While the media continues to assign
guilt to the rightwing religious community for Rabin's death, and lately
hints that the rabbinic community may be a threat to PM Ehud Barak's safety
as well, the attention of their audience has wandered to evidence that
the religious "assassin" may not have actually been the one to kill Rabin,
and that the religious community may have been framed. [For a fully documented
report, I recommend _Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?_ by Barry
Chamish, now available in several languages.] Each year, the
anniversary memorial for Rabin produces less anti-orthodox sentiment than
the previous year. Last year at that time, the media was forced to
give (very brief) coverage to the late PM's daughter and son, and even
his widow Leah, calling for a new investigation into his death. Media bashing
of the orthodox is not even taken seriously in Israel these days: a poll
in mid-2000 which "showed" that a majority of religious Israelis will not
obey Israeli civil law provoked immediate skepticism from secular
public figures, and a recent Israeli TV drama ("Reaching for Heaven") which
portrays the newly observant Jew [in my opinion] as negative and dysfunctional
was criticized by a secular reviewer as unbalanced. (_Jerusalem
Post_, Nov. 17, 2000)
8. The Future of the Transformation
In spite of the inexplicable setbacks in the spiritual
momentum of the Plan, NA leaders like Creme are confident that we are about
to see its completion: "There is no doubt that there will be opposition...
but the need for change will become so overwhelmingly obvious, that they
will find themselves increasingly powerless to stop the momentum." (_Reappearance
of the Christ,_ 1980) The overall mood of NA is summed up in a popular
bumper sticker some years back: "My karma just ran over your dogma."
Various comments imply that Maitreya is not above "convincing"
reluctant countries through disasters both natural (either triggered or
allowed without rescue) and man-made (such as nuclear
threats per Alice Bailey's Plan). While these are regrettable,
the end will justify the means: "These peoples will eventually be replaced
by the new root race about to make its appearance in a newly cleansed world;
nevertheless, for the moment, this is a tragedy." ("Cosmic Countdown,"
_Guardian Action Publications_, 1982, p.12) Any underground resistance
movement is viewed as highly unlikely to succeed, as Zbignew Brezhinsky
(National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter) assures us: "Soon
it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every
citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files [which] will be subject
to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities." [Date of this statement
is not known, but surrounded as we are today by microchip videos, interactive
software, mobile communication and Global Positioning Satellites, we cannot
doubt the technological capability to execute such a program. Popular movies
like _The Net_ and _Enemy of the State_ vividly present scenarios which
are entirely plausible with today's technology.]
This concludes Segment G. [next
Links to the rest of the series: THE
SWASTIKA TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION FOR READERS PRO AND CON
A. HOW BIG A CONSPIRACY?
B. HUMAN HISTORY PER
C. THE GODS OF NEW AGE
D. 'THE PLAN' OF THE NEW
E. VIEWS ON JEWS AND
F. NAZISM AND NEW AGE
G. THE TRANSFORMATION
IN THE NEW AGE
J. WHAT TO DO: A