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Alice Bailey, Lucis Trust, and The Reappearance ofThe Christ”

Carol Brooks

Also See Beware The New Age

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Summary

Background
The Overshadowing

The Tibetan
Who is "The Tibetan"
And What Is His Purpose?

Spreading the Rot... The Organizations
The New Group Of World Servers
Founding of Lucis Trust, The Arcane School, World Goodwill and "Triangles"
Lucis Trust
The Arcane School
Triangles
World Goodwill

The Methods
The Great Invocation
Occult Meditation

The Underlying Purpose..
The Reappearance of the Christ … Jesus Christ or ‘The Christ’?
 ‘The Christ’  A Dangerous Charlatan
Jesus Christ.. God Almighty

Fiends From Hell
The Seven Rays of Energy.. the Spiritual Hierarchy
The Legend of Wesak
Dweller On The Threshold..
...The Choice is Yours... Malevolent Entity Or Holy Spirit

Excerpt from The Reappearance of the Christ
(with comments by IPS)

Conclusion

Footnote I: Alice Bailey’s Other Opinions

Footnote II: Theosophy

 

Summary

Background: Alice Bailey(AAB), an Englishwoman born in 1880 was troubled as a young person and attempted suicide more than once. Approached, as a fifteen year old, by a mysterious stranger in a turban she proceeded to co-operate with this entity that called himself Kuthumi, who had previously been in contact with Helen Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy. [See Footnote on Theosophy] He told Bailey that she could travel all over the world and do ‘her master’s work’ if she could achieve some measure of self control. Bailey moved to the US and got involved with Theosophy, then encountered another "master", Djwhal Khul ("The Tibetan"), who over the next 30 years dictated to her nineteen books, in addition to her own five.

Organizations: Bailey and her husband parted ways from Theosophy and started the Lucifer publishing company to publish her books. Changing the name of the company to Lucis Trust was but the first step in the trust's road to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the international community. Lucis Trust is a powerful institution that enjoys "Consultative Status" with the United Nations, which means a close working relationship with the U.N and influence with powerful business and national leaders throughout the world.

Lucis Trust also provides worldwide financial support for the Arcane School, Triangles, World Goodwill, Lucis Publishing, Lucis Productions, Lucis Trust Libraries, the New Group of World Servers and maintains the UN meditation room. Most of these organizations were formed so that Djwhal Khul could find a nucleus of people through whom he could work.

Purpose: And what is this work?  The short answer is "the helping of the Great Ones and the rendering to Them of that intelligent assistance which will make Their plans for humanity materialize." [1]. The Tibetan uses these organizations “for service purposes” in providing a body of workers trained to implement the Plan and “prepare for the reappearance of the Christ.”

In fact almost the entire purpose behind all of these organizations is to prepare the world for "the return of the Christ", a concept that has little in common with that of mainstream Christian churches. They do NOT recognize the deity of Jesus Christ and believe He was a great teacher more in touch with his godhood than most humans are. The 'Christ' they look for could be a Christian or a Hindu by faith, a Buddhist, or of no particular faith at all, and is presently known by various groups of people as the Bodhisattva, the Imam Mahdi, or the Lord Maitreya among others.  (The Dalai Lama also believes in and teaches on the Maitreya). And when he comes, they say (completely contrary to what Scripture tells us) he will be known by “the work he does, by the world influence He wields and by His ability to work with and through every individual and every group who have trained themselves for world service”.

Methods: Yet the teachings of the Tibetan make it clear that

    “humanity itself must first produce the conditions in consciousness and in world affairs essential to the eventual physical appearance of the Christ”

This changing or lifting of global consciousness, in order that this great change may come about, is not a teaching unique to the Lucis trust, but is echoed and reechoed by countless New Age writers and teachers. Lucis trust and it's umbrella organization certainly do their bit to change the ‘spiritual awareness’ of the planet. One means used is occult meditation, especially at the full moon when "closer rapport between humanity and the Hierarchy is possible" This meditation is supposed to consciously and purposefully direct energy from a recognized source to the creation of some specific effect. Their belief is that they receive divine energy through meditation, which us then transmitted to humanity, so raising spiritual awareness, or as some call it.. global consciousness.. Every meditation session "grows and builds on what has been achieved" and lifts "the consciousness of humanity as a whole even by an immeasurable fraction". This seems to be the sole purpose of the "Triangles" program. … a global network of cells, that brings people together in groups of for daily meditation and to pray the "Great Invocation".

The Christ?: And who is this ‘Christ’ they look for. The answer becomes very simple when we remember that Theosophy (below) views Lucifer as one of the

    “solar Angels”… advanced beings who, according to Theosophy, descended (thus “the fall”) from Venus to our planet eons ago to ‘help’ man. The descent of these solar Angels was not a fall into sin or disgrace, but rather an act of great sacrifice, as is suggested in the name “Lucifer” which means light-bearer”.

In other words the antichrist.

David Spangler considered one of the founding figures of the modern New Age movement, initially influenced by Bailey, was instrumental in helping establish Findhorn in northern Scotland. His web site [http://davidspangler.com/] says that he has, since 1965, “worked clairvoyantly with a group of non-physical beings from the inner worlds of spirit”.  In his book Reflections On The Christ, he portrays Lucifer as a positive influence on man who desires the best for humanity, saying

    “Lucifer is literally the angel of experience. Lucifer, then, is neither good or bad in his true essence. He is completely neutral. He is an agent of God’s love acting through evolution.” [More about Spangler] [See Article on Spangler]
     

Background … The Overshadowing
 [This introduction is largely excerpted from Lucis Trust, Alice Bailey, World Goodwill and the False Light of the World by Terry Melanson ©, 2001. Updated May 2005]. This information is common to any other source that outlines Alice Bailey’s life. The rest of the article is by IPS.

Alice Bailey was born on June 16th, 1880 in the city of Manchester, England. She was raised in an orthodox Christian family which she would say later, made her very unhappy and a bad tempered little girl. "Life was not worth living," she said, and the feeling of worthlessness, and a certain amount of curiosity about life and death led her to attempt suicide three times before she was even fifteen.

At the age of fifteen her first mystical encounter occurred while her family had gone to church. While she was in a room reading, a man wearing a turban on his head suddenly entered her room. Startled, and not being able to say a word —an obvious out of place character in 19th century Manchester — this stranger spoke to her:

    “He told me there was some work that it was planned that I could do in the world but that it would entail changing my disposition considerably; I would have to give up being such an unpleasant little girl and must try to get some measure of self-control. My future usefulness to Him and to the world was dependent on how I handled myself and the changes I could manage to make. He said that if I could achieve real self-control I could then be trusted and that I would travel all over the world and visit many countries, "doing your Master's work all the time" ... He added that He would be in touch with me at intervals of seven years apart.” [2]

This was to be Alice Bailey's first contact with her Master Koot Humi (Kuthumi… Master of the second Ray. (See Seven Rays of Energy below), one of the mysterious mahatmas claimed to have inspired and communicated with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. [See Footnote on Theosophy]

    [These contacts with "Secret Chiefs"; "Familiar Spirits"; "Angels"; and "Ascended Masters" is a common theme in the annals of history and has been the origin of many religious, prophetic and occult movements throughout the centuries. Zoroaster, Mohammed, John Dee, Francis Bacon, Aleister Crowley, Helena Blavatsky, Joseph Smith, Edgar Cayce and Benjamin Creme immediately come to mind].

In 1917, after the breakup of her first marriage she moved to the United States, where she was introduced to the teachings of Theosophy. It was during this period that she had met, and married, her husband Foster Bailey (a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Freemason). She turned out to be a good pupil, Bailey soon rose through the ranks and became the editor of the American Theosophists' newspaper.

The encounter with her fated second "Master" — and soon to be writing partner for an international esoteric movement — occurred in 1919, while having a quiet time on a hill close to her house. She heard a note of music sounding everywhere which was followed by a voice (Djwhal Khul*, also called "The Tibetan.") that asked her if she was willing to write some books. Having refused, saying that she wouldn't engage in any psychic practices, the voice gave her three weeks to reconsider. Alice completely forgot about the subject when the voice made its appearance as scheduled. Agreeing to give it a try for a few weeks the first chapters of Initiation, Human and Solar were written. After about a month, Alice got scared; refusing to do anymore work, and the Master Djwhal Khul told her to discuss it with her Master Koot Humi. Koot Humi confessed that it was, in fact, him that told DK to contact her and he gave Alice permission to proceed — after giving Mrs. Bailey the proper technique for enhanced telepathic communication.

* Pronounced “Dhwaal Khool”

Between 1919 and 1949 (her death), she produced twenty-four books, including an autobiography, nineteen of these books were supposedly written by her Tibetan Master DK (Djwhal Khul) and dealt with a wide-ranging system of esoteric thought covering such topics as how spirituality relates to the solar system, meditation, healing, spiritual psychology, the destiny of nations, and prescriptions for society in general..

During the intervening years, Alice Bailey spent most of it working out what she referred to as "The Plan." The results of which, influenced the birth of many New Age groups: The Church Universal and Triumphant, Benjamin Creme's The Tara Center, the Robert Muller Schools and The Temple of Understanding, to name a few”. For the last 125 years, New Age leaders worldwide have followed the false light of Theosophy; they now whisper sweet lies into the itching ears of the powerful - politicians, media moguls, UN officials, foundation grant-makers, and Anglican bishops alike.

For more information on some of the thousands of organizations following “The Plan” See The Global Alliance. For the Temple of Understanding See Footnote II on THIS page

Robert Muller, a former assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, who won the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 1989 for his World Core Curriculum made explicit reference to Bailey's philosophy in his writings. [More about Muller] in fact the 1986 World Core Curriculum Manual (Overview) says (on the preface page),

    "The underlying philosophy upon which The Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey by the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul." [Also See The Men Who Run the World]

Neale Donald Walsch also praises Theosophy. He says, in a front cover endorsement, that Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson’s book Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out, a popularization of Alice Bailey's teachings, is

    "Extraordinary and invaluable… one of the most important books to appear in the marketplace of ideas in a very long time."

BTW.. the foreword to the book Spiritual Politics: was written by the Dalai Lama and is endorsed on the back cover by Marianne Williamson, who says it gives us “the instructional wisdom of East and West, as well as the practical tools for helping create effective change in the world…”. [More Information on Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson coming soon]
 

Who is "The Tibetan"

Ascended Masters Research Center [2B] says

    “Djwal Kul worked with El Morya and Kuthumi in bringing forth Theosophy. He was devoted to Kuthumi and built himself a small house further up the ravine from Kuthumi's home at Shigatse, Tibet. He willingly served in any capacity, in whatever there was to be done, and through such service acquired the name "The Messenger of the Masters". It seems he has always preferred to stay in the background and avoid outer recognition as much as possible. He supplied much data for the book "The Secret Doctrine", and a large part of it was dictated by him. He precipitated several pictures during those days of Theosophy”.

While it would take a Christian deaf, dumb and blind to not recognize who this ‘Tibetan’ really is, let us hear in his own words who he says he is..

    “Suffice it to say, that I am a Tibetan disciple of a certain degree, and this tells you but little, for all are disciples from the humblest aspirant up to, and beyond, the Christ Himself. I live in a physical body like other men, on the borders of Tibet, and at times (from the exoteric standpoint) preside over a large group of Tibetan lamas, when my other duties permit. It is this fact that has caused it to be reported that I am an abbot of this particular lamasery. Those associated with me in the work of the Hierarchy (and all true disciples are associated in this work) know me by still another name and office. A.A.B. knows who I am and recognises me by two of my names.

    I am a brother of yours, who has travelled a little longer upon the Path than has the average student, and has therefore incurred greater responsibilities. I am one who has wrestled and fought his way into a greater measure of light than has the aspirant who will read this article, and I must therefore act as a transmitter of the light, no matter what the cost. I am not an old man, as age counts among the teachers, yet I am not young or inexperienced. My work is to teach and spread the knowledge of the Ageless Wisdom wherever I can find a response, and I have been doing this for many years”. [3]

On the borders of Tibet? An area of the world that the Dalai Lama hails from. The Dalai Lama who, not only believes in and teaches about the coming of the Maitreya but who…

    On the one hand, travelling the world, preaches a message of peace, compassion and interfaith cooperation. On the other hand he also has initiated thousands of people into the Kalachakra initiation, part of which is the Shambhala myth which prophecies and promotes, on an ideological basis, a “holy war” (Shambhala war) by Buddhists against non-Buddhists, in which “supremely ferocious warriors will throw down the barbarian hordes” and “eliminate” them.

    The Kalachakra texts say that the 25th Kalki king will emerge from Shambhala with a huge army to vanquish "Dark Forces" and usher in a worldwide thousand-year Golden Age. And who are these ‘Dark Forces’? Shri Kalachakra I. 154 says “Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mani, Mohammed and the Mahdi” are characterised as the “family of the demonic snakes” [Also See Article on The Dalai Lama]

In an address at the Arcane School Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Bailey suggested that the "Shamballa force", the force from the invisible dimensions led by the Lord Maitreya will be "destructive." It will also, she said, eject unbelievers from the earth:

    "The decision to release the Shamballa force during this century into direct contact with the human kingdom is one of the final and most compelling acts of preparation for the New Age. The Shamballa force is destructive and ejective ... inspiring new understanding of The Plan.. It is this force ... which will bring about that tremendous crisis, the initiation of the race into the mysteries of the ages.  [4]

And What Is His Purpose?

The short answer is

    "the helping of the Great Ones and the rendering to Them of that intelligent assistance which will make Their plans for humanity materialize." [1]

And apparently “the spiritual Hierarchy” has found that humans readily responded to them..

    The work of the Tibetan Master with Alice Bailey (and with H.P.Blavatsky before her) was the direct result of a reorganisation within the spiritual Hierarchy over the last one hundred years. This reorganisation has been an essential part of a readjustment and new relationship between the various planetary kingdoms; in particular between Shamballa, Hierarchy and humanity, largely due to an unexpectedly ready response by humanity to a deliberately applied spiritual stimulation. [5]

‘The Tibetan’ apparently did not stop with Alice Bailey (although it was through her that he caused the greatest damage).  According to the Encyclopedia of Women And Religion in North America,

    “..several leaders of New Age philosophy have further developed Bailey's teachings, including the well-known personalities JZ Knight (who channels the entity known by the name Ramtha), Helen Schucman (author of A Course in Miracles through the process of telepathic dictation she called "scribing"), Elizabeth Clare Prophet (who published what she referred to as "dictations from Ascended Masters"), and Jean Houston (one of the founders of the Human Potential Movement, past president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology and one of the premiere New Age promoters and speakers in North America.).”

Additionally Djwhal Khul returned to print in the early 21st century as a co-author with two new female channelers, Violet Starre and Moriah Marston. The full title of Violet Starre’s first book Diamond Light is "Diamond Light, Cosmic Psychology of Being, 4th Dimension, 7 Rays & More (Teachings Similar to Those Given to Alice A. Bailey) by Djwhal (channeled Through Violet Starre) Khul."

Marston's Soul Searching with Djwahl Khul, the Tibetan, was published in 2006, and according to her publisher, Airleaf Books, "She has been a conscious channel for Ascended Master Djwhal Khul since 1986." [6]
 

Spreading the Rot

The New Group Of World Servers

IPS (Institute for Planetary Synthesis), an organization located in Geneva, has on its site a page called The New Group Of World Servers, which quoting from various Bailey books, says

    "These men and women of goodwill must be found and organized and thus discover their numerical potency - for it is there. They must form a world group, standing for right human relations and educating the public in the nature and power of goodwill. They will thus create a world public opinion which will be so forceful and so outspoken on the side of human welfare that leaders, statesmen, politicians, businessmen, and churchmen will be forced to listen and comply. Steadily and regularly, the general public must be taught an internationalism and a world unity which is based on simple goodwill and on cooperative interdependence." (7)

They then go on to talk of The Ten Seed Groups among whom are Telepathic Communicators, who “are receptive to impression from the Masters and from each other”, Educators in the New Age, who “will work to bring in the new type of education” and Political organizers, whose major objective is “The bringing about of international understanding”.  These Ten Seed Groups…

     “…are in process of being "esoterically anchored" in the field of the world…  to precipitate and further the growth of the Kingdom of God in such a manner that this fifth kingdom in nature may be a tangible, factual and objective occurrence upon the Earth.
     

Lucis Trust, The Arcane School, World Goodwill and "Triangles"

Alice Bailey and her husband eventually left the Theosophical society and founded the Lucis Trust in 1920, the Arcane School to disseminate spiritual teachings in 1923, while the world-wide "Triangles" program came into being in 1937 as a “spiritual service”.

Did Djwhal Khul or "The Tibetan." Have anything to do with these organizations? The answer is resoundingly in the affirmative. In an article called The Tibetan Master's Work, the Lucis trust tells us that after the first books were published, Djwhal Khul “he needed to find the nucleus of people through whom he could work” and although he was not instrumental in running or supervising the school, he

    “did use it for service purposes when it had demonstrated its value in providing a body of workers trained to implement the Plan and prepare for the reappearance of the Christ.”

Then, as the books got more popular and began to be read around the world,

    “… using the Arcane School, he anchored the service activities of Triangles and World Goodwill. Both of these are hierarchical activities with the objective of energising and relating the members of the new group of world servers, and "to establish the nucleus of a great synthesis." [8]

Lucis Trust ...
...i
s a non-profit trust incorporated in New York State to manage the business of publishing Mrs. Bailey's books and the magazine Beacon. At one time, the Lucis Trust office in New York was located at 866 United Nations Plaza, but is currently located on Wall Street. It is a powerful institution that enjoys "Consultative Status" with the United Nations, which means not only a close working relationship with the U.N., including a seat on the weekly sessions, but influence with powerful business and national leaders throughout the world. [More About the United Nations involvement with the occult coming soon]

However Lucis Trust was originally called the Lucifer Publishing Company as the title page of the 1922 edition of Alice Bailey's book, 'Initiation, Human and Solar' shows. Apparently they, like Blavatsky before them, “sought to elicit a deeper understanding of the sacrifice made by Lucifer”.

    “Alice and Foster Bailey were serious students and teachers of Theosophy, a spiritual tradition which views Lucifer as one of the solar Angels, those advanced Beings Who Theosophy says descended (thus “the fall”) from Venus to our planet eons ago to bring the principle of mind to what was then animal-man. In the theosophical perspective, the descent of these solar Angels was not a fall into sin or disgrace but rather an act of great sacrifice, as is suggested in the name “Lucifer” which means light-bearer”. [9]

And as Helen Blavatsky once said..

    "To make the point clear once for all: that which the clergy of every dogmatic religion -- pre-eminently the Christian -- points out as Satan, the enemy of God, is in reality, the highest divine Spirit -- (occult Wisdom on Earth)” [10]

Lucis Trust also provides worldwide financial support for the Arcane School, Triangles, World Goodwill, Lucis Publishing, Lucis Productions, Lucis Trust Libraries, the New Group of World Servers and maintains the UN meditation room. 

The Arcane School
Founded in 1923 the school provides training for new age discipleship through correspondence courses in meditation and the occult from its branches in New York, Geneva, London and Buenos Aires. According to Lucis trust…

    “The purpose of the esoteric training given in the Arcane School is to help the student grow spiritually toward acceptance of discipleship responsibility and to serve the Plan by serving humanity.” [11]

John Michael Greer's New Encyclopedia of the Occult states that the school "seeks to develop a New Group of World Servers to accomplish the work of the Hierarchy of Masters, under the guidance of its head, the Christ." [12]

Triangles
In 1937 Lucis Trust also founded a world-wide "Triangles" program. A triangle “symbolic of the essential Trinity of the Godhead” is a global network of cells, whose members pray a "Great Invocation," It brings people together in groups of three for daily meditation, whereby “a network of light and goodwill covering the entire planet is created and maintained”. Their belief is that they receive divine energy through meditation; this energy is transmitted to humanity, so raising spiritual awareness.

In the words of the Lucis Trust..

    A triangle is a group of three people who link each day in thought for a few minutes of creative meditation. They need not necessarily live in the same locality, and many international triangles exist. Each day members sit quietly for a few minutes and link mentally with other members of their triangle, or triangles. They invoke the energies of light and goodwill, visualising these energies as circulating through the three focal points of each triangle, and pouring out through the network of triangles surrounding the planet. At the same time they repeat the Great Invocation, thus helping to form a channel for the downpouring of light and love into the consciousness of humanity. [13]

World Goodwill
Founded in 1932, The World Goodwill group is particularly important among Lucis Trust's activities as the organization is recognized by the United Nations today as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and is represented at regular briefing sessions at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. The Lucis Trust is on the Roster of the UN Economic and Social Council. [14]

According to the World Goodwill site, it is

    “ an accredited non-governmental organisation with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations” and  maintains “informal relations with certain of the Specialised Agencies and with a wide range of national and international non-governmental organisations is an activity of the Lucis Trust”.

The stated objectives of World Goodwill according to its sponsoring organization, the Lucis Trust, are:[Emphasis Added]

     "To help mobilise the energy of goodwill; To cooperate in the work of preparation for the reappearance of the Christ; To educate public opinion on the causes of the major world problems and to help create the thoughtform of solution." [15]

They list “six recognitions that can provide a basis for realising these purposes and objectives”, the first four of which are.. [All Emphasis Added]

    “One: Humanity is not following a haphazard or uncharted course -- there is a Plan. This Plan has always existed and is part of the greater design of the Cosmos. The Plan has worked out through the evolutionary developments of the past and because of the special impetus given it from time to time by the great leaders, teachers and intuitives of the human race.

    Two: There is an inner spiritual government of the planet, known under such different names as the spiritual Hierarchy, the society of Illumined Minds, or Christ and his Church, according to various religious traditions. Humanity is never left without spiritual guidance or direction under the Plan.

    Three: The widespread expectation that we approach the "Age of Maitreya", as it is known in the East, when the World Teacher and present head of the spiritual Hierarchy, the Christ, will reappear among humanity to sound the keynote of the new age.

    Four: There are millions of mentally alert men and women in all parts of the world who are en rapport with the Plan and work to give it expression. They are people in whom the consciousness of humanity as one interdependent unit is alive and active. They regard the many differing national, religious and social systems in which they serve as modes of expanding human consciousness and ways by which humanity learns needed lessons. Their primary function is, through their living example, to give humanity a new and better vision of what life should be”. [16]

They then go on to talk of The Reappearance of the Christ, saying that [All Emphasis Added]

    “This is a time of preparation not only for a new civilisation and culture in a new world order, but also for the coming of a new spiritual dispensation.

    Humanity is not following an uncharted course. There is a divine Plan in the Cosmos of which we are a part. At the end of an age human resources and established institutions seem inadequate to meet world needs and problems. At such a time the advent of a Teacher, a spiritual leader or Avatar, is anticipated and invoked by the masses of humanity in all parts of the world.

    Today the reappearance of the World Teacher, the Christ, is expected by millions, not only by those of Christian faith but by those of every faith who expect the Avatar under other names -- the Lord Maitreya, Krishna, Messiah, Imam Mahdi and the Bodhisattva.

    Glamour and distortion surround this central fact of divine response to human need. This is inevitable but unimportant. The fact of transition into a new age is important. Preparation by men and women of goodwill is needed to introduce new values for living, new standards of behaviour, new attitudes of non-separateness and cooperation, leading to right human relations and a world at peace. The coming world Teacher will be mainly concerned, not with the result of past error and inadequacy, but with the requirements of a new world order and with the re-organisation of the social structure.

    World Goodwill distributes educational and informative literature on these themes. A world prayer, the Great Invocation, is distributed on a worldwide scale in many languages and dialects. World Goodwill also cooperates in organising the annual World Invocation Day, with special focus on the use of the Great Invocation worldwide”. [16] [Also See Ascended Masters]
     

The Great Invocation

And what is this Great Invocation, which has for decades been printed on millions of bookmarks and in the front of every Alice Bailey book published by Lucis Trust? The term invocation means "calling down," "calling forth," "calling into." While the Great Invocation has been described as a call for "the Christ to return to Earth", the Lucis trust certainly has inflated ideas about the invocation, stating that

    “The Great Invocation if given widespread distribution, can be to the new world religion what the Lord's Prayer has been to Christianity and the 23rd Psalm has been to the spiritually minded Jew”. [17]

And that it makes “powerful changes” to the person using it.. (which I do not doubt for a moment considering the source)

    “No one can use this Invocation or prayer for illumination and for love without causing powerful changes in his own attitudes and his life intention; character and goals will be changed and life altered and made spiritually useful. "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he" is a basic law in nature; the constant turning of the mind to the need for light and the prospect of illumination cannot and will not be ineffectual”. [17]

However if their claim that “Tens of thousands of people of goodwill throughout the world are using it every day” is true, it makes the next couple of statements rather chilling… [All Emphasis Added]

    “The science of invocation is in reality the intelligent organisation of spiritual energy and of the forces of love, and these, when effective, will evoke the response of spiritual Beings Who can work openly among men and thus establish a close relation and a constant communication between humanity and the spiritual Hierarchy”. [17]

    “ .It is a request, a demand, an appeal to higher energies and intelligences and is based on inner action, which is no less effective than outer action”. [18]

Origin and Revisions

The Invocation was given Alice Bailey by ‘the Tibetan’, who revised (or added stanzas) several times. The first stanza given her in 1936 and the last revision took place in 1945. It now reads..

    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. [18B]

The 1940 version started with the words.. [Emphasis Added]

    Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth.
    Let them bring succour to the sons of men.
    Let the Rider from the Secret Place come forth,
    And coming, save. Come forth, O Mighty One.

“The Tibetan” said the following about the Invocation [All Emphasis Added]

    “The call to participate of all who can be reached advising them of the day of opportunity, mobilising them for a vast world effort to arouse afresh a spirit of good will, and calling for a united use of The Great Invocation on the day of The Wesak full moon. Every possible effort must be made by the workers in every county to increase the numbers of those who use this Invocation, and to familiarise the public with the ideals for which the New Group of World Servers stands. All whom you can reach in the countries of the world must be instructed and helped to spread the use of the Invocation in their own language, and with the wording that will make it acceptable, and a widespread effort must be made to organise its simultaneous use on the day of the May full moon. Those who use it must be instructed to say the words aloud, thus making a volume of sound of real potency, and they must say it with all the power of their wills behind it. It is the invocation of the "will to good" that is the objective of the Forces Who can aid at this time. This realisation is of paramount importance”. [19]

Barbara Marx Hubbard and The Plan: Without mentioning the source, Barbara Marx Hubbard quotes the final verse of "The Great Invocation, on page 216 of her 1998 book Conscious Evolution. She states that the goal of this book is

    “…that it serve the fulfillment of the plan. 'May Light and Love and Power restore the plan on Earth.' That is my prayer.". 

The Invocation, which as you know by now, goes on to say..

    "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."

Neale Donald Walsch wrote the foreword to Conscious Evolution, while Marianne Williamson endorses it (front cover) saying “Barbara Marx Hubbard has given us an extraordinary guide to an enlightened society. If enough of us read this book, something phenomenal will emerge as a consequence…”
 

Occult Meditation

One way to “materialize” the Hierarchy’s plan for humanity is the practice of occult meditation, of which the Lucis Trust says.. [Emphasis Added]

    “Occult meditation is a means of consciously and purposefully directing energy from a recognised source to the creation of some specific effect

Not only is ‘energy’ directed towards a specific outcome but it builds on itself and continuously grows. Apparently each meditation session brings us just a fraction closer to ‘The Plan’ … or as one meditation site puts it.. “to ensure a the awakening of all into the New Age Millennium”. [20]

    Today countless serving groups large and small meet regularly throughout the world at the time of the full moon each month for meditation work. It is helpful to realize that such meetings for group meditation as a service to humanity have been held for many decades now. So the work does not start anew every month or every year. Over the years a usable group channel for energy distribution has been created which continuously grows and builds on what has been achieved, and which demands of us at all times a deepened understanding and an increased ability to penetrate to new levels of consciousness, so lifting the consciousness of humanity as a whole even by an immeasurable fraction. [21]

Bailey taught that certain moments of the year are especially fruitful times for spiritual work because an abundance of spiritual energy is available, which is why the Aquarian Age Community’s meditation schedule for 2009, which will take place in the United Nations Meditation Room and is open to the public, corresponds exactly with the Full Moon phases. Bailey said.... [All Emphasis Added]

    “Such a time is the monthly period of the full moon, when members of the school gather on the evening of the full moon to meditate and transmit energy. On three full moon dates the great festivals Easter, Wesak, and Goodwill take place. The festival of Easter does not follow either of the Christian calendars, but is celebrated on the full moon in April as the time of the most active forces for the restoration of the Christ. In May, Wesak is the time when the Buddha’s forces are available. In June, at the full moon, the forces of reconstruction are active”. [22]

    “The time of the full moon is a period when spiritual energies are uniquely available and facilitate a closer rapport between humanity and the Hierarchy”. [23]

In the words of the Tibetan ‘Master’ Djwhal Khul:

    The spirit of Invocation, of longing for and reaching for contact with higher beings is strengthened at Full Moon. (24)

    At each Full Moon, a stream of love is poured forth by all Masters and initiates who have taken at least the Third Initiation. (25)
     

The Reappearance of the Christ … Jesus Christ or ‘The Christ’?

 ‘The Christ’  A Dangerous Charlatan
(Also try sham, fraud, fake, impostor, pretender, masquerader, cheat, deceiver, double-dealer, , swindler, rogue, villain),

The Reappearance of the Christ is the title of a book by Djwhal Khul (through Alice A. Bailey), and which, to the un-initiated, probably sounds like the event that is the hope of the Christian world. However this is not quite the case.. In it she says [Emphasis Added]

    “Always down the centuries, at the hour of man's greatest need, and in response to his voiced demand, a divine Son of God has come forth, and under many different names...” [26]

Bailey wrote of "the return of the Christ", but her concept had little in common with that of mainstream Christian churches. Bailey almost always used the phrase "the Christ" when not referring specifically to the Christian idea. For her, the leadership of the Hierarchy is an "office" (so to speak), to be occupied by various Masters, including the Master Jesus, in the course of Their unfolding evolution. She saw the Christ as a great "Person", embodying the energy of love, and His return as the awakening of that energy in human consciousness. [27]

As Ben Rast of Contender Ministries says..

    “Don’t be fooled by their use of the word “Christ” or “Christed”.  They do NOT recognize the deity of Jesus Christ.  They believe Jesus was a great teacher, and more in touch with his godhood than most humans are.  The AAC believes in evolution – both physical and spiritual.  They believe that humans have evolved physically to this point, and the next step in human evolution is spiritual.  These people admire Jesus as having been more evolved than most, but do not be confused when they speak of Christ.  Be assured that they are not referring to the same Christ we know.  If fact, when they refer to “the Christ”, they say this: 

      “From direct experience of the shifting energies, it is possible to recognize that we are progressively moving toward the long awaited Aquarian Age-the Age in which we expect and look for the reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher. This Great Being has been referred to by such names as the Christ, the Bodhisattva, the Lord Maitreya, and the Imam Mahdi. Many today realize that His interest and concern is not restricted to the field and department of religion, but is concerned with the whole of Life. He is known to be the great Lord of Love and Compassion, the Master of the Masters, the Instructor of the Angels and the "One for Whom all the nations wait." And, this Great Being is also known under such additional titles as the True Aquarian, the Pilgrim, the Healer and the Thinker.” [28]

Bailey also introduced the ideas that the new Christ might be "of no particular faith at all", [All Emphasis Added]

    The development of spiritual recognition is the great need today in preparation for His reappearance; no one knows in what nation He will come; He may appear as an Englishman, a Russian, a Negro, a Latin, a Turk, a Hindu, or any other nationality. Who can say which? He may be a Christian or a Hindu by faith, a Buddhist or of no particular faith at all; He will not come as the restorer of any of the ancient religions, including Christianity, but He will come to restore man's faith in the Father's love, in the fact of the livingness of the Christ and in the close, subjective and unbreakable relationship of all men everywhere." [29]·

She stated that no one particular group can claim Him — that the New Age Christ belongs to whole world, and not to Christians alone, or to any nation or group. [30] Bailey was highly critical of mainstream Christianity; she wrote that much of the Church's teaching about Christ's return is directly opposed to His own intentions and that "The history of the Christian nations and of the Christian church has been one of an aggressive militancy" [31]

    "He will not come to convert the 'heathen' world for, in the eyes of the Christ and of His true disciples, no such world exists and the so-called heathen have demonstrated historically less of the evil of vicious conflict than has the militant Christian world. The history of the Christian nations and of the Christian church has been one of an aggressive militancy - the last thing desired by the Christ when He sought to establish the church on earth." (31)

Sadly, The assertion that Christianity has caused most of the killing and bloodshed in the world is so provably false that It’s time to abandon the mindlessly-repeated mantra that religious belief has been the greatest source of human conflict and violence. Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history. [See The Real Murderers: Atheism or Christianity?]

Bailey also talked about the “Fanaticism” of the “entrenched theological positions” in the organized church... [All Emphasis Added]

    Years ago I said that the war which may follow this one would be waged in the field of the world religions. Such a war will not work out, however, in a similar period of extreme carnage and blood; it will be fought largely with mental weapons and in the world of thought; it will involve also the emotional realm, from the standpoint of idealistic fanaticism. This inherent fanaticism (found ever in reactionary groups) will fight against the appearance of the coming world religion and the spread of esotericism. For this struggle certain of the well-organised churches, through their conservative elements (their most powerful elements), are already girding themselves. Those sensitive to the new spiritual impacts are still far from powerful; that which is new always faces the supreme difficulty of superseding and overcoming that which is old and established. Fanaticism, entrenched theological positions, and materialistic selfishness are to be found actively organised in the churches in all continents and of all denominations," (The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p.453).

Lucis Trust says.. [Emphasis Added]

    “Today there is an increasing expectancy regarding the return of the "World Teacher", the Coming One Who will return to lead humanity into a new age and into a heightened consciousness. In fact, some claim that the Christ has already reappeared in physical form and has been "sighted" in various parts of the world. Yet the teachings of the Tibetan Master, given in the books of Alice A. Bailey, make it clear that humanity itself must first produce the conditions in consciousness and in world affairs essential to the eventual physical appearance of the Christ” [32]

Which is why the various occult meditation groups associated with the Lucis Trust organizations endeavor to lift “the consciousness of humanity as a whole even by an immeasurable fraction” [See Section on Meditation above]. This changing or lifting of global consciousness, in order that great change may come about, is not a teaching unique to the Lucis trust, but is echoed and reechoed by countless New Age writers and teachers.

Lucis Trust add that all of which is supposed to happen when “a measure of peace has been restored on Earth” and “churches and political groups have begun to clean house”, and go on to say...

    “The Christ will be known by the work he does, by the world influence He wields and by His ability to work with and through every individual and every group who have trained themselves for world service. The Christ will not be "claimed or proclaimed", either by Himself or by any other individual or group” [32]

Bailey wrote on p. 60 of her book The Reappearance of the Christ...

    If men look for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago, they will fail to recognise the Christ Who is in the process of returning. The Christ has no religious barriers in His consciousness. It matters not to Him of what faith a man may call himself.

    The Son of God is on His way, and He cometh not alone. His advance guard is already here, and the Plan which they must follow, is already made clear. Let recognition be the aim.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Jesus Christ.. God Almighty

The problem for Bailey and countless other like her who have written tomes on nothing but the words of a spook in a turban (without credentials and without one shred of evidence that they were not lying in their teeth), is that her beliefs are in complete opposition to Scripture, which tells us that the return of Jesus Christ will be anything but a hushed affair.  Besides which, Jesus who saw all these fakers before the dawn of time, warned about the false, deceitful, treacherous Christs, that will try and sneak in under the radar... (at least one hopes that the church still has some radar in place, although the outlook is bleak… plenty of other phonies have not only gone undetected, but welcomed with open arms. Therefore I hold little hope that the final antichrist will be even recognized except by a very few.)

    Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him. "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. "Behold, I have told you in advance. "So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them. [Matthew 24:23-26]

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ’s return will be a huge unmistakable event seen and heard by the entire world at the same time...

    "For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be” [Matthew 24: 27]

     “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first”. [I Thessalonians 4:16]

    behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him.. ; [Revelation 1:7]

So if this “reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher” also called looked forward to and propagated by so many groups is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, there is only one other possible candidate.. The antichrist and his followers who include….


The Seven Rays of Energy.. the Spiritual Hierarchy

The Spiritual Hierarchy, a term used often in Theosophy, Neo-Theosophy, and the Ascended Master Teachings, represents the concept of a group of self-realised Masters of Wisdom, and their disciples, invisibly helping humanity from behind the scenes on the higher spiritual planes (although they are now allegedly planning to making their existence more known on the physical plane).

Bailey wrote that behind all human evolution stands a brotherhood of enlightened souls who have guided and aided humanity throughout history. [33] For Bailey, the evolution of humanity was intimately bound up with its relationship to this Spiritual Hierarchy. She believed that the stimulating and uplifting influences of religions, philosophies, sciences, educational movements, and human culture in general are the result of this relationship. [Bridges by author Aart Jurriaanse p. 209, 261, 268], and though in time humanity debases all these developments, they are all in their original impetus conceived as the result of the Spiritual Hierarchy working in concert with evolving human potentials. [34, 35. 36]

Bailey taught that the Hierarchy of Masters, including Sanat Kumara, "Lord of the World", presently lives in Shambhala, founded by the Venusians some 18 million years ago on the sacred Gobi island, which is now in the Mongolian desert. [37]. Although in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala is said to exist simultaneously in the material, psychic and spiritual dimensions and therefore has three meanings, in Bailey’s concepts, Shamballa was not a ‘physical city’. [Details].

Bailey believed that all is energy and that spirit, matter, and the psychic forces intermediate between them are forms of energy [38]. Bridges by author Aart Jurriaanse, known as “a standard work of spiritual wisdom and knowledge about this universe and its inhabitants” says

     From one essential energy, divinity, proceed seven rays that underlie and shape the evolution of human life and the entire phenomenal world. [p. 35 & 73]

Or as Bailey put it..

     "one Life sought expansion" resulting in seven aeons, or emanations, manifesting in the expression of life, becoming the "seven Rishis of all the ancient scriptures." [39]

These seven Rishis are the "Masters of Wisdom" in the teachings of the Theosophical Society, and the Ascended Masters in the Ascended Master Teachings. Bailey enumerates them as.. [40]

    Morya Master of the First Ray.. The Lord of Power or Will

    Kuthumi, Master of the Second Ray.. The Lord of Love-Wisdom.

    Paul the Venetian, Master of the Third Ray.. The Lord of Active Intelligence

    Serapis Bey, Master of the Fourth Ray.. The Lord of Harmony, Beauty and Art

    Hilarion, Master of the Fifth Ray.. The Lord of Concrete Knowledge and Science

    Master Jesus, Master of the Sixth Ray.. The Lord of Devotion and Idealism

    Count of St. Germain, Master of the Seventh Ray.. The Lord of Ceremonial Order or Magic. (Interestingly a lay brother of the Benedictine order).

Although described as "Lords" and "persons", Bailey states that these "great forces" are not to be understood in terms of human personality. She also cautions that any description of such things must be couched in terms of our particular planet, such that humanity can understand it, but that these "pure Being[s] ... have purposes and activities in which our Earth plays only a minor part." [41]
 

Wesak

Lucis Trust tells us that there are Three Major Spiritual Festivals

    “The three spiritual Festivals of Easter, the great Western festival celebrated at the Aries full moon; Wesak, the great Eastern festival celebrated at the full moon of Taurus; and the Festival of Goodwill – the Christ’s festival – celebrated at the Gemini full moon, are a demonstration of the links that unite a number of religious traditions – Christianity, Judaism which provided the base for the Christ’s work, Islam which Alice Bailey described as being "a hybrid offshoot of Christianity", and Buddhism, with its historical link to Hinduism”. [42]

While the latter part of the above statement is enough to make one gag.. it is the Wesak festival that concerns us here..

Wesak (or Vesak), is celebrated at the time of the full moon in May by practicing Buddhists in many Asian countries, and festivals at this time, are a centuries-old tradition, magnified, perhaps, by the 1950 decision to include the Buddha’s birthday in the festival. Hence, on Wesak, Buddhists all over the world commemorate three events: The Birth, Enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.

The Legend of Wesak

However the Legend of Wesak, or the convergence of Buddha, Christ and other Masters in the hallowed Wesak Valley in the Himalayas during the Buddha full moon (in May of each year), has far more ominous overtones. We are told that ….

    “Year after year He comes back in blessing; year after year, He and His great brother, The Christ, work in the closest cooperation for the spiritual benefit of humanity”. [43]

While, the exact location of this deeply spiritual event in western Tibet has not been confirmed, some believe it takes place at Mount Kailash in western Tibet… considered sacred to the Bon (the ancient indigenous culture of Tibet, but also considered Shiva’s throne by the Hindus.

The following paragraph, while slightly digressing from the topic at hand, goes to shows that while a mountain being “Shiva’s Throne” sounds romantic and grand, the reality is a little different.

    Shiva and Kali: For the uninitiated, Shiva happens to be the Hindu god of destruction, usually depicted with a serpent around his neck, holding a trident and inextricably linked with Kali, the Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction. Kali is portrayed mostly in two forms: the popular four-armed form and the ten-armed Mahakali form. In both of her forms, she is described as being black in color but is most often depicted as blue in popular Indian art. Her eyes are described as red with intoxication and in absolute rage, her hair is shown disheveled, small fangs sometimes protrude out of her mouth and her tongue is lolling. She is often shown naked or just wearing a skirt made of human arms and a garland of human heads. She is also accompanied by serpents and a jackal while standing on a seemingly dead Shiva. In the four armed version each hand holds a sword, a trishul (trident), a severed head and a bowl or skull-cup catching the blood of the severed head. How much more demonic can one get?

According to a May 2000 issue of Benjamin Crème’s Share International by Josephine Harrison, It is described by Alice A. Bailey and C.W. Leadbeater..

    “as taking place in a bottleneck-shaped valley carpeted with coarse grass, the mountainsides covered with trees, on the north side of the Himalayas about 400 miles west of Lhasa”.

Harrison goes on to describe the event, which differs very little from Bailey’s description  [Capitalization of words in the original.]

    At the sacred event in Tibet, the energy from Shamballa is released upon earth through the Buddha. During the ceremony, which lasts about half an hour, … a group of Great Beings, the Knowers of the race, arrange Themselves at the northeastern end of the valley in front of a flat rock on which rests a crystal bowl filled with water. The three heads of the departments of Hierarchy — the Manu, Maitreya the Christ, and the Mahachohan — and the Masters of the Seven Rays move in symbolic forms while verses in the ancient Pali language are chanted. At the peak of the ceremony the grouped Masters and Their disciples form a five-pointed star, with Maitreya standing at the apex, facing the altar rock.

    At the moment of the full moon the Buddha appears, sitting cross-legged in His saffron robe. He first appears as a tiny speck in the sky. Leadbeater describes the Buddha as becoming a gigantic figure with a brilliant aura from which emanates a glorious ultramarine, then golden yellow, crimson, pure silvery white and scarlet, with brilliant rays of green and violet shooting out from these spheres of light. The colours are also described as the Buddha’s aura in ancient Buddhist scriptures. This radiant Being hovers over the crystal bowl and the three Great Lords. A mantram, used only at this Festival, is intoned by Maitreya.

    This is the supreme moment of spiritual vitalization of humanity as the energies from Shamballa, transmitted through the Buddha, are received by Maitreya as representative of humanity. The water in the crystal bowl is then held up and blessed by Him, as the participants in the ceremony come forward, one at a time, to sip the water. Pilgrims, who find their way to the valley from central Asia, bring their flasks of water to participate in this final blessing. The ceremony ends when the Buddha holds up His right hand in blessing as He slowly recedes and is seen again as a tiny speck in the sky”. [44]

Quotes by Bailey on Wesak

      "The Wesak hour is of momentous import." [Esoteric Psychology II, P. 686]

      No cost is too great to pay in order to be of use to the Hierarchy at the time of…the Wesak Festival; no price is too high in order to gain the spiritual illumination which can be possible ... at that time." [Discipleship in the New Age I, P. 629]

      The Festival of Wesak is the festival of Buddha, the spiritual intermediary between Shamballa and Hierarchy." [The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Pgs. 420 – 421]

      "At Wesak, the Manu, the Christ, and the Mahachohan invoke the Buddha." [The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, P. 160]

      "Once a year at Wesak, the Buddha transmits a dual stream of force — one stream from the Silent Watcher, or higher counterpart of Sanat Kumara, and one stream from Sanat Kumara himself." [Initiation, Human and Solar, Pgs. 104 – 105]

      "Wesak links east and west, Buddha and Christ, Shamballa and Hierarchy, purpose and love." [The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, P. 227

Mount Shasta
And, as is to be expected, this religious tradition has moved westward, entrenching it’s demonic presence in the heart of California, which celebrates an annual Wesak Festival on Mount Shasta, believed to be “one of the seven sacred mountains in the world” and “uniquely suited for this annual North American Pilgrimage”.

    “The very atmosphere here is charged with powerful energetic currents and a profoundly restorative silence. The mountain is considered alternately as the Heart Chakra or the Head Chakra of the planet. The I AM Activity, a religion based on instructions dictated by St. Germain in the 1930s on Mt. Shasta, states that this is the place where Christ energy enters the planetary grid.

    Local Native Americans believe Mt. Shasta is where God lives and Creation began. Many believe there is a city under the mountain and that Mt. Shasta is a portal between dimensions. It is said that the lenticular clouds so frequently seen here are generated when a vehicle moves between dimensions. Tibetan Buddhists, who are building a monastery here, have 28 specific criteria a mountain must meet to be called sacred. Mt. Shasta is the only one in the USA that meets all 28”. [45]

People who have spoken at these events include Troika Celeste Saint Germain in 2008, who [Emphasis Added]

    “has consciously accessed the Higher Realms and communicated with many Angels & Ascended Masters since childhood. She has a unique relationship with Ascended Master Saint Germain who has personally taught her about Ascension and other spiritual teaching, as well as, physically manifested to her many times throughout her life.” [45] See The Seven Rays of Energy.. the Spiritual Hierarchy above)

Craig Russel in 2006, who

    “delivers the life changing messages, presence and healing of Akasha and Asun, two Ascended Masters”. [45]

Texas:
While The Christ Matrix Foundation, has been celebrating the Wesak festival in Texas, “attracting people from surrounding states” . 

    “During the festival, Rev. Acker and other channels and teachers share important teachings from Lord Gautama Buddha, Jesus the Cosmic Christ, and other Ascended Masters. Ascended Masters who work with the participants often do a great deal of clearing of participants’ etheric bodies as well as inner plane counseling and initiations”. [46]

The Rev. Acker referred to is the founder Cathy Acker who “… is a gifted Messenger for Lord Jesus Christ (Lord Sananda), Mother Mary, Lord Melchizedek, Lord Kuthumi, Sanat Kumara and many other Ascended Masters. Cathy began her spiritual journey with visitations from Mother Mary and Lord Jesus”.

Perhaps the last word should be straight from the horse’s mouth.. or the pit of hell. Take your pick. [Emphasis Added]

    May I now make an inquiry? Of what importance is this full moon of May to you personally? Does it seem to you of sufficient importance to warrant your utmost effort? Do you really believe that on that day there can truly come a release of spiritual energy of sufficient potency to change world affairs, provided that humanity plays its part? Do you really believe, and can you stand practically to that belief, that the Buddha on that date, in cooperation with the Christ, and with the Hierarchy of Illumined Minds, plus the proffered aid of some of the Thrones, Principalities and Powers of Light, Who are the higher correspondence of the powers of darkness, stand waiting to carry out God's Plans, when given the right and the permission of men? Your major job at this time is not to wrestle with the powers of evil and the forces of darkness, but to awaken an interest in and mobilise the forces of light in the world today. Resist not evil, but so organise and mobilise the good, and so strengthen the hands of the workers on the side of righteousness and love that evil will find less opportunity.

    If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed in what I have told you, if you have staunch belief in the work of the spirit of God and in the divinity of humanity, then forget yourselves and consecrate your every effort, from the time you receive this communication, to the task of cooperation in the organised effort to change the current of world affairs by an increase in the spirit of love and goodwill in the world during the month of May. [47]
     

Dweller On The Threshold
Your Choice.. Malevolent Entity Or Holy Spirit!

The term may very well have entered public consciousness through Van Morrison, who has made reference to Theosophy in his song Rave on John Donne, and who refers to himself as a “Dweller on the Threshold” in the song of that name on the album Beautiful Vision.

The Dweller on the Threshold refers to an invisible malevolent entity that attaches to a human being. In theosophical literature, Helena P. Blavatsky affirms that the Dweller is not a fictitious entity, but the discarded astral double of an individual in a previous life that may not have fully disintegrated yet when that individual is reborn. Thus the dweller will be drawn to the new incarnated personality due to their affinity.

However in an article called The Dweller on the Threshold by Hugh Shearman, he give this a very different perspective... he says

    “at the beginning of every new enterprise or the taking of any fresh resolve in a person’s life, there is a dweller on the threshold – an obstacle made up of all the tendencies in his habits and personality which are incompatible with this new undertaking… This is very much what often happens when people embark on some “occult” or merely ethical way of living.”

He then goes on to describe the level of upset that can occur when somebody joins the Theosophical Society (or other fraternal body).. [Emphasis Added]

    “When people take “steps” and enter, or achieve some promotion in, an occult or mystical organisation or brotherhood, they can sometimes become very upset and hard to deal with. Madame Blavatsky used to warn people against lightly taking occult pledges, because in her experience this was so often followed by an acute fir (fit) of what she called “pledge fever”, a condition of great emotional tension in which the pledged person often did something extremely foolish or broke down altogether…. The dweller on the threshold that is evoked by those who try to approach the occult world sometimes takes the form of external circumstances; but very often there is an acute emotional storm, some deep depression or sense of desolation or failure or loneliness, perhaps a bitter aversion to some other person, or a jealous and possessive personal attachment. The residue of incompatibles that surface in such a case can be complex and very crippling”. [42]

I find it amazing that people who venture into the darkest regions of the occult and teach others to do the same also warn of it dangers and yet few heed their words. While the above is alarming enough, Eastern gurus go a step further warning of the hazards of occult practices... for example, medium Sri Chinmoy, a spiritual “adviser” at the United Nations, states:

    “Many, many black magicians and people who deal with spirits have been strangled or killed. I know because I have been near quite a few of these cases”.

He refers to deceptive spirits who will impersonate a person’s guru in visions and urge disciples to commit suicide. He also mentions several people who died from yogic breathing exercises. [Read Article What Eastern Gurus Say About Occult Practices]

So perhaps those who try to approach the occult world or take steps in an occult or mystical organisation do actually encounter that invisible malevolent entity that attaches to a human being. This seems far more likely than (as Hugh Shearman says) a storm cause by a tendency in habits and personality which are incompatible with a new undertaking. This is affirmed by the claim that this upset “sometimes takes the form of external circumstances”. External circumstances are usually caused by external forces..

Compare what the Bible says about being a disciple of Jesus Christ.. Over and over again, He warns of the dangers of NOT following Him. There are over one hundred references to peace in the New Testament alone, some of which are very telling.. For starters the very Gospel (good news) is called the Gospel of peace. Jesus Himself said

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. [John 14:27] 

Scripture says God is a God of peace

    for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. [1Corinthians 14:33]

Who gives His followers peace.

    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. [Phillipians 4:7]

     Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all. [2Thessalonians 3:16]

    So the church throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being edified; and, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, was multiplied. [Acts 9:31]

    but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek: [Romans 2:10]

    For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace: [Romans 8:6]

    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit. [Romans 15:13]

When one becomes a Christian, there are no “crippling incompatibilities”…  acute emotional storms, deep depression, sense of desolation or failure or loneliness, bitter aversion to any one else or jealous and possessive personal attachments.

The emotional experience of being ‘Born Again’ is always positive… God wants the whole of you and when you give Him your all it is like ‘coming home’. While people have reported different emotions, many have spoken of a deep peace often related to cessation of prior conflicts, and a knowledge of being safe. There is often an experience of increasing challenge, adventure and happiness. Although the battle with sin never ceases, living a committed Christian life is truly satisfying. [See Salvation]
 

Excerpt from The Reappearance of the Christ 
[as quoted in http://www.lightinfo.org/aab/dkrap.htm]

“To Him all seekers are known, and, though they may remain unaware of Him, the light which He pours forth stimulates their desire, fosters the spark of struggling life and spurs on the aspirant until the momentous day dawns when they stand face to face with the One Who by being "lifted up" is drawing all men unto Himself as the Initiator of the sacred mysteries.

His reappearance and His consequent work cannot be confined to one small locality or domain, unheard of by the great majority, as was the case when He was here before. The radio, the press and the dissemination of news, will make His coming different to that of any previous Messenger; the swift modes of transportation will make Him available to countless millions, and by boat, rail and plane they can reach Him: through television, His face can be made familiar to all, and verily "every eye shall see Him."

The reason He has not come again is that the needed work has not been done by His followers in all countries. His coming is largely dependent, as we shall later see, upon the establishing of right human relations. This the church has hindered down the centuries, & has not helped because of its fanatical zeal to make "Christians" of all peoples & not followers of the Christ”.

    IPS Comment: While there is a modicum of truth to this statement.. one can not forget that a Christian IS a follower of Christ and that the last recorded personal instruction given by Jesus to His disciples was what is known as the great commission.

      And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)

    However the church has often lost sight of the ‘make disciples’ bit.. often getting someone to pray a prayer, rather than following Jesus... deciding for Christ instead of living for Him and the usually confusing cliché you have to ask Jesus into your heart... a phrase liberally sprinkled through the Christian world...

“It has emphasized theological doctrine, & not love & loving understanding as Christ exemplified it”.

    IPS Comment: The word ‘doctrine’ has unfortunately tended to be associated with negativity… all too often synonymous with unnecessary binding rules and a complete lack of freedom. However the word doctrine simply means “a belief or set of beliefs”.  In truth  the church today is not emphasizing doctrine near as much as it should… too many today believe that all who are sincere in what they believe in their religion will be acceptable to God. Knowing doctrine is the only way to be protected against the wolves who have arisen in the church and the sons of satan without. You can't know what's theologically weird and avoid it unless you know what's theologically normal.

    Knowledge under girds faith.

    Here is some of what the Scriptures say about doctrine…

      1Timothy 1:3  As I exhorted thee to tarry at Ephesus, when I was going into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge certain men not to teach a different doctrine.

      1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

      1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

      1Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

      1Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

      1Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

      2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

      Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

“The Church has preached the fiery Saul of Tarsus & not the gentle Carpenter of Galilee”.

    IPS Comment: Here are some of the things that the “gentle Carpenter of Galilee” said. He warned over and over again “ unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."  [See Luke 13 for examples]..Also

      "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. "They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." [Luke 12: 51-53]

      So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. "The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [Matthew 13:40-42]

      "I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. "But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him! [Luke 12:4-5]

    About sin

      "And if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut it off and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed or halt, than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire. And if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire." (Matthew:18, 7-9).

    Jesus also warned about those that that did not listen

      Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many I say unto you shall seek to enter in and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without and to knock at the door, saying, Lord open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are. . . . DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS.' " (Luke 13:24, 25)

      "And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. [Luke 12: 8-9]

    And about judgment day He said…

      "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. "All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;” and the goats will be told.. “Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels”.

    He also mourned the sinner who would not turn from his ways.

      O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! [Luke 13: 34]

And so, He has waited. But His hour has now come, because of the people's need in every land & because of the invocative cry of the masses everywhere & the advice of His disciples of all faiths & of all world religions.

The uniqueness of the impending mission of the Christ and the uniqueness of His opportunity consist in the fact that He is able--in Himself--to give expression to two divine energies: the energy of love and the energy of will, the magnetic potency of love and the dynamic effectiveness of the divine will. Never before, in the long, long history of humanity, has such a revelation been possible.

The work and the teaching of the Christ will be hard for the Christian world to accept, though easier of assimilation in the East. Nevertheless, some hard blow or some difficult presentation of the truth is badly needed if the Christian world is to be awakened, and if Christian people are to recognise their place within a worldwide divine revelation and see the Christ as representing all the faiths and taking His rightful place as World Teacher. He is the World Teacher and not a Christian teacher. He Himself told us that He had other folds and to them He has meant as much as He has meant to the orthodox Christian. They may not call Him Christ, but they have their own name for Him and follow Him as truly and faithfully as their Western bretheren”.

    IPS Comment: In commenting about Jesus’ “other folds”, Bailey [and her spook] neglected to include the whole verse. The verse in its entirety reads…[Emphasis Added]

      And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd”. [John 10:16]

    The question however is whether it is the proper application of Jesus’ words to suggest that those who adhere to other religions faith are the “other folds” under consideration. With a little examination, one can conclude that this is not an accurate interpretation of Jesus’ words. Such an interpretation contradicts other statements of Jesus. Consider:  

      Jesus said that, “No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Other religions do not believe that one must come to God through Jesus. 

      Jesus said that, “…if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24). Other religions do not believe that Jesus was the Son of God.

      The inspired apostle, Luke said, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Other religions do not believe that salvation is only in the name of Jesus.

    However there is another interpretation of Jesus’ words, one that does not conflict with His other statements. When Jesus said he had other sheep who were not of this fold He was talking about non-Jews. Jesus and his disciples came preaching to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 10:6), but the time was coming when the Gentiles would also be brought into this “sheepfold.” It was a distinct intimation that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentiles,  which, at that time, was extremely offensive to the Jews. Read in particular Micah 4:1-5.

    Besides which … the original word, áõëç, which has been translated fold, properly signifies a court. It is probable that Jesus referred to the outer court, or court of the Gentiles, because the Gentiles who were proselytes of the gate were permitted to worship in that place; but only those who were circumcised were permitted to come into the inner court.

“Let us look for a moment at the erroneous interpretations given to the Gospel story. The symbolism of that Gospel story--an ancient story-presentation often presented down the ages, prior to the coming of the Christ in Palestine--has been twisted and distorted by theologians until the crystalline purity of the early teaching and the unique simplicity of the Christ have disappeared in a travesty of errors and in a mummery of ritual, money, & human ambitions”.

“Christ is pictured today as having been born in an unnatural manner, as having taught and preached for three years and then as having been crucified and eventually resurrected, leaving humanity in order to "sit on the right hand of God," in austere and distant pomp. Likewise, all the other approaches to God by any other people, at any time and in any country, are regarded by the orthodox Christian as wrong approaches, as being practiced by so-called "heathen," and as requiring Christian interference. Every possible effort has been made to force orthodox Christianity on those who accept the inspiration and the teachings of the Buddha or of others who have been responsive for preserving the divine continuity of revelation.

    IPS Comment: See Conclusion below for the “austere and distant pomp bit”. And as far as ‘forcing orthodox Christianity’ bit is concerned, This may have been the case in a few misguided attempts to ‘save the heathen”. However conversion to Christianity is determined by FREE CHOICE. And why should a Christian break his neck to inform someone of the truth... what Scripture calls the Good News? Simply because of what Lord says about the practitioners of these other religions, who are certainly not saved and will eventually be destroyed along with their so called gods and idols. For example...

      “And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you”. (Leviticus 26:30)

      ”... I will scatter your bones round about your altars. In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your sun-images may be hewn down, and your works may be abolished. [Ezekiel 6:5-6]

      “I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.  (Revelation 9:20)

      And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk” (Ezekiel 23:30)

“The emphasis has been, as we all well know, upon the "blood sacrifice of the Christ" upon the Cross and upon a salvation dependent upon the recognition and acceptance of that sacrifice. The vicarious at-one-ment has been substituted for the reliance which Christ Himself enjoined us to place upon our own divinity; the Church of Christ has made itself famous and futile (as the world war proved) for its narrow creed, its wrong emphasis, its clerical pomp, its spurious authority, its material riches and its presentation of a dead Christ. His resurrection is accepted, but the major appeal of the churches has been upon His death”.

    IPS Comment:

    Our own Divinity? This ancient con has been echoed and reechoed from the beginning of man’s history. In the garden Satan convinced Eve that "ye shall be as gods". Isn’t it interesting that one or another variant on that ancient theme is a common thread among many religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, and phony Christian teaching.. Either they teach that you will be god, will be as god, can get in touch with the divine, become one with the divine, recognize the divine within yourself or some other slight variant.. Nothing has changed in the last 6000 years. Satan still spouts the same lies and man still falls for them hook, line and sinker. The Bible says

      I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me: I am Jehovah, and there is none else. [Isa 45:5-6]

    What I have not figured out yet is why people think they are unrealized gods. As far as I can see they are subject to the same foibles and failures as the rest of us, the same diseases, the same needs, the same wants. I am reasonably sure they bleed the same colour, and can be killed by the same well placed bullet that would fell the rest of us mere mortals. In other words what exactly is it that makes them gods? Can they fly, or read thoughts, travel to distant planets, create something out of nothing, lay an egg? So what exactly constitutes being or becoming ‘god’ ?? Or is it more like horse manure wrapped up in fancy phrases. [Also See The Deification Of Man?]

“Christ has been [portrayed] for two thousand years [as] a silent, passive Figure, hidden behind a multitude of words written by a multitude of men (commentators and preachers). The church has pointed us to the dying Christ upon the Cross and not to the living, working, active, present Christ Who has been with us in bodily Presence (according to His promise) for twenty centuries”.

    IPS Comment: See Conclusion below

“...His major task is surely the establishing of right human relations in every department of human living. I would ask you to use your imagination and endeavor to think out what must be the implications of the task which confronts Him; I would ask you to ponder on the difficulties which He must inevitably face---the difficulty”

    IPS Comment: The Bible says not one word about “right human relations” except in the context of how Christians are supposed to treat others of the faith and the world at large. The entire Scriptures are centered around the wages of sin and God’s gift to man.. Yet you will never hear that three letter word being used by any part of Bailey’s following. Of course not! The last thing the fiends from hell want man to think about is that he is a sinner, then realize that sin, like any crime, has its punishment and that a Holy God took that punishment on Himself, so that the guilty party would not have to. [See Salvation]
     

Conclusion

How exactly a “great force” can have human like characteristics and personality, apart from this great plan for all humanity is well beyond human understanding. Nay! Well beyond possibility. So all the gobbledygook aside.. the simple explanation is that these ‘masters’ are actual personalities. Personalities that the Bible warned about thousands of years ago.. that have ‘A Plan’ for humanity and are actively seeking, then training people to assist in that plan.

I repeat here what I have said several other times on this site. The SOLE foundation of the beliefs of Blavatsky, Helen Baileys and all the organizations founded by them are the words of 1) some mysterious entity in a turban 2) another apparition from the nether regions who’s sole claim to fame was that he was recommended by the first spook. But, from then on, every word these two uttered was treated as ‘Gospel truth’, believed without reservation or question. But how can anyone KNOW they are trustworthy and not lying in their teeth or are even privy to the information they hand out so freely?.

They say that the Bible is wrong in many aspects. Lucifer is a ‘good guy’ and Jesus was merely a great teacher, more in touch with his godhood than most humans are. They say the Gospel story “has been twisted and distorted by theologians until the crystalline purity of the early teaching and the unique simplicity of the Christ have disappeared”. Have these people even read the Gospels? If they had, they would know that the so called distortions are non-existent.

No, these claims to do not even emanate from reading and studying the Scriptures and coming to conclusions that differ from those of Christians, but are based solely and wholly on what the apparitions have told them. And they are wrong in so many elementary ways, ways that simply show both their abysmal lack of knowledge of the Christian faith and their effort to throw people off the right track. For example they claim that the church presents “a dead Christ”, whose “resurrection is accepted, but the major appeal of the churches has been upon His death”. Untrue! Without Jesus’ resurrection His death would have been little more than another bit of evidence of man’s inhumanity to man and the church recognizes this fact. The cross is a symbol of Christianity for good reason... it is the ONLY reason that man does not have just a grave to look forward to. And it is not every day that someone, let alone God in human form, is willing to die in your place. The Cross and the resurrection go hand in hand.. the first being meaningless without the other. The second being impossible without the first.

[Also See The Answer to Death   and   Historical Evidence For The Resurrection]

They also claim that

    Christ has been [portrayed] for two thousand years [as] a silent, passive Figure, hidden behind a multitude of words written by a multitude of men (commentators and preachers). The church has pointed us to the dying Christ upon the Cross and not to the living, working, active, present Christ Who has been with us in bodily Presence (according to His promise) for twenty centuries.

Again anyone who has read through the New Testament that follows the Gospels, know that this statement is a blatant misrepresentation of the truth and demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge of the work of the Holy Spirit, who is very much alive and well on planet earth. In fact if the average Christian knows anything at all about his faith, he knows that it is based on a relationship with the God He worships. One can hardly have a relationship with a dead Christ. Countless Christians have been guided by, comforted by a God very much alive. Countless others have witnessed a miracle performed by the aforementioned living breathing God..

When Christ died on the cross the veil in the temple was rent in two, a symbol for the fact that the way into the Holy of Holies was open for all people, for all time and we can now approach the throne and do not have to rely on an intermediary. It was in the OLD TESTAMENT that God was more unapproachable with only the High Priest being permitted to pass beyond this veil once each year (Exodus 30:10; Hebrews 9:7),.

New Agers dismiss the Bible as being unreliable (in spite of much evidence to the contrary). Although the Bible does not glow in the dark, levitate or exhibit any other supernatural qualities we can determine the validity and the authenticity of the claims made by the Scriptures. The very authorship of the Bible is a literary miracle... impossible to account for upon ordinary principles.

    Written by over Forty independent writers, over a 1,500 year time span, on three different continents under many different circumstances, in three different languages. The authors had as many as twenty different occupations ranging from a couple of kings, a general, a musician, a priest, a tax collector, and a physician to at least two fishermen who wrote about a huge number of different subjects in all literary forms (poetry, prose, etc).

    Yet Without  possible concert or collusion, they produced a book which, in all its parts, has one spirit, one doctrine, one design, It is amazing that with such diversity, there is such unity in the Bible. A unity organized around one theme… God's redemption of man and all of creation. Hundreds of controversial subjects are addressed and yet the writers do not contradict each other. [See Could You Write The Bible? On THIS page]

Besides which, we can we know that the Bible is and always was the only Word of God, simply because there is one test that we can apply to all ‘sacred writings’.... The Test Of Prophecy .. the foretelling of future events. It is a simple matter to ascertain whether such prophecies have been fulfilled or not. Make no mistake.. the Bible is either totally deceptive, totally deranged, or totally divine--there is no fourth option like 'a very good and insightful book'!

Many atheists and non believers refuse to accept that the Gospels were even written by the people whose names are attached to them. Yet it is unreservedly accepted that these spirits are who they claim to be and that the particulars they provide are unreservedly true. No further proof or evidence asked for and none received. Does anyone see the crass hypocrisy here? These people are making an effort to shape the very world on the words of a spook without credentials or any form of evidence that they are who they say they are...

And they call Christians fools? Seems to me the boot is on the other foot.

     

Footnote I: Alice Bailey’s Other Opinions
On Jews

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem carries an article by Victor A. Shnirelman, that says

    Racist and antisemitic trends are explicit, for example, in the occult teachings of Alice Bailey (founder of the New Age movement) and her followers, who wish to cleanse Christianity of its “Jewish inheritance” and reject the “Jewish Bible” as a prerequisite for entering the Age of Aquarius. In her view, the twentieth century has been a period of world catastrophe, soon to be replaced by a Golden Age. Jews were depicted as the “human product of the former Solar system,” linked with “World Evil” and justly punished for their rejection of the Messiah. [43]

Regarding the foundation of the modern nation of Israel after World War II, Bailey said that

    “The Jews, by their illegal and terrorist activities, have laid a foundation of great difficulty for those who are seeking to promote world peace.” [44]

    Bailey said that what she called the "Jewish problem"[45][46] was the result of negative karma accumulated by the Jews due to "acts and deeds there claimed by him as his racial acts and deeds (conquest, terrorism and cruelty)..." and wrote that the solution to this "problem" will come "...when the races regard the Jewish problem as a humanitarian problem but also when the Jew does his share of understanding, love and right action. This he [the Jew] does not yet do, speaking racially." [121]

    Before World War II, she wrote: "The major racial problem has, for many centuries, been the Jewish, which has been brought to a critical point by Germany..."; [47] that the Jews "constitute an international minority of great aggressiveness, exceedingly vocal"; [48] and that while they are an ancient, civilized and cultured people, their problems as a "struggling minority" are the result of "certain inherent characteristics", and the "untidy effect they have on any community". [49]

    In 1939, as World War II began, Bailey wrote that "the Jewish problem, is definitely producing cleavage as a part of the divine plan... to bring humanity to certain realizations and decisions." [50]

    In 1948, after the war and the Holocaust, she wrote that "there are eighty percent of other people in the concentration camps, only twenty percent Jews," and that Jews have not only repudiated the Messiah, but they have forgotten their unique relation to humanity. [51]

    Bailey further stated that the Jews were themselves responsible for the bad treatment they received, "Changed inner attitudes are needed on both sides, but very largely on the side of the Jews." She was aware of and accepted the controversial nature of her comments in this regard. [52]

On “The Negro”

    Bailey stated that the Negro race contains a large number of "child souls", leading lives of "physical activity motivated by the desire for satisfaction of some kind, and by a shallow "wish-life" or desire nature, and almost entirely oriented towards the physical life." [Esoteric Psychology II. Lucis Trust, p 204-205] She also wrote of the need for the white races to train the Negroes of Africa so that they will be fitted for true self-government. [53]

    She described Negro people as "creative, artistic and capable of the highest mental development when taught and trained -- as capable as is the white man;" and she emphasized the need for the white races to accord the Negro "the respect and the opportunity which is due him", stating that "The future peace of the world depends today upon enlightened, farseeing statesmanship and an appreciation of the fact that God has made all men free." [54]

 

Footnote II: Theosophy
Overview

Theosophy comes from the term "Theosophia" used by the Neoplatonists to mean literally "knowledge of the divine". Theosophy, a doctrine of religious philosophy and metaphysics, holds that all religions are attempts by the "Spiritual Hierarchy" to help humanity in evolving to greater perfection, and that each religion therefore has a portion of the truth.

According to a site dedicated to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, who once called the “Biblical Jehovah” the “spiteful and revengeful God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob” [The Secret Doctrine. Edition 3. Published 1893. Page 474]

    Theosophy is a fragment of the ancient, once universal, wisdom teaching.

    The masters of Theosophy, located in Tibet and around the world, preserve and extend this ancient wisdom. Periodically they send forth one of their own - or a messenger - to help spread this teaching to all of humanity.

    In the 1800's they had been searching for a century for the next messenger and finally settled upon Helena Blavatsky, born to a noble Russian family. She saw the master who would be her teacher in her dreams as a child. She met him in Hyde Park in London when she was 20. She managed to enter Tibet and was trained by those masters in Tibet from 1868 to 1870. From 1875 through her death in 1891 she spread that message around the world. [http://www.blavatsky.net/]

The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky along with Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge, and others. The three declared objects of the original Theosophical Society were as follows:

    First — To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.

    Second — To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.

    Third — To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man."

Origins

alpheus.org, which is a “Site for Esoteric History”, carries an article by Mark Bevir, entitled Theosophy as a Political Movement. The following excerpts provide some insights into where Blavatsky came from… [All Emphasis Added]

    “Beyond these explicit aims, it stands for Blavatsky's modern occultism, according to which the ancient wisdom, or the universal religion, derives from the east. Theosophy arose as part of an upsurge of occult movements throughout the west in the late nineteenth-century. Indeed, its specific roots were in the spiritualist movement, with Blavatsky and Olcott meeting when both of them went to investigate spirit-raps in Vermont.”

Blavatsky believed that

    “we can come into contact with the divine spark within us by adopting an appropriate set of ascetic practices: mystics purify themselves in order to have an unmediated experience of their true unity with God. Although the most advanced portion of humanity already have become highly spiritual beings, some of them have chosen to watch over our progress, and, when necessary, to aid us by suitable interventions in the physical and spiritual realms. Blavatsky claimed these Masters constituted a Great White Brotherhood of Mahatmas who lived in the Himalayas and who gave her orders. It was they who instructed her to establish the Theosophical Society, and it was they who told her what to write in her works.”

She also identified India as the source of the ancient wisdom..

     Whereas earlier occultists typically traced their doctrines back to ancient Egypt, she argued that the 'very same ideas expressed in almost identical language, may be read in Buddhistic and Brahmanical literature.”

And claimed

    “…that Judaism, Christianity, indeed all faiths, had their roots in a universal religion she equated with the teachings of the Vedas. No doubt Indian religions really did embrace some doctrines resembling those Blavatsky arrived at whilst reworking the occult tradition to meet a widespread crisis of faith in the west. Nonetheless, certain features of contemporary Hinduism, such as child marriage and suti, clearly did not fit at all well with her idea that India embodied the ancient wisdom. Blavatsky resolved this difficulty by distinguishing the corrupted, exoteric teachings and practices found in modern Hinduism from the true, esoteric ones of ancient Brahmanism. Modern India needed reform; its people needed to return to the pure ways of the Vedas.” [http://www.alpheus.org/html/articles/esoteric_history/bevir1.html]

 

Notes [All URLs were accessed in December 2008]

[1] The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p. 516

[2] Unfinished Autobiography, by Alice Bailey, 1951, Lucis Trust, pp. 35-36

[2B] http://www.ascendedmasters.ac/djwalkul.html

[3] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/publications_store/alice_bailey_books/
extract_from_a_statement_by_the_tibetan

[4] The Externalizing the Mysteries, pt.1 p.171

[5] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/arcane_school/introduction/the_tibetan_master_s_work

[6] http://www.answers.com/topic/alice-bailey

[7] Problems of Humanity, p. 178

[8] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/arcane_school/introduction/the_tibetan_master_s_work

[9] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/arcane_school/talks_and_articles/the_esoteric_meaning_of_lucifer

[10] Blavatsky, H. P. Theosophy, Vol. 57, No. 6, April, 1969 Pages 174-181

[11] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/arcane_school/introduction/about_the_arcane_school

[12] Greer, John Michael (2003). The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. Llewellyn Worldwide, p 31

[13] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/triangles/information

[14] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/meetings_and_events/seminar_forum_symposium/
world_goodwill_seminar_london

[15] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/world_goodwill__1/purposes_objectives

[16] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/world_goodwill__1/purposes_objectives

[17] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/the_great_invocation__1/the_use_and_significance_of_the_great_invocation

[18]http://souledout.org/gi/gievolution.html

[18B] [http://www.lucistrust.org/invocation/]

[19] Esoteric Psychology Vol. II p. 692-3, Alice A. Bailey as quoted in Evolution of The Great Invocation.
http://souledout.org/gi/gievolution.html

[20] http://www.aumara.com/healing/meditationglobal.html

[21] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/arcane_school/twelve_spiritual_festivals/
meditation_at_the_full_moon/introduction

[22] http://www.answers.com/topic/arcane-school

[23] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/arcane_school/twelve_spiritual_festivals/meditation_at_the_full_moon

[24] The Externalization of the Hierarchy, 419

[25] The Externalization of the Hierarchy, 538

[26] http://www.lightinfo.org/aab/dkrap.htm.

[27] Esoteric Astrology, Lucis Trust. 1951. p. 471

[28] Preparation for the Reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher”.
http://aquaac.org//meetings/ROC2000lttr.html

[29] Bailey, Alice A. The Reappearance of the Christ, p 190

[30] Bailey, p 109

[31](Bailey, p 110

[32] http://www.lucistrust.org/en/meetings_and_events/three_major_spiritual_festivals/
the_christ_s_festival/the_reappearance_of_the_christ

[33]The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Lucis Trust. 1957. p 260

[34] The Unfinished Autobiography. Lucis Trust. 1951. pp 275. 

[35] From Intellect to Intuition. 1932 Lucis Trust. 1951. pp 132

[36] Discipleship in the New Age, Volume 1. Lucis Trust. 1944. p 163]

[37] A Treatise on Cosmic Fire 1932 Lucis Trust. 1925, p 753

[38] A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol 3: Esoteric Astrology. Lucis Trust. 1951. p 353

[39] Esoteric Psychology I, the first book of A Treatise on the Seven Rays pp 22-23

[40]A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (Section Three - Division A - Certain Basic Statements),
1932, Lucis Trust. 1925, p 1237

[41] Esoteric Psychology I . Lucis Trust. 1936 pp 22-23.

[42] See Three Spiritual Festivals 2008 Letter on the Lucis Trust site.. http://www.lucistrust.org/

[43] http://arunachalagrace.blogspot.com/2008/04/wesak-festival.html

[44] The Wesak Festival — a journey to the centre of the Universe by Josephine Harrison.
http://www.share-international.org/ARCHIVES/AgelessWisdom/aw_wesak1.htm

[45] http://www.wesak.us/

[46] http://www.christmatrix.com/wesak.php

[47] Esoteric Psychology, Vol. II pp. 687-692

[48] http://www.katinkahesselink.net/other/shearman43.html

[49] http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/13shnir.html

[50] Bailey, Alice A. (1972). The Rays and the Initiations. Lucis Press, p 429

[51] Problems of Humanity, Lucis Trust. pp. 97-105, Section 1. "The Jewish Problem".

[52] Esoteric Psychology I, Lucis Trust. p. 393, section 2-III-b. "The Jewish Problem". 

[53] The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Lucis Trust. p.195.

[48] Problems of Humanity, Lucis Trust. p.95. 

[54] Problems of Humanity, Lucis Trust. pp.86, 97.

[55] The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Lucis Trust. pp.88-89. 

[56] The Rays and the Initiation, p.635

[57] Problems of Humanity, Lucis Trust. pp. 103-105

[58] Problems of Humanity. Lucis Trust, 108

[59] Problems of Humanity. Lucis Trust, 107-109

 

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