All these occult systems use traditional Christian words, which make them
all the more deceptive.
See Francis Schaeffer's warnings in
The God Who Is
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:
"The Theosophical Society. The term theosophv in later years obtained wide
currency as denominating the beliefs and teachings of the Theosophical Society,
founded in the United States in 1875 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.... Soon after the death of Madame Blavatsky (1891) a split
took place.... The parent organization, now called the
Theosophical Society in America, has its headquarters at Wheaton, Ill.
"The founders of the Theosophical Society assumed their continuity
with the ancient esoteric tradition of occultism and were ready to
make the 'secret doctrine' available to humanity at large.
to Madame Blavatsky’s original statements, this wisdom has been transmitted
through the ages as a secret doctrine by a brotherhood of adepts
scattered through the world but in connection with one another. With a
certain group of these in Tibet she claimed to be in communication. A Master Morya
[spirit guide] is supposed to have taken on Madame Blavatsky as his personal pupil, or chela. In
adepts such as Morya the spiritual nature is supposed to have
been so developed that the body has become the ductile instrument of the
theosophical language includes references to astral bodies, guardian angels,
and the like.
Isis Unveiled, Madame Blavatsky seeks to
establish that the one source of all the wisdom of the past is India.
Christianity, according to the same volume, 'copied all its rites, dogmas and
ceremonies from paganism' with the exception of the doctrine of eternal damnation and the custom of pronouncing
"The Indian doctrines which are often treated in theosophical writings
are the identity of the human and the divine, the concept of reincarnation and transmigration... and the concept of
"The goal of the struggle to achieve
wisdom which leads to self-actualization
is Nirvana, when the lower self or
selves is annihilated and the true self liberated." Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol.
William Benton, 1968), page 1000-1001)
Madame H. P. Blavatsky
and Theosophy -- 'There is No Religion Higher than Truth':
"The idea, for example, of a personal, anthropomorphic God, a sort of magnified image of ourselves, a God who created the universe and ourselves from nothing, who listens to prayers, grants favours, forgives sins, and eventually consigns us to heaven or hell -- such a God finds fewer and fewer believers. At the same time, the idea of a soulless, mechanical universe governed by nothing but chance is not very compelling either. Many people are seeking a deeper and more meaningful vision of life.
"This was also true of the
Russian mystic Helena Petrovna
Blavatsky, the 'mother of the New Age', when she set out on her quest for knowledge in the middle of the 19th century. Through her contacts with religious and mystical traditions in many parts of the world, and the
instructions she received from her own teacher
[spirit guide] in Tibet, she learned of the existence of the
ageless wisdom -- the fountain-source from which all the great world religions and philosophies have sprung.
....The fundamental teaching of the ancient wisdom is the spiritual unity of all things.
The Esoteric Meaning of Lucifer:
"...in the early 1920’s, when Alice and Foster Bailey were beginning to publish the books published under her name, they named their fledgling publishing company
'Lucifer Publishing Company' By 1925 the name was changed to Lucis Publishing Company and has remained so ever since. Both
'Lucifer; and ;Lucis; come from the same word root, lucis being the Latin generative case meaning of light.
"The Baileys' reasons for choosing the original name are not known to us, but we can only surmise that they, like the great teacher H.P. Blavatsky, for whom they had enormous respect, 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,
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."
"...Her decision in favour of Socialism came about through a close relationship with
George Bernard Shaw, a struggling young Irish author living in London, and a
leading light of the
Fabian Society. Annie was impressed by his work and grew very close to him too in the early 1880s. It was Annie who made the first move, by inviting Shaw to live with her. This he refused, but it was Shaw who sponsored Annie to join the Fabian Society....
"During 1884, Annie
had developed a very close friendship with Edward Aveling, a young
socialist teacher, who translated the important works of Marx into
English for the first time.... Aveling left Annie to live with Eleanor Marx,
daughter of Karl Marx. ...
"Soon after joining the Marxists, Annie stood for election to the London
School Board.... In
fact, women householders had been brought into the local electorate in 1881....
"She saw freemasonry, in particular
co-freemasonry... as a 'movement which practised true brotherhood, in
which women and men worked side by side for the perfecting of humanity.
...Besant founded new lodges...
"In 1889, she was asked
to write a review... on The Secret Doctrine, a
book by H.P. Blavatsky. After reading it, she sought an interview with its
author, meeting Blavatsky in Paris. In this way she was converted to
"When Blavatsky died in
1891, Annie was left as one of the leading figures in Theosophy....
"She first met clairvoyant theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in London
in April 1894.... Besant became clairvoyant in the following year.... Together
they would investigate the universe, matter, thought-forms and the history
of mankind through clairvoyance...
1907, [Besant was] elected international president of the Theosophical Society
after the death of its first president Henry Steel Olcott.... Besant actively courted Hindu opinion more than former
Theosophical leaders. This was a clear reversal of policy from Blavatsky and Olcott's very public conversion to
Buddhism in Ceylon, and their promotion of Buddhist revival
"Annie set up a new school for
boys at Varanasi: the Central Hindu College. Its aim was to build a new
leadership for India....
As early as 1889, Blavatsky had told a group of Theosophical students that
the real purpose of establishing the Society was to prepare humanity for
the reception of the World Teacher when he appeared again on earth....
"Annie Besant died in 1933....
After her death, her colleagues, J. Krishnamurti, Aldous Huxley...."
The next excerpt is by a trusted
Christian researcher, Carl Teichrib, whose articles are posted on our
Dreams, Part I: "One particular Ascended Master, the
Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul [in the New Age
an Ascended Master is a highly evolved spiritual entity, channeled the raisons de'être for the despots and tyrants of the last two hundred years, ascribing to
them a high and beneficial role in the development of human spiritual
enlightenment. Alice Bailey, one of the more prominent leaders of the
Theosophical movement [Theosophy has been a key factor in the creation of
today's modern New Age Movement], recorded the Tibetan's words in her book, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy,
"They [France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal] have...reacted to that force
[Shamballa Force] through the medium of certain great and outstanding
personalities who were peculiarly sensitive to the will-to-power and the
will-to-change and who...have altered the character of their national life, and
emphasised increasingly the wider human values. The men who inspired the
initiating French revolution; the conqueror, Napoleon; Bismarck, the creator of
a nation; Mussolini, the regenerator of his people; Hitler, who lifted a
distressed people upon his shoulders; Lenin, the idealist; Stalin and Franco are
all expressions of the Shamballa force and of certain little understood
energies. These have wrought significant changes in their day and generation...
"We call these people dictators, demagogues, inspired leaders, or just and wise
men, according to our particular ideology, tradition, attitudes to our fellowmen
and our particular political, economic and religious training. But all these
leaders are...in the last analysis, highly developed personalities. They are
being used to engineer great and needed changes and to alter the face of
"Blame not the personalities involved or the men
who produce these events before which we stand today bewildered and
appalled. They are only the product of the past and the victims of the
present. At the same time, they are the agents of destiny, the creators of
the new order and the initiators of the new civilization; they are the
destroyers of what must be destroyed before humanity can go forward along
the Lighted Way."
"...They are the destroyers of what must be destroyed..." Think about it! This
section of The Externalisation of the Hierarchy was written in 1939, the year
World War II began. Hitler's atrocities against his own people - particularly
the infirmed and incurables - was known by 1939, as was his treatment of German
Jews . Mussolini's tactics were also known, as was the executions by Franco's
Nationalists Spain .
Lenin and Stalin's crushing of their own people, soaking the Russian motherland
with the blood of its citizens, was known too
. And the
French Revolution, with its forests of guillotines, had kick started
revolutionary ideologies that had bled Europe and other parts of the world over
and over again .
But remember, it was the master Djwhal Khul, a spiritual entity that can
supposedly transcend time and space [hence, ignorance cannot be used as an
excuse], that basically proclaimed all of this death and destruction as good and
necessary. Why? So that "humanity can go forward along the Lighted Way."
An Inside Look
at the Global Interfaith Agenda and
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:
[original form, before Madame Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society], those forms of philosophic and religious thought
which claim a special insight into the divine nature and its constitutive
moments or processes (from Greek Theos, “god,” and sophia, “wisdom”)....
"General Theory.—Theosophy claims to derive its
significant data by way of intuition or through revelation from
seers or masters. Thus
it does not rely on ordinary observation or logical reason to the same
degree as does most philosophical thought....
"Theosophy generally arises in connection with
religious needs.... Accepting the testimony of
religious experience that the present world lies in a state of imperfection,
if not 'fallenness,' theosophy seeks to give an account of this
state of things while pointing the seeker on to an experience of
actualization on a higher plane of his being....
"India has been the mother of most theosophical speculations.
They are reflected in the systems known as Brahmanism, upanishadic thought and the Vedanta, Sankhya, and Yoga systems.... In Indian thought
the rishis are those who have 'seen' the inner wisdom and have communicated it
to faithful disciples.... The distinction between esoteric wisdom,
available only to the few, and exoteric wisdom, available to the masses,
is often implicit in theosophical thought and practice.
"There are many
affinities between mysticism and
theosophy. Many of the speculations in the sermons and writings of Meister Eckhart could be considered as much theosophical as
mystical. Yet Eckhart is considered one of the great mystics in the Roman Catholic tradition of Christianity, though in his
later years he fell under suspicion of heresy. Eckhart’s doctrine asserts behind God a predicateless Godhead, which, although unknowable
not only to man but also to itself, is, as it were, the essence or
potentiality of all things. From it proceed, and in it exist, the three
Persons of the Trinity, conceived as stages of an external
"...the sensuous and phenomenal... are mere privation and nothingness;
things exist only
through the presence of God in them....
"...Jakob Böhme [was] called the theosophist par excellence...
The nature-philosophers of the Renaissance... curiously blend scientific ideas with speculative notions... from
Neoplatonism and even from
the Cabala). ...
"Echhart’s Godhead appears in
as the abyss, the eternal nothing.... In God, however, as the condition of his
manifestation, lies, according to Böhme, the eternal nature or the mysterium magnum, which is as
anger to love, as darkness to light, and, in
general, as the negative to the positive. This principle illuminates both sides of the antithesis, and thus
contains the possibility of their real existence....
the three Persons of the Trinity, though existing... beforehand, attain reality
only through this principle of nature in God, which is hence spoken of as
their matrix .... God is sometimes spoken of as the father, and the eternal nature as the mother
"Creationbegins with the creation
of the angels. The subsequent fall of Lucifer is explained as his surrender of himself to the principle of nature, instead of dwelling in the
heart of God....
"Emanuel Swedenborg (q.v.)
is usually reckoned among the theosophists." (page 1000)
Lessons in Theosophy
Lesson 6, Heaven, Hell,
Purgatory, Avichi, and Devachan:
"Theosophy teaches that, after we die, our point of consciousness
moves on to other planes of existence
(before returning for another
reincarnation). Some planes are 'higher' than others, although the reader is cautioned not to think of the planes as geographically separate....
"Hell is not eternal. As a person spends time on a particular
sub-plane of the astral plane, they eventually burn off the vibrations of that particular sub-plane. That allows the person to rise up to the next higher sub-plane and spend time there.... Living in Hell, then, is this process: The newly-dead
'floats' to his or her appropriate level in the after-life. Those who have lead a wretched life float down to the lowest astral level (Hell), waiting for the heaviest astral atoms to eventually burn off. This then
frees them to float up to the next level....
"Some orthodox religions teach that we will go to Hell if we do not believe in a particular deity, a particular religion.... Theosophy teaches against these ideas.... Theosophy teaches that all superstition must be removed before Nirvana can be achieved.
'...in order to gain ... tolerance, you must yourself first be free
from bigotry and superstition.