The Germany of the 1920s and 1930s was in
social and economic despair, looking for a leader who would
free her from the Great Depression. The man with the promise
of hope was Adolph Hitler. A man with an affinity for the
occult and "an abiding belief in astrology,"1 he claimed he
was ordained by God to usher in one thousand years of peace
and prosperity with a super race of humans. A student of
Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine (the Theosophical
Society's "bible"), Hitler manipulated an entire nation to
surrender its collective mind to him.2
Aryanism, the belief in a super-race, is a foundational
teaching of Hinduism's caste system. It was also Hitler's
twisted rationale for the annihilation of six million Jews
and additional millions of other "impure" racial and
societal strains. This same attitude of elitism breeds the
New Age viewpoint of man's coming "quantum leap in the
evolution of consciousness" that will create a new
"awakened" and "enlightened" race.3 But there won't be any
room for those who resist this transformed mystical world.
Gurus excuse away the madness and cruelty of the Holocaust
as being the result of inadequate karma. Even Gandhi pleaded
with the British to surrender to Hitler. "Hitler is not a
bad man," he told them.4
Neale Donald Walsch, in one of his popular
Conversations with God books, said God told him the
I do not love "good" more than I love "bad." Hitler went
to heaven. When you understand this, you will understand
Hitler didn't hurt anyone. In a sense, he didn't inflict
suffering, he ended it.6
The mistakes Hitler made did no harm or damage to those
whose deaths he caused. Those souls were released from
their earthly bondage, like butterflies emerging from a
I find it astounding that even though Walsch made such
statements, his Conversations with God
on the New York Times
Best Seller List for over two
years, selling millions of copies. While most people would
say that what happened in Germany under Hitler was an
atrocity that must never be repeated, the New Age is
conditioning people toward the same mindset. Those who
refuse to be enlightened or awakened (to the divinity
within) stand in the way of the world's healing and need to
Barbara Marx Hubbard
, a prolific New Age author and
speaker, calls this the selection process.8
To Westerners, the swastika symbolizes Nazism, but to the
Hindu, it is a very familiar symbol of power, still seen
today in many Indian temples. In true New Age spirit, the
Fuhrer saw himself as a global leader and adopted it. In his
madness for world power and domination, Hitler stated:
I had to encourage "national" feelings for reasons of
expediency; but I was already aware that the "nation"
idea could only have a temporary value. The day will
come when even here in Germany what is known as
"nationalism" will practically have ceased to exist.
What will take its place in the world will be a
universal society of masters and overlords.9
Most people don't think of Hitler as a New Ager or certainly
not a Hindu, but his philosophy on the "divinity" of man was
right in line with the pantheistic view:
A new variety of man is beginning to separate out. The
old type of man will have but a stunted existence. All
creative energy will be concentrated in the new one. . .
. I might call the two varieties [of man] the god-man
and the mass animal. . . . Man is becoming God--that is
the simple fact. Man is God in the making.10
If virtually an entire country in the 1930s could be
deceived and mesmerized by Adolph Hitler, how much more
vulnerable is our generation--a generation that has embraced
mysticism and New Age philosophy so willingly?
As a young woman, Diet Eman joined the Dutch resistance
movement during World War II. In her compelling true story,
Things We Couldn't Say
, she makes an interesting
comparison between the Dutch and German people at that time:
[T]he Dutch have a long tradition of thinking for
themselves, not just swallowing what officials tell
them. They have a tradition of not being merely
followers, as the Germans seemed to me to be. Our not
following orders made life difficult for the Germans,
more difficult than they had thought it would be. They
had to treat us as if they were balancing on a
tightrope. A German named Seyss-Inquart, the Nazi in
charge of the Netherlands, tried to convince us that we
belonged to the great Aryan race and that we should be
overjoyed that we'd been accepted. But, quite simply,
many Dutch people never followed orders.11
I see many similarities in the United States, and in the
Western world at large, to German society in the 1930s.
Christians by the carloads rush from one conference to
another to learn about community, leadership, small groups,
and the like. But I propose that what they are getting isn't
training to be good leaders but rather subtle induction to
being good followers, lulled to lay aside independent
thinking. "Follow, follow, follow!" chants the chorus of
today's leaders, all the while singing the praises of
Eastern concepts and mystical practices. Our way of
thinking--and not thinking--is being radically altered, and
the majority of people, including Christians, don't even see
what is happening. (from
Out of India
by Caryl Matrisciana, pp. 213-216)
1. William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
(New York NY: Simon & Schuster, First Touchstone
edition, 1981), p. 837.
2. Paul and Phillip Collins, The Ascendancy of the
(Book Surge, LLC, 2006), p. 86.
3. Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
(Novato, CA: New
World Library and Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, First
paperback printing, 2004), p. 67; terms "awakened" and
"enlightened" throughout book.
4. Richard Grenier, "The Gandhi Nobody Knows,"
("Commentary," March 1983, published monthly by the
American Jewish Committee
, New York, NY, http://history.eserver.org/ghandi-nobody-knows.txt,
5. Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 1
(New York, NY: Penguin Putnam, First Hardcover edition,
1996), p. 61.
6. Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 2
(Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Road Publishing Company,
1997), p. 56.
7. Ibid., p. 42.
8. For more information on Barbara Marx Hubbard's "selection
process," read Warren Smith's
Reinventing Jesus Christ
9. Jim Keith, Casebook on Alternative 3
IllumiNet Press, 1994), p. 151.
10. Hermann Rauschning, Hitler Speaks
Publishing, LLC, 2006), p.p. 241-242.
11. Diet Eman, Things We Couldn't Say
Lighthouse Trails Publishing, LLC, 2008), p. 126.