Inclusive Spirituality - New Age Transformation (Part 2)
Background information: PART 1
By Discernment Group - Posted May 7, 2006
As we look at Wisdom University, we can see a culmination of New Age spirituality and ancient philosophies being brought together into a unique forum to train other students in the process of transforming something common into something special, or what is known as "alchemy." This is clearly revealed as you enter the world of the New Chartes School, a new course described as "A Seven Stage Initiatory Journey into the Mysteries of the Seven Liberal Arts of Antiquity as Gateways of Transformation."
"New Chartres School is designed as an initiation into the wellspring of wisdom developed by the wise ones of civilizations long past..."
"[O]ffering an intitiatory exploration of the Seven Liberal Arts of Grammatica, Dialectica, Rhetorica, Musica, Arithmetica, Geometrica and Astronomica, as refracted through the portals of alchemy, astrology and sacred art. Each intensive will also include an immersion into one of the world's wisdom traditions."
According to the New Chartres School description of the Seven Intensives, the world's wisdom traditions are comprised of seven different mystical traditions, each a gateway to further enlightenment finally birthing the "Divine Human":
"Sufism, Kabbalah, Medieval Christian mysticism (Contemplative Spirituality), Hindu mysticism, Shammanic mysticism, Tibetan Buddhist mysticism, and Integral mysticism or a "coming together of all of the world's wisdom traditions, the whole of which is far greater than the sum of the parts."
In the Seventh Intensive, we see the realized goal of the fusion of spirituality and social action - "Sacred Activism: The Birthing of a New World."
"In the final Intensive, we bring to an integrated conclusion the demands for deeper spiritual commitment and the imperative for more effective social action. In a time such as ours, spirituality without activism is arid intellectualism. Activism without spirituality has effect but little depth. What is needed is a radical fusion of the two, in which we experience both a deepening of our mystical self through an immersion into sacred practices as well as a strong commitment to social activism, leading to an integration of the two that enriches our interior journey. Integrated as a single movement of soul and service, sacred activism can transform lives and change the world."
Jim Garrison, the Chairman and President of both Wisdom University and the State of the World Forum, has used his influence, both spiritual and political, to bring about global transformation. He is one of the key players in bridging the New Spirituality with the political powers of the world through the efforts of "Sacred Activism".
Garrison is considered to be one of the world's leading Christian theologians as well as one of the world's key political change agents. In his role as a New Age activist, he is bringing the New Spirituality to the forefront as a viable means for shaping and changing the world through globalization strategies.
Here are some quotes from a press release from Paraview Press (November 2000), announcing a release of Garrison's book, Civilization and the Transformation of Power:
"At the turn of the millennium the world is burning.” With these words begins the visionary new book by Jim Garrison, president of the State of the World Forum, a non-profit institution dedicated to discerning and implementing those principles, values, and actions necessary to guide humanity toward a more sustainable global civilization.
"Transformation is occurring in every sector, at every scale, in every dimension,” continues Garrison. “Nothing we have inherited from the past is able to withstand the accelerated pace of change; everything from the future remains a perpetual possibility. Society has become completely malleable to the power of science and technology; our mind, continually susceptible to novelty; our relationships, opened to new configurations and meanings…It is almost unbelievable that 90 percent of everything that has been discovered or invented in the entire history of civilization has been invented or discovered in the past seventy-five years...Yet all these achievements have not made us more ethically balanced or more wise."
”At the same time, notes Garrison, “a global consciousness, spawned by economic globalization and mass communication, is for the first time uniting all of humanity into a single unit, bringing the six thousand discrete cultures and societies now existing around the world into sustained interaction. Human civilization is being reborn on a global scale.”
This is the long awaited "birthing" of a vision of the "new Jesus" that had been cast in the late 1800's by the early Theosophists; from Helena Blavatsky to Alice Bailey to Robert Muller and now to Jim Garrison through his position with Wisdom University and the State of the World Forum.
An article was posted today at Kjos Ministries written by Carl Teichrib, The Globalization Strategy: America and Europe in the Crucible. In it Jim Garrison is quoted showing his further role in perpetrating the New Age transformation through globalization strategies.
The leaders of this world are quickly embracing his ideas and philosophies for change. With continuing crises about us any discernment concerning spiritual Truth has been lost. The churches and denominations will inevitably see this as an important opportunity to join in this move for transformation, to bring some kind of peace upon the earth.
"Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division." (Luke 12:51)
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation." (1 Th 5:3-8)
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not." (Matthew 24:24-26)
© 2006 by Discernment Group
See also James Rutz's MegaShift and Megashift links | Are you in the throes of Transformation?
The Newest Heresy of the NAR: Orality | Using CHANGE to facilitate TRANSFORMATION
Wilkinson's Dream For Africa is Shattered | Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism
A Blinding Darkness | Global Day of Prayer | The Second Reformation
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