New Spirituality for an Awakening Planet?
By Berit Kjos -- March 2008
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"Perhaps the single most powerful event facing humanity today is a great awakening on a planetary scale that has been millennia in the making. We humans are in the midst of a profound advance as a species to a higher form of global consciousness...." The World Commission on Global Consciousness & Spirituality
"...about ten percent of people in North America [and "Western Europe"] are already awakening.... This is probably enough of a critical mass to bring about a new earth. So the transformation of consciousness is truly happening." Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth
“...the ushering in of the new world order ... will gather into its ranks all men of peace and good will … the embodiment of the emerging Kingdom of God on earth....” Dictated to theosophist Alice Bailey by her spirit guide, Djwhal Khul
"...the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." 1 John 5:19 "Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.” Luke 11:35
A bright New Spirituality is beckoning seekers everywhere. It promises peace, pleasure, power and oneness with the Divine. It envisions a cosmic evolution that will usher in a glorious Kingdom of God on earth. And it's rapidly spreading a contagious new "consciousness" that will (so they say) unite all Life -- except disbelieving resisters -- into a single Global Mind.
Popularized by Oprah, its positive, people-pleasing image is challenging churches everywhere to emerge from their Biblical ways and flow with the change. Tearing down divisive old boundaries, it flings its doors open to the world's tantalizing attractions. After all, the New Spirituality knows neither sin nor guilt!
No wonder today's restless, thrill-seeking world is flocking to popular authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, William Young and others. Captivated by their books and promises, the masses have learned to love "the beautiful side of evil." Drawn by "deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons" (1 Timothy 4:1), few even realize they are trading Truth for lies.
Oprah isn't the only guru for this New Spirituality. A worldwide web of "partners" and networks have joined hands to speed this transformation. Even a staunch communist like Mikhail Gorbachev is part of this vast occult movement. Calling for "a global consciousness," he invited countless occult leaders to participate in his State of the World Forums back in the nineties.
One of Gorbachev's guests was Ervin Laszlo, founder of the globalist Club of Budapest and a leading member of the Club of Rome founded by David Rockefeller. Dr. Laszlo has been a major advocate for "systems thinking" -- the mystical interconnectedness behind the New Spirituality.
Barbara Marx Hubbard, another Gorbachev "guest," had written a counterfeit version of the Bible's book of Revelation. Dictated by a deceiving "voice" called "Christ," it predicts that a "collective transformation" would occur when a "critical mass" of "individuals align to shift the basic thought form of earth from fear and separation to unity." If humanity cooperates with the plan, each human "mind will be consciously connected with the Mind of God." Those who resist would be "selected" for destruction.
Today, this teaching is seeping into mainstream America -- not because the masses are listening to Barbara Marx Hubbard, but because her demonic source also inspires their favorite authors. Occultism cloaked in feel-good "Christianese" has become part of today's common language.
More recently, Hubbard's website asked -- then answered -- this enticing question:
"ARE YOU... ready to co-create a whole new world? Willing to take your next step in your own personal evolution? Seeking to join with others around the world committed to doing the same? ... This life-changing program is based on the extraordinary lifework of Barbara Marx Hubbard, combined with the wisdom and insights of other leading edge thinkers in Conscious Evolution including: • Deepak Chopra • Duane Elgin • Mathew Fox • Buckminster Fuller... • Jean Houston • Ervin Laszlo... • Brian Swimme • Rasha • Peter Russel • Eckhart Tolle • Neale Donald Walsch...."
If their names sound unfamiliar, click on the live links. Some of those "co-creators" have been pushing this transformation for decades from behind the scenes.
Neale Donald Walsch is no stranger to this movement. Back in the '90s his Conversations with God books captivated seekers both inside and outside the church. On his website, New Spirituality, he introduces the worldwide "Humanity's Team":
"Humanity’s Team... proposes a New Spirituality that enlarges and enhances humanity’s current beliefs about God... bringing peace and harmony to our planet at last. The New Spirituality... is an expansion of all our present theologies; an updating of them; a refreshing of them, rendering all of our current sacred teachings even more relevant to our present day.... God is not separate from anyone or anything...."
Who are the members of this worldwide Team of spiritual change agents?
Walsch gives us a clue. His list of links will "take you to the websites of some key organizations and resources we’ve identified as active partners." These "active partners" include the following organizations -- and many more:
A Course in Miracles "—a unique, universal, self-study spiritual thought system that teaches the way to Love and Inner Peace is through forgiveness."formerly Lucifer Trust]: "The worldwide activities of the Lucis Trust, founded by Alice and Foster Bailey, are dedicated to ... the education of the human mind towards recognition and practice of the spiritual principles and values upon which a stable and interdependent world society may be based."
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An article on this Luciferian website describes the dark spiritual hierarchy behind today's global mind change:
“Throughout time, the idea of a group of wise and enlightened beings working behind the scenes to guide our planet has been conveyed in spiritual teachings, in literature and myth. This group, known by various names such as the spiritual Hierarchy, The Masters of the Wisdom, and the Elder Brothers has ever come forth in times of crisis and today will be no different.... Because of the Hierarchy’s enlightened leadership, the course of human affairs will be irrevocably turned towards the light and towards the realisation of the divine Plan. This will work out most noticeably through the establishment of right human relationships....” Lucis Trust publication
But God's Word tells us the truth about this demonic hierarchy:
"...we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day..." Ephesians 6:12-13
That evil day may come sooner than we think, if pastors and church leaders continue to close their eyes to the dark forces driving this web of organizations. Here are some of the more familiar ones:
United Nations: "We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence...." (UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, dedication of the occult UN Meditation Room)
United Religions Initiative "...was founded in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation.... Today the URI includes thousands of members in over 65 countries representing more than 100 religions...." See Heresy in high places
The Earth Charter: "Created by global civil society, endorsed by thousands of organizations and institutions, the Charter is ... a motivating force inspiring change...." SeeThe Earth Charter's Unholy Ark
The World Commission on Global Consciousness & Spirituality: "The great spiritual traditions have long seen that the key to our survival, sustainability and flourishing turns on our conscious evolution into dialogic patterns of life which bring forth our true moral, rational and spiritual nature as a species. ...stand back and gain critical distance from our particular localized perspectives and enter the more expansive space of a global perspective in the wakening of the global mind."
Stop here for a moment and take a look at the powerbrokers behind this rising World Commission:
Commission Co-chairs: Ervin Laszlo (whom you met earlier), Dr. Karan Singh and Robert Muller. Muller, an influential UN leader for over 30 years, prepared a World Core Curriculum, which was formally embraced by most of Europe and influenced the teaching of social studies across America. (See The International Agenda)
The Rev. James Morton Parks, a panel speaker on the topic of Solidarity at the 1996 U.N. Conference on Human Settlements, housed the Temple of Understanding at his massive Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York for many years.
The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu...
Robert Thurman (Buddhist Tibetan Scholar, Columbia University)
Sir Sigmund Sternberg (Winner of the Templeton Prize)
His Royal Highness El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, President, Club of Rome)
Global Councils: "...the World Commission (WC) has taken as one of its highest priorities the importance of forming powerful networks, partnerships and collaborations in the interest of fostering growing circles and forces for creative transformation on a planetary scale.... [These are] provisional nominees of the Councils:
Global Council on Spirituality & Deep Ecology: Brian Swimme, Duane Elgin... Thomas Berry... Jean Houston...
Global Council on Spiritual Politics & Global Citizenship: Al Gore... Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra....
Global Council on Personal & Planetary Security: Mikhail Gorbachev....
Global Council on Planetary Ethics and Values: Steven Rockefeller, Ervin Laszlo... Hans Kung....
This intertwined network is growing fast. A rising number of church leaders are conforming to this collective framework for change. What's worse, many are passionately pushing it! Others claim to follow truth, while doing the opposite. Pragmatic pastors such as Rick Warren seem to have a leg in each camp. Remember his part in choosing the winner of a Templeton prize.
In fact, The John Templeton Foundationis listed as one of Walsch's "active partners." It makes sense! By merging mystical science and spirituality, it paves the way for a spiritual sociology for a supposed common good. Its page on "Spiritual Capital" fits right into the UN quest for global solidarity. You may be familiar with human capital (the value of a workforce) and social capital (the value of a harmonious, dialectic community), but what about Spiritual Capital? How can that be measured in economic terms?
Spiritual Capital: "...This is an interdisciplinary social scientific research initiative on the economic and social consequences of religion and spirituality. The program seeks to integrate the concept of spiritual capital into the human sciences...."
The next four "active partners" deal with PRAXIS -- the strategic blend of group dialogue and practical experience that makes the evolving dialectic synthesis seem more real to a person than actual facts or reality.
Temple of Understanding: "The mission of the Temple of Understanding (TOU) is to achieve peaceful coexistence among individuals, communities, and societies through interfaith education. Our programs emphasize experiential knowledge and dialogue as a means of connecting people... across a spectrum of religious traditions." See Temple of Understanding
Global MindShift - About: "We are encouraged knowing we are only one among thousands of organizations working toward the same goal.... We believe that to unite as a human species, we need to engage, globally, in dialogue that will help bring our collective interests and objectives into focus. ... We have found these two elements — deep conversation and creative action — to be tightly interdependent [Communists called it PRAXIS]. Through conversation we begin to build shared meaning and trust.... If we are to see what unifies us, then we need a perspective large enough to transcend our many differences."
International Interfaith Centre: "Among the topics for discussion are interfaith work at the UN, the next Parliament of the World's Religions, new interfaith questions initiative, and work with young people."
Interfaith Youth Core: "...the Interfaith Youth Core aims to introduce a new relationship, one that is about mutual respect and religious pluralism. Instead of focusing a dialogue on political or theological differences, we build relationships on the values that we share.... We provide... leadership training, project resources and a connection to a broader movement."
Conversations with God Foundation: "This retreat from the ReCreation Foundation... invites you to an Understanding, Experiencing, and Applying, of the Conversations with God material in a way that leads you to discover celebrating Who You Really Are! ...the Truth of YOU, marvelous YOU!"
Spiral Dynamics Integral: "Conceived and led by Dr. Don Beck, a leading global authority on value systems, societal change, and stratified democracy, SDi is an advanced extension and elaboration of the bio-psycho-social systems....'"
The final link below is a bit strange -- and probably far less influential than the others. But who knows? An Obama victory could light many new fires for this ageless occult conspiracy.
The Foundation for Pluralism: "Barack Obama, Shepherd of our Nation.... an all inclusive pluralistic candidate....
"Concept of Oneness of God. ...his concept of oneness... is a spiritual one that one feels in the bones, be it Aztec, Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Confucius, Hindu, Hopi, Jain, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, Shinto, Wicca, Yazid, Zoroastrian and others. There is one mother and one God....
"Say No to intolerance -- It is ironic that there is actually shameless campaigning going out to promote hate against another people. How are they different than the KKK and the Nazis?"
Fighting words like "hate" and "tolerance" have been redefined by those who hate our God and have no tolerance for His followers. Remember, Biblical Christianity is the biggest obstacle to their success. As Jesus warned, "you will be hated by all for My name’s sake." (Mark 13:13). Are you ready for the challenge?
By God's amazing grace, may we show and share the overcoming love of our Lord to those who "do not know" Him! And may we "watch" and "be on guard," always ready to give His answers to those who seek the "reason for the hope that is in you." Firm on the Rock of His unchanging Truth, we are sheltered in the loving arms of the sovereign King of the universe for all eternity, no matter what happens.
"...all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned..." 2 Timothy 3:1-14
"...in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come... shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:37-39
See also: From God's Truth to the "New Spirituality"
Networking to Global Governance | Deceived by a counterfeit "Jesus"
1. The World Commission on Global Consciousness & Spirituality at http://www.globalspirit.org/pages/mission.php
2. Eckhart Tolle, "Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose" at http://eckharttolle.com/interviews_68
3. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul,
Esoteric Psychology II,
Chapter III - Humanity Today, The World Situation,
http://www.netnews.org. [This website recently removed its Alice Bailey articles.]
4. "The State of the World According to Gorbachev" at www.crossroad.to/text/articles/tstotw1196.html#CONSCIOUSNESS
5. Barbara Marx Hubbard, Revelation (Greenbrae, CA: The Foundation for Conscious Evolution), 111.
6. Hubbard, 112.