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by Jesse Smith

In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations (UN) was born to remedy the failure of the League of Nations, which the United States refused to join. Fifty nations came together to draft the UN charter in a conference lasting two months in early 1945. The charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and many other countries in October 1945. Its organizational function was to be an arbiter of peace, guarantor of human rights, promoter of social progress, and strengthener of international law.

While many are aware of the political, social, and civic roles the UN plays throughout the world, what remains largely unknown is the hidden religious mandate to usher in a global religion and its deep ties to the occult. To uncover the UN’s veiled spiritual agenda and establish the connection, a close look at the beliefs and plans of prominent occultists and their offshoots is in order.

Great Leaders of the Occult

In occultism the serpent is a symbol of wisdom, and for centuries magicians have devoted themselves to the search for the forbidden fruit which would bring fulfillment of the serpent’s promise. Carried to its furthest extreme… to make himself a god. – Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts (p. 1)

Madame Helena P. Blavatsky – Esoteric Pioneer and Paradigm Shifter 

Helena Blavatsky was a Russian born mystic, medium, and occultist who co-founded the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875. Derived mainly from eastern religions like Buddhism, Theosophy mixed philosophy, science, and pantheism as a counter to Christianity. It translates from the Greek language to literally mean the study of the wisdom of the divine. Its principal doctrine is that the universe and all living things are connected and divine including humanity. Its teachings are also influenced by Gnosticism, Kabbala, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and evolution.

Theosophy rejects the idea of a personal God. It’s essential teaching is that man can become perfected beings known as “Adepts” or “Supermen” through directed spiritual evolution. It is inclusive of all religions except for Christianity, Islam, and Judaism which Blavatsky felt were irreconcilable with individual enlightenment. Specifically, Theosophy was designed to “oppose the materialism of science and every form of dogmatic theology, especially the Christian, which the Chiefs of the Society regard as particularly pernicious.”

Blavatsky was in contact with a “mysterious Indian” called Mahatma Morya who appeared to her in visions and encouraged her to visit India, which she did in 1852. She was also sent to Tibet (by Morya) where she claimed to encounter the “Masters of the Ancient Wisdom,” a group of spiritual adepts which inspired her 1888 book The Secret Doctrine. In 1880 she and her partner Henry Steel Olcott moved to India and converted to Buddhism. Later, Olcott established the Buddhist Education Fund to combat the spread of the Christian faith in India.

Blavatsky made no bones concerning her vitriol toward the monotheistic God of Christianity, as demonstrated in the introduction to her book The Secret Doctrine:

“The true philosopher, the student of the Esoteric Wisdom, entirely loses sight of personalities, dogmatic beliefs and special religions. Moreover, Esoteric philosophy reconciles all religions, strips every one of its outward, human garments, and shows the root of each to be identical with that of every other great religion. It proves the necessity of an absolute Divine Principle in nature. It denies Deity no more than it does the Sun. Esoteric philosophy has never rejected God in Nature, nor Deity as the absolute and abstract Ens. It only refuses to accept any of the gods of the so-called monotheistic religions, gods created by man in his own image and likeness, a blasphemous and sorry caricature of the Ever Unknowable.” (emphasis added)

Although most known for her books, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, Blavatsky also published a magazine called Lucifer, which contained the following quote on its cover:

“The light-bearer is the morning star or Lucifer, and “Lucifer is no profane or satanic title. It is the latin luciferus. The light-bringer, the morning star, equivalent to the greek φωσφορος … the name of the pure pale herald of daylight.”

Blavatsky’s open opposition to Christianity also stems from its teaching that Lucifer is synonymous with Satan, the rebellious angel who was cast out of heaven and called a deceiver, murderer, and father of all liesamong many other disgraceful monikers. However, to Theosophists and occultists in general, Lucifer is a separate being known as a bearer of light and esoteric truth. While opposing the Christian view of Lucifer’s revolt, Blavatsky opined:

“If one analyzes his rebellion, however, it will be found of no worse nature than an assertion of free-will and independent thought.”

Believed to be the serpent who tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God, Lucifer—or Satan— encouraged them to assert free will and independent thought by questioning what God had told them, as detailed in Genesis:

“…He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” …But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” Genesis 3:1, 4-5.

Christians see the serpent as evil. They also perceive Adam and Eve succumbing to temptation as an act of disobedience to a loving God wanting to protect his prized creation from harm. Occultists believe God is evil and prevents humans from knowing the truth about their own divinity. In their version of truth, Lucifer is a light-bearing hero who set humanity free from a tyrannical, selfish God keeping mankind in darkness.

Blavatsky was instrumental in growing a philosophy that asked “did God actually say” just like her “light-bearing” hero Lucifer. She was influential in peddling the pantheistic notion that all paths lead to divinity and enlightenment. Her philosophies would be adopted by many and later blossom into the New Age Movement – a reinvigoration of spiritual pursuits deemed heretical by the dominant religions.

Annie Besant – Torch Bearer for Theosophy 

Born in London in 1847, Annie Besant was a noted Fabian socialist, Freemason, feminist, population control advocate, clairvoyant, student of Buddhism and other eastern religions, and co-author of the book Occult Chemistry.

After an unsuccessful marriage to an Anglican priest, Besant, whose mother was an Irish Catholic, left the faith and became one of its most prominent critics. Her path eventually led her to Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society. Besant would go on to become the organization’s president in 1907.

Like Blavatsky, Besant spent much of her time in India, though she focused on absorbing Hinduism. She came to believe that a “World Teacher” from a secret spiritual hierarchy was to appear on earth to lead humanity in a new age and path to achieving godhood. Besant believed this person was her adopted fourteen-year-old son, Jiddu Krishnamurti. Besant groomed him for the role of the new Messiah for twenty years before he eventually rejected it and set off on his own.

After her death in 1933, colleagues including Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World and brother of former UNESCO director and early transhumanist visionary Julian Huxley) built a school in her honor known today as the Besant Hill School of Happy Valley. The small, private California school teaches students to be global citizens, environmental activists, and promoters of world peace.

Alice Bailey – Mother of the New Age Movement

Alice Bailey was perhaps the most notable figure in occultism and spearhead of the modern New Age Movement. Bailey was an Evangelical Christian before her involvement in the Theosophical Society under Annie Besant.

After her marriage to an abusive Episcopal minister dissolved, Bailey (born Alice Latrobe-Bateman in 1880) fled her native England for California where she was introduced to Theosophy. In 1917 she moved to Los Angeles and met Foster Bailey, an occultist whom she married in 1921. Her involvement with the Theosophical Society under Besant ended in 1920 when her bid for control of the organization failed.

In 1919 Bailey began hearing the voice of a spiritual master called “The Tibetan” aka Djwhal Khul, whom she began taking dictation from. In total, Bailey wrote 24 books inspired by “The Tibetan” including new age classics like The Externalization of the Hierarchy and The Reappearance of the Christ. The formercommunicates that a group of beings (the Hierarchy) from Shamballa (a mythical kingdom where esoteric spiritual teachings are preserved) exist to teach humans about their true identity as divine beings and lead them on the path to godhood and planetary evolution. The latter teaches that Christ would return to earth if“they (His disciples) would bring about the initial stages of establishing right human relations.” The establishment of world peace is the precondition which must be met for Bailey’s Christ to reappear.

The Christ referenced in Bailey’s books is not Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Savior of the world, and reigning King over all creation. Instead, the Christ Bailey opines about is called by many names such as Avatar, World Teacher, Bodhisattva, Lord Maitreya, and Imam Mahdi. This other Christ whom “The Tibetan” speaks of does not require adherence to specific teachings but instead accepts people from all faiths and traditions. Bailey describes her version of Christ in the following statements:

“The Christ has been for two thousand years the supreme Head of the Church Invisible, the Spiritual Hierarchy, composed of disciples of all faiths. He recognises and loves those who are not Christian but who retain their allegiance to Their Founders—the Buddha, Mohammed and others. He cares not what the faith is if the objective is love of God and of humanity. If men look for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago, they will fail to recognise the Christ Who is in 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.”

“He is that Great Being Whom the Christian calls the Christ; He is known also in the Orient as the Bodhisattva, and as the Lord Maitreya, and is the One looked for by the devout Mohammedan, under the name of the Imam Mahdi.”  

Like Christians, occultists like Bailey also anticipated the physical return of Christ. However, their beliefs about his identity and purpose are much different than the Son of God/Son of Man of Christendom. The occult Christ represents an office or spiritual state of higher consciousness, not God in bodily form as Jesus Christ is. Their belief in a “Cosmic Christ” and evolving “Christ Consciousness” will culminate in the unification of all religions and faiths to achieve a utopian state of planetary oneness.

“Bailey’s Gnostic doctrine transformed God into Nietzschean Will, while Christ is considered merely a lowly part of the many “Ascended Masters,” who form a “Hierarchy,” that is eventually to be “externalized” to carry out a “Plan” for a “new world order” that is otherwise known to Bailey’s disciples as the Age of Aquarius or Age of Maitreya.” – Scott Thompson, The Lucis Trust: Satanism and the new world order

“The coming one will not be Christian, a Hindu, a Buddhist, not an American, Jew, Italian or Russian—his title is not important; he is for all humanity, to unite all religions, philosophies and nations.” – John Davis & Naomi Rice, Messiah and the Second Coming (Coptic Press, 1982, p. 150)

Alice Bailey’s significance goes way beyond her channeled books documenting the occult “Divine Plan.” She built a lasting empire through Lucis Trust, an organization consisting of Lucis Publishing (formerly Lucifer Publishing Company), the Arcane School, a new age discipleship training center, World Goodwill a UN-partnered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and Triangles, a prayer initiative to transform consciousness through the Great Invocation.

Lucis Publishing distributed all 24 books channeled to Bailey from Djwhal Khul. It was incorporated in the United States in 1922 and is headquartered at the United Nations Plaza in New York City. It was also one of the first NGOs to be granted “consultative” status with the UN. Regarding the partnership, their website states:

“The Lucis Trust has Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and World Goodwill is recognized by the Department of Global Communications at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). As such the Trust and World Goodwill are part of a community of many hundreds of NGOs that play an active role in the United Nations…”

Bailey saw the United Nations as a conduit for spreading her teachings to the world. Describing her hope for a new “Aquarian Age” of world unity, regardless of religious beliefs, Bailey wrote:

Thus the expressed aims and efforts of the United Nations will be eventually brought to fruition and a new church of God, gathered out of all religions and spiritual groups, will unitedly bring to an end the great heresy of separateness.
– Alice A. Bailey, The Destiny of the Nations (p. 152)

Throughout the years, Bailey’s works have influenced many individuals employed by the UN or one of the many NGOs it supports, and continues to fuel the push toward one world religion.

Robert Muller – The New Age Prophet of Hope

Beginning as an intern in 1948, Robert Muller rose through the ranks during his 40-year career at the United Nations to serve as Assistant Secretary-General under three secretary-generals. He was responsible for setting up 11 different UN agencies and authored several books including The Birth of Global Civilization, My Testament to the UN, and New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality. He was the Chancellor and co-founder of the United Nation’s University for Peace in Costa Rica where he developed the World Core Curriculum, inspiring the Global Education movement. He also established the Robert Muller School in Arlington, Texas which expanded to over 40 locations worldwide.

Dubbed the “Prophet of Hope” and “Father of Global Education,” Muller was born in 1923 in Belgium and raised in a Catholic household. During his time at the UN, he explored the faiths of the secretary-generals he served under, including the Christian mysticism of Dag Hammarskjöld and the Buddhist teachings of U Thant.

Muller considered U Thant, UN Secretary-General from 1961-1971, his spiritual mentor. Thant was a student of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit scientist and pioneer of new age thought. Regarding his relationship with Thant, Muller wrote:

Here, in the middle of my life, was the master, the one who inspired me, someone I could imitate like a father. This has changed my life. Perhaps what we need most at this time are masters who give us the good example. And, like U Thant, they ought to include people in the highest office and with wide responsibilities… I would like the whole world to benefit from my experience and hope in the future as I derived from my contact with U Thant.”

In a series of essays on education, Muller further stated that:

U Thant believed that peace on earth could be achieved only through proper education of the younger generations and that spirituality deserved the highest place in such education. May the current concern for proper global education allow for spirituality, love and compassion to be given generous room in all the world’s education systems…”

Acknowledging that the education he received from Thant and the UN were integral in shaping his worldview, Muller delivered a speech at the University of Denver in 1995, where he stated:

I had written an essay which was circulated by UNESCO, and which earned me the title of ‘Father of Global Education.’ I was educated badly in France. I’ve come to the conclusion that the only correct education that I have received in my life was from the United Nations. We should replace the word politics by planetics. We need planetary management, planetary caretakers. We need global sciences. We need a science of a global psychology, a global sociology, a global anthropology. Then I made my proposal for a World Core Curriculum.”

Muller was also deeply impacted by Djwahl Khul, Alice Bailey and the transmitted teachings of Mahatma Morya through Helena Blavatsky. He developed his World Core Curriculum based on their philosophies—making a direct connection to Theosophy. The preface to the World Core Curriculum Manual reads:

“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… and the teachings of M. Morya as given in the Agni Yoga Series Books…”

In his book The New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Muller detailed his passion for spreading the occult gospel through his New Age Christ, proclaiming:

“My great personal dream is to get a tremendous alliance between all the major religions and the UN.” (xiii)

“If Christ came back to earth, his first visit would be to the United Nations to see if his dream of human oneness and brotherhood had come true. He would be happy to see representatives of all nations.” (p. 19)

Muller was a staunch advocate for globalism and the role the UN played in bringing about a new planetary age. In his book Paradise Earth, he avowed:

The United Nations must become the main institution on Earth to guide us and teach us the art of right new powers, of becoming the right new advanced species on Earth, to show us the ways and give us the right ideas, to teach us peace for a better world, of how to exercise the miracle, joy and right art of living for a very, very long time on a well-preserved, peaceful paradise Earth.”
– Robert Muller, Paradise Earth (p. 101)

In his “World Framework for Planetary and Cosmic Consciousness,” which explains his goals for the 21stcentury, Muller wrote that we must:

See the world with global eyes. Love the world with a global heart. Understand the world with a global mind. Merge with the world and the universe through a global soul.”

Muller’s impact on global education and as a purveyor of global unity has lasted long beyond his death in 2010. He continues to be heralded for bridging the gap between established religions, the occult, and the United Nations.

Donald Keys ­­– The Planetary Citizen

Another instrumental figure connecting new age beliefs and political activism was Donald Keys, former speech writer for U Thant during the 1960s. In 1974, Keys along with assistance from Thant, Robert Muller, and Norman Cousins (journalist and advocate for world peace and nuclear disarmament) co-founded Planetary Citizens. The organization’s goal was to “help people around the world cross the threshold of consciousness from a limited, local perspective to the inclusive and global view required in a planetary era.” Some of its members were theosophists with ties to Alice Bailey’s Arcane School. Planetary Citizens was a full-fledged UN NGO endorsed by global heavyweights such as Maurice Strong (United Nations, Rockefeller Foundation), Aurelio Peccei (Club of Rome), and the Dalai Lama.

In addition to his work with Planetary Citizens, Keys also served as the UN representative for the World Association of World Federalists, an organization that advocated for a democratic, federal world government. He was also a member of the governing council of the New World Alliance, a U.S. political organization active between 1979-1983 that promoted a new age flavored “politics of spirituality which understands that we are at one with all creation…”

Keys also served as executive director of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) where his colleague Norman Cousins served as its chairman. In 1982 Keys published a book entitled Earth at Omega: Passage to Planetization, in which he wrote:

From this point of view the human potential movement and the “new age” or new consciousness movements with their interest in the trans-human, the mystical and the transcendent – which we shall consider to be normal and further stages in human growth and becoming – offer a major venue for the myths which will form and inform the emergent world society… The so-called “Aquarian Conspiracy” is not a conspiracy in the usual meaning of that term but a parallel enculturation proceeding apace, alongside and within the existing dominant culture. (pp. 71-72)

To accelerate the “Aquarian Conspiracy,” Planetary Citizens launched “The Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose,” a project that consolidated the human potential movement and new age groups into a multicultural crusade pushing for global government. In the Appendix to Earth at Omega, Keys further describes the group, stating:

“In a word, these are members of the ‘Aquarian Conspiracy,’ or perhaps more aptly, members of the ‘Aquarian Emergence,’ for they are the ‘hidden’ or ‘saving remnant’ going public. These people have enthusiasm, a new vision and tend to live the new values.”

In Spirituality at the United Nations, an essay written in the early 1970s, Keys discusses the UN’s role in bringing the world together spiritually, proclaiming:

It is a challenge to discuss Spirituality at the United Nations. It is a challenge because most people will think that the UN is the antithesis of spirituality. I must report, however, that I regard the United Nations as the most spiritual place in the world today. The UN is the first planetary focus at the human level. It is the first place that the nerve endings of all humanity join. It is the first place where all the qualities, characteristics, attributes, and essences of all human groups merge and blend. It is truly, the first temple of humanity.”

Like many others, Donald Keys made significant contributions to advancing new age ideals while working with the UN to bring about a transition to a global government.

David Spangler – Educator and New Age Community Builder Extraordinaire

American born and Christian raised, David Spangler gave his first public lecture on the new age in 1964 at the age of nineteen. Spangler has a long history of involvement in the movement and is instrumental in several of its organizations. Like other new-agers, Spangler was influenced by a blend of esoteric teachings and eastern religions. In his book Emergence: The Rebirth of the Sacred, he describes the connection:

Eventually, I ended up drawing heavily on the images and cosmologies offered by the esoteric tradition, particularly the writings of theosophy and Alice Bailey, along with infusions from Christian and Buddhist mysticism, with some Sufism thrown in for good measure.”

Spangler and his lecturing partner, Myrtle Glines, taught new ageism across the U.S. By 1970, they made their way to Europe and eventually a town in north Scotland called the Findhorn community. Findhorn had gained recognition for building gardens in barren soil through communication with “nature spirits.” Findhorn was founded by Peter and Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean in 1962. Their secret to great gardening resided in their mystical communication with the “invisible, spiritual, formative forces within nature.” As Findhorn grew from a community of twelve to over 150, their philosophy evolved into “creating the new age now” and “thinking as Gaia” as opposed to waiting for some apocalyptic event to bring it about like some other groups.

In 1972 the Findhorn community was formally registered as a charity and became the Findhorn Foundation, which grew to approximately 300 members by the early 1980s. Spangler served as its co-director. In 1997, the foundation became formerly associated with the United Nations through its Department of Global Communications (DCG).

During his time at Findhorn, Spangler conducted a series of lectures which were later published in his 1981 book Reflections on the Christ. Throughout much of the book, Spangler expresses thoughts on the cosmic Christ and shares the same opinions on Lucifer as Blavatsky and Bailey, his theosophist exemplars, writing:

That being that helps man reach this point [wholeness] is Lucifer. That is his role. He is the angel of man’s evolution. He is the angel of man’s inner light… And as we shall see, Christ is the bridge between the two that spells freedom in manifestation… When this great project of evolution began, man went forth as consciousness to learn his divinity and Lucifer went with him. Lucifer was just what his name implies–the bringer of light…” (p. 37, emphasis added)

“Lucifer comes to give us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept it then he is free and we are free. That is the Luciferic initiation. It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age… In the new age consciousness there is not good and evil.” (p. 45, emphasis added)

After leaving the Findhorn community in 1973 and returning to the U.S., Spangler and his partner founded the Lorian Association, whose mission is to “advance the experience of wholeness in the world and in ourselves through an incarnated spirituality.” According to Lorian, incarnational spirituality is defined as:

“…a state of individuality that is intrinsic to being human. The sacredness of being embodied as a physical person is core to the principles of Incarnational Spirituality.

Incarnational Spirituality sees this incarnate state as Sacred, celebrates embodied physical nature, and honors connection with the earth. Each individual life is valuable, meaningful, and capable of bringing wholeness and blessing into the world.”

Other terms unique to Lorians include the Spectrum of Life, where they imagine “the Earth as a vast ecology within which everything is alive…” and Gaianeering, “the principle of working in partnership with the Earth as a dynamic, living being, Gaia, to foster connection and wholeness in the world…” 

Spangler was a close associate of Episcopalian Reverend James Parks Morton, dean of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. They met at a Lindisfarne Association conference where William Irwin Thompson, another close Spangler associate, presided. Morton, a champion of interfaith engagement, worked with Spangler to not only bridge the divide between Christian sects, but also opened the door to new agers through “The Earth Community” conference. The conference’s purpose was “to show a wide range of activities, from communities to schools to religious centers, that had coalesced under the banner of the new age, cultural transformation, and reverence for Gaia.” The conference later spawned a series of meetings spearheaded by Spangler and Morton. Of the partnership, Spangler wrote:

“That an Episcopal cathedral, the world’s largest Gothic structure, should be the home of a new age group, most of whose members are not even Episcopalian, may seem strange, but it is in keeping with the history and nature of cathedrals themselves.”

Dean Morton was a visionary ecumenical leader and brought together Roman Catholic priests, imams, rabbis, and guest preachers like Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. The Cathedral has deep ties to the UN, has celebrated UN Sunday for over 40 years, and in 2022 featured a sermon by Csaba Kőrösi, the 77th President of the United Nations General Assembly.

Morton left the Cathedral in 1997 and founded the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY), a non-profit bringing together Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and Jews with a mandate  to “make New York and the world safe for religious diversity.” ICNY is also a UN-affiliated NGO through its Department of Public Information now known as the Department of Global Communications. 

As if these activities weren’t enough to advance the new age agenda, Spangler also worked with Donald Keys, U Thant, and Norman Cousins while serving on the board of directors for Planetary Citizens.

Spangler is still active through the Lorian Association where he teaches classes, writes a blog, and serves as the spiritual director. Perhaps no one has done more to advance the new age paradigm as David Spangler, whom his friend James Parks Morton described as “…a highly regarded advocate of spiritual empowerment, a recognized influence in the so-called ‘new age’ movement…His deepest concern is the empowerment of people to be truly liberated, true participants in the ‘new age’… David shows that the paradigm of the ‘new age’ is really ‘the planetary village,’ the image of the interdependency of all things.”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin – Jesuit Priest and “Father of the New Age”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born in 1881 in south-central France. He was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1911. He studied philosophy, taught physics and chemistry, and earned a doctorate in paleontology in 1922. He taught geology at the Catholic Institute in Paris but was dismissed and later exiled because of unorthodox opinions about original sin and other topics.

After his brief stint in Paris, Teilhard ventured to China and became a research assistant to another Jesuit paleontologist. It was there that he and fellow researchers discovered the “Peking Man” fossils, a supposed missing link in the evolution of humanity, though the significance was challenged and claimed to be fraudulent. He was also involved with the “Piltdown Man” scandal in which bone fragments were falsely presented as the fossilized remains of a previously unknown early human. Despite these mishaps, Teilhard become widely recognized regardless of his conflicts with Catholic teachings.

Before his death in 1955, Teilhard wrote prolifically, fusing his belief in evolution with Catholic teachings. Though his philosophical musings were denied publication by the Church and denounced by Pope John XXIII, unpublished copies were (posthumously) circulated widely among Catholic and Jesuit circles.

In the book Teilhardism and the New Religion, author Wolfgang Smith documents how Teilhard’s teachings – once considered heretical – soon became widely accepted. The preface states:

“Charles Darwin would have been greatly surprised to see his atheistically slanted doctrine turned into a religious creed, a self-styled ultra-Christianity, no less, hailed and embraced by men of the cloth. Yet as we know, this unlikely turn of events did come to pass in our day, thanks to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the once-exiled Jesuit of posthumous fame who introduced the world to Point Omega, the “God of Evolution,” and forged what purports to be a kind of scientific theology.”

Teilhard is recognized for bridging the gap between religious truth and the scientific “fact” of evolution, but was really creating an updated version of ancient religion. In his Letters to Leontine Zanta (a close personal friend), Teilhard confessed:

What increasingly dominates my interests and my inner preoccupations, as you already know, is the effort to establish within myself, and to diffuse around me, a new religion (let’s call it an improved Christianity, if you like) whose personal God is no longer the great ‘neolithic’ landowner of times gone by, but the Soul of the world–as demanded by the cultural and religious stage we have now reached” (p. 114)

Teilhard’s writings have influenced scores of scientists, futurists, evolution zealots, environmentalists, globalists, occultists, and new agers. Many within the Catholic church have come full circle regarding Teilhard with endorsements from several Popes and Cardinals including current Pope Francis.

According to Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy, new age leaders believed Teilhard had the greatest influence on their thinking according to survey responses. This sentiment is backed up by Gary Kah, author of En Route to Global Occupation, who wrote:

“In fact, Chardin is one of the most frequently quoted writers by leading New Age occultists.”

To gain an even better understanding of why Teilhard is so revered within esoteric circles, a few quotes from his book Christianity and Evolution, published in 1971, shed more light:

“What I am proposing to do is to narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian soul of Pantheism or the pantheist aspect of Christianity.” (p. 56)

 “I believe that the Messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await, is the universal Christ; that is to say, the Christ of evolution.” (p. 95)

“If we Christians wish to retain in Christ the very qualities on which his power and our worship are based, we have no better way – no other way, even – of doing so than fully to accept the most modern concepts of evolution.” (p. 127) 

“…I can be saved only by becoming one with the universe. Thereby, too, my deepest ‘pantheist’ aspirations are satisfied, guided, and reassured.” (p. 128) 

“… A general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form in which a religion of the future can be conceived.” (p. 130)

Finally, the connection between Teilhard and the UN can be made through Robert Muller, who quoted him profusely in several of his books and writings.  

“…Teilhard de Chardin influenced his companion [Father de Breuvery], who inspired his colleagues, who started a rich process of global and long-term thinking in the UN, which affected many nations and people around the world. I have myself been deeply influenced by Teilhard.”
– Robert Muller, Most of All They Taught Me Happiness, 1985 (pp. 116-117)

“Any Teilhardian will recognize in this the spiritual transcendence which he announced so emphatically as the next step in our evolution.”
– Robert Muller, Most of All They Taught Me Happiness, 1985 (pp. 164)

The Great “Heresy” of Separateness 

Alice Bailey and all the new agers profiled believed that separation and exclusiveness is a great heresy standing in the way of planetary oneness. They also advocated for pantheism with Blavatsky equating the monotheistic Christian God to “a blasphemous and sorry caricature of the Ever Unknowable.” David Spangler went even further, declaring:

We can take all the scriptures, and all the teachings, and all the tablets, and all the laws, and all the marshmallows and have a jolly good bonfire and marshmallow roast, because that is all they are worth.”
Reflections on the Christ (p. 73)

These statements, together with the entire new age philosophy, should make it clear that though they espouse unity, oneness, and love, they are very intolerant of monotheistic beliefs fundamental to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Among these three, it’s clear their most hated and targeted religion is Christianity.

There are three things anyone involved in new age practices cannot tolerate. First is being called a sinner who needs salvation. They believe in the innate goodness and divinity of all humanity. Second is being told that salvation can only be found through Jesus Christ. They believe all roads lead to God and no one religion or set of teachings can claim to be the only path.

The third and final affront to new agers is the belief that God is separate from and vastly superior to nature, humanity, and every created thing. They believe that everything is God and God is in everything. These belief systems are clearly incompatible, hence the new age push to band together against monotheistic “heretics.”

The essence of Christianity involves acknowledging human weakness and humbling oneself before an Almighty Supreme Being. The essence of the New Age Movement involves recognizing untapped human potential and pridefully exalting oneself as a Christ-like deity.

Jesus Christ unequivocally declared that,

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

The apostle Peter confirmed Christ’s declaration when he announced:

“This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:11-12)

To new agers, the exclusiveness required by Jesus Christ is abhorrent. They have devised another way that excludes the true Christ and His followers. Ask anyone with new age beliefs what they think of Jesus being the only way to God and you are sure to get responses that qualify Christ’s statement as “intolerant” and “hate speech.” While they preach tolerance, acceptance, and universal oneness, they appear hypocritical due to their absolute intolerance to Jesus’ declaration that salvation can be found in no other besides himself.

The New Age Movement is a seemingly leaderless movement comprising millions of individuals and thousands of organizations. However, behind the scenes they are all being led by Lucifer/Satan, the one who masquerades as an angel of light and deceiver of the whole world. This is why all the different sects share the same core beliefs – that humanity will ascend to godhood through understanding secret teachings and seeing the divinity in all living things. Whether they are Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, Bahá’ís, occultists, psychics, shamans, astrologists, mystics, neopagans, Freemasons, or paranormalists, they share the same worldview that began with deception in the Garden of Eden.

Initiating the World into the Occult Global Religion

Far more than just a political entity advocating human rights, conducting relief missions, and fighting for peace, the UN acts as a front for the occult New Age Movement, and spearheads the plan to transition the world into the Aquarian age of oneness, inclusivity, and global consciousness. The words of Donald Keys and Alice Bailey assure us this is true.

“Persons who have thought of the United Nations as a bastion of atheism, as lacking in spirituality, devoid of morals, empty of belief, had better think again. They had better wipe their feet and bow their heads to enter this First Temple of Humanity.”
-Donald Keys, Earth at Omega: Passage to Planetization (p. 74)

“This ‘saving force’ is the energy which science has released into the world for the destruction, first of all, of those who continue (if they do) to defy the Forces of Light working through the United Nations. Then – as time goes on – this liberated energy will usher in the new civilization, the new and better world and the finer, more spiritual conditions.”
– Alice Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy (p. 548)

Part two of this series uncovers the UN’s role in the ecumenical and interfaith movements working toward establishing a global religious system excluding Christianity.

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  1. After discovering The Urantia Book in 1987, I have been rebuffed by both the new age followers and Christian fundamentalism followers. For me, I find the teachings in the Urantia Book the closest to my spiritual experiences and understanding. I maintain a strong faith in God, and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is our savior, and is “The Son of God” and “The Son of Man.” I believe in the Trinity and The Holy Spirit. I believe much of the Bible. I also believe that evolution, aliens, and Lucifer are real. There is much more I could say, but my question is why hasn’t the Urantia Book received more consideration in discussions of spiritual truth? What are the reasons for it’s omission?

    1. Hello and thanks for your comment!

      To answer your questions, the reasons why the Urantia Book is typically omitted from discussions of spiritual truth is because it falls under the same category as the works of Alice Bailey, Madame Blavatsky and many other occultists mentioned and not mentioned in this article. Your stated beliefs in evolution, aliens, and Lucifer are also held by many of these same occultists and New Agers.

      The Urantia Book is considered “extra-biblical” revelation (similar to The Book of Mormon) and is not and will never be on equal footing with the Bible. Christians believe that the Bible alone (sola-scriptura) is God’s authoritative word to mankind. No other book is considered as the source of truth for those who know Jesus Christ.

      To be honest, I have not read one page of the Urantia Book. However, I don’t need to read it to believe that it is a counterfeit. If you are not aware of its origins, please consider the following information:

      “The UB (Urantia Book) claims to be authored by supermortal, celestial beings through an unnamed “human subject” who conveyed messages from them in his sleep. A prominent Chicago psychiatrist, Dr. William S. Sadler, privately transcribed the contactee’s messages, and in 1923 assembled a small group to study the messages while hiding the contactee’s name and identity. The supermortals described themselves as extraterrestrials from other planets and star systems. Their name for earth is Urantia; they claim to have been observing and guiding the evolution of our planet (Adam and Eve, we learn, were actually transported here from the planet Jerusem). They say Christendom has distorted the true nature and teachings of Jesus Christ, and the time is now ripe for mankind to receive this “epochal revelation.

      Sadler’s study group submitted written questions to the contactee and eventually came to believe the Urantia Papers were a new revelation from God, on a par with the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Inner circle members funded its printing, and the first edition finally appeared in 1955, weighing in at 2,097 pages.”(Source)

      I encourage you to read this article in full.

      From what I have learned, it seems very likely that the UB is a demonically inspired fraud meant to challenge, confuse, and distort the meaning of God’s word as contained in the Holy Bible. Satan knows the scriptures very well and is very clever in how he deceives believers and unbelievers alike.

      The Bible does not teach evolution!

      The Bible does not teach that the name for earth is Urantia!

      The Bible does not teach that Adam and Eve were transported to earth from planet Jerusem!

      The Bible does not teach that there will be an “epochal revelation” as the canon of scripture was closed over two thousand years ago. The revelation contained within its pages is complete and does not need or require another “revelatory” book. All such books that have come afterwards are counterfeits. Many of them have been channeled to humans from demonic spirits as is seemingly the case with the UB.

      There are many other teachings contained in the UB that contradict what the Bible teaches. Please take a look at the following video to understand other problems with the UB.

      I hope you will not see this as a personal attack on your beliefs, but that you may realize that the UB is an esoteric counterfeit containing things not disclosed in the Bible along with outright contradictions of its teachings (especially concerning the identity of Jesus Christ). Please understand that this book is laying a different foundation than the revealed word of God contained in the Bible.

      Finally, please consider the stern warnings regarding false teachings and teachers contained in the following biblical scriptures:

      “Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.” Jeremiah 14:14

      “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron…” 1 Timothy 4:1-3

      “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

      I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert he gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-9

      “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.” 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

      “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

      “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.” 2 Peter 1:2

      “Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings…” Hebrews 13:9

      “Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:9-11

      “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” Proverbs 30:5

      I encourage you put aside the Urantia Book and ask God to guide you in study of His revelation to humanity contained in the Bible alone.

      Jesse Smith

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