The New Age Occult and Freemasonry
The goal of the New Age Occult leaders is to bring in a kingdom of Satan, a counterfeit of God’s kingdom. The kingdom of Satan would be one in which occult religion would rule over the earth, alongside a totalitarian political world government. In Revelation 13 there are two beasts, the first one is the government beast in verses 1-3, and the second is the beast of false religion seen in verses 11-17.
Then in Revelation 17: 3-5 John shows us an image of a woman representing false religion. “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Babylonian mystery religion is the foundation for both the New Age Occult movement and Freemasonry.
The woman who sits on the beast is a metaphor with more than one meaning. The scarlet colored beast on which the woman sits could be false religion also. Reformed theologians suggested in the period of the Reformation to about the 18th century that the beast on which the woman sits is the Catholic Church. The woman is said to have committed fornication with the kings of the earth. The beast the woman sits on can be seen also as government. She as false religion rides the government, not always to steer it, but the image is of a pair – false religion and government – united to rule over the people.
In addition, the woman as false religion can be seen as being both false Christian religion where false doctrines prevail over the truth, and occult religion. It is the woman as the occult that is beginning to infiltrate organized Christianity which is of interest in terms of the New Age Occult movement’s goal of setting up the counterfeit kingdom of Satan to rule on earth with the government beast. False religion may come to be a combination of the New Age Occult, a Christianized form of the New Age Occult and false Christian theologies based upon Jewish supremacy.
The “mother” of the New Age Occult movement, Alice Bailey, in The Rays and Initiations, 1955, on page 330 says of the Babylonian Mystery Religions that “These ancient mysteries were originally given to humanity by the Hierarchy, and were – in their turn – received by the Hierarchy from the Great White Lodge on Sirus. They contain the clue to the evolutionary process, hidden in numbers and words…they veil the secret of man’s origin and destiny.”
The Hierarchy is said by Alice Bailey to be the group of “Ascended Spiritual Masters,” who are really demon spirits.
Foster Bailey, husband of Alice Bailey, in The Spirit of Masonry, 1957, pp 30-32 says “…the ancient mysteries were temporary custodians of the ancient truth and closely allied to the Masonic work of today…The mysteries…are all parts of that ancient thread which has its origin in that primeval religion which terminates today in Masonry.”
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition, 1975 they say “In Greek and Roman religion…although the mystic rites were kept secret, it was known that they required elaborate initiation, including accepting occult knowledge, and acting out sacred drama.”
Benjamin Creme, a new Age occult leader, in his book The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, 1980, on p. 84 says “Through the Masonic tradition and certain esoteric groups will come the process of initiation through these transformed and purified institutions.” Creme goes on to say on p. 87 that “The new religions will manifest, for instance, through organizations like Freemasonry. In Freemasonry is embedded the core of the secret heart of the occult mysteries…Through the orders of Masonry, the initiatory path will be trodden and initiation will take place.”
Alice Bailey, the founder of the New Age Occult movement, tells us in her boob Discipleship In the New Age, Volume II, 1955, pp 15-16 that “The mysteries will be restored in other ways also, for they contain much beside that which the Masonic rites can reveal.”
She says in Esoteric Psychology II, p 575 that “The ritual of the Master Mason Degree will be objectively staged and the general public will recognize it as the major rite and ritual of the new religious institution of the period. This is the stage where the forces of resurrection are active, when the Lord is with his people and the Christ has returned to earth.”
Watch out for the use of seemingly Christian language by the New Age Occultists. By “the Lord” Bailey does not mean the Lord of the Bible, but the New Age Occult diety.
Albert Pike, the 19th century leader of Freemasonry, in his 1871 book, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, on page 861 says “The royal secret, of which you are a prince, if you are a true adept…is that which the Sohar (a book of the Jewish Kaballah) terms the Mystery of the Balance. It is the secret of the Universal Equilibrium..such, my brother, is the true word of a Master Mason, such is the true Royal Secret which makes possible, and shall at length make real, the Holy Empire of True Masonic brotherhood.”
Pike says the goal of Freemasonry is to create a “Holy Empire.” This is the occult religion of Satan which the occultists want to establish on earth. It will be the re-establishment of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion.
Manley P. Hall, another Masonic leader, in Lectures on Ancient Philosophy, 1929, says “Arise ye, the day of labor is at hand, the Great Work awaits completion.” The great work of the Masons is the creation of the Satanic occult kingdom on earth.
If you are not sure that the New Age Occultists want to set up a kingdom run by Satan, look at what New Age leader David Spangler says in Reflections on the Christ, 1977, pp 40-44. He says “Christ is the same force as Lucifer…Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness as we move into the New Age.
The New Age Christ and Lucifer are “forces” in the New Age Occult Gospel. This idea fits with Daniel 11: 38, “But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces…” The “God of forces” is not the personal three person God of the Bible. Rather, the God of forces is an impersonal spiritual force.
While the Masons are all men, the Eastern Star is an occult order for women who are closely related to Masons. The “Eastern Star” has occult significance. It is not Christ’s star as described in Matthew 2: 2-7, though some promoters of the Eastern Star order will claim it is. The Bible does not say “eastern star.” In Matthew 2: 2-7. It says “his star in the east.”
The five pointed star of the order of the Eastern Star has one point pointing downward. The upright five point star with one point pointing upward has been used more frequently. The British warrier Sir Gawain used the upright
five pointed star on his shield. The lone star of Texas is an upright five pointed star. This does not necessarily mean that no upright five pointed stars have occult meanings.
The down pointed five pointed star fits the horns (two points up) and ears (two points, one to each side) and lower jaw (one point downward) of the Masonic goat head symbol of Baphomet, the male-female goat headed god.
Women who join the Eastern Star can open themselves up to influence by demon spirits. Masonic men or Eastern Star women who want to be Christians can come under attack by demon spirits who want to keep them from fully accepting Christ and his truths. In addition, having and wearing Masonic or Eastern Star jewelry such as rings or pins, could attract demon spirits.
Masonic and Eastern Star rings and pins, or other jewelry, are forms of literal idols. The adepts do not necessarily worship their jewelry, but in wearing the jewelry or just possessing it, they show their loyalty to what the jewelry represents, occult Freemasonry or the Order of the Eastern Star.
“What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?” Habakkuk 2: 18
Masonic and Eastern Star symbols on jewelry represent the lies of these occult orders
The Nineteenth Century English Occult Revival, A Major Forerunner of the New Age Occult Movement
The principal founder of the Theosophical Society, Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891), was part of the 19th century English occult revival. So were the two Anglican theologians, Brook Foss Westcott (1825-1903) and Fenton Anthony Hort (1828-1892), who created the Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament text of 1881. This Greek text is the basis for almost all modern New Testament versions, including the “never inspired version,” the NIV.
Helena Blavatsky laid the foundations for the New Age Occult movement. Then Alice A. Bailey ( 1880-1949) created many of the specific teachings of the occult movement which arrived on the scene with the counterculture of the sixties and seventies. Alice Bailey came from England to the United States. Alice’s husband, Foster Bailey, was a high level Mason, and also wrote about the occult. Alice and Foster tie high level Freemasonry to the occult and the mystery religions. Alice Bailey was a member of Blavatsky’s Theosophical Society.
There is some evidence that the British ruling elite and members of the ruling class promoted the New Age Occult movement in the United States during the 20th century. They also promoted the use of LSD, and the drug movement after 1962, and the rock music that was a vital part of the counterculture. For example, Marilynn Ferguson is said to have been a protogee of Willis Harmon of the Stanford Research Institute of Stanford University. Marilynn Ferguson is a New Age Occult leader who wrote the book The Aquarian Conspiracy (1980). Willis Harmon was influenced by the Tavistock Institute of England, which was part of the British elite, to introduce a counterculture in the U.S. that would weaken Christianity and the American family. Aldous Huxley – of the British Elite ruling class – was important in creating the LSD or drug movement in both California and in the Boston area through his protogees Gregory Bateson, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert.
The Tavistock Institute had come under the influence of Sigmund Freud and several other change agents like Kurt Lewin, all psychologists, who operated from within Tavistock Institute to bring us the sex liberation movement, group dynamics, group therapy, and the encounter group movement. What dean Gotcher calls “Diaprax,” the use of the Hegelian dialectic to change attitudes and behavior was part what Tavistock gave us. In addition, the Frankfurt, Germany Institute for Social Research, known as the Frankfurt School, followed both Freud and Marx. They taught stealth Marxism, or cultural Marxism, to be brought about by non-violent means. Theodore W. Adorno in his 1950 book, The Authoritarian Personality, which claimed to be on personality and social psychology, said that Christianity and the strong family create the authoritarian personality. The authoritarian personality causes fascism or Nazisism. Herbert Marcuse, another member of the Frankfurt School, promoted the New Left and the sex liberation movement as part of the counterculture. Adorno, Marcuse and others of the Frankfurt School sought to weaken Christianity and the family. They saw Christianity and the family as being the sources of the cohesiveness of the older American Belonger Culture. By helping to create the counterculture they were working to severely weaken Christianity and the family, and, in turn, the cohesiveness of American culture. At the same time they were working to maintain Jewish cohesiveness and the Jewish family and culture. The members of the Frankfurt School operated from within major American universities.
To some extent all of this promotion of the counterculture grew out of the 19th century British elite. There were a number of clubs, societies and secret societies within which the late 19th century British elites worked.
The Cambridge Ghost Society and the Society For Psychical Research which the two Anglican theologians Brook Foss Westcott and Fenton Anthony Hort helped create were two of these societies. These societies studied and promoted occult phenomena. The elite English Fabian Society, the English socialists, were another group. The Coefficients Club was created by Beatrice and Sidney Webb who were in the Fabian Socialist movement. The Coficients Club included Bertrand Russell, H.G. Wells and the politician Arthur Balfour.
Cecil Rhodes, an important leader of what is now called the New World Order, organized a secret society in 1891 which apparently included Lord Rothschild of England, a member of the ruling elite. Arthur Balfour and Lord Rothschild were also members of the Apostles Club which included Westcott, Hort, Henry Sidgwick and others of the Society for Psychical Research. Thus, some of the members of the British ruling class – Westcott and Hort and others – were joined in this club by a member of the ruling elite, the small group at the top.
On http://blessedquietness.com/journal/prophecy/cnp-3.htm they say “…the plan for the State of Israel was formulated in the secret societies of Great Britain.” Lord Rothschild was one point of entry for Zionism into the British elites. The English Balfour Declaration – of Arthur Balfour – of November 1917, and the sending of British troops to Palestine gave the Zionist movement an early victory. The same British elites helped to create dispensationalism within American Christianity, to make that theology which supports Jewish Supremacy and physical, unsaved Jews, into a Christian Zionist movement to further the cause of Zionism.
So the promotion of the occult within the late 19th century British elites was just a part of a broader effort in the 20th century by the same elites, or their sons, to create an American counterculture to weaken Christianity and the family.
On http://www.britannica.com they say “Another movement influenced in part by Hinduism is the Theosophical Society. Founded in New York City in 1875 by Helena Blavatsky of Russia, it was originally inspired by Kabbala (Jewish esoteric mysticism), gnosticism (esoteric salvatory knowledge), and other forms of Western occultism.”
In the late 19th century Helena Blavatsky announced the coming of the New Age.
Probably most loyal followers of the New Bible versions and Westcott and Hort – the riders on the wrecking machine – will deny that the two Anglican theologians played any role in the 19th century English Occult Revival. So we should be careful to identify the sources for the claim that Westcott and Hort were important figures in the 19th century English occult movement.
Alan Gauld in The Founders of Psychical Research, 1968, Schocken Books, says “Cambridge professor Fenton John Antony Hort, Anglican clergyman Brooke Foss Westcott, and the future Archbishop of Canterbury, Edward White Benson, founded the Ghost Society in 1851.”
According to W.H. Salter in The Society For Psychical Research, An Outline of Its History, Society for Psychical Research, 1948, p. 8 says “The original objective of the Society for Psychical Research (S.P.R.) was to conduct research into that large group of debatable phenomena designated by such terms as mesmeric, psychical and spiritualisic. Committees were organized to examine telepathy, hypnotism, mesmeric trance, clairvoyance, ESP, apparations, haunted houses, and to determine the laws of psychical spiritualistic phenomena. In recognition of the important work accomplished by Benson, Westcott and Hort – the leaders of its precursor, the Cambridge Ghost Socity….”
Arthur Westcott, the son of Brooke F. Westcott, in his book, Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, Macmillan and Company, 1896, Vol 1, p 118, says of his father than “His devotion with ardour is indicated in a “Ghostly Circular” authorized by him, “The interest and importance of a serious and earnest inquiry into the nature of the phenomena which are vaguely called supernatural will scarcely be questioned (so says Brooke F. Westcott).”
Arthur Westcott wrote in the same book on page 118 that Brooke F. Westcott said in the “Ghostly Circular” that “But there are many others who believe it possible that the beings of the unseen world may manifest themselves in extraordinary ways.”
The son of Fenton Hort, Arthur Hort, in Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Macmillan, 1896, Vol 1, pp. 170-172 wrote that
his father was active in “Two other societies…in both of which Hort seems to have been the moving spirit…the other called… the Ghostly Guild. The object was to collect and classify authenticated instances of what are now called psychical phenomena.”
There is a reference saying the Society for Psychical Research held seances and interviewed Blavatsky. “In its early stages, the S.P.R. (Society For Psychical Research) held séances in the townhouse of Arthur Balfour of which his sister Eleanor was the principle organizer. Various mediums of reputation were investigated with the purpose of ruling out charlatans and determining if entities from the spirit realm or deceased persons did in fact communicate with the living. In 1884, Madame H.P. Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, was interviewed by a committee of the S.P.R….the S.P.R. was at first — “…considerably impressed by the evidence of Mme Blavatsky and her friends…” From: W.H. Salter, The Society For Psychical Research, An Outline of it’s History, London, 1948, pp 21-22.
In addition, the Society For Psychical Research sponsored a number of seance settings from 1889 to 1890 by spirit medium Leonora Piper of Boston. Rosalee Thompson, a British spirit medium in 1897 and 1898. There are a few links on Google to these seances held by the Society For Psychical Research. Type in the names of the two spirit mediums above and “Society For psychical Research.”
In studying the occult, the Anglican theologians and other members of the English elite class made the occult more acceptable.
This same process seems to have happened in the seventies and eighties when American psychologists and communications professors studied hard core pornography. They made pornography more acceptable, not only to the college students they showed it to, but also to others.
Psychologist Leonard Berkowitz of the University of Wisconsin and Ed Donnerstein showed a porno movie of two men tying up and raping a woman. This is reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1981.
Dolf Zillman and Jennings Bryant, in the Department of Broadcast and Film Communications at the University of Alabama, also showed hard core porno to college students as research. The professors found that students habituate to some extent to seeing explicit heterosexuality, and find deviant sexuality and sado massochism more acceptable than before viewing non-deviant heterosexual sex.
Acceptance of porno came in on the heels of the counterculture, and was part of the process of breaking down Christian morality and weakening the family. The Dot Com Culture on the Internet has helped to spread acceptance of pornography.