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THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT

Beware! The New Age Movement Is More Than Self-Indulgent Silliness

A Comprehensive Exposé of The New Age Movement

by Lee Penn

Published by - New Oxford Review, July-August 2000, pp. 19-31

SECTION 6 of 6

THE NEW AGE POPULATION SELECTION PROCESS

As part of the imminent global transformation, the radical New Age leaders look forward to a "selection" among the human race. The elect
of humanity will survive to enter the New Age. Many others will die - a prospect that these gurus view with cold equanimity. (Thus, it's
reasonable to wonder whether those who foretell a "selection process" intend to kill their opponents, if they can.)

For several decades Barbara Marx Hubbard has predicted "personal extinction" for people who will not get with the New Age program: "A Quantum Transformation is the time of selection.... The species known as self-centered humanity will become extinct. The species known as whole-centered humanity will evolve." At this time, "humans capable of cooperating to self-transcend will do so"; "elements" who maintain "the illusion of separation will become extinct...just as Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal humans became extinct." In referring to undesirable people as "elements," she follows the example of the Nazis, the Communists, and others who dehumanize their opponents to justify destroying them. Hubbard warns that if the selection comes, it will be violent: "Either the good will prevail...or the violent selection of the self-centered will begin." For her, Satan is "part of the selection process...that will bring forth the self-elected from the self-rejected, so that...only those connected to the whole survive." Muller agrees that persons "who hold contrary beliefs" to those favored in the "next phase of evolution" will disappear; opponents of the UN and other "anti-evolutionary, blind, self-serving people" will have their souls "parked in a special corral of the universe for having been retarding forces, true aberrations in the evolution and ascent of humanity," a banishment to a spiritual Siberia.

Nick Bunick, the self-proclaimed reincarnation of the Apostle Paul, sets the date for the selection between 2000 and 2010, when "those people who are not living according to the laws of God" will be "no longer participating in our world." They'll be sent to "a different vibrational plane" to improve their karma. Hubbard says that survivors of the selection will go with the flow of evolution, will love "choice, diversity, flexibility, ambiguity, uncertainty, responsibility, and response-ability." The inheritors of Hubbard's new kingdom will pass all the current tests for political correctness.

The leaders of the New Age movement argue that the earth is overpopulated, and that radical measures are needed to defuse the "population bomb." In the 1940s - when world population was less than half what it is today - Bailey said, "certain physical restrictions should be imposed, because it is now evident that beyond a certain point the planet cannot support humanity." Ex-Catholic Matthew Fox has said, "Excessive human population is a grave danger...it's one of the reasons I joined the Episcopal Church, because of its open-minded and pragmatic view of birth control." In 1997 Gorbachev said, "for a certain transitional period families should limit themselves to one child."

Some of these compassionate people want to reduce Earth's population to two billion or less. In a November 1991 interview with The UNESCO Courier, Jacques-Yves Cousteau said: "World population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day." That works out to 127,750,000 people per year, and 1.27 billion people to "eliminate" per decade. The eco-feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether told those who attended a May 1998 ecological conference that "We need to seek the most compassionate way of weeding out people.... In place of the pro-life movement we need to develop the 'spirituality of recycling'...a spirituality that includes ourselves in the renewal of earth and self. We need to compost ourselves." Several months later Ruether told a national conference of Call to Action, a dissident Catholic organization, how many people must go onto the compost pile: "We must return to the population level of 1930" - about two billion people. What is discreetly unannounced is what to do with the 4 billion "surplus" people. Once again, the liberal death wish rears its head.

THE NEW AGE IS REAL and ANTICHRISTIAN

Taken together, the works of people such as Robert Muller, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Neale Donald Walsch, Alice Bailey, David Spangler,
and Helena Blavatsky are an anti-Catechism: a comprehensive anti-Gospel, a revival of the Gnostic heresy, and an inversion of Christian
morality and doctrine. I have not pulled a few "smoking gun" quotes from otherwise innocent writings. The adepts of the New Age have
provided an arsenal full of smoking guns, all pointed in the same direction. Those who can stand to read New Age and Theosophical
books in detail will find that these writers make clear their intentions for us all - just as Hitler did with Mein Kampf. This time, let us pay
attention!

Is the New Age movement a conspiracy? No. Conspiracies are usually secretive associations with hidden and unacceptable objectives. New Age leaders and
their utopian, globalist allies are open about their aims. Their activities are legal and appear (for many people) to be quite acceptable. The goals of the millennial crop of New Agers and utopians match what radicals have sought since the French Revolution. Their project reveals the permanent vulnerability of mankind to
temptation and sin. Consider: God remains forever, and does not change. Human nature does not change. The devil does not change, and
the temptations he offers mankind do not change. From the Garden of Eden to the séances of the Theosophists, the message is the
same: You will be a god. Human response to temptation does not change either; apart from God's grace, we sin. Therefore, human
rebellion against God will follow a consistent pattern. Those who wish to rebel against God will find collaborators and mentors to confirm
and assist them in their choices. (Also, the religious and governmental authorities, by their oft-repeated injustices, put the same
temptations, scandals, and stumbling blocks before their people, again and yet again.)  What some fevered observers see as
multi-generational, international conspiracies are really just successive groups of fallen men following temptation to its logical conclusion.
If New Age and utopian movements show unity and consistent purpose internationally or historically, it arises from the dark spirit they
follow rather than from any conspiratorial skills at the human level.

The Vatican has spoken against the false teachings of the New Age movement and the utopians. The Church rejects notions of a man-made paradise on earth. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can be only realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom...under the name of millenarianism, especially the 'intrinsically perverse' political form of a secular messianism" (#676; also see #675). As for the spiritual practices that are common in the New Age movement, the Catechism states: "All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to 'unveil' the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone" (#2116; also see #2117).

The deluded and spiritually starved souls who follow New Age, globalist, and utopian teachers are, each and all, people for whom Christ
died and rose again. Christ desires that all be saved.  It is a spiritual work of mercy to warn the people involved in these movements that
they are rushing heedlessly toward the edge of a spiritual cliff.


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NOTE: Internet document citations are based on research done between September 1997 and January 2000. Web citations were accurate as of the time that each Web page was accessed.  However, some documents may since have been moved to a different Web site, or they may have been removed entirely from the Web.

[223] Alice A. Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, 1957, Lucis Publishing Company, New York, ISBN 0-85330-106-9, p. 618
[224] Barbara Marx Hubbard, Happy Birth Day Planet Earth: The Instant of Co-Operation, Ocean Tree Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1986; ISBN 0-943734-08-8, p. 31
[225] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium, Nataraj Publishing, Novato, CA, 1995, ISBN 1-882591-21-6, p. 111
[226] Barbara Marx Hubbard, Happy Birth Day Planet Earth: The Instant of Co-Operation, Ocean Tree Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1986; ISBN 0-943734-08-8, p. 23
[227] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium, Nataraj Publishing, Novato, CA, 1995, ISBN 1-882591-21-6, p. 303
[228] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Book of Co-Creation Part II - The Promise Will Be Kept: The Gospels, The Acts, the Epistles, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, San Rafael, California, 1993 (privately published), p. 299
[229] Robert Muller, 2000 Ideas And Dreams For A Better World, Idea 1748, Internet document, http://www.lsw.org/ideas/RMideas.html
[230] Robert Muller, My Testament to the UN: A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, World Happiness and Cooperation, P.O. Box 1153, Anacortes, Washington 98221; ISBN
1-880455-07-2, pp. 148-149
[231] David Spangler, Revelation: The Birth of a New Age, Lorian Press, 1976 (fifth Lorian Press printing 1984), ISBN 0-936878-00-2, p. 164
[232] David Spangler, Revelation: The Birth of a New Age, Lorian Press, 1976 (fifth Lorian Press printing 1984), ISBN 0-936878-00-2, p. 160
[233] David Spangler, Revelation: The Birth of a New Age, Lorian Press, 1976 (fifth Lorian Press printing 1984), ISBN 0-936878-00-2, p. 161
[234] Barbara Marx Hubbard, Happy Birth Day Planet Earth: The Instant of Co-Operation, Ocean Tree Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1986; ISBN 0-943734-08-8; p. 17
[235] Kirstin Miller, "The Story Angels Want Told: An Interview with Nick Bunick," Psychic Reader, October 1997, Vol. 22, no. 10, p. 7
[236] Kirstin Miller, "The Story Angels Want Told: An Interview with Nick Bunick," Psychic Reader, October 1997, Vol. 22, no. 10, p. 7
[237] Bob Young, "St. Nick," Willamette Week, Vol. 24, Issue 8, December 23, 1997, p. p. 24
[238] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Book of Co-Creation Part II - The Promise Will Be Kept: The Gospels, The Acts, the Epistles, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, San Rafael, California, 1993 (privately published), p. 120
[239] Alice A. Bailey, Education in the New Age, 1954, Lucis Publishing Company, New York, ISBN 0-85330-105-0, pp. 133-136
[240] Virginia Lee, "Science and Spirit: Conversations with Matthew Fox, Ph.D. & Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.", Common Ground, Summer 1997, Internet version; http://www.comngrnd.com/fox.html, pp. 6-7
[241] Mikhail Gorbachev, "Finding Our Way Five Years After the Rio Earth Summit," delivered for Green Cross International on April 15, 1997 in Washington DC; Internet document,
http://www4.gve.ch/gci/GreenCrossFamil/gorby/newspeeches/Georges%20WashUNI.html, p. 6
[242] Bahgat Elnadi and Adel Rifaat, "Interview With Jacques-Yves Cousteau," The UNESCO Courier, November 1991, p. 13
[243] Tracey C. Rembert, "Ted Turner: Billionaire, Media Mogul ... And Environmentalist" (Interview), E Magazine, January/February 1999, Volume X, number 1, p. 10
[244] Tracey C. Rembert, "Ted Turner: Billionaire, Media Mogul ... And Environmentalist" (Interview),
E Magazine, January/February 1999, Volume X, number 1, p. 10
[245] Michael S. Rose, "Feminist Theologian Urges Religious To Find A Way To 'Weed Out People'," The Wanderer, June 11, 1998, p. 1
[246] Ann Sheridan, "CTA Conference Presents The Reality of Unreality," The Wanderer, November 12, 1998, p. 1
[247] David Spangler, Emergence: The Rebirth of the Sacred, Delta/Merloyd Lawrence; pp. 154-157
[248] David Spangler, Emergence: The Rebirth of the Sacred, Delta/Merloyd Lawrence; p. 159
[249] Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Image Books/Doubleday edition, 1995, ISBN 0-385-47967-0,
sections 675-676, pp. 193-194
[250] Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Image Books/Doubleday edition, 1995, ISBN 0-385-47967-0, sections 2116-2117, pp. 569-570


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