New Age


"St. Petersburg, London, Paris, Genoa, Cairo, Columbo, Galle, Madras, Benares, Calcutta, were connected by invisible threads of common hopes and common expectation. And the more people I met, the more this side of my journey took hold of me. It was as though there grew out of it some secret society, having now name, no form, no conventional laws, but closely connected by Community of ideas and language. I often thought of what I myself had written in Tertium Organum about people of a "new race". And it seemed to me that I had not been far from the truth, and that there is actually carried on the process of the formation, if not of a new race, at least of some new category of men, for whom there exist different values than for other people."



"An it harm none, do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."



"Crowley is often credited with what has become the Wiccan rede, 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law' (now usually prefixed by 'An it hurt none...') In fact it originated from Francois Rebelais, nearly four centuries earlier, in his famous scurrilous satire The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel, first published in 1532. In that book, for the monks and nuns of the Abbey of Theleme:

'In all their rule, and strictest tie of their order, there was but this one clause to be observed,   DO WHAT THOU WILT

Because men that are free, well born, well bred, and conversant in honest companies, have naturally an instinct and spur that prompteth them unto virtuous actions, and withdraws them from vice, which is called honour."

Crowley used the phrase in his Liber Legis or Book of the Law (dictated to him by Aiwass, a spirit speaking for the Egyptian god Horus, in 1904). Largely, it must be said, because of Crowley's own hedonism, the maxim has been much misinterpreted. It never meant 'You're free to do whatever you like,' a recipe for self-indulgence. The point of the precept is that for the esoteric adept one's will should be totally in line with the will of God, so that one acts always within the will of God. It was also intended by Crowley to be half of a greeting; the response should be 'Love is the law, love under will'., which fills out the meaning considerably."

David V. Barrett

The New Believers


"The upsurge of occult speculation was well fitted to the Aquarian Age, a phrase used much in the early twentieth century, and one that would become very familiar in the 1960s. The term requires explanation. During different historical eras, the sun is located in different houses of the zodiac, each of which is believed by astrologers to determine the character of those centuries under its influence. When the dominant sign was Taurus, around 1500 B.C., this constellation controlled the ancient era of bull cults and bull sacrifice. Near the birth of Jesus, the sun entered the sign of Pisces, and the next two thousand y ears were dominated by the religion of Christianity, whose earliest symbol was a fish. During the twentieth century, the sun would enter a new house, that of Aquarius, and according to occult belief this event would be marked by a profound new spirituality, a time of mystical enlightenment and enhanced intuition, possibly symbolized by the appointment of a new messianic figure-hence the stir over Krishnamurti. Aquarian terminology was popularized by Levi H. Dowling's book The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, an esoteric account of Jesus' life. The book first appeared in 1907, and its numerous reprintings indicate its continued popularity in the Theosophical and mystical subculture up to the present day. In 1918, an Aquarian Ministry, practicing New Thought principles, was founded at Santa Barbara. In 1921, the Curtisses proclaimed The Message of Aquaria."

Philip Jenkins

Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions In American History


"Therefore, in the latihan of Subud we do not have a teaching; there is nothing we have to learn or do, because all that is required of us is complete surrender....

   So this divine power, which works in us during the latihan, will bring to each person what is already in himself....the latihan of two people can never be the same, because everyone is different from everyone else. it is clear, then, that there cannot be a theory or spiritual teaching in Subud because each person is different. Whatever he needs and whatever he receives will differ from what somebody else needs and receives....

   Every person will find for himself the right way towards God, and what may be the right way for one may be completely wrong for must become your own self and you must develop your inner self if you want to find the way to God. You must not follow or imitate anyone else, because you must find your own way to is God who will lead you towards himself and what really happens in the latihan is that you will be introduced to your real inner self-to the real I."

Bapak (Muhammed Subuh)



"The new meaning of soul is Creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation Of the new psychological type And with him or her Will come the new civilization."

Otto Rank


"On the Mystic Path the ego casts everything aside that separates it from God. It seeks to know even as it is known; and as the mind cannot know God, it even casts away the mind to enter into the Divine Union. All that is not God to it is dross; and it purges and refuges the soul until nothing remaineth but pure spirit. This is a steep and narrow way, though swift and sure."

Dion Fortune



"If we are to avert a collective catastrophe….some fundamental changes will be necessary… our awareness and appreciation of the world. A new world view is needed, one that is holistic, nonexploitative, ecologically sound, long-term, global, peaceful, humane and cooperative."

Peter Russell


"He (Lloyd Arthur Meeker 1907-1954) finally looked to himself and came to the profound realization that he was completely responsible for the state of his world and the quality of his experience in it. He knew he could not continue like the mass of humanity, victim or victor in the world of circumstance. He saw and experienced a life of peace and value." 

"You are the means by which the invisible becomes visible."

Lloyd Arthur Meeker


"Our ulterior aim is nothing less than Heaven on Earth,-the conversion of this globe, now exhaling pestilential vapors and possessed by unnatural climates, into the abode of beauty and health, and the restitution to Humanity of the Divine Image, now so long lost and forgotten."

Charles Dana (Mar 7 1841)

Autobiography of Brook Farm



"Divine Action, as it appears through the actions and interactions of the individual, is anything that springs from the desire to bring unity rather than separation, to participate rather than isolate; to create rather than destroy, to understand with the heart rather than attack with the mind."

Lloyd Arthur Meeker


"When a group of conscious people each agree to commit themselves to surrendering to the inner impulse, the intensity of the group energy is magnified. This means that Divine energy has a bigger area available, which means that more of it can be made manifest than if the same number of people were surrendering in separate places, unknown to each other."

Lloyd Arthur Meeker


"To Emissaries, this is known as Divine Identity, or True Identity. Most people are not in touch with their own True Identity, but most Emissaries believe that we can begin to come more conscious of our True Identity by choosing to act with greater awareness of the effect of all our actions, great and small, and by consciously taking full responsibility for our behavior and how it affects everyone around us."

Kate Hall


"The individual who says "I am God!" should thus be aware that what he or she seeks to emulate and embody is not an all powerful creator but a compassionate and giving servant, a nourisher of all life who lives and works amidst the ordinary and the seemingly trivial and is, in His/Her/Its love. The most vulnerable and accessible being of all."

David Spangler


"Pursue not the outer entanglements. Dwell not in the inner void; Be serene in the oneness of things, and dualism vanishes by itself."

Seng-Tsan (a.D. 600)


   "Although not generally known, the term New Age has a very disturbing origin. In 1942, a Tokyo University professor Chikao Fujisawa first used the term as a subtitle to his booklet On the Divine Mission of Nippon. The subtitle: A Prophecy of the Dawn of a New Age. His booklet was subsequently reprinted as part of a larger work, Tokyo Record, written by Otto Tolischus. In his treatise, Fujisawa espoused what one would not normally associate with the New Age movement. Fujisawa was, in fact, an unrepentant fascist who was convinced Japan had a "divine mission for the salvation of disoriented mankind."

Gregory M. Kanon 

The Great UFO hoax


   "It was Hitler's initiative in propounding a 'New Order' for the post-war world which induced first the British, then the Americans, to think out their own plans. The odd way in which it began has only recently come to light. In November 1940 Harold Nicolson, the politician and writer who was then serving in the British Ministry of information, wrote to his friend Maynard Keynes, the economist who was then unpaid adviser to the Treasury. Nicolson wanted Keynes to launch a campaign to counteract the Nazi propaganda of Dr. Funk, the German banker and finance minister, who was broadcasting to Europe about a post-war New Order; and Nicolson enclosed some German broadcasts with some British government comments making fun of the German promises to abolish the role of gold. Keynes replied pointing out that he too, did not believe in the gold standard and that 'about three quarters of the German broadcasts would be quite excellent if the name of Great Britain were substituted for Germany or the Axis.....'Soon afterwards the British ambassador in Washington, Lord Halifax, also asked Keynes to reply to the German promises; and Keynes now began seriously to work out his own ideas for a post-war economic system based on a new kind of international bank. While Churchill's war cabinet was desperately trying to stave off military defeat in North Africa, Keynes was calmly envisaging the economic problems of the post-war world(in his six volumes of war memoirs Churchill only mentions Keynes once). (see collected writings of J.M. Keynes Vol. XXV)

Anthony Sampson

The Money Lenders 


"Beware of men and movements that speak the language of Babel. Regardless of whether they are Communists or Fascists, Universalists or Deists, Socialists or Capitalists, Alchemists or Templars, Liberals or Conservatives: beware of their New World Order; beware of their Peace In Our Time; beware of their New Age; beware of their Fraternal Harmony; beware of their Novus Ordo Saeculorum. It is merely part and parcel of that same Tower of Babel impulse which God cursed so long ago. It is merely a new sprig from the primordial root of humanism: man seizing his own destiny and making a name for himself in the annals of history."

G.K. Chesterton


"Come lest us build ourselves a City and a Tower whose top reaches the Heavens; let us make a Name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad to the uttermost parts of the earth."



"The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times a New World Order can emerge."

George Herbert Walker Bush (speaking before a joint session of Congress)


" The Future belongs not to man, but to superman, who is already born and lives among us. A higher race is rapidly emerging among humanity , and it is emerging by reason of its quite remarkable understanding of the world and of life."




"And so, for the first time in my life perhaps, I took the lamp and leaving the zone of everyday occupations and relationships where everything seems clear, I went down into my inmost self, to the deep abyss whence I feel dimly that my power of action emanates. But as I moved further and further away from the conventional certainties by which social life is superficially illuminated, I became aware that I was losing contact with myself. At each step of the descent a new person was disclosed within me of whose name I was no longer sure, and who no longer obeyed me. And when I had to stop my exploration because the path faded from beneath my steps, I found a bottomless abyss at my feet, and out of it comes-arising I know not from where-the current which I dare to call MY life."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


"We, who are brothers and sisters, children of God, families of life on earth, friends of nature and of all people, children of humankind calling ourselves Rainbow Family Tribe, humbly invite: all races, peoples, tribes, communes, men, women, children, individuals-out of love; all nations and national leaders-out of respect; all religions and religious leaders-out of faith; all politicians-out of charity to join with us in gathering together for the purpose of expressing our sincere desire that there shall be peace on earth, harmony among all people"

The first Rainbow Gathering 1972


   "I was only one of many millions who that morning had the same doubts. I suppose one knows one's self for one's self when one returns from sleep or insensibility by the familiarity of one's bodily sensations, and that morning all our most intimate bodily sensations were changed. The intimate chemical processes of life were changed, its nervous metaboly. For the fluctuating, uncertain, passion-darkened thought and feeling of the old time came steady, full-bodied, wholesome processes. Touch was different, sight was different, sound all the senses were subtler; had it not been that our thought was steadier and fuller, I believe great multitudes of men would have gone mad. But, as it was, we understood. The dominant impressions I would convey in this account of the Change is one of enormous release, of a vast substantial exaltation. There was an effect, as it were, of light-headedness that was also clear-headedness, and the alteration in one's bodily sensations, instead of producing the the mental obfuscation, the loss of identity that was a common mental trouble under former conditions, gave simply a new detachment from the tumid passions and entanglements of the personal life.

   In this story of my bitter, restricted youth that I have been telling you, I have sought constantly to convey the narrowness, the intensity, the confusion, muddle, and dusty heat of the old world. It was quite clear to me, within an hour of my awakening, that all that was, in some mysterious way, over and done. That, too, was the common experience. Men stood up: they took the new air into their lungs-a deep long breath, and the past fell from them; they could forgive, they could disregard, they could attempt....And it was no new thing, nor miracle that sets aside the former order of the world. It was a change in material conditions, a change in the atmosphere, that at one bound had released them. Some of them it had released to dead.....Indeed, man himself had changed not all. We knew before the Change, the meanest knew, by glowing moments in ourselves and others, by histories and music and beautiful things, by heroic instances and splendid stories, how fine mankind could be, how fine almost any human being could upon occasion be; but the poison in the air, its poverty in all the nobler elements which made such moments rare and remarkable-all that has changed. The air was changed, and the Spirit of Man that had drowsed and slumbered and dreamt dull and evil things, awakened, and stood with wonder-clean eyes, refreshed, looking again on life."

H.G. Wells

In the Days of the Comet


"Many uneasy intellectuals....fear that the counter culture arrives, not trailing clouds of glory, but bearing the mark of the beast. No sooner does one speak of liberating the non-intellective powers of the personality than, for many, a prospect of the starkest characters arises: a vision of rampant, antinomian mania, which in the name of permissiveness threatens to plunge us into a dark and savage age."

-Theodore Roszak

The Making of a Counter Culture



Book: "Morning of the Magicians" by Pauels & Bergier

Book: "The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary" by Karl von Eckharthausen

Book: "Meetings With Remarkable Men" Gurdjieff

Book: "HPB, The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky..." by Sylvia Cranston

Book: The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue" by John P. Newport

Book: "New Age Religion and Western Culture: Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought" by Wouter Hanegraaff

Book: "Rosicrucian Enlightenment" by Francis Yates

Book: "The esoteric origins of the American Renaissance" by Arthur Versluis


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