In "The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues," Phil Robinson writes that in the post-Christian U.K. attacks against special creation (Genesis account) are relentless and display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from the self-proclaimed ‘voices of reason.’ Some schools have already banned the teaching of special creation in favor of evolutionary 'science.' (creation.com, Mar. 9, 2014)
Throughout the West and here in America the war against the Genesis account of creation is justified by the erroneous idea that evolution is factual science, thus intolerance of creation is often presented as a ‘science versus religion’ or ‘faith versus reason’ debate.
But what is evolutionary science?
In the impeccably researched "Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications," Robert A. Hermann Ph.D. traces "modern" evolutionary science – which has infiltrated the whole body of the Christian Church – back to 1750 and the Spanish-French occultist the Martine's de Pasqually (1715?-1779) whose biological conception predates Darwin's theory and held that an adept spiritually evolves into higher and higher forms on various evolutionary levels. In other words, man's inner person, his human soul, transmutates from humankind to god-kind. (raherrmann.com)
Occultism is the 'scientific' search for and study of unseen reality. It is arcane knowledge of the hidden and its' powers. From Chaldean (Babylonian) Mystery Religion adepts to Aztec and Mayan adepts, Hindu god-men, Masonic and New Age adepts, this arcane knowledge is meant only for the 'illumined' few--- adepts, initiates and fellow practitioners of the magic way.
Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits). Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, esoteric evolutionary biology and occult pagan systems such as Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.
Modern Science: What is it?
In the impeccably researched, "The Making of the New Spirituality," James A. Herrick observes that the scientific tradition in Renaissance Europe developed around three basic approaches: the organic, the mechanical and the magical. It was magical and/or occult science, though the least rational of the three, that provided the greatest impetus for scientific exploration,
"judged by its contribution to the Scientific Revolution, we may see it as the most important." (p. 45)
In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals that rebellion against the Christian God is why occult science provided the greatest impetus. During the Renaissance said Molnar, certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts originating in Chaldea during Jewish exile. Churchmen studied and translated these ancient magic doctrines resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures (spiritual evolution) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,
".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)
Pico and like-minded humanists sought not proof of Christ's divinity but rather proof of their own by way of magic science.
Occult science and manipulation by the magician of arcane symbols, numerals, formulas, and knowledge pertaining to the hidden dimension of true reality are inseparably linked in esoteric doctrines. Therefore, in order for the modern magician to attain deification of self he must manipulate into irrelevance the supernatural dimension, the Authority and Revealed Word of God beginning with the literal and historic meaning of the Genesis account of creation in order that 'matter' either pre-exist or come into being from a Cosmic Egg (Big Bang) under direction of the magician. Whereas ancient magicians resorted to secret formulas and manipulation of temporal objects, modern magic takes place in the mind of the magician. In either scenario the action of the magician results in,
“....an absolute although hidden concordance between the lower and the higher worlds, the key of which lends to the magus incalculable powers.” (Salvation through Technology: Creating A Posthuman New Breed, Dr. Martin Erdmann, herescopeblogspot.com, April 23, 2011)
One of the primary goals of the Hermetic magician said Molnar, is separation of the soul from the body (altered consciousness leading to purification for 'elites,' homogenization for the masses), and second, the spiritualization of all matter. Dr. Martin Erdmann, in his key article "The Spiritualization of Science, Technology, and Education in a One-World Society," explains how achieving altered consciousness was a primary agenda of the Human Potential Movement. In his thesis he states:
"Inspired in part by Aldous Huxley's publications and his advocacy of psychedelic drugs, intellectuals such as Willis W. Harman emphasized irrational meditative/mind emptying exercises, or the use of hallucinogens as a more congenial basis for scientific and technological progress. Calling for a new metaphysic of science/technology, the proponents of the Human Potential Movement perceive the religious heritage of the West---based on Christian premises---as the greatest impediment of an evolving "cosmic conscience." In gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the spiritual and material processes of the universe, a mystically inclined elite of technically enhanced human mutants would be able to usher in a homogenous world socialist society, perhaps not altogether different from the one envisioned in Brave New World." (Altered States: A Different Gate, Sarah Leslie and Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Apr. 28, 2011, Herescope)
Undermining and destroying the Christian heritage of the West is necessary for the goal of aborting individual Imago Dei in order to produce the spiritual homogenization of the masses. Darwin’s formula is the necessary first step in this magical undertaking:
“….the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim….Thus…evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb….it is a scientistic myth (that) implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable.” ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)
The magic way of intellectual and moral transcendence (deification) was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution. Molnar writes that travelers on this highway were characteristically recruited from theology. Some of these inventers are,
“Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…” (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)
Modern Magic Science
Humanist rationalism (magic thinking), Hermetic magic, esoteric Cabala, alchemy, Buddhism, reincarnation and karma, naturalism, evolutionary thinking and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism and mystical pantheism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern natural science and evolutionary biology. Thus, as C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against the supernatural Triune God, creation ex nihilo, His Authority and Revealed Word, faithful Christianity and Christian civilization.
Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”
“You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”
Modern magic science is undergirded by occult Hermetic Kabbalah, a syncretic system that draws on Gnosticism, Western astrology, alchemy, ancient Egyptian hermeticism, Greco-Roman nature religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, reincarnation/karma, spiritual and alchemically-based biological evolutionary sciences, neoplatonism, the Enochian system of angelic magic of John Dee and Edward Kelley, Rosicrucianism, tantra, and tarot cards, which are seen as keys to the occult Tree of Life, or Ouroboros (the body of the cosmic serpent).
English theologian G.H. Pember (1837-1910) affirms the well-researched conclusions of Dr. Molnar, Robert A. Hermann and C.S. Lewis in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages." Pember thoroughly examines the role of satanic forces during the time of Noah and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits) and occult science and similar traditions sweeping across Christendom.
Pember notes that occult systems are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the rising occult brotherhood as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,
"...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)
The evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949), is a major architect of the brotherhood's rapidly spreading occult New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut that effects a counter-conversion of consciousness that closes the soul to Jesus Christ while opening it to powers of darkness.
According to Bailey's contemporary apostles, the 'Plan' for the coming New Age can be traced back to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Bailey's demon-master, the Tibetan, described the revolt of the angels against the Holy God as part of the "divine plan of evolution," by which angels
"descended from their sinless and free state of existence in order to develop full divine awareness on earth." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 224)
In this total reversal and inversion of the Revealed Word of God, the Fall of man was really an evolutionary ascent to liberating knowledge by which man's eyes were opened to good (Satan) and evil (the Holy God). Thus Helena Blavatsky, another important servant of Satan and architect of New Age spirituality concluded that it is but natural,
"...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it was he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...Indeed, (mankind) was taught wisdom and the hidden knowledge by the 'Fallen Angel." As man's benefactor, Lucifer continues to assist man's evolution. In the words of the apostate evangelical, now New Age theologian David Spangler, a disciple of both Blavatsky and Bailey, Lucifer is 'the angel of man's evolution." (ibid, pp. 224-225)
Free Masonry, the secular twin of occult New Age, is also grounded in occult Hermetic Kabbalah. According to occultist Mason Manly Hall, evolution is the seething energy of Lucifer that when properly channeled enables the initiate to spiritually evolve. Thus, when the initiate has learned the mystery of his Craft:
"The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 30)
In Hinduism, an important element of Hermetic Kabbalah, evolution is serpent power, the creative impulse within the Ouroboros or Cosmic Serpent,
"As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)
Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent power (evolution) lies at the base of the etheric human spine,
"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)
Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. Serpent power is considered,
"(to be a) concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib)
Whereas esoteric evolutionary biology outwardly denies anything nonphysical and supposedly confines itself to physical laws when in fact it is Hermetic and alchemical occult science positing an alchemical transmutation of chemicals resulting in the emergence of life, New Age occult science openly deals with spiritual laws and living forces believed to govern the physical. Thus for instance, progressive creationists claim that a God under their control created the Big Bang and directs evolution while Teilhard de Chardin built off of Darwin's materialist theory of evolution to teach that after millions of years of evolution a cosmic christ has alchemically emerged from evolving matter.
The 'New" Spirituality
Prior to the turn of the century, the Christian God was already dead in the hearts of America's 'elite' evolutionary progressives, and upon the arrival of Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 they eagerly embraced him:
"He was immediately lionized by high society in Boston and New York. Philosophers at Harvard were mightily impressed. Many wealthy high society types and intellectuals reverted to the Buddhist idea that self is an illusion. They constituted a '... hard core of disciples who supported him and his grandiose dream: the evangelizing of the Western world by....Vedantic (monistic) Hinduism." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 21)
Vedanta Societies were established in America and Europe for the purpose of injecting Vedantic ideas into the bloodstream of the West and America. Among those who helped disseminate Vedanta monism were Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Somerset Maugham, and Teilhard de Chardin.
The Sixties witnessed a whole series of Indian gurus make their mark on the student generation. Popular culture was introduced to any number of evolutionary nature systems, from Vedanta monism, Zen Buddhism, pantheism, panentheism, reincarnation and karma to belief in a vague immanent 'force,' World Soul, Gaia (Mother Earth) and Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point:
".....de Chardin believed that humanity could achieve a form of Godhood or a high level of spirituality called the Omega Point. This was an evolutionary process that everyone could attain through discipline and dedication to the path of enlightenment." (Reflections of the Omega Point, Frank Tipler, omegapoint.org)
The exciting new evolutionary spirituality discouraged belief in the Biblical God and Genesis account and promised followers that by dedication to the path of enlightenment they would attain godhood by way of the spiritual evolution of their souls that would merge them with the cosmic universe. Through guided imagery, Tantric sex, kundalini yoga, hypnosis, possibility-thinking, dream-work, past-life regression, mind-altering drugs, trance music, channeling and a host of other spiritistic practices initiates could be raised to new levels of consciousness, develop psychic powers, release their souls from their bodies through astral projection and merge their consciousness with the void.
In his article, "Confronting Neo-Paganism in the Culture and the Church" Dr. Peter Jones reports that many of the architects of the new evolutionary spirituality,
".... such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, and Huston Smith were converts of Vedanta ..... Contemporary architects... call themselves 'Cultural Creative's,' 'Progressives,' 'Evolutionaries,' 'Integral Spiritualists,' 'Interspiritualists' or 'Transtraditional Spiritualists.' It is doubtless true to say that the key New Age leaders and their present disciples all claim some form of Vedantic enlightenment." (truthexchange, Apr. 12, 2011)
Spiritual evolutionist and Vedanta prophet Ken Wilber, a Mahayana Buddhist from a Christian background, teaches "integral spirituality." A popular author whose arcane science teachings have been avidly studied by world leaders, politicians (i.e. Bill Clinton and Al Gore), scholars, writers, artists, musicians, spiritual teachers and pop culture icons, Wilber combines evolution with the world's nature religions, morals, and Eastern and Western philosophy so as to establish a universal panentheist spirituality.
Wilber imagines that the entire universe is God evolving from matter through billions of years toward de Chardin's 'Omega Point.' Having evolved from matter the primitive ape-man now evolves toward total god-consciousness, and in this way, the imaginary god is in process of becoming while evolution becomes conscious of itself.
A form of Christianized-Vedanta monism is already here, said Dr. Peter Jones:
"Evolutionary Christianity is producing the longed-for and much-prophesied synthesis, namely, the union of science and spirituality.... Evolutionary Christianity is a variant of Wilber's 'Theory of Everything,' a worldview of (Vedanta monism) that claims to explain everything through the notion of human evolution into a non-dual divine. Michael Dowd, the ex-Evangelical now evangelist for evolution (agrees) with Bishop's Spong's post-theistic Christianity (and) declares supernatural other-worldly religion will die out for a post-metaphysical natural religion."
Jones adds that Evolutionary Christianity is an online gathering place for:
"....evangelical theistic evolutionists, 'progressive' Emergent Christian leaders, radical post-theistic Christian liberals, Christian non-dual mystics, pro-homosexual ministers, radical religious feminists, and recognized evolutionary scientists. Some are deeply influenced by Pierre Teillard de Chardin, and pagan "geologians" such as Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme."
Emergent Church Pastor Rob Bell for example, enthusiastically endorses Ken Wilber and claims to be reinventing Christianity as an Eastern religion while evangelical leader Leonard Sweet uses quantum physics to 'scientifically' prove that God is 'in' everything. Not surprisingly, Sweet cites Teilhard de Chardin as "20th century Christianity's major voice." (Normalizing Necromancy: Tempting the Church to Talk with the Dead, Worldview Weekend, 1/23/12)
Modern magicians conjured evolution. So what is it?
Evolution is a many headed hydra. One head represents the spirit of apostasy that grew out of the embrace of occult science during the Renaissance. A second head represents the head of idolatry, for men seeking deification of self have lifted their occult science and evolution to the supreme place of Jesus Christ, the Word incarnate. It is to Him and His name that we must bow, not to 'scientific' pied pipers and their occult science and evolution.
Other heads signify the serpent power/universal life force worshipped by mankind from antiquity in its' many contemporary and ancient guises: Free Masonry's seething energies of Lucifer, the serpent power of Kundalini yoga, Teilhard's Cosmic Liturgy, the Cosmic Spirit of the universe, the New Age Luciferian angel of evolution, and the ''Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" whose god of forces speaks of an "irresistible Force" within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality.
The 'Christ' tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation. There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of collectivized humanity. ("False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)
Evolution is a living, malevolent intelligence; a multi-headed hydra that collectively represents the god of Forces who poses a question to his mesmerized worshippers,
"What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force, an 'Energy" in the universe, that IS the universe, and that is, in fact, All That Is. What if I am The Collective?" ("God" in Conversations with God: Book 3, p. 125, Neale Donald Walsh, ibid Warren B. Smith, p. 122)