On October 21, 1962 The New Hampshire Sunday Times News published a detailed report by Edith Kermit Roosevelt entitled The Temple of Understanding. The Temple, said Roosevelt, is an occult mystical "Spiritual United Nations" designed to fulfill the rituals of the six major faiths and replace "nationalist limitations" with "universal understanding" for "citizens of the world." A wing of the Temple will be accorded to each of the six major faiths: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam. The Temple's sponsors are a who's-who of the rich, famous, and powerful representing both Eastern occult mysticism and Western Illuminist or Luciferian philosophies (i.e., Theosophy, neo-Gnostic Masonry). Illuminism teaches that man can evolve through initiatory steps, into a god state himself. Among sponsors are:
Swami Prabhavananda of the Vedanda Society, Swami Bhaskaranand Paramhamsa of "UNISM," Eleanor Roosevelt, the United Lodge of Theosophists (NYC), John D. Rockefeller IV, Socialist leader Norman Thomas, Rt. Rev. James A. Pike of San Francisco, Cary Grant, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, militant pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Philip Noel Baker; Holland D. Roberts of the Academic Freedom Committee, a former head of the Communist party's California Labor School who was identified as a "party member" at a Jan. 22, 1956 hearing of the Subversive Activities Control Board; U. Alexis Johnson, deputy undersecretary of state for political affairs; Sen. Kenneth B. Keating (R-N.Y.), Prof. Pitirim A. Sorokin, director of Harvard University's Research Center for Creative Altruism; Brooks Hays, special assistant to President Kennedy; Jerome Davis, an educator who heads Promoting Enduring Peace, a group whose literature is distributed by the Arcane School (operated by Lucis Trust, formerly Lucifer Publishing, on the 32nd and 33rd floors of 11 W. 42nd St., N. Y.); Thomas B. Watson, president of International Business Machines; Prof. Kirtley Mather of the Geologic Museum who has served on a four-man panel evaluating "physical research" at Wainwright House; Rev. Lee H. Ball, executive secretary of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, an organization cited as a front by the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee on April 23, 1956. On July 7, 1953, Ben Gitlow, former secretary of the Communist party, testified under oath that Ball was one of "the principle individuals involved in the Communist conspiracy to subvert the church for Communist purposes."
Among other endorsers are Jack Benny, Douglas MacArthur II; Max Lerner of the New York Post, Prof. J. B. Rhine of Duke University; Roland Gammon of the Laymen's Movement and World Parliament of Religions; Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, president of Guatemala; Sir Roy Welensky, prime minister, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; Rev. Fred Jordan, president, International Spiritualists, Norfolk, Va.; Philip S. Linnik, director Universal Brotherhood Center, Glen Cove, Long Island, N. Y.; James A. Linen, president Time-Life Inc., and S. A. Mohamed, cultural attache of the United Arab Republic, Washington, D. C.
In his book, "The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye," Robert Keith Spenser reveals that the symbolism planned for the building dates back to the Hermetic magic arts practised by the high priests (Chartummim, â€œThe sacred scribesâ€ Gen. xli.8) of ancient Egypt. The building will contain a giant eye -- a circular pool of water which reflects the light (of Lucifer's all-seeing eye) beamed onto it by a dome faceted to resemble a many-colored diamond. The Temple brochure states:
â€œThe dome will be illuminated all night in order to indicate, symbolically, that even while the world sleeps, the light of understanding continues to shine.â€ (pp. 43-46, emphasis added)
A similar Temple exists in London, built by the Illumined Theosophist, the late Mrs. Annie Besant, said Spenser:
"Mrs. Besant worked closely with [Jawaharlal] Nehru and Krishna Menon and was a founder of the Fabian Parliamentary League, a British socialist group in which Sidney Webb, Hubert Land, H. H. Champion and Bernard Shaw were active. Mrs. Besant's temple featured six symbolic presentations of the six great international faiths in the lecture hall. Visiting "adepts" contemplated a mural of a six-pointed Theosophical star made of two interlocking triangles connected by a serpent. This theme is repeated in the "Temple of Understanding." (ibid)
Spenser adds that "Friends of the Meditation Room" have long met regularly in the United Nations' pyramid-shaped Meditation Room:
" In the center of this shrine a beam of light plays of (sic) polished ore. On April 24, 1957, when the Meditation Room was reopened, the late Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General, described this pagan stone as an altar to universal religion. "The altar is the symbol of the God of all," he said.
Roosevelt writes that the Meditation Room is,
" divided into 72 separate sectionsâ€”the tetragrammaton or Divine Name of 72 words. It depicts triangles and pyramids representing "the deity" in accordance with the ancient Babylonian symbols. Also a part of this mural is a spiral figure intertwined with a diagonal line which may represent Hermes' wand, the Cadeuces, traditional symbol of the sex forces or Kundalini. The mural's center sphere and outer circle roughly form an eye. The "all seeing eye" of the deity theme is to be repeated in the Temple building by a glass eye faceted like a diamond to reflect the rays of the sun through the six wings."
See Meditation Room: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/dag/images/1957/meditation.jpg
Roosevelt said that at the Waldorf's Starlight Roof she heard Mrs. Dickerman Hollister, president of the Temple of Understanding address some 500 UN delegates and socialites. In a voice choked with fervor, she said:
â€œWe are sending an idea to create a global symbol of the world.â€
Then she struck with a wand an egg held aloft by a child. Out popped a "magic" golden tree with six branches on either side.
The symbolism said Roosevelt, is not surprising in view of the mystic appeal of the internationalist dream.
With egg, wand and tree, Dickerson was symbolically portraying the mechanical creation of the universe according to ancient evolutionary pantheistic cosmogonies. The egg, wand, and tree are key occult metaphysical traditions. The egg symbolizes primordial matter (Chaos, the deity, monistic one substance) in the form of a Cosmic Egg while the golden tree represents the Great Scale of Being and/or the Great Chain of Being known in our time as Darwin's Tree of Origin. With the introduction of vast quantities of time (Chronos), the Great Chain of Being becomes a full-fledged evolutionary theory bespeaking a universe not created by the supernatural Creator but a self-created 'deity' (Chaos) being made continuously.
All non-Biblical nature religions and philosophical belief systems trace their origins in one way or another to chaos. Chaos, rather than the transcendent Triune God is the source and origin of all things and the undergirding energy or force of the cosmos of which all things exist in continuity, meaning that man shares the substance of Chaos. The Genesis account on the other hand speaks of the Triune God as discontinuous with His creation, meaning that man has no share in Godâ€™s being (substance).
Creation then is not an act of the supernatural God but is an ongoing mechanical process or evolution which has itsâ€™ beginning with Chaos, which ancients believed had always existed. In the nature religions of antiquity, the gods themselves evolved out of Chaos and through a process of transmigration over time in many different bodies they eventually became gods.
In Cosmic Egg accounts, Chronos (Time) and Ananke (Inevitability, Fate, Determinism) circled the cosmic egg and split it apart to form the universe of earth, sea, sky, and life. In Mrs. Hollister's reenactment, the magic wand stood in place of Chronos and Ananke. (The Cosmic Egg, Great Chain of Being, and Chronos Magic http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=17084 )
The "internationalist dream" of those who adhere to Illuminist philosophies is a socialist or communist New World Order. In his classic work, â€œNew World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies,â€ William Still writes that Illuminism fosters revolution and chaos on behalf of its' NWO dream. (Illuminism: The Religion of Lucifer http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=16971 )
Illuminisms' tenets are summarized in the following five points:
1. Abolition of all ordered governments and national boundaries 2. Abolition of private property and inheritances 3. Abolition of patriotism and nationalism 4. Abolition of family life and the institution of marriage, and the establishment of cradle-to-grave state-controlled communal education 5. Abolition of all religion with particular emphasis upon orthodox Christianity and faithful Judaism
Still reveals that Communism and Fascism have their origins in Luciferian Illuminism, as does occult New Age spirituality. This means that Luciferian Illuminism is the dark spiritual force fueling the progressive counterculture's agenda to overthrow the old, hated Christian-based order and usher in the New Age of Aquarius. Ultimately, Luciferian Illuminists are the real movers and shakers--the financiers and string-pullers-- behind the movement to syncretize Eastern-Western religions, fusions that are confounding and inverting traditional Christianity.
In his book, â€˜False Dawn,â€ Lee Penn writes that New Age spirituality informs the mainly leftist supporters of the New World Order. New Age draws heavily from Luciferian Gnostic Theosophy and the channeled revelations transmitted by mediums such as Helena Blavatsky, Alice Baily, Benjamin Creme, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Neale Donald Walsh. The revelations set forth a vision of spiritualized totalitarianism, moral chaos, and a politically correct form of Social Darwinism.
God's Word tells us that "there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad." Luke 8:17
In this brief commentary many secret, hidden things from the time of the ancients until our own have been made known. Another 'secret' is also revealed---the identity of the god of 'forces' mentioned by the prophet Daniel in connection with Antichrist. "But in his estate shall (Antichrist) honour the God of forces." (Dan. 11:38).
Speaking through contemporary medium Neale Donald Walsh, the god of forces asks, "What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force?" (False Christ Coming---Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)
The 'Christ' of the wildly popular "A Course in Miracles" showcased by Oprah Winfrey, states that he is an "irresistable Force within each person." And this "universal force" can be "activated" within each person, said Marianne Williamson, influential New Age insider.
The god of forces reveals that he is Chaos, the Cosmic Egg, in his promise to his followers that they will be "empowered by the force that creates the universe." ('Christ,' Revelation, p. 262)
To Benjamin Creme, the god of forces identifies himself as Maitreya. Speaking through Creme, Maitreya said, "Many around Me now have recognized Me, work with Me and channel My Force." (Maitreya, Messages, p. 262)
And who is Maitreya, the god of forces? In a direct quote from his spirit guide Benjamin Creme said:
"He is our 'Father.'....In this coming age many, many people will see God, as Sanat Kumara. They will come before Sanat Kumara and take the third initiation. When you take the third Initiation you see God, as Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the world." (Reappearance, p. 135)
Sanat is an anagram for Satan. So Satan is Chaos, the Cosmic Egg, the energy of Evolution, the god of forces, Maitreya, the Lord of the World, the one to whom everyone who rejects Jesus Christ will in the end, come before and take the third initiation.