In "Weird Details of the United Nationâ€™s Creepy, Cult-Like Environmental Religion," writer Kelly O'Connell provides a detailed outline of the quasi-Hindu occult-pantheist religion being forcibly promoted by the United Nations around the world and in the post-Christian West and America. O'Connell writes that the Earth Charter is this religion's humanist ten commandments while the pantheist idea that the earth is itself a living organism (Gaia) provides the object of worship.
Among the many temples raised up as centers of Gaia worship is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
The cathedral is one of most influential NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) allied closely with the U.N. and is intimately involved with the Temple of Understanding (TOU), located in The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This organizationâ€™s objectives are to develop an appreciation of diverse religions and cultures, educate for global citizenship and pantheist sustainability, promote public discourse on New Age spirituality and ecology, and create socially just and ecologically sustainable communities.
Most importantly said O'Connell,
"...although not explicitly stated by the TOU, the cathedral is the center of cosmology, or the worship of Gaia. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is not only home to the TOU, but has also previously housed the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, the Lindesfarne Association and the Gaia Institute, which are all proponents of the gaia hypothesis." (O'Connell, CanadaFreePress, ibid)
The lead paragraph of the most recent draft of the esoteric Earth Charter published in April, 1999, is revelatory of its' pantheist foundation. It states,
"Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life.... The protection of Earthâ€™s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust."
Esotericism means two essential levels of meaning, an upper and/or outward symbolism and a deeper, hidden gnosis knowable only to initiates. So to the unintiated this passage may be interpreted in many rather simplistic ways, but to initiates it means that our planet is in fact "alive" and can communicate with initiates through channeling.
The "evolving universe" is a quasi-Hindu Teilhardian spiritual evolutionary conception that leapfrogs off of the Darwinian biological conception. Teilhard theorized that after millions of years of evolution, divine spirit, or god, had finally emerged from matter. So instead of biological evolution we now have evolving spirit, meaning that whereas Christian theism dedivinized nature, it has now been redivinized, thus allowing for reincarnation. As the UN Global Biodiversity Assessment (GBA) states, most pantheistic or nature societies, have always,
"considered certain species sacred (because they) are incarnations of....gods and deities (and may) have magical powers."
All who reject the living, personal God embrace the only default positions. They are pantheism, immanentism, or materialism. Though not identical, these three metaphysical positions converge both on the rejection of the living God Who exists outside of the time-space universe and the idea that nature is the totality of reality. Nature exists prior to and somehow causes spirit to emerge and evolve.
In Romans, Paul described these three positions as nature worship and added that from the beginning there have only been two sources for all of the religious beliefs and philosophical systems held everywhere around the world. Either man will worship and serve creation said Paul, or he will worship and serve the living God Who created creation.
Worship of creation is the antithesis to worship of the living God, the thesis. Or we can say it is the counterfeit of the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The counterfeit says nature (or cosmos) is all there is while the Way of Jesus Christ speaks of two separate realms, this world and a heavenly realm outside of the time-space universe.
The counterfeit speaks of either annihilation of body, soul, spirit upon death (i.e., scientific materialism, Karl Marx's Dialectical Materialism) or evolution/reincarnation (pantheism), that is, millions of incarnations of the divine spark (or spirit) within thousands of different bodies and forms which can also be mineral.
Over and against this, the Way of Jesus Christ speaks of one life, death, bodily resurrection, judgement, and either eternity in paradise or hell.
The counterfeit replaces God's Moral Law and Judgement with karma, a Hindu term meaning this life contains rewards or punishments for good or bad deeds done in previous incarnations (lives). In "The Ocean of Theosophy," William Judge describes karma as the universal law of harmony, an impersonal, unknowing mechanism, which maintains equilibrium in the cosmos. Because everything living and nonliving are aspects of the cosmos, then individuals, entire people-groups, the earth and even planets and stars are affected by karma.
This mechanical 'cosmic law of nature' never makes a mistake, hence there,
"... is no such thing as pure innocence, even in a tiny babe. Every soul carries within it the scars of centuries of wrong thinking and wrong doing." (Dr. Rodney Romney, 'Journey to Inner Space', p.127)
Past "wrongly lived" incarnations, which may have been as dogs, dung beetles, rocks or ice cubes on a hot summer day, bring about karma which must be worked off without complaint and no one should try to alleviate their own or another's suffering. There is to be no interference with the mechanical outworking of karma, which may come in the form of abortion, starvation, disease, murder, or natural disasters, among other ways of suffering.
With respect to evolution of spirit, the United Nation's New Age pantheist spirituality teaches that every time a new race of men is to begin there are great upheavals within human society as well as birth pangs in Gaia. This is because everything---from mankind to nature---is spiritually interconnected, thus the turmoils of one mean turmoils within the other.
It is through the lens of pantheist interconnectedness that New Agers view the destruction of the spiritually advanced civilization of Atlantis (the days of Noah). Though New Agers are divided on what the Atlanteans did to bring about their destruction, they agree that it was karma which overtook them and not judgment from a living Creator.
New Age initiates within the U.N. and other global high places believe that the emergence of a new and spiritually superior race of men is imminent, thus they see the current upheavals both in global society and in 'mother earth,' which include wars, fires, drought, famines, storms, earthquakes, plagues, chaos, global social breakdown, global economic breakdown, violence, madness, lawlessness, and despair increasing and intensifying until the New Age is birthed.
Though this stage is predicted to be terrifying it is the cosmic birthing process during which evolutionary progress works to purge the human race of all of the unenlightened, that is, those who choose not to evolve everlastingly. The unenlightened are the residue of past unevolved races and their extermination is the necessary price of evolutionary progress.
Occult pantheist New Age spirituality is a mixture of practically every nature religion and occult philosophy found in the world from antiquity to our own age with two glaring exceptions: Christian theism and Torah-based Judaism.
New Age esoteric spirituality holds two views of God. First, God is not a living, personal Creator Who exists outside the time-space universe but a Force within everything, therefore everything from people, animals, objects, planets, stars or the Great Void (Nirvana) are of the Force, or God-force.
For occult initiates however, the Force is the head of their spiritual hierarchy of Transcended Masters, Space Brothers, and/or spirit guides - a more highly evolved being who millions of incarnations ago started out on the lowest physical plane but has since reached the level where he can be considered God. Rather than entering into Nirvana, this highly evolved being chose instead to make the supreme sacrifice of returning to creation and overseeing the evolution of the chosen ones into gods.
Note that the God of the New Age is 'the Force.' The Bible foretold of the Anti-Christ honoring the God of Forces. According to Scriptures, the god of forces is the Devil, the light-bearer:
"And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things." - Daniel 11:36-38