Friday, April 18, 2014

Guest article by "Rich of Medford" (Rich Peterson) on "Global Warming" n/k/a "Climate Change"

To my readers:

I am presently in beautiful Roseburg, Oregon near Eugene and Cottage Grove where I also spoke a few years ago (2006).  I'm speaking for a group of really nice people in Canyonville, Oregon, Lighted Way Ministries.  I return to Michigan on Tuesday, April 22nd.  Richard Peterson, known to most of us as "Rich of Medford" has prepared an article and kindly submitted it for publication here which I am more than honored to do.  He would appreciate your "on topic" comments.  So would I.

Constance

"CLIMATE CHANGE"

by Richard Peterson

Last month the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on the impacts of climate change.  The message that civilization is on the brink of collapse ought to raise a sense of déjà vu in those familiar with the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment materials, in part, because that is the IPCC’s template.  The Stockholm Conference served to consolidate the environmental movement and provided it with a political voice.

Stockholm’s message was one of urgency: exponential growth would cause the planet to exceed its capacity to sustain human life.  Earth’s carrying capacity was estimated to be one-half of the 1970 population level, or approximately 1.7 billion people.  We were quickly approaching an irreversible environmental crisis caused by the pressures of industrialization and overpopulation.  The crisis later manifested itself as global cooling which changed to global warming and today is called climate change.  The solution proposed was to achieve balance following drastic population reduction with each nation sharing proportionately in the reduction.  Failure to take immediate action would lead to repercussions felt as early as the 1990s; a breakdown in civilization was inevitable.

While some may be unfamiliar with the political process started at Stockholm its subsequent constructs are well known.  Stockholm’s 20-year follow-up was the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro.  Conference participants introduced what they considered to be a world constitution known as the Earth Charter.   (The Earth Summit is also commonly known as Agenda21 while the Charter is known as the biodiversity treaty.)  More recently, the 2012 Rio+20 Conference, concentrated on mobilization and the implementation of the framework.  The Occupy Movement is closely connected to this political process.

Stockholm Conference Secretariat Maurice Strong set the stage saying that the environmental crisis transcends national boundaries and that “no one nation can go it alone”;  global problems require global solutions and need to be managed by a supra national authority.  Yet Strong understood the sensitivities developing nations had about yielding sovereignty so he worked to alleviate their fears.  Nonetheless, the Stockholm Conference preparatory committees indicate otherwise:  erosion of national sovereignty would be necessary but would not be accepted for at least a generation or more.

The adopted environmental crisis would need to be prostituted if Stockholm’s political agenda were to be advanced.  The April 14-16, 1972 preparatory Conference on the Environmental Crisis-International Justice states “In global environmental control…politicization of issues is necessary and desirable if action on environmental problems is to be forthcoming.  Although politics…can be counterproductive, action can be obtained only through the effective use of political processes…International politics, in the Bismarkian sense, can and generally do lead to the prostitution of issues in order to get the upper hand.”




This year we are witnessing politicization of the climate change “crisis” in full swing.  Secretary of State John Kerry set climate change as a top priority for all US ambassadors.   Hillary Clinton called for mass mobilization that demands political change.  Senate Democrats held an all night talkathon to bring attention to the crisis.  The Obama Administration announced the establishment of regional climate hubs to assist farmers and landowners deal with the crisis.  These hubs, one might expect, will take the lead role in the Administration’s war on cow flatulence and wood burning stoves.

The International Justice preparatory committee was charged with identifying the environmental crisis for Stockholm.   Whitman Bassow, Stockholm Conference’s Public Affairs Officer, delivered the keynote address.  Participants were asked “what kind of vehicle will get the world community along the road that we’ll have to travel?”  The vehicle would be given to Earth Watch the newly created environmental watchdog.  The selected issue would serve a purpose:  “this very pedestrian nature of the Stockholm Conference may be an advantage for another reason:  in a revolution you have to have an idea and an ideal.”

While the preparatory committee brainstormed for a crisis to avert they were hard pressed to identify one.  “It is quite difficult to state what the major problem is on a global scale, and it is extremely difficult to set priorities…Sometime something is going to happen that is truly irretrievable, but we have not come to this.  What is most likely to become irreversible?  Should this be the topic of the Stockholm Conference?  Not really because Stockholm is looking to world-wide situations and there is no particular environmental (pollution, at least) issue that needs an immediate global response.”

The committee, however, did conclude with a recommendation.  “Earth Watch as a global effort at environmental cooperation, should obviously be directed to a global problem.  The problem priority for Earth Watch should involve that global problem which may most easily become irreversible.  We suggest that seas and oceans…represent a prime global concern.”

The crisis which underlies the rising seas and oceans is global warming.  Stockholm’s roadmap for averting this crisis includes:  1) global governance; 2) the erosion of national sovereignty; 3) the erosion of private property rights; 4) the redefinition of religious beliefs; and 5) the formation of a supra national moral authority (a role now claimed by the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations initiative).

The time for debate is over declare those convinced of human caused climate change and they really mean it.  The UK now seeks to severely restrict climate change critics to be heard.  CNN’s Carol Costello declared the climate debate over and used a discredited survey to portray a 97 percent consensus amongst climate scientists that humans have caused global warming.   President Obama’s “we don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society” message reflects a strategy of ridicule and marginalization typically employed by the radical left.  The marriage of politics and environmentalism has made is especially difficult for dissenting scientists.  The media has shown itself to be, more or less, escorts.

Evidence shows that climate scientists are far from unanimous in their agreement.  The US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works posted a report showing more than 700 international scientists dissent that man is causing global warming.  The International Climate Science Coalition exists to counter the global warming scare.  The 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference was overshadowed by “climategate” where hacked e-mails suggested that dissenting scientific opinion had been suppressed by IPCC scientists.

The Stockholm International Justice committee concluded “we respectfully ask all to consider the world’s resources as the common property of all man.  No person or nation has an absolute right to any property.  Private or national property exists merely to offer to an individual or nation a decent quality of life.  It carries with it the responsibility to share with those in need.  We suggest that all consider the proposition that the right to property (whether individually or nationally held) must be looked on as a guarantee of the capability and obligation to share it with those in need.”


Repackaged communism is being delivered to us through the vehicle of the environmental movement.  History has demonstrated Marxism does not work.  The people of the United States need to carefully consider and resist any attempts to yield national sovereignty and property rights to a supranational authority which, upon scrutiny, shows it holds very different values than those of a free people.



Saturday, March 22, 2014

From my archives: An important struggle for truth -- you now deserve to know

To my readers:

I've been computer archiving materials in my library and found this letter I sent to Huntington House on May 1, 1991 about a book based on untruths that was sensationalizing those in the Christian community needing honest information.  I think the letter is basic to understanding many of the struggles I and others went through to get honest information on the New Age Movement out.  It also shows the disinformation and profiteering attempts by others.  Huntington House published Darrick Evenson's book NEW AGE MESSIAH IDENTIFIED under his pseudonym (false name) of "Troy Lawrence."  Ministries such as Southwest Radio Church, Jack Van Impe, and many others sold the book in ignorance of Darrick Evenson's agenda.  As this piece of correspondence tells much of the story, I thought I would publish the letter here in its entirety.    I note that Darrick Evenson has since tried telling his own version of the events.  Sandra Tanner wrote an important article about what transpired from her perspective.  Even CRI (Christian Research Institute) did some reporting on Evenson's fraud.

Evenson [aka Troy Lawrence] is still at it as shown by this link.

This is an important part of the history of the struggle to properly expose the agenda of the New Age Movement and its accompanying religious apostasy.  You deserve to know and for that reason, I am republishing it here.  The letterhead is an old business address, one that I occupied in 1991.


I look forward to your comments.

Constance


CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY
Attorney-at-Law
1533 North Woodward Avenue
Suite 140
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
(313) 645-0790 ofc (313)645-0797 FAX
(313) 599-5434 Beeper
May 1,1991

FAX LETTER
Mr. Richard Trosclair
Mr. Mark Trosclair
Mrs. Teresa Trosclair
Huntington House Publishers, Inc.
FAX No. 318-237-7060


                                                                                               Re: Darrick Evenson Fiasco

Dear Richard, Mark, and Teresa:

After my conversation with Mark Trosclair this morning and in view of all that has transpired within the past week, I find it necessary to send this letter via FAX. My facsimile machine generates records of what was sent and confirms whether or not it was received, so in that sense, from a legal perspective, it is as good as a certified letter.

I find it personally disappointing after you have abundantly reaped the rewards of my own sacrificing work on the New Age Movement, that I would receive a sneering statement from Mark such as I did this morning telling me that my book is doing "almost nothing." If indeed that is the case, I demand my rights back immediately. I used great forbearance with you over the years on my royalty rights. I have had people from Bill Keith through Petti Wagner and the Bowens tell me that you were under-reporting sales of my book to me. Local bookstores ranging from Barnes & Nobles (a major chain), Waldenbooks, and Christian bookstores tell me they still -- after 8 years have trouble keeping the book in stock. The profits you have reaped on other books about the New Age Movement can clearly be traced to my ground breaking work where I took the persecution and you took the profits. I find it therefore most disappointing to receive sneers of this type. You had almost a free ride with me over the years. Up until I went back to my law practice full time, your publicist scheduled no interviews for me, even though my book by and large was paying her salary. In the meantime, your other authors were being busily scheduled. I was busy, nonetheless, with the media but it was absolutely no thanks to Huntington House. Many times I did interviews with those the publicist did schedule and they had absolutely no idea that my book had been out for several years and that it was the first book exposing the New Age Movement or that I had pioneered this book [topic] in the Christian community.

After I brought you incontrovertible evidence that Pat Robertson was celebrating the International Week of Forgiveness (a Lucis Trust Holiday); denying Scriptural inerrancy (also documented by Dr. Kurt Koch). and claiming that when "every eye shall behold him" it means on television (certainly does not match scripture, but it does match pages 575-576 of The Externalisation of the Hierarchy by Alice Bailey as well as The Armageddon Script by Peter LeMesurier), I learned from several sources that Teresa Trosclair said that despite this, she "worshipped the ground that Pat Robertson walked on."  Maybe that is why you have not been able to see through such obvious phonies as Darrick T. Evenson -- your plumb line is that of men claiming to have "words of knowledge" and slick television "ministries" rather than being the Bible.

You at Huntington House, of all people, know that we got the word out against the New Age Movement absolutely no thanks to Pat Robertson and the 700 Club, absolutely no thanks to Walter Martin, and no thanks to Bob Larson. You very well remember those days when I stood alone on this issue. That's all right, I never expected to win a popularity contest on this, but on the other hand I do expect some loyalty from my publisher -- especially one that I helped place on the map so to speak. That loyalty does not include sending Darrick Evenson a/k/a Troy (site of the Trojan Horse) Lawrence to make the statements over the air he has purported to make on behalf of Huntington House over at least the past week. It also does not include statements by Mark of the nature made to me today. You know the only reason you have a first crack at most anti-New Age manuscripts is because of my book. I figure God knows who did what, so I don't too much worry about this, but I still find your behavior puzzling and disappointing, and I am sure God will not reward it.

Now as regards Darrick T. Evenson, let's recap the events. I was contacted by Teresa Trosclair (or maybe she mentioned it to me in a conversation I initiated with her) last summer about a manuscript you were thinking of publishing. Teresa told me excitedly that this man had been converted out of the New Age and believing in Benjamin Creme's Maitreya the Christ and had since his conversion gone back into Tara Center, gained access to their computer "working long feverish hours" and learned the identity of the New Age "messiah."

My immediate counsel to Teresa Trosclair was one of caution. I told her that this type of tactic was often used by New Agers to have Christians scurrying after something that was just not so. Teresa seemed disappointed at my response but asked if I would be willing to talk with the "young man" and review his manuscript. I told her I would be willing to do both, but I was extremely skeptical about the entire business. The manuscript and a tape from Darrick Evenson were sent. I played the tape while I was working in my office. I was starting a prolonged jury trial so did not have time to read the manuscript which I intended to do after the jury trial.

I had no sooner finished the jury trial before Darrick Evenson called. He had called several times while the trial was in progress and had left phone numbers for various motels about the country and told me he was at libraries "doing research." He continually left messages pressing me for a decision on his manuscript. At the conclusion of the jury trial, which also ended in me contracting pneumonia, I was home one evening when I received a phone call from Darrick T. Evenson. Darrick said to me, "I know you can't endorse my manuscript and I know why. After much prayer, I have decided to withdraw the manuscript and abandon that project. Since I came to the Lord reading your book, I want to help you in anyway I can. Walter Martin unfairly attacked you and I have talked with Huntington House and they agree with me that it would be good to do a book about it."

I too am human with all the incumbent weaknesses. Walter Martin did unfairly attack me and his last book [The New Age Cult] prior to his death openly plagiarized parts of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow and falsely claimed that he, Walter Martin, was the first to bring out the New Age connections of Jim Jones, when Walter Martin had publicly attacked me in the past for my documented statements that Jim Jones was an active part of the New Age Movement -- in fact, People's Temple was a recognized, official New Age Center. I thought the new project had splendid possibilities and I did encourage Darrick. He called again asking me to bundle up all my documentation on Walter Martin and send it to him. I don't know if it was the Lord or the Holy Spirit, or my own disorganization that saved me, but I never got around to sending it.

Darrick called me again -- I believe the last time was last September or October, 1990 and said that since it was my work that had brought him out of the New Age Movement (today I learned that he told Pat Matrisciana that it was reading Caryl's book that brought him out!) that he just wanted to help me in any way possible. I told him it was too bad he was not in Detroit as I had trouble getting up the steam to continue to do my newsletters. Darrick suggested he could work with me on this via Fax machines and computer modems. We vaguely agreed to talk more about it in the future. A few weeks later I received a faxed message from Darrick Evenson demanding my mailing list to get out an issue of something he called "World Crusade Journal." I faxed a return message to him reading "let me see your copy." He faxed back a message saying "I must have your mailing list today, otherwise there will be no World Crusade Journal." I faxed back a message saying "I send my mailing list to nobody, particularly without copy." I then immediately called Teresa Trosclair at your offices and told her I considered this bizarre behavior. She apologized and said she would contact him and tell him not to bother me any further.

Throughout all of this, I had no idea that you were publishing the book that Darrick told me he had abandoned! Further, although Teresa now insists I told her I saw nothing unscriptural about Darrick's book, that is not the case. We never got to a discussion about the scripturality or lack thereof of the manuscript because Darrick manipulated the situation by his prior contacting of me to say that he had dropped that project and was instead working with you on a book about how Walter Martin had unfairly attacked my work.

Thereafter I thought nothing more of Darrick Evenson until I was throwing out back issues of The Inner Circle, an anti-Mormon paper that has never been kind to me. As you know, I found a 1989 article entitled "The facts on Evenson". When I spotted the article and read it I was not even sure that it was the same one. I did a search on my computer and came up with my phone register log for 1990 with "Darrick Evenson." I immediately called Teresa Trosclair to share this with her and rejoice in the fact that the Lord had spared us this particular snare. I heard Teresa groan and I said, "Teresa, you didn't publish him, did you?" Teresa replied "15,000 copies." I said, "Teresa, I warned you." She said, "I know." She asked if I could fax the article to your new fax number.  After a few transmission problems, you did receive it. Teresa immediately called me and asked me to show the article to nobody until they had a chance to research this. I told her the article was in the public domain and since the young man was crediting his conversion to me, it was very important to maintaining the integrity and credibility of my work which has been under attack since day one in the Christian community, that I protect myself.

The next day Mark called and vigorously and almost affectionately defended "Troy" (Troy Lawrence) who had always been known to me as Darrick T. Evenson.  Mark said they had Darrick traveling and doing assignments and speaking engagements for them and defended his thesis on the grounds that Southwest Radio Church, J . R. Church, and numerous others had accepted the story. (Personally, I have tried to maintain the Bible as my plumbline, not someone else's uncritical acceptance. I demanded and received a conference call between "Troy" and Mark Trosclair (I would have vastly preferred Richard as he is less emotional) the next day.

As Mark is witness to on that conference call, "Troy" denied that he in THE GAINSAYERS claimed to have been a former part of Ex-Mormons for Jesus or indeed that he had ever been a Mormon. Mark accepted these lying denials at face value and indeed implied I was acting in an unchristian and uncharitable manner for believing otherwise. I attempted to cross examine Darrick/Troy about his knowledge of the Theosophical Society since he claimed to be a "Theosophical initiate." Darrick/Troy could not even answer basic questions about the history of the organization he claimed to know so intimately.  Again, he didn't have to submit to much scrutiny because Mark Trosclair stepped in to defend him by saying how surprised and disappointed he was at me for asking such petty questions. "I was born a Catholic and I don't know who the popes were," said Mark. "But you aren't out presenting yourself as an expert on the Catholic Church as Darrick is on the New Age Movement," was my retort.

You promised to Federal Express me forthwith Darrick's book which I had seen only cursorily in manuscript form and Darrick promised to federal express a copy of The Gainsayers.  Thereafter I left to speak in California. I was receiving questions on New Age Messiah: Identified in California and had still not seen the book. I called Teresa who apologized and one was Federal Expressed to me the next day along with William Still's book (for which I also have reservations, although not nearly as serious as those with Darrick cum Troy Lawrence).  I started reading the book and called Teresa immediately, from California, to say that I was incredulous that he was using G.R.S. Mead, Madam Blavatsky's original secretary, initial editor of Lucifer, and the funeral orator at Madame Blavatsky's funeral as an unbiased "historian."

I returned home and had to hit the floor running because of a busy trial docket. A week ago Tuesday, 4/23/91, I had a jury trial that did not go (adjourned to August 22).  I went home to catch some rest because of severe exhaustion and a sleepless night very typical of the nights that precede jury trials. I had no sooner closed my eyes than AI Kresta of WMUZ radio called. AI said he was going to be interviewing Troy Lawrence and saw that he had a flattering reference to me in his book. He wanted my opinion about the book. I told AI I was probably cutting off my nose to spite my face since Huntington House, my publisher was its publisher, and since the book praised me, but I had to be honest, "I had severe reservations about the book." I told AI that I had not completely decided as yet, but I told him about Darrick contacting me to say he had dropped the project thus intercepting my critical report to Huntington House, his telling me of a substitute project about how Walter Martin had unfairly attacked me, his offer to work on my newsletter, and his sudden demands for my mailing list. I told AI about the article in The Inner Circle and Darrick's explanations that these were actually "Trojan Horse" ministries to lead people to the gospel who would never otherwise listen. I suggested he might want to speak with Ed Decker as the article implied that it was Ed Decker who had the most personal contact with this man.

AI Krista told me that he knew Ed Decker, had interviewed him in the past on his show, and that he would do that. I asked Al if he needed a copy of The Inner Circle article. I said it would be a sacrifice as I needed the rest, but I would get up and go to my office and fax it to him prior to air time. AI said, "please!" I went to the office. AI called me just prior to air time, gave me Ed Decker's number and said Ed wanted to talk to me and said that Ed had told him some amazing things about Darrick Evenson.

I decided to turn on the program and pop a tape in my office "boom box." A friend called me from Seattle to discuss Malachi Martin's escapades (like Darrick, he has also Faxed Letter to Huntington House, Page 4 of 6 May 1, 1991 caused much mischief writing under pseudonyms -- his latest claim is that the Pope is to be the New World Leader in the New World Order!). I was intently listening to her when all at once I heard from the radio a voice -- Darrick -- saying "Constance Cumbey says that Moody Bible Institute is a Mormon front, I think you should be aware of that."  Then he said "Constance Cumbey says Gerald and Sandra Tanner are Mormon double agents, I think you should be aware of that." I said, "What!," hastily hung up from talking with my Seattle friend and tried feverishly to find WMUZ's number. I called them while they were simultaneously trying to reach me on the other line for a response to Darrick/Troy's allegations. I told them, as I told you, that I had not made up my mind about him until then, but now "my mind is made up -- the man is an unmitigated liar."

Sandra Tanner told me today that Darrick Evenson was in her Utah bookstore on April 22, 1991, the day before this interview. He told her that he was converting to the Bahai faith, but still considered himself to be a Mormon. He had evidently, according to Sandra Tanner, reconciled Bahai teachings with Joseph Smith's teachings about a "great prophet to come." Sandra told me he was making sexual allegations at women visitors to her store whom he had never met in the past. He accused them of being lesbians and "playing with themselves." She said she ordered him out of her store. Sandra says that Darrick specializes in trying to stir up trouble between ministries. While I understand from Ed Decker whom I spoke with after our conversation this morning that there has been friction between himself and the Tanners in the past, that nevertheless, they are in complete agreement on the subject of Darrick Evenson/Troy Lawrence.

Sandra told me that every anti-Mormon ministry "out there" has "horror stories" about Darrick Evenson. She further told me that she keeps a daily journal and that she had made detailed entries on April 22, 1991 about the Darrick Evenson incident. Ironically, his traveling expenses to go into that Christian business and cause havoc were probably paid by Huntington House! I ask you, where was the Trojan horse really positioned -- at Troy! It was Huntington House who published him under the pseudonym of "Troy" not the Mormon and Masonic publishing houses who published him under his actual name!

Ed Decker says he received threats of blackmail for false allegations by Darrick/Troy four weeks ago. This would have exactly coincided with the time I discovered the article that quoted Ed Decker. Blackmail is a felony and its threat is a felonious act!

Admitting that one has been wrong is never pleasant -- but is sometimes necessary. I understand that Darrick pressured you into making a quick publication of his book, after he contacted me to say he had dropped the project. I have sometimes been taken in by people I have had to recant on later -- Gary North as one prominent example. I have not hesitated to admit I made a mistake and for the sake of the integrity of your work, I urge you to do likewise.I further understand that you have made statements to various people that I urged you to publish Darrick/Troy's book. This is absolutely untrue. If you make any statement to that effect, I will put you on immediate notice that I repudiate it and will take legal steps, if necessary, to protect the record.

I hope that we can put this behind us. I understand that New Age Nightmare is doing well. As you know, I have done much personally to step into the void after Randall Baer's death and help promote that book. I think your best potential story is Trojan Horse Ministries, Inc. Ed Decker and I are interested in writing it. Are you interested in publishing it? If not, I suspect many others might be!

                                                                        Sincerely,


                                                                        CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY



CEC:cb


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Are we experiencing weather related Judgment?

It clearly is not popular to say so, but one cannot help but wonder.  Are we under judgment?  Is the weather a sign of "global warming" n/k/a "climate change" or "extreme weather" or is God possibly sending us a wake up call?

Most interestingly, the countries not succumbing to same sex marriage n/k/a "marriage equality" are having lovely weather.  Those giving into same are having ecological disasters.  This is winter. It is one of the harshest, most brutal winters I can recall in my lifetime which is now longer than I usually care to confess.

Recently, against the pleas of a concerned British public official, David Cameron signed a bill allowing same sex marriage into law for that country.  Almost immediately killer gale force and flood calamities have plagued his country.  The Godly public official warning against it is Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames.  He is catching no small end of ridicule for suggesting this could be Judgment.  He is urged to end his "outmoded" world view.  In my view, he is quite possibly right.  He said the prime minister, David Cameron, had "acted arrogantly against the gospel."

I suspect Lot once received similar chiding from the Sodom & Gomorrah residents who thought it could never happen to them.  

Russia has outlawed homosexual proselytizing of its children.  We have outlawed in at least two major states:  California and New Jersey, counseling of children who are gender confused.  In effect, we have legalized homosexual proselytizing of our children.

California is experiencing a historical drought.  Our other states are experiencing historical brutal snow and cold.  

Russia is having lovely mild weather this winter.  Today as I write, it is in the thirties in Moscow.   The low temperature in Sochi, Russia today is 43.  It will climb to 55 on Sunday.

Here in the Detroit metropolitan area where I live, it is 18 degrees Fahrenheit in Detroit today.  Lake Orion, where I live is only 8 degrees Fahrenheit as I write at 8:13 p.m. on Saturday night.  This is warmer than it has been in sometime which is not saying much.  Lake Orion will rise only to 22 tomorrow.  We had no January thaw this year.

Further, I pray for a gradual thaw.  If the mountains of snow that have accumulated on our ground between December and the present time melt at once, flooding is a virtual certainty.

I just can't help but wonder.  Have we collectively thumbed our noses at God for too long?  Is God sending us a serious wake up call in the form of our weather?  We were warned scripturally that it would be difficult to maintain our Christianity in the prophesied perilous times to come.

In my humble opinion, those times may well be here.

May the Lord help us all!

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My draft of words for tonight's event -- Socialism and the New Age Movement

There are 3 major aspects of the New Age Movement:  New World Order; New World Religion; and a messianic figure to head both.  Its toolbox is mysticism, ie, "alterered states of consciousness."  You may hear it described as "meditation." Its economic system as described in the seminal writings of its mothership organization is a type of moneyless barter and exchange system -- the wikipedian definition of "Socialism" is 

A socialist economic system is based on the organizational precept of production for use, meaning the production of goods and services to directly satisfy economic demand and human needs where objects are valued based on their use-value or utility, as opposed to being structured upon the accumulation of capital and production for profit.[6] In the traditional conception of a socialist economy, coordination, accounting and valuation would be performed in kind (using physical quantities), by a common physical magnitude, or by a direct measure of labor-time in place of financial calculation.[7][8] Distribution of output is based on the principle of to each according to his contribution. The exact methods of resource allocation and valuation are the subject of debate within the broader socialist calculation debate.

Socialism and New Age beliefs are almost inextricably linked.  Once folks are plugged into the New Age mindset, they come to view its components as religion -- a "New World Religion. 

A "conservative" variation on a theme is called "Social Credit."  Many people who believe they are justifiably fighting the Federal Reserve Board are being ushered into advocacy of that system.  It too entails a cashless society with total tracking required.

Think about all of this when you hear common TV ads telling us about the advantages of a coming "Internet of Things" where EVERYTHING is connected!

The mothership of the modern New Age Movement is the Theosophical Movement and the many groups spawned from it including the Anthroposophical Society, Lucis Trust, and many others.  They worked to blend the mysticism of East and West.  It was intrinsically hostile to monotheism in general and Jewish/Christian beliefs in particular.  Indeed, all three monotheistic religions are deemed "peoples of the book."  They must go as the New World Order comes in the mind of New Age adherents.

Indeed, those standing in opposition are "cancerous cells in the global brain."

The New Agers speak often of "harmonic convergences."  Indeed there are many "harmonic convergences between New Agers and important Socialists.  Most of those following the Socialist Movement are familiar with the Fabian Society.  Two very important Fabian names that were clearly prominent early and militant New Agers are Edward Carpenter and Annie Besant.  Both were instrumental in the founding of that organization.

Indeed, there are also those considering themselves "Conservative", "Libertarian" "socialists."  One such site easily findable on the internet is "socialistmystic.blogspot.com."


Early British Socialists who clearly were involved with mysticism, the altered state glue of the New Agers included William Blake (1757-1827); Robert Owen who also formed a socialist utopian community in our neighboring state of Indiana.

One important resource on the subject is a paper you can find in .pdf form on the internet:  "Socialism and Political Atavism" by Libertarian Alliance Robert Thomas.

Then there is the Liberal International which says it is "a world federation of liberal and progressive democratic political parties."  Its founding document, the OXFORD MANIFESTO of 1947 was drafted by prominent European Theosophist and internationalist, Salvador de Madariaga.  Salvador de Madariaga was the grandfather and/or uncle and/or cousin depending on which genealogy one accepts of those put forward by Javier Solana.  He was "grandpa" until Madariaga's Theosophy was emphasized to the public.  Then he suddenly became "great uncle."  He is "great uncle" because Solana's grandfather and Madariaga were "cousins."  That would make him a very distant cousin indeed.  I suspect he was grandpa and it is not convenient for Solana to make the relationship clear.  Solana was on the USA's subversive list for years and then one early December day in 1995 was suddenly made the new head of NATO with powers never granted any other NATO head before since.  I spent several years researching Solana who still plays an extremely prominent role in 'global governance' circles.



Madariaga's drafting of the Oxford Manifesto, the founding document of Liberal International was purportedly inspired by Lord William Henry Beveridge, a prominent Fabian.  How much good there is in the worst of us and how much bad in the best of us -- Lord Beveridge, to his credit did take steps to help Jewish academics escape Hitler's holocaust -- something more than the entire British government can take credit for in those years.  Salvador de Madariaga was the inaugural president of Liberal International in 1948 after drafting the Oxford Manifesto in 1947.  He was close to the Sufi Movement, Krishnamurti and he and his wife Constance Archibald were active Theosophists who raised their daughter Nieves (either Javier Solana's mother or cousin, depending on which genealogy one accepts) in same.  Her favorite guru was Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

And, to add to this confusion, of which there is much.  Salvador de Madariaga was also a member of the Mt. Pelerin Society of Ludwig von Mises fame.  If you want to know more about that school of economics, read my friend Harry Veryser's book, IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.  [Please note, I'm not calling the Austrian School of Economics 'New Age,' but I am saying that obviously there was Theosophical / New Age penetration of it as about everything else.  Harry Veryser believes the Austrian economic notions could have spared us our present recession lasting from 2008 onwards.]

A global takeover is the New Age Movement aim.  Socialism is their economic system of declared choice.  That is for the 1/3 of the global population surviving should they accomplish their concurrent aims for population reduction.  Barbara Marx Hubbard, one of their primary current leaders, a lady whose name was once placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency at a Democratic Party Convention claimed to have channeled these words printed in her unpublished manuscript and later published book financed by Laurance Rockefeller that the voices said to her, "we come to bring death.  We do this for the sake of the world.  The riders of the pale horse are about to pass among you.  They will separate the wheat (New Agers) from the chaff (the rest of us).  This is the most painful hour in earth's history."

May the Lord grant us all discernment.  And may the Lord help us all!  Education played a huge role in slowing them down for 30 years.  Education may well play the same role now.  A favorite slogan of the New Agers is besides "think globally, act locally," is CRISIS = OPPORTUNITY.  Their declared primary crisis per Barbara Marx Hubbard in her 1988 Seattle Unity speech was "the Environmental Crisis."  First "A New Ice Age" (1970s') then "Global Warming" (late 1980s onwards) and now Climate Change" are flags they are currently flying.  CHANGE, we must have CHANGE, we are all "change agents", facilitating THE NEW SOCIETY, THE NEW AGE, THE NEW CULTURE.

They are sometimes called New Agers, sometimes "Cultural Creatives, sometimes "Progressives".  The name may differ but the game is the same:  New World Order, New World Religion, and some type of a new messiah to lead us in that direction, a direction of a total tracking globalized economy "socialist for the poor," elitism for the rich, for all surviving to join their "new species" of "Homo Noeticus.  

There is no benefit, either in the here or the hereafter for signing up for that.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Troy, Michigan January 23, 2013

Speaking engagement on topic of "Socialism and the New Age Movement
Free & Open to public January 23, 2013, Troy, Michigan
Many of you have asked me if I am speaking anywhere in the near future.  I am scheduled to speak at the above event in Troy, Michigan (an Oakland County, Michigan suburb of Detroit) on January 23rd.  It would be fun to meet and greet those of you who find the event convenient.  There are strong links between the Theosophical Society and the British Fabians.  "Social Credit" was also an occult invention designed to lead to a 'cashless society.'  Barbara Marx Hubbard proclaimed in her Seattle, Washington speech (April 1988) that the higher one went in the Soviet Union, the more likely they were to be involved in the New Age spiritualities.  She claimed the converse was true in the USA -- which may or may not have been true."  She also boasted that 'now all the resonating groups with outwardly different purposes are merging and blending and coming together to do 'the one work.'  The New Age per author Mark Satin (NEW AGE POLITICS) claims to have something for everybody.  I have much material . . . it should be an interesting evening.

The Cuddy chart may be more relevant than ever.  To obtain it, email me at cumbey@gmail.com with the subject line "Cuddy Chart."  I will return it in 11 x 17 " pdf form in both 300 dpi and 600 dpi resolution.

More very soon.  January has been crazy so far!

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy 2014 to all!

Well, 2013 has come and gone -- I can't say I'm sorry to see it go.  There was a hint of good news for Catholic opponents of the "Obama Care" aka "Affordable Care Act".  Justice Sonia Sotomayor signed a stay prohibiting enforcing legislation directing religious organizations to provide contraceptive care for their employees.  We now have received further "cheery news" that NSA may have been intercepting shipments of "smart phones" to implant further tracking devices before shipment to the prospective owners.  The news source was allegedly Edward Snowden.

On the good side, today my alma mater, Michigan State University (part of my undergraduate education and now where my law school is established -- the former DCL now known as Michigan State University School of Law) WON THE ROSEBOWL!  I'm not much of a sports fan, let alone football, but one can't help but get at least a little happy when their team wins.

Happy New Year to all!

Constance

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas - Hope all survived the Ice Storm better than us

Winter has hit hard and awful here in Michigan.  We are victims of the ice storm and have been without power since Sunday morning.  There were downed wires along with downed trees in our Southeast Michigan subdivision.

Given what happened to others, including the Tennessee - Arkansas tornados, we still can't complain.  I am praying that God will spare us other extreme weather during this holiday season, especially for those traveling.

And, I am shamelessly praying that our power is soon restored.  Hotels here are filled with refugees from the county to the north of ours which caught the ice storm far more severely than us -- and we caught it bad enough.  A generous spirited client loaned us a generator which has warmed the house today along with the one lamp.  I have Verizon 4 g portable internet which is what is enabling me to post now in our one lamp outlet along with the furnace connected.   I had to make a rare use of my health club to take a badly needed shower and hair wash today.   I'm not opening the deep freeze which hopefully will remain that during the power outage.  Our turkey has been thawing since Saturday  and is in the refrigerator which is not reconnected.  I pray our power is restored as predicted, before 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.

At any rate, we are thankful for Jesus Christ and his birthing family enduring far more onerous and primitive conditions than those of which I complain today.

Merry Christmas to all and good night!

Constance

Monday, December 16, 2013

Javier Solana and Global Governance -- Back Again??!!

Read the rest of the article by going to http://tinyurl.com/lddtlul  Another link carrying it also is http://www.mareeg.com/globalizing-european-security/

Well, I was really starting to suspect that Dr. Solana had decided that he was through with global politics, except in a professorial role.  My "google alerts" brought this to my attention within the past 15 minutes of writing this to my readers.   It appears to me from this and reading of his current roles in European Security organizations that he may have been carefully biding his time.    He is suddenly making strong calls for "global governance" with a rearmed Europe being in a predominant role in his hoped for structures.


Now, I don't know what his motives are.  It appears from my current perspective that Catherine Ashton may have been underestimated by those who may have perceived her job as a sinecure.  Catherine Ashton has been given much credit for helping to achieve at least an interim international agreement with Iran over its nuclear development.  That was a goal that had been elusive to Dr. Solana during his tenure which started with his representation of virtually the rest of the world to Iran which was announced by President George W. Bush on the rather auspicious date of June 6, 2006.

Catherine Ashton, it has been reported, has gone from "zero to hero."  When she entered her job, it was not expected by her critics that she would long survive in the position.  She retorted to them, "I'm a stayer, not a quitter."   This past April Javier Solana was recently on a panel with the Brookings Institution relative to the Iranian nuclear crisis.   He had lots of explanations as to why it fell through and expressed pessimism as to the efficacy of future negotiations with the Iranian foreign minister Jalili.  Apparently Catherine Ashton had her successes with him and his successor.  Many many former Solana aides (e.g. Robert Cooper) and applauders (e.g. the London Financial Times) have decided that now it appears that Catherine Ashton deserves the credit she was formerly and long denied.

I suspected that the "High Representative" position with the very high salary and combined military and foreign policy powers had been created for the benefit of Javier Solana who was expected to be the super-powerful European Union Foreign Minister prior to the referendum failures.  Only after Solana announced he would retire and not seek the post did Ireland finally reluctant approve the Treaty.  That was in 2009.  Now 2014 is nigh and that will be the last year of Catherine Ashton's 5 year term.  Does Javier Solana perhaps still want the job that had initially been created for him?  Others who have aspired to jobs Mr. Solana wanted eventually went down to relative political obscurity.  Witness Tony Blair and Joschka Fischer.

How will all of this sort out?  I don't know, but watching it is sure fascinating.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE




Friday, December 13, 2013

Cliff Kincaid My radio guest Saturday morning 12-14-2013

Cliff Kincaid, Political Commentator
Cliff Kincaid phoned the other day.  We started discussing current world and Church affairs and decided to continue the conversation on the air which will be tomorrow morning, Saturday, December 14, 2013.  That will be 10 a.m. Eastern time, 9 a.m. Central Time, 9 a.m. Mountain time, and 7 a.m. Pacific time.  Cliff has concerns about the universalism of the "Mandela" factor which could be a huge step, Cliff says, in the direction of "global governance," "New World Order" and/or "World Federalism."  Cliff has also articulated some serious concerns about the apparent direction of the new papacy.  Please join us in the chatroom at chatroom.themicroeffect.com and/or website www.themicroeffect.com.  Call in with your questions to Cliff (or myself) by calling the toll free number of 888-747-1968.

Tune in and stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Monday, November 18, 2013

Definitely in our face -- everywhere "NEW AGE"

I subscribe to Google news report alerts on earthquakes.  This just came in my box.  I blinked even more at the news source than the earthshaking object of the reporting:  "THE NEW AGE" aka "TNA".  Dorothy's right.  It's EVERYWHERE!

How and why did they come up with the name?  "New Age" is specialized terminology.  I would appreciate any insights and/or links to similar mainstream news usage of the usual esoteric terminology.


I spoke in Peoria, Illinois for a week back in the 1980s.  I was well received there and still hear occasionally from old Peoria friends.  My condolences to that region and others affected by the terrible tornado weather this immediate past weekend.  Two hundred fifty thousand people are without power in the Detroit area.  We fortunately escaped the high winds with our own power intact, but given what has happened in the Philippines and other parts of the Midwest the past two weeks, I can hardly complain.

Stay tuned and stay safe!

CONSTANCE


Friday, November 08, 2013

Fascinating New Ager vs. New Ager debate occurring - Nuclear vs Anti-Nuclear


UPDATE:  PRAYERS AND SUPPORT NEEDED FOR THE PHILIPPINES!!!!
"EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS[E] PLACES AND UPON THE SEAS DISTRESS OF NATIONS"



There is a fascinating debate taking place on CNN tonight.  It appears to feature many prominent New Agers debating each other on the Nuclear Power issue.  I tend to agree more with the pro-nuclear than the anti-Nuclear elements.  CNN tonight was playing the Sundance film of Pandora's Promise.

The pro-nuclear people claim it will reverse climate change.  Of course, my readers know I am deeply skeptical about the human-caused climate change claims.  However, it appears that there may be divisions in the New Age world between the "too many people" and "we must supply energy to the world's growing population" elements of the New Age Movement.

Ralph Nader and the Sierra Club are lined upon the side of "alternative energy", i.e. windpower, solar power, etc.  Stewart Brand (Whole Earth Catalog), Newt Gingrich, and others are lined up on the "we need more nuclear power NOW side of the debate.

I must confess I found it refreshing to find New Agers of the obvious Environmental Movement  division such as Amory Lovins, Helen Caldicott, Ralph Nader, the Sierra Club  and others taken to task for propagandizing the world in general and USA in particular against nuclear power use.

My jury is still out on the nuclear safety issue.  I tend to believe it may be necessary to supply necessary electricity and conveniences to struggling people in Third and Fourth World countries.  I don't think "global warming" is a rationale.  But I think those advocating for the need for expansion of nuclear power supplies may be correct.  Even though the bulk of the debaters are New Agers, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

What do you think?

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Major earthquake in Philippines; Economic earthquake in Washington -- the times, they appear apocalyptic

The United States government has been in a form of "shutdown" since October 1st.  Looming today is the spectre of tomorrow's "governmental default."  Immediately after the stock market closed yesterday, financial rating service THE FITCH GROUP announced it was placing the country on a AAA negative watch list.

I don't know which faction I am angriest at:  the "Affordable Health Care" with its forced contraception service payments being forced upon conscientious religious objectors and the fines for those unable to afford expensive health insurance (even those with same will have annual "donuts" of moneys that must be paid out of pocket first before insurance coverage kicks in) OR the TEA PARTY.

In my opinion, this may be a charade that inures to the benefit of the WORLD GOVERNMENT, Oooops, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE proponents.

Something ugly is brewing in the winds.  I am hearing too much talk of "global currency reset."  I have had panicked phone calls from clients re same and found plenty of discussion of same on the internet.

The slightly toned down G-20 websites are openly talking about a "TIME OF TRANSITION" or THE TRANSITION.

This ominous Washington possible default news has pushed to the back pages items that would otherwise be critical worldwide news:  A devastating 7.2 earthquake in the Central Philippines.  A devastating typhoon hit Japan the same day.  Both happened yesterday.  "Earthquakes in divers places" and/or "upon the seas distress of nations"??  Forgive me for even daring to think it!

This was the talk of what the New Agers hoped would happen to our government back in the early to later 1980s with "Harmonic Convergence," "Crystal Earth Papers," and Barbara Marx Hubbard's infamous THE BOOK OF CO-CREATION:  THE BOOK OF REVELATION.

Jose Arguelles, a co-laborer with Barbara Marx Hubbard on creating events designed to CHANGE TIMES to a 13 month calendar died in Australia in 2011.  The biographical books about his life tell us that he was raised a Lutheran but deeply immersed himself in the writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Alice Ann Bailey, inter alia, as an adult.  He was the one who started the 2012 movement.

Since then all have been talking about EMERGENCE and THE SHIFT.

I don't know about the others.  I pray I am wrong, but the events of October 2013 look like the long delayed events of the New Agers to me.  Same sex marriages encouraged with additional leave days for military personnel entering into same?

I don't like to quote Theosophical writers such as Yeats, but for those who reject Book of Daniel, Book of Revelation plain warnings, how about Yeats' line:  "WHAT STRANGE BEAST IS THIS, ITS HOUR COME ROUND AT LAST,SLOUCHES TOWARD BETHLEHEM WAITING TO BE BORN"??!!

This all looks apocalyptic to me.  All ten virgins were sleeping.  All ten virgins eventually woke up.  Five had enough oil in their lamp to go meet their Lord, five did not.

Maybe it's high time to go "oil shopping."

CONSTANCE

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Peggy Cuddy's Amazing New Age Movement Chart

To my readers:

Last week I interviewed Dennis Cuddy the second hour of my internet radio program.  Dennis mentioned his mother Peggy who has been researching the New Age Movement for many years herself had developed a remarkable chart on the New Age Movement.  Peggy Cuddy's independent research was one of the very first to be sent to my attention after my local work became nationally publicized in 1982.  I had the pleasure of talking with Peggy Cuddy, Dennis' mother a few times.  Dennis I have spoken with often and highly respect his work.  Dennis sent me a copy of his mother's chart and I'm reproducing it here for you.  Valuable work it is indeed!  Enjoy!  Click on the chart to enlarge them to full page.  Feel free to reproduce them and pass them on to those in need of accurate information on the New Age Movement in its many stems and branches.

CONSTANCE

To receive a full 11 x 17 pdf version of this, email me with subject line "Cuddy Chart" and I will email it back to your email address as an attachment.



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Matthew Fox Associates - MALIDOMA - EARTH RITUAL workshop this weekend September 13-15, 2013

A New Ager I have kept tabs on since the beginning of my research starting in 1981 was "Theologian" Matthew Fox (born 1940).  He was born as "Timothy Fox."  Matthew was the name he adopted when he entered the Roman Catholic priesthood.   He wreaked much damage across the board in theological circles.  His influence was felt across the entirety of the New Age Movement.  His publishing company, Bear & Company, subsequently merged in 2000 to with the operations of  New York occultist Ehud Sperling, and his "Inner Traditions".  Some of the most shockingly blasphemous literature of the New Age Movement including the works of close Matthew Fox associate  Barbara Hand Clow have come from the spider like workings of Matthew Fox and his "religious" associates.

Although both Randy England (Unicorn in the Sanctuary author) and I were both rudely challenged by Fr. Matt Pacwa's then defense of Matthew Fox who was subsequently excommunicated as a Roman Catholic priest in 1993 (about time!), Fox's New Age commitments were some of the deepest held in the Movement.

One of his associates was an African by the name of MALIDOMA.  I learned this on my ongoing library review which now has included Matthew Fox's autobiographical work, CONFESSIONS OF A POST-DENOMINATIONAL PRIEST.

"Malidoma" had up until now largely escaped my radar.  Thankfully, he had not escaped CARRIE TOMKO's.  Carrie left our world on April 6, 2009, but her work lives on in her valuable archives.  You may access them by going to http://www.carrietomko.blogspot.com.

Malidoma, an African promoting African style earth worship and paganism was once a professor at the University of Michigan, only approximately 40 miles from my home.  My own work is archived there at the Bentley Historical Library.

The Promise Keepers Movement active in the 1990s and beyond drew heavily on the Men's Movement, a New Age operation largely shepherded by Robert Bly.  Robert Bly worked closely, as did Matthew Fox, with Malidoma.  Fox's autobiography CONFESSIONS opens with accounts of his conversations with Malidoma (pages 10-11, HarperSanFrancisco paperback edition, 1997)/

As that was then, I decided to see what was going with Malidoma now, and I found plenty.

This is from Carrie Tomko's accounts of this gang which includes Fox, Joanna Macy, John Seed, Earth Spirit Rising Council of Elders,

IMAGO AND CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS

are sponsoring the EarthSpirit Rising Conference once again.


2005 EarthSpirit Rising Conference comes to Cincinnati

Cultivating Connections and Imago are pleased to annouce that Cincinnati's own Xavier University will host EarthSpirit Rising: A Conference on Ecology, Spirituality, and Community. We live in a time of crisis-crisis of Earth, crisis of Spirit, and crisis of Community. Many of us have come to recognize that these crises are not separate, but interpenetrating dimensions that must be addressed as a whole. It is only through understanding the deep interconnections between Earth, Spirit, and Community that we will be able to transform this time of crisis into a time of hope.
EarthSpirit Rising 2005 explores the connections between ecology and spirituality through the lens of community. We recognize that without community and collective action our hope for a more ecologically sustainable and spiritually rich world will never be realized.

Matthew Fox and John Seed will be back again for encore performances. No mention of the Council of All Beings this time, though. Maybe they have decided to tone down the channeling. I wonder what Matthew Fox's "9 C's of Education" are? They have some ritual tucked into Malidoma Some presentation. They are going to talk about "Dagara cosmology"...as opposed to Catholic cosmology, one wonders?The organizers are described here. Notice down there on the bottom the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University? That magical word "dialogue" that exempts Catholic facilities from teaching the faith...Check out the "Conference Related Links". Foundation for Shamanic Studies???????????????They are offering a Youth Conference for ages 8-14. Wonder what sort of program is going to fall under "creative expressions"? Would you trust your kids to a bunch of conference organizers who provided a lesson in channeling called Council of All Beings at a previous EarthSpirit Rising Conference?They are having an EarthSpirit Rising Council of Earth Elders. The Earth Elders want to arrange the "transformation of human-earth relations." Did you know you can have relations with a planet? Stick with the nuns and they will guide you through "these times of great danger and great hope"...with the help of their "ally" gleaned from the Council of All Beings held at a previous EarthSpirit Rising Conference, perhaps.Look at the lineup for the "Experiential Sessions"! It would take an entire day to explore all of these presenters. I'm intrigued by the "Sacred Body, Sacred Community" presentation "inspired by nature mystics." It includes "chants and circle dances that create a deep, connecting, and healing experience of being fully in our bodies, connecting with each other in a deeply reverent way, and celebrating the mutual blessing that we are to one another and the rest of the Earth Community."

Looks like it is taking place in a Catholic University again.
It also looks like the nuns haven't shied away from sponsoring it.

IMAGO is an "earth centered" organization located near Cincinnati, Ohio.  Undoubtedly, it has close links with another Catholic New Age organization that Ohioans turned me onto starting in 1982:  Yup, just checked and Grailville's facebook page makes that close relationship clear!

This brings me to a main point of my concern with the New Age spiritualities, the Environmental Movement, etc., ad nauseum, where they are clearly headed is in no small part, mandatory Earth worship.  This is a clear theological line that we dare not cross.  The much maligned biblical Book of Revelation contains critical language in chapter 14:


6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.


The message of this movement of which Matthew Fox (the theologian, not the actor by the same name) are such a prominent part is that we worship the earth, we worship the seas, we worship ourselves;  we worship our our Ancestors (prominently advocated by Malidoma); we worship "the universe," we worship even Lucifer -- we worship everything and everybody but the Good Lord who created it.

The New Age Movement has many rabbit holes for us to wander down, but they all lead to potential ruin and desolation.  There is no advantage -- either here or in the hereafter -- to abandon our Creator by worshipping all else and ourselves as "co-evolutionists."

This very weekend "Malidoma" is conducting a form of Earth Worship workshop which they call "Earth Ritual."  My prescription?  Be aware, but don't participate.

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