CHART OF INFLUENCE OF RENAISSANCE ERA INFLUENCES THROUGH MODERN NEW AGE MOVEMENT UP TO TIME OF DAVID SPANGLER AND MARILYN FERGUSON FROM WWW.ALPHAEUS.ORG
Alphaeus.org is an interesting, if not disturbing site, I found the internet today while researching Jiddhu Krishnamurti and the "World Teacher Project." Krishnamurti died in 1985 BUT the New Agers are claiming and have been since 1977 that their replacement for his work, somebody incarnating "Lord Maitreya" an "avatar for the Age of Aquarius" is somewhere out and about.
I recently re-reviewed one of the many all too costly acquired books in my library, NEW AGE RELIGION AND WESTERN CULTURE - ESOTERICISM IN THE MIRROR OF SECULAR THOUGHT. That book was a major source for Alphaeus. To be honest, the author Wouter Hanegraaff' irritated me on several levels. Wouter Hanegraaff is a Dutch scholar. It was published in the USA by State University of New York Press in 1998. He had the luxury of writing his book as part of a"subsidized research project." In his book, Hanegraaff admits his own occult sympathies in as early as the Preface. He tells us about his financial backing that
It was abundantly clear to me reading Hanegraaff's book that he had clearly read mine. I recognized much of my researched material therein. Although his bibliography was extensive, curiously, my book was lacking from the bibliography although it was apparent that (1) THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW (Cumbey, 1983) was a source; and (2) the project which employed Hanegraaff to do the research and work was more in the business of diversionary disinformation than emphasizing the real and substantial issues. The book appeared to me to be a "scholarly" exercise in confusion and minimization Curiously, although even conceding (not likely) that he had not read my book, he had claimed to read David Spangler. Ergo, he had to have known of the obvious and open Luciferianism of the New Age Movement. Virtually nothing of this appeared in the book except a peripheral reference to Sir George Trevelyan of England on tiny footnoted language on page 197 of that book.This research was supported by the Foundation for Research in the Field of Philosophy and Theology in the Netherlands, which is subsidized by the Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Research.
The State University of New York has been the locus of much "intellectualization" of New Age theories, including but not limited to Richard Falk and Ervin Laszlo. Although the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library has been archiving much of my paperwork since 2004, SUNY has been advocating for the New Age Movement and its structures since well before I discovered it in 1981.
Credits in Hanegraaff's book, including to Eileen Barker of the London School of Economics are also telling She long and hard worked energetically to minimize the New Age Movement in part, sanctify it in other part, and give various New Age cults clean bills of health, are telling. I will be including material in my book under progress about that!
As regards Alphaeus source, Hanegraaff, he obviously is fluent in English. Even were he not, the Holland native, he is, the Dutch edition of my book, DE VERBORGEN GEVAREN VAN DE REGENBOOG: DE NEW AGE BEWEGING EN DE KOMENDE TIJD VAN VERVAL has been published and in circulation since 1991. That, too is interesting to me, although my attitude has always been "go forth and multiply" on my work which monetarily enriched many, but never me or my family. I just looked at the Dutch copy and saw somebody was claiming a copyright on that. As the copyright was solely mine that too presents an interesting issue. Oh well! I figure rightfully that God, the only one who counts, knows who did what and when.
You may view the materials in connection with this chart-diagram at this website. Caution, the maker's sympathies are clearly neither Christian nor Jewish. Read the resources he suggests with prayerful discernment. The times are dangerous -- and tricky!
The web offered chart is interesting. In addition to Hanegraaff, the maker (website creator for Alphaeys.org) borrows from Roszak (Roszak's work and charts did precede my book), and a Richard Smoley with whom I was not familiar, but am about to be, he just having come on to my radar.
Some of you have been requesting more detailed information on the New Age Movement. This might help a bit.