Now I will tell you the secret meaning of The Universal All, otherwise known as "The One". But first, let's establish that this is "The One" or "The Living One" referring to the "All of Reality" -as described in pantheism and monism- that we have been discussing...
THE UNIVERAL ALL'S SECRET MEANING
"One: (The) term for the Ultimate in many mystical religions and philosophies." -The Encyclopedia of Mysticism and Mystery Religions, pg. 136
"God is a number endowed with motion the essence of which is externally One, formless, sexless. We refuse to see that which monotheists call a personal anthropomorphic God." -Helena Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, Vol. II pg. 96, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. I, pg. 596
Like the Gnostics of old, New Agers refer to this "Force" or "Ultimate Reality" as "The One" because the number ONE denies any duality or distance between God and Man. When deity is ascribed to this so-called "One Reality", it becomes a proper name: "The One".
If you recall, I told you before that New Age Religion was really based upon Sun Worship. In ancient paganism, the Sun, which is symbolic of this "Force" or "God" -was assigned the number one. In reality, it refers to the fact that the pagans thought of God as "The Ultimate Reality" of pantheism, or the God in all of Nature. They were Baal Worshippers who saw God as residing in all things. Now I am sorry to have to tell you this but the seemingly innocent Nature Religion which New Age followers associate themselves with is based upon the worship of the Sun, who in reality is (are you ready for this?):
"Lucifer, as Christ, the bright and morning Star The Father is the Sun." -Helena Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II pg. 569
I hope you remember that Helena Blavatsky is the "Mother" of the New Age Movement! And head New Age Leader, David Spangler looks forward to:
"a vast initiatory process (with) life in the Solar Father." -David Spangler, Conscious Evolution: Personal and Planetary Transformation
When people involved in the New Age Movement talk of "union with the Great All" or at-one-ment with "The One", they are in reality referring to the entire world evolving back into a great union with Lucifer or Satan!
LUCIFER THE SUN GOD
The Gnostic sects taught that after a struggle in the heavens, the "true God" (Lucifer) had been unfairly banished to the lower world. At the end of time, otherwise known as the New Age period, the true God Lucifer would ascend to the upper world, defeat the false God who had dethroned him (Jehovah), and regain his rightful place as Lord of Gods and Master of the Universe!
Closely aligned with New Age witchcraft is Satanism. The root ideas of modern Satanism go far back beyond the 20th Century to the Gnostic sects. Satanists believe that the Christian God is evil, and that Satan is good. They believe that Satan is the true Lord of Light, Lucifer, and The Light-Bearer. They also believe that as this "New Age" draws to a close, Satan will once again become very active- himself and his demons taking possession of human minds! When you put two and two together, you come to realize that in this New Age period, mankind is supposed to become "one with the One" or become possessed with the One, who in reality is Satan himself!
The New Agers believe that:
"The One must move from the avante garde fringe to the very heart and mind of society. The whole society must be brought into harmony with the One as the New Consciousness produces the New Age." -Douglas Groothius, Unmasking the New Age, pg. 51
To "become one with Satan" means to be initiated into Occultism, Witchcraft, Wizardry !
And New Age Believers want the entire world to become servants of "The One":
"The One Universal Life the basis of the New World Religion." -Alice Bailey, The Reappearance of the Christ, pg. 70,71
"And they worshipped the Dragon"
The Book of Revelation tells us that "The Great Dragon was cast out of heaven, that old serpent called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world." Rev 12:9, and so let's see who this "Dragon" really is...
"The dragon personifies the benign powers of nature (in Chinese Mythology)." -The World's great Religions, pg. 88, Time Life Books
"As far as I have been able to determine, every culture contains a mythology of a serpent or dragon which represents the ancient and formidable Goddess of Nature." -Mystery Mark of the New Age, pg. 154(written by Richard Roberts, traveling partner with prominent New Ager Joseph Campbell)
"...and they worshipped the Dragon." Revelation 13:4
I hope that you can see now that when God tells us of "the whole world worshipping the Dragon" -He is referring to the fact that Nature Religion will definitely be involved! Paganism!
In the Babylonian Mystery Religion of ancient times, the worship of Nature was the center around which the Religion revolved, and God's servant, John the Revelator, prophesied that in the end times this worship of the Dragon or of Nature as "The One" would again resurface!
In Communion with Pan
Now I think that we are prepared to hear a "Cosmic Consciousness Testimony" that comes closer to what is REALLY happening in the New Age Community.
It happened at Findhorn, which is a New Age Community located in Scotland. Founded in 1962 by Peter and Eileen Caddy- its inhabitants revere and commune with the "Nature Spirits" and even with the local flowers and plants that are on the grounds! They believe in "communicating with Nature" literally! (as do others in the New Age circles)
The Nature Spirits are said to make themselves visible to some of the people who live at Findhorn. These Spirits (elves, fairies, and gnomes) are reported to be responsible for helping the inhabitants there to grow gigantic vegetables and other plants. The message of Findhorn is that if mankind will once again have reverence for Nature and the Nature Spirits, then they will prosper.
Paul Hawken, a resident at Findhorn New Age Community, gives a testimony in his book The Magic of Findhorn concerning his visit there and what happened to him. Mr. Hawken had a very unusual "Cosmic Consciousness" experience at Findhorn! He describes the account of what took place for us:
"I had the odd feeling that something was going to happen. I was sitting in the light of the afternoon sun (at Findhorn's Garden) then suddenly it happened. I saw something moving from the corner of my eye, I looked and saw a figure dancing around a tree. I could see shaggy legs and cloven hooves, pointed chin and ears, and two little horns on his forehead.
He told me he lived in the Garden, and that his work was to help the growth of the trees. He went on to say that the Nature Spirits had lost interest in humans, since they have been made to feel that they are neither believed in nor wanted. He thought that men were foolish to think that they could do without the Nature Spirits. He told me to call him when I returned and that he would come.
Then I realized that I was not alone (again). A figure was walking beside me. It was a faun radiating a tremendous sort of power, (He said) 'Do you know who I am?' It suddenly hit me who this 'faun' was. 'Yes, I know who you are.'
Then you ought to be afraid (he said). Your word 'panic' comes from the fear my presence causes.' (the word 'Pan'). (He said) 'Do you believe in my subjects? (the Nature Spirits)' 'Do you love me?' (He said) 'You know of course that I am the Devil? Did not the early Church take me as a model for the Devil? Look at my cloven hooves, my shaggy legs, and the horns on my forehead. The Church turned all pagan gods and spirits into devils, fiends, and imps. The ancient gods are not necessarily devils'.
(He said) 'All human beings are afraid of me. Did not the early Christian Church make me a model for the Devil?' That is why he is feared-because of the image projected onto him. This image must be lifted off him so that his nature may be revealed. There he was, holding them (His musical panpipes) between his hands. He began to play a curious melody.
Well, the next meeting (with Pan) was early in May in the Hermit's cell. I became aware of a large figure lying on the ground. It appeared to be a monk in a brown habit with the hood pulled over the head so that the features were concealed. As I watched he raised his hands and rolled back the hood. It was Pan. He smiled and said: 'I am the servant of the Almighty God, and I and my subjects are willing to come to the aid of mankind in spite of the way he has treated us and abused Nature, if he affirms his belief in us and asks for our help.' It became apparent that what was happening was a sort of reconciliation between the Nature Kingdom and man."-The Magic of Findhorn, Paul Hawken, pg. 205-219
The Hooded Monk was the Devil!
Now before we go any further to discuss what we read about Paul Hawken's experience with "Pan", we need to stop first to establish who this Pan actually is! And so, let's look at some of the names that Theosophist Helena Blavatsky had for the "Ultimate Reality" of the "Universal All".
The following are just a few of the names that "Mother of the New Age" Madame Blavatsky had for the Ultimate All:
1.The Dragon of Wisdom is The One
2.The Great One, Lucifer
3.Lucifer is One
4.Sanat (Satan) for he is One
5.One ever hidden Sat
6.One Reality The Nameless Sat
7.Pan the One and Great All Theology makes him the Devil
8.Pan is The One
*See: The Secret Doctrine, Helena Blavatsky, and Vol. I, pg. 102, 125, 104, 105, 144, 145, 592, 614
*See: The Secret Doctrine, Helena Blavatsky, Vol. II, and pg. 580, 612, 613, 614, 617
It is easy to see who "Pan" is it is Satan, Lucifer, the Devil -also called "The Father" by Occultists. And his "subjects" that he (Pan) mentioned to Paul Hawken at Findhorn, the Nature Spirits, are in reality his hierarchy of demons!
"The Fathers, the lower angels, are all Nature Spirits." -The Secret Doctrine, Blavatsky, Vol. II, pg. 107
The alarming thing is that Satan is now preparing the whole world to receive and accept him when he comes, impersonating Christ. And he is accomplishing this by setting up a communication system with mankind. Spiritualism is communication with the Spirit World, which of course, in reality consists of Satan and his hierarchy of demons. Satan wants the world to stop being afraid of him (just as "Pan" told Paul Hawken at Findhorn), so that he can be able to present himself as mankind's benefactor and helper. So the New Age idea of "becoming one with Nature" really is secret code talk for becoming one with Satan and his demons!
THE RITES OF MITHRAS
The ancient Cult of Mithras and its mysterious rites became the foundation of the Gnostic system. This Persian Mystery Religion revolved around Mithras, which was the title for the Sun. In the Mithras Mythology, there was a war between the forces of good and evil, and Mithras stood as Mediator between these two forces.
The idea of Mithras standing as Mediator between good and evil secretly represented man's own soul, and Mithras mediating between man's good and evil nature. Mithras then, becomes "The Christ" who harmonizes good and evil. During the Mithras Cult initiations, the candidate would go through various "degrees" involving self-purification and control of the animal nature. And after his initiations were over, he was hailed as "the one who had risen from the dead". Mithras was supposedly put to death by crucifixion and rose again on the third day.
You see a picture here of the Sun God, Mithras. Notice on the top of that picture that on one side there is a man with a Sun on his head and on the other is a woman with a crescent moon on her head, representing the reconciling of opposites. The Sun is the positive Yang force, while the moon is the negative Yin force. And Mithras the Mediator stands between them both, harmonizing the evil nature of man with the good. This has great significance!
Gnosticism, which was derived from Mithraism, teaches that there is a hidden knowledge of "Gnosis" that belongs only to the chosen few. The common people are not privileged to have this knowledge, you must be initiated into it by degrees. The real reason for this is because the candidate had to become ready, before he could understand the true meaning behind the Cult's Rituals.
Though it seems on the surface that the candidate is going through steps to purify himself and become like "God," we must realize that this is the same type of "becoming like God" that Lucifer had in mind! He got himself thrown out of heaven because he actually wanted to BE GOD!
The Gnostics taught that Lucifer was really mankind's benefactor and helper. It was he, they thought, who persuaded Eve in the Garden of Eden to eat of the forbidden fruit not a so-called "evil" Satan. It was Lucifer who had offered Eve the knowledge of good and evil- secret wisdom on how to be as gods and to have immortality (ye shall be as gods; ye shall not surely die, said the serpent to Eve). To the Gnostics, Lucifer's gift to mankind was regarded as a great gift! He had helped all mankind by offering to share such knowledge with them.
The Gnostic Sects also taught that after a great struggle in heaven, the "true God" (Lucifer) had been unfairly banished to the lower world. And according to the Gnostic doctrine, at the end of time, the true God, Lucifer, would ascend to the upper world, defeat the false God who dethroned him, and regain his rightful place as Lord of Lords and Master of the Universe! Right along with today's modern New Age Gnostics, those in ancient times believed that the knowledge of good and evil, given to Eve by Lucifer, was an essential step towards the obtaining of godhood for all humanity. This made Lucifer the "light-bearer" and not only that, but the Savior of mankind!
Carl Raschke describes traditional Gnosticism as "a myth of secret Illumination, built upon the motif of esoteric (hidden) wisdom- accessible only to the privileged and initiated few. "This wisdom entails an antagonistic struggle with the ruling powers of the material world- a journey into forbidden territory- in order to snatch away the elixir of eternal life," Raschke claims.
When we start to really put this "Gnostic Puzzle" together, we get a rather startling picture! Let's take an even closer look at the facts:
Gnosticism teaches the following:
1.Mithras, the Sun God, seeks to harmonize good and evil. We learned also that the Sun represents Lucifer and that he also represents man's own soul.
2.When these two opposites good and evil are harmonized within the souls of man, he then is considered to be risen from the dead, or rehabilitated and fit for salvation.
3.Lucifer wanted to be God, and offered mankind the forbidden knowledge of good and evil, to save them and make them gods.
4.In Gnostic mythology, Lucifer will one day be "risen again", defeat the God of Heaven, who dethroned him, and regain his rightful position as Lord of Lords.
5.In Gnosticism, Lucifer is regarded as "man's Savior". This also refers to men being his own "Mediator" and his own Savior.
So, in the thought process of the Gnostic, man must be his own Savior, harmonize the good and evil within himself and after this rehabilitation process is able to take his rightful place in heaven. And Lucifer will join him! There is no dependence upon a God of love to send His Son to die in our place and there is no repentance from sin. And so, this is the so-called "wonderful secret knowledge" that Gnosticism and New Age Religion has to offer! The proper title for this "hidden knowledge" ought to be "forbidden knowledge"!
In New Age Religious thought, mankind is benefited by Eve having eaten the forbidden fruit, and therefore is moving "up from Eden" and not downward. In a magazine called Omni, there was a recent article by a man named Christopher Lash, Soul of a New Age, in which he states:
"The influence of the Gnostic tradition on New Age thought is unmistakable. The transpersonal (New Age) psychologist, Ken Wilbur, described by an admirer as the 'Einstein of Consciousness', draws heavily on Gnosticism in books like 'The Atman Project' (1980) and 'Up from Eden' (1983) a summary of this cosmology reveals the extent of his indebtedness to Gnostic mythology: 'Human life is moving up from Eden, not down. The Fall was nothing less than the involuntary descent of God into matter the creation of the Universe itself The Universe is involved in the mighty drama of awakening and reunion Salvation represents a progression to awareness of our prior union with God."
In other words, what Christopher Lash was really saying is that Gnosticism, which is what the New Age Religion is based upon, teaches that there was no Fall of man. There was nothing such as Eve sinning in the Garden, and therefore, no need of a Savior from sin! Rather, according to Gnosticism, the Fall really refers to the time when the Universal All got out of balance and "individuated" itself into separate things such as man, rocks, trees and such; and salvation involves mankind waking up to the fact that we need to get back to the Universal All, becoming one with it again!
According to New Age Religion and Gnosticism, we don't need to repent of any wrongdoing on our part. Rather, we need to realize, as Lucifer has done, that we were unfairly robbed of our rightful place in Heaven. We need to realize that this "descent into matter" -or becoming fragments of the Divine, and being banished here to this world of matter, is not what we deserve! So all we need to do then is to stand up, get our Yin and Yang together (our good and evil natures) and "save ourselves" from this terrible fate, and then, along with Lucifer, defeat the God of heaven, who so rudely kicked us out of heaven, and become the "gods" that we were originally meant to be!
"This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish." James 3:15
Founder of the Theosophical Society, Helena Blavatsky, tries to convince us that Satan gave men a great gift of "intellectual independence" from God! Supposedly it was a great sacrifice that Satan made for us, when he chose to have his own way and his own ideas of right and wrong, and then was so unfairly kicked out of heaven, just for daring to be independent:
"One of the most hidden secrets involves the so-called fall of angels. Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct Saviors and Creators of divine man. Thus Satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the church, grows into the grandiose image. It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. (The last line sits on a page headed 'Holy Satan'). Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe, this ever-living symbol of self-sacrificing for the intellectual independence of humanity." -H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, pg. 215, 216, 220, 245, 225, 533
"Lucifer represents Life, Thought, Progress, Civilization, Liberty Independence, Lucifer is the Logos the Serpent, the Savior." -Helena Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, pg. 171,225,255
Satan has always known how to make disobedience appear to lend mankind "progress", "liberty", and "independence". In reality, disobedience towards God's Law always leads to a downward descent into degradation. To "become one with the All" sounds like a lofty endeavor, but in reality it brings about death and destruction. Still, men have listened to the smooth words of the Great Deceiver, ever since that day in the Garden of Eden. An inspired Christian Writer, Ellen White describes to us what happened in the Garden:
"In order to accomplish his work unperceived, Satan chose to employ as his medium the serpent--a disguise well adapted for his purpose of deception Now was the tempter's opportunity. As if he were able to discern the workings of her mind, he addressed her: "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
To the tempter's ensnaring question she replied: "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."
By partaking of this tree, he declared, they would attain to a more exalted sphere of existence and enter a broader field of knowledge. He insinuated that the Lord jealously desired to withhold it from them, lest they should be exalted to equality with Himself. It was because of its wonderful properties, imparting wisdom and power, that He had prohibited them from tasting or even touching it. The tempter intimated that the divine warning was not to be actually fulfilled; it was designed merely to intimidate them. How could it be possible for them to die? Had they not eaten of the tree of life? God had been seeking to prevent them from reaching a nobler development and finding greater happiness.
Such has been Satan's work from the days of Adam to the present, and he has pursued it with great success. He tempts men to distrust God's love and to doubt His wisdom. He is constantly seeking to excite a spirit of irreverent curiosity, a restless, inquisitive desire to penetrate the secrets of divine wisdom and power. In their efforts to search out what God has been pleased to withhold, multitudes overlook the truths which He has revealed, and which are essential to salvation. Satan tempts men to disobedience by leading them to believe they are entering a wonderful field of knowledge. But this is all a deception. Elated with their ideas of progression, they are, by trampling on God's requirements, setting their feet in the path that leads to degradation and death." Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets pg. 53-55
If there is anything that you need to remember about Theosophy, Pantheism, Spiritualism, and the New Age Movement it is this:
"Rebellion is as the sin of Witchcraft" I Samuel 15:23
The New Age philosophies are all geared, in one way or another, to lead you to rebellion against the God of heaven, Creator of Heaven and Earth! That is what Witchcraft is all about, and it is what lies hidden under the beautiful deceptive covering of the Religion known as The New Age Movement!