The New Age Religion that is sweeping the United States at this time actually began to blossom in the 19th century. At this time, there was a great occult revival in which astrology, magic, Secret Societies, the use of the tarot card (for divination), and the belief in Eastern Religions, pantheism, and Spiritualism became very popular.
The New Age Movement, as we know it today, had its germination in the rise of the Spiritualism Movement back in the 19th Century. At that time there was a lady by the name of Madame Helena Blavatsky who was the very centerpiece of this Occult Conspiracy, and its roots reach all the way down to the modern New Age Movement that we know today.
MOTHERS OF THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT
Madame Blavatsky, along with the Fox Sisters, Kate, Leah, and Margaret, are considered to be the 'Mothers' of the New Age Movement. The Fox Sisters (shown below) had claimed to hear rapping noises which were supposedly the communications from the spirit world to our world. This event became the 'great wonder' of their day, and from that time forward, Spirit communication became a more frequent and common occurrence in Society.
Helena Blavatsky was born of a Russian aristocratic family. Eventually, in 1872 she came to America to stay at a farmhouse in Vermont, which was home to the famous mediums-, the Eddys. It was here that Blavatsky met yet another occult enthusiast such as herself, by the name of Colonel Olcott. Up until this time, Madame Blavatsky felt that she had no purpose in life, but Colonel Olcott changed all that for her. He gave her life a new direction.
Helena Blavatsky had demonic occult powers, even at an early age. These powers fascinated Colonel Olcott, who thought that she was a worker of supernatural miracles. On one occasion she reportedly commanded red roses to rain down from the ceiling of the room after a skeptical guest made light of her highly publicized miraculous abilities.
Blavatsky was a spirit medium, and Colonel Olcott was at the Eddy farmhouse for the purpose of writing reports on the phenomena of what was taking place there. This drew the two of them closer together. Finally in 1875 Madame Blavatsky, the Russian woman mystic, and her close friend Colonel Olcott founded the Theosophical Society in New York. This was a big boost for the Spiritualism Movement, and from there it blossomed into what it is today.
THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
The word 'Theosophy' actually means 'God-knowledge', or any mystical philosophy or practice that is used for the purpose of gaining a better knowledge of God. Madame Helena Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott did not invent this word, it had been used for centuries before they even came along on the Spiritualism scene. 'Theo' means 'God' and 'sophy' means 'wisdom'.
Obtaining wisdom was the purpose for the Theosophical Society's existence. The trouble was that they were trying to get wisdom about God from all Religions. They believed that without exception, every Religion was a path to God, and that no Religion was false. Each Religion was merely a different way of expressing God.
Blavatsky's Theosophical Society led to a slow transition toward the modern Spiritualism channeling movement or communication with the spirit world that we see in the modern New Age Spiritualism Movement of today. In fact, her two books, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine laid the foundation for the modern Spiritualism Movement.
Blavatsky has been referred to as 'The Seamstress who cut the pattern for the harlot's new dress, and 'Godmother of the New Age', and 'Midwife of the New Age'. A very prominent New Age leader named Vera Adler said of Helena Blavatsky:
'H.P. Blavatsky was one of the foremost to resurrect the ancient Mystery Teachings and interpret them for our time in a set of books which have become the Bibles, as it were, of the modern metaphysician or occultist.' -Vera Adler, When Humanity Comes of Age, page 11
NO RIGHT OR WRONG
Blavatsky's first book Isis Unveiled became the Theosophical Society's central document, which was over 1,300 pages long. This book contained an accumulation of mysticism and anti-Christian statements.
The people loved this new book however, because the doctrine of Spiritualism has no real 'right or wrong' which leaves people free to do whatever they want. This freedom was termed 'New Thought', which of course sounded very sophisticated. However, as time went on it was easy to see that it was just the same old Spiritualism in a new package!
"To the self-indulgent, the pleasure -loving, the sensual, Spiritualism presents itself under a less subtle disguise than to the more refined and intellectual; in its more vulgar forms they find that which is in harmony with their inclinations. Satan declares, through the spirits that 'true knowledge places man above all law;' that 'whatever is, is right;' that 'God doth not condemn;' and that 'all sins which are committed are innocent.' Multitudes enthusiastically accept teachings that leave them at liberty to obey the prompting of the carnal heart." Ellen White, Great Controversy page 555
This doctrine of Spiritualism was merely all prettied-up by Madame Blavatsky so that it would be fit for the more sophisticated intellectual types of the day. You might say that the Devil put on a tuxedo, combed his hair, and really turned on the charm in order to seduce those who would not otherwise accept Spiritualism... being so heathenistic as it originally was.
THE PROCESS OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
From contemporary Religious movements, Madame Blavatsky took oriental Religious ideas and then the Theosophical Society transferred its operation from New York to the East. Madame Blavatsky went over to India and there- she wrote articles about her adventures in that place. It was in 1879 that she went to India and then later, in 1882, an international headquarters for Theosophy was established in Adyar, where it remains even now.
The Theosophical Society enjoyed much greater success in India than it did in the United States. In fact, Helena Blavatsky attracted a large following there.Then the Theosophical Society began to incorporate Buddhist philosophies into their agenda. The reason for this was because Blavatsky had met and associated with an Indian man who headed an Indian Theosophical Society of sorts, who had a great influence over her.
Consequently, Blavatsky began making references to Buddhist terms such as karma and reincarnation, -along with other Hindu-type beliefs. These beliefs became associated then with Theosophy. *Remember that Theosophy means 'God-wisdom'; and the Theosophists believed that knowledge about God could be gotten from all Religions.
THE NEW WORLD ORDER CONCEPT IS BORN
Helena Blavatsky, along with Colonel Olcott had arrived in India and they began to view things in a more 'global' sense. Their group was the nucleus of 'The Universal Brotherhood of Humanity', and according to them, the world was evolving into a more global society. They dreamed of a 'New World Order'- in which everyone of all nationalities saw each other as a part of this 'Universal Brotherhood'
The Theosophical Society started believing that the 'Spirits from Beyond' had chosen them to lead the whole World into this new idea of globalism, and that their job was to spread this so-called 'new light' that the 'Spirits from another World' had given them to the entire Planet!
thus, THE NEW WORLD ORDER was conceived!