A Sacred Assembly
THE LUCIFERIC INITIATION
Although the Masonic rites of initiation bring men into spiritual bondage to Satan, the grand matron of Theosophy, Mme. Blavatsky complains that they fall short of the ultimate rites of passage which were practiced in ancient times.
"There exists at present but one kind of initiation known to the public, namely that into the Masonic rites. Masonry, however, has no more secrets to give out or conceal. In the palmy days of old, the Mysteries, according to the greatest Greek and Roman philosophers, were the most sacred of all solemnities as well as the most beneficent, and greatly promoted virtue. The Mysteries represented the passage from mortal life into finite death, and the experiences of the disembodied Spirit and Soul in the world of subjectivity."
In other words, it is not enough that men have been bound by oaths and baptized into the sun-god, Osiris, but they must also undergo a near-death, out-of-body experience. In 1891, Madame Blavatsky was succeeded as head of the Theosophical Society by Annie Besant, whose influence, according to the author of The Occult Underground would commence the fulfillment of Blavatsky's dream. James Webb explains:
"Under the direction of Mrs. Besant and (Charles Leadbeater), the character of the Society began slowly to change. At first this change was gradual, and consisted in an amplification of the teachings of Madame Blavatsky… An aspirant after spiritual glory could apply to one of the Masters to be accepted as a pupil. In theory it was then a matter of his own efforts to rise through a series of 'initiations,' each initiation being the gateway to a higher, or more extensive state of consciousness. As the Masters were visited in the astral body while the physical body of the chela lay asleep, it in fact depended on a clairvoyant authority to intimate that progress had been made." (47)
The Initiation of Hitler
The writings of Blavatsky, Besant and Leadbeater were translated and published in German, giving inspiration for the formation of other Theosophy-based groups in Germany and Austria. Several of these societies would provide the philosophical framework for Nazism. One of these was the Thule Society, formed in 1912, whose prominent leaders included Rudolph Hess and Dietrich Eckart. A famous member of the Thule Society, Adolf Hitler, underwent a Luciferic initiation assisted by his spiritual mentor, Dietrich Eckart. In Hitler And The New Age, author Bob Rosio recorded the words of Meister Eckart:
"I shall have influenced history more than any other German. Follow Hitler! I have initiated him into the secret doctrine, opened his centers to vision and given him the means to communicate with the powers." (48)
Rosio explains this as a Luciferic initiation:
"He established communication with Lucifer, from whom he openly coveted possession…entering into the service of Satan through a Luciferic initiation." (49)
Rosio briefly reviewed the tragic holocaust of human lives, not only of Jewry but of Hitler's own Aryan race. Beyond these well-known facts, however, Rosio interpreted for the reader Hitler's true motive according to the "secret doctrine" of Satan.
"Robert Cecil said, 'The Blood of Christ was replaced by the blood of the German war dead.' Their true value to Hitler was as a sacrifice to the blood-thirsty god he served. 'From the Mayas to the Nazis, the shedding of blood to attract the attention of indifferent powers was the magic significance of human sacrifice.' 'He would have sacrificed the happiness of the whole human race if ordered to do so by the mysterious Force whose commands he obeyed.' This mentality caused Hitler to say, 'Our losses never seem to be high enough.' He had realized that Satan's thirst for sacrificial death was unquenchable. It also explains why Hitler's own bloodlust increased to a frenzy as the end was in sight.
"Hitler's war in Russia illustrated his total confidence in the occult powers which owned him and his willingness to sacrifice human lives. Hitler believed that his covenant with the occult powers enabled him to control the weather. He felt that the Russian winter would melt away before him as his forces invaded Russia. This belief was based on the occult theory of fire and ice. Hitler would be fire. Russia would be ice. He boldly sent his armies into Russia with no winter clothes and against the advice of his general staff. When the German offensive began to falter and young Germans began to die by the thousands, his generals begged him to order a retreat. Instead Hitler said 'Attack! As to the cold, I will see to that.' When the German offensive was halted within sight of Moscow, Hitler saw it only as a test, requiring more human sacrifice. He saw Stalingrad, however, as the true test, recognizing Stalingrad as the sacred city of the ancient Aryans. He felt that no amount of human suffering or death was too high a price to pay for its conquest, that if he were faithful to Satan at Stalingrad, he would be given final victory…" (50)
We should not fail to relate Hitler's metaphoric view of himself as "fire" to the present Charismatic "Revival of Fire" and also to the pagan worship of the solar god. The Theosophical Glossary defines Fire thus:
"(Living). A figure of speech to denote deity, the 'One' life. A theurgic term, used later by the Rosicrucians. The symbol of the living fire is the sun, certain of whose rays develope the fire of life in a diseased body, impart the knowledge of the future to the sluggish mind, and stimulate to active function certain psychic and generally dormant faculty in man. The meaning is very occult."
Exoterically, the nation of Germany was led to believe that the gods were purifying the human race; esoterically understood, however, they were beginning the process of annihilating mankind.
"…the word 'holocaust,' comes from a third century Greek word 'Holokaustos,' referring to 'the burnt sacrificial offering of the Jews dedicated exclusively to God.' The Holocaust was Hitler's fiery offering of human sacrifice to Satan, just as in the days of the heathen Amorite god, Moloch. The bloodlust of the coming Anti-christ will continue in the tradition set by Hitler making Hitler's incredible hate seem moderate in comparison." (51)
The ritual phallic cults throughout history have also engaged in human sacrifice. The ancient ruins of Stonehenge in England, revered in occult lore, are eerie monuments to the Druidic custom of human sacrifice. The noble savages, glorified by Robert Hicks, are clearly identified with this barbaric Druidic custom. In The Trojan Horse: How The New Age Movement Infiltrates The Church, Brenda Scott and Samantha Smith present a very different view of the noble savage than does Margaret Mead.
"Stuart Piggott, a respected archaeologist and recognized authority on Celtic history, agrees: ‘It is hardly realistic to exculpate the Druids from participation, probably active, in both the beliefs and practices involved in human sacrifice… The Druids were the wise men of barbarian Celtic society, and Celtic religion was their religion, with all its crudities. It is sheer romanticism and a capitulation to the myth of the noble savage to imagine that they stood by the sacrifices duty bound, but with disapproval on their faces and elevated thoughts in their minds.’" (52)
Scott and Smith also associate the Order of Freemasons and the British Royal Family with the Druid tradition:
"Druid traditions were also preserved with Freemasonry, which is thought to have evolved from the Druids or at least alongside of them. This connection is addressed in Gould's History of Freemasonry. (James Bonwick, Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions, Salem N.H.: Ayer Co., 1984, p. 71) The three part structure of the masons is identical to the three offices of druidic priesthood: Ovates, Bards, and Druids. Also, ‘the secret teachings embodied therein are practically the same as the mysteries concealed under the allegories of Blue Lodge masonry.’ (Manly P. Hall, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalist and Rosicrucian Symbolic Philosophy, Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Soc., 1977, XXIII).
"Political and religious suppression forced the Druids to go underground. Many thought that the religion had disappeared, but it survived, handed down within families and villages to resurface again in the early eighteenth century. There are three main druidic colleges. . .In fact, druidism has become so accepted socially that Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales both accepted posts as honorary Druids in the Wales Gorsedd. (Sophie Moore, The Gnosis Interview). . .By 1988, there were estimated to be over one million adepts (spiritual masters) and the movement is growing." (53)
We have seen the ark in the Kabbalist's sanctuary, not as a type of Jesus Christ, but as the womb of the earth. Should an obelisk (image of Hermes Trismegistus) be set up in the Holy Place, in metaphysical wisdom, this would signal the process of initiating mankind into the deep mysteries of Satan and thereby bring God's judgment on planet Earth. Of course, the candidates of this global initiation would be told that a "death experience" precedes resurrection to the state of Nirvănă or the Sabbath rest. (cf., Heaven's Gate)
New Age mystics past and present have written books proclaiming that the world is being prepared for a large scale initiation rite or union with "the Christ." Wendy B. Howard of Endtime Ministries recently attended the First Religion and Cultural Diversity Conference in Melbourne, Australia. She reported the attendance of many religious dignitaries of global reputation who have succumbed to the Gnostic influence of Matthew Fox.
"At Parliament House in Melbourne, I spoke with two high level priests of the Anglican church, Archbishop Peter Hollingworth, who is a committee member of the New World Order’s Commission for the Future, and the Assist. Bishop of Perth, David Murray - both are avid followers of the New Age ex-Dominican Matthew Fox. Fox who teaches that there was no Fall, no Redemption, and celebrates earth worship, adores 'Mother Nature', embraces occultism and believes in mass murder by the "shrinking" of the population of the earth! Fox who is a friend of the Luciferian David Spangler who advocates that all people on earth should undergo the Luciferian initiation!" (54)
And what is the gospel according to David Spangler?
"Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into a New Age…each of us in some way is brought to that point which I term the Luciferic Initiation, the particular doorway through which the individual must pass if he is to come fully into the presence of his light and wholenesss. Lucifer prepares man in all ways for the experience of Christhood… The light that reveals to us the presence of the Christ…comes from Lucifer. He is the light-giver, he is aptly named the Morning Star because it is his light that heralds for man the dawn of a great consciousness …He stands…as the Great Initiator, the one who hands the soul over to the Christ." (55)
In evangelical circles, Lucifer is acquiring a new image. Modern bibles now designate Lucifer "the morning star," replacing his true identity as "son of the morning" in Isaiah 14:12. The NIV and NASB also dispense with "day star" in II Peter 1:19, encouraging readers to wait "…until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts."
Jay Gary is a dynamic leader in ministries such as Campus Crusade for Christ, Billy Graham's Lausanne Committee for Worldwide Evangelization, GCOWE, March For Jesus, and YWAM. Addressing an Adopt-A-People Consultation in 1994, Gary recommended books of David Spangler-referring to this Luciferian as "one of the best." (56)
One speaker at the recent Melbourne conference actually identified the Masonic orders as the hidden hand guiding mankind into the church of Lucifer: "One of the long-standing goals of the Masonic New World Order seems finally within grasp: its one-world church, in the making for over 150 years, is about to become institutionalized as the United Religions Organization - the UR."
In The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, Benjamin Crčme stated, "Through the Masonic initiation and certain esoteric groups will come the process of initiation. In this coming age millions of people will take the first and second initiation through these transformed and purified institutions." (57)
Bob Rosio emphasized that the Holocaust was a mere dress rehearsal for the Final Solution which will well-nigh succeed under the rule of Antichrist. The opening performance is scheduled to begin after Lucifer has been properly summoned to play the leading role:
"Those who form the core of occultism in the New Age movement also stress that the New Age they are promoting will come about through an ongoing invocation of Lucifer. The stress that all those who enter this New Age will enter it through a Luciferic initiation, just as Hitler did." (58)
Presently, as we hear of Christian convocation after convocation calling down "The Fire," we recall Madame Blavatsky's definition of the very occult meaning of "fire" as "…a figure of speech to denote deity, the 'One' life. A theurgic term, used later by the Rosicrucians." Promotional materials for the "Crown Him" Convocation scheduled in November 1997 boasted of celebrity endorsements such as Israeli leader Moshen Demian, who, as a "Father" at the Canadian Whistler Gathering, blew the Shofar trumpet to "consecrate the meeting," the "new moon," "the seasons," "the Sabbath," with the lame excuse:
"…the cults do it, the unbelievers do it, how much more should the Christians do it.
Even now, Lucifer is regularly invoked by New Agers and Christians alike, bringing about the revelation of the Antichrist indwelt by Satan. At the proper time, Lucifer and the Spiritual Hierarchy will appear:
"The Masters of Wisdom… will restore upon earth the ancient mysteries and institute again the order of initiation." (59)
Death ~ The Great Adventure
Chapters 7 and 11 of Daniel, Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation describe multitudes who will be slain for refusing the mark, number and name of the Beast. Assorted New Agers have estimated that two to five billion people will be eradicated to purify the human race. However, in Matthew 24:22, Jesus states that after the Abomination of Desolation stands in the Holy Place, "Except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved." Hear the modern hierophants, who reveal how one billion or so "Elect" will finally enter the New Age:
Alice Bailey, successor to Annie Besant as president of the Theosophical Society, wrote:
"Man understands meaning when he identifies with his soul and not his form: then he will deliberately choose to die." (60)
Richard Kirby of the Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge wrote:
"Christians know that a man must die to himself before he can...be born again in spirit. It may well be that mankind as a whole must be crucified, even unto death, before coming into its inheritance…Christians can say with Teilhard de Chardin, that death itself is beneficent, the only way to grow beyond forms which have served their limited purpose..., but with the serious and the worried, they look upon the possible extermination of the human race secure in the knowledge that it could be but a prelude to the resurrection of the species." (61)
In Esoteric Christianity, Annie Besant delineated the "Law of Sacrifice" which underwrites the "hope" that is given to the deluded souls who will literally "choose to die" at the planned extermination of the human race:
"We can trace in the religions of the world four great stages of instruction in the Law of Sacrifice. First, man was taught to sacrifice part of his material possession in order to gain increased material prosperity…Secondly…instead of physical prosperity and worldly good, the fruit to be gained by sacrifice was celestial bliss. The third lesson came when a man, seeing himself as part of a greater life, was willing to sacrifice himself for the good of the whole…The hero-soul thus trained was ready for the fourth lesson; that sacrifice…is to be offered because the Spirit is not really separate but is part of the divine Life, and…the man pours himself forth as part of the Life Universal, and in the expression of that Life he shares the joy of his Lord…"
Those who receive the strong delusion of their own divinity will be properly initiated so that they may become "Christs" and saviors of mankind. Richard Kirby, of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, wrote The Mission of Mysticism in 1979 in order to introduce the Gnostic concept of Christhood to the Church:
"The biggest change which Christianity needs to make is toward the teaching that all men must be like Christ, must become Christs in due season, and that the faith must be built on a personal relationship with the risen Christ." (62)
The Suitable Helpers newsletter for women participating in Promise Keepers echoes Annie Besant and Richard Kirby:
"Our Lord is calling out a great host of men ready and willing to become ‘Christs’ in their homes: Promise Keepers. In grand bold sweeps, God is mustering an army." (63)
Spiritually aligned with the secret societies, Promise Keepers is even now preparing men through mass initiations to join the army of saviors of mankind, the Guardians of a new Christianity in the coming New Age.
Like Promise Keepers, Annie Besant cloaks the devouring wolf in sheepskin, by appealing to "the man Jesus" as the model of literal self-sacrifice:
"An over-mastering conviction, an imperious voice, calls on him to surrender his very life. If he shrinks back, he must go on in the life of sensation, the life of the intellect, the life of the world…
"We have seen how the man Jesus, the Hebrew disciple, laid down His body in glad surrender that a higher Life might descend and become embodied in the form. He thus willingly sacrificed, and how by that act He became a Christ of full stature, to be the Guardian of Christianity, and to pour out His life into the great religion founded by the Mighty One with whom the sacrifice had identified Him…None can become fully a Saviour of men nor sympathize perfectly with all human suffering, unless he has faced and conquered pain and fear and death unaided …Into that darkness every Son of Man goes down, ere he rises triumphant; that bitterest experience is tasted by every Christ, ere he is 'able to save them to the uttermost' who seek the Divine through him.
"Such a one has become truly divine, a Saviour of men, and he takes up the world-work for which all this has been the preparation... Thus he becomes one of the Peace-centres of the world, which transmute the forces of combat that would otherwise crush man. For the Christs of the world are these Peace-centres into which pour all warring forces, to be changed within them and then poured out as forces that work for harmony. Part of the sufferings of the Christ not yet perfect lies in this harmonizing of the discord-making forces in the world…Those who would prepare to rise to such a life in the future must begin even now to tread in the lower life the path of the Shadow of the Cross. Nor should they doubt their power to rise, for to do so is to doubt the God within them." (64)
The mass suicides of Heaven's Gate and Jim Jones cults were but miniatures of the outcome of a global Luciferic initiation. Current testimonies abound of near-death experiences which invariably describe an encounter with a Being of Light who sends reluctant souls back to earth to assure others that there is no judgment after death. New views of death are formed through the corroboration of stories of a benign Judge and afterlife. Alice Bailey even called Death: The Great Adventure and comforts future victims of this strong delusion with these words:
"Our ideas about death have been erroneous; we have looked upon it as the great and ultimate terror, whereas in reality it is the great escape… it marks a definite transition from one state of consciousness into another…This, our present cycle, is the end of the age, and the next two hundred years will see the abolition of death, as we now understand that great transition, and the establishing of the fact of the souls existence…" (65)
Rather than the abolition of death, Revelation 21:8 states that those whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life will experience two deaths:
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The second death is abolished only for those who have acknowledged their lack of righteousness, or spark of divinity, and have trusted fully the merits of the genuine Savior of men. To these alone is offered the hope of union with Christ, as Matthew Henry has expressed so well:
"Our Lord Jesus is our Redeemer, our everlasting Redeemer; he looked with compassion on the deplorable state of fallen mankind…at a vast expense he redeemed the heavenly inheritance for us, which by sin was forfeited into the hands of Divine justice, and which we could never have been able to redeem. He purchased a peculiar people, whom he would espouse to himself though strangers and foreigners. Though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor; but he was abundantly recompensed by his Father, who, because he thus humbled himself, hath highly exalted him, and given him a name above every name. To this union Christ invites the perishing sinner. This relation to the poor, despised believer, he avows and glories in."
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