COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS-OR ELSE
By Debra Rae
May 10, 2006
In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that “our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” Even so, people of other faiths historically have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship. In America, there are now as many Muslims as Jews, more Buddhists than Episcopalians, and more Hindus than Disciples of Christ (The Pluralism Project at Harvard University).
Notwithstanding, cultural terrorists have succeeded in launching a very successful campaign to purge God from public life and government buildings. “A metaphor based on bad history”—that being “separation between church and State”—has become the insupportable mantra of many misguided Americans (Chief Justice William Rehquist).
All the while UNESCO’s “soft” international law calls for respect of “truth and wisdom,” it specifically excludes Judeo-Christian tradition. Although over seventy million American Christians attend churches, Christian speech is just about the only expression banned in the civil arena. This year, a Sacramento-based Christian outreach ministry was denied access to a free public meeting room at the library branch in Antioch. Counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund Joshua Carden points out: “A place that exists as a public repository of ideas is strangely hypocritical, as well as acting outside the law, when it attempts to be the ‘thought police’ of its patrons.” (World Net Daily, 2004).
In contrast, esoteric spirituality united by an agenda promoting Earth servitude, sustainability, collectivism, and illuminism is allowed unrestricted voice.
New Age spirituality perceives Gaia-Earth as an interconnected, living ecosystem whose innate fragility and subsequent victimization by human development require global oversight and governance—even worship. At a recent UN Earth Summit, a clear mimicry of the Ark of the Covenant was displayed. Inside this “Ark of Hope” appeared a handwritten papyrus copy of the Earth Charter, key document toward solidifying political, economic, social, and religious changes. The chief spokesperson for this Magna Carta of New World civilization is Mikhail Gorbachev. In The Search for a New Beginning, would-be environmentalist Gorbachev effectively integrates the Native American philosophy of Earth servitude into his New Paradigm for future society.
The Earth Charter characterizes us as “one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny.” It further compels us to “join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.” All are embraced and promoted by the United Religious Initiative, a sort of spiritual UN.
In calling for a “New World spirit,” Gorbachev names cosmos (Greek for “world order”) as his god. Alarmingly, cosmic consciousness has its roots deep within occult societies, as the Rosicrucian Order and the Theosophical Society. Even so, traditionally secular institutions welcome cosmolatrists. For example, North Carolina State University hosted the Fifth Annual Spell of the Land Symposium featuring Gavin and Yvonne Frost, both Wiccans, who led discussion of “Real Magic in a Gaia-Conscious World.”
Sustainable development is described, not in any of America’s founding documents, but rather in the 1997 USSR Constitution (Chapter #2; Article 18). Its underlying belief is that man is a cancer; therefore, all human activities to “subdue” and “take dominion” are unsustainable and worthy of being controlled and/or shut down. The socialist principle of government-managed development, sustainable development demands totalitarianism because that is the only way to enforce laws needed to guarantee that humans don’t mess up biodiversity. [See: DVD "Liberty or Sustainable Development"]
Corinne McLaughlin was the first Task Force Coordinator for President Clinton’s Council for Sustainable Development. A follower of the very spirit guide allegedly channeled by occultist Alice Bailey, McLaughlin taught occult mediation at the Department of Education, the Pentagon, and the EPA (Berit Kjos).
The final report of the 1999 Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Family Affairs offers a worldwide shift from individual rights to collective responsibilities. Politically correct, collectivist liberalism is the only “authentically human” attitude advanced by Hans Küng in his Declaration Toward a Global Ethic. This new global ethic was signed by most of the delegates to the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
One usage of the New Age rainbow is that of many different religions blended together in unity; however, UNESCO’s Declaration on Tolerance requires “the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism” (as found in the Bible). Perhaps not surprisingly, a Time magazine article (1 July 2002) judged the Bible view of gays and lesbians to be, “not just eccentric, but downright odious.” That Time issue conceded that fully 36% of Americans believe that the Bible, taken literally, is God’s Word. [Read the book: "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow," Scroll down to #25]
Theosophy sprang up during a surge of occult interest in the 1800s with rise of Rosicrucianism and Hermetic Orders as the Golden Dawn. Brian McGuire of The Wall Street Journal endorses Theosophy as “a religion for anyone—those who already have a religion and those who neither have nor want one.” Rather than contemplate the omnipotence of God, theosophists investigate instead “the powers latent in humanity.” According to Ascended Master Ramtha, “You become by worshipping you.” One supposedly attains a coveted state of “christhood” by means of upward-mobility, multiple reincarnations, called earned egoic advancement.
Devoid of any spiritual compass, religious universalists contend that all religions (or none) provide an equal basis for enlightenment. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights upholds the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; but Article 29 limits these rights to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. Furthermore, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (3 April 1992) sets open-ended limits on religious freedom and “peaceful assembly” (Trinity Law Professor, James Hirsen). As a result, Christians gradually forfeit the same liberty afforded politically correct Earth pagans who worship Gaia; Muslims who worship the Moon God, Allah; and neo-pantheists who worship “the god within”—all freely and openly.
Case in point. Not long ago, in the name of “separation,” a 5,000-pound granite-based monument to the Ten Commandments was indecorously ripped from the rotunda of Alabama’s Supreme Court building. However, Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India were allowed to create a sand mandala in the third-floor rotunda of the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, Washington (Kent Reporter, 15 October 2003). Given that “civil-liberties groups defend other controversial public art,” Gene Edward Veith asks the fitting question, “so why not the Ten Commandments?” (World, 6 September 2003).
Perhaps the answer to this question relates to the religious arm of globalism with its tenacious stranglehold on Judeo-Christian belief. In its stead, a perplexing blend of Eastern philosophy and Western thought—best described as neo-pantheistic syncretism—enjoys universal endorsement. In a word, the new global religious ethic exchanges America’s traditional values for the cosmic consciousness of New Age mysticism, the embodiment of Earth servitude, sustainability, collectivism, illuminism, and nouveau tolerance—selective at best.
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Daughter of an Army Colonel, Debra graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa. She then completed a Master of Education degree from the University of Washington. These were followed by Bachelor of Theology and Master of Ministries degrees-both from Pacific School of Theology.
While a teacher in Kuwait, Debra undertook a three-month journey from the Persian Gulf to London by means of VW "bug"! One summer, she tutored the daughter of Kuwait's Head of Parliament while serving as superintendent of Kuwait's first Vacation Bible School.
Having authored the ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural -Isms, Debra speaks to Christian and secular groups alike. Her radio spots air globally. Presently, Debra co-hosts WOMANTalk radio with Sharon Hughes and Friends, and she contributes monthly commentaries to Changing Worldviews and NewsWithViews.com.
Together, Debra and her husband traveled throughout Africa, Asia, East- and West- Europe, North- and South- Americas--once on the British Concorde. Now widowed, Debra calls the Pacific Northwest home.
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Notwithstanding, cultural terrorists have succeeded in launching a very successful campaign to purge God from public life and government buildings.