Is Crestone/Baca, Colorado “the Vatican City of the New World Order?”
Dr. Eric Karlstrom, January, 2012
(Professor of Physical Geography, retired)
Part I. Crestone/Baca, Maurice Strong, and the “New World Religion (?)”
Spiritual seekers in North America eventually hear about Crestone. They make their pilgrimage to this sacred land reminiscent of the Himalayas and home to dozens of spiritual organizations and retreat centers.
Allison Rae, “Shambala of the Rockies: The Mythos and Power of Crestone”
Maurice Strong is a Canadian billionaire who has constructed a new age retreat in southern Colorado called the Baca. Many of the world’s elites visit this religious retreat, including many adherents to eastern religions. One well-known actress has built a ‘channeling’ center there and even the Vatican has a representative present… Maurice Strong also is the United Nations Undersecretary for the UNCED (UN Conference on Environment and Development- 1992 Rio Earth Summit). This man is a radical New Ager and environmentalist and travels extensively in Globalist circles. Some of the more radical environmentalists embrace a form of pantheism… called Paganism…. This agenda is nothing more than a revival of the Babylonian mystery religion. Where various forms of divination and occult practices and earth worship are mixed and only certain initiates are given a glimpse of the inner “secret doctrine.” This system is an abomination to God and is spoken of at length in the Book of Revelations (chapter 17).
Mark S. Watson, “Occult Theocracy!”
(The UN religion is) a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism, atheism, Communism, socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
William Jasper, 2002, “The New World Religion: Teaching God’s Children to Worship ‘Divine Nature’”
What does Maurice Strong have to do with American property rights? Everything. The assault on property rights, the entire radical environmental agenda, is being driven by the United Nations. And Maurice Strong is the number one force behind UN environmental policy. Maurice Strong is the leader of a radical contingent of environmentalists that believe that technology and modern industrialization must be stopped. Radical greens believe that all of man’s activities on earth are harmful and therefore not sustainable. They believe that man is a cancer on the earth. Their goal is to slowly cut back and finally reduce human habitat to specific areas while the rest of the world is turned into wilderness.
Maurice Strong and his buddies are the driving force behind a New Age pagan religion known as Gaia. And it is pure nature worship. The Strongs own a 63,000-acre ranch in Colorado known as Baca Grande… Baca Grande, Strong believes, is the Vatican City of the New World Order.
Maurice Strong is also a director of the Temple of Understanding in New York City, where pagan rituals and earth-worshipping ceremonies include escorting sheep and cattle to the alter for blessing. Elephants and camels walk the isles. A soprano sax is used to create the sound of a wolf moaning its extinction at the hands of man. Here, Vice President Al Gore delivered a sermon, as worshippers marched to the alter with bowls of compost and worms…
Tom DeWeese, President, American Policy Center
Still under construction worldwide but complete in New York City there exists an occult temple complex of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Temple of Understanding, the UN and, in particular, its’ pyramid-shaped meditation room, and Lucis Trust, originally named Lucifer Trust, repository for the “Ageless Wisdom Teaching,” or revelations from spirits.
Green is the symbolic color of the temple complex. Green is the color of the “new” occult pagan spirituality which describes itself in secular terms as the green eco-movement. Its’ worldwide utopian project is green spiritual communism. It hails Lucifer as the first free-thinker and liberator of mankind. Its’ deity is Isis, the Goddess of a Thousand Names. As Goddess Earth Mother, she is Gaia…
As the modern world increasingly succumbs to the seductive power of occult spirituality, a global totalitarian pagan state is arising. As it is the ultimate counter-tradition, it will demand nothing less than the counter-conversion of every soul, thereby claiming total possession of and jurisdiction over every man- mind, body, and soul- in a state directed by demons, or Transcended Masters as, powerful New Age insiders describe them.
Researchers say that somewhere between 100 and 200 million men, women, and children were murdered by Communists and Fascists during the 20th century. The Goddess Earth Mother will demand human sacrifice as well.
Linda Kimball, “Rise of the Modern Moloch state… global spiritual communism,” 2011
The United Nations has long been of the foremost world harbingers for the “New Spirituality” and the gathering “New World Order” based on ancient occult and freemasonic principles. Seven years after the birth of the UN, a book was published by the theosophist and founder of the Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Trust), Alice Bailey, claiming that:
Evidence of the growth of the human intellect along the needed receptive lines (for the preparation of the New Age) can be seen in the…. efforts of the United Nations to formulate a World Plan….. Within the United Nations is the germ and seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group – a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity. This is largely under the control of many fourth ray disciples, if you could but realize it, and their point of meditative focus is the intuitional or Buddhic plane- the plane upon which all hierarchical activity is today to be found.
From Discipleship in the New Age (Lucis Press, 1955)
No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation.
David Spangler, United Nations Director of Planetary Initiative
Everything begins in faith and ends in politics. Charles Peguy
I live in Crestone/Baca, a small community at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in south-central Colorado. I first visited Crestone in the mid-1980’s. A group of Carmelite Catholic monks and nuns had relocated their hermitage here and invited friends to help them celebrate. Land had been donated to them by the Manitou Foundation, a non-profit organization headed by Maurice and Hanne Strong.
An avid hiker/climber, I soon returned to this spectacular, pristine, mountain area to explore its peaks and trails. On discovering that lots in the Baca subdivision were relatively cheap, I began to consider buying land here. At this time, someone in the nearby town of Saguache told me that the CIA was very interested in Crestone. When I asked why, he replied; “There are people over there with a lot of money.” Curious but not dissuaded, I purchased three lots in the Baca Grande subdivision in 1994 and built my house here in 2000/2001.
My home is located in open conifer forest at the base of five 14,000+’ peaks and it has spectacular views out over the San Luis Valley. Our local population of about 1000 to 1500 includes people from all around the world. The 2003 Crestone Visitors Guide asserts: “The Crestone/Baca community of centers of the world’s religious traditions is currently the largest international interfaith ecumenical community in North America.”
A first-rate, glossy journal, entitled “Crestone: A Sacred Earth Journey” (2011) seems to bear that out, listing some 25 spiritual centers. These include Dharma Ocean (Buddhist), Chamma Ling (Tibetan Bon religion), Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang (Tibetan Buddhist), Nur Ashki Jerrahi (Crestone Sufi Circle), Vajra Vidya Retreat Center (Tibetan Buddhist), I Am Harmony, Crestone Baptist Church, Yeshe Khorlo (Bhutanese Tibetan Buddhist), The Academy of On, Oniyan Wakan Tipi (Lakota Sacred Breath Lodge), Meditation Place of the Vast Expanse (Tibetan Buddhist), Shumei International Institute (Japanese), Dragon Mountain Zen Center, Nada Carmelite Hermitage (Catholic), The Way of Nature Fellowship, The Sri Auribindo Learning Center, Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Haidakhandi Universal Ashram (Hindu), Sacred Mountains Foundation Inc. (Navajo), Little Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, The Pundarika Foundation (Tibetan Buddhist) and The Desert Foundation (Catholic ecumenical).
We also have a Moslem Ziggurat, a Tibetan Peace Park, and a Crestone End of Life Cremation Project. The journal, Crestone, also features descriptions of our 18 healing arts centers, our local organic farms, and our alternative architectural styles. We even have a local ‘Shambala’ café, named after the mythical kingdom described in the Kalachakra trantra of Tibetan Buddhism. It seems that we who live here are truly blessed not only with our pristine, spectacular environment but also with the many dedicated spiritual seekers, practitioners, and teachers we have as neighbors.
But there are some snakes in paradise. People in surrounding communities tend to view Crestone and Crestonians as “weird.” Why? Well, Crestone/Baca residents do live in kind of a separate reality. A high percentage of Crestonians go by New Age, Hindu, or Buddhist names rather than their original names. And there is a lot of talk around here of UFOs, with many locals claiming to have seen them. In fact, a former Crestone resident, Christopher O’Brien’s book, Mysterious Valley, documents many UFO sightings in our area. And there’s a UFO Watchtower RV Park about 20 miles to the southwest near the town of Hooper. An image of an alien on a billboard waves and encourages people to stay there.
In 2009, a Crestone friend warned me very seriously not to return to my teaching job in California because her “channeled information” told her that immanent “earth changes” would be so violent that California would break into huge pieces and fall into the sea. She said that Gaia (mother earth) was so angry at humans that “she” was soon going to “cleanse the earth” of the excess population. As a physical geography professor of nearly 30 years, I told her I was pretty sure that California would not and could not “fall into the sea,” because even very large earthquakes, which occur naturally and every hundred years or so, don’t significantly change the amount of land mass of California. She was so convinced that this “cleansing” would happen by December, 2011, however, that she took me up on my proposition of a small wager ($2) on the matter. Happily, it is now 2012, I’ve now won the bet, and California is still there. But, truth be told, I was always more confident of winning the bet than I was of actually collecting on it.
Like Sedona, Arizona, Crestone is now on the world map of “high energy vortex” areas. A website of the Ancient Wisdom Retreat Spiritual Resource Center advertizes trips to our area, stating: “The Ancient Wisdom Spiritual Resource Center will be on a Spiritual Adventure in Crestone, Colorado where we will experience one of the highest energy vortexes in the United States.”
Crestone is also a major center of New Age activity with many New Age fairs, events, etc. In the 1990’s, there was much talk around town of ‘Arcturians’ landing here. “What’s an Arcturian?,” you might ask. Well, Arcturus is a star system in the Bootes constellation. And According to http://www.floating-world.org/Arcturians.htm: “Arcturians are the most advanced 5th Dimensional beings in this galaxy. They give us an idea of what our future will be like. They are to us, spiritual, mental, and emotional healers for all of humanity.”
Local lore has it that the ‘Arcturians’ wanted to build a 300’ pink granite pyramid here. The leader of the group was a woman from Albuquerque who supposedly channelled messages from the “Arcturians” instructing her to build this pyramid so that they, the beings from ‘Arcturus,’ could descend to earth and save our planet from the ecological destruction we humans are inflicting upon it. Fortunately, our local property owner’s association refused to grant the building permit they would have needed because 300’ is well over the 30’ height limit for homes and structures here.
About that time, there was also a group of spiritually-advanced “Pleidians” (from the constellation Pleides, of course) who also wanted to move here to help us humans in our next evolutionary phase.
During the years I’ve been here, many New Age ‘luminaries’ have spoken here. I attended a lecture/guided meditation event by Barbara Marx Hubbard, futurist, author, and President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, in which she announced that a new and more spiritually-evolved version of humans is now appearing on earth. (She implied, of course, that we were they). Hubbard noted there is now a splintering of Homo sapiens into two separate species- of higher- and lower- spiritual capacities. (At the end of her talk, I asked if these two sub-groups met the standard biological definition of separate species, namely, that they cannot interbreed and produce fertile offspring. She didn’t seem to like that question and didn’t have a good answer. Critical thinking was not encouraged.)
Another distinguished New Ager who visited our community was Michael Murphy, co-founder of the Esalen Institute in California and a leading figure of the Human Potential Movement. Murphey had been the key-note speaker at the Carmelite’s celebration I attended in the mid-1980’s. There are various reports that visitors to Crestone have included such important personages as Laurence Rockefeller, Robert MacNamara, a Rothschild, and Henry Kissinger, among others. A local rumor has it that when Henry Kissinger visited, he proclaimed: “We will rule the world from here.”
Indeed, just this month (November, 2011), two fairly major New Age events occurred in our little berg. Dr. J. J. Hurtak, author of The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch, spoke at the Dharma Ocean, a local Buddhist retreat center. William Dean Ross (“Catch a Falling Star,” 2000) explained that Hurtak’s book “is the New Age Bible to eliminate all undesirables and bring in the Ascended Masters on a Mothership. The U.S.- the new Atlantis- is the major landing zone.”
And also this month, Thirteen Crystal Skulls were on display in Crestone. Apparently, we were one of just seven cities in America where the 13 skulls were displayed in their pilgrimage across the United States. Cal Garrison (http://www.spiritofmaat.com/) explained:
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the significance of the Thirteen Crystal Skulls, these ancient relics are said to contain information about the history of our planet and the future of mankind. Carved out of pure quartz crystal, and other crystals such as jade, the Skulls generate an energy field that activates human consciousness in a way that expands our perceptions of reality. Ultimately they are the manifestation of Spirit in a form that is now helping to shift the magnetic frequency of Mother Earth. When the Spirits of the Skulls are ceremonially awakened, ancient wisdom, wisdom that has been preserved in a crystalline matrix for eons, enters the unified field and fills the collective consciousness with all the knowledge of everything that has happened on the planet in the last 26,000 years, and perhaps beyond.
Wow! Start to put all this together and we get a vision of the ‘Mothership’ bringing in Enochian Ascended Masters and heralding a new age of life on planet earth! Meanwhile, Spirit is shifting Mother Earth’s magnetic field to a unified field, thereby awakening spirits, ancient wisdom, collective consciousness, and knowledge of everything! It sounds almost too good to be true? Or is it just too weird to be true? Or is it a little true and very, very bad? Or is it just outright crazy?
Certainly, a survey of the literature reveals radically opposing views of what Crestone is all about. The idyllic vision of our community put forth in our local publications, our newspaper, our Crestone magazine, etc. is totally contradicted by the much darker vision painted by others. Brian Desborough, for example, paints a very grim picture of Crestone/Baca in his 1999 article, “Stop Misleading the Children, Mr. Jennings:”
Out of the chaos (of a contrived World War III), will arise a totalitarian New World Order and a new religion which embraces Lucifer. The new global religion is currently being composed under the direction of Maurice Strong, at a remote retreat in Crestone County, Colorado.
So which is the real Crestone/Baca? Is it the “official love and light story” or the alternative view of Crestone as “Vatican City” of “the New Age/New World Order/devil-worshipping cult?” Given the radical disparity of these two views, a critical examination of these issues seems to be in order. Why would I attempt such an onerous task? Obviously, the stakes for humanity could be enormous. Another reason is that I have been around here long enough to notice that a core of insiders, often aided by strangers who seem to drop in and out of town, seem bent on controlling us. Thus, our local political battles can take on epic and often nasty proportions. (See my article, “Crestone/Baca Group Dynamics,” http://www.waterwatchalliance.us/ch19.html). Finally, I take this on in order to try to educate myself and others as to what is really happening in our beloved Crestone/Baca community.
II. Historical background on “the Baca”
In about 1978, Maurice and Hanne Strong (of Canadian and Danish extraction, respectively) acquired a nearly 200,000-acre ranch that was originally part of a land tract granted to Juan Maria Luis Baca by the King of Spain in the 19th century. In the late 1970’s, this land belonged to Arizona Land and Cattle Company (AZL), an agribusiness conglomerate that also owned a series of companies active in feedlots, land, oil and gas, engineering, commodities trading, and a bank. The principle AZL shareholder then was Adnan Kashoggi, a Saudi business associate of the Bin Laden family who is (in)famous for his arms and drug dealing and money-laundering activities exposed during the Iran-Contra scandal.
Through a series of business deals, Strong emerged as sole owner of the Baca Grande ranch. In that capacity, he severed the mineral rights from the surface rights on the land, thus paving the way for subsequent gold and gas exploration activities here. In 1986, Strong created the American Water Development Inc. (AWDI) in an attempt to pump and transport the vast reservoir of groundwater underlying the San Luis Valley to the Denver area. He claims that when he became an AZL director, he did not know that the San Luis Valley had one of the largest fresh water aquifers in North America. However, when we examine some of his other business activities (see Section III below), for example, his being Chairman of Ontario Hydro, North America’s largest water utility, we can see that this claim can’t be true.
After a coalition of local citizens, ranchers, and environmentalists defeated Strong’s bid to make billions of dollars by exporting San Luis Valley groundwater, Strong sold the Baca Ranch. However, he retained some of the most spectacular parcels of land adjacent to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to be overseen by the newly-formed Manitou Foundation, a non-profit directed by his wife, Hanne. Maurice donated $1.2 million of his profits from the sale of AWDI shares to help start Manitou. Manitou Foundation also received initial donations of $100,000 from Laurence Rockefeller and $20,000 from Robert O. Anderson, former head of ARCO and director of the Aspen Institute of Colorado, which was located in Crestone at that time. (Ex-British intelligence officer, Dr. John Coleman, asserts that the Aspen Institute of Colorado is the “American home of the Socialist-One-World-Government Committee of 300,” of which Maurice Strong is a member (Coleman, 2006a, 2006b)).
So why establish a “spiritual United Nations” in the Baca? The “official” story is that a local mystic informed the Strongs that “the Baca would become the center for a new planetary order which would evolve from the economic collapse and environmental catastrophes that would sweep the globe in the years to come.” This version of events is related in www.DemocraticUnderground.com blog:
The Strongs say they see the Baca, which they call ‘The Valley of the Refuge of World Truths,’ as the paradigm for the entire planet and say that the fate of the earth is at stake. Apparently, the Kissingers, the Rockefellers, the McNamaras, the Rothschilds, and other Establishment New World Order elites all agree as well, for they do their pilgrimage to the Baca- where politics and the occult- the New World Order and the New Age- all merge…..
Baca Grande also appears to be a magnet for military attention…. And reputedly is an active site for observing both UFO’s and spiritual manifestations.
Subsequently, Manitou Foundation donated land to a whole series of international spiritual communities who have now built many exotic temples and retreat centers here. In order to answer our original questions, then, we may legitimately ask if Manitou Foundation is part of a larger globalist agenda.
The authors of the Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions (PEHI) assert that, yes, Manitou Foundation is among the most important institutions in “The West’s Transnational Oligarchy” (Figure 1). An earlier version of this table was entitled: “The Group Surrounding the Rockefeller and Rothschild Families.”
Figure 1: Institutions of “The West’s Transnational Oligarchy.” Manitou Foundation is listed under 1001 Nature Trust/Club. (from Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions (PEHI)).
PEHI authors explain:
…An old boys network of low profile, privately-funded, and intelligence-ridden institutes exercise a huge amount of influence over local governments, the media, universities (science), and the policies of the multinational corporations (who fund these networks)…… It’s abundantly clear that many roads lead to London. The Pilgrims and the 1001 have been set up and are managed by a combination of Anglophiles and radical Zionists. The Pilgrims Society was set up by the British aristocracy, many of them Privy Council. The 1001 Club was mainly created by Prince Phillip and the South African billionaire Anton Rupert. Le Circle was set up by interests tied to the Hapsburgs and radical elements in the Vatican.
Zionism and the interests of the British Empire were informally merged no later than 1891, the year that, according to professor Carroll Quigley (1966), the Rhodes secret society was created. In the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Rothschilds, British Royals, and Rockefellers set up their ‘sustainable development’ movement with the creation of the WWF, the Club of Rome, the World Wilderness Conferences, and the WWF-affiliated 1001 Club.
III. The Honorable Maurice F. Strong (P.C., O.C., LL.D.), the United Nations, and the New World Order
The proper study of political mankind is the study of power elites. A.K. Chesterton
The New York Times hailed Maurice Strong as the “Custodian of the Planet.” And The New Yorker declared: “The survival of civilization in something like its present form might depend significantly on the efforts of a single man.” Just who is Maurice Strong? By various accounts, he is a billionaire industrialist capitalist, profiteer from resource development, environmentalist, New Ager, and probably the most influential United Nations organizer and bureaucrat of the past several decades. Ex-British intelligence officer, John Coleman, asserts he is also a former British intelligence officer and a current member of the Committee of 300, the self-described “Olympians,” who essentially direct the world’s secret or shadow government (Coleman, 2006a).
The enigmatic Maurice Strong was born in Manitoba, Canada and ran away from home and dropped out of high school at the age of 14. He worked as a trading-post employee for the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1944-45 and, in 1947, through connections with the Rockefeller family, landed a job as an assistant pass officer at the newly-established United Nations. The rest of his career seems to defy all the laws of logic and gravity. It almost seems as if this one man, who was never elected to public office and who never completed high school, has been running the world by himself. Certainly, Strong qualifies as one of the “People with Endless Bios” of PEHI (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?4728-The-people-with-the-endless-bios-An-introduction-to-the-world-we-live-in).
Strong is certainly not your average high school drop-out. His professional accomplishments in Canadian business and international affairs have resulted in many honors, including membership in the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, the Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star, the Order of Canada, and 41 honorary doctoral degrees. Here are some of items on his incredible vita:
A. Maurice Strong, Capitalist/industrialist has been President, Chairman and CEO of Petro-Canada (Canada’s premier oil company), VP of Dome Petroleum, Chairman of Ontario Hydro (North America’s largest water utility), President of Power Corporation of Canada, Director of Ajax Petroleum, Ltd. and Alberta Gas Company, Founder of International Energy Development Corporation, Founding Director of Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), Founder and President of Canada Development Investment Corporation (CIDA), President of Canadian International Development Agency, Chairman of Stovest Holdings, Chairman and Director of Technology Development Corp., Director of Molten Metals Technology, Inc., Founder and President of International Energy Development Corporation (IEDC), Founder and President of MF Strong Management, Vice Chairman of Tosco (California-based oil company), Director of Toyota Motor Company, Chair of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Chair of Canadian Development Investment Corporation, President of the Council of the University for Peace in Costa Rica, Member of Privy Council of Canada, Chairman of Stovetest Holdings and Technology Development Corporation, and Member of the World Water Commission (among many other positions, I’m sure). (Abraham and Saunders, 1994 and Dewar, 1995, among others).
Strong’s corporate connections that relate directly to our Crestone/Baca area include his tenure as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Arizona-Colorado Land and Cattle Company (AZL), Founder and CEO of American Water Development, Inc. (AWDI), and Founder and Director of First Colorado Corporation, Baca Corporation, and Manitou Foundation.
Strong once famously stated: “I am a capitalist in methodology and a communist in ideology.” (Author’s translation: He and his fellow globalists will use capitalism and fascism to enrich themselves and use communism to enslave everyone else?). Here’s the communist part:
B. Maurice Strong, United Nations globalist, environmentalist, and New Ager has been called “the guardian of the Planet” and the “Wizard of the Baca.” He has served as Senior Advisor to both the United Nations and the World Bank, was Undersecretary General of the United Nations, Organizer of 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Earth Summit I) in Stockholm, Sweden, Secretary General of 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development or UNCED (“Rio Earth Summit II”), and first Executive Director of United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). He has been Chair and Director of United Nations Foundation and The Commission on Global Governance, Founder and President of World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), Organizer and Chair of UN Business Council for Sustainable Development, Executive Coordinator of the UN Office for Emergency Operations in Africa, Member, The World Commission on Environment and Development (The “Brundtland Commission”), and Co-Chair of the Council of the World Economic Forum.
Strong is Chair of the Earth Council, Chair of the World Resources Institute, Director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Founder and Director of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), Director of World Future Society, Chairman of The Earth Council, Co-Convener of Fourth World Wilderness Conference, and Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development.
In addition, Strong has been co-chairman of the World Economic Forum, member of the Club of Rome, Trustee of the Aspen Institute, Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Rothschild Foundations.
So whereas it may appear that a great diversity of national and international groups are overseeing the administration of national and international resources, the reality is that a great many of these groups are controlled by just a few individuals, of whom Maurice Strong may have had the single greatest the influence.
An example of UN policy recommendations that have now been implemented: The UN-funded Commission on Global Governance’s 1995 report entitled “Our Common Future” contained proposals such as establishing a global tax and UN control over “global commons.” At a UN Summit in 2000, the UN announced its own Trusteeship over these elements of the “global commons;” the atmosphere, the oceans, and space!
C. Maurice Strong, the extremely influential environmental scientist (?). Despite the fact that he has no formal education, Strong is a member of the Royal Society of Great Britain and the Royal Society of Canada. As Head of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), he wrote the “terms of reference” for climate research, defining climate change and global warming as strictly those changes caused by humans. By ignoring the much larger contributions of natural processes on climate change, Strong and his UN allies have been able to profoundly skew two decades of “scientific research” in the direction of computer modeling, wherein pre-programmed assumptions yield pre-determined conclusions. All this computer-based “research” gives the false impression that human industrial activities are causing dangerous global warming.
Simultaneously, Strong has been a major architect of international policies embedded in the Kyoto Protocol, which sets up a for-profit Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a worldwide “carbon trading” market in buying and selling the right to emit carbon dioxide. Hence, his participation as Founding Director of the Chicago Climate Exchange and the Chinese Climate Exchange are extreme conflicts of interest.
D. Maurice Strong, the ultimate globalist insider has been and/or is Director and Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, Member of the Club of Rome, Trustee of the Aspen Institute of Colorado, Financial Director of the Lindisfarne Institute, Director, World Future Society, Founding Endorser of Planetary Citizens, Director of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum (at Davos, Switzerland), Advisor to the Secretary General of the World Bank, and Senior Advisor to the Rothschild Trust. In addition, he is a member of the extremely elite, secretive Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
E. Maurice Strong, intelligence officer and member of secret global ruling elite, as noted above, is a former MI6 British Intelligence officer and a member of the elite and secret Committee of 300 (Coleman, 2006a). According to Dewar (1995), while involved in Africa, Strong utilized SNC, a Quebec-based engineering company, as a covert front for federal spying in Africa and Quebec. He thereby helped create a federally-funded but semi-private intelligence/influence network that influenced economic and political decisions in both Africa and Quebec. Might he also have applied his experience with directing semi-private intelligence/influence networks (aka change agents or simply, spies) in Crestone, Colorado?
F. Maurice Strong, world savior, author of Agenda 21 (Agenda for the 21st Century) and Earth Charter, and “The Ark of Hope”
1. Agenda 21. (Information here is taken from my article: “Green Global Dictatorship: Regional Governance, UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and the Wildlands Project” (http://waterwatchalliance.us/ch11.html):
As its policies have been put into place, it has become clear that U.N.
Agenda 21 is antithesis to the U.S. Constitution. U.N. Agenda 21 is worldwide
collectivist government under the penumbra of the United Nations.
Freedom 21, Santa Cruz
Maurice Strong was both Secretary General of the 1992 UNCED Rio Earth Summit and principle author of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 (Agenda for the 21st century) that was unveiled at the 1992 Earth Summit. Agenda 21 is a 3000-page, 40-chapter, “soft-law” policy adopted by 179 nations, including the United States, as a work plan to implement ‘Sustainable Development.’ Maurice Strong set the tone for the 1992 UNCED conference and the future when he stated:
Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class-- involving high meat consumption and large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable. A shift is necessary which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations.
In other words, the globalists’ plan is to reduce the U.S. and other first world nations to the level of Third World nations.
At first blush, Agenda 21 sounds good to many well-meaning people. However, in "U.S. Military Targets Southeast Colorado (Part 3 of 3) (http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/spingola/080525), Spingola notes:
Agenda 21 is a very well-organized plan to reinvent and
regionalize government beginning with the 'rural cleansing' of America and
those referred to by the elite ruling class as resource-draining, expendable,
“useless eaters.” Because Agenda 21
provides guidelines for local, regional, national, as well as global
governance, it is radically transforming the entire world.
In "The Green Agenda: Agenda 21- The UN Blueprint for the 21st Century," (http://green-agenda.com/agenda21.html), we read:
Like most “green movement initiatives,” Agenda 21 is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” It is not an environmental management policy, but an attempt to impose a global centrally-planned quasi-government administered by the United Nations. Under Agenda 21, all central government and local authority signatories are required to conform strictly to a common prescribed standard and hence, this is just communism resurrected in a new guise.
The fact that most people still have not even heard of Agenda 21, even though it was ratified in by 179 governments in 1992 and is now being implemented worldwide, reveals the depth of interpenetration and cooperation between corporations, government, NGO’s, and the media.
In “Why Are Americans Ignorant of ‘Agenda 21’” (http://www.newswithviews.com/Morrison/joyce36.htm), Morrison notes that Agenda 21 is "the global plan to change the way we 'live, eat, learn and communicate’ because we must save the earth.”
In "Local Agenda 21: The U.N. Plan for Your Community (http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html), Berit Kjos notes:
Its (Agenda 21)
regulation would severely limit water, electricity, and transportation- even
deny human access to our most treasured wilderness areas, it would monitor all
lands and people. No one
would be free from the watchful eye of the new global tracking and information
Agenda 21 seeks to regionalize America and other nations for the benefit of a tiny international elite. Regionalism works to blur political boundaries, take decision-making authority away from local peoples, and allow elected representatives to dodge accountability. The blurring of political boundaries, along with privatization of public assets, allows state collectivists to steal the wealth of the people. The goal of state collectivists is to abolish private property, increase government control over people, and to forcefully replace individualism with collectivism. Agenda 21 is also designed to implement the United Nations Charter and establish global governance under the United Nations. The U.N. Charter posits that ordinary humans are “biological resources” to be arranged by the elite into a sustainable number of worker bees and bee keepers. Indeed, under the U.N. Charter, as contrasted with the U.S. Constitution, peoples’ rights are dependent upon his/her usefulness and compliance to the will of the elite.
In “Agenda 21- What is it? How Did it Get Here?” (http://www.freedom21santacruz.net/site/article.php?sid=394), Henry Lamb states:
(Agenda 21) is a set of
policy recommendations designed to reorganize global society around the
principles of environmental protection, social equity, and what is called “sustainable”
economic development. At the
heart of the concept of sustainable development, is the assumption that
government must manage society to ensure that human activity conforms to these
principles. The idea that
government is inherently empowered to manage the affairs of society is
diametrically opposed to the idea that the just power of government is derived
from the consent of the governed.
As these conflicting principles collide in the arena of public policy,
the people who are governed are losing the ability to limit the power of
government. Consequently, government power over people is expanding. Nowhere is this transformation
more dramatic than in the policies governing private property rights and the
use of land and its resources…. The paradigm shift from sacred private property
rights to government-managed land use is a perfect example of how sustainable
development is transforming America into a government-managed society.
This transformation is not the result of a deliberate decision made by elected representatives after a fair and public debate. It is the result of years of subtle influence and obscure processes relentlessly imposed through the United Nations’ agencies and organizations, and multitude of non-governmental organizations accredited by, and sympathetic to the United Nations’ agenda.
Lamb further notes that the most influential NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in the formulation of Agenda 21 were the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Worldwide Fund for Nature (formerly the World Wildlife Fund, and still known as WWF), and the World Resources Institute (WRI). These three organizations also participated in the preparations for the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I) in 1976, which produced the first formal UN-Rockefeller Brothers Fund documents, compiled and edited by William K. Reilly,” including The Use of Land: A Citizen’s Policy Guide to Urban Growth (1972), The Unfinished Agenda (1977), and Blueprint for the Environment (1988).
In his introduction to The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, Maurice Strong calls on local leaders around the world to “undertake a consultative process with their populations and achieve a consensus on 'Local Agenda 21' for their communities.” In practice, achieving this consensus generally means painting very scary scenarios of a dying planet in order to frighten children, anger youth and persuade adults to submit to unthinkable regulations. It means blaming climate change on human industrial activities while ignoring the much greater importance of natural climate cycles.
In “Local Agenda 21: The U.N. Plan for Your Community,” (http://www.crossroads.to/text/articles/la21_198.html), Berit Kjos notes that Agenda 21 calls for each community to formulate its own “Local Agenda 21.” This document states:
Land….cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals… Public control of land use is therefore indispensable.” Thus the document recommends that:
1) all countries establish a national policy on human settlements which should 2) facilitate population redistribution according to availability of resources. And 3) governments must maintain full jurisdiction and exercise complete sovereignty over such land with a view to freely planning development of human settlements.
Governments exercise complete sovereignty over land and plan the development of ‘human settlements?’ Sounds like pure, totalitarian communism to me. Welcome to the “Gulag Archipeligo’ Part II. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s novel, Gulag Archipeligo is his personal account of the forced labor and concentration camp system in the Soviet Union).
2. The Earth Charter. In 1994, two years after the UNCED Rio Earth Summit, Maurice Strong launched the Earth Charter Initiative as well his newly formed Earth Council. In 1997, the Earth Council and (Mikhail Gorbechev’s) Green Cross International formed an Earth Charter Commission. The final text of the Earth Charter was approved at a meeting of the Earth Charter Commission at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March, 2000. The authors were Maurice Strong, Steven Rockefeller (Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund), and Mikhail Gorbachev (former premier of the Soviet Union, Chairman of the Russian Communist Party, and Head of the ‘environmental’ group, Green Cross International).
The Earth Charter itself is a 2,400-word document divided into “pillars” that represent sixteen main principles. Basically, it sets forth the means for establishing a global government based on communist ideology and New Age beliefs. It has definite religious overtones, but these involve the twisting and often negation of the Judeo-Christian principles that have provided the underpinnings of Western civilization.
Maurice Strong declared: “The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments.” Gorbachev elaborated, stating: “Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment…. My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a “Sermon on the Mount,” that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century.”
Clearly, in producing a quasi-scriptural document that would dictate all human behavior henceforth, Strong and Gorbachev are attempting to exercise enormous power and influence over all their fellow humans. Just what are their personal spiritual beliefs?
Strong has stated: We are all gods now; gods in charge of our own destiny. (Obviously, Strong believes that humans have now supplanted God and now rule the earth. But wasn’t this the very same “deal” that Satan offered Adam and Eve in the garden when he said: “Ye shall surely not die.. for then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil?” Genesis: 2:4-5). Gorbachev has also indicated his beliefs: “Cosmos is my God. Nature is my God.” This is pantheism, plain and simple.
As might be expected, then, based on the personal beliefs of its authors, the Earth Charter itself is New Age and Humanistic in its ideology. In “The Earth Charter and the Ark of Hope: Eco-Socialism as a Tool for Enslavement,” Huxwell voices his main criticisms of the Earth Charter as follows:
In place of the simple elegance of the (Ten Commandments) that provide rules for self-government and social stability, the Earth Charter calls for the imposition of a global tyranny over every aspect of human activity which becomes evident once you strip away the rhetorical devices and eco-socialist jargon… The program calls for all individuals to be “guided and assessed” by an unspecified group of managers and to accept a subsistence level existence regardless of their individual aspirations. The hypocrisy of these billionaire globalists preaching about virtues of universal poverty is mind boggling. (Emphasis mine, ETK).
3. The “Ark of Hope.” In order to maintain the fiction that the Earth Charter is a sacred edict from ‘on-high,’ the Earth Charter has been inscribed on papyrus paper and is now enshrined in a wooden box called the “Ark of Hope.” This “Ark of Hope,” decorated with neo-pagan artwork, has been paraded around the world by “true believers.” According to Contender Ministries (“Ark of Hope: The Ark of the New Age Covenant”):
In many ways, the Ark of Hope was designed as a Satanic, half price knock-off of the Ark of the Covenant (which housed the Ten Commandments). It is a wooden chest. The four sides have various artwork and represent the four directions and also four elements (earth, water, fire, and air). The top of the ark features artwork that represents the fifth element, spirit. Around the edges of the top are a variety of religious and cultic symbols, including the occult pentagram!
The attempt to blaspheme the Ark of the Covenant is no chance occurrence. The contents of the Ark are as dark as its design, and include the Earth Charter written on papyrus, “Temenos Earth masks,” and over 300 “Temenos Books” designed by artists and school children from Vermont. Temenos is a concept adopted by Carl Jung to denote a magic circle, a special place where special rules and energies apply.
Hence, we begin to see that Maurice Strong is the harbinger of a New World Order Religion, that religion is New Age, pagan, and occult in its nature.
G. Strong left the United Nations when he was caught in a series of scandals and conflicts of interest. While serving as a top adviser to then-Secretary General Kofi Annan, Strong took nearly $1 million that was bankrolled by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein as part of the UN’s Oil-for-Food program. The check was delivered by a South Korea businessman, Tongsun Park, who was convicted of conspiring to bribe UN officials (i.e., Strong and Annan) on behalf of Saddam Hussein. Another conflict of interest involved Strong’s creative use of a little-known, UN-chartered educational institution called the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Strong is currently residing in China, where he is reportedly working with financier George Soros to make and export fuel-efficient cars to North America- and make another billion dollars in the process.
H. How can one man possibly wear so many different hats and exert all this power and influence in the world?
If it seems I have made a bit of a study of Maurice Strong, well, I have. I don’t know him personally, but I feel I have gotten to know the man, little by little, over the years. I first “encountered” this enigmatic “savior of the planet” during the 1990’s. I had taken a job as geography professor at California State University and was assigned to teach a class called “Human Ecology.” As it happened, a 10-part video series called “Race to Save the Planet” had just been released. Meryl Streep introduced each segment, on topics ranging from pollution, to overpopulation, to loss of biodiversity, to climate change, etc., and Roy Scheider narrated. And Maurice Strong introduced and concluded the entire series, asserting that an “environmental revolution” was now needed to “save the planet.” Over the course of the next 10 years, then, I saw Strong’s face and heard his voice on TV many times.
After buying land in the Baca, I learned that Strong, the arch-environmentalist and “planetary savior” from Canada, also tried to bilk billions of dollars from Americans through the sale and exportation of San Luis Valley Water. At that time I considered myself a staunch “environmentalist,” and it seemed to me that Strong must have been changing his hats on a regular basis. Eventually, it was Strong’s stunningly hypocritical behavior that helped me realize that the entire environmental movement had been co-opted by our power elite as an excuse to impose progressively greater socialist/communist restrictions on our citizenry (please see my websites: www.naturalclimatechange.us and www.waterwatchalliance.us)
But coming back to Strong. Obviously, he is an extremely effective organizer and persuader. But it is even more obvious that the fix is in. Apparently through historical family ties, Strong has always been an agent, or point man, for two of the most powerful family dynasties in the world, namely, the Rockefeller and Rothschild Empires. Without these connections, it would have been impossible for a single individual (a high-school dropout, no less) to found and direct all these international agencies and corporations.
Nonetheless, when Maurice Strong speaks, he often reveals the goals of the global ruling elite that he has so effectively represented.
I. Interesting quotes from Maurice Strong:
During his opening speech at the 1992 UNCED (Rio Earth Summit) conference, Chairman Strong stated:
The concept of national sovereignty has been the immutable, indeed sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security...
It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the forces of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature…
Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class- involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and sub-urban housing- are not sustainable….. Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?
Other statements by Chairman Strong:
all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a
corporation: with depreciation, amortization, and maintenance accounts.
am convinced the prophets of doom have to be taken seriously.
We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.
The United States is clearly the greatest risk to the world’s ecological health.
The 50th anniversary of the United Nations provides a unique opportunity to restructure and revitalize the UN to prepare its role as the primary multilateral organization in the New world Order.
In an interview with WEST magazine, "The Wizard of the Baca Grande,” in May, 1990, Strong the related following scenario:
Each year the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Over a thousand CEOs, prime ministers, finance ministers, and leading academics gather in February to attend meetings and set the economic agendas for the year ahead. What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? Will the rich countries agree to reduce their impact on the environment? Will they agree to save the earth?
The group's conclusion is "no." The rich countries won't do it. They won't change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?
This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about a world collapse. It's February. They're all at Davos. These aren't terrorists - they're world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world's commodity and stock markets. They've engineered, using their access to stock exchanges, and computers, and gold supplies, a panic. Then they prevent the markets from closing. They jam the gears. They have mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davos as hostage. The markets can't close. The rich countries...?
The journalist adds: "and Strong makes a slight motion with his fingers as if he were flicking a cigarette butt out of the window. I sat there spellbound.... He is, in fact, co-chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum. He sits at the fulcrum of power. He is in a position to do it."
J. George W. Hunt and the Fourth World Wilderness Congress of 1987. Christian businessman George Hunt attended a number of semi-secret United Nations planning sessions in Colorado in the late 1980’s. These meetings were preparatory for the Rio Earth Summit of 1992. Hunt’s eye-witness testimony offers one of the most powerful clarifications yet of: 1) Strong’s role in the globalist “Plan,” 2) the details of the “Plan” itself, and 3) Crestone/Baca’s intended role in the “Plan.” Hunt stated:
(In 1987) I attended The Fourth World Wilderness Congress. Maurice Strong, the convener, said it was called the Fourth World because it was the fourth one of these environment congresses that Edmund de Rothschild had created. I learned later that the World Order refers to the coming One World Government as the Fourth World, or world control by the World Order where there is no more First, Second, or Third Worlds, just a boundary-less planet which is called the “fourth world wilderness.” Yogis and shamans refer to it as the “fourth world wilderness,” the “lostness of the mind.” The” lostness of the mind” refers to the collective consciousness. Persons will be coerced through lies, drugs, fear, and pain to surrender themselves, their egos to the collective consciousness.
The Fourth World will be a return to a society much like the Caesar’s or Babylon or the Fourth Reich, within the fictionalized societies described in Huxley’s Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited and Orwell’s classic, 1984. We will flourish with only a whimper. The World Order wants to create a new society out of the ashes of chaos; a collectivist Fourth World complete with a collectivist religion, collectivist finance and unchecked world national socialism (fascism). The World Order will offer Gaia, mother earth, to the masses as the big brother image to worship in the Fourth World.
Maurice Strong has already has set up a 140,000-acre project in Crestone, Colorado to develop this earth religion system. Projects are funded by the Rockefeller Fund among other foundations. The (1992 Rio) Earth Summit will link environment with industry. The Lords of the UNCED Conference will be the masters of who gets what and when if we don’t do something about it quickly.
Who leads the environmental movement? The Convener of the (Rio Earth) Summit, Maurice Strong, identifies Baron Edmond de Rothschild as the creator of the environment movement. Strong states that Rothschild is the positive synthesis of environment on the one hand (that’s the thesis) and growth and development on the other (that’s the antithesis). Strong very clearly admits that the Rothschild combination, including the Rockefellers and most world capitalists, aim to control the environment and development movement as the synthesis (of the thesis and anti-thesis in the Hegelian dialectic). Power will converge into their hands through the (1992) Rio Conference. The synthesis, the head of the power, merges into the hands of the House of Rothschild.
Another speaker at the Fourth World Conference was David Rockefeller, world energy capitalist and banker. He was named “Mr. Growth and Development” at the meeting. His counterpart, William Ruckelshaus, organizer of the EPA and creator of its laws under Presidents Ford and Reagan, was dubbed “Mr. Environment.”
“Mr. Environment,” Ruckelshaus, is the CEO and Chairman of the Board for BFI, Browning-Ferris Industries, one of the largest private environment companies in the world. The hypocrisy is that Ruckelshaus as EPA chief, made the very laws by which his waste company, BFI, is becoming rich. Hypocrisy number two is that Ruckelshaus and Maurice Strong were key investors in American Water Development, a company which tried to circumvent Colorado water laws and gain control of one of the largest underground reservoirs of water in the world…..
I did a survey of the people down in the San Luis Valley. And I asked what will happen when Maurice Strong and William Ruckelshaus and others will pull 200,000 acre feet of water/year out of the San Luis Valley? It was unanimous that their land will turn into a wasteland, will turn into a desert. So here we have people at an environment congress that are waltzing 200 miles south that want to suck the aquifers dry and turn it into a desert. The hypocrisy is so deep.
What kind of madness are these World Order Caesars afflicted with? They hope to run the lives of people for generations to come. They are the same crowd who created a Hitler, arranged the assassination of Lincoln and Kennedy, and have indicated elsewhere that they want to drastically reduce the population of the world to make environment and development more “sustainable.”
In subsequent interviews, Hunt clarified several of these points:
1) Strong’s comment that Baron Edmond de Rothschild is the synthesis of the world environmental movements and world economic system means Rothschild controls both systems.
2) The idea of a contrived, controlled conflict between a thesis and its antithesis yielding a predetermined synthesis is called the Hegelian dialectic and it is the means by which elites have controlled the masses for many generations.
3) The “Plan” is to crash the world economic system in 2012 so that the single remaining (all-powerful) bank will be the Rothschild-controlled World Conservation Bank.
4) In the earth-religion cult established under the planned totalitarian, feudalistic, satanic World Order, everyone would have to worship “Big Brother,” now in the guise of Gaia, or “Big Sister.”
5) The goal of the World Order is to “capture the mind” because “this is a mind game.”
6) Under the Whistle Blower Act, Hunt is personally suing Maurice Strong for illegally absconding with $8 million from the sale of AWDI.
K. Maurice Strong’s (Occult) Religions Behind the United Nations’ Intended “Global Transformation.” Since the global power elite seems to be intent upon bringing in a “one world religion” with their “new world order,’ it might be a good idea to investigate and begin to understand the religious orientation of these ruling elite personages. In addition to his commitment to the New Age religion, Strong is a said to be a devout Baha’i and a Mason. The Baha’i faith embraces a humanistic philosophy and tries to unify all faiths, prophets and the entire human race. According to “Contender Ministries:”
The goal of the Baha’i faith and its leadership is for the world to become a single superstate with Baha’i as its religion. It’s no wonder Baha’i is promoted vigorously by the U.N. and plays a major part in all United Nations spiritual events.
In “The Baha’i Faith and Wicca- a comparison of Relevance in two emerging religions,” Lil Abdo outlines the history of the Baha’i faith:
Baha’i was founded in Persia (Iran, today) in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The first of its key figures was Siyyid Ali-Muhammad (1819 – 1850) titled ‘The Bab’ (The Gate). The teachings of the Bab, were seeped in traditional Islamic magic, His use of talismans and sigils, often in the shape of pentagrams, were the same as those Arab philosophers and occultists expounded. The Bab proclaimed himself to be the Promised One of Islam, the Qa’im, and said that his Mission was to alert people to the imminent advent of another Prophet, “Him Whom God shall make manifest”. This was Mirza Husayn-Ali (1817 – 1892) titled Baha’u’llah (The Glory of God) the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith who revealed some fifteen thousand Writings (referred to as Tablets) which include the revelation of the foundation principles of a “new world order of society founded on the unity of mankind, equality and justice.”
In addition to claiming most-favored prophet status, Baha'u'llah also claimed to be the second coming of Christ and the spirit of truth recorded in John 14:16. He viewed himself as the fulfillment of the coming of Maitreya, the Buddha from the Buddhist scripture, the Krishna for the Hindus, and a fulfillment of "the Day of God" from the Muslim Qur'an. In fact, the Baha'is believe all of the world’s religions have pointed to the coming of Baha'u'llah, and that during his era, a promised reign of peace will be established.
Conservative Christians, of course, claim that Baha’i is just one of many the world’s false religions. From ‘Contender Ministries:’
The Baha'i World Faith claims to be a religion of unique relevance to the modern world. Its emphasis upon rationalism, human rights, international peace, education, equality of the sexes, and the eradication of all forms of prejudice gives the Baha'i Faith a very broad base of appeal. The Baha'i cry for one world religion appeals to the ecumenical spirit of the age, especially in light of the continuing insistence that Baha'i are in perfect harmony with the Christian Faith.
Critics of Bahaism, however, point out its connections, not only with Wicca, or modern witchcraft, but also with British imperialism, Russia, Zionism, the Shah’s secret police, and Freemasonry (Wikipedia: ‘Political Accusations Against the Baha’i Faith’). Naser Emtesali points out connections between Bahaism and Freemasonry in http://bahaism.blogspot.com/2010/01/freemansons-bahaism.html:
The Freemasons were the ones who introduced the Bahai religion to America, and they did it through the Chicago Masonic Temple around the turn of the (20th) century. The Bahai religion is committed to a one-world government, a new world order, and a one-world religion. There was this Masonic Oriental Order of the Magi and they were the hardcore group within the Chicago Masonic Temple who started the Bahai religion in this country.
In “Wiccan Religion Started by a Freemason!” (http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/wicca-freemasonry.htm) we learn that:
Gerald Brosseau Gardner (June 13, 1884 - February 12, 1964) was a Freemason, an English hereditary Witch and largely responsible for reviving Witchcraft in the modern Western world. Gardner claimed to trace his roots to a Witch named Grissell Gardner who had been burned at the stake in 1610 at Newburgh…
Gardnerian Wicca borrows very heavily from Freemasonry, Tantric Hinduism and a touch of ceremonial magick. Gardnerian covens are always headed by a High Priestess and have three degrees of initiation closely paralleling the Masonic degrees. Worship is centered on The Goddess and The Horned God. Eight seasonal Sabbats are observed, and the Wiccan Rede is the guiding principle.
Former 32° Mason William J. Schnoebelen, explains the religious underpinnings of Freemasonry in “Freemasonry: The Witchcraft Connection:”
The nature and character of the (Masonic) Lodge’s deepest theological underpinnings are rooted in Witchcraft and Paganism. Now that may be an astonishing assertion to some, especially to most Masons. However, it is very easily proven. Few people, within the Craft of Masonry or otherwise, perceive that just because a Bible lies open on the altar and Bible verses and characters play an important part in the ritual of the Lodge, that this does not prevent the Lodge from being of the nature of the occult or Witchcraft.
Witchcraft, in its religious sense, involves the veneration of the forces of reproduction—both in plant, animal and human life. Thus, human and animal sexuality are revered, the cycle of the seasons celebrated; and rituals do frequently involve the use of ritual tools which symbolize the human reproductive organs (wands, daggers, goblets, cauldrons, etc.) Many Witchcraft groups even have ritual sex, believing that this is an important way to encounter the gods.
The term "mystery religion" means that it is a religion in which elements are kept hidden from the "profane" (non-members). You can only learn these elements by going through a formal initiation in which you are ceremonially set apart from the masses and sworn formally to secrecy. Only then are you entrusted with the group’s secrets, and then in degrees. In other words, there are things a "third-grade" or "third-degree" Witch is allowed to know that a first-degree Witch is not.
A secondary element in Witchcraft is the belief in magic.… Finally, we need to define Paganism. This is basically a belief in the forces of nature as being sacred. Pagans are usually pantheists, in that they believe that a kind of god-force is in everything—trees, animals, rocks, etc. Essentially, a Pagan believes most everything the Witch believes, but is kind of a layperson, whereas a Witch is more of a Priestess or Shaman. The typical Pagan may not have access to some of the deeper "mysteries" of Witchcraft which are not available to the un-initiated.
With these definitions in mind, we can begin to examine the similarities between the Masonic theology and ritual and the workings of a Witchcraft group. One point, however, must be clarified. Modern Wicca is just that—modern. Although it claims mythic descent to groups back in the Stone Age, it is actually a comparatively modern religion. As it is currently constituted, Wicca is barely a century old.
This is not to say that it doesn’t draw on elements from the ancient mystery cults. To be certain, it does—to a high degree. However, it is a difficult task to ascertain whether contemporary Wicca so strongly resembles Freemasonry because two of its principle architects (Aleister Crowley and Gerald B. Gardner) were Masons; or whether that similarity is a derivation of more ancient practices.
If Masonic rituals were engrafted into Witchcraft in the late 19th and early 20th century, and if that melding was so seamless and effortless—even to the point that in some cases, the Wiccan rites were less bizarre and blasphemous than their Masonic counterpart, then what message does that send about Masonry? With that point in mind, let us look first at the ritual similarities between contemporary Wicca and Freemasonry:
A) Both are built on a foundational system of three degrees;
B) Both are secret societies; in that both membership rolls are secret, and secrets are kept from the general populace (to a greater or lesser degree) by both religions.
C) Both have highly ceremonial initiations to pass from one degree to another, including sworn oaths.
D) Both have ceremonial purgings and purifications of their ritual space before commencing any ritual work.
E) The precise similarities between the two groups are: Both groups…1. Cause candidates to strip off all secular clothing, 2. Cause the candidate to be divested of all metal, 3. Hoodwink (blindfold) the candidate and ceremonially tie ropes around him,. 4. Cause the candidate to stand in the Northeast corner of the "temple” in the first degree, 5. Challenge the candidate by piercing their naked chest with a sharp instrument (Witches use a sword, Masons, the point of a compass), 6. Challenge the candidate with secret passwords, 7. Lead the candidate blindfolded in a circumambulation (walking around) of the temple., 8. Require the candidate to swear solemn oaths of secrecy before being given custody of the secrets of the group. 9. Both have a ceremonial un-hoodwinking of the candidate, following the oath, before lighted candles which is intended to bring "illumination." 10. Both convey to the new initiate the "working tools" pertinent to that degree, and each of their uses are taught to them. 11. In both, the tools have correspondences both in the ceremonial realm, and in similarities to human reproduction. 12. Both, in the higher degrees, take the initiate through a ritual death-and-rebirth experience, in which the initiate acts the part of a hero (heroine) of the Craft. 13. Both cause the candidate to endure (while being blindfolded) being picked up, spun around, carried around, being jostled or struck from person to person. This is supposed to produce an "altered state of consciousness." 14. Both Wicca and Freemasonry are, by co-incidence or design, both referred to as "The Craft."
Having given almost two dozen precise similarities between the ritual work of Witchcraft and the Lodge, it should not surprise us to see that there is also some doctrinal or philosophical resemblance between the two:
A. Both Witches and Masons revere the powers of human reproduction (albeit most Masons do so unknowingly),
B. The authorities of Freemasonry, most notably Albert Pike, 33° and Manly P. Hall, 33° (both occultists par excellence) write that the essential, underlying philosophy of Freemasonry is Kabbalism and Gnosticism. Kabbalism is a system of Jewish mysticism and magic and is the foundational element in modern Witchcraft. Virtually all of the great Witches and sorcerers of this century were Kabbalists. Gnosticism is an ancient, anti-Christian heresy best summarized by the statement: "One is saved by acquiring secret, unknown knowledge (Greek: gnosis)." Thus, all mystery religions, including Witchcraft and Masonry are, per force, Gnostic in character.
C. Both Witches and Freemasons seek salvation through "illumination" or receiving "The Light." This is, in a way, a corollary to (B), but it is important, because of the centrality of this symbolism in both sects.
D. Both groups teach a kind of salvation by works, not grace. The occult doctrine of reincarnation is explicitly taught in Witchcraft and implicitly taught in the Lodge.
E. Finally, both groups deny the unique character and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. Both deny the resurrection of Christ. Most people would have no trouble believing that Witches deny these beliefs, but in this, the Wicca are identical to the theology of the Lodge.
It can be readily shown that Freemasonry is rooted in the medieval occult societies of Europe, such as the Templars and the Rosicrucians. Indeed, many Masonic writers boast about these connections. Additional associations pop up with the dangerously subversive Illuminati Ordnen of Adam Weishaupt in the 18th century.
It is vital to understand that this past interchange between Masonry and these various occult groups did not stop in the 18th century. If anything, it has grown more prominent in the past century. There is something about the Lodge that has always attracted sorcerers. The historical list of occultists and Witches in the last century who were Freemasons reads like a Who’s Who of 20th century occultism.
In Freemasonry From A to Z (2009), Dr. John Coleman states: “But it is to the Princes of Masonry, those who have reached the 33rd degree, that the real face of Masonry becomes known.” Coleman relates that in 1889, “The Supreme Council Body of 23 Councils of Worldwide Masonry” gave the following instructions to Albert Pike, the Supreme Pontiff. These instructions, preserved in the British Museum, spell out that higher degree Masons (only) understand that the Masonic God is Lucifer:
To you Sovereign Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat to the brethren of 32nd, 31st and 30th Degrees…. The Masonic Religion should by all of us initiates of the high Degrees, be maintained in the purity of the Luciferian Doctrine…. The pure and true philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer… the God of light and God of Good.
L. President John F. Kennedy’s Warming about Secret Societies
In a speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered this profound and prophetic message. It expresses, perhaps, the last genuine attempt on the part of an American president to encourage a genuinely free and open society. This message directly confronts the insidious and destructive influence of secret and semi-secret organizations such as the Freemasons and the Council on Foreign Relations (the American branch of Britain’s Royal Institute for International Affairs):
The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion; on subversion instead of elections; on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced not praised. No expenditure is questioned. No rumor is printed. No secret is revealed.
No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding. And from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support an administration. But I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. (applause) For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed. I could not only not stifle criticism among your readers, I welcome it. This administration intends to be candid about its errors. For as a wise man once said, an error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors and we expect you to point them out when we miss them. Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed. And no Republic can survive. That is why the Athenian law-maker Solon, decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment. –
These are powerful and prescient words. Kennedy was also fond of quoting Dante’s admonition that: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality." In hindsight, it now seems that JFK might have been making desperate appeals for the American populace to wake up and protect themselves from the tyranny he foresaw. For, of course, if Solon’s law were to be enforced today, most people I know would be found guilty of the crime of “shrinking from controversy.” And if Dante’s more serious admonition is to be taken seriously, most Americans have earned reservations for themselves in the hottest places in hell.
Telling hard truths, of course, is always dangerous, for the powerful often prefer to shoot the messenger rather than listen to the message. Ten days before JFK was publically executed by the international criminal cabal (aka, the World Order or “secret government”), JFK publically revealed that:
The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.
M. Summary of the Origin and Goals of the New World Order/One World Conspiracy
Some of ex-Mason Schnoebelen’s final points bear repeating because they are foundational to understanding the proposed New World Order’s New Age religion. These are:
1) The essential, underlying philosophy of Freemasonry is Kabbalism and Gnosticism.
2) Kabbalism is a system of Jewish mysticism and magic and is the foundational element in modern Witchcraft.
3) Gnosticism is an ancient, anti-Christian heresy best summarized by the statement: "One is saved by acquiring secret, unknown knowledge (Greek: gnosis)."
4) Thus, all mystery religions, including Witchcraft and Masonry are, per force, Gnostic in character.
Now we begin to gleen that even though Maurice Strong may be an extremely effective agent of the New World Order conspiracy, he is just one of many, many players and organizations that have been working to implement this Plan over many years. Coleman (2009) summarizes the character and goals of the Conspiracy as follows:
The motivating force, the reason for the One World Conspiracy such as we see in its visible elements, the Club of Rome, the Mont Pelerin Society, the Cini Foundation, the Bilderbergers, and the Trilateral Commission, the Royal Society for International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aquarians, is the destruction of the Christian religion first, followed by other religions (particularly the Muslim religion) and an end to industrial growth, destruction of technology and a return to feudalism and the New Dark Ages, coupled with a huge reduction in population that their plans require, because the millions of “useless eaters” will no longer be needed in a post-industrial society.
Many historical records and documents reveal that the “Plan” is hundreds of years old, at least. This statement by British General Cornwallis indicates the “Plan” had been formulated prior to the conclusion of the American Revolution:
Jonathan Williams recorded in his Legions of Satan (1781) that General Cornwallis revealed to General Washington during the signing of the Article of Capitulation signed by Cornwallis at Yorktown that:
"A holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown…. Your churches will be used to teach the Jew's religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for Divine World Government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry."
General Cornwallis to General Washington as recorded by Jonathan Williams, ‘Legions of Satan’, 1781 ( from savethemales.ca - Judaized Christianity: Front for New World Order ... www.henrymakow.com/nwo_introduced_under_masonic_g.html)
Henry Makow, Ph.D. summarizes the strategy and goals of the world’s power elite in “How the Rockefellers Re-Engineered Women:”
Feminism is an excellent example of how the Rockefeller mega cartel uses the awesome power of the mass media (i.e. propaganda) to control society….. A drastic paradigm shift is required to make sense of the world. The Rockefellers are part of the private world central banking cartel that also controls media, defense, pharmaceutical and other cartels. To protect their monopoly of credit and wealth, they are instituting a world police state ("world government") using the bogus 9-11 attack and endless war as a pretext. Rockefeller told (film maker Aaron) Russo about this plan a year before 9-11.
The poet Charles Peguy said, "Everything begins in faith and ends in politics." The banking cartel needs a philosophy to justify enchaining mankind. That philosophy is Satanism. The cartel controls the world through a network of occult societies linked to Freemasonry, Communism, the Vatican and organized Jewry (Bnai Brith, ADL, AJC, Zionism). The highest occult rank is known as the Illuminati.
Modern Western culture is Masonic. Based on Luciferianism, Freemasonry teaches that man and not God determines reality. (Naturally, they need to overrule natural and spiritual laws in order to assert their own control.) They have noticed that people are diffident malleable creatures who prefer to believe what they are told than trust their own reason or perception. Thus, for example, the media successfully promotes homosexual values that conflict with our natural instincts.
In the next sections of this report, we continue to investigate the main players in the “Plan,” the links between the various organizations involved, and the characteristics of the so-called “New World Religion.” We will see that it is a diabolical plan and that fulfillment would mean an end to democracy, human rights, the U.S. Constitution, and adherence to the Ten Commandments as the organizing principles for civil society. Implementation of the “Plan” would result in the engineered depopulation of over half of the human community and forced imposition of a feudalistic world governed by an “occult theocracy,” the only form of government that is more despotic than fascism or communism.
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