If you are a Christian, no earthly city is yours. Even if we control the world, we are still immigrants and foreigners [aliens], because our citizenship is in heaven. — St. John Chrysostom
Invention of writing originates in Sumeria (Mesopotamia), as does the cult of man-god, which spread to Egypt and from Egypt to Greece and Rome. That Abraham, the father of Hebrew monotheism, was called out of Ur of the Chaldees in Sumeria (Mesopotamia) is therefore highly significant. For century upon century, the persistence of Hebrew monotheism, prophecy, and promise of Messiah stood in opposition to the cult of man-god, rooted in the cult of the goddess Isis or Ishtar. So it's also highly significant then, that during the reign of Caesar Augustus (who proclaimed himself god), Iisoús Christós (Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) was born after Augustus decreed that all the Empire should be taxed at the ancestral homes of each and every citizen.
Early in the reign of Augustus, Halley’s Comet passed over Rome, and Augustus claimed it was the spirit of Julius Caesar (upon whose death was declared to be god) entering heaven. If Caesar was a god (as the demonically deluded "reasoning" goes), then, as his heir, Augustus was the son of a god, which he proclaimed boldly and emphatically. This made Augustus one in a long line of "antichrists" (imposter sons of god) that is leading up to the appearance of The Antichrist, satan's worldly world empire puppet that inverts everything that is the Hebrew messiah — Theanthropos (God-man comm-union) not man-god delusional self proclaiming oneself to be god, which Hebrews condemned as blasphemy. This same satanic-demonic inversion gave rise to the notion that “Lucifer” is the true benefactor of humanity, not the Hebrew Messiah (Christ), which has been passed down to Mormonism via Freemasonry, which some see connected at its higher echelons above 33rd degree to what is termed the Illuminati, which in turn is seen connected to deluded spirituality that orginated in Babylon, in Sumeria (Mesopotamia). In Hebrew scripture, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar was but one in the long line of man-god "kings" of Sumeria (Mesopotamia), who had the 3 youths thrown in the fiery furnace for refusing to bow down and worship the statue he made of himself.
Rudolph Steiner, the occultist who concocted his religion of Anthroposophy, “divides the devil into two beings, Lucifer and Ahriman, and shows us how neither is bad per se, each provides gifts to human beings that further our evolution, and that it is us who must learn to balance these gifts in our individual lives.” Steiner is indicative of all the delusional nonsense that has come to embody Western civlization, all of which is providential, and being used by God for His own purposes.
When Constantine the Great moved the capitol of the Roman Empire east to Byzantium, making the West the seat of ensuing apostasty (the direction towards which Orthodox Christians spit on satan to renounce him), the Mystery of Lawlessness was unleashed as a critical part of God's plan of salvation that culminates in His bringing an end to the fallen temporal world. When St John received his vision (Revelation), there he saw the Mystery of Babylon connected in consort (fornication) with the Mystery of Lawlessness (the Beast).
All of the apostasy that occurred over time in Western Europe led up to the colonial imperialism of England and then industrialism, which was taken over by the USA and taken global along with the other minor players of Western Europe. USA today is still the global superpower as it became after World War II, and the biggest consumer market in the world, indicating that US is the final, daughter of Babylon that will fall, causing the entire global economy to crumble and thereby initiate the appearance of The Antichrist (The Beast) who is the puppet of the dragon, satan.
Decades ago, E.T. aliens already gave indication of malevolence, not simply the benevolence UFO groupies focused on in their delusion of alien superior technology. So is it really any wonder that the human hubris of technology is starting to feel "other worldly"? Does any of this (aliens, AI, etc. etc.) really cause surprise any more?
The Relationship Between Jesus and Lucifer in a Mormon Context
“In essence, Lucifer is not only the brother of Jesus, but he is also the brother of all mankind. This connection has been made many times by LDS leadership when discussing the LDS doctrine of the “war in heaven.””
Mormonism and Freemasonry | Wikipedia
The Influences of Lucifer & Ahriman
“Steiner divides the devil into two beings, Lucifer and Ahriman, and shows us how neither is bad per se, each provides gifts to human beings that further our evolution, and that it is us who must learn to balance these gifts in our individual lives.”
Understanding Society Through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge: Social Threefolding, Christ, Lucifer, and Ahriman
“Steiner speaks about the superficiality of a materialistic view of history, originating with the economic shift among the population at the time of the Reformation. During the Egypto-Chaldean era, initiates ruled from spiritual impulses. Later, in the Greco-Roman period, priests held power over their congregations. Today, homo economicus (the economic human) has become the dominant idea as capitalists and bankers assume control. However, healing social relationships can be done only through a different mode of thinking--the life of spirit must be separated not only from politics but also from economics. True social understanding allows our comprehension of karma and appreciation of each individual's personal destiny. In the meantime, Steiner tells us, we should work toward global consciousness, as true social ideas are based on people's feeling that they are citizens of the world.
In an important corollary, in these lectures Steiner investigates the incarnations of three significant spiritual beings in human evolution--Lucifer, Christ, and Ahriman. Lucifer incarnated during the third pre-Christian millennium; Christ incarnated at the dawn of a new age; today, an incarnation of Ahriman in the West is immanent. Ahriman is preparing this incarnation by insidiously promoting certain ideas--in particular, that economic security is sufficient for healthy public life. Fresh wisdom must be achieved through free human will, says Steiner; otherwise, we will succumb to Ahriman.”
Materialism and Mysticism - Ahriman, Lucifer, Christ By Rudolf Steiner | YouTube
Here hear Steiner expounding his “philosophy” (like so many other delusional Westerners) of “spiritual science”, rambling on and on about materialism, mysticism, etc. ad nauseum in typical fashion of delusional Western philosophy and occult spirituality. Steiner completely, ignorantly ignores what the Hebrew Messiah taught, that Love of Money is the root of all evil, and that materialism is none other than worship of Mammon (material things, money) by which humans unconsciously and unwittingly love and serve satan instead of loving and serving God, because the two are mutually exclusive. There's no fence sitting, only a strict either or decision.
The Whore of Babylon
The Whore of Babylon — rides The Beast in preparation for his coming reign. (Revelation 17)
The phrase “rides The Beast” is expressive of the Whore of Babylon‘s sexual union (material, not spiritual) with The Beast (aka Antichrist). Seemingly, the Whore is the Amoral (Immoral) Economy with whom the kings (power mongers) of the earth commit extramarital fornication (illicit material “sexual” union), and by whom the merchants of the earth wax rich by the “power of her wantonness”. Her power resides in her wantonness, her indiscretion and willingness to have material economic intercourse (to fornicate) with any and every king (power monger) — anywhere on Earth, hence the global economy.
Material sexual fornication of individuals is but a type, a foreshadowing of the Mammon fornication committed by power mongers with the Whore of Babylon (the Amoral (Immoral) Economy). That political moralists (Calvinistic, Puritan moral majority, christian coalition, conservative christians) make such a huge ordeal over individual fornication, while cozying up to the Republican Party, thereby aiding and abetting the Mammon fornication of power mongers, illustrates the depths of delusion of such heterodox pseudo-christianity.
Love of Money, not individual sexual moral failing, is the root of all evil, but that is lost on those deluded and deceived by the father of lies (satan), who continually make a big political stink over homosexuality and abortion, but not so much over heterosexual fornication, especially if it doesn't lead to pregnancy and abortion, and definitely not over fornication with the Whore of Babylon (the Amoral (Immoral) Economy) promoted by their political pseudo-saints, Republican Party politicians.
The Whore, her kings (power mongers), and her merchants all pale in comparison to The True Bridegroom and Lover of Humanity (the only One who possesses licit Real power), whose selfless faithful, marital (spiritual not material sexual) union with Humanity is the Oneness of Real spiritual comm-union, not the deceptive lie of fallen, fragmented, egotistical, selfish, greedy material fornication, the Love of Money that is progenitor of all evil.
Revelation 11: 18 And the nations were wroth, and thy wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged, and the time to give their reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.
Revelation 18: 3 For by the wine of the wrath of her fornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her wantonness. ... 11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no man buyeth their merchandise any more; ... 15 The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning; ... 23 and the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the princes of the earth; for with thy sorcery were all the nations deceived.
Ishtar - Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art | Brooklyn Museum
Reformed Protestant “Prophecy”
In contradiction to Eastern Orthodox Phronema, Reformed Protestant evangelicals are notorious for having Itching ears and for titillating themselves with imaginative, fantastical, literal interpretations of “prophecy” that Tickle The Ears. (2 Tim 4:3)
Rick (R. A.) Coombes, S. Douglas Woodward, D.W. Krieger, and Roger King are unique among Reformed Protestant prophecy interpretors in that they do not follow the mainstream of evangelical prophecy that embraces American exceptionalism and that absolves the United States of America (USA) of any evil doing as if infallible (sinless), portraying the US in Puritan fashion as the “City on a Hill”, as a light to the nations, a positive example of selfless godliness.
Anyone who looks beyond the superficialities of US Government presented on mainstream Media to alternative reports of US Foreign Policy (e.g. Covert Action Magazine) knows such exceptionalism is bunk. Embrace of right wing political exceptionalism only contributes (along with many other antics, e.g. TV “evangelists”) to the discredit, not only of American evangelical Reformed Protestantism, but to the discredit of Christianity as a whole, because few are capable of sorting through western confusion regarding The Church.
The unorthodox evangelical interpretors of American Babylon prophecy provide an abundance of food for thought, only to the extent that it is sifted through the lens of Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Orthodoxy). What would Dr. Jeanie say? Essentially she would say (just as William Blake did) that the book of Revelation is NOT intended as a literalistic, prophetic documentation of forthcoming human events or doomsday scenario, but a guide for Christians who read it to a blessed end, i.e. for preservation of Christian faith in the midst of great adversity and apostasy.
Coombes provides a lot of useful historical background of the Old Testament, something evangelical Reformed Protestants are adept at as the legacy of the Puritans. Much of it is based on archaeological evidence that helps debunk biblical detractors and nay sayers, and establishes Holy Writ as something rooted in historical reality, which helps strengthen Christian faith by making the context of faith more tangible, but only as long as Orthodox confirmation exists for any specifics of information. Interpretations of the Nephilim (or Annakim) and Babylon (Babel) should be critiqued by Orthodox Christian biblical and patristic scholarship, especially when it comes to claimed connection of Nephilim to aliens and UFOs.
Woodward airs a lot of dirty laundry of American elites and their control of US Government, especially when it comes to post World War II cozying up to Nazis, and embrace of Nazis for anti-Communism. His references to John Loftus are sound, but Coombes references to Richard C. Hoagland are not. Involvement of Nazis from the Third Reich in NASA and occultic involvement of NASA are plausible, however many claims by Hoagland about NASA are made completely without any documented evidence at all, and are so outlandish and incredibly far fetched to be considered unbelievable. Hoagland's character also calls his claims into question. What won't he say or do to make a name for himself?
Some secular investigators of alien and UFO phenomenon have concluded that such aliens are not all benevolent, and interested in saving mankind as early mainstream UFO-ologists reported (and New Agers still misrepresent), and that there is often the smell of burning sulfur as was observed in the Medieval Ages that indicated the presence of demons. So conclusions that aliens are the appearance of malevolent, fallen, angelic beings does not need to be disputed. The Orthodox Church has always taught the art of spiritual warfare that acknowledges the Evil One (satan) and demons as real beings.
The goal of any and all such information should be making the spiritual danger of the world palpable (especially for youth and young adults who are typically leaving the Christian faith), so that anyone can lay hold of every reason to believe. This is most compelling when youth and young adults are taught from an early age that, as Orthodox Christian theology upholds, the meaning and purpose of life is the temporal (temporary) time for human repentance for attaining to uncreated Divine energies (grace of God) in order to be united with Him in comm-union eternally, not to while away the temporal time one is given Amusing Ourselves to Death, seeking entertainment, and amassing great fortune, mountains of material things, extensive fame and power.
Christians, not demons, are the aliens of this world. We are not of this world. The Kingdom of Heaven is our fatherland, heaven is our home. For that reason, Christians should expect a level of discomfort in this world. That there is abundance of comfort, convenience, and luxury in the modern world should call it into question, and raise warning flags. Such is demonic attribute of Mammon indicative of Babylon, not the Kingdom of Heaven. No one should be lulled into thinking modern Western civilization is benign, and benevolent towards humanity, the way early UFO-ologists mistakenly thought aliens to be.
It may be speculative and inconclusive that America is definitively the Daughter of Babylon, but the possibility does exist. That possibility can and should serve to prompt Christians to be watchful, and not to uncritically embrace any and all aspects of modern Western civilization (The American Way, The System of Organized crime). Considering, however, that Babylon is the kingdom from which The Whore of Babylon operates (manipulates), and that Whore is the Amoral (Immoral) Economy, then that makes Babylon much more than America. America may be the capital of Babylon, but Babylon is the entire western, westernized, and westernizing world where The Whore of Babylon fornicates with each and every king and power monger.
Everyone must choose which Master to serve — God or Mammon. The US has come to show definite signs of being mastered by Mammon and being the tool of satan. Christian youth and young adults especially must come to know that with choices (free will) come responsibility. Everyone will live (or die) as the consequences of their choices. At the Final Judgement, Iisoús Christós (Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) will make our choices transparent and visible to all, and will pronounce each of our eternal destinies accordingly.
Service of God or enslavement to Mammon — which will it be? Life? Or death? Choose life! (Deut 30:19)
Every Reason to Believe 4Him | Youtube - Lyrics A Man You Would Write About 4Him | YouTube - Lyrics Puzzles 4Him | YouTube — Lyrics People need to see It's a dangerous life Without Your wisdom for our ways It's a gamble with time When we don't hear You when You say You're the Light of the world I pray that all will see Only You know the way To put our puzzles into place Not Of This World Petra | YouTube - Lyrics I'm But A Stranger Here | YouTube - Lyrics
Power Quest – Book One: America's Obsession with the Paranormal 2011, 2013 S. Douglas Woodward
Power Quest – Book Two: The Ascendency of Antichrist in America 2011, 2013 S. Douglas Woodward
Shaping A Christian Worldview: An Introduction (Part I) — “A Christian worldview has the stamp of reason and reality and can stand the test both of history and experience.”
Shaping A Christian Worldview: An Introduction (Part II)
Shaping a Christian Worldview: The Foundations of Christian Higher Education | Google Books
See — Peter Levenda
Project Camelot tributes —
• Karla Turner — “From beginning to end, Turner had been struck by how contradictory the stories of the aliens were. They would, she averred, say anything they wanted to attain their ends [like political elites, and forthcoming Antichrist]. As the abductees in Taken reported it, the aliens insisted variously that they had come to help us cope with upcoming ecological disaster, interbreed for our good and theirs, help us evolve, take our genetic material to revivify their dying race. Sometimes they claimed they had outright created us; other times, that they were genetically altering us for our own good.”
• Mae Brussel
• Ann Livingston
Could an alien deception be part of the end times?
Ex-lawmakers search for signs of intelligent life in Washington
Flashback: Reagan's vision for a unifying alien invasion
Obama predicts ‘new religions’ could arise if proof of aliens discovered
10 Reasons Aliens Are Actually Fallen Angels Or Demons
Odors from UFOs: Deducing Odorant Chemistry and Causation from Available Data
Marshall Vian Summers | Wikipedia — Summers' “new” religious movement and “New” Message from God that claims to be divine revelation, smacks of demonic delusion itself
There is an Alien Intervention in the World Today
The Greater Community — A new message from God? Test the spirits!
Rooted in Babylon mystery cult of man-god —
Babylonian Magick - Cabbalah - Freemasonry
Mesopotamian Magic in the First Millennium B.C.
Babylonian Magic and Sorcery: Being the Prayers of the Lifting of the Hand | Amazon
Practical Babylonian Magic: Invoking the Power of the Sumerian Anunnaki | Amazon
Kabbalah, Magic & the Great Work of Self Transformation: A Complete Course | Amazon
Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah | Amazon
Enochian Magic & Kabbalah: Summoning Angels, Aliens, UFOs and Other Divine Encounters | Amazon
Kabbalah: Its Origins In Pagan Magic And Mysticism
The origin of ancient Kabbalah
The Kabbalah and Freemasonry
Kabbalah and Freemasonry: Becoming One With God | Amazon
Freemasonry and Jewish Kabbalah: An Unusual Association
Kabbalah, Freemasonry, and the Tree of Life
See — America
The Legend of Nimrod The Historical Origins of Freemasonry — traces organization origin and first Grand Master back to Nimrod, not King Solomon as usually claimed
The Mission and Vision — same old human hubris, self-centered demonic delusion of “progress”
“Unless we set for ourselves the grandest and loftiest ideals imaginable, the genius of humanity will never reach its full potential. As human beings we are engaged in a never-ending quest to achieve the unachievable, know the unknowable and explore the far reaches of existence. It is this quest that has pushed us to climb the highest mountains, dive to the bottom of the oceans, reach beyond the limits of our atmosphere and create technological wonders that push the boundaries of possibility. If ever we become content and satisfied with the mediocre, the average or the temptations of the status quo, the ingenuity of the human race will vanish.”
Joining a Masonic Lodge — “For The Glory Of God And The Perfection Of Humanity” [not the Living God, but the dead god of Babylon, the man-god of human “progress” that is self worship as symbolized in the goddess Ishtar/Isis, The Whore of Babylon]
Nimrod | Wikipedia — Mesopotamian king who commissioned Tower of Babel
Freemasonry And The Oath Of Nimrod: The Masonic Connection To The Ancient Babylonian Mystery Religion
“The truth is that Freemasonry has always very closely identified itself with the first great post-flood rebel against God. Nimrod was a tyrant and a purveyor of false religion. Elements of the religious system which Nimrod helped establish can be found in virtually every major world religion. Some of our most cherished "holiday traditions" can be directly traced back to ancient Babylon and to Nimrod. Once you learn to identify the elements of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion, you quickly recognize that they are virtually everywhere in the modern world.
From the very moment that initiates take the "Oath of Nimrod", Masons are plunged into a very powerful dark world based on the ancient Babylonian mystery religion. The truth is that Freemasonry does not have anything to do with the God of the Bible.
Instead, it has everything to do with the "New World Order" that Nimrod originally wanted and that Lucifer is still attempting to bring into existence today.”
Who Is The "God" Of Freemasonry? — the inversion of the Living God that makes Him evil and Lucifer (satan, the devil) good
“If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay, the God of the Christians, whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive.”
Mason - Shriner claims to be Lucifer | YouTube
Mormonism and Freemasonry | Wikipedia
Freemasonry and the Origins of Latter-day Saint Temple Ordinances
Exploring the Connection Between Mormons and Masons
Similarities between Masonic and Mormon temple ritual
Latter-day Saints and Masons: 5 fascinating connections Masonry | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]
Revelation explains father and son have bodies of flesh and bones, but Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit | LDS Church News
“The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's....”
May or May not God the Father Be Depicted in Orthodox Iconography?
“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father” — John 14:9
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” — John 4:24
A Fictitious Jesus and Another Gospel
“Briefly, Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the LDS Church) theology teaches that Jesus is the literal son of god and his goddess wife. That Jesus was born by God the Father having physical sexual relations with the Virgin Mary. Brigham Young taught that Jesus was not born with any involvement of the Holy Spirit. Jesus' spirit brother is Lucifer and that there is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God.”
Do Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers? | Mormon Church - Members Sharing Belief
The Relationship Between Jesus and Lucifer in a Mormon Context
Globalization and the Apocalypse, with GM Davis Interview with G.M. Davis on his book Antichrist: The Fulfillment of Globalization Antichrist: The Fulfillment of Globalization: The Ancient Church and the End of History From economics, to politics, to religion, globalization has shown itself the most significant historical phenomenon of our time. No area of life or culture has gone untouched by the seemingly relentless global centralization of power. Globalization promises an “end” to history when all of the peoples of the world will be united in a single civilization of global reach. But what is the ultimate meaning of globalization? What would an “end” to history look like? Where does the process ultimately lead? Contrary to much contemporary thought, the answer is not to be found in social science text books or political editorials. It is only from a perspective outside of history that the ultimate meaning of history may be found. In this book, G. M. Davis, PhD, provides a powerful analysis of the most significant events of our time from the only perspective capable of making sense of them: the eternal perspective, the timeless wisdom of the Orthodox Christian Church, in which the Alpha and Omega of history have been revealed and received. For twenty centuries, the Church has forewarned her children of the end of history, when the world will be united by a great deception, of a time when mankind will follow a world leader of unprecedented powers and charisma, a man of apparent superhuman abilities who will fulfill all of the world’s most profound, but misguided, hopes and desires: it will be the reign of Antichrist, the fulfillment of globalization.
Freemasonry | Encyclopedia.com
“An occult movement of the seventeenth century. Freemasonry emerged as the British form of revived gnosticism analogous to the Rosicrucian movement in Germany. While having its roots in the architectural and construction guilds of the Middle Ages, modern masonry is rooted in the post-Reformation revival of Gnostic thought and occult practice. The mythical history of masonry served to protect it in the religiously intolerant atmosphere operative in Great Britain at the time of its founding.”
“That Grand Primeval and Fundamental Religion”: The Transformation of Freemasonry into a British Imperial Cult
The Gnostic and Esoteric Mysteries of Freemasonry, Lucifer and the Great Work
The Gnostic World — Freemasonry: gnostic images
“The point of this article, however, is to recognize that a “Gnostic-associated” movement, namely Freemasonry, with its many branches but common enough features, became a worldwide movement in modern times. We are not to forget the ancient program of Mani to make his Gnosticizing religion “surpass” other churches that only worked in “particular places and cities,” and to spread the “message” (including that of the rescuing divine, Great Architect) “to reach every land” (Keph. 151.9–10) – even though Manichaeism faded into apparent extinction by the fourteenth century (Tardieu 2008: 91–102). But Freemasonry has usually been presented by its (traditionally all-male) members as a Craft or Art, and a philosophical, moral, and philanthropic fraternity that does not substitute for religion, albeit a society veiled by symbol and allegory, holding secrets so occult as to die for.”
The Historical Origins of Freemasonry: Gnosticism | Universal Co-Masonry
Buddhism and Gnosticism | Wikipedia
“To the extent that Buddha taught the existence of evil inclinations that remain unconquered, or that require special spiritual knowledge to conquer, Buddhism has also qualified as Gnostic.”
Buddhism and Gnosticism
Chapter 17, Buddhism and the Gnosticism of Alexandria | India in Primitive Christianity
Gnosticism: Hinduism’s Alias
“Orthodox Christians confess that “Jesus is Lord” in their Nicene Creed, but Gnostics confess no such belief. Rather than adapting to the Orthodox faith that Jesus was God incarnate, Pagels explains that the Gnostics understood the concept that “[Jesus] was a spiritual being who adapted himself to human perception” (73). The Gnostics present Jesus “not as Lord, but as spiritual guide,” who came to show his followers how to accomplish enlightenment–or achieve moksha (Pagels xxi). Furthermore, a true Gnostic would refer to himself as Jesus’ twin spiritually because “when [a] disciple attains enlightenment, Jesus no longer serves as spiritual master: the two have become equal–even identical” (Pagels xx). In learning their true identity, Gnostics discover that the Father’s better half is none other than–drum roll, please–the Holy Spirit, according to the Apocryphon of John. This particular Gnostic gospel presents an alternate version of the holy trinity, featuring God, the Father; God, the Mother; and their son, Jesus (Pagels 52). “‘Christ, therefore, was born of a virgin’ (that is, from the Spirit)” explains Pagels in The Gnostic Gospels (53). This shows the Gnostic belief that, although he “was a spiritual being,” Jesus wrapped himself in a human cocoon, being the product of both Mary and Joseph. The Gnostic belief in Jesus, even this unconventional one, slightly separates Gnosticism from Hinduism, but the separation seems a mere crack in the foundation these two religions sit on in comparison to the canyon between Orthodoxy and Gnosticism.”
The Gnostic Gospels and Vedanta
““There is no philosophy in the world that is not indebted to Kapila. Pythagoras came to India and studied this philosophy and that was the beginning of the philosophy of the Greeks. Later, it formed the Alexandrian school, and still later, the Gnostic. It became divided into two, one part went to Europe and Alexandria, and the other remained in India, and out of this the system of Vyasa was developed. The Sankhya philosophy of Kapila was the first rational system that the world ever saw.” (Vivekananda, 1983)”
Perennial philosophy | Wikipedia
— “a perspective in philosophy and spirituality that views religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which all esoteric and exoteric knowledge and doctrine has grown [in contradiction to Hebrew monotheism]. ...
The idea of a perennial philosophy originated with a number of Renaissance theologians who took inspiration from Neo-Platonism and from the Theory of Forms.”
The Underlying Religion: An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy
Lord Northbourne | Wikipedia (author of essays 1 & 2)
— “...applied the theories of Rudolf Steiner to the family estate at Kent. ...Northbourne eventually integrated this thinking [ Traditionalist, or Perrenialist ] into his own writings and life.”
Perennial philosophy (perennialism, perennial wisdom) is the root of western counter-culture (Beat Generation or Beatniks, and Hippies) and subsequent New Age “spirituality”.
The tragedy of modern western history is that the younger generations of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s who had grown weary of western apostasy into secular consumer materialism did not turn back to the true spiritual root of western civilization, to Eastern Orthodoxy (Orthodoxy), but instead to the Renaissance delusion of Perennial philosophy.
Among western counter-culture influencers, Alan Watts stands out above the rest.
Alan Watts | Wikipedia — "philosophical entertainer", known for interpreting and popularising Japanese, Chinese, and Indian traditions of Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu philosophy for a Western audience
The Story of Alan Watts, Meditation’s Most Influential Advocate
The Second Wave of American Interest in Japanese Culture: Alan Watts, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder
The lazy mysticism of Alan Watts
Alan Watts–Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion | Amazon
— explores the intellectual legacy and continuing relevance of a prolific writer and speaker who was a major influence on American culture during the latter half of the twentieth century. A thinker attuned to the spiritual malaise affecting the Western mind, Watts (1915–1973) provided intellectual and spiritual alternatives that helped shape the Beat culture of the 1950s and the counterculture of the 1960s. Well known for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a wide Western audience, he also wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic experience.
Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
Correlations Between Hinduism, Christian Gnosticism And The New Age Spiritual Philosophy
Christianity And Hinduism Merge Into One Religion In The New Age
“Spirit (the Supreme God) emanated a part of Its Infinite Self to create Brahma. This Emanation expanded to become the Universe, which is, according to Yogananda, an “essentially undifferentiated mass of light.” Because the physical universe is an illusion (confirmed by modern-day scientific discoveries) Brahma’s manifestation as the physical universe is therefore not real. It’s an illusion.”
Opposing Archbishop Vigano's Religious & Political End Times Worldview
Establishing The New World Order Headquarters In Wahkon, Minnesota U.S.A.