I posed this question in the Metaphysics forum under the title "Is Oneness A Lie?" and while it spawned some interesting conversations it veered
quickly off topic. I am hoping this post, more patiently thought out, will produce a different result. PLEASE READ IT ALL BEFORE YOU REPLY.
First off, full disclosure - While I am not a "new agey" person in identification (hang in those circles, dress, act, etc) I am very much interested
in meditation, ancient healing practices such as reiki and qigong, believe in the power of crystals, stones and nature, read the ancient hermetic,
gnostic, alchemical texts and believe that the, for lack of a better word, ancient path, of the shaman, druid, indigenous people, etc is the right
path to be walking for me.
At one point I believed fully in the David Icke, Jordan Maxwell, William Cooper, etc theories on how all Occultists are evil, secret societies are
filled with NWO Freemason Satanists that are trying to control the world with their symbols and signs.
Now, while I do not doubt the existence of a nefarious group behind the scenes that are always attempting world domination, my research has shown that
the symbols and signs that they use are much more ancient than any freemason organization and that their power comes from the intent of the user, not
so much in the symbol it's self.
However, I have seen much propaganda lately aimed at the so-called "new age" as being agents of satan. the facts being spread are that meditation is
a channel to demons, anything occult is negative and demonic, the power of positive thought is just a way to keep people docile and dumb, entheogens
are a way to keep people docile and channeled to evil spirits, connecting to nature is connecting to the devil, believing in your own universal
consciousness means you believe "you are god" and anyone who mentioned "the light" or "oneness" is automatically suspect of being an agent of
satan. the reason being is that in Occult Sciences everything is reversed so the light really means the dark. I have been seeing this on sites that I
normally visit and was surprised by this. It's not just the religious zealots who normally say this stuff.
Now I don't doubt that there is a controlled group here, there is in any sub-culture and the new age is no different. I'm not talking about the yoga
fitness people that read the secret and watch oprah and think they have it all figured out. They are just followers and are not thinking for
themselves. If you have not heard of Eckankar, I suggest you google it, it is scary and will be eating up people looking for spiritual guidance with
I want to ask YOU, people who belong to organizations, secret or not, and have researched and studied these things thoroughly in their lives. What do
you make of this? Where is this coming from? Why now? And do you feel there is any validity in what is being said? As I pride myself in being an open
minded critical thinker, I like to explore all options and challenge my beliefs, without this, there is no growth. I am sure most of you feel the
I am confident in my travels, these practices have brought me nothing but joy in my life but I am just a little confused by this new phenomenon and
would love to know what you think about it.
If you would like an example of what I am talking about, this is a well presented lecture on youtube called "The UN and the Occult Agenda"
Thanks and Peace...