What is New Age and What is Not


By Richard Kieninger


An interview published in the previous issue of The Stelle Group Letter regarding the upcoming publication of my book, Spiritual Seekers’ Guidebook, brought out references to the New Age and New Agers that may have made some people wonder what I was talking about. Persons who are involved in commendable interests and activities such as ecology, holistic medicine, health food, intentional communities, anti-nuclear energy, and world peace regard themselves as part of New-Age thought; yet ultraconservative-fundamentalist Christians brand all those concepts as satanic. Why? To some extent, because such concerns are linked in conservatives’ minds with the Hippy Movement inasmuch as those ideas became popularized at the time Hippy rebelliousness emerged, and they were causes often championed by Hippies. But that is not the major reason for fundamentalists’ concern. The coincidental, wide-spread interest in non-Christian, Oriental philosophies like Zen Buddhism, Yoga, Hinduism, and Theosophy in this country appall many Christians. In particular, the Theosophical teachings of Alice A. Bailey, who evidently invented the term “New Age” back in the 1930’s, are regarded as antithetical to Christian ideals and traditions.


Indeed, there is a valid case against Bailey’s teachings. Her followers are the real New Agers. But a whole generation of people who probably never even heard of Bailey call themselves New Agers without being aware of the association of that term with the Tibetan plan to establish a world-wide spiritual dictator. The fundamentalists indiscriminately lump together those millions of people with the ones who are consciously a part of the plot being promoted by Shamballists through their agent, Alice Bailey. Unfortunately, those uninformed millions can be rallied and exploited by the New Age plotters merely by invoking the term, New Age, since most young adults regard anything associated with New Age as unqualifiedly good, just as fundamentalists label everything called New Age as satanic. The problem on both sides is lack of information.


Beginning in 1922, Alice Bailey (18??-1949) was a prolific writer and spokesperson for the Theosophical Society in America, and she was a self-acknowledged emanuensis for telepathic dictation by the Tibetan Shamballist Djwal Khul. She continued the work of Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) who founded the Theosophical Society in 1875 in Europe. Blavatsky’s inspiration came from two other Shamballists, El Morya and Koothumi, who were alive in Blavatsky’s time. The beliefs propounded by Blavatsky were a considerable departure from the philosophy of the old Theosophists.


Genuine Theosophy came to Greece about 300 BC as a result of Alexander the Great encouraging cultural exchange between the peoples of Greece, the Middle East, India, and Egypt, which his armies had conquered. Members of the Brahmic Brotherhood traveled to Greece to teach, and they established Theosophy (meaning, divine wisdom) as a school. Their arcane philosophy later spawned the Neoplatonists and Gnostics. Theosophy enjoyed a resurgence in Renaissance Europe primarily through the works of Paracelsus (1493-1541) and Jakob Boeheme (1575-1624).


The bizarre world history and predictions for the future that were promulgated by Blavatsky’s maistros were designed to undermine Christianity, the Brotherhoods, and mankind all at once. The Brahmic Brotherhood (which has nothing to do with Hinduism) teaches peace and the universal brotherhood of all mankind; whereas the Shamballists have always promoted hatred, chaos, and bloodlust behind the guise of positive facades. Alice Bailey’s role was to inspire the establishment of a New-Age world government to be headed by a different Christ embodying the spirit of one Maitreya, a messianic Buddha. In 1909 Annie Besant (1847-1933) named a fourteen-year-old boy in India as the person who would provide the body for that spirit, but he, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), repudiated such theosophical claims in 1929 and dissolved the organization which Besant had built around him.


Helena Blavatsky, Helena Roerich, and Alice Bailey each produced volumes of flowery spiritual writing proclaiming peace, love and beauty, but the German General, Karl Haushofer, knew the real hidden motives of the Shamballah and Agarthi cave communities. His membership in Japan’s Green Dragon Society, a secret, occult society of assassins and sorcerers which had ties with the Shamballists for several centuries, gave him knowledge of the Tibetans’ plans to enslave mankind.


The General sent Nazi expeditions to Tibet in order to establish an alliance with the two cave communities. Since Nazism is an occult religion based almost entirely on Blavatsky’s writings, it seemed logical that an alliance with her maistros would further the parallel plans of both Germany and Agarthi-Shamballah. The Agarthis sent representatives to Berlin to advise Hitler on ways to gain the assistance of powerful Nether Spirits. In spite of all the light, goodness and peace proclaimed by the three Theosophical authoresses to attract followers through whom to build a power base, the true rapine viciousness of El Morya, Koothumi and Djwal Khul came out in the help their people gave Hitler. At the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi War Criminals, the dreaded Nazi SS admitted to being allies of the Shamballah and the Agarthi. The German adventure under the Nazi occultists, which cost the lives of some fifty million people, was but a dress rehearsal for the Shamballist-planned reign of the Antichrist.


The Nazis established a branch of their occult religion in the United States and called it the I AM. It was formed in Chicago to promote the Neo-theosophical beliefs of Blavatsky and also to serve as a funnel for the Nazi government to finance the Silver Shirts. This group, led by William Dudley Pelley, was a quasi-political society that gained much popularity in America during the Great Depression and outwardly promoted international friendship in the guise of the German-American Bund. The membership of Pelley’s Silver Shirts and of Guy Ballard’s I AM overlapped strongly in the 1930’s. The philosophical heirship of I AM passed to a former I AM official, Mark Prophet, who later started a group called Summit Lighthouse.


A]ice Bailey wrote, “The Hierarchy (Shamballah) directs world events as far as mankind will permit. They impress those who are in contact with them, and through the inflow of ideas and through revelation they definitely influence the tide of affairs. The Hierarchy directs and controls more than is realized.” “When the Great Invocation (a Theosophical prayer) is rightly used and the world centers are consequently consciously interrelated, then certain extra-planetary Energies can be called in by the Ruler of Shamballah to aid in the readjustments required for the New Age.” “...certain senior members of the Hierarchy will appear and take outer and recognizably physical control of world affairs.” The Tibetans who controlled Bailey use honeyed words to enlist conscientious people, who seek world peace and the brotherhood of man, into building a world movement through several front organizations. Alice Bailey established the Arcane School and the Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing Co.) in the 1920’s to provide the wherewithal for the creation of a provisional world government for the Ruler of Shamballah to take over. The primary international propaganda agency for this is Donald Keyes’ Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose which recruits so-called “world servers.”


This is just the barest outline of the plot which the seven Lesser Brotherhoods are trying to expose so that people can be spared from being drawn into the service of the Hierarchy, which works directly against Christ’s efforts to help everyone grow through self-determination in an atmosphere of freedom. The Stelle Group has dissociated itself from any reference to the New Age. Although we find most of the causes that seek to surmount the old order of things to be commendable and sensible, we also feel it is important to help people clarify the true intent behind the use of the term New Age by the usurpers of the Theosophical name and by the large segment of metaphysical searchers who knowingly or unwittingly serve the Shamballist ambitions against mankind.




Behind the New Age