Answer to Bailey Critics, Part 2
I read some more Bailey critics today and it is indeed disgusting how those who claim to be under the Lordship of a Master such as the Christ can use such deception. It is ironic that the deception they use is a characteristic of the devil whom they claim to oppose.
Let us take a look at some of their distortions.
Distortion Number One:
The Great Invocation is evil.
The distortion of the Great Invocation is a prime example of this upside down religious world. I notice that this hit piece has made its way on a number of sites.
First of all let us quote the Invocation as it was given:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men—
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth
Beautiful prayer is it not? If we accept it the way it reads (an there is no reason why we should not) then all may be edified.
But no. These guys see a devil under every rock. Here is how the religious fanatics tell us to interpret this prayer. They say that to get the true meaning, the words of the Invocation need to be drastically redefined as follows:
- Light = Luciferian Enlightenment
* God = Satan
* stream forth = overshadow
* love = various forms of Scriptually defined evil or, generally hatred.
* Christ = Antichrist
* little wills of men = the claimed unintelligent, weak and inferior desires of individuals; especially those that follow conservative Judeo-Christian doctrine.
* purpose = to prepare for the appearance of the Antichrist
* Masters = demons or demon controlled individuals.
* race of men = “humanity” as ruled by Lucifer
* plan = complete domination in preparation for and after the appearance of the Antichrist.
* seal the door where evil dwells = violent, if necessary, eradication of those that follow Judaism, conservative Christianity, some liberal Christianity, and other similar orthodox religions. [note: this is so because of the “separateness” of these religious views.
* power = often hideous and actual destructive forces.
Amazing. With this type of twisted thinking the Gettysburg address could be made to sound like a speech right out of the jaws of hell.
Let us suppose the enemies of Jesus did this same type of warped redefinition with the Lord’s Prayer which reads as follows:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Now if these religious zealots were back in the days of Jesus here is what they would have done to this beautiful prayer. The words in parenthesis are similar distortions to what they have done to the Great invocation.
Our Father (Satan) which art in heaven (Hell), Hallowed be thy name (Beelzebub – name of the devil)
Thy kingdom (evil tyranny) come. Thy will (will to evil) be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Hell).
Give us this day our daily bread (food of death).
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (destroy the law of Moses)
And lead us not into temptation, (avoid good) but deliver us from evil (God): For thine (the devil) is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
This was a very easy thing to do – to take something beautiful and destroy it through deceit. Those who claim to bear the name of Christ should wither and shrink in shame before real honesty, which is taught by the Master.
There is a lot of truth in the statement that it is easier to curse the darkness than to light a candle.
The Great Invocation is indeed a lighted candle, which is cursed by those in darkness.
Distortion Number Two:
Hitler embraced the Bailey Teachings.
It is true that Hitler and his group had an interest in some metaphysical and occult teachings while at the same time making some of them forbidden to the general population.
It is also true that Hitler claimed to be a Christian and a believer God and the Bible.
These facts do not make any particular metaphysical teaching evil, not does it make Christ into a devil.
Hitler, however, had no interest in the teachings of Alice A. Bailey because all the revelations from DK did nothing but condemn him. The Tibetan did all in his power to encourage an Allied victory and urged all disciples to meditate and visualize toward that end.
Here is just one of the many statements made about Hitler in the Bailey writings. Note that this was given out in April of 1940 when there were still many in America who thought Hitler was nothing to worry about.
“The totalitarian order must go because it is contrary to the spiritual vision. The world order, as visioned by Hitler, is based upon the subjection of the weak to the rule of a super-Germany; it is one in which the life of the little nations will be allowed to go on just in so far as they serve the need of Germany. The lesser Axis powers are permitted existence only because they benefit German aims—Italy, to give Germany scope in the Mediterranean; Japan, to handle the Asiatic problem which is too large for Germany to handle alone. It is an order whose intention is that the best of all industrial and agricultural products shall go to Germany and the unwanted residue to the little nations. It is an order in which the educational processes will be controlled by the dominant super-race. All departments of knowledge will be subordinated to the glorification of Germany. Germany will be portrayed as the seed of all world glory, and as the ruthless saviour of mankind; the beauties of war, of struggle and of physical strength will be emphasised, and these so-called admirable objectives of the human spirit will be developed to produce a race of men in whom the “effeminate” beauties of loving kindness and wise consideration for others will find no place.
“I would call your attention to the teaching now being given to the German youth. Might is right. The German belongs to the super-race, and all other races are inferior. Only a chosen aristocracy should be permitted the privilege of education and of rule. The masses of the people are no more than cattle and exist only to be slaves of the superior race. War is to men what childbirth is to women. War is a natural process and therefore eternally right. All sources of supply must be controlled by Germany, and consequently even those nations at present neutral must be brought under the German sphere of influence. The totalitarian powers will dominate the economic system of the world and control all imports and exports. The standard of living in both hemispheres will be lowered; everything will be related to the good of Germany, and no other nation will be considered. Christian teaching and Christian ethics must necessarily be eliminated, because Germany regards Christianity and its divine Founder as effeminate and weak, as emphasising the softer qualities of human nature, and as responsible for the decadence of all nations, except Germany. Christianity must also be overthrown because it is based on Jewish sources; the rule of Christ must come to an end, because only the rule of force is right.
“In the world order of the Axis powers, the individual has no rights; he has no freedom except in so far as he serves the state; there will be no liberty of thought or conscience, all issues will be decided by the state, and the private citizen will have no right to an opinion. Men will be drafted like slaves into the service of the state.
“Such is the picture of the order which the Axis powers are preparing to impose upon the world, and TO THIS THEIR OWN WORDS TESTIFY. Only insight into the true nature of this crisis, a determination to face the facts, and fearlessness will suffice to defeat Hitler. This conquering fearlessness must be based on a recognition of the spiritual values involved, on a belief in God, and on a commonsense which is determined to establish security, right human relations and liberty.” From Externalization of the Hierarchy Pages 187-189
Distortion Number Three:
The purpose of the Bailey writings is to lay the foundation for a one world tyrannical government headed up by the U.N.
It should be obvious just from reading the last quote that this idea is entirely untrue.
Skeptics say – “yes, this may sound good but evil ones will tell you a thousand truths to get you to believe one lie.”
This idea is just a cop-out so one can have license to condemn the good, the beautiful and the true in the name of squashing that hidden lie that lies beneath the surface somewhere. Such was the spirit of the inquisition that caused the death and suffering of thousands of innocent people. Such was also the spirit of those who persecuted the early Saints who started the New Testament Church.
When we examine the lives and teachings of people who proved themselves to be adversaries of mankind we see that this “thousand truths for one lie” idea was not a reliable compass in identifying them.
If one studies Hitler’s writings and speeches before he came to power we see that he told the world what he was going to do and then went and did it. Historians today are amazed, on hindsight, how the people of his day ignored what he actually said. To them it should have been obvious that he would have been a tyrant because he made it clear that the “superior minds” should make decisions for the ignorant masses.
If you study the words and actions of Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Napoleon, Nero and other enemies of humankind we see that none of them were clever enough to only give out good and loving words of light to deceive the masses. Their words and actions given out before they came to power revealed quite accurately what they were like when they were in power. What gives these despots power over the people is that if they say one or two things that people want to hear that the unthinking will ignore the warning signs staring them in the face.
Throughout the 24 Alice A. Bailey books there is a consistent emphasis on honoring the free will of man and the elimination of tyranny. A true tyrant will reveal himself in one book, but there is no sign of such in the 24 Bailey books.
As far as the UN goes Bailey died shortly after its inception, but DK did make several comments on the young organization. He said it was far from perfect, but it was all humanity had at that time to work with and we should do all within our power to guide it in the right direction. He stated that a mistake made in its formation was to allow the totalitarian states full membership. He felt it would have a much better chance for success if it was initiated by the free world and then nations come into it as they recognize the rights of mankind.
What would DK say about the UN as it exists today? We can only guess as he has not spoken to the world for many years. I would guess he would give us some warnings and criticisms of it that may surprise some of his followers. On the other hand, he would probably say some good things also.
In their attempt to portray Bailey as supportive of the current U.N. and a one world conspiracy these Christians who claim in believing in honesty give this Bailey quote with their distortions in parenthesis:
“So the Hierarchy took its stand upon the side of the United Nations…. [The] men and leaders [of the UN] were carefully chosen and picked disciples were placed in positions of power and authority. The leaders of the United Nations and of their armies … are able to work — consciously or unconsciously — under the inspiration of the Hierarchy. On account of this decision of the Hierarchy, Christ [Maitreya] became automatically the Leader of these Forces.” (Alice Bailey, ‘The Externalization of the Hierarchy’ (Lucis Publishing Company, 1957) p. 476 7. Ibid., p. 603)
This is an extremely obvious attempt at deception. The above was written in April 1945 before the United Nations was even formed and World War II was not yet over. What DK was talking about was the nations united (the Allies) against Hitler (the Axis Powers).
To take an obvious statement by DK stating that the Hierarchy supported the nations united against Hitler and to alter it to make it sound like the words support a Hitler type of government is obscene and a symptom of spiritual disease.
I enjoy a good philosophical argument with people who are willing to tell the truth, but these “accusers of the brethren” can only argue with deception and need to take their own advice and “repent.”
Aug 21, 2001
Copyright by J J Dewey
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