In 1973 UN Secretary-General U Thant and New Age activist Donald Keys founded Planetary Citizens, a United Nations NGO (non-government organization) devoted to preparing people for the coming of the new culture.
Keys is involved with the Findhorn (New Age) Community in Scotland which promotes the New Age teaching as a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and creating a positive and sustainable future.
Keys wrote speeches for U.N. Secretary General U Thant and co-authored several books on disarmament. He also authored several books, one of which, Earth at Omega: Passage to Planetization in which he wrote “As regards to the U.N., the Member States are increasingly anxious to secure the benefits of a planetary management system [one world government]. They see more and more clearly that trying to fly Spaceship Earth from conflicting national outposts is futile. Unfortunately, they are little more ready than they have been in the past to. . .voluntarily giving up their capacity to impose their will on others. . .Too many governments are acting as sour-faced guardians who resist participating in acts expressive of community. . .”
David Spangler, spokesman for the Findhorn Community wrote of the community’s beliefs that “The true light of Lucifer cannot be seen through sorrow, through darkness, through rejection…. Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into a New Age, which is the age of man’s wholeness. He concludes his statement to say that “we can take all scripture and all the teachings and all the tablets and all the laws and all the marshmallows and have a jolly good bonfire and marshmallow roast because that is all they are worth.”
The Temple of Understanding is also an NGO with a goal of promoting understanding between religions. According to their website, Eleanor Roosevelt was “among the first to endorse the concept” saying “our world surely needs the inspiration and leadership of such a Spiritual United Nations.”
The Temple’s founding friends and supporters included the UN Secretary-General U Thant, the Dalai Lama, Pope John XXIII, Juliet Hollister, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, Dr. Sarvepalli, Sir Zasfrula Khan, Anwar al-Sadat, among many others.
With such dedicated religious and world leaders, along with its deep connections to the U.N., the Temple is dedicated to advancing social justice in the global context of today’s world by promoting the UN Millennium Development Goals.
In the name of universal brotherhood and Gaia environmentalism, the UN actively promotes paganism. Much of their New Age transformation can be traced to former U.N. Secretary-Generals Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant, and assistant Secretary-General Dr. Robert Muller.
Time magazine characterized U Thant as taking “a hardheaded Western view of economics, while maintaining the Eastern mystic’s preoccupation with spiritual values. U Thant is quoted in Lewis Spence’s “Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology” as praising Hindu mystic Sri Aurobindo as “one of the greatest spiritual leaders of all times.” Aurobindo taught that the “material world should be transformed by making one’s own life divine” and claimed, “he had realized the ‘Overmind’ in 1926 and thus was able to bring divine consciousness to the task of human evolution.” ‘Overmind’ is the highest consciousness one can achieve without transcending the mental system.
Dr. Robert Muller was the UN Assistant Secretary-General for some 40 years and became known as the “philosopher of the UN” because his ideas about world government, world peace and spirituality led to the increased representation of religions in the UN, especially the New Age Movement.
Muller believed that world peace will ultimately depend on divine and cosmic government and an alliance between all major religions and the UN. He rewrote the first chapter of the Book of Genesis to make reference to the creation of the United Nations. “And God saw those nations of the earth…were sending their emissaries to a tall glass house on the shores of the River of the Rising Sun on the Island of Manhattan, to stand together, to think together, and to care together for the world and all its people. And God said, that is good and it was the first day of the New Age of the Earth.”
After retirement, Muller founded the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica. The World Core Curriculum Manual described Muller’s educational project as having an “underlying philosophy on the teaching set forth in the books of Alice Bailey and the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul [Alice’s phantom ghost writer].
In 1957, the World Goodwill Bulletin issued a special edition describing the U.N.’s Meditation Room containing a fresco by Beskow, a friend of Dag Hammarskjold. “The stone in the middle of the room…We may see it as an altar, empty not because there is no God, not because it is an altar to an unknown god, but because it is dedicated to the God whom man worships under many names and in many forms.
In addition to the meditation room, the U.N. has a Spiritual Caucus that supports the aims of the U.N. as expressed in the Preamble to the UN Charter, and its affiliates with “inner reflection and stillness.” The 11-member Caucus meets 9 times a year in silent reflection. Take a few minutes to read about these so-called Spiritual Caucus members. They are all New Age worshippers.
The Earth Charter initiative was launched in 1994 by Maurice Strong and Gorbachev, president of Green Cross International. Weeks before the start of Earth Summit II, the Earth Charter arrived in Johannesburg for a series of rituals, celebrations, and promotions aimed at setting the spiritual tone for the global conference, housed and transported in the Ark of Hope designed to look like the Ark of the Covenant and carried by its devotees with worshipful solemnity. The Ark of Hope was decorated on its side with artwork depicting earth, water, fire and air and on its top was the symbol of the 5th element – the spirit. Accompanying the Charter and the Ark were the Temenos Books containing aboriginal Earth Masks and visual prayers/affirmations for global healing, peace, and gratitude, created by 3000 artists, teachers, students and mystics. The Temenos is “a magical sacred circle where special rules apply, and extraordinary events inevitably occur.
Former Soviet Premier Gorbachev who proclaimed that the “Cosmos is my God; Nature is my God,” when speaking about the Earth Charter and the Ark of Hope said “Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment. . .My hope is that his Charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a ‘Sermon on the Mount’ that proves a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century.”
You do realize that our tax dollars supports this nonsense!