A "BOLD NEW WORLD" AND "FORCES TOO POWERFUL"
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
November 14, 2011
[Note: There’s a great deal in the news regarding the economic difficulties of Greece and whether they will cause problems for the entire European Union (EU). However, in Moneynews (October 27, 2011) international investor Jim Rogers said that because “most European countries are increasing their debt rather than decreasing it,” problems for the EU will continue. Reuters on October 4 had reported that Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin wanted to bring ex-Soviet countries into a Eurasian Union with “a stronger integration on a new political and economic basis,” because “he saw the way out of the global [economic] crisis through a regional integration.”
Of course, the integration will be Socialist, because that’s the goal of the Power Elite (PE). And that President Obama is playing an important part in achieving that goal by moving the U.S. more toward Socialism can be inferred from The Voice of Russia announcement on August 2, 2011 that “Russia’s Post Office has issued a collection of stamps and envelopes to mark the 50th jubilee of the U.S. President Barack Obama.” Russia or the U.S.S.R. never did this for any previous president, did they?
The U.S. is also moving closer to Communist China, as their People’s Daily Online (September 30, 2011) covered Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s visit to Beijing, where he expressed his pleasure that “at least 50 Chinese auto-related companies have set up shops in the Detroit area.” And if you look at this article, you can see Gov. Snyder wearing a lapel pin of combined U.S. and Communist China flags!]
What Dr. Shirley McCune was saying at the end of Part 3 is a fulfillment of what Arthur Calhoun wrote in the third volume of his 1919 book, A Social History of the American Family, in which he proclaimed: “The modern individual is a world citizen, served by the world, and home interests can no longer be supreme…. As familism weakens, society has to assume a larger parenthood. The school begins to assume responsibility for the functions thrust upon it…. The kindergarten grows downward toward the cradle and there arises talk of neighborhood nurseries…. Social centers replace the old time home chimney…. The child passes more and more into the custody of community experts…. It seems clear that at least in its early stages, socialism will mean an increased amount of social control…. We may expect in the socialist commonwealth a system of public educational agencies that will begin with the nursery and follow the individual through life…. Those persons that experience alarm at the thought of intrinsic changes in family institutions should remember that in the light of social evolution, nothing is right or valuable in itself.”
At about the same time, McCune delivered the main speech at an Aurora, Colorado “in-service” teachers session, and according to a teacher there, McCune proclaimed: “Radical change is necessary now; you cannot escape it…. Strategies and behaviors must be changed because the dawning of this new age is far more significant than the transformation of the national and world economics which is taking place…. The [new] Information Society will touch every aspect of our lives. It will shape a new social character or person who views the world in very different ways…. The schools will become the training institutions whose function it is to affect all other sectors of society—economic, social, and political.”
And what kind of radically changed, restructured New Age society and education did Dr. McCune have in mind? In her co-authored The Light Shall Set You Free (1996), she talked about a “point of light,” and stated: “Only the souls who are ready to receive the new curriculum will elect to raise their vibrations to match those required to enter the New Age…. Did you know that the animals’ souls are the souls of our future children?... We are entering the Age of Aquarius…. The goal for all of humanity who will enter the new millennium is to become androgynous…. Educational systems, businesses, political structures and governments all built on self-serving principals, for example, are crumbling, only to be reborn through tremendous pain into higher forms.” At about the same time Dr. McCune co-authored this book she was a research assistant in School-to-Work at Arizona State University, and then she became an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Washington.
Much of the information in her book is alleged to have been channeled through the authors by “Ascended Masters,” including one called “El Morya, Master.” And this is where there is an international connection.
For decades, the U.S. has poured millions of U.S. tax dollars into the U.N., and for decades while Secretary-Generals came and went, Robert Muller remained an Assistant-Secretary-General. While at the U.N., he began the Robert Muller School in Arlington, Texas, and his schools are in over 25 nations and are members of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project. A description of Muller’s school from its own document states that: “The underlying philosophy upon which the Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey by the… teachings of M. Morya….” This is the “El Morya, Master” mentioned in Dr. McCune’s book, and Alice Bailey was the leading occultist of the first half of the 20th century. Bailey wrote often about a coming “new world order” and “points of light” connected to service. Her first works were published by Lucifer Publishing Company, which became Lucis Trust, now located at 120 Wall Street in New York City.
That Dr. McCune is a New Age proponent who on November 2, 1989 had used the term “human resource development” more than once is perhaps significant in that earlier in that year, New Age networking Sen. Claiborne Pell had introduced Senate Joint Resolution 135, the “National Commission on Human Resource Development Act,” co-sponsored by Senators Al Gore and Nancy Kassebaum. The resolution was to establish the Center for Human Resource Development and spoke of the “normal aspiration of all citizens to more fully achieve their potential in body, mind and spirit…. [and] there is a role for government to assist in research and education on techniques that promote the… fuller realization of human potential.” Testifying for the measure was Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School, who explained the “relaxation response” as experienced by those who practice Zen, Yoga and Transcendental Meditation. The resolution probably would have passed the Senate except that Senator Dan Coates put a “hold” on it and it died.
Before continuing with the subject of education, I will digress briefly to describe the effect of the New Age upon the presidency. Not only did Newsweek refer to Bill Clinton as the first “New Age President,” but the “Renaissance Weekend” he had attended for years was referred to by The New York Times as a “New Age Retreat.” Then, in a front page article in The Washington Post (June 23, 1996), Bob Woodward wrote that Hillary Clinton “seemed jerked around by the muddled role of first lady, as she swung between New Age feminist and national housewife.” Woodward was excerpting from his new book, The Choice, and recounted that at Camp David on the weekend of December 30, 1994, Bill and Hillary Clinton invited people to dissect the first 2 years of his presidency and search for a way back from the Democrats’ Congressional defeat in November of that year. Woodward related that Jean Houston “played a significant role over the weekend and the year that followed…. Hillary and Houston clicked, especially during a discussion of how to use the office [of the presidency] for the betterment of society.”
Houston is a New Age researcher in psychic experiences and altered consciousness, who has visited and worked in 36 countries under the auspices of UNESCO, and who spoke on “The Rise of the New Right” at the National Education Association convention in 1979. She has been a Director of the syncretistic Temple of Understanding, and has spoken to the National Catholic Educational Association annual convention several times. On March 14, 1989 she spoke on “Whole System Transition: The Birth of the Planetary Society” to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) annual conference (the day after New Age former U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Robert Muller spoke to the ASCD on “Educating the Global Citizen: Illuminating the Issues,” which was the conference theme). Houston along with John Naisbitt (remember Shirley McCune’s connection to him, and McCune also participated in the 1989 ASCD conference) and Elsa Porter (President Jimmy Carter’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce) founded “The Possible Society,” which in 1985 sponsored a seminar in Denver re-creating The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with Houston employing trances, etc., and saying “You are simply God in hiding. You must achieve your potential Godhood.” This same year Newsweek published “The Megatrends Man” (September 23, 1985) about John Naisbitt, and in the article referred to “the crowd of 200 or so mostly New Age enthusiasts…. Senator Albert Gore of Tennessee, a friend of the Naisbitts and one of the invited speakers, got into the swing of things by submitting that it was time to ‘re-think the nation-state system’” (In Gore’s book Earth in the Balance, he says: “Nature in its fullest is God.”) In Jennifer Donovan’s article “Creating Mythos of the Modern World” (San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 1985) about Jean Houston, Donovan wrote that Houston was “A showman and shaman… calling what she does ‘priestcraft’.”
In Bob Woodward’s Washington Post article mentioned above, he also wrote: “Houston and her work were controversial because she believed in spirits and other worlds, put people into trances and used hypnosis, and because in the 1960s she had conducted experiments with LSD…. [Houston] conducted extensive dialogues with Athena [pagan Greek deity] on her computer.” Woodward then indicated that while Houston did not use any of these aforementioned techniques on Bill and Hillary Clinton, Houston at the White House in April 1995 did put Hillary through a visualization exercise, asking Hillary to shut her eyes and visualize meeting Eleanor Roosevelt. Woodward wrote, “Houston regarded it as a classic technique, practiced by Machiavelli, who used to talk to ancient men.” Hillary was then asked by Houston to play the part of and speak as Mrs. Roosevelt, and then Houston asked Hillary to visualize speaking to Mahatma Gandhi. Woodward revealed that in October and November 1995, “Houston virtually moved into the White House residence for several days at a time to help” with Hillary’s book It Takes A Village. And Woodward concluded the article by writing “Houston wondered what might happen if her role as advisor and friend to the first couple became public. ‘If I ever get caught,’ Houston asked Hillary, ‘what should I say?’ ‘Just tell the truth,’ Hillary replied, ‘Just tell them you’re my friend.’”
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According to the Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology, Houston and her sexologist husband, Robert Masters, developed something known as “the Witches’ Cradle.” In March 1968, the NTL Institute (mentioned earlier in this article), presented a week-long seminar by Jean Houston and her staff titled “The Myth and Mystery of Isis and Osiris: A Journey of Transformation.” And in 1995, Houston authored The Passion of Isis and Osiris: A Union of Two Souls. Given that Bob Woodward felt it important to show Hillary’s connection to Houston and Houston’s “dialogues with Athena,” one must wonder why the press did not explore Bob Dole’s being a Shriner “noble” of Isis Temple (Isis was a pagan Egyptian deity) for some 40 years in Salina, Kansas. And given that Athena is important to Jean Houston, it is relevant that The Encyclopedia of Mythology indicates Athena “played a predominant role in the construction of the Trojan Horse, which she was said to have dreamed up.” Could it be that Jean Houston introduced the “Trojan Horse” of New Age spirituality into the White House and society at large to change the nation’s consciousness away from Judeo-Christian moral absolutes? Remember, New Ager Dr. Shirley McCune said: “What we’re into is the total restructuring of society.”
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