Babylon The Great

Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D.
© 1999 Discerning the Times
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"From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth....
The purpose which the Masters know and serve....
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth."

Used as the invocation at the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the above creed is part of the Great Invocation based in Theosophy. The source of light in the Great Invocation is Lucifer and the Plan is designed to implement world government and religion grounded in occult powers. This goal is at the heart of the global agenda.


Theosophy is a blend of eastern and western religions,(2) most closely aligned with Vedic Hinduism, complete with a caste system. Theosophical principles found fertile ground in America when Alice Bailey broke away from the Theosophical Society in the early 1900s. She named her organization Lucifer Trust, but quickly changed it to Lucis Trust when the name Lucifer met with strong resistance.(3) Lucis Trust is a powerful institution which not only enjoys "Consultative Status" with the United Nations permitting it to have a close working relationship with the UN, but also with powerful business and national leaders throughout the world.

The work of Lucis Trust is carried out through its Arcane School of the occult and World Goodwill.(4) Together, they carry out what is termed "The Plan," which is revealed in 24 books written by Bailey and published by Lucis Trust. Bailey claims Djwhal Khul, her Ascended Master, actually wrote the books through her using automatic writing while she was in a trance.(5) Ascended Masters, according to Theosophy, are superhuman beings who are part of an exalted hierarchy of demigods that secretly guide the affairs of humanity.

The focus of the Plan is to usher in the "Harmonic Convergence," also known as the Omega, Mind Convergence, Fusion or Turning Point. The momentous event represents the point in time when man evolves or leaps forward into his "higher self" and becomes one with the cosmos and the web of life. This can occur only when nations put aside their differences in a "New World Order" of global unity and peace,(6) where tolerance, love, harmony amongst mankind and the Earth is the central message of a diverse, but common religion based in pantheism.(7)

When world government and religion are finally realized, the New Age, or the Age of Aquarius, will have dawned.(8) Only then will Jesus Christ, the "Avatar" reappear. According to Bailey's dating, the return of the Christ(9) and the implementation of the New World Order will fully begin in the year 2000 and the New Age will be fully implemented by the year 2045.(10) According to Bailey "The main objective and the immediate task of the Christ is to bring to and end the separateness which exists between man and man, family and family, community and community, and nation and nation." (11)

That theology, of course is opposite of what Jesus taught in Luke 12:51-53, when he said, "5151Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."" Why? Because Christ's way is not the way of the world. Jesus taught in John 14:6 that ''I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." " Christ demands obedience to God. The world hates obedience to God. The result is division.

Conversely, Theosophy holds that all religions lead to the same truth and salvation, which Jesus condemns as the "broad road" in Matthew 7:13. Madame Helen Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society proclaims that "Lucifer is the divine and terrestrial light, the 'Holy Ghost' and 'Satan,' at one and the same time…. It now stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon…, and Lucifer, or 'light-Bearer,' is in us: it is our Mind---our tempter and Redeemer."(12) 

Blavatsky blames the Jews for creating a single God and demonizing Satan. "The Christian Church," she continues, "is pleased to enforce the worship of that one particular deity, and to anathematize all the others…. The Church had to invent an anthropomorphic Devil---created, as taught by her, by God himself.(13) …So little have the first Christians… understood the first four chapters of Genesis in their esoteric meaning, that they never perceived that not only was no sin intended in this disobedience, but that actually the 'Serpent' was 'the Lord God' himself."(14) (Bold and italics added for emphasis)

Not only does Theosophy proclaim the serpent to be God, but that God is "the Spirit of the Earth, which had revealed itself to the Jew as Jehovah. It was that Spirit again who, after the death of Jesus, assumed his form and personated him as the risen Christ."(15) Hence, God is not the creator God of the universe, but merely the spirit of the earth. "Satan never assumed an anthropomorphic, individualized shape," Blavatsky continues, "until the creation by man, of a 'one living personal god.' …This was the first Karmic effect of abandoning a philosophical and logical Pantheism, to build, as a prop for lazy man, 'a merciful father in Heaven.'"(16)

To justify a merciful father in Heaven, according to Blavatsky, "…every dogmatic religion---pre-eminently the Christian---points out [that] Satan [is] the enemy of God. In reality, [Satan] is the highest divine Spirit…. Thus the [Christian] Church [is] intolerant, bigoted and cruel to all who do not choose to be its slaves…. Both these Churches (Catholic and Protestant) are fighting against divine Truth, when repudiating and slandering the Dragon of esoteric Wisdom [i.e. Satan]. They [the Christian Churches' are moved by the Spirit of dark fanaticism."(17)

Theosophy is steeped in the black arts and occult. Lucifer is its god, and higher level Theosophists can have a real hatred for Christians. Christians, they believe have not only desecrated their god, but like the Jews, believe themselves to be "separate" from the world and therefore impeding the implementation of the Harmonic Convergence.

Logo of Theosophical SocietyNot surprisingly, although very few people realize it, Theosophy has left a very black mark on the Twentieth Century. Both Bailey trace their roots back to Babylon and into the occult Aryan metaphysical super race of Atlantis. Adolph Hitler was heavily influenced by the writings of Blavatsky, which formed the basis of his Aryan super race. The Jews were not persecuted for the concocted reasons Hitler publicly espoused, but rather because, as Alice Bailey puts it, their separativeness. "The Jew, down the ages, has insisted upon being separated from all other races…[and has insisted] that his race was the 'chosen people.' …It is … the Jewish race [that] stir[s] up world difficulty and thus bring to a crisis the basic human problem of separation."(18) It is no accident that the Swastikaa adopted by Hitler is a key component of the Theosophical Society's symbol.

Tragically, we see the same mentality reemerging in the world today, even in the United States. The Biblically based Christian Church should be preparing for severe persecution in the near future as Bailey's New World Order is implemented.

Implementing The Plan

Lucis Trust is no third string organization. Notables such as Robert McNamara, Donald Regan, Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Paul Volker, George Shultz and Jimmy Carter have supported its activities. Steve Bonta notes in the March 1, 1999 New American magazine, that Theosophy "enjoys the attention of the world's power elite at the United Nations, the World Bank, and other centers of political and financial power in the United States. Its influence is felt [throughout]... our nation's popular culture."

Foster Bailey, Alice Bailey's husband described how it works in a 1954 speech given in London entitled "Changing Esoteric Values," "The occult Hierarchy of the planet functions...[like] any great international, powerful corporation.... They send out scouts and they test reactions to their plans. Finally, when they are ready, they move forward."

Such a hierarchy is confirmed by President Clinton's now deceased Georgetown University Professor and mentor, Carol Quigley. In his book Tragedy and Hope: A History of Our Time, Quigley claimed to have worked inside the hierarchy, "there does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and many of its instruments."(19)

Quigley confirms that their far-reaching aim "is nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. The system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences."(20)

In addition to the political and economic plan to take over the world, Bailey makes it very clear that there is to also be a world religion, Bailey teaches that this is the religion of the future, "The spirit has gone out of the old faiths and the true spiritual light is transferring itself into a new form which will manifest on earth eventually as the new world religion. ...Judaism is old, obsolete and separative and has no true message for the spiritually-minded which cannot be better given by the new faiths...the Christian faith also has served its purpose; its Founder seeks to bring a new Gospel and a new message that will enlighten all men everywhere. (21) (Bold added for emphasis) Jesus Christ, according to Bailey, will reveal that the occult Gospel is the new way when he returns. Incredibly, she proclaims that the heinous despots of the past few centuries, especially the 20th Century have shown us the will of god, "The men who inspired the initiating French revolution; the great conqueror, Napoleon; Bismarck, the creator of a nation; Mussolini, the regenerator of his people; Hitler, who lifted a distressed people upon his shoulders; Lenin, the idealist; Stalin and Franco are all expressions of the Shamballa [will of God] force and of certain little understood energies. ...We call these people dictators, demagogues, inspired leaders.... But all these leaders the last analysis being used to engineer great and needed changes and to alter the face of civilisation." (22)

If Hitler, Lenin and Stalin  exemplify the will of God, the world is headed for the very catastrophe depicted in Daniel and Revelation. Indeed, this pantheistic/economic Plan fulfills Revelation Chapter's 17 and 18 down to the last detail. Chapter 17 describes the religious Babylon the Great as riding on the political/economic Great Babylon described in greater detail in Chapter 18. As planned in the 1960's in the Iron Mountain Report, fabricated environmental holocausts would be used to drain the Christian Church of its power and justify the need for binding international treaties and laws that strip nations of their sovereignty.

Chapter 18 of Revelation makes it very clear that it is the financial powers of Babylon the Great that forms the power base of the fourth beast of Daniel 7:7-8 and 23-25---the ten nation confederacy. It is doubly interesting, that when the religious, pantheistic Babylon serves its purpose of allowing the economic Babylon to take control of the world political system and economy, they turn on the religious Babylon and destroy it. (Revelation 17:16). But first the Christian Church must be co-opted.

The Seduction of the Church

Bailey recognized she would not see the fruits of her labor in her lifetime. She was told by her occult Ascended Master Djwhal Khul that the outward expression of The Plan would not be in evidence until "the end of this century [Twentieth Century]; they will inaugurate the framework, structure and fabric of the New Age...which will develop the civilisation of the Aquarian Age." (23) We are witnessing the fulfillment of that prophecy today. Not only in the world, but within the Church.  Feast of Saint Francis

Cathedral of St. John DivineThe Plan is being carried out in thousands of organizations, most of which have no idea what they are implementing. One of the mechanisms for ensnaring the Christian Church in their Plan comes through the Temple of Understanding, whose interfaith purpose is the "re-integration of the sacred into our lives" via "the world's religious traditions" and through "universal spiritual wisdom." The Temple is housed in the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the St. John Devin in New York City, which is  considered by many Christian researchers to be the new age center in the U.S. Each  year the Cathedral hosts, sometimes with

Vice President Gore's participation, the "Feast of Saint Francis" where   the "resident Omega and Forces of Nature dance troupes perform the dazzling Earth Mass/Missa Gaia" dance and the clergy bless "a myriad of creatures," from elephants, skunks and algae, to a 3.5 billion year old Australian fossil.

Symbol of NRPEThe Temple cosponsored a number of international interfaith meetings leading to the creation in 1992 of the National Religious Partnership on the Environment Environment, also housed in the Cathedral of the St. John Divine. Billed as a "federation of major American faith communities," it is in fact a sanitized version of the new age Temple of Understanding packaged in a way that doesn't alarm Christians. Paul Gorman, the Partnership's Director, was former Vice President of public affairs of the Cathedral of the Saint John Devine, and Director of the Temple of Understanding's Joint Appeal. The Partnership's new age emphasis is revealed in their goals " people of faith engage the environmental crisis will have much to do with the future well-being of the planet, and in all likelihood, with the future of religious life as well." Note that the Logo for the National Religious Partnership features the circle of life and the triangles so important to occult Theosophy. Coincidence?

With Vice President Gore's endorsement, the Partnership has sent environmental literature to over 67,000 congregations and 100 million congregates calling for the Church to make the protection of the earth a central message of the Church. Although written in "bibleze," it nonetheless represents a deceptive interfaith attempt to shift the emphasis of the Church from the gospel of Christ to one of protecting mother earth by creating guilt in Christians for not protecting God's creation.

Not only are the Catholic Church and mainline denominations involved in advancing the Partnership's interfaith pantheistic agenda, but evangelicals like World Vision, the Southern Baptist Convention, Intervarsity and others are also entangled in its web of deception. Church leaders are fair game for this kind of deception because they actually believe we are destroying the earth. Like most Americans, exaggerated or false reports of environmental destruction is the only thing they have been told.

In fairness, most evangelicals attempt to keep their stewardship message Christ focused. Richard Land, Executive Director of the Southern Baptist Convention's Christian Life Commission told the New York Times on November 6, 1994, "We make it very clear, we do not worship creation, we worship the God of creation." But this is part of the Plan. Bailey asserts, "The old established rhythms, inherent in the old forms of religion [i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and others], of politics and of the social order, must give place to newer ideals, to the synthetic understanding, and to the new order. The laws and modes of procedure which are characteristic of the New Age must supersede the old, and these will, in time, institute the new social order and the more inclusive regime." (24) (Bold added for emphasis) By collaborating with the National Religious Partnership, the Church is actually helping to implement The Plan! While believing it still worships the God of creation, the Church is promoting laws making goddess earth the central organizing principle of our society, not Christ. It is only a matter of time before these laws erode, then destroy the Church's ability to preach the gospel of Christ.

The Church must always remember the difference from being in the world and of the world. Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" As Christians, we must practice stewardship as defined by God not as determined by pantheism.


1. Included in all the books written by Alice Bailey and published by Lucis Trust. Also see

2. Helena Blavatsky. "What is Theosophy?" The Theosophist, Vol. I, No. 1, October, 1879, pp. 2-5

3. Michael Coffman. Ph.D. Saviors of the Earth? The Politics and Religion of the Environmental Movement. (Northfield Publishers, Chicago. 1994) Pp. 220.

4. Go to:

5. Coffman, Pp. 225.

6. Alice Bailey, The Rays and the Initiations. (Lucis Publishing Company, NY, NY, 1960, 1988). Pp. 574, 580 and Alice Bailey. The Externalisation of the Hierarchy. (Lucis Publishing Company, NY, NY, 1957, 1987). Pp. 190-200.

7. Alice Bailey. The Externalisation of the Hierarchy. (Lucis Publishing Company, NY, NY, 1957, 1987). Pp. 200-203.

8. Bailey, Exeternalisation, 160-61.

9. Ibid, Pp. 649 Rays and Initiations, Pp. 614.

10. Bailey, Externalization, Pp. 191, 530 and Rays and Initiations, Pp. 717.

11. Bailey, Externalization, Pp. 647-48.

12. Helena Blavatsky. The Secret Doctrine. (Theosophical University Press, Pasadena, CA). 1888 (1988 republished). Vol. II, Pp. 513.

13. Ibid, Pp. 508.

14. Ibid, Pp. 215.

15. Ibid, Pp. 508.

16. Ibid, Pp. 412.

17. Ibid, Pp. 377-78.

18. Bailey, Externalization, Pp. 74, 76-77.

19. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, A History of the World in Our Time. (The Macmillan Co., NY, 1966). Pp. 950.

20. Ibid, Pp. 324.

21. Bailey, Rays and Initiations, Pp. 754.

22. Bailey, Externaization, Pp. 134-135.

23. Bailey, Rays and Initiations, Pp. 109.

24. Alice Bailey. Esoteric Psycology II. (Lucis Publishing Company, NY, NY, 1942). Pp. 631.