I shared useful material and several links to sources of reliable information on the subject. Among them, I highly recommend the excellent educational material from the European Commission (EC).
Fully agreeing with this statement included in the Program of the Conference,
the workshop provided an opportunity for me, a seasoned and fully credentialed scientist, to share with the esoteric community a scientist’s perspective on this Crisis of Belief, as is so well described in the Program. And this was what I did, in an impersonal way.
However, I have been asked to address concerns in our community about a co-worker closely connected with our service activities who is actively promoting COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
I think that this kind of misleading information is a good opportunity to put into practice the principles that I outlined in the workshop, particularly in the light of the EC criteria for identifying conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy theories are very seductive and the esoteric community is particularly susceptible to their seduction, for the reasons explained in the workshop.
The temptations of the Christ in the desert may serve as a model of an effective but impersonal response from me to such misinformation. The Christ did not engage in arguments but, rather, asserted the fact: “IT IS WRITTEN…” Likewise, my personal response to such misleading posting is as simple and direct:
We need to apply our spiritual discernment on these matters. No one else can do the work for us. One hint, though, may be useful: check its predictive value. Is what the theories predict actually happening? In India and Brazil, for instance?
I understand that there are many other coworkers enticed by this seduction. Like the father of the Prodigal Son parable, the prudent thing to do is to wait for their return to the main but narrow Path of the Light. I love them the same, regardless.
We are told, “There is no such thing as failure; there can only be loss of time.” (TWM, 634) May you use your time wisely.
As a Witness of the Light and in the Service of the Plan,
Agni Yoga 115. Often We are asked why We do not hasten to destroy a harmful entity. This must be explained clearly, especially since you yourself have a weapon for such destruction. I shall take the example of a physician. Often the physician is ready to cut away a knot of diseased nerves, but possible damage to a sympathetic center stays his scalpel. No being is isolated. Numberless are the layers of the karmic web that binds even the most disparate beings. In the flow of the karmic stream one can trace currents linking the most unworthy to the most worthy. Therefore the one who cuts must first anesthetize the channels that unite the streams of karma. Otherwise the individual destruction, even if justified, can cause harm to the whole. Thus the means for destruction must be resorted to with the utmost caution.
All men and women are created equal in essence. However, to live in peace, they must relate to each other, and to the whole, according to developed levels of consciousness, as defined by the Law of Divine Proportions.
This Law of Right Relations states that the whole is to the greater as the greater is to the lesser. Conversely, the lesser is to the greater as the greater is to the whole.
The lesser consciousness of self-interest is to the greater consciousness of the common good —group consciousness— as the common good is to the One. This ratio is phi (0.618, with a lowercase p).
The One is to group consciousness as group consciousness is to selfishness. The ratio is Phi (1.618, with a capitalized P).
Phi and phi are reciprocal and complementary ratios, or reasons, derived from the mathematical properties of self-similarity.
If you square Phi, you get a number exactly 1 greater than itself: 2.618…, or
Φ² = Φ + 1.
If you divide Phi into 1 to get its reciprocal, you get a number exactly 1 less than itself: 0.618…, or
The One is revealed as an essential referent to achieve right human relations, wherein the sum, or the common good, is more than the addition of its parts, the fractions of self- interest.
Neither Phi nor phi are rational numbers but, rather, they are reasonable proportions. They cannot be reduced to a ratio of any two integers of self-interest. However, they can be reasonably related within the One, as the Golden Ratio of Divine Proportions.
The Mother of Creation — the Divine Geometrician — is unveiled by the Golden Ratio. The geometrical representation of Phi is the five-pointed star, the figure drawn by the geocentric 8-year cycle of Venus.
The Lady of Liberty, Columbia, on the dome of the United States Capitol, is crowned by a band of five-pointed stars.
True freedom is always circumscribed, inscribed within a whole. Individual rights —the lesser— must be integrated with social responsibility —the greater— for the good of the whole, the common good. This is the message encrypted in the urban design of the Temple of the Lady of Freedom, the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States of America.
Reflections on the Architectural Design of Washington, DC
For democracy to work, the sons and daughters of a country must relate to each other, and to their leaders, as their leaders relate to the Good, the True and the Beautiful. This is an enlightened democracy, a hierarchical democracy.
A democracy from the people (the lesser self-interest), by the enlightened people (the greater common good), and for the (sake of the) whole people (the One).
E pluribus unum
Novus ordo seclorum
Only then can the physical presence of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom and Compassion be possible among us for the first time since Atlantis. The self-interest advanced by the Dark Forces must be held in check by the freewill of humanity.
We must seal the door where evil of separateness dwells. Then and only then, can the Inner Government of the World externalize and the Lord Maitreya —the Christ, also known as the Imam Mahdi, the Kalki Avatar and the Bodhisattva— physically reappear on Earth.
So may it be.
The Externalization of the Hierarchy
Owing to the fact that mankind is so weakened by pain, strain and suffering, the probability is that it will not be deemed wise for the Lords of Liberation directly to contact humanity. They will more probably do three things:
Stand behind and strengthen the Rider on the white horse as He responds to the demand of the people everywhere, pouring through Him that dynamic energy which embodies the first divine aspect, the will aspect, the power expression. Thus, They will enable Him to carry out the will of God in such a manner that humanity can grasp [Page 271] what is being done. Mankind will then see the Love which animates the Will and Power of God. The true significance of liberty will then be revealed. It is not yet understood.
Pour Their strengthening will-to-good into the New Group of World Servers in all lands, so that there may be potent, simultaneous action in line with the purposes of the Rider from the secret place.
Stimulate, and integrate into the minds of certain advanced disciples, a number of new ideals which must govern the liberating process and find expression in the New Age. This was done in a small way at the time of the French Revolution when the three major concepts of freedom were expressed in the three words, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, and were intellectually presented to the race. These have now been temporarily relinquished, and this in itself constitutes an important symbolic happening. It had to occur, because these three words stood for no factual truth but simply for a hope and for an academic concept; the events of the last few months reduced them to a farce. So, they were deliberately withdrawn in order to enhance their importance and will later be restored and will then assume a new and potent significance in the minds of all men. They are the three words which must govern the New Age.
Certain racial interpretations of ideals will also have to disappear in order to be succeeded by new and better ones. This applies even to man’s understanding of the three words which we have been considering.
“Liberty,” as the Lords of Liberation may endorse it, is in reality the recognition of right human relations, freely adjusted, willingly undertaken and motivated by a sense of responsibility which will act as a protective wall; this will take place, not through coercive measures, but through correct interpretation and quick appreciation by the masses, who are apt to confound licence (personality freedom to do as the lower nature chooses) and liberty of soul and conscience. Yet this liberty is the easiest aspect of the divine will for humanity to grasp. [Page 272] It is in reality the first revelation given to man of the nature of the Will of God and of the quality of Shamballa.
“Equality” is that peculiar understanding which the Coming One will reveal and which is based on a right sense of proportion, correct Self-respect, and understanding of the spiritual, yet natural, laws of Rebirth and of Cause and Effect, and which will be founded in future centuries on the recognition of the age of a soul’s experience and gained development, and not at all on the loud emphatic affirmation that “all men are equal.”
“Fraternity” is something that humanity itself will contribute as an expression of the third aspect of divinity, basing it on right contact and right reaction to contact.
Thus, there will be developed gradually the true life-theme of humanity, which is brotherhood, founded on divine origin (equality) and leading to a free and true expression of divinity (liberty).
Perhaps with these thoughts in mind, this first stanza of the new Invocation will assume more importance, and you will then be able intelligently to invoke Those Who can inspire to right action, thus bringing succour, and call forth the One Who can save the situation through right leadership.
Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind. Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad. May men of goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation. May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time. Let power attend the efforts of the Great Ones. So let it be, and help us to do our part. — 1935
Let the Lord of Liberation issue forth. Let Him bring succour to the sons of men. Let the Rider from the Secret Place come forth, And coming, save. Come forth, O Mighty One. Let the souls of men awaken to the Light, And may they stand with massed intent. Let the fiat of the Lord go forth: The end of woe has come! Come forth, O Mighty One. The hour of service of the saving force has now arrived. Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One.
Let Light and Love and Power and Death Fulfil the purpose of the Coming One. The WILL to save is here. The LOVE to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad. The ACTIVE AID of all who know the truth is also here. Come forth, O Mighty One, and blend these three. Construct a great defending wall. The rule of evil now must end. — 1940
A New Day
THE GREAT INVOCATION (1945)
From the point of Light within the Mind of God Let light stream forth into human minds. Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God Let love stream forth into human hearts. May the Coming One return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known Let purpose guide all little human wills – The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the human race 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.
The US Capitol is the center of the architectural design of Washington, D.C. because, in a democracy, the political power emanates from the House of the People.
The US Capitol may be visualized as a cubical (six-sided) house. The bottom, west, top, and east sides of the cube unfold westwardly. At the third fold, the two remaining sides unfold north and south. A cross is formed.
Viewed eastward from the original eastern side of the cube, the cross appears inverted because, in a democracy, the view from the top tends to distort the real needs of the people. Only when viewed from the bottom of the cross —the Capitol— are the real needs addressed.
From the very top of that cross, Abraham Lincoln —a racial Avatar— keeps reminding us that government should be from the people, by the people and for the people. At his feet, the two short arms of the cross point north to the house of the federal President, and south to the restraining force of anti-federalism, the Jefferson Memorial.
These two forces —a strong central government opposing strong state governments— have shaped the political history of the United States. At the heart of this yin-yang polarity is the Washington Obelisk, a reminder that the first President of the United States stood at a neutral stance, preferring a nonpartisan political system.
From the center of the cross, the Federal Triangle is drawn. The longer sides point to the House of the People, as George Washington reminds us that democracy will die if the power grabbing tendency of the White House would ever rule unchecked. The White House would then become a Black Hole dragging the cross into a Dark Cube.
The octagon inscribing the White House has witnessed good office holders aligned with the needs of the people (5-pointed stars), and those grabbing power for selfish purposes (inverted pentagrams). The federal triangle points to the US Capitol for balance, as it radiates light eastward. Of this Columbia, the Goddess of Liberty solemnly standing on its dome, serves as its eternal symbol.
Eastward from the US Capitol stand two buildings symbolizing forces also counter-balancing the power grabbing tendencies of the White House. These are US Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. The annual path of the Sun as it rises every day on the Eastern horizon can be tracked by this Triangle of Wisdom and Enlightenment.
Architecturally, the All-Seeing Eye —the Capitol Hill— is the capstone of the 13-rung Pyramid built upwards from the west below to the east above. This is the “shining city on a hill” envisioned by the Founding Fathers. And still, the Statue of Freedom at the dome —Columbia—carries no flaming torch.
The Path of Freedom is veiling a further revelation. As hinted by the French people, the majestic Temple designed by L’Enfant has another extension to unfold. The gifted Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island —another Temple— may serve as a timely reminder.
When will the two Ladies meet? Or are They the same Goddess garbed in different garments? There is a prophecy that New York will become the new center of political power in the United States. An Olympian relay handoff may be in the offing, not just for the United States, but for humanity.
In serene expectancy, we await, and toil, and rest again, until the appointed time.
We shall overcome. Yes, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and John Lewis. We shall overcome, some day.
The Cross of Divinity would be visualized from the East (Capitol), as in “Lost am I in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back (Capricorn).
“He who faces the light and stands within its radiance is blinded to the issues of the world of men; he passes on the Lighted Way to the great Centre of Absorption. But he who feels the urge to pass that way, yet loves his brother on the darkened path, revolves upon the pedestal of light and turns the other way.
“He faces towards the dark, and then the seven points of light within himself transmit the outward streaming light, and lo! the face of those upon the darkened way receives that light. For them the way is not so dark. Behind the warriors–twixt the light and dark–blazes the light of Hierarchy.”
The Unfolding Cube (Hexahedron, 6-sided Platonic Solid)
Let it evoke response from the bright centre, lying far ahead. -Fourteen Rules for Group Initiation ( Rule 3):
To this centre we give the name Shamballa, the component letters of which are numerically: S.H.A.M.B.A.L.L.A. or 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. This word equals the number 24 which in its turn equals 6. I would call your attention to the fact that the word has in it nine letters, and—as you know—nine is the number of initiation. The goal of all the initiatory process is to admit mankind into realisation of and identification with the will or purpose of Deity. The number 6 is the number of form or of manifestation, which is the agent or medium through which this realisation comes and by which the consciousness is unfolded so that it can become the foundation of the higher process which is instituted at the third initiation. That initiation is closely related to the third major centre, Shamballa; it is the third, from the angle of man’s perception and understanding, but the first from the angle of Deity Itself. Again, 6 being the number of the sixth ray, it is therefore the number of idealism and of that driving force which makes mankind move forward upon the path and in response to the vision and press upward towards the light. It is in reality devotion to an unseen goal, ever on ahead, and an unswerving recognition of the objective. Like all other divine qualities, it has its material counterpart, and that is why 666 is regarded as the number of the Beast or of materialism, the number of the [Page 80] dominance of the three worlds prior to the process of reorientation and the expression of developed idealism and purpose. The third aspect expresses itself through pure materialism, and hence the three sixes. In an ancient book on numbers the initiate is defined as “the one who has experienced and expressed 666 and found it naught; who has dropped the 6 and become the 66, and thus has found himself upon the WAY; later, again, he drops the 6 and becomes the perfected 6—form, the instrument and expression of spirit.”
The number 24 is of deep interest, expressing as it does the double 12—the greater and the lesser zodiac. Just as the number 6 expresses space, so the number 24 expresses time, and is the key to the great cycle of manifestation. It is the clue to all cyclic appearance or incarnation. Its two figures define the method of evolution; 2 equals the quality of love-wisdom, working under the Law of Attraction and drawing man from one point of attainment to another; whilst 4 indicates the technique of conflict and the achieving of harmony through that conflict; 4 is also the number of the human hierarchy, and 2 is the number of the spiritual hierarchy. Technically speaking, until the third initiation, the initiate is “occupied with the relationship of the 2 and the 4; these, when placed side by side, connote relation; and when placed the one above the other, the initiate passes from the 4 into the 2.” Needless to say, there is much more to say anent these figures, but the above will suffice to show the satisfactory nature of esoteric numerology—not numerology as understood today.
I would have you note that the sounds which compose the word “Shamballa” are predominantly along the line of will or power or of first ray energy. Of the nine letters, six are on the first ray line of force. 126.96.36.199.3.1.—spirit and matter, will and intelligence. Two of them are along the second line of force, 4 and 2. The number 8 inaugurates ever a new cycle, following after the number 7, which is that of a relative perfection. It is the number of the Christ-consciousness; just as 7 is the number of man, 8 is the [Page 81] number of the Hierarchy, and 9 is the number of initiation or of Shamballa. Forget not that, from the angle of the Hierarchy, the third initiation is regarded as the first major initiation.
Washington’s visionary planner was Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French army engineer who fought in the American Revolution. Two factors strongly influenced L’Enfant’s imagination as he planned the capital city: his understanding of 18th-century Baroque landscape architecture and his familiarity with the city of Paris and the grounds of Versailles. L’Enfant adapted the city’s formal plan to the area’s natural topography, carefully selecting important sites for principal buildings on the basis of the order of their importance, beginning with the U.S. Capitol building, which he placed on a high ridge. He then symbolically linked it, by way of Pennsylvania Avenue, to the presidential palace (the White House), on a slightly lower ridge.
Placing the Capitol at the centre of the street plan, L’Enfant drew surveyors’ lines through the building to the points of the compass, thereby separating the city into four sections: Northwest (the largest quadrant), Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. Three of the four surveyors’ lines became streets: North Capitol, East Capitol, and South Capitol streets. The fourth dividing line stretches west from the Capitol along the middle of the Mall to the Potomac River.
Washington’s streets are organized in a scheme of broad diagonal avenues overlain on a grid of wide north-south- and east-west-trending streets. Thus, an orderly web of wide tree-lined avenues creates great vistas and leads both to powerful focal points and open public spaces. The intersections of two or three diagonal avenues are punctuated with landscaped circles and squares, while their intersections with grid streets create triangular and trapezoidal lots and parks, resulting in interesting streetscapes.
Washington D.C. was established in 1790 when an act of Congress authorized a federal district along the Potomac River, a location offering an easy route to the western frontier (via the Potomac and Ohio River valleys) and conveniently situated between the northern and southern states.
President Washington chose an area of land measuring 100 square miles where the Eastern Branch (today’s Anacostia River) met the Potomac just north of Mount Vernon, his Virginia home. The site already contained the lively port towns of Alexandria and Georgetown, but the new nation needed a federal center with space dedicated to government buildings.
Washington asked L’Enfant, by then an established architect, to survey the area and recommend locations for buildings and streets. The Frenchman arrived in Georgetown on a rainy night in March 1791 and immediately got to work.
L’Enfant placed Congress on a high point with a commanding view of the Potomac, instead of reserving the grandest spot for the leader’s palace as was customary in Europe. Capitol Hill became the center of the city from which diagonal avenues named after the states radiated, cutting across a grid street system.
In 1901, the Senate formed the McMillan Commission, a team of architects and planners who updated the capital based largely on L’Enfant’s original framework. They planned an extensive park system, and the Mall was cleared and straightened. Reclaimed land dredged from the river expanded the park to the west and south, making room for the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. The Commission’s work finally created the famous green center and plentiful monuments of today’s Washington.
The National Mall was built on low, flat land surrounded by three waterways: the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, and until the 1870s, Tiber Creek. During the 1800s, heavy rains and flooding frequently saturated the landscape, sometimes creating puddles the size of small ponds. Residents and visitors described the area as a swamp, particularly before the monuments and museums were built. A myth grew that the National Mall was built on swamp when, in fact, only part of the Mall was originally marshland or tidal plain.
THE TECHNIQUE OF LIGHT
The Technique of Light is more closely related to the mind and signifies the method whereby the illumination which flows from the soul (whose nature is light) can irradiate not only ideals but life, circumstances and events, revealing the cause and the meaning of the experience. When the power of the disciple to illumine is grasped, he has taken the first step towards dispelling glamour; and just as the technique of the Presence becomes effective upon the mental plane, so this technique produces powers which can become effective on the astral plane and eventually bring about the dissipation and the disappearance of that plane.
FORMULA FOR THE DISSIPATION OF WORLD GLAMOUR
(Technique for a Group)
The Preparatory Stages.
The naming of the group members, followed by ten minutes silence.
The Protective Formula: The group members say in unison:
“As a soul I work in light and darkness cannot touch me. I take my stand within the light. I work and from that point I never move.“
As these words are uttered, each group member makes the sign of the Cross of Divinity.
The three preparatory stages:
a. Focussing the dual light of matter and mind.
b. Meditation on soul contact and recognition of soul light.
c. The fusion of the two lesser lights with soul light.
On a signal from the leader, the group says together:
“The light is one and in that light shall we see light. This is the light that turns the darkness into day.“
O M. O M. O M.
Then together the group says:
“Radiance are we and power. We stand forever with our hands stretched out, linking the heavens and the earth, the inner world of meaning and the subtle world of glamour.
We reach into the light and bring it down to meet the need. We reach into the silent Place and bring from thence the gift of understanding. Thus with the light we work and turn the darkness into day.“
As these words are said, the group members visualise the great searchlight they have created turning its light upon the astral plane.
A pause follows and then comes the invocation of the spiritual will. When this has been done the group says:
“With power upon its beam, the light is focussed on the goal.“
The glamour to be dissipated is named and the light is thrown upon it. The Words of Power are uttered :
“The power of our united light prevents the appearance of the glamour of… (naming it).
The power of our united light negates the quality of the glamour from affecting man.
The power of our united light destroys the life behind the glamour.“
Visualisation of the light, penetrating into the glamour and producing its weakening and dissipation.
Five minutes of silence and intensity of purpose whilst the work is seen proceeding. Then the group members refocus themselves upon the mental plane, turning their attention away from the astral plane. The searchlight of the soul is shut off.
The sounding of the OM individually and aloud by each member.
Source: Glamour: A World Problem
The Great Invocation (1940)
Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth. Let them bring succour to the sons of men. Let the Rider from the Secret Place come forth, And coming, save. Come forth, O Mighty One.
Let the souls of men awaken to the light. And may they stand with massed intent. Let the fiat of the Lord go forth: The end of woe has come! Come forth, O Mighty One. The hour of service of the saving force has now arrived. Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One.
Let Light and Love and Power and Death Fulfill the purpose of the Coming One. The WILL to save is here. The LOVE to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad. The ACTIVE AID of all who know the TRUTH is also here.
Come forth, O Mighty One, and blend these three. Construct a great defending wall. The rule of evil NOW must end.
The Technique of Light for the dissipation of glamor is a method to settle differences among rational people. It doesn’t work when factual truths and proven lies are considered opposites to be reconciled into a “balanced” point of view.
The middle ground between factual truths and proven lies is zero. There are not two sides to be reconciled: one is righteous; the other one is delusional.
What is the appropriate spiritual technique to apply for delusional thinking? As MDR recently reminded us:
It is not for me to tell you what humanity, through its statesmen and leaders, will plan to do at the coming conferences. It is my task to mobilise the New Group of World Servers and the men and women of goodwill so that they may stand as a great “army of implacable spiritual will” behind the participants in these conferences and councils, enabling them to think with clarity about the issues involved and thus (through this clear thinking) affect telepathically the minds of men; this involves the use of a power seldom employed as yet on the side of righteous endeavour, though already widely used by the materialistic leaders of the forces of evil.
The Sixth Ray Technique of the Implacable Ruler must be aligned with the “implacable determination” of the Will-to-Good, leading to Shamballa, as it rents the Veils of Maya energized by the dark forces.
Will governs the Way into Shamballa and is the foundation for all approach to, appreciation of and identification with, Being.
This developed will expresses itself as tension, esoterically understood. It embodies the ideas of orientation, implacable determination, ability to wait and to preserve intention and orientation unmoved by aught which may occur. It also involves the determination to take the intended action (always of a creative nature and based on loving understanding) at the psychological moment (right timing), or that exact moment which the psyche or soul determines to be correct.
Let us invoke for a decisive defeat of the dark forces in the Battle of Georgia today.
Only and only then can the healing and reconstruction of the United States of America begin. The Christ must return for rural and blue-collar America too. -JB
The HEALING of America
As representative of Rural America, Kansas City, divided by the Missouri river (as geographically the whole country is), would serve as a point of cleavage upon which to pour healing energies of goodwill on the aftermath of this 2020 divisive election.
A Georgia election official debunked Trump’s claims of voter fraud, point by point.
Jan. 4, 2021
By Maggie Astor
Gabriel Sterling, a top election official in Georgia, responded to President Trump’s false claims at a news conference in Atlanta on Monday.
In a searing news conference on Monday, Gabriel Sterling, a top election official in Georgia, systematically debunked President Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. Again.
“The reason I’m having to stand here today is because there are people in positions of authority and respect who have said their votes didn’t count, and it’s not true,” said Mr. Sterling, a Republican who last month condemned the president’s failure to denounce threats against election officials, and who was tasked on Monday with responding to the news of a phone call in which Mr. Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to “find” enough votes to change the outcome of the presidential race.
“It’s anti-disinformation Monday,” Mr. Sterling said. “It’s whack-a-mole again, it’s Groundhog Day again, and I’m going to talk about things that I’ve talked about repeatedly for two months. I’m going to do it again one last time. I hope.”
Here is a rundown of the false claims about Georgia’s vote-counting that Mr. Trump and his lawyers made on the call and in other venues, and Mr. Sterling’s explanations of what actually happened.
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That, amid the disruption caused by a broken water main at a vote-counting center in Fulton County, election workers brought in “suitcases or trunks” of ballots.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: Late in the evening, after the water main break had been fixed, election workers prepared to go home for the night and followed standard procedures to store ballots securely: placing them in containers and affixing numbered seals. But when Mr. Raffensperger found out that they were closing up shop, he ordered them to continue counting through the night — so the workers retrieved the containers and resumed counting ballots.
“This is what’s really frustrating: The president’s legal team had the entire tape,” Mr. Sterling said. “They watched the entire tape. They intentionally misled the State Senate, the voters and the people of the United States about this.”
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That workers scanned some batches of ballots multiple times.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: When a scanning machine encounters a problem, it stops, but a few ballots get through while it’s stopping. When that happens, workers take the ballots and scan them again so they’re counted properly. This is standard procedure, and the ballots aren’t counted twice — and if they were, the hand recount Georgia conducted would have shown it.
“That audit showed that there was no problem with the machine scanning,” Mr. Sterling said. “If somebody took a stack of ballots and scanned them multiple times, you would have a lot of votes with no corresponding ballots.”
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That tens of thousands of ineligible voters cast ballots.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: The actual number of ballots cast by ineligible voters is minuscule, and nowhere near enough to change the outcome of the election.
Mr. Sterling also addressed more specific claims about ineligible voters:
Mr. Trump said that thousands of people voted despite not being registered to vote. This is impossible, Mr. Sterling said: “You can’t do it. There cannot be a ballot issued to you, there’s no way to tie it back to you, there’s nowhere for them to have a name to correspond back to unless they’re registered voters. So that number is zero.”
Mr. Trump said that thousands of voters died before the election. Mr. Sterling said the secretary of state’s office had found only two who might fit that description.
Mr. Trump said that hundreds of people voted using P.O. boxes rather than a residential address. Mr. Sterling said that the secretary of state’s office was still investigating, but that everyone it had examined so far had, in fact, used a proper residential address — just one for a multifamily residence or apartment building.
Mr. Trump’s campaign said that many felons voted. In reality, using records from the state’s corrections and probation departments, the secretary of state’s office identified only 74 people who might fit that category — and Mr. Sterling said the final number would be even lower once the office completed its investigation, because in many cases, the person might have had their voting rights reinstated after completing a sentence or might simply have the same name as a felon.
Mr. Trump’s campaign said that tens of thousands of people younger than 18 voted. “The actual number is zero,” Mr. Sterling said, “and the reason we know that is because the dates are on the voter registration. There are four cases — four — where people requested their absentee ballot before they turned 18, but they turned 18 by Election Day. That means that is a legally cast ballot.”
Mr. Trump’s campaign said that hundreds of voters cast ballots in two states. Mr. Sterling said that officials were still investigating, but that if any such cases were confirmed, it would be “handfuls,” and nowhere near enough to change the outcome.
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That machines flipped votes, counting Trump ballots as Biden ones.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: If this had happened, Mr. Sterling said, the hand recount would have shown it, and it did not show anything of the sort.
Discussing allegations of hacking, he added that ballot machines and scanners aren’t connected to the internet. “Neither one has modems,” Mr. Sterling said. “It’s very hard to hack things without modems.”
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That election officials did not properly verify signatures for mail-in ballots.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: The secretary of state’s office brought in signature experts, who examined more than 15,000 mail-in ballot envelopes. They found potential problems with only two, and upon investigation, both ballots turned out to be legitimate.
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That, compared with previous election cycles, Georgia rejected a suspiciously low number of mail-in ballots.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: The decrease in rejections is attributable to a recently passed law that gives Georgians a chance to correct problems, such as a rejected signature, with their ballots. Both parties had teams roaming the state and contacting voters whose ballots were at risk of rejection, but Mr. Sterling said the Democrats were simply more prepared for the task.
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That election officials shredded ballots.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: “There is no shredding of ballots going on,” Mr. Sterling said with clear annoyance. “That’s not real. It’s not happening.”
Workers did shred secrecy envelopes: the blank envelopes that protect the privacy of a voter’s absentee ballot and go inside an outer envelope. It’s the outer envelope that voters have to sign, and election officials have kept those outer envelopes as required by law. The secrecy envelopes, however, “have no evidentiary value,” Mr. Sterling said, because by definition they have no identifying information on them.
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That employees of Dominion Voting Systems “moved the inner parts” of voting machines “and replaced them with other parts.”
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: “No one is changing parts or pieces out of Dominion voting machines. That’s not real. I don’t even know what that means.”
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That officials improperly counted “pristine” ballots — meaning ballots that weren’t folded, indicating that they hadn’t arrived in an envelope.
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: “Pristine” ballots aren’t unusual, Mr. Sterling said. For instance, many military and overseas voters receive electronic ballots that they print out, complete and mail back. But these printed ballots aren’t the right size for scanners, so election workers have a standard process for transferring the votes to scannable ballots. A ballot that gets damaged and can’t be scanned may be transferred in the same way.
TRUMP’S CLAIM: That Mr. Raffensperger is compromised because he has a brother who works for a Chinese technology company. (Mr. Trump was echoing a conspiracy theory about an unrelated man who happens to be named Ron Raffensperger.)
STERLING’S EXPLANATION: Mr. Raffensperger doesn’t have a brother named Ron.
Maggie Astor is a political reporter based in New York. Previously, she was a general assignment reporter and a copy editor for The Times and a reporter for The Record in New Jersey. @MaggieAstor
The state motto of Georgia is
“Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.”
Georgia Facts and Symbols
Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733. It was the thirteenth of the 13 original colonies.
Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city.
Georgia became a state on January 2, 1788.
Georgia’s name comes from King George II.
Georgia has had five capitals: Savannah (1777-1785), Augusta (1786-1789), Louisville (1789-1807), Milledgeville (1807-1867), Atlanta (1868-present)
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929.
We must not underestimate the significance of this victory in AZ.
NYT: That Arizona — the home of the late Senator John McCain and Senator Barry Goldwater, a founder of the 20th century conservative political movement and the 1964 Republican presidential nominee — was in play for Democrats at all is remarkable. Before the state voted for Mr. Clinton, the last Democrat it had supported for president was Harry S. Truman in 1948.
Mr. Biden’s win underscored a profound political shift in Arizona, a longtime Republican bastion that has lurched left in recent years, fueled by rapidly evolving demographics and a growing contingent of young Hispanic voters championing liberal policies.
The NYT “forgot” to mention that Phoenix, AZ is the seat of the International USR Conference and that for 4 years we have been invoking the Lords of Liberation to assist us in spreading abroad the Light and Love and Power needed to prevent, negate and destroy the alternative reality of a fake post-truth world driven by the evil ideology of Trumpism.
Only Truth Can Save Our Democracy The Trump presidency has dangerously normalized lying.
When Trump was allowed to spread the “birther” lie for years — that Barack Obama, who was born in Hawaii, was actually born in Kenya and was therefore ineligible to be president — he realized he could get away with anything.
Sure, Trump eventually gave that one up, but once he saw how easily he could steal our turkey — the truth — he just kept doing it, until he stole the soul of the Republican Party.
And, had he been re-elected, he would have stolen the soul of this nation.
He and his collaborators are now making one last bid to use the Big Lie to destroy our democracy by delegitimizing one of its greatest moments ever — when a record number of citizens came out to vote, and their votes were legitimately counted, amid a deadly and growing pandemic.
It is so corrupt what Trump and his allies are doing, so dangerous to our constitutional system, but you weep even more for how many of their followers have bought into it.
“Lies don’t work unless they’re believed, and nearly half the American public has proved remarkably gullible,” my former Times colleague David K. Shipler, who served in our Moscow bureau during the Cold War, said to me. “I think of each of us as having our own alarm — and it’s as if half of their batteries have died. Lots of Trump’s lies, and his retweets of conspiracy fabrications, are obviously absurd. Why have so many people believed them? I’m not sure it’s fully understood.”
That is why it’s vital that every reputable news organization — especially television, Facebook and Twitter — adopt what I call the Trump Rule. If any official utters an obvious falsehood or fact-free allegation, the interview should be immediately terminated, just as many networks did with Trump’s lie-infested, postelection, news conference last week. If critics scream “censorship,” just shout back “truth.”
This must become the new normal. Politicians need to be terrified every time they go on TV that the plug will be pulled on them if they lie.
At the same time, we need to require every K-12 school in America to include digital civics — how to determine and crosscheck if something you read on the internet is true — in their curriculum. You should not be able to graduate without it.
We need to restore the stigma to lying and liars before it is too late. We need to hunt for truth, fight for truth and mercilessly discredit the forces of disinformation. It is the freedom battle of our generation.
Thomas Friedman has put in words what we have been invoking for all these years. This is the function of New Group of World Servers at work.
EP II, 638: Behind this fourfold panorama of humanity stand Those Whose privilege and right it is to watch over human evolution and to guide the destinies of men. This They carry forward, not through an enforced control which infringes upon the free will of the human spirit, but through the implanting of ideas in the minds of the world thinkers, and the evocation of the human consciousness so that these ideas receive due recognition and become in time the controlling factors in human life. They train the members of the New Group of World Servers in the task of changing ideas into ideals. These become in time the desired objectives of the thinkers, and are by them taught to the great middle class, and thus worked up into world forms of government and religion, forming the basis of the new social order, into which the masses are patiently incorporated.
EOH: Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth. Let Them bring succour to the sons of men.
Who are the Lords of Liberation, and from whence do They come? All the ideas and concepts which control human life and have given rise to our civilisation have started as emanations from certain great Lives, Who are Themselves an expression of a divine Idea. The note They strike and the quality They emanate reaches out and makes an impact upon the most developed of the sons of men found at any particular time upon the Earth. These then proceed to make the sensed idea their own and to familiarise the thinkers of their time with the formulated concept. In this way great motivating, divine purposes become controlling factors in human progress. It is in this way that the basic urge to liberation and to freedom has slowly and consistently dominated human endeavour, leading first of all to the struggle for individual freedom and liberation (with the incidental ideal of heaven, of initiation and of spiritual attainment), and gradually moulding human thought to such an extent that the greater ideal takes shape. The freedom of humanity and the liberation of its power to be self-determining (which is an aspect of freedom) has become the dearest ideal and the best thought of the thinkers in all nations. In the last analysis, it is this interference with individual and group freedom which is the worst sin of the evil men who seek at this time to enslave the weaker nations and bend them to the rule of Germany, depriving them of [Page 267] their national assets and means of subsistence, and wresting from them—by force and fear—their dearest possessions, liberty of life and conscience.
Flipping Arizona blue is a partial victory.The Battle for Democracy is still raging. Georgia will be the next battle front.
Georgia secretary of state announces hand recount of presidential race
Georgia’s Runoffs Will Determine Control of The Senate
The symbol of the city of Atlanta is the Phoenix because it rose from the ashes. So, our connection with Phoenix, AZ.
Atlanta from the Ashes (The Phoenix)
symbolizing Atlanta’s rise from the ashes of the Civil War.
Van Jones’s Ted Talk on the current state of democracy in the United States is worth 10 minutes of our time.
We are living in extraordinary times requiring extraordinary efforts to succeed.
Covid-19: Pandemic Shatters More Records in U.S., as States and Cities Tighten Restrictions
Fauci urges Americans to ‘double down’ on the basics as virus cases spike
And we must forge ahead aided by the yoga of our times, with profound attentiveness, serene expectancy and correct adaptability: Agni Yoga.
Small Cracks Emerge in G.O.P. Support for Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims
President Trump retains a powerful hold on his party. But a growing number of Republican elected officials and party leaders have signaled they will indulge his conspiracy theories for only so long.
Rule X. For Disciples and Initiates: The rules for work within the veils of maya are known and have been used. Let the group widen all the rents within those veils and thus let in the light. Let the Army of the Voice be no more heard and let the brothers onward move within the Sound. Then let them know the meaning of the O.M. and let them hear that O.M. as it is sounded forth by Him Who stands and waits at the very centre of the Council Chamber of the Lord.
Joan Baez performs “We Shall Overcome” at the March on Washington
DN: The five cities which are the exoteric expression of the esoteric centre of force and through which the Hierarchy and Shamballa are seeking to work are the correspondence in the planetary body to the four centres up the spine and the ajna centre in the body of humanity and of individual man.
Research into the various national centres and their esoteric ruling energies, revealing in a more universal manner and with a wider horizon the destiny of humanity in relation to its group units, large and small. The soul and personality qualities of nations will be studied, the centres within each nation which focus certain ray energies will be noted, and the qualitative emanations of its five or six major cities will be investigated. Let me here give you an instance of what I mean: the influences of New York, Washington, Chicago, Kansas City and Los Angeles will be the subject of scientific research; the psychic atmosphere and the intellectual appeal will be studied, effort will be made to discover the soul quality and the personality nature (the spiritual and the materialistic tendencies) of these great aggregations of human beings which have come into expression in certain fixed localities [Page 104] because they are expressions of the force centres in the vital body of the nation.
EOH 85: Nations, for instance, have seven centres, as have all forms of existence from the human and animal upwards, and it is an interesting study to discover these centres and note the type of energy which flows through them. In connection with the United States of America, Chicago is the solar plexus centre, whilst New York is the throat centre and Washington the head centre. The heart centre is Los Angeles.
[JB] By inference, the Heart of America, Kansas City, would correspond to the undeveloped ajna center of the United States.
As representative of Rural America, Kansas City, divided by the Missouri river (as geographically the whole country is), would serve as a point of cleavage upon which to pour healing energies of goodwill on the aftermath of this 2020 divisive election. -JB
The Peripheral Nervous System (Nadis) of the United States
“MAY THE LOVE OF THE ONE SOUL RADIATE UPON YOU, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND PERMEATE EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY, HEALING, SOOTHING, STRENGTHENING; AND DISSIPATING ALL THAT HINDERS SERVICE AND GOOD HEALTH.”
EH 302: It has been most difficult to describe the nature of the imperfection of the energy of the Lord of the fifth ray. In the activity of this energy which demonstrates primarily upon the fifth or mental plane will be found eventually the source of many psychological disorders and mental trouble. Cleavage is the outstanding characteristic—cleavage within the individual or between the individual and his group, rendering him anti-social. I have dealt with this in an earlier part of this treatise and need not further enlarge upon the difficulties here (In Esoteric Psychology, Vol. II of A Treatise on the Seven Rays). Other results are certain forms of insanities, brain lesions and those gaps in the relation of the physical body to the subtle bodies which show as imbecilities and psychological troubles. Another form of disease, emerging as a result of this fifth ray force is migraine, which is caused by a lack of relationship between the energy around the pineal gland and that around the pituitary body.
From: Thoth NGSM Sent: Friday, November 6, 2020 10:32 AM
The Reconstruction of America
[JB] Invoking the WILL ASPECT… the Lords of Liberation (2nd stanza Great Invocation)… standing with massed intent to defeat the forces of darkness…
and the aftermath … invoking the Spirit of Restoration..
Libra. Scorpio and Sagittarius mark the completion of the work initiation at Easter, Wesak and Christ’s (World Invocation) Day: the VICTORY (in the Battle for Democracy) in Scorpio 2020 followed by a Full Moon meditation on the RECONSTRUCTION of the Nation in Sagittarius.
After the electoral victory (without lowering our guard on the “already devious manipulations, evil misdeeds and prejudiced court rulings affecting our US Elections, — and no doubt it will get much worse”), we must refocus our efforts to IMMUNIZE the masses, particularly RURAL AMERICA, with the Goodwill VACCINE. We need to develop this kind of Herd Immunity to PREVENTpandemics of separateness threatening Democracy in the US and worldwide. -JB
ROC 93: In June 1945, Christ set in motion the forces of reconstruction which are related to the Will aspect of divinity and which remain as yet the least powerful of the three streams of energy, released during the three Full Moon Festivals in 1945. These forces of reconstruction are effective mainly in relation to those entities which we call nations.
EOH 483/4 [Easter Day 1945]: Behind the Christ, focussing with intensity today and preparing for a great act of spiritual cooperation at the time of the June Full Moon, stands the Hierarchy. Together with Him, They will invoke a group of spiritual Forces which (for lack of a better name) we will call the Forces of Reconstruction.
The energy which I have called the Forces of Reconstruction will be more general in their application, and they will affect the masses of men through the work of the men and women of goodwill. I have therefore outlined a planned distribution of the three great streams of divine energy which will be set in motion at the three current Full Moons—one already past and two to come:
The energy of restoration, at the time of the April Full Moon
The energy of enlightenment, at the time of the Wesak or May Full Moon
The energy of reconstruction, at the time of the June Full Moon.
EOH [September 1941]: PRACTICAL STEPS IN THE RECONSTRUCTION WORK
There are those who will consider the study of the coming reconstruction period as premature. They believe (and rightly) that our first immediate concern is to win the war, and with this I am fully in agreement. The will-to-victory is the first and basic essential, for there will be no true reconstruction activity if the Axis nations triumph. But there are many today whose task is not that of fighting and whose place and function is perforce in the civilian aspects of the life of the nations. These can think, and talk, and work in preparation for the future. […]
The work of reconstruction will be the work of the intelligent men and women of goodwill, and theirs will be the task to restore new life and happiness to humanity, and it is for them I write. Please bear this in mind. I am not writing for technical experts and trained advisors to the government, but to those who have goodwill in their hearts to all men, and who, because of it, want to do their share in bringing tranquillity and peace to the world—a peace based on surer values than in the past and upon sounder planning. In the last analysis, it is not peace for which the men of goodwill are working, but for the growth of the spirit of understanding and cooperation; this alone will be strong enough to break down racial barriers, heal the wounds of war, and build a new world structure adequate to the intelligent demands of the masses.
On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 12:38 PM Thoth NGSM wrote:
African American civil servants in Clayton County working through the night and early morning to make this happen! -JB
Biden takes lead over Trump for first time in Georgia … Biden led by 917 votes after Clayton County (John Lewis) counted more absentee ballots. Biden won 87% of ballots tabulated between late Thursday night and Friday morning in Clayton, located south of Atlanta.
A reflection on harmlessness reminded me of these AAB-DK quotes (below) and made me wonder: who would be “the seven men” representing the evil ideology of separateness in the United States today?
Keeping it impersonal, without naming names, can we “prevent, negate and destroy… the appearance, the quality and the life” of the EGREGOR of illusion, glamour and maya channeled by “Hitler, von Ribbentrop, Goebbels, Goering, Hess, Himmler and Streicher” then (EOH 258) and operating now in the Trump regime and its enablers in the USA and worldwide, particularly the Zionists? -JB
Goebbels, Paul Joseph: Minister for Propaganda; NSDAP propaganda leader
Goering, Hermann: General of the Air Force, chief of the Four-Year Plan (war economy), Minister for Aviation
Hess, Rudolf: Deputy to the Fuehrer, NSDAP
Himmler, Heinrich: Reichsfuehrer-SS, Chief of the Police
Hitler, Adolf: Fuehrer, Reich Chancellor, Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, Minister of War, commander in chief of the army, Fuehrer of the NSDAP, Fuehrer of the SS
Ribbentrop, Joachim von: Foreign Minister, 1938-45
Streicher, Julius: founder of Der Stuermer (Der Stürmer (literally “The Stormer / Attacker / Striker”) was a weekly German tabloid-format newspaper published from 1923 to the end of World War II by Julius Streicher, the Gauleiter of Franconia).
EOH (written in Sep 1941): In the past I have outlined for you the general programme and the hoped-for objectives. I have given you much information and have indicated need and its possible solution. I have given you practical suggestions as to procedures and methods. I have asked—as I ask today—for your cooperation, and I ask it on behalf of the Forces of Light, of the spiritual Hierarchy and of distressed humanity.
The present world crisis could be shortened if the spiritually minded people lived up to their inner belief and knowledge. The task of unifying the men and women of goodwill is today infinitely more difficult than it was before the war. It can only be done if each servant of the Hierarchy thinks clearly, loves intelligently and serves to the utmost. I make no plea. I have pleaded much with all of you in the past, and the effort which resulted, though not a complete failure, was not adequately strong enough to off-set the forces [Page 326] of evil, focussed in Germany, Japan and—to a much smaller extent—in Italy.
This last statement (which I have made in other writings) has evoked resentment in the minds of those who believe that the Forces of Light must love so indiscriminately that their work on the side of evolution is negated, and that effort to promote the development of the human consciousness is rendered completely futile or should be held in abeyance until the fight is over. I would here point out that if the Forces of Light—aided by you—did nothing to influence the minds of men, the forces of materialism and of evil would triumph. Humanity would then be spiritually defeated and its evolution would be set back for an indefinite period. I would here call your attention to the words of my great Master and yours: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” I would remind you that there would be no world war today if Germany had not marched on Poland. The cause of the widespread cruelty, terror, murder and agony rests squarely on the shoulders of the seven men in Germany.
Had the aspirants and the disciples of the world realised the situation earlier, and had they worked more wholeheartedly, the present catastrophe could have been held within bounds; it could have been retained and the problem worked out upon the inner planes of thought and desire, and could there have been transmuted and the needed readjustments made. But they failed to understand, and the storm broke upon the physical plane.
The next twelve months will be decisive in human affairs. By the end of 1942, chaos and difficulty will still be present, but the sound of the victor’s trumpets will be heard. Will the victors be the Forces of Light, under whose banners fight the Allies, or will evil triumph and greed reap the profits of aggression? Will men be led into a darkness which—though not interminable—will engulf the human soul for decades? The answers to these questions lie in the decisions and the activities of humanity itself. The Hierarchy waits.
EOH : Toward the end of the second decade of my work, totalitarianism reared anew its most evil head, and perforce, the Hierarchy took sides against this primary principle of evil, though never against any group of human beings. Please [Page 637] note this. The point I seek to make is that the Hierarchy is inflexibly against any demonstration of the principle of non- freedom, no matter what form it takes, but is ever on the side of humanity. The spirit of evil which animated German actions evoked every possible opposition from the Forces of Light and from their source, the Hierarchy. Today this totalitarian evil is expressing itself through the planning of the Russian oligarchy, through the Zionist movement, and through all groups which seek to fetter and imprison the spirit of man; but the people under the sway of this evil influence and the scheming of these evil groups are never regarded in any light different to that of the rest of mankind. They are looked upon as glamoured, or as weak and ignorant (which they undoubtedly are), but they are never separated off in the thinking and planning of the Hierarchy from the rest of mankind. The evil must not be permitted or allowed to triumph, but the unhappy and glamoured exponents of this evil are loved, along with the rest of mankind. This is a point which is hard for the illogical thinker to understand, but it expresses most truly the attitude of the Christ and of all who serve His cause.
R&I: The area of difficulty—as is well known—is the Near East and Palestine. The Jews (who are not a nation but a religious group), by their illegal and terroristic activities, have laid a foundation of great difficulty for those who are seeking to promote world peace. As a Jewish member of my Ashram pointed out (and I commend him on his soul vision), the Jews have partially again opened the door [Page 430] to the Forces of Evil, which worked originally through Hitler and his evil gang. The “sealing” of that door had not been successfully accomplished, and it is the part of wisdom to discover this in time. These Forces of Evil work through a triangle of evil, one point of which is to be found in the Zionist Movement in the United States, another in central Europe, and the third in Palestine. Palestine is no longer a Holy Land and should not be so regarded.
R&I: The major battle in the world today is that of the freedom of the average citizen to think for himself and to come to his own decisions and conclusions. It is here that the major quarrel between the Great White Lodge and the Black Lodge is to be found. It is a battle in which humanity itself is the decisive factor, and for this reason the Black Lodge is working through the group which is controlling the destiny of Russia and also through the Zionist movement. The leaders of the U.S.S.R. are working intelligently and potently against human freedom and particularly against freedom of thought. Communism per se has no such objective; it is the totalitarian policies of the national rulers which are so disastrous, plus their ambition and their hatred of true freedom. Zionism today stands for aggression and for the use of force, and the keynote is permission to take what you want irrespective [Page 680] of other people or of their inalienable rights. These points of view are against the position of the spiritual leaders of humanity, and therefore the leaders of the Zionist movement, and the group of men who direct and control the policies of Russia, are against the policies of the spiritual Hierarchy and are contrary to the lasting good of mankind.
The freedom of the human spirit, the freedom to think, govern and worship as innate, human, instinctual human desire may dictate, under the influence of the evolutionary process, the liberty to decide on the required form of government or of religion—these are the rightful prerogatives of mankind. Any group of men or any form of government which fails to recognise this inherent right runs counter to the principle which governs the Great White Lodge. The menace to world freedom today lies in the known policies of the rulers of the U.S.S.R. and in the devious and lying machinations of the Zionists. In neither group is there any true spiritual potency, and both are doomed to failure even though they may succeed from the angle of material gain; from the spiritual angle, they are doomed. The leaders of the Russian enterprise against the freedom of the individual are doomed, because inherently man is free and fundamentally divine, and it is assured (from the long range vision) that masses of men in Russia and in the communistically inclined “satellite states” will inevitably react divinely and potently. The true communistic platform is sound; it is brotherhood in action and it does not—in its original platform—run counter to the spirit of Christ. The imposition of intellectual and formal communism by a group of ambitious and sometimes evil men is not sound; it does not adhere to the true communistic platform, but is based on personal ambitions, love of power and on interpretations of the writings of Lenin and Marx which are also personal and run counter to the meaning of these two men, just as the theologians of the Church interpret the words of Christ in a fashion which has no relation to His original intention. The rulers of Russia are not truly working for the good of the people, any more [Page 681] than academic Zionism is working and carrying out its projects for any humanitarian reasons. But the people hold the ultimate triumph in their hands, for the heart of the people in all nations is basically sound, fundamentally good and God-inclined. This the rulers of the communistic regime forget. ###