The Germany of the 1920s and 1930s was in social and economic despair, looking for a leader who would free her from the Great Depression. The man with the promise of hope was Adolph Hitler. A man with an affinity for the occult and “an abiding belief in astrology,”1 he claimed he was ordained by God to usher in one thousand years of peace and prosperity with a super race of humans. A student of Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine (the Theosophical Society’s “bible”), Hitler manipulated an entire nation to surrender its collective mind to him.2
Aryanism, the belief in a super-race, is a foundational teaching of Hinduism’s caste system. It was also Hitler’s twisted rationale for the annihilation of six million Jews and additional millions of other “impure” racial and societal strains. This same attitude of elitism breeds the New Age viewpoint of man’s coming “quantum leap in the evolution of consciousness” that will create a new “awakened” and “enlightened” race.3 But there won’t be any room for those who resist this transformed mystical world.
Gurus excuse away the madness and cruelty of the Holocaust as being the result of inadequate karma. Even Gandhi pleaded with the British to surrender to Hitler. “Hitler is not a bad man,” he told them.4 (photo to the right – Madame Blavatsky)
Neale Donald Walsch, in one of his popular Conversations with God books, said God told him the following:
I do not love “good” more than I love “bad.” Hitler went to heaven. When you understand this, you will understand God.5
Hitler didn’t hurt anyone. In a sense, he didn’t inflict suffering, he ended it.6
The mistakes Hitler made did no harm or damage to those whose deaths he caused. Those souls were released from their earthly bondage, like butterflies emerging from a cocoon.7
I find it astounding that even though Walsch made such statements, his Conversations with God books remained on the New York Times Best Seller List for over two years, selling millions of copies. While most people would say that what happened in Germany under Hitler was an atrocity that must never be repeated, the New Age is conditioning people toward the same mindset. Those who refuse to be enlightened or awakened (to the divinity within) stand in the way of the world’s healing and need to be removed. Barbara Marx Hubbard, a prolific New Age author and speaker, calls this the selection process.8
To Westerners, the swastika symbolizes Nazism, but to the Hindu, it is a very familiar symbol of power, still seen today in many Indian temples. In true New Age spirit, the Fuhrer saw himself as a global leader and adopted it. In his madness for world power and domination, Hitler stated:
I had to encourage “national” feelings for reasons of expediency; but I was already aware that the “nation” idea could only have a temporary value. The day will come when even here in Germany what is known as “nationalism” will practically have ceased to exist. What will take its place in the world will be a universal society of masters and overlords.9
Most people don’t think of Hitler as a New Ager or certainly not a Hindu, but his philosophy on the “divinity” of man was right in line with the pantheistic view:
A new variety of man is beginning to separate out. The old type of man will have but a stunted existence. All creative energy will be concentrated in the new one. . . . I might call the two varieties [of man] the god-man and the mass animal. . . . Man is becoming God–that is the simple fact. Man is God in the making.10
If virtually an entire country in the 1930s could be deceived and mesmerized by Adolph Hitler, how much more vulnerable is our generation–a generation that has embraced mysticism and New Age philosophy so willingly?
As a young woman, Diet Eman joined the Dutch resistance movement during World War II. In her compelling true story, Things We Couldn’t Say, she makes an interesting comparison between the Dutch and German people at that time:
[T]he Dutch have a long tradition of thinking for themselves, not just swallowing what officials tell them. They have a tradition of not being merely followers, as the Germans seemed to me to be. Our not following orders made life difficult for the Germans, more difficult than they had thought it would be. They had to treat us as if they were balancing on a tightrope. A German named Seyss-Inquart, the Nazi in charge of the Netherlands, tried to convince us that we belonged to the great Aryan race and that we should be overjoyed that we’d been accepted. But, quite simply, many Dutch people never followed orders.11
I see many similarities in the United States, and in the Western world at large, to German society in the 1930s. Christians by the carloads rush from one conference to another to learn about community, leadership, small groups, and the like. But I propose that what they are getting isn’t training to be good leaders but rather subtle induction to being good followers, lulled to lay aside independent thinking. “Follow, follow, follow!” chants the chorus of today’s leaders, all the while singing the praises of Eastern concepts and mystical practices. Our way of thinking–and not thinking–is being radically altered, and the majority of people, including Christians, don’t even see what is happening. (Extracted from Out of India by Caryl Matrisciana, pp. 213-216)
1. William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (New York NY: Simon & Schuster, First Touchstone edition, 1981), p. 837.
2. Paul and Phillip Collins, The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship (Book Surge, LLC, 2006), p. 86.
3. Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (Novato, CA: New World Library and Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, First paperback printing, 2004), p. 67; terms “awakened” and “enlightened” throughout book.
4. Richard Grenier, “The Gandhi Nobody Knows,” (“Commentary,” March 1983, published monthly by the American Jewish Committee, New York, NY, http://history.eserver.org/ghandi-nobody-knows.txt, accessed 8/2008).
5. Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 1 (New York, NY: Penguin Putnam, First Hardcover edition, 1996), p. 61.
6. Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 2 (Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Road Publishing Company, 1997), p. 56.
7. Ibid., p. 42.
8. For more information on Barbara Marx Hubbard’s “selection process,” read WarrenB. Smith’s False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?
9. Jim Keith, Casebook on Alternative 3 (Lilbum, GA: IllumiNet Press, 1994), p. 151.
10. Hermann Rauschning, Hitler Speaks (Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2006), p.p. 241-242.
11. Diet Eman, Things We Couldn’t Say (Eureka, MT: Lighthouse Trails Publishing, LLC, 2008), p. 126.