With the opening of fall classes, parents (and praying friends) need to be reminded of the hazards of public school education. Former New Ager Will Baron writes, "My alienation from Christian values intensified in high school, where my teachers exposed me to...evolution, reincarnation, and extrasensory perception."1 The following letter comes from England: "I'm...training to be a secondary school teacher. The syllabus includes "stilling," or mystic meditation, introducing children to [power] animals and ancient spirits. The school is a mainstream state school and...is endorsing this shamanis[m]."
The crisis is global. In 1986 Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and known as its "prophet of hope,"2 developed a World Core Curriculum Manual used by educators worldwide. Muller is a Roman Catholic. He prizes a "golden crucifix given to him by Pope John Paul II."3 Muller's curriculum initiates youth into a universal occult spirituality. He explains:
[H]ow can one speak of a global spirituality in a world of so many religions and atheists...[even some] religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism which have no God? However, there is a common denominator when humans see themselves as part of a very mysterious and beautiful universe. From that awe emerges a spiritual approach to life. Everything becomes sacred...regarding the mysterious force which rules the universe.4
No "force" could rule the universe or create man with his spiritual qualities. We were created in the image of the God who "is a Spirit" and Who requires that we "worship him in spirit and in truth" (Jn:4:24). In man's attempt to escape moral accountability to a personal Creator, the satanic teaching that an impersonal force spawned personal beings is defended as science. Muller's embrace of this lie has not alienated him from Rome, which also praises leading occultists, as this news article attests:
Jose Silva, founder of the world-famous Silva Method [received] the Special Apostolic Blessing bestowed on him by Pope John Paul II...the Vatican has given its approval to the Silva training course. [See The Seduction of Christianity for an explanation of this occult technique, formerly known as Silva Mind Control.]5
Muller admires former UN Secretary-General U Thant, a Buddhist/atheist, as one of his spiritual mentors.6 After all, the Dalai Lama is the Pope's partner in saving the world. In his farewell address to the UN, U Thant explained that global education must be spiritual but not religious (i.e., open to occult power, closed to truth):
I would attach the greatest importance to spiritual values....I deliberately avoid using the term "religion." I have in mind...faith in...the purity of one's inner self....With this...concept alone, will we... fashion the kind of society we want....[G]lobal education must...reach ...into the moral and spiritual spheres.7
"Faith in...the purity of one's inner self"? The Bible warns against faith in self—and experience agrees that all men are but impure sinners. Christ's classic illustration of the self-righteous Pharisee and repentant publican tells it all (Lk 18:10-14). But plans for global education and a new world rest upon man's alleged inherent goodness and his trust in the god within. Spirituality without truth is the deadly ecumenical foundation of global education!
This theme was prominent at the Second Annual State of the World Forum in October 1996. In his plenary address, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg singled out religions as "the cheerleaders of hatred." The Forum praised Buddhism while denigrating Christianity8 and echoed author Duane Elgin's assertion that "knowing our connection with the consciousness of the living cosmos...[is the] foundation for the global culture."9 Said Gorbachev, "We envision a revolution of the mind, a new way of thinking...."10 Harvard student leader Bill Burke-White said,
This community [today's students]...has no tolerance for...fundamentalism...we were born into an awakening Earth. ...Imagine...a Global Youth Alliance...a networking of the many youth organizations that share these heart-felt visions for the new millennium....11
World education leaders are determined to brainwash youth with Muller's occultism. This was evident again at Global Citizenship 2000 Youth Congress April 4-6, 1997 at Vancouver BC, dominated by Muller. His beliefs in large part come from Djwhal Khul (a seducing spirit claiming to be a long-dead Tibetan Master and well known in the occult world). The preface to Muller's World Core Curriculum states,
The underlying philosophy upon which The Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings...in the books of Alice A. Bailey [spirit-channeled] by the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul.The Robert Muller School...is now certified as a United Nations Associated School providing education for international cooperation and peace.12
Muller received the UNESCO Peace Education Prize in 1989. In 1990, delegates from 155 countries met in Thailand at the World Conference of Education for All to continue planning a world curriculum, much of it adapted from Muller's (Djwhal Khul's) ideas. This demonic agenda has been backed by both Republican and Democratic administrations: Bush's America 2000 and Clinton's Goals 2000 leading to Project Global 2000. Dr. D. L. Cuddy, of the U.S. Department of Education, explains:
UNESCO AND UNICEF,...partners with Global 2000, are putting into action the initiatives developed at the World Conference of Education for All, the largest educational conference ever held.13
America 2000 establishes federal educational and testing standards nationwide through "Outcome Based Education" (OBE). OBE has little to do with education and much to do with indoctrinating children into "politically correct" beliefs. As The Iowa Report puts it, OBE and Mastery Learning (ML) are designed for "manipulating students through behavior modification...destroying their...religious values. The father of ML, Benjamin Bloom, defines good teaching as 'challenging the student's fixed beliefs...' Christian values are not acceptable...students become global citizens...."
"Outcomes" are monitored to determine whether student thinking conforms to world "norms." If not, the National Diffusion Network (NDN) distributes materials to "remediate" the deficiencies. The program is international. Jean-Francois Revel critiques France's version of OBE/ML:
[A]fter five or six years of elementary "instruction" a good third of the children...were practically illiterate...almost half of the students entering university could read but hardly understand what they were deciphering.14
The well-laid plans go back many years and are intended to climax in the year 2000. In 1934, the Carnegie Corporation funded a study on education to assist "Western civilization merging into a world order" and predicted that "a new age of collectivism [socialism] is emerging."15 In 1958, President Eisenhower signed the first United States-Soviet education agreement.16 In 1972, Harvard University Professor of Education and Psychiatry, Chester M. Pierce, stated in his keynote address to the Association for Childhood Education International,
Every child in America entering school...is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our founding fathers, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being....It's up to you, teachers, to make all of these sick children well—by creating the international children of the future.17
The transformation in education accelerated with the historic "General Agreement" signed by Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 1985. The Agreement "traded U.S. technology for U.S.S.R psychosocial strategies used to indoctrinate children, modify behavior, and monitor the people to ensure compliance."18 Incredible! The destruction of biblical Christianity the Soviets had attempted was revealed to be the goal of education in the United States as well.
Public schools, closed to Christianity, became the experimental laboratories for the latest psychological theories and welcomed all manner of occultism, from Native American spirituality and yoga to witchcraft. Universities led the revolution against biblical Christianity. John Steinbacher rightly said, "The humanist revolution is proceeding full tilt ahead...and the 'congregation' for the new religion is a captive student audience...." As Humanist Magazine stated,
The classroom will and must become the area of combat between...the rotting corpse of Christianity...and the new faith of Humanism.19
The ultimate goal is to control the thinking of the world's citizens. But evangelical Christianity stands in the way and must be neutralized. In its place, Native American spirituality and other occult techniques of shamanism (such as visualization of inner guides) are being introduced. A dedicated humanist and occultist minority has seized control of America's courts, public schools and media and is determined to remold the thinking of our youth.
...was the third top-selling CD in its first week of release [fall of 1996]. With his stage name taken from suicidal sex symbol Marilyn Monroe and serial killer Charles Manson, this ordained satanist priest and his head-banging band openly defy every moral principle. Wearing T-shirts that read "Kill God, Kill Your Mom and Dad, Kill Yourself," the band celebrates hate, racism, sexual depravity, violence and blasphemy...as they mock God and rant against Jesus. Marilyn [Manson] said: "I'm on my way down ...I'd like to take you with me."20
In her book, Growing Up Gifted, Barbara Clark of the California State University system advocates the practice of yoga, visualization and the development of psychic powers. "Transcendence" comes through establishing a sense of "unity consciousness" among students by "transpersonal communication," creating confidence in U Thant's"purity within." God's truth is replaced by "inner knowing":
Transpersonal communication is designed to help people learn to trust...their personal experiences and accept...these experiences as their best source of wisdom and truth.21
Such is the pagan and defiantly anti-Christian mentality in public schools. There is open hostility to God's truth. The latest brainwashing technique is called "consensus building." Individual convictions are dismantled and everyone must agree upon the new global standard "for the good of all."
Ecumenism fits that mold, but is more subtle. The "group-think" in public schools is the mirror image of the submission of mind and will demanded of loyal cult followers, including Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, et al. Forbidden to interpret the Bible for themselves, they must trust their cult/church for its interpretation and for salvation.
To enforce the remolding of youth into the world citizen of the future, the government professes concern for the psychological well-being of the child. Martin L. Gross has well said that psychology's "experimental animals are an obliging, even grateful human race" and that "the schoolhouse has become a vibrant psychological center...."22Psychology is ecumenism's final glue, providing a common anti-Christian religion that all the world (including Christians) accepts. Hear Freud's explanation to a patient:
I pointed out to him that he ought logically to consider himself as in no way responsible for any of these traits in his character...these reprehensible impulses...were only derivatives of his infantile character surviving in his unconscious; and he must know that moral responsibility could not be applied to children.23
To replace conscience, public schools teach students to access an "inner wisdom" through techniques used by witch doctors for contacting the "spirit guides" (demons) that empower them. (Tragically, similar occult techniques have invaded the church through Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller, Yonggi Cho, Richard Foster, Calvin Miller, various "inner healers" and Christian psychologists.) The nationwide curriculum READ includes the following:
Close your eyes and breathe deeply to relax....Picture in your mind a place...ask to meet a guide. An animal, person or being will accompany you and give you whatever power you might need....Watch...this new companion....Listen to what it says. Go wherever [it] wants to lead you. You are safe....24
One can see the day when millions of "inner guides" identify Antichrist as the world savior. The false church remaining after the Rapture will believe that "unity" is more important than truth. Antichrist will be hailed as "Christ returned." The dream of a "Christian" takeover of the world will be realized as multitudes of every nation and religion become the followers of this false "Christ" and worship him (Rev:13:8).
If ever there were a time to examine ourselves to be certain that we are "in the faith" (2 Cor:13:5) and to "earnestly contend for the faith" (Jude 3) in love and faithfulness to our Lord and to His unchanging Word, it is now. TBC
Condensed and adapted from Chapter 16, Occult Invasion, 1998.