Clamoring Like Seals

Biblical not-yet-fulfilled prophecy is probably best understood in retrospect, upon or after its presumed fulfillment. Sometimes, though, current events seem a lot like the dawning of unfulfilled prophecy.

When I hear words like “cleanse” in reference to how to manage a large block of people—as I heard in the clamoring media—my eyebrows raise and my ears go back. Then I ponder. I’m reminded of something I’d read years ago. Its writer was Barbara Marx Hubbard. She has the distinction of being the first woman nominated to a shot at the US Vice Presidency (in 1984)—though Geraldine Ferraro eventually landed on the Democratic ticket with Walter Mondale (losing to Republican incumbent Ronald Reagan). But that’s not all she’s known for.

In an unpublished manuscript from 1980, Hubbard reinterpreted sections of the New Testament. The title of the work—composed of three parts—is The Book of Co-Creation: An Evolutionary Interpretation of the New Testament.1 The most, shall we say, interesting reinterpretation of Scripture finds itself in the section on the seals in Revelation. This is in the third section titled: The Revelation: Alternative to Armageddon.

Defining Terms in Hubbard’s Ideology

Before going further I need to explain what she means by “evolutionary”. In her ideology—as with many in the “New Spirituality” (formerly “New Age”) movement—humankind is on the cusp of a planetary evolution from homo sapiens sapiens to homo universalis (universal humankind). But not everyone will be keen to “evolve” in such a way. Such individuals are an impediment to “evolution”, for this “evolution” requires nearly all to participate—or none will be able to ‘progress’. This poses a problem requiring some kind of—uh—solution.

In addition, Hubbard’s underlying cosmology and anthropology needs to be defined. These closely resemble Gnosticism. That is, the world (cosmology) is composed of corrupted matter made by an inferior god. Humankind (anthropology) is entrapped within this inferior matter, though there is an inherent spark/seed of deity inside all humans (aka “Christ in you”). But humans also have an “ego”, or lower self, in addition to this spark/seed, or higher self. Thus, each person is made up of a lower self and a higher self, yet is trapped inside corrupted matter, according to this ideology.

The goal, then, is to “deify” oneself, to become “gods” by shedding the inferior shell (body). This is accomplished by enlarging the higher self, such that the lower self disappears, all through self-effort. But the ultimate goal is for all the sparks/seeds of deity (higher self) to unite, while the entirety of corrupted matter is destroyed. Right after this occurs, the now-one spark/seed unites with “The One About Whom Naught Can Be Said” (TOAWNCBS), i.e., the New Age deity existing outside the universe. This will be the point, as one very popular rock song’s near-conclusion states, “when all are one and one is all”.

Described just above is one version of panentheism. The term means ‘all-in-god-ism’. To provide an analogy for further explanation, imagine an aquarium. Outside the aquarium is TOAWNCBS enveloping it—surrounding it—in its entirety. Inside the aquarium is the universe which has sparks/seeds of god in each human. Looking at the aquarium from the outside, from the perspective of TOAWNCBS, all is in-god—deity surrounds the entire universe: all-in-god. From the perspective of all life in the aquarium, each human has god (spark/seed) inside—god is in-all: god-in-all. That is, panentheism here is both god-in-all and all-in-god: the deity outside the universe along with the deity within every human in the universe.

Hubbard’s Alternative Armageddon

This version of panentheism underlies all Hubbard’s works. It’s imperative to properly conceive this in order to understand the driving force behind them and in the selections quoted below.

Before paraphrasing and quoting from selections of this unpublished manuscript, I shall provide the subsequent ‘evolution’ of the work. In 1993, Barbara Marx Hubbard published The Book of Co-Creation: The Revelation, Our Crisis is a Birth, which is a revised version of her 1980 manuscript.2 Then, in 1995, a revised version of this ’93 work was released, titled The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millenium.3 A selection from this book, under the subheading “The Alternative to Armageddon”—the same wording as the subtitle for the 1980 unpublished work—is below:

That miracle is the gentle Second Coming of Christ through the rapid evolution of enough humans linked up by the planetary nervous system, so that the social body will flood with empathy, healings will abound, and the world will smile with joy4

That sure doesn’t sound like the Second Coming as described in Scripture! (And see Not One Parousia, But Two.) The 1993 work describes it a bit differently:

The alternative to Armageddon is the Planetary Pentecost. When a critical mass are in the upper room of consciousness on a planetary scale, each will hear from within, in their own language, the mighty words of God. All who are attuned will be radically empowered to be and do as Jesus did. If those people who are not self-centered align their thoughts in perfect faith, that they are whole, created in the image of God, the world can be saved.5

This is an obvious perversion of Acts 2. In some ways Hubbard’s theology is an inversion of Biblical theology. But it also sounds, in part, not unlike words I’ve read and heard by those in the so-called New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). A bit later in this book Hubbard claims that such action will avert the opening of the seventh seal (Rev 8:1).6 But it’s the earliest work, the unpublished manuscript, which provides the most colorful language.

In the two newer works (1993 and 1995) Hubbard omits commenting on Revelation 6:7-8, the fourth seal, entirely. However, in the unpublished work she goes into some detail on these verses. She divides humanity up in fourths. One group is fully onboard with the plan, a second group is ready, once the first provides the example.7 The third group is resistant and unreachable, incapable of reaching their higher self; but, the last group is worse—they are “destructive”, “disconnected”, and “defective seeds”.8 This last group is a problem in need of a solution. And Hubbard, as an “elder”, has it.

6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8, KJV)

Hubbard understands those of her elite group as the ones that must wield the sword, and etc., as per above:

We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed.9

These “defective seeds” must go, for “it is a case of the destruction of the whole planet, or the elimination” of this one-fourth of the population.10

But there is a silver lining! Her readers are not charged with this act.11 They can just sit passively by—sort of like what some did during World War II, I suppose.

…We are in charge of God’s selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death. We come to bring death to those who are unable to know God. We do this for the sake of the world…

Now that [the planetary system] is being born into its universal, whole-conscious phase, the disconnected must be destroyed.12

While it’s the elders that do the cleansing, it is the others still alive that will be tasked with the reconstruction:

You do not have to participate in the destruction. You are to be responsible for the construction which shall begin as the tribulations come to an end.13

You didn’t expect the elders—the elites—to clean up, did you?

[See related post Chuck Pierce Hosts Conference Referencing ‘One New Man’.]

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1 From the title page of this part, which was released separately from parts I and II, is the following: “The Book of Co-Creation is a three part unpublished manuscript written by Barbara Marx Hubbard in 1980. Part III follows in its pre-publication form.”

2 Published by The Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Sonoma, CA. I have a copy of the first edition, 1993. On its dedication page it reads: To Founders of a New Order of the Future: A deep communion of pioneering souls from every race, nation and religion, who experience within themselves the birth of the Universal Human.

3 Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishing, 2nd ed. Dedication page reads same as above.

4 Ibid. p 175; italics in original

5 The Book of Co-Creation: The Revelation, Our Crisis is a Birth, p 147; bold and italics in original.

6 Ibid. p 162.

7 The Book of Co-Creation: An Evolutionary Interpretation of the New Testament, Part III: The Revelation: Alternative to Armageddon, p 59.

8 Ibid.

9 Ibid. p 60.

10 Ibid.

11 Ibid.

12 Ibid. pp 60-61.

13 Ibid. p 61.

28 Responses to Clamoring Like Seals

  1. imcraig2 says:

    Hi Craig! Happy New Year! !Loved the article, I didn’t realize the New Spirituality replaced the New Age Movement. Same message with a different twist. Kinda scary. Wish I could hear these warnings from the pulpit I have almost finished my book “The TRUE Bible Timeline” If you give me your address, i will send you a copy. I hope to have it published sometime in April or May. Keep up the great work, Craig!!

    Craig

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  2. Craig says:

    Thanks Craig! I’ll get in touch with you.

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  3. Jim says:

    Thanks Craig. Eye opening stuff! A merger of advanced technology funded and courtesy of Musk, Bezos et al, and a ‘did God really say’ and ‘you can be as God’ spirituality will create the conditions for this to begin to take shape as our reality during the 20s decade.

    On Christ the solid rock we stand.

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  4. Craig says:

    All in time for UN Agenda 2030. Like the ‘other Craig’ below said, we don’t hear about this in the pulpits. And too many I know personally don’t want to hear what I’m saying here.

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  5. Informative. Thank you.

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  6. Craig says:

    I know it can be a LOT to take in, if one is unfamiliar with this sort of twisting of Scripture. Having read other occult literature–which took me quite some time to wrap my mind around–it has become easier. I don’t fall into a cognitive dissonance as I had before; I’m better able to keep the two separated.

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  7. Craig says:

    When listening to the following, this came to mind:

    I don’t think, therefore I am. I think…

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  8. I would have no clue where to look for this specific work!

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  9. Craig says:

    Well, it was through the ‘other Craig’ who commented earlier that I read Constance Cumbey’s expose on the New Age Movement (The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow) that got me to research for myself. That was over 25 years ago, BEFORE I was a Christian, even. And then reading and commenting on other blogs (to include Constance’s) I came across others talking about the things going on. It’s difficult to keep up with, that’s for sure.

    Portions of the manuscript cited here were sent to me by someone who had commented on Constance’s blog (I’m pretty sure it was her site).

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  10. Craig says:

    From 1969(!):

    [First Man:] I think. I think I am. Therefore I am! I think.

    [Establishment:] Of course you are my bright little star,
    I’ve miles
    And miles
    Of files
    Pretty files of your forefather’s fruit
    and now to suit our
    great computer,
    You’re magnetic ink.

    [First Man:] I’m more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.

    [Inner Man:] There you go man, keep as cool as you can.
    Face piles
    Of trials
    With smiles.
    It riles them to believe
    that you perceive
    the web they weave
    But keep on thinking free


    I first heard that around the time it came out, as I recall. Maybe a couple years later. The bold I’d retained in my brain, and it would resurface from time to time. And especially of late…

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  11. SLIMJIM says:

    Been behind on my blog reading; will read this after my nap

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  12. SLIMJIM says:

    Did she lead her a religious group of her own? This is fascinating but whacky

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  13. Craig says:

    Yes, and she was fairly well known.

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  14. Craig says:

    This idea of population reduction began at least in the ‘60s (it undergirds “spaceship earth”). See the wiki page of the Georgia Guidestones, and see my short article Ted Turner’s Math Problem. Not to mention Bill Gates’ various statements of using vaccinations as a means by which to effect reductions (in a TED talk, e.g.). Vaccinations are a BIG part of UN Agenda 2030.

    This Neo-Gnostic panentheism is found in the Alice A. Bailey books (taken from Blavatsky’s earlier works), which also hint at population reduction. See “Evil of Separatism” section (middle of page) here on the Lucis Trust site. Lucis Trust was formerly Lucifer Publishing, which published Bailey’s occult works. Lucis Trust is a recognized non-governmental organization (NGO), exerting influence on the UN. You’ll have to read between the lines to understand that she is saying the same thing as Hubbard (Bailey preceded Hubbard) and you’ll have to invert some of the ideology:

    Yet sin and evil do exist on Earth. We are told by the Tibetan [Djwal Khul] that the only true evil is the sin of separatism… The mind, functioning and powerful but devoid of soul, can be the great crystallising factor which builds powerful barriers of separation. “The mind is the slayer of the Real. Slay thou the slayer“, the disciple is commanded. In this sense the mind in its concrete and analytical element becomes the refuge (and the unrecognised prison) of the ideologue, and is indeed capable of the sin of separatism through prejudice and hate and the wiilingness to accept the distortions of half-truths.

    The “Slay thou the slayer” is a reference to the ‘disciple’ to rid oneself of the lower self/ego, which then provides the underlying idea to rid society of ‘separatists’, since the latter will not “evolve” and is therefore an impediment to others’ “evolving”.

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  15. Craig says:

    If you understand this below (all are Alice Bailey quotes) in the same vein, and see it as speaking of grand-scale demonic possession, everything falls into place:

    Emphasis should be laid on the evolution of humanity with peculiar attention to its goal, perfection…man in incarnation, by the indwelling and over-shadowing soul…The relation of the individual soul to all souls should be taught, and with it the long-awaited kingdom of God is simply the appearance of soul-controlled men on earth in everyday life and at all stages of that control. …The fact will appear that the Kingdom has always been present but has remained unrecognized, owing to the relatively few people who express, as yet, its quality

    Then, with respect to our church:

    …The church must show a wide tolerance, and teach no revolutionary doctrines or cling to any reactionary ideas. The church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual significance. The prime work of the church is to teach, and teach ceaselessly, preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many who are accustomed to church usages. Teachers must be trained; Bible knowledge must be spread; the sacraments must be mystically interpreted, and the power of the church to heal must be demonstrated

    Understand “Christ” as antichrist:

    Christianity will not be superseded. It will be transcended, its work of preparation being triumphantly accomplished, and Christ will again give us the next revelation of divinity….

    “…Can there not be revelations of God utterly unprecedented, and for which we have no words or adequate means of expression? The ancient mysteries, so shortly to be restored, must be re-interpreted in the light of Christianity, and readapted to meet modern need

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  16. SLIMJIM says:

    So…much evil and evil plotters

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  17. Craig says:

    As you well know, we should know our enemy and know our enemy well.

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  18. SLIMJIM says:

    😮😳😬😲😵

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  19. gemmaclover says:

    “We come to bring death to those who are unable to know God.”

    Not unlike NAR churches and adherents insisting non-practitioners (and those unable to communicate directly and out loud speaking with God, speak in tonges, and/or perform miracles) are not filled with the Holy Spirit. Or, Roman Catholic’s “filling” themselves with the actual blood and body of Christ in mystical fashion believe that any others, not participating in the magical eucharist, being unable thereby to “know God”.

    “In the end” the ecumenical God-less itching ears right, feeling persecuted and more and more powerless will find comfort in coalescing with the Roman Catholic Church and its nice pope. Eventually, the right wing of the Roman Catholic Church (Opus Dei Vigano, Josh Hawley, Barr, Cruz, Rubio, etc) in partnership with the global elite and their corporations ($$$$$) will replace/overtake the pope, inserting their new Anti-Christ superstar pope (Notre Dame Graduate) and off go our Christian heads as the false Christians’ take over.

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  20. Craig says:

    Though I may agree with some of what you say–not all–I will make no specific predictions/conclusions. As I state in the very beginning of this article:

    Biblical not-yet-fulfilled prophecy is probably best understood in retrospect, upon or after its presumed fulfillment. Sometimes, though, current events seem a lot like the dawning of unfulfilled prophecy.

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  21. Craig says:

    Your eye/eyes doing better?

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  22. SLIMJIM says:

    Yes so much better! Been using warm water and less screen time! That help. And praying. Not all perfect but much better! Thanks for asking!

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  23. Craig says:

    Glad to hear it!

    On another note, once your eyes are up to it, please check out my most recent post. I’m thinking that you may have missed it with all that’s been going on:

    https://notunlikelee.wordpress.com/2021/01/11/providing-christian-witness/

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  24. SLIMJIM says:

    I”m two or three days behind on my reader but will check it out!

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  25. gemmaclover says:

    “Biblical not-yet-fulfilled prophecy is probably best understood in retrospect, upon or after its presumed fulfillment. Sometimes, though, current events seem a lot like the dawning of unfulfilled prophecy.”

    I get it. I’m sure Christians of many generations experienced what they felt to be “the dawning of unfulfilled prophecy”. John MacArthur just preached a few weeks ago referring to Hitler as an antichrist spirit. He ticked a lot of boxes yet failed.

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  26. Jim says:

    @gemmaclover did MacArthur say how he defined the/an antichrist? As far as Hitler is concerned, it’s easy to point the finger at overtly wicked people, especially those who persecuted the Jews, but if 1 John 2:22 provides the most succinct definition, we ought to pay closer attention to that metric:

    ‘Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist – denying the Father and the Son.’ NIV

    So, the danger of a false Christology, borne from a lie (I would suggest based on the original lie from Satan in Eden, and Jesus does refer to him as the father of lies too), is to be defined as an antichrist. Pretty sobering! I recall that Hitler did have many new age and mystical influences, so his christology was, no doubt, very twisted.

    That’s why the new age, theosophy, new thought, Christ-consciousness influence in the church is so dangerous because, unwittingly, they are complicit in the same spirit of antichrist that John was observing in the very early churches. With reference to your comment on the RCC above, I don’t buy into the idea that the RCC and pope will be the authors or channels of the antichrist’s spiritual revolution. They do a lot of things doctrinally wrong, but their understanding of Jesus seems scriptural. Not so Mary, the ‘saints’, eucharist, statue veneration etc, but Jesus, yes.

    Just some thoughts for consideration, and if you have a link to that sermon, I’d be interested in what JM has to say.

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