During this decade, the New Age openly raised its tents, set the tent posts and put out signs announcing that the New Age is not a fad, but is here to stay. The New Age movement tightened its foothold in government, religion, telecommunications, economics, education, entertainment, medicine, business, health, and leisure. The same tactics used to bring to the Church a sense of a unified consciousness was used by the New Age in their strategies. That s because it is the same strategy. The Church moved the individual to the small group prayer meeting, then stadium meetings and big ecumenical conferences, and now into a corporate, unified, global move. That s what happened to those apart from the churches and Christianity. First they dealt with the individual, then got them into small seminars, for instance, at work or school, and then into large gatherings, like Farm Aid in the late 1980s. Thus the 1980s would boost the New Age to the level of a global movement. It was now on the verge Going for it! Centuries of groundwork from metaphysical doctrines to psychic experiences to modernized philosophies based on these metaphysical practices were poured into society. The dam was breaking, and the enemy was now coming in like a flood. There would be no stopping it.
Marian appearances became commonplace. Phenomena that shook the world at Fatima in 1917 was now a common event. Prophecies, visions, Eucharistic miracles, statues weeping and crying and bleeding - uncommon things of the past were now occurring regularly. Marian adherents announced: there is a dramatic increase in Marian activity.
Though I won't go into it, the restoration of the prophets with their new revelations rose in the mid- eighties to prepare the way for the Toronto Experience, the unifying of the Church, and the global celebrations in the year 2000. Vatican II was now in full operation as denominational walls and doctrinal differences began to fall on every side.
1980 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Paulina, LAFr. Albert Hebert- Marian visions and prophecy
1980 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Cuapa, NicaraguaEdward Martinez - Marian apparitions
1980 - MARIAN APPEARANCE El Escorial, SpainAmparo Cuevas - stigmata, visions and prophecy
1980 - FERGUSON S AQUARIAN CONSPIRACYThe New Age was boosted to a GLOBAL MOVEMENT by Marilyn Ferguson's "The Aquarian Conspiracy," considered to be "The New Age Bible." It promotes REINCARNATION as a pillar of the New Age belief system, giving it modern day credibility. Ferguson's book, furthering the worldview of a "new society," soon became a text in college courses, and was published in eight countries in ten translation.
1980 - THE FORCEraged on: The Empire Strikes Back is released to theaters.
1980 - NEW AGE ORGANIZATIONSby the thousands were now waiting in the wings, ready to be born.
1980 - POLLSsuch as Gallup and NORC show a "healthy" increase in spirit contact among America's public.
1980 - NATIVE AMERICAN SHAMANSbegan to revive old rites, prophesies, and Indian legends concerning the end times and the coming of the Great Spirit. Sun Bear of the Bear Tribe revealed a vision he'd had, informing him that medicine wheels should return as places for teaching, sharing and "channeling love and healing energy to the Earth Mother."
1980 - CONFLUENT EDUCATIONBeverly Galyean's federally-funded CONFLUENT EDUCATION is bent on bringing the godhood-experience and transformation to education by the use of consciousness-expanding techniques in mass schooling: guided imagery, relaxation techniques, yoga, mantras, and teaching Eastern religion under the guise of cross-culturalism. The schools are inundated with folklore epics from the ancients introducing children to tales of visions, dreams, intuitive insights, and internal dialogues with higher beings who are supposed sources of ultimate wisdom and knowledge.
1980 - GLOBAL EDUCATIONThe global perspective is injected into the educational system.
1980 - HUMAN POTENTIAL MOVEMENThad spawned over 8000 therapies concerned with the "divine within."
1980 - BIRTH OF THE GREEN PARTYThe Green Party challenged traditional politics by emphasizing ecology, feminism and disarmament. Members became active in all of Western Europe, many Asian countries, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Brazil.
1980 - COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCEThe COC linked 100 local Green Parties in America through a national network.
1980 - CREATION SPIRITUALITYDominican Fr. Matthew Fox's deep ecumenism, CREATION SPIRITUALITY and "GOD AS GODDESS," came forth in the ecology movement. Ecology is said to be the basic religious form from which all religions come, where man says: "I AM THE EARTH." Man must realize his oneness with Mother Earth. Fox linked Christianity with Eastern mysticism (pantheistic monism), the environment and "ancient wisdom," and began publishing Creation magazine to spread his doctrine.
1980 - SCIENCE AND THE PARANORMAL Science increased its investigations of the paranormal.
1980 - TRANSFORMATIONAL POLITICS Sweden implemented the government-run SECRETARIAT FOR FUTURE STUDIES: "transformation-oriented politics have entered the political mainstream."
1981 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Kibeho, Rwanda Six teens - apparitions and prophecy
1981 - MAJOR MARIAN APPEARANCE Medjugorje, Croatia 6 village teens - visions, locutions, prophecy, healings, solar and rosary phenomena.
1981 - POPE HAS TWO VISIONSAfter being shot in 1981, the pope had two visions from the Lady of Fatima. One was the past event in 1917, and the other was one that would occur in the near future. The pope expects for it to happen. The solution to all of the tribulations he saw in his visions was the consecration of Russia and the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Later, a question was then posed of Pope John Paul II concerning the fate of the Church in Fatima's apocalyptic scenario [the Third Secret]. John Paul:
"We have to be prepared to suffer, before long, great trials which will require of us the disposition to sacrifice even our life ... for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is still possible to diminish this trial, but it is no longer possible to avert it, because only in this manner can the Church be effectively renewed. How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time."
1981 - MARIAN APPEARANCERome, Italy John Paul II - vision and solar phenomena.
1981 - UNION OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EASTERN MYSTICISMTranspersonal psychologist Ken Wilbur wrote that psychological growth mirrors the yogic chakras of Eastern mysticism. He compared the "most realized state" of Eastern mysticism to Maslow's "peak experience."
1981 - KRISHNA TEMPLESForty KRISHNA temples had now been established in the USA (see 1960).
1982 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Cankton, LAGenevieve Huckady - Marian apparitions
1982 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Eisenberg, AustriaAloisia Lex - visions and permanent grass cross
1982 - MARIAN APPEARANCEDamascus, Syria Maria al Akharas - Locutions, fragrant oils, healings
1982 - BENJAMIN CREME S TARA CENTERsponsored national newspaper ads that proclaimed: "In answer to our call for help, a World Teacher for all humanity, the Christ, Is Now Here!" MAITREYA promised to communicate telepathically to the world.
1982 - PHYLLIS SCHAFLYpresented 13,000 pages of testimony to the US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION concerning children being subjected to Yoga, TM, hypnosis, guided imagery and visualization sessions, parapsychology, sensitivity training, psychiatric exercises and other practices designed to alter the thinking, values, and behavior of children in the name of education.
1982 - TM's MAHARISHIannounced his WORLD PEACE PLAN.
1982 - THE "NETWORKING" CATALOGUEwas published by Jessica Lipnack & Jeffrey Stamps. It linked 1500 diverse New Age networks. Networks are the fulfilled dream of de Chardin's "noosphere," an expanding layer of consciousness on the earth that would lead to a transformed humanity. (see 1961.)
1982 - PLANETARY INITIATIVE FOR THE WORLD WE CHOOSEwas sponsored by PLANETARY CITIZENS. This was a consciousness-raising project consisting of a worldwide coalition effort involving hundreds of New Age groups and organizations.
1983 - MARIAN APPEARANCE San Nicolas, ArgentinaGladys Quiroga - Stigmata and Marian visions
1983 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Penablance, ChileMiguel Poblete - Visions of Jesus and Mary
1983 - THE GLOBAL BRAINPeter Russell wrote "THE GLOBAL BRAIN," theorizing how humanity is evolving into something beyond planetary consciousness, meaning an experience of something similar to de Chardin's "Omega Point when humanity as a whole experiences union with God. (See 1961.)
1983 - HAWAIIAN VOLCANO ERUPTEDWorshipers of the Goddess Pele claim that the eruption shows her anger at government researchers who'd intruded into "her" volcano.
1983 - MORE STAR WARS"The Return of the Jedi" and "THE FORCE" with more New Age and Eastern occultism infiltrated the minds of American children.
1983 - PLANETARY CONGRESS (Toronto)This Congress drafted the "DECLARATION OF THE WORLD WE CHOOSE" as a citizen's "GLOBAL MANDATE." Its goals were achieving "the individual human potential and . . . the essential spiritual identity of each person, giving rise to a oneness with all life" through neighborhood groups. These groups promote the need for a new economic order, a stronger UN, and a centralized global government by "Thinking Globally, Acting Locally."
1983 - ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATIONbegan to replace "Organization Development" in New Age-based business seminars. Its goal was to spiritually awaken employees and bring about New Age socio-political influences through the business world.
1983 - ASTROLOGYIt was announced that belief in Astrology was up 19% in just 5 years, since 1978.
1983 - CHANNELER JANE ROBERTS died"SETH" believed to be channeled now by Jean Loomis. She begins channeling workshops.
1984 - MARIAN APPEARANCE GuatemalaCarmen - Marian messages
1985 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Cleveland, OhioMaureen Sweeney - locutions and prophecy
1985 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Naju, KoreaJulia Kim - visions, statues flowing oil, Eucharistic miracles and prophecy
1985 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Oliveto Citra, ItalyTwelve children - visions, prophecy and aroma of roses
1985 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Melleray, IrelandUrsula O'Rourke - visions; Breda Coleman - prophecy and statue of Mary seen moving
1985 LEFT BRAIN/RIGHT BRAINBelief in the LEFT BRAIN/RIGHT BRAIN principle gained prominence in schools and continuing education classes (writing, art, etc.).
1985 - ESTchanged its name to THE FORUM.
1985 - LIVE AIDwas held, the first global healing concert.
1985 - AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)increased its court battles against Christianity.
1985 - WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC)changed or questioned some of the basic Christian beliefs about Christ while promoting a one-world religion.
1986 - MARIAN APPEARANCE MichiganMariamante - Marian visions
1986 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Santa Fe, NMVange Gonzales - Marian visions
1986 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Blue Mountain, AustriaPaul - visions and moving statues of Mary
1986 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Cameroon, AfricaEight children - visions and healings
1986 - THE WORLD PEACE EVENTThis was a 42-nation effort, promoted by John Randolph Price. Groups meditated for world peace for one hour at different places on the globe. This has now become an annual event.
1986 - BERNIE S. SIEGEL, M.D.published "Love, Medicine & Miracles," a landmark book on SELF-HEALING through the use of New Age philosophy and techniques, particularly visualization and guided imagery.
1986 - THE MEDIAIt is announced that all areas of the media have now recognized the New Age as a progressive force in today's world.
1986 - CHANNELERSThe LA Times Magazine reported that the number of professional CHANNELERS in Los Angeles rose from 2 in 1978 to 1000 in 1985.
1986 - NEW AGE RADIOForty radio stations aired the NEW AGE PROGRAMS, "New Dimensions Radio" and "Music from the Hearts of Space" (heard on WQLN in Erie).
1986 - "RAMTHA"books published; videos available (see 1977).
1986 - MAFUPenny Torres began channeling "MAFU, a fourth major spirit guide said to be here to direct humanity in the way that it should go.
1986 - ROBERT SCHULLERpromoted the New Age doctrine's hope of "salvation" when he said, "The Christ spirit dwells in every human being whether the person knows it or not."
1986 - UNIFIED EFFORTSHundreds of Hollywood stars, with good intentions toward cleaning the environment, world hunger, etc., became enmeshed in the New Age system. "We're in this together."
1986 - ECUMENISM WITH THE EASTPope John Paul II met with representatives of 12 major faiths (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, etc.) to pray for WORLD PEACE AND UNITY among Christians and non-Christians.
1986 - HANDS ACROSS AMERICA (Memorial Day)the Global consciousness of Oneness was boosted.
1986 - M. SCOTT PECKM. Scott Peck published "The Road Less Traveled," which popularized the idea of man's evolution toward godhood. Said to be a Christian, Peck is a New Age influence. "The Road" teaches one to transcend problems by the key of SELF-LOVE for successful living, how to cultivate one's own religion and how to open up to the positive force called grace.
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Conyers, GANancy Fowler - Marian apparitions, solar phenomena, healings
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Terra Blanca, MXElba & Zendia - Marian visions
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE El Ranchilo, TXBro. David Lopez - Marian apparitions and prophecy
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Inchigella, IrelandRosemary O'Sullivan - pillar of light, visions
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Bessbrook, N.IrelandBeulah Lynch visions and prophecy
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Hrushiw, UkraineMaria Kizyn - visions
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Rome, ItalySr. Anna Ali visions and prophecy
1987 - MARIAN APPEARANCE MedjugorjeThe Blessed Virgin Mary's Message To Brother David:
"Do not be afraid about the three days of darkness that will come over the earth, because those who are living my messages and have a life of interior prayer will be alerted by an interior voice three days to one week before their occurrence."
1987 - NEW AGE YELLOW PAGESThe New Age's continuing growth necessitated the FIRST EDITION OF THE NEW AGE YELLOW PAGES and other resource information materials to locate help groups, networks, peace groups, holistic health practitioners, New Agers in special fields, communities, etc. Sun Bear published the 1987 BEAR TRIBE CATALOGUE, listing 57 books connected to the Earth Goddess movement. THE CRYSTAL SOURCE BOOK: FROM SCIENCE TO METAPHYSICS by John Milewski & Virginia Harford contains information on mining crystals, medical uses, their history, and how to acquire and use them. These are just a few examples of many such catalogues. The New Age was learning how to find each other.
1987 - BUDDHISM RISESThe Associated Press carries a story, "Buddhism Takes Hold In The United States," saying it is sweeping across the United States and is now a major religion here, with 1.5 million people practicing it.
1987 - "DIANETICS" ScientologyL. Ron Hubbard This book reached 8,000,000 copies sold (see 1938).
1987 - THE CHRIST HAS COMEA full-page ad was placed in USA Today by Benjamin Creme: "THE CHRIST IS IN THE WORLD. A great World Teacher for people of every religion and no religion" (see 1982).
1987 - 25,000 NEW AGE BOOK TITLESwere in print, reaching over $1 billion dollars in sales for 1987, a 30% increase over the previous year,1986.
1987 - EXTRATERRESTRIALSWhitley Strieber made the best-seller list with "Communion," which related his "true" account of being abducted by EXTRATERRESTRIALS.
1987 - GALLUP POLL50%of Americans now believe in UFO CONTACT, EXTRATERRESTRIAL COMMUNICATION, and the like.
1987 - "CALIFORNIA TASK FORCEwas formed to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility." It was sponsored by state government.
1987 - A COURSE IN MIRACLESbecame a bestseller and an influential force in Christian churches via seminars, in spite of its presentation of the New Age "Christ" (see 1965).
1987 - RAMTHAThe channeled work "RAMTHA INTENSIVE" was published, discussing mankind's frustration and obsessive search for love (see 1986).
1987 - HARMONIC CONVERGENCEThe purpose for which New Age believers gathered at "power points" all over the globe was to merge their consciousness with the energy emanating from the earth, in order to hasten the externalization of the New Age and its Christ.
1987 - OUT ON A LIMBShirley MacLaine's mini-series, "Out On A Limb," presented the New Age gospel in power to millions of TV viewers. The series was followed up by five books, appearances on major talk shows, and seminars to raise funds for a meditation center in Baca, Colorado to be built in 1989-90. Her book sales reached $40 million by the end of the year (8 million copies).
1987 - REINCARNATION/PAST LIFE REGRESSIONReincarnation and past-life regression through meditation was placed in the public eye.
1987 - NEW AGE BOOK SALESFollowing MacLaine's series, Waldenbooks reported sales of metaphysical books jumped from 25 to 900 per week; B. Dalton reported a 95% increase in sales. Christianity countered this by publishing 15 or so anti-New Age titles by well-known Christian authors between 1987-89.
1987 - NEW AGE MUSICbecame "hot," inspiring more NEW AGE RADIO programs. The Windham Hill company's sales for New Age music soared from a $300 investment in the '70's to $35 million in 1987. It had its first-ever platinum recording in 1987 titled, "December."
1987 - SUBLIMINAL TAPEShit the TV airwaves, promising to "reprogram the subconscious" and bring success, prosperity, weight loss, freedom from smoking, healed marriages, A's in school, easy piano playing, etc. The buyer only has to listen to the tapes.
1987 - REAGAN'S ASTROLOGYNancy Reagan's use of Astrology came to light (used since 1981).
1987 - FIRST FARM AID CONCERTwas held by professed New Ager Willie Nelson, another global consciousness-forming event.
1987 - TIME MAGAZINEIt wrote, "So here we are in the New Age, a combination of spirituality and superstition, fad and farce, about which the only thing certain is that it is not new."
1988 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Phoenix, AZEstella Ruiz - Marian apparitions and family, prophecy
1988 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Lubbock, TXMary Constancio - Marian messages
1988 - MARIAN APPEARANCE El Cajas, EQPachi Borrero - Marian apparitions
1988 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Scottsdale, AZFr. Spaulding and 6 parishioners - visions and locutions of Jesus and Mary
1988 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Gortnodreha, Ire.Christina Gallagher - visions, prophecy and stigmata
1988 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Cachiche, Peruseveral parishioners statue of Our Lady of Lourdes crying
1988 - 27,000 NEW AGEnational and international ORGANIZATIONS were now in full operation.
1988 - NEW AGE MUSIC"Music from the Heart of Space" added 160 more radio stations since 1986.
1988 - TV INFLUENCEFirst used by Apple Computer, New Age music was now frequently aired in TV commercials.
1988 - CRYSTAL RESOURCES (NY)reported sales of $100 million dollars, with an estimated increase to $250 million by 1991.
1988 - NEW AGE SITESNew Age travel agencies proliferated, offering tours to mystical places throughout the world, such as exploration of the ancient MAYAN sites of "sacred power," STONEHENGE, etc.
1988 - TRANSFORMATIONAL SEMINARSMajor businesses were spending billions of dollars for TRANSFORMATIONAL SEMINARS, such as EST, Dianetics, Scientology, etc.
1988 - YOGA MAGAZINEThe Yoga Journal circulation was up 40% in four years.
1988 - TED TURNER:America needs to elect a NEW AGE PRESIDENT by the year 2000 if we are to survive.
1988 - NEW AGE BOOKSTORESdoubled to 2500. Major bookstores change the name of "Occult" sections to "New Age." Fifty publishers banded together to become a New Age publishing organization. These men believed we were entering "A Consciousness Whose Time Has Come." Over $1 billion in sales.
1988 - POLL42% of adult Americans believe they've been in contact with the dead (necromancy), up 27% since 1977. ESP experiences are now at 67%, up 9% since 1973.
1988 - SCHULLER/MAHARISHIIn "Peace of Mind Through Possibility Thinking," Rev. Robert Schuller endorsed Maharishi's TM mantra as a means of spiritual satisfaction, opening the door to Hinduism's "Christ-consciousness" for the Church. Schuller's speaking appearances at Unity churches and his promotion of Napoleon Hill's "invisible counselors " get-rich system furthered the New Age s infiltration into Christianity.
1988 - A GLOBAL FORUM OF SPIRITUAL AND PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS ON HUMAN SURVIVALwas held at Oxford University. Major spiritual leaders, such as the Dali Lama, Mother Theresa and others, as well as scientists and government people, attended. The purpose was to bring religion and government together to save the planet.
1988 - NORTH AMERICAN ASSISIwas held in Wichita, Kansas by 12 major Christian and non-Christian faiths (Buddhism, Jainism, etc.).
1988 - NEW AGE INFLUENCE IN POLITICSThe media reported the pervasiveness of New Age techniques in Washington's political circles. Attempts were made to pass Senator Albert Gore's New Age "SPOON BENDERS BILL," intended to fund psychic research.
1988 - GLOBAL TELEVISION CONCERTSRock groups and government leaders cooperated to bring a new consciousness of oneness to the entire world through television concerts. Amnesty International's HUMAN RIGHTS NOW! Tour with Sting and Peter Gabriel was televised to North, South and Central America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
1988 - NEW WORLD ORDER ADGene Roddenberry's 2-page ad in Time called for a NEW WORLD ORDER.
1988 - FREEDOMFESTwas a 10-hour televised event to raise global consciousness of human rights. 750 million to 1 billion people watched or listened in 65 countries. It was the most-watched event in TV history.
1988 - POST-CHRISTIAN ERA ANNOUNCEDAnnouncing that America is in the "Post-Christian era," the Institute for the Study of American Religions reported 710 NEW, ACTIVE AND GROWING NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS since 1940. The anti-cult movement "has had no measurable effect on the development of non-conventional religions" while "Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Theosophy, Spiritualism, Adventism, Christian Science, Mormons and many other non-conventional religions continue to grow, consolidate gains and expand. Combined . . . they are participating in the reorientation of American religious life away from an exclusively Judeo-Christian format."
1988 - PAGAN POLITICSU.S. Senator Bill Armstrong said rooting out all spiritual influence from American public affairs "is becoming fashionable policy" in Washington.
1989 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Marlboro, NJJ. Januszkiewicz - Marian messages, lights and doves
1989 - MARIAN APPEARANCE GermanyZdenko Singer - Marian and Trinity visions
1989 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Zarvanystya, UkraineChornij Zenovia - visions
1989 - MARIAN APPEARANCE Burlington. OntarioZdenko Singer - visions and prophecy
1989 - WORLD INVOCATION DAYAn interfaith program by Catholics, Unitarians, Buddhists, Hare Krishna, etc. was held to celebrate WORLD INVOCATION DAY. Participants invoked Lord Maitreya through "THE GREAT INVOCATION" so the Ascended Masters guiding the world's destiny will bring in the New Age.
1989 - ST. JAMES CHURCH, London (Piccadily)was converted to a New Age church practicing witchcraft. Once a gospel preaching church, celebrations now involve the Mother Earth Goddess and ancient Incan worship. They promote creative New Age thinking in opposition to traditional Western thought.
1989 - ST. JOHN THE DIVINE EPISCOPAL CATHEDRALJames P. Morton, pastor (NY) endorsed Earth Religions and New Age activists, and placed a crucifix depicting "Christa," a female "Christ," in the church. NAM- based ceremonies were also held there and a New Age organization, the TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING, found a home at St. John's.
1989 - UNIVERSAL PAPACYAnglican Archbishop Runcie (England) proposed that the Pope be accepted as the symbolic head of all world religions.
1989 - LETTER FOR NWOIsaac Asimov called for a NEW WORLD ORDER with a large ad in Time magazine: "Letter To The Next Generation."
1989 - NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONis now the most powerful labor union in the U.S., controlling 71% of public school teachers, the major force behind New Age influence in the schools (see 1857).
1989 - EARTH: PLANET OF THE YEARThe cover of Time magazine depicted Earth as the "PLANET OF THE YEAR."
1989 - MOSCOW MUSIC PEACE FESTIVALheld in USSR with the Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Cinderella, Ozzy Osborne and Skid Row.
1989 - GLOBAL CONCERTA twelve-hour EARTHFUND CONCERT was held to promote worldwide environmental concerns among the global family. An "URTH (Earth)" statue, portraying an angel enveloping earth, was unveiled as a fund-raiser.
1989 - SUBLIMINAL TAPES INCREASEAudio tape catalogues filled with hundreds of New Age music and subliminal growth tapes now in circulation.
1989 - TED TURNER S NETWORKS (CNN, TNT, TBS)heavily promoted the New Age, portraying the truth of its ONE WORLD TELEVISION logo. Plans were shaping up for "Mr. Planet," a program to promote global consciousness and environmental cares among children.
1989 - MTVturns heavy in New Age symbolism. VH-1 is working with Hollywood stars and GREENPEACE, reporting on global cooperation to save the environment.
1989 - TVproducers saw global unity through the environmental issue as a trend they will pursue in the 1990's. Such themes were already being presented through prime time shows, sometimes followed by "Global Family" messages. Notice all the reference to communications as a means to bring people to a one world, global consciousness.
1989 - "OUR COMMON FUTURE"was held, an international environmental concert (5-hour broadcast to 100 countries).
1989 - GLOBAL CONCERTwas a worldwide GO GLOBAL music concert.
1989 - URANTIA BROTHERHOODchanged its name to the FIFTH EPOCHAL FELLOWSHIP. (See 1955.)
1989 - THE HAGUE DECLARATIONas an international task force was being formed, answerable to the World Court, to police the world in environment issues.
1989 - NEW AGE THE STATUS QUONew Age psychics and their beliefs, techniques, practices and themes were common on all the major TV talk shows, both in the U.S. and Canada.
1989 - SHIRLEY MAC LAINEShirley MacLaine video, "Inner Workout," taught meditation on the seven chakras (energy points in the body).
Entering The '90s: An Entrenched New Age MovementA United Europe is on the horizon for the '90s, and ecology is the new catalyst of an ecumenical movement saturated by New Age ideas. While the nations maneuver, Israel is at the center of world attention as the Middle East heads for the fulfillment of end-time prophecy. The foretold emergence of demonic teaching is evident in every area of our culture and everyone elses: secular and cosmic humanism as well as New Age occultic, psychic and spiritualistic techniques are everyday practices. Anti-Christian sentiment forges on, as stated by syndicated columnist John Lofton: "The war against God in this country, especially against Jesus Christ, is getting uglier, much uglier, much more explicit. And make no mistake about it, please. This war is against Christ."