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Passage to the Millennium
Edgar Cayce and the Age of Aquarius
By Mary Ellen Carter
St. Martin's PressCopyright © 1998 Mary Ellen Carter
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"A NEW ORDER"
It is also understood, comprehended by some, that a new order of conditions is to arise; that there must be the greater consideration of each individual, each soul being his brother's keeper. (3976-18)
The Cayce readings, central to this book, predicted the fall of the Soviet Union. Subsequently, we saw communism fall in the majority of nations. Since 1932, other major political, social, and economic conditions were addressed by Cayce, referring to deeds of consciousness of world leaders and of ordinary men and women, to truth or error that motivated them, as well as astrological influences. It was only in the last decade of the twentieth century that we could evaluate how accurate were his predictions, or how his words could be of help today.
Changes Cayce previewed are not only political but also religious in character. Throughout time, in fact, all political and social change has grown out of understanding in the hearts of a few leaders of what our familiar religious values and concepts represent. In the past, this occurred seldom, as history recounts just a few enlightened groups such as the Essenes two thousand years ago ushering in and nurturing the advent of the birth of Jesus Christ. Another major period was the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when Western civilization broke from monarchy to independence. It was a natural outgrowth from biblical teachings about man's freedom under God. In the 1990s, we have seen many nations freed from oligarchy and communism.
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Events that brought great changes in the twentieth century in hindsight can be seen as passage into the new millennium. Many people born ninety years ago have lived through two world wars and the Great Depression in the early years to see the rise and fall of communism in much of the world; friendship between the United States and Russia; slavery give way to freedom; improvement in race relations; progress toward peace in the Middle East and other nations, all evincing growth in consciousness by masses of people. Can we look forward to the continuation of that work of the human heart and mind as we go into the twenty-first century?
In 1938 Cayce spoke of "a new order of conditions to arise." He described it as based on Christian principles and standards in the interests of all people.
However, by the 1920s there was, according to irrefutable historic documentation, already in place a "new order" that was not in the interests of anyone but a few wealthy and powerful men while their fellowman suffered through two world wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s. That new order was created by a ruthless "invisible government" reported to have been in existence since 1910, controlling all banking institutions and thus all financial conditions. Unbelievable as it seems, the group is said to this day to orchestrate wars and financial booms and busts for the benefit of the power elite.
"Outwardly we have a Constitutional government," states James Perloff in his book Shadows of Power. But regardless of who is in the White House, Perloff states, "Within our government we have another body ... a bureaucratic elite is sure our Constitution is outmoded ... all strange foreign policy agreements may be traced to this group who are going to make us over to suit them." He calls it "a legitimate mafia" and says this secret government promotes the idea of "globalism" in order to build a new international order serving only those elite factions.
According to a growing number of authors, this "new world order" is instigated and operated by various agencies based on humanistic notions that have impeded spiritual progress since Adam. Its aim, say these authors, is "one world" under socialism, which will cut down America's sovereignty and that of all other democracies and lead ultimately to a world dictatorship. It was characterized in 1913 as "the invisible government by the money power" by Congressman Charles Lindbergh, Sr., one of the foremost opponents of the Federal Reserve Act.
Belief in God inspires people to seek freedom to worship and to create their own destinies. It is inherent in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Democracy is inherent in its tenets. So, not surprisingly, those "one world" folks never mention any religious concepts as its basis. In the old Marxist mind-set, it seeks in fact to do away with religion, according to these critics. In his book None Dare Call It Treason, John Stormer states that the Protestant Christian doctrine was corrupted more than seventy years ago when several influential socialist professors in the theological seminaries attacked the virgin birth of Mary and the risen Christ. Later, that apostasy was preached from the pulpits, paving the way for a secular society. It served to empower those of like minds who want to create a socialist world state. Reportedly, facilitating this goal are the Federal Reserve Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission.
According to several authors, through behind-the-scenes political manipulation, membership in these organizations has provided entree into the highest offices of the land and includes presidents since Woodrow Wilson.
States Bill Still in On the Horns of the Beast, the Federal Reserve became law in 1913 yet not a part of the federal government. Because of "the Fed," "... the American people have lost the power to control their own money. Congress granted it away in 1913 to a stockholder-owned corporation — the Federal Reserve. It's not Constitutional. It's not legal. ..." He goes on, "America is on the horns of a beast — an economic beast — that threatens to destroy our nation as we know it, and drastically alter the lives of all who live here."
How did it happen in this nation protected by laws governing the commonwealth?
In 1913, after a few days of swiftly manipulated pressure in the Senate and House, the Federal Reserve Act was passed before Congress had had time to discuss it fully, Still explains. Until 1913, banks were owned privately. The nation was financially strong. But when the "Federal Reserve System" was created, "the new bank now had total control over how much money was made available in the U.S., by control of its lending policies with power to issue U.S. currency, lend the government money at interest, and then convert that federal debt into money to be loaned out by its member banks ten times over, or more, to their customers. What a deal!" The new bank would be owned privately by banks around the country but dominated by the New York Federal Reserve Bank, which itself was dominated by ... the Rockefellers, the Morgans, ... the Rothschilds."
The system of credit was now in the hands of a few men who within only ten years allowed the national debt to rise sharply from about $1 billion to $25 billion!
A debt-based money system now required more money. So President Wilson was persuaded to sign the new income tax bill. In 1916 he wrote in his book The New Freedom: "We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled governments in the civilized world ... a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." In 1924, "On his deathbed, Wilson is reported to have said, 'I have unwittingly ruined my government.'"
Until then, there had been no income tax, because there had been enough revenue from tariffs and excise taxes. Now began the taxation of America's hard-earned income to pay the banker-originated federal debt.
Although we trustingly believe that the rise and fall of interest rates are to protect us from inflation, Still declares: "The Federal Reserve System has not been a source of economic stability. It has not held inflation in check. It causes inflation for its own benefit. The Fed hasn't prevented depressions. It has intentionally caused them in order to fleece America's middle-class flock. ... throughout its history, the Fed has been directly responsible for empowering America's enemies financially, so they could better make war on American citizens, This is treason against American national sovereignty!" He reminds us that the Federal Reserve lent millions to the communist dictatorship in Russia after World War I. Plans were to create a "one world" that included communism, neatly socialized for our children and grandchildren.
Why haven't we been told about the invisible government? The answer is: The world has been kept ignorant of it by secrecy and deception during the entire twentieth century.
I would not pay attention to these frightening reports if they had not been thoroughly documented by the authors with names, places, dates, and historic events as irrefutable proofs. It is a background with sinister significance. Among the betrayers, however, as the authors tell us, there are reported good men in government who were the deceived and the betrayed who looked back in regret for their part in helping to carry out the scheme.
Which brings us to what the good people around Edgar Cayce were asking him as he lay on his couch in his self-induced psychic sleep.
"WHO CONTROLS THE FINANCIAL WORLD?"
Passage to the Millennium is about international events as they transpired during the twentieth century and interpreted by the Edgar Cayce readings. They bear witness that Cayce clearly must have seen these groups and their high-handed plan for a "one world" under socialist control. This "new world order" is not the "new order" described by Edgar Cayce.
Edgar Cayce predicted sixty-five years ago the major political, social, and economic events in the years since his time. Passage to the Millennium is an account of how those predictions came about. His words were poised for consideration only in the last decade of the twentieth century because, until now, his prophecies of world affairs had not yet been fulfilled. As we approached the Age of Aquarius, the times were indeed changing at an accelerated rate. But even in his day, his words were urgent because, as a prominent economist later declared, the world was at a crossroads.
In Cayce's time, when Russia was of opposite ideology to both religious and democratic nations and her people had suffered for seventy years because of it, he indicated that the new order was based on religious principles. It was in sharp contrast to the ideas that led to socialism under Stalin. He warned against greed and selfishness in any country, including the United States, that made for hardships for its citizens.
Happily, great unprecedented changes are taking place not envisioned by anyone but Cayce. We touch on world events from 1913 to the present, however sketchily, when we were still caught in old world nationalism and isolationism. But there has been developing a new vision on the part of many to look out for the other guy, an evolving metamorphosis by reform of old ways to more enlightened ways, a world renewed, if not yet fully reborn, by the same benevolent forces that have shaped our destinies in the past. But there is another, age-old, opposing force at work — those "principalities" of darkness that are, in our time, the outgrowth from that same sinister origin: the claim that man alone moves his destiny, and that some of us can bully the rest of us with impunity. It was the same mind-set that brought Russia and her satellite nations to ruin by the "invisible government." This is an organization of secrecy that today is warned against by journalists who see specific evidence of such manipulation of the economy. Now, as in the past, many people in the third world who still live under economic and political tyranny cannot speak out for fear of death to themselves or their families. Only "the new order" under God's law can work for all people, Cayce indicated. Many agree. God's "invisible government," inclusive of all faiths, is invisible because it is of our hearts and minds, and we see the results manifested only in social, economic, and political reform. Parallels are drawn between that true invisible government and Freemasonry, as both point out to us America's spiritual role in leadership and the transcendency of all mankind. For man is designed to strive for peace and soul victory — and win — in the face of all odds. The peace and plenty we seek are not yet won. A lot depends on our everyday lives and whether we live selfishly or for others. It was a recurring theme in the readings of Edgar Cayce.
In his trance state, in tune with his higher mind, he was able both to prophesy about and advise with authority on issues of his time and ours. He has over the years had an amazing record of prophecy fulfillment and reliability, both on the personal level for many people and on the world level.
During the 1930s, one of the major subjects on which Cayce was asked for advice was the economy. The crash of 1929 was still fresh in everyone's minds during those troubled years. In 1932 he was asked by his alert friends for "financial and political advice for establishing peace on earth and good will among men." On the subject of world economics he had much to say, throwing light on that dark side of finance of which we have become aware. He cited the cause behind the financial crash of 1929 that led to the Great Depression. It was a revelation of the truth:
"The most serious point in the present civilization has been the fall of '29 when there was given into the hands of two — yea, three — individuals — the financial conditions and situations in the world."
"Who controls the financial world?" he was then asked.
"Warburg, Mellon, Morgan," he replied. (3976-10)
These were Paul Warburg, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member and architect of the Federal Reserve; John P. Morgan, closely associated with the CFR founders; and Andrew Mellon, U.S. secretary of the treasury.
In my book Edgar Cayce on Prophecy, I offered several readings given on the economy. Among them were these: "Edgar Cayce attributed the division in this country to 'fear on the part of those who control capital investment' and a lack of universal oneness of purpose."
"The causes of the Great Depression ... were the 'combination of wrath, oppression and sin.'" Here again he seems to describe the activities of the "legitimate mafia," especially the Federal Reserve.
How did the Fed cause the crash of 1929? According to Bill Still, in August 1929, the Fed began to tighten money, raising interest rates. The Bank of England did the same. "At the same time the Fed began to sell government securities, another money contracting move. This was the final signal to get out of the stock market and put all their assets in cash or gold bullion. And that's what they did. ... The effects of the Fed, says this author, can take up to a year to be felt," but in 1929 "the system began to sink about six weeks later."
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Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Cayce continued to speak out against the greed and selfishness of what was unmistakably that of the invisible government. Today, that oppressive system is reported to prevail, implying new leaders of like mind who would seek to do away with nationhood and impose a world government based on manipulation and deceit — a conspiracy among the major powers.
In 1997, manipulation against the economic well-being of the American people was again evident. Since the beginning of 1997, the nation's credit unions that provide small loans for working people became the target of the big banking industry. Whereas throughout the past several decades, banks have lost half their former market share in deposits, the credit unions have remained strong. They were intended to serve the working people who wanted small loans from an institution in their own area, where they could help control it with a democratic system and by vote. They are non-profit, and thus tax-exempt. In early 1997, the American Bankers Association sued the United States credit union industry on the grounds the competition was unfair. On July 28, 1998, I talked to Ron Burniske, president and CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. The decision would affect many members of its ten branches in Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia and five more in Houston and Rhode Island. He said that although the lower court said the banks overstepped the rights of the credit unions, the Supreme Court favored the banks. But he said the House voted 400 to 45 for credit unions. The Senate made victory complete with the score 93 to 6. I asked what it meant to him. "Free choice!" he replied happily, "for people who want to join credit unions."
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