Major source: Constance Cumbey [no link, sorry]
In Colorado there is a ranch called Baca, run by a lady named Hanne Strong, which she runs as a New Age commune.
The Danish-born Hanne Strong was inspired enough to start the Manitou Foundation, which allocates land grants and money for religious orders.
That's fine, except that her husband is Maurice Strong:
In 1992, [he was] chairman of the United Nation's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro He was co-chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum, became a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission), found time to serve as president of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, on the executive committee of the Society for International Development, and as an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund. Above all, he served on the Commission on Global Governance. Friends include:
- Vice President Al Gore. (Of course.)
- World Bank President James Wolfensohn, formerly on the Rockefeller Foundation Board and currently on the Population Council Board; he was Al Gore's favored candidate for the World Bank position.
- James Gustave Speth, head of the Carter Administration's Council on Environmental Quality, crafter of the doomladen Global 2000 report, member of the Clinton - Gore transition team; he now heads the UN Development Program.
- Shridath Ramphal, formerly Secretary General of the (British) Commonwealth, now Co-Chairman of the Commission on Global Governance.
- Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute --which works closely with the World Bank, the UN Environment Program, and the UN Development Program -- and Co-Chairman of the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
- Ingvar Carlsson, former Swedish prime minister and Co-Chairman of the Commission on Global Governance.
And of course Kofi Annan.
Strong was also involved with the World Service Initiative and photographed with a World Service Initiative trip to Findhorn, the New Age Vatican.
Here are their principles, as stated by them:
The purpose of the World Service Intergroup is to generate a focused, conscious and deliberate intergroup effort to specifically assist the Externalization of the Hierarchy and the Reappearance of the Christ.
Religious scholars will recognize immediately that talk of "The Christ" or World Teacher his nothing to do with the Christian Messiah but a different chap called Maitreya or Djwahl Kuhl who, in the Christian religion has another name and who the Rolling Stones had sympathy for. Strong was at Findhorn together with the Lucis Trust and you can do your own research on them.
Gordon Davidson and Corrine McLaughlin, who set up the WSI in Washington, D.C. in 1995 were also instrumental in setting up the Valdez Principles, [original link now forbidden but here is a second link], committing corporate America to the Gorean Eco principles now in vogue today. Here is his mindset:
The Shamballa force is in reality Life itself; and Life is a loving synthesis in action. We also used the Six Laws and Principles of the New Age to lead us towards creating a vision of how these principles might create patterns for the New Civilization humanity will be constructing over the next 2500 years.
The environmental movement therefore has an occult angle influencing it which sets it apart from the mindset of most people who see themselves as at least partly green. Shamballa force would seem to have little to do with recycling your bottles and using eco-friendly lamps and yet the connection is forced at high levels of society.
In 1990, Strong gave an interview to writer Daniel Wood in which he discussed a novel he'd like to write:
'Each year,' he explains as background to the telling of the novel's plot, 'the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Over a thousand CEO'S, prime ministers, and leading academics gather in February to attend meetings and set economic agendas for the year ahead.'
With this as a setting, he then says, 'What if a small group of these world leaders were to form a secret society to bring about an economic collapse? It's February. They're all at Davos. These aren't terrorists. They're world leaders.' 'They have positioned themselves in the world's commodity and stock markets. They've engineered a panic, using their access to stock exchanges and computers and gold supplies. They jam the gears. They hire mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davos as hostages. The markets can't close. The rich countries -'
... and Strong makes a slight motion with his fingers as if he were flicking a cigarette butt out the window. - West Magazine (May 1990)
He told Maclean's in 1976 that he was "a socialist in ideology, a capitalist in methodology." And his career combines oil deals with the likes of Adnan Khashoggi with links to the environmentalist Left.
"He's dangerous because he's a much smarter and shrewder man [than many in the UN system]," comments Charles Lichenstein, deputy ambassador to the UN under President Reagan. "I think he is a very dangerous ideologue, way over to the Left."
"This guy is kind of the global Ira Magaziner," says Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute. "If he is whispering in Kofi Annan's ear this is no good at all."
It's not a conspiracy, of course: just a group of like-minded people fighting to save the world from less prescient and more selfish forces -- namely, market forces. When Rep Don Young introduced the American Land Sovereignty Act in reaction against the Yellowstone New Age Mine payout:
In an interview, Strong dismissed Young's anxieties. "I do not share his concern. It is no abdication of sovereignty to exercise it in company with others, and when you're dealing with global issues that's what you have to do."
His friend, Paul Martin joined George Bush and the Mexican president on March 23, 2005 to exercise that belief in setting up the SPPNA. Is this interesting hotch-potch at the reins of power a one-off? Well, not exactly - the California resort where world leaders go to relax has a place where a ceremony, however innocent, is distinctly ancient in form .
Under the surface there are quite a few ambiguous things being utilized, like the 1000 points of light, ostensibly biblical but bearing occult interpretations. In this link just now, it was mentioned in relation to a piece of software bundled in with other 'peace-seeking' new age software.
I deliberately avoided all the occult and Christian sites for a link because I'm not trying to establish anything other than that there is a motif running through the leaders of countries' dealings with each other which is more than balance sheets and corporate meetings. It is not Christian in nature but relativistic in that it seeks to pay lip service to a melting pot of religions with a 'World Teacher' at its helm.
At the least, it runs through Al Gore's green movement's doings. Even if you go no further than that, the question is, 'Why would words like global governance and occult terminology be mentioned in virtually the same breath?'