work will be
not one human
hungry, or battered,
single person is
forced to die in
war, not one
one is persecuted
for his or
-- Leonard Peltier,
The Mission of the Sovereign United Nations (S.U.N.) is to call together Spiritual Representatives and Earth Keepers from all tribal societies, clans, colonies, communities, regions, territories, nations, states and countries around the world, as the voice of 'One Heart and One Mind', to guide and inform a misaligned humanity towards the vision of a peaceful, ecologically sustainable and balanced World. The S.U.N. will be founded and built upon enduring spiritual principles and anchored in the heart of natural and universal law. The implementation of a Sovereign United Nations is an invitation to those who choose to liberate the minds and hearts of all peoples, so the light of truth will unify them. This spiritual force will initiate a synthesis of all arts, sciences and religions and usher forth a new paradigm for cultural evolution and an ecologically sustainable future.
"The Sovereign United Nations of the Earth will be founded and built upon enduring
spiritual principles and anchored in the heart of natural and universal law." -- Amarushka
The Sovereign United Nations of the Earth will be founded and built upon enduring spiritual principles and anchored in the heart of natural and universal law, so that true Enlightened Democracy may be born after its three hundred year prenatal period. The new-Enlightened democratic commonwealth as understood by our Founding Forefathers is and will be implemented fully through an enlightened Sovereign United Nations Global Family communications network!
"A global peace zone, conceptually, requires more than a definition of what it isn't. Such a revolutionary concept requires an entirely new paradigm. It's not reactionary but visionary. It is our collective dream of the world we never got in this life. It is that hidden part of our natures which has learned to back down from the hard, cold, ugly 'reality' of today. It is the wish we never dared to wish. It is paradise, unrealized. Such opportunities don't come along often. The very idea of world peace was never even a concept before the advent of the League of Nations in the late '30's. And we have inherited our parents' misinterpretation as the modern political disaster we are sharing now. Global Peace, by its very name, cannot be legislated and enforced. It must be chosen. It must be shared equitably. So the idea of a particular zone where we generate peace is in itself an oxymoron. Peace must be for all". -- John Kimmey
Democratic Tradition Preserved by Secret Societies
by Manly P. Hall
"For more than three thousand years, secret societies have labored
to create the background of knowledge necessary to the establishment of an enlightened democracy
among the nations of the world. The Greek Dionysians were social and political temple builders,
known as the Collegians in later Rome. The rise of the Christian Church
brought persecution of the classical intellectual pattern's ideology
driving the guilds into greater secrecy; but all have continued
searching for human happiness under a variety of rituals and symbols;
and they still exist, as the Order of the Quest." -- Manly P. Hall
Today's thinking towards a democratic world state is neither a new trend nor an accidental circumstance; the work of setting up the background of knowledge necessary to the establishing of enlightened circumstance; the work of setting up the background of knowledge necessary to the establishing of enlightened democracy among all nations has been carried on for many hundreds of years by secret societies.
Secret societies have existed among all peoples, savage and civilized, since the beginning of recorded history. The esoteric organizations of ancient times were for the most part religious and philosophical. In the medieval world they were philosophical and political. In the modern world, political and social.
Secret societies have had concealment and protection as the first purpose for their existence. The members of these orders were party to some special knowledge, they usually took part in certain rites and rituals not available to non-members, but it was more important that through the societies they were also able to practice beliefs and doctrines in private for which they would have been condemned and persecuted if these rites were made public.
A second purpose for secret societies was to create a mechanism for the perpetuation from generation to generation of policies, principles, or systems of learning, confined to a limited group of selected and initiated persons.
Primitive secret orders exist among African tribes, among the Eskimo, and throughout the East Indies and Northern Asia. The American Indian, the Chinese, Hindus, and Arabs have elaborate religious and fraternal organizations. In most cases these secret orders are benevolent and the members are bound together by obligations of mutual helpfulness and the service of the public good. It is beyond question that the secret societies of all ages have exercised a considerable degree of political influence, usually directed against despotism, intolerance, and religious fanaticism.
"The Platonic point of view was envisioned by Plotinus
to take form as a philosophers' city, establishment of which was approved
by his Roman emperor as the noblest experiment in time. But the fear of the Roman Senators that the projected commonwealth
of learning might finally overthrow the Roman empire brought the project to naught,
as Rome continued in the advanced state of smugness
that immediately preceded the complete collapse of the nation." -- Manly P. Hall
Bacon's New Atlantis, 'Bensalem' or the New JerUSAlem
Sir Francis Bacon's name may be most noted because some conspiracists believe that he is the man responsible for the works written by "Shakespeare". Although it is unknown whether this is true or not, we can conclude that Bacon played a seminal role in the change of philosophical thought from strictly theological and religious grounds to technological and scientific grounds. Bacon's New Atlantis and The Great Instauration may be the first great work to accomplish this change in thought.
For Bacon, Solomon personified the perfect balance of wisdom and faith. Toward the end of his life, Bacon wrote a utopian treatise, The New Atlantis (1627). Bacon set his vision of a society founded upon wisdom and devotion, a society that valued rigorous method in its search for knowledge, in the fictional city of Bensalem. One of the focal points of Bensalem was "Solomon's Temple," the temple devoted to the arts and sciences. The sacred scriptures for Bensalem were exactly the same as those familiar to Bacon's readers with one exception: Bensalem had received Solomon's Natural Philosophy, a book Solomon had written (we are told) but that had been lost to the known Christian world. Bacon's perfect world was one in which rulers were guided by divine, providential wisdom.
It is not a surprise that Bacon would want a society centered around knowledge and science. Notably, Bacon's work is a fictitious story that lends it philosophical value only from truly appreciating the hidden subtleties of the text. The entire crux of the story surrounds a captain and his crew who are lost at sea after a severe thunderstorm. They end up on an island named Bensalem, which symbolizes Bacon's utopian state. In this utopian state, everyone is not only homogeneously Christian, but seemingly Christian without the fallacies of Christian thought that dominated Bacon's life during the Renaissance period. (This Christian purity can be attributed to the long backstory Bacon describes in the creation of Bensalem's society. To better understand its origin, specifically the "great miracle" that spawned the creation of Bensalem culture, please read the book). Additionally, the people of Bensalem are segregated from the rest of the world; only a select few people get the opportunity to travel off the island and visit other parts of the world.
Cover, New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon
In the engraved frontispiece of Bacons's New Atlantis two ships head inland, one about to land and the other further out. The Ship on the cover struggles to cross rough seas to make landfall safely in the harbor that is flanked by two columns that rest on peninsulas of solid rock. A few flowers sprout from the rock, while fish jump out of the sea and a porpoise at the front of the ship spouts water into the air. Below all this activity is the Latin Vulgate inscription.
Bensalem contains the House of Solomon, which is the integral part of its society. As the House of Solomon is described in the book:
"The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible." -- New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon
In particular, The House of Solomon is the technological center of Bensalem. In fact, all of Bensalem is affected by the inner workings of this place. The people in power (i.e. the politicians, although this is not necessarily clear) even come from this house and mandate certain societal laws based off of their scientific findings. Thus, science is the means by which all of society is evaluated. In fact, those people in the House of Bensalem even determine what types of inventions are appropriate for mainstream population. (Essentially, censorship is a regular occurrence in Bensalem). Moreover, The aforementioned people who are allowed to leave the island come from the House of Bensalem, too. They only leave the island because they need to discover all the technological advancements of the world!
"A description of the lost Atlantis was written by Plato; it introduces the league formed by the ten benevolent kings who ruled over the
lesser nations and the three great continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa; and who bound themselves by oath to obey the divine laws
of enduring empire. This was the philosophic democracy, with all men having the right to become wise through self-discipline and
self-improvement, thus achieving the only aristocracy recognized by Natural Law. The Atlantis story continues to the later decision
of the kings to use their united power to enslave all the peoples of the earth, and the consequent destruction of Atlantis by earthquake
and fire. . .interpreted politically, it is the story of the breaking up of the ideal pattern of government.
Sir Thomas More wrote a fable, about four hundred years ago, to set forth the social state of man
in a philosophic commonwealth, but so completely has the world missed the entire point,
that the very word "Utopia" is even today a synonym for optimistic
but impractical ideals of reform. Campenella, an Italian philosopher,
wrote of the major tragedy in that the subject of statesmanship alone had been neglected
as practically every other subject had been reduced to a science.
Government officials, he insisted, should be elected after examination to determine
knowledge and fitness. Boccalini contributed further to Utopian literature,
and Andreae sought to Christianize it, with the theme: 'For lack of vision the people perish.' " -- Manly P. Hall
The End of the Quest
by Manly P. Hall
In America shall be erected a shrine to Universal Truth, as here arises the global
democratic Commonwealth -- the true wealth of all mankind, which is designed
in the foundation that men shall abide together in peace and shall devote
their energies to the common cause of discovery. The power of man lies in his dreams,
his visions, and his ideals. This has been the common vision of man's necessity
in the secret empire of the Brotherhood of the Quest, consecrated to fulfilling the destiny for which we in America were brought into being.
Religion, science, and philosophy are the three parts of essential learning. A government based upon one or even two of these parts must ultimately degenerate into a tyranny, either of men or opinion. These three realize the unity of knowledge; they are the orders of the Quest .
PHILOSOPHY teaches that the completion of the great work of social regeneration must be accomplished not in society but in man himself.
The democratic commonwealth can never be legislated into existence. Nor can it result from formal treaties or conferences. This is clearly indicated in the tragedy of the League of Nations. The League failed to prevent war because the nations which composed the League lacked the courage of high conviction; they failed the very institution which they themselves had established.
Permanent progress results from education, and not from legislation. The true purpose of education is to inform the mind in basic truths concerning conduct and the consequences of conduct. Education is not merely the fitting of the individual for the problems of economic survival. This is only the lesser part of learning.
The greater part deals with the intangibles of right motivation and right use. No human being who is moved to action through wrong motivations, or misuses the privileges of his times, can be regarded as educated, regardless of the amount of formal schooling he has received.
The human mind is established in knowledge not alone by the reading of books or the study of arts and sciences, but by the examples set up by leaders and the personal experiences of living. According to the Baconian system, there are three sources of learning. The first is tradition, which may be derived from books. The second is observation, by which we learn from the actions of each other. And the third is by experimentation, which is a study of causes and consequences brought about by personal conduct.
The supreme human purpose is the perfection of man. This must come first, and when this end has been achieved all good things will inevitably follow. Only enlightened men can sustain enlightened leadership; only the wise can recognize and reward wisdom.
In a democratic way of life the very survival of the State depends upon the intelligent cooperation of its people. Where men make their own laws, they must live according to the merits and demerits of the statutes which they have framed.
The Greek law giver, Solon, declared that in the ideal State laws are few and simple, because they have been derived from certainties. In the corrupt State, laws are many and confused, because they have been derived from uncertainties. These corrupt laws are like the web of a spider which catches small insects but permits the stronger creatures to break through and escape.
Where there are many laws there is much lawlessness, and men come to despise and ridicule the restraints that are imposed upon freedom of action. Corrupt laws, resulting from efforts to amend inadequate legislation by further inadequate legislation, reveal a general ignorance of right and wrong. Where such ignorance exists the ideal function of democracy is impossible, and liberty degenerates into license.
The half-truth is the most dangerous form of lie, because it can be defended in part by incontestable logic. Wherever the body of learning is broken up, the fragments become partial truths. We live in a day of partial truths; and until we remedy the condition we must suffer the inevitable consequences of division.
According to the Ancients, religion, philosophy, and science are the three parts of essential learning. Not one of these parts is capable if separated from the rest, of assuring the security of the human state. A government based upon one or even two of these parts must ultimately degenerate into a tyranny, either of men or of opinion.
Religion is the spiritual part of learning, philosophy the mental part, and the sciences, including the arts and crafts, the physical part. As man himself has a spiritual, mental, and physical nature, and all of these natures manifest in his daily living, he must become equally informed in all the parts of his nature if he is to be self-governing. "Unbalanced forces perish in the void," declared a prophet of old; and this is true beyond possibility of dispute.
The Platonic commonwealth had as its true foundation the unity of learning. In the midst of the philosophic empire stands the school of the three-fold truth. Religion is the quest of truth by means of the mystical powers latent in the consciousness of man. Philosophy is the quest for truth by the extension of the intellectual powers toward the substance of reality. Science is the quest for truth by the study of the anatomy and the physiology of the body of truth, as it is revealed in the material creation.
These three, then, are the orders of the Quest. Together they can bring about the perfection of man.
One of the great secrets of antiquity was this realization of the unity of knowledge and the identity of the Quest in all the branches of learning. The great philosophers of the past were truly great because they approached the problem of life as priest-philosopher-scientist. The title "The Wise" is properly applied only to those in whose consciousness the unity of knowledge has been established as the pattern of the Quest.
It was part of the ancient plan that has descended to us to build again the ideal university--the college of the six days work. Here would be taught the same arts and sciences that we teach today, but from a different basic premise. Here men would learn that the sciences are as sacred as the theologies, and the philosophies are as practical as the crafts and trades. Those mystical extra-sensory perceptions viewed with suspicion by the materialist would then be developed according to the disciplines of the sciences, and all learning would be consecrated to the supreme end that men become as the gods, knowing good and evil.
This university is the beginning of democratic empire. No longer would it be a secret school -- the House of the Unknown Philosophers. It would emerge from the clouds which have concealed it from the profane for thousands of years and take its rightful place as the center and fountain-head of the Ever Living Good.
When humanity willfully ignores the Universal laws which govern its destiny, Nature has devious ways of pressing home its lessons. Civilization after civilization has been built up by human courage and destroyed by human ignorance. We stand again on the threshold of a great decision. Once more the workings of time have revealed the weaknesses of our social structure. Once more we have come to a day of reckoning.
In the postwar world one of two courses lies before us. Either we will make the old mistakes again, and try to force our own concepts upon the Universe; or we will gather our strength for one heroic effort to put things right.
If we make the old mistakes we will be rewarded by the old pain. But if we make the new effort, we can set up imperishable footings and bestow as a heritage the beginnings of a better way of life. According to our choice the results will be inevitable, for Nature will never change her ways. Let us consider her ways and be wise.
"The Eternal Good reveals its will and pleasure through the body of Nature and the motions of Universal Law. Within the body of Nature and Law there is a soul which must be discovered by great thoughtfulness. And within that soul of Nature and Law there is a spirit which must be sought with great understanding; for verily I say unto you, my brothers, that it is this spirit concealed from the profane but revealed to the thoughtful, which giveth life." -- Secret Master of the Quest
Comte Saint Germain, a brother of the Order of the Quest
This, then, is the design of our foundations: that men shall abide together in peace and shall devote their energies to the common cause of discovery.
Man is greater than the animal, not in strength of body, nor in shrewdness, nor in the power of his senses, nor even in skill and patience; man is superior because he contains within himself the faculties and powers by which he can perceive his true place in a divine order of life.
His power lies in his dreams, his visions, and his ideals. If these intangibles are left uncultivated, man is at best but a superior kind of beast, subject to all the ills and vicissitudes of an unenlightened creation.
But, as man has locked within him, hidden from the public gaze, this diviner part, so it is true that human society has within itself concealed from our common view a nobler part composed of the idealists and dreamers of all ages and of all races who have been bound together by their common vision of man's necessity. This is the secret empire of the poets, this is the order of the Unknown Philosophers, this is the Brotherhood of the Quest.
And never will these dreamers cease their silent working until that dream is perfected in our daily life. They are resolved that the Word which was made flesh shall become the Word made Soul.
The S.U.N. Center
"The great University of the Six Days Work must be built here in our Western world, to become a guide unto the nations. About this shrine to Universal Truth shall rise the democratic Commonwealth -- the wealth of all mankind. This is the destiny for which we were brought into being. The plan, which was devised in secrecy long ago, and in far places, shall be fulfilled openly as the greatest wonder born out of time." -- Manly P. Hall
'The Last Sunset'
The Last Sunset
The last Sunset of this century sets amidst
the blood red clouds of the West
and the whirlwind of hatred.
The naked passion of self-love of Nations,
in its drunken delirium of greed,
is dancing to the clash of steel
and the howling verses of vengeance.
The morning waits
behind the patient dark of the East
Be not ashamed, my brothers and sisters,
to stand before the proud and the powerful
in your white robes of simpleness.
Let your Crown be of humility,
your Freedom the Freedom of the Soul!
And know that what is huge is not great
And pride is not Everlasting.
-- Rabindranath Tagore