The Ascended Masters are the Fallen Angels
Benjamin Creme’s theology is directly founded on the teachings that were published by Helena P. Blavatsky (HPB) and Alice A. Bailey (AAB) as dictated to them from various Ascended Masters. Through a closer examination of their beliefs it can be shown that the so-called “Ascended Masters” who developed their twisted theology are in fact the Fallen Angels of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
According to AAB, the Hierarchy of Ascended Masters who are responsible for humanity’s evolution are led by a trinity of Supreme Beings. This trinity is explained in the following chart, taken from AAB’s The Destiny of Nations, p.23
I. SHAMBALLA Will or Power Planetary head centre,
The Holy City Purpose . . Plan spiritual pineal gland.
Ruler:- Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World.
The Ancient of Days.
II. THE HIERARCHY Love-Wisdom Planetary heart centre.
The new Jerusalem Consciousness.
Ruler:- The Christ.
The World Saviour.
III. HUMANITY Active Intelligence Planetary throat centre.
The city, standing foursquare Self-Consciousness.
Son of the Morning.
The Prodigal Son.
AAB’s trinity includes Sanat Kumara, The Christ (Maitreya), and Lucifer. And, although they are represented in the chart as distinct individuals, their characteristics, as given by AAB, overlap to the point where they are almost indistinguishable from one another.
AAB refers to Sanat Kumara as the head of the Hierarchy, the Creator (although not the ultimate creator), the Eternal Youth, the Heavenly Man, and most often as The Lord of the World. Supposedly he “descended” to the earth about 18 million years ago, and “sacrificed” himself to humanity, to help guide us to divinity.
The Bible describes how Satan was thrown out of heaven and came down to earth. In Genesis the serpent convinced Eve to eat from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, promising that she would become as God. Through this successful corrupting of humanity Lucifer thereby became the possessor of man and earth. When Jesus began His earthly ministry He spent forty days in the wilderness, and Satan came and offered Him the kingdoms of the world: “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for this is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine,” (Luke 4:6-7). Satan was not making a bogus proposal, for all the kingdoms of the world had indeed been “delivered unto him,” and mankind with it. Jesus later referred to Satan as “the prince of this world” in John 12:31 and 14:30, and Paul referred to him as “the god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4, also describing the hierarchy of fallen angels as “the rulers,” “the authorities” and “the powers of this dark world” (Ephesians 6:12).
When AAB describes Sanat Kumara as The Lord of the World, she is merely referring to a cleverly repackaged Satan, the evil being in control of the earth, the Adversary of God and man, who is constantly scheming and manipulating to keep us from the saving knowledge of the one true God and of our Messiah, our way out of this mess.
The Christ, the second person in this unholy trinity, is also referred to as Maitreya, the World Teacher. AAB writes that at the beginning of each new age of human evolution The Christ takes up human form and comes to guide humanity during the transition period. The Bible teaches that mankind will in fact enjoy something of a transition into a new age, but it will not be a result of blind evolution. Rather, it will be a transition that will take place because of God’s love and grace to those who have come to find Him. AAB’s Christ is one that she claims is expected by all religions, known as Krishna, Maitreya Buddha, the Imam Mahdi, the Messiah and the Christ, etc. It is true that many faiths predict a coming figure who will lead humanity, but only Christianity and Judaism predict a great deceiver to come upon the earth first, prior to the real New Age of the genuine leader. The career of this Deceiver will be a final attempt by the Lord of the World to keep men from the true knowledge of their Creator. As the table below demonstrates, Maitreya the Christ does indeed fit the predictions of this future deceiver: The Anti-Christ.
Lucifer is the final member of AAB’s occult trinity. She writes, “Symbolically speaking, some of the sons of God fell from their high estate, led, at one time, by “Lucifer, Son of the Morning”. This “fall of the angels” was a tremendous event in the history of our planet, but was nevertheless only a passing and interesting phenomenon in the history of the solar system, and a trifling incident in the affairs of the seven constellations, of which our solar system is but one. Pause and consider this statement for a moment, and so readjust your sense of values.” (Esoteric Psychology, vol.1, pp394-395).
HPB writes that “Lucifer is the LOGOS in his highest, and the “Adversary” in his lowest aspect – both of which are reflected in our Ego,” (The Secret Doctrine II, p.162). She then writes that “Satan is the god of our planet, and the only god,” (p.234). She sums up on page 513 by writing, “Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the “Holy Ghost” and “Satan,” at one and the same time… And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon… and Lucifer, or “Light-Bearer,” is in us: it is our Mind — our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Saviour…”
Please consider the words of Paul, his prediction of the future Antichrist and the power behind him.
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Beneath the trinity at the head of the Hierarchy of Ascended Masters AAB places the Devas or angels. These are subdivided into greater and lesser Builders. She refers to the greater Builders as the Solar Pitris, Agnishvattas and Fire Devas, and also as Solar Angels or Solar Gods. On p.950 of A Treatise On Cosmic Fire Bailey writes, “As the solar Gods descend ever nearer to the physical plane… the thoughts and desires of men are consequently purified and refined.” Bailey footnotes “Solar Gods” here by quoting from Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, saying, “The Solar Gods are the Fallen Angels… They are the Serpents of Wisdom” and “Their nature is Knowledge and Love.”
Curiously, the unholy trinity of Blavatsky and Bailey, according to their own writings, is not the ultimate expression of God. Their trinity is only concerned with this planet, so Blavatsky writes in one passage that Satan is our only god, yet elsewhere she puts him in his place relative to the universe. The ultimate force is referred to by Bailey as “The Unknown,” or “The One About Whom Naught May Be Said,” This is her impersonal pantheistic god-force that is creation, it is her divine force of which she says we all have a spark. On p.293 of A Treatise On Cosmic Fire Bailey offers a chart that shows The Unknown presiding over seven Cosmic Logos, and each Cosmic Logos presiding over seven Solar Logos, and each Solar Logos presiding over seven Heavenly Men. As explained earlier, Sanat Kumara is described by Bailey as a Heavenly Man. He is Satan or Lucifer: The Lord of the World. He is far from the top of Bailey’s confusing universal hierarchy, but according to her he is the “only god” as far as humanity is concerned.
And now to AAB’s and HPB’s view of the God of Israel, the true Biblical Creator of the Universe. Blavatsky referred to the “God of Abram, Isaac and Jacob” as a “spiteful and revengeful” deity. (S.D. I, p.439 footnote). Elsewhere she describes Him as the true creator of mankind, but states that after Lucifer offered the knowledge of good and evil to humanity, (a previously “soulless, ignorant monster”) our Creator became filled with rage, envy and animosity towards His creation. HPB writes, “In this case it is but natural… to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the “Harbinger of Light,” bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; (Lucifer) can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour. An “adversary” to Jehovah the “personating spirit,” he still remains in esoteric truth the ever-loving “Messenger”…” (S.D. II, pp.243-244).
HPB describes Lucifer, or Satan the Adversary, as the Saviour, the ever-loving Messenger, but Jesus described him in totally opposite terms saying, “He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies,” (Luke 8:44).