The type of articles that I reference and will try to find the actual links are much, much heavier into the Cointellpro (by whatever name) infiltration and perversion of Christianity and the churches and preventing the kind of organization that could have fought the mass murder in Palestine and Iraq and the semi-covert actions to turn the USA into a soviet style police state. There are many parrallels with religions pre-dating the birth of Christ but St. Paul wrote of the law being in everyone's heart and in ACTS how near the Greeks were to understanding God and mentioned their altar to the unknown god. The sacrifice and other aspects of Jesus life are engrained in human beings like an instinct and point to Christ. People sin by scapegoating others and the most abominable sin is human sacrifice which is why the ptbs very consciously commit this abomination.
Other societies did this in ignorance. Human sacrifice is not acceptable to God, only the sacrifice of Himself His Son in the man-God Jesus. This sacrifice is both necessary and accepted by God as are people who accept this atonement for their sins. Pasternak wrote in Dr. Zhivago that there was so much immense suffering that everyone had a right to feel themselves guilty. Today with the million Iraqi dead and other atrocities people keep blaming each other rather than recognizing it is all of us consenting in some way even though we feel powerless. Our love is finite, God's love is infinite. We need to connect with God to save ourselves and others. It is the only way.
The above altar is located on Palatine Hill, Rome, where once stood the palaces of the Caesars. It dates from about 100 B.C. and has the inscription, ´To the unknown God.´
The apostle Paul saw just such an altar while waiting in Athens for Timothy and Silas to join him. He used the Athenians religious zeal to worship gods they don't even know the name of as a springboard for telling them about the TRUE God:
" Now while Paul waited for them (Timothy and Silas) at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry (e.g. statues, images or any object used as aid to worship false gods or the true God). Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
" Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans (followers of Epicurus. They taught that the highest aim of man was to seek a pleasant and smooth life.) and of the Stoicks (they taught that man's happiness consisted in bringing himself into harmony with the course of the universe.), encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
" Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill (the Areopagus or rocky hill in Athens where the Athenian supreme tribunal and court of morals was held), and said, [Ye] men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." (Acts 17:16-18, 22-23)
Scriptural References: Acts 17 (KJV Bible)
Sources Used: Easton's Bible Dictionary
Paul at Athens
According to the book of Acts, contained in the Christian New Testament, when the Apostle Paul visited Athens, he saw an altar with an inscription dedicated to that god, and began to proselytize to the Athenians:
22Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.
24"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.
25And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.
26From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
27God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
28'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' 29"Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man's design and skill.
30In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."
—Acts 17:22-17:31, (NIV)
A reference to what has been called the "Epimenides paradox," in the New Testament Epistle to Titus 1:12 has been taken to confirm the Apostle Paul's familiarity with Epimenides, although the authorship of that letter is disputed.
I need to try to remember more of Huxley whom I haven't read since a teenage except for his commetaries on his friendship with DH Lawrence, still my favorite writer. DH Lawrence hated his given name of David, esp after a teacher embarrassed him in front of the class by telling him he had a noble name because of the Biblical King David. The last thing DH Lawrence was working on before he died was an unfinished play on the Biblical David.
I don't think I would recommend THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION, it is a slim book B-O-R-I-N-G about Huxley's tripping for the first time on mescaline. All I remember of the book is Huxley's fascination under the influence of the folds in curtains and couch covers and his slacks and he wrote that he understood why artists-painters spent so much time on folds in drapery because the folds are so meaningful and give insight into the meaning of life.
John Lennon told a joke on Dick Cavett after Cavett did a mock-strip tease during the monologue and just threw his tie and maybe his jacket to the audience. Later when John and Yoko came on after the applause during which Lennon had whispered something to Cavett who said I dare you to say that outloud and Lennon said "You are tieless in Gaza." which got no response from the audience and Lennon said "You had to have known the book.." It was a silly reference to Huxley's book EYELESS IN GAZA about his temporary blindness.
The most explicit example in a book of huxley's attempts to ammalgamate all religions is in ISLAND, an interesting book on what a utopian society would look like but of course the British oil companies destroy it under the cover of bringing "civilization" to the Island.
Huxley wrote the book when he was older and living in California. Jean Houston who wrote The Mythic Life was angry about the depressing ending and met Huxley once and asked him why he ended the book that way. Huxley told her that there had been a fire in his house and he had lost much of his work and the book was due at the publishers and that he had planned a different more hopeful ending.
Houston's husband also lost a lot of his writing in a fire in their truck when they were moving. For a while I seemed to come across a lot of writers who had lost work because of home fires.
There is a conspiracy site that is not well regarded, I think it was RINF, Gregg Somebody who had a VERY interesting article on Huxley whom he accused of serving the PTWs (powers that were) and listed all the many thinktank meetings that Huxley had attended and related it to Huxley's promotion of the NWO also mentioned the connection between this and Huxley's VERY famous father and grandfather and their connection with the British aristocracy.
I think Huxley was a useful idiot/genius and truly wanted to help create a better society.