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The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow: The New Age Movement and Our Coming Age of Barbarism Paperback – July, 1983


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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Huntington House; Revised Edition edition (July 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091031103X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910311038
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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53 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 2003
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Constance Cumbey's book, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, has been translated into several foreign languages and remained in print until Huntington House recently declared bankrupty. It has been in print for over 20 years. Those who work behind the scenes at changing the culture keep a very low profile. Particularly valuable is that in the book Cumbey names organizations that one would not encounter reading the papers. For instance, she goes into much detail regarding Lucis Trust, an organization based on the occult writings of Alice Bailey. This organization has been around since the '20s and is an offshoot of the Theosophical Society, also an occultic organization. Lucis Trust and the Theosophical Society were key players in the Parliament of World Religions in the early '90s. Another organization outed in the book is New Group of World Servers. NGWS is a branch of Lucis Trust. ngws.org is still very active and powerful. Lucis Trust still holds hands with the United Nation, again documented in her book. That the New Age religion has spread its cloak over many other countries is documented in many places. The academic community has taken a growing interest in this movement. New Age Religion and Globalization is based on a conference that was held in Denmark in 1999. The book is copyrighted 2001. I would also recommend Prof. Gene Veith's book, Modern Fascism. Twenty plus years ago Cumbey brought information on New Age to the general public, people who may not have access to the writings in the academic community. She cannot be thanked enough for providing this valuable service.
Those who hope to find information about cults when purchasing this book need to look to other sources. As Hanagraaff points out in New Age Religion and Globalization, New Age religion is not cultic, but is based in cultural change.
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44 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on November 6, 2009
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This review is primarily directed at the detractors from this author and this book. I too am a former devotee of the New Age. In fact, for almost 10 years I was an 'initiate' of a mystical order which was the very epitome of the New Age. We studied the works of Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Alice Bailey, and many other New Age authors. We studied the tarot, crystals, astrology, the Cabala, etc., etc. We were linked with The Great White Brotherhood and their associated orders throughout the world. However, I became disallusioned with the New Age, came to realize it's heresy, and subsequently became a Christian. Here is the problem in a nutshell (and I realize that I am wasting my breath) spiritual things can only be spiritually discerned. That is, it requires an unction from the Holy Spirit before you can discern spiritual truth from error. I know that this is hard for you to swallow, because I was once as you are. I felt that fundamental Christianity was narrow, bigoted, and wrong, and that New Age teachings contained the deep truths underlying Christianity and all other religions. This book is a good expose of the heart of the New Age movement which is indeed Satanic, and the goals that it has in store for humanity which is enslavement through a one world government and a heretical, Satanic one world religion. Don't wait too long before you find this out for yourself. You will regret it for a long, long, long time.
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41 of 58 people found the following review helpful By LoneHermetic on September 1, 2007
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As someone who has studied 'occult science' in a quiet way for several years i was curious about exctly why fundamnetalist Christians have such a hatred of the 'new age'. This book certainly helped me answer that question and I see more clearly now how tempting it is to connect the cocnepts of illuminati, world government & new agers into one looming presence. What i've also understood from reading this is that its more comforting to imagine a satanist cult, powerful collective of occult sects, the new world order, or satan himself as running the world than to consider that a fundamnetalist interpretation of Christian scripture might be inapropriate for our times and to be failing a great many peoples' needs.

What this book also showed me was how vague are the hard-line Christians view of what the 'new age' is. Essentially the definition is so all encompassing that almost all practices which are not strictly Christian (in its narrowest sense) get sucked into it. Despite not being a 'new ager' and having had very little to do with any of the new age figures Crumbey mentions I find myself lumped in there too (and my mother also for once having had holistic treatment for a bad foot). There's plenty to criticise about the sillier aspects of the so called 'new age' but much of this results from fumblings of people trying to create spirirtuality in a vacum having been cut off from their religious tradition. I myself remember my first tentative, clumsy steps outside of the materialist secularism that I had been conditioned with since childhood.

Before coming to occult science I was a typical european agnostic prey to all the usual vices and addictions of such a mindset.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Garnet on March 13, 2014
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This book mainly compares the New Age Movement--as seen by the author, which is an important point--with Nazism and Satanism. It compares pieces from Revelations to the writings of a handful of New Age writers from back in the day...or rather, it compares this author's interpretation of Revelations with her interpretation of what these New Age writers are saying.

The author's main examples are from some guy named Benjamin Creme, who was promoting a returned Christ figure back in the day, and the writings of Alice Bailey from the middle of the last century. Now, the first problem is that there IS no prime, central "New Age" organized movement, as it is made up of many groups large and small who happen to (mostly) believe in some of the same things. Sometimes. Also, this Creme guy is clearly either a kook or a con artist or both, and nothing of what he talked about back in the 80's when this book was published has happened--this Christ he talked about...zip, nada. In addition, there are many people who might call themselves into New Age ideas or groups who would disagree greatly with the pseudo-Christian/Eastern/occult stuff that Alice Bailey wrote or "channeled" and agree that much of it reads as seriously anti-Semetic. The author keeps on insisting, however, that Alice Bailey laid out "the Plan" for all of this New Age Movement...again, ignoring the fact that there is no huge underlying organization and anyone who'd read as many books on the subject as this author claims she did would quickly realize that.

The author also talks about the Theosophical Society and lays the prime part of the responsibility for this secret agenda to take over the world at their feet. She goes over a bit of their history, but then says it appealed to sad and desperate people...
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