Many years ago, I read a book written by Jan Van Rijckenborgh, the former head of a small Dutch
Rosicrucian organization (Lectorium Rosicrucianum). He was kind of a mysterious
figure and a strong mystic. He wrote many books about the need of self-development
and transformation. He mentioned a staged Return of Christ in his book Unmasking,
published in 1958 (but written a couple of years earlier). He talks about entities in a 'reflection-sphere'
which is the realm where the deceased reside. In the natural order of things,
the lower energy body of the deceased will dissolve too. But some of these
entities do not want to evolve and rise to the higher spiritual planes.
They need life energy to extend their stay in this reflection sphere. They
need to get it from the living, and that is why they will stage a Return
of Christ because this will engender a release of a lot of life-energy by
those who will believe in it. These entities work together with certain
people still in the physical body to create this Great Play.
Lectorium Rosicrucianum now has centers
in many countries, and the book Unmasking should be available. However,
only center that sells the book online:
The following are quotes from Unmasking so you can make up your own
mind. It is interesting that Van Rijckenborgh published this book in 1959.
He must have had some good source of information, as some of the things
he describes can be correlated to information that only recently has become
Comments in brackets are mine.
“There is going to be
staged neither more or less than the Return of Christ, as we find it described
in various apocalyptic prophesies. This performance will be put over with
power and gigantic phenomena based on natural science.
The entire world
will be affected by it, and no spot on this earth will be left untouched.
Everyone will see it with his own eyes, and all will experience it: “The
Lord is coming in the clouds of the sky, with all His holy angels!”
regimes of all countries will be interfered with and a world government
instituted. The whole world be resound with the 'peace on Earth' motive.
Except for a few minor but fundamental details, it will be so perfectly
'real' that no doubt practically the whole of humanity will take the sham
for the reality and react accordingly.
The details of these exceptions
will be that, for instance, the wolf is not going to live on peaceful terms
with the lamb; and the kid will not lie beside the leopard – unless both
are made to do so by means of injections!
However, all mankind will gather
in the places of worship for thanksgiving and prayer meetings...And meanwhile,
the true Ekklesia-on-earth, who sees through the whole play its very incipience
and refuses to be a party to it, will be abused and persecuted. And the
multitude will jubilate at her seeming downfall.”
“By totally new
means and directed from an hitherto unknown center-point, this great idea
aims at the constitution of a theocratic world state encircling all countries,
all peoples and all races, a state of peace exceeding by far the boldest
expectations of communists, Bellamyists, socialists and all other idealists.
A perfect heaven on earth will be the leading motive!”
“The one to which
all really earth-minded souls will necessarily come is the institution of
an all-embracing, truly theocratic world fascism.”
“The brotherhood of
the reflection-sphere (where the deceased are who don't want to evolve)
still have great power on earth, and have their settlements in the material
sphere filled with numberless entities possessing their physical bodies.
In other words, the 'ministry of propaganda' has the power and the ability
to carry out all the phases of its program.”
“Some day in the near future,
in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening, people will be listening
to their favorite radio programs, be they sermons, other speeches, plays
At one of the high points of the broadcast, when the attention
is supposed to be the greatest, the sound will suddenly fade away – become
inaudible – and all listeners will hear a voice, a beautiful, deep, loving
voice, announcing that there has been no interference at the broadcasting
station, that the broadcast will resume very soon, but that is only a short
interruption for a communication which is addressed to all in the name of
god, and intended for all. It will be stated that the Great day of the Lord
has come, the Day of the return of Christ, and that all the people are invited
to prepare themselves for that day and hour.
This radio incident will
take place at the same moment as regards all broadcasting stations then
The incident will last only a few minutes. And, in fact,
the ordinary program will resume the next moment. Neither the preaching
minister, the playing orchestra, nor the staff of the broadcasting station
will know at the time what happened; for actually there will not be the
The, a little later, in all directions, people will
be on the telephone, asking what was the matter and protesting in all keys!
For, here and there, in many a living-room, someone will have had a fainting
A few days later, the phenomena will be repeated, with
a similar message, and this time with much more success; for you can imagine
that everyone is now glued to his radio! Communications from all parts of
the world will confirm the fact that the same thing occurred again that
the same message came through.”
“You know that a radio program is broadcast
and received by means of electricity; their radiation waves have a certain
length, according to mutual agreement. Well then, most wonderful and ingenious
applications of electrotechnics make it possible to absorb , without impairment,
the energy send out by a broadcasting station, in such a way that not the
least energy or radiation
from the broadcasting station reaches the radio
sets; whereas, at the same moment, the thus blocked broadcasting station
can be imitated with another apparatus.
The entities, performing this
work belong to certain orders or brotherhoods who have their domicile in
the Polar regions, as, for instance and among others, in Greenland. These
are entities of a male and female nature, of whom frequent mention will
be made in the near future; for the mention of these orders will be used
for the Great Play in very many ways, about which we shall inform you as
fully as possible.
These people are masters of popular psychology and
know better than anyone else how they will have to handle certain nations
The machinery just mentioned, with which they will achieve
their radio-effect, can rightly be called a combination of technics and
magic. It is undoubtedly of a technical construction, but so extremely sensitive
that it can be controlled and applied by the powers of trained and commanded
will and thought. Therefore, you can fancy how, apart from the explained
radio-effect, government and other authorities can also be influenced directly
with the aid of this machinery. The more minds and hearts are captured by
the psychological consequences of the radio-effect, after the first act
of the great play, the more people will become will-less victims of the
orders mentioned, with their magical-technical machinery.”
strange and so-breathtaking radio message about 'the Day of the Lord' which
has come, the Great Play will continue in producing atmospheric phenomena
of a mass-enrapturing nature all over the world. All those who have been
familiarized from childhood with the exoteric interpretation of the Holy
Language of the Bible, and all those who have long forgotten this Language,
and those who have misused this language or desecrated it, or can only scoff
at it – they will all shudder and, in great terror and fear, rush to the
churches and places of worship that they used to attend in the days of yore.
There will not be enough room to seat them all!
Mass meetings will be
organized which will be called 'humiliation assemblies'; millions will offer
up supplications to the various deities for salvation at the eleventh hour,
now that 'the Great day of the Lord' has come, and sense of sin has been
tardy and weak. In this manner, the production of lightpower will be tremendous.
And this will increase the strength of the hierarchy of the reflection-sphere.
What will happen next?
Above all metropolitan and housing centers, in
all countries and all sections of the world, without a single exception,
the atmospheric phenomena in question will be seen at set times, with steadily
increasing frequency, finally even daily. People will think that heaven
has opened! A great silence will come. The sky will be covered with beautiful
blendings of pastel colors. Traffic will stop and all will look up.
mighty music will resound, heavenly singing will be heard, and faces will
appear around One, who will be recognized by all as Jesus the Lord.
will be a multitude which no one can count!”
“Following these powerful
scenes of the Great Play, further developments are but a child's play, namely,
the positive, actual appearance of the hierarchy already mentioned! They
will come to the front and establish complete leadership in all countries
of the world. And this is not only ecclesiastically, but also politically,
in order to institute, a would-be Christ-theocracy, carried through and
made concrete as a Great Play.
Technically, magically, scientifically
and theologically, the brotherhood mentioned is fully up to such a task;
and, after the thorough, magical preparation described, mankind as a whole
will be mere puppets in the hands of the said brotherhood.''
It is also interesting to note that Van Rijckenborgh
also predicted that “At about the end of this century, to be exact in the
year 2001, the epoch of the Great Pyramid ends. Then it will not become
a thing of the past, a monument which reminds one of former times, but then
it immediately begins anew from the bottom up. Because there are intercosmic
currents and radiations, which have an orbit of 6300 years.” Whatever he
means by that, a lot of change has happened since that year, both worldly
events as an immense growth in people's consciousness. He explains that
if humanity reacts in a positive way then mankind can walk a new Path of
Liberation, if it makes the right choice.