Rev. Matthew Fox And The New Spirituality
By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
One of the leaders of the New Spirituality Movement is the internationally acclaimed
spiritual theologian Rev. Matthew Fox, a former Roman Catholic priest. He will be one
of the speakers at "The New Spirituality" session during an up coming
Science and Nonduality Conference.
On the homepage of Rev. Matthew Fox's website Fox has a statement by Bede Griffiths displayed.
Griffiths (17 December 1906 ~ 13 May 1993) was known by the end of his life as Swami Dayananda.
He was a British-born Benedictine monk
who lived in ashrams in South India and became a noted yogi. He has become a leading
thinker in the development of the dialogue between Christianity and Hinduism.
The statement by Griffiths reads: "(Matthew Fox's) creation spirituality
is the spirituality of the future and his theology of the Cosmic Christ
is the theology of the future."
Peter R. Jones, a renowned Christian theologian and author, who has written books and
articles on the New Spirituality wrote and published an article entitled
The New Spirituality -
Dismantling and Reconstructing Reality. In the article he wrote:
"Our culture is reaching a tipping point of momentous implications where the "New Spirituality"
may well represent the next phase of the faith and practice of modern autonomous
humanity, whose goal is nothing less than the construction of a new Sodom and Babel."
"Few were expecting this. Most merely saw a cloud the size of a man's hand appearing
on the Western horizon. That marginal 'hippy' revolution of spiritual and sexual
experimentation would quickly dissipate. The real threat was secular humanism.
The fact is this New Age "cloud of unknowing" has morphed into a perfect storm
of latter rain that intends to irrigate the entire planet with the Aquarian
"living water" of integrative monistic oneness."
"The cloud has become a tsunami; the Sixties' sexual liberation was not a
mere dream of hippies who had opted out of public life. In fact, in a
long march through the institutions, the 'Flower Power' children cleaned
themselves up and became the "establishment" them-selves. They have
demonized the patriarchal society of Western and biblical civilization
as the greatest expression of human evil, and replaced it with a radical
egalitarianism that knows no gender roles and believes that the
murder of unborn babies is not only settled law but vital to the
emancipation of women. In one generation, this sexual liberation
has become public policy. The ideas behind these social changes are
deeply and spiritually pagan-as even a cursory examination
of Romans 1:18-28 will show
"Indeed, the Sixties was a spiritual revolution that has now morphed into a
worldview that promises to alter how we all believe and act in the planetary
era. The New Age began to change when the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who died
February 4, introduced notions such as tran-scendental meditation, "mantra,"
and "karma" into the mainstream through converts like the Beatles,
Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Mia Farrow, Merv Griffin, Joe Namath, and Deepak Chopra
Today, the hippies' New-Age spirituality of the 1960s is being called the
New Spirituality. A big part of what is
New Spirituality to increase in popularity is
the fact that modern-day scientific discovery has revealed that, both, the central foundational
dogma of Christianity/Catholicism is a false dogma and Hindu beliefs and scientific truth
During the 1983 Tekakwitha Conference Matthew Fox and I had a "talk." At the time, I spoke to
him about the my hippie countercultural revolutionary mission.
The hippie counterculture revolution is making a
comeback and its leaders will
soon usher in a new age and new
world order. The spirituality of
the New-Age hippies of the 1960s has found its way into many Christian
Churches. This is causing a growing number of Christians to radically transform their faith,
so that it embraces the hippie New-Age Hindu/Buddhist spiritual philosophy. Many are
doing this to prepare themselves and the world for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
and the establishment of the fullness of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Some of the people who have embraced the New Spirituality say they
are of a "
new form of Roman Catholicism" and that they now
have a "
new eschatology." They are beyond the
dogmatic boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church. However, they believe
that eventually the Holy See will
"deconstruct" the church and then
establish a new church that will have the New Spirituality. I also believe that
a new church will be established. And I believe that it will be named the Wahkon
I became a hippie in the late 1960s. After my conversion to the hippie revolution I left my
home town of Anoka, Minnesota and travailed to the San Fransisco Bay Area of
California where I met and became friends with Richard H. Carter, one of the leaders
of hippie countercutlure revolution. After spending a few years in the Bay Area
I moved back to Anoka. It was not long after I returned to Anoka that I then moved
to Wahkon, Minnesota.
After moving to Wahkon I came to believe that I was in the prophetic forefront
of the hippie counterculture revolution and that I and my relatives of
the Mr. & Mrs. I. C. Rainbow family, my extended
maternal kinship family, would eventually come together in
kinship tribalism in the town of Wahkon, Minnesota, and that the Rainbow family would
then, with help from close associates, usher in a new age and
new world order.
During the 1983 Mr. & Mrs. I. C.
Rainbow family reunion my uncle Don Rainbow addressed the seventeen
families gathered at that Rainbow family reunion and said: "A Rainbow
is a sign of God's salvation plan, and I believe that we may be used
to glorify God more than any other family in the world."
Don Rainbow made this very grandiose statement after I spoke to him about (1.) my
1983 Tekakwitha Conference meeting with the (mentioned above) world renowned Rev.
Matthew Fox, a visionary and author, who was the keynote speaker at the 1983 annual
Tekakwitha Conference, a Roman Catholic Native conference representing
over one hundred tribes, and (2.) my mission to bring the I.C. Rainbow
family together in kinship tribalism to promote the tribal way
and my expression of the hippie countercultural revolution.
This article presents an update on my Rainbow family mission. Here's
one recent key development: The Mille Lacs
Messenger, a Minnesota county newspaper recently published a
letter of mine titled
Revolution. The letter is
about my Rainbow family mission.
Some more key developments:
On July 25, 2013 - the creator and webmaster of an interactive
website with over 225,000 registered members Skip Stone posted my Mille Lacs
Revolution on his website. We correspond and he has
a special section on his popular
Hippyland or Hippy.com
website, a section/site named
Coolove.org, where he, on the
main page, has,
for years, exclusively posted articles of mine. Some of my Hippyland articles
are about my Rainbow family mission. My letter "Revolution" is posted on Coolove.org with
a new title:
A Revival Of The 1960s
On August 6, 2013 - Indian Country Today Media Network, the world's largest Indian
news source, posted my letter "Revolution" as a
comment to Steven Newcomb's article
A Path for Indian Nations to Liberate Themselves
From U.S. Colonialism? My comment
is one of two selective ICTMN comments posted on this article by Newcomb.
In the introduction to the ICTMN post of my letter "Revolution" I state that
the letter is about "a plan to liberate Indigenous peoples from colonialism."
Three recently published Mille Lacs Messenger (MLM) letters
On Neo Conservatives and
Agenda 21, were
lead-in letters to my letter "Revolution." My lead-in letter titled
"On Neo Conservatives," was posted on two special ICTMN articles prior
to the posting of my letter "Revolution." One of the articles was
written by Winona LaDuke. Its title is
When Drones Guard the Pipeline: Militarizing Fossil
Fuels in the East. The other article was written by Steven Newcomb. Its title is
One Nation, Under Domination, With Liberty and Justice for None.
Both LaDuke and Newcomb are world renowned Indigenous/Indian activists.
Only a few selective comments were posted on their articles.
Also, prior to the ICTMN posting of my letter "Revolution,"
my MLM letter
American Colonialism was posted on
Newcomb's ICTMN article
U.S. Colonialism: The
Cornerstone of U.S. Indian Policy. Only three comments were
posted on the article.
Indigenous Peoples Literature, a
very popular news source, or site, that has received over
10,000,000 visitors, posted the same three MLM letters
that ICTMN posted:
Steven Newcomb is an ICTMN columnist and world renowned Indigenous
activist who is on the forefront of the global Indigenous decolonization
movement and he works closely with the United
Nations. We correspond and
he has given his assistance with activists initiatives of mine. ICTMN has
published or posted
and letters of mine. Some of the comments are posted on
articles by Newcomb. One ICTMN
letter is partially
about the assistance I received from Newcomb when I was working on a
draft Minnesota Apology Resolution - a draft resolution that
was eventually completed, edited by Rep. Dean Urdahl, and then
introduced as a
house concurrent resolution to the Minnesota
A submitted facebook post of mine, which included a link
to Skip Stone's Coolove.org post of my MLM letter "Revolution",
was approved and is now displayed on Daniel Quinn's
site. Mr. Quinn is
a world renowned visionary. He is on a mission to retribalize
the world. His name, plus information
about his visionary mission, is presented in my MLM letter
"Revolution", a letter that is (on my site) titled
My Mission To Retribalize
My MLM letter "Revolution" is presented below.
The world renowned visionary Daniel Quinn is promoting a
revival of the 1960s counter-cultural revolution. He has a
website that receives 20,000 hit's a day. A review on the
back cover of his book "Beyond Civilization", published in
several languages, reads, "The retribalization of the
world: what an extraordinary possibility!" When referring
to lyrics by Bob Dyan, Quinn wrote: "Why things didn't end
up changin." He also wrote: "This time it'll be different."
I correspond with two of the leaders of the counter-cultural revolution:
Albert Bates, the spokesman for Stephen Gaskin's
world-renowned hippy community, and Skip Stone, the webmaster
of hippyland, an interactive site with 225,000 members.
Stone has posted articles of mine about my retribalization
of the world, counter-cultural new age globalization mission,
as have also the webmasters of popular indigenous websites. I
also correspond with world renowned indigenous activists who
promote the tribal way and work with the United Nations.
In the late 1960s, one of the leaders of the revolution, Richard Carter,
and I, along with some other members of the Mr. & Mrs. I. C.
Rainbow family, my maternal kinship family, traveled,
together, to Wahkon, Minnesota to potentially establish a
Rainbow family, kinship tribal community. I am now trying
again to accomplish the goal of the original plan, "this time
it will be different," the Rainbow family community will be
established so that it can lead this peaceful revolution
There is support for the global indigenous decolonization movement
within the counter-culture's new age globalization movement. These
movements are quickly becoming a single unified movement. They both
promote the retribalization of the world, globalization paradigm.
And they are both opposed to the Marxist socialists' and Western
capitalists' globalization paradigms.
The capitalists of the American-led Western globalization movement
believe the individual is the primary unit of political measurement,
and individuals behave on the basis of rational self-interest.
To both the Marxists and indigenous people,
collective/group interests are the primary unit
of political measurement. The collective for Marxism
is class identification. For indigenous people it is
the kinship tribe within the local ecosystems in which
the various tribes live. They believe that humanity
belongs to a natural ecosystem, kinship tribalism
being an important part of it, and that humanity must
shape its behavior accordingly to restore the natural
balance and end the global ecological crisis.
For indigenous people, kinship (tribal) collective
rationality within an ecocentric value system, and not
individual, nor (class) collective rationality within
an anthropocentric value system, should be the driving
force behind human behavior.
Indigenous societies the world over share a common
past and are now establishing, with the help of the
United Nations, a plan for a decolonized future. This
plan, influenced by the UN and counter-cultural activists,
will promote a set of values and assumptions which will
radically change the entire global system and usher in
a new age and new world order.
Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
Richard Carter and
In the late 1960s Richard Carter often attended
Stephen Gaskin's Monday Night Class at the Family Dog Ballroom in
San Francisco, California. Around 1500
hippies participated in the class. At that time Carter met
and spoke with Gaskin a few times. Several years ago a letter of mine
to Gaskin's hippie community, a community located in a rural area of Tennessee and
called "The Farm", was
published in the community's newsletter. The letter states that when
Gaskin's hippie community was forming in the San Francisco Bay Area...Richard Carter,
his wife (Lois) and I were beginning to get a commune together
to leave the Bay Area and move to a rural area. And that, at that time,
we traveled to the town of Wahkon, located in a rural area of Minnesota,
where we, for a while, pursued the goals of our countercultural mission.
The letter also states that I believed that, in due time, Richard, Lois
and I would be together again in Wahkon pursuing the same
countercultural goals, and eventually successful at
accomplishing our goals.
Monday Night Class at the Family Dog Ballroom
Richard Carter recently began corresponding
with me and he has given me some assistance with my mission. He has indicated that he now supports my indigenous peoples'
rights activist work and related hippie countercultural, Rainbow family mission. He is an environmentalist who was the
Governor of Arizona's Environmental
Delegate to both the U.S./Mexico Border Governor's and Mayor's
Conferences for five consecutive years and Co-Chairman of
the Arizona Environmental Technology Industry Cluster.
Richard Carter is the Founding President of the 200+ member Southern
Arizona Environmental Management Society. It is based in Tucson, Arizona and
named Carter Affiliates, Inc. Resources for the
Albert Bates is a hippie icon. As stated in my
Revolution "Bates is the spokes person for Stephen Gaskin's
world-renowned hippie community." Bates is the author of the
book Climate in Crisis, introduced by Al Gore. As an
attorney Bates argued environmental and civil rights
cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and drafted a number
of legislative Acts during a 26-year legal career.
On the home page of Skip Stone's Hippyland
website there is a
list of "Old Articles." My article
Creating a new culture based on tribal
values is located on the top of the list. When I wrote the article I was of a
somewhat hippie New Age expression of Catholicism and moving toward a full
convertion to the hippie New Age spiritual philosophy within the "new form of
Roman Catholicism." I made that conversion and I am no longer a member of
the Roman Catholic Church. My Hippyland/Coolove.org article presents some
information about Bates and his correspondence with me.
An old article of mine titled "A 1960s hippie
activist" is displayed on Skip Stone's Hippyland "Activist Spotlight" forum.
The article, plus my introduction to it, is displayed on my
website. My introduction to
the article includes information about Albert Bates and his
correspondence with me.
Bates is also an influential figure in the intentional community
and ecovillage movements. He served on the steering committee
of Plenty International for 18 years, focussing on relief and
development work with indigenous peoples, human rights and
Two more articles about my mission:
Another article about my mission is titled
Matthew Fox and the "New Age Christ." It was written in
response to Constancy Cumbey's blog post about me. It
The Fifth Seal? The
Persecution of the Church? Cumbey's best-selling book The
Hidden Dangers of
the Rainbow is credited as "being successful at
waking the Christian church up to the New Age movement." Cumbey identified
the New Age movement as the movement that will produce
the biblical "end-time Antichrist" and then establish a New World Order. In her blog
post about me and my "close affiliation"
with the world renowned Rev. Matthew Fox, Cumbey indicates that she believes
that I could be the "end-time Antichrist" or "New Age Christ."
The rainbow is a sign of the New Age movement. I am of the hippie expression of the
New Age movement and working to evangelize my Rainbow family to it. I
believe that eventually I and my Rainbow family relatives, along with some close associates/friends of
the Rainbow family, will usher in a
New Age...by establish
the fullness of Kingdom of God on earth. (Rev. 4:2, "..., and there was a rainbow round about
A webpage of mine titled
Science and Religion
presents several MLM letters that explain why I left
traditional Christianity, but remained a follower of Jesus Christ.
Today, Jesus Christ is my divine New-Age Hindu/Buddhist guru. He is
my hippie guru and New Age leader who has the most glorious
I believe in Sri Yukteswar's teaching: "Jesus meant, never that he
was the sole Son of God, but that no man can attain the unqualified
Absolute, the transcendent Father beyond creation, until he has first
manifested the 'Son' or activating Christ Consciousness within creation.
Jesus, who had achieved entire onenness with that Christ consciousness,
identified himself with it inasmuch as his own ego had long since been
I also believe that some of the scriptures were inspired by God and that the
other Bible scriptures were written by people who were influenced by
a supernatural being who was evil and very deceptive. And I believe that
because of what modern day science has discovered about the origin
and evolution of life on earth-people who accept the truth [revealed by
science] now know that the central foundational dogma of Christianity, a dogma
based on the Bible's thesis, is a false dogma and
When the U.S. Catholic Bishops wrote about the scriptures that form
the thesis of the Bible, they wrote: "The whole Bible is spanned
by the narrative of the first creation (Gn 1:3) and the vision of
a restored creation at the end of history" (RV. 21:1-4). The Catechism
of the Roman Catholic Church says: "Jesus came to restore creation
to the purity of its origins" (CCC, n. 2336). A Bible scripture
states that "the creation itself", will be "delivered from bondage
to corruption." (Romans 8:21)
Scientific discovery has revealed that the creation was
not originally pure, or without death and corruption, prior to
the existence of the first human beings on earth. This proves that the
creation could not have fallen into "the bondage to corruption", causing
the death principle to enter the world, at the time when the first humans
("Adam and Eve") committed "original sin." Therefore the creation
can not be "restored to the purity of its origins."
Let us examine the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
that describe the supposed original purity of the creation.
St. Symeon explicitly stated that not only Paradise was
incorrupt before the Fall: everything, the whole creation,
was without death and corruption.
St. John of Damascus wrote: "The creation of all things is due to
God, but corruption came in afterwards due to our wickedness. For God
did not make death, neither does He take delight in the destruction
of living things. But death is the work rather of man, that is,
its origin is in Adam's transgression."
St. Ignatius Brianchaninov wrote: "Plants were
not subjected either to decay or to diseases; both decay
and diseases and the weeds themselves, appeared after
the alteration of the earth following the fall of man."
St. Basil the Great wrote: "It is customary for vultures to feed
on corpses, but since there were not yet corpses, nor yet their
stench, so there was not yet such food for vultures. But
all followed the diet of swans and all grazed the meadows, the beasts
were not carnivores, such was the first creation, and such
will be the restoration after this."
Violent complex carnivorous animals came into existence on earth
around 550 million years before the first humans came into
existence. Contrary to what Bible scriptures and
the Christian religion teach, for hundreds of millions of years before
"Adam and Eve" there were a lot of corpses for carnivores animals
to eat. The creation was not originally pure. From the origin of
life on earth there was a measure of violence and corruption that
existed, as well as death. Since the origin of life on earth death
and corruption have ruled the world.
I believe that, today, everyone who is not caught up in a religious delusion
knows that the above statements by saints are not true and that
the creation was not originally "pure" and then fell into "the
bondage to corruption" when the first humans ("Adam and Eve") sinned.
Therefore, I believe that people who know the truth believe that
the scriptures that form the thesis of the Bible are false and
I also believe that the scriptures that warn Christians
about the "end-time Antichrist" are deceptive. I believe that the
"end-time Antichrist" is actually a good guy who will establish the
fullness of the Kingdom of God on earth.
In Cumbey's blog post about me she wrote: "Lee Penn and I have both wondered out loud if Mr. Dahlheimer
had read our respective books and took everything we warned against as
something positive and wonderful for
the world. Cumbey later wrote, Lee Penn and I were correct: Dahlheimer has inverted
everything! Lee Penn will be on air with me tomorrow night. We will be talking about Thomas Dahlheimer."
Bishop William Swing is the President and Founder of the United Religions
Initiative (URI), an international organization affiliated with the United
Nations and modeled after the UN. Not long after Bishop Swing accepted
Matthew Fox as an Episcopal priest, Lee Penn wrote: "The interfaith
movement, including the URI, is being promoted by globalist and New
Age reformers who favor erosion of national sovereignty, marginalization of
traditional religions, establishment of 'global governance', and
creation of a new, Earth-based 'global spirituality' -- in effect,
a one-world religion. Therefore, the URI and the interfaith movement
are poised to become the spiritual foundation of the New World Order."
Cumbey and Penn "warn against" this. I believe it is "something positive and
wonderful for the world."
Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan, a world-renowned theologian and former president
of a Pontifical Council, called the UN led global ethic movement an "eco-religion".
He said it manifests itself "as a new spirituality that supplants all religions,
because the latter have been unable to preserve the ecosystem."
I believe that hippie New Age reformers will eventually gain
recognition as being in the prophetic forefront of the "global governance"
and "Earth-based global spirituality" movement and that these
hippie New Age reformers, especially including myself and other members of my Rainbow
family, will then usher in a New Age and New World Order.
Another article about my mission is titled
The Latter Rain/New Age
Movement. It's also
located on the Creation Spirituality Communities
website. In this article I first show how two different movements are similar,
the New Age movement and the Christian "Manifest Sons of God" movement. I then explain how I incorporated the
Manifest Sons of God "dominion theology" into my hippie expression of the New Age movement. A part of the article reads:
"The New Agers believed they were gods. The Manifest Sons of God likewise taught that if one accepted their 'new revelation' that they
themselves would actually become Christ at the time of the unveiling or 'manifestation of the Sons of God.'" (Romans 8:19)
"This teaching is part of what is known as 'dominion theology' which teaches that an elite army of 'overcomers'
will either destroy or subdue all the enemies of Christ until they eventually gain power and authority
throughout the world. The government of the nations will be upon their shoulders and when all the
secular authorities, governments, princes and kings have finally submitted to them, Christ will
return and they will present the kingdom to him."
"What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening; it is a veritable revolution."