Bernard Poolman identifies himself as a fan of Hitler, but the Desteni material does not currently deal overtly or in detail with racist, antisemitic, Nazi or fascist ideology, not even the Desteni 'I Am Hitler' series. Yet life on the Desteni Farm could be said to have a similar appeal to the Ariosophy of Nazi real or imagined occult history, an early form of New Ageism: working on "the self" while getting back to the land to improve what is "best for all" in "Oneness and Equality".
That there is a not-so indirect connection between the New Age Movement and fascism has been documented by Christopher Locke of Mystic Bourgeoisie -- [mysticbourgeoisie.blogspot.com
Desteni only pays lip service to radical environmentalism, but it is well-known that the influence of New Age elements such as Anthroposophy, neo-Paganism, Wicca etc can be found throughout radical environmentalist movements.
Conspiracy theories addressed by Desteni to do with government cover-ups of UFOs, secret societies etc sit happily alongside standard New Age beliefs and practices at for example [projectcamelotproductions.com
] and [www.ashtarcommandcrew.net
] where channelers of beings from outer space, ascended masters and New Age spiritual warriors support various conspiracy theories, not least the one that says the world is held sway over by the Illuminati.
Some enthusiasts of that kind of material could be ripe for Desteni, but this begins to look like a contradiction because some conspiracy theorists (perhaps the more fundamentalist) also say that the whole New Age Movement is Luciferic, evil, Satanic, of the New World Order and the Illuminati.
In that scenario, Benjamin Creme's Share International and the Maitreya are part of the conspiracy. Although he is said to be the Christ, the Maitreya is viewed as the Antichrist by certain conspiracists. Share International's idea is that world economics will in the near future be transformed into a fairer system and that starvation will be eliminated under the guidance of the Maitreya and that will be the New World Order or New Age.
This sounds similar to Desteni's "Equal Money" scheme, which is why Desteni is in some quarters associated with Maitreya, the New World Order and/or the Illuminati. That and the fact that Bernard Poolman recommends microchipping the populace -- 11:11 Micro-Chip Solution is Real Love and Oneness, [www.youtube.com
One critic of Desteni proposes that Desteni has the same kind of philosophy as the Illuminati "and the beings behind them" -- Desteni microchipping and illuminati suppoe=rters -- [www.youtube.com
Another denounces Desteni -- a message to the Desteni Cult and their blind suporters - [www.youtube.com
] -- whilst promoting David Icke-style reptilian conspiracy theories -- Reptilian Humanoid conspiracy - [www.youtube.com
The gentleman referred to a few posts ago who claims to have been harrassed by Destenites and runs [themovement1.weebly.com
] even goes as far as to say that Bernard Poolman actually is the Maitreya, in a comment at this page:
which in effect means that he believes Poolman is a Buddhist icon that was appropriated by certain Theosophical factions of the New Age Movement and because of that then Poolman is the Antichrist.
Poolman is a bloke who lives on a farm in South Africa and has started a cult based around a revised version of New Age religious or spiritual beliefs (which include certain conspiracy theories) and pseudoscience.