Looks like the theosophists were the originators of the whole idea of the New Age.
There are some occultists, and these guys seem to be among them, who think that Lucifer got a bum rap, and that God is keeping people down. To them, Lucifer is the good guy. Sort of like Prometheus giving fire to humankind. To them Lucifer represents independent thinking, maybe. Whatever. I like independent thinking.
But then they pretend that to learn this independent thinking requires people to join their organization, participate in rituals, and hang on someone else dribbling out a bunch of mystery mumbo jumbo indoctrination about invisible Great Masters or Secret Priests and some hierarchy. And then some of them want to squash organized religion and replace it with theirs. That's NOT independent thinking, folks. That's just a power struggle. And neither mumbo jumbo of any stripe nor any hierarchy where there's secrets upon secrets contributes squat to independent thinking.
Also, regarding investigation into whether there's a tie to the U.N., there's one writing of Bailey's where she says the U.N. should use the atomic bomb to "spread goodwill". (And squash the Catholic Church.)
How Strangelovian! Of course that doesn't prove the U.N. embraces her BS, just that she thinks the U.N. should use the Bomb. This is where I found it:
"The atomic bomb emerged from the first ray Ashram, working in conjunction with a fifth ray group [scientists]... its intent was and is purely beneficent. As a means in the hands of the United Nations to enforce the outer forms of peace and on the growth of goodwill to take effect...It belongs to the United Nations for use (or let us rather hope, simply for threatened use), when aggressive action on the part of any nation rears its ugly head. It does not essentially matter... whether it is generated by political groups of any powerful religious organization such as the Church of Rome... ." (6, p. 548).