Monday, September 26, 2005

What is behind some chiropractic care!

Can believers use Chiropractic care!

This is a matter between you and God. I personally would not go to a chiropractor and I did regularly in the past before my deliverance and healing. I believe and we teach that the origens of chiropratic come out of spiritualism and psychic healing. D. D.Palmer is the father of chiropractic and he was a spiritist etc. All schools of chiropractic are born out of psychic healing. I acknowledge that there are some wonderful Christian chiropractors out there and we love them. But I am still not in agreement with their profession. I believe that going to a chiropractor opens up the door to the occult and the door to a spirit of pain. But you have to be persuaded in your own heart. Ask God to give you discernment in this area.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

What to tell a Christian about Yoga

No! Christians should not participate even in Christian yoga!



Again, there are large differences between the Christian meditation and that taught in Yoga. Christians meditate on the word of God, rather than trying to blank out the mind. Psalms 119:99 states, "I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy (the Messiah's) testimonies are my meditations." Psalms 104:34 says. "My meditation on Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord." Thus we can clearly see the Scriptures teach us to use our time of meditation on God and not blank or open our minds for the demons.

another one of yoga's primary promises is to calm your mind through meditation. The difference between yoga meditation and the type God commands in Scripture is twofold: the object of our meditation and the result. Yogi philosophers urge followers to empty their mind. This empty mind, they claim, is the doorway to communion with the Universal Soul. But cult expert Bob Larson warns that yoga mediators "should not be deceived into thinking they have communed with the Lord." What they have done instead is "left [their] mind open to an evil invasion by the spirit being associated with the particular discipline employed."

Monday, September 19, 2005

What is Occult

THE WORD OCCULT REFERS TO THINGS WHICH ARE COVERED OVER, THINGS WHICH ARE MYSTERIOUS, CONCEALED, OR HIDDEN. TO BE INVOLVED IN THE OCCULT IS ATTEMPTING TO GO BEYOND THE 5 SENSES FOR GAINING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.

DEUT.29:29 SAYS THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD, BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG TO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOREVER, THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW.

Classically the word "occult" means hidden or secret teachings and practices. But "by `secret' it is not meant that the positions taken are not available in most instances. Rather, the beliefs and practices are secret in the sense that performance of the rites is considered to be effective only when performed by those who are deeply initiated in the lore of the cult," Like its new age counterpart one cannot explain it biblically but can only attest by experience. They become pragmatic if it works its fine , never mind what the bible has to say.

science cannot explain Occult power but classifies and research's it as paranormal cosmic power. Its power source is not of God, nor is it natural latent in the human psyche, although it is explained as such .

IN DEUT. 18:10-12 GOD STRICTLY FORBIDS BELIEVERS TO HAVE ANY TYPE OF INVOLVEMENT WITH THE OCCULT. THERE IS NO CHRISTIAN FORM OF FORTUNE TELLING, ASTROLOGY, Ouji board, visualization, or astral travel, channeling, angelic communication or talking to the dead. The biggest danger is that these concepts are christianized for acceptance , the names are changed so one does not know immediately what they are engaged in. As a Christian They can then practice unknowingly what is forbidden .There is no truth to the statement that everything Satan has is a counterfeit. While it is true he does counterfeit many practices he also invents many too.

OCCULT PRACTICES PROMISE TO GIVE AN EXPERIENCE OF EXTRA POWER. THIS COMES THROUGH THE MAGAZINES, AND NEWSPAPERS ADVERTISING THE POWERS OF THE MIND, WITH SOME RINGS OR CRYSTALS TO GAIN CONTROL OVER THEMSELVES, THEIR LIVES THINGS AROUND THEM, AND OTHERS ! THIS IS WHAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE INTO THIS ACTIVITY. YET ONCE THEY GAIN THIS POWER, THEY BECOME SUBJECT TO IT, PRISONERS TO THE ONE THING THAT THEY THOUGHT WOULD HELP SET THEM FREE.

OCCULT PRACTICES CAN BE PASSED ON TO THE 3rd and 4th GENERATION IN FAMILIES, BY SEEKING OUT THE OCCULT ARTS AND KNOWLEDGE, OR POWER; WE ARE REFUSING THE TRUE GOD AND ARE INDIRECTLY REPLACING HIM WITH WORSHIP AND ALLEGIANCE TO ANOTHER GOD.

EX.20:3-5 TELLS OF OUR PUNISHMENT FOR DOING THIS.

DEUT.29:26 TELLS US THAT THE ISRAELITES WENT AFTER AND SERVED OTHER GODS AND WORSHIPPED THEM, GODS THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW AND THAT HE THE LORD HAD NOT GIVEN TO THEM.

MANY CAN BE SUFFERING TODAY THROUGH DEMONIC OPPRESSION AND CONTROL BECAUSE OF THEIR PARENTS, GRAND PARENTS, OR GREAT GRAND PARENTS INVOLVEMENT IN THE OCCULT. IF AS A CHRISTIAN WE ARE AWARE OF SOMEONE IN OUR FAMILY THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THIS PRACTICE, WE SHOULD PRAY A PRAYER OF RENUNCIATION TO BREAK THE CONTROL OR OPPRESSION PASSED ON IN THE GENERATIONS. THIS IN NO WAY IS A PROMOTION FOR GENERATIONAL CURSES. IT IS A WAY TO MAKE SOMEONE AWARE OF A SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE THAT CAN OPPRESS THEM AND PLAGUE THEM HINDERING THEIR WALK WITH THE LORD.

SPIRITS CANNOT JUST ENTER OR, TAKE CONTROL OF A PERSON. OCCULT PRACTICES ALMOST ALWAYS REQUIRE A MEDITATIVE, OR PASSIVE STATE. BY DOING THIS WE ARE ALLOWING THEM CONTROL, EMPTYING OURSELVES, NEUTRALIZING OUR MIND IS THE EASIEST WAY TO ALLOW ANOTHER TO HAVE CONTROL.

Deut. 18:10-15 "There shall not be found among you anyone w ho makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses ,divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts-,a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead (Necromancer). For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so. The Lord you God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to Him." (Prophecy of the Messiah Jesus) "There shall not be found among you anyone w ho makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses ,divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts-,a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead (Necromancer). For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so. The Lord you God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to Him." (Prophecy of the Messiah Jesus)

These are the biblical terms defined, those involved in these practices may not see themselves described as this nor call themselves by such terms.

DIVINATION-- (Hebrew ‘qecem’) THE ART THAT SEEKS TO DISCOVER HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE. TO DETERMINE BY LOT OR MAGIC, TO FORETELL THE FUTURE--PROPHESY. TO DISCOVER KNOWLEDGE BY OCCULT OR SUPERNATURAL MEANS (SAME AS A SOOTHSAYER FORETELLS THE FUTURE (Deut. 18:10; I Sam 15:23; Jer. 14:14; Ezek. 13:6; 23; 21:21). -- (Hebrew ‘qecem’) THE ART THAT SEEKS TO DISCOVER HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE. TO DETERMINE BY LOT OR MAGIC, TO FORETELL THE FUTURE--PROPHESY. TO DISCOVER KNOWLEDGE BY OCCULT OR SUPERNATURAL MEANS (SAME AS A SOOTHSAYER FORETELLS THE FUTURE (Deut. 18:10; I Sam 15:23; Jer. 14:14; Ezek. 13:6; 23; 21:21).

OUIJI BOARD, I CHING, CRYSTAL BALL, DREAMS AND VISIONS, TEA LEAF READING.

OBSERVER OF TIMES-- (Hebrew ’anan’) A METHOD OF FORETELLING AND EXPLAINING THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. UNDERSTANDING A PERIOD OR ERA OF TIME, AND WHY CERTAIN CONDITIONS PREVAIL.A SOOTHSAYER, ASTROLOGER, PSYCHIC(Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10-15; 2 Kings 21:6; Isa. 57:3; Mic. 5:12). Isa. 47:10-13 "For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, 'No one sees me'; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me.' Therefore evil shall come upon you; you shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; you will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know. "Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth-- perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you.-- (Hebrew ’anan’) A METHOD OF FORETELLING AND EXPLAINING THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. UNDERSTANDING A PERIOD OR ERA OF TIME, AND WHY CERTAIN CONDITIONS PREVAIL.A SOOTHSAYER, ASTROLOGER, PSYCHIC(Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10-15; 2 Kings 21:6; Isa. 57:3; Mic. 5:12). Isa. 47:10-13 "For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, 'No one sees me'; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me.' Therefore evil shall come upon you; you shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; you will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know. "Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth-- perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you.

ASTROLOGASTROLOGY, NUMEROLOGY, PALMISTRY, TAROT CARDS, TEA LEAVES

ENCHANTER-- (Hebrew ‘nachash’)TO CHARM GREATLY, LEARN BY EXPERIENCES, TAKES PART IN SECRET THINGS,WHISPER MAGIC INCANTATIONS, CASTS SPELLS, SEDUCTIVE. (Lev. 19:3,26,31; Deut. 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17; 21:6; 2 Chron. 33:6;Isa.8:19-20). -- (Hebrew ‘nachash’)TO CHARM GREATLY, LEARN BY EXPERIENCES, TAKES PART IN SECRET THINGS,WHISPER MAGIC INCANTATIONS, CASTS SPELLS, SEDUCTIVE. (Lev. 19:3,26,31; Deut. 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17; 21:6; 2 Chron. 33:6;Isa.8:19-20).

MEDITATION, HOLISTIC HEALTH, YOGA, SUBLIMINAL TAPES, MANTRAS, HYPNOTISM.ASTRAL TRAVEL

WITCH-- (Hebrew ‘kashaph’,root from kesheph) A WOMAN SOCERESS, Wiccans, Witch

INVOLVES CONTACTING THE-SPIRITS TO DO YOUR BIDDING, CASTING SPELLS AND INCANTATIONS FOR MATERIAL WELL BEING AND PLEASURES IN LIFE. HERBALIST THAT CASTS SPELLS, ALCHEMY (Exod. 22:18; Deut. 18:10-12; 2 Chron. 33:6 ). II Ki 21:6 Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted Spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.

CHARMER--ANY FORMULA OR ACTION SUPPOSING TO HAVE MAGIC POWER USING TRINKET OR A PIECE OF JEWELRY WORN ON THE BODY TO ATTRACT THROUGH PERSONALITY, BEAUTY, FASCINATION: USING AN IRRESISTABLE POWER--OF PLEASING AND ALLURING INFLUENCE, TO ATTRACT ONES OWN DESIRES.(Isa.19:,31 Isa.8:19-20)

TALISMAN, CRYSTALS, OCCULT SYMBOLS, POSITIVE THINKING, POSITIVE CONFESSION

MEDIUM OR CONSULTER OF FAMILIAR SPIRITS- (Hebrew ‘owb’)-A PERSON WHO CONJURE UP OR CONTACT THE SPIRITS OF SUPPOSED DEAD PEOPLE WHO THEY OR OTHERS ONCE KNEW, SPIRITS THAT ARE IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM (ASTRAL REALM, OTHER DIMENSIONS.) A MEDIUM CONTROLLED BY A FAMILIAR SPIRIT. (Lev. 19:31; 20:6; 20:27; Deut. 18:11; I Sam. 28:3; 2 Kings 21:6; 23:24; I Chron. 10:13; 2 Chron. 33:6; Isa. 19:3). Isa 8:19-20 And when they say to you, "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter," should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

CHANNELING, SPIRITISM, ASCENDED MASTERS COMMUNICATION, SPACE BROTHERS, ANOTHER JESUS, INVISIBLE FRIENDS IN KINDERGARTEN

1 JOHN 4:1--BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TEST THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD: BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS HAVE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD.

WIZARD--(Hebrew ‘yidde’) A PERSON WHO IS KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE OCCULT ARTS, IN TOUCH WITH THE SPIRIT WORLD. A CONJURER, TO SUMMON UP A DEVIL OF A SPIRIT BY INVOCATION OR SPELL. TO PRODUCE BY MAGI OR TO BRING TO MIND AS IF BY MAGIC. BOOKS OF OCCULT KNOWLEDGE: KABALA, HANDBOOK OR WITCHES AND SPELLS .(Lev. 19:31; 20:6, 20:27; Deut. 18:11-12; I Sam 28:3, 2 Kings 21:6; 23:24; 2 Chron. 33:6; Isa 19:3)

VISUALIZATION, SHAMAN, SORCERER, ASTRAL TRAVEL, DECREEING, MANTRAS, CLAIRVOYANCE

NECROMANCER--EXCLUSIVELY CONSULTS WITH SPIRITS OF THE DISEASED AND CALLS UP PEOPLE FROM THEIR GRAVES AND DISTURBS THEIR PEACE. VOODOO, ZOMBIES (WILL ALSO HAVE SEX WITH DEAD BODIES)

MAGICIAN (Hebrew ‘khartome’) TO USE THE OCCULT ARTS (Acts 13:6-13). This is not the slight of hand or planned stage show with human ability .

NEW TESTAMENT SORCERY

PHARMAKIA –Use of medicine and drugs used not for medicinal purposes , used in spells and religious rituals and ceremonies or for ones own pleasure includes charms amulets appealing to occult powers.

In Gal.5:19-21 it gives a list of practices that are from the fallen nature of man that are condemned. One is called witchcraft (sorcery) this word in the Greek language is Pharmakia where we get our word Pharmacy. These are things used to put people under an outside influence bringing them into an altered state. That is a state that is not natural to mind but prompted by a foreign substance. this is called sorcery and is just as forbidden as drunkenness caused by another foreign substance, alcohol.

After the fall of Adam and eve the ground was cursed by God it was no longer sustaining the state he created it in that he pronounced was good. There are plants that are medicinally good and others that are not. we should consider the bibles actual interpretation before using the bible to validate what it actually forbids

Rev.9:21, 18:23. MAGIA—magic wizardry or sorcery. an example of this is marijuana which can be used to alleviate side effects in cancer patients chemo therapy. There are numerous other drugs far more addictive then marijuana. yet it does have a medicinal use. but there are those who use it by smoking it for spiritual use and recreation and this is where it becomes pharmakia.

Another example would be Paul telling Timothy to take a little wine ( for medicine) for his stomachs ailments. But he also writes to Timothy, a leader in the Church should not be given to drinking wine. So he is making a distinction of a custom of drinking at dinner and recreation or pleasure vs. medicinal value. This is not to promote the freedom we have to take drugs but to give the example that they have a medicinal use. Almost all drugs are based on their original source of plants and herbs. We should always seek a better alternative and natural does not always mean better.

Often times we need to be reminded that spiritual warfare exists in our lives.

Ephesians 6.10-18). When God's people do not make knowledge of Him a priority, and His glory preeminent, given the fact of spiritual warfare, is it really surprising some are led astray by false practices and deceitful spirits or such deception that there are consequences. The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. (1 Timothy 4:1, NIV) Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8, NIV) Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the Powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians :11-12, No one who has experienced severe pain, or pain of any type, enjoys it. But we should not go to broken cisterns which cannot satisfy.

When Saul Israel's king stopped hearing from the Lord he went to a witch. People will always go to the occult when they can’t hear from God. Its easier, but damage can be irreparable, certainly the consequences are eternal.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Silva Mind Control

Silva Mind Control (Silva Method)*Christian or New Age Mind Cult?
Silva Method (formerly Silva Mind Control [SMC]) was developed by José
Silva. Over six million students in 71 countries have taken the Silva
International courses (formerly Silva Mind Control International). (One
of Silva's goals is to have the Silva Method course taught to all
school children, both in grade school and in college.) He claims that any
person who will take his 48-hour (four day) course will develop psychic
powers. A student is shown how to enter an altered state of
consciousness, and in that state is taught how to tap into "higher intelligence in the universe." The student is taught how to function psychically and clairvoyantly, and how to invite counselors, or psychic guides, into his mind to help him with his problems. By the third day of the course, students are supposed to be able to operate psychically enough so that they can project their awareness outside of their bodies; i.e., have out-of-body experiences. Their minds are supposed to be able to tap into any source in the universe for the information, including the minds of other men, alive or dead.

Silva Method uses visualization and guided imagery quite heavily; both
have long been recognized by sorcerers of all kinds as the most
powerful and effective methodology for contacting the spirit world in order to acquire supernatural power, knowledge, and healing. This sort of thing has been going on down through history. It's known as "shamanism," or witchcraft. Yet, Silva claims that God sent Jesus to teach us all of
this!

Obviously, the Silva Method is little more than a New Age psychological
mind control technique, rather than a cultic system of teaching with
readily identifiable followers. Nevertheless, it does have spiritual
underpinnings (see Silva's book Keys to the Kingdom), and it does, in many
ways, consider itself Christian. Below are the highlights of what Silva
Mind Control/Silva Method teaches concerning its source of authority,
Christ, sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit, and prayer:

1. Source of Authority. Authority for the Silva Method student is José
Silva and his official publication THE SILVA METHOD.

2. Jesus Christ. The Silva Method teaches that Jesus did miracles in
the same way that the Silva Method teaches its students. The Bible
teaches that Jesus was not doing miracles by mind over matter. He did them by the power of His Father. Silva Method fails to differentiate between
the miraculous, genuine supernatural power of God and that which man
attributes to his own mind, which is nothing more than the usurping of the
authority of God and trying to be little gods themselves.

Silva Method also teaches that "Rabbi Jesus was assigned by Almighty
God of the Universe to Planet Earth to teach humanity, in a step-by-step
procedure, how to look for and find what is called the kingdom of God
within us all. ... Jesus came to give us a message to correct the
problem of human development on this planet because Moses didn't do it and
Noah didn't do it, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob didn't ... Zoroaster, Krishna,
Buddha, Mohammed didn't do it. So Jesus finally came to straighten out
their mess and problem ..." Silva says that Jesus said that we are to go
into an alpha state (an altered state of consciousness) with our spirit
guides, thus gaining the psychic powers necessary to correct the human
situation. (Silva also says, "Jesus is not coming back, so we've got to
do it. But He gave us the keys; He gave us the message. Look inside;
find this power; you've got the power and you can make earth 'paradise
earth.'")

3. Sin. Silva denies original sin and sees only "problems to be
solved." Silva teaches that the present is a process of materializing
thoughts, while the future is composed of conceived thoughts not yet
materialized. He talks about being able to prophesy, a process of projecting into
thought patterns to see if we can detect information that can help us
solve problems. According to the Silva Method, this information is for
no other thing than for solving problems -- "to make this planet a
better world to live in. ... if you get information to solve problems, where
people are suffering, and you do alleviate that suffering and you
correct the problem, who cares where the information comes from? The idea is
get it anyway you can to stop a problem and forget everything else."
Silva's done away with the blood of Jesus Christ; he's done away with the
sacrificial death of Christ for our sins. According to the Silva
Method, it's not a sin problem anymore, it's ignorance!

4. Salvation. Since Silva believes that we have been sent to the planet
to solve problems (i.e., "to convert this planet into a paradise"),
salvation is earned by one's success in problem solving. The emphasis is
one of total pragmatism. But just the fact that one is solving problems
does not answer the question of whether or not an activity itself is
right or pleasing to God. "Positive" results can occur through the occult
world or the psychic world.

Being "born again" also has a unique meaning for Silva Method
practitioners: "When we enter the kingdom of heaven, once there we become
centered and have access to the use of the right brain hemisphere ... This
would truly be the concept of being born again ... being 'born again'
means 'Go back and retrace your steps and pick up the use of the right
brain hemisphere like you did when you were born originally.' ... when you
get to use both brain hemispheres, that is really being born again."
Silva sums up what salvation is not in the Silva Method: "Somebody who
died 1,900 years ago or 2,000 years ago, his blood cleansing us from sin
and so forth, that doesn't help solve problems today." Salvation for
Silva leads the lost away from the sacrifice of Christ for their sins
upon the cross. They don't need that anymore. All they need is alpha in
the right brain.

The message of the Silva Method is one of complete rejection of the
redemptive work of Jesus Christ upon the cross, i.e., a claim that we have
the power within us. Silva overlooks the major problem of evil in the
human heart, the sin nature of man, to which Jesus specifically said, "I
come not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance." One hears no
repentance from Silva, no acknowledgement of any real guilt. Instead,
it's just something that's a state of mind that you can get rid of by
going into your alpha level.

5. Holy Spirit. In the Silva Method, the Holy Spirit is a "dimension
that we can create -- a state of mind to enter it and make use of it for
problem-solving situations. ... We were sent to do a work for God --
help God with creation in thinking of His creatures."

Rather than the Holy Spirit as Counselor, on the third day of Silva
Method training, students are asked to pick two counselors. The lecturer
explains how to invoke them. And in the last session, during meditation,
two counselors appear in the laboratory of the mind of the student and
they are available from that point on, whenever the student needs them.
Silva says that anytime that you find yourself with a problem and you
do not know what to do next, you consult your counselors: "They are here
to do the work for you; they are here to help you evolve ... become ...
as good as they are, whoever they are." This, of course, is spiritism;
and the nature of spiritism is ultimately demonic. One can hear the
same things from mediums and spiritists who talk to their advisors or
their spirit guides or counselors, all of which is prohibited by Scripture
(cf. Deut. 18).

6. Prayer. For Silva, praying is psychic -- the use of mind: "... we're
praying; we're using psychic systems to pray, to visualize ... imagine
what's to happen, and believe that you already have it and you shall
receive it." (Sounds like the "name-it-and-claim-it" teaching of the
Positive Confession movement.)