Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Former Witch Exposes Harry Potter

Former Witch Exposes Harry Potter
by Pastor David J. Meyer

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What Does God Have To Say?
I am writing this urgent message because I was once a witch. I lived by the stars as an astrologer and numerologist casting horoscopes and spells. I lived in the mysterious and shadowy realm of the occult. By means of spells and magic, I was able to invoke the powers of the "controlling unknown" and fly upon the night winds transcending the astral plane. Halloween was my favorite time of the year and I was intrigued and absorbed in the realm of Wiccan witchcraft. All of this was happening in the decade of the 1960's when witchcraft was just starting to come out of the broom closet.

It was during that decade of the 1960's, in the year 1966, that a woman named J. K. Rowling was born. This is the woman who has capti! vated the world in this year of 2000 with four books known as the "Harry Potter Series." These books are orientational and instructional manuals of witchcraft woven into the format of entertainment. These four books by J. K. Rowling teach witchcraft! I know this because I was once very much a part of that world.

Witchcraft was very different in the 1960's. There were a lot fewer witches, and the craft was far more secretive. At the end of that spiritually troubled decade, I was miraculously saved by the power of Jesus Christ and His saving blood. I was also delivered from every evil spirit that lived in me and was set free. However, as I began to attend fundamental Christian churches, I realized that even there witchcraft had left its mark. Pagan holidays and sabats were celebrated as "Christian holidays."

As time went on, I watched the so-called "Christian" churches compromising and unifying. I also watched with amazement as teachings from Eastern religions and "New Age" doctrine began to captivate congregations. It was a satanic set-up, and I saw it coming. Illuministic conspirators were bringing forth a one-world religion with a cleverly concealed element of occultism interwoven in its teachings.

In order to su! cceed in bringing witchcraft to the world and thus complete satanic control, an entire generation would have to be induced and taught to think like witches, talk like witches, dress like witches, and act like witches. The occult songs of the 1960's launched the Luciferian project of capturing the minds of an entire generation. In the song "Sound Of Silence" by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, we were told of seeds that were left while an entire generation was sleeping, and that the "vision that was planted in my brain still remains."

Now it is the year 2000. All of the foundations for occultism and witchcraft are in place. The Illuminists have to move quickly, because time is running out.

It was the Communist revolutionary Lenin who said, "Give me one generation of youth, and I will transform the entire world." Now an entire generation of youth has been given to a woman named J.K. Rowling and her four books on witchcraft, known as the Harry Potter Series.

As a former witch, I can speak with authority when I say that I have examined the works of Rowling and that the Harry Potter books are training manuals for the occult. Untold millions of young people are being taught to think, speak, dress and act like witches by filling their heads with the contents of these books. Children are obsessed with the Harry Potter books that they have left television and video games to read these witchcraft manuals.

The first book of the series, entitled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", finds the orphan, Harry Potter, embarking into a new realm when he is taken to "Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." At this occult school, Harry Potter learns how to obtain and use witchcraft equipment. Harry also learns a new vocabulary, including words such as "Azkaban", "Circe", "Draco", "Erised", "Hermes", and "Slytherin"; all of which are names of real devils or demons. These are not characters of fiction!

How serious is this? By reading these materials, many millions of young people are learning how to work with demon spirits. They are getting to know them by ! name. Vast numbers of children professing to be Christians are also filling their hearts and minds, while willingly ignorant parents look the other way.

The titles of the books should be warning enough to make us realize how satanic and anti-christ these books are. The afore mentioned title of the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", was a real give away. The second book was called "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", while the third book was entitled "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

Sadly enough, this blatant witchcraft has been endorsed by well-known and respected "Christian" leaders, such as Dr. James Dobson and Chuck Colson, who have proven themselves to be modern day Judas Iscariots. Nothing could be more obvious than that Harry Potter books are pure witchcraft and of the devil. The "Christian" leaders, however, defend them by saying that good magic always wins and overcomes evil magic.

This is the oldest con game ever hatched out of hell. As a real witch, I learned about the two sides of "the force." Apparently, so do many "Christian" leaders. When real witches have sabats and esbats and meet as a coven, they greet each other by saying "Blessed be", and when they part, they say "The Force be with you." Both sides of this "Force" are Satan. It is not a good side of ! the force that overcomes the bad side of the force, but rather it's the blood of Jesus Christ that destroys both supposed sides of the satanic "Force."

High level witches believe that there are seven satanic princes and that the seventh, which is assigned to Christians, has no name. In coven meetings, he is called "the nameless one." In the Harry Potter books, there is a character called "Voldemort." The pronunciation guide says of this being "He who must not be named."

On July 8 at midnight, bookstores everywhere were stormed by millions of children to obtain the latest and fourth book of! the series known as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." These books were taken into homes everywhere with a real evil spirit following each copy to curse those homes. July 8th was also the 18th day (three sixes in numerology) from the witches' sabat of midsummer. July 8th was also the 13th day from the signing of the United Religions Charter in San Francisco. Now we have learned that the public school system is planning to use the magic of Harry Potter in the classrooms making the public schools centers of witchcraft training.

What does God have to say about such books as the Harry Potter series? In the Bible in the book of Acts, we read the following in the 19th chapter, verses 18 - 20: "And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. M! any of them also which used curious arts brought their books together and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed."

As parents, we will answer to God if we allow our children to read witchcraft books. The Word of God will prevail mightily in your life only if such things of Satan are destroyed. This tract has been prayed over, and I hope it has helped you. If we may be of further assistance, please contact us.

Pastor David J. Meyer
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H! arry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged - Making Evil Look Innocent
It is surprising that there is any controversy about the Harry Potter series when author J.K. Rowling openly presents blatant Witchcraft, Satanism and pagan mythology.

Unfortunately, because many don't recognize occult symbolism, or understand Witchcraft, thousands of young readers, by inference, are led to accept them as whimsical and harmless, aided by Rowling's repackaging of Witchcraft in probably its most dangerous form - children's fantasy literature.

Does Witchcraft actually have power, and if so what is its source? And, does Rowling's presentation make Witchcraft any more acceptable?
Rowling's "Harry Potter" presents all of the following elements of Witchcraft: Mother Goddess, evolution, reincarnation, communing with the dead and spirit world, seasonal nature celebrations, sorcery, divination, spells, curses, meditation, occult symbology, black magic, demon possession, "dark" aspects of Witchcraft, and more.

Young readers today, more than any other time in history, have an abundance of occult resources easily available to them. The Harry Potter series clearly teaches young children how to becom! e witches and warlocks and brings them into the new age occult world of the Luciferian illuminist, and schools them in the devil's occult craft.

The June 2000, issue of the Last Trumpet reported that, Dr. James Dobson and his respected mainstream "Focus on the Family" organization has endorsed the witchcraft training manuals known as the Harry Potter books. Dobson's reasoning is that these books teach the good and bad forces, and that good always wins.

If you get the chance tell this to Dr. James Dobson and other "so called" or "used to be" Christians, who will not BOLDLY stand AGAINST the damnable Harry Potter series:

Mat 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Every parent and teacher should be outraged about the damnable effects that the Harry Potter series will have to their children, grandchildren, and concerned friends.

By Traci Morin, Touch of God International Ministries, a Christian Healing and Deliverance Ministry, Spiritual Warfare Prayer setting captives free from demonic torment and sickness and disease. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What is Reiki - video

Reiki Power - Rick Warren Embrasses

"Pastor Rick Warren - ... 'The Bible says that God wants us to be as healthy physically as you are spiritually."

Is Rick Warren telling the truth? Does the Bible really say that "God wants us to be as healthy physically as you are spiritually"?

No, it does not! Though Jesus often healed the sick and continues to do so today, our spiritual and eternal life with Him is far more important than our physical and temporary life on earth. The devil also heals but temporarily to take you deeper into occult or new age practices.

I'm a long time deliverance person and have noticed those who are sensitive to electricity open themselves up to Reiki practices. Not only electricity sensitivity, but also torment.

what is the true source behind its unseen force? Is it similar to the "intelligent" power behind Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards, shamanism, and Theosophy?

When was Reiki Discovered?

Reiki was "discovered" in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui "during a mystical experience on Mt. Kurama, a sacred mountain" in Japan. The Buddhist seeker soon began to explore the mystery of "mental harmony" and mind-body connection. Months later "he founded the 'Usui Reiki Healing Society."

Dangers of Reiki

"Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using "universal life energy" channeled through the practitioner to the recipient.... In the western world many practitioners use the standard hand positions.... The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body... Reiki--

There are 3 levels of Reiki: Reiki 1 and 2 and the Master level.

Is this where American medicine is headed? With influential national leaders such as Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Oz and Dr. Hyman leading us into the dark realm of mystical holism, we have reason for concern. As God warned us long ago.

Divine healing only comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. No other source can heal permanently without consequences as the Lord does to those who cry out and deal with spiritual roots of disease.

What is Reiki

Please note that the following is the belief system of those who practice reiki and not my beliefs.

Reiki is the Japanese name for the universal life force, also known as Ki or Chi, the supposed subtle energy that enlivens all beings. The word is composed of two Japanese characters. Rei can translated with ‘universe.” Ki means life-energy or light in the sense of information. The two characters together express the coming together of divine force and the human being, or the unification of body and soul.”

A Japanese Budhisht, Dr. Mikau Usui, discovered Reiki. He had fasted for 21 days on Mount Kurama in 1914. During this period he experienced a satori, a realization of enlightenment. He describes his discovery as follows: “When I fasted I touched an intense energy and in a mysterious manner I was inspired (I received the reiki energy). As in a coincidence it became clear to me that I had been given the spiritual art of healing.”

In order for Reiki to work it must be attuned. This is a short ceremony in which the reiki master/teacher acts as a channel to lift up a person’s spiritual frequency, which supposedly opens one up to the universal life energy. During this process something magical is happening on the spiritual, non-physical plane. The process is similar to the Tibetan Buddhist empowerment practice.

The Reiki energy enters the body of the master/teacher at the charka at the base of the skull, just above the neck. Through this charka the divine cosmic energy streams through and connects with our physical existence. A connecting between heaven and earth is made through emerald green colored energy. As a result the first etheric layer of both the initiator and the one who gets initiated become one. This first etheric layer is our eggshell; it can be seen as a thin grey line against a white background. Opening our eggshell means that you truly open up for the other person, no longer holding back or defending yourself, or regarding yourself as a separate being. During this process the reiki energy rolls in like waves from the skull charka of the master into both auric fields.

The universal life energy first enters the energy system of the healer who passes in on, usually with the hands, to the healee. In the physical body this energy travels through the brains and nervous system. In our energetical bodies it travels through the charkas, meridians and the central channel along the spine.

It is unknown what the origins, total quantity and ways of workings of the life-energy are. It cannot be defined more clearly than stating that it comes from Source, god/goodness, spirit, or the Force. It is an important connection with divinity.

One is best prepared to do reiki by doing meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices.

In order to do reiki at its highest level you must go through three levels so that you can reach the highest level of vibration.

The healing method consists of meditation techniques, breathing exercises, spiritual cleansing, the reciting of spiritual poetry, the reiki principles, regular empowerments which gradually opened up the students for reiki (later on the attunements were introduced), hands on healing with several techniques, distance healing, use of breath and the eyes in healing, and the use of mantras and symbols in activating reiki.

Most of the time reiki will be experienced as warmth, as if a blanket of loving attention is put over you. But other sensations like coldness, tinkling, prickling, throbbing, shivering, emotional release, or memories popping up may happen.

Reiki has changed over the years as masters have channeled information from archangels, ascended masters or other high spiritual beings. These masters also claim to be attuned to stars and planets.

Additional Information
The web has an enormous amount of information about reiki. Especially interesting is to do a search of the web using reiki + Christian. Many of the sites claim that reiki and Christianity can work together. I believe this is very dangerous. Light and darkness cannot dwell together. Here is what one ex-reiki master says”

"Reiki is something that is very mis-stated, and misunderstood, by those outside of the Reiki circle. Having been in it, I can tell you everything you need to know. I will tell you right up front that it was a hard one to shake, that it was VERY real and beneficial, but that it is decidedly non-Christian.

"I highly recommend anyone looking into it to just stop. Prayer is very powerful, and is our direct link to God through Christ. If we petition directly for healing, it may come. If we have faith that it WILL come, our chances are far better. As with anything we are to test, does Reiki point either the practitioner or the client to Christ? No. Big no. It uses a Universal energy that is non-personal and can be manipulated. You can pray to God, to the Earth Mother, to Mother/Father God, etc. But it in fact leads you AWAY from Christ.

"It is all about what you FEEL in your hands, what you FEEL in your spirit, what the client FEELS in their body/emotions/spirit. In that regard it is very very real. My hands get hot, I hit a place of extreme peace and quiet, I heal people who feel a tingle or hot spot or whatever. Their headache, menstrual cramps, emotional distress, bruises, whatever, goes away. But is God glorified? No way. Is self glorified? Yes. "If it is so good and right, why do practitioners go on to other things once they hit Master level? The teacher who taught me was going on to [mystical] acupuncture and other new Reiki teachings. Always something else, something new, something you NEED to be a true master. Sound familiar? It is like everything else in this world, but Christ. There is no lasting peace, no connection with the universe, there is a big void in your soul that is not going away. WE ALL NEED CHRIST! I told my wife when she questioned my stopping in my search for peace once I found Christ (she had followed my years of searching through New Age theologies, etc) that Jesus Christ filled the hole. All the puzzle pieces fell into place and everything suddenly made sense. For a long time after that I tried to make Reiki fit into Christianity but it didn't. I prayed a lot about it. God firmly and solidly showed me in Scripture how it couldn't work. The two major things against it, regardless of how well it works, are 1) it does not point anyone to Christ and in facts points people away from a single triune God, and 2) it is no different than all the pagan rituals in the Old Testament that would have people pray to the rain god or fertility god, etc. They must have worked or people wouldn't have kept praying to them, and God's people wouldn't have been attracted to them. But either way it isn't what GOD has asked us to do. Everything we need is in Him. We can pray for any healing we need."

Keyword: prayer healing, broken heart, prayer and healing, deliverance, deliverance healing, new age, occult, Purpose Driven, Reiki, religion, Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

Monday, October 31, 2005

The Origin of Christmas

The Origin Of Christmas


Christmas is a holiday shared and celebrated by many religions.
It is a day that has an effect on the entire world.

To many people, it is a favorite time of the year involving gift giving, parties and feasting. Christmas is a holiday that unifies almost all of professing Christendom.

The spirit of Christmas causes people to decorate their homes and churches, cut down trees and bring them into their homes, decking them with silver and gold.

In the light of that tree, families make merry and give gifts one to another.

When the sun goes down on December 24th, and darkness covers the land, families and churches prepare for participation in customs such as burning the yule log, singing around the decorated tree, kissing under the mistletoe and holly, and attending a late night service or midnight mass.

What is the meaning of Christmas? Where did the customs and traditions originate?

You, as a Christian, would want to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, discerning good from evil.

The truth is that all of the customs of Christmas pre-date the birth of Jesus Christ, and a study of this would reveal that
Christmas in our day is a collection of traditions and practices taken from many cultures and nations.

The date of December 25th comes from Rome and was a celebration of the Italic god, Saturn, and the rebirth of the sun god.

This was done long before the birth of Jesus.

It was noted by the pre-Christian Romans and other pagans, that daylight began to increase after December 22nd, when they assumed that the sun god died.

These ancients believed that the sun god rose from the dead three days later as the new-born and venerable sun.

Thus, they figured that to be the reason for increasing daylight.

This was a cause for much wild excitement and celebration. Gift giving and merriment filled the temples of ancient Rome, as sacred priests of Saturn, called dendrophori, carried wreaths of evergreen boughs in procession.

In Germany, the evergreen tree was used in worship and celebration of the yule god, also in observance of the resurrected sun god.

The evergreen tree was a symbol of the essence of life and was regarded as a phallic symbol in fertility worship.

Witches and other pagans regarded the red holly as a symbol of the menstrual blood of the queen of heaven, also known as Diana.

The holly wood was used by witches to make wands.

The white berries of mistletoe were believed by pagans to represent droplets of the semen of the sun god.

Both holly and mistletoe were hung in doorways of temples and homes to invoke powers of fertility in those who stood beneath and kissed, causing the spirits of the god and goddess to enter them.

These customs transcended the borders of Rome and Germany to the far reaches of the known world.

The question now arises: How did all of these customs find their way into contemporary Christianity, ranging from Catholicism to Protestantism to fundamentalist churches?

The word "Christmas"itself reveals who married paganism to Christianity.

The word "Christmas" is a combination of the words "Christ" and "Mass.

The word "Mass" means death and was coined originally by the Roman Catholic Church, and belongs exclusively to the church of Rome.

The ritual of the Mass involves the death of Christ, and the distribution of the "Host", a word taken from the Latin word "hostiall" meaning victim!

In short, Christmas is strictly a Roman Catholic word.

A simple study of the tactics of the Romish Church reveals that in every case, the church absorbed the customs, traditions and general paganism of every tribe, culture and nation in their efforts to increase the number of people under their control.

In short, the Romish church told all of these pagan cultures, "Bring your gods, goddesses, rituals and rites, and we will assign Christian sounding titles and names to them.

When Martin Luther started the reformation on October 31st, 1517, and other reformers followed his lead, all of them took with them the paganism that was so firmly imbedded in Rome.

These reformers left Christmas intact.

In England, as the authorized Bible became available to the common people by the decree of King James the II in 1611, people began to discover the pagan roots of Christmas, which are clearly revealed in Scripture.

The Puritans in England, and later in Massachusetts Colony, outlawed this holiday as witchcraft.

Near the end of the nineteenth century, when other Bible versions began to appear, there was a revival of the celebration of Christmas.

We are now seeing ever-increasing celebrating of Christmas or Yule, its true name, as we draw closer to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!

In both witchcraft circles and contemporary Christian churches, the same things are going on.

As the Bible clearly states in Jeremiah 10:2-4, "Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen; and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven. For the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain. For one cutteth a tree out of the forest. The work of the hands of the workman with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not."

So, what is wrong with Christmas?

1. To say that Jesus was born on December 25th is a lie! The true date is sometime in September according to the Scriptures.

2. Trees, wreaths, holly, mistletoe and the like are strictly forbidden as pagan and heathen! To say that these are Christian or that they can be made Christian is a lie!

3. The Lord never spoke of commemorating his birth but rather commanded us to remember the sacrifice of His suffering and death, which purchased our salvation.

Think about it! Can we worship and honor God by involving ourselves with customs and traditions, which God Himself forbade as idolatry? Can we convince God to somehow "Christianize" these customs and the whole pretense and lie of Christmas, so we can enjoy ourselves? Can we obey through disobedience?

So what is right about Christmas? 1. Nothing!
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Halloween and the Forces of Darkness

Halloween and the Forces of Darkness

Where did it all come from? October 31st is a day of ghosts, witches, goblins, and grotesque creatures. It is also a day of orange and black, of candles and jack-o-lanterns. Costume parties and strange customs occupy the minds of western civilization, and all of this seems to be intensifying every year. Children wearing every kind of costume imaginable, and some unimaginable, have been going for door to door for years at the end of October saying “trick or treat” and collecting bags full of treats. In recent years, many people have been decorating their yards as cemeteries and making their houses look spooky. Even churches have Halloween parties and set up “haunted houses” as fund raising projects. Where did it all come from, and what does it all mean? Most people would say it is all harmless fun. Some would venture to say, “If there is any witchcraft in it, it is white witchcraft.” In order to truly answer both of the questions where did it come from and what does it mean, we must go clear back to the origin of it all.

Halloween has its origin in the British Isles about 1300 years ago. In those days, there were many men and women who practiced a so-called “nature religion” known as Wicca. (The word “Wicca” means “wise ones.” The word “witch” is derived from “Wicca.”) The witches worked their spells and magic as individuals or sometimes in groups of 13 known as Covens. Sometimes the witches and wizards worked as a triumvirate or power of three. The female Wiccan was known as a witch, and the male Wiccan was known as a wizard. The word “warlock” was not used by witches to identify themselves. It is actually a Scotch-Gaelic word that means “traitor.” Satanists use the word “warlock.”

The Wiccans were worshippers of the “Earth Mother”, the sun, the moon, and stars. Witches do not believe in Satan. The Wiccans or witches meet every Friday night at a gathering called an “esbat.” They draw a magic circle with a six-pointed star in it called a “hexagram”, from which we get the word “hex.” The coven of 13 stand “sky clad” or naked in the hexagram and work spells by chanting and doing rituals such as “drawing down the moon.” The full moon is sacred to witches, especially if it is on a Friday. It is considered to be even greater if the Friday is the 13th day of the month.

Eight times each year, the witches celebrated a sabat and the ritual work and spell casting was always done on the eve of the sabat. The sabats are Imbolc on February 2nd, the spring equinox on March 22nd, Beltaine on May 1st, the summer solstice on June 22nd, Lugnahsaid on July 31st, the fall equinox on September 22nd, Samhain on October 31st, and the winter solstice on December 22nd, which is also known as Yule.

Witches have special ways of celebrating for each sabat, and even though they do not believe in Satan, it is Satan who gives them the experiences they have and deceives them into thinking it is the forces of nature they are tapping into. Halloween is the most important of the eight sabats in witchcraft and is known to the witches by the Scotch-Gaelic word “Samhain”, which is pronounced “SOW-EEN.” It is believed that on that night, the barrier between this world and the next, known as the astral plane, becomes very thin. The witches believe that this allows spirits of departed ones to travel freely back and forth between the earth and the spirit realm. Thus, Halloween is the highest day in Wiccan witchcraft. On that night for many centuries, witches would work their magic and then have wild parties all through the darkness of that night. They would play games, such as bobbing for apples, because witches regard the apple as sacred. The witches would also tell stories from their personal diaries of spells known as their “book of shadows.” These ghost stories would start when the hosting High Priest or Priestess would say, “A witches’ tale and a cup of ale for the host of our guests unseen.”

In those early days in England, there was another kind of witchcraft known as Druidism. The Druids were called “men of the oaks” and were a strange clan of men who dressed in white robes. The Druids worshipped Cernnunos, the “horned hunter of the night.“ Halloween was sacred to the Druids because their sun-god receded to the underworld on October 31st, which is why darkness increased and light decreased according to their reckoning.

As darkness set in on October 31st, the clan of Druids would put on their white robes and hoods. They would carry sickles and Celtic crosses as they began a torchlight procession. At the beginning of the procession, a male slave was killed and dragged by a rope fastened to his left ankle. The Druids would walk until they came to a house or a village where they shouted the equivalent of “trick or treat.” The treat was a slave girl or any female to be given to the Druids. If the people refused to a girl as a “treat”, blood was taken from the dead slave and used to draw a hexagram or six-pointed star on the door or wall of the village. Spirits of the “horned hunter of the night” were invoked by the Druids to kill someone in that house or village by fear that night.

If the house or village gave a girl as a “treat”, the Druids put a pumpkin with a face carved in it in front of the door or gate of that place. Inside the pumpkin was a candle made of human tallow to keep evil spirits away. Thus, the Jack-O-Lantern was and is a sign that you have cooperated with Satan.

The treats or female victims were taken to Stonehenge where they were raped and killed and then sacrificed on the sacred bonefire until only glowing embers were left. The “bonefire” is the origin of the modern day bonfire. As a matter of luck for winter survival, all villagers were expected to use the glowing embers of the bonefire to light their hearths.

As we can clearly see, Halloween is not harmless. Satan has people in our modern era mimicking the witches and Druids of old. All of this is cursed of God. We live in a time when witchcraft is being revived. Movies are filled with witchcraft and numerous television programs such as “Charmed” are teaching witchcraft to millions. The Harry Potter books are likewise furthering the cause of Satan! Halloween is no joke and is not harmless fun! This evil holiday has no part in the life of a Christian. The Roman Catholic Church borrowed Halloween from the witches, which shows how blind they are. May God help you as you read this tract to avoid Halloween and warn others that it is strictly the invention of Satan and can never be anything but evil of the first magnitude!

Pastor David J. Meyer
(A former astrologer and occultist)

Related Bible Verses:
Deuteronomy 18:9 –12
Galatians 5:19 – 21
Revelation 9:21
Revelation 21:8

Published By:
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PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

New Age Medicine and Movements against the Church

New Age Medicine and Movements against the Church

In essence, in regard the New Age as a counterfeit system of religion devised by Satan to be an attractive alternative to Bible-based Christianity. Its ultimate goal is to lead the churches into a great apostasy in preparation for the appearance of the Antichrist, so that he will be accepted as the Messiah by both Christians and New Agers alike. Their plan was to weaken the doctrine of Christianity by removing slowly from our vocabulary – sin and repentance. They introduce other types of modality for healing that seems good but are deceptive tools to deceive the church.

Satan is the great deceiver. He comes as an angel of light. Jesus told us Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy in John 10:10

· John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
So how is one healed by homeopathy? "The healing power", say the homeopaths, "is coming from cosmic power transferred to the remedy through the ritual of potentiation". The "ritual of potentiation" is a reference to the diluting and shaking of the homeopathic medicines. That, according to homeopaths, enhances and increases the power of the medicine and that power is then transferred to the person. In fact, "some leading homeopaths have confessed that the energy they claim to manipulate in curing people is indistinguishable from that occult energy in general which has gone by a wide variety of names throughout history."

What is frightening is the fact that one homeopathic Doctor, "Vithoulkas", openly reveals that the real purpose of homeopathy is "to help open the higher centers [of the brain] for spiritual and celestial influx."

Demonic invasion! Physician H. J. Bopp relates his own clinical experience: "The occult influence in homeopathy is transmitted to the individual, bringing him consciously or unconsciously under demonic influence. [...] It is significant frequently to find nervous depression in families using homeopathic treatments."

Other homeopaths admit an occult connection. Homeopathic authority James Kent states that there are two worlds, the physical world and the invisible world. He says that the whole of homeopathy is bound up in the invisible world, which is indistinguishable from the spiritual world of the occult realm.

Perhaps Richard Grossinger, author of Planet Medicine: From Stone Age Shamanism to Post-Industrial Healing does the best of summing up the information I have just presented to you --

Homeopathy is neither the first nor the last attempt to develop a scientific Vitalist [occult] medicine. Alchemists, gnostics, animists, and other naturalist-magicians worked for millennia toward a cure based on the life force in the primal energy of nature. Goethe, Steiner, Jung, and Reich followed. [...] It [homeopathy] persists [today] as a clinical occult discipline.

He further states,

Psychic healing, homeopathy, acupuncture, orgone therapy, and various shamanisms and voodoo all suggest that there must be an energy outside of contemporary definition."

Again, homeopathy was developed by a German mystic physician named Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann who lived between 1755-1843. Although there are three different streams of homeopath since its development, homeopathy has changed very little.

Others use divination to find a cure. Dr. Voegeli, a famous homeopathic doctor, has confirmed that a very high percentage of homeopaths work with the pendulum. Dr. Pfeifer, M.D., also notes the use of pendulums by homeopaths because "it is easier to take a short cut with the radionic pendulum."For example, former Lutheran pastor, Bolte, got his "gift" of soothsaying by means of a radionic pendulum. Like many other homeopaths, he chooses the appropriate remedy for a patient by using the pendulum. In his booklet From Pendulum Research to Miraculous Healing he writes:

I would sit at the desk, take the pendulum out, let it circle over Schwabe's list of homeopathic remedies and then order the remedy at their pharmacy in Leipzig."

The frosting on the occult cake comes from a former new age healer and psychic who says "it is a fact that many homeopathic practitioners try to make sure their remedies are working by putting a magic spell on them".

[Note that since homeopathic "medicines" are all diluted so far as to contain practically none of the original substance, it would logically follow that it should make no difference at all which one is prescribed. Bolte's claim of success as a result of prescribing random remedies only serves to support the fact that they are all the same... ordinary water.]

Now, lets get to where the rubber meets the road. In James 5:13-15 it says

13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

It says to go to our elders if afflicted to pray, anoint and even check to see if they have sin. 80% of diseases come from root issues.

Our society has gotten so far from what the word says that the Lord heals all our diseases. That is for today! Then if we learned to go back to biblical basics and the church would take their place, then the need for antibiotics and homeopathics wouldn't be needed. Yes, we do need doctors today and they do help.

Did you know the 3rd cause of death is prescriptions? Did you know that does not include street drugs? Did you know that the 7th cause of death is mistakes during surgeries? Most diseases are only maintained through prescriptions not cured.

Did you know the bible looks at pharmakia as sorcery? How far have we gotten away from the word of God. We depend so much on the medical community and left God out of it. In Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

According to W.E. Vine’s expository dictionary of New Testament Words (page 1074), the word SORCERY comes from a Greek word, PHARMAKIA - used as a noun, it “signifies a sorcerer,” one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, as in Rev. 21:8.

We have a promise in the word of God about diseases: In Exodus 15:26 it says "And said, if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Psalms 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Is that a promise?

Folks, we need to know that there is an agenda against the church. We are told to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

So, why would anyone want to use homoepathic medicine! It is occult medicine no matter how you look at it. We need to start looking into products before we buy them. What I use to make sure they are safe are several things that I do:

· Who was the founder of this modality?
· What was his/her spirituality?
· What culture did it come out of?
· What were their beliefs?
· Who is their God or gods?
· Is an example found in the word of God? I don’t believe the examples of God are hidden from us but are written specifically.
So, I'm not surprised that we have so many types of bacterial resistant diseases. When we go to the lesser instead of the Greater (God), then we are not putting our trust in Him.

We might as well start going to the Lord and our elders for healing. If not, what happens when the mark comes out and you cannot go to the doctors without the mark? Will you then go to the Lord to heal your diseases?

I know I'm harsh but I'm trying to make a point in all this because people are perishing from lack of knowledge.

By Traci Morin
Touch of God Healing Ministries (a healing and deliverance ministry located in Dallas, Texas – why don’t you join us at Set Free Bible Study to start your journey of healing?)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Eastern Meditation In The Church Today

Eastern Meditation Sneaks into the Church
Prof. Johan Malan, University of Limpopo, South Africa

There is a widespread resurgence of Eastern meditation among nominal Christians in the West. In many churches and other Christian circles, prayer is increasingly replaced by meditation, which is also described as contemplation, centring prayers, or quiet prayers. Meditation is often accompanied by Yoga relaxation exercises and relaxed breathing in order to promote a mental shift from the rational left brain to the intuitive right brain.

The basic objective with meditation – whether it be Hindu-based Transcendental Meditation (TM), Buddhist, Islamic or ‘Christian’ meditation – is to acquire a situation of complete rest in your body, soul and spirit, thereby eliminating stress and facilitating contact with deeper, more creative levels of your consciousness. Rational thinking is intentionally suppressed and switched off while you transcend to mystical spheres to make contact with your deeper self. According to Naomi Humphrey (Meditation – the inner way) meditation helps to deliver you from spiritual and mental bondage, and also from fear, by enabling you to transcend to a new perception of reality. The result is a holistic way of life in which spirit and matter become integrated.

The inner journey
Meditation has an inner focus. You are not searching for a God who is outside of you, but learn to overcome the barrier of domination by human thoughts to discover God deep within yourself. This is an Eastern practice aimed at self-deification. A Roman Catholic priest and practitioner of meditation, Adrian B. Smith, says in his book, TM – an aid to Christian growth, that he accepts this Eastern concept of God: "The great religions of the East are more accustomed to seeking the God who is within, both within the cosmos and within one's own depth. This leads more easily to an interior form of prayer – or centring prayer… The Judeo-Christian tradition looks more often to the God without… TM can, by developing a consciousness of the depth within us, lead us to greater interiority – to an experience of God's presence deep within us." According to him, meditation also leads to greater unity and harmony in the world: "People who are enlightened experience a new harmony with other people and with the cosmic world. They have entered a new era of harmonious relationships which is one of the fruits of the Kingdom."

During daily meditation, usually two sessions of 15 to 20 minutes in a seated position with your eyes closed, a mantra is used to obtain an altered state of consciousness. A mantra is a short phrase or a single word which is repeated over and over until your rational thoughts have been put to rest to allow for a deep spiritual consciousness. The manta is repeated until your own thoughts fade away and are replaced by a mystical experience in which you receive inspirational suggestions (brainwaves) and thoughts of an unknown origin.

‘Christian’ meditation
Meditation has not only entered the Roman Catholic Church but also many Protestant churches. Dr. Willem Nicol strongly promotes this practice in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) and has written extensively on the subject. In one of his books (Stem in die stilte, p.8) he admits the Eastern origin of this practice. He says: “In the West, Buddhist meditation has obtained a large following, mainly through Zen Buddhism. Certain Christian teachers of meditation, such as Thomas Merton, are in favour of a style of meditation which is closely related to Zen in that they intensely strive for inner emptiness. Yoga was developed in India, and is a strict method of concentration and turning to yourself. The purpose is the liberation of the spirit from domination by the body. In Europe, Yoga and Zen are even used in Protestant churches for relaxation. In South Africa, the most well-known form of Eastern meditation is TM. It was developed from Yoga and popularised in the West by Maharishi. This is a natural technique and the people who practise it do not need to have any particular faith.”

‘Christian’ meditation follows exactly the same route as all other forms of meditation, which is a transition from the left brain to the right brain. Dr. Nicol (ibid p.73) says: “If you are a beginner, you must take drastic measures to suppress you intellect.” The objective with this exercise is to quiet the rational left brain and to awaken the perceptive faculties of your intuitive right brain. That opens the way to the unlocking of a deep level of consciousness where psychic and extrasensory perception can be done. Followers of the Eastern religions have, for many centuries, been dedicated to obtain mystical, right brain experiences, while those in the West mainly occupied themselves with rational thinking. Meditation is the most important technique to help a person transcend to the unknown, inner world. It serves the double purpose to put the left brain to rest by relaxation exercises, and to experience the intuitive consciousness of the right brain. For all those who practise meditation, regardless from which religious background, this experience is very important as the meditation exercise would have failed without it.

Dr. Nicol is still involved with instruction on meditation at various congregations. In September 2004, the DRC, Eldoraigne, organised a conference on “Mystical Spirituality.” Among the speakers were Dr. Nicol, Vr. Strydom of the Roman Catholic Church and Bishop Marcos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt. The emphasis was on meditation.

Good and evil thoughts
In all the meditation schools it is admitted that the thoughts emerging from deep, intuitive levels of the right brain may be good or bad. Dr. Nicol (ibid p. 97) says: “If one waits for thoughts, your own subconscious mind, or even evil powers, may talk to you.” He therefore openly admits that meditation potentially opens a channel of communication to demonic beings.

The New Age author, Dick Sutphen (Finding your answers within, p. 45-47) refers to good and evil spirits that can influence a person during meditation. The humanistic psychologist and mystic, Marilee Zdenek (The right-brain experience, p. 20) says that, in their intuitive consciousness, people may be guided by goddesses of fortune or they may be afflicted by dragons. She warns against the latter but strongly recommends the former. However, both categories of spiritual beings are unacceptable to Christians. A goddesses of fortune, or a spirit guide, is nothing else than a demon who camouflages himself as a messenger from God (2 Cor. 11:14).

Mysticism and religious unity
It is becoming increasingly obvious that mysticism is one of the most important areas in which the different religions of the world are meeting one another to foster ties of greater unity. Meditation is a major gateway which offers access to the mystical world. It first affords a transition from the rational left brain to the intuitive right brain, and then allows a person to descend through various levels of consciousness until a cosmic consciousness is experienced. On this level the discovery is made that all faiths worship the same God, who is the Universal Source of Wisdom.

Dr. Celia Kourie, a Roman Catholic theologist of the University of South Africa, also strongly propagates the idea of mysticism. She says: "Mysticism is a very deep phenomenon which cuts across all religions. It was neglected as a result of the dryness that crept into Reformed churches." She believes that all religions offer mystical experiences of unity with God, and that the Spirit of the one God works through all faiths.

Centre for Christian Spirituality
In 1987, the Anglican Church in South Africa established the Centre for Christian Spirituality in Cape Town with the purpose of discovering God in a new way, and also to deepen the relationship with Him through meditation and contemplation. Various courses and retreats are offered by the Centre, among others, on “the inward journey.” That is a journey of mystical unification with God. The founder of the Centre was an Anglican priest, Francis Cull, who was the spiritual mentor of Archbishop Tutu.

According to an article, Silence, the mother tongue of God in Die Burger of 12.03.2005, Dr. Carel Anthonissen, Dutch Reformed pastor of the Student Congregation in Stellenbosch, was recently appointed as the first Afrikaans-speaking, Dutch Reformed director of the Centre. He says: “Retreats (periods of seclusion for silence and meditation) are not well known in the Dutch Reformed Church, but in the Catholic and Anglican Churches this practice is regarded as an integral part of the Christian life… In the Centre, we are serious about the mystical tradition in Christianity.”

However, Dr. Anthonissen admits that mystical experiences are not strictly associated with faith or other revelations of God. He says: “The contemplative tradition also works with the idea that God has a dark and mysterious side – that faith cannot explain everything. There are sides of God to which you are speechless, from your darkness to God’s darkness.” On communication with God he says: “Silence is actually the mother tongue of God. It is a space in which God can come close to you, and you can more intensely experience Him.”

A course in Benedictine Meditation (a Catholic practice) is advertised in a newsletter of the Centre. The activities for the following year include, among others, mornings of contemplation, quiet days, inward journeys, and meditative walks. Members of different denominations, also from the townships, attend the meetings of the Centre. It will be the task of Dr. Anthonissen to introduce the activities of the Centre to Afrikaans congregations. His first course was at the DRC congregation Sonstraal in Durbanville.

World-wide compromise with the East
The activities of the Centre for Christian Spirituality in Cape Town are only the tip of the iceberg as they form part of a world-wide process of religious compromise with the East that currently occurs within ‘Christian’ churches. In his foreword to Ray Yungen’s book, A time for departing, Ron Comer says: “By using Eastern mystical techniques such as the repetition of words (mantras) and the emptying of the mind, professing Christians are testifying to powerful experiences in the spiritual realms. In Christian circles these techniques are being called: the silence, breath prayer, centring prayer, or contemplative prayer. Through these mystical prayer practices the church today has opened its door to a subtle abandonment of the gospel... Like two rivers merging together, Eastern and Western religious thought are joining together, thus gaining momentum towards a one world religion in which all paths lead to God.”

In his book, Ray Yungen further explains this concept: “For many years during my research I would come across the term contemplative prayer. Immediately I disregarded it as having any New Age connotation because I thought it meant to ponder while praying – which is the normal association with the term. But in the New Age field, things may not always be what they seem to untrained ears. What contemplative prayer actually entails is described very clearly by William Johnston in his book: Letters to contemplatives: ‘When one enters the deeper layers of contemplative prayer one sooner or later experiences the void, the emptiness, the nothingness, the profound mystical silence, an absence of thought.’ To my dismay I discovered that this mystical silence is accomplished by the same methods used by the New Agers to achieve their silence – the mantra and the breath! Contemplative prayer is the repetition of what is referred to as a prayer word or sacred word until one reaches a state where the soul, rather than the mind, contemplates God... Contemplative prayer may sound exotic and appealing, but it is Biblically groundless... Those who use this method put themselves in a trance without God’s sanction. This approach is extremely dangerous. Nowhere in the Bible is such a mystical practice prescribed... Nowhere in the Bible is the silence referred to as the power of God, but faith in the message of the cross most certainly is! (1 Cor. 1:18).”

The Roman Catholic Church officially endorses contemplative prayer. Ray Yungen says: “The new catechism [of the Catholic Church] firmly states: “Contemplative prayer is hearing the word of God... contemplative prayer is silence.” Church members therefore do not have to study the Bible to learn the will of God as they can rely on mystical thoughts that occur during meditative trances. In this way the god of this age (Satan) blinds the minds of people by silencing them, “lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Cor. 4:4). A person whose mind has been silenced and thus blinded by the devil, does not have enlightened eyes of understanding (Eph. 1:18) and consequently does not use his common sense to learn God’s will by reading or listening to His Word. He eliminates his mind and the Bible from his learning process and resorts to meditation to contact a dark and unknown god who will teach him through psychic brainwaves.

Those who meditate often have intense mystical experiences and even see lights approaching them. Ray Yungen says the following about the Catholic priest, Philip St. Romain: “Having rejected mental prayers as unproductive, he embraced the prayer form that switches off the mind, creating what he described as mental passivity. What he encountered next underscores my concern with sobering clarity: ‘Then came the lights! The gold swirls that I had noted on occasion began to intensify, forming themselves into patterns that both intrigued and captivated me. There were always four or five of these; as soon as one would fade, another would appear, even brighter and more intense. They came through complete passivity and only after I had been in silence for a while’. After this, St. Romain began to sense wise sayings coming into his mind. He also had physical developments occur during his periods in the silence. He would feel prickly sensations on the top of his head... He revealed: ‘I cannot make any decisions for myself without the approbation of the inner adviser, whose voice speaks so clearly in times of need. There is a distinct sense of an inner eye of some kind seeing with my own eyes.’ Is this inner adviser St. Romain has connected with really God? ... This practice has already spread extensively throughout the Roman Catholic and Protestant mainline churches.”

Evidence has also been found that people who have mystical religious experiences eventually develop a pantheistic concept of God. That is not the belief in a personal God in heaven, but in an impersonal god who is everywhere and in all things. According to this view there is an element of divinity in every person, and this “god from within” must be discovered and developed through meditation. Yungen says: “In a recent opinion poll it was revealed that 84% of those questioned in the USA believed God to be everywhere and in everything rather than someone somewhere. This means pantheism is now the more popular view of God. If true, then a high percentage of evangelical Christians in America already lean towards a pantheistic view of God and without realising it devalues the very source of their salvation.”

Christian assessment
The important question that must be answered is whether meditation, which is also described as contemplation (quiet, mystical thoughts about God), can, from a biblical perspective, be regarded as a legitimate form of prayer. Is there any relationship between biblical prayers and Eastern-type meditation, and what meaning does the Bible assign to the word meditation?

Biblical prayers are spiritual thoughts, desires and petitions that are clearly expressed in words. The supplicant’s rational mind must not be in a passive state, as true prayer requires a sober and active level of consciousness in which carefully considered words are spoken to God. It does not take the form of a vain repetition of words (mantras) or mystical thoughts that are foreign to the Bible. The Lord Jesus says: “But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do” (Matt. 6:7).

Prayer is an act of faith (Jas. 1:6; Heb. 11:6). It is not, as Dr. Anthonissen says, a matter of faith not being able to explain everything, and that we consequently have to rely on mystical revelations of God. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). When we hear or read the Word of God, the Holy Spirit enables us to appropriate the promises in the Bible in faith. A sense-perception of the Word requires that we are in sound and sober senses. We can then spiritually react on that information by approaching God in prayer and accepting His promises in faith.

Meditating on the Word. The Bible does not equate prayer with mystical meditation, but explains meditation quite differently as the sober and conscious contemplation of God’s Word (Ps. 1:2). Quiet times of meditation are therefore not prayers without words but the contemplation of God’s Word. It is an interaction between the mind and faith of a believer in which Scriptures are thoughtfully examined, probed and considered. It is definitely not an activity in which I have to switch off my mind and think about nothing. Before I can meditate on the Word I must first be informed on it by reading it, while realising that only the Holy Spirit can help me to understand what I have read: “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (Ps. 119:18). The discovering of these truths must not lead to mystical meditation sessions but to praise and thanksgiving to God (Ps. 119:62). I should memorise these promises and believe in them (Ps. 119:93). They must be such a source of spiritual blessing that I will meditate on them all day and even at night (Ps. 119:97, 148; Ps. 1:2). In this way I will experience the presence of the Lord and be instructed by Him through the Holy Spirit (Ps. 119:135; John 16:13-14). In this spiritual experience, Bible study, meditating on the Word, prayer and faith in the Lord Jesus who fulfils these promises (1 Cor. 1:20) all play a vital role. Silence is not God’s mother tongue, as He uses words to communicate with us: “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). God is exalted far above human beings, but through His Word and His Spirit He speaks to our hearts. Eastern meditation, which also disguises itself as ‘Christian meditation,’ is an inward journey in which people empty themselves of all thoughts while searching for God without using any words, thereby also negating God’s own Word. That is a heathen practice, which should be utterly rejected.

The glory of God. When we approach the Father in prayer through Jesus Christ He is revealed to us in all His glory. In the Lord Jesus dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2:9). Although God is unsearchable there is no dark and mysterious side to Him as experienced by some people during meditation. They even receive evil thoughts when they empty themselves and think about nothing, which is clear proof of the fact that Eastern meditation opens a doorway through which demons can sneak in. They disguise themselves as angels of light, but the person who meditates has no discernment when he is in an altered state of consciousness. His rational mind has been switched off, resulting in his total inability to think analytically and to test any thoughts in the light of his knowledge of Scripture, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He has exposed himself to impressions and ideas that may have disastrous consequences in his spiritual life, as meditation usually leads to a blind love for all people of all religious convictions. Multireligious ecumenical ties are encouraged by this disposition, which practically amounts to the denial of Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of humanity. Human beings then glory in themselves.

Meditation is an antichristian form of self-deliverance. During meditation, a person descends to deeper levels of his consciousness where he discovers the psychic powers and spiritual gifts to heal himself and solve his problems. He meets “the god within” who is wrongly regarded as the God of the Bible. It is this “god” who is dark and mysterious, and may leave evil impressions in the subconscious mind of the person. This “god” is the devil who works through the fallen nature of human beings and shows himself to be God. Even if this “god” within you pretends to be Jesus, it is “another Jesus” (2 Cor. 11:4) who manifests himself in a mystical way. He may reveal himself as the cosmic Jesus of all faiths and offer his blessings to all who are ecumenically minded.

Meditation promotes unity among all people and all faiths. A unified, cosmic perception of humanity is unbiblical. The Lord has determined boundaries between the nations (Acts 17:26) and also expects of us to live holy lives in which we set ourselves apart from all other religions (2 Cor. 6:14-18). When we remove the God-given boundaries among nations to promote a new world order, and also engage in ecumenical ties with all churches and religions, we are pursuing a humanistic form of unity. That can only lead to chaos and the continued subversion of evangelical Christianity. Conformity to the present evil world should be resisted (Gal. 1:4). The world is hostile towards evangelical Christians (John 15:9) because the world and its institutions are lying in the sway of the devil (1 John 5:19). Small wonder that the unsaved world and all its religions also have forms of worship and prayer that are foreign to true Christianity.

Let us reject all mystical practices and manifestations. Let us worship God through the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ while we observe a holy walk before Him (1 John 3:22), entertain sober thoughts as we gird up the loins of our mind (1 Pet. 1:13), accept accountability to God for everything that we do and think (Rom. 14:12; Matt. 12:36), and pray prayers that are in accordance with His holy will (1 John 5:14).

Testimony of a former New Ager

Brian Flynn, the director of One Truth Ministries in Minneapolis, says: “Eleven years ago I walked away from the life of a New Age medium and gave my heart to Jesus Christ. As a medium, I performed psychic readings and, through meditative practices, contacted spirit guides. At the time, I did not realize these guides were demonic. Now as a Christian, I no longer have to chant, go into altered states of consciousness or perform rituals to find the peace and truth I found through the Lord and his Word.

“Three years ago, I read a book called A Time of Departing, which claimed that many Christian leaders were teaching a mantra-meditation technique. You can imagine my shock when I discovered the New Age had infiltrated Christianity through such a technique, a practice called contemplative prayer. The technique involves repeating a word or phrase over and over until reaching what is called the silence. Sometimes, instead of a word or phrase, the breath is focused upon, thus the name breath prayers. The goal? Reaching an altered state of consciousness in order to communicate with God.

“Contemplating God's Word is a good thing. But the contemplative prayer I speak of is not. First practised by monks centuries ago, it died out and did not re-enter again until the 1960s when Catholic monks, Thomas Keating and Thomas Merton, decided to introduce the practice to mainstream Christianity. Richard Foster, a supporter of contemplative prayer, writes a curious warning about this practice in his book, Prayer: Finding the heart's true home: ‘I also want to give a word of precaution. In the silent contemplation of God we are entering deeply into the spiritual realm, and there is such a thing as a supernatural guidance… While the Bible does not give us a lot of information on that, there are various orders of spiritual beings, and some of them are definitely not in cooperation with God and his way! … But for now I want to encourage you to learn and practice prayers of protection.’

“Then why do it, Mr. Foster? Why would God put me in a position to fend for myself in this unknown spiritual realm surrounded by spiritual beings that are not in cooperation with God and his way? He would not.

“The Achilles' heel for Mr. Foster is that there is no scriptural support for contemplative prayer other than this warning, ‘And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore, do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him’ (Matt. 6:7-8).

“What would martyrs of the faith who departed from Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism say to us if they could speak of our intermingling Christianity with Eastern mystical practices? As a former New Age medium, I know the difference between Eastern meditative practices and biblical Christian prayer. Sadly, too many in the Christian community do not” (end of quotation).

Why would believers want to revert to the mystical practices of the Dark Ages when they can worship God in an alert, sober, biblical way while honouring and observing His Word in their hearts that they might not sin against Him? (Ps. 119:11).

by: Traci Morin

New Age Movement

The New Age Movement
Johan Malan, University of the North, South Africa

Abstract: The New Age Movement strives to promote a mystical brotherhood among all people, thereby preparing the way for social, political and economic unity on earth.

Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise indicated. Only very archaic terms have been substituted, between brackets, with correlating terms from the New King James Version (NKJV). All pronouns referring to the Godhead are capitalised. Edited by Bernard and Kathleen Reeves of London.

A new international order
Early in the 1980’s the New Age Movement emerged from its secluded circles and began to vigorously propagate its ideology around the world. It is closely associated with the concept of a new world order, and forms part of it. The movement and its doctrine is by now well known, and the media often refers to it. Newspaper and magazine headings such as the following no longer sound strange to the person in the street:

· Welcome to the Global Village

· The World Teacher is now here

· The Age of Aquarius has dawned

· Americans get religion in the New Age

· Anything is permissible if everything is God

· Tutu decries break up of New Age prayer meetings

· Soul of a New Age

The movement endeavours to raise the consciousness level of humanity, to unlock mystical powers in people, to unite the world religiously, politically, economically, and socially, and to pave the way for the appearance of a single world leader. He will be the common messiah of all faiths. Not only in the field of religion, but in all other areas, he will establish the concept of planetary citizenship. In the process, all boundaries and divisions will be removed for the sake of greater unity.

Origin of the movement
According to Revelation 17, the origin of the false world religion of the end-time period can be traced back to Babylon. The ancient Babylonian Empire that was founded by Nimrod, was governed in close association with the heathen religion of that time. The marriage between religion and politics was so intimate that this empire was controlled by a priest-king who made use of occult powers and astrology to take decisions and to rule. The king was the personification of the sun-god, who was regarded as the giver of light and life. This superstition gave rise to the cult of the sun-pillars, from which the later obelisks and peace-poles of modern times evolved. Revelation 17 and 18 describe how a neo-Babylonian government, religion and economy will be established before the Second Coming of Christ. The roots of the New Age Movement, therefore, go very far back in time – it is nothing new!

The end-time emergence of the New Age Movement is linked to the Russian-born Madame Helena Blavatsky who founded the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875. She received her revelations and commands directly from a spiritual master with whom she had telepathic contact. She offered herself as a medium to higher (demonic) powers that worked through her.

As a result of these revelations, she published the book Isis Unveiled in 1877, and the six volume The Secret Doctrine in 1888. In these volumes she expounded the secret doctrine that, according to her master, forms the foundation of all religious, philosophical and knowledge systems. In the introduction to Volume 1 of The Secret Doctrine she says: “The teaching in these volumes belong neither to the Hindu, the Zoroastrian, the Chaldean, nor the Egyptian religion, nor to Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, nor Christianity exclusively. The Secret Doctrine is the essence of all these. Sprung from it in their origins, the various religious schemes are now made to merge back into their original element, out of which every mystery and dogma has grown, developed, and become materialised.”

The New Age objective is, quite clearly, to unite all religions, including an adulterated version of Christianity, in an alliance of world religions. In association with demonic doctrines such as evolution, reincarnation, metaphysics, parapsychology, astrology, pantheism and socialism, all faiths and philosophies must revert to their common luciferic origin. In this way, unity can be achieved in the world and all people’s lives be ordered according to the same principles.

It was not opportune in 1875 to promote these ideas in public. Consequently, Blavatsky’s master instructed her that the theosophical ideal of a united world under the final control of a spiritual hierarchy, should be kept secret for a hundred years. During this time it was only to be revealed to initiated members of the Theosophical Society.

The last quarter of the 20th century was earmarked as the revelation phase of the movement. By then, it was planned, the general climate would be conducive to New Age teachings due to the supporting influence of humanism, liberalism, socialism, and the consequent eroding of nationalism and evangelical, biblical Christianity.

Shortly after 1975, the New Age Movement began to go public with their teachings in an effort to establish a broad support base. In 1977, the Tara organisation was founded in London under the leadership of Benjamin Creme. He announced that the common messiah of all faiths has come and was ready to reveal himself as world teacher. As the Maitreya Buddha, he originated from a Buddhist tradition, but at the same time he is claimed to be the personification of the messianic expectation of the Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and Christians. He is the cosmic christ of all faiths. Creme published a book about the world messiah, titled The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom.

During the period after 1975, various Eastern cults with their esoteric teachings came to the West and seriously challenged traditional Western thought. Among them are Hinduist Transcendental Meditation (TM), Zen Buddhism, the Bahai faith and gurus from various other sects. They all pose a threat to Christianity by popularising mysticism and the New Age dogma of monism (everything is one). All of them promote the false expectation of a Utopia that will follow on the world-wide achievement of their ideal of cosmic unity based on a universal mystical brotherhood.

New Age organisations
The network of organisations and groups that promote the New Age ideology is expanding by the day. The movement is at present still without a central authority because its expected world leader has not yet made his appearance. However, there are many organisations that are paving the way for the new dispensation. They function on various levels and can be classified as follows:

Core organisations
The inner circle of the movement is luciferic. Its final objective is to worship Lucifer and to subject the entire world to his direct authority. Organisations on this level include the top three grades of Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and other secret societies. Furthermore, there are Planetary Citizens and Lucis Trust (formerly called Lucifer Publishing Co.), which give open recognition to Lucifer. One of the leading organisations at this stage is Planetary Initiative for the World we Choose, under the leadership of David Spangler. He is also the head of Planetary Citizens.

Middle order organisations
A world-wide network of organisations has already been established, of which many are deeply mystical. Most of them hide their occult nature by using terms such as the universal god of all faiths, masters of wisdom, spirit guides, the coming world teacher, the higher self, a cosmic consciousness, and psychic powers. Their primary aim is to promote practices and a way of thinking that are favourable for the transition to a new world order.

The most well-known of these organisations are the Freemasons (including the lower grades), Tara, New Group of World Servers, World Future Society, the Theosophical Society, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, the World Council of Wise Persons, the Club of Rome, the Humanistic Movement, Global 2000, various Eastern meditation cults, the Astrological Society, as well as a number of peace movements and ecological groups that use New Age symbols such as reincarnation signs and the broken cross. Other symbols that are commonly used include the rainbow, the pyramid, the third or all-seeing eye, the number 666, the yin and yang, the pentagram, pegasus, and images of gods, religious leaders or people who are in a lotus position portraying yoga or meditation (see New Age symbols).

Front organisations
The New Age Movement also enjoys the spontaneous collaboration of a large number of front organisations. They advance its ideologies of globalism, religious unity, and the use of cosmic powers to attain a higher level of consciousness. Some of them may not even be aware of the agenda of the New Age Movement, but they are all under the power of the same spirit of delusion, and therefore natural allies in advancing the cause of the new world order. There are clear signs that many of them are moving closer together, and that they will join forces to achieve their common goal.

Among these front organisations are the Roman Catholic Church, ecumenical bodies such as the World Council of Churches, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the United Religions Initiative, the United Nations with its agencies, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, large bankers such as the Bilderberger and Rockefeller groups, the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, as well as the G8 countries, political movements, educational institutions, and influential media groups that can strongly influence public opinion.

The modern way of thinking in the world is largely supportive of the New Age Movement, the new world order, the humanistic movement, the interfaith movement, the realisation of the human potential by exploiting psychic powers, and the granting of unrestricted human freedom of speech, expression, sexual orientation, and religious conviction to people everywhere. The idea of new age globalisation is also promoted by many international summit conferences.

The age of Aquarius
The coming dispensation for which the New Age Movement prepares the world, is called the age of Aquarius. This is an astrological concept derived from the movement of the sun through the twelve signs of the zodiac, as seen from the earth. Apart from the annual movement through the twelve constellations, there is also a larger orbit in which the sun slowly passes through the constellations in an inverted order. On this basis, ages or dispensations of 2000 years each are identified.

In their book, Entering Aquarius, Michal Eastcott and Nancy Magor allege that every constellation through which the sun moves, exposes the earth to a particular kind of cosmic influence. The period between 4000 and 2000 before Christ was the dispensation of the Bull (Taurus). The bull was a holy symbol in the mythology of that time. The 2000 years before Christ was the dispensation of the Ram (Aries). During this time, the sacrificial lamb (a ram) was a strong symbol in Israel, and also the scapegoat. Israel was severely reprimanded for worshipping a golden calf, which was an obsolete symbol of the previous dispensation.

With the coming of Christ, the dispensation of the Fishes (Pisces) has dawned. The fish is often used as a symbol of Christianity, also in some of the parables. The disciples themselves were fishermen who became fishers of men.

During the time of the Fishes the emphasis was, according to astrologers, on authority, idealism, and the fanatical dedication to a cause. These characteristics gave rise to a great deal of militancy in people’s religious and national life, leading to wars and religious persecution.

However, the spirit of fanatical dedication to causes also had positive results in the form of many discoveries and scientific advancement. In this dispensation, humanity developed from the level of barbarism to the civilisation of the nuclear age. Two major religions were founded in this time, viz. Christianity and Islam.

Now, after 2000 years, we are at the end of the dispensation of the Fishes; consequently, it is asserted, humanity must be prepared to enter the dispensation of the Water-bearer (Aquarius). In this regard, justification for astrology is also sought in the Bible. Before the last Passover, Jesus said to His disciples: “Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in” (Lk. 22:10). It is alleged that the Water-bearer has all along been walking before us, leading the way, and that the door to the next dispensation will now swing open.

The time has come, they say, for us to evolve to a higher level of consciousness and become the universal man (homo universalis). It entails the development of a changed cosmic consciousness which will enable us to realise the inherent unity of all things in the universe. Once this enlightenment has occurred, it will no longer be necessary to take a stand for one’s national or religious interests, or to fight to protect them. Everything is one. This principle necessitates the harmonising and uniting of all things, to be like a calmly flowing river. The dark, stormy night of Pisces is over and the light of a new dispensation of unity and reconciliation is now dawning. The big challenge of our time, they assert, is to convince those people who still cling to the old order.

The New Age concept of learning how to draw on the great treasure house of cosmic wisdom, strongly appeals to many people. It is claimed that in all civilisations the star-gazers, or astrologers, were the wise men, prophets and seers whose advice was sought on almost all matters.

What does the Bible say about this cosmic source of wisdom and of its associated magical power? “Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: [it is no] coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it” (Is. 47:12-14).

Though they do not hesitate to quote from the Bible to give credibility to their deceptive teachings about a false unity, cosmic powers and wisdom, these people are practising sorcery and idolatry, thereby only bringing greater condemnation upon themselves.

Philosophical principles
The three fundamental principles upon which the New Age philosophy is based, are the following:

1. Everything is one (monism)
All things that exist are parts of a larger whole. The same cosmic life force permeates the material and spirit worlds, but this unity has become fragmented and must now be restored. On the vertical level, the ill-defined boundary between the natural and supernatural worlds must be transcended in order to re-integrate the material and cosmic spheres. On the horizontal level, people must refrain from establishing rigid boundaries among races, cultures, religions, and political ideologies, as it leads to divisions and the pursuit of conflicting group interests. These divisions disturb the inherent cosmic unity.

Monism must be promoted in all areas of life through a process of synthesis, convergence, and the building of bridges of reconciliation. There is no antithesis in the universe and therefore nothing that is inherently evil that should remain outside this all-encompassing unity. According to this philosophy there is no devil, no Antichrist, no evil spirits, and no hell. The only evils are the wrong attitudes of unattuned people, resulting in divisions, intolerance, and condemnation of others because of cultural, political or religious differences. Such people either need to be reoriented and reprogrammed or eliminated.

2. Everything is god (pantheism)
God is in everything – in all people and in all nature. He may be described as the cosmic intelligence, but he is mostly referred to as an impersonal cosmic power (cosmic life force or vital force). Because the cosmic life force permeates the entire natural world, there is also a mystical element in mother earth (the Gaia concept). Within nature, among animals and human beings, there is a slow evolutionary progress to higher forms of life. Death is only an illusion, as one life cycle is followed by another. By way of reincarnation, deceased people return to earth and continue their development to higher forms of consciousness, or divinity.

3. We are god (self-deification)
Because humans are leading in the evolutionary process, they have attained the highest level of consciousness development. They are conscious of the mystical, cosmic world, and can make further progress to higher levels of wisdom and divinity. Through techniques such as meditation, they can become one with the cosmic world around them, and in this way ultimately become masters of wisdom. Such people are gods in their own right because they have acquired the christ or Buddha consciousness. That is, the wisdom and power of the cosmic christ of all faiths.

There is also a corporate sense in which humanity is regarded as god. All human beings together constitute the global brain. If the thoughts and cosmic energy of a large group of people are concentrated on the same subject or area, power can be released that can produce big changes. For this reason, mass-meditation sessions are organised to concentrate on problem areas, and to generate positive thoughts of unity and harmony. In this way, according to the New Age Movement, humans can determine their own destiny, hate and divisions can be countered, and the ominous possibility of a third world war can be averted. The god of this world must, therefore, not be divided and ineffective, but united to conquer the evil of disunity.

Cosmic consciousness
The most important objective of the New Age Movement is to establish contact and eventual unity between people and the cosmic powers of the universe. Implicit in this process is an altered state of consciousness, the psychic ability to practise extrasensory perception, and a completely changed world-view. The following steps are followed in the awakening and development of a person’s consciousness:

A new self-image
All people must first discover their inherent divinity. This discovery will lead to the mental and spiritual realisation that everything is one because god is in everything. These perceptions are derived from the deeper, creative levels of their right brain, where their cosmic consciousness and dormant psychic powers are allegedly vested.

A decision for deeper involvement
At this stage in the awakening of people’s consciousness they are faced with the need for intensive instruction in the practice of extrasensory perception and the use of cosmic powers for a number of different purposes. A choice for deeper involvement must now be made. They can then become cult members and learn Transcendental Meditation, astrology, fortune-telling, astral travel, self-healing, etc.

A psycho-technique must now be learned to effect attunement with the cosmic sphere. The most important one is meditation. Initiates must disengage mentally from the present reality by emptying their minds. To effect the change-over to an altered state of consciousness, a mantra must be used, which is an invocation. In Transcendental Meditation, the mantras are the names of Hindu gods. The word or phrase is repeated until illumination occurs and a new state of consciousness sets in. Initiates now see a different, integrated, cosmic reality. Their intuition is activated and they may even become aware of spirit guides.

Psychic gifts
Entrance to the world of cosmic powers offers a variety of psychic gifts to the person who meditates effectively. It includes paranormal abilities such as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, prophesying, intuitive contact with spirit guides, and self-healing. One can also get a super-memory to help one to learn better. This New Age technique is known as suggestopedia. Children are taught to do relaxation exercises while they are listening to rhythmic baroque music until they lapse into a meditative trance and switch over to their right brain. Information can then be read into their super-memories by the teacher, and they will allegedly remember everything.

There are thousands of highly skilled New Age members who offer their services as channellers, or psychic consultants, to the public. Most of them have a spirit guide with whom they communicate telepathically. The spirit provides answers to the questions and solutions to various kinds of problems that people may have. In this way the consultant channels the cosmic power or wisdom to the client. He is, therefore, a spiritualistic medium. Other methods of healing are also used, e.g. acupuncture, which is aimed at removing blockages in the cosmic energy flow in the body.

Utilisation of cosmic focal points
Mass actions are organised in which large groups of people congregate at fixed times and in particular places for co-ordinated meditation sessions. The aim with these meetings is to focus cosmic energy on a country or society that badly needs peace, unity and harmony. This practice is considered to be most effective if it is performed at one of the strong focal points for cosmic energy. Among these places are Stonehenge in England, Table Mountain in Cape Town, the Egyptian pyramids, the Olympus Mountain in Greece, the Ganges River in India, Mount Fuji in Japan, and Central Park in New York.

Masters of wisdom
Persons who penetrate the deepest mysteries of the cosmic world and achieve a high level of consciousness development, are regarded as masters of wisdom. After their death, such people become avatars (ascended masters) who are worshipped by their followers – among the best known are Krishna and Buddha. Their esoteric wisdom is proclaimed by special disciples known as gurus.

To people in the West who may still be sceptical about the philosophy and mystical techniques of the Eastern religions, the New Age Movement offers the same occult powers in another form. Under the cloak of humanistic psychology and suggestopedia, programmes are compiled for right brain development, paranormal abilities, psychic powers and a new self-image which is based on the same mystical foundation. Higher work efficiency, revolutionary new study methods, and psychic powers for self-healing, are offered as the advantages of an altered state of consciousness in which one discovers one’s higher self. To the Christian church, a misleading form of Christian meditation is offered which is based on the same principles as TM. Those who practise it, also discover the cosmic christ (the god within) and are consequently drawn into deception.

The following standard prayer has been distributed world-wide among New Agers to be prayed at fixed times daily:

“From the point of Light within the Mind of God,

Let Light stream forth into the minds of men.

Let Light descend on Earth.

“From the point of Love within the Heart of God,

Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.

May Christ return to Earth.

“From the centre where the Will of God is known,

Let purpose guide the little wills of men –

The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

“From the centre which we call the race of men,

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.

And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.”

The motivation behind this prayer is explained as follows in the booklet: The Mantram of the New Age – the Great Invocation and how to use it (published by Sundial House): “In 1945 this prayer or Mantram was introduced to the West. It had long been used by the Wisdom Teachers… Down the ages humanity has, in times of crisis, ever invoked a power beyond its own. Each era has, in response to its particular conflicts and stresses, brought forth its own form of appeal, and today, as we face the challenge and problems of transition into a new era, this great Prayer, or Mantram, comes at a time to meet the new needs and empower our entry into the New Age.”

The superficial Christian observer may find this prayer harmless. However, the Eastern concept of God, and the fact that they exchange the name “Christ” freely with other names, renders it a very subtle and deceptive effort to involve Christians in their false world religion. Christians are seduced into believing that we all worship the same God.

A study of this widely-circulated prayer reveals the following New Age objectives and principles upon which it is based:

Because god is, according to pantheistic ideas, present in all people, this prayer is an effort to fix the collective attention of as many people as possible on thoughts, attitudes, and deeds of love. The New Age publisher, Sundial House (ibid) describes this prayer to their god as follows: “It expresses certain central truths which most people innately and normally accept – the truth of the existence of a basic Intelligence to Whom we vaguely give the name of God; the truth that, behind all our seeming, the motivating power of the universe is Love; the truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the Will of God, and finally, the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the divine Plan work out. No one can, in fact, use this invocation thoughtfully and with intention without profound changes coming about in his own life, in his attitudes, nature and life intention; for it is a basic law that ‘as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he’. The constant turning of the mind towards Light, Love and Divine Purpose cannot but have effect, and when the Great Invocation is rightly used on a wide scale and it becomes a world prayer it will invoke into mankind as a whole the Light and Love and Spiritual Power that will eventually seal the door where evil dwells.”

As a philosophy, pantheism is a natural ally of humanism. Because humans are also seen to be gods, they must change themselves through their own efforts, and ensure their development to higher levels of existence.

Psychic powers
Humans must activate their inherent psychic powers to achieve this objective: “Let Light descend on Earth, is at once a demand upon the Sources of Light and a stimulus to those making the appeal… The energy of the mind should be used particularly in this stanza, invoking illumination and enlightenment into the minds of men” (ibid).

The universal christ
About the inclusive identity of the cosmic christ, Sundial House (ibid) is very clear and explicit. It is not at all the Christ worshipped by Christians: “May Christ return to Earth is a joyous and triumphant framing of the expectation of men all over the world that the World Teacher, the Avatar who will bring the next unfoldment of Divinity, will make His appearance in our crucial times. The word Christ embodies much more than the leader of the Christian Church. He is the World Teacher of the present cycle and is also known throughout the East as the Lord Maitreya, as the Bodhisattva and as the Imam Mahdi.”

J Meditation and cosmic powers

Through meditation, people become channellers of cosmic energy and thus creative reformers of the world: “The combining of these energies of mind, heart and will is invocation. It is the highest type of prayer there is, and a new form of spiritual appeal which our mental growth has made possible, and which our understanding of the power of thought and the science of meditation will make increasingly effective. By invocation, prayer and meditation, spiritual energies are contacted and brought into activity. By clear mental perception and directed thought they can become objects of desire and be brought factually into the world of daily living” (ibid).

The power of positive thinking, meditation, and visualisation, affords humans the creative ability to change things. Certain Christian groups have already been penetrated by these Eastern New Age psycho-techniques.

The Plan of Love and Light

The New Age Movement’s Plan for a take-over is based on the implementation of their universal antichristian concepts of love, light, and a mystical brotherhood of all men: “The urgent need of the New Age is a cry for light upon our way, for more love and brotherhood” (ibid).

Love and brotherhood
A strong theme of the New Age message to the world is love and brotherhood. The universal propagation of this message is so successful that it has been accepted as the most important theme for preaching by most religions. This humanistic love is of such great importance for the future existence of humanity that it cannot be confined to one dogma alone, but must be preached by all faiths. All people must concentrate on this broad, encompassing love to enable them to completely accept and love the members of all other cultures and religions without reservation.

In the light of this broadly defined love, Christians must abandon their prejudices against other religions and join them in brotherly love. Where estrangement and separation has occurred due to ignorance or dogmatic fundamentalism, bridges of love, mutual acceptance and unity must now be built. Every effort must be made to realise this ideal.

The New Age author, Michal Eastcott, says in his book, The Spiritual Hierarchy of the World, the following about Jesus’ ministry of love: “Through His work in Palestine we know He anchored the fullness of the nature of love. But it is not so widely known that in this He was completing the work begun by the Buddha some five centuries before. The Enlightened One, as the Buddha is frequently called, made known the Lighted way… Through His life and teaching He anchored Wisdom as one part of the great dual Second Aspect of God: Love-Wisdom. Christ then brought about the manifestation of the other, Love.”

Philosophers of the New Age Movement have no objections to the love of Christ being proclaimed, as long as it is not defined in terms of His death on the cross. The blood and the cross must be completely detached from this message as it does not fit into the New Age ideology. Emphasis must rather be placed on subjects such as the kingdom of God that is in the hearts of men, and that they must discover it there and develop their hidden divinity to become gods. The thought of dying and crucifying yourself is completely contrary to their teaching. That is why the death of Jesus on the cross is foolishness to them.

In his book, The Path of the Masters, Santon Ki Shiksha says the following about the Christian gospel: “When the new religion was formulated and given out, it was but little more than an allegorical metamorphosis of Judaism. Jesus was now made the sacrificial offering, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. It was his blood that was to take away the sins of the world… Thus the real mission of Jesus, which was to lead his disciples to realize the kingdom of heaven within themselves, was turned into a bloody tragedy… This was a gross insult to the sublime idealism of the Masters.”

Why do these masters of the new world order scare people away from the cross? They know that if people become true Christians, they will reject other religions. If they remain nominal Christians they can easily be seduced by deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Tim. 4:1). Such people may think that all religions worship the same God.

The love of God is fully revealed by the death of Jesus on the cross. Without the cross, no salvation is possible. Paul clearly says that in Jesus Christ “we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).

Are you exposed to another gospel of humanistic love without the blood and the cross of Jesus? From such turn away and go instead to churches where only the true gospel is preached, which alone is able to save your soul.

Another Jesus
The Eastern religions, Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestantism are natural allies of the New Age Movement’s emerging world religion. It is the Bible-believing, evangelical Christians who are the movement’s primary target. In their propaganda campaign they do everything in their power to adulterate the Bible by offering another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel to Christians. We are earnestly warned against deceptions of this nature: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent [deceived] Eve through his [craftiness], so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him” (2 Cor. 11:3-4; see also v. 13-15).

In Galatians 1:6-8 Paul says that if anyone perverts the gospel of Christ, let him be accursed. This remark obviously applies to the New Age Movement. They promote a Jesus without the cross, an unbiblical cosmic christ who is associated with Buddhism and other false religions.

Of all the attempts that this movement has made to pervert the gospel message, the most dangerous is probably the spurious Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ. It is an effort to identify Jesus Christ outside the context of the inspired, historical, biblical account. Various Eastern religious titles are assigned to the New Age Jesus, thus portraying him as the universal, cosmic christ.

The account of this Gospel is based on the so-called lost years of Jesus between the ages of 12 and 30, which are not recorded in the Bible. It is alleged that during this time he (the New Age Jesus) visited India, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, and Greece before returning to Israel to commence his public ministry there. A review is given on how he made an intensive study of the Vedas – the holy books of the Hindus. While in the Himalayas in Nepal he devoted himself to a study of Buddhism. He was regarded as a reincarnation of Buddha and the title Issa (Son of God) was conferred on him. In an Egyptian temple in Heliopolis (the City of the Sun) he acquired the title of the Christ, by which time he was suitably prepared to start his ministry in Israel.

A Russian historian, Nikolai Notovitch, made the discovery of the journey of the Son of God through the East in 1897 in Tibet where he investigated the history of Issa. In association with this account, but completely independently of it, the Scottish mystic, Levi Dowling, published the perverted Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ in 1908. In writing it he relied solely on a mystical source of revelation, called the Akasha records. Akasha is a Sanskrit word that may be freely translated as the Universal Brain, the Cosmic Computer, or the Book of Life. A human brain that is in deep meditation, and fully attuned to the universal brain, can allegedly extract any information from it – even about events that happened thousands of years ago. The author had to meditate forty years before he could unravel the mysteries of the Akasha records. In the Aquarian Gospel, where he explains the pantheistic concept of an impersonal god (a belief strongly entertained in the New Age Movement), the New Age Jesus is quoted as saying:

“The universal God is one, yet he is more than one; all things are God; all things are one… Men and birds and beasts and creeping things are deities, made flesh; and how dare men kill anything?… The God I speak about is everywhere; he cannot be compassed with walls, nor hedged about with bounds of any kind. All people worship God, the One, but all the people see him not alike. This universal God is wisdom, will, and love. All men see not the Triune God. One sees him as the God of might; another as the God of thought; another as the God of love. A man’s ideal is his God, and so, as man unfolds, his God unfolds… The nations of the earth see God from different points of view, and so he does not seem the same to every one. Man names the part of God he sees, and this to him is all of God; and every nation sees a part of God, and every nation has a name for God. You Brahmans call him Parabrahm… and Zeus is his name in Greece; Jehovah is his Hebrew name… When man sees God as one with himself… he needs no middle man, no priest to intercede… Just give your life in sacrificial service to the all of life” (Chapter 28:4-25).

A new social order
The dominant unity syndrome of the New Age Movement is the motivating power behind various actions by a whole network of organisations that all endeavour to create a new, integrated social order on earth. Boundaries must be obliterated to bring about the end of conflicting group interests. Races, cultures and the followers of different religions must merge into a global society, abandon their traditional values and accept universal norms for living. The new order of planetary citizens must lead to such a close association of its members that they will function as one big family in the global village. In her book, The Aquarian Conspiracy, the New Age psychologist, Marilyn Ferguson, says the following about this new orientation of mankind: “The discovery of our connection to all men, women and children joins us to another family. Indeed seeing ourselves as a planetary family struggling to solve its problems, rather than an assorted people and nations assessing blame or exporting solutions, could be the ultimate shift in perspective.”

To create such a social order, all national and other boundaries must be removed. According to Ferguson, that is already happening: “Today there are millions of residents of that great country, the whole earth. In their hearts and minds, war and boundaries and dogma have indeed already died. The whole Earth is a borderless country…”

A new economic system
The redistribution of wealth and the establishment of a new economic order in the world, is also a high priority of the New Age Movement. All natural resources, as well as financial and industrial resources, must be controlled by a world government, ensuring equal access to it by all people. In this way, universal economic equality must be effected.

The entire world must have only one financial system with centralised control. That will enable a world government to enforce its policies and financial control on all countries and individuals. Uniformity in the new world order can be ensured in this way.

It is conspicuous that global financial magnates, e.g. the Bilderberg group, have for centuries been controlling governments through secret societies, thereby influencing them in the direction of the new world order. Slowly but surely they are moving closer to their final objective.

A master-plan for a take-over
The New Age Movement has worked out a thirteen-point Plan to establish the new world order:

1. The principal aim of the Plan is to establish a one-world religion and a one-world political and social order. The key concept is that everything is one. This unity must be established in all spheres of life.

2. The New Age world religion must constitute a revival of the religion of ancient Babylon in which mystery cults, sorcery, occultism and immorality flourished.

3. The Plan will be fully implemented when the New Age messiah (the Antichrist) with his number 666, reveals himself as head of the coming world religion and world government of the new world order.

4. Spirit guides (demons) will prepare people for the coming of the cosmic messiah, by acclaiming him as the world teacher.

5. Peace, love and unity are to be used as buzz-words for the new world religion and the new world order.

6. New Age teachings must achieve scientific credibility and be vigorously propagated in every sphere of life in the public and private sectors around the globe.

7. Jesus must be portrayed as a prophet, a master of wisdom and one of the disciples of the cosmic christ. It should be denied that he is unique, divine and is to be worshipped as God over and above humanity.

8. Christianity and all other religions must be integrated into the inclusive world religion of the New Age.

9. Biblical Christian principles that stand in the way of this reform movement (e.g. the atonement for sins on the cross) must be discredited and abandoned.

10. Children must be spiritually influenced and indoctrinated with multi-faith ideas in schools in order to promote the New Age dogma of global religious unity.

11. Flattery will be employed to entice people into believing that humans are inherently divine. They should be told that we are all gods.

12. Science and the New Age world religion must become one. Evolution must be presented as fact and the cosmic unity of humanity and nature researched.

13. Christians who resist the Plan must be reoriented or dealt with in other ways. If necessary, they should be eliminated and the world purified of their influence.

Consciousness programmes
The movement has extensive consciousness programmes. They not only try to influence religious groups and governments with their ideology, but also the media, educational, and entertainment establishments.

The educational system must undergo the most radical transformation process. Changes must be introduced and implemented across the entire spectrum from the pre-school child level right up to the most advanced tertiary institutions, including theological seminaries. The identity consciousness of pupils and students must be neutralised. They must be prepared to take their place as planetary citizens in a multi-cultural, multi-religious, non-racial and non-sexist society. Narrow-mindedness must be replaced by the largest possible degree of open-mindedness on all matters, thereby eliminating any narrow ideological orientation. Theological faculties at universities must be declared open faculties where Eastern, African and other religions can be included in the curricula of disciplines such as comparative religion, science of religion, or religious studies. In this way the gap between different religions and ideologies can be narrowed.

In many institutions psycho-techniques are taught to children from a young age to obtain higher levels of consciousness, and to discover and use the latent powers of the mind. In certain educational programmes, strong emphasis is placed on cosmic powers.

Due to a renewed interest in astrology, cosmic influences on people’s lives are studied. Paranormal phenomena are also investigated. Several universities recognise holistic health practices, including the role of traditional healers in treating the sick. Their mystical psycho-techniques and alternative medicine are often recommended to patients.

The New Age’s view on cosmic consciousness ties up with many of the self-image development theories with which humanistic psychology is experimenting at present. Management seminars are also conducted for the business sector in which a new self-image, Silva Mind Control, telepathy, influencing people psychically, future projections, meditation, and yoga relaxation exercises are taught.

A theme that is strongly emphasised in the entertainment world, is the existence of beings of a higher order in the universe. They are often referred to as masters of wisdom or masters of the universe, and their leader is somebody like He-man or Superman who has unlimited powers.

These and occult fantasies such as Harry Potter and Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials, feature in books, films, video and TV sagas, promoting new and dangerous ways of thinking in the young, making them discontented with their present limitations. They feel like captives in a real world which unfairly restricts them. To escape this harsh reality, modern youth look for heroes who flout civilised norms, despise God’s laws and offer liberation for spirit, soul and body. In flights of imagination they can escape to another world of fantasy. Techniques for mystical experiences inevitably lure them into the devil’s kingdom of darkness.

Rock stars are also regarded as heroes and youngsters mould themselves on them as idols – yet they portray and promote an immoral, escapist, irresponsible, decadent life-style of promiscuous sex, drug-taking, alcohol abuse, involvement in the occult and godlessness. Mystical experiences, drunkenness, free sex, witchcraft, and satanism are regarded as adventurous challenges in the search for freedom. Despite the destructive results of this false utopia, the victims of deceit carry on regardless of the consequences.

Many of the adults of our time are products of the godless cults of the past four decades. As a result of the ideological corruption in their education, the immorality of a permissive humanistic society, and the religious decadence of backslidden and dead churches, they now look for sensational and mystical ways to escape the dullness of life. These popular interests have given rise to film productions such as the following: Star wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, ET, Close Encounters, and The Dark Crystal.

The world is now almost ready to be taken over by the big superman and practitioner of dark, occult powers, the lawless one and false prince of peace, the cosmic christ and universal messiah – the Antichrist. The Bible calls him “that man of sin… whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” (2 Thes. 2:3,9). Are you and your children among the victims of Satan’s intellectual, moral, and spiritual corruption, or have you “Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11)? The kingdom of darkness is now making a final bid to delude all people into believing the New Age lie of cosmic unity.

Luciferic doctrines
The highest ranking deities in the New Age Movement are (1) the universal god of all faiths, (2) the cosmic christ, and (3) Lucifer. In his book Reflections on the Christ the head of Planetary Citizens, David Spangler, included a chapter titled: Lucifer, Christ and God. In it, an important role in the consciousness evolution of humans is assigned to Lucifer: “When man entered upon the pathway of self, he entered into a great creative adventure… There he can say, ‘I have fully and absolutely accepted the responsibility of who and what I am. In so doing I am free…’ The being that helps man to reach this point is Lucifer. That is his role. He is the angel of man’s evolution. He is the angel of man’s inner light. Lucifer is the spirit of light in the microcosmic world. God is the spirit of light in the macrocosm, and Christ is the bridge between the two that spells freedom in manifestation.”

David Spangler (ibid) promotes a luciferic initiation to effect the transition to a higher level of consciousness: “The true light of Lucifer cannot be seen through sorrow, through darkness, through rejection. The true light of this great being can only be recognised when one’s own eyes can see with the light of the Christ, the light of the inner sun. Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into a new age, which is the age of man’s wholeness, each of us is brought to the point of a Luciferic initiation, the doorway through which the individual must pass if he is to come fully into the presence of his light and wholeness.”

Through the spirit of the cosmic christ of the kingdom of darkness (the Antichrist), people are introduced to the false light and peace of Lucifer, who is the father of lies. Full luciferic revelations are at present still confined to the inner circles of the New Age Movement, as members must pass through various stages of spiritual illumination before the real identity of the movement’s leader is revealed to them.

A good example of progressive revelation is the system followed by the Freemasons. They are a New Age organisation, and the title of their monthly magazine is The New Age. Although they are subjected to strange rituals, members enjoy freedom of religion in the first 14 grades of the organisation. From this point upwards to the 29th grade, they worship the universal God of all religions, Yahbulon (it is a combination of Yahweh, the God of the Bible, Bel or Baal, the god of the Babylonians and Assyrians, and On, the Egyptian sun-god). From the 30th degree upwards the God of Masonry is called by his true name, Lucifer. Albert Pike, a 33rd degree leader of Masonry in the 19th century, sent the following directive to the 23 supreme councils in the world on 14th July 1889: “That which we say to the crowd is: ‘We worship a God, but it is the God one adores without superstition.’ To you, Sovereign Grand Instructors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees: ‘The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer was not the true God, then why would Jesus, the God of the Christians, calumniate him?’”

A strong luciferic influence is also evident in the works of Alice Bailey. She supplemented Madame Blavatsky’s writings by continuing the preparatory work for the dawning of the New Age. In 1922, she founded the Lucifer Publishing Company in New York. In 1923, its name was changed to Lucis Publishing Company – Lucis is just another (less well known) name of Lucifer. Branches of this publishing house were established in Britain and South Africa. Alice Bailey’s New Age ideas were almost identical to those of her husband, Foster Bailey. He was a 32nd degree Mason. In his book, The Spirit of Masonry, he strongly emphasises the universalistic religious nature of Masonry: “The Master Masons are called by many names and are known at different times by various appellations. They can be referred to as Christ and His Church, the Masters of Wisdom, the Illuminati (the Enlightened Ones), the Rishis of the Oriental Philosophy, the Builders of the occult tradition, and those individualities of outstanding wisdom.”

From this occult, luciferic tradition come the leaders of the new world order. Bailey claims that since the Freemasons are so universalistic in their thinking and objectives, they will play a major role in the establishment of the coming New Age dispensation: “It should be remembered that Masonry is not specifically Christian. Membership should be open to all. It is interesting to remember also that Jews were admitted 150 years ago, Hindus in 1865, and Muslims in 1836. Let us, therefore take our stand on this broad and generous platform and refuse to limit the original ideal by the pettiness of our views and the smallness of our vision… There will be seen in the world an organisation based on a foundation so broad and tolerant, that it provides not only a universal platform for thinkers of all schools of thought, but a universal religion and a form of government which may serve as an example to the restless peoples of the world.”

Constance Cumbey, an American attorney who did extensive research on the New Age Movement, said the following about the New Age connection to Masonry: “The Masonic teachings are absolutely identical to the New Age teachings… I have a book by a prominent Mason called The Meaning of Freemasonry, which says: ‘Now that we are going into the Age of Aquarius, and so many groups are working for the restoration of the mysteries, we Masons are the proper people to bring these teachings to the world because, after all, this is the same thing we’ve been teaching all along.’”

Active programme
The network of organisations in the New Age Movement is still expanding. Everywhere in the world they follow active programmes to recruit members, and to establish the right climate for the coming of the world messiah. Meditation sessions are often organised in conflict areas. As a result of these actions they claim credit for all breakthroughs in negotiations for peace and reconciliation. The movement regards the dismantling of the iron curtain between Eastern and Western Europe as a very significant turning point in achieving greater unity in Europe and, in a wider context, the moves to merge the Western and developing worlds, as advancing the realisation of a world without boundaries.

New Age groups were jubilant when the new South Africa elected a government that is positively inclined towards the new world order. This transition coincided with the abandonment of the former, largely biblically-based constitution, the acceptance of the interfaith principle, the establishment of a unitary state for the various national groups, and the integration of people from different races and cultures.

From the New Age point of view, an important step towards resolving the crisis in South Africa was taken by arranging a world focus rally in Cape Town for the weekend of 11-13 November 1989. New Age meditaters came from far and wide (including various overseas countries) to meditate for peace and unity on Table Mountain. To them, it is an important planetary centre from where cosmic energy can be channelled to the surrounding communities.

Since 1987, co-ordinated meditation sessions are organised in many different countries on the 31st of December at 12 o’clock Greenwich time for the sake of peace, unity and reconciliation in the world. This day is referred to as world-wide healing day because its main purpose is to heal the international community of its divisions and lack of love. Among certain groups, the day is called a luciferic baptism for the world, in order that the christ consciousness may take possession of people.

The assault on the natural order and biblical Christian standards is extensive and well-planned. It is spearheaded by a host of seducing spirits from the kingdom of darkness. Any who are overcome by curiosity, or who open themselves to such spirits in ignorance, will succumb to the devil’s power of deception and believe his lies. Stay well clear of all New Age and occult spiritual deception!

Anyone who has already been drawn into New Age and occult practices or is tempted to dabble in them should stop and urgently consider where it will lead him. The personal stories of those who have been set free from its clutches demonstrate the very real dangers involved. A once famous USA New Age leader and author, Randall Baer, tells how, in a state of trance and enjoying ‘heavenly light’, he suddenly saw an evil face of absolute hatred and realised it was a demon. Horrified, he turned to the Bible and, recognising New Age for the false religion it is, received Christ as Saviour. Alan Morrison, another converted New Ager who became a Christian pastor, exposing the danger of occult influences in the church, said of the Christian hope of eternity in heaven with Christ, “That will be the true new age!” (see Dawn of the New Age, Penfold, 1998).

The Christian answer
The Bible has clear and specific guidance for us on this. Firstly, all should take to heart God’s commandment that: “There shall not be found among you any one… that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord…” (Deut. 18:10-12).

Anyone involved in New Age should follow this example: “And many that believed came, confessing and telling their deeds. Also many of those who had practised magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totalled fifty thousand pieces of silver.” (The action of new converts at Ephesus – Acts 19:18-19 NKJV).

Christians tempted to dabble in the occult should beware of: “…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world” (Rev. 12:9) “…lest by any means as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3). “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his [schemes]” (2 Cor. 2:11). “Be sober, be vigilant; because the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith” (1 Pet. 5:8-9). “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (Jas. 4:7). “Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:11-12 NKJV).

Christian and New Age world-views contrasted
Biblical Christianity and the New Age Movement are based on diametrically opposite world-views. A comparison follows:

Christian world-view
New Age world-view

An antithetic way of analytical thinking in which discernment is needed to be able to categorise things and to think in opposites.
A synthetic way of thinking which ignores differences and integrates all things into a larger whole. This philosophy is called holism.

Continued divergence to a point of eternal separation between light and darkness. No unity can occur between the two poles.
Sustained convergence until all things in the cosmos become integrated and unified. Separation should not occur.

The cosmic domain of demons is prohibited to Christians. No experimentation with the occult is allowed.
The development of a cosmic consciousness by transcending the boundary to the supernatural, mystical world is recommended.

Monotheism. The triune God is a transcendent God whose abode is in heavenly places. He must be worshipped independently of His creation. God works within people through His Holy Spirit, but remains a distinct Being who should be reverently approached in prayer.
Pantheism. God is mystical and impersonal. There is an element of divinity in the entire creation, which means that everything is god. Since all people are regarded as inherently divine, they must deepen the level of their consciousness and discover the god within themselves.

Humans are a special creation of God, distinct from the natural world and were commanded by God to subdue it and rule over all the living creatures.
Humans are part of nature, emerging from a single line of descent by biological evolution. They must be at one with nature and maintain a mystical bond with it.

Humans have only one life-cycle. After death, those born again will be raised by Christ to eternal life in heaven. Others will face God’s final judgement.
Human beings have various life cycles in which they evolve to higher forms of life. By way of reincarnation they often return to a new life cycle on earth.

Humans are inherently sinful and, unless they repent and believe the Gospel, face eternal punishment with the devil in hell.
Humans are inherently good and only act badly because of adverse external influences. There is no devil or hell in the universe.

Through repentance and prayer, the remission of sins can be obtained from Jesus Christ, and the love and peace of God will flow into your heart by the work of the Holy Spirit. Christian meditation is a counterfeit form of worship derived from TM.

Through a process of quiet meditation and the opening of the receptive faculties of your right-brain you can develop a deeper state of consciousness. You will then become one with the christ within you and experience a mystical peace and tranquillity.

When Christians join together in corporate prayer, the Holy Spirit works in a powerful way to convict people of sin and to save their souls.
When large numbers of people meditate at the same time, cosmic energy will be released to promote peace and to heal humanity’s many divisions.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who has all power in heaven and on earth. The cosmic christ is Satan’s counterfeit christ who endeavours to be worshipped in place of the true Christ. After the seven-year reign of the Antichrist, Jesus will come back in power and majesty to destroy the Antichrist and to reign over His kingdom on earth. All people would do well to worship only the true Christ, to prepare for His coming and to reject the antichristian New Age Movement.

The cosmic christ is the expected world teacher who will arise from the highly evolved ranks of homo universalis. The members of all the religions will recognise and worship him as their saviour and common messiah. He will introduce the next unfolding of human history to the Age of Aquarius, which is the widely propagated Utopia of cosmic unity on earth. The ultimate form of human freedom will then be achieved in which nothing will be regarded as wrong or sinful. All will be one.

Traci Morin