The Dark Realm of the Occult
Charts & Scriptures: From God's Truth to the "New Spirituality"
Snared by the Rising Evil. "Back in the nineties, our local school district held a large public meeting to discuss Halloween festivities. Most parent were upset by some proposed limitations on the traditional in-school celebration of a 'harmless holiday.' After all, why should they listen to a small minority of Christians who felt offended by a dead pagan religion?
"A former Wiccan priest explained that the old Celtic witchcraft that gave birth to Halloween is anything but dead. Flourishing in today's pagan revival, it has become an official religion with tax-exempt status.
"Then a few Christian parents shared their concerns about programs that compelled children to celebrate occult themes. They knew well that pagan symbols and occult amusement were desensitizing children to a fast-spreading subculture obsessed with death, spells and black magic -- not just at Halloween but all year long.
"The majority booed, jeered, and refused to listen. "These are religious objections to secular events," declared the president of the board, Phil Faillaice. Everyone seemed to have forgotten that a different minority had, only nine months earlier, banned Christmas songs as offensive to their beliefs."
Halloween Warnings. A Seductive Bridge Between Two Worlds & Twelve reasons not to see Harry Potter movies
The Power of Suggestion: "By age ten, Jacqui K. was fascinated with anything supernatural. Since her parents set no limits, sheread every fiction and fantasy book she could find on the magical world she craved. In her imagination, she met wizards and witches, power and excitement. ...The whole time I considered myself a Christian! If someone had pointed out to me what I was doing, I would have laughed. I was a normal teenager and a leader in my church group.'
"The mystical characters in her fantasy world filled her thoughts during the day and her dreams at night. But when some of them began talking to her, she recognized the power she had pursued: 'I cried out to God to help me, and He did. The voices stopped. I was no Bible scholar, but I recognized that they were from Satan.'"
Catholic. Jesuit. Joe Biden. Calls for A NWO: (Published on Apr 8, 2013) Interesting to note the next person in line of power is Speaker of House, John Boehner, another RCC Jesuit, educated at Xavier etc. They certainly have their bases covered. United States Vice President, Jesuit Catholic Joe Biden calls for a New World Order."
Joe Biden (Knight of Malta) called For a New World Order: (Published on Apr 21, 2013) Catholic Jesuit trained Masonic SMOM Joe Biden.
The Jay-Z Illuminati Conspiracy: Are Beyonce and Jay-Z Seducing Our Kids Into The Occult? "Why are Jay-Z, Beyonce [and others]... so obsessed with the Illuminati? Why does Illumunati symbolism constantly show up in their music videos, their live performances and even in Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line? Is it just a coincidence that they flash hand signs representing the all-seeing eye of Horus and the Mark of the Beast during nationally televised events?...
"When our young people use the same symbols or flash the same hand signs as their favorite artists, most of them are not even aware of what they are doing. But they are slowly being conditioned to accept the values and the belief systems behind those symbols and hand signs. When you know what to look for, you start seeing these things just about everywhere around Jay-Z and Beyonce. For example, ...[see the] photo of Jay-Z wearing a sweatshirt that has the famous Aleister Crowley motto 'Do What Thou Wilt” emblazoned across it."
Harry's impact on "Christian" values: "Today's emphasis on group conformity and consensus builds an ever-changing spiritual view. An important part in that process of change is cognitive dissonance-- mental or emotional confusion. It occurs when people think or act in ways that may feel right but clashes with their Bible-based conscience. The natural or most comfortable way to resolve this confusion or dissonance is simply to adapt their moral understanding to the new situation.
"For children tutored in paganism by popular authors, movie producers, and computer programmers, there may be no turning back. The images they imprint on their minds cannot be erased by the human will. Aldous Huxley summarized it well in The Doors of Perception: "The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out." See Thy Kingdom Come or My Kingdom Come?
Harry Potter's impact on "Christian" values: "The movie mentions Harry's choice 'between what is right and what is easy.' Harry had supposedly chosen what was 'right.' At least, that's how today's pluralistic, amoral world would see it. But would Harry's choices be 'right' for Christians?
"Of course not! Today's emphasis on group conformity and consensus builds an ever-changing moral and spiritual understanding. An important part in that process of change is cognitive dissonance-- mental or emotional confusion. It occurs when people think or act in ways that may feel right but clashes with their Bible-based conscience."
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ...." 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
La Santa Muerte, skeleton saint popular among those in drug trade, gaining popularity in U.S.: "Popular in Mexico, and sometimes linked to the illicit drug trade, the skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte in recent years has found a robust and diverse following north of the border.... Clad in a black nun’s robe and holding a scythe in one hand, Santa Muerte appeals to people seeking all manner of otherworldly help.... Her image has been used on prayers cards citing vengeance and protection, which are sometimes found at scenes of massacred bodies and on shipments of drugs." See Sorcery & Occultism
Ohio congressman's meditation crusade: "If this all looks and sounds a bit New-Agey, guess again. Congressman Tim Ryan will tell you the New Age is now. 'It's a quiet revolution that's happening,' he said....
"Ryan is pushing a curriculum called S.E.L. -- social emotional learning -- that teaches kids to relax, calming themselves into a state where they are better able to learn. ... 'They have no control of where they come from, [said kindergarten teacher] Juanita Rodgers.... When they close their eyes, they can actually see themselves even doing well in school. And when you can see it, it will happen.'... Ryan will be introducing a bill that will help states implement S.E.L. standards and promote mindfulness in medical schools, teacher-training programs.... According to the magazine 'Psychology Today,' somewhere near 10 million Americans are practicing some sort of meditation."
The Luciferian Elite and the Destruction of America: "The term Illuminati comes from the words 'illumined ones,' which comes from the Lucifer, which means 'the shining one.' At the root of this occult belief system is the worship of Lucifer or Satan. Lucifer has an organized army built with the hierarchal and organizational structure of the pyramid. The eye of Horus in the pyramid of the U.S. dollar is the eye of Lucifer and it symbolizes the control of America and the New World Order by the Illuminati." See Alinsky's Rules for Radicals (Notice Alinsky's dedication to Lucifer)
Emerging 'Christianity': From Gnostic Roots to Occult Revival: "A flood of mystical suggestions are sweeping through churches and culture. They beckon us 'let go' of God's unchanging Word and explore the latest mystical thrills....
"Alan Jones' [the Episcopal Dean of the Grace Cathedral atop San Francisco's Nob Hill) offers some provocative clues: 'I am no longer interested... in what a person believes. Most of the time it’s so much clutter in the brain.... I wouldn't trust an inch many people who profess a belief in God. Others who do not or who doubt have won my trust....There is no objective authority.'...
"This worldview lies at the heart of Western occultism! Alan Jones' quest for a 'higher form of knowing' is simply a new version of ancient Gnosticism and the mystical... Kabbalah. Starting in the first century, the two occult threads intermingled and formed new pathways to secret knowledge (gnosis). Those dark, mystical paths hid for centuries underground. Then, starting in the 12th century, Kabbalah began to sprout mystical 'brotherhoods' and secret societies that laid foundations for Alchemy,Theosophy (which would embrace Hinduism), Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism (these two incorporated Egyptian myths and symbols), the teachings of Swedenborg, Anthroposophy (Rudolf Steiner and Owen Barfield), and Hermetic magic.See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception
"During the 20th century, this hidden 'knowledge' began to spread into mainstream culture and churches through revered poets and authors such as such as Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake, George McDonald, Tolkien, Charles Williams, and C. S. Lewis. Suddenly, the hidden mysteries of occult masters were laid bare to a thrill-seeking world hungry for a 'fresh' and exciting spirituality -- purged of the old offensive truths."
The Earth Charter's Unholy Ark: "Aside from their shape and name, the two arks have little in common. The website for the Ark of Hope tells us that the [mythical 'carrying poles are unicorn horns which render evil ineffective.' Apparently, the ark's message is based, in part, on a Harry Potter-like faith in earthy magic and benevolent occultism. The five painted panels of the Ark are decorated with 'indigenous symbolism celebrating Earth and all her living elements.' ...The top panel celebrates the magical symbols of the world's earth-centered religions."
Role-Playing Games & Popular Occultism: "'What I learned in secret is now everywhere,' said Peter Lanz, a former occultist. In a recent telephone conversation, he explained how today's children and youth explore occult worlds and experience magical thrills that seem harmless. The lure of secret powers -- especially when experienced through role-playing games that immerse players in mythical worlds and virtual experiences -- stir obsessive curiosity about forbidden forces. And, as they captivate their young fans, they fast erode the traditional values that built safe boundaries and brought warnings of danger." See Spiritual Warfare: Reviving Witchcraft
Worldwide Illuminati Network[a registered corporation in in Delaware] supporting witchcraft and pagan lifestyles to debut on Halloween: "A new worldwide network that will support new age, witchcraft, spiritual, pagan and other alternative lifestyles and feature a 24-hour online television and radio network plus Internet on demand services will debut October 31.... 'People interested in these lifestyles haven’t had a centralized location where they can find the latest information,' McManus said. 'With the Illuminati Network, they...will also be able to find information on all alternative lifestyle events and issues.' The network will also have children’s programming for parents who want to educate their children about their lifestyle."
NYPD Arrests Officer Who Planned to Kidnap, Cook, & Eat Over 100 Women: "A New York City police officer was charged Thursday with plotting to kidnap, rape, torture, and kill women he had identified and cataloged on his computer, and then cook and eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle sent numerous emails and other Internet communications about the nightmarish torture and cannibalism scheme, according to a criminal complaint....A search of Valle’s computer found he created records of at least 100 women with their names, addresses and photos..." See Sorcery & Occultism Through the Ages
1 in 3 Democrats communicates with the dead (2009): "The number of Americans who say they have interacted with a ghost has doubled in the last 13 years, [according to] the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. ...'Conservatives and Republicans report fewer experiences than liberals or Democrats communicating with the dead, seeing ghosts and consulting fortunetellers or psychics,' Pew reported. According to the study: 36 percent of Democrats report being in touch with someone who is dead, compared with only 21 percent of Republicans." See next link:
Hillary 'talking to famous dead American': "...Bill Clinton [said] '...when I served as president, my wife, now the secretary of state, was known to commune with Eleanor on a regular basis.... And so she called me last night on her way home from Peru to remind me to say that. That Eleanor had talked to her and reminded her that I should say that.'"
Science and the Supernatural: "Remote viewing, which includes and combines elements of clairvoyance (seeing things in the future) and out-of-body experiences, has been especially intriguing to the intelligence community. ...the very first U.S. military-intelligence R&D programs on psi, PK and mind control were conducted by H.K. (Andrija) Puharich, M.D., L.L.D....
"...in the mid-point of the last century, the defense and intelligence community was involved in psychic and occult exploration, including clairvoyance – and had coupled this theoretical research with mind-bending drugs and electronic stimuli.... Reincarnation, psychic healing, the development of super-consciousness, exceptional precognition, out-of-body experiences...which dance along the razor’s edge of supernaturalism and occultism have all been topics of scientific thought and study.
"...history is rife with civilizations that have followed occult-based ideologies and philosophies, with death and destruction in close pursuit (Nazi Germany comes to mind)."See Role-Playing Games & Popular Occultism
Hillary 'talking to famous dead American': "Did U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton communicate with the dead spirit of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt just this week? If you believe her husband, Bill Clinton, the answer would be yes....'I know that because, as all of you famously learned when I served as president, my wife, now the secretary of state, was known to commune with Eleanor on a regular basis,' he continued. 'And so she called me last night on her way home from Peru to remind me to say that. That Eleanor had talked to her and reminded her that I should say that.'"
[Such occult manifestations may sound strange and unreal, but they are becoming increasingly common again in these times of social decay and occult attractions.] Naked, Bloody Man Gnawed On Woman’s Head During Wild Neighborhood Rampage: "A Doylestown man, who was naked and bleeding profusely, gnawed on woman’s head all while 'screaming like an animal' during a wild neighborhood rampage, state police said. ...Bleeding profusely at this point, Ciminio then encountered two females who were walking down the street. State Police say Ciminio tackled one of the females, causing injury to her and covered her in his blood. Investigators say Ciminio then 'began to gnaw' at the victim’s head while 'screaming like an animal.'" See Sorcery & The Occult Through the Ages and Halloween Warnings
Examining Freemasonry: The Question of Religion: "...No true Mason is creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth…. [A] Lodge will then work as a group for humanity as a whole. They will create a focal point for spiritual light, and will organize themselves into a body of conscious custodians of the mysteries, acting as a distributing agency for knowledge." [Manly P. Hall] See Freemasonry and the British Monarchy
A sad warning: The next item illustrates a form of entertainment that has become a virtual obsession for many children -- often without parental awareness. Some of the most concerned and diligent parents find it almost impossible to guard their children from the suggestive digital occultism that makes evil feel good and delusions seem real.
PlayStation 3 ushers in augmented reality: "The idea is to combine the motion sensing capabilities of the PlayStation... with a specially designed augmented reality book to create an immersive and interactive digital book experience. ...the first Wonderbook will be J.K. Rowling’s Book of Spells. The digital book/game will allow players to bring spells to life..." See Spiritual Warfare: Reviving Witchcraft
The Zohar & Kabbalistic Mysticism: "Some say that the Zohar is to Kabbalists what the Bible is to Christians. That's partly true! Much of the Zohar even sounds Christian to those who are not familiar with the Bible. But in reality, it presents a deceptive blend of distorted truths and kabbalistic ambiguity. Quoting from the Zohar, Jonathan Cahn affirms that an amazing life-changing event did occur at Golgatha. But his teaching is a corruption of our Lord's redemptive work through the cross! It wipes out His special promises to those who trust and follow Him! It exalts a skull and a 'thing' rather than our Savior and King!
God's Word warns us, "...have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11
The next two items point to the mystical Kabbalistic occultism. I post them as a warning for our times, since increasing numbers of "christians" are seeking mystical experiences rather than true knowledge of God and His ways through the Bible.
The Tree of Life by Rabbi David Zeller: "On The Tree of Life, Rabbi David Zeller delves deeply into Judaism's mystical teachings to uncover this unique vision that makes God accessible to each of us. He shares treasured wisdom on how you can bring your mind and heart to God, open your life to divine guidance, and achieve the higher purpose you are here for."
The [Occult] Tree of Life and how it works: "The principles of the primary Kabbalistic diagram, The Tree of Life, and how it can help in self-understanding and spiritual development by Maggy Whitehouse author of five best-selling books on Kabbalah and metaphysics."
Video: Know Your Enemy (Part 52 - The Hidden Hand) : Series exploring the coming New World Order from a Christian perspective. In this part, another quick interjection before looking at the Masonic influence on the founding of the United States.
Video: Know Your Enemy (Part 53 - The Capitol) : "Series exploring the coming New World Order from a Christian perspective. In this part, we start exploring the Masonic symbolism of the United States starting with The Capitol.
Video: Know Your Enemy (Part 54 - American Symbols): "Series exploring the coming New World Order from a Christian perspective. In this part, we begin looking at some of the iconic symbols of the United States and their Masonic meaning."
Warning: Don't let your children watch The Avengers: "...anti-Christian sentiment in movies is becoming increasingly blatant. One of the most common tactics seems to be to associate the villain with some warped view of Christianity. The villain, Loki (a human-looking alien based on Norse mythology) goes on and on about how humans were meant to submit and that 'freedom' is the bane of humanity....It all weaves together so cleverly, until the values of good to a Christian appears evil." See Shun Evil
So who is Satan? And why fear "the devil"? "Until recently, America has been a safe and comfortable home for most of us. But dark clouds are gathering, and the ominous signs of change can no longer be ignored. If fact, God tells us to prepare for the spiritual battles ahead, for they will surely intensify as His Word fades from schools, homes and public consciousness.
"Shrewd, deceptive and enticing, Satan will do his best to distract us from our Lord, distort His Word, dull our faith, and blind us to the spiritual war that rages all around us. But here are some ways to resist. Memorize encouraging Scriptures! Use them as your 'shield of faith' and your 'sword of the Spirit.' Let them remind you that your strength in Christ, not in yourself."
The Spreading Roots of the Old Illuminati: "Shortly before Cecil Rhodes attended Oxford and Wundt set up his laboratory in Leipzig, another individual like Weishaupt who believed in liberty of thought was Albert Pike. In 1871, Pike authored Morals and Dogma, in which he explained: 'Everything scientific and grand in the dreams of the Illuminati, Jacob Boehme, Swedenborg...is borrowed from the Kabalah…. Liberty of thought… universal Fraternity! A new doctrine, a new religion….”
[Like Saul Alinsky] Pike praised Lucifer as the light-bearer, as did Alice Bailey whose works were first published in the early 20th century by Lucifer Publishing. ...To Bailey, this Illuminati was comprised of the enlightened ones, people enlightened by Lucifer. And Bailey emphasized the need for a 'new world order' and 'points of light' connected to 'service,' just as President George H.W. Bush....
"While many people understand that the Illuminati existed and may have dispersed throughout Europe, they doubt that the Order came to America. ...Edmond Charles (Citizen) Genet spent a good deal of time at the Lodge of the Nine Sisters in Paris which was frequented by the Illuminati. In 1793, he became French Envoy to the U.S.....President George Washington considered Genet a threat to the U.S. and asked him to leave the country. Washington later (October 24, 1798) wrote a letter to Rev. G.W. Snyder expressing his concern over the influence of the Illuminati in America...
"Then, less than two months later on July 4, 1798, Dr. Timothy Dwight, President of Yale University, delivered a discourse in which he claimed: 'In the societies of Illuminati doctrines were taught… [such as]: The being of God was denied and ridiculed;… the possession of property was pronounced to be robbery;…adultery, assassination, poisoning, and other crimes of the like infernal nature, were taught as lawful and even as virtuous actions.... The great and good ends proposed by the Illuminati… are the overthrow of religion, government and human society civil and domestic... It is noteworthy here to mention that Cecil Rhodes’ Secret Society of the Elect’s purpose was 'to take the government of the whole world,' and with J.P. Morgan’s money buy control of America’s newspapers."See The Revolutionary Steps to Global Tyranny
Mexican border family suspected of human sacrifice: "Mexican prosecutors are investigating the poor family living in shacks outside a small town near the U.S. border as alleged members of a cult that sacrificed two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman to Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, a figure adored mostly by outlaws but whose popularity is growing across Mexico and among Hispanics in the United States." See Post-Christian Culture Welcomes Witchcraft!
Green Marxism. Pachamama Wants Your Children: "The worship of Pachamama, the fertility Goddess of Nature, is now a fundamental element in the law code of Bolivia, and Morales (in his commitment to Pachamama and to the ancient Incan religion of Bolivia) is supported by a shadow cabinet of shamans, who sacrifice llamas as part of this spirituality. Bolivia is perhaps the first example of a Marxist state that is religiously, occultically pagan. Is Bolivia a picture of our global future-a spiritual, nature-worshiping collectivist state...? Will ecology be the 'power shift'...that joins pagan spirituality to coercive politics?
"An earth-worshiping 'green agenda' will open the minds and souls of our youth to the iron grip of Pachamama. ...Our urgent task is to teach our young people to worship the Creator, not Mother Earth.... This agenda is more advanced than we might imagine, thanks to the very spiritual Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev. Their 2002 Earth Charter, a document determining environmental and ethical life on the planet for all nations, was received at the UN as the "new law" for the global age. Housed in "the Ark of Hope," it was clearly meant to replace the Law of Moses. In a public lecture I attended, one of the drafters of this document showed how placing phrases in the Preamble of The Earth Charter introduced an animistic spiritual interpretation of reality (e.g. "Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe...Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life").See Al Gore's Vision of Global Salvation and God's Warnings for our Times
Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side: "Conferences devoted to spiritual topics such as mindfulness, compassion and the teachings of Buddhism are becoming increasingly popular among the digerati. ...employees from Cisco Systems Inc., Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and Zynga Inc. will gather alongside spiritual figures like Eckhart Tolle, the author of popular self-help book The Power of Now.' Talks include 'Ancient Wisdom and Modern Life" given by eBay Inc. founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, and 'Wisdom-based Practice and Leadership' with Cisco Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior.
"The events come as meditation, acupuncture and other spiritual practices continue to gain a following among the area's technologists.... Spiritual and healing techniques—often stripped of any religion—have become part of the trappings of tech giants..." See Reiki Power
Police: Mom cut baby girl’s throat: "A baby in Missouri is in critical condition after her throat was slit by her mother. Deputies in Camden County responded to the 911 call from Bradie Simpson's adult son, saying his mother and 9-month-old sister were missing. When deputies arrived at Simpson's home, they found blood on a bed and a bloodied knife in the bedroom. ...after searching several acres of woods, officers found the mother and baby lying on the ground.... The little girl went through emergency surgery and is still in critical condition....
"Simpson told [a Baptist pastor]... to hold her daughter because 'she was possessed and feared she might kill her.'...I'm being demon possessed.'" See From torment to triumph
Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland: "Nine came from Africa, one from South America....She said: “I had to take the oath. I was given this mark on my hand. I was told that this mark, if you tell anyone what has transpired, you are going to die.... The main centres for sex trafficking are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen... but it also touches small towns....[W]omen are trafficked from across the globe to Scotland but mainly from Nigeria, China and Brazil.... Women from Africa described their traffickers as powerful people within tribal communities who had connections with corrupt officials.... 'These women report being controlled using oaths or juju magic.'” See Post-Christian Culture Welcomes Witchcraft!
Normalizing Necromancy: Tempting the Church to Talk with the Dead: "Welcome to the year 2012—the much-publicized year of the Mayan writings that prophesy the 'End of the World' as we know it. But what is our spiritual adversary really up to? And how does he attempt to accomplish his plan to infiltrate and overturn Biblical Christianity, replacing it with his 'new' worldview...."
Global Prayer Call for South Africa: "'The year-long ANC centenary celebrations, will be kick-started at the founding place of the ANC 100 years ago.... This very important event will be attended by Kings, Chiefs and Traditional Leaders and healers will also include the leaders of the African National Congress [ANC] and our allied partners.'
"As a Christian... I believe that a large portion of the South African nation is already under spiritual bondage because of traditional practices. An interfaith vigil is planned for the 6th to invoke the spirits of ancestors and to dedicate South Africa to them. ... The rituals planned for the year will only enforce the witchcraft practices.... But this will not only affect the spiritual realm, practices such as muti killings through the harvesting of organs from life donors and animals will also increase. ....Now is the time to ...[for] intense spiritual warfare against the evil powers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places!"See Post-Christian Culture Welcomes Witchcraft!
Child sacrificed, liver offered to gods: Indian police: "'The two men was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of killing the girl and offering her liver to the gods in a grisly tribal ceremony. ...The girl was murdered in a jungle district of Chhattisgarh that is a stronghold of rebel Maoists who have tapped into disaffection among local tribal groups. Human sacrifices occasionally make headlines in deeply religious and superstitious India, and usually occur in poor areas where some people revere practitioners of black magic." See Blending Witchcraft & "Christianity"
People traffickers 'flung 12 human sacrifices from Italy-bound boat in voodoo ritual to calm stormy seas': "Five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after more than a dozen illegal immigrants [from Libya] were thrown from a boat in a 'voodoo ritual to calm stormy seas,' an Italian prosecutor revealed today. Survivors gave police an horrific account of how human 'sacrifices' were picked [by the Nigerian captain] from a ship crammed with 400 people after the engine failed....Witnesses described a number of women performing a macabre 'magic dance' before the victims were flung overboard to 'calm the seas and placate the devil'....
"Prosecutor Ignazio Fonzo...said, 'the captain...was the leader of the rituals that began after the engine on the boat failed....'One man was selected taken down into the hold and beaten...and then thrown into the sea with his hands tied. 'As this happened prayers, chanting and dancing took place and...he was sacrificed to cast out demons and calm the seas. 'This happened several times.'"
[Bringing vodoo to Europe [and also to USA] will surely draw new curious converts and lead to increased syncretism in post-Christian cultures.]
Pregnant woman killed: 3 seek bail [South Africa]: "Three people accused of murdering and mutilating a pregnant woman will bring a bail application....The three accused were allegedly part of a syndicate under investigation for selling identification books to Lesotho citizens at the Ficksburg border.....A traditional healer told members of the syndicate that in order to make the investigation "disappear" it had to find a pregnant woman and remove the foetus while she was still alive. When they could not find a pregnant woman in Ficksburg, the group decided to go to Lesotho....They allegedly removed the foetus and her nails, eyes and tongue and drank her blood after a traditional healer allegedly stabbed her with a spear..... The traditional healer and a home affairs official, who were wanted in connection with the murder, were still at larg
North Miami Beach Police Employees Fired Over Santeria Curse On City Manager: "Torres and Rodriguez were caught plotting with a janitor to spread birdseed around the city manager's office, a police report says, in accordance with a Santeria ritual aimed at making an enemy "leave you alone.'...The cop had been raised in a family that practices Santeria.... Torres, who's been a NMB cop since 1987, said the ritual was 'religious' or 'superstitious' in nature and that she didn't see any harm in giving it a try.... After interviewing Torres and Rodriguez, the city fired both.....The pair can appeal their termination, and the case is sure to raise plenty of questions about freedom of religion....Local activists like Ernesto Pichardo have won numerous court battles to afford Santeria adherents the same First Amendment protections as other believers."
Air Force Academy adapts to pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans: "In the still of a cold November evening, a small gathering of pagans, led by two witches, begins preparations for the coming winter solstice. But these are not just any pagans, and this is not just any setting. They are future officers of the United States Air Force practicing their faith." See God's Warnings for our Times
African Blend of Witchcraft & "Christianity": "Unfortunately, few Africans [that she knew in Zimbabwe] are truly Christians. The problem stems from the fact that there is just too much of this 'cultural' (demon worship) approach to almost all aspects of life even amongst said Christians.... Wedding ceremonies usually have the marriage being consecrated to the ancestral spirits for blessings. Death ceremonies dedicate the soul into the hands of the ancestral spirits for safe travel into the hereafter. In every culture across the whole continent, business men usually have their businesses protected and flourish under the aid of demons."
Pope urges African bishops to combat witchcraft: "The heart of the baptised is sometimes shared between Christianity and traditional African religions,' the pope said in a meeting with visiting bishops from Angola....'The abominable effects are the marginalization and even the murder of children and the elderly (who are) condemned by the false precepts of witchcraft."
Teen’s evil poetry, sketches scare family: "The family of a 14-year-old girl fear she may be part of a satanic cult after finding evil drawings and poems in her school books. And a local priest warns the girl is on the brink of being lost to the devil if she hasn’t already sold her soul to Satan. ....The teen’s concerned 57-year-old foster mother made the disturbing discovery....'I saw her book lying on the bed and when I opened it, this is what I found,' the mom says pointing to the twisted images and notes. Some are even written backwards, a trait of satanic messages. One poem reads: 'Lucifer was here and now he is gone... Satan is....” [It's best not to add more from this poem] See Reviving Witchcraft
‘Satanic Sacrifice’: South African Teen Dies After Being Set Ablaze During Alleged Ritual: "The teen, Kirsty Theologo, perished just one week after authorities suspect that her friends covered her in gasoline and burned her alive. Court records say that Theologo and a 16-year-old friend were among eight young people.... Theologo was apparently tied up, doused in gasoline and a match was thrown at her. Some say she was intended to serve as a bizarre 'satanic sacrifice.'”
Girl set alight [on fire] in ‘satanic ritual’: "...the group of five boys and three girls knew one another well....Kirsty Theologo, 18, [in Johannesburg, South Africa] had petrol poured over her by friends. She was then set alight in what appears to be a satanic ritual. Kirsty suffered 75 percent burns -- mostly above her waist....[A] a third girl told them that the boys cut her hand and held it over a Bible so that the blood could soak it, while Kirsty was burnt."
Spiritual Warfare, Part 4: Reviving Witchcraft: "Feminist proponents of Wicca, or modern-day witchcraft, now can be found within the clergy promoting the cult of the Goddess in many mainline Christian denominations."
"Harry [Potter] is far from being a devil or a witch. Rather, says the Presbyterian minister... he actually is a Christ-like figure.... [He calls the books] 'a modern interpretation of the gospel.'"
"The Complete Witches' Handbook. Everything you need to know....Over 200,000 sold!"
"Villages...are gripped by fear. In playgrounds and on the roadside are posters warning of the danger of abduction by witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice. The ritual...was almost unheard of in [Uganda] until about three years ago, but it has re-emerged."
The Unseen Foe behind the Rising Evil: "We don't hear much about spiritual warfare these days. Most churches seem to ignore the reality of Satan and the depravity he inspires. God's warnings about compromise with a corrupt world simply don't fit the new image of Jesus as a gentle, tolerant, pluralistic helper.
"Since the 18th century's birth of the 'Age of Reason,' an increasing number of 'enlightened' Western leaders and influential "change agents" have tried to discredit the Bible and silence Christian believers. More recently, a vast number of politicians, media masters and educators have joined the battles against Biblical truth and morality.
"Karl Marx chose another way to distance himself from any Biblical accountability. He chose to believe in Satan, and he proved it in his writings. His dark poem Oulanem gives us a glimpse of the evil force behind his communist agenda:
"If there is a Something which devours,
I'll leap within it, though I bring the world to ruins—
The world which bulks between me and the abyss
I will smash to pieces with my enduring curses."
Through the ages, God's Word has been warning us that people "depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons..." 1 Timothy. 4:1
Startling revelations from a Swiss banking insider: [Russian reporter interviews Swiss banker. The message seems true but I can't validate it] "Q: 'Can you tell us something about your involvement in the Swiss banking business?'
"A:...We received several such hand written letters coming from foreign secret services giving the order to payout cash from secret accounts to fund revolutions or for the killing of people. I can confirm what John Perkins has written in his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”. There really exists just a system and Swiss banks are involved in such cases.... We had to pay on the instructions of foreign powers for the killing of persons who did not follow the orders of Bilderberg or the IMF or the World Bank for example.....
"Q: Why do you feel the urge to say this now?
"A: Because Bilderberg is meeting in Switzerland. Because the world situation is getting worse and worse. And because the biggest banks in Switzerland are involved in unethical activities....Basically it’s a robbery of everybody. I mean most normal people are paying taxes and abiding by the laws. What is happening here is complete against our Swiss values....They use huge amounts of money created out of nothing and they destroy our society and destroy the people world wide just for greed.....Its just the big ones who operate globally that are a problem.
"...I think the Strauss-Kahn case is a good chance for us, because it shows these people are corrupt, sick in their minds, so sick they are full of vices.... Some of them like Strauss-Kahn rape women, others are sado maso, or paedophile and many are into Satanism. When you go in some banks you see these satanistic symbols, like in the Rothschild Bank in Zurich. These people are controlled by black-mail because of the weaknesses they have....
"Q: Since Ackermann is in the steering committee of Bilderberg, do you think he is a big decision maker there?
"Q: Thru exposure we could stop them? A: Yes, telling the truth. We are confronted with really ruthless criminals....They are ready and able to kill millions of people just to stay in power and in control.
"Q: ...why [is] the mass media in the west...silent regarding Bilderberg? A: Because there is an agreement between them and the owners of the media....They buy them.
"...You have the inner circle who are into Satanism and then there are the naive or less informed people. Some people even think they are doing something good, the outer circle....Bilderberg was founded by Prince Bernard, a former member of the SS and Nazi party and he also worked for IG Farben, who’s subsidiary produced Cyclone B. ...They worked both sides but really these people are fascists who want to control everything and everybody and who gets in their way is removed. ...The best way to stop them is to tell the truth, put the spot light on them. If we don’t stop them we will end up as their slaves." [Peter Odintsov Moscow, 5-30-11].An Introduction to The Order of Skull & Bones
Occult healing. Weighed and Found Wanting: Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan: "Occult/New Age doctors being invited into the church to teach Christians how to be healthy?... More than six thousand people attended the well promoted and carefully staged event....
"Dr. Oz’s New Age affinity for psychics, spirit guides, past lives, and contacting the dead was showcased on his March 15, 2011 program...titled, 'Psychic Mediums: Are they the New Therapists?' The promo on his website read: 'Can talking to lost loved ones heal your grief? Hear why psychic John Edward believes you can talk to the dead.'See Reiki Power and The Occult
"Dr. Oz was reported in one press release as stating: 'Reiki is one of my favorites, we’ve been using it for years in the Oz family, and we swear by it.' Dr. Oz is a personal practitioner of Transcendental Meditation....He has also practiced Yoga for over twenty years17 and is devoted to the New Age teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg....Dr. Oz wrote the Foreword to 'US'—a New Age book written by his wife Lisa, who is a Reiki Master—a book that opens with a quote on oneness by New Age patriarch Pierre Teilhard de Chardin."
Wheels and Wolves: "Erwin Watermeyer, an initiated Rosicrucian, stated in a Rosicrucian Digest article, 'Throughout his studies the student of mysticism meets manifold symbols. They face him from books and from temple walls.…'
"Occult students are not the only ones who see 'manifold symbols.' ...all over the world, esoteric symbols are prominently displayed on temples, public buildings, educational institutes...and even money....Steeped in the philosophies of pagan mystery religions and secret societies, this neopagan foundation forms a spiritual alternative to the Biblical worldview, fully equipped with alternative histories, alternative ways of salvation, alternative gods..." See God's Warnings for our Times
[Video] Bohemian Grove mystery broken down Bohemian Grove mystery broken down: "...for two weeks every July since the 1880s, they have been filled with some of the most wealthy and powerful men in the world. Many of them arrive on their corporate jets at the nearby Sonoma County Airport....Access is by invitation only, and most pay more than $15,000 to attend. ...'Our concern is not what's going on inside the Grove, but what's happening outside the Grove with the people that are in here,' Brian Romanoff, a picketer, tells The History Channel. ....
"Sonoma State University sociology professor Peter Phillips...was invited to attend for four days. He witnessed first-hand the opening event — the Cremation of Care, where the power elite leave their cares behind in a symbolic ceremony beneath Mollock the Owl. Jed Jenkel said he was a paid employee of the Grove and drove the horse and buddy that carried a casket during the ceremony."
Nigerian 'baby factory' raided, 32 teenage girls freed: "We rescued 32 pregnant girls and arrested the proprietor who is undergoing interrogation over allegations that he normally sells the babies to people who may use them for rituals or other purposes.' ...Cases of child abuse and people trafficking are common in West Africa. Some children are bought from their families to for use as labour... Others are sold into prostitution while a few are either killed or tortured in black magic rituals." See Moral Corruption
Know Your Enemy: [United Religions, Theosophy, etc.] "Series exploring the coming New World Order from a Christian perspective. In this part, we wrap up our look at the United Nation's occult spiritual views based on the Mysteries and their attempt to use them to create a One World Religion." See Robert Muller, the UN and Theosophy
Air Force Academy Dedicates Chapel for Wiccans and Druids: "Add Wiccans and Druids to the list of faiths that have their own chapel at the Air Force Academy. A circle of stones around an altar was dedicated on a hilltop above the campus Tuesday with earth-centered prayer and speeches about religious liberty at the academy, a school that has long faced criticism as a bastion for evangelical Christianity." See Sorcery & witchcraft
Video series: Know Your Enemy (Part 66) - Occultist leader Alice A Bailey: "Alice Bailey, a prolific theosophist author, wrote, "There will not be any dissociation between the universal church, the sacred lodge of all true masons and the inner circles of the esoteric societies.... In this way the goals and work of the United Nations shall be solidified and a new church of God, led by all the religions and by all the spiritual groups, shall put an end to the great heresy of separateness.'... "'Within the United Nations is the germ and seed of a great international and meditating reflective group -- a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity." See Theosophy and Global curriculum based on Robert Muller's Theosophy
More about Alice Bailey: Mind Change and Collective Service: [Under the heading: The Global Network] "Few have been more zealous for interfaith education and global service than former UN Under-Secretary Robert Muller. In 1989 UNESCO honored him with its Peace Education Prize, and his acceptance speech touted cosmic world education. That's not surprising, since his beliefs are largely based on books penned by Theosophist Alice Bailey, who received them from her 'spirit guide.'
"Her message is now everywhere -- not because people read her books, but because her occult cosmology is promoted by Oprah Winfrey and communicated through a variety of popular New Age and 'New Spirituality' books. They include A New Earthby Eckhart Tolle, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and A Course in Miracles received from a 'spirit guide' called 'Jesus.'
"In Education for a New Age, Bailey's spirit guide summarized the basic principle behind 'service learning:' '...Love of self (self-consciousness), love of those around us (group consciousness), become eventually love to the whole (God consciousness)."But this enticing formula is an illusion. It leads to conflict and hatred, not peace and self-giving love! See Scripture warnings about the Occult
Video: Know Your Enemy: [United Religions, Theosophy, etc.] "Series exploring the coming New World Order from a Christian perspective. In this part, we wrap up our look at the United Nation's occult spiritual views based on the Mysteries and their attempt to use them to create a One World Religion." See Robert Muller, the UN and Theosophy
Witch-doctors reveal extent of child sacrifice in Uganda: "One witch-doctor led us to his secret shrine and said he had clients who regularly captured children and brought their blood and body parts to be consumed by spirits. Meanwhile, a former witch-doctor who now campaigns to end child sacrifice confessed for the first time to having murdered about 70 people, including his own son.
"...human sacrifice is on the increase, and ...the crime is directly linked to rising levels of development and prosperity, and an increasing belief that witchcraft can help people get rich quickly. They capture other people's children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits.… Asked how often clients brought blood and body parts, the witch-doctor said they came 'on average three times a week - with all that the spirits demand from them.'
"The witch-doctor denied any direct involvement in murder or incitement to murder, saying his spirits spoke directly to his clients. He told us he was paid [a sum equal to $260] for a consultation, but that most of that money was handed over to his 'boss' in a nationwide network of witch-doctors....Former witch-doctor turned anti-sacrifice campaigner Polino Angela says he has persuaded 2,400 other witch-doctors to give up the trade since he himself repented in 1990. ...he had first been initiated as a witch-doctor at a ceremony in neighbouring Kenya, where a boy of about 13 was sacrificed. 'The child was cut with a knife on the neck and the entire length from the neck down was ripped open, and then the open part was put on me.'" See Sorcery & tribal witchcraft
Reiki "Power" and Rick Warren's Health Plan: "'The Bible says that God wants us to be as healthy physically as you are spiritually,' Warren said... [But is that really true?]
"Reiki was 'discovered' in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui 'during a mystical experience on Mt. Kurama, a sacred mountain' in Japan....'Reiki has become a sought-after healing art....
"To understand Reiki and the hand positions used one will have to have some knowledge of the chakras.... Chakra is a Sanskrit word and means 'wheel.'...These chakras are situated at the top of the head, forehead, throat, heart, solar plexus, the navel and at the bottom of the pelvis....The third eye chakra belongs to the brain..."See Holistic Health
Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists: "'The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism,' said Carlo Climati, a member of the university who specializes in the dangers posed to young people by Satanism. 'In just a few minutes you can contact Satanist groups and research occultism." See The Rising Darkness in Children's Games
Rick Warren’s New Health and Wellness Initiative Could Have Profound Repercussions on Many: "The three doctors who have put together a 52-week health program for Saddleback congregants are absolute advocates and proponents of not just eastern-style meditation but actual eastern meditation....Dr. Amen has teamed up with advanced certified Tantra educator, T. J. Bartel. It is important that you visit Bartel's website to better understand the nature of what he stands for. By the way, when you hear Bartel say 'Namaste,' this means the god in me bows down to the god in you....
"Dr. Amen's meditation technique of choice is Kriya Kirtan, as we stated above. This is a form of kundalini yoga.....Reiki, meditation, tantric sex - these are very powerful mystical experiences that have the capability to delude and deceive those who are involved with it." See The Nature and Tactics of Satan
Michelle Obama: "...prayer circles...keeping the spirits clean around us": "I think we're all proud of Barak and his accomplishment.... It means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us." See Obama's Shifting Faith
Note: What does Michelle Obama mean by "keeping the spirits clean around us"? Such mystical power fits into spiritism or even Santeria, but not Christianity.
Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "Dark, dismal, demonic, deadly.... There's no sign of joy in this disturbing movie! Yet it captivates children, stirs love for evil, and arouses irresistible craving for more stimuli and ever darker thrills. Why are the forces of evil so enticing?" See Harry's Last Battles & Rowling's Beliefs
'Potter' Charms Aging Audience: "As it nears its finale, 'Harry Potter' has cast a spell over the box office. The seventh installment in the eight-film franchise, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I' took in a franchise record of $125.1 million at domestic theaters this weekend....'Audiences are responding in an incredible way because they feel a real emotional connection, and that's great for the business." See Twelve reasons not to see Harry Potter movies
The Mystical Goes Mainstream: "Farrey, an acquisitions editor for a local publisher of teen fiction, is haunted by a steady stream of vampires, angels, aliens, werewolves, fairies and other fantastical or supernatural beings. 'In the past month, I'd say about 60 (percent) to 70 percent of what I'm seeing is paranormal or fantasy,' Farrey said.... 'I'm oversaturated, so I'm not reading any more paranormal or fantasy through the end of the year,' Farrey said. 'Right now, I'm looking for something realistic.'...
"' If you go into a bookstore into the teen section, that's all you see anymore: fantasy and paranormal books,' Hartinger said."See Our Mother the Earth?
From torment to triumph: "Karen had called the church for help and had indicated she was a Christian. She suffered from fear, anger and depression as well as mental and spiritual confusion. I felt utterly inadequate to help her....
"God prompted me to ask if she had been involved in any occult activities. 'Yes,' she answered, but less than a year ago, she had cried out to God and He had shown her the evil behind the seductive occult promises of power. But she was not yet free from the deadly influences. I knew little about demonic oppression and spiritual bondage..." See Victory in Christ
What's Really Scary: "Trivializing life and goodness leads to a fascination with death, destruction, and evil—not as something to be overcome, but as alluring, romantic, exciting, and profound. ...pre-adolescent girls have been absorbed with Vampire Romances, lured in by Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series....
"[Daniel and Manuela] worshiped Satan. In 2002, she and her husband lured a man into their apartment. Daniel hit him with a hammer; Manuela stabbed him in the heart. They said a satanic prayer, drank his blood from a bowl.... The British judge was rightly appalled, but could only treat the couple's evil as so horrible, so unimaginably vile, that it could only have arisen as the result of a severe psychological disorder. They showed no remorse. At the trial, Manuela calmly stated, 'It was not murder.... It was the execution of an order. Satan ordered us to. We had to comply....' The judge sent them to a psychiatric hospital....The notion that Manuela was telling the truth never entered the mind of the judge."See The Nature and Tactics of Satan
Kinder, gentler demon possession now PC: "...the American psychology profession has a new approach for patients who are, or believe they are, possessed by one or more spirits. These clients may need 'concurrent treatment protocols' that blend traditional counseling with successful management of 'unseen spirits.'...
"'Native-American patients...recognize a 'permeable boundary between the seen physical world and that of unseen spirits.' Western therapists should try harder to honor this pagan worldview. ....[Suzan McVicker, MA, LPC] tells her readers that among indigenous cultures, a 'spirit force' may enter a human and seek to stay. This can be resolved, she explains, by engaging in 'spirit depossession.' ....Trance states, 'mindfulness' meditation and accessing the unconscious as in Jungian psychology are key techniques. Ms. McVicker and the pseudo-Christian emergent-network advocates of 'contemplative' prayer share a lot in common. Neither fear much in the spirit world and believe it can be accessed quite comfortably."
Michelle Obama: "...prayer circles...keeping the spirits clean around us": "I think we're all proud of Barak and his accomplishment.... It means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us." Obama's Shifting Faith
Note: What does Michelle Obama mean by "keeping the spirits clean around us"? Such mystical power fits into spiritism or even Santeria, but not Christianity.
Curse Fear Spells End To Fortune Teller Tax: "Politicians in Romania have dropped plans to tax fortune tellers and witches amid fears they will be cursed. Officials drafted a law demanding the tax as well as measures to ensure that psychics were held liable for faulty predictions. But the plans were rejected by Romania's senate."
Helen Keller: "Deaf and blind since early childhood, and living in an era where most individuals similarly afflicted were consigned to an asylum, Helen Keller overcame her disabilities with the aide of mentor Anne Sullivan and rose to international renown. ...her commitment to social change was extensive. She was a personal friend of controversial birth control advocate Margaret Sanger... and was a founding member of the ACLU....
"She became radically left wing, joining the Socialist party. ...and participated in rallies and marches. She was a vocal supporter of women's right to vote and their right to birth control.... Public reaction to these developments was surprisingly mild -- she was still just 'poor Helen Keller', terribly afflicted with multiple handicaps, and practically a saint for having overcome such adversity.
"...the expression of her political views brought her under lengthy surveillance from the FBI.... Keller published some dozen other books. Among these were Light in my Darkness, which focused on the work of [occult] philosopher and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg." See Trading darkness for Truth
Can Yoga Be Christian? "Inside the Western Hemisphere's oldest Hindu temple, in San Francisco, hangs a portrait of Jesus.... In 'Jesus in His Yoga Posture,' the founder of Christianity has become a yogi. Over the past generation, so have millions of Americans—a development that has some Christian leaders concerned....
"Christian yogis, according to Mr. Mohler, 'must either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace of yoga.'"See Mysticism & Holistic Health
Oklahoma City Contends with Atheists & Satanists: "A local club of atheists in Oklahoma City has erected a billboard to try and draw in new members....[It] recently received $5,250 from its national counterpart to erect the billboard along Interstate 44 near the Oklahoma State Fair... Its message reads simply, 'Don’t believe in God? Join the club.' Similar billboards were recently put up in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas and Washington.
"...across town, another minority religious group is pushing the envelope.... A Satanic group called the Church of the IV Majesties has rented out a theater in the Oklahoma City C."
Satanists Rent Civic Center to Educate Public: "The leader of an Satanic church firmly planted in the Bible Belt has raised eyebrows by renting a theater in the Oklahoma City Civic Center for a ritual exorcism of God.... 'We don’t kill animals, we don’t kill children,' [said] James Hale, the church’s Lord High Master....
"....seven members will take the stage Oct. 21 for the ritual... an exorcism to extract the gods of what he called the 'right handed path' or traditional religions, such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam." The Rising World Religion
"New Light" and other labels for today's mysticism:Leonard Sweet "A quantum spirituality challenges the church to bear its past and to dare its future by sticking its big TOE into the time and place of the present. ... Then, and only then, will a New Light movement of 'world-making' faith have helped to create the world that is to, and may yet, be. Then, and only then, will earthlings have uncovered the meaning... of the last words poet/activist/contemplative/bridge between East and West Thomas Merton uttered: 'We are already one.... And what we have to recover is our original unity.'"
Science and the Supernatural: "...the military and defense communities, including that of Russia and China, are not the only areas where science and the supernatural have combined. Psychic activity has also been used in the fields of archeology and criminology. Of these two, the use of psychics in criminology is probably the most widely known, fueled in large part by various television programs and publications that have highlighted the apparent successes and failures of criminal-clairvoyant investigations."
Voodoo practitioners: "'Kaaaa! Ka-ka-ka-ka,' she screams and stutters, her right arm bent in front of her. Around her, the other Voodoo worshippers look on, unsurprised but expectant as their ceremony reaches its climactic mid-point.... In their eyes, she is possessed by a spirit of the dead....
"Voodoo is more assiduously followed by the poorest strata of Haiti's population - a stigmatised majority in the poorest country in the Americas. Some of it also is explained by the lingering fear generated by the use of Voodoo by Haiti's most notorious dictators, Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, to repress the populace during their rule from the 1950s to mid 1980s. Today, Voodoo remains an official state religion, and it is estimated more than half of Haiti's population practises at least elements of it, sometimes with Catholicism." See Unequal Contenders in the Spiritual War
Lucifer worship - bringing humanity into the "light": "The 'divine plan for humanity' is the reason for rebuilding the world into a communitarian collective....The 'spiritual' belief behind the emerging global religion is in Lucifer, the Light Bringer.... The real 'experts' on our spiritual development know that our clinging to outdated religions and beliefs is a barrier to advanced human social evolution. They want us to stop thinking Satan is a conjurer and a liar too....
"We must all be re-educated to regard Lucifer's disgrace and fall from Heaven as a 'sacrifice' akin to what Jesus sacrificed. An enlightened citizenry is the only way we can achieve our common destiny in 2020. This is the common purpose behind Common Purpose in the UK. This is the 'spirit of community' Communitarian Network guru Amitai Etzioni brought to the United States in 1959 ...In order to have a global system that operates on Utopian standards and norms, everyone on the planet must be made to think as one."
Italy spooked by Paranormal Activity: "Paranormal Activity has lead to several people actually toppling off the edge of their seats. One 14-year-old girl in Naples had to be given oxygen by paramedics, she was in such a state. And now the fuss has reached the government..... One minister said the film trailer should not be aired on TV at a time when children could see it. A consumer group has threatened to go to court to get the film restricted to adults only.... Publicists for the film must be in horror heaven, given all the free publicity it's getting." See Toying with Death
In Internet Era, an Unwilling Lord for New Age Followers: "... in 1972, Mr. Creme prophesied the coming Maitreya as a messiah for all faiths called the World Teacher. Mr. Creme did not name the messiah, but he revealed clues that led his devotees to fire up their search engines on a digital scavenger hunt that would lead them to The One....
"Share International’s beliefs are rooted in the Theosophical movement popular in Britain in the late-19th century; it later evolved into New Age beliefs..." See Star Wars Joins United Religions at the Presidio
Playtime for Kids and It's Called Divination: "So now ToysRus has a cute little pink Ouija board and one that glows in the dark, both marketed for children. They advertise that kids as young as 8 need to have these new sorcery objects! (Well, they don't call them "sorcery objects" but the Bible does.) I know it is billed as a 'toy' but I have enough personal experience that I can tell you it is blatant divination....
"Those perpetrating this are aiming at younger kids every day. Serious reproach against witchcraft and divination is given in Deuteronomy 18:9-15. ... I was addicted to a Ouija board. I had people driving 100 miles to put their hands on the glass object, ask the board questions, and have it spell out answers..." See The Nature and Tactics of Satan
Fans campaign for heavy metal to be recognised as religion: [UK]: "They are being asked to officially register their faith as 'heavy metal' while filling in the next Census questionnaire. In the last census, a similar campaign led to 390,000 UK residents listing their religion as Jedi - the fictional creed created for the Star Wars movie saga.... ''Like a lot of good ideas, this one came about in a pub and the response online has been overwhelming.'' SeePopular Music with Pagan Roots
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