The moral consequences of NAM?
Moral relativism/subjectivity - the consequence of believing that everyone is God means, inevitably, that none of us can do evil/sin. The NAM view is that evil is really an illusion & that belief in an absolute morality is wrong. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh stated: "I don't believe in morality … I am intent on destroying it … to emphasise morality is mean, degrading, it is inhuman."The appeal of NAM to formally "non-religious" people
Since God is all, in Eastern thinking and therefore in much of the NAM "theology," "He" includes both good and evil; since God is not personal, "He" cannot be concerned over right or wrong. So once you realise your own "godhood" then, by definition, whatever you do is "good" - even if it is "evil" by most peoples standards! So, by Eastern and NAM reasoning, Hitler's extermination of six million Jews was not evil and is even regarded as an illusion. Despicable reasoning like this can only lead the child of God to the conclusion that Satan is solidly behind this movement. Exodus 20:13 teaches us:"Thou shalt not kill" BUT Swami Vivekananda says,"The murderer, too, is God." Rajneesh, explaining the Bhagavad Gita (a Hindu holy book), says:
"Kill, murder, fully conscious, knowing that no one is murdered and none is killed." He also states: "My ashram (spiritual community) makes no difference between the demonic and the divine."
Hence we find an obvious connection with Satanisms loud proclamation: "Do what thou wilt shall be the WHOLE of the law."
Anyone embracing such doctrines opens themselves up to the full horrors of Satan's leading and obviously there are no restrictions to child-murder and baby-sacrifices, bestiality and sexual depravity for such children of the Devil. The most important thing to realise from these examples, apart from the obvious selfish depravity resulting, is the overall world view that the NAM is attempting to bring about. If you note the attitude of the media you will see that it is leaning more and more towards no absolute truth and attempts to undermine the Bible - and, of course, certain "Christian spokesmen" are leaning towards unity with World Religions. NAM uses this view to attempt to interpret all fields of knowledge to harmonise with NAM belief. The "spirit world" has" spoken" to them on all subjects so that people can be "re-educated" to NAM thinking (Satanic thinking).
ESP & psychic healing are being used to teach that true science is both material and spiritual, and the science of parapsychology (the scientific study of the occult) is used to align the general sciences with Eastern & occult views.
NO-ONE IS SAFE FROM SATAN AND HIS INFLUENCES
What are NAM mystical experiences?
Although men will not like to admit it (hence the oft quoted, "I'm not really a religious person"), nonetheless we are spiritual beings created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27; Ecclesiastes 3:11) and, as such, we require some kind of spiritual fulfillment to provide a real basis for meaning to life. Many leading scientists now admit that they are leaning towards Eastern religions & occultic traditions (even if they dare not openly admit that this is the true origin of their beliefs). Hence Stanislav Grof's work, "Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science," where scientists have blended modern science with ancient occultism.
This conversion has lead scientists to move away from their previous beliefs (in the reality of the universe) to treat all as an illusion. Before they thought that occultic views were an illusion but are now investigating these powers as reality.
NAM occult techniques & practices
Induced by human means (e.g. yoga, meditation, drug use) or by means of contact with spirits (demonic). So the NAM mystical experience involves a misperception of physical or spiritual reality. These experiences are obviously important to the NAM believer as proof that "all is God, God is all;" they convince that there is a reservoir of inner divine power, or a common mystical experience that involves a feeling of going beyond matter, time, and space which is often perceived as illusion. These experiences also produce attitude & behavioural changes which reflect NAM beliefs. The experience of spirits (demons) or unusual energies is also common.
These experiences are forbidden by God's Word and lead people to contact the spirit world, to believe in occult philosophy, and to develop psychic abilities (which are often a COUNTERFEIT of the gifts of the Holy Spirit) through demonization. These experiences obviously prevent faith in the Biblical God & in Christ as Saviour.
Meditation & mantras
Hundreds of different practices, e.g. meditation, channeling, psychic healing, the use of various "magical" objects, and various "holistic" therapies such as acupressure, homeopathy, etc. Rajneesh sect alone uses dozens of different methods to cause manipulation of its' members minds ("change human consciousness"). Additionally, recent "developments" in psychology, technology, and medicine (biofeedback) offer NAM new options to do this.
"Channeling': NAM term for spirit/demonic possession where a willing human 'channel" or medium relinquishes his mind & body to an invading demon who then possesses and controls that person for ITS OWN PURPOSES - usually as a mouthpiece to give it's own teachings (which will be anti-Christ & anti-Biblical). Some well-known spirits in the USA include "Lazaris," "Mafu," "Seth," "Saint Germain," and "Ramtha."
In Los Angeles alone, there are estimated to be more than 1000 channellers.
Major spiritistic revivals occurred in 1848 & 1876 & NAM is part of another today.
Also big business with profits from "channeled" seminars, tapes, and books alone estimated to be from 100-400 million dollars a year.
Jach Pursel channels "Lazaris" (a demon which unexpectedly possessed him one evening during meditation & began speaking through him).
A weekend seminar with "them" costs $275 per person and 600-800 attend (i.e. ca. $200,000 business!). Many practitioners charge over $100 per hour for private sitting & have a 2 year waiting list; audio tapes are upwards of $20 per set and video tapes $60.
'Experts' can also be contacted on the 'phone at $53 per half hour on credit-card.
A USA poll indicated that 67% people now believe in the supernatural & that 42% "believe that they have been in contact with someone who died."
This Nam revival could dwarf earlier eras.
Laura Cameron Fraser, the first woman Episcopal priest of the Pacific North-West, chose to resign as rector of her church (rather than renounce her faith in a channelled spirit named "Jonah."
Spiritistically-produced texts which have infiltrated the Christian church (by appearing high on "evangelical" best-seller lists for years):
i) the devotional text "God Calling" (Revell publishers, edited by A.J. Russell
ii) Richard Bach's 'Jonathan Livingstone Seagull' - despite its experiences teachings/occultic inspiration.
iii) the three-volume "A Course in Miracles" by Helen Schucman has sold in hundreds of thousands.
Both "God Calling" and "A Course in Miracles" claim to be written by God - which cannot be true since both deny the Biblical Jesus and contradict the Bible.
(iv) Napoleon Hill's book "Grow Rich With Peace of Mind" was given to the author by spirits (the "Ascended Masters") who hovered about him. Hill joined Clement Stone & co-authored a book on positive mental attitude (PMA) using the same means of writing.
(v) Norman Vincent Peale (e.g. "Positive Imaging") has been influenced by NAM ideas - as have many evangelical "positive thinkers."
(vi) Robert Schuller is widely read in the USA & recommends NAM experiences
The worldwide danger of NAM
There are examples in "Yoga Journal" of "Christians" who give examples of their seminars on experiences/meditation (available as two-month seminars via their "conservative evangelical church").
(vii) E.S. Gallegos works as a therapist at a Lutheran Family Service counseling centre & authored "Animal Imagery, the Chakra System & Psychotherapy," (The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Vol. 15, no. 2). He also co-authored "Inner Journeys: Visualisation In Growth & Therapy" and offers the church a therapy incorporating occult theory and technique (shamanism) with visualisation & psychotherapy.
(viii) "Healing the Family Tree" (a book circulating in some Cardiff churches) by Dr Kenneth McAll (Sheldon Press) recommends "praying for the dead" as a form of family therapy for the bereaved. This is an un-Biblical Roman Catholic doctrine culled from the Apocrypha (II Maccabees 12:45-46) - compare Luke 16:26-26 & Hebrews 9:27.
The church is clearly failing to educate her people in these areas.
In the same way that demons are infiltrating the bedrooms of teenagers through music (mainly "heavy rock/metal") there is the potential to reach the whole world through actual classes on video tapes and computer technology. We have already seen the attempt to introduce a "family occult" programme on British TV. Praise the Lord for the prayers and protests that fought back that Satanic front.THE AGE OF ELECTRONIC DEMON CONTACT IS HERE
Crystals and the NAM
Quote by the demon "Mentor" (who speaks through Meredith Lady Young):
'... it will not be long, 50 years perhaps, before channeling will be considered the norm rather than the exception … human kind will enter the New Age of awareness, learning to integrate the mystical and the practical. One's teachers or spirit guides will be as common as one's professor at a university. The professor will teach mathematics and the 'spiritual teacher' will enlighten.'
THE THEOLOGY AND TERMINOLOGY OF THE NAM
They believe that their impersonal God exists as an Energy that is vibrating everywhere in the universe. They believe that they can get into harmony with that energy through certain objects that vibrate in harmony with God. Certain crystal rocks (available at high prices) are said to vibrate to the energy patterns of God and can help a person feel and use this energy, and that holding crystals whilst meditating, or just being in their presence, sometimes causes "powers" to be released. A major use then is in the alleged focusing or directing of crystal energy for specific purposes such as psychic healing, contacting spirits, or developing higher consciousness & psychic powers.
In practice: they are the equivalent of magic charms, divining rods, ouija boards, Tarot cards, or I Ching sticks. Although they have no powers in themselves they can act as vehicles for the demons to work through.
God is an impersonal all-pervading energy
The Holy Spirit is an energy that can be used creatively or physically.
Jesus Christ is considered to be a NAM teacher and illustration of an enlightened individual who realised that he was God.
Man is inwardly good & divine; thus he carries within himself all that he needs for time and eternity.
Salvation - the development of psychic powers & higher consciousness. This is achieved by looking inside oneself and practicing NAM techniques to finally achieve awareness of personal divinity.
Sin is ignorance of personal divinity.
Death - the moment one hopes to experience a merging with God; the all pervading energy of the universe. This only comes if personal transformation or enlightenment has been obtained.
Satan - normal consciousness - man existing in his state of unrealised potential.
Heaven & Hell - good or bad states of consciousness in this life.
Like many cults the NAM redefines Biblical words to fit its own ideas and so distorts their intended meanings. There are some NAM teachers who advocate persecution of Christians (e.g. David Fetcho, "David Fetcho's Story: Last Meditation/Lotus Adept," Spiritual Counterfeits Project Special Collection (Journal, Winter, 1984, p.33) on the basis of the need to remove those who stand in the way of a "spiritual uniting of humanity." Thus the NAM "front" of love & harmony may have to be repressive for a while to usher in their version of ''peace on earth.''
This is entirely consistent with the origins of NAM - Satan -and is obviously necessary in some NAM believers eyes because of the formidable barrier that Christianity, even in its weakest form, presents to the "all is one" philosophy. Thus Rajneesh says that "the greatest deception is the deception of devotion to God."