We have received questions about a growing movement among “seekers” of all faiths who are traveling to the Amazon to participate in shamanistic rituals involving the ingestion of a powerful psychedelic “tea” known as ayahuaska or “yage”.
Welcome to astro-mapping, the latest craze in astrology that allegedly helps people find a place to live that won’t interfere with their “Saturn lines” or the placement of asteroids that are meant to heal wounds from past lives.
Due to complaints about the New Age/occult content in the wildly successful book, Jesus Calling, which claims to have been inspired by God Calling, a book written by two “automatic writers” who were supposedly channeling God, publisher Thomas Nelson has purged all references to this source from new editions of the book. Read the rest…
Hollywood depictions of the occult never include the grisly truth about what can happen to people who willingly consort with dark powers.
A reader is asking for more information about a cult-like religion known as the Institute for Divine Metaphysical Research.
JW writes: “How can I show those close to me that the Modern Mystery School classes entitled ‘Know Thyself’ and ‘Empower Thyself’ go against Catholic teaching and should not be taken by Catholics? They claim that they are not religious classes, that anyone of any religion can take these for spiritual/personal growth. A woman claiming to be Catholic is teaching courses from the Modern Mystery school entitled astral travel and sacred geometry. She also calls herself an Adept, Initiated, Shaman…and holds goddess nights to bring in the energy of ancient goddesses—one such goddess they celebrate is Mary the mother of Jesus. They claim that Jesus is the Source, the Light…They study the universal Kabballah. My sister and nieces are taking these classes and I am very concerned.”
ST asks: “Are pagan gods really demons? And if so, how do we know this?”
JA writes: “I have recently heard of a health and massage practice from the Philippines called “Hilot”. Is this practice occult or New Age (and therefore to be avoided like the plague by faithful Catholics)?”