Can the Human Mind Create Life?

The Secret book coverCA writes: “My sisters combine the ‘theology,’–and I use that term loosely–of the book, The Secret, with solid Catholic teaching. They both have devotions to the saints, the rosary, go to Sunday Mass, etc. That’s why I find it so troubling. Something in my gut tells me this book’s advice cannot be fully reconciled with the Truth found in our Church. . . . (D)o you have any information that specifically addresses the issues of using the mind to “create a life,” and how does one factor in God’s will into that?”

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Modern Mystery Schools: New Age on Steroids

Gudni Gudnason

Gudni Gudnason

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.”

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