Over the past month, we have received several requests from people who received gifts to Shen Yun performances as Christmas gifts. At first, I was surprised by the question because I had seen ads in my hometown for these shows and thought they looked like spectacular performances (albeit a bit pricey). But then I started to do a little research and was quite surprised by what I found.
We received a heartbreaking call from a listener to EWTN’s Women of Grace Live show last week about her daughter who had become involved with a group known as the Twelve Tribes. Even more distressing is that the young woman took her son – our caller’s grandson – to live with the group. It was with a heavy heart that we told her what we know about the Twelve Tribes.
Ten employees of the Long Island-based United Health Programs of America were awarded $5.1 million in compensatory and punitive damages by a jury who ruled that the company forced employees to practice rituals associated with a cult-like organization that relies on a cartoon character known as “Onionhead” to teach “emotional awareness” to followers.
AB writes: “I know some people who were members of the Palmarian church which is based in Palmar de Troya in Spain near Seville. They have been excommunicated from it but still uphold its teachings. They have their own pope and they believe that both Pope John Paul 2 and Pope Benedict xv1 were 33rd degree freemasons. They seem to have been brainwashed and will not listen to anyone else’s views on the “Roman Church” as they call the Catholic Church. I welcome any information you may have about this ‘church’.”
CC writes: “I have a friend that is very much into “Divine Healing Hands”. Master Sha is the head of this ‘movement’. I tried to read the book she gave me but was not really inspired so I only read the first few pages. I was wondering what you know of this ‘movement’ and the Catholic church’s viewpoint on it.”
The latest New Age religion claims we can digitally record our thoughts and feelings, store them in a “mindfile” and one day use them to assemble a digital copy of ourselves for future use.
We have received requests for more information about Access Consciousness, an alternative therapy that is rooted in the occult and Scientology but is being passed off as a new way to “become totally aware and to begin to function as the conscious being you truly are.” It promises to teach you how to “be present in your life in every moment without judgment of you or anyone else.”