We have had questions from readers whose loved ones are dabbling in a New Age occult-based process known as “Ascension” which is causing a variety of serious physical, mental and spiritual health issues which they consider to be normal.
For those who have never heard of it, the “Ascension” is the process of changing one’s consciousness from one reality to another.
“On a group or planetary level, ascension is the collective expansion of a state of consciousness (set of beliefs) to the point where that consciousness creates a new reality—a new state of being or dimension,” writes a New Ager named Jelalia Starr.
Starr and other New Agers believe that during this ascension process many changes are taking place on all levels of the being.
“Ascension is a completely natural universal evolutionary process,” this website declares. “As one shifts in vibrational frequency and as their awareness expands, symptoms are experienced on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Your system is rebooting, being ‘tuned up’ or upgraded. Old patterns begin to fall away as one starts to embody much more light.”
These symptoms involve bodily ills such as flu-like symptoms, blurred vision, headaches, rashes and even changes in hair color, to mental conditions such as extreme anxiety, panic attacks, confused thinking. On a psychic level, they include a sudden ability to see “auras” around people, increased telepathy and being able to receive channeled information or automatic writing.
“The ascension experience is different for everyone and symptoms can vary according to one’s individual degree of awareness, personal vibration, spiritual practice and even individual purpose on the planet,” the site explains.
The reason this all sounds like a bunch of New Age woo is because it is!
But it’s a very dangerous woo.
Consider the following symptoms listed on the Ascension Symptom website, all of which are associated with the occult.
• Increased psychic awareness and sensitivity, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and intuition.
• Bizarre or intense dreams; prophetic or precognitive dreams or dreamlike visions occuring more often.
• Moments of heightened energy where you may receive channeled information or automatic writing
• Increase telepathy with other people and animals; flashes of insight and increased intuition
• Electronic devices may malfunction often in your presence (lights may flicker or bulbs burn out often).
• A feeling that you are not alone or that there is a non-physical presence near you
• Catching glimpses of shadows, mist or smoke, flashes of light, sparkles, colors, and swirling forms of energy
I’m not the only one who believes people who fool around with their “consciousness” like this are opening themselves up to the demonic. Some former New Agers also believe this, such as a young man named Nathan Colella who was involved in the New Age for 12 years and became very involved in the Ascension process.
One of the worst symptoms for him was a feeling of a loss of identity. “I didn’t feel the same at all. I felt like a completely different person. I didn’t feel like me. I had no emotion. I felt like a robot. I felt like I had lost my soul.”
He was in extreme mental torment, would wake up sweating after horrible dreams, and intense feelings of terror and impending doom.
“If you’re a New Ager watching this now I will be completely honest with you,” he says in this very compelling YouTube testimony. “What you’re experiencing is demonic torment. They are demons tormenting you.
“I found this out because I was in contact with spirits for 12 years. I contacted alien beings that visited me when I was going out of body. I was talking to them. They would tell me I was from a different planet. I was incarnated to spread messages about this new age, teaching that the world is going to ascend into a higher dimension . . . the chosen ones were experiencing these symptoms.”
The voices in his head would tell him that they were there to help him and he believed them. Every time he engaged in New Age practices he was opening doors to unclean spirits that he could sometimes feel when they entered him.
Once he began to figure out that these spirits were not friendly, he began tell others, which unleashed a fierce backlash against those he spoke with.
“ . . . [T]he demons went into overdrive and began attacking these people – they experienced weird things – like trying to commit suicide, extreme body pain, mental torment . . .”
What’s his advice for anyone involved in the Ascension? Come to Christ.
“Christ is the only one to get these things out. You won’t be able to remove demons by the New Age at all. I tried for years and years. I tried different things – Reiki, crystals everything – nothing worked. It just let more in.”
It was only Jesus who brought him any relief.
“When I got saved by Jesus he delivered me from all these New Age spirits I’d let in through the years. It happened in an instant. As soon as I repented. Boom! It happened. I felt like the weight of the world was off my shoulders . . . . He pulled all the demons out of me. . . .
“The way I felt was like I was a child again. I felt so pure again. All my thoughts were mine. There were all positive thoughts. No negative thoughts. No negative feelings. This joy that came into my heart, this love, this pure bliss, was indescribable. Much better than anything I felt in the New Age, any of the spiritual experiences, the oneness experiences. The joy I experienced was just the best thing I ever experience. I cried.”
If anyone you know is involved in this so-called Ascension process, show them Colella’s video – then pray for them to see the light.