LL asks: “There is so much spiritual confusion out there! People are blending all kinds of beliefs and practices, Christian, Hindu, New Age. How are we supposed to tell what’s Christian and what isn’t without having to read the catechism from front cover to back?”
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would come up with a way to help us stay energized and alert throughout the day regardless of how busy we are? It sure would, but the New Age idea of restoring “energy” isn’t the way to go.
MF write: “Nowhere can I find a Catholic critique of The Healing Code by Alex Loyd. Highly suspicious, misleading, pseudo scientific quackery at the very least, and at worst, a dangerous New Age scam that exploits the vulnerable with strange techniques cloaked in quasi-religious terminology. . .
BS write: “I read an article that stated the Vatican considers Chiropractic new age by Brinkmann. She gives the history of chiropractic treatment and it’s definitely a concern to me after reading it. Do you really consider Chiropractic dangerous? My Chiropractor is a practicing Christian and never talks about any energy fields or healing touch which would have definitely been a red flag for me. I have been helped so much by Chiropractic. But want to know if you really think I am playing with the occult.”
The field of health care has a lot of new players these days – and many of them have little or nothing to do with conventional medicine. There’s complementary medicine, alternative medicine, whole medical systems, mind-body medicine, integrative medicine, etc. These fields are inundated with New Age practitioners, so it’s a good idea to learn what they are and what to watch out for.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
As if the suffering of the Haitian people is not enough, quake victims are now being victimized again by “energy healers” from the Church of Scientology who claim they can heal people by the power of touch.