Did you ever notice how many New Age self-help books and seminars are based on changing the way we think? They accomplish this through all kinds of mind control techniques such as guided imagery, visualization, blanking the mind, etc.
New Age author and activist Marianne Williamson, best known for her promotion of “A Course in Miracles” – a course supposedly given to a woman who claimed to be channeling Jesus – has announced that she is running for president.
In response to a radio interview that I did about my new book, A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, with Dan Burke and Melissa Elson of Divine Intimacy Radio, we received this testimony from a woman who believes her experience with the New Age and mindfulness caused her years of suffering.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Unpopular political positions and a penchant for promoting New Age quackery is suspected as being the reason for the continued decline in the ratings of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which have now reached record lows.