April 20th, Lighthouse
Trails Publishing sent out a press
release concerning Ken
Blanchard who "signed on" with Rick Warren to help implement
Warren's global PEACE Plan and to help Rick Warren train leaders
around the globe (see
release, we listed several books in which Ken Blanchard
has either written the foreword or placed his endorsement on the
front or back cover. These include: Mind
Like Water by Jim Ballard, What
Would Buddha Do At Work by Frank Metcalf, The
Corporate Mystic by Gay Hendricks, The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by New Age leader
Deepak Chopra, and Death
and Letting Go by clairvoyant Ellen Tadd.
Further research on Ken Blanchard's
endorsement of New Age teachers and mystics has painted
an even bleaker picture than before. Added to our previous list
is Blanchard's endorsement of motivational
speaker Brian Tracy's book, Maximum
Achievement. In chapter six, "The Master Power"(p.
179), Tracy says "many of the greatest thinkers who have ever
lived have stood in awe before this power and have written about
it." He continues, "Madame
Blavatsky, the Russian theosophist, called it, 'the
secret doctrine.'" Blavatsky's book, The
Secret Doctrine, is one of the foundational books,
which under girds the New Age and the new spirituality. Of Brian
Tracy's book, Blanchard says: "I guarantee the strategies and
skills presented in this book will unlock your hidden powers [occult?]
If Blanchard's endorsement of Brian Tracy's book isn't enough
to show where Blanchard's spiritual sympathies lie, then perhaps
the following will do so. Robert
Scheinfeld is the author of a book called The
11th Element. Scheinfeld, a man who boasts of going
through the AVATAR program, teaches in his books and seminars a concept that within
every person is an invisible
network and an inner intelligence or Inner CEO. Of
this invisible network, Scheinfeld
says, "That network links all of us together at the
unconscious level and stores information on what everybody is
doing all over the planet."
Ken Blanchard makes no secret of his admiration and trust in Scheinfeld's
the back cover of Scheinfeld's book, Blanchard says:
11th Element teaches you the valuable skill of asking
for assistance from your 'Inner CEO' to improve your decision
Like Water, What
Would Buddha Do At Work, The
Corporate Mystic and The
11th Element are precise manifestos on pantheism and interspirituality and thus a denial of the gospel of Jesus Christ. One can only
conclude, in light of his glowing endorsements, that Ken Blanchard
must be in one accord with the authors of these books.
But Ken Blanchard has taken his spiritual sympathies another step
further. It's a step that cannot be ignored. As we mentioned in
our April 20th press release, Ken Blanchard is on the Board
of Advisors of an organization called the Hoffman
Institute (home of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process).
For those of you who may wonder what exactly the Hoffman Quadrinity
Process is, we turn our attention now to a 2003 book named, The
Hoffman Process written by Tim Laurence, the present
director of The Hoffman Institute. I don't even think words can
fully describe the disturbing anti-biblical message in this book.
But to see Ken Blanchard's name on the inside endorsement page
nestled in between Sonia
Choquette (a third generation psychic), Margot Anand
(a tantric/mystic sex teacher), and staunch New Ager, Joan
Borysenko, is an utter disgrace.
In both the book and the Hoffman Institute web site, Ken Blanchard
states, after having taken the course himself, that: "The Hoffman
Process brings forth spiritual leadership in a person. It
made my spirituality come alive." (emphasis added)
Let's look at a few quotes in Tim Laurence's book to gain a perspective
on the spirituality of the Hoffman Process.
is just a very small number of the many similar quotes throughout The
Hoffman Process. The question must now be asked: What
Warren doing by allowing Ken Blanchard, a man who clearly
supports the teachings of New Age gurus and mystics, to "sign on"
to train "one billion soldiers for Christ?"
asked my friends up above. They always have the right answer,"
he replied, referring to his spirit guides that, as
a psychic healer, he often consulted."-Tim Laurence, speaking
about the Hoffman Process founder, Bob Hoffman, p.15.
traditions around the world focus on the breath as a link to
the divine. -- Indeed, it is used as the focus of the Buddhist practice called Vipassana, or 'insight meditation.'"
(Also see pages 89 and 299 of Rick Warren's book, The Purpose
Driven Life for his explanation of breath
can use a short meditation to remind yourself of this connection
to all others in this world of ours. - As you breathe, feel
that breath coming from your core essence." p. 207.
you are open to life, you start noticing the divine in everything."
information on the relationship between Rick Warren and Ken Blanchard,
see our press
release page at Lighthouse Trails Research Project.
When Did Ken Blanchard Become a Christian? According to
his own autobiography, We
Are the Beloved (1994), Blanchard has been a Christian
since the mid-80s. In his own words he says, "In 1985 my [spiritual]
journey got a boost when Margie and I met Bob and Linda Buford."
A few pages later in the book, Blanchard says, "I bowed my head
and said, 'Lord, I can't save myself here.'" And then, "I accept
Jesus as my Savior and the bridge between You and me."
Table of Ken Blanchard Endorsements and Dates
Ken Blanchard Endorses New Age Teacher Jack
Canfield's Recently Released Book, The Success Principles:
Within the pages of this book, Canfield encourages the use of
practices such as visualization and meditation,
along with quoting page after page of New Age authors and gurus.
Blanchard says of The Success Principles, "Canfield and
Switzer have put their methods to success in an illuminating and
easy-to-read book. Jack's teaching is highly effective and this
new book will be the gift to give this year."
In Jack Canfield's own words, he reveals his New Age, mystical
beliefs. In an article written by Canfield, "Choosing
to Be Happy" he says, "Every religion I've looked at has
some technology.... I've studied all of them and found what works
for me and I've tried to make it available to others. What works
for me is a combination of disciplines: I do yoga,
tai chi which is a Chinese martial art and three kinds of meditation:
vipasana, transcendental and mantra (sound) meditation."