By Berit Kjos
(from her new release, How to Protect Your Child From the New Age & Spiritual Deception)
Music is a lot like alcohol and drugs. It can be very deceiving and destructive when misused. It can distort one’s emotions, reasoning, judgment, perspective and behavior. Peer pressure only makes it worse. Paul Proctor (former country musician)
Ancient Forms of New Age Music
Man’s attempts to transcend the boundaries of the physical world through music are intricately interwoven with the history of mankind. While God encouraged His people to enter His presence through genuine worship and songs of praise, Satan offered seductive counterfeits. Thus, pagan societies used music as a conduit to help them connect directly with the occult spirit realm. Neville Drury, who promotes New Age meditation and visualization in his book, Music for Inner Space, points to ancient cultures as models for today:
“In societies where magic and myth define and influence everyday existence man aspires to be like the gods and to imitate them…. [Magical] incantations and songs are a source of Power.”
In primitive Africa and South America, witch doctors function as mediators between the tribe and demonic spirits. The sacred drum (credited with magical powers) together with hallucinatory drugs (sorcery) induces trances, which transports him into the spirit world where he receives occult guidance and power.
Nanci des Gerlaise, author of Muddy Waters, is the daughter and granddaughter of Cree medicine men. Now, as a believer in Christ, Nanci warns others about the occult music in Native Spirituality:
“Now when I hear powwow music, my spirit recoils, and I know that it is because there are spiritual forces of darkness at work. Some people, even some Christians, believe there are two different kinds of powwows — one used only for entertaining tourists and the other for traditional competitions. Frankly, it makes no difference to the spirit world which version is used as long as there are drums and chanting.”
The Intoxicating Message of Heavy Metal Rock
Heavy metal soared to stardom in the late 1960s and early 1970s, even among children. It “differed from other forms of rock by its bombastic chords, screaming lead guitars, throat-wrenching vocals and a demolition derby approach to drumming.”
Such “music” promotes violence, death, illicit sex, and even rape and Satanism. Many of the songs are sacrilegious and mock both God and morality. Album covers often display grotesque pictures smattered with skulls, chains, blood, demons, goat heads in pentagrams, and a mockery of crosses.
Whether the musicians personally practice Satanism or merely promote it for its shock value matters little to the children who absorb the messages. The image of a vampire-like Ozzy Osbourne drooling blood and singing about an “X-rated demon that lives in my head” has inspired occult fascination in the hearts of young worshipers around the world. Click here to continue reading and for endnote citations.