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A Glittering Web Glossary of New Age Terms
By Richard and Linda Nathan
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
Most people today know about the New Age movement because of such buzzwords as Oprah, crystals, and channelers. However, these buzzwords are only token symbols of the vast transformation in worldview and moral behavior that is occurring. In sixty years, ideas once regarded as San Francisco eccentricities have ignited a worldwide movement that includes every level of society, ranging from top political leaders, scientists, and intellectuals to the grassroots. And today it has integrated with our society to such an extent that many people actually think “New Age” has become passé.
It hasn’t. It’s growing every day. And that’s often because “New Age” thinking and practices are disguised under the more common term of “interspirituality” (also “spirituality”)—and also because so much of it has disappeared into the folds of certain types of “Christianity” that allow for syncretistic, unbiblical, and mystical mixtures.
The New Age movement swept into the United States during the ’60s and ’70s rebellion in San Francisco and other big cities, especially through the rapid rise of recreational marijuana and the psychedelics. Because of the ability of those types of drugs to act as door-openers for demonic influences and to inflame the imagination with drug-induced mythologies and philosophies, they have had a huge influence on the paradigm shift that has been taking place in American culture during the last sixty years. Parallel to this rise are the Eastern religions with their philosophy of the Chi force expressed through the martial arts and Yoga. All of this and much more has coalesced into what is known as the New Age movement.
People with New Age views form a vast, loosely knit network of constantly fluctuating, widely divergent groups, organizations, and individuals united by certain mystical occult experiences and philosophies.
A Word of Caution!
It’s extremely important to differentiate between people who have a New Age worldview (e.g., who believe that God is the universe) and those who have adopted the techniques but who don’t hold the worldview (e.g., someone who believes in the God of the Bible but ignorantly practices occult methods). Both conditions are harmful, but one case is an unbeliever who needs conversion, and the other is a sister or brother who needs correction.
A Counterfeit Conversion
New Age thinkers reject the idea of sin and a personal Savior in favor of belief in an impersonal universal “force” within. Such believers think they can awaken and manipulate it by methods of Eastern meditation, spiritualism (or “channeling”), Yoga, drugs, psychic and mind control techniques (such as biofeedback, and in the Christian church, lectio divina, contemplative prayer, centering prayer, hypnosis, visualization, and guided imagery), as well as body therapies and other techniques. This “force” (echoes of Star Wars and Avatar) is the god (or gods) of the New Age.
Thus, the central experience linking the movement together is a counterfeit religious conversion achieved by occult (i.e., hidden) methods. A sense of non-biblical “oneness” with the universe and a belief in personal “godhood” with special powers are the fruits of this “conversion.” Often New Agers believe that God and nature are one.
This approach has been influencing everything in major ways for many years—from public education to environmentalism to politics to entertainment, and to medicine.
Today, this occult “revolution” is so huge and fast growing that we can compare it to what philosophical terminology calls a paradigm shift—a total transformation of the ideas and assumptions that make up our culture. This has tremendous moral, social, and political implications.
The search for an “altered state of consciousness” that is central to the New Age movement is really the attempt of carnal humanity to change its sunken condition, to become “spiritual” without Christ—that is, to have god-like powers without facing and dealing with sin, evil, and the need for the atonement of Christ for sin.
Is the “New Age” really new? Only the name is new. In actuality, its extensive, hidden root system extends back many ages. In all its manifestations, it is completely opposed to the Gospel—for the heart of New Age spirituality and its key to redemption is that inner knowledge reveals our “hidden godhood” rather than Christ Jesus crucified.
New Age Language Camouflage
A major feature of the New Age movement is the deliberate camouflage of occultic religious intentions and methods hidden behind Western scientific, psychological, and spiritual phraseology. One New Age leader, Dick Sutphen, said it clearly in the ’80s:
One of the biggest advantages we have as New Agers is, once the occult, metaphysical and New Age terminology is removed, we have concepts and techniques that are very acceptable to the general public. So we can change the names and demonstrate the power. In so doing, we open the New Age door to millions who normally would not be receptive.1
Some examples of these camouflages in action today can be seen in the names New Agers are calling themselves, such as “Cultural Creatives,” “Progressives,” “Evolutionaries,” “Integral Spiritualists,” “Interspiritualists,” and “Transtraditional Spiritualists.”2 One long-time researcher of the New Age stated:
They are organized in multiple national and international visionary groups that are responding to a world in crisis. (There are apparently 50 million Cultural Creatives in the USA and 90 million in the European Union).3 They claim that thirty-nine percent of the US population are spiritual but not religious, and half the boomer generation thinks all religions are the same. With such odds, these spiritual progressives plan to take over the U.S. culture by AD 2020.4 (emphasis added)
Based on what we are witnessing, today that plan is in full operation. Countless areas, including many professional, educational, and academic fields have been and are becoming powerfully transformed in subtle and complex ways.
It is our hope that the following glossary of New Age terms and ideologies will help you identify and understand this powerful, yet dangerous, paradigm shift.
A Glittering Web Glossary of New Age Terms
Altered state of consciousness. A supernatural, mystical state achieved by non-biblical means, such as Eastern meditation, contemplative prayer, and psychedelic drugs. This state can give a false sense of transcendence (“going beyond”) and “oneness” with the universe, as well as feelings that one is God.
Aquarian/Aquarius. According to astrology.com, “Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and Aquarians are the perfect representatives for the Age of Aquarius. Those born under this horoscope sign have the social conscience needed to carry us into the new millennium.”5
Arcane. A general term that includes several different groups, such as the Gnostics, the Hermeticists, and the Neo-Platonists. It means secret, mysterious, deep, as well as esoteric. Arcane also means relating to or characterized by occultism, alchemy (Hermeticism), magic, or whatever is obscure and mysterious.
Archetypes. A concept created by shaman/psychiatrist Carl Jung, archetypes are supposedly archaic psychic remnants or primordial mental images that seem innate in human minds and have a life of their own. Said to be either creative or destructive. Note that these “archetypes” can also be demonic guides.
As Above, So Below. A phrase used in occultic and New Age circles basically meaning that all things are interconnected through their common divinity.
Astral projection. The occult idea that the soul can leave the physical body, fly around, and return. Also called an out-of-body experience.
Automatic writing. When a spirit is said to take control of a person, either entirely or partially and cause that person to write something. Also called channeling.
Black Brotherhood. The opponents of the White Brotherhood in the supernatural world, they represent “bad” magic as opposed to “good,” the forces of darkness, demons, etc., as opposed to the good ones.
Cabala (Kabbalah, Kabala, Qabalah). A book of Jewish mysticism based on several occult practices that seek to combine ancient occultism and Judaism. It’s also a distortion of the Old Testament. It even claims that Adam had a first wife before Eve named Lilith, who was a witch. It was promoted in the time of the Renaissance and today is being promoted among many Hollywood elites.
Chakras. According to the occult practices of certain forms of Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism, chakras are psychic-energy centers in the human body that regulate its processes.
Channeling. The modern label for spiritualism and mediumship. Channeling is opening oneself up to demons who often pretend to be loved ones who have passed on or ascended spiritual masters.
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? (Isaiah 8:19)
Christ-consciousness. The belief that every human being is indwelt by a divine essence (i.e., a christ or buddha nature). (This contrasts with the biblical teaching of man’s inherently sinful nature and that it is those who acknowledge their need for a Savior and put their trust in Jesus Christ who will be a dwelling place for Christ, but they do not become Christ. And apart from being born of the Spirit, they cannot partake of the nature of Christ.)
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)
Co-creative. The idea that we are part of God, hence, we can create our own reality and manifest whatever we desire; thus, we are all co-creators. This would fit more with the New Age concept that God is an energy rather than a personal being.
Collective unconscious. A concept created by shaman/psychiatrist Carl Jung, it teaches that humans have a collective psychic inheritance that we cannot grasp or integrate directly. It supposedly becomes known through a transcendent function of the psyche working to achieve self-actualization through dream symbols, mythology, and religious ideas.
Cult. A religious group that may or may not identify itself as Christian but basically denies the fundamental doctrines and/or practices of Christianity and adds a rigid set of unbiblical doctrines and practices under a powerful leadership.6
D – F
Deep Ecology. A mystical form of earth stewardship that rejects mainline tradition.
Divination. There are many methods of divination, but all attempt to foretell the future.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord. (Deuteronomy 18:10–12)
Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day’s original purpose was to promote the understanding of environmental issues though it quickly developed a strong religious focus on unity with the Earth. An Earth Day network now coordinates the event in 184 countries.7
Eastern religions. Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, etc.
Eco-feminism. A women’s movement believing in personal transformation through female divinity and the sacredness of the earth. It is basically idolatry and witchcraft.8
Eco-theology. The belief that there is a religious connection with the earth.
Enlightenment. In the New Age sense, it means discovering one’s own godhood through a mystical, occult spiritual awakening. This has nothing to do with coming to God through faith in Jesus Christ but is a demonic counterfeit of the biblical experience.
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved). (Ephesians 2:1–5)
Energy healing. Spiritual energy that is channeled by one attuned literally translated “God-energy.” One common example is Reiki.
Esoteric. Elite, superior, above mere mortals. Like hidden treasure, it is said to be only for certain people. See Arcane Institute.
Fractals. Fractals are units that form a pattern that keeps repeating itself on a grander scale. The term is used by New Agers, such as Bruce Lipton, who says fractals are part of the “new math,” that is, the science behind the God “in” everything saying “as above, so below.”9 The term is also used in the popular book, The Shack.
G – I
Gaia. Gaia is the Greek word for Earth, which is also a biological concept that life on Earth is one living being. Many use the term Gaia to apply to the Earth as a goddess—a very trendy view today. This popular form of pagan Earth worship came from well-known atmospheric scientist James Lovelock more than twenty years ago. Its premise is that the Earth is alive and divine.
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. (1 Corinthians 10:14)
Global brain. The idea that the minds of all humans on the planet are part of one mind. Some New Age views hold that those who don’t believe in the New Age movement are cancer cells in that world mind that need excision.10
Globalism. Belief in a one-world government or a political unity of nations and a one-world religion.
Gnosticism. Gnosis is the Greek word for knowledge. This philosophy, which challenged and was rejected by the early Christian church, taught that the path to God was by secret knowledge from an enlightened teacher, not by faith in Jesus Christ. It denied basic Christian teaching such as the incarnation, resurrection, atonement, and Christ’s deity. It is still alive and influential today.
Helix. Spiral in form, like DNA.
Heresy. Religious beliefs opposing essential doctrines of the Christian faith as revealed in Scripture.
Hermetic Arts. The Western system of ancient magic is usually known as the Hermetic arts and sciences. It was named after Hermes Trismegistus, the supposed founder. It includes alchemy, cabala, esoteric astrology, and Tarot, as well as various magical disciplines.11
Higher Self. The supposed God-Self within that New Agers seek to connect with through meditation. Also called the Christ-Self.
Holistic/wholistic. Originally, it was meant merely as a comprehensive approach, but the New Age version means seeing all reality as one (known as monism) with no distinction between the Creator and the created or between good and evil. Body/mind/spirit considered as an inseparable unit.
Human potential psychology. The view that human spiritual potential is unlimited. Some contemporary American business practices promote this view.
Hypnosis. An altered state of consciousness in which one’s will surrenders to another in order to accomplish some change. This procedure can open a person up to occult influences.12
I Ching. An ancient Chinese form of divination popularized by Carl Jung who revived it in contemporary form.
Inner child. The idea that within every adult is a child that represents the adult’s view of the way they were treated as a child. Also considered by some as a Jungian archetype.
J – L
Jung, Carl G. Carl Jung is widely considered one of the fathers of the New Age movement. At one time, we studied in depth with a psychologist who had studied with Jung in Switzerland, and thus, we are intimately acquainted with Jung’s Gnostic psychology. It has influenced Christian counseling movements, churches, and many seminaries.13
Kali. The Hindu goddess of death and destruction.
Karma. The law of moral consequences in which one works out one’s salvation through works from life to life. Good deeds lead to evolution of the soul, and evil deeds lead to its degradation.
Kundalini/Serpent Power. Said by Hinduism and Buddhism to be the essential life force coiled at the base of the spine, which when aroused through meditation rises through the spine and opens chakras, nodes of psychic power. When it reaches the head, and all the chakras are open, the “thousand-petaled lotus” then supposedly opens and brings enlightenment.
Lucis Trust. The publishing company that to this day publishes the works of occultist Alice Bailey (1880-1949) who had a major impact on the Western esoteric movement. The actual coining of the very term New Age has been attributed to her writings. The name Lucis is derived from Lucifer.
M – O
Meditation. The Eastern form of meditation attempts to experience “universal Oneness” by emptying the mind through repetition of a word or phrase or focusing on the breath or an object. A Western religious style of meditation (e.g. centering prayer, contemplative prayer, prayer of the heart) uses the same technique but insists it is legitimate because it is not seeking to empty the mind but rather to “hear the voice of God.” However, both forms attempt to eliminate mental distractions and put the mind into a neutral state producing the same effect. Both have the potential of bringing the participant into an esoteric demonic realm. In contrast, biblical “meditation” has to do with intelligently and consciously thinking about, pondering, and considering the words and actions of God as described in Scripture.14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
Metaphysics. The supposed science of dealing with unseen realities (the
spiritual worlds or planes) and using these skills to empower oneself to create the desired reality.
Mind Science. The belief and practice that all is mind, and mind is God—that through mind, we control God and our lives.
Monism. The religious idea that the created universe and God are one being. This is in contrast to the biblical Christian view that God created the universe and is separate from His creation (Romans 1:25).
Mysticism. Belief in the direct or intuitive attainment of communion with God or of spiritual truths rather than through faith in Jesus Christ.
Necromancy. The belief in and practice of communicating with the dead or that the dead are communicating with us. In actuality, the necromancer is coming into contact with demons or familiar spirits. (See Deuteronomy 18:10–13.)
Neo-pagan. The modern resurgence of belief and worship of nature deities and nature itself; earth religions. Wicca, which has a huge following, is the best known neo-pagan religion.
Neo-romanticism. The resurgence in the mid 1800s and the 1960s of the historical movement of Romanticism.
Occultism. The mystic arts, such as magic, astrology, communing with demons, etc. Occult means hidden or concealed. The Bible makes plain what we should do with any occult objects or books, regardless of price.
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. (Acts 19:19)
P – R
Pagan. Usually a member of a polytheistic nature religion.
Pantheism. The religious idea that God is everything and that everything, including our souls, is God. This is the opposite of Christian theism, which believes God created the world as something different from Himself.
Plan, The. The belief that the world is being healed by its evolution into a one-world, harmonious society that includes all religions except biblical Christianity.15
Polytheism, polytheistic. The worship of many gods.
Psychedelic drugs. Drugs such as LSD, Mescaline, and Peyote that open “hidden” parts of the mind, produce visions, and can open one to demonic contact and mystical, non-Christian states of consciousness. Marijuana should also be included these days because the current weed is enormously more powerful than it used to be, to the point of being hallucinogenic in many cases.16
Psychoguru. Although the term is our invention, it accurately reveals the close connection between some branches of modern psychology and the occult (e.g., transpersonal psychology). Famed psychologist Carl Rogers advocated for occult methods and thus fits our definition of a “psychoguru.” Further, psychologists have in many ways become society’s new “gurus,” replacing the Christian church in the care of souls.
Psychology, Transpersonal. A school of psychology resulting from a marriage between humanistic psychology (e.g., Maslow, Carl Rogers), Jungian views, and Eastern and drug-induced mysticism that emerged during the ’60s and ’70s. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, is a prime example of such an approach (and its popularity).
Quantum Spirituality. The concept of Quantum Spirituality uses scientific terms to disguise what is actually a philosophical, religious stance. This is a specific example of pantheism in a white coat instead of beads and feathers. QS adherents claim that a god particle (a divine essence or energy force) exists in all living things, thus connecting all things and people together.
Rainbow Bridge. The belief that the imagination is the key to crossing from Earth to Heaven and gaining spiritual enlightenment. (See visualization.)
Reincarnation. The occult theory that souls migrate from one life to another, inhabiting a new body each time.
Romanticism. A movement popular in the 1800s that turned to intuition and inner states, nature worship, dream interpretation, and fascination with paganism, the occult, intuition, poetry, feelings, imagination, and religion. Originally a reaction to the exaltation of rationalism, it exploded into popularity in the 1960s hippie/drug movement and through the publication of such books as The Lord of the Rings and a lot of today’s speculative fiction. Today, it is everywhere.
Shamanism. A Shaman is a witch doctor. The term is popular in pagan religions.17
Shambhala. A mythical kingdom in Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala is said by New Age practitioners to be the site of the White Brotherhood.
Shiva. Shiva is the third god in the Hindu trilogy of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep, and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Brahma and Vishnu.
Silence, the. The purpose of contemplative prayer, a mystical method, is to enable one to enter an empty mystical silence through a kind of trance state. This is not the same as communing with Christ Jesus through faith in Him; instead, it utilizes unbiblical and spiritually dangerous occult methods and can take a person into an unbiblical, anti-Christian, mystical, and demonic realm.
Spiritual Formation. A movement that has provided a platform and a channel through which contemplative prayer and other forms of esoteric practices are entering the church. This movement abandons the truth and warnings of God’s Word and promotes mystical methods by which to enter a “sacred space” or silence (that is really an altered state of consciousness) that are the opposite of communion with Jesus Christ through faith and His Word.
Spiritualism. The belief that the dead live on as spirits that communicate with the living. As a U.S. social movement, this began in the 1800s. In the New Age movement today, people sometimes believe that the spirits come from other universes. These are demons masquerading as spirits.
Spiritism. Contact with spirits.
Transpersonal. Going beyond personal life or consciousness.
Transpersonal Education. Focuses on developing children’s “evolving consciousness” by helping them contact their “inner divinity.”
UFO Cults and Space Brothers. A mainstream part of the New Age movement is a belief in a worldwide transformation assisted by UFOs and beings from outer space, both physical and spiritual. Many proclaim a connection between the second coming of Christ, UFOs, and the dawning of the Aquarian Age. The range of beliefs includes thinking the Red Sea parted by flying saucers to higher-order spiritual beings guiding us and making us eternal, to Jesus Christ coming again in a UFO. It fervently rejects traditional evangelical Christianity and replaces it with a lying “cosmic gospel” preaching evolution toward a New Age one-world government.
Visualization/Guided Imagery. The normal use of visualization is to form mental images. However, occult practitioners in both the East and the West have long used it to deliberately attempt to create or manipulate physical, psychological, or spiritual dimensions. Guided imagery involves using directed fantasy to achieve a goal, such as enhanced creativity, making money, or meeting “spirit guides.”18
White Brotherhood. “The Great White Brotherhood” also known as Great Brotherhood of Light or the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth, is perceived as a spiritual organization composed of those Ascended Masters who have risen from the Earth into immortality, but still maintain an active watch over the world.”19 This is the evil doctrine we learned in the New Age movement. These so-called “ascended masters” are nothing but demons cloaking themselves as light.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13–15)
Witchcraft/Wicca. Essentially a fertility nature religion, which includes many approaches: nature worship, spells, Satan worship, and occult practices of all types. Some believe there are two types of witchcraft: black, which is evil, and white, which is good, but both are demonic in origin because they come from one source: Satan the deceiver.
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:3)
Worldview. One’s overall approach to or philosophy of life based on assumptions made about reality, either stated or unstated.
The terms we have briefly defined in this booklet are all part of an insidious movement that persuades multitudes to reject the God who loves them and died for them to save their souls from eternal death. If you are one of those who entertains or dabbles in the New Age movement, we hope you will repent (change direction) and give your life wholly to the God of love.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16; emphasis added)
And if you are one of His, by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, let this be an exhortation to you as you walk with Him in a dark and fallen world:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Ephesians 6:10–18)
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- Dick Sutphen, “Infiltrating the New Age into Society,” (What Is, Vol. 1, No. 1, Reincarnationalists, 1986, Box 3009, Agoura Hills, CA. 91301).
- Dr. Peter Jones, “Confronting Neopaganism in the Culture and in the Church” (TruthXchange Ministries, April 12, 2011; https://truthxchange.com/2011/04/confronting-neopaganism-in-the-culture-and-the-church).
- See Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson’s book, The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World (New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 2000).
- Peter Jones, “Confronting Neopaganism in the Culture and in the Church,” op. cit.
- “Aquarius Sign Dates, Traits & More” (September 27, 2017, https://www.astrology.com/astrology-101/zodiac-signs/aquarius).
- Read How to Know if You Are Being Spiritually Abused or Deceived—A Spiritual Abuse Questionnaire by Chris Lawson at https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=29604.
- See Linda’s blog post about Earth Day and its connection with The Glittering Web at https://www.logosword.com/blog/march-27th-2019). Also read Earth Day and a Total Transformation for a Post-Christian World by Carl Teichrib at https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=30180.
- For more information, read Goddess Worship in America and How It’s Affecting the Church by Maria Kneas and John Lanagan at https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=18931.
- Bruce Lipton, “Fractal Evolution” (June 7, 2012, https://www.brucelipton.com/resource/article/fractal-evolution). Also read “Fractals, Chaos Theory, Quantum Spirituality, and The Shack” by Warren B. Smith at https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=1095.
- Some New Agers call this the “Selection Process.” One example is Barbara Marx Hubbard in her book The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium (Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishing, 1995), pp. 240, 255.
- Learn more at Richard’s blog: http://gloriousriches.blogspot.com/2013/01/normal.html.
- Read Hypnosis: Medical, Scientific, or Occultic? by Martin and Deidre Bobgan (Santa Barbara, CA: EastGate Publishers, 2001).
- See Richard and Linda’s in-depth article about the problems with Jung’s Gnostic “psychiatry” at http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/nathan/jung.htm.
- Linda has written about the dangers of this approach in her booklet Dangers and Deceptions of the Martial Arts (Lighthouse Trails Publishing).
- See “The Plan” by Mike Oppenheimer at http://letusreason.org/NAM20.htm.
- Read Linda’s booklet, The Cross and the Marijuana Leaf, at https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=25828.
- Watch the testimonial video by former shaman, Chief Shoefoot, called “I’ll Never Go Back” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gYjBpoJ0s.
- Check out Richard and Linda’s e-booklet Visualization, Imagination, and the Christian at https://www.logosword.com/store/p5/Visualization%2C_Imagination_%26_the_Christian.html.
- From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Brotherhood.
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*A Glittering Web Glossary of New Age Terms is the fourth in the Lighthouse Trails Glossary Booklet series. These are important booklets that help identify and define today’s pervasive “spirituality” that is influencing the world and the church. We have provided these glossary booklets as resources to help equip the saints and to warn those involved in dangerous spiritual practices and beliefs.