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LaHaye to Speak at Pro-Contemplative Conference
The 2007 World Conference, presented by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), will
take place September 12th - 15th this year. Because
of the pro-contemplative persuasions of the AACC,
it is not surprising that contemplatives such as Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Larry Crabb, and several others will be
part of the speaking platform. Larry Crabb, the spiritual
director for the AACC, has shown his spiritual persuasions
in his books, such as The Papa Prayer, where
I've practiced centering prayer.
I've contemplatively prayed. I've prayed liturgically....I've
benefited from each, and I still do. In ways you'll
see, elements of each style are still with me (The
Papa Prayer, p.9).
The AACC is supportive
of contemplative spirituality (mysticism), as can
be seen in their Code of Ethics where they admit they are "influenced"
by the "paradigm offered by Richard Foster" (p. 3). With this in mind, it is
surprising and disturbing to see a name on the World
Conference plenary speakers list (scroll down page)
that has not in the past been associated with contemplative
or mystical prayer. That name is Tim LaHaye. LaHaye
is known mostly for his Left Behind series,
which fictionalizes a possible end-time scenario on
the earth. What is surprising is that the Left
Behind books have consistently shown, through
the story lines, the negative effects of the New Age
movement and the role mystical spirituality plays
in end time deception.
Some may ask, "What's the big deal? So what if
LaHaye shares a platform with contemplative leaders?
That doesn't make him one." That's true. But
what it does do is two things: First, it makes one
ask if LaHaye's vision has become blurry as
has happened to so many other Christian leaders (e.g., David Jeremiah, Chuck Swindoll, etc.) who have been influenced
by contemplative spirituality; and secondly, his participating
in this event will give credence to the entire contemplative
movement and has the potential to confuse countless Left Behind readers (remember, over 60 million
copies of his books have sold).
Perhaps LaHaye will say (as did Kay Arthur when she
spoke with Tony Campolo recently)1 that he will speak anywhere, on any platform as long
as he can get his message out. In certain carefully
selected situations, this reasoning could be valid,
but unless LaHaye is prepared to stand on the World
Conference platform and denounce what the AACC and
many of the speakers stand for, unless he is going
to rebuke and expose what is really being promoted
at the World Conference, then for him to share the
platform is misleading and is like a slap in the face
to faithful believers who have defended the faith
and stood against apostasy in these days in which
we live. And based on many, many other similar situations,
it is highly unlikely Tim LaHaye will stand at that
conference and denounce contemplative spirituality
(i.e., spiritual formation).
There is also something else to consider. Bringing
LaHaye into the contemplative fold as the AACC is
doing could help further the convergence that is taking
place between contemplative/emerging participants
and mainstream Christians. In essence, LaHaye's appearance
at the conference could potentially have far reaching
effects. We hope and pray that LaHaye will turn down
his invitation to speak at the AACC, and in so doing
make a bold statement in defense of the Christian
Other contemplative promoters who will be speaking
at the World Conference include Dan Allender (Mars Hill Graduate School), H.B. London, Jr. (Focus on the Family) and Max Lucado.
Incidentally, Kay Arthur will be there too.
Max Lucado Hops into the Contemplative Camp
Example of Workshops at the World Conference: One workshop is called "Using a Curriculum of
Christlikeness in Spiritual Formation." According
to its description 2, the presentation is inspired by Richard Foster and
Dallas Willard. Gary Moon, the presenter, is a contemplative
advocate.3 (see other workshops)
McManus: "Trying to create an entire new category"
In a Relevant magazine interview, Erwin McManus states
Because people don't know where to put our community [Mosaic]
they put us in the "emergent" category,
and we really are a different animal than emergent.
We're not against emergent, but we are not like them.
While it may or may not be true that Erwin McManus is not part
of what people think of as emergent, McManus
is part of what we call emerging spirituality. There
is a difference. Emergent would be within the confines
of certain emerging church leaders (Brian McLaren,
Dan Kimball, Doug Pagitt, etc.), but emerging spirituality
encompasses much more. It is a belief system that
has pervaded much of Christianity today. And this
belief system has its roots in New Age theology (which
goes back to the Garden of Eden and says man is like
God and all is united with God). In this scope, Erwin
McManus is emerging, and it doesn't really matter
if he calls himself emergent or not. But what does
matter is that his influence continues to grow right
in the midst of Christianity.
With David Jeremiah publicly endorsing and promoting McManus,
and Rick Warren bringing him on board at the upcoming Saddleback Church Worship Conference & Festival, many
more people will be introduced to McManus' spirituality.
While it is confusing why Jeremiah would promote
him, it is understandable why Rick Warren resonates
with McManus - the two are going in the same direction.
Regardless, it would be worth our time to examine
the underlying layers of both emerging spirituality
and Erwin McManus' doctrines. In the past, we have
written several articles pertaining to this, and we
encourage you to read some of them. Below is a link
to the recent Relevant/McManus interview and several
links to related information.
In the interview, McManus says, "Our dilemma
is that we are trying to create an entire new category, and people keep trying to put us in different ones."
Typically, if someone is trying to build a reputation
or convince people they are a certain way, they will
do what they can to paint a picture of who they really
are. Part of this process would be hanging out with
like minded people and sharing similar visions with
the public. With McManus' rejection of "emergent"
and his joining with Rick Warren, it certainly gives
some food for thought. And this fall McManus will be joining New Age sympathizers Laurie Beth Jones
and Ken Blanchard at the Lead Like Jesus conference.
Their common vision they say is "Souls serving
souls. Imagine 6.8 billion souls served by LLJ leaders
by 2010." I think we're beginning to see this
"new category" that belongs to Mr.
Quotes by Erwin McManus:
The Barbarian Way was,
in some sense, trying to create a volatile fuel to
get people to step out and act. It's pretty hard to
get a whole group of people moving together as individuals
who are stepping into a more mystical, faith-oriented,
dynamic kind of experience with Christ. So, I think Barbarian Way was my attempt to say, "Look,
underneath what looks like invention, innovation and
creativity is really a core mysticism that
hears from God, and what is fueling this is something
really ancient." That's what was really the core
of The Barbarian Way. (from another Relevant interview)
My goal is to destroy Christianity as a world religion
and be a recatalyst for the movement of Jesus Christ.
Examiner, March 2005)
Some people are upset with me because it sounds like
I'm anti-Christian. I think they might be right. (from The Barbarian Way)
For more information:
The Relevant/McManus interview
Laurie Beth Jones on Platform with Blanchard and McManus;
Jones: "Divine Connection in Myself and Others"
Erwin McManus and the Barbarian Way
David Jeremiah Proposes "Major Paradigm Shift" For
A SPECIAL REPORT: Erwin McManus, the secret behind The Secret
Pentecost 2007 - A Step Closer to Global
Unity - A Step Further from Gospel Truth
This year's Pentecost 2007 will take place on June 3rd - 6th in Washington
DC. Invited speakers include emerging church leader,
Brian McLaren, Bill Hybel's wife--Lynne Hybels (Willow
Creek), and liberal mystic-proponent Jim Wallis. Last
fall, we reported on Pentecost 2006, stating:
This summer's Pentecost 2006
conference, titled "Building a Covenant for a
New America," is another example of how a move
towards interspirituality (the coming together of
all religions) is quickly taking place....
According to a Wall Street Journal editorial
article on the event, Pentecost speaker Howard Dean
said, "We're about to enter into the '60s again
... Into the age of enlightenment, led by religious
figures who want to greet Americans with a moral,
While the emphasis of the Pentecost 2006 event was
said to be helping the poor, one cannot help wonder
about the implications and the results of such a coming
together of religious and political ideas, especially
when we stop and realize that here too, mysticism
plays a significant role.
Pentecost 2006 speaker Tony Campolo states his views
on the role of mysticism and uniting all together
in his book, Speaking My Mind:
Beyond these models of reconciliation,
a theology of mysticism provides some hope for common
ground between Christianity and Islam. Both religions
have within their histories examples of ecstatic union
with God ... I do not know what to make of the Muslim
mystics, especially those who have come to be known
as the Sufis. What do they experience in their mystical
experiences? Could they have encountered the same
God we do in our Christian mysticism? (pp. 149-150)
Well, according to New Agers,
there is indeed a common ground between Christianity
and Islam, in fact between all religions. Mysticism
is the glue that binds them all together. In Ron Miller's
book, As Above, So Below, he states (quoting
Aldous Huxley): "a highest common factor"
links the world's religious traditions. He [Huxley]
calls this unifying factor the Perennial Philosophy:
"the metaphysical [mystical]
that recognizes a divine reality ... each religion
[provides] meditative disciplines that help us ...
experience our rootedness in the divine ... the spiritual
dimension of culture is ... a spectrum of contemplative
practices, equivalent in essence, which lead toward
experience rather than towards doctrinal assertion."
Will this expected "age
of enlightenment" that Howard Dean spoke of at
Pentecost 2006 intersect at some point with the evangelical's
(e.g., Rick Warren) hoped for "great awakening"
or "second reformation"? The gap between
the two is narrowing, and mysticism is the bridge
that will bring about the ultimate unity.
Now this year, Pentecost will
be more of the same agenda. Pentecost 2007 speakers
will include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and
three presidential candidates: Hilary Clinton, Obama
Barack, and former Senator John Edwards.
One of the tracks for the conference is the Emerging Leaders Track, sponsored by Eastern Mennonite
University and includes interfaith emerging leader Shane Claiborn.
While the outward appearance (and the mission statement)
of Pentecost 2007 is to battle poverty, the agenda
is much broader than that. The term Pentecost comes from the Book of Acts in the Bible when, after
Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit visited believers
and gave them power so that they might preach the
gospel. But New Agers (of which category many of the
Pentecost 2007 speakers would fall into) have their
own idea of Pentecost. Listen asa former New Ager
[Barbara Marx] Hubbard's "Christ"
[a false one] describes how planet Earth is at an
evolutionary crossroads. He states that the world
is about to make an evolutionary leap that will take
all creation to a new level. Those who awaken to their
own divinity, by aligning themselves as one with God
and one with each other, will evolve. Those who continue
to believe in "fear" and "separation,"
rather than in "love" and "oneness,"
will not evolve. Hubbard's "Christ" claims
that with his help most of mankind will choose to
evolve, calling this evolutionary leap "the Planetary
Birth Experience." He refers to it as the coming
time of "Planetary Pentecost." The "birth
experience" is a shared event in the future,
an "Instant of Co-operation," when everyone
on the planet will be mysteriously changed in "the
twinkling of an eye," as humanity is collectively
born again into a new creation. Those who evolve will
actually become a new species as Homo sapiens is collectively
transformed into Homo Universalist, or the "Universal
Humanity." The "Universal Humanity"
will live together as a community of "natural
Christs" in the "New Heaven" on the
"New Earth" that is the "New Jerusalem."
These words may sound almost
too far-out to be true, but this is what prominent
New Agers like Barbara Marx Hubbard believe. And in
case you think Marx Hubbard is an obsolete and non influential
New Age extremist, let us tell you, she is not. Currently,
New Agers like herself are working hard with men and
women in Congress and other well-knowns (like Walter
Cronkite) to establish a Department of Peace. What's wrong with that, you might
ask? Marianne Williamson, the head coordinator for
this project believes exactly as described above.
And it is very possible that their planetary pentecost
may become a reality. But if so, it will be a world
which will not tolerate Bible-believing Christians.
This is what is referred to as the "Selection
that those who see themselves as "separate"
and not divine hinder humanity's ability to spiritually
evolve. Those who deny their own "divinity"
are "cancer cells" in the body of God. "Christ"
warns that a healthy body must have no cancer cells.
Cancer cells must be healed or completely removed
from the body. He describes the means of removal as
the "selection process." The "selection
process" results in the deaths of those who refuse
to see themselves as a part of God.
There is one person who will
not be at Pentecost 2007, but who may end up as a
presidential candidate as well and has strong ties
to the New Age. Al Gore is just such a man. Listen
as Ray Yungen elaborates:
It would surprise many Americans
to know that they actually voted for a New Age sympathizer
for president of the United States in the 2000 election.
In a Time magazine article in 2003 called "Just
Say Om," former presidential candidate, Al Gore,
said the following about meditation:
We both [he and his wife]
believe in regular prayer, and we often pray together.
But meditation--as distinguished from prayer--I highly
One might argue that perhaps
Gore was not referring to mystical type meditation
and that he didn't have any such proclivities, but
this notion would be put to rest by his endorsement
of a book (Marriage of Sense and Soul) by Ken
Wilber, a leading figure in the New Age. On the back
cover of the book, Gore proudly proclaimed Wilber's
book is "one of my new favorites." New Ager
Neale Donald Walsch publicly revealed Gore's spiritual
sympathies in the following comments he made at the
Humanity's Team Leadership Gathering in 2003:
You know Al Gore. I know Al
well and he says to me, "Hey Neale, I used to
be the next president of the United States."
Al has read my books and loves them, but he can't
possibly say that publicly.... He should be able to,
and in the society we're going to recreate he will
be able to, but right now he can't.
For those not familiar with
Walsch's work, this may not seem that significant.
But Walsch is the author of the Conversations with
God books, in which millions of copies have been
sold. His books are the supposed conversations between
Walsch and "God." Walsch's "God"
The twenty-first century will
be the time of awakening, of meeting The Creator Within.
Many beings will experience Oneness with God.... There
are many such people in the world now--teachers and
messengers, Masters and visionaries--who are placing
this vision before humankind and offering tools with
which to create it. These messengers and visionaries
are the heralds of a New Age. There is only one message
that can change the course of human history forever,
end the torture, and bring you back to God. That message
is The New Gospel: WE ARE ALL ONE. (from For Many Shall Come in My Name, 2nd ed., pp. 55-56)
Walsch believes his
"God" told him that Hitler did the Jews
a favor when he killed them ( FMSCN, p. 166). If Al Gore, or another New Ager, becomes
president of the U.S., will they adopt Neale Donald Walsch's view of God? Time will tell. Right
now, most New Agers consider Walsch a highly respected
teacher and guru. Ray Yungen says: "In The Secret, Walsch is described as a 'modern-day spiritual
messenger' and his Conversations with God books
(including the one from which the previous quotes
about Hitler were taken) are called 'groundbreaking.'"
What can the true body of believers do at such a time
as this? Should we panic? No, not at all. Let us continue
to preach the gospel and defend the faith, and may
we not grow weary in well-doing but truly be lights
in a dark world. It is only by His grace and His strength
that we can stand. Let us depend on that for wisdom
That ye may be blameless and
harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the
midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom
ye shine as lights in the world.(Philippians 2:15)
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also
we have access by faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans
And he [the Lord] said unto me, My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (II Corinthians
For related information:
Global Pastors Network - Embracing Contemplative
The Spirituality of Barack Obama and Rick Warren
Meditation: The heartbeat of a new kind of politics
Why We Should Be Very Concerned About Leonard Sweet and Rick
Warren ... and Their Plans for the Future
Hope in the Midst of Holocaust
LTRP Note: The
following is an excerpt from Anita Dittman's story, Trapped in Hitler's Hell. Anita, who lives today,
was a young Jewish teen in Germany during WWII. She
had become a Christian believer as a young girl. In
this portion of her book, she describes the scene
where she has finally been separated from her mother
and she is heading to a work camp on a train. In the
midst of this frightening time, Anita was comforted
by Whom she had come to see as Messiah. Today, Anita
(80) still tells her story to students and church
groups. She is an inspiration and a reminder of God's
* * * *
(from Trapped in Hitler's Hell by Anita Dittman
with Jan Markell):
As the train inched out of Breslau, I peeked into
my knapsack to see if my little Bible was still there.
Should we be denied physical food, I wanted to be
sure we had spiritual food. "We have a great
big God, Steffi," I said softly. Steffi stared
ahead, expressionless. She appeared to be on the brink
of losing touch with reality, and I quickly prayed
for her. In an instant her glazed eyes flashed again,
and she looked at me. I pointed to the Bible that
was wrapped in brown paper in my knapsack, and we
We rolled along the German countryside for two hours.
I was amazed to see so little destruction, even though
I knew the Allies had been concentrating their assault
on the major cities. Few of the big cities had escaped
the terrible nightly air raids; Dresden was the lone
city that stood intact. How long that would last we
had no idea. But the rolling, green hills and fields
were almost tranquil. I wondered if the farmers knew
that horrible suffering existed just miles away, that
most of the cities were becoming smoldering skeletons,
that victims lay in huge numbers under the rubble,
and that many of the living wandered homeless. I wondered
if the farmers knew as they peered out of their farmhouse
windows at the passing train that the Nazis considered
its cargo to be of less value than the cattle that
grazed peacefully on the hillsides....
We rode silently, most of us too fearful to talk.
I watched as the faces in my car--stared blankly,
frozen with uncertainty. How thankful I was for the
inner peace that gripped me, giving me an indefinable
assurance that God was in total control, not just
of our lives, but of Germany, the Allied countries,
and all the war-weary world.
When the train stopped at the village of Schmiegrode,
we poured out, many being prodded along with gun butts.
The men were sent off in one direction and the women
in another. Three armed guards escorted about 150
of us women over cobblestone streets for several blocks,
and then we entered a wooded area. We walked for some
distance--a mile perhaps--to a weather-beaten work
camp that was nothing more than a huge cow barn, a
horse stable, and a main building for the Nazi staff.
The cow barn would be the women's dormitory, and the
horse stable the men's quarters. Remaining silent,
we walked swiftly, entering the gate and then standing
in formation as directed.
After a head count, the women were herded into the
barn and ordered to stand at quiet attention while
an SS guard gave us instructions. He scowled at us
and marched up and down authoritatively in front of
"This is your new home," he said, a twisted
smile on his face. I hope you like it. You have little
choice." He sneered as he laughed at us. "You
will sleep on the straw on the floor," he continued.
"Each of you will be issued two horse blankets.
You can put one on the ground over the straw, and
you may sleep anywhere in the barn. Outside is a cold-water
faucet. You may bathe by putting water from the faucet
into a bucket we will provide, or you may bathe in
the creek if you like. The toilet is out back. It
is just an open ditch, but it is good enough for you."
He stopped talking but continued to march up and down.
"Starting tomorrow morning you will be put to
work. The Fuhrer looks very favorably on hard workers.
Since the German working day has been extended to
ten hours, yours will be, too. It will be hard labor
for some. We will awaken you at 4:00 A.M., and you
will stand in formation out in the yard in the center
of camp, where you will be counted and given a slice
of bread. Then you will march a few kilometers to
the work area. It is about an hour away by foot. Most
of you will dig ditches that will stop the Russian
tanks that head our way. Your evenings will be free
for you to do as you wish. We will appoint one group
leader for every ten women, and your leader will get
a bucket for you to use to wash your dishes, your
clothes, and yourselves. We have a small ration of
soap we will give you, but it must last many weeks.
We can give you no luxuries, and you must give us
an honest day's labor. For your labor, we will pay
you twenty marks* a month. I hope you appreciate our
generosity, for nowhere else in Germany do prisoners
receive any compensation for their labor. You should
admire our Fuhrer for his kindness to you." No
one moved a muscle or showed an ounce of emotion.
"Wear shorts and lightweight tops because the
work will be hot. You will get one midday break for
soup and water. Any attempt to escape will result
in terrible punishment that could make death a welcome
We nodded and said, "Yes, sir!"
"Oh, by the way," he said, turning toward
us at the barn entrance, you will not have a day off
unless it rains. But, you see, even your God has abandoned
you, for it has not rained all summer!" He roared
with laughter at the irony of the situation. "You
will be issued some rations at 5:00 P.M. Welcome to
Camp Barthold, ladies!" With that he gave us
the usual Heil Hitler salute and left.
Each of us scrambled to claim a six-foot plot. After
Steffi and I grabbed a little area where we could
be together, we sprawled out on the prickly straw.
"At least it's not Auschwitz," I told her,
"and our heads aren't being shaved." That
practice was common at many camps. "Let's praise
the Lord for that and pray it rains for forty days
and nights.God did that once before....
That night we women began to get acquainted with one
another. Everyone spoke of the abiding fear they had
for loved ones who had been taken away months or years
earlier. In many cases they had never heard from those
loved ones again. How thankful I was that God had
allowed Mother and me to communicate during the last
several months. At least I hadn't had to endure a
horrible time of waiting and wondering if she was
alive (I knew it was just another sign of God's goodness).
As I roamed the barn getting acquainted with the women,
I met some of the believers who had come to Christ
through Pastor Hornig's ministry. "I have a Bible,"
I told them enthusiastically. "We can read it
together at night if you like." Many returned
a broad smile. Others had become weak in their faith
because of life's hardships. Still others would fall
away from God at the camp, unable to believe He would
allow such an existence. But some would draw even
closer to Him because of Camp Barthold.(from Chapter
9 and 10, Trapped in Hitler's Hell)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels
nor demons, neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything
else in all creation, will be able to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our
Lord. (Romans 8: 38,39)
The Passion of the Christ - Motives Revealed by Mel Gibson
The newly released "Definitive Edition" of Mel Gibson's
"The Passion of the Christ" confirms the
film was produced with the specific purpose to promote
a Roman Catholic agenda that would introduce viewers
to the Roman Catholic "Mary" and the Roman
Understand the Times has been sounding the alarm
since the film was released in 2004, stating that
"The Passion of the Christ" was not the
dynamic witnessing tool that many Bible-believing
Christians were touting it to be. With the release
of this "Definitive Edition" it can be
clearly seen what the true objectives of the filmmakers
were and what these "artistic images"
were intended to portray-namely the Roman Catholic
view that Mary plays a key role in the redemption
of mankind, and that the Sacrament of the Eucharist
is the heart and core of what Rome considers true
One of the many special features in this "Definitive
Edition" is a "Theological Commentary"
with remarks by three Catholic theologians and producer
Mel Gibson running concurrent with the film. Among
those selected to participate in this discussion
were Father William Fulco, professor of antiquity
at Loyola University and translator of the script
into Latin and Aramaic; Father John Bartunek, theologian,
priest and scholar; and Catholic apologist (former
Protestant pastor) Gerry Matatics.
Let's allow these "Passion of the Christ"
commentators to speak for themselves. Click here to read this entire article plus see the full transcript
of The Definitive Edition.
SPECIAL REPORT - Mel Gibson Reveals True Purpose of the Passion
- Leading People to Catholicism!
Harry Potter and the Superconsciousness
by Ray Yungen
are probably very few people in the western world
who haven't heard of the Harry Potter book series
phenomenon. Not just millions, but tens of millions
of adults, adolescents, and children have read these
books or seen the movie versions of them. Going by
the numbers of the books that have been purchased,
few under 25 have not been influenced to some degree
by the adventures of this boy wizard. And many ask,
what is wrong with that?
The Potter series, though fiction in the technical sense, does
make a very real connection to the realm of metaphysics
in one spot specifically. In the book called
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,
one of the main characters, a professor, tells her
class that they will learn divination or see into the future.
It's at this point that the book departs from the
world of make
believe, and enters into the actual teachings of Wicca (witchcraft).
The teacher informs the students:
Crystal gazing is a particularly refined art.... We shall start
by practicing relaxing the conscious mind and external
eyes, ... so as to clear the Inner Eye and the
All one has to do is type in the word "superconscious"
on google on the Internet and see just how highly
promoted that term is. It comes up nearly 130,000
times! Keep in mind, this term is used specifically
within the context of metaphysics, and is never used
in a non-metaphysical sense. What this means is that
any impressionable young person who reads this term,
could become more open and comfortable with the mystical
realm in real life.
This is what you would be taught if you attended a
real school of witchcraft. Relaxing the conscious mind is,
of course, meditation, and the Inner Eye is an occult
term used for the Third eye chakra from which all
psychic powers, such as divination, spring. But the
absolute clincher is the term "superconscious."
If you New
Age in Arts and Media 95 were to ask any New Age teacher, guru, or practitioner
what the "superconscious" is, you would
get the same answer-it's the New Age concept of God.*
In fact, Buckland's Complete Book Of Witchcraft actually uses the term "Superconsciousness"
in reference to what or to whom witches tune into
There is another more subtle, yet perhaps more far-reaching
aspect to the Potter books. In the series, those people
who are "non-magical" or ordinary are called
"muggles." They are portrayed as dull, backward,
and lacking in personality. It is inferred that if
you are a "muggle," you are living an inferior
and unsatisfying life. Now if there were no such thing
as "muggles" this comparison would be meaningless.
How can you feel bad about being something that doesn't
exist? But, as I have already shown, The Prisoner
of Azkaban presents real witchcraft. So then, not to have access to
the "superconscious" makes one a "muggle,"
(i.e., a non-mystic). This means that the spiritual
beliefs of potentially millions of young people, many
of them from conservative homes too, may be altered
if they pick up this outlook, even subconsciously;
thus the Potter books may be a highly effective tool
in giving the New Age movement a boost that is unimaginable.
It will implant in the minds of multitudes that to
fail to embrace mysticism makes you, well, muggle-like.
(This is an excerpt from For Many Shall Come in My Name, 2nd ed., pp. 94-95. Please refer to book for endnote
The Secret Behind the Secret
Dr. Stan Monteith of Radio Liberty has produced a four-hour,
four-disk CD set that exposes the truth about the
new best seller, The Secret, that Oprah
has been heavily promoting. Although the nature of
The Secret is occultic and New Age, even many Christians
have been drawn to this. The CDs are interviews by
Dr. Stan on his Radio Liberty program. You
may learn more about this special set at Radio Liberty.
For our research on The Secret, please click here.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing's 2nd
spring release, For Many Shall Come in My Name by
Ray Yungen is now here.
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Most people believe the New Age has been long gone
from our society, and if practiced at all now it
is only by unconventional fringe types. For Many
Shall Come in My Name reveals this is not the
case. In fact, quite the opposite has occurred.
The New Age movement (a term not normally used by
its proponents) has permeated virtually all aspects
of our society. This "Ancient Wisdom"
spirituality can be quite readily encountered in
the following fields: Business, Education, Health,
Self-Help, Religion, and Arts & Entertainment.
This book examines them all.
1. The Age of Aquarius and
its meaning in today's world
2. New Age practices like Reiki and yoga
3. Harry Potter and real witchcraft
4. The law of attraction and Oprah
5. Present day New Age prophets
6. Yoga in the public schools
7. Tantric sexuality and its spiritual risks
8. The Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism)
9. Wicca and its growing appeal
10. The occultic explanation of the Holocaust
11. Interspirituality and the coming false Messiah
12. The New Age as a force in politics
13. New Age hostility toward the church
14. The New Age in light of biblical prophecy
For more information on this book, click here.
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information on our 1st spring release, The
Other Side of the River, click
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