Walk to Emmaus
Walk to Emmaus - A Path Toward Mystical, New Age Spirituality
The Walk to Emmaus is a program put on by Upper Room Ministries. Upper Room promotes Spiritual Formation (i.e., contemplative spirituality). If you want to understand the dynamics of Walk to Emmaus, then understanding the spirituality of Upper Room will help you.
What Is the Walk to Emmaus?
"The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949."
from the Walk to Emmaus website
"Walk to Emmaus is widely spread. It is estimated that over half a million persons have experienced a Walk to Emmaus weekend and today the Movement counts more than 300 communities distributed all over the United States as well" as all over the world.
Walk to Emmaus & Methodist Cursillo
*List of places that do Walk to Emmaus
Mantra Meditation Promoted at Upper Room Ministries through "Alive Now":
"Mantra -- The word comes from Sanskrit. Its two-syllabus mean: man or mind and tra or deliverance. A mantra is sound vibration that is intended to deliver the mind from distractions and a focus on the material world. A mantra is repeated like a chant and has a spiritual effect associated with the physical vibration. A mantra can be as simple as one syllable 'OM' or as more complicated such as, 'OM SRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM'." From the Upper Room website
- Upper Room Bookstore
- Upper Room's Academy for Spiritual Formation
- Upper Room Programs
- Upper Room Magazines
"Programs and practices rife with occult methodologies and techniques have been in the works at churches and youth ministries around the country: Taize, Lectio Divina, The Labyrinth (prayer walk), Renovare, guided imagery, Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo, Centering Prayer, Ignatian Awareness Examen, The Jesus Prayer, and The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, to name but a handful. Two significant reasons for the appalling growth of these and other similar activities are that 1) they have an inside track with established parachurch organizations, and 2) increasing numbers of evangelicals are acquiring a taste for things Catholic." Read Entire Article, from Please Contemplate This, T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call