CHANNELING- a spirit speaks
The most popular trend today that brings one into the New Age Occult world view is channeling. The channeler (who is a medium) first brings them self in to a totally relaxed meditative state, what we may know as a trance. They then allow themselves to become neutral to allow another being (entity) control over their personality. Essentially you, your own personality, are out to lunch and another spirit takes over your mind and body.
You can have a space being or a higher intelligence spirit from another dimension come into your body. You can channel your higher self, your over-soul (the eternal you?) to give you fresh spiritual knowledge. Many claim they have given their lives over to these so-called alien intelligence's to help bring the golden age (new world order) here on earth; they are called walk-ins. Many New Age participants believe they themselves are either angels or aliens reincarnating on earth for this crucial transition time to help earth bring in the era of peace. Automatic writing is often used by the spirits to communicate; also astral travel, dreams and visions, and prophecy. Other beings announce themselves as the inner counselors claiming they’re a spirit guide that has always been with you (familiar spirits the Bible calls them), they are not limited to any form. They can range from an animal creature, to an angel of light mostly dubbing themselves the Christ energy or a legion of light. It does not matter, as long as one accepts their message- they are pleased.
Almost the whole New Age Movements techniques methods and instructions are dictated by these spirit guides; this is their source of information, and this is where the deception occurs. Total trust is given to these spirit being beings since they are supposed to be higher in intelligence and much older, they naturally would have our best interests at heart, right? Wrong! When these entities first start communicating they usually lead one into thinking they are divine or god, how's that for flattery. It doesn't matter who is communicating the message, whether it is called a spirit guide, your higher self, or a space brother, the message is basically the same.
“Humanity is learning a great lesson at this time. The lesson is, of course, to realize your godhood, your connectedness with the prime creator and all that exists. The lesson is to realize that everything is connected and that you are part of it all” (Message from Pleiadenian Extra-terrestrials to Barbara Marciniak, Bringers of the dawn; teachings from the Pleadians ; as quoted in Alien Encounters chpt. 7 by Mark Eastman & Chuck Missler).
J.Z. Knight was a housewife from Washington State. She would go into an altered state, as many channeler's do, she jerked and twisted until she settled with the spirit taking over of her body. What came forth were New Age messages in a man’s voice with a strong unmistakable English accent, Ramtha claims to be a 35,000 year-old Lemurian warrior.
J.Z. Knight that channels Ramtha who would be better identified as a 35,000 year old demon spirit states, “What be you? You are God, Man expressing as God often forget that which is termed his Godhood, thus makes him grovel in the marketplace for survival. 'Tis not the way it is. You are a God that needs to remember. When you leave this audience you are no longer that which is termed mere man but you are that which is termed the Lord God of Your Totality.... God culminates himself into All That Is. When that which is emitted from himself, of thought, is felt and sent back to him, that is what you are” (Voyage to the New world, Ramtha, pp. 127, 144).
In an interview by 20/20 Knight was asked to explain reincarnation to the reporter she asked him, “If we're immortal, how can murder be wrong?” She was later portrayed as a female Charles Manson. (The Culting of America by Ron Rhodes)
Actress Linda Evans, of TV’s Dynasty fame, was enamored enough by Ramtha's message that she moved from her Southern California mansion to the small community in Lakewood, Washington to be closer to Knight’s headquarters. Knight had gained thousands of followers and started the Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment.
Joyce DeWitt, of “Three's Company” promoted the spirit Mafu that came through another housewife, Penny Torres. They also teach that we have all the knowledge and wisdom of the universe inside us there is no death, only reincarnation.
Much of Hollywood has promoted or practiced the ancient contact of mediumship. It’s even become commonplace on TV and its personalities we have become familiar to and love. Hollywood just can’t seem to stay a way from a good performance. On TV there are numerous programs that promote this idea of spirit contact.
Sharon Gless of the TV series “Cagney and Lacey” from the 80’s won the first of her two Emmy awards for best actress in 1986, she thanked Lazaris, her spirit guide for the award.
James Van Praagh wrote the book Talking to Heaven, believing he helps people deal with death. His television talk show “BEYOND” aired in 2002-2003 and he is the co-producer of the show The Ghost Whisperer.
No one has been a bigger promoter of the alternative spiritual lifestyle in the media than Oprah Winfrey. She promotes reincarnation, astral travel, channeling. Richard Roper (columnist for Chicago Sun times) the windy city column from the Star Bulletin 10/1/98) comments recently on Oprah's infatuation with the spiritual and self.” She's really getting goofy with all the spiritual questing Winfrey told TV guide she so happy she's “splendiferous” but it seems to me were watching a woman go through an almost frantic search for spiritual bliss and higher consciousness. Consider the antidote in time about Winfrey's “go there”, in which “old spirits are trying to get in touch with, Oprah says she hear the voice of slaves- they even have names and “she has come to know each of them and calls them in at will to guide her in her work.”
The idea of multi-dimensional communication and inspiration have changed the way things are being done right through the 21st century. Not just in spirituality but businesses, music and arts.
There are all kinds of ideas being channeled today, from Art to Music to Architecture. Tim Bradly on Maui channels ideas and blueprints for homes and buildings. He believes that natures curves have better energy than the old squares and rectangles. Luiz Antonio Gasparetto from Brazil channels artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso. He believes the signatures on the paintings prove the genuineness of his talent.
There are known to be over 1,000 channeler's in California alone and many of the spirits call themselves Jesus, contradicting almost all that was said in the Bible. The Bible calls this entertaining spirits unaware, teachings of demons.
One can easily test these spirits messages to see if they are who they claim- sent from God. The Apostle John writes that if they do not confess Jesus (being God) has come in the flesh they are not of God, because they deny the incarnation. If they do not believe in the physical resurrection they deny the gospel , the only way man can receive eternal life.
Popular Names of spirits being channeled are Emmanuel, Lazarus, Seth, Lily, Mafu, Ramtha, Bashar, Kuthumi, Mentor, St. Germaine, Mary, Jesus, Merlin, Phebious, Aurora, Zolar, K17, Ashtar, Ra, Zoosh , Monka and you can name the next wave of fallen angels. They have plain names to some very exotic hard to pronounced ones. It is a spiritual assault perpetrated on the unsuspecting public that has no idea of the meaning of these spiritual matters.
Profits from the teaching seminars on how to channel or hear spirit guides are up to 4 hundred million a year. A weekend is $275 per person and up to 600 to 800 people attend a seminar. The cost is $100 per person for a private sitting for 1 hour. Tapes of Lazarus are $20 a set, videos are $60. Phone channeling is available at $53 per half hour charged to your MasterCard. We have all the wonders of modern technology, with holding hands to ancient paganism of the past.
Techniques, methods and instructions for the New Age Movement are dictated by their spirit guides. They use psychological principles and Spiritual Language to entice and charm the people. Words communicated have the themes of peace, harmony, brotherhood, oneness, love and a new era. These are all the things we as humanity hope and strive for. Their speaking of God and Love disguise their motives and they deceptively appear as good and friendly benevolent beings, which they are not.
Meredith Lady Young, a New Hampshire publisher, channeled her “higher Self” in Agartha: A journey to the Stars. “We [channeling spirits] are an energy, multidimensional beings from another more spiritually evolved plane. Our aim is one of positive reinforcement to further man's development.... The human race must recognize its deeply buried bond with Universal Energy or no significant spiritual growth is possible” (p. 31).
The technique of the channeler’s mind, body, mouth (And hand’s in “automatic handwriting), being subject to the spirit using them is an old one. Sir John Eccles the Nobel-Prize-winning brain researcher called the brain “a machine that a ghost can operate.” Under normal living conditions our own spirit is in control that operates the brain-but if left or its faculty reduced it can and might take over by another. This can occur by meditation and other altered states. In the New Age publication Spirit Speaks, one of these “guides” explains that when a person's mind is active and thinking it “stops” them from “coming through'“ But, when the mind is emptied of thought it creates a “communicating channel” for them. (Life in the Spirit World, issue 7, page 38). In other words a passive state like meditation is perfect habitation for them to extend their control through the human vessel.
Many begin with an experimentation in what seems to be harmless fun but is the occult. The 1972 best seller Seth Speaks had made Jane Roberts, a housewife from Elmira, New York become a prominent channeler. She first became acquainted with the spirit realm through y the Ouija Board. As her husband and her husband began searching for spiritual answers an entity who called himself by the Biblical name “Seth” spoke to them through the Ouija. What pursued were 1500 communications chronicled over the next 20 years. Roberts began accumulating the “Seth Materials” from 1963 until she died in1984 (total sold was over six million volumes). Seth channeled twenty-three books and several tape series and interviews through Roberts. The message was a new age theme that all humans actually create their own reality from their belief system.
Roberts' widower, Rob Butts, who is in his 80’s (year 2000) still uses the Ouija Board and has Seth Network International headquartered in Eugene, Oregon. He is planning to release numerous new volumes of Seth materials Roberts had with Seth.
The trend is to have everyone become their own channeler, to have direct access to this new age wisdom through their own spirit guide.
To further the deception it can be put across as ones own higher self, in other words its the spiritual you that is eternal. “As you read this book, we encourage you to use only that information which rings true to the deepest part of your being and discard any information that does individual not. Trust your inner guidance and messages. You are a special, unique with unlimited potential. We invite you to discover more fully your own divinity” (Opening To Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide, Roman and Packer).
“Communication with creatures and spirits ... is effected in the shamanic seance; the sacred medium in trance is possessed by gods or spirits who use him or her as a means of divine transmissions” (Joan Halifax, New Age anthropologist).
Deut. 32:17 “they sacrifice to demons, not to God, to Gods, new arrivals that your fathers did not fear.” Spirits will always want to assume God's authority and take His place, it happened to Israel and it is written for us to learn from so we don't repeat their mistakes.
To consult a medium warranted the death penalty (Lev.20:27) murder, rape, and blasphemy were the other penalties connected to astrology and human sacrifices 2 Kings.21:5-6. It was always considered rebellion and idolatry equal to witchcraft. Because none of this led to the true God but is experimentation in the fallen human nature and the spirit realm that we are ill equipped to venture in. God kept man away for his own protection.
LEV.19:31---”GIVE NO REGARD TO MEDIUMS AND FAMILIAR SPIRITS: DO NOT SEEK AFTER THEM, TO BE DEFILED BY THEM: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.” (Lev.20:6; Acts 13:6,8-10; 1 Sam. 28:8-15 1 Chron.10;13)
Channeling is none other than Spiritism and can lead to becoming demonized or even possessed. Of course the argument would be it doesn't feel like demonic possession, but then if your being deceived would they want you to know?
Isaiah 8:16 says, “Bind up the testimony (of the Prophets) seal the law among my disciples “To the Law and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to THIS WORD, it is because there is NO LIGHT in them” (Isaiah 8:20). The testimony means the prophetic writings of the prophets.
The Bible tells us how God speaks and when someone speaks contrary to what he has already spoken it is from another spirit.
Take for example author Neale Donald Walsch who wrote the now in vogue Conversations with God , he says God told him we are all god. “You are already a God. You simply do not know it. (Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God: an uncommon dialogue, Book 3, 1996, p.202).
Who spoke to him? It becomes obvious the dialogue is between author Walsch and a spiritual entity that is calling itself “God.” A spirit that tells them they are God.
But God who is the creator states in Isa. 45:22: “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”
Isa. 46:9: “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me”
This proves they are not hearing from the true God who said he alone is God – there is no other. So this proves this is a false God or fallen spirit communicating.
This god of Walsch’s promotes reincarnation , “There is no 'death.' Life
goes on forever and ever. Life Is. You simply change form.” (Neale Donald
Walsch, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2, p. 40). He also is
pantheistic “Everyone is creating everything now being experienced. . . for I
am everyone. . . . There is only one of us. (68) God is the All, and the Goddess
is everything, and there is nothing else that is; (92)
In the New Age publication, Spirit speaks, a “spirit guide,” explains that when a person's mind is active and thinking it “stops” them from “coming through.” But, when the mind is emptied of thought it creates a “communicating channel” for them (Life in the Spirit world, issue 7, p.38).
It is a fact, that both God and Satan (demons) can communicate with the human Spirit, not just by words but through dreams, visions and altered states of consciousness.
Not all the Channeling has a good taste to it, sometimes the spirits and ascended masters can turn on each other. [From a preamble insert to CUT decree 10.00, 1987, p. 10. Also, in a CUT “Pearl of Wisdom” (Vol. 31, No. 4, January 24, 1988) the god/master Sanat Kumara through (Elizabeth Claire). Prophet condemns the following: “And therefore I say, Woe! Woe! Woe! Unto this Swami Rama [of Himalayan Institute of Pennsylvania] and all who are like him and with him, the false hierarchies out of India who have come as fallen angels, taken bodies of that blessed nation and therefore moved against her people...Let it come to pass, therefore, that they are exposed! They are exposed! They are exposed! As you name them now and demand the cutting free of all true Lightbearers who have been fastened to them by manipulation and, yes, black magic....even that Sun Myung Moon, go down! Woe! Woe! Woe! (pp. 43-44).(as reported in SCP Newsletter vol.22:4)
Here is one fallen angel condemning another, its humorous to find counterfeits of counterfeits competing among each other for their followers.
The Ascended masters are a group of higher (or lower beings, depending how you look at them) beings living in the astral (spirit) realm. They are a self appointed counsel, a spiritual hierarchy that claim are to govern the affairs of the solar system and universe. They are known by the names as the Saturnian counsel, the Great White Brotherhood, the Masters of Wisdom, the ancient Masters that reveal the plans to man through the ages. They literally claim to oversee the affairs of man. What the spirit guides have been saying for over 10 years is to have the new messiah (the Christ of the Aquarian age) installed by approximately the year 2,000 or around that. Well not everything goes according to their plans but eventually it will.
Lola Davis explains the masters relation to the New Age “Christ” who resides on a different plane of consciousness from there he directs the Masters, “a group of advanced souls, most of them discarnate ... known variously as the White Brotherhood, The Great White Lodge, the Masters of Wisdom, the Hierarchy, and the Angels around the Throne” (Lola Davis Toward a World Religion for a New Age p.186).
Benjamin Creme has been receiving messages from Maitreya and introducing him as the new world teacher the Christ of our age since the 1980's.
These ascended masters also have a chief, which they call Sanat Kamura who lives in the central sun and gives orders for their government. The spirits who claim to be “Ascended Masters' or wise and loving entities sent from God to help us are really evil spirits the Bible identifies as fallen angels (demons) those who oppose God. How can we know this? From the anti-Biblical stand they have against the word and Jesus. They will always correct something said in Scripture, they will rarely agree.
Today the climate is changing even inside the church we find that Mary is being channeled giving messages for over 20 years, and of course Jesus is too. Annie Kirkwood is one of many that receives messages from Mary, mother of Jesus.
Its a known fact many religions have been started by angels and disguised as benevolent spirits even angels like Gabriel. The church has even become open to accept this new kind of supernaturalism through messages of spirits.
On a less serious note from the Knight-ridder News service a new channeler had arrived on the scene, “Its dozens of Barbie dolls who communicate with their owner Barbara Bell of Calif... They can advise people on everything from questions about God to career advancement. “Barbie asks you to look deep within your heart,” Bell said (Christian World Report June 1,1993). Maybe we can have puppets made of wood channel trees next. The sky is no longer the limit, when one is open to the new spiritual connection of the spiritual universe next door, just about anything goes.