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Yeah, it sure fooled me, too!!
on February 18, 2003
I frequently find this book on the "Christianity" shelves of secular bookstores. It does not belong there. This is a new age book.
I read and practiced the meditations in this book when it was first released. As a modern shaman already of some years, I was already half-way along my new age and occultic path, which I initiated early on in life (partly because of the psychic powers I once manifested for many years). The grounding meditations and so-forth certainly brought "results" ... and I was able to do some automatic writing with this book, myself controlled by the spirits. It was yet even more years before I'd see the REAL light of truth, and renounce all of this from my life.
Did you not know that even satan himself can disguise himself as an angel of light? When he was cast out from heaven, he took 1/3rd the angels with him. Catch that: fallen angels. His formula for battle is really straightforward. First, deny the existence of satan and demons; next, throw out spiritualistic diversions away from God; then, mix truth with feel-good deception; toss in several dashes of self-focus and flattery ... and watch the -- now millions -- fall for it.
The summoning of angels by their name perfectly mirrors the method used by demonologists. While many believe they are interacting with "guardian angels", the practice is identical to the spirit guides of animistic shamans. If that is your worldview, then do be aware that animism is directly opposed to the God of the Universe, the God who authored the Bible. Self-professing Christians, you cannot have your cake and eat it, too, on this one.
It is with the deepest sense of love that I urge the prospective buyer to read about the new age movement from BOTH sides before becoming diving into its enticing glitter.