Thousands of people who have been ensnared by the teachings of the New Age movement are waking up to the realization that they are now hostages to Satan and his demons. Others are still deceived, believing that they have come to a new understanding of themselves by tapping into the hidden powers of the universe. Let’s think about the subtlety of Satan’s trap and then point the way out of his mystical maze. Fortunately, Christ’s power can destroy his clever grip on the lives of those who admit their need for help. — Erwin W. Lutzer
Welcome to my page responding to the New Spirituality, vis-a-vis, the “new age movements.” Did you know that there are churches that are already incorporating New Age forms of “Spiritual Formation,” contemplative prayer, yoga, centering, the law of attraction, mindfulness, or meditation to cleanse the mind and bring peace and energy to the body. These practices are rooted straight out of New Age teaching. They are not biblical, yet Richard Foster and others have successfully leavened some of these into many churches.
The “new spirituality” is what is known as the New Age movements. “New age” ideas can be traced to Eastern religious traditions such as Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism. So much so that many of us in the counter cult world, over the years, have called “Hinduism in a three piece suit.“
There is a great number of people in the New Age movements (NAM) that do not like that label — while others would not even consider themselves part of the movements. These new spirituality (vis-a-vis New Age) movements are eclectic and diverse. There is no hierarchy, doctrine or organized membership. They believe man’s basic nature is good and divine. Moreover, they believe in evolutionary godhood and that man will soon see himself as god. New Agers have an interest in Eastern mysticism and hold to a belief in reincarnation. Their “theology” is based in diversity, feel-goodism, universal tolerance, and philosophical and moral relativism.
- The new spirituality is based in esotericism, i.e. private enlightenment through mystical spiritual experiences and spiritual searching.
- It is characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture.
- Those in this worldview call the earth Gaia or “Mother Earth.” This is their goddess and the “creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe,” thus she is to be revered and respected, even worshiped.
- Man and nature on an equal “playing field.” Nature is part of God and through Nature all people can unite, by the false understanding that man can pursue to be divine and one with nature.
- The human potential movement is what is a cultivation of extraordinary potential that believed to be largely untapped in most people.
How to recognize the characteristics of the “new spirituality” / New Age movements
|Global Unity||Major Tenets|
|Man with nature|
Man with man
Man with God
|Monism: All is one|
Pantheism: all is God
We are gods but we are ignorant of our own divinity (What!)
Goal of the new spirituality: to discover one’s own divinity
|Additional beliefs||Phrases, Practices, and Terms (cont’d)|
Subordination of the true God; Elevation of man
Phrases, Practices, and Terms
“As above, so below”
Contemplative Prayer – found in many Progressive churches
Labyrinth, labyrinth walking –
Meditation practices – Transcended meditation, contemplative prayer
Holistic Health – treats the whole person — promises healing and wholeness
|Modern Psychology – Freud, Abraham Maslow, Carl Jung who was steeped in the occult, even had his own personal spirit guide.|
Astral projection – also called astral travel, or soul travel which is training your soul to leave the limitations of your body and travel around the world into heavenly dimensions;
Crystals – used to purify your body’s and mind’s energy systems
Visualization – where you use mental imagery to imagine yourself as an animal, in the presence of a divine being, or being healed of sickness, etc.
Witchcraft – is now called WICCA, Earth Religion, and is closely related to Goddess worship. The doctrine is that we are all part of the earth and God is nature.
Contacting spirits – so they may speak through you or guide you.
Doreen Virtue’s Testimony Coming out of the New Age, Doreen Virture
Steven Bancarz’ Testimony Coming out of the New Age, Steven Bancarz
Why we left the New Age to follow Jesus, (multiple persons)
Marcia Montenegro’s Testimony Coming out of the New Age
Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order
Aquarius: The Age of Evil
Debunking the Law of Attraction
Former Kundalini Yoga Teacher Reveals All, Mike Shreve
The Shocking Truth: Proof Eastern Meditation is Dangerous and Demonic
Barbie’s Yoga Challenge: Demon Worship for Kids
Personal Writing on Topics Toward the New Age Spirituality
What is the “New Age” Religion and Why Christians Cannot Get on Board (Link)
The Forbidden Practices of the New Age, Witchcraft and the Occult (Link)
The Cosmic Chaos of Pantheism (Link)
Is Karma Compatible to a Biblical Christian Worldview? (Link)
What is the Difference Between Reincarnation, Resuscitation and Resurrection. (Link)
A Short Summation of the New Apostolic Reformation (Link)
What Do Other Worldviews Believe? (Link)
Do Believers Become Angels When they Die? (Link)
Does the Universe Have a Beginning? (Link)
Links Responding to the New Spirituality/New Age
Christian Answers for the New Age (CANA)– Are you exploring different paths that claim to lead to truth or to holistic spirituality? Or maybe you are wondering about the supernatural. If you are exploring or just mildly curious, please check out the information on this site. Be open to it and see for yourself what is here. Don’t let any preconceived ideas be a barrier. Your exploration may lead to something interesting. To read her story, click on “Marcia’s Story.”
The Cornwall Alliance – The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is a network of Christian theologians, natural scientists, economists, and other scholars educating for Biblical earth stewardship, economic development for the poor, and the proclamation and defense of the good news of salvation by God’s grace, received through faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.
Doreen VIrtue – Doreen Virtue is a born-again Christian who was saved out of new age deception in 2017. Raised in the heretical religion, Christian Science, Doreen wandered went into the new age. She spent 58 years in this deception, not knowing there was anything wrong with it. While spending some time as a New Age speaker/teacher, she became the top-selling new age author at the top-selling new age publishing house. She seemed to have everything the world desires, yet she was still seeking the truth. She found it when she became a follower of Christ.
Melissa Dougherty – Christian Artist and Apologist best known for her YouTube channel as an ex new ager. Check out her Youtube channel as well.
Reasons for Jesus (Steven Bancarz) – Reasons for Jesus is an apologetics-based website dedicated to providing justification for a Biblical worldview and a rational defense for faith in Jesus Christ. This site answers questions, responds to objections toward the Christian faith, and provides positive reasons for why Jesus is exactly who He claimed to be: The Son of God and the only means of salvation.
Berean Research’s Page on the New Age Movements: Berean Research is a resource to help Christians equip and keep themselves from falling into deception. The Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 warns us of a time when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but will gravitate to a great number of teachers who’ll say what their itching ears want to hear.
Watchman Fellowship – My friends at Watchman Fellowship comprise an independent Christian research and countercult apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult, and the New Age. Here are some their links:
- Yoga – Exercise or Religious Practice?
- Gary Zukav – A Failure to Name Evil
- Repackaging the New Age (for a New Age)
- Are We Living in a New Age?
- A Brief Timeline of the New Age Movement
- Serving Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
- Conversations with the Counterfeit
- New Age Teaching in Our Schools
- Reaching for Heaven – The Lost Sheep of Bo and Peep
- Close Encounters of the Cult-Kind
- Alternative Medicine in the Church
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…
- Does the Bible Teach Reincarnation?
- Beam Me Up, Scotty
- Practicing the Alternative Techniques
- New Age in the Schools: DARE to Look Deeper into Drug Education
- Channeling – Information from Beyond
- A Course in Miracles Denies All
- Finding New Age Doctrine in the Bible