Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Interesting read... Thanks
You did notice it is a "read" in two sections... although I didn't feel it necessary to elaborate.
The first creates a dichotomy, a further source demanded by Science' failure to produce an explanation for Paranormal Psychic Phenomena.
The 2nd actually requires none, for God revealed and named the source of all Occult Phenomena.
There are only two sources of supernatural power, God and Satan.
"There is a common source
behind all occult phenomena,
that seems to be intelligently
and deliberately orchestrating
a clever deception
for its own purposes;
and [ancient] hypnosis,
or the power of suggestion,
is at the very heart of this scheme."
(a researcher in observations concerning
why he would classify hypnosis as part of the occult)
Hypnotism has been an integral part of the occult for thousands of years, used by witch doctors, spirit mediums, shamans, Hindus, Buddhists, and yogis. The hypnotic trance being done through medical doctors now is not significantly different from occult hypnosis.
Being in a hypnotic state is an open door to the demonic
The subject in an hypnotic trance can and does spontaneously plunge into the danger zone and the whole range of occult phenomena, including....
Out-of-body experiences/disembodied state/sense of separation from the body
Clairvoyance--“Part of the larger phenomenon know as extra sensory perception (ESP), clairvoyance is the ability to discern images not readily detected by the five senses.
Those with this ‘sixth sense’ receive messages transmitted over both temporal distances — visions of events occurring in either the past (retrocognition) or future (precognition) — and geographic distances — events happening simultaneously but in different locations.
Other terms for clairvoyance include second sight, shadow sight, prophecy, and spiritual communication.”
Mystical states similar to those described by Eastern mystics
Spontaneous psychic powers
NDE So-called clinical death Spontaneous “memories” of past and future lives and former identities, about one-fifth involving existence on other planets (the Bible clearly contradicts past lives and reincarnation -- "It is appointed unto man once to die", Hebrews 9:27)
Seeing future events, solving murders, revealing the future fates of well-known personalities, etc (aka the “future life hypnotic therapy” that some practitioners are doing)
“Memories” (by persons who have never had any contact with UFOs) of UFO abductions that conform in detail to those described by supposed genuine abductees
Release from identity with one's own self to “merge with the universe”
The feeling that they are everything and have no limitation upon what they can experience or what they may become: i.e., God-consciousness
Supposed transcendence of time and space “leaving pure awareness of the primal nothingness from which all manifested creation comes."
By making the promises of a false god, Hypnotism perfectly blends into today's landscape of promises:
Quick fixes for problems of living
Union with God
"All Occult involvement breaks the first commandment and invokes God's curse. There are but two sources of hidden information and knowledge, or supernatural help, guidance and healing: God, or to a much less powerful degree, Satan, a.k.a., the Deceiver, Abaddon (Hebrew for "destruction"), the Accuser, and/or the Adversary.
"Because God repeatedly condemns astrology, and all forms of Occult knowledge and practice, we are informed, with no alternative, that this power is from the demonic realm.
"The Bible speaks out strongly against all practices of false religion and the occult.
God desires His people to turn to Him in need, not to those who practice sorcery, divination, or enchantment.
God warns His people about following after mediums, wizards, enchanters, charmers, and those who have a familiar spirit (Deuteronomy 18:9-14).
Hypnosis, as it is practiced today, is identified as "enchantment" in the Bible (Leviticus 19:26).
"Against all the allurements of the occult stands Jesus Christ, the embodiment of all God's revelation.
Faith takes its stand on the sufficiency of His revelation and seeks no outside secret knowledge.
Faith lays itself open to the power of God through Jesus Christ alone and seeks nothing more.
One may, in Spirit and in Truth, through prayer in Jesus’ Name, seek such help from God."
Adaptation from Occult Invasion