Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs)

Source: Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs "Some people today are purposely altering their consciousness for spiritual quests or other reasons. Altered states of consciousness, especially in a New Age context, comprise of unusual conditions of perception achieved by the deliberate cultivation of often abnormal mental states. Nobel scientist Sir John Eccles once said that the …

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Oneness Pentecostalism and Their False Doctrine of Modalism

  The origins of the modern resurgence of modalism began in April 1913 during a major Pentecostal camp meeting in Arroyo Seco, near Los Angeles, California. R.E. McAlister preached a sermon on Acts 2:38 where he argued that baptism was to be done in the name of Jesus only and not with a Trinitarian formula. …

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Joseph Smith, the Founder of Mormonism, and His Occult Involvement

Source: Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions "From Joseph Smith onward, numerous Mormon leaders & 'prophets' had strong occult interests. Joseph Smith was very interested in astrology. He also practiced ritual magic, was involved drawing magic circles, and used divining rods. Smith also would use seer stones in a hat, bury his face in the …

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The Deception of New Age Meditation

(Reference: Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs) "New Age meditation is derived from Eastern or occult methods, which seek a radical transformation of the consciousness. This altered state of consciousness leads to an alleged “self realization” or spiritual “enlightenment,”which has as its final goal union with ultimate reality and the resulting dissolution of the individual personality. …

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Nostradamus and the Occult

"Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a physician and astrologer (which is condemned in the Bible). He is reputed to have predicted accurately the death of Henry II of France and many other things. Nostradamus was known to be involved in the occult, which the Bible strongly condemns (Deut. 18:10-12; Lev. 19:31) having a large occult library. He …

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Runes Exposed

"Runes are ancient Teutonic and Norse alphabet sigils (signs or images) placed upon titles that are given magical and divinatory properties. The word “rune” derives from the Indo-European root “rw,” meaning “mystery or “secret.” One author refers to the runes as “later and more sophisticated version of the I Ching…” The runes are said to …

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The Sin of Masturbation

"Masturbation (aka autoeroticism) is widely and frequently practiced. If statistics are accurate you probably practice it. Health ‘professionals’ encourage it echoing society’s mantra ‘if it feels good, do it!’ deeming it as a healthy ‘release.’ This deception says that sex is about you and your pleasure. Your body. Your genitals. Your orgasm. This is the …

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