“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards [mediums or spiritists], to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” – Lev. 19:31
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
The following are from a former New Ager, who also was involved in seances, astrology, spirit guides, and more, but turned Christian:
Having myself had spirit guides in the New Age, I know the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, has fallen angels who help her. Anthony William, Medical Medium, openly speaks of angels, writes about them in his books, and tells people how to call on them.
The only difference between Theresa Caputo and Anthony William is that Caputo claims she is communicating with the dead while Anthony William calls his contact “Spirit.” But in both cases, they are communicating with fallen angels.
All mediums have spirit guides (as do astrologers, psychics, etc.) and most of them talk about it. Look in the books by psychic-mediums Sylvia Browne, John Edward, James Van Praagh, and others and they give advice on how to find/contact your guides. These guide are fallen angels, aka demons, though I prefer to call them fallen angels as it makes it more clear who they are for many people.
It is not surprising that such guides exist when the Bible talks about a familiar spirit in some places, which I believe is a fallen angel. Some of what Caputo does may involve guessing or even some trickery; I do not deny that. But some of it comes through her guides as well. I know this firsthand from my experiences in the New Age.
Practices such as spirit contact and contacting the dead were associated with the worship of false gods — see Deuteronomy 18:10-12. 2 Kings 17:17, and other passages. See Acts 16:16 about the woman “with a spirit of divination” who had a demon cast out of her. This does not mean that all mediums, psychics, or astrologers are possessed, but rather that their practices include a demonic element. The spirit of divination literally reads “the spirit of the python,” referring to the pagan Delphi oracles. See commentary on this at end.
People who do this are often bothered by these spirits but may not talk about it. Their sleep may be disrupted, they see manifestations (appearances of beings), hear noises or voices, etc. In fact, this happened to me.
Caputo answered this in an interview:
Q. Do spirits bother you when you are sleeping?
Caputo: Absolutely. I get up. I toss. I turn. I hear things. I feel things. I don’t really dream. Spirit is just preparing me. My sleep is a little different.==From goo.gl/ZBmozE
Similarly, Anthony William states:
“The gift is relentless…..sometimes their voices don’t stop because there’s such an overwhelming demand out there for health solutions.”
I’ve been asked how can the fallen angels know so much about a dead person or about someone asking a question of a psychic? This was my reply:
Notice in some passages in the NT how it talks about the “angels watching” or “for the sake of the angels.” These references are probably to the holy angels who serve God, but it implies that fallen angels are also present and observe. We see that with Jesus when he was on earth and dealing with the “unclean spirits.” I think there was more activity then because Satan knew who Jesus was and was trying to thwart him and Jesus had to show his power over demons, but that does not mean the demons left after Jesus ascended, especially since there are a number of warnings in the New Testament letters to the churches.
Angels don’t die, so what are they doing? The fallen angels are trying to tempt and promote “doctrines of demons” through false teachings. They are intelligent beings who can observe, and are not limited spatially in a physical sense (though they are not omnipresent). There is also the term “familiar spirit” in the Bible. There is a lot of debate over what this means, but I think this refers to fallen angels who influence some unbelievers on earth, particularly those in false belief systems including the New Age and the occult.
An angel familiar with your deceased aunt, for example, can communicate information to the medium about her if you are consulting the medium. Anthony William’s angels can tell him what your health issue is. Mediums and psychics seem helpful and may actually care about you. However, this is how deception works, by looking kind and good.
Angels are NOT omniscient, however. Due to that and also because God can limit information to the fallen angels, or limit what the psychic/medium/astrologer/card reader receives from the angels, they will not always be right. Those are my thoughts on it after many years dealing with this topic, both from the inside and outside of it.
Caputo seems to do automatic writing when getting messages from supposed dead people for her clients, a common way to get information from fallen angels. Anthony William seems to “hear” his source/s. I think both Caputo and William often make guesses, but because of what they do and because they promote spirit contact, I have no doubt they are in touch with fallen angels. The mediums and others with guides do not think the guides are fallen angels but rather believe them to be benevolent (or to be the dead).
Consulting anyone who claims communication with the dead or with angels (spirits) is forbidden by God. See list of passages in the CANA post on Anthony William and his angels at end.
THE LONG ISLAND MEDIUM
Many find it amazing that the Long Island Medium is a regular New York City area housewife. Yes, she is! Most mediums, psychics, astrologers, card readers, numerologists, etc. are day-to-day people. I was a professional licensed astrologer and was married with a son and lived in a low cost duplex. I did not advertise except with business cards. Most of my clientele came via word-of-mouth.
There are people who do this who are scam artists – they usually have a storefront advertising their business.
Others, like Theresa Caputo, lead rather normal lives. Some believe Caputo is a fraud but, personally, I think she is part performer, who can cover up mistakes when being filmed and who at times may fish for info, but at other times she gets info from her guides, who are fallen angels (but this is not how she sees it). I do not believe she is trying to scam anyone. I knew too many like her when I was an astrologer.
She is NOT getting information from the dead, because no one can.
ANTHONY WILLIAM AND HIS ANGELS
PLEASE read these quotes from Anthony William:
Quote==You were born with the divine right to reach out to the angels whenever you need them. They hear you, they see you, and for your entire life, they’ve witnessed your joys and hardships. They want you to contact them. They want to help you more. The secret is, you have to know which angels to access, and you have to know how to access them.
……The angels I write about in Medical Medium are a group I call the essential angels. These are ancient, named angels who are rarely called upon, so they’re readily available to come to your aid. The essential angels want to help you heal, protect you from harm, and lead you to the right choices. They want to connect you with financial support, the right partner, your true home.==From Anthony William, the Medical Medium, on “Essential Angels” at https://bit.ly/1HBD9Ui
Quote==You may know the Angel of Healing, Angel of Deliverance, or Angel of Purpose from my first book Medical Medium, but you might not yet know that there are many more Angels working around the clock to support you in the most miraculous of ways!==From Anthony William, “Life Changing Angels” at https://bit.ly/2tHKzBI
Quote==….there is another group of twelve female Angels called the Life-Changing Angels who I introduce for the first time in my book Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers Of Fruits And Vegetables, These mighty Angels, each assisted by a group of other Angels, complete important missions to look after our food supply. The fifty life-changing foods I detail in my new book can get to us and truly be life-changing because of the never-ending work of these Life-Changing Angels.==from same link as above
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Anthony William then goes on to discuss the Angels of “Harmony, Solidarity, Insight, and Enrichment.” There is a podcast with Hay House, a New Age publisher, of Anthony William speaking on “Secrets About Angels” in which he continually refers to “Spirit” and states we have a “God-given birthright to have help from and access to the angels” (see link at end to CANA post on Spirit).
Naturally, there are no such angels, only fallen angels disguising themselves this way. This man who has written bestsellers and from whom so many take health advice considers himself an expert on angels and this is where he claims to get his information. Do you trust this man?
Anthony William is a medium. He makes no secret of this yet so many ignore his moniker, “Medical Medium.” Please take “medium” seriously. He communicates with spirits or sometimes he says “Spirit,” which refers to the world of spirits or his spirit guide (see link at end to CANA post on Spirit).
I cannot count how many people have commented on my previous 5 posts on AW (Anthony William) that he believes in God, or he is talking about the Holy Spirit when he says “Spirit.” Apparently, people who read his books have skipped or ignored these parts about the angels. One woman wrote this to me:
“…women in my neighborhood group are raving about hows it’s (AW’s book) helping. One said, I don’t know if he’s a medium or not but his methods are helping me.”
Sadly, pragmatism is alive and well. Pragmatism is “an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.” The placebo effect, coincidence, and the self-limiting nature of most illnesses are ignored as factors.
In fact, several have commented to me that they or others have used AW’s advice and actually got worse.
“Sadly I been on his protocols as a results of desperation and it almost destroyed my health! I just want to warn everyone out there.It all starts really nice and it’s working and then it just slowly ‘killing you’ “
“Yes- I watched people’s health being destroyed!! I was a big fan for a season before getting saved. People after some time on his protocol were losing teeth and hair- besides being obsessed with him.”
A former New Ager, Lara Johansson, commented:
“This is how it always starts. If it was ugly from the beginning- no one would follow those teachings. There is always a trap in the beginning.. a brilliant disguise.”
AW has bestsellers and appears on TV only because he was initially promoted by New Age celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow on her famed GOOP blog. Just as Oprah has given many writers bestsellers by having them on her program, so Paltrow has given celebrity status to AW.
AW is all in favor of getting his readers and fans to contact these angels:
Quote==You can call upon the Life-Changing Angels for assistance just like you would the Essential Angels or Unknown Angels. It is important to address them by name and say your request out loud, even if you are only able to whisper. “Angel of Harmony, please be with me during this meal,” you might ask aloud before sitting down to dinner. Have faith in knowing that this practice will alert the Angel whose aid you need. If you are unable to speak for health reasons or just can’t get the words out in that moment, mentally call upon the Angel of Deliverance to assist you in making contact with the other Angels.==from same link as above
Of course, contacting angels, who are spirits, is forbidden by God. There is not a single instance in the Bible of anyone knowingly contacting or calling on angel. God sends his angels at his will, and only fallen angels respond to contact from humans.
AW does not believe in the true God, in Jesus, or in the Holy Spirit. He is like any other medium or psychic, and I am very familiar with mediums and psychics from having spent 20 years in the New Age. I even taught astrology at an organization that had psychics and mediums teaching as well and running the organization. They were my friends. I hung out with them. So I know what talking to “Spirit” means.
I have received comments on my previous AW posts that AW is talking about the Holy Spirit or a good angel, and that he believes in God. He does mention God but this is not the true God. It is the god believed in by psychics and mediums and spiritualists. And Spirit is not the Holy Spirit. Nor does the Holy Spirit give health advice. AW is in rebellion against God.
Quote==William is not a doctor, but receives what he calls “advanced medical information” from “Spirit,” and he discovered his gift when he was just 4 years old.==End quote from https://bit.ly/2DfUHcE
Moreover, AW has zero credentials in nutrition, diet, medicine, or anything at all that qualifies him to give health advice. He even has a disclaimer on his website to that effect. Yet he dispenses advice like he’s giving out candy. Please see links below to warnings on his junk science.
This is my 6th warning on AW. If this information is not enough to bother you, maybe what God says will bring it home (necromancers are mediums):
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
1 Chronicles 10:13
So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance.
“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death.”
1 Chronicles 10:13-14
So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.
2 Kings 21:6
And he burned his son as an offering and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, …
2 Chronicles 33:6
And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
2 Kings 23:24
Moreover, Josiah put away the mediums and the necromancers and the household gods and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might establish the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.
Comments from CANA
I don’t think many realize that occultists like AW can talk as though they are Christians or as though they believe in Jesus and the biblical God. They can use the same language, like saying “God” or “the Most High.” Consulting AW or taking his advice is no different from taking advice from any medium and his/her spirit guides.
IF YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN, please consider who AW is getting this information from. Just who is the “Spirit of the Most High?” Do you think the “Most High” is really God? Why would God suddenly decide to have a “spirit” give medical information to someone like AW? Have you wondered what kind of God this is, or who God is?
God is the Creator of the universe. He knows all, cannot be confined, and is love, mercy, patience, wisdom, wrath on sin, just, peace, and goodness. He will judge one day because he cannot tolerate sin, which is why we know there is justice. None of us can reach God’s standards but he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for sins so that all who believe in Jesus can have eternal life. Jesus did this willingly and invites all to the dwelling places he prepares for those who believe (see John 14:2).
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
Jesus is asking that question of you today.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I repent of my sins and turn to you. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”