Psychic / New Age / Yoga



What about mind control and mind-science beliefs? (Col. 2:8)

Such cults focus on the “universal consciousness” concept that human beings:
  1. are part of a vast, timeless consciousness;
  2. are ultimately divine;
  3. will live forever in various forms (reincarnation, and so on);
  4. can communicate with the dead or other spirits; and
  5. can receive power through psychic or even bodily exercises to transcend nature, understand mysteries, and affect their own destinies or the lives of those around them.
These groups, in the name of “research and enlightenment,” “psychic research,” “transcendental meditation,” “yoga,” and so on, are actually not in touch with some great “God consciousness” or psychic power, but with Satan and demons.

The Greek word psuche is translated “soul,” from which we derive the word psychic. Most mind-science groups deal with psychic, or soulish, phenomena. First Corinthians 2:14 says the psuchikos or “soulish” person (“the natural man”) will not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolish to him. Mind control and New Age movement teachings all appeal to the soulish man, because they do not require repentance and being born again (John 3:3, 5). A concept prevalent in these groups is that if a person gains sufficient knowledge, he can dominate or control events because he is part of god or is god.

We must remember that the soulish realm is the realm of demons. Demons can and often do enter into this psychic area. The people who are in touch with the dead or “the other world” are not tapping into some universal consciousness. They are in touch with demons. Demons lurk behind many of the oriental religions, as well as behind the mind teachings.
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