Thursday, August 25, 2016

Two Conflicting Worldviews—Oneism vs. Twoism

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)….biblical worldview
“In the beginning was the universe/energy/consciousness…”    “In the beginning the universe created the universe.” The OTHER worldview…….the pagan worldview.
 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.(Romans 1:20-23)
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (Hebrews 11:1-3)
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)

Many people don’t realize that America has experienced a Second Revolution, beginning in the 1960’s. It was similar to the French Revolution it that its goal was to bring radical change to the forms, structures, values, and ethics of the status quo. It had to destroy before ushering in utopia. It is seeking to bring in a New Age with the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. However, the dawn of the New Age is now at its high noon. Though this revolution, in its inception, was relatively bloodless, its consequences have been brutally bloody. 60 million unborn children have died in this ‘enlightened’ age…and this is just the USA. And for the New Age worldview to succeed, Christianity has to be neutralized.

Neo-paganism has led to neo-barbarianism. We stand at the graveside of western civilization and we must weep and wake up! In order to speak the timeless truth of the gospel in a meaningful way in our changing culture, we need to understand what the underlying assumptions or worldview is of those around us.

 One of the reasons people seem to talk past each other when debating issues like: earthbound spirits, poltergeists, residual energy, abortion etc. Is that the underlying worldview is rarely addressed. Every person has a worldview which acts like spectacles through which they view all of reality. It affects how we think, how we act, and how we feel.If that is not discussed then we will unlikely persuade people on any deep level.

I want to begin a series which contrasts the two conflicting worldviews of today. Though it may appear reductionistic, this is a simple but accurate way of summarizing the only two worldviews that have existed since the dawn of time.(in my book I mention several worldviews, but they all can be boiled down to two, and just two).

Why is there something rather than nothing? And what is the nature of that something? Where did we come from? Colin Gunyon stated, “There are, probably, ultimately only two possible answers to the question of origins, and they recur at different places in all ages: (either) that the universe is the result of creation by a free personal agency, or that in some way or other it created itself. The two answers are not finally compatible, and require a choice, either between them or an attitude of agnostic refusal to decide.”

I want to gently ask—how can you live with yourself if you have not taken the time to understand why you are here? How can you expect to experience a meaningful life if you don’t care what the meaning of life is—its origin and its explanation?

For the sake of simplicity, Dr Peter Jones says that there are only two ultimate worldview explanations of origins—what he calls Oneism and Twoism. These are two mutually-contradictory ways to think about the world. Let me let Jones explain what these terms mean. I highly recommend this book by Dr Jones, a brilliant scholar who is an astute observer of what is happening in our culture. (see below)

Oneism—“sees the world as self-creating (or perpetually existing) and self-explanatory. Everything is made up of the same stuff, whether matter, spirit, or a mixture. There’s one kind of existence, which, in one way or another, we worship as divine (or of ultimate importance), even if that means worshipping ourselves. Though there is apparent differentiation and even hierarchy, all distinctions are, in principle, eliminated, and everything has the same worth. This is ‘homocosmology’, a worldview based on sameness. The classic term for this is ‘paganism’, worship of nature.” (pg. 12 The Other Worldview, Peter Jones)

In other words, there is ultimately only ONE reality…..creator and creation are compressed. Hence, Oneism. This false worldview takes on many different faces, but the bottom line is the same—ultimately, there is only one kind of ultimate reality.

Twoism—“The only other option is a world that is the free work of a personal, transcendent God, who creates ex nihilo (from nothing). In creating, God was not constrained by or dependent on any pre-existing conditions. There is nothing exactly like this in our human experience of creating; our creative acts are analogous to God’s. There is God, and there is everything that is not God—everything created and sustained by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This worldview celebrates otherness, distinctiveness. We only worship as divine the distinct, personal, triune Creator, who placed essential distinctions within creation. This is a ‘heterocosmology’, a worldview based on otherness and difference. This is often called ‘theism’. (pg.13) (Islam and Judaism are deficient attempts at Twoism, but ultimately are Oneist due to lack of Trinity)
 In other words, there are ultimately only two kinds of reality—The infinite/personal Creator, and His creation (visible and invisible)…..Twoism
 Phrases you may have heard that express Oneism
 I’m not religious, but spiritual (this has different meanings but I suggest that Christians not use this verbiage)
 Breaking or denying boundaries
 Breaking taboos
 Abolishing ‘either/or’ thinking
‘As above, so below’ (no distinction between divine and human)
Non-duality
Oneness—all is one
Enlightenment, chakra, it’s all relative, synchronicity with the Universe, raising energy/consciousness levels, affirming/afforming changes in reality, sending positive thoughts, innate human psychic powers etc, etc.

Whether implicitly or explicitly embraced, these two world views are antithetical….mutually exclusive. One is true and the other is false.  In the moral worldview of the bible knowledge is never ‘neutral’. That is why Paul calls one of these worldviews ‘the truth’ and the other worldview ‘the lie’ (Romans 1:25)

Oneism is the lie, and Twoism is the truth.

From the opening line in Genesis to Revelation (see above texts), the bible insists that there are two, and only two, kinds of reality…..the Creator, and everything else…the creation. But paganism merges the two into an idolatrous one.

 From time of gestation (mid sixties) to full birth (mid-nineties), a pagan Oneist worldview has virtually overrun and taken over our culture.  Pop culture (movies, TV shows, books/novels, spirituality, sexuality, ect.) has been both a cause and symptom of this Oneist juggernaut. For those who are sensitive, the amount of change that has occurred in the last 30 years has been staggering and heart-wrenching—nothing short of a second American Revolution…that has spread worldwide.

Secular humanism and pagan spirituality are both Oneist worldviews. For quite a while secular humanism was the dominant enemy of Christianity, but it is sputtering due to its lack of explanatory power and its consequences (two world wars). Ironically, our culture is not becoming less spiritual, but MORE spiritual…..but this spirituality is from hell. It denies the Creator (see Romans 1:18 ff) and deifies the creation.

We shall look at this in more detail in the coming weeks. But we must ask: is it over? Is it too late? The answer is not a nostalgic return to the 1950’s. We need a generation of spiritual warriors who are valiant for truth and are aware of this worldview shift…to bring the biblical worldview back and pray for revival/reformation.

 For now, my main goal was to make folks aware of the two competing worldviews.

 Next week we shall look at Carl Jung’s  massive contribution to this paradigm shift.

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.  

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life’

Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 18 & 19 August 2016 (from news reports) - Almost thirty thousand devotees thronged the Shiwatsel ground to attend teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama here today. Four days of teachings, with sessions in the mornings only, have been organized by the Ladakh Buddhist Association of Leh in collaboration with various volunteer organizations.

As a prelude to His Holiness’s teachings, monks and scholars from various monasteries participated in formal debates with each other, employing dialectical methods to explore the niceties of the doctrine.

Beginning his explanation of the 8th century CE Nalanda master Shantideva's ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life’ (Bodhicharyavatara; spyod-jug), His Holiness addressed the congregation on the importance of learning and understanding what the Buddhist scriptures actually teach. “Faith without understanding the essence of what the Buddha taught is merely maintaining tradition as a kind of social custom,” he advised.

“We are not gathered here to witness some sort of performance nor even just to hold a meeting together. We are here to explore the teachings of the Buddha. Therefore, if our endeavours are to be fruitful, both teacher and students must generate a pure motivation. Otherwise we’ll just be wasting our time.”

Under the harsh Ladakhi sun, the crowd, consisting of Ladakhis, Tibetans, Western devotees and tourists, listened to His Holiness call for harmony between all religious traditions. In discussing the benefits of the awakening mind of bodhichitta, he said it is this spirit of awakening, the aspiration to attain enlightenment to benefit all sentient being that motivates the Bodhisattva's way of life. The text he is teaching explains how to cultivate and sustain this altruistic aspiration. There are two aspects to the awakening mind—the aspiration, the wish to awaken and actually engaging in practices that lead to that awakening. These bodhisattva practices are commonly known as the Six Perfections and first among them is the perfection of generosity.

“Every sentient being, including animals, seeks happiness,” His Holiness remarked. “Therefore, showing others respect and trying to understand and help them solve their problems is a source of happiness."

“We have two enemies, the self-cherishing or self-centred mind and the misconception of self. Crucial to Buddhism in general, but especially the Nalanda tradition, is the need to use our intelligence and transform our emotions. This will be a far more effective source of happiness than resorting to the short term pleasures of drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs.”

His Holiness highlighted the verse in the first chapter of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ that describes sentient beings’ predicament:

Although seeking to avoid pain,
They run headlong into suffering.
They long for happiness, but foolishly
Destroy it, as if it were their enemy

The teachings will conclude on 20 August. The following day, 21 August, His Holiness will confer the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara—the Bodhisattva embodying compassion.

Continuing to teach Shantideva’s ‘A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ His Holiness the Dalai Lama today suggested:

“The more we practice altruism and help others, the more we will benefit ourselves. The resultant peace of mind helps us live longer, able to serve humanity longer.”

He recommended that devotees pray with a good motivation to live longer in order to have greater opportunity to practise the Buddhadharma, cultivate bodhichitta, and attain Buddhahood. He added:

“Right from childhood we are under the influence of destructive emotions. We have an instinct to harm others, to kill insects and so forth, due to our past karma and being habitually driven by negative attitudes.

“From the beginning, we are accustomed to being ignorant about reality and adopt a self-cherishing attitude. Now, due to encountering the teaching of the Buddha, we are awakening from the slumber of ignorance. Therefore, we should try to generate the awakening mind of bodhichitta. In the immediate short term it will bring us peace of mind and better health, while in the longer term it will ensure that we take a higher rebirth.”

As His Holiness came to the end of his explanation, hundreds of monks and members of the public, led by Ganden Tri Rinpoche and Ladakh Buddhist Association President Tsewang Thinles, performed ceremonial prayers for His Holiness’s long life and good health. On behalf of the entire people of Ladakh, Tsewang Thinles expressed thanks to His Holiness for coming and showering his blessings on them. He further requested His Holiness to visit Ladakh again and again in the future.

In his response His Holiness said,

“These prayers made with great faith and devotion will help me live longer, giving me the opportunity to work for the welfare of all sentient beings.”

On 21st August, the last day of the four days of public teachings, His Holiness conferred an Avalokiteshvara empowerment. In the preamble he encouraged Buddhists among his listeners to adopt a vegetarian diet and curtail their use of alcohol. He urged everyone to be more compassionate and sincere and to recognise that we are all brothers and sisters belonging to one human family.

original links with photos: http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/1439-a-guide-to-the-bodhisattvas-way-of-life

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Kalamazoo Shooter Blames Satan For His Crimes

Hello everyone. I hope you had a great weekend and everyone you love is healthy. Here in Florida it's still very rainy been nothing but bad storms. Still knocking out power and Internet. !! Lol. But I'm thankful for no hurricanes so far. I'll take thunderstorms over a hurricane any day of the week. I hope everyone else didn't have to much trouble and no one was hurt. I know Louisiana unfortunately was hit with a bad storm of some kind and that can't be good after Hurricane Katrina. I think so far there have been seven fatalities. I'm still foggy on the details so this might be different. I'm just asking for prayers and good thoughts to be sent to the victims and families.

This is a example of a possible possession. No one knows for sure. The following information I found during research. A link to this will be attached at the end for people to read for themselves. The following information:

"The shooter went by the name Dalton. He also told investigators about the things he said to her on the day of the shootings. The police report adds that Dalton, on the day of the incident, had told his wife "he wouldn’t be able to return to work and that their children couldn’t go back to school. He also told her to watch the evening news, after which she would “understand everything." That is sick! This makes me sick. This man needs to see a psychiatrist for possible treatment and get assessed.Then go from there. They (the demonic) can mimic our loved ones and friends etc...Even can sound like anyone they want. But it could be legit mental illness.

According to Dalton, when he opened up the Uber app on Saturday, Feb 20, which he believed was the Eastern Star, popped up on the phone screen. He claimed that the symbol resembled the devil’s head and that he wasn’t in control of his body since that moment. An excerpt from the report provided more details.

“Dalton described the devil figure as a horned cow head or something like that and then it would give you an assignment and it would literally take over your whole body.”

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2889630/jason-dalton-kalamazoo-shooter-uber-app-satanic-symbol/#mpMsbkRGR6xVV7y4.99

According to the associated press Dalton "said that since the minute he logged on tonight, he doesn't remember anything." He said the app "starts out that you have to follow the navigation, but it gets to the point where you don't have to drive at all, the car just goes."  He is saying that the devil possesses him, drives the car, and takes him to the destination on the log.  He said when the star turned black, it meant he could go as fast as he wanted.  Passengers in the car described a terrifying ride in which Dalton drove 80 mph, blew through traffic lights, passed into oncoming traffic, cut across the median, and sideswiped other cars. The black German Shepherd dog riding in the back was so frightened she cowered down in the floor. One passenger jumped out before reaching his destination in fear.

This is more of what I feared. We need God. We're living in the last days in my humble opinion. Satan is taking souls as many as possible. Now I'm not saying this man was possessed. I don't know I wasn't there so I can't begin to even speculate. He was probably just so doped up and over did it and hallucinations can happen. It could be legit mental illness of some kind. I just felt this needed to be shared. This is what's happening out there. Please pray and keep yourself spiritually protected. It's so important. We have a spiritual battle going on but we know how it ends. Nothing can overthrow God. Remember that.

 The enemy wants every body to turn on each other instead of everybody working together. And this is something I know from way too much experience dealing with it. At certain times these demons feed off chaos, anger, sadness, bitterness etc.... They just love that people are constantly opening doors without realizing it. Coming in and out of these graveyards and cemeteries doing EVP's and God knows what else. Some cemeteries due to some residual feelings of sadness, depression and just plain heart broken. But there are places everywhere people sneak into. They want to do what they see on tv. Halloween is coming soon and I beg people to stay away from these places. Plus spiders!! Yikes!!

Written By Jennifer L Auld

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Demonic Collusion, Pt 3: Chaos vs. Order, and ‘Happy Haunts’

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann


Recently it was noted that Ed Warren saw the progression of the demonic in this fashion:

Encroachment

Infestation

Oppression

Possession

Death

I like his outline.

In my last two blogs we have analyzed the idea of demonic collusion, in which there is superior planning and cooperation amongst demons to achieve their diabolical purposes. We looked at the series ‘The Ghosts of Shepherdstown’ and ‘The Dead Files’ as two examples on TV which it is evident that demons use collusion to maximize their deception.

It is impossible to understand Satan’s schemes apart from this notion of collusion, whether you use the word or not is not important—that demons intentionally work together to accomplish a deception is what is important. Demonic collusion has so much explanatory power when it comes to understanding how Satan and his minions accomplish their goals.

Is the demonic realm chaotic or orderly? That demons delight in causing chaos amongst humans is indisputable. That chaos is often experienced by humans, especially when a nation is falling apart, is indisputable. However, one must ask: how could demons accomplish ANY task, including causing chaos, if their ranks were chaotic? It is manifestly obvious that they couldn’t.

The terms used in the New Testament for the demonic realm (rulers, authorities, principalities, powers) suggest a military order and rank…submitting to authority. Those who read this who were in the military know the mindset: obey your superiors! One of my best friends in high school, was later a Navy S.E.A.L.  We were so close, after his death, his mom gave me one of his S.E.A.L  insignias, which I have next to me….which I cherish.

Special ops are a good example of superior human organization in achieving a virtuous end in battle.

However, the notion of demonic collusion itself demands that there be order and not chaos in the demonic realm. The obvious question or objection is: how can beings that are pure evil cooperate with each other? I think that is a fair question.

Think of Stalin or Hitler and their ruling generals. They were evil (possibly possessed) and there was personal dislike of each other. However, through fear, these men kept order in their entire armies. It is said of Stalin that he had police following his soldiers and would shoot any soldiers who ran from war. Similarly, I assume that Satan rules through fear and has his own infernal way of motivating his underlings, and running a very tight ship. Order, not chaos, is what characterizes Satan’s army and allows them to plan and execute the most sophisticated collusions. Which includes variety…

“HAPPY HAUNTS”.  If you look at the chart above it is a very accurate representation of how the demonic often progress in attack. It is a logical progression, getting worse and more overtly hostile with each stage. Oppression is the systematic attempt to break people/family down physically, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally.

However a recent discussion with a dear friend has opened my eyes further to something I already had suspected—widespread ‘happy haunts’ which do NOT follow the progression above. I know that millions of Americans (and many more worldwide) have overt demonic activity in their homes but do not report them or attempt to get help. While many folks do not report their activity out of fear of rejection, etc., that is not what I’m talking about here. Let me relay a scenario based on years of observation.

Elaine (not real name) told me that she and her large family lived in an old house and experienced a wide range of paranormal activity every day…chief of which was that every night the entire family watched as a little girl apparition walked down the stairs (this really happened) and out the door. Objects were moved, door-handles jiggled, footsteps, a touch on the shoulder from Uncle Joe in the middle of the night, ETC. This went on for decades.

However, the parents never sought assistance. Why? Because it seemed apparent to them that the paranormal activity was harmless. Both parents and all the children became accustomed to this ‘happy haunt’. Nobody was attacked. It became normal to them. While some of the frightful aspects seemed to have been played down over time—the touching on the child’s shoulder did elicit fear, and they called out to God—but there is a tendency for selective memory.

The point I’m trying to make is that demonic collusion would seem to support the notion of ‘happy haunts’. Of course demons delight in squashing people in every way imaginable, BUT the main objective is eternal damnation. Demons know that hostile haunts often lead to their ejection, so why not engage in happy haunts? They may not break people down in traditional ways, but if they show a united front of mimicking happy deceased spirits, then they can hit people where it hurts eternally.

Suppose the demons present a happy haunt for the kid’s entire stay at home. They then get attached to them and follow them wherever they move to. Yes, the activity resumes but it is not ‘hostile’ in their perception. Over a period of decades, they lay back and act like spiritual radioactivity…influencing them in a long walk in the wrong direction. All the while, they are making Jesus look smaller and smaller and pagan ideas loom larger and larger.

It grieves me deeply that many folks are being drawn to hell by a happy oppression…one in which the demons work together to make the paranormal seem fun, but it is in fact doing what radioactivity does…deep spiritual cellular/organ damage. Whether these happy haunts lead to physical harm is immaterial because the concerted demonic effort is to present over decades a happy road to hell.

Not all demonic infestations turn into hostile oppression. Make no mistake, it IS oppression but the recipients are fooled by the lifelong seeming innocuous nature of their normal paranormal life. It must take careful planning and execution to present a life-long experience of the demonic as something that looks and feels peaceful, kind, and even God-like. Apart from God’s grace, imagine how hard it is to convince these dear folks that Uncle Joe is a demon, after decades of kind encounters. The “angel of light’ principle is what we’re talking about. It reminds me of my friend Laura Maxwell whose dead sister allegedly visited her every night for years, and even combed her hair. It was lovely until Laura began to ask the spirits in Jesus’ name to reveal their true identity. Then it got very, very ugly.

This is deeply personal to me. My closest friend has experienced Happy Haunts for over 50 years. She is a Christian, but I’m struggling to know how much to say and when, because she is deeply deceived. God help us to be discerning of folks who do NOT fit the traditional oppression mold.

Read about demonic collusion and how it's affecting The Ghosts of Shepherdstown paranormal TV show here: http://eyeontheparanormal.blogspot.com/2016/07/ghosts-of-shepherdstown-new-paranormal.html

Part 2: What is Demonic Collusion? 'The Dead Files'

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dalai Lama Teaches The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

Thiksey, Ladakh, J&K, India, 11 August 2016 - This morning, the sky was cloudy as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove to the teaching ground at Thiksey, where thousands of people had gathered to hear the teaching, receive the Long Life Empowerment and participate in the Offerings and Prayers for His Holiness’s Long Life. His Holiness began by announcing the presence among them of a Thai Bhikkhu who he met the day before.

“He follows the Pali tradition which first recorded the Four Noble Truths and the 37 Factors of Enlightenment—the foundation of all Buddhist teachings. We also have the Vinaya, the code of monastic discipline in common. Indeed, both the Pali and Sanskrit traditions of Buddhism uphold the Three Collections of the Teachings and the practice of the Three Higher Trainings: morality, concentration, and wisdom.

"Although these are fundamental to our tradition too, we somehow overlook them in favour of deity yoga practice. Yet they are the foundations necessary for doing tantric deity practice. Deity yoga will only be effective if we cultivate the practices of the awakening mind of bodhichitta and an understanding of emptiness.”

His Holiness went on to say that having faith is not enough, following the teachings of the Buddha requires reason and understanding, without which Buddhism will not last long in the world. He added that he is inclined to change the order of the Stages of the Path approach and begin with Special Insight rather than the importance of Reliance on Spiritual Teacher. Following the traditional order and suggesting that if you do not follow the Lama’s instruction you will go to hell risks filling the students with fear instead of enthusiasm. His Holiness said the Buddha’s teaching about suffering and its origin is not intended to cause fear and anxiety. His explanation of true cessation achieved by following the true path is a source of joy.

His Holiness was forthright:

"I am being sincere and straightforward with you. With regard to the cause of Tibet and keeping the Buddhadharma alive, we are at a critical juncture. Since you show your devotion to the teaching of the Buddha, I insist that you study it.”

His Holiness remarked that by cultivating the awakening mind of bodhichitta and the wisdom understanding emptiness we can counter our extreme self-cherishing attitude and misconceptions of true existence. He observed that he finds it helpful to engage the four establishments of mindfulness in connection with the four noble truths such that the mindfulnesses of body, feeling, mind and phenomena lead respectively to an awareness of true suffering, true origin, true cessation and true path.

Alignment of mindfulness of phenomena with the true path yields a direct realisation of emptiness, which he said Nagarjuna alludes to when he says, "Fabrication is ceased by emptiness". Khunnu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen clarified this as, "Fabrication ceases within emptiness". Je Tsongkhapa also writes that when a yogi attains total absorption in emptiness all the defilements in his or her mind are said to dissolve within the empty nature of his or her mind itself; they do not go anywhere else, but simply disappear within the sphere of emptiness. His Holiness concluded:

“Meditating on the emptiness of your own mind is more powerful and significant than meditating on the emptiness of an external object like a pot. It counters your own fundamentally distorted conception of reality. If your realisation of emptiness is coupled with bodhichitta, you can achieve Buddhahood. And we need both bodhichitta and wisdom understanding emptiness in order to make the practice of deity yoga effective.”

His Holiness resumed his reading of the ‘Lamp for the Path’ at the point where it explains developing the aspiration for enlightenment. In preparation for the rite for generating the awakening mind he lead a recitation of the seven-limb prayer with a verse from the ‘Prayer of Samantabhadra's Noble Conduct’:

Whatever little wholesome energies I have collected 
By prostrating, making offering, confession, rejoicing, 
Requesting to give teaching, and requesting not to pass away
I dedicate all of them to attain full awakening.

Prior to the ceremony for generating aspiring and engaging bodhichitta His Holiness gave Upasaka/Upasaki precepts to those interested among the lay people. He gave the bodhisattva vows, asking those assembled to repeat the following verses three times after him:

I seek refuge in the Three Jewels.
I confess all misdeeds individually.
I rejoice in the virtues of all beings.
I take to heart the Buddha’s enlightenment....

He encouraged his listeners to consider the great significance of the bodhisattva vows as they repeated:

Having developed the intention for highest enlightenment
I shall invite all sentient beings as my guests
And I shall engage in the delightful practices of bodhisattvas ….     

He reminded them that they should know the 18 Root Downfalls and 46 Secondary Infractions avoiding which constitute the bodhisattva’s vows, but stressed that the essence of them all is to restrain selfishness. He told them how fortunate he felt to be able to encourage thousands of people to generate the aspiring bodhichitta, to take the bodhisattva vows and venture into the great practices of the bodhisattvas.

His Holiness conferred the Long Life Empowerment—the Wish-fulfilling Wheel of White Tara. He advised that on a practical level living a long life depends on maintaining hygiene and good health. From a spiritual point of view, however, the practice of bodhichitta and wisdom understanding emptiness protect us from obstacles and help create favourable conditions for spiritual progress.

"If you wish to have more friends,” he said, “you should cultivate bodhichitta. You will attract friends without having to seek them out. If you prefer to make enemies of people, harbour malicious thoughts towards them and they will naturally become hostile to you.

"What is of utmost importance is to feel determined to achieve a transformation of your mind. This is what the teachings I have given over these two days are meant for."

To conclude the day’s events, Thiksey Rinpoche led the community of monks, nuns and Ladakhi lay people in making prayers that His Holiness lives long based on the rite related to the Sixteen Arhats.

original link with photos http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/1433-teaching-the-lamp-for-the-path-to-enlightenment-a-longevity-empowerment-and-a-long-life-offering

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Essential Oils & Raindrop Therapy, Demonic Doorways, Part 2

Continued from Essential Oils & Raindrop Therapy, Demonic Doorways, Part 1

In this continuation of using Essential Oils and Raindrop Therapy we laid the ground work as to why this is purely Demonic.  Recapping these oils are infused from a blend of LAKOTAH Native American healing aspects along with Eastern Medicinal (Hindu) practices.  The reason why this is improper for Christians to partake is because of how they are made – nothing more than potions!

“Many people have said that we communicate to our Father through the pineal gland. I have not found documentation on that, so I don’t know that it is a correct statement, but I do believe when you have a spiritual experience you get this warm, burning, fuzzy feeling in your bosom. The chemical that creates that warm fuzzy feeling in your bosom is secreted from the pineal gland, and that may be the reason we are told by some scientists that the pineal gland is responsible for that communication which is very special” (D. Gary Young).

This is so totally New Age and demonic. D. Gary Young says this in the section called “Increasing Spiritual Communication.” Well, if he was actually communicating with the true God of the Bible he would know truth.  Because this oil opened his third eye, this is why he is spouting demonic lies and not Biblical truth!

D. Gary Young goes on to advise, “Let me share this with you–if you want to have a beautiful experience, take three drops of Cedar wood and mix it with six drops of Sandalwood and one drop of Cassia–then go into that sacred, quiet space and put this on and do your prayers and your meditations, and when you regain consciousness, write down what you remember. It will be a beautiful experience for you.”

Regain consciousness? What kind of experience is this? I will tell you what kind of experience that is - DEMONIC POSSESSION. Folks when I pray and have a good time with the Lord God Almighty I am not in an altered state of consciousness. This is so occultic and Demonic I don't even know how Christians as well as others who are not Christian cannot even see this!

To really understand where I am going, you need to understand what this type of witchcraft is. I am sure you have all heard the word 'potion' before. And maybe in a Bible Study you have heard the word for sorcery in Greek is Pharmakeia (Strong’s Greek 5331). These words refer to medicines or drugs that are combined together to accomplish a physical or spiritual intention. It is a potion. By the way I had to engage the Spirits of Pharmakeia in several past cases as RULING Spirits within several people!

What most people don't understand is that this practice of Raindrop Therapy opens your 'fifth' element up known as Akasha. In Vedantic Hinduism, Akasha means the basis and essence of all things in the material world; the first material element created from the astral world. A Vedic mantra “pṛthivyāpastejovāyurākāśāt” indicates the sequence of initial appearance of the five basic gross elements. Thus, first appeared the space, from which appeared air, from that fire or energy, from which the water, and therefrom the earth. It is one of the Panchamahabhuta, or "five gross elements"; its main characteristic is Shabda (sound). The direct translation of Akasha is the word meaning "upper sky" or 'space' in Hindu.

Many aroma therapists associate holistic aroma therapy with the theories of life force, vital energy, meridians and chakras, all of which are rooted in Taoist, Hindu and other eastern philosophies and eastern religions. Many alternative therapies are associated with New Age ideology and healing, based on the idea that God is a ‘universal force’ or ‘energy’ rather than the Christian belief in a personal God and Heavenly Father. Does this line up with the Holy God of the Bible, absolutely not!

Now if you think that this Essential Oil company and these other oil companies are not using psychic energy through WITCHCRAFT to charge their oils go ahead and read what D. Gary Young from Young Living oils has to say about it:

“Let me share a concept that we are going to get into later this week. You hold the oil in your hand and project your thoughts–whether you actually hold that oil and give it a blessing. To me, it isn’t the focal-ness of what you are saying that determines whether that oil has been blessed for that purpose, but the fact that you have directed your energy into that substance. That is what enhances the substance to do more and go further than it would ordinarily.”

D. Gary Young goes on to stated “That is an area where people say, ooh–now we are getting out in left field here. This is starting to sound like voodoo medicine.  Believe me, if anyone has that feeling, write it down!  Before class is over, I am going to show you scientifically how that works. It’s very frustrating for me at times when I talk to people about prayer or meditation or focusing thought without words and making things happen. We are so programmed to think Oh, you can’t possibly do that, that’s the workings of the devil.”

D. Gary Young goes on to state “Somewhere in Galatians it says, “All things that are good are of me.”  Write that down and keep that in mind.  Go look it up. That will do you more good than me doing it for you. It’s there.  All things that are worthy or of a good report.  It’s a beautiful scripture. When somebody starts to criticize you about what you are sharing with them and saying these are the workings of the devil, just pull out that scripture and read it to them. If they are an atheist, it won’t do you much good–and that is when you just stomp on their toe! Tell them if they had more faith, their toe would heal quicker! (12 Oils of the Bible, Gary Young)

People the scripture this man is quoting is from Romans 8:28, not Galatians and this scripture refers “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  The KEY is called according to his purpose – thus meaning you work the WILL of God in your life – Casting out demons, going laying hands on the sick, washing the feet of your brothers, etc!

D. Gary Young is practicing witchcraft and so many Christians who are not doing their homework and just going with the 'feel good' moment are getting caught up in this 'sifting' of God.  This is exactly how witches have been using oils, way before Christians ever got involved. And this is exactly how Young Living is openly marketing their oils - BLATANT WITCHCRAFT!  People you need to stop using this falseness, get your life right with God, ask for forgiveness and repent of your evil ways. Then and only then can you cast out these Witchcraft & Demonic forces and layers out of you!

Rev. Bradley Luoma


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Is "The Conjuring 2" Cursed?

Hi there. I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend and you are enjoying this wonderful Sunday. It is sunny here finally. I'm sure it will rain at some point but I hope everybody else is having some decent weather as well today. I know many are tired of the constant storms. I know I hate Monday's. Lol. I always have.

The next subjects came to light via news a few days ago so I can't say much of anything about the validity of all the details. I don't know them all but I can share what I do know so far via research. I'm just merely sharing with you what I came upon and what I learned.

The news that an Indian man died while watching The Conjuring 2 and then his body disappeared has been making the social media rounds for the past few days now, but it is not the only spooky story [of summoning real-life viral demons] relating to the movie that has social media users buzzing about The example, a video posted on twitter. The users handled “Rivaldy SB” supposedly shows the girl being possessed by some demonic entity in a movie theater showing The Conjuring Two In the low-quality video, the girl'........to catch this entire article go to this link to read about the real horror victims. A lot of things to be happening after the movie opened and some say even in their own home? Are they saying it's dangerous to see this? Does it open one up to view these things just for entertainment? Or research?

Ouija Boards are so very popular. We all know that. But they seem to be bigger than ever before. Halloween isn't far away either. I have witnessed awful consequences when people play around with these. In my humble opinion they are nothing more than portals to the demonic. Christ warns us about this.."Beware Of The Familiar Spirit." Our friends and loved ones are mimicked by demonic entities in a effort to trick us into offering help or becoming highly involved in keeping the communication going. This eventually allows them legal ground into our life. Now it's power is greater, stronger.

These things hate humans and anyone who loves Christ. Believe me don't be fooled. They will torment you day and nightand your loved ones into thinking you are crazy. Things will escalate and get worse over time. This situation will not go away on it's own. You can't ignore it and it eventually go away. You will be tormented beyond belief. I am very strong about this due to what I've witnessed and do not want anyone to even entertain the thought. No matter how curious you are, Is it really worth the risk involved?

Someone asked me why people claim demons hang around cemeteries? Well, I feel evil lurks in the dark. They hate the light. In my humble opinion...... I found in research is that cemeteries are dangerous places to be messing around with any of this. Just my opinion it's places to see possibly inhuman spirits also known as Demons. Sadly these are places that are very common for thrill seeker's and ghost hunters. The reason why I personally believe this (just my opinion) there is a lot of sadness and despair. Not everyone handles death well. Even after years have passed by. We know Demons feed off negativity and sadness. Going into A cemetery or graveyard after hours is asking for trouble even if your not looking. Just going to see a family members headstone in innocence, attachment can happen pending on your emotions or for just being there.

Many won't come forward but I have dealt with many cases of attachment from harmless ghost hunting or just hanging around these places after hours. In most cases pending on your intentions it gives them a legal right to harass you and worse..follow you and attach to you. Now they are in your personal space. Cemeteries with its energy of decay and death attracts entities. Entities can feed on extreme emotions, usually negative emotions such as grief and despair, of which there is plenty at the cemetery! It's a perfect hunting ground for demons on whoever drags in drunk or seeking thrills. God only knows what would happen.


Written By Jennifer L Auld
Biblicaldemonologist@gmail.com

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