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Levitation

LEVITATION is the alleged suspension of gravity during deep meditation or under occult power. There are many reports, but no known confirmable cases. Levitation is associated with demon possession, Buddhist and Hindu ascetics, and medieval Catholic mystics. Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena were reported to levitate while in trances. Though Teresa’s friends feared she was possessed, Teresa believed that her levitations were God’s favors, though she “begged God very much not to give me any more favors in public.” (source)

“The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. For God is not a God of disorder.” (1 Corinthians 14:32, 33).

Kundalini

KUNDALINI (coiled)
Called the “king of yogas,” the serpent power of the Hindu goddess Shakti is unleashed by chanting, visualization, and measured breathing, usually while the practitioner is in the lotus position. Shakti is said to uncoil from the base of the spine and work her way to the crown, or lotus, chakra at the head, where she copulates with Shiva.

Leading to “union with the divine,” or a realization of one’s own divinity, the awakening of kundalini has been called “breathtaking.” However, not all proponents mention the possible side effects of an uncontrolled awakening: twitching, feelings of insects or animals crawling inside one’s body, exhaustion, depression, memory and concentration problems, and symptoms of psychosis.

Kundalini master Gopi Krishna described one such uncontrollable awakening: “I knew I was dying and that my heart could not stand the tremendous strain for long. My throat was scorched and every part of my body flaming and burning, but I could do nothing to alleviate the dreadful suffering. If a well or river had been near I would have jumped into its cold depths, preferring death to what I was undergoing . . . I racked my distracted brain for a way of escape, only to meet blank despair on every side. I felt myself sinking, dully conscious of the scalding sea of pain in which I was drowning.”

Krishna’s trauma reminds one of the scriptural depiction of Hell and of an end times trial described in Revelation 9:6: “During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.”

Episcopal priest Morton Kelsey equates contemplative prayer with kundalini power.

Exoteric

EXOTERIC (root meaning, outer)
Suitable to be imparted to the public, for everyone; with regard to religion, a belief system of equality and respect not dependent on the social or intellectual status of the believer. Christianity, as described in the Bible, is an exoteric religion.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Esoteric

ESOTERIC (root meaning, inner)
Intended for, or understood by, an elite group of initiates; mysterious. As religions go, esoteric religions necessarily have an upper echelon of spiritually elite—priests, monks, lamas, etc.—who alone are privy to secret doctrines, mystical teachings, and enlightenment. Esoteric religion is for the elite, not the majority of humankind. Mystical religions are esoteric.

Enlightenment comes from the Word of God. “Your commands make me wiser than my enemies. . . . The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:98, 130).

Djwhal Khul

DJWHAL KHUL (meaning is uncertain, possibly light/flame in Sanskrit and region/jurisdiction in Tibetan; so…“Region of Light”? “Jurisdiction of Flame”?)

Calling himself “The Tibetan,” this discarnate (having no body) transmitted New Age doctrines to occultists Madame Blavatsky in the late 1800’s and Alice Bailey in the early 1900’s. Some of DK’s channeled works have been criticized as racist and anti-semitic. Yet his teaching forms the basis for the United Nations World Core Curriculum, educational standards set for children worldwide and compiled by Robert Muller.

See Ascended Masters

Demon Possession

DEMON POSSESSION is more correctly known as “demonization.” The indwelling of one or more evil spirits, usually considered to be angels who followed Satan in rebellion against God and were cast out of heaven (Revelation 12:4).

Apparently demonization may be involuntary (Mark 9:17-29) or as a result of deliberate involvement in occult activities. Evil spirits take control of the person’s body and personality at will. Symptoms may present as mental alienation, trembling and swelling, change in voice, hostility to teaching about Jesus.  See http://www.eternaldestiny.com for a longer list of possible symptoms.

A possessed person’s apparent terror of so-called “sacred” objects, such as holy water might well be pretense. Demons are deceivers, after all.  Faith in Jesus and in the authority of His word, along with fasting and prayer are presented in Scripture as effective against demons.

Related terms: ascended masters, shadow people, spirit guides, deities, apparitions, spirits of departed relatives, angels of light, qi gong, channeling.

Many who were demon-possessed were brought to [Jesus], and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.” (Matthew 8:16.17)

Demon Fortress

DEMON FORTRESS

The nickname for the Tibetan Buddhist monastery which was the home of the Dalai Lama’s chief spiritual advisor, Nechung, a possessed monk. So named because the walls are covered with paintings of demonic images, tortured, disemboweled humans, etc.