The idea of a primordial spiritual energy pervading the universe, flowing around and through all living things, is as old as civilization. In Asia it’s known as “chi,” the life force cultivated, channeled, and manipulated by disciplines as diverse as tai chi and acupuncture. In Hinduism it’s called prana or kundalini. To the ancient Meso-Americans (Aztecs and Mayans) it was Chu’lel. The internet universe is heavily populated with all kinds of gadgets that purport to evoke or distribute this energy. One Personal Spiritual Encounter client told me of spending more than $30,000 on a machine, sold to him by a Christian doctor, that would restore his health and finances by laying his hands on the device several times a day to absorb it’s energy. Another client was actually demonized by being involved in Zyto scanners, described by the makers as a “hand cradle” that measures “the body’s galvanic skin response to each unique signature” which is then sent for software analysis.
The greatest occult danger is when so-called energy emissions are used for divination or physical healing. Unlike scientifically quantifiable energies, such as radio waves or electricity, the source of demonic energies is usually not known, even by their devotees. Most ideas about such energies are connected to pantheism, which essentially believes that god and creation are one. Absorption of these presumed “positive energies” can occur with yoga, mindful meditation, shamanistic healing, polarity therapy, Reiki, therapeutic healing, massage, auric color-balancing, acupuncture, reflexology, qi gong etc. The list of dangerous modalities is almost endless.
The premise for such ideas is usually the concept of a real/material v. spiritual/unreal/subtle body. Yoga, for example, teaches the existence of chakras, psychic energy centers, that are immaterial but located in specific parts of the body, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Healing and spiritual insight is achieved by redistributing the internal energy of the spiritual body or extracting the bad energy. If any doctor, chiropractor, nurse or pseudo-scientific practitioner of alternative healing suggests any of these ideas, find the nearest exit. My files documenting exorcism case studies is filled with hundreds of stories from individuals who were scammed, and even demonized, by such practices. I can also attest to many people who have suffered severe medical issues because they were misdiagnosed and mistreated by an energy healer. “I am the Lord that healeth thee,” Exodus 15:26 declares. That healing can come by competently trained medical physicians and by supernatural intervention (James 5:16). It should not come from attempts to align one’s physical body with the unknown and undefined energies of the universe, a certain path to demonic bondage and possible spirit possession. Beware demonic energy healers.
An encouraging word: MILLENNIAL IMMORALITY
Proverbs 30:12 most certainly speaks of the times in which we live: “There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes yet is not washed from its filthiness.” Exhibit A: this week a middle-school teacher was put on “administrative leave” for sex-texting a photo of her naked breasts. It was intended for her boyfriend, but students saw it. She was fired but is suing the school to get her job back. Her argument? Gender equality. Male teachers have photos with no shirt on, so why can’t she? Her lawyer argued, “They say she’s done something sexually filthy. That’s not what we’re about anymore in this millennial age.” Disgusting. But in times like these, be encouraged. It’s one more sign of Christ’s imminent return!