The royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is history. More than one billion watched the pomp and circumstance of the most anticipated exchange of marital vows in decades. Now that this grand affair is over, the happy couple are on their way to wedded bliss, or at least that’s the expectation. Who wouldn’t want to wish them well? But once the honeymoon is over, Meghan and Harry will have more to worry about than dodging paparazzi. Meghan has inherited curses that lurk behind the obvious affection that she has for Harry.
Her parents, Tom and Doria, were married December 23, 1979, not in a church, but in the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) temple in Los Angles. The ceremony was presided over by a Buddhist priest by the name of Bhaktananda, which means “bliss through devotion” [in this case devotion to Kriya Yoga]. To 99% of the public that’s an eccentric fact, but to readers of my book “Larson’s Book of World Religions,” there is a different perspective. The SRF, founded by Hindu guru Paramahansa Yogananda, was the first major Hindu religious sect to take hold in America in the early 20th century. Yogananda taught “cosmic consciousness” by means of Kriya Yoga, as I point out in my book. I have dealt with many people who’ve practiced Kriya Yoga and can attest that it’s one of the most demonized forms of Eastern metaphysical practices. It focuses on raising the serpent Kundalini power through six spinal chakras to achieve “god-communion.” According to Yogananda, it was the Hindu god Krishna who gave this divine, secret mystery to Christ. Take note, Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, is still today a devout yoga teacher, and Meghan is also devoted to the practice. Take it from me, as an exorcist, demons acquired by Kriya Yoga are some of the most difficult to dislodge.
Such guilt by association doesn’t mean that Meghan shares the same idolatrous devotion as her mom; but even if she doesn’t, she’s still influenced by the same demonic forces that her mother has colluded with (perhaps innocently) for decades. The curses of Kriya Yoga that came upon her mother, must have passed on to daughter to some extent. This doesn’t make her a bad or evil person. She’s likely clueless about what I’ve described in this blog, and probably sees no incompatibility between yoga, her mom’s religion, and her newly acquired Church of England faith. But the following words, quoted Yogananda, from my “World Religions” book, are worth noting: “Self-Realization Fellowship is a truer message of Christianity. It is only by removing hate from our hearts [by Kriya Yoga] that we can live a Christlike life.” That blasphemy is a dangerous idea to associate with, even if it’s not your own and it’s your mother’s. May God send someone to speak truth to Meghan and Harry so that the curses of Yogananda don’t prevent them from living happily ever after.
An Encouraging word: God’s Word is Forever
“The grass withers, the flower fades . . . but the word of our God stands forever.” These words of Isaiah 40:7-8 are significant to me today, because the date of this published blog is my birthday. With passing years, especially beyond middle age, one becomes more aware of this scripture. As the years of opportunity lessen, what’s done for Jesus matters more. Whatever human efforts one makes in life to do something lasting, the passing years prove that it is only God’s Word that endures. But more important, it is eternal. Ask yourself today if what you’re doing will wither like the flowers or count for eternity.