|By: Dave Hunt; ©2003|
|Dave Hunt explains how the New Age Movement—and its ideas have become mainstream in America through the influence of celebrities and government and military leaders.|
Celebrities are the leading promoters of occult “spirituality.” Merv Griffin promoted Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation in the ’70s. Ten years ago Oprah Winfrey revealed that the “secret of her incredible vitality and energy [and] success... is her personal relationship with God.” The illegitimate daughter of a Mississippi Baptist minister, her mother couldn’t handle her and sent her to her father. “He drove the devil out of this hell-raiser,” says Oprah. Unfortunately, her idea of the devil and God is unbiblical. Winfrey “has embraced A Course in Miracles and on her show has agreed that ‘all religions lead to God.’” Says Oprah:
Many other celebrities have joined Oprah in her pursuit of the occult.
Governments, too, pursue the occult! Ingo Swann, one of the founders of the remote-viewing program, explains that the United States became involved in psychic research because “the amount of money and personnel involved in the Soviet psychotronics clearly confirmed that they were serious about it and had already achieved breakthroughs which justified the increases in expenditures and tightest security.” He continues:
There has also been apparent cooperation between the United States and the Russians in the field of psychic experimentation, much of it sponsored by Esalen, the New Age center south of San Francisco where the Human Potential movement was spawned in the 1960s. The Pentagon has had its own Meditation Club headed by Edward Winchester. He talked the Soviets into jointly “visualizing peace” during the height of the Cold War, and on a goodwill tour he meditated “inside the Kremlin... and distributed... meditation Kits ... to peace committee officials in Moscow, Kiev, and Leningrad....” On a TV program “allegedly seen by 150 million Soviets, Winchester ran a public meditation in front of the Kazan Cathedral” in Leningrad.
It would take several books to report on the occult invasion of the U.S. military. Psychic Warrior by David Morehouse lifted the lid of secrecy on the military’s remote-viewing program. Morehouse reveals the intensive training involved for America’s psychic spies and warriors and some of their exploits. Contrary to the CIA’s claim that it has abandoned the program, Morehouse believes that “Star Gate is as active as ever but has gone further undercover... [and that] the government is taking this technique into the realm of weaponry....” Though officially retired, he can’t sleep at night “without the TV blaring, just to shut out all the internal data.”
The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia, founded by Robert Monroe, which teaches outof-body trips (OBEs), has been a favorite with military and government officials and business leaders. After the death of his wife in 1992, Monroe claims to have taken an OBE to visit her, but couldn’t handle the emotion of it, so swore off OBEs for fear that if he took another one he might not come back. Now deceased, Monroe is truly out of his body and now knows what a lie this all was. Monroe received three patents for audio signals to induce an altered state of consciousness. Even Buddhist monks use the tapes “as a training tool.” As the Wall Street Journal reported:
Ten years ago Representative Charles Rose claimed that “At any given time, about one fourth of congressmen are engaged in exploring psychic phenomena....” As a result of Orange County, California Treasurer Robert L. Citron’s reliance upon the investment advice of a psychic and an astrologer, the affluent county “lost $1.7 billion in risky investments... [and] declared bankruptcy December 6, 1994.” The New York Times News Service reported, “Washington [D.C.] rings with the opinions of futurists and spiritualists...." U.S. News & World Report, referring to the “spiritual dimension” in the nation’s capital, said that it is “unsettling that the speaker of the House drinks deep from the advice of spiritualists.... The Clintons have met with Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author who promotes the power of miracles....”
Lack of space prevents us from reciting the occult involvement at the highest levels of government and business around the world. We must at least mention its occurrence in the world of Islam. In Saudi Arabia, where the holiest Muslim shrines are located, the occult is rampant. King Fahd is so deeply in bondage to the occult that he avoids spending time in the royal capital city of Riyadh because of a psychic prophecy that he would die there: