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 Occultic Checklist (A-M)   (see also checklist N-Z)

I looked up the word occult in Dictionary.com and this is what it said:- 

1. Of or relating to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
2. Beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
3. Secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
4. Hidden from view.
5. Not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation. Of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.dealing with such qualities; experimental.

This is the definition of occult according to Wikipedia:-

The word occult has its roots in the Latin occultus, meaning “hidden, secret.” That's why it can also be used as both a noun referring to black magic and an adjective meaning "difficult to see." What does God say about hidden things?
For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” (Luke 8:17-18, NKJV). 

 From a Christian perspective occult is any form of healing other than Jesus and what God provides in His natural creation. These kinds of healing involve the devil. Occult involvement is a weapon that satan uses.  Sometimes it is very difficult to see.  Occult is also when an individual seeks to gain knowledge, peace (enlightenment), healing or power from a spiritual source other than God and His Word. The devil can mimic love and peace and will even perform healings, tricks, counterfeit peace, signs and wonders including encounters with spirits mimicking God that give us wonderful feelings which feed our emotions if that will keep unsaved people from the one true message which is Jesus Christ. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24, NKJV). The Lord wants to give us Love, Joy and Peace but it is more of a security within than a play on feelings.  The Holy Spirit taught me to never ever discern God through my feelings because feelings are easily misled.  This isn't to say that God won't use feelings because He does but there is a time when He wants us to know Him, love Him and trust Him through faith alone. Many times these alternate sources can bring great results and actual healing, but there is a cost!

Many things Christians do can be occultic, which they are unaware of. This checklist is to bring awareness, not condemnation. By being informed, we can repent, close the doors and avoid satan gaining access to us through occult means. Most practitioners who practice these things are completely unaware of the occult roots and source of the power they are using. Many believe it is God, or that they themselves have a gift. Remember it is the work of the devil and demonic spirits that afflicts you with infirmites in the first place, hence it is very simple for him to remove that affliction which appears as a healing. He will then replace that affliction with another. It may not be apparent at first but will later on manifest itself . If a consultant doesn't profess Jesus Christ as the source and power of their gift; STAY AWAY!

The Holy Spirit has shown me that many New Age techniques are creeping into Christian Ministries. There may be a few concepts in New Age beliefs that are right but the methodology of dealing with them is wrong. Those who practice New Age hypothesize that the body contains an energy field, an 'innate force' which is an invisible life force, sometimes referred to as Qi (Chi), Prana or vital force and when there is a blockage can prevent healing. New Age movement is based on the idea that there is a cosmic energy inside of everything, including our bodies. This energy they claim is the very "material" of both creation and deity, and when in proper balance and focus, humans can realise personal divinity for themselves. They have no need of a Saviour. In one sense there is a Biblical truth within this which is the fact that man does have an invisible life force within Him.  We see clearly in Genesis that God did breathe His breath (Life Force) into man but this is as far as the truth goes. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). The truth is that there are two kinds of energy - physical and spiritual. Spiritual energy is the breath of life and has no matter. The Bible has also proven that man and animals carry the breath of life (Genesis 2:17, 6:17 and 7:15). Creation has life and energy, but not the breath of life, which is Gods Spirit. God did not breathe it into being, He spoke it into being. The idea that we can manipulate the Life force within man goes against the Bible. We are shown that God is the potter and we are the clay.  Any attempt to mess with the part of Him in us is essentially trying to manipulate and control God (that very life force within man). You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? (Isaiah 29:16). Any belief in personal divinity (making oneself god-like), or an acceptance of other religions and beliefs rejects the God of the Bible. The Scriptures exhort us to "test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22). When put to the test New Age practices which are rooted in anti-biblical beliefs, clearly fail. Scriptures condemn teachings that remove Jesus Christ as the sole, sovereign Creator and Savior.   

There is only one power source we need for all our healings and afflictions - THE WORD OF GOD!! Using the Sword of the Spirit (Scripture) is our most powerful weapon. Remember Jesus is our only healer and Great Physician, and Jesus is of course the Word of God which became flesh and dwelt amongst us. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:20, NKJV). This includes all ways in which God uses to heal such as the laying on of hands so we can be facilitators of His energy, speaking the word over yourself, things and others, speaking in faith by decreeing healing to an ailment as our words themselves are spiritual and bring life. Why would we even want to change God's great formula and deviate from it? Why do we think that God even wants to change it with these new ways? "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8 NIV). We can inherit demons because of our decision to participate in occult activities. The Lord showed me also that we can develop an ungodly soul tie with any practitioner we have allowed to work with us that operates contrary to God.  This means any demons they carry have legal right to use that soul tie to oppress and dwell within us. Scary stuff!  

Any activity you or your ancestors have entered into from this occult checklist simply repent of the activity and cast out all demons involved with the activity in the name of Jesus. Break all ungodly soul ties between you and all practitioners involved, as well as other members and the places of the events. Break every curse that came as a result of these sins.

 Objects themselves which are rooted in the occult can carry demonic spirits and curses with them also. Some objects can simply be blessed, have the ungodly soul ties broken and be covered with the blood of Christ to remove the curses and demonic spirits, but more often than not God will advise us to destroy the objects.
(Seek God always if unsure).

 Abstract art (Under hallucinogenic stimulus- art produced while under the influence of drugs)

Acupuncture (Treatment used in both Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is based on the principle that there are energetic pathways, or channels, throughout the body that influence associated internal organs and structures. Energy from these pathways surfaces at various points on the body, identified as acupuncture points. Each of these acupuncture points serves as a tunnel, or access route, to the deeper circulatory channels within. Acupuncture is based on the occult system of Taoism often called Yin / Yang , Chi or Ki, and is supposed by the occultists and new age enthusiasts to be a common force that flows through the universe)

Amulets (Tigers claw, sharks tooth, horseshoe over door, mascots, talisman – objects believed to have magical powers)

Angels – Any beliefs in the power of angels to heal- instead of Jesus Christ as the source of the healing.  (Angels can carry the healing power of Jesus to impart to someone or something but all glory goes to Jesus as the healer - not the angel). Any prayer or commands to angels directly-especially if calling on them by name, worship of angels, angel cards.  The belief in Guardian angels as a companion or friend in an intimate relationship.  (God has ordained many angels for us but they are there to serve God for a specific purpose not to become man's companion).

Ankh (A cross with a ring top used in satanic rites. This symbol originated in Egypt and symbolizes reincarnation. Egyptians were pagans and worshipped many gods like the sun-god Amen-Rah, and the pagan sun-trinity: Osiris, Isis and Horus. The ankh and the common cross were both used equally in ancient pagan sun-worship)

Applied Kinesiology – (A practice developed in 1964 to diagnose energy imbalances or nutritional values by pushing or pulling on different muscles and reading the corresponding weakness. The father of applied kinesiology is George Goodheart, a Michigan chiropractor who developed the concept. He combined elements of psychic philosophy, Chinese Taoism, and early chiropractic theory concerning the body's supposed Innate Intelligence with ancient Eastern practices designed to regulate supposed mystical life energies within the body. *Not the same as Kinesiology, which is the science of Kinesiology, which is the legitimate study of muscular movement and tension as it relates to joints, tendons, and skeletal structure)

•  Apport   (Paranormal transference of an article from one place to another)

Aromatherapy (The art and science of helping living things toward wholeness and balance using the essential oils and extracts of herbs and plants).****Some aromatherapists can be spiritualists or new age idealists. Some blends are man’s ideas and can have powerful demons attached to them. One thing to note also is that herbs do not work on the soul or spirit although that is what the New Agers believe. The effects they exert on the mind is simply through the physical body via the nervous system. Anything other than the Lord Jesus Christ that claims to heal or work with your spirit, energy or soul is counterfeit.

God created many herbs and plants for medicinal purposes by using internally and externally but they are to be used in conjunction with God's word. Using Herbs should never take precidence over the Word of God.  Herbs and essential oils are there to synergise. The term synergy comes from the Greek word synergia συνέργια from synergos, συνεργός, meaning "working together". Gods natural creation is to be used alongside of the Word of God. They aide in the healing process as they are therapeutic. They have beneficial and positive effects on the physical body and are designed to be used in conjuction with the Word of God. God may deal with the root of an issue and the symptoms in one hit, or use His natural creation to deal with the symptoms after He has dealt with the root cause. Generally unless the root of an issue is resolved, the ailment will always resurface, sometimes in a different area, or as a separate illness but always with the same root cause.  Also when using Gods herbs if you have purchased them from a health shop or other source make sure you pray over them and ask God to bless them to His use, as herbs are His natural creation. I always repent on behalf of the product incase it was manufactured by a witch, warlock, satanist or wizard and break any curses and demons off it. In saying this though if you know the person selling the herbs is a witch or satanist then I would not buy the product from them, as this would grieve God to know you are financially supporting an occult person. I went even one step further in this and repented to God for the sins that allowed the ground to be cursed and asked Him to break the curse of the ground and the herbs I was taking.

   Ayurveda (A Hindu system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine.  This adopted the physics of the ‘five elements’ earth, water, fire, air and sky that compose the universe,and  the human body, which is Chyle or plasma, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow and semen or female reproductive tissue. These are believed to be the seven primary constituent elements of the body. Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental energies or humors: air & space – (wind), fire & water – (bile) and water & earth – (phlegm). According to ayurvedic theory, these three substances must exist in equal quantities for balance. Ayurveda also focuses on exercise, yoga, and meditation. There are many different forms of detoxification and purification therapies in Ayurveda. It might be through the promotion of sweating, urination or excretion, or through reduction therapy. Reduction therapy in Ayurveda has two parts: palliation and purification. Palliation means calming or pacifying. It is largely for reducing toxins, the undigested food mass, and calming the doshas so that they can be dispelled from the body through purification therapy. This can be by the use of herbs for burning up toxins and stimulating digestion, fasting, exercise, and heating treatments such as sweating or warm oil massage. Purification known as Panchakarma includes Vamana (Medicated emesis which is therapeutic vomiting), Virechana (Medicated purgation by using powerful laxatives), Basti (Medicated enema - cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas (energies)through the colon),  Nasya (Various nasal treatments to clear and cleanse the nasal passage, may include neti pot, nasal irrigation, sniffing of herbs, oil application to the nose and aromatherapy. This enables prana (life-force energy) to directly enter your brain), and Raktamokshana (Procedure to cleanse the blood using leeches or pricks in veins).The origin of ayurvedic medicine is attributed to Dhanvantari, the physician of the gods.

Astral travel (This is defined as an out of body experience where your spiritual body is believed to leave your physical body and travel within the spiritual dimension. It is believed to be done using a silver cord. The Godly silver cord is mentioned in Ecclesiastes 12:6 and is the link which breaks upon physical death. This looks like an umbilical cord and is connected between you and God. It is the life-line between you and God. The counterfeit silver cord is what occultists use and is a counterfeit umbilical cord attached from you to satan. Satan is the god of this world and uses this cord as his life line from you to him. We know from Paul and John in Scripture that they both experienced being caught up into the third Heaven.  The Bible clearly states that they didn't know if they were in their physical body or spiritual body. Scripture dosen't show us if it is God using the mind and the senses to show John and Paul what He needed them to see, or whether they were really there, either in physical body or spirit body. I totally believe that God can transport your spirit, soul and physical body if He chooses, but it is according to His timing and will, we do not control this, He does.  I know of incidences where people claim to have been transported from one country to another then back again in their real physical body.  In regard to whether Satan cannot transport your spiritual body from your physical body to travel the spirit realm I know many who believe he can as they have experienced it for themselves and it was as real to them as our earthly experiences are to us. One thing I do know is that satan does not have access to man's spirit, only mans soul so perhaps he can project the soul from the earthly body.  If he can't actually do this another reason for this phenomenon could be that satan is using mans mind and senses. I have also been told that he uses an astral body - a counterfeit version of you, which is a demonic entity. The demonic spirit will astral travel attaching itself to your sub-conscious mind which allows the person to believe they themselves are astral travelling. This experience can make one feel as though they are physically there. Which one of these is true? Only God knows and He at this stage hasn't shown me so whether it is your real body, your senses or your soul that satan uses there is one thing for sure and that is when we willingly try to do it ourselves then it will be counterfeit and not of God.  The Bible explicity says that it forbids such practices)

 Astrology (Fortune telling based on influence of the position of the sun, moon, stars and planets)

Attitudinal Healing (Attitudinal healing is the regulation or maintenance of physical, "mental," and/or spiritual health by learning "proper" mental attitudes. Because the spirit, mind, and body are interrelated, "proper" mental attitudes may influence the entire person toward desired spiritual, psychological, and/or physical goals. Mental attitudes are typically restructured to harmonize with new age/spiritistic philosophy)

Augury (Fortune telling by interpreting signs or omens)

Aura reading (An aura is a coloured glow surrounding a person. This can be seen in person or in a photograph. Different colours have different meanings. Readers look at your spiritual energy system: the layers of your aura, your energy channels, chakras, etc.

Automatic writing (Words written while in a trance, directed by a spirit, also called Psychography)

Birth signs/star signs/Zodiac (Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. Predict a person’s personality based on positions of sun, moon, stars and other planets at the time of birth. In astronomy, the zodiac is the ring of constellations that lines the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year)

Black arts (The belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world)

Black magic (The belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world)

Black mass (Celebrated worship in honor of satan)

Blood Letting (Removal of blood to cure or prevent illness or disease.  The blood was believed to be a humor that needed to be in it's proper balance to maintain health.  A humor is the theory that an excess or deficiency of any of the four bodily fluids (blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile) causes disease).

 Blood pacts (A very serious and legally binding pact between two or more parties in which blood from each party is placed onto the bottom of the pact next to the signature of each of the parties involved. Amendments to the pact cannot happen without the presence of all former parties present)

Books (Anything occultic and New Age – yoga, mediums, wicca, white magic, spells, spiritualism ie. You can heal your life – Louise L. Hay, etc…..)

Bowen Therapy (A technique that involves gentle soft tissue manipulation. Therapists use their thumbs or fingers to make subtle rolling maneuvers. Bowen therapy aims to trigger a healing response from the body in which it can better cure itself. During a session, practitioners occasionally leave the treatment room, with the aim to allow the patient's body to absorb messages that have been transmitted by the practitioner via bodywork.

Cartomancy (Fortune-telling or divination using a deck of cards)

Chain letters (A message that advises the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to as many recipients as possible. Common methods used in chain letters include emotionally manipulative stories, get-rich-quickly pyramid schemes, and the exploitation of superstition to threaten the recipient with bad luck or even physical violence or death if he or she "breaks the chain" and refuses to adhere to the conditions set out in the letter.

Chakra cleansing (A chakra is defined as a wheel, or vortex of energy. There are seven primary chakras that flow through a human’s energetic system. The chakras have been called “windows to the soul” this is because they provide humans with subtle connections into soul consciousness. It is through the seven energy centers that vitality pulses throughout the human system energizing many physical, emotional and mental states. By removing blockages within the chakras through meditation and visulisation, you are able to remove blockages within your lives)

Channeling (Occurs when someone permits a spirit entity to possess him or her for new age healing purposes. The spirits may perform psychic diagnosis or healing through a healer, or they may speak through the person's vocal chords in order to give spiritual, medical, and other teaching)

Charmer (To fascinate, hypnotize, cast spells)

Charms (The chanting of a magic word or verse; incantation – as simple as wart removal)

Chinese astrology (Chinese astrology is based on the traditional astronomy and calendars. It does not calculate the positions of the sun. The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao in Chinese, is based on a twelve year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign)

Chinese Birth chart (Chinese Birth Chart is an ancient prediction calendar to predict a gender of unborn baby. It was invented near Beijing about 700 years ago. The gender chart calculation is based on mother's age at conception and conception month)

Chiropractor (A system of diagnosis and treatment that is based upon the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body's functions and holds that disease. Chiropractors work to manipulate the spine with their hands to realign the vertebrae and relieve the pressure on the nerves. Rooted in Eastern Mysticism and founded by Daniel David Palmer (1845-1913), who was a Freemason & an occultist. David Palmer, believed that maladjusted or displaced vertebra pressed on nerves, interfering with the flow of ‘Innate Intelligence’ and resulting in defective function and poor health which could be alleviated by chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors think that by adjusting the misalignments they can thereby restore the nerve signals and cure health problems. Palmer considered intelligent energy to be conveying information among various body parts. Palmer called this vital energy "innate intelligence" and claimed it was connected to a Universal Intelligence)

Chimes (The history of wind chimes dates back to east and south Asia, from Bali to Tibet and Japan. Buddhists attached wind chimes and wind bells to the eaves of sacred religious structures to create an almost deafening sound in the wind. In Asia and the ancient Mediterranean, wind chimes were used to attract benevolent spirits. Many people consider wind chimes to be good luck. Wind chimes are thought to have a healing effect on the mind and body)

Clairaudience (Ability to hear voices and sounds super-normally - spirited voices alleging to be those of dead people giving advice or warnings)

Clairsentience (A form of extra-sensory perception wherein a person acquires psychic knowledge primarily by feeling)

Clairvoyance (Ability to see objects or events spontaneously or supernormally above their normal range of vision - second sight, also called psychic sight)

Colour therapy (Colour Therapy claims to balance and enhance our body's energy centres/chakras by using the colours of the light spectrum, applied to the body, which can help to stimulate the body's own healing process. Various methods such as a light box with a filter of the required colour, meditation, coloured silks applied directly to the skin, solarised water from coloured containers, colour breathing - breathing in the rainbow and affirming each colour and what each colour stands for, with positive affirmations

Concept therapy (Concerns itself with changing faulty concepts in the consciousness. It is a method of using a positive state of mind to help "innate intelligence" heal the body, thus making any chiropractic technique more effective. Its founder taught that once you know the "great secret" taught in Concept Therapy, you can make any technique work)

Conjuration (In traditional and most contemporary usage refers to a magical act of invoking spirits or using incantations or charms to cast magical spells. In the context of legerdemain, it may also refer to the performance of illusion or magic tricks for show)

Consulter of familiar spirits (One who has direct fellowship and communication with demons who pretend to be spirit guides, guardian angels, dead people etc…….

Cosmology (The study of the physical universe considered as a totality of phenomena in time and space, including big bang theory)

Coven (a community of witches)

Creative visualization (Creative visualization is a mental technique that uses the imagination to make dreams and goals come true. By visualizing a certain event, situation, or an object, such as a car, a house, furniture etc., you attract it into your life. It is a process that is similar to daydreaming. It is the process of the power of thoughts and natural mental laws).

Crystal ball gazing (Fortune telling by means of gazing into mirrors, crystals, etc..

Crystals (Many regard them to possess mystical power that can be utilized for healing purposes)

Death magic (Where the name of the sickness plus a written spell is cast into coffin or grave)

Demon worship

Disembodied spirits (Any supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)

Divination (The art, practice, or gift of discerning or discovering future events or unknown things, as though by supernatural powers

Dowsing or witching for water, minerals, under-ground cables, finding out the sex of unborn child using divining rod, pendulum, twig or planchette

Dream Catcher (Hung above the bed, it is used as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares)

Dream interpretation (as with Edgar Cayce books)

Dungeons and Dragons (Fantasy role playing game. For Christians, a scriptural problem is the fact that Dungeons and Dragons violates the commandment of I Ths.5:22 "Abstain from all appearance of evil". The materials themselves, in many cases, contain authentic magical rituals which were verified from a high priest witch.)

Ectoplasm (Stuff that allegedly oozes from ghosts or spirits and makes it possible for them to materialise and perform feats of telekinesis, such as lifting tables in the dark. In the heyday of séances—the 19th and early 20th centuries—ectoplasm oozed from various orifices of mediums)

• Electromagnetic Therapy (See also Quantum Therapy)  (Electromagnetic therapy is based on the belief that an imbalance of the electromagnetic frequencies or fields of energy in the human body can cause illness. Electromagnetic therapy is applied to the body to correct these imbalances.  There are various electrical devices available to treat a variety of symptoms. These include low-voltage electricity, magnetic fields, radio waves, or other types of electromagnetic energy. This type of healing is not accepted by all mainstream scientists as science and is instead labelled as pseudoscience.  Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is incorrectly presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status. Quantum physicists speculate that the force beyond the electromagnetic is something that has been given the name "Tachyon energy." Tachyons are the theoretical source of subatomic particles, and the expansion of the tachyon field is speculated to be the creative force of the universe. Tachyon energy is speculated to be the creative and sustaining force of all life, which requires a certain balance of energy to sustain itself. This energy is also known as Zero-Point Energy or Free Energy. The electromagnetic machines which are part of Quantum Therapy appear to be using science.  It is my belief that some scientists have discovered the essence of God, labelled it and put their understanding on it and given it explanations and different names. The machines used in Quantum Therapy work with our energy. The belief behind Quantum Therapy is that matter and energy are one - they are not separate.  They believe that physical matter is comprised of energy. At the end of the day I believe that the invisible energy that gives things life and causes the physical body of man to replicate and heal is the divine presence of God. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Any attempt to mess with the frequency and divine energy force within man is anti-Biblical and is essentially trying to control and manipulate God. Why?  Because the energy source within man is the Breath of God. The Bible says He is the potter and we are the clay.You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? (Isaiah 29:16). I feel also that this denotes man playing God and attempting to heal himself with other means other than what God has provided.

On another angle if anyone using magnetic energy denies the universal/spiritual energy force within them and claim it is merely the stimulation of the 'physical energy' that enables the body to heal itself then this also goes against God of the Bible. Man is made up of both physical and spiritual energy. The physical energy is things such as atoms. Atoms are particles made up of matter and in every area of our physical body that carry electrical charges in the form of protons, electrons and neutrons. Some of the QRS machines in Quantum Healing are powerful enough to stimulate or flip around these atoms (as does MRI Machines) but there is no evidence or proof that stimulating or changing temporarily the electrical charges in these atoms can be beneficial.  It may even prove harmful, for many people get dreadful side effects after using MRI machines for diagnostic purposes. For decades some scientists have been using science to disprove the existence of God. Why would God use something that denies His divine existence to heal man and give the glory to science when all glory should go to Jesus as healer? The biggest question you have to ask yourself is 'Where is Jesus in Quantum medicine'? Another interesting thing is the logo that Quantum Medicine uses.  It is a picture of a man’s head with the Pharmakeia logo (serpent on a pole). The word sorceries when taken back to the original Greek transcripts of the Bible is φαρμακεια and is translated as Pharmakeia.  These machines are based on the same principle as accupuncture so in essence they are simply accupuncture in a machine! 

Enchanter (A sorcerer or magician)

E.S.P. (Extra sensory perception - Involves reception of information not gained through the recognised physical senses but sensed with the mind )

Findhorn Community (Belief: The principles of both inner listening and co-creation with nature are set within the context of being of service to the world. Through changing our consciousness, by listening to our inner source of wisdom, and by co-creating with nature, we can bring about the positive and sustainable changes so needed in our world)

Familiar Spirits/Spirit Guides (According to theosophical doctrine spirit guides are not always of human descent, however the term can also refer to totems, angels, guardian angels or nature spirits.These spirits are used by mediums and witches, which proclaim a knowledge or insight of future events or outcomes. The word familiar is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a "household servant," and is intended to express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants ready to obey their commands)

Floating trumpets (Things that would materialize at a séance)

Fortune telling (Divination: the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means)

Feng Shui (The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects)

Gargoyles (A carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Gargoyles are said to scare off and protect from any evil or harmful spirits.

Gnostic (A member of any sect of certain sects among the early Christians who claimed to have superior knowledge of spiritual matters and explained the world as created by powers or agencies arising as emanations from the Godhead

Gothic rock music (Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a musical subgenre of post-punk and alternative rock that formed during the late 1970s)

Gurus (In Hinduism and Buddhism, A spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation)

Gypsy curses

Hallucinogenic drugs (cocaine, heroin, marijuana, sniffing glue etc)

Halloween (Participating in Halloween gives sanction to a holiday that promotes witches, divination, haunted houses, and other occultic practices. The history behind Halloween is believed to have originated among the celtic people, who worshiped a Sun God and believed that without him, they would not live. They also worshipped Samhain who was the lord of the dead, and of the cold, dark winter season. They believed that on October 31 Samhain would call together all of the dead and these souls would take on the shape of an animal. They believed that all creatures wandered the Earth on that night. The Druids, which were the priests of the Celtic people, would build fires on the hilltops in belief that the large fires would help to strengthen the Sun God, and give him power enough to overcome the lord of darkness so that the sun season could continue. They believed that the fires were sacred, therefore they burned dried crops and sacrificed animals to help strengthen the Sun God. At midnight they stop worshipping the Sun God and start to worship Samhain because he will be the ruler for the next six months. This is the starting of the new year. They perform ceremonies through the night to ask the spirits to tell the future of the upcoming year. In the morning each household receives an ember from the fire, this ember is used to start fires in their own homes with the belief that it will ward off evil spirits in the new year)

Handwriting analysis (for fortune telling)

Hard rock music (Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones)

Heavy metal music – (AC/DC, Guns and Roses -all heavy rock)

Hepatoscopy (Form of divination in which the practitioner studies the entrails of a sacrificed animal, particularly the liver)

Hex signs (hexagrams) (A design usually in the shape of a star, wheel, or rosette on a circular field. Formerly, hex signs were painted on barns, esp. by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and were thought to ward off evil)

Himalayan salt lamp (New age healing product – believed to release negative ions which brings positive energy into your home. Salt lamps are believed to have life force energy Qi-(Ch’i) stored in the crystal which is released upon heating with a bulb.

Hinduism (A body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils)

 Holistic pulsing (Rocking, stretching and lengthening techniques are applied. As the body’s inner flow is amplified by constant movement, so too are the energy blocks. Areas where the flow of movement stops or changes may indicate tension or blockages due to injury, trauma, or habitual holding patterns. Depending on your intention agreed at the start of the session, these may be explored and released through inner awareness, spontaneous movement, breath, and sound. The resulting insight and awareness is a catalyst for true healing)

Homeopathy (It is based on the principle that “like cures like," meaning that small, highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms. In simple words, it means that any substance, which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure similar symptoms in a person who is sick. This idea is referred to as the “Law of Similars“. It works with the energy source in our body)

 Horoscopes (A forecast of a person's future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person's birth)

Hydromancy (Divination by means of signs derived from the appearance of water and its movement)

Hypnosis (The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion)

Idols (An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship or a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered)

Incantations (A series of words said as a magic spell or charm)

Incubus (A demon assuming the male sex to have sexual intercourse with woman)

Incense (People burned incense to the Lord throughout the bible as a form of worship to Him. Other religions also burn incense to their Gods. Exercise caution not to burn incense simply to fragrance a room, or for any other purpose, except during worship and praise to God through Jesus Christ)

Inner voice dictation (One of many forms of channeling in which “the person hears a voice speaking mentally, and he or she consciously writes out the material)

Iridology (A form of alternative medicine involving the diagnosis of body ailments through the examination of the iris of the human eye)

Japanese flower arranging (The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earth. The container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction.The truth about the origin of Ikebana is unidentified. But when the Buddhism reached Japan in the 7th century, it is thought to have come to Japan as part of Buddhist practice. The offering of flowers on the altar in honor of Buddha was part of worship. Ikebana evolved from the Buddhist ritual of offering flowers to the spirits of the dead.

Kabbala (A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. A secret doctrine resembling these teachings) - (Occult based interpretation of the Old Testament)

Karma (Karma is a word from the philosophy of many Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism). The basic theory is that the universe runs according to certain laws. The basic theory is: 'cause and affect', e.g. if you do something good, something good will happen to you, and vice versa)

Levitation (The phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means)

Lucky charms, birthstones (Birth stones are related to various months, each with their own meaning and 'power'. Lucky charms are believed to bring good luck)

Magic (not sleight of hand but using supernatural power)

Magnets and Magnetic healing (The first magnet was discovered by a shepherd named Magnes whose shoe nails stuck to a rock containing magnetite. Intrigued, he began digging and discovered the first recorded lodestone. Lodestones were henceforth known as “magnetite,” The first scientist to actually make a magnet was actually a physician—Britain’s William Gilbert. In 1600 he discovered not only that the Earth itself was a magnet, but also that magnets could be forged out of iron and that their magnetic properties could be lost when that iron was heated. Franz Anton Mesmer, an 18th-century mathematician and physician proposed that there was magnetic energy flowing throughout the universe and inside the body as well. Mesmer thought that the body had magnetic poles and that illness was caused by these poles moving out of alignment with the universal magnetic flow. He experimented with using magnets to treat seizures and other conditions. Mesmer claimed that he could heal by touch, applying his own magnetism to influence the magnetic flow in a patient's body. 

Live Science.com wrote this: Practitioners of certain alternative medical techniques may refer to the invisible energy field as life force, chi or energy flow. Some believe that such fields can be manipulated — sometimes using magnets — to treat illness or injury, according to an article published in 1999 in the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. Many companies that sell therapeutic magnets also claim that a small magnet inside of a bracelet or other device helps increase blood flow to the area of the body where the device is worn. This increased blood flow is then said to help tissues heal faster.  While this idea may sound plausible because blood contains iron and magnets attract iron, the iron in blood is bound to hemoglobin and is not ferromagnetic (that permanent kind of magnetism that keeps magnets on a refrigerator, for example). If blood was ferromagnetic, you would essentially blow up when undergoing an MRI scan, in which the magnets used are thousands of times more powerful than those incorporated into magnetic bracelets and the like, according to an article by Dr. Bruce Flamm, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Irvine. Regardless, the therapeutic magnets sold to ease aches and pains have magnetic fields that are generally too weak to penetrate your skin. You can test this by observing the weak interaction between a magnetic shoe insert and a paperclip when separated by a sock. Human skin is about 3 millimeters deep, thicker than some socks. 

By this we see that magnets (including the lodestone) that are used for healing purposes are simply too weak to have any effect on the energy field found within the human body. MRI's which are used for diagnostic purposes are very strong magnets. MRI's work with the atoms in your body. Atoms are particles made up of matter and carry electrical charges in the form of protons, electrons and neutrons. All of the atoms in your body are going in various directions, but when placed in a magnetic field, the atoms line up in the direction of the field. Many people report feeling terrible after going through a MRI which isn't surprising seeing how their internal system has been literally flipped around.  Once out of the MRI machine your atoms slowly return to normal.  MRI's used by doctors are not reported to heal people, nor used for this purpose, they are a diagnostic tool only used to enhance the image of the atoms magnetic fields that a scanner detects and uses to create an image. 

 Why then does magnetic healing sometimes seem to work? This is what the Lord showed me: - Man has a spirit/soul and a physical body. The spirit is the breath of God and made up of energy. The spirit feeds the physical body. Herbs, food and medicine works purely on the physical body including the nervous system which can then influence mood. Any means of influencing or changing the spirit/soul other than through Jesus Christ is occult.  Blocks in the flow of your spiritual energy are caused through sin and wounds.  Nothing outside of God through Jesus Christ can heal that.  Homeopathy, Reiki, Quantum Therapy, Magnets and such things are merely shifting or replacing that block for another.  You ‘feel’, or ‘see’ a healing take place but there is a cost.  The devil will give you false signs and wonders to lead you to ‘seek’ outside of Jesus and His word.”)

Mantras (Originally in Hinduism and Buddhism - A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities)

Martial arts (Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kung fu, Tae Kwan Do, Tai Chi etc - These are referred to as "Arts" because they are not merely combat-techniques but are also an expression of an Eastern "spiritual" philosophy.As individuals practice these disciplines, such instructors would expect them to come into harmony with the supposed "laws" of this "spiritual" realm. All of these philosophies assume that the universe is itself "divine" and that this "divinity" also permeates and indwells each human being. However, God teaches in the Bible that there is no "divine element" within man at all. Although it is true that man is sustained by God in his existence, he is still in substance serparate from God. Man was originally created to have a personal relationship with his Creator and was never intended to be self-sufficient. Man's authority and power can, therefore, be derived only through a close dependence upon his Creator and never from any element or substance within himself.

Mediums (A practice in which a person claims to be an intermediary between the physical world and the spiritual world. They use a familiar spirit which aides them to do this.  A familiar spirit is a demonic spirit.
***In this practice it is our belief that mediums are contacting demons (usually unknowingly) who are posing as dead relatives.  This is to deceive the world into the deception that it is not necessary for Jesus Christ to save us.  The Bible is emphatically clear that the spirit of a dead one goes back to God for judgement Who sends it to Heaven/Paradise or Hell/Hades. This means that they are unavailable for contact with the earthly realm.  Many may argue that Samuel was contacted via the witch of Endor when Saul went to her for help, but it is our belief that the spirit of Samuel was a demon posing as the real Samuel.  Our biggest reason for this is that this spirit came up from the ground when the Bible is clear that Heaven/Paradise is above and not below, while Hell/Hades is below. We see also in Luke 16:19-31 when the rich man died and when to Hades (below) he could see the poor man (Lazarus) in the bosom of Abraham in paradise (above). Many believe that paradise and Hades were together in the same region.  I do not believe this. The word paradise in Greek from Strong's concordance is 
παραδεισος paradeisos {par-ad'-i-sos} of Oriental origin cf 06508; TDNT - 5:765,777; n m AV - paradise 3; 3 1) among the Persians a grand enclosure or preserve, hunting ground, park, shady and well watered, in which wild animals, were kept for the hunt; it was enclosed by walls and furnished with towers for the hunters 2) a garden, pleasure ground 2a) grove, park 3) the part of Hades which was thought by the later Jews to be the abode of the souls of pious until the resurrection: but some understand this to be a heavenly paradise 4) the upper regions of the heavens. According to the early church Fathers, the paradise in which our first parents dwelt before the fall still exists, neither on the earth or in the heavens, but above and beyond the world. **By the following two Scriptures it is clear that paradise and Heaven are one and the same. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7, NKJV).

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter (2 Corinthians 12:2-4, NKJV).  Notice that the Hades concept is based on a belief that the Jews had. Others have this same concept.  By Scripture we know that Jesus descended into the lowest parts of the earth to get the keys over hell and death.  “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men. (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?  He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) (Ephesians 4:8-10, NKJV).

I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death (Revelation 1:18, NKJV). We also know by Scripture that when Jesus died and was resurrected many saints were also resurrected from death. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,  and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;  and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many (Matthew 27:51-53, NKJV).  People then put these two Scriptures together and believed the saints were resurrected after they were released from captivity in the paradise part of Hades.  A man by the name of Lazarus was also raised to life from the dead by Christ in John 11.  This act is no different.  As a show of belief of Who He is Jesus simply raised the dead saints as a sign.  The captives mentioned in Ephesians 4:8 who are being released from Hades when Christ got the keys I believe, are the ones who are alive in Christ (us) with parts of their soul in captivity.  See Captive Soul.

The word for Heaven in Greek is ουρανος ouranos {oo-ran-os'} perhaps from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation); the sky; TDNT - 5:497,736; n m AV - heaven 268, air 10, sky 5, heavenly + 1537; 284 1) the vaulted expanse of the sky with all things visible in it 1a) the universe, the world 1b) the aerial heavens or sky, the region where the clouds and the tempests gather, and where thunder and lightning are produced 1c) the sidereal or starry heavens 2) the region above the sidereal heavens, the seat of order of things eternal and consummately perfect where God dwells and other heavenly beings.

The word for Hell in Greek is αδης hades {hah'-dace} from 1 (as negative particle) and 1492; TDNT - 1:146,22; n pr loc AV - hell 10, grave 1; 11 1) name Hades or Pluto, the god of the lower regions 2) Orcus, the nether world, the realm of the dead 3) later use of this word: the grave, death, hell In Biblical Greek it is associated with Orcus, the infernal regions, a dark and dismal place in the very depths of the earth, the common receptacle of disembodied spirits. Usually Hades is just the abode of the wicked, Lu. 16:23, Rev. 20:13,14; a very uncomfortable place. TDNT. 

God had also not spoken to Saul through His living prophets so why would He allow a dead prophet to speak to Saul. Another thing too, is that Samuel (spirit) told Saul that He would be with him tomorrow.  Saul did indeed die the very next day but he died in his sins. Those in the Old Testament who died in their sins without repentance and blood sacrifices clearly were not forgiven so in theory would not be in Heaven. The real Samuel is in Heaven so he would not have told Saul he would be with him tomorrow knowing that Saul was committing a transgression against the Lord by seeking him through a medium. So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. (1 Chronicles 10:13-14, KJV).)

Medicine Man (A male shaman or shamanistic healer, especially among Native American peoples)

Meditation (A practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth. Opens mind to demonic spirits). The Bible tells us to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Bringing your mind into a passive mental state of consciousness and emptying it of all thoughts means that your mind is unprotected. Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinithians 10:5, NKJV). Under control means to be submitted to Christ. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8, NKJV). Biblical meditation is having our minds actively engaged on focused on God's word. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7, NKJV). Resistance is key to staying sober in mind. To do this one needs to be aware of their surroundings and thinking.

Mental suggestion (Suggestion operates along the lines of acquiescence, imitation, association, and repetition, always acting through physical agents for inducing mental states. Active Suggestion - the induction or excitement of mental state or ideas in others by means of positive command, affirmation, statements, etc., bearing directly upon the desired mental state. Passive Suggestion - the induction or excitement of mental state or ideas by the subtle insinuation, introduction, or insertion of ideas into the minds of others, which insinuated ideas act in the direction of inducing the desired mental state. *When we try in our strength to take control of our minds using anything other than the word of God, it opens the door for satan, as this is an unyielded area. The Bible tells us to renew our minds and meditate on what the Word says about us and our situations. We need to yield our minds to Jesus and ask Him to transform our minds into the mind of Christ. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His (Romans 8:5-9, NKJV). When satan is in control of certain areas within our minds we may have trouble with negative controlling thoughts and emotions. We need to trust God to guide us into His perfect will via our thought processes. Giving your mind to Christ and relinquishing control does not remove your free will. You are still in control of making decisions, but having the mind of Christ will allow us to make the right decisions! Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established (Proverbs 16:3, NKJV). By using the power of suggestion we are trying to control and reprogramme our own minds, and not relying on Christ. The word of God (scripture) is what we should be using to renew our minds, not Mans ideas of reprogramming our minds).  See Scriptures such as :- Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5). Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth (Colossians 3:2). For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)

Mental telepathy (Communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions)

Mesmerism (Sometimes called Animal magnestism, this is based on the concept of 'magnetic fluid' being channeled through the laying on of hands. The belief is that the sun, moon, and fixed stars mutually affect each other in their orbits; that they cause and direct in our earth a flux and reflux not only in the sea, but in the atmosphere, and affect in a similar manner all organized bodies through the medium of a subtle and mobile fluid, which pervades the universe and associates all things together in mutual intercourse and harmony, and this, in turn, could heal the sick and cure the blind)

Metaphysics (Study of spirit world - The Definition of Metaphysics is often given as "the philosophical study of that which cannot be perceived with the five physical human senses. The term meta means "above" and physics refers to the "physical" in Latin. Therefore, literally translated metaphysics means "above what is physical." More generally, metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that investigates reality, existence and knowledge from a mystical point of view).

 Mind control (Mind control is a process of either unconscious or intentional change of an individual's behavior, thought, and emotional patterns through subtle, deceptive, and damaging means by unethical spiritual leaders who hold positions of trust and authority over them)

Mind Dynamics (The art of using your subconscious mind to obtain complete control over your destiny. It can involve Neuro Linguistic Programming, time line and hypnosis. NLP is a discipline that among other things attempts to influence the subconscious mind and affect positive change by consciously using positive words to refocus on the things within one’s control. Time Line Therapy is a reprogramming process that releases the effects of negative experiences and helps a person let go of past influences)

Mind mediumship (A form of communication with spirits)

Mind reading (Where a person "sees" what is in another person's mind. Mind reading is also called telepathy)

Moon-mancy (Beliefs involving doing certain things in conjuction with the moon)

Motorskopua (Mechanical pendulum for diagnosing illness)

Mysticism (The knowledge of, and especially the personal experience of, states of consciousness, i.e. levels of being, beyond normal human perception, including experience of and even communion with a supreme being)

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