Sunday, December 29, 2013

using New Age Movement nonsequiturs against them

Rule Number One. Just because NAM uses something odd but real, when it is
real, does NOT PROVE THEIR POINT. example.

Astrologers often used to argue as a starting point, that the moon is proven to
affect tides, weather, even mood swings. (the stats on full moon behavior are
skewed by the fact, that what a researcher will usually call "full moon" is actual
full moon, while the typical reporter of increase of police calls, labor beginning,
and ER and psych ward admissions will call it full if it looks full, which is first
two days before, the day of, and two days after exact full moon. The real
stresser seems to be just before and just after. so ignore the debunking articles
because they rely on the astronomical rather than visual full moon. Of course I
am sure Physicist or someone will go off half cocked and post such a link.)

So they start with the moon as proof, and then go on to argue what is not proven,
and very unlikely, that the far more distant planets and constellations have effects
also. They don't prove they do have effects, and they don't prove that any effects
they have are the same ones they claim for them.

Astrology further is compromised by the big "judgement call" zone of interpretation
of the chart, which is where astronomical exact calculations of positions leave off
and the subjective begins.

And a questionnaire maybe close to 40 years ago now, found that the astrologers,
of all people, the very element that claims they are totally scientific and
mathematical, were claiming more than any other category of occultist, that they
had spirit help in what they did.

law of averages also says that there are bound to be people who fit astrological
descriptions to a T, which ignores all those who don't.

Now, you take that lesson, and you apply it elsewhere, and you can undermine all
kinds of New Age arguments that engage known things to prove their nonsense.
Maybe you don't know anyone who needs this help, maybe you are not called to get
out in the street and slug it out with them so to speak, online or in person. But if you
are, or feel tempted by them, or meet someone who is called to attack them, here is
a weapon to use.

Also, as St. Gregory Nazianzus aka Gregory the Theologian, in one of his Five
Theological Homilies says, if there is this fifth element (the ether or aether) some
believe in, Who moves that? Who created it? "the physical medium itself" as a
certain apostate but brilliant researcher in odd stuff calls it, is not some trinity that
supposedly The Holy Trinity is a mere metaphor of which, but this aether is just
another creature of The Creator YHWH. If it seems to have some specific tendencies,
that is not sentience but what YHWH designed into it, or a tweak He gave it to deal
with something. Not that He is limited to such means to get things done.

Monday, December 2, 2013


There are a lot of valuable blogs and webpages out
there, which address what is wrong with the New Age.

And some people have been converted out of it into
Christianity, which is the ultimate good.

But we have to face the fact, that the whole world is
not going to be converted to Christianity, and that
even if it were, there are a lot of "flavors" of Christianity
that are New Age infiltrated.

So we have to look at mitigating damage where it affects
the secular scene as well as the church scene.

Because the New Age is not just meditation and occult
technologies and witchcraft. It is also political.

The New Age is a mix of the spiritual and the political.
Some into it don't care about politics just about personal
issues. Some in it only care about harnessing the personal
issues crowd to the service of the politics.

The politics are not simply socialist. they can incl. 
conservatives and libertarians, especially where there 
is a strong drive towards economic or military empire.

New Age manifests both as peacenik and warmongering.

Now, the purpose of this blog is to suggest and for posters
to share suggestions on how to do this counterstrike and
network to accomplish this.

New Age manifests lately in the Common Core disaster.
This is an education thing that doesn't normally incl.
the occult or the "spiritual" in its curriculum but probably
will at least the "spiritual" stuff to help you with grades.
The origin however is theosophical occultism channeled
information, from Robert Mueller and the Theosophical
Society, details here.

Whatever its origins, it is already drawing fire from
educators as legislators as incompetent organization of
study, and at least one state has apparently outlawed it.

This is the sort of thing where you need to target the
pragmatically problematic angle on it, and then throw in
as an afterthought that its origin is sloppy thinking pie in
the sky 1800s occultism the Theosophical Society, and
that such quackery being its origin it shouldn't be taken

This in turn might open the issue of undesirability of
"spirituality" garbage for effective thinking. Sure, some
of our greatest inventors have been into something like
this, but it was their own original intellect that got them
there, not their "spiritual" sideline, their accomplishments
were in spite of that rather than because of it, because
otherwise with the plethora of  "spirituality" now you
would have a lot more development and along better
lines than the potentially dangerous nanotechnology and
weapons of mass destruction.

(Unless you want to posit evil spirit influences adding
to that, which you might want to save for a select few
after you have taken them step by step into facing that
possible reality. If you do bring it up in an open session,
come armed with shamanistic and occultist and indigenous
religion testimony as to the existence and dangers of such.
There is plenty of such documentation from the politically
correct indigenous religions scene. Incl. testimony about
spirits that can pretend to be nice but aren't, and of 
course the "trickster.")

That's all for now. comments encouraged. except those
that defend the New Age. Please post links to the anti
Common Core article on my other page all over the web.

In arguing, try to steer clear of conspiratorial sounding
stuff that can get you branded as a "conspiracy theorist."
Don't use that word yourself. Try the concept of people
on the wrong track due to group think, mass media
influence and bad judgement.

aka sustainable growth, sustainable development, smart
growth. Generally anything called "sustainable" isn't,
unless you are talking about veggie gardens, and if the
smart growth people have their way you won't have any
of those.

Again, don't get into Georgia Guide Stones and depopulation
agenda until late in the day. Start off with the pragmatics
and health risks and psychological risks to people who can't
handle crowding and are claustrophobic, the dangers of a
fire in one unit of a dense housing building affecting all of
them, and pandemics exploiting close contact and so forth.
Don't let on you suspect this might be intended by someone
in the chain of pushing the idea, just point out it is a risk.

Also there is nothing inherently high carbon footprint about
detached houses with gardens and a pet or two. Alternative
ways of heating and cooling exist and zoning laws that
might interfere should be changed.

The long range plan of getting us off the land and into dense
city housing and the history of bad effects of similar high
rise housing projects (crime and what have you) in the past.

Not to mention the fraud involved, when eminent domain is
used to get land, then it goes in a roundabout way to developers,
who if it fails use it as a tax write off and you still have blight.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kabbalah - is it really legitimate for Jews? Not according to many Jewish scholars past and present

Now let's look at Kabbalah, and from JEWISH SOURCES WHO DON'T LIKE IT.

I collected these from online in various places.

this is a list of famous rabbis who rejected either all or classical parts
of Kabbalah
Rabbi Saadiah Gaon wrote in his book Emunot v'Deot that Jews who believe in reincarnation have accepted a non-Jewish belief.

Maimonides (12th Century) discounted the mystical work Shiur Komah, with its starkly anthropomorphic vision of G-d, which is a popular kabbalistic text even in modern times.

Abraham ibn Daud, around 1110 to 1180; rejected reincarnation.

Rabbi Avraham ben haRambam, like his predecessors, writes at length in his book Milhhamot HaShem that the Almighty is in no way literally within time or space nor physically outside time or space, since time and space simply do not apply to His Being whatsoever. His book is almost undeniably targeted at the forbearers of much of kabbalistic thought.

Leon de Modena rejected reincarnation.

Rabbi Nissim ben Reuven (The Ran), 1320-1380; reproved the Nachmonides (Ramban) for devoting too much to kabbalah and is said to have been "no friend of mysticism."

Yedayah Bedershi, early 14th century; rejected reincarnation.

Rabbi Yitzchak ben Sheshet Perfet (The Rivash), 1326-1408; he stated that Kabbalah was "worse than Christianity", as it made God into 10, not just into three.

 [Ed. note as a Christian I would have to say that this conversion to 10
is pretty bad, and a logical outgrowth of the Filioque as St. Photius The Great pointed out it could lead to polytheism.
Of course, the Jewish writer does not understand that the Three we worship are still ONE and misses certain
hints in the Torah and Prophets such as Isaiah 48:16.]
Hasdai ben Abraham Crescas, 1340-1410/11; rejected reincarnation.

Joseph Albo, 15th century; rejected reincarnation.

Rabbi Leon Modena, a 17th century Venetian critic of Kabbalah, wrote that if we were to accept the Kabbalah, then the Christian trinity would indeed be compatible with Judaism, as the Trinity closely resembles the Kabbalistic doctrine of sefirot.

[Ed. note this SUPERFICIAL similarity is probably why some Christians in the late Middle Ages/Renaissance took
a liking to Kabbalah. However, the similarity is very superficial and by no means exact. It is more of a parallel to
pagan pantheons of "gods" begetting "gods" which was then countered by those philosophers who were uncomfortable
with the bad behavior of the "gods" to allegorize it all, and these philosophers sensing there must be a primordial
uncaused cause, First or Prime Mover, etc. tried to reduce them all to being manifestations of one God, some of
these became Christians. One God Who subsists as Three Persons is still monotheism, but a Mystery that is
beyond easy comprehension. And it makes sense that the Creator of the only partly comprehensible universe
would be Himself beyond comprehension.]

Rabbi Yaakov Emden, 1697-1776, wrote the book Mitpahhath Sfarim (Scarf / Veil of the Books) which is a detailed critique of the Zohar. He concludes that certain parts of the Zohar contain heretical teaching and therefore could not have been written by Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai. Opponents of the book claim that he wrote the book in a drunken stupor.

Rabbi Samuel Strashun, 1794-1872, in Bava Metzia 107a, in his famous commentary to the Talmud, R' Strashun (the "Rashash" of Europe) points out a Talmudic proof against gilgulim. A rebbi in Kol Torah put out a book called 'dvar yakov' on tractate bava metzia. In commenting on this particular statement by the Rashah, the author of the book is goes off on how the Rashash could contradict "kabbalistic masters."

Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, 1808-1888, among other things, specified that belief in reincarnation is one of the major distinctions between what were the religious opinions (hashqafa) of the Ancient Egyptions in contrast to the religious perspective (hashqafa) of the Jewish Faith. He writes that reincarnation was central to the Egyptian Faith.

Rabbi Yihhyah Qafehh, an early 20th century Yemenite Jewish leader wrote a book called Milhhamoth HaShem, (Wars of the L-RD) against what he perceived as the false teachings of the Zohar and "Lurianic Kabbalah."

Nechama Leibowitz, 1905-1997; renown modern scholar and commentator to the Tanakh - avoided making use of kabbalistic works in her commentaries.

Yeshayahu Leibowitz 1903-1994, the brother of Nechama Leibowitz; he publically shared and supported views expressed in Rabbi Yihhyah Qafehh's book Milhhamoth HaShem that much of popular 'kabbala' is idolatrious; was against allowing kabbalistic texts to influence halakhic practice.

Rabbi Yosef Kapach taught against allowing kabbalistic texts to influence halakhic practice.

Rabbi Jose Faur
the collector of this list says,

"Kabbalah means "reception" or "that which was received." This term was used in reference to the full body of Jewish Law, including Tanakh (Hebrew Bible / O. T) and the Talmudic texts which the Jewish people had inherited (received) from their ancient ancestors. The general meaning of the term remained unchanged until the late Middle Ages. Beginning with the supposed "revelation" of the Zohar in the 1300's (which, by the way, means that it was not part of what the Jews as a people had inherited (ie: received [Kabbalah]) from their ancestors up unto that time), the term Kabbalah slowly began to be applied to mystical teachings as promoted by certain rabbis....While there is no doubt that there is a true esoteric aspect to Torah learning -- referred to in Talmudic literature as Ma'aseh Merquva and Ma'aseh B'resheyth -- yet that which today is known as Kabbalah is neither learned nor taught according to the codified Talmudic laws (halakha) concerning how valid esoteric teachings are to be conveyed (see Hilkhoth Yesodei Torah); Nor does the modern idea of Kabbalah match the historical use of the term. Historical Kabbalah referred to publically known and publically taught Torah teaching which had been passed down generation after generation from the time of the Sanhedrin in accordance with the laws by which these teachings were to be conveyed -- and all without secretes and without unrectifiable contradictions. No concept of the modern Kabbalah (Zohar, etc...) was written about or referred to by any known Jewish leaders until the around the 1300's when this supposed pillar of Judaism was suddenly revealed to the world, without the authority of the Sanhedrin, needless to say. After the revelation of the modern Kabbalah, many innovations began to "revitalize" the Jewish religion and enlighten the masses to the "true" and "deeper" meanings of the commandments and halakhot (rabbinic laws). "
)Other Jewish writers:
"Long-time readers of this blog are probably already aware that I do not hold so-called Jewish mysticism, 
AKA the “Kabbalah” in high regard. While living in Israel, I spent a lot of time and effort researching the origins 
of this malignant tumor upon Judaism. The more I researched, the more clear it became that most of the 
Kabbalah is based on forgeries, baseless fanciful thinking and thinly veiled ideas borrowed from ...various 
ancient pagan religions.... One of the pivotal beliefs of the Kabbalah is that humans can affect the higher 
spiritual realms through our actions, and even through the words we speak – such as in prayer. "


"According to the Kabbalah, a prayer is not simply a creature speaking to his creator. Rather, it is a creature acting as an engineer and manipulating the various relationships between the various lofty spheres (called “sephiroth”).

The belief in an ability to bring about change in remote entities, through seemingly minor actions (before the invention of remote control, mind you), is not unusual in primitive religions. In fact, the first such religion that pops into the minds of many people is Voodoo.....
It never occurred to me, years ago when I rejected the Kabbalah, that this same type of critical thinking would some day lead me to reject Leftism....

"It’s ironic that the most conservative Jews, traditional religious ones, are now the most fervent believers in the Kabbalah. They cling to it because they consider it an integral part of Judaism – and Judaism defines their identity. Yet the remnant of authentic Judaism, which they still keep to some extent, protects their minds from the poisonous brew of the Kabbalah. At least to a certain degree....

It’s not difficult to reveal the true origins of Kabbalistic works such as the Zohar. They are blatant forgeries. What is difficult is to wean people of the defective thought processes that came along with it."
"Other traditional Jews take mysticism with a grain of salt. One prominent Orthodox Jew, when introducing a speaker on the subject of Jewish mysticism, said basically, "it's nonsense, but it's Jewish nonsense, and the study of anything Jewish, even nonsense, is worthwhile.""

The following tidbits show that a tension has existed in Judaism
regarding Kabbalah. So those Jews here who are into it too much,
might want to rethink this. interesting history of the fight between Hassidic
and non Hassidic Jews.
refers to a 9th century famous Jewish Rabbi who scorned reincarnation.

discusses the lower status of Kabbalah than Torah and Talmud. (however, when you
argue things based on a based on b based on c and build a house of cards,
you can end up arguing that something is the only way to serve God correctly
when it isn't, and may even be spoken of disapprovingly by Him in Torah and/or
Prophets, my own remark here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The New Age Movement is a multifaceted thing. Under
the name "New Age" people probably know of it only in
its weirder pop culture blissed out power vortices in
Sedona, AZ meditation, sexual experimentation to the point
of perversion, neopaganism of such an eclectic sort that the
remaining mesopagans (indigenous "religions" like Native
American ones) complain of their faiths and practices being
hijacked out of context and exploited (which they are,
especially in terms of financial exploitation), vegetarianism.
past life discovery, reincarnation, chakras, crystals, and
channeled bullshit entities format.

(The latter has so impinged on the UFO scene as to make it
appear even more ridiculous than the usual government
coverups do, and may even be in some cases part of it.)

But it also has deadly political applications. The New
World Order deplored by many who dig the love-peace-
bliss pop absurdities of the New Age,  is in fact a vital
part of The Plan.

Leaders in this kind of thing track back in terms of
political/organizational pedigree and of who taught who
and who references who as big deal important source,
to the insane and disguised demonic ramblings of Helena
Petrovna Blavatsky (HPB) and The Theosophical
Society, which begat Alice and Foster Bailey, the more
direct source for both political and psychological forms
of the New Age Movement (NAM).

Significantly enough, one of the channeled messages
I think through Foster Bailey (Alice's husband) declared
that not only did the world need uniting under one govt.,
or at least Europe did, but that an initiate of theirs had
tried this, using the Rhine River valley as the uniting point,
already, and failed.

Well, who would that be? Phrased like that, a lot of people
not in good shape with geography would let it pass. But
it is an obvious reference to....ADOLF HITLER.

And that is where the real game lies.

This blog is going to deal with not only such pedigrees,
and political manifestations (totalitarian and sneak slow
kill games involving the plan indicated in The Georgia
Guide Stones of keeping the population at something like
500,000,000 people, which means of course radical
depopulation to kill off or let die off 6 1/2 billion people
to get it down to that five hundred million count in the
first place, but of course isn't mentioned up front and
invasive totalitarian games like Agenda 21 and sustainable
this and that, and the occultism oriented financial and
political elites), but with the inherent self contradictions
and other problems of The New Age.

Constance Cumbey's blog is excellent, but she has a few
people over there who tend to undermine any practical
efforts against the New Age. I can't tell if they are fools
or agents. One in particular goes on the attack when
anything serious in the way of analysis or providing tools
to use against the New Age is attempted. I won't speculate 
here on her motives, maybe it is just a mental problem.

And I think it is time to start a blog that will address issues
that such people think are "confusing," while they in fact
just throw the occasional link to something we can bitch
about, but don't seem to want anything practical done,
and attack any effort to do a Christian analysis, despite the
fact Constance's blog is Christian.

It is those people who making the confusion they accuse 
me of doing. To some of them, the only relevant New Age
information is the fact (true enough) that it is antisemitic
to the core, that it has occult Nazi background connections
Theosophical ideas being at the root of Nazi ideology, and
some individual political manifestations. Attacking any
head of the hydra but that, or whatever other head is the
personal focus of the complainer is verboten.

(Hydra was a Greek mythology monster with several
heads. Hack one off, the other is reaching around on its
snake like neck and biting you on the ass.)

The New Age is anti Abrahamic religions. The ball game 
seems to be to get the Jews, Christians and Moslems to 
fight each other and kill each other off, only the most 
blissed out mystical versions (pantheistic sort or gnostic 
divine spark trapped in nasty old matter sort) to survive.

Not that we Abrahamics haven't been doing that already.
But the Arab Spring movements always end with the
war mongering military industrial complex neocons in the
US and Europe running the show, behind jihadi radical
and pseudo moderate islamist puppets who get in charge, 
and guess who gets persecuted more once the old regimes
are overthrown?

Christians. Granted these incl. people who adhere to old
heresies like monophysitism and nestorianism, but that
is not why they are persecuted, but for being Christian not
moslem. (And with the passage of time these groups seem
to have moved in a more orthodox direction.)

Doesn't matter that the koran doesn't really support this
mostly, there are things in Shariah law that are at odds with
the koran, not that I think it is a valid revelation, that's not
the point. Mohammed seems to have had SOME common
sense and decency at times, and the infamous rule of four
eyewitnesses to get a conviction was originally promulgated
ONLY in the case of a woman accused of adultery. It has
been expanded to be regarding all lawbreaking, and results
in any country under Shariah being effectively a lawless
shithole. (Worsening it is the family tradition things incl.
forced arranged marriage, honor killing where victims
instead of victimizers are murdered, and of course lying
under oath to support family members who are accused of
anything. Oh, yeah, THE KORAN SAYS THAT NO MAN
he can only marry a woman who has also committed
fornication. But you don't see this in Shariah, now do you?
I have read the entire koran TWICE in two different
English translations, one of them the Saudi authorized
official English translation.)

Thank God that Egypt has gone on the attack against
the Muslim Brotherhood. (Paul Craig Roberts is often
a good analyst, but he has falled for the lie that the MB
is just a moderate group. Someone else or maybe it
was Roberts said they are a glorified soup kitchen. 
Yeah, glorified with guns and bombs. The soup kitchen
and medical help stuff is to get the populace to support

Constance thinks any attack on Islam is playing into
New Age hands, but it isn't. Others think any attack on
the excesses in kabalah is attack Judaism, but it isn't. In
fact, some Orthodox Jewish rabbis have denounced kabalah
as sneak pagan (which it is), and "a disease of the mind."

On Constance's blog recently is an incredibly good map of
the New Age Movement, which I am going to link to. This
leaves out some high profile cults like Scientology probably
because it is exclusive and has clear cut boundaries, making
it harder to infiltrate everywhere unlike the more amorphous
typical New Age operation.

Granted, some such exclusivist NAM groups exist, but they
are promoting ideas and practices that are part of the
slither infiltration into the mainstream (New Age has just
about become mainstream), and would be there whether
the group existed or not, though they may play a big role
in promoting the ideas even if you don't join them.
Scientology on the other hand, does not like its teachings
and secrets put out for free to the public, so unless you
go to places like Clambake you don't get to know what
they charge for you to learn. The essential elements of the
other NAM groups are out there for anyone to get at, or
get infected by.

And that is the real problem. Scientology and maybe some
other cults, operate in the mainstream by infiltrating
individual operatives, and gaining pull with the public as
an organization. NAM infiltrates with ideas.

The problem with these things is that some elements like
herbal medicine and acupuncture to some extent actually
work, but these are presented as part of a larger spectrum
and supposedly prove the rest of it, when in fact they
are IRRELEVANT. I will deal with this sort of thing and
have started to on my other blog, Politicallyunclassifiable.

They are bait on the hook, to get you to take the hook
and end up hypnotized. (altered states of consciousness.)

L. Ron Hubbard once said, that the quickest way to
enslave someone is to promise them total freedom.

A lot of New Agers, especially when they use the now
heavily infiltrated truth movement, do it slightly differently.

Step one. Get you question everything, except of course
NAM ideas. Show you how the govt. has lied (it has) and
the media lies (it does.)

Step two. Now you are focussed on this liberator who tells
you the truth, now you are ready for any lie he or she will
tell you.

Step three. Now you are hooked. Maybe it costs you
financially. Definitely it puts your soul at risk. And you will
be part of whatever mass movement they want to direct.

And this might attack superficially one point of the hydra,
while it supports another head or the body itself.

The hydra consists of a huge network of organizations and
individuals, here is a link to an excellent chart, two pages
of it, you can click on the images to enlarge and try to print
them, and Constance Cumbey will email you attachments
of them if you can't copy them readably.  See also Constance Cumbey's book,
which set the NAM plans back several years.  and her
other book which eventually gets into the striking parallels
between New Age doctrines and the neo pentecostal 
movement (e.g., Manifest Sons of God, but the same 
false doctrines occur in groups not claiming to represent
this.) and
here is something that focusses on the identity between
Nazi mysticism and New Age.

This book also focusses on a plan some had to stage a 
fake Jesus Second Coming using holographic techniques.
Whether this might ever be attempted or not, the fact it
was considered shows where some people's heads are at.

This is a high tech version of the plan some CIA guy had
for the invasion of Cuba, to stage fake miracles, Jesus and 
Mary appearing in the sky (paper images hung from a 
balloon perhaps painted sky color to disguise it) to make 
Cubans think the invasion had the backing of God.

The interesting thing is, that the guy who was first investigating
this plan, died kind of oddly. Now he was under enormous 
stress, and the heart attack could have been legitimate, not
chemically induced. But the stress he was under was from 
problems that developed that he could have been targetted with
because of his research.

However....he was ALSO researching Canadian equivalents 
of FEMA camps. So it is an open question which conspiracy
he was researching got him killed, or driven to his death.

mysticism Details
more briefly the Theosophy-Nazism-New Age connection. Ideas
have consequences, once they are in action, or in speech or 
print which can then affect actions, so it is a good thing to keep
track of such patterns, see how they worked out in the past.

New Agers have openly called for the extermination of Christians
and Jews because NAM hates YHWHism in any form.