An altered state of consciousness is the goal of many New-Age practices such as meditation, contemplation, repetition of mantra, chanting, trance dancing, etc. Science has identified this state as a brainwave frequency called Alpha state. This is the state when we are half asleep, deeply relaxed with the mind being neutral, open and passive. Alpha induced state is used in hypnosis, guided visualization, channelling of spirits, automatic writing (A version of channelling), shamanic trance, psychic activities, day dreaming, lucid dreaming, remote viewing, psychic healing, and out-of-body experiences. In this state, the mind is calm and receptive to intuitive messages and non-ordinary forms of communication with “the spirit world”.
Relaxation is, of course, beneficial but the alpha state is a vacant state when the mind is not alert and therefore susceptible to interference. Because many alpha state activities involve occult practices, this is an open invitation for legions of demons to freely move in and take up residence in us. On the other hand, a positive alpha state, such as praying and communion with the Lord, deep relaxation or when we fall asleep, is of course, appropriate, beneficial and not dangerous. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons. 1 Corinthians 10:21
Many new-age spiritual teachers have been through non-ordinary states of consciousness, entering a paranormal reality. These experiences are highly valued, glamorized and seen as evidence of spiritual maturity. When they return to normal reality, they bring back messages and “wisdom” from the other side of the veil and they feel empowered to teach others. Often their personality changes dramatically and their loved ones don’t recognize them. These changes are understood to be the product of having a transcendental experience, having been in the presence of god or becoming enlightened.
Whether it is a kundalini awakening, an out-of-body experience, an encounter with a “spirit guide”, an abduction by a “beneficial alien being” or an altered state induced by a psychoactive drug, the result is a trip beyond the veil into the astral world and, with that, the possible attachment of dark entities. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21
I had a friend who was the secretary of a famous medium who was channeling a collective of “angels”. I had many opportunities to be a part of public and private channeling sessions where I witnessed her receiving information in a semi-trance-like state. This lady was also teaching others to channel and, for a while, I was surrounded with people channelling everything they could get their hands on. This was quite funny and at time became quite a circus of various entities wanting to grab centre stage for adulation and attention. I was often told very personal things and flatteries of all kinds and I had the distinct feeling that these demons wanted my adoration. Instant business partnerships were created and the students were experiencing feelings of grandeur and sense of purpose.
Channeling is a widespread activity and an ever-increasing number of people are opening themselves up to supposed wise men and spirit guides who, we are told, have evolved through successive cycles of reincarnation to reach a state of divinity; they are also called Ascended Masters, Masters of Wisdom, Elder Brothers and The Great White Brotherhood.
Those interested in occult practices to develop powers of clairvoyance, mediumship and other extra-sensorial abilities open themselves to the transcendent spiritual realms that are closed to ordinary senses. The great confusion here, and ultimate deliberate deception, is that the so-called higher worlds beyond this one are not the Kingdom of God, the Third Heaven, but, in fact, the realm of Lucifer and his legions of Demons, the Second Heaven.