Enlightened Spirituality

Christian Enlightenment

Is there such a thing as Christian enlightenment? What other paths are there to enlightenment? What are the steps to true spiritual enlightenment.

The New Age - Defining Its Origins and What It Is

The Ascended Master Teachings are considered New Age teachings, yet what is the New Age. An attempt to define the New Age of Spirituality, its origins and what it consists of.

What is a Cult?

Defining a cult is not easy for sociologists or individuals. Not all cults are harmful, but many are. Those who join a cult generally don't even realize they are in one. Yet participating in a cult movement can have serious consequences. This article gives some common points on what makes a cult not a sect or just a religion, and describes the difference between sects and cults, why people join cults, with examples of cults in modern history, and what makes a cult leader and what warning signals to look out for that a religious leader is really a dangerous cult leader.

The New Age "I AM" Presence

What is the I AM Presence and where did the idea originate from? Why is the concept of the I AM Presence so important to the ascended master students? Does it conflict with Christianity?

The Findhorn Founders

One of the well known New Age movements that began from a Rosicrucian and Theosophy background was the Findhorn group founded by Peter and Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclain in northern Scotland. Some stories and books idealize Findhorn based on its principles of organic gardening which yielded extraordinary size vegetables, but also for the groups ability to work in harmony with God, supposedly guiding them and their intimate work with the nature kingdom. But were these people really working with the inner God I AM or channeling the masters and spirit elementals? Was their apocalyptic beliefs and the "space brothers" working through them and others really going to save the world? Were they upright moral people believing in the Laws of God, or did they have a "pick and choose" philosophy in what laws they would adhere to, and what laws they deemed as passé?

Part II - Creating the FIndhorn Foundation

The Practice of Mesmerism and Animal Magnetism

In studying about the foundation of Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy, the practice of mesmerism, and her belief in animal magnetism, became a large part of who she was and why and how she founded Christian Science. The practice of mesmerism is not generally practiced today, although some believe it is another name for hypnotism, which is practiced today. They are different. In this article I present what is mesmerism and how it was applied by some and where it had its beginnings so that one can understand how the New Thought Movement and Christian Science developed in the 19th century.

Mary Baker Eddy, Her Early Life and the Founding of Christian Science

Part I

Many books have been written about Eddy, her life and the church she founded. To condense the vast history of the Church of Christ Scientists into a couple of pages, and catch the essence of who she was and what she taught, is not an easy task. But for those who do not want to take the time to read the books, I have attempted to condense the important points of her life in this article, and in part two, will continue on with the church, their beliefs and what has happened to the Church over the last century. Mary's life is surprising when you uncover the hidden, unofficial testimonies of others that the Church does not want non-Scientists to know. Is she truly the "Goddess of Wisdom" the Ascended Master Teachings made her out to be? Did psychosomatic illness haunt her her entire life? Did she practice what she preached?

Mary Baker Eddy, Early Years of Christian Science

Part II

In this part malicious animal magnetism (MAM) is introduced as one of Mary Baker Eddy's fears that carried with her from the time of the founding of Christian Science until her death, such that she began accusing anyone who opposed her of being of the effects of it, which she claimed caused her to be ill. Eddy even accused others of killing her third husband with MAM. Some of the many lawsuits Eddy instigated, as well as those against her, are presented, and finally, what are the beliefs of Christian Science, which claims to be Christian, that differ from Christianity.

Mary Baker Eddy, Her Later Life and the Founding of the Mother Church

Part III

In this last part of the series a look at some of Eddy's personal relationships and some of her steps taken to take complete control of every part of her church, and how she spent the last years of her life. What did some of the people of her day think and write about her? My conclusions, as well as Mark Twain's.

A Course in Miracles - What you need to know

Not having read the book and course studies does not preclude understanding what it is all about. We can learn all we need to know by reading the main characters around the creation and publication of the book, and learning the points the book promotes. In fact, it appears to have an almost hypnotic or demonic force behind it that once engaging in the book, you become hooked. That is not to say someone of healthy mind and a healthy relationship with God and Jesus Christ would have the same experience, but I don't believe in tempting the darkness to find out. Too many people have testified to their being mesmerized with the Course in reading only one page or chapter or even a paragraph, and instantly joining the bandwagon. I have shared the comments and facts on some of the important characters from the beginning of this creation of what some call the "New Age Bible" a channeling work claimed to be from Jesus, but that has no relationship to the Jesus of the Bible or Christianity.

New Age and Buddhism - Is Buddhism Compatible with Christianity?

Having a background of study into Buddhism and Hinduism from the New Age perspective, my understanding was that Buddha and Hinduism were just another part of God Reality. But can we mix these beliefs with Christianity and come away better than with just Christianity alone? I present the most important beliefs of Buddhism and compare some of them with the Scriptures. Using yoga, meditation and having the goal to be like Buddha may seem compatible with the Christian path, but in the true sense of the Buddhic interpretation, Christian goals for meditation or being the Buddha are not the same.

Who Really Was Madame Blavatsky?

It has not been easy for biographers to write an accurate and true story of H.P. Blavatsky's life. This article focuses on some of the lesser known facts about Blavatsky's years between her first marriage and arrival in New York, almost twenty-five years later. Blavatsky herself was responsible for deliberately fabricating her past and telling different stories conflicting with her previous descriptions of her past. Most of the not so well-known facts of her life involve her short first marriage, an affair and a son born, her life long spirit companion of "John King" and her heavy involvement into spiritualism and séances.

Part II

Madame Blavatsky moves away from mediumship and séances to form The Theosophical Society after a failed attempt to form the Miracle Club. She also marries for a second time while still married to Blavatsky. Col. Olcott and Madame Blavatsky move to India and become Buddhists. In India, one of the Madame's employees and co-conspirators turns on her and publicly accuses her of fraud. Meanwhile, the the Society for Psychical Research has send Richard Hodgson to investigate what is really going on. His 200 pg. report comes back that Madame Blavatsky is an accomplished fraud. Banished from Adyar headquarters in India Blavatsky returns to Europe where she lives the rest of her days, and publishes her second major work, The Secret Doctrine. After her death she leaves behind many letters with family and Theosophists revealing the truth of who she really was.

Listening Within to God's Word

How can we know the inner voice is telling the truth? Practice, practice and practice! Prayer, confession and living righteously all help, and holding onto one's faith in God are all necessary. Trusting God's word through outside sources is equally as difficult but aren't we hear to learn and grow in God's Spirit?

The Difficulties of Spiritual Discernment

While it is very difficult in today's world to know whether what is disseminated over the Internet is true or not, we have a greater concern with the discernment of spirits. Via the World Wide Web, self-publishing and media outlets we have access to a large amount of information. Any subject we want to learn about we can research via the WWW. Yet how much is true and how much is created out of ignorance, or worse, spewing anger or opinions against goodness and purity? Spiritual discernment is more necessary than ever to help guide us and protect us from beliefs and opinions that may take us away from our spiritual goal and path. I present a few examples on where spiritual discernment was necessary from my own and other's experiences, along with links to the Bible verses in connection with discernment.

New Age - Defining its Origins and What it is


Defining 'New Age' is of course a difficult thing to do, since it means so many different things to different people. A look at its roots and establishment in society.


Being God Reality - Your True Self

Within us is our true reality, what I call God Being. I was enlightened one night about this reality of our being and its importance to becoming our real self and not a part of the group mentality where we lose our individuality and being. Dreams are one way the Holy Spirit can pass on wisdom and understanding to us. I share here three separate dreams that are all related that I received one night many years ago. I believe those dreams were given to me by the Holy Spirit to help me understand how group mentalities can stop us from being by neglecting the individual, while focusing only on the individual can do much harm to the vitality of a group. There is a middle way.

Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Part I


Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Part II


In part one some of the major differences between Christian Catholics and Protestants in relation who is the authority on the Virgin Mary is discussed. While the Catholic Church believes that oral tradition is given equal weight with interpretation of Scripture, Martin Luther felt otherwise. Luther came to realize the supremacy of Scripture and that the Bible is the infallible rule of faith and practice rather than an infallible leader. An unusual apparition was believed to happen in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland in 1879, when several witnesses claimed they saw statues or figures that represented Mary, Joseph and a bishop they said was John the Apostle. What were the extremely difficult changes County Mayo had been through leading up to the apparition and especially in 1879?

Part II - What did the eye-witnesses see and what were some of the contradictions by clergy and the witnesses? What are some of the theories behind what could have caused the light and statues appearance, that some later called 'figures'? Was the local priest aware of some information he was hiding possibly connected with a magic lantern?


The Heart of Pandemics - The way of God-centered Prayer


After praying for guidance in what to pray for this worldwide pandemic, I share here what I received as the cause of this pandemic and what we need to change in our relationship with God and what to pray for others.


Update - The Heart of Pandemics

In listening to inner guidance there is more I wanted to share. Faith comes from within. No one can give us faith but God. Yet we can encourage others to also get their own faith from God. You can create following God's will with the return blessings of a strong body but you cannot do this for others. People's choices are not isolated with the consequences far beyond themselves. A pandemic is proof of that. Vaccines are dangerous and not God's answer to naturally change in providing the healing support the body needs. God will allow disease as a way to teach our souls but He also provides a way to protect us with His voice within.

Coronavirus Pandemic Unpopular Facts

After reading hundreds of articles, research papers and testimonies it is not hard to see that we are living through unprecedented times. Not that the world hasn't experienced a pandemic before, but that in combination with this virus we have mask wearing, lockdowns, government forcing of vaccinations, gain-of-function research that have been creating viruses in laboratories that may have a connection with this outbreak, and the growth of Big Pharma heavily controlling health organizations, doctors, drug studies and cost of prescription drugs I have put together many facts gathered from many sources with footnote links for those who want to learn further and put these issues in your prayers. This is part I.

Coronavirus Pandemic Unpopular Facts

Part II

Continuing with more information released by doctors and professionals on how the pandemic has been mishandled and what is behind that mishandling. Have the lockdowns, mask wearing, and PCR tests really protected people and prevented the spread of the virus? Have the government agencies followed the science and research and are the research studies accurate? Have the vaccine tests been accurate? Many articles and links are provided to make your own decisions and what has gone right and what has gone wrong.

Let the Light of Truth Prevail

Covid-19 Update 2023 Part III

Finally, some truths are being exposed in what Pfizer has done in their release of their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This article covers the origins of the virus update, exposure on suppression of free speech on social media platforms encouraged and even financed by the White House to quiet any opposing views on COVID-19 vaccinations. The truth is coming out, not only on this suppression, but that vaccines and boosters are and have had serious repercussions in the bodies among untold thousands as well as sudden unexplained deaths in the youth. What about natural immunity? Why was that ignored and downplayed and now studies are appearing that natural immunity is far more effective than even two doses of the mRNA vaccines! Where to find statistics on adverse reactions to vaccines as well as what has now been released from the FDA on Pfizer and their clinical trials sham, long COVID and more.

Was SARS-CoV-2 Virus Created As a Bioweapon?

July 2023 New Release on COVID-19 Source

It has come to light recently that what many people have believed about the source of the epidemic as a lab leak may very well have more credence than a natural evolution of a virus from animal to man. It is coming to light that SARS-CoV-2 has more evidence supporting a gain-of-function element to it than a natural involvement. But what has also come to light is that there may have been a cover-up of the deliberate release of this virus from the Wuhan lab.

Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Part III

Conclusion of the apparition of Knock. This last part presents some examples of the alteration of the First Commission's gathered testimonies from the fifteen witnesses to support a coherent supernatural vision. Several examples are given of the differing views of some of the main parts of the apparition the Church was promoting a Eucharistic and Christocentric symbology to support the supernatural claim of this apparition. And what about the hundreds of miraculous cures connected with the apparition site? A few examples of the parish priest's manipulation of these documents are presented.

Maria Montessori a Theosophist?

The Montessori Method is known around the world yet few know Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori pedagogy was a member of the Theosophical Society and had New Age beliefs that helped form her method of teaching chlldren. What are the benefits and disadvantages of this method? Learn some interesting facts connected with what Maria Montessori believed.

What is Wrong with New Age Beliefs?

The New Age had its roots long before the 20th century. Find out some of the individuals who contributed to the establishment of the New Age Movement and what are their actual common beliefs that has put Christianity in the crosshairs of the New Age.

Near-death Experiences:
What are some of their common views expressed about heaven

In the recent decades people have begun to open up and share their Near-death experiences (NDE's). What they share is very enlightening, from the moment after experiencing death to their return back to their bodies. Is there really a place called heaven? Is God and His light, healing and love more than we realize? What do they share in common about love, light, God, peace, hell and what heaven looks like?