Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Oprah Promotes New Age Leaders (New Expanded Version)
Marianne Williamson via Oprah Winfrey brought "A Course in Miracles" to the mainstream public. Marianne Williamson’s book ‘A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" was shot to the best sellers list by Oprah Winfrey.
What is the Course in Miracles?
It is often referred to as the New Age Bible. Dr. Helen Schucman the author of “A Course in Miracles” was a Psychologist, educator and atheist. The book was written from taking dictation for seven years from an inner voice that spoke to Helen Schucman. The spirit that she channeled this "new gospel" claimed to be Jesus Christ.
"A Course in Miracles" consists of three books: Text, Workbook for Students and Manual for Teachers. Now it can be found as a combine version published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.
What does A Course in Miracles teach?
That you are “god”. That the only evil that exists is the false belief that we are separate from “God” and this thought is called the devil.
"The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself."
"There is no need for help to enter Heaven for you have never left. But there is need for help beyond yourself as you are circumscribed by false beliefs of your Identity, Which God alone established in reality.”
"No one is punished for sins, and the Sons of God are not sinners. Any concept of punishment involves the projection of blame, and reinforces the idea that blame is justified. “
"Innocence is wisdom because it is unaware of evil, and evil does not exist."
Atonement means “at-one-ment” excepting you are one with the world. And that you and “God” are one.
“Christ takes many forms with different names until their oneness can be recognized”
She says “Do not make the pathetic error of ‘clinging to the old rugged cross” “The journey to the cross should be the last “useless journey”
Marianne Williamson promotes "A Course in Miracles" by writing books that follow its philosophy. She lectures and teaches courses on the subject. She is also a liberal political activist trying to campaigning to Cabinet level department called the “Peace Department”
This last year Oprah promoted all 365 lesson of the Course in Miracles through Oprah and Friends.
Quotes from Oprah’s website under “Spirit”
“Make A Course in Miracles part of your daily life. Get Marianne's guidance every day on XM Channel 156.”
From Marianne Williamson’s website:
“My daily XM Radio show begins again on January 19th, and in February I will begin daily podcasts as well as a weekly live show. Also, my shows from last year will be archived on oprah.com. Please stay tuned to oprah.com for details. Oprah and Friends.”
Oprah archived all of Marianne Williamson’s year long radio broadcast to access at anytime you wish via Oprah’s site.
Oprah also promotes another New Age Leader Eckhart Tolle via an internet series.
“…..The Power of Now reads like the highly acclaimed A Course in Miracles--a spiritual guidebook that has the potential to inspire just as many study groups and change just as many lives for the better. --Gail Hudson”
Quotes from Oprah’s site regarding Eckhart Tolle:
Are you ready to be Awakened?
Millions have experienced Oprah and Eckhart’s A New Earth classes. They’re transforming their lives and so can you. Dive in right now and start watching the online classes...”
Webcast on demand “Oprah and best-selling author Eckhart Tolle lead 10 online classes and take you through A New Earth Chapter by chapter. Watch the webcasts on Oprah.com or download them from i/tunes and the take them with you. Plus, get transcripts, listen to audio meditations an the theme song for the A New Earth web classes. It’s all here!” (you click the It’s all here and there it all is.)
What does Eckhart Tolle teach?
Here is a quote from a wonderful article:
"The Great Heretical Idea: Oprah and Eckhart Do the New Age Shift"
by Warren Smith
"Get ready to be awakened." - Oprah
"The twenty-first century will be the time of awakening, of meeting The Creator Within. Many beings will experience Oneness with God and with all of life. This will be the beginning of the golden age of the New Human, of which it has been written; the time of the universal human, which has been eloquently described by those with deep insight among you.
"There are many such people in the world now - teachers and messengers, Masters and visionaries -who are placing this vision before humankind and offering tools with which to create it. These messengers and visionaries are the heralds of a New Age." - "God" Neale Donald Walsch, Friendship With God
"...[T]his book itself is a transformational device that has come out of the arising new consciousness. The ideas and concepts presented here may be important, but they are secondary. They are no more than signposts pointing toward awakening. As you read, a shift takes place within you."
"This book's main purpose is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind or to try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift in consciousness, that is to say, to awaken.... It will change your state of consciousness or it will be meaningless. It can only awaken those who are ready. Not everyone is ready yet, but many are, and with each person who awakens, the momentum in the collective consciousness grows, and it becomes easier for others." - Eckhart Tolle, The New Earth
"Don't get attached to any one word. You can substitute 'Christ' for presence, if that is more meaningful to you. Christ is your God-essence or the Self, as it is sometimes called in the East. The only difference between Christ and presence is that Christ refers to your indwelling divinity regardless of whether you are conscious of it or not, whereas presence means your awakened divinity or God-essence." - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
“The "shift" Williamson, Oprah and Tolle describe is "awakening" to the "Christ within" and the "God within." "Shift" is the key word. It means to move from one position to another - as in shifting one's awareness away from the mind and "ego" to the collective "Christ consciousness" or "Christ within." And, as in shifting your belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to a New Age belief in the "Christ within”
Please see my footnote on the bottom of the page for the rest of the Warren Smith’s article.
The two popular books Eckhart Tolle has written are The power of Now and The New Earth. What these books teach is the Awakening. The goal of them is to help create a critical mass, or tipping point that will trigger the Awaking that alters human consciousness. This will change the Earth and all the life as we know it. Here is excerpt from his book Power of Now regarding God.
“The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. ……..This misuse gives rise to absurd beliefs, assertions, and egoic delusions, such as "My or our God is the only true God, and your God is false," or Nietzsche's famous statement "God is dead."
The word God has become a closed concept. The moment the word is uttered, a mental image is created, no longer, perhaps, of an old man with a white beard, but still a mental representation of someone or something outside you, and, yes, almost inevitably a male someone or something.”
Oprah has been promoting these New Age ideas and leaders for many years but she has recently been aggressively pushing it on all that watch her show, visit her website or read her magazine. She now owns a Network station call OWN Oprah Winfrey Network, where she plans to have 24-7 topics of her choice. We can just guess what the main emphasis will be…..
The influence Oprah has is extremely huge. She has international reach; her shows are seen all around the world. Any book she lists on her book club goes straight the best seller list. Eckhart Tolle was virtually unknown before Oprah promoted him. This was the same with Marianne Williamson. These are just two of the many Occultists that she is supporting. They all teach we are "god" there is on sin, no need for a Savior, we are "Christs" and that the world is reaching a transitional phase in which we have to make a choice to be one with the world and evolve with it or die. They admit the ramifications of what they are teaching affect the entire world, everyone, all governments, societies and persons will have to change. When you dig deeper into the writing of the founders of this movement, the mentors of these Newer Occultist you find very disturbing things. Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey and David Spangler all talk of Lucifer being behind these Plans. They express that Lucifer is good. And that the belief in a God separate from us is evil. Therefore all that teach these ideas are teaching the lies from Lucifer. Lucifer has a Plan, it has been documented and written down by these followers. The Plan is a One World Government, One World Religion and a Christ (their Christ).
Oprah has an agenda it is same as all the rest of the New Age Leaders do. Anything or anyone she promotes know they are of her beliefs which are Occult. Oprah has stated she is on a mission. The occult is on a mission and we are just watching prophecy unfold before our eyes.
Don’t forget who really is in charge.
Videos regarding Oprah
Eckhart Tolle Video
Power of Now excerpts
This is a great free online book regarding this subject.
The book is written by Warren Smith a Christian author. Constance Cumbey has had him on her show before. He has done great research on the New Age”. In his online book he has added updates to the book since the book was first publish. This is a really nice plus.
The Book “Hidden of the Dangers of the Rainbow” by Constance Cumbey is also an excellent book on these topics. Constance has a blog site www.cumbey.blogspot.com and does radio shows Tuesdays and Thursday and a rebroadcast on Saturday. On www.themicroeffect.com please check with Constance or the Micro Effect.