Yoga and the New Age Movement

Re-branding:

In the past years, we have seen a great increase in what is called the “new age movement”. Driven by a huge Hollywood influence it is now constantly in our faces on a daily basis. It is becoming so widely accepted by the everyday public, schools and churches, that completely separating yourself and your family from it is near impossible. I believe as a parent in these times, just to keep my children away from evil is not enough anymore. Sooner or later somewhere down the track they’re going to find themselves alone and in the midst of this darkness. Teaching them now the how’s and why’s that this is not of YHVH will equip them to not just resist, but to fight through prayer and fasting, to have complete victory over this situation.

Isaiah 5:20.

 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!

Would you be surprised to know that it only takes ten to fifteen years to change the ideas of a nation! Simply by bombarding the ideas upon the people via media, marketing, celebrity endorsement and even through doctors, teacher and pastors. Clearly this has happened with yoga. Via a very cleaver rebranding yoga’s image was change from mysticism to self-medicine. Aligning perfectly with today self-worship lifestyle and feeding the alter ego’s people have created for themselves via social media. While students may start a yoga class looking for a work-out or stress reduction, many do not realise their minds are being bent and stretched too.

In our present day, the word ‘Religion’ has been abused. people are now fearful of anything religious. Many have been deeply hurt, offended or abused by ‘religion’ and will take no part in anything they deem to fit into this category. Yoga’s branding has been crafted so well to disconnect itself from the Hindu religion and marketed as “spiritual but not religious” aligning itself perfectly with the ‘interfaith’ belief of universal spirituality accessible to anyone and any religion. As the west progressively rejects its historic biblical foundation it continues to looks for spirituality without the accountability to God, removing their need for a saviour outside of themselves. Sadly, few realise this inner strength they are tapping into is far from their own.

1 Corinthians 10:20-22 

No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God. And I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Messiah and the cup of demons too; you cannot partake in the table of the Messiah and the table of demons too. Are we trying to provoke the Messiah to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

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The cobra – “by the practice of this posture the serpent-goddess (kundalini) awakes”

 

Background:

Romans 1:21-15

 For even though they knew God, they did not honour Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [d]crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to dishonour their bodies amongst themselves. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

 

To continue let me show you two words and their meanings. They are a key to understanding many occult practices and how something that is projected as innocent can be intended to be quite the opposite!

Esoteric, intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

Exoteric, intended for or likely to be understood by the general public.

The word “yoga” simply means “to yoke” or “bind together”. Exoterically understanding would be ‘the practice of blanking one’s mind, stopping movement of the body and cutting off all sensation of the physical world. Yoke the inner consciousness with the universal principle in order to transform humanity into divinity.’ Or to join the lower self with the higher self, the object with the subject, the worshiper with god.

Yoga represents a version of salvation that defines the “gospel” not as redemption from sin, but as realization that a hidden, inner self is “god”. This gives the sense of immortality, which is believed to secure freedom from the wheel of reincarnation as transcends consciousness of material existence.

The evolution of Yoga has progressed throughout the years from philosophy of Vedanta dating somewhere between 1500 and 1000bc. The Vedic sage Pantanjali systematized classical yoga around 150ad. To the later Hatha yoga emerging around 900ad which compiled classical yoga with Tantrism. Tantrism is a religions philosophy that joins the opposites of good and evil in order to transcend them through the exercise of godlike autonomy. Sexual ritual is central to Tantrism and in hatha yoga it represents the union of the goddess Shakti (female principle of divine energy) and her male consort Shiva (destroyer of distinctions). Joining feminine and masculine energies into androgynous divinity within the yogi’s body. (androgynous is partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex.)

How it works.

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Hatha yoga is designed to awaken the ‘subtle body’ a transcendent self that arises from within to take over the physical body and thinking mind through the union of Shakti and Shiva. It is not empowered by the Holy Spirit, but by fallen angels masquerading as the divine energy of Hindu deities. According to hatha yoga theory, the physical body and the thinking mind obscure the inner core conceptualized as a matrix of cerebral energy channels which intersect the spine. Interestingly the serpent goddess Kundalini is coiled dormant at the base of the spine until activated by yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques. As the serpent ascends, she opens the chakras as lotuses of enlightenment, progressively silencing the mind into passivity as the subject’s distinctions begin to disappear. The process culminates with the union of kundalini and Shiva in the crown chakra above the head. (Chakra – each of seven centres of spiritual power in the human body.) At this point, the Subtle Body is realized as the divine Self, indicating the yogi is under the total control of Shakti/Shiva consciousness in the mystical state of androgynous bliss called Samadhi

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Brass idol of Shiva dancing the destruction on the “ignorance” of the subject.

 

Habakkuk 2:18-20

“What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.

“Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, ‘Awake!’ To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’ And that is your teacher? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all inside it.

“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”

We have to remember that it was the serpent in the garden of Eden who temped Eve with just such a false “enlightenment”. His goal has always been to steal kill and destroy from day one until now (John 10:10). He will go to any length including mascaraing as an angel of light to do so (2 Corinthians 11:14).

 

Romans 12:9

“Let love be genuine, Abhor what is evil: Hold fast to what is good”

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