JUNG REPLACES JESUS IN CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY

Walk into a typical Catholic bookstore and browse in the “spirituality” section, and you’ll see the best-selling books of such popularizers of the Jung Cult as priests Basil Pennington, Richard Rohr, and Thomas Keating.

Read the listings for “spirituality” programs and retreats in many diocesan newspapers. You will see that programs on Jungian dream analysis, discovering the child within, contacting your “god/goddess,” or similar such Jungian therapy programs predominate, even though they have nothing to do with Catholic spirituality and are inherently antithetical to it.

Forty years ago, the great Catholic psychiatrist Karl Stern in <The Third Revolution> (Harcourt Brace & Co.. 1954), wrote that most Catholic scholars recognized that Jung and Catholicism are incompatible-irreconcilable-and he warned that the Jungian who begins viewing religion as existing on the same plane as psychology ends up viewing all religions as equally irrelevant.

“As a German philosopher friend of mine once remarked with a pun,” wrote Stern, “<Das gleich Gultige wird gleichgutig> (that which is equally relevant becomes irrelevant). The curtain of the temple is conjured away with an elegant flourish. The border between nature and grace exists no longer, and no longer are you mortally engaged. Matters of the spirit are part of a noncommittal therapeutic method; Jacob no longer wrestles with the angel in a horrible grip which leaves him forever limping -instead, he takes his daily hour of gymnastics.”

In the years since, however, Catholic scholars, priests, religious, and laity have gone over to Jung with the fervor of Athenians flocking to the Oracle at Delphi.

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Everything you probably never wanted to know about the false god of the “New Age”

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Throughout the history of Western occultism, the name of the mysterious Baphomet is often invoked. Although it became commonly know name in the twentieth century, mentions of Baphomet can be found in documents dating from as early as the 11th century. Today, the symbol is associated with anything relating to occultism, ritual magic, witchcraft, Satanism and esoterica. Baphomet often pops up in popular culture to identify anything occult.

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These (LCWR) sisters are into all the crazy stuff you tell us about.

There are new age ideas about inclusiveness, reiki, yoga, male oppression.

They make four “Generous Promises” which include working for systematic change, getting rid of institutions in favor of inclusiveness, and taking care of “Earth,” who is dying.

That was new to me. How have we not heard of that one from you?

Apparently the earth is a person, and you can also find reference to revering “Earth” on their site.

Maybe I’m just too young to understand. Is this idea a holdover from the 60′s or has it just “evolved” since then?

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Women’s religious orders are in SERIOUS TROUBLE because they’ve adopted false spiritualities – “New Age” and other occult practices.

This is a problem all over America. One California diocese has a “Spiritual Renewal Center” staffed by two women religious. The modernist sisters invite people to “come into union with Earth-Wisdom.” Their brochure offers “Spirituality for the 21st Century,” including “cosmic awareness,” ecology, energy balancing, and emphasizes the importance of being “in touch with earth.”

Those who are looking for a “spring equinox celebration” can find it at the sisters’ retreat center – on the Feast of St. Joseph with no mention at all of this great saint! At this celebration, the group sits around a coffee table with everyone’s attention focused on an abalone shell and a bowl of earth.

There’s more. And it ain’t pretty!

Little town in France is New Age “apocalypse central”

PARIS (Reuters Life!) – The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse.

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Neo-Pagan fantasy: A New Age beyond right and wrong

The term New Age refers to the imminent astrological era, the Age of Aquarius, expected to commence around 2070, and of no intrinsic significance to anyone except stellar cartographers. Yet the coming era is eagerly anticipated by disillusioned folks looking forward to a new age of enlightenment, freedom and the “sacred feminine” (Wiccans worship a “triple Goddess” associated with the various phases of the Moon). The Age of Pisces, in which we currently live, spans the whole of the Christian era, and many New Agers believe the passing of the Age of Pisces will coincide with the end of Christianity and patriarchalism.

A number of pseudo-Christian churches have sprung up in the US since the late 1800s promoting New Thought philosophies. The most popular of these is Unity, whose teachings embrace an emasculated form of Christianity in which Jesus is merely a “master teacher of universal truths”, and whose main emphasis is on spiritual healing. A real danger of this philosophy is that people with serious medical problems are often inspired to put their faith solely in unscientific methods such as positive affirmations and energy healing.

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They’re not your mother’s Girl Scout troop: GSA comes out for abortion, homosexuality, paganism, more.

They still sell cookies, but here are some new badges to earn: “domestic violence awareness, stress management, girl power and decisions for your life”3 (teen pregnancy, etc.). Let’s note a few examples of these changes:

  • In Pennsylvania, Junior Girl Scouts (age-12) can attend a workshop on puberty designed by Planned Parenthood to earn their “becoming a teen” badge.4
  • In Connecticut, Girl Scouts honored a Planned Parenthood official for promoting “healthy practices” in local troops.4
  • In Amarillo, TX, Girl Scouts have sponsored Planned Parenthood sex-ed seminars for 4th through 8th graders.4

The following quotes indicate the Girl Scouts are abandoning their original foundation on biblical principles consisting of definite moral rights and wrongs:

  • “You can rarely state that something is definitely right or wrong.” (See Exploring Spirituality—WAGGGS 2000)5
  • “There is no right way to live, look, talk, dress, eat, or act.” (See Brownie/Girl Scout Handbook—1993)6
  • In Amarillo, TX, Girl Scouts have sponsored Planned Parenthood sex-ed seminars for 4th through 8th graders.“Our movement is secular and founded on American democratic principles, one of which is freedom of religion.” (See What We Stand For—2003)7

Jim Sedlak of the organization Stop Planned Parenthood has stated that the Girl Scouts have said they would not take a position on abortion or birth control. That is the “official” position. However, many troops affiliate and work with Planned Parenthood, which is the largest provider of abortions in the United States. Further, their sex education programs are obviously aimed at young people and getting kids into sexual situations, which of course means more abortions for Planned Parenthood.

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