Cynthia Pawl, January 30, 2016 / Updated 11/4/2020
TM technique involves the use of a sound or mantra, and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day. During which time one is to use the mantra to facilitate the “emptying of one’s mind” in preparation to receive. Transcendental Meditation movement touts this as a method for relaxation, stress reduction, and self-development. They totally avoid discussing the spiritual roots/purpose of this practice. Varying views on whether the technique is religious or non-religious have been expressed including by sociologists, scholars, and a New Jersey court case. However, if you ask anyone from the East, they will clearly tell you, that you cannot separate the physical aspects of the Eastern Disciplines from the spiritual. Everything about these Eastern Disciplines is designed to open you up to receive demonic spirits which the adherents call the God force.TM is reported to be one of the most widely practiced, and among the most widely researched, meditation techniques, with hundreds of published research studies. However, even with all this research, they find it “impossible to say whether or not it has any effect on health, as the research to date is of poor quality”. Source: Wikipedia
The Transcendental Meditation program and the Transcendental Meditation movement originated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the organization, who introduced the TM technique and TM movement in India, in the mid-1950s. “the Maharishi began publicly teaching a traditional meditation technique” learned from his master, which he named Transcendental Deep Meditation and later renamed Transcendental Meditation. The Maharishi taught thousands of people during a series of world tours from 1958 to 1965, expressing his teachings in their spiritual and religious terms. In the 1960s and 1970s, in order to increase the worldwide acceptance of TM, the Maharishi hid the spiritual and religious aspects of his program and shifted to a more technical presentation. The programs received a greater reception due primarily to this fact, along with Hollywood’s contribution of celebrity endorsements and claims that the scientific research had validated the technique. He began training TM teachers and created specialized organizations to present TM to specific segments of the population such as business people and students. By the late 2000s, TM already had millions of adherents, and the worldwide TM organization had grown to include educational programs, health products, and related services.
Among the first organizations to promote TM were the Spiritual Regeneration Movement and the International Meditation Society. Beginning in 1965, the Transcendental Meditation technique has been incorporated into selected schools, universities, corporations, hospitals, Churches and prison programs across the US, Latin America, Europe, and India.
In 1977, a US district court ruled that the curriculum in TM and the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI) being taught in some New Jersey schools was indeed religious in nature and therefore, in violation of the First Amendment. The technique has since been included in educational and social programs around the world. The Transcendental Meditation technique has been described as both religious and non-religious but there is no denying that is rooted in Hinduism.
The public presentation of the TM technique over its 50-year history has been praised for its high visibility in the mass media and effective global propagation, and criticized for using celebrity and scientific endorsements as a marketing tool. Advanced courses supplement the TM technique and include an advanced meditation program called the TM-Sidhi program. The movement includes many associated programs based on the Maharishi’s interpretation of the Vedictraditions. In the U.S., non-profit organizations included the Students International Meditation Society, AFSCI, World Plan Executive Council, Maharishi Vedic Education Development Corporation, Global Country of World Peace and Maharishi Foundation. The successor to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and leader of the Global Country of World Peace, is Tony Nader. Main article: Transcendental Meditation technique
What is the Truth About TM and Hinduism? This is an excerpt from the excellent site linked below.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation, died February 6, 2008 in his Dutch home in Vlodrop, Netherlands. For nearly five decades he had promoted throughout the world the Hindu practice known as T.M. He built T.M. into a multi-million dollar organization, which includes Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa. The Natural Law Party, active in American politics, also came out of his movement.
Maharishi, who promoted the Indian Hindu schools of Vedanta and Yoga philosophy, sought to sell his Hinduism to the West under the veiled deception of pseudo-scientific language. Using terms like “the Science of Creative Intelligence” and “Natural Law”, he sought to make acceptable his Hindu religion to the western scientific mind. In reality, his writings and teachings show these terms to be merely a pseudo-scientific euphemism meaning Hindu Monism and Pantheism, that All is One and All is Impersonal. Transcendental Meditation was in reality a “short cut” version of Raja Yoga or the meditative technique of Astanga Yoga.
In his commentary, “On the Bhagavad-gita”, Maharishi said, “The aims of each system of Indian philosophy are fulfilled through the practice of transcendental meditation.” What is this philosophy that Maharishi brought to the West? Following the Vedanta school of Hinduism, Maharishi taught the unity of all things: that the entire universe and all existence are of one impersonal essence or nature. Maharishi teaches that the physical, personal world is illusion; only the transcendent and spiritual are real. Man in his true nature is said to be impersonal. The illusion of the physical, personal existence of man merely produces suffering in life. To eliminate suffering, says Maharishi, one must eliminate the physical, personal realm of existence.
In order to transcend this illusory, physical world and achieve a state of enlightenment, or oneness with the impersonal cosmos, Maharishi said a person must use the yoga technique of Transcendental Meditation. Though it was claimed by followers not to be religious, the entire teaching and practice is clearly Hinduism. In order to practice T.M., a follower is required to go through an initiation ceremony bowing before an altar of a Hindu guru. At the ceremony they receive a Hindu “mantra” or word on which they are to meditate on during the practice of transcendental meditation.
The bottom line is that Maharishi and Transcendental Meditation promote the ultimate rebellion against the Creator. They deny the infinite personal Creator/God and replace Him with an impersonal All or Brahman/Atman of Hinduism. They also deny the physical personal creation and replace it with an impersonal spiritual cosmos. The sad reality of T.M. is that an impersonal universe never loved or cared about anyone. Only a personal Creator loves and cares for His creation. True Biblical Meditation is not an inward, subjective descent into yourself as T.M. promotes, but an outward objective ascent to the personal Creator who “so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life!”
Source: Dr. Ron Carlson
Another excellent resource: Truth about Transcendental Meditation
If you will notice in the following excerpt from a Buddhist website, you will see a couple of familiar hand gestures. They are use quite often in public forums, especially the one Maitreya is flashing on the left, and it is shown again, on the upper right. Look familiar? It should, they flash it everywhere. It has come to be known as the Sign of Anti-Christ 666.
TANTRIC SYMBOLS – Buddhist
The image above is a virtual image of the planned Maitreya statue in Bodhgaya. It happens to be an unconventional posture to depict Maitreya: his right hand on the knee signifies giving refuge and loving compassion to all beings; the left hand at his heart is in the teaching (Dharmachakra) mudra:
Mudras are described as hand positions. Each area of the hand has a reflex reaction in a specific part of the brain. A Mudra locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain.
The “bandha” refers to the internal muscular-physical ‘lock’ that, with practice, one can intentionally engage as necessary, to redirect the flow of energy within the body, notice the thumb and index finger are pressed together to symbolize the united practice of method and wisdom, and the three remaining fingers are raised to symbolize the Three Jewels of Refuge – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
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Sometimes the meditation mudra is performed with both hands on top of each other in the lap as the image above shows.
Mudras are the Ritual hand poses of the Buddha Priests and the Shiva Priest of Bali.
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Bandhas play an important role on both the physical and spiritual level
To make the tantric experience complete, actions of one’s body, speech and mind are to be transformed. A typical example of the actions of the body is the practice of mudras. These are movements and positions of the hands which have profound symbolic meaning. One uses mudras to symbolize for example the various offerings, but they also convey general meanings like e.g. teaching or meditation.
The picture to the right is a traditional depiction of Shakyamuni Buddha, just after he
received his enlightenment. His right hand touches the earth to symbolize it has witnessed his enlightenment (bhumisparsha mudra), and his left hand is in the meditation mudra.
Mindfulness is a modern movement, appropriated from ancient Buddhist roots, and clinically innovated by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The practice of mindfulness involves being aware moment-to-moment, of one’s subjective conscious experience from a first-person perspective. When practising mindfulness, one becomes aware of one’s “stream of consciousness“. The skill of mindfulness can be gradually developed using meditational practices that are described in detail in the Buddhist tradition. The Five-Aggregate Model, an ancient link between mind and body, is a helpful theoretical resource that could guide mindfulness interventions.The term “mindfulness” is derived from the Pali-term sati which is an essential element of Buddhist practice, including vipassana, satipaṭṭhāna and anapanasati. It has been popularized in the West by Jon Kabat-Zinn with his mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program.Mindfulness is also an attribute of consciousness long believed to promote well-being. Large population-based research studies have indicated that the idea of mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry.Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological conditions. Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, such as bringing about reductions in depression symptoms, reducing stress, anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction. It has gained worldwide popularity as a distinctive method to handle emotions.Clinical studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general, and MBSR in particular. Programs based on MBSR and similar models have been widely adapted in schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and other environment. Source: Wikipedia
It is important to address the fact that breathing, physical posture, visual focus, lights and sounds, are all very connected to the realm of the spirit. And that altered states of consciousness are the number one guarantee of demonic presence. When you “empty your mind” and open yourself up, that is an open invitation to spiritual entities. Since the Creator does not allow his messengers to interfere with humans except as HE sends them, I can guarantee the entities that will be moving in, will not be friendly! The Creator placed a veil between the realms for a very good reason. TO PROTECT YOU! The fallen ones cannot possess you, unless you give them permission to enter. That is why they go to such elaborate ends to fool you into inviting them. Be not deceived, when you practice these things, you are inviting them.
I included the above section, to demonstrate that though they are continuing to mask over the religious and spiritual roots of these practices to make them palatable to a public that is getting wise, the truth is still the truth. Here is what God said to me… “Cynthia, if you ever want to know if anything is something you should be involved in or not, FIND THE ROOT. The root is the only thing that matters. Everything else is a lie, a cover up, a facade, a deceit.”
At this point you are probably asking yourself, why are we looking at religious practices? I thought we were talking about Magic. Well, if you are not already seeing the common thread, give yourself time. Stay with me. As we move through these articles, it will begin to be very clear, how all of this is tied together and just how pervasive the evil scheme has been.
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Mindfulness and the Pagan Path
So as I have been committing to silent meditation and spiritual practice, or rather recommitting after years of neglect and wandering off the path of practicing my Paganism, I have been giving a lot of thought to Meditation and its proper place in my practices as a Pagan and in the practice of the many forms of Paganism in general. This has led me, as I was in the midst of writing this post, into re-writing a portion of the meditation section on my main Spiritual Practice page…
One of the great definitions I’ve heard over the years was to the effect that prayer is a form of speaking to the Divine, and meditation is listening to Them. Meditation is, I truly believe, an important tool in any Pagans spiritual toolbox.
Meditation is not always, or usually, about listening too/for the Deities, BUT, it can sometimes be a darn useful skill to develop as we seek our relationships with Them. Meditation can help us learn deep truths about ourselves. Meditation can also help us to set aside the everyday matters of our world and give us the clarity and focus that is right and respectful for when we are engaging in our relationships with our Gods and Goddesses.
I can’t meditate, I’ve tried
Anyone can meditate, and a lot of us do it without even knowing it. In studying meditation one will regularly run across the concept of mindfulness.
Being. Being fully present. Being fully present in the moment. Not concerned with the past or the future.
This is where, in some of my writings on meditation, (here and here for example) I have said to myself “thinking” to acknowledge that my mind is wandering away from being and being present and is getting caught up by the many shiny things of my interior world. So I return to focusing on my out-breath and let go of whatever shiny idea or thought my mind has snatched up for the moment.
Now I have this idea that in their everyday lives all of our Pagan ancestors had a LOT of opportunities to engage in mindfulness, whether or not they lived in a place or culture that recognized formal meditation. For most of them life involved a lot more physical labor than our own modern lives; there was also not the pressure of a consumer over-culture pressing into you all sorts of manipulative messages, but for right now lets focus on the labor and mindfulness….
…Like a lot of spiritual and magickal tools you can use meditation for a number of different purposes or goals, depending upon your imagination and spiritual tradition and inclination. With meditation we are sometimes simply trying to clear the mind, accepting thoughts as they come but releasing them and returning to a silence and focusing on our breathing. Sometimes we are seeking to follow these thoughts and inspirations and will allow ourselves to pursue them, or at least notice them for a bit before returning to the silence and our breathing. Sometimes we are meditating upon an image or idea or an emotion to see what comes up within us about them. Sometimes meditation is a guided affair with someone leading us in a visualization or pathworking; or perhaps we have found a meditation in a book that speaks to the truest parts of ourselves and we record ourselves and play it back…
…Sometimes we wrestle with meditation. We keep finding our selves thinking and returning to our out breath, back and forth back and forth and by the end of our time we feel a measure of peace and calm and stillness and silence.
Sometimes we sit in the hands of the Gods. Read the full article
Pirates, spies, soul stealers: the spiritual and economic transformation of yoga
Fellow, Australian National University
In the past decade, the worldwide yoga industry has become a multibillion-dollar business. Yet, ironically, the one country where yoga does not yet thrive commercially is the very place from which yoga is thought to originate: India. Why should this be?
This paradox emerges, in part, because the practice known as ‘yoga’ around the world is a modern invention of the globalized and capitalist 20th century. A brief look at the history of yoga may help to explain why this industry has not had a straightforward development in India.
Until the middle of the 20th century, Indian yogis were often looked upon as scary, dreadlocked men who were more like pirates than Pilates instructors. Sects of yogis such as the Naths, for instance, raided colonial trade routes and created formidable armies of young ascetic men. When the religious studies scholar David Gordon White looked to India’s long tradition of stories about yogis he found that, before the 20th century, yogis were usually depicted as sorcerers, spies, and soul-stealers. They did not do very many lotus poses.
Western capitalism is looking for inspiration in eastern mysticism
IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. The Protestants stressed rational calculation and self-restraint. The Buddhists stress the importance of “mindfulness”—taking time out from the hurly-burly of daily activities to relax and meditate. In today’s corporate world you are more likely to hear about mindfulness than self-restraint.
Google offers an internal course called “search inside yourself” that has proved so popular that the company has created entry-level versions such as “neural self-hacking” and “managing your energy”. The search giant has also built a labyrinth for walking meditation. EBay has meditation rooms equipped with pillows and flowers. Twitter and Facebook are doing all they can to stay ahead in the mindfulness race. Evan Williams, one of Twitter’s founders, has introduced regular meditation sessions in his new venture, the Obvious Corporation, a start-up incubator and investment vehicle.
You must be VERY CAREFUL in these days of Technology. This kind of stuff is everywhere. I know it sounds harmless and even beneficial. IT IS NOT! These “technical tools” come straight out of the pit of HELL. You cannot trust any audio/video material they try to sell you as aids in reaching peace/healing/deliverance/comfort/spiritual realization/or to bring you close to GOD. Notice, it says the video uses binaural beats. Man’t y also use subliminal messages. These are things that affect your mind but more importantly YOUR SPIRIT, without your ability to understand or detect their impact. BEWARE, child of God. The enemy comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. YOU DON’T NEED GIMICKS, TECHNOLOGY, OR GUIDES to reach GOD. You just need a heart and mind that is open to HIM. Just take time alone, with GOD, and learn to fellowship with HIM. BE STILL and KNOW THAT HE IS GOD.
|First of all you cannot Christianize a pagan religion. The posture she is in is famously the yoga Lotus position or Padmasana; a cross–legged sitting meditation pose from ancient India, It is an ancient asana in yoga, predating hatha yoga, and is widely used for meditation in Hindu, Tantra, Jain, and Buddhist traditions. Note the Technology included int this meditation…headphones, and computer open portals for demonic access. You don’t need anything to connect to GOD…but an heart open to HIM.||OK…you will connect with god alright. It will not be the GOD of Creation/The Bible/Yah/The Heavenly Father.
Notice all the EASTERN RELIGION symbology in this photo. The Bamboo, the water, the CAIRN, The three divisions of the ledge both ways.
Ask yourself who is guiding you in this guided meditation? Do you know them, really? Do you trust them with your spirit? Do you understand the spiritual forces behind them?
If you don’t know what CAIRNS are in the spirit realm. CAIRNS ARE PORTALS. Check out my series on CAIRNS:
ROCK CAIRNS – Part 1 – Not What You THINK – YOU NEED TO LEARN THE TRUTH
ROCK CAIRNS – Part 2 – NATURE, SCIENCE, THE OCCULT AND CRYSTALS – Don’t Buy The Lie!
ROCK CAIRNS – Part 3 – SMOKY QUARTZ, GOTTHARD TUNNEL, CERN – A DEEP RABBIT HOLE!ROCK CAIRNS – Part 4 – ELEMENTS, TECHNOLOGY, IMAGINATION, MIND CONTROL – The Veil is Lifting
The only thing you need to find PEACE/JOY/FULLFILLMENT and PROTECTION, is to open your heart, mind and ears to the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD. Everyone forgets that a HUGE part of the sacrifice of JESUS CHRIST was to send us the HOLY SPIRIT to ENABLE US TO STAND. GOD CAME, TO DIE, TO RELEASE HIS HOLY SPIRIT so that you could overcome in your own life. The LAW only shows us what is required for RIGHTEOUSNESS… The LAW is only condemnation if we are powerless to uphold it. The HOLY SPIRIT is a GIFT from our Heavenly Father. The GIFT that brings us guidance, comfort, peace, and POWER to stand.
|The World keeps telling you that you need to connect with Spirits. Whether that be the spirits of your ancestors, or spirits of the great men/women of history, or the spirits of the Ancient gods, or the spirits of Aliens, or the spirits of the ASCENDED MASTERS, or your inner god.
This is all deception. Deception designed to get you to open yourself up to demonic influence. YOU are the Gatekeeper to your soul. ONLY YOU can open the door to your spirit. They have to use trickery and deception to get in…YOU WOULD NEVER OPEN TO THEM IF YOU COULD SEE THE TRUTH.
I AM Meditation: A Powerful Meditation to alter your State of Being and Align you with the things you would like to Manifest in Your Life!
Learn to Live from higher States of Consciousness, the consciousness of ‘I AM’ taught in Neville Goddard’s Best Selling book At Your Command.
‘I AM the Way‘. Consciousness is the way through which the manifestations of life pass into the world of form. He said, “I AM the way” – “I AM,” the awareness of Being, is the way through which your desires shall materialize. The signs always follow. They never precede. Things have no reality other than in consciousness. Therefore, when you get the consciousness first, what you desire is compelled to appear.
OH, it is so infuriating to hear those who do not know GOD use HIS WORD to mislead people. JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT. NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT BY HIM!! There is no way you can misconsru that to mean that you can become all that you want and get all that you want by just becoming aware of WHO YOU ARE! That is straight out of the PIT OF HELL. Satan appealing to YOUR EGO. Telling you, just like he told EVER, that YOU CAN BECOME AS GOD! LET ME WARN YOU, TO CALL YOURSELF I AM, is a very danger thing. THAT IS THE NAME THAT GOD told MOSES to call him. That is GOD’s IDENTITY. YOU ARE NOT GOD and HE WILL NOT SHARE HIS GLORY. s
Overstressed Americans are increasingly turning to various forms of Eastern meditation, particularly yoga, in search of relaxation and spirituality. Underlying these meditative practices, however, is a worldview in conflict with biblical spirituality—though many Christians are (unwisely) practicing yoga.
Many Eastern religions teach that the source of salvation is found within, and that the fundamental human problem is not sin against a holy God but ignorance of our true condition. These worldviews advocate meditation and “higher forms of consciousness” as a way to discover a secret inner divinity.
Yoga, deeply rooted in Hinduism, essentially means to be “yoked” with the divine. Yogic postures, breathing, and chanting were originally designed not to bring better physical health and well-being (Western marketing to the contrary), but a sense of oneness with Brahman—the Hindu word for the absolute being that pervades all things. This is pantheism (all is divine), not Christianity.
Transcendental Meditation is a veiled form of Hindu yoga, though it claims to be a religiously neutral method of relaxation and rejuvenation. Initiates to TM receive a mantra (Hindu holy word) to repeat while sitting in yogic postures and engaging in yogic breathing. The goal is to find God within their own beings, since God (Brahman) and the self (Atman) are really one.
Differences in various forms of Eastern meditation aside, they all aim at a supposedly “higher” or “altered” state of consciousness. Meditation guides claim that normal consciousness obscures sacred realities. Therefore, meditation is practiced in order to suspend rational patterns of thought.
This helps explain why so many Eastern mystics claim that divine realities are utterly …(visit the site for the rest of the article)
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The Holy Spirit as guide
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: John 16:13
Righteous living is not achieved by keeping a set of rules, but by being led by a personal Guide: The Holy Spirit.
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