Ex New Ager, Spiritualist & Professional Astrologer, participated in past life regression, astral travel, spirit contact, tarot cards and had spirit guides… Marcia Montenegro is a woman who I highly admire and have loved her resources for years!!!
She’s been a guest on my radio show The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell and her articles have featured on my blog. I HIGHLY recommend you check out her blog and Facebook page. (Details at foot of her below post).
Statement from former New Ager
Marcia Montenegro “I thought some would be interested in these thoughts from former New Ager Lara Johansson.”
“A ‘healing’ or a ‘result’ is not by any means an indication that the source of this method is good. Sorcerers, black magicians, witches, energy healers are able to improve a condition or let’s even say ‘heal’ .
But one has to pay the price. This kind of healing is never for free.
I have been dabbling in the New Age and occult for almost 8 years. I refused Jesus and the Bible as we back then thought that christianity is ‘ old energy’ and that it also only represents inquisition and such.
The power that I used in the occult was not mine.
But it did have indeed an effect. But today I can say : not a good one. The ‘power’ didn’t come from myself- instead from spirit guides who confuse people and give them the results they want.
3 years ago I became a born again Christian. Before that I was following Rudolf Steiner’s teachings for years. Did every other thing possible and available in the New Age and occult. Because of course, I thought I was GOD or GOD was in me.. Horrible mistake.
Although I kept practising and manifesting things with success and became clairvoyant, I realised one day that since the beginning of my New Age practise my health went into a downward spiral. In the end I was sick. Many people look for explanations and answers. Steiner, Hinduism and Buddhism and such give ‘answers’: Karma and deeds from a former life.
But what is missing in the concept of karma? Compassion. Compassion I found in GOD and Jesus Christ.” Lara Johansson.
RUDOLF STEINER AND THE DEAD, THE ANGELS, AND FROM JESUS TO CHRIST
By Marcia Montenegro.
This post is part of a series on Rudolf Steiner I did in 2016 and has been slightly modified. [NOTE: Steiner is still relevant today due to the organizations and methods he started such as Waldorf schools and bio-dynamic farming].
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) started an esoteric organization, Anthroposophy, based on his occult/gnostic belief system. His views led to Waldorf and other schools; Biodynamic agriculture, several banks to support his projects, a health company; Weleda; and communities that support the disabled, mentally challenged, and seniors. All of these exist today but are masked or perceived as mainstream or, in some cases, as Christian.
However, Steiner was far from mainstream or Christian. Keep in mind Anthroposophy still exists today and so do the organizations and methods Steiner set up. The 3 books below expose Steiner’s beliefs. There is nothing new about them. Steiner’s teachings are variations on already existing occult and gnostic views that are found today in some New Age beliefs.
Book: The Dead Are With Us
In this book Steiner promotes contact with the dead.
==“All historical life, all social life, all ethical life, proceed by virtue of the co-operation between the so-called living and the so-called dead. Our whole being can be infinitely strengthened when we are conscious not only of our firm stand here in the physical world, but are filled with the inner realization of being able to say of the dead whom we have loved: they are with us, they are in our midst.”
In this important lecture, Rudolf Steiner clearly describes life after death and explains how those on the Earth can maintain a connection with loved ones who have passed on. He describes the conditions in the environment of the dead; both the advantages and the dangers of connecting with the dead; the important moments of waking up and going to sleep; the significance of dying in childhood or in old age; and the appropriateness of various kinds of funeral services.==At Amazon
Book: Guardian Angels: Connecting with Our Spiritual Guides and Helpers
Clearly, Steiner, like all occultists, had disembodied guides, whom he believed were benevolent guardian angels and benevolent spirits.
==Based on his personal experience and cognition, Rudolf Steiner speaks of guardian angels and other spiritual beings as a reality. Their existence, he says, is a spiritual and scientific fact which can be fruitfully researched and studied through clairvoyant means. Furthermore, working consciously with these entities can assist each of us in fulfilling our evolutionary goals. In these six specially selected lectures, Rudolf Steiner elucidates the role of the guardian angel, and also discusses our relationship to the heavenly hierarchies of spiritual beings as a whole, and how they shape our human form as a result of their cosmic activity.==At Amazon
***Marcia Montenegro‘s Comments**
God strongly denounces attempts to contact the dead in many passages, such as Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and other places. Steiner taught falsely about angels as well. Angels are not our guides or teachers. Holy angels serve God and are at his command, not ours. Only fallen angels respond to human attempts to contact them.
Book: From Jesus to Christ
Quote==Steiner explains how the history of the Hebrew people though the Old Testament was a preparation for the incarnation of the Christ. Yet this thorough preparation was still not sufficient for one human body to hold the Christ and so two bodies, two Jesus children were born (as described separately by Matthew and Luke). Steiner describes in great detail the task carried by each of these two children. Whereas many theologians view the Christ as having incarnated into the baby Jesus, Steiner describes the Baptism in the Jordan as the point of the start of the incarnation of the Christ into the man Jesus.==From http://bit.ly/2grAqps
***Marcia Montenegro‘s Comments***
Steiner makes the occult/New Age distinction between Jesus of Nazareth and “the Christ.” Christ incarnated as Jesus by adding humanity to his deity, becoming fully man. “Christ” is the Greek for “Messiah,” and Messiah is one person prophesied in Hebrew scriptures. Jesus fulfilled all of these. Jesus never “became” Christ; Jesus was and is Christ.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 (also see Matthew 1:18)
These 3 books reveal the core of Steiner’s philosophy to be occult in nature. His philosophy permeates all of his enterprises.
I knew people in Steiner’s organization, Anthroposophy, when I was in the New Age. My son at age 5 had one as a teacher. I also knew some Anthroposophy members through the astrological society and I did a joint presentation (on astrology and the economy) with a Steiner follower. Education methods are based on the belief that children are not fully incarnated in their bodies until age 7. This is why children are not taught to read until later.
When my son had his birthday, the teacher told a story using play-doh figures about how he had incarnated from another plane to his birth in this life. This was very charmingly done and seemed so special at the time since I believed in it.
These views reach mainstream areas and people due to the use of terms that are now perceived as innocuous, painting Steiner methods and organizations as “holistic” and healthy. The New Age has so many teachers, methods, concepts, and schools that its streams of thinking are throughout the culture.
CANA post on Weleda
Other CANA posts on Steiner
Camphill Christian And Rudolph Steiner’s New Age Jesus
Rudolph Steiner: A Hidden and Persistent and Hidden Influence
One of the best books on Theosophy, which has a large section Steiner, is “Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon,” by Peter Washington, a fascinating and informative account of Theosophy, its personalities, and numerous spinoffs
Criticism of Waldorf, Steiner, and Anthroposophy
“Was He Christian?” A Christian evaluation of Steiner’s teachings
A look at the racism of Steiner: “Rudolf Steiner and the Jews”
What Every Parent Should Know About Steiner-Waldorf Schools
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