“Following on the heels of mind-altering substances flooding our schools and churches are yoga, mindfulness meditation, and channeling. Children are being taught to “go within” and contact their spirit guides. Spiritual formation classes are taught in…mega-churches where earthly bread, yoga and musical ecstasy draped by a limp cross are usual offerings.”
(Linda Kimball – RenewAmerica) In “The Spiritist Fallacy,” a penetrating analysis of Luciferian Theosophy, Spiritism, and by extension, the New Age Spirituality overtaking and replacing Christianity throughout Western civilization, the respected French traditionalist metaphysician Rene Guenon explained how the theories of William James (1842-1910), the father of American psychology, are examples of unconscious Satanism. Guenon gives two reasons.
First, James’ theory of “religious experience” as a manifestation of the subconscious by which man communicates with the Divine “within” is only one step away from “condoning the practices of spiritism” (contact with spirits) with the further consequence of conferring on evil spirits an “eminently religious character.
Second, the notion that the subconscious puts man in contact with the Divine Substance “within” puts God,
“…in the inferior states of being, in feris in the literal sense of this expression. This then is a properly ‘infernal’ doctrine, a reversal of universal order, which is precisely what we call ‘Satanism.’” (pp. 258-262)