What is reiki? Does reiki contradict our Catholic faith? Bryan Mercier author of Counterfeit Spirituality joins Trending with Timmerie. (3:19) Why is Wicca on the rise? Why do we fall prey to wicca? (40:22)
Resources mentioned :
Legend of the Jack O’Lantern
Counterfeit Spirituality: Exposing the False Gods
Episodes on occult with Bryan Mercier
Crystals and healing energy: what is wrong with using them?
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God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it. Improvidence, however, can constitute a lack of responsibility.
All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers.
They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone