Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 28 – Enemies

Update, July 10, 10:15pm: Errors corrected, hopefully. That’s what I get for writing and typing too fast and hitting publish too soon.

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 28 of our weekly series on the soul, entitled Enemies. And believe me, what I’m reading right now was written by an enemy of our souls. I’m talking about Alice A Bailey. Bailey wrote quite a bit about the soul in her books, and I don’t think any of it is compatible with the Catholic faith. Following her teachings would not be the path of discipleship in any authentically Christian sense, even though she did author two books on Discipleship in the New Age. Her teachings on Christ Himself are highly problematic, to vastly understate the case: the Christ is an office, not a person, Jesus and the Christ are not the same person, the Jews of the time distorted His message, yada yada yada.

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Tried writing with my eyes closed

+JMJ+ A thousand apologies! I tried writing Thursday’s post with my eyes closed. Oddly enough it didn’t work. My mind said write and my body said sleep. Guess we see which one won. How embarrassing. And annoying. (May have something to do with the migraine that I’ve been fighting.) So I will continue writing the post but it won’t be posted until later, sometime on Friday. I’ll also lead the Live Rosary on Twitter at 7pm CDT, 8pm EDT, on Friday. I begin with some optional preliminary tweets at about 6:45pm, the Rosary itself begins on the same thread at 7:00pm, then some optional closing prayer tweets, ending the thread at about 7:30pm CDT. Check out some of the past threads using the links on the Twitter Devotions page. You have a standing invitation to join us every Tuesday and Friday.

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One World, One What?

Update, July 8, 2020: I’ve been wrestling with the PDF of a book listed in the notes section at the end of this post. (I finally solved the problem, or at least figured out what the problem was. Go to the notes to read more.)

Peace, Love, and Unity, isn’t that what the One World, One Religion movement is really all about? Not exactly.

Oh, the messes I got myself into back when I was a New Ager. I can still see myself arguing with my Grandmother. “But aren’t all religions the same? Aren’t they just so many different paths up the same mountain?” My Grandmother didn’t know about the New Age (other than that the True New Age began with Christ and will end when the world ends, but I didn’t know or believe that then). 

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 27 – Death and Life

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 27 of our weekly series on the soul. Tonight I want to share some passages from a devotional book–well, from one book in a series of books–that I’ve been using for years, In Conversation with God, by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal. This is not to be confused with the series, Conversations with God, by New Age author Neale Donald Walsch. Far from it. 

I’ve selected some passages from In Conversation with God, Volume 4, for us tonight: Chapter 2, Death and Life. 

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Surrounded by the Libido dominandi

The Two Cities - St Augustine

+JMJ+ In 2017 an experiment came to a close. A professor at Catholic University of America taught a course on St. Augustine’s City of God. That may not sound very experimental until I tell you that he taught the course on Twitter. Yep, for a few brief months Twitter was a shining light, a surprising beacon of hope in an otherwise nasty, snarling mess of murky mental midgetry and not infrequent lewdness and lunacy. It was a crazy idea and an ingenious one and I loved it. 

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 26, Quantum Reality and More

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 26 of our weekly series on the soul. Two of my current blog projects often overlap each other—exposing the New Age for what it is and isn’t, and exploring the soul—and have grown into near obsessions. Well, the truth is, they were obsessions before they became blog projects. And as I l continue to research and write about both subjects, I feel more and more that I know less and less about either one, and that there is much more to learn. My library is certainly beginning to reflect my current focus. I received two more books this week: a new copy of Theistic Evolution: The Teilhardian Heresy, by Wolfgang Smith, and a used library copy of The Goddess Unsmasked: The Rise of Neopagan Feminist Spirituality, by Philip G. Davis. (I also ordered a DVD but it’s not here yet: Scroll down for a trailer for The End of Quantum Realilty, a film about the work of Wolfgang Smith. Notes and links at the end of this post.)

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Verse properly formatted, a post wherein the poet doth rant

+JMJ+ That’s what I get for not previewing the verse before I hit publish on the previous post and also for not putting a Read More link in it. If I’d done that, then no one would have seen the post in their email with the verse improperly formatted before I had a chance to fix it. Sigh. So here it is, properly formatted. I learned how to do this by trial and lots and lots of errors. Now to post this before gazillions of people see it.*

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Anotha cuppa and some Rosary art

Welcome to another installment of the A few words and anotha cuppa occasional series. Tonight’s tea is something that arrived today, Teavana‘s Jade Citrus Mint. Yum! There’s a kettle of hot water in the kitchen and some cups. Help yourself. I’m sitting down and I ain’t gettin’ up. (How’s that for Southern hospitality?) I’m using a cup that I got from some of the physical therapy staff when I was going home from the hospital a few years ago. It has a matching lid (that came with another gift and happens to fit most of my cups) to keep the tea warm and I’ve got it sitting on a cup warmer by the sofa. Ah. How relaxing. (Or it would be if Miss Lucy Dawg would settle down. She’s either hearing thunder in the distance or fireworks not so distant, and I don’t know which.) Now I want to share with you some words about a painting you may have seen if you’ve watched the Rosary led by Mother Angelica on EWTN. (1)

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Divine Mercy and Rosary today beginning at 3pm CDT

+JMJ+ In lieu of a Father’s Day post I’m inviting any and all concerned Catholic Christians to join me in praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, followed by the Rosary on Sunday, June 21, 2020, on Twitter, in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for all the offenses committed throughout the world today. There may be some witches, satanists, luciferians, and others gathering together today in various cities in an attempt to cast spells to accomplish their twisted agenda (marxist, globalist, sick). I’m not going to link to their pages but a search of the web or social media should turn up something.

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Weekly Series on the Soul – Part 25 – Spiritual Enemies

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 25 of our weekly series on the soul. This week I’m not sharing a teaching on the soul, but I am sharing with you something I found that I think we need to be aware of. It’s about something that poses a danger to souls, so I’ll share it with you and I hope you’ll share it with others. 

If you’ve been reading here at Catholic Heart and Mind for a while, then you know I used to be a New Ager. I’ve made no secret of it and some may think I talk and write about it too much. But I feel compelled to talk and write about it because I turned so many people onto it, and I spent so many years turning away from what the Lord was trying so hard to tell me, to show me, to do for me and with me. Plus I see so many people now who either are too much attached to the New Age or make the opposite mistake and give it too little thought and attention. Both sets of people fail to or refuse to see the danger of the New Age, its deception and seduction, and both of them endanger themselves and others by this failure or refusal. 

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Announcing the Spring Giveaway Winner

Spring Giveaway 2020

I’m giving away my open box DVD set of the St. Paul Center’s The Bible and the Virgin Mary. Tonight I’m announcing the winner. I assigned the entries a number beginning with the first one I received and going in order. Then I used a random number generator to choose one number out of all them. And that number was (drum roll, please) the number 10. And that was assigned to Bella Steele. TA-DA! So woohoo! Congratulations, Bella! I’ll be in touch to get your address so I can ship your DVD set to you. 

Thanks for visiting and reading. I’ll be doing more giveaways in days to come. (Well, maybe not days, maybe weeks.) Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, please stay safe and well. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+

PS: Regular posts will continue on this coming Thursday and next Monday.

Notes and Links

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

We can learn to “love the brethren” when “we have come to know His love” (Epistle), in His Sacrament and Sacrifice of Love. This is the one true guarantee of unity amongst men. Then, and only then, will they recognize neighbor as “brother.”

From My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood, quote found at Catholic Culture.
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