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New Age : The Melchizedek Method, part 1 of 10
In this parsed essay I will discuss a New Age practice called The Melchizedek Method. The topics discussed will be useful for applying to various worldviews.1
This segment will serve as the Introduction
I must stated that I was paroosing the nether regions of my laptop when I came across this series I had written in 2002 and never posted anywhere. Thus, I decided to post it now since I perceive that the closer we come to the year 2012 the more we will hear about the New Age movement. A friend actually told me that he foresees a synthesis of atheism and New Age which is actually quite reasonable considering the Sam Harris style atheism which includes meditation and considering that the New Age is generally pantheistic which has long been considered a "polite form of atheism" as it was written by Ernst Haeckel in "Monism" from his The Riddle of the Universe (1900).
This essay will be parsed into the following segments:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Basic Background
Part 3: The Characters
Part 4: The Keys of Enoch
Part 5: The Hook
Part 6: Book Review
Part 7: Worldview
Part 8: The Bible and the Real Context
Part 9: Workshops - Overview, Level 1, 2 & 3
Part 10: Results
When dealing with most New Age movement, and most importantly with its individual practitioners, we must take note that these are not people who seek to gain demonic powers for self-aggrandizement. Rather, we find peppered throughout many New Age writings the clear intention of actively living a lifestyle of servitude by being a good, kind, loving, helpful person. Such sentiments are obvious in the following statements:
"Practitioners of the Melchizedek Method are able to more than ever prepared for their journey of service to humankind as well as their own personal Ascension."
"This four day course demonstrates how to open one's heart to unconditional love, to serve, heal and enlighten oneself and one another."
While intention and sincerity do not make for truth it is important to keep in mind that people are not the enemy, people are victims of the enemy, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12).
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