Have you ever wondered why the “Entertainment Industry” seems so hell-bent on jamming the occult down our throats? Why it seems like the media floodgates of evil are wide open? Would it surprise you to learn that they’re into the occult and want to “evangelize” the world.
Consider GATE – The Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment. Founded in 2009 by former movie star manager & New Age Media Mogul John Raatz; his Guru – the occult master Eckhart Tolle, and his disciple, actor Jim Carey. [see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsQJyKhmqkQ#t=81%5D
Their “Our Story” page notes: “The seeds of GATE were humbly sown when a small committed group of actors, musicians, writers, business professionals and others joined together to teach meditation to members of the entertainment and media communities…” [http://gatecommunity.org/story/]
At the Hollywood opener in 2009, Gate founder John Raatz boasts:
“So, tonight is a beginning – GATE going public… Now, it’s time to share [NOTE] our internal achievements, magnetize a resonant tribe and take action in the world to realize our vision and mission… Tonight is about US – people who chant the mantra, ‘Transform the world by transforming entertainment and media’… The transformation has already started and the audience is ready!” [http://gatecommunity.org/GATE-Program.pdf%5D
The GATE Community page tells us: “At this time, the prevailing but outmoded dominant world-view is finding its full, and likely final expression… we’ve come to a radical turning point unlike any we’ve experienced before!”
“In the emerging ‘Wisdom Culture’ we see the dismantling, and renovation of old structures that no longer serve who we are and more importantly, who we are to become. We see US, as Wisdom Culture leaders, embodying the new consciousness arising, innovating, and creating new forms to supplant the old… GATE is a catalyst for this transformation in the entertainment and media worlds… witness the unfolding of a new paradigm in entertainment, media and the arts…” [Raatz: GATE 2.0 .pdf]
GATE’s New Age teaching luminaries include: Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marianne Williamson & Jack Canfield
Known members include: Katy Perry, Jim Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Goldblum, Meg Ryan, Ben Stiller, Melissa Ethridge, Carlos Santana, Donavan & Yoko Ono
CONTEMPLATIVE MYSTICISM FOR THE MASSES
The meditation Tolle and GATE promotes is virtually identical to that of the major contemplative teachers. Yet they are more honest about it and what is does than the latter: GATE consultant, Dara Marks says:
“Transformational Change is a radical restructuring of the Self that occurs through incremental progress… brought about through ritual and/or personal experiences… [Personal] survival systems that have outlived their usefulness must collapse and expire in order for new thinking, new perceptions, and new value systems to emerge… It demands sacrifice of the old way of being…”
They are well aware of the changes brought about by occult meditation – The religious syncretism, (ecumenicalism?) and the psychic disassociation that follows its practice. Tolle says his teaching is “The essence of all religions…”, and that “the most significant thing that can happen to a human being the separation process of (individual, objective) thinking and [from] awareness” [The Power of Now] His website calls it “The next step in human evolution… transcending our [rational] ego based state of consciousness”.
Now WHAT, you may ask, does this have to do with the the Emergent Church and it’s doctrines and practices? The forces behind GATE are the same as that impacting the church. That is, the Emergent post-modern deconstructionism – The tearing down of the old “systems that have outlived their usefulness“, i.e. God’s Word and His church – Combined with the same demonic Proselytism – using a systematic acclimation to the occultic via contemplation/ meditation.
GATE is one of the few occult groups operating openly – it’s goals stated up front. In a foreshadowing of modern Trans-humanism (45 years ago), Theosophist Alice Bailey’s occult classic, TheExternalization of the Hierarchy, makes clear that: “The long-term goal of the Hierarchy is to secure complete supernatural control over mankind and to enable the Hierarchy to become fully embodied in human form”.
Not surprisingly, the principal way of doing this is through meditation or one of the many religious (or now, secular) practices that correspond to meditation, such as contemplation, yoga, visualization, hypnosis, trance chanting, etc.” Bailey says, “The emphasis in all esoteric [occult] schools is necessarily, and rightly, laid upon meditation…” [Jeremy James, The Conspiracy]
Now consider, “Contemplative prayer PREPARES US… It bonds those who are doing it with others doing a similar practice… It creates community, as we realize our oneness with others… With everyone on earth… and their oneness with the divine presence.” – Fr. Thomas Keating, The Contemplative Dimension; 1994
REMEMBER: “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness…” – Ephesians 6:12