What is Energy, Energy Healing, Energy Work?

What is Energy? Have you heard this term before? It is used quite often in Holistic Health/Alternative Medicine and in the New Age Movement. The term “energy” is an appealing concept because people today think in scientific terms of electricity, solar rays, nuclear power, and so on, which are invisible energies. The type of energy that New Age believers speak of is NOT the same. It must be understood that this New Age force or energy is a religious or spiritual belief and has nothing to do with the findings of science or the known forces of nature, or God’s creation. The term “Energy” is usually used as a substitute for spiritual power. They believe that energy/spiritual power is everywhere and IN everything, and everybody. These “energies” are rooted in ancient knowledge that stems from Eastern Mysticism over 5000 years old. The New Age often maintains that the older a theory is the more one should have faith in it.

Energy goes by countless names such as: Life-force, vital force, The Force (as portrayed by Star Wars), animal magnetism, Chi/Qi/Ki, Yin/Yang, the innate, life energy, universal life energy, cosmic energy, mana, orgone, para-electricity, prana, and vital energy. In the New Age belief all things have their origin and all things are sustained by this Energy. If life is going wrong or if an evil occurs, such as an illness, it is because the “life-energy” is “blocked” at some point or “out of balance”. Their solution is to correct that imbalance or unblock the flow. Energy healers claim that health depends on “unblocking,” “harmonizing,” “unifying,” “tuning,” “aligning,” “balancing,” “channeling,” or otherwise manipulating energyThese are the key terms you will hear people saying quite often.

They believe that anyone who knows the correct “spiritual techniques”, such as those found in holistic health care, can tap into and manipulate this invisible “force” at their own will.  This concept is totally from the occult.  I want to be clear that this concept of “energy” is  spiritual belief. All Alternative medicines use “energy” as their main form of healing by using “spirit guides”, a.k.a. evil spirits, as their source of “energy”. Using a spirit guide is considered spiritism, or necromancy. This is essentially calling on demonic powers to assist them in channeling their “energy” into you. In plain terms, this “energy” is a demonic spirit that is entering a person. The Bible warns us against all of these practices and specifically says to stay away from them and calls them abominations. Leviticus 19:31, 20:6, 20:27, Isaiah 8:19, 2 Kings 21:6, Deuteronomy 18:9-12, 2 Chronicles 33:6.

This “energy” belief system is taught in many pagan religions such as Taoism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or Zoroastrianism.  Alternative Medicines that use “energy healing”: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Ayurvedic Medicine, Biofeedback, Chinese Medicine, Chakra’s, Chiropractic, Crystal Healing, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Magnetic Healing, Naturopathy, Reflexology, Reiki or Therapeutic Touch, and Yoga, are just a few examples. I will be writing blogs on a lot of these Holistic Health practices in the blog series I have recently started called, Exposing the Occult.

 

Recources:

Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs, John Ankerberg & John Weldon

Christian Answers for The New Age

What is the New Age Movement?

Energy Medicine

The Skeptic’s Dictionary

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