The Gospel according to Oprah (The Gospel according to...)

Posted by susanb99 on March 31, In Discovering the Power Within You , Butterworth uses the terminology about the divinity of man over times.

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To Him, God was not an object of worship but a Presence dwelling in us, a force surrounding us, and a Principle by which we live. He will never be the same again. Or, from the world view, when the race of man is elevated to the level of universal perfection. He warns that false Christs will be part of the Great Deception at the end of time. Part 1 Part 2 Part 4. Posted by susanb99 on March 28, And then go out and act the part.

Oprah by Kathryn Lofton - Paperback - University of California Press

Obviously this book is connecting deeply within people. Because Tolle is giving very practical applications on how to be a better person and how to love your neighbor, becoming more sensitive to others and to your own life. These very practical things that he is talking about are part of the reason I was drawn into the New Age for 5 years before realizing I was being deceived. From my background, I can totally understand how people are attracted to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle.

It seems so right, feels so good, and appears so wonderful. No matter how beautiful your house, how good it feels, how nice it looks, if it is built on the wrong foundation it will fall. Of particular concern is the fact that Oprah and Tolle selectively pick Scriptures from the Bible for their own convenience and then omit the First Commandment: Part 1 Part 3 Part 4. Posted by susanb99 on March 26, Many beings will experience Oneness with God and with all of life. This will be the beginning of the golden age of the New Human, of which it has been written; the time of the universal human, which has been eloquently described by those with deep insight among you.

Masters and visionaries — who are placing this vision before humankind and offering tools with which to create it. These messengers and visionaries are the heralds of a New Age. The ideas and concepts presented here may be important, but they are secondary. They are no more than signposts pointing toward an awakening. As you read a shift takes place within you. It will only change your state of consciousness or it will be meaningless.

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It can only awaken those who are ready. Not everyone is ready yet, but many are, and with each person who awakens, the momentum in the collective consciousness grows, and it becomes easier for others. Christ is your God-essence or the Self, as it is sometimes called in the East. The only difference between Christ and presence is that Christ refers to your indwelling divinity regardless of whether you are conscious of it or not, whereas presence means your awakened divinity or God-essence. The title of the book was A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life Purpose.

It was clear to me that Oprah was no longer content to just popularize New Age beliefs, she would now teach them. This was a bold move by a woman who was obviously willing to do everything in her power — which is considerable — to convert the world to her New Age worldview. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. Posted by susanb99 on March 25, Not everyone is ready yet, but many are, and with each person who awakens, the momentum in the collective consciousness grows.

Remember the lasting symbols of the sixties? But instead it was spreading its hidden roots across America. Neither facts, logical thinking, nor Biblical faith are relevant to the new spirituality. He changed it to Eckhart. Notice how he blends Eastern and Western mysticism — praising Zen as well as the Kabbalah: In the distant past, this recognition already came to a few individuals.

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  6. A man called Gautama Siddhartha, who lived 2, years ago in India, was perhaps the first who saw it with absolute clarity. Later, the title Buddha was conferred upon him. Their numbers were never large enough to have any significant impact on the deep collective unconsciousness of the majority. Posted by susanb99 on March 22, T he New Spirituality teaches a collective salvation of mankind based upon the restoration of paradise on earth.

    This is precisely the point where a self-help psycho-spiritual message connects with the idea of saving the earth. If only mankind could get it right, then the earth will become right. Tolle explains it this way: Posted by susanb99 on March 18, Posted by susanb99 on March 5, T his question is not meant to be disrespectful.

    It is meant to illustrate a point. And Oprah has just embarked upon an aggressive campaign to educate the world about it. Posted by susanb99 on March 2, Posted by susanb99 on February 18, Without question, the most influential practical mystic today is talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Her predominantly female audience, numbering in the tens of millions, looks to her as the source of spiritual inspiration—even more so than church, in many cases….

    Read the rest of the article HERE. Posted by susanb99 on December 16, Abraham is a group of spirit guides that Esther Hicks channels for guidance on spiritual issues…. The Secret is pure undisguised metaphysics and is the total manifestation of what the apostle Paul describes as seducing spirits Abraham and doctrines of devils The Secret ….

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    In other words, as panentheists teach, God is in all of creation, including all human beings, and once a person becomes aware of this, there are no limits to what he can achieve. Oprah on Larry King. Be aware of the times as Jesus admonished in Mark 13 — watch and pray. Posted by susanb99 on December 15, Her announcement seemed quite confident and authoritative. For one year, we will go through the entire Course. If this is of interest to you, get your XM ready, take your Course off the shelf or order a copy.

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Many Internet sources cited what was happening. All attempts to get information on why Williamson withdrew her announcement were to no avail. Watch this space for details. Send me any questions you have about A Course in Miracles and its application to your daily life. Some of these questions will be used on my radio show.

    Be sure to include your phone number. Posted by susanb99 on December 14, And because God is love, God is therefore in everyone and everything.

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    Subscribe in a reader. Posted by susanb99 on April 15, There is a deep chasm between the Protestant doctrinal beliefs and those of Catholics: One of the questions on the CCH site is the following: Why do Catholics call Mary the Queen of Heaven? Should we not refer to Mary with that title, therefore, since it is the title of a false goddess?

    That is faulty logic and it makes no sense whatsoever.

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    And there is a true Queen of Heaven, we see this quite clearly in Revelation It is the true Queen of Heaven, Mary, the mother of the male child who is to rule the nations. We do not worship Mary, we honor her, just as Jesus honors her. So, there is absolutely nothing wrong, from a scriptural point of view, in calling Mary the Queen of Heaven, and in honoring her just as Jesus honors her. Part of the blood oath is posted here: He is quoted as saying: Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

    And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. Memorizing the Bible Posted by susanb99 on February 16, Memorizing the Bible I have added a new page to this site see tab above to download a PDF file which explains how to memorize scripture.

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    How to Memorize the Bible. Personal and Social Transformation in the s J. Tarcher, , p. Furthermore, because of this connection to the All , problem solutions, which come from the deep intuition will be solutions that benefit all, not one at the expense of others. Channeling God Posted by susanb99 on April 14, Channeling — the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide. Included in the course are these teachings: It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.

    Both swindlers requested him to come near, and asked him if he did not admire the exquisite pattern and the beautiful colours, pointing to the empty looms. The poor old minister tried his very best, but he could see nothing, for there was nothing to be seen. I should never have thought so, and nobody must know it!

    Is it possible that I am not fit for my office? No, no, I cannot say that I was unable to see the cloth. It is the very essence of who you are. We may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness.

    'The Gospel According to Oprah'

    In the ancient teachings, it is the Christ within, or your Buddha nature. Posted by susanb99 on March 22, From Herescope: This is the esoteric meaning of the word, and this is also its meaning in the teachings of Jesus. Earth, on the other hand, is the outer manifestation in form, which is always a reflection of the inner. I have not been immune to the Gospel of Oprah, and the fact that her influence on me has been unrecognized makes it no less profound.

    Not only does she break new ground in thoughtful cultural analysis of a complicated American icon, she helps to solidify the potential for a new category of interdisciplinary religious studies scholarship. The Gospel of an Icon will hold great interest for students and scholars in religious studies, American studies, and media and cultural studies, but Winfrey's fans may also enjoy this lively exegesis of their heroine. The Gospel of an Icon is an important addition to the study of religion in America because it takes into account the religious impact of popular media.

    What Lofton is advocating is that popular culture contains within it people and performances that shape religion in America. The text is more than an examination of a popular talk-show-host-turned media magnate. It places Winfrey within a larger exploration on how religion has been commodified through history.

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    Oprah is a religious icon. She also does good work in taking seriously and helping define the term "spirituality" that is evident in popular beliefs about matters divine and transcendent. The book is a tenure maker. Brilliantly orchestrated, full of ah-ha and light-bulb moments, Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon takes us into the mediated spirituality, collective rituals, and everyday epiphanies of being Oprah and being in Oprah's world. If you are looking for sensationalism and scandal, read this book and find a sensational, substantial, and insightful analysis of religion and American popular culture.

    This book shakes and awakens our minds, compelling us to interpret and make sense of a multifaceted woman who has become a consumer and cultural phenomenon unprecedented in American and world history.