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[TBC: In the Trinity Broadcasting Network newsletter, Jan Crouch related an experience containing elements quite common to the occult (fear, disembodied voices, levitation).]

"It happened last Wednesday. 'Jan,' I heard a voice say. 'Yes,' I responded, looking around…. 'Hello.' I heard nothing. 'Hello, is someone there? Did someone call me?' Working in my office about 4:00 p.m., I heard it again from down the hall: 'Jan.' I answered, 'Yes, I heard you…hello? Did someone call me?' "

"[When] it was 10:30 p.m. -- and I was still in my office finishing up late faxes -- I heard it again. 'Jan.' I froze in my chair. I said, 'Is someone there?' and got up quickly and went to the back door. I called out, 'Pinky, Baby, Jazzie, come in here and sit with mommy while I finish working.' The dogs gladly came running in and smelled everything in the house. With an 80 pound German shepherd by my side and her two side kicks, two toy poodles, I felt safe and sound and forgot about the voice calling. I quickly finished up and got everyone ready for a wonderful night’s sleep."

"I'm getting Holy Ghost goose bumps now just writing about this, because what was to happen in a few hours was truly heavenly! I suppose it was about three in the morning -- I’ve been awakened a lot in the past year and when it happens I just talk to Jesus a while and usually fall back asleep -- but this was different. I felt as if I was lifted up off my bed - not far, maybe one foot or so - but I felt as if I were floating and hands were holding me'."

("TBN Newsletter," July 2004, VOL XXXI, Num VII).

[TBC: Crouch goes on to tell how these experiences were emotionally thrilling (once her fear was overcome) and she attributes them to God, although we are warned that Satan and his ministers often pose as angels of light (2 Corinthians:11:14-15). Further, Proverbs warns us that "there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs:14:12). Occult practices create an opening for demonic influence. The fear (as Jan Crouch certainly felt) will grow more pronounced the further one goes down this unholy road. Even occult psychologist Carl Jung warned against the dangers one might encounter (he should know, he experienced the same): "These things really are dangerous and ought not to be meddled with . . . . [They] can let loose a flood of sufferings of which no sane person ever dreamed . . ." (C. G. Jung, Introduction to "The Tibetan book of the Dead").]