As we have noted repeatedly, a major evidence that something more than the imagination is involve in occult phenomena is found in the consistent undergirding philosophy communicated by the visualized entities. Another evidence is found in the fact that the same entities make contact repeatedly around the world and throughout history with individuals who have never heard of them nor had any contact with one another, as well as with individuals who were not seeking contact through visualization. The number of times the Great White Brotherhood or the Tibetan Djwhal Khul or various “saints” and “Mary” and even “Jesus” have appeared to those who were not seeking them at all cannot be coincidence.
Consider, for example, the case of Will Baron. HE had lost his confidence in the Bible in high school through the teaching of evolution. Later, through drugs and Eastern mysticism, he had become part of the New Age movement. He was, in fact, a board member of the New Age cult Lighted Way. On this special day Will had been doing his usual morning meditation for only a few minutes when, as he reports:
“Suddenly, a physical force that I had never felt before seemed to come upon me. Brilliant light filled my whole being…permeating every cell of my body. My brain, especially, was flooded with light, as if a thousand-watt bulb had been switched on inside of my head…. I felt a deep sense of peace…. My mind, my rational thinking was still functioning normally, with clear and precise, logical thoughts. I had not taken any kind of drugs whatsoever. Suddenly, a man radiating intense golden-white light stood before me. My first perception was that the mysterious, shining figure looked just like Jesus Christ. Immediately a strong intuitive thought…surfaced that told me this person was Djwhal Khul, the high-ranking member of the White Brotherhood of Masters…who had dictated to Alive Bailey the contents of the metaphysical books she had published….”
The director of the New Age cult to which Will belonged was a spirit medium. She had an experience similar to his but with a different entity. At least, whatever it was took a different form. Will remembers vividly her excitement as she told the group:
“I was awakened in the middle of the night. To my amazement a man stood right in the middle of my hotel bedroom. I was shocked…. He was about six feet tall and had a dignified bearing of great authority. He said to me, ‘Get down on your knees!...I am Jesus Christ, and I am going to heal you….’ He is power-r-r-ful. He touched my head…blessing me [then] walked straight through the solid, locked door of my hotel room….”
That this was not Jesus is clear to anyone who knows the Bible. Moreover, one need not wait until this “Jesus” decides to come for a visit. He can be made to appear at any time, according to the teaching introduced by Peale and Sanford that has been seducing the church for more than 50 years, and is still gaining momentum. Just as shamans visualize their spirit guides, so Christians now by the millions are visualizing “Jesus,” and He is literally appearing to them—or so they think. We will deal with this occult invasion of the church in a later chapter, but one example will be given now. A pastor tells of his first experience in the occult practice of “healing of the memories,” which Agnes Sanford brought into the church:
“I began to visualize myself as a boy of eight… ‘Now see if you can imagine Jesus appearing,’ [the seminar leader] instructed. ‘Let Him walk toward you.’ Much to my amazement…Jesus moved slowly toward me out of that dark playground. He began to extend His hands toward me in a loving, accepting manner…. I no longer was creating the scene. The figure of Christ reached over and lifted the bundle from my back. And He did so with such forcefulness that I literally sprang from the pew.”
That this was more than imagination is clear. The one who originally visualized the image of “Jesus” was surprised when it suddenly took on a character of its own and he realized that he was no longer creating the image. This “Jesus” had its own life and personality. There can be no doubt that real contact has been made with the spirit world. We may be equally certain that this being was not the real Jesus Christ. No one can call Him from the right hand of the Father in heaven to put in a personal appearance. The entity could only have been a demonic spirit masquerading as “Jesus.”