Knight claims her spiritual odyssey began when, as a teenager ostracized by “a stepfather who loathed her,” she “fell in love with God” and “talked to Him incessantly,” and eventually “God began to talk back to her.” This “talking with God” to obtain new insights and revelations independent of the revelation that God has given us in His Word is characteristic of the occult and of much that claims to be Christian. Knight’s “god” is certainly not the God of the Bible.
Ramtha’s concept of God—one of many lies that Knight channels and along with her followers has embraced—has been expressed by many other entities through other channels. So has nearly everything else Ramtha says.
“God is a mind composed of consciousness and energy, birthed from the void. And the power of God is to transform [energy waves] into particles of experience. We’ll make a New Age of superconsciousness possible, in which new kinds of energy coexist with the old.”
To imagine that “the void” could birth anything is obviously the same delusion as Edgar Mitchell’s unconscious god awakening in plants. That intelligent people by the millions accept such lunacy while rejecting the God of the Bible testifies again to the self-delusion which grips those who imagine they can escape moral accountability to God. It reflects, too, the growing respectability of occultism in today’s world.
The rejection of the God of the Bible by the “flower children” of the ‘60s resulted in rebellion against all authority. They concealed their self-centeredness with talk of peace and love. No rules would be need in their brave new world. Everyone would be free to take dope, listen to groovy music, enjoy free sex, and “make love instead of war.” On drug trips they experienced the same cosmic consciousness as Edgar Mitchell had in space and Michael Ray and Gerald Jampolsky had through shaktipat.
The fantasy of cosmic unity doesn’t work in real life. Camelot was a farce. One could, however, keep on dreaming the impossible dream—through yoga or drugs or both. The flight from reality and reason continues with the growing popularity and acceptance of “pot” and other consciousness-altering drugs (and now heroin) along with Eastern meditation. Gene Edward Veith painted the grim picture well:
“Fashion magazines such as Vogue and W have been featuring a new look for the ‘90s: gaunt, emaciated women with hollow eyes sprawled on a bathroom floor, holding out their arms for a needle. Glamorous models cultivate a zoned-out look, shuffling down the runway like semi-conscious zombies. The fashion world is calling it ‘heroin chic’…[and] teenage drug use is skyrocketing…[up] 78 percent from 1992….
‘I believe in drug use,’ confesses the head of a major record label, quoted anonymously in The Los Angeles Times. ‘It’s part of growing up and the creative process….’ The psychedelic ‘60s turned on with LSD; the strung-out ‘70s…[on] amphetamines; the hard-charging ‘80s got its kicks from cocaine. Today’s pop culture is cultivating a dark, depressed mood…. Young people, dressed in black, indulge themselves in bleak, moody introspection, and their music wallows in cynicism, anger, and despair. Their drug of choice, increasingly, is heroin. Jonathan Melvoin, keyboardist for the Smashing Pumpkins, recently died of a heroin overdose. So did Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon. So did Hole’s Kristen Pfaff, Skinny Puppy’s Dwayne Koettel, and Replacement’s Bob Stinson. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, hailed as the spokesman for his generation, killed himself after a long struggle with heroin addiction. Secular drug treatment agencies boast success rates only in the single digits… Teen Challenge cures 70 to 86 percent of the addicts it services. Other Christian groups and churches are meeting with similar success. Bondage to drugs, like other bondage to sin, is best dealt with by the gospel of Christ.”
We have already noted the relationship between drugs and the occult. The New Testament refers to the occult as “sorcery,” the English translation of the Greek word pharmakeia. And now a new dimension has brought further respectability to occultism: the “potheads” and “dropouts” of the ‘50s and ‘60s are the doctors, lawyers, politicians, psychologists, social workers, university professors, and scientists of the ‘90s.
The consciousness revolution is no longer spearheaded by a bunch of scraggly young freaks; it’s being fed to us from the top down. Its occult fruit is ripening for a horrible harvest. Again, as Veith put it, “The upsurge of drug use during President Clinton’s administration is probably due less to his cutbacks in the drug czar’s office and interdiction efforts than to the permissive culture he embodies and represents…joking on MTV about wishing he had inhaled….”