Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Shamanism Under a Modern Name |

Dave Hunt

Art Bell interrupts and asks Malachi Martin whether there would be a relatively safe way to do what Ed Dames does. Martin replies, “Absolutely.” He says that Dames “laid out a system of checks and balances” and has “an intimate knowledge of the entities occupying this region in which he enters and works….”

We have already shown that to consider remote viewing as a natural talent (as both Martin and Dames do) completely discredits the Bible. That book claims to be God’s Word, a unique revelation that could only come through holy men specially chosen of God and inspired by His Holy Spirit. But if Martin and Dames are right, then the Bible is at best nothing more than a presentation of information available to anyone by remote viewing. The Bible has lied about its very foundation and therefore should not be trusted in anything else it says.

Martin and Dames agree that in order to gather information through remote viewing, one must enter the “middle plateau.” This mysterious realm, they acknowledge, is inhabited by vicious entities which Dames admits are evil and have done great harm to some of his remote viewers. Martin says they cause demonic possession. By their own testimony, then, the information gained by remote viewing comes from the demonic realm!

No wonder the Bible strictly forbids all occult activity. Yet Fr. Martin, the Roman Catholic theologian and exorcist (like Dames, the remote viewer), sees nothing wrong with remote viewing. How is one to be protected? Why, simply by taking a scientific approach, with proper checks and balances, and by avoiding too much involvement of one’s ego. It is both unbiblical and ludicrous to imagine that Satan and his minions are impressed with, or defeated by, scientific checks and balances.

Remote viewing is simply shamanism under a modern name. For thousands of years, shamans have practiced “out-of-body journeys” to distant places to gather information or to heal or curse an enemy. Remote viewers are not as forthright as the shamans (according to Michael Harner’s quote at the beginning of this chapter) in acknowledging the vital role played by the spirit beings. The “angels” to whom Dames looks for “protection” could very well be the same entities whose help the shaman realizes is vital. Are they really angels, or demons?