The real truth about Creative Visualization is that Satan plays upon man's desire to have things happen that would not normally happen. And Satan convinces people that if they "do" something- then they are a god because they could make that thing occur. But Satan has power to make false miracles happen, even without our help! He does not need your help 'visualizing' anything. By doing Creative Visualization, you have once again put your mind into a 'dummied up' state of altered consciousness and then your reasoning powers are gone, leaving Satan free to suggest anything that he wants to you, with no resistance from you. It is that simple! Satan has devised all sorts of ways to do this, and Creative Visualization is just one of many.
The Devil doesn't care if you think that you are healing some disease, or doing meditation to get in touch with the All, or imagining things and making them happen, -just as long as he gets you to put yourself into that altered state of consciousness, the hypnotic trance state, so that he can control your mind!
In the 1960's, the Rock Group "The Beatles" became heavily involved with Transcendental Meditation, by associating with a Hindu Guru named Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Maharishi realized that in order to flood the whole world with his New Age Transcendental Meditation (and thus saturate the world with Eastern philosophy) that he must change its name. Westerners would not accept Eastern philosophy and practices "as is". The following is from a book called The Beatles Forever, by Nicholas Schaffner, pg. 88 (note that in the paragraph below, "TM" is an abbreviation for Transcendental Meditation:
"Most of T.M.'s late-Sixties recruits, such as the Beatles, seemed to view it as an initiation into the mysteries of the East, and accordingly donned flowing robes and strings of beads and filled the air with incense. But His Holiness, who is given to blue-printing World Plans with the ultimate aim of turning every last human being onto T.M., was astute enough to notice that the counterculture contained but a fraction of his envisaged constituency. T.M.'s young teacher/salesmen were requested to cut their hair short, wear suits and ties, and spread the word to Middle America, where people were less concerned with talk of 'cosmic consciousness' than with quick relief from fatigue, stress, and high blood pressure (which, nonpartisan studies indicate, T.M. can provide)."
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi knew that he must change the focus of Eastern Meditation and instead call it Stress Management or Relaxation Techniques, because that is what Americans needed most. In the busy American Business world, stress was a major problem, and Maharishi realized that if he could offer Eastern Meditation under the cover title of Stress Management that the people would eagerly accept it.
The New Age Movement is also known as the Human Potential Movement, because its practices and philosophies supposedly help mankind to reach their full potential of realizing their 'godhood' (symbolized by reaching for the sun). Richard Watring, who is the personal Director of Budget Rent-a-Car Corporation in Chicago said:
"For about the last three years I have observed the introduction and growth of a new philosophy of human potential and development. Lay people often refer to it as the 'New Age' Movement. Marilyn Ferguson chronicled the history and current development of this movement in her best seller, The Aquarian Conspiracy. She lists a number of psychotechnologies 'for altering consciousness' such as meditation, Self-hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Visualization Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Biofeedback and many others. I began noticing a number of consultants and corporate Human Resources and Development practitioners who were promoting 'higher creativity,' 'improved memory,' 'accelerated learning,' 'stress management'. I found that most of these methods were somewhere on Ferguson's list of 'means to altering consciousness.'" Richard Watring, New Age Management
These Business Corporations know that Businessmen want to hear about something that might 'increase their potential,' because they want their businesses to flourish in a competitive world. And so, the New Age Movement takes Eastern philosophies and tacks on a Western name to it. By the same token, in children's schools, words like Relaxation are used, to get the children (and their parents) to accept Eastern practices and philosophies, that they would otherwise never accept.
Top Spokesperson for the New Age Community, Marilyn Ferguson says: "There have been heroes in education, as there have always been heroes, trying to transcend the limits of the old structure; but their efforts are too often thwarted by peers, administrators, parents... that is why, as Mario Fantini bluntly affirms, 'The psychology of becoming has to be smuggled into the schools.'" The Aquarian Conspiracy, pg. 281, Marilyn Ferguson (the word becoming, in New Age language means to become god)
And New Agers Paula Klimek and Deborah Rozman suggest:
"Advice: If you're teaching it in a public school, don't call it meditation, call it 'centering.' Every school wants children to be relaxed, attentive, and creative, and that's what they'll get." Canfield and Klimek, Education in the New Age, pg. 36
"If you still have trouble with the word 'Meditation' when bringing this program to your children, parents, family, school administrators or Board of Educators, use alternative terms like Stephanie does, such as awareness training, concentration, centering, awareness games, relaxation, holistic learning, creative imagery, etc." -Rozman, Meditating with Children, pg. 148
And in her book called Like Lambs to the Slaughter, Johanna Michaelson, who used to be an Occultist, but now is a Christian says:
"In personal interviews with Witches I have been told that their covens 'laughed themselves silly' at how the church has so wholeheartedly adopted their occult techniques, thinking that as long as they tagged 'Jesus' at the end of them they were perfectly okay. In my own earlier days I used extensive guided imagery/ visualization techniques for developing psychic powers and mediumship (for channeling the 'spirit world'.) Some of the techniques I learned through Silva Mind Control, some through the practice of Hatha and Raja Yoga, and some were given to me by the medium with whom I worked for 14 months. It was a colossal shock to me to discover that virtually the same techniques I had practiced as an occultist were being used in the church!" Like Lambs to the Slaughter, pg. 110 Johanna Michaelson
I personally was shocked as I began researching this New Age Movement and finding almost everywhere I turned that New Age techniques and philosophies were being promoted in MANY Christian Denominations in a multitude of ways!
For instance, one day I purchased a used New Age Catalog in which I read about a New Age Musician and how he composed his music to put one in touch with the "Spirit World" and its frequencies. Then I also read about a New Age hypnotist who used "Relaxation techniques" to put you into a trance, in this same catalog. Well the very next day I received in the mail a copy of a Stress Management Seminar that was put out by a very well respected Christian Television Speaker. In this short course, people were told to "relax, relax, relax close your eyes, open your mouth slightly inhale deeply" so that they could "exercise their minds and use their imagination". "Imagine a beautiful flower suspended two feet from you, imagine yourself as a Raggedy Ann- completely soft and relaxed. Visualize something far far away" and so forth.
Finally, when I got to the end of this "Christian Seminar" I notice that the "Supplementary Material" that was recommended for the people to purchase to go along with the Seminar was a tape cassette with words by the same hypnotist that I had just read about in the New Age Catalog and music by the exact same New Age musician that I had just read about in that same catalog the one who talked about the fact that he composed his music to help people get in touch with 'The Spirit World.'
I cannot tell you the shock I felt and the many after-shocks I have felt ever since then, as I continue discovering so many New Age philosophies and practices being "smuggled into" our Christian Churches today! It has alarmed and amazed me so much that finally I felt I had to warn others of this terrible trend!