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Do you know what the symbol for Yin and Yang really means? It is not about good vs. evil, nor is it about a bit of bad in the good and a bit of good in the bad. It is more complicated than that and it has a distinct spiritual meaning that has found its way into Western culture, especially in alternative/complementary/integrative modalities.

The Idol of Breath Breath and breathing have become a focus in our culture due to the invasion of alternative healing, the intense focus on health, and the influence of […]

All “energy” used in energy healing from psychics, New Agers, witches, spiritualists, Reiki healers; the “energy” (no matter the label) that underpins beliefs and practices like acupuncture, homeopathy, Tapping/EFT, vitalism, Yoga kundalini, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Touch for Health; and has spawned non-medical devices (such as Rife machines, Zyto scanners, etc.) that allegedly diagnore and/or treat various ailments are in the same category and are essentially the same thing: an occult “energy” either imagined or triggered through beliefs and actions. Learning what this is and where we see it is a way to discern it.

(Updated 2019) What do Dr. Oz and the founder of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, have in common? Both are/were followers of the teachings of Emmanuel Swedenborg – scientist turned mystic, angel-whisperer, […]

A popular idea expressed in this blog with widespread impact asserts that saying God’s name “Yahweh” is equivalent to breathing. There is also a video at the link with very emotional […]

Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957)

It always comes down to “energy,” a belief that we can mend ills with some kind of directed or awakened force. This idea of energy can be seen in the […]

[Note: This is an evaluation of spiritual perspectives in the movie, not a summary of the plot or a critique of the acting. Further evaluation of spiritual views in previous […]

[Note: This is an evaluation of spiritual perspectives in the movie, not a summary of the plot or a critique of the acting. Parents of younger children, keep in mind […]

[Note: This is an evaluation of spiritual perspectives in the movie, not a summary of the plot or a critique of the acting. Parents of younger children, keep in mind […]

It’s everywhere. The classic yin-yang symbol, seen more and more these days, is a circular symbol, half-black and half-white, with a small dot of white on the black side, and […]