On Friday, December 15, 2017, the latest installment of the Star Wars movie franchise will premiere. The George Lucas films are riddled with pantheism, whereby "god" and the universe are one. The oft quoted "May the Force be with you," is a blasphemous attempt to replace the True God ("The Lord be with you") with an impersonal energy that binds the universe together. The so-called force may be used to perform seeming miracles such as levitation, moving objects, detecting the presence of various persons, being guided without using your senses, and healing. The force can be used for good or evil ("the dark side of the force").
Outside of science fiction movies, Jorge Bergoglio (aka "Pope" Francis), has been dabbling with dark forces in real life. According to CBS News:
He [Bergoglio] believes in alternate medicine. Papal biographer Austen Ivereigh says in 2004, the Pope, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, began treatment with a Taoist monk named Liu Ming. Regular sessions of massage and acupuncture helped Bergoglio conquer symptoms of diabetes and gallbladder problems. (See http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/09/20/pope-francis-five-facts/amp/; Emphasis mine).
Most disturbing, is that Liu Ming is a Reiki practitioner. The fact that Francis believes in, and uses Reiki, exposes his connection to pagan, demonic forces and teachings. I will put forth the facts in this post, and let my readers draw their own conclusions.
What is Reiki?
Reiki comes from the Japanese words Ki, (which is alleged to be a "universal life-force energy" that everything supposedly possesses) and Rei, which means "higher power." Reiki claims that everything in the universe is made up of this "higher power life-force energy" – even humans. Thus, when someone is feeling depressed, or sick in any way, it is an indication that their energy is "out of balance." Therefore, it is the function of the Reiki practitioner to "channel positive energy into the person," bringing them back to "balance and wholeness." The founder of this practice is generally considered to be the Buddhist monk, Mikao Usui, who claims he developed mystical power on a pagan retreat. Reiki energy entered his "crown chakra" (i.e., his head), and enabled him to heal people.
According to www.Reiki.org, "Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy."
Here is the pagan mumbo-jumbo: "The source or cause of health comes from the Ki that flows through and around the individual rather than from the functional condition of the physical organs and tissues. It is Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them and therefore is responsible for creating a healthy condition. If the flow of Ki is disrupted, the physical organs and tissues will be adversely affected. Therefore, it is a disruption in the flow of Ki that is the main cause of illness.
An important attribute of Ki is that it responds to ones thoughts and feelings. Ki will flow more strongly or be weakened in its action depending on the quality of ones thoughts and feelings. It is our negative thoughts and feelings that are the main cause of restriction in the flow of Ki. All negative or dis-harmonious thoughts or feelings will cause a disruption in the flow of Ki. Even Western medicine recognizes the role played by the mind in creating illness and some Western doctors state that as much as 98% of illness is caused directly or indirectly by the mind.
It must be understood that the mind exists not only in the brain, but also through-out the body. The nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body and so the mind exists here also. It is also known that the mind even extends outside the body in a subtle energy field 2 to 3 feet thick called the aura. Because of this, it is more appropriate to call our mind a mind/body as the mind and body are so closely linked." (Emphasis mine).
Here's what's wrong with this doctrine:
1. There is no soul as the animating principle of the body, but some impersonal "Ki energy."
2. Ki nevertheless can respond and be manipulated by thoughts and feelings, yet there is no explanation as to how or why this is known/proven.
3. The claim that "some Western doctors" (not even naming one) state "98% of illness is caused directly or indirectly by the mind" is not only completely unsubstantiated, but terms are not even defined. What does it mean that an illness is caused "indirectly by the mind"?
4. It states the existence of some "aura" which is "known" to exist without any citations to a single relevant medical or scientific source.
Liu Ming, now 49 years old, is a Taoist monk. Taoism is another pagan religion. Their beliefs are:
- Taoism — loosely based on the writings of a mythical figure named Laozi who lived some 2,500 years ago — calls for an adherence to "the way", which practitioners have long interpreted as a return to the natural world. The core of the basic belief and doctrine of Taoism is that "Tao" is the origin and law of all things in the universe. Taoists believes that people can become deities or live forever through practicing certain rituals and austerities
- Taoists stress the importance of harmonizing with nature by balancing yin and yang, and developing chi through meditation and disengagement. The human body is regarded as a source of chi-derived energy, which some people have the power to concentrate and congeal into an essence. Chi (also spelled ch'i or ki) is variously known as the "breath of heaven," “mystical breath," the "breath of nature" and the "quality of spirit" (See http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat3/sub10/item91.html)
When Bergoglio was suffering from various health problems (diabetes, gall bladder, etc), he turned to this pagan healer and his Reiki "energy-force healing."
In its October 2013 issue, the Spanish language Argentinean magazine TAO ran a story on the association between Bergoglio and Ming. We learn of some additional facts about Ming and Bergoglio. Ming:
- Practices divination, which is the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers
- Claims Bergoglio will live to be "140 years old"
- Told Bergoglio there is no difference between the Tao and the God of Catholicism
- Manipulated Bergoglio's "life-force" (Reiki)
The Vatican II sect Condemns Reiki
Proving the old aphorism, "Even a broken clock is right twice each day" true, the Vatican II sect "bishops" condemned the practice of Reiki in 2009, four years before Bergoglio was elected "pope." The document entitled Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy, has this to say in paragraph #9:
Reiki therapy finds no support either in the findings of natural science or in Christian belief. For a Catholic to believe in Reiki therapy presents insoluble problems...In terms of caring for one's spiritual health, there are important dangers. To use Reiki one would have to accept at least in an implicit way central elements of the worldview that undergirds Reiki theory, elements that belong neither to Christian faith nor to natural science.
Without justification either from Christian faith or natural science, however, a Catholic who puts his or her trust in Reiki would be operating in the realm of superstition, the no-man's-land that is neither faith nor science.Superstition corrupts one's worship of God by turning one's religious feeling and practice in a false direction.(See paragraphs 10 and 11; Emphasis mine. The term "Catholic" is meant to denote a member of the Vatican II sect).
Bergoglio Could Not Have Been Elected Pope
Siscoe and Salza (among other Vatican II apologists) will go to great lengths to allege private judgement on the part of sedevacantists, and seek to discredit us through guilt by association (e.g. the deeply disturbed cult leader Richard Ibranyi who puts the date of the last pope at 1130 A.D.). Our detractors all miss the point that it is no longer a matter of "loss of papal office." A heretic cannot attain the office in the first place.
On February 15, 1559, Pope Paul IV, issued the Apostolic Constitution Ex Cum Apostolatus Officio. Here the Supreme Pontiff decrees that a heretic cannot become pope (it was thought one of the Cardinals was a secret Lutheran). It reads in pertinent part--paragraph # 6:
(i) the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless;
(ii) it shall not be possible for it to acquire validity (nor for it to be said that it has thus acquired validity) through the acceptance of the office, of consecration, of subsequent authority, nor through possession of administration, nor through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff, or Veneration, or obedience accorded to such by all, nor through the lapse of any period of time in the foregoing situation;
(iii) it shall not be held as partially legitimate in any way;
(iv) to any so promoted to be Bishops, or Archbishops, or Patriarchs, or Primates or elevated as Cardinals, or as Roman Pontiff, no authority shall have been granted, nor shall it be considered to have been so granted either in the spiritual or the temporal domain;
(v) each and all of their words, deeds, actions and enactments, howsoever made, and anything whatsoever to which these may give rise, shall be without force and shall grant no stability whatsoever nor any right to anyone;
(vi) those thus promoted or elevated shall be deprived automatically, and without need for any further declaration, of all dignity, position, honour, title, authority, office and power.(Emphasis mine).
While Bergoglio was "cardinal" he engaged in a practice denounced by the Vatican II "episcopate" in the USA. According--even to them--Bergoglio "would be operating in the realm of superstition" and "accept at least in an implicit way central elements of the worldview that undergirds Reiki theory, elements that belong neither to Christian faith nor to natural science." Yet Bergoglio credits pagan life-force channeling (Reiki) with giving him health and continues to use/promote it today. According to theologian MacKenzie, "The very commission of any act which signifies heresy, e.g. the statement of some doctrine contrary or contradictory to a revealed and defined dogma, gives sufficient grounds for juridical presumption of heretical depravity."(See The Delict of Heresy, CUA Press, , pg.35).
What dogma does Reiki contradict? From the First Vatican Council (1870), Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Dei Filius states:
The Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church believes and confesses that there is one true and living God, Creator and Lord of heaven and earth, Almighty, Eternal, Immense, Incomprehensible, Infinite in intelligence, in will, and in all perfection, who, as being one, sole, absolutely simple and immutable spiritual substance, is to be declared as really and essentially distinct from the world, of supreme beatitude in and from Himself, and ineffably exalted above all things which exist, or are conceivable, except Himself.
3. If anyone shall say that the substance and essence of God and of all things is one and the same; let him be anathema.
4. If anyone shall say that finite things, both corporeal and spiritual, or at least spiritual, have emanated from the Divine substance; or that the Divine essence, by the manifestation and evolution of itself, becomes all things; or, lastly, that God is a universal or indefinite being, which by determining itself constitutes the universality of things, distinct according to genera, species and individuals; let him be anathema.
5. If anyone does not confess that the world, and all things that are contained in it, both spiritual and material, have been, in their whole substance, produced by God out of nothing; or shall say that God created, not by His will, free from all necessity, but by a necessity equal to the necessity whereby He loves Himself; or shall deny that the world was made for the glory of God; let him be anathema.
Can Bergoglio claim ignorance of this truth? Again, according to MacKenzie, "...if the delinquent making this claim [ignorance] be a cleric, his plea for mitigation must be dismissed either as untrue...or at least crass and supine...His ecclesiastical training in the seminary...[will]insure that the Church's attitude toward heresy was imparted to him." (Ibid, pg. 48).
I'll let my readers draw the logical conclusion from this week's post. Could Jorge Bergoglio even have attained the papacy given his involvement with pagan practices that call upon "forces" which contradict the teachings of the Church on the Nature of God? Reiki was condemned even by his own sect's bishops conference in the USA! This is yet another nail in the coffin for those who want to "recognize and resist" Francis. Our Lord said, "Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit." (St. Matthew 7:17). The fruits of Reiki are to entrap one in pagan beliefs and practices. It shouldn't be any wonder Bergoglio can say with a straight face, "I believe in God, not in a Catholic God; there is no Catholic God."