In the latter times, some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils....1 Timothy 4:1 kjv
Urgent Message From "Lighthouse Trails"
If you have a child in either a public or private school, please contact the school immediately and find out if your child is being introduced to any type of meditation exercise (this includes lectio divina and breath prayers).
Tell the school you do not want your child participating in any of these activities. This would include Rob Bell's popular Nooma films and his book Velvet Elvis, which are both being used in Christian junior high and high schools.
The following June 16th news story from The New York Times illustrates how serious this matter is:
The New Age is overtaking our society. Children are the newest target! This is not only affecting children in public schools. Through the contemplative prayer movement (i.e., spiritual formation) and the emerging church, children and teens in Christian schools are also being introduced to meditation. A whole generation is being taught how to enter dangerous demonic realms through practicing mantra meditation! See our links below for more information on children and meditation. See our links below for more information on children and meditation.
The New York Times "Focus on Quieting the Mind"
by Patricia Leigh BrownOAKLAND, Calif., June 12 -
The lesson began with the striking of a Tibetan singing bowl to induce mindful awareness. With the sound of their new school bell, the fifth graders at Piedmont Avenue Elementary School here closed their eyes and focused on their breathing, as they tried to imagine "loving kindness" on the playground."
I was losing at baseball and I was about to throw a bat," Alex Menton, 11, reported to his classmates the next day. "The mindfulness really helped." As summer looms, students at dozens of schools across the country are trying hard to be in the present moment. This is what is known as mindfulness training, in which stress-reducing techniques drawn from Buddhist meditation are wedged... click here for entire article>
Related Research:Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey - Promoting Contemplative? Yoga for children (in public school, that is)
Christianity Today: Contemplative for Children
Jesus Camp, Film Reveals the Mystical and the Militant, Not Biblical Christianity
NOTICE TO PARENTS: Christian Schools Introducing Teens to Mysticism Proponent
Ancient Wisdom for Babies
For more information on how the New Age is coming into schools, read For Many Shall Come in My Name. If you know a school administrator or teacher that would be willing to read this book, contact us, and we will send him or her a free copy.
From the Editors at Lighthouse Trails Research Project
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Friday, June 22, 2007
Children and Meditation
Labels: breath prayers, children and mantra meditation, contemplative prayer, demonic realms, lectio divina, mantra meditation, mindfullness, New Age, nooma films, present moment, velvet elvis
Jocelyn Andersen is a writer, book publisher, domestic violence survivor, and ordained minister. She is a popular speaker, and whether she is preaching, teaching a Bible study, talking about Christian response to domestic violence, or doing workshops on writing and publishing, her talks and interviews are always, compelling, practical, and inspiring.