Friday, October 04, 2013

Metaphysical Mysticism Masquerading as Science

The Rise of End-Time Occultism Part 6 

This report continues our previous series reviewing the new doctrinal tenets being taught by postmodern prophecy teachers who are importing mystical ideas from the occult into the church in order to launch a new endtime eschatology that no longer focuses on the imminent Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but rather they are looking for an appearance of UFOs, space aliens, Nephilim, and half-breed humanoids with corrupted DNA. As fantastical and strange as this sounds, many believe it and many leaders are teaching it. Here are the previous articles in this series: 

By Gaylene Goodroad 

 Non-locality refers to the quantum mechanics notion that objects that are far apart in space have connections (or communicate) and can instantaneously affect each other. Einstein himself called non-locality "spooky action at a distance." Fritjof Capra, author of the Tao of Physics, states that "At the instant we perform our measurement on particle 1, particle 2, which may be thousands of miles away, will acquire a definite spin along the chosen axis. How does particle 2 know which axis we have chosen?" Spooky indeed …The purpose of understanding these Quantum Physics ideas is twofold. First, they will help shift your conscious or non-conscious perception of the world as a cause and effect Newtonian model to a world of unlimited potential. Second, you can embolden your Law of Attraction efforts with your new quantum understanding of how vibrational energy is in everything. There is no such thing as empty space but rather infinite vibrational energy everywhere. The stars, humans and even rocks are in a state of constant vibration. So we are always co-creating with our environment. [1][bold, red added] 

The essence of quantum weirdness can be summed up in the statement that quantum systems -- typically, photons and electrons, things smaller than an atom -- exhibit ''nonlocal'' behavior. In all previous scientific investigations, nature acts locally. For a cause here to produce an effect over there, an intervening mechanism must link the two. Such a mechanism is ''local'' in that you can identify it here and now; the waves that make a skiff bob in its moorings can be traced to a passing ship. If no waves or other mechanisms could be found connecting the ship to the skiff, we would have nonlocal behavior, which seems as inexplicable as if a car were to continue accelerating down the road after losing its drive shaft. [2][bold, red added] 

IT SOUNDS like science fiction. Or possibly like something from the New Age movement. Discoveries from the world of physics make it appear that the universe is a lot less “real” than we think. And yet a careful analysis suggests that it’s all part of an elegant and unimaginably complex design. Chuck Missler, president of Koinonia Institute, discussed how modern physics, while perhaps shattering our traditional understanding of the material universe, actually points to the Creator of the universe, the One who spoke it into existence: Yahweh, the God of the Bible. (If it all sounds too weird, maybe it’s because physics is weird.)[3][bold, red added] 

 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men,
after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” 
(Colossians 2:8)

New Age Metaphysics Supplanting the Bible
In Part 4 of our book review series, “A New Cosmology for the Church,” we examined the “Quantum Metaphysics” teachings found in Chuck Missler’s 1997 book Alien Encounters.[4] In today’s post we will briefly provide an overview of a particular pseudoscience directly undergirding many Postmodern Prophecy Paradigm (PPP) teachers’ errant doctrines: i.e., New Age physics or Metaphysics—relying upon postmodern quantum theories to explain the spiritual realm, and vice versa.[5] The quotations at the top of this post are indicative of the nature of the problem. The issue is not the scientific physics concept of “non-locality.” Our concern is how “non-locality” lends itself to the eastern mystical worldview of the New Age, and how this metaphysical worldview is now being brought into the evangelical church world.

This is an issue that is increasingly a concern as it arises from many quadrants and infects the church. As a matter of background information, the Discernment Research team spent nearly 18 months documenting the PPP teachers’ integration of New Age Physics with pagan mysticism, especially in a 9-part series about “Quantum Mysticism” that was titled “Cosms, Codes, and Cryptologies.”[6] We even sponsored a Discernment Ministries conference in June of 2012 entitled, “QUANTUM MYSTICISM 2012 & BEYOND: Understanding the Deception,”[7] to profile our research.

Here is a simple definition of “Quantum Mysticism”:

Quantum mysticism is a term that has been used to refer to a set of metaphysical beliefs and associated practices that seek to relate consciousness, intelligence, or mystical world-views to the ideas of quantum mechanics and its interpretations. It is considered pseudoscience by mainstream scientists.[8][bold, added] 

It’s important to note here that “mainstream scientists” consider the marriage of “metaphysical beliefs” to quantum mechanics (also called “quantum physics”) to be a “pseudoscience” or false science. According to this definition above, an integral component of Quantum Mysticism is derived from quantum mechanics. Here is a brief description of quantum mechanics from a science dictionary:

quantum mechanics 
A fundamental theory of matter and energy that explains facts that previous physical theories were unable to account for, in particular the fact that energy is absorbed and released in small, discrete quantities (quanta), and that all matter displays both wavelike and particlelike properties, especially when viewed at atomic and subatomic scales. Quantum mechanics suggests that the behavior of matter and energy is inherently probabilistic and that the effect of the observer on the physical system being observed must be understood as a part of that system. Also called quantum physics, quantum theory....[9][bold, red, underlining added] 

It is this aspect of the science of quantum physics—“the physical system being observed must be understood as a part of that system”—that lends itself to the pseudoscience of Quantum Mysticism. It can fit into a monistic worldview that is at odds with the transcendent, all-powerful God of the Bible Who is separate and distinct from His creation. It can comfortably merge with the New Age worldview “all is One” or “God is One”—that everything is God (pantheism) or that God is in all things (panentheism). Pastor Larry DeBruyn has eloquently described it this way:

Deriving spirituality from quantum science obliterates distinction between the Creator and His creation. Upon the altar of idolatrous immanence, the transcendent and Holy God is sacrificed. Instead of worshipping the Creator, quantum spiritualists venerate the creation…. [10]

A Quantum Metaphysics Revolution
This metaphysics worldview is increasingly popular in the mainstream culture. One example of these monistic teachings (taken from Hinduism and other Far-Eastern religions) was showcased in a documentary based on information channeled[11] by a demonic entity: 

The 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know!? dealt with a range of New Age ideas in relation to physics. It was produced by the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, founded by J.Z. Knight, who claimed her teachings were based on a discourse with a 35,000-year-old disembodied entity named Ramtha. It made controversial use of some aspects of quantum mechanics—including the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and the observer effect—as well as biology and medicine. Numerous critics dismissed the film as pseudoscience.[12] [bold added] 

One “expert” appearing in this overtly New Age film, Dr. Amit Goswami, PhD, not only authored numerous textbooks on quantum mechanics and New Age “science,” but has also produced an award-winning video called The Quantum Activist.[13] Note Dr. Goswami’s anti-biblical monistic worldview and how it is tied to global ecumenical unity goals: 

Join the revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness. Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D, a pioneer of this revolutionary new perspective within science shares with us his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better. The Quantum Activist tells the story of a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality, with a force and scope not felt since Einstein. This film bridges the gap between God and Science. The work of Goswami, with stunning precision and without straying from the rigors of quantum mechanics, reveals the overarching unity inherent in the worlds [sic] major religions and mystical traditions.[14][light red/orange in original; bold added] 

It’s interesting that the word “revolution” was highlighted bright red on Dr. Goswami’s website. A revolution is an organized revolt against the established order to enforce new rules or laws—or in this case—to ‘shift the paradigm’ to Quantum Mysticism. Goswami’s stated goal is to “bridge the gap between God and Science.” To this end, he has indeed “obliterated the distinction between the Creator and His creation.”[15]

In order to ‘shift the paradigm’, the God of the Bible must be eliminated and replaced with a New Age, “all is One” god: “the ground of all being” that Dr. Goswami cited. Christian writer Warren Smith, who has a powerful testimony of coming out of the New Age movement,[16] described this false god—a divinized creation—in his critique of a bestselling fiction novel, The Shack

However, the author’s [Wm. P. Young] use of poetic license to convey his highly subjective, and often unbiblical, spiritual views becomes increasingly problematic as the story line develops. This is most apparent when he uses the person of “Jesus” to suddenly introduce the foundational teaching of the New Spirituality/New World Religion — God is “in” everything. Using the New Age term “ground of being” to describe “God,” the “Jesus” of The Shack states: 

 “God, who is the ground of all being, dwells in, around, and through all things….” (p. 112) 

This false teaching about a “God” who “dwells in, around, and through all things” is the kind of New Age leaven that left unchallenged could leaven the church into the New Age/New Spirituality of the proposed New World Religion….[17][bold added] 

This paradigm shift in thinking about the nature of reality is an essential feature of New Age eastern mysticism. Marilyn Ferguson described this New Age “paradigm shift” as a “revolution” in perception and thinking about reality in her groundbreaking book The Aquarian Conspiracy that launched the New Age as a movement.[18] She made the sweeping assertion that her Aquarian  conspiracy would destroy the old beliefs and inaugurate a New Age revolution:

The Aquarian Conspiracy is using its widespread outposts of influence to focus on the dangerous myths and mystiques of the old paradigm, to attack obsolete ideas and practices…. We can conspire against the old, deadly assumptions… [A] revolution in understanding [is] how revolutions begin…. [19]

We already know that the old paradigm she is referring to, the one she says needs to be attacked as obsolete and dangerous, is the biblical worldview. Replacing it will be a revolution in understanding, a paradigm shift to an eastern mystical worldview. In this New Age eastern worldview there is no reality.
The graphic symbol on this book cover represents a 6-6-6

Rethinking Reality by Shifting the Paradigm
In our previous examinations of New Age Physics—quantum mechanics yoked with mysticism—we noted several PPP teachers, akin to William P. Young (author of The Shack), who have likewise introduced this paradigm-shifting leaven into the evangelical mainstream through pseudo-scientific theory, speculation and vain imagination. We prominently cited popular Bible teacher and author Chuck Missler as one who consistently has admonished readers to unlearn what they know to be true so that he can introduce them to “new truths”[20] about a metaphysical “reality.” Missler has said: 

This field of study is called “Quantum Physics” and its philosophical implications can be shattering to our presuppositions about our “reality.” We now discover that the physical reality that surrounds us is only a virtual simulated reality—made up of indivisible, electrically charged particles: in fact, we exist within a digital electrical simulation!... 

Before we attempt to explore the fringes—and beyond—of our understanding of the physical universe (ghosts, aliens, vampires, etc.), it is of paramount importance to dispose of the baggage of our misconceptions and the mythology of what we have been erroneously taught in this age of deceit. The puncturing of our delusions…is absolutely vital for well-being, and a prerequisite for maturity. Much of what we have been taught is error…[21]

These are bold and presumptuous statements. Let’s recap Missler’s dialectical statements above which are designed to prompt readers to rethink or abandon biblical truth in order to embrace his metaphysical worldview: 
  • “Quantum Physics” and its philosophical implications can be “shattering to our presuppositions about our reality” 
  • We can “explore the fringes—and beyond—of our understanding of the physical universe (ghosts, aliens, vampires, etc.)” 
  • We must “dispose of the baggage of our misconceptions and the mythology of what we have been erroneously taught” 
  • “The puncturing of our delusions”… is absolutely vital for well-being, and a prerequisite for maturity 
  • Much of what we have been taught is error”… [bold, red added] 
Let that last statement sink in for a moment: “much of what we have been taught is error…” By making this confident assertion, Missler has just appointed himself to be a teacher of new truths about our physical reality. But first we must let go of old scientifically verified facts (and biblical constraints). After “our presuppositions about our reality” have been “shattered,” “the baggage of our misconceptions and the mythology of what we have been erroneously taught” has been “disposed” of, and our “delusions punctured,” we’re ready to move into this new level of mystical illumination. Because this statement mixes science with religion, the implication is that the old truths (or understandings) found in Scripture must be discarded. And note that he is saying that “fringes” of our physical universe includes the paranormal, i.e., the occult “(ghosts, aliens, vampires, etc.).”

Notice how Missler needs to cloak his metaphysical mysticism beneath a cleverly constructed “science” mask to pull it off: “We now discover that the physical reality that surrounds us is only a virtual simulated reality—made up of indivisible, electrically charged particles: in fact, we exist within a digital electrical simulation!...” Where are these strange illusory notions in the Bible? They are not there, but they are found in Hindu sacred writings.[22]

Now compare Missler’s statements to similar contentions of New Age mystic Dr. Goswami from the pseudo-scientific and New Age-themed films, The Quantum Activist and What the Bleep do We Know. Goswami was described as 

…a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality…. [23]

Both men direct listeners and readers to empty their minds and place trust them in order to be re-educated (indoctrinated, “rethink”) with new truth; both men rely on New Age Metaphysics—and NOT the written Word of God. If these men were simply talking about factual and scholarly science they would not need to engage in these clever and deceptive psychological methods of manipulation to change people’s beliefs. But, as shall be seen, this sort of mind change is actually an essential part of the emerging Quantum Metaphysics that is being taught. 

Quantum Omnijective Reality & ‘ALL IS ONE’ 
Upturning centuries of empirical science and biblical truth, Chuck Missler is helping to bring the church into the postmodern age of abstract new (but old) mystical revelations co-opted from Hinduism and the New Age. In his Introduction to a Tom Horn collaborative book called God’s Ghostbusters, Missler wrote: 

As we explore further the nature of the tiny particles that create the illusion of our reality, it gets worse…. If we take any length [and divide it]… we would discover that when we reach a defining minimum—known as the “Planck length” 10-33 cm.—we would encounter any attempts to divide that remainder would result in a property known as “non-locality”: being connected to everywhere at once! …all “non-local” particles throughout our apparent universe are somehow intimately, directly, connected simultaneously….[24][bold, italic, red added] 

Note that Missler's discussion of non-locality is in the context of the paranormal, i.e. Horn's book about ghostbusters. Is our “reality” (dare we say consciousness) an “illusion”!? Pastor Larry DeBruyn explains the implications of Missler’s universal, quantum, interconnected (“non-local”) system: 

A quantum physical worldview theorizes that the universe is all there is (a solitary system), and that its unity consists of a composite of parts and events where every function (or malfunction) of the smallest part (the microcosm) can affect the function of the whole (the macrocosm). As such, quantum theorists postulate that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Congo might stimulate a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to Chaos Theory 101.[25][bold, red added] 

This is the never-never land of the quantum metaphysical mystics. If “a butterfly flapping its wings in the Congo is able to stimulate a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean” then what harm might a human being be capable of doing as part of the same interconnected quantum ecosystem? Where does the God who created the butterfly, the human being—and the entire universe that these beings inhabit—fit into this non-personal mystical system? How does He factor into this quantum spirituality worldview? How can Elohim (the Creator) exist in this “non-local,” “all is one” philosophical system? He doesn't. “Above and below” become ‘One’ in the metaphysical quantum world. The transcendent God of the Bible and the impersonal god of New Age Metaphysics are polar opposites. 

That is why it is so disturbing that Missler, in his book Cosmic Codes, reiterates the mystical version of “non-locality” from the teachings of David Bohm, a physicist deeply influenced by the Hindu philosopher Jiddu Kristnamurti[26]

[David] Bohm’s interpretation of quantum physics indicated that at the subquantum level location ceased to exist. All points in space become equal to all other points in space, and it was meaningless to speak of anything as being separate from anything else. Physicists call this property “nonlocality.”[27][bold, red added] 

Missler’s adoption and citation of Bohm’s metaphysical “nonlocal” ideas were actually lifted directly from the late New Age author Michael Talbot’s work The Holographic Universe (page 41), without citing proper attribution.[28] Since the publication of our article “Without Attribution,” Missler has publicly acknowledged that Talbot’s words and ideas were incorporated into his best-selling book Cosmic Codes.[29] Keep in mind that Talbot was NOT a science author, nor a Christian author—but a New Age author! This is a significant and sobering disclosure. 

In 1981, Talbot published another book (republished in 1993), Mysticism and the New Physics. In this book he uses the term “omnijective” to expound on the Hinduistic concept of maya—a New Age view that he directly ties to The Holographic Universe

…the pre-eminent Argentinian writer Borges presents a view normally held by mystics and ‘idealists’: that is, the hallucinatory nature of the world. We have dreamed it, Borges states simply. In an article published in 1976 I suggested that persistent reports from various peoples throughout history of encounters with supernatural beings—folkloric personages, UFO entities, appearances of the Virgin, and so forth—forces us to reach a similar conclusion…. In the article I suggested that such phenomena cannot be understood as either purely objective or subjective events. Rather they are somehow both, or ‘omnijective’. Furthermore, their existence suggests that in the universe at large there is also ultimately no division between mind and reality. Despite its apparent materiality the physical world is also omnijective. I discuss this idea at length in my book The Holographic Universe…. An omnijective concept of the universe is by no means new. Over two thousand years ago the Hindu Tantric tradition postulated a similar philosophy. According to Tantra, reality is illusion, or maya. The major error we commit in not perceiving this maya, say the Tantras, is that we perceive ourselves as separate from our environment. The Tantras are very explicit on this point. The observer and objective reality are one.[30][bold, red added] 

In other words, Talbot’s “omnijective” or holographic universe is as the Hindus teach: one integrated “non local” reality. In light of Missler’s reliance upon Talbot’s work, note the sober implications of Talbot’s overtly New Age “omnijective” concepts. The back cover of Mysticism and the New Physics states: 

Nowhere is the ‘paradigm shift’—the radical change of perspective that is sweeping the Western world—advancing so rapidly as in physics…. The new physicists state that reality is a combination of the laws of the physical world, quantifiable and unequivocal, and the subjective viewpoint of the observer. This ‘omnijective view’ of the universe challenges all our most deeply held scientific beliefs and could radically change the way we view reality in the future. As our constructs are amended to this shift in approach, we can anticipate monumental changes in Western thought.[31][bold added, red in original] 

In The Holographic Universe, Talbot, based on his first-person communication with theoretical physicists David Bohm and Karl Pribram—and New Age promoter Marilyn Ferguson—favorably explored other spooky phenomena associated with the occult and paranormal realm including telepathy, psychokinesis, out-of-body experiences (OBEs), phantom apparitions, shamanic travel, and Jungian synchronicities. Talbot also related these metaphysical concepts to Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American mysticism, and ancient Hermeticism. Note how far from science this metaphysics has deviated. 

Why would Missler surreptitiously import such “nonlocal,” “holographic” and “omnijective” ideas, directly connected to these occult notions, into his book—and by extension into the church? 

Paradigm-Shifting Into the New Age
There are even more disturbing connections to these mystical ideas posing at true science. Another author, favorable to Bohm’s (and Talbot’s) metaphysics, parallels his “nonlocal” ideas to New Age author Gary Zukav: 

mystical and spiritual teachings down through the ages have also spoken about the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. If Bohm's physics, or one similar to it, Gary Zukav writes in his popular New Age book The Dancing Wu Li Masters (1979), should become the main thrust of physics in the future, the dances of East and West could blend in exquisite harmony. Do not be surprised if physics curricula of the twenty-first century include classes in meditation. With the model of the holographic brain, the holographic universe, and Quantum Physics, we could speculate that all that we hold as real is nothing more than the playful dance of light, light that has no dimension and limitless dimension.[32][bold, red, underlining added] 

Note the Zen Buddhist unsolvable riddle (koan) that the author used to describe this theoretical quantum model of reality: “…all that we hold as real is nothing more than the playful dance of light, light that has no dimension and limitless dimension.” These self-contradictory realities, i.e. possessing “no dimension and limitless dimension” simultaneously, are not only common illogicalities posed within these quantum mystical theories—but also in Far Eastern religions. The Buddhists use them to facilitate Zen meditation and altered states of consciousness: 

ko·an noun \kō-än\ : 
a paradox to be meditated upon that is used to train Zen Buddhist monks to abandon ultimate dependence on reason and to force them into gaining sudden intuitive enlightenment.[33]

Another purpose in introducing these mystical pseudo-scientific theories into the mainstream mindset was presented in the opening quote of this article: to “help shift your conscious or non-conscious perception of the world as a cause and effect Newtonian model to a world of unlimited potential.”[34] In other words, the reader is told to forget reason and truth; trust your intuition and feelings. Note the last part of this quote from David Thimme's article on the "Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics" (appearing at the very top of this post):

Second, you can embolden your Law of Attraction efforts with your new quantum understanding of how vibrational energy is in everything. There is no such thing as empty space but rather infinite vibrational energy everywhere. The stars, humans and even rocks are in a state of constant vibration. So we are always co-creating with our environment. 

The “Law of Attraction,” a Theosophical concoction (also called New Thought), postulates that humans can control reality with thoughts of the mind.[35] It is based on the idea that everything in the universe (including thoughts) is an expression of “vibrational energy everywhere.” This is part and parcel of the “non-locality” principle of New Age metaphysics which states that everything—including human thought—is interconnected in cosmic oneness;[36] i.e., “as above, so below.” This sort of “oneness” is the goal of esoteric evolution, and teaches that we will all evolve to become part of a cosmic whole. 

Dr. Janeen Detrick, an “Energy Medicine modalities” master (New Age doctor), explains how the “Law of Attraction” operates through New Age metaphysics. Note the “non-local” pseudoscientific principle inherent in her explanation: 

Science now realizes that in every cell, inside everything, even inanimate objects, there are strings of energy that wobble and wave and vibrate in different patterns, and these strings of energy make up the protons and neutrons of every nucleus…. So, literally, your strings obey your thoughts, and fly out to attract strings that are wobbling and wiggling in the same pattern! Other strings that are wobbling and wiggling in the same frequency and pattern will flock, like a magnet, to coagulate with the other similar strings! Once there is a critical mass of vibrationally matching strings of energy, “it”, whatever it was you were intending, manifests! THIS is how your reality manifests! THIS is how the Law of Attraction works! These strings of energy is how it can be said that “God is in everything and everyplace, all at the same time”, and that “We are all connected”![37][bold, red added] 

Besides earning her doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences, Dr. Detrick operates a healing clinic in Utah utilizing these New Age practices which include Quantum Touch, The “Laying On Of Hands” Blessing, Quantum Healing, Meridian Clearing, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Homeopathy, Healing Gemstones as Medicine, Ayurveda, Nutritive Emotional Clearing, Biofeedback, Essential Oils, Theta Healing, Theta Yogic Breathing, Reiki, Flower Remedies, and Perspective Flipping for Emotional Clearing.[38] Again, note that none of this has anything to do with scientific physics. 

Hyper-Dimensional Metaphysical Realities
According to this same metaphysical construct of “non-locality,” an integral component of this so-called “vibrational energy” permeating the cosmos is a hyper-spatial, holographic, or hyper-dimensional reality. Chuck Missler promotes these same quantum metaphysics theories in order to explain his own suppositions and conjectures regarding UFOs, aliens, Nephilim, and other dark entities. In our comprehensive book review of Missler and Eastman’s landmark book, Alien Encounters: the Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon, we documented how far into the paranormal and occult this sort of metaphysics can lead.[39] 

Missler’s sources for his hyperdimensional theories even included Nachmonides and the Kabbalah. Note how Missler jumps from scientific physics to metaphysics in the following quotation: 

The 10-Dimensional Metacosm 
 Both the astrophysicists and the quantum physicists now tell us that we apparently live in a hyperspace of more than four dimensions—ten is a current estimate…. 

Of the ostensible ten dimensions we now know exist, only four are directly perceptible by our current technologies. The remaining six are “curled” (to use the nomenclature of metric tensors) in less than 10-33 cm. (smaller than the wavelength of light) and thus are not directly discernible by current methodologies. It is also interesting that the Hebrew sage known as Nachmonides, writing in the 13th century, concluded from his study of the Book of Genesis that the universe has ten dimensions, but only four of them are “knowable” by man. 

It appears that many millions of dollars have been spent on atomic accelerators only to learn what Nachmonides concluded from his study of the text of Genesis!... 

It would seem that the domain of the “Metacosm”—which includes the elusive six dimensions—is the realm of the trans-dimensional phenomena such as angels, demons, and, perhaps, UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.[40][bold added] 

Chapter 4 of Missler’s Alien Encounters is titled “Reality’s Twilight Zone.” It opens with the quote from physicist Niels Bohr cited in the graphic image at the beginning of this post: “Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory does not understand it.”[41] As we documented previously, Niels Bohr was a physicist who had designed a coat of arms featuring a yin-yang symbol,[42] and whose existential ideas emphasized “the role of the observer in creating reality.”[43]

Neils Borh's yin-yang coat of arms in Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics

Thus Alien Encounters has been instrumental in catapulting these Far Eastern metaphysical, paranormal, and occult concepts into the evangelical church. Why has it been so necessary to introduce these eastern mystical concepts to the evangelical church—especially in the guise of science? Because it has facilitated the introduction of an entirely new eschatology. The current PPP leadership, inspired by Missler’s metaphysical teachings, have concocted a bizarre, false endtime eschatology involving space aliens and corrupted DNA—themes dramatically embellished and proliferated by other PPP leaders.[44] A common thread tying these strange new myths together is New Age occult ideas masquerading as legitimate science. As we explained previously: 

Once again, while reading Chapter 4, I discovered that I had a prior familiarity with the topics that Missler is addressing. I was first taught this new mystical physics – not in science classes – but in educational psychology classes in the 1970s. One of my professors came out of Stanford University where he had frequent ongoing contact. I was also taught consciousness as part of holistic education – that the nature of reality is in our mind, that to transcend our limitations we need expand our minds and experience a deep inner paradigm shift, that we are not separate but all interconnected to the whole, and that our minds can change the cosmos. It wasn’t until the 1980s that I first read Marilyn Ferguson’s book launching the New Age movement, The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980s. After reading her book I finally understood that the strange “physics” that I had been taught in college wasn’t just eastern mysticism, it was also New Age metaphysics.[45][bold, red added] 

BEYOND PERCEPTION & Into Metaphysical Mysticism
Despite its Hindu, New Age, and occult moorings, Missler has continued to peddle these mystical physics ideas to the Church. In a highly technical briefing package produced by Koinonia House in 2010 called Beyond Perception, Missler reiterates all of these New Age metaphysics teachings—and even more. Much of it is well beyond the grasp of lay persons, which adds to its deceptive snare. Most Christians listening to Missler’s audio files or reading the supplemental notes, loaded with complex mathematical graphics and technical jargon, are conditioned to trust his analysis of these complicated theories. But even the scientific theorists he cites can’t agree upon these things. 

Question: If these quantum particles are ‘beyond [human] perception’, how then can they be verified? How can they be tested? The answer is, they can’t. This is one reason why certain quantum theories lend themselves easily to the metaphysical worldview. Therefore, Missler can be found to be teaching a metaphysical worldview masquerading as scientific and biblical truth. For example, despite much of the intractable information in Beyond Perception, here is one familiar teaching from page 6 of the teaching notes: 

The World of Quantum Physics 
It is non-causal and non-deterministic: Everything is probabilistic in some very strange ways. Nothing is real; we cannot say anything about what things are doing when we are not looking at them. Reality is non-local: every particle in the universe is somehow connected.[46][bold, red added] 

As we noted earlier, the idea that nothing is real is a central tenet of all eastern mysticism. But we know from Scripture that there is a reality that Jesus died for our sins on the cross in physical space and time, that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). To say that nothing is real is to change the truth of God into a lie (Romans 1:25).

A June 4th electronic news alert from Missler’s Koinonia House featured an article entitled “Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain” which highlights this “non-locality” property: 

Ever since the birth of Quantum Theory there has been speculation—some privately held, some very public—of what the implications of the existence of quanta really means. As measuring devices improved dramatically, they provided more clarity to the issue. Today it is an accepted “truth” that everything is quantized. Energy (as well as length, time, and mass) exists in discrete quantities, divisions if you will. 

There are also other side-effects to this discovery. Everything is “connected.” All particles on the quantum level know what the other particles are doing, regardless of distance, instantaneously. Let that sink in. Also, there is a size at which, when dividing the particle in half, it becomes “non-local.” It is nowhere and everywhere. Every measurement of the universe in which we reside has a “quantum limitation.”[47][bold, underlining added] 

RaidersNewsUpdate, the website of Tom Horn, re-published an excerpt of this same Koinonia House article with the re-phrased title: “Ignore The Hyper-Dimensional Man Behind the Curtain,” featuring the DVD graphic from the sci-fi movie The Thirteenth Floor. It echoes Missler’s belief that “'Quantum Physics'” and its philosophical implications can be shattering to our presuppositions about our “reality’”: 

Ignore The Hyper-Dimensional Man Behind The Curtain 
There is a movie from a few years back (The Thirteenth Floor) in which the simulated characters of a simulated world are confronted with the fundamental limitations of their “reality.” Because of the limitations of structure, they were forced to conclude they were living within a “program” created by an outside source. Ironically, this is where the physicists of our time find themselves….[48][bold,red added] 

Why do these men market this type of physics? Is it to transform the evangelical worldview from a foundation of absolute truth to one of non-reality? This is precisely what the eastern mystics attempt to do! New Age metaphysicists, and those who follow them, inevitably end up in the occult realm. Compare Missler’s “non-locality” quantum mystical teachings with those of Noel Huntley, PhD—a New Ager and quantum physicist: 

In holistic systems, all parts are in resonance or coherence, which quantum regenerates the whole…. We are familiar with the philosophical statement, ‘As above, so below’ which is based on the axiom of Hermeticism, ‘What is here is everywhere; What is not here is nowhere’. This again is the holographic property…. Leading physicist David Bohm stresses quantum interconnectedness and unbroken wholeness….”[49][bold added] 

Clearly Chuck Missler’s false teachings on “non-locality” are borne in Eastern Mysticism, not true biblical Christianity. 

The TAO of PHYSICS & Eastern Mind Change
In 1975, Fritjof Capra—a research physicist and Eastern mystic—wrote The Tao of Physics (TOP): An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism[50] which went on to become a New Age classic.[51]

To underscore the seriousness of this matter, compare the following excerpts from Capra’s book with Missler’s teachings on “non-locality”: 
  • Although the various schools of Eastern mysticism differ in many details, they all emphasize the basic unity of the universe which is the central feature of their teachings. The highest aim for their followers—whether they are Hindus, Buddhists or Taoists—is to become aware of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things, to transcend the notion of an isolated individual self and to identify themselves with the ultimate reality. (TOP, pg. 24) [bold, red added] 
  • The further we penetrate into the submicroscopic world, the more we shall realize how the modern physicist, like the Eastern mystic, has come to see the world as a system of inseparable, interacting and ever-moving components with man being an integral part of this system. (TOP, pg. 25) [bold, red added] 
  • The most important characteristic of the Eastern world view—one could almost say the essence of it—is the awareness of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things and events, the experience of all phenomena in the world as manifestations of a basic oneness. All things are seen as interdependent and inseparable parts of this cosmic whole; as different manifestations of the same ultimate reality. (TOP, pg. 130) [bold, red added] 
  • As we study the various models of subatomic physics we shall see that they express again and again, in different ways, the same insight—that the constituents of matter and the basic phenomena involving them are all interconnected, interrelated and interdependent; that they cannot be understood as isolated entities, but only as integrated parts of the whole. (TOP, pg. 131) [bold added] 
  • Quantum theory forces us to see the universe not as a collection of physical objects, but rather as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of a unified whole. This, however, is the way in which Eastern mystics have experienced the world, and some of them have expressed their experience in words which are almost identical with those used by atomic physicists. (TOP, pg. 138) [bold, red added] 
  • Quantum theory has abolished the notion of fundamentally separated objects, has introduced the concept of the participator to replace that of the observer, and may even find it necessary to include the human consciousness in its description of the world. It has come to see the universe as an interconnected web of physical and mental relations whose parts are only defined through their connections to the whole. (TOP, pg 142) [bold, red added] 
  • Thus the mystic and the physicist arrive at the same conclusion; one starting from the inner realm, the other from the outer world. The harmony between their views confirms the ancient Indian wisdom that Brahman, the ultimate reality without, is identical to Atman, the reality within. (TOP, pg. 305) [bold added] 
Note Capra’s conclusion again: “Thus the mystic and the physicist arrive at the same conclusion; one starting from the inner realm, the other from the outer world. The harmony between their views confirms the ancient Indian wisdom that Brahman, the ultimate reality without, is identical to Atman, the reality within.” This is Hinduism. This is New Age. This is occult mysticism. 

To underscore this point, it must be pointed out that Marilyn Ferguson discussed Capra’s ideas as integral to providing a framework for the New Age paradigm shift in worldview: 

Our discoveries about the startling nature of reality are a major force for change, undermining common-sense ideas and old institutional philosophies. “The 1980s will be a revolutionary time,” said physicist Fritjof Capra, “because the whole structure of our society does not correspond with the world-view of emerging scientific thought.”[52][bold added]

Ferguson gushed enthusiastically about how Capra’s “new scientific knowledge” could “revise the very data base on which we have built our assumptions, our institutions, our life.” She predicted his views of “interconnected reality” would become “the medium of our transformation.”[53] Indeed, Capra’s work is now recognized as foundational to the entire New Age eastern mindset. And now this same New Age worldview has come into the church world. 

Ferguson also cites New Age leader Gary Zukav and his book The Dancing Wu Li Masters as exemplifying the “emerging paradigm of physics.” According to Ferguson, it is this “role of the mind in constructing reality” that spells the death knell for Western rational science, which needs a “blood transfusion from Eastern thought.”[54] She wrote that 

Zukav’s book takes its title from the Chinese expression for physics, wu li, which he translates as “patterns of organic energy.” 

…Zukav said, we may be approaching “the end of science. Even as we continue to seek understanding, we are learning to accept the limits of our reductionist methods. Only direct experience can give a sense of this nonlocal universe, this realm of connectedness. Enlarged awareness—as in meditation—may carry us past limits of our logic to more complete knowledge. The end of conventional science may mean “the coming of Western civilization, in its own time and in its own way, into the higher dimensions of human experience.”[55] [bold, red added]

Note that “meditation” is emphasized as a way to “experience” the “higher dimensions” of this new science. Here we see a disturbing glimmer of an answer as to why evangelical authors are now promoting the same type of metaphysics taught in Capra’s groundbreaking New Age treatise on Metaphysics. Is it because some believe evangelicals need to experience this same “blood transfusion from Eastern thought”? Does this explain the tremendous rise of activities that practice meditation, contemplation and other altered states of consciousness within the church?

Hermeticism & Metaphysics
These quantum mystical false teachings shared by Missler, Goswami, Talbot, Bohm, Huntley, Capra, and others, are virtually identical because they are drawn from the same Hermetic well. They are not found in the Holy Scriptures. 

As Dr. Huntley admitted in his statements above, these pseudo-scientific metaphysical teachings are totally unbiblical; they are rooted in ancient Hermeticism[56] and have shoots which lead into the New Age, the occult, Hinduism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and the I-Ching (Chinese book of divination). This “non-local” New Age Metaphysics property—where nothing in the universe is separate, but interconnected—is the essence of the monistic, occult maxim: “as above, so below”; all is One (divine). It also includes many other seductive quantum teachings such as hologram realities (explored in Talbot’s The Holographic Universe), and fractals[57] —which are fractured parts of the whole that cannot be separated from the “non local” system: all is One (i.e., god). 

For example, note once again Missler’s adaptation of David’s Bohm’s views in his Beyond Perception briefing package: 

One of Bohm’s most startling suggestions is that the tangible reality of our everyday lives is really a kind of illusion, like a holographic image. Underlying it is a deeper order of existence, a vast and more primary level of reality that gives birth to all the objects and appearances of our physical world in much the same way that a piece of holographic film gives birth to a hologram. Bohm calls this deeper level of reality the implicate (“enfolded”) order, and he refers to our level of existence as the explicate (unfolded) order. [pg. 21, bold and color added] 

New Age author Michael Talbot, from whom Missler extracted his Bohm quotes and ideas, adds this unsettling insight (conspicuously not mentioned by Missler) regarding Bohm and his “nonlocal” and “holographic” ideas: 

Numerous ancient thinkers also appear to have recognized, or at least intuited, this aspect of reality [Bohm’s nonlocal/holographic beliefs]…. After a shamanic vision of the subtler levels of reality the semimythical ancient Egyptian prophet Hermes Trismegistus employed a slightly different phrasing and said that one of the main keys to knowledge was the understanding that “the without is like the within of things; the small is like the large.” The medieval alchemists, for whom Hermes Trismegistus became a kind of patron saint, distilled the sentiment into the motto “As above, so below.” In talking about the same macrocosm equals microcosm idea the Hindu Visvasara Tantra uses somewhat cruder terms and states simply, “What is here is everywhere.”[58] [bold, red added] 

Talbot recorded these ideas above from two books he cited in The Holographic Universe: Brian Brown’s The Wisdom of the Egyptians and John Woodruffe’s Serpent Power—hardly Christian themes. Christian author Warren B. Smith underscores how these deceptive teachings are integral to the New Age Movement: 

Through his questionable paraphrasing of the Bible, [Eugene] Peterson had already aligned himself in a number of areas with New Age/New Spirituality teachings. One obvious example was where he translated a key verse in the Lord’s Prayer to read “as above, so below” rather than “in earth, as it is in heaven.” “As above, so below” was a term that I was very familiar with from my previous involvement in the New Age Movement. This esoteric saying has been an occult centerpiece for nearly five thousand years. It is alleged by New Age metaphysicians to be the key to all magic and all mysteries. It means that God is not only transcendent — “out there”— but He is also immanent — “in” everyone and everything.[59]bold added] 

Smith also linked this occult maxim with the type of New Age Metaphysics espoused by Missler and other PPP adherents: 

It seems clear to me that quantum physics, the “new” biology, and the “new” math of fractal geometry are being used to provide a seemingly scientific basis for “proving” the “as above, so below” contention that God is “in” everything. We are being asked to believe that all of creation is an interconnected quantum field of energy and “oneness” that is “God.”[60][bold added] 

Pastor Larry DeBruyn concurs with Smith and further connects these quantum mysticism tenets to the occult realm: 

This worldview assumes that reality, both immediate and ultimate, is oneness and love—one soul, one world, as above, so below. Author Graham Hancock explains the latter concept: “There seems to have been an ancient idea, as above, so below, to bring down the perfections of the heavens to earth, and in someway [sic] unite heavens and earth.”  According to Magee, this Hermetic assumption is “the central tenet of Western occultism.”  It is pantheistic monism, a belief system which identifies the divine and nature to be one essence. In other words, to a pantheist if the universe did not exist, God would not exist. So Alexander views that Einstein and Jesus, though from different perspectives, function as revealers of a pantheistic reality of oneness and love. This quantum-spiritual worldview is not Christian for in merging heaven and earth, it denies the separateness of God from nature. Furthermore, in such a quantum-love worldview mysticism becomes the only spirituality by which people can experience oneness with nature.[61][bold, red added] 

Pastor DeBruyn further exposes this esoteric “science” being employed by PPP leaders to redefine reality, the spiritual realm—and the Scripture: 

In fact, and though they may be running ahead of themselves, New Age spiritualists have already merged science and spirituality. The New Spirituality is taking the quantum leap from physics to metaphysics, from what is below to what is above.[62][bold, red added] 

New Age physics is metaphysics, and thus a “false science.” It is not based upon objective analysis, but on the subjective and sensate. It interprets scientific physics with its own metaphysical view of reality. It is an approach to truth that is at odds with the definitive, declarative, and revealed Word of God. It is in fact a rival, even a replacement, to the Bible that attempts to pry open the closed canon to mystical revelations that lead to occult realms. 

Besides relying on corrupt writings for support (to be discussed in a later installment in this series), PPP adherents consistently rely upon New Age Metaphysics to explain and accommodate their popular new eschatology – Nephilimism, Militant Prayer, and Quantum Mysticism—all of which encompasses hyper-dimensional “star-gate portals,” pagan demonology (mythology), prophetic divination (geomancy), Gnostic revelation, and other occult-related concepts contrary to Scripture. The PPP false doctrines are firmly undergirded with dark and forbidden lore and mystical pseudo-science posing as biblically substantiated truth.[63]

Pastor Larry DeBruyn has continued to warn against the same New Age Physics promoted by Emergent leaders. His admonishment extends to the Metaphysical (Quantum) Mysticism taught by PPP leaders. It attempts to point those caught up in these end-time deceptions back to the Lord Jesus Christ: 

Scripture warns believers against the veneration of the creation, against allowing a philosophy of human consciousness to intrude upon the worship of the Christ. To the Colossians Paul wrote: 

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men,
after the rudiments
(Greek, stoicheia) of the world,
and not after Christ.

(Emphasis Mine, Colossians 2:8, KJV) 

…Thus, one scholar understands that “rudiments” can philosophically and spiritually refer to “the veneration of the divinized elements....” If this be the case, then Paul is warning Christian believers not to allow something like a quantum physical worldview to corrupt their worship of Christ, Who is the One who created everything in the past, and Who is the One who controls everything in the present (Colossians 1:16-17). As to both its origin and endurance, the universe depends upon the Christ of God who “upholds all things by the word of His power” (Hebrews 1:3). So the apostle might be paraphrased to be warning, “Beware lest any man take you captive after the elementary particles of the world, and not after Christ.” Christian spirituality should be based upon the Word, not upon the world; upon Christ, not quarks. [64][bold, red added] 

“And He [Christ] was saying to them,
"You are from below, I am from above;
you are of this world, I am not of this world.”
(John 8:23)

1. David Thimme, “Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics - 4 Keys to Proper Manifesting,” Article Source: and Thimme is a holistic health and self-improvement author for 
2. Timothy Ferris, “Weirdness Makes Sense,” NYTimes.Com, Sept. 29, 1996; Ferris was professor emeritus of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley at the time this article was written. 
3. P.I.D. Radio website, Oct. 3, 2012, “Prophecy Summit: Chuck Missler”; Peering in the Darkness (P.I.D.) Radio is founded/hosted by Derek and Sharon Gilbert. 
4. Sarah H. Leslie, “Quantum Metaphysics: A New Cosmology for the Church, Part 4, Alien Encounters: A Book Review,” July 30, 2013, 
5. Ankerberg & Weldon describe New Age physics as “Quantum physics adopted in support of New Age beliefs or Eastern mysticism”; See: John Ankerberg & John Weldon, Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs, Harvest House, Eugene, OR 1996, pg. 509. 
6. The articles in that Herescope series: “COSMS, CODES, AND CRYPTOLOGIES,” are listed in footnote 63 below. There are many other articles that have been published on Herescope concerning this new eschatology paradigm: see bottom of this post.
7. See: “False Eschatology Arising! – Cosms, Codes, and Cryptologies, Pt. 4, Herescope, May 19, 2012;
8. See:
9. The Free Dictionary online, The American Heritage Science Dictionary, copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company;
10. Pastor Larry DeBruyn, “Emergent Metaphysics - Part 6: FROM COSMOS, TO CHAOS, TO CONSCIOUSNESS”, Herescope, Nov. 3, 2010;
11. For a description of what “channeling” is, see the Herescope article “Entertaining ET,” the last subsection “Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils,” 
12. Ibid. Wikipedia, Quantum Mysticism. 
13. See the Quantum Activist website;
14. Ibid. Quantum Activist. 
15. A reference to Pastor Larry’s earlier quotation,
16. Warren Smith, The Light That Was Dark: From New Age to Amazing Grace (Mountain Stream Press, 2005). 
17. Warren B. Smith, “The Shack & it’s New Age Leaven: God IN Everything?”, Herescope, June 21, 2008;
18. Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980s (J.P. Tarcher, 1980). See especially Chapter 1 “The Conspiracy” which explains this use of language. See also our “Quantum Metaphysics” article on Herescope, subheading “Paranormal Psychotechnologies,” 
19. Ibid, pp. 34, 35, 37. On page 38 Ferguson has an extended discussion about this New Age “revolution” that will be a “Social, scientific, and political” event creating a “new social order.” 
20. Note: Sarah Leslie analyzes Missler’s dialectical transformation techniques in her sobering article: “Nephilim Subhumans: A New Cosmology for the Church, Part 6” (Alien Encounters Book Review), subheading “The Madness is in the Method,” Herescope, Aug. 23, 2013; See:
21. Thomas Horn, God’s Ghostbusters: Vampires? Ghosts? Aliens? Werewolves? Creatures of the Night Beware!, Chuck Missler Introduction, Defender Publishing, Crane, MO, 2011, pp. 1, 11-12. 
22. Note: This is an excerpt from a Wikipedia entry on the Hindu Vedas: “Maya is often translated as 'illusion', since our minds construct a subjective experience, which we are in peril of interpreting as reality. Māyā is the principal deity that manifests, perpetuates, and governs the illusion and dream of duality in the phenomenal Universe. For some mystics, this manifestation is real.Each person, each physical object, from the perspective of eternity, is like a brief, disturbed drop of water from an unbounded ocean. The goal of enlightenment is to understand this—more precisely, to experience this: to see that the distinction between the self and the Universe is a false dichotomy. The distinction between consciousness and physical matter, between mind and body (refer bodymind), is the result of an unenlightened perspective.” See:
23. See the Quantum Activist website;
24. Ibid. God’s Ghostbusters, pg. 11. See also: Gaylene Goodroad, “Quantum Mysticism in the Church - COSMS, CODES, AND CRYPTOLOGIES PART 1: Crossing the Boundaries of Reality and Scripture”, Herescope, May 12, 2012;
25. Pastor Larry DeBruyn, “’My Proof of Heaven’: A Review and Theological Commentary”;
26. Note: Missler was heavily influenced by Bohm’s teachings; Bohm was heavily influenced by Hindu teachings. Bohm had extensive dialogues with noted Hindu, J. Kristnamurti. See: “The Bohm-Kristnamurti Project: Exploring the Legacy of the David Bohm and Jiddu Kristnamurti Relationship”; See also: Gaylene Goodroad, “Doomsday Datesetters 2012,” Herescope, June 10, 2011; and also: Gaylene Goodroad, “Quantum Mysticism in the Church - Cosms, Codes, & Cryptologies Part 1: Crossing the Boundaries of Reality and Scripture”, Herescope, May 12, 2012;
27. Chuck Missler, Cosmic Codes, Hidden Messages from the Edge of Eternity, Koinonia House, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 1999 (Revised 2004), pg. 339. Note: this quote actually belongs to Michael Talbot, The Holographic Universe, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 1991 (soft cover ed. 1992), pg. 41. Missler used Talbot’s work without citing proper attribution, giving readers the impression that he was the original author/researcher of these ideas. This is fully documented in the article cited in footnote 28 below. 
28. Gaylene Goodroad, “Without Attribution: Purloining New Age Ideas,” Herescope, August 7, 2013; Note: For background and analysis to the discovery of the New Age and occult ideas shared by Missler, Bohm, Ferguson, Bohr and Talbot, see Sarah Leslie’s 6-part in-depth article series, “Quantum Metaphysics: A New Cosmology for the Church” (Alien Encounters book review), Herescope. Especially see:
29. Chuck Missler, YouTube video, “Missing Attributions in Cosmic Codes”, Lyonshead Media Ltd., August 20, 2013; See: Note: Missler imported several extensive passages from Talbot’s book, including a prominent hologram graphic without proper attribution. Most of these excerpts were word-for-word and line-by-line and others with slight modifications from Talbot’s original writing (see the article in the above footnote for full documentation). It does not seem probable, given the sheer volume of “missing attributions” (and past history), that these massive omissions could have transpired by accidental or “sloppy” scholarship as Mr. Missler insinuates in his video. Nevertheless, it is commendable that he has publicly acknowledged incorporating Talbot’s writings and ideas into his own published book, Cosmic Codes: Messages from the Edge of Eternity
30. Michael Talbot, Mysticism and the New Physics, first Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981, revised and updated edition published by Arkana 1993, printed and bound by Anthony Rowe Ltd., Chippenham, Wiltshire, Great Britain (Penguin/Arkana publishers, London, New York, Victoria Australia, Ontario, Auckland, New Zealand, Middlesex, Great Britain), Introduction, pp. 1-2. 
31. Ibid. Talbot, Mysticism and the New Physics, back cover. 
32. Geoff Haselhurst, On Truth & Reality – The Wave Structure of Matter (WSM) in Space” and “Essay on Life & Ideas of David Bohm”; and
33. See “koan”: Merriam-Webster online dictionary; See also: note in Concise Encyclopedia: “In ZEN Buddhism, a brief paradoxical statement or question used as a discipline in MEDITATION. The effort to solve a koan is designed to exhaust the analytic intellect and the will, leaving the mind open for response on an intuitive level. There are about 1,700 traditional koans, which are based on anecdotes from ancient Zen masters. They include the well-known example “When both hands are clapped a sound is produced; listen to the sound of one hand clapping”;
34. Ibid. David Thimme. 
35. See
36. For an in-depth look at this subject, note this technical paper written by engineer, researcher, and occultist, Rinaldo Lampis, “Quantum Mechanics, Non-locality and the Structure of the Invisible World [A]: The Physics of Mind as the Basis of Reality”; Also note Mr. Lampis’ bio;
37. Janeen Detrick, PhD, “The Science Behind How The Law Of Attraction Works: Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, and String Theory”, June 18, 2011; Note Dr. Detrick’s bio: "Janeen Detrick is a Personal Development Coach through Prosper, Inc., in Provo, Utah, where she helps people all over the world to clear their blocks so they can create miracles in their lives! She has a 30 year career as a real estate investor and real estate broker. Janeen studied theology at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and received her Bachelor and Master of Sciences degrees through the University of Metaphysical Sciences. She obtained her Doctorate through Minnesota University’s School of Metaphysical Sciences, earning her PhD in Transpersonal Counseling. Magnifying her gifts of teaching and healing, Janeen owns Good Vibrations Energy Clinic, LLC., where she utilizes her training in a myriad of holistic healing modalities through distance healing sessions with clients internationally." Note: New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) author, inventor, and quantum physicist, David van Koevering, teaches similar ideas. See his article, “Keys to Taking Your Quantum Leap”, that was published in the August 2007 issue of ElijahRain Magazine (Missler is mentioned); See:
38. Ibid. Dr. Detrick. 
39. Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman, Alien Encounters: the Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon Koinonia House, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 1997 (Sixth Printing, 2009). See also an online version (missing the footnotes);; and Sarah Leslie, “Quantum Metaphysics: A New Cosmology for the Church, Part 4” (Alien Encounters Book Review), Herescope, July 30, 2013;
40. Chuck Missler, “The Realm of Angels,” Herescope previously published something about this article in Gaylene Goodroad’s article “Quantum Prophecy,”
41. Ibid, Alien Encounters, pg. 83. 
42. See: 
43. Sarah Leslie, “Quantum Metaphysics: A New Cosmology for the Church,” Part 4 (Alien Encounters Book Review), Herescope, July 30, 2013; See a full discussion of Neils Bohr, with graphic illustrations, under the subheading “’Ghostly Images’ of Un-Reality.” Note that Marilyn Ferguson cites Bohr, as does Talbot, as one whose ideas provided a foundation to New Age metaphysics. 
44. The Discernment Research Group has written extensively on this topic; See: “Nephilim Eschatology, Parts 1 & 2”, July 10 & 21, 2012;; and See also, “Homo Nephilus” May 1, 2013;; “The ‘Return’ of the Alien Super Soldier”; and “Nephilim Subhumans,” August 23, 2013;
45. Sarah Leslie, “Quantum Metaphysics: A New Cosmology for the Church,” Part 4 (Alien Encounters Book Review), Herescope, July 30, 2013; See:
46. Missler’s Supplemental Notes for his Beyond Perception Briefing Package; See also: 5-Part KHouse 66/40 radio broadcast, “Beyond Perception”;
47. K-House eNews for June 4, 2013, “Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain”;
48. RaidersNewsUpdate (RNU) June 8, 2013;
49. Noel Huntley, PhD, “A Holographic Universe?” August 2003;; See also, “A Fractal Matrix,”;
50. Fritjjof Capra, The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boulder, CO, 1975. 
51. Note: I first became aware of Capra’s mystical New Age philosophy during my years of martial arts training. Later as an instructor, I unfortunately taught these deceptions to others. After my conversion, I renounced both of my black belts, left the combat arts, and wrote an e-book about these false teachings that not only fail to line up with Scripture, but tragically lead followers away from Christ. To access this free online booklet, See: “My Life in the Way: from the Broad Way of the East to the Narrow Way of Christ”; (click the link on the bottom of the page). 
52. Ferguson, p. 145. 
53. Ibid. 
54. Ibid, pp. 172-3. The quotation about “blood transfusion” is attributed to Erwin Schrodinger. 
55. Ibid, p. 172. 
56. See:
57. Ibid. Huntley’s “A Fractal Matrix.” Note: Gary Stearman and the late J.R. Church were featured in a video published on YouTube May 24 from a January 2009 broadcast of the Prophecy in the News (PITN) TV program called, “Fractals, God's Intelligent Design” in which they give credence to these New Age notions as though they were sound, biblical concepts; The program was based on an article written by Stearman for PITN Magazine that year which is no longer available in print, but is excerpted online. See: Gary Stearman, “Fractals: The Intelligence Of God’s Design - Is Creation A Series Of Divine Algorithms?” January 5, 2009;
58. Ibid. Talbot, pp. 290, 326; See: footnote #24. 
59. Ibid. Smith critique on The Shack
60. Gaylene Goodroad, “Quantum Mysticism in the Church - Cosms, Codes, and Cryptologies, Pt. 1: Crossing the Boundaries of Reality and Scripture”, Herescope, May 12, 2012;
61. Ibid. Pastor Larry DeBruyn, “My Proof of Heaven”. 
62. Pastor Larry DeBruyn, “Quantum Physics and the New Spirituality - From Cosmos, to Chaos, to Consciousness: Pt. 1”, Herescope, Oct. 22, 2010;
63. See: “12-21-12: Evangelical Christians Believing Mayan Prophecies,” Herescope, Dec. 6, 2012; In the Spring of 2012 we wrote a lengthy series of articles looking at this whole issue in-depth. Again, we hoped that calling attention to such wild and zany misapplications of biblical prophecy that perhaps people would come to their senses and recognize that there was a real problem. We warned that there was an entirely new ESCHATOLOGY (last days scenarios) arising that blended the Bible with these pagan sources. Below is a list of articles that detail the evangelical leaders caught up in this prophecy heresy: 
Part 3: The Emerging ENIGMA Bible
Part 4: False Eschatology Arising!
Part 5: Quantum Teleporting Through Time
Part 6: Quantum Geomancy and Cryptic Mystic Math 
Part 7: Quantum Prophecy 
Part 8: A Quantum Cosmic Christ
Part 9: Quantum Mysticism Goes to Market

64. See: Pastor Larry DeBruyn, “Emergent Metaphysics: From Cosmos, to Chaos, to Consciousness,” Herescope, Nov. 3, 2010;

For other articles on these topics, see the following selection:
New Age Date Setting
Doomsday Datesetters 2012
Militant Prayer: Taking Spiritual Dominion Over Dark Angels
"Nephilim Eschatology: A Crash Course in the Emerging Endtime Prophecy Heresy"

Part 1: Nephilim-induced Human DNA Corruption

Part 2: The Serpent Seed & the Nephilim 

12-12-12:  NAR Date Setting

12-21-12: Evangelical Christians Believing Mayan Prophecies
2012 & Fantasy-Driven Faith
2012: New Agers & Mayan Prophecies
“Babylon Rising” and Canon in Crisis: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Fresh Revelations, and an “Open” Canon
The Emerging Galactic Religion: Science Fiction and the Rise of Technocratic Posthumanism
The Rise of Apocalyptic Paganism in the Church: Bible Prophecy in Crisis

“In the Days of Noah”—What Scripture teaches about Noah & Enoch 
Prophecy Mongering: Profiting from the Promulgation of End-Time CRI$I$ Scenarios
101 Questions about "the Nephilim": The New Prophetic Paradigm: Questions Regarding Genesis 6 and Matthew 24 

Add-Ons: Augmenting Scripture With Diverse and Strange Doctrines
A New Cosmology for the Church: Alien Encounters: A Book Review by Sarah H. Leslie
·      Part 1: Alien Encounters
·      Part 2: Ancient Astronauts & Star Children
·      Part 3: Flying Saucers and “Interdimensional Visitors”
·      Part 4: Quantum Metaphysics
·      Part 5: Entertaining ET
·      Part 6: Nephilim Subhumans
Without Attribution: Purloining New Age Ideas by Gaylene Goodroad.
With Attributions: Some Thoughts on Chuck Missler’s “You Tube” Apology by Pastor Larry DeBruyn

Doctrines of Demons by Pastor Anton Bosch
The Supreme Supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ: Christ Before Cosmos by Pastor Larry DeBruyn

The Gap Theory: A Review and Grammatical Critique: From Cosmos to Chaos, and Cosmos Again by Pastor Larry DeBruyn
RAPTURE ALREADY: Apocalyptic Visitations to the Afterlife and Visions of the End by Pastor Larry DeBruyn
Babylonianism at the Gates: Christians and the Encircling World of the Occult by Pastor Larry DeBruyn
“Deliteralizing” the Bible: from Plato to Peterson: Scripture amidst the Shadows by Pastor Larry DeBruyn