Article by Miguel Hayworth from here

“Patricia King’s Hermetics Examined

There are many strange manifestations happening more than ever. What is happening in the churches today and how can this be explained? This page is to shed light on the subject. There is more to this woman then meets the eye, here are some things to consider in this description of what Patricia King is promoting.

Hermetics Teaches:

Considers humanity to be on a spiritual journey to return to a state of unity with the Divine; this is the Great Work of humankind.

Holds that if we would attain to the Divine, we must aspire to the Divine; spiritual growth cannot be achieved without human effort

Is polytheistic, yet ultimately monotheisitic (i.e., posits a multiplicity of Manifestations of the Divine Which emanate from an ultimate Divine Unity)

Holds that the Divine is both immanent and transcendent

Holds that the Universe is Divine and basically good

Teaches that when we seek the Divine, we may best begin with the Mysteries of Nature

Encourages spiritual curiosity

Understands that human beings can access the Subtle Realms through technique and aspiration; to this end, it embraces theurgy, meditation, ritual, and other spiritual and magical practices

Urges those who seek the Divine to also seek balance in embracing all things.

Angel Orbs, (click here to see a picture from Patricia King's website)

Patricia King talks a lot about Angel Orbs, let’s examine this teaching, acording to the Book on Hermetics, [1] “The third and last Book of Magick, or Occult Philosophy; written by Henry Cornelius Agrippa.”

“therefore they invented so many Intelligences or Angels; they placed also in the Starry heaven, Angels, who might rule the signs, triplicities, decans, quinaries, degrees and Stars; for although the school of the Peripateticks assigne one onely intelligence to each of the Orbs of the Stars: yet seeing every Star and small part of the heaven hath its proper and different power and influence, it is necessary that it also have his ruling intelligence”

Patricia King: makes the same claim.

Stated, [2] “Two members of our team and I had just finished a prayer session to prepare for our evening meeting at Tim and Cindy McGill’s Four Square Church. As we were praising the Father for the downloads we had received, we heard that there was still more for us. That’s when we noticed the presence of angelic orbs over our heads. How glorious! God is so good!”

“We began to praise and worship Him for this Heavenly Presence. All of a sudden, one of our team (Shirley Ross), heard from the Lord that we were to clap our hands together over our heads where the orbs were. When we did, it was as if the orbs burst open and showered us in Heavenly Glory! Different colored orbs appeared and filled the room over our heads. We clapped and clapped and clapped. Some of the orbs rained down a thick, sweet oil. Others left us feeling tingly and effervescent. The Joy of the Lord was everywhere as we were refreshed, renewed and empowered. These “exploding” orbs covered us in an anointing of His Presence and also helped to deeply seat the inspiration and revelation we had received from Him throughout that day. Thank you Father! ”

Nowhere do you find this in the Bible, however you do find this stuff in occult books such as Hermetical writings by various authors. There is a demonic power behind these manifestations and there is a danger in this. Other hermetical writers give their descriptions.

Hermetical writings on Angel Orbs, Cosmic Orbs and Heavenly Orbs.

Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote about his experiences of these Orbs in his book “The Coming Race,” (a novel that some theosophists accepted as truth) [3]

He states “I Admired the ingenuity and disregard of expense with which my host and his fellow-citixens had contrived to illumine the regions unpenetrated by the rays of the sin, yet I could not conceibe how any who had once beheld the orbs of heaven could compare to their lustre the artificial lights invented by the necessities of man.”

“La Clef des Grands Mystères” (The Key to the Great Mysteries) written by Eliphas Levi, interesting that Aleister Crowley took a intrest in Eliphas Levi claiming to be the reincarnation of Eliphas Lévi and offered as evidence the statement that Crowley was born shortly after Lévi died. Lévi states [La Clef des Grands Mystères (The Key to the Great Mysteries), P98],

And while all this tumult was going on at the bottom of the church, the singing of the litanies continued in the choir, {170} as the harmony of the orbs of heaven goes on for ever, careless in our revolations and of our anguish.

Helena Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society. in September 1875, Madame Blavatsky wrote that all religions were both true in their inner teachings and problematic or imperfect in their external conventional manifestations. Her writings connecting esoteric spiritual knowledge with new science may be considered to be the first instance of what is now called New Age thinking. In fact, many researchers feel that much of New Age thought started with Blavatsky.

Blavastsky explained about the orbs in the book, THE SECRET DOCTRINE: THE SYNTHESIS OF SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND PHILOSOPHY. by H. P. BLAVATSKY,
Author of “ISIS UNVEILED.”

[[Vol. 1, Page 114]] THE SECRET DOCTRINE. For the
circle is Sar, and Saros, or cycle, and was the Babylonian god whose circular horizon was the visible symbol of the invisible, while the sun was the ONE Circle from which proceeded the Cosmic orbs, and of which he was considered the leader.

[[Page 673]] In the primitive philosophy of the Hierophants these invisible circles were the prototypic causes and builders of all the heavenly orbs, which were their visible bodies or coverings, and of which they were the souls. It was certainly a universal teaching in antiquity.

[[Page 696]] In order to avoid creating new misconceptions, let it be stated that among the three secret orbs (or star-angels) neither Uranus nor Neptune entered; not only because they were unknown under these names to the ancient Sages, but because they, as all other planets, however many there may be, are the gods and guardians of other septenary chains of globes within our systems.

Patricia King and Alchemy: Gold Dust (click here to see picture of gold from Patricia Kings website)

What is Alchemy ??

[4] Alchemy, a part of the Occult Tradition, is both a philosophy and a practice with an ultimately unknown aim, involving the improvement of the alchemist as well as the making of several substances described as possessing unusual properties. The practical aspect of alchemy generated the basics of inorganic chemistry, namely concerning procedures, equipment and the identification and use of many current substances.

Alchemy has been practiced in Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Japan, Korea and China, in Classical Greece and Rome, in the Muslim civilizations, and then in Europe up to the 20th century—in a complex network of schools and philosophical systems spanning at least 2500 years.

[5]� Acording to Patricia King “Many times in meetings or in devotional times, signs and wonders will manifest such as gold dust, gemstones, diamond glitter, oil, feathers, manna and many other things. In the Bibles these would be referred to as signs and wonders” (see Acts 2:17-19).

Acts 2:17-19 KJV says: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:”

Acts 2:17-19 is not what Patricia Kings describes, what are these signs and wonders that God is talking about in the text it says:

verse 19 (KJV)”And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:”

these are the signs and wonders that God speaks of verse 20 (KJV) explains how God will do that: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

But if Gold Dust Manifestations are not found anywhere in the Bible where do we find this? Let’s go deeper.

Alchemist Johannes Helmond explains the process of gold dust before it apears (Book Title: Alchemy Unveiled :)

“Paracelsu Calls the Raven of the Alchemists, A Bird, which flies at night without wings! This is the up-to-now unaware, dream-like Depths-soul, the transcendental Subject of a Human Being, which now no longer is separated, but instead, it is being exalted to the consciousness of the Spirit and entered into a gentle communication (coagulation) with the Spirit.

This unification with the Divine Spirit is, however, animalistic Principle, that is for the lower Astral Soul, the old Adam within us, to a certian degree deadly, he is suffering through a condition of death, where he looses his up-to-now demonic Astral-form and enters again into the antenatal Limbus, that is, into his first creative indifference, into his materia prima! Now he became Earth again, from which he was taken, that is, APHAR min ha-ADAMAH, a red tinctorial Gold-dust, united with the dew of Heaven.”

Acording to the Alchemy Academy archive, from a complicated discussion on the origin of gold, and the ‘mineral power’ in human hair…

“… in my own time a human skull was found and seen to have
many bits of gold dust embedded between the teeth of the
suture in the tops of the cranium.”

Book of Minerals p.232:

The translator suggests that Albertus “believing that all gold grows in situ, seems to suppose that the material in the sutures, which in life would have grown into hair, was here converted into gold.”

From the bibliography:

Morienus: Liber de compositione achemiae quam edidit Morienus
Romanus Calid regi Aegyptiorum …, see Magnet, Vol 1, pp. 509-19
Magnet, J.J., Bibliotheca Chemica Curiosa, Geneva 1702, 2 vols

Patricia King and Jason Westerfield on Astral Projections

What are Astral Projections ??

[6]� Astral projection (or astral travel) is an esoteric interpretation of a type of out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of an “astral body” separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it. Astral projection is experienced as being “out of the body”. Unlike dreaming or near death experiences, astral projection is practiced deliberately.

The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the soul’s journey or “ascent” is described in such terms as “an…out-of-body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into ‘other’ realms.”

[7]� Watch Patricia King promote Jason Westerfield teaching Transport and Translation in the Spirit

“God is moving in the earth today … literally! He is
moving believers all over the place by transporting and translating them in the Spirit! More and more people seem to be having experiences where God supernaturally takes them places. ”

“In this video, Patricia and Jason share from the Bible and from personal experiences about translation and transportation in the Spirit. As they share, you will not only learn about God’s ability to supernaturally move you from place to place, but we believe you will receive an impartation for transportation and translation in the Spirit. After all, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. So get ready!”

[8]� Acording to the Psychic’s and Medium’s Network “Astral projection is a form of out of body experience that sometimes occurs during lucid dreaming during deep meditation or at times of crisis. The soul moves into an astral body (or “etheric double”), which moves free of the physical body in a parallel world known as the astral plane. Astral Travel is spoken about in may mystical texts and has more recently been studied by scientists investigating reports of people who have has a near death experience.”

[9]� An Astral Realms site states “The nature of the soul seems to be much more complex and multi-dimensional that originally thought. With the progress of modern physics and parapsychology it seems that the nature of our consciousness may be the creative driving force behind the forms and shapes of the physical world. Our physical reality is just an extension of a larger tapestry of the spiritual world.

“I awaken to the sensation of intense vibrations and buzzing throughout my body. I recognize that I’m ready to separate and immediately think about floating. The vibrations and sounds rapidly diminish as I separate and float up to the ceiling. Out of instinct I reach out my arms to touch the ceiling, but instead of touching, my hands slowly enter the tingling vibrational substance of the ceiling. I can feel a slight resistance as my hands and arms move through the ceiling. Moving slowly upward, my body enters and passes through the insulation, rafters, and attic.” - William Buhlman

Adventures Beyond the Body.

The soul survives death time after time; and can, with the proper training, travel outside your body. This is called Astral Projection.

Patricia King and “The Third Heaven”- yet more hermetics

According to Particia King [10] “This, of course, is a huge teaching that we go through very carefully in our Glory School , building it line upon line. The bottom line, however, is this: as born-again Christians we have already been given everything that pertains to life and godliness… we have already been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ… we are already seated in the heavenly places with Him … and we are to access all the covenant promises by faith. The righteous lives by his faith.”

While Patricia King quotes scripture and speaks on the subject we find that a hermetisist would also use the Bible in order to describe the same issues.

The third and last Book of Magick, or Occult Philosophy; written by Henry Cornelius Agrippa.

[p56] “if at any time it shall obtain its proper nature, and being no way oppressed by the allurements of the senses, shall persevere both uncorrupted and like it self; but now for example, that the souls abound with so plentifull Light of the Celestiall Stars, and hence, a very great abundance of light redoundeth into their bodies; so Moses face did shine, that the children of Israel could not behold him by reason of the brightness of his countenance; thus Socrates was transfigured, as we read, that in light he overcame the luciferous wheels of the Sun; So Zoroastes [Zoroaster] being transfigured, his body was taken up. So Eliah and Enoch ascended to heaven in a certain fiery chariot, so Paul was rapt up into the third heaven: So our bodies after the judgement of the world, shall be called Glorified, and in like manner be rapt up, and we may say by this means, shall shine as the Sun and Moon; which thing that it is possible, and hath formerly been done, Avicebron the Moore, and Avicen the Arabian and Hippocrates of Cous, and all the school of the Chaldeans [Chaldaeans] do acknowledge and confirm:”

[p94] “But our intellect being included in the corruptible flesh, unless it shall exceed the way of the flesh, and obtain a proper nature, cannot be united to these vertues (for like to like) and is in searching into these occult secrets of God, and nature, altogether efficacious; for it is no easy thing for us to ascend to the heavens. For how shall he that hath lost himself in mortal dust, and ashes, find God? How shall he apprehend spiritual things that is swallowed up in flesh and blood? Can man see God, and live? What fruit shall a grain of corn bear if it be not first dead? For we must dye [die], I say dye to the world, and to the flesh, and all senses, and to the whole man animal, who would enter into these closets of secrets, not because the body is separated from the soul, but because the soul leaves the body: of which death Paul wrote to the Collossians [Colossians]: Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ: And elsswhere he speaks more clearly of himself. I know a man, whether in the body, or out of the body I cannot tell, God knows, caught up unto the third heaven, &c. I say by this death, pretious [precious] in the sight of God, we must dye [die], which happens to few, and perhaps not alwaies. For very few whom God loves, and are vertuous [virtuous], are made so happy. And first those that are born, not of flesh and blood, but of God. Secondly those that are dignified to it by the blessing of nature, and the heavens at their birth.”

[11] The CANADIAN THEOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION explains the Third Heaven:

“Being in the trance condition, or in Christ, as he calls it, he was caught up to the third heaven, and could not determine whether he was in the body or out of the body. Here he identifies his Christ with a condition of being, and that condition with the abnormal phenomena known to some of us who have studied Modern Spiritualism. This is the Gnostic Christ, not the Christ of any special historic personality, who is supposed to have manifested only once upon a time, and once for all. The Christ of the Gnosis, of Philo and of Paul preceded Christianity, and is sure to supersede it, because it is based upon facts known in nature and verifiable to-day. It was those who were entirely ignorant of those subtle and obscure facts, unfolded in the Mysteries, who became Christians in the modern sense, and believed, because they were blind. Paul was both a Seer and a Knower. He became one of the public demonstrators of the facts, just like any itinerant medium of our time.”

This is no different from what Patricia King is promoting, acording to a woman nicknamed Rahab, one of Patricia King’s disciples, she would have no problems with Gnostic/theosophical teachings, [12]

“I have walked for most of my Christian life without “seeing” and being surrounded by people who do. My daughter is a seer. That is really hard to deal with as a parent, having a child that walks in a spiritual reality that you do not. I have learned more about the ways of God from my child when she was 5 than I ever thought possible.”

What About Todd Bentley?

Even Patricia King would have no problems with the Gnostic/theosophical teachings on the Third Heaven.

[13]� Pastor Bill Randles states “Patricia King the host spoke for many when she proclaimed Todd as an “awesome man of power who is a Seer’. She also announced that Todd has brought “a million people into the Kingdom of God in the last eight years”. Todd was guest on the show with his mentor, another great prophet - Bob Jones. His resume was equally impressive- King described Him as “a champion of the Seer realm”, and “one of the most accurate of prophets of our generation”, and she thanked him for being a “father of the faith”, as well as a seer-prophet.”

Back to the Third Heaven.

[14]� Acording to Gnostic Notes Blog, New Age Gnostic Leland R. Kaiser, Ph.D states.

“Gnosticism is based on a very simple premise – all things issue from the same Source and are therefore are interconnected from their point of origin. Therefore, you can start with anything and trace it back to everything. This means everything exists at both a surface level and at a depth level. So you can understand anything at various levels of penetration. If you are happy at the surface level, that is where you should stay. If you want to dive into levels of greater depth, you will be involved in the pursuit of Gnosis. If you continue in this endeavor - you will eventually become a Gnostic.

At the surface level you can simply accept that Jesus was aware of things going on in distant places. At a depth level, you can learn the art and science of remote viewing. At a surface level, you read about John being caught up in the third heaven. At a depth level you can learn to become conscious in the fourth dimension.

So, Gnosis is not essential for your salvation. It is for your edification. You can read in the Bible about the apostles going about healing and teaching or you gain the Gnostic insights that enable you to become a spiritual healer and teacher.”

Patricia King on “Impressions in the Imagination”

[15]� “We, at Extreme Prophetic, teach that the most common ways for believers and prophets to hear from God is through “God thoughts” (in the mind) or through “God pictures” (impressions in the imagination).”

“Our instruction involves making people alert to how the Lord is speaking to them and how He can communicate revelation to them. Our instruction involves the cleansing and sanctification of the mind and imagination so it is set apart for God to use. We teach students how to grow in their ability to hear from the Holy Spirit in these ways by submitting their minds to the reading of the scriptures and to strengthen the sanctification process of the imagination by submitting it to the visions in the scriptures.”

This is what is known as “Sanctified Imagination” or “The technique of visualisation.” This is dangerous, it is one way that the occult has come into the churches. Patricia King and her team advise people to ‘picture the scene’ as if you were present and could actually see it.

Pat Franklin writes, [16]� “Another terrible error in the Anglican prayer book was in a section on ‘Bible Reading’. Even here, urging people to read the Bible, they managed to get it dangerously wrong. The book advises people to ‘picture the scene’ as if you were present and could actually see it. This is the technique of visualisation. It is an occult technique, and it is spiritually dangerous. It is one way the occult has come into the church, by people ‘visualising’. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell us to visualise anything. Faith comes by hearing, not by visualising. Witch doctors visualise when they cast their occult spells. It is an open door to demonic activity. Some today call it using your ’sanctified imagination’, but they are wrong. They are playing with fire and they will probably get burnt.”

[17]� Alison Lentini who was involved in Wicca and neo-paganism, before coming to know Christ, explains:

“Perhaps the definitive example of Lewis’s ability to submit his lively enthusiasm for the mythology of classical humanism to his orthodox Christian faith is found in the luminous account of the creation of Narnia, when the wild, deep voice of the Lion summons into being all manner of mythical creature–”Fauns and Satyrs and Dwarfs. the river god with his Naiad daughters”–and all reply: “Hail, Aslan. We hear and obey.”34

The freedom with which Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, and G. K. Chesterton baptized myth and magic in works of Christ-centered, “sanctified imagination” may appear unwise and even shocking to Christian readers in today’s syncretistic climate. Nonetheless, that freedom was directly proportional to the strength of their commitment to an orthodox Christian worldview and their passion for the preeminence of Christ, the Everlasting Man who was God’s answer to both demons and philosophers.35 Without such a severely limiting framework, “the old religion” of natural magic follows a predictable expansion and devolution into darker and more unnatural forms……..”

‘Sanctified Imagination’ and the New Age.

[18]� In an article entitled Education in the New Age, published in the February, 1978, issue of the New Age journal, Jack Canfield states, “If you’re teaching in public school, don’t call it meditation, call it ‘centering.’ ”

This is no different from what Patricia King is promoting.
“Are we to gather that parents just wouldn’t understand were these techniques called by their real names? Are these people afraid that parents wouldn’t approve were they to know the truth?

Parents need to understand that guided imagery and guided fantasy use techniques that place children in altered states of consciousness and amount to psychotherapy and psycho hypnosis in the classroom, by teachers neither trained nor licensed to use these powerful psychological tools, begging the question of medical malpractice. Recently, an Eastern Washington elementary teacher took his class through a guided fantasy outlined in a teacher’s guide while his students were lying on the floor in a darkened classroom. He became concerned when he had difficulty bringing one of his students back to full consciousness. Other children have had involuntary flashbacks while in a conscious state. The result of improper use of these techniques can be very detrimental to children. Psychotherapists are medically trained and licensed to use these procedures, teachers are not. Parents also need to know that children in altered states of consciousness are very open to suggestion.

Other terms used relative to these techniques that parents should be aware of are alpha state, altered state of consciousness, dream wanderings, intuitive thinking, imagery, meditation, right brain tapping, sanctified imagination, creative imagery, concentrating our energies, relaxation exercises, contacting one’s higher self, self-esteem, psycho physiological exercise, and guardian spirits.

By whatever name they are called, these techniques are part of a theology (religion) known as New Age. The underlying premise of New Age theology has been recognized by the courts as a religion, making any use of the techniques and theology relevant thereto illegal in the classroom in accordance with Article IX, Section 4, of the Washington State Constitution.”

To Summarise Patricia King’s teachings and practices are no different to the teachings and practices of occultism. Patricia King justifies this by hiding these practices behind christology, this is what we call syncrotism, Patricia King is trying to Christianize Occultic, Alchemic and New Age practices. What do the scriptures teach us about this,

“There shall not be found among you any one … that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord…” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

Patricia King and her teachings are to be kept well away from. Click here to send us your thoughts on this article.

Linknotes:
  1. http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/magic/Agrippa3.pdf
  2. http://www.extremeprophetic.com/archivesitem.php?
    art=268&c=0&id=11&style=
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Coming_Race
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy
  5. - http://www.xpmedia.com/ask_patricia_pg1.htm
  6. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_projection
  7. - http://www.injesus.com/index.php?module=message&t
    ask=view&MID=NB007EM8&GroupID=CB0075K
    M&label=&paging=all
  8. - http://www.psychics.co.uk/astraltravel/
  9. - http://www.astralrealms.com/
  10. http://www.extremeprophetic.com/ask_patricia_pg2.htm 
  11. http://www.theosophical.ca/PaulOpponent.htm
  12. - http://rahabsplace.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/
    patricia-king-and-extreme-prophetic/
     
  13. - http://www.believersingrace.citymax.com/
    toddbentleysimonmagus.html
  14. - http://gnosticnotes.blogspot.com/2007/09/gnostic-means-depth.html
  15. - http://www.extremeprophetic.com/ask_patricia_pg3.htm
  16. - http://www.thefreepressonline.co.uk/news/1/517.htm 
  17. - http://www.scp-inc.org/publications/journals/J2304
    /PotterArticle.php
  18. - http://www.learn-usa.com/education_transformation/er029.htm

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