Chris Lawson – researcher/lecturer – is both an experienced missionary and an ordained pastor. As such, he has spent much time as a researcher, writer and counselor, helping people escape the clutches of spiritual deception. Among his achievements and calling as a career missionary, he has served as a long-term church planter in the USA and also in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also the Founder and Director of Spiritual Research Network, a Christian outreach dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel and encouraging biblical discernment.

As General Editor and staff writer for the Spiritual Research Network publication and website, his articles have appeared in discernment resource publications such as Forcing Change and Lighthouse Trails Research Project. He has spoken at numerous churches, been a guest Bible teacher at Golgota Mission Bible Institute, Talmachiu, Romania (Transylvania), and participated in apologetics and discernment seminars in Scotland, England, South India and California. Chris’s Radio Interviews/Teaching can be listened to here.

Are you, or have you been involved in any of the spiritual practices listed below?

“Yoga, centering prayer, Reiki, energy work, holy laughter, shaktipat, 

invoking “the Presence”, passive-meditative journaling,

praying to saints, seances, and more…” 

Please see complete list by Chris Lawson below.

Listen to Chris’ Message Here

“It should be noted that many people in our day assume that if something is spiritual and “it works” than “it must be of God.” In many cases nothing could be further from the truth. Many of the practices listed in this article are being utilized by well meaning churches, movements and individuals, but they are clearly not given by God, nor endorsed by Him.”

Please take one or two minutes to read our extended statement at the bottom of this page.

We consider all of the subjects listed below to be Potentially Harmful and Dangerous Spiritual Practices. They all have the potential to be spiritually harmful – and a large number of them are extremely dangerous. SRN issues a warning about the following topics because they are either one, two, three, or all four of the following:

  • Mystical and supernaturalistic health related methods
  • Founded on occult (hidden/secret) principles
  • Dangerous forms of occult and mystical practices
  • Based on the writings and beliefs associated with either paganism, spiritism, occultism or mysticism.

If you have been involved in any of these practices or beliefs we recommend that you read our statement at the bottom of this page.


A Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIM or “the Course”)


Aaronic Order (Order of Aaron – occult)

Abacomancy (amathomancy)











Abraxas (Also known as Abracax, Abrasax, Abanathabla and Ablathanabla)

Absent healing (absentee healing, distance healing, distant healing, remote healing,


ACCESS (Access Energy Transformation)

Active imagery Actualism (Actualism Lightwork, agni yoga, Fire Yoga, lightwork)

Actualism bodywork

Acu-meridian energy transmission bodywork (Er Mei Qi Gong Therapy External

Energy Diagnosis and Treatment system)

Acupressure energy channeling

Acupressure (G-jo )  [GEE-joh],  Acu-ball pressure treatment; Do-in (dao-in, Taoist yoga); G-Jo acupressure)

Acupressure massage

Acupressure touch

Acupuncture (acupuncture therapy, Zhenjiu)

Acupuncture imaging

Acuscope therapy (Electro-Acuscope therapy)


Acutomancy (divination)



Adept (occult: A person who is ‘skilled’.  Initiate who has mastered occult sciences and powers)



Adramelech (Also known as Adrammelech and Adramelechk)

Advanced dowsing

Advanced Energy Healing (Robert Jaffe Advanced Energy Healing)

Advanced Kum Nyethrough stimulation a

Advanced pranic healing

Adytum (occult)




Aetites (Aquilaeus, Gagites, “The Pregnant Stone” and “Eagle Stone”

Agaliarept (Also known as Agalieraps and Agalierept)


Agares (Also known as Aguares and Agreas)

Agathodemon (Also known as Agathadaimon, Agathadaemon, Agathodiamon, Agathadeamon, Agathos Diamon)

Age of Aquarius

Agni dhatu (agni dhatu therapy, samadhi Yoga)

Agares (Aguares and Agreas)



Akasha (Akasa and Akash)


Alberich (Also known as Aelferic, Alferich, Alpris, Andavari and Elberich)



Alchemia Breathwork

Alchemia® heart breath

Alchemical Hypnotherapy (Alchemical work)

Alchemical Synergy®

Alchemical weight management

Alectromancy (Also knowns as Alectormancy, Alectryomancy)


Alien (apparitions, alien contact, channeling, mediums, etc.)

Alien abduction

Alien implants

Alliance method (“traditional” Reiki, Usui System of Natural Healing; called “Hayashi” in


Alocen (Also known as Allocer, Alloces, Alocas, Allocen and Alloien)

Alomancy (Also Halomancy)

Alpha Calm Therapy


Altered States of Consciousness (ASC)

Alternative medicine (fringe medicine, natural medicine, unconventional medicine, holistic  medicine, complementary medicine, integrative medicine, nernacular medicine)

Ama Deus

Amma (anma, General Massage, Pu Tong An Mo)Amdukias (Amduscias, Amdusias, Amukias)

Amma therapy ®

Amathomancy (abacomancy)

Amdukias (Amduscias, Amdusias, Amukias)

Amen (occult: Aman, Ammon, Amon, Amon-Ra, Amon-Re, Amum, Atum, Am, Amen-Ra, Amen-Ur,         Amun-Re, Hammon, Niu, Zeus-Ammon and Jupitr-Ammon)

Ammit (Amit, Aman, Amamet, Ammut, Amunet and Ammemet)


Amplified Energy Therapy

Amulet (and talisman)

Amy (Avnas)

Anamelech (Anammelech)

Anarazel (Anazarel)

Ancient Christian magic (not Biblical by any means)

Ancient Mystic Order of the Rosae Crucis (Rosicrucians; AMORC)

Andra-inanyas (Andras and Andrainanyas)

Andrealphus (Androalphus)

Anemoscopy (Anemosomancy)

Angel Chiropractic Care

Angel (fallen angels that masquerade as aliens, the higher-Self, inner child, personalities, etc)

Angel contact

Angel Magic (ritual practices, conjuration, communication, control of angels, demons, devas, etc)

Angelical Stone

Angelic attunement

Angelic healing

Anemosomancy (Anemoscopy)

Animal messages

Anima Mundi

Animal magnetism

Animal mutilations

Animal PSI (AnPSI)

ANPSI (animal PSI)

Animal worship


Ankh (anhk)

Annette Martin training


Anpu (Anubis)

Anthromancy (anthropomancy, splachomancy, antinopomancy)

Anthropophagy (cannibalism)

Anthroposophy (Christianized Theosophy; founder Rudolf Steiner)

Apitherapy (bee sting therapy, bee venom therapy)


Arhatic YogaSM (Arhatic Yoga System)


Asian medicine

Astanga yoga (ashtanga yoga, raja yoga)


Astara’s healing science

Astral projection

Astrological counseling

Astrological diagnosis

Astrologic medicine medicinal astrology)

Astrology (star-gazing) (this is not “astronomy”)

Astrotherapy (psychological astrology)


Atlantean Healing Ray Training”Healing at a Distance”), provided

Attitudinal healing (encompasses Buddhist psychology, Christian Science, A Course in Miracles, transpersonal psychology, and yogic meditation)

Attitudinal Therapy


Auditing (Scientology’s psychotherapeutic form of pastoral counseling, processing)

Aura analysis (aura reading, auric diagnosis)

Aura and vibrational diagnosis

Aura balancing (aura cleansing, aura clearing, aura healing, auric healing)

Aura Imaging Photography (Aura Imaging)

Aura-Soma (aurasomatherapy, Aura-Soma therapy)

Auric massage technique

Automata (for purposes of magic, voodoo, witchcraft, etc)

Avatar® (Avatar Course)

“Awakened Life, The”  (The Awakened Life program)

Awareness Release Technique® (A.R.T.)

Ayurveda (ancient Indian medicine)

Ayurveda Medicine

Ayurvedic Healing

Ayurvedic Healthcare

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedism (classical Indian medicine, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine)

Ayurvedic Reflexology-Acupressure

Ayurveda System of Medicine


Bach Cures

Bach flower essence method

Bach flower essence system

Bach flower remedies

Bach flowers

Bach flower therapy

Backward blessing

Baguazhang (pa kua chang, circle walking)

Balance Therapy

Balanced Health

Balinese Massage

Balneology, Balneotherapy


Baptism for the dead (a practice done in Mormonism)

Barbara Brennan Healing Science

Barefoot shiatsu massage

Behavioral Kinesiology (BK)


Belly Bean Diet

Beyond Dieting


Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapysm


Bhuta shuddhi

Beelzebub (Beelzebuth, Belzebeth, Baalzebub, Beelzeboul, Baalsebul, Belzaboul, Belzebud, Beezelbub, Beezlebub, Baalzebubg, Beelzebus and Ba’al-zebub


Bindegewebsmassage (bindegewebsmassage system)


Biochromatic (Bio-chromatic) chakra alignment

Biochromatic (Bio-chromatic) chakra massage

Biodynamic (Bio-dynamic) Massage

Biodynamic (Bio-dynamic) psychology

Bioelectromagnetics (Bio-electromagnetics)

Biomagnetics (Bio-magnetic medicine)

Biomagnetic (Bio-magnetic) therapy

Bioelectronic (Bio-electronic) diagnosis

Bioenergy (Bio-energy healing)

Bioenergetics (Bio-energetics)

Bioenergetic (Bio-energetic) analysis

Bioenergetic (Bio-energetic) healing

Bioenergetic (Bio-energetic) movement work

Bioenergetics (Bio-energetics) therapy

Bioenergy (Bio-energy)

Bioessence (Bio-essence) bodywork

Bioessence (Bio-essence) therapy

Biofeedback (Bio-feedback)

Biofeedback (Bio-feedback) Without Machines,

Biofield (Biofield)

Biofield (Biofield) Therapeutics,

Biogenic (Bio-genic) Support,

Biogeometry (Bio-geometry)

Biogram (Biogram) Therapy,

Bioiridology (Bio-iridology)

Biokinesiology (Bio-kinesiology)

Biological Immunity Analysis ™ (BIA, biological immunity system ™)

Biolifting (Bio-lifting)

Biological Archeology

Biological Immunity Analysis

Bio-Magnetic Healing

Bio-magnetic therapy

Bio-magnetic Touch Healing

Bio-magnetic Touch Healing

Bio-magnetics, Bio-mechanics

Bio-Optic Holography

Bioplasmic healing



BioSonic Mantric Dream Repatterning

Biosonic Repatterning, BioSonic Repatterning

BioSonic Repatterning ™

BioSonic Sound and Light Repatterning


Birthing Services

Black Hah Feng Shui

Black Hat Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui

Black arts

Black magic

Black magic spells

Black magick

Black magick spells

Black mass

Bleeding manipulation

Blood Cell Demonstration

Blood crystallization

Blood crystallization (diagnostic blood crystallization)


Bocor (conjuring of)

Blue Water technique

Body Acupuncture

Body Alignment

Body Centered Therapy

Body Harmony

Body Imaging Enhancement

Body Integration, Body Logic, Body Mapping Technique, Body Mind Breathwork

Body Mind  Breathwork

Body Mind Counseling

Body Mind Counseling Hypnotherapy

Body Mind Dynamics

Body Mind Massage

Body Mind Shiatsu

Body Mind Therapy

Body Mind centering

Body Oriented Emotional Release Psychotherapy

Body Polish

Body Reflexology

Body Rolling

Body Wisdom

Body Work

Body Work Plus

Body-Centered psychotherapy

Bodymind Centering

Bodymind  (Body-Mind) Centering

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy

Body Talk



Bodywork Plus

Bodywork Tantra

Bodywork Tantra Co-centering

Bodywork Tantra Tantsu

Bodywork Tantra Watsu

Bon shamanic practices

Bone Marrow Nei Kung

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy

Bonsano, Botanical Medicine

Book of spells

Book of Shadows

Bowan Therapeutic Touch

Bowen Technique

Bowen Therapy

Brain Gym

Breath Awareness

Breath Regenesis

Breath Therapy

Breath Word (Breathwork)


Breathing Exercises (mystical, energy, occult, chi, Ki, yoga, etc.)

Breath Prayers (mystical, energy, occult, chi, Ki, yoga, etc.)

Breathing Therapy (occult)


Breema Bodywork

BRETH (“Breath Releasing Energy for Transformation and Healing”)

BRETH (“Breath Releasing Energy for Transformation and Happiness”)


Brothers of the Shadow

Bubble of light technique

Bubble of light meditation

Buddhist Medicine

Buddhist psychology

Budzek Medical Massage Therapy


Business Qigong



Candomble’ (Spiritism, Macumba, Umbanda)

Cannibalism (anthropophagy)

Celtic wisdom sticks

Chakra meditation

Charm (magical formula)

Channeling (spirits, Ascended Masters, ‘the dead’, etc)


Circle (Wiccans, ceremonial magicians, seances, etc)


Cocytus (kokytus)

Color Therapist

Communication with the spirit world

Conjuration (practice of raising or evoking spirits, demons and storms through rituals)




Conjuring (spells and spirits)

Craft (the Craft, Wicca, Witchcraft,

Crystal balls

Crystal healer

Crystal Work

Curse (occult prayer or incantation, written or spoken, for harm to come upon one)

Contemplative Spirituality / Spiritual Formation (Please read note below)

  • “Ancient Prayer” Practices
  • Awareness of Being
  • Being in the Present Moment
  • Beyond Words
  • Breath Prayers
  • Contemplative
  • Centering
  • Centering prayer
  • Dark night of the soul
  • Divine Center
  • Divine Mystery
  • Enneagrams
  • Ignation Contemplation
  • Inner light
  • Jesus Candles
  • Labyrinths • Lectio Divina
  • Mantras • Mantra prayers
  • “Palms Up, Palms Down”
  • Practicing the Presence
  • Prayer of the Heart
  • Prayer Stations
  • Sacred Space
  • Slow Prayer
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Taize
  • The Jesus Prayer
  • Thin Place
  • The Silence
  • Yoga (All forms)

Special note about Contemplative Practices:

The contemplative spirituality catch phrases and practices referred to above are used by Eastern occultists, religious mystics, and many “well-intentioned” Christians.

Almost the entire list of these practices has been gleaned from Eastern mysticism and the occult – and they have been brought into Christian settings. Due to the massive explosion of experience driven Christianity and the endorsements of many well known personalities, these practices are now thought by many to actually be “Christian.”

It must be clearly noted however that many Christian mystics gleaned these practices from Eastern religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism. See, The Desert Fathers, Fr. Bede Griffiths, Fr. Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, etc.  As such, they are “Christianized” forms of non-Christian practices. Even biblical prayer has been convoluted and redefined as centering prayer, the Jesus prayer, slow prayer, mantra prayer, meditation (unbiblical forms), and more.

We make special note of this here because oftentimes the “results” that people experience from these Eastern practices are contrary to biblical theology and balanced Christian practice. With this in view it is no wonder that a number of so-called Christian leaders in our age have adopted a pantheistic, occult worldview in place of a biblical Christian worldview. The proof of this can be found in their books and sermons.

The tragic end result of this is that many undiscerning churchgoers (and many true Christians) are now being subjected to and influenced by an unbiblical Christianity. This new Christianized form of Eastern spirituality is an amalgamation of Eastern occult practices mixed with corrupted theology and redefined biblical terminology. It is rife with major problems in theory, and in practice it can very quickly lead to spiritual delusion.

Another very serious problem that can arise through the use of a number of these practices is direct, overt contact with the spirit world – apart from God. The technique or practice of centering prayer as contemplatives call it, has a very strong potential to introduce well-intentioned people to occult practices, including Clairvoyance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience.

The Bible in no uncertain terms condemns every form of occult practice under the sun. God Himself gave a blanket condemnation of  varying categories of occultism in Deuteronomy 18.

Click here to view many biblical references condemning occult practices.

It is very simple to do the research and find out just where these practices originate from and how they have crept into the church.  Sadly, many refuse to look at the facts!


Death prayer (on behalf of the dead)

Death prayer (in order to harm the living)

Demon possession

Demons (obssession with and, or, contact with)

Demonology (for magic and occult practices)


Devil’s mark

Devourer of Amenti

Divination (all forms)

Divination practices and occult “Games”

Divining rods

Dowsing rods

Dream cue cards


Dweller in Amenta

Dynamic Trance States


Eagle stone

Eastern Gurus

Eblis (Iblees, Iblees and Haris – a fallen angel of Islam)



Energy Massage Therapy

Energy Work

Energy Therapies

Enlightenment (occult)

Enochian magic

ESP (Extra Sensory Perception)

EST, The Forum and related New Age Seminars

Evil (the opposite of good)

Evil eye (witchcraft and black magic)

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)

Eye of Horus


Fascination (any and all fascination with the world of the occult is dangerous)


False prophet

Fates (demons who alter destiny)

Familiars (spiritis who assist witches)

Feng Shui


Freemason (one who practices Freemasonry and believes the teachings of the Craft)

Freemasonry (Masonic Lodge)

Freemasons square


Gamalei (astrological, hermetic or magical)

Galdrabok (the)


Grand Grimoire

Grimoire of Honorius

Grimories (Grand Grimoire; the Heptameron; the Enchiridium; Grimorium Verum; Grimoire of Honorius; the Galdrabok; the Key of Solomon)

Grimorium Verum


Halomancy (Also alomancy)

Healing for Self Mastery

Healing Touch Energy Work

Heart Centered Rebalancing (

Huna magic (Ancient Polynesian and Hawaiian)



Hypnotic Regression

Hypnotic trance dancing

Hypnotic trances


I Ching (cards, divination)

Iatromathematics (Astrological medicine or Astromedicine)

Ibis (In the occult, believed to be the incarnation of Thoth)

Iblees (Eblis, Iblees and Haris – a fallen angel of Islam)


Icarus (Greek mythological character)


Idolmancy (a form of metal or stone divination)



Incubi and Succubi



Jettatua (Italian for “evil eye”)

Jung, Carl (Writings and “Philemon”, his so-called “spirit guide”)


Kabbala (Kabalah, Kabala, Cabala, Cabbala, Cabalah, Cabbalah, Qabala, Qabbala, Qabalah and Qabbalah)

Kahuna (Hawaiian witch doctor)


Karma cards

Key of Solomon

Krishna Consciousness

Kundalini (all sources, forms, variations, experiences, and manifestations)

  • kundalini altered states
  • kundalini awakening
  • kundalini bliss
  • kundalini burning sensations
  • kundalini central nadi (called sushumna)
  • kundalini cervical
  • kundalini chakra
  • kundalini chanting
  • kundalini coccygeal plexus
  • kundalini coiled female serpent
  • kundalini coiled one
  • kundalini consciousness
  • kundalini crown chakra
  • kundalini crying
  • kundalini cults
  • kundalini electric current
  • kundalini emergency
  • kundalini energy
  • kundalini energy rushes
  • kundalini enlightenment
  • kundalini euphoria
  • kundalini experience
  • kundalini feelings
  • kundalini fire
  • kundalini force
  • kundalini higher dorsal
  • kundalini insomnia
  • kundalini involuntary movements
  • kundalini jerking
  • kundalini joy
  • kundalini kriya
  • kundalini kriyas
  • kundalini levels of awakening
  • kundalini liquid light
  • kundalini lotus
  • kundalini lumbar
  • kundalini mantra
  • kundalini mantras
  • kundalini meditation
  • kundalini medullary plexuses
  • kundalini muladhara
  • kundalini muladhara chakra
  • kundalini mystical experience
  • kundalini Ojas
  • kundalini orgasm
  • kundalini pains
  • kundalini possession
  • kundalini possession states
  • kundalini pranayama breathing
  • kundalini presence
  • kundalini psychic centers
  • kundalini psychosis
  • kundalini sacral
  • kundalini sahasrara
  • kundalini sensitivity
  • kundalini serpent goddess
  • kundalini sex
  • kundalini shaking
  • kundalini Shakti-pat
  • kundalini Shaktipat
  • kundalini snake
  • kundalini spinal tingling
  • kundalini spiritual eye
  • kundalini spiritual emergency
  • kundalini symptoms
  • kundalini suicidal tendencies
  • kundalini tantra
  • kundalini Tantrasadbhava Tantra
  • kundalini the coiled power
  • kundalini trances
  • kundalini transformation
  • kundalini universal oneness
  • kundalini upheavals
  • kundalini visions and sounds
  • kundalini yoga
  • kundalini Yoga Upanishads
  • kundalini yogi






Macumba (Spiritism, Candomble’ and Umbanda)

Magical dolls (Poppet, ritual effigies, voodoo dolls, Kolossos and Kolossoi)

Magic spells

Magic square


Magick spells



Martial Arts

Martial Arts – “‘Shoumen ni rei!’: Bow to the front of the room (this signifies bowing to the institution of karate and to the line of instructors who brought it to your instructor.”

Meditation Classes



Moon Awareness


Muscle Testing



Natural Majick



New Age Inner Work

New Age intuition

New Age Medicine

New Age Physics





Occult jewelry

Occult literature


Oenomancy (Oinomancy, a form of augury)

Oinomancy (Oenomancy, a form of augury)

Oinoscopia (Oinoscopy and Ornithomancy)

Olympian contact  (contacting mythological Greek gods)

Omen (occult influence)

Omphalomancy (omphilomancy)

Oracle (occult)

Ouija Board (spirit board)




Past Life Readings


Pokemon (pocket demons card game)

Poltergeists (ghosts)

Poppet (magical doll, ritual effigies, voodoo dolls, Kolossos and Kolossoi)


Possession trance states

Precognition (occult)

Precious Gem Formulas

Psychic (s)

Psychic circle

Psychic Medium



Qabbala (Kabbala, Kabalah, Kabala, Cabala, Cabbala, Cabalah, Cabbalah, Qabala, Qabbala, Qabalah and Qabbalah)

Quaker Spirituality (Society of Friends)


Quetzalcoatl (Aztec deity whose name means ‘feathered serpent’)

Quietism (form of religious mysticism; Molinists)

Quintessence (Occult, the luminous fifth element)

Quintile (A term astrologers use to designate ‘energy’ between planets or points involved)

Quiradelli, Corneille (16th century Franciscan astrologer)

Quirinus (Quirus; an occult “juggling stone, found in the nest of the hoopoo”)


Readings (any occult or mystical)

Reading of the palms, tea leaves, mind, etc.

Reiki Master

Reiki Therapy

Rosicrucianism (Ancient Mystic Order of the Rosae Crucis; AMORC)



Sacred geometry and oracles

Santeria (in Cuba and other places)



Satanic rituals



Scrying bowls

Scrying mirrors





Shiatsu Massage

Silva Mind Control



Spell boards

Spell cards


Spirit board (any and all forms)


Spiritism (Macumba, Candomble’ and Umbanda)



Spiritualist Society


Succubi and Incubi

Swallower of the Dead

Sympathetic Magic


Talisman (and amulet)




Talking board (Ouija board, etc.)

Tarot cards

Tarot decks

Tarot readings

Telekinetic enhancer


The Cayce Approach to Health and Healing (Edgar Cayce)


Theosophical Society

TM–Transcendental Meditation


Trance channeling

Trance possession

Trance states

Transformational Mind Dynamics (Mind science/self actualization)


Umbanda (Spiritism, Macumba, Candomble’ )

Unergi© Method (Unergi holistic therapy)

Unctions (any type utilized in occult, pagan, and mystical practices)

UN SystemSM



Vampirism (human vampirism)

Vedic Astrology (jyotish, jyotisha)

VEGAtest method

vibrational medicine

Violent Flame Initiation


Visualization Therapy

Visualizing “Jesus”

Vita Flex

Vitality Fasting and Rejunevation

Viviano Method

Voodoo charms

Vodou (Haitian Vodou, vodoun, vodun, voodoo, voodooism, Voudoun)






Weight No More (developed by Edgar cayce)

White magick

White Tantra


Wisdom Chi Kung

Wise woman healing



Witch doctor

Witch of Endor

Witching stones


WooJangJu Power Meditation



Xavier, Francisco, Candido (Famous Brazilian psychic known as ‘Chico’)

Xenoglossy (Xenoglossia – occult form of speaking in ‘tongues’)





Yin and Yang

Yoda’s worldview (pantheism)


Yoga, Agni Yoga

Yoga, Anahata Yoga

Yoga, Anusara Yoga

Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga, Bhakti yoga

Yoga, Bikram Yoga

Yoga for Busy People (YBP, Yoga for Busy People method)

Yoga For Surfers

Yoga, Hatha yoga

Yoga, Integral yoga

Yoga, Iyengar Yoga

Yoga, Jnana Yoga

Yoga, Karma Yoga

Yoga, Kriya yoga

Yoga, Kundalini yoga

Yoga, Natya Yoga

Yoga Nutrition

Yoga, Yoga Neuromuscalar Therapy

Yoga, Raja Yoga

Yoga, Sahaja Yoga

Yoga, Satyananda Yoga

Yoga, Sivananda Yoga

Yoga, Six yogas of Naropa (Tummo)

Yoga, Surat Shabd Yoga

Yoga therapy

Yoga, Viniyoga

Yoga, Yantra Yoga

Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Yogic Flying


Zarlen Therapy (Zarlen direct channelling, Zarlen Therapy technique)


Zen Alexander Technique

Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu Acupressure

Zen Tantra


Zero Balancing (ZB, Core Zero Balancing)

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung (Zhan Zhuang)

Zhineng Chigong

Zombie (reanimated through occult power)

Zoolatry (animal worship)

Zulu Sangoma bones

Source Notes:

Many of the topics listed above were found in alternative medicine, new age, and occult sources. Further helpful documentation and topics were found in The Expanded Dictionary of Metaphysical Healthcare, Unnaturalistic Methods: A-Z, 2000 Jack Raso, M.S., R.D.

Subjects listed on this page also come from many other sources such as various Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Spiritual Dictionaries, New Age Vocabulary Guides, Alternative Health Books, Alternative Medicine Books, Alternative Health Care Journals, Natural Health and Healing magazines, Natural and Occult Medicine Literature, Alternative Remedy Booklets, Alternative Health and Medicine Pamphlets, Alternate Healing Method Books,  Holistic Health Dictionary and Therapy Literature, Alternative Treatment Practices, Complementary Medicine Journals, Alternative Health Dictionaries, Alternative Health, Alternative Medicine Dictionaries, Alternative Health Glossary’s, Alternative Medicine Glossary’s, Alternative Health Terms, Alternative Medicine Terms, Alternative Healing Guides, Alternative Medicine Guides, Natural Healing Dictionaries, and a vast array of occult literature.

Note about photo at top of page

Durham Castle is where this original medieval folklore/occult type door knocker (image below) is located – on Durham Castle’s cathedral sanctuary door. Durham Castle is also where Harry Potter was filmed. Wikipedia states:

“The Sanctuary Knocker or hagoday is an ornamental knocker on the door of a cathedral. Under medieval English common law, these instruments supposedly afforded the right of asylum to anybody who touched them. Examples of Sanctuary Knockers can be found on

Durham Cathedral, the St. Nicholas church in Gloucester and the Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon. By 1623, the laws permitting church sanctuary had been overturned by parliament.” (Source:

Image: Durham Castle Cathedral – Sanctuary Door knocker (Hagoday)


Just because people during the medieval period were invited to Churches or cathedrals where this door knocker could provide asylum, it does not necessarily mean that they always received asylum and protection. Yes churches are supposed to provide safety, but like this image, what many churches provide is simply terrifying.

This “church sanctuary” door knocker (hagoday) is very similar to much imagery found in occult religions, such as the Sri Lanken Devil bird, Indonesian black magic masks, Occult Owl symbology, terrifying Hindu deities,  much imagery that represents forms of divination that entail observing the flight of birds’ songs, cries and behavior (Ornithomancy, Oinoscopy, Orniscoly, Oinoscopia).

It should be noted that many people in our day assume that if something is spiritual and “it works” than “it must be of God.” In many cases nothing could be further from the truth. Many of the practices listed in this article are being utilized by well meaning churches, movements and individuals, but they are clearly not given by God, nor endorsed by Him.

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