Skip to comments.Occultism Under a Catholic Name
Posted on 02/26/2014 12:33:09 PM PST by BlatherNaut
Minneapolis] Being a radical in touch with indigenous traditions is a kind of garden industry involving lots of consumer items, sage, special mystical rocks, weird confab liturgies, guest appearances at schools and other perks. Whether these practices are legitimately Indian, or have more pecuniary or nefarious purposes is at question. Supposedly, the personages involved in this type of activity is surrounded by a panoply of myths and various objects imbued with alleged magical properties. They provide an aura of authenticity for entrepreneurs, various groups of victims, particularly native Americans, who often hide their demands for special treatment, entitlements and subsidy behind clouds of mysticism and guilt. Such is the case with the community of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha where new age practices, political correctness, heresy, occultism and liturgical abuses are blended together under a mostly non-native leadership who also in some cases cynically conceal their agenda under a Catholic banner.
It's not necessary to resort to faux mysticism to be an authentic Native American. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha herself was baptized as Catherine Tekakwitha and became fittingly known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 April 17, 1680). She is a Saint, who was a virgin penitent and layman. Born in Auriesville (now part of New York), she survived smallpox and was left with scars on her face and body when cured. As an orphan, she was one of the few successes of the Jesuit missionary effort to the Mohawks, but her conversion yielded a great bounty. She was baptized lived in constant prayer and sacrifice till the end of her life at the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal in New France, now Canada.
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Don’t forget the enneagrams and labyrinths?
Fortunately there was no latitude for this type of syncretism in the Mass that St. Kateri attended.
You mean like the one at Chartres Cathedral?
I would think that Catholics would be more circumspect in criticizing other's uses of symbolism, rituals and idols for spiritual purposes.
But then again, I am constantly surprised by almost everything these days.
Hmm. And where are the rationalists and scientists who always scream bloody murder when a poor redneck believes in something that doesn’t fit precisely within modern scientific parameters?
While this was taking place, the Dean would stand at the center of the labyrinth and throw a large leather ball (the pilota) back and forth to the clergy as they danced around the labyrinth. Following the singing and dancing, they all went to the chapter house for feasting and appropriate Easter sermons, before proceeding to Vespers.
But I'm not so much an optimist as to expect to see anything like that in my lifetime. Perhaps in the world to come.
ive smelled burned cloves..around that time at least twice.
For this to be taken into a Church isnt simply a case heresy..as it doesnt even approach any truths....its utterly anti Christian.
It also makes it’s practitioners look like utterly unctuous rubes...