II. Shining Ones

The actual Spirit Man theology as it was started early at the turn of the 21st century has not been around for very long. However, the basic occult ideas behind that theology have been around for a long time, and are foundational to the “Shining Ones” teaching, as well as other occult doctrines, because it is the spirit of the person that is believed to be a Shining One. The goal of the person themselves is to allow the Shining One spirit to take control, as with the Spirit Man teaching, until eventually, the physical manifestation of the Shining One spirit takes place.


pg_115_Shining_Ones.pngA. The Basics

In charismatic circles, the “Shining Ones” isn’t commonly known of or spoken of by this name, and as of this writing, the doctrine is mostly taught and discussed within private settings. People who espouse this doctrine are usually very careful to not speak of it in public by this name, and may only make reference to a “manifestation of their spirit man.” Or they will characterize their “spirit man” as being very powerful, commanding, huge, fierce, or even war-like.

The Shining Ones doctrine is similar to the “little gods” teachings, such as Manifest Sons of God, Joel’s Army, and Joshua Generation. These doctrines are repackaged and renamed every so often to appeal to a newer generation, but the foundational beliefs are the same. There are a few significant differences, however, between Shining Ones and the other “little gods” teachings.

Similarities

Like Manifest Sons and related beliefs, Shining Ones is fueled by Dominion Theology (born from the “Word of Faith” movement) that many Christians may be familiar with. Sometimes Dominion Theology is referenced using different terms, such as “Kingdom Government,” or the related, “Sheep Nations,” but the basic doctrinal beliefs are still the same.

For Further Research

1. “The Manifest Sons of God teaching.” Article by Let us Reason Ministries —www.letusreason.org/latrain1.htm

2. “What is Manifest Sons of God Theology?” by Paul Fahy —askcarolynandloren.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/what-is-manifest-sons-of-god-theology.pdf

3. “A Simple Critique of Dominionism” by Paul Fahy — askcarolynandloren.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/a-simple-critique-of-dominionism.pdf

4. “Is the Word of Faith movement Biblical?” Article by gotQuestions.org — https://www.gotquestions.org/Word-Faith.html

5. “Are Christians Supposed to Take Dominion?” by Robert M. Bowman. Jr. —http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/cri/cri-jrnl/web/crj0024a.html

While there are slight variations, Dominion Theology in its various forms, coupled with the little gods teachings, basically explains that the kingdom of God will manifest on earth even before the physical second coming of Jesus Christ, because of and through the works that the church does on earth. These combined doctrines propose that the church is commissioned to take over entire world structures — physical geographies, economic systems, political systems, education, media, et cetera — in order to redeem this physical realm and to make possible the second coming. In other words, Jesus Christ can’t or won’t come back until his “church” does what they are supposed to do. Although they are usually careful to not describe it in this way, and will be quick to take offense at anyone suggesting their theology is not sound, what they are essentially doing is shoving aside the work of the Holy Spirit and replacing it with human efforts (the so-called “work of the church”).

These theologies have laid the foundation for the Shining Ones doctrine, giving rise to yet another wave of charismatics who believe themselves to be on a mission from God to redeem the earth. Aside from taking over the different aspects of society and culture (political systems, education systems, media systems, et cetera), the so-called “Shining Ones” believe they accomplish this in large part through “spiritual warfare” waged through their “realms,” not only against demons, but against people who stand against their false doctrine and satanic agenda.

Differences

The main difference between Manifest Sons and Shining Ones, is that the Manifest Sons doctrine teaches that every Christian who goes through a type of spiritual evolution is one of these “little gods.” Charismatics may call this evolutionary process “levels of maturity,” or going from “glory to glory,” or advancing from the “milk to the meat,” or some other Christian-sounding term, but the teaching is exactly the same as occult teachings on the evolutionary process of the human consciousness.1

pg_116_Shining_Ones.pngOn the other hand, Shining Ones doctrine teaches that regular Christians — those who aren’t these supposed Shining Ones — have a normal human spirit, but the spirit of the Shining Ones is a special classification, akin to an angelic being. Some of them believe they are half-angel and half-human, or that they are an angel who is living in a human body, and that their Shining One spirit has wings. This is actually the equivalent of a walk-in, which will be explained later. Presumably, when their spirit manifests, they will have the appearance of an angel, wings and all.

Interestingly enough, no individual has yet been known to claim their Shining One spirit has eyeballs all over their spirit body, or multiple heads, as some angelic beings are described in the Bible.

At any rate, this specialness, of course, gives these special Shining Ones special abilities, special powers, and a special mission.


B. More Details

As of this writing, the Shining Ones doctrine has been privately described within certain charismatic groups as follows:

1. The Shining Ones are said to be a group of secret, elite, end-time warriors of God (99,999 individuals in total, although it isn’t clear if this number is static or is prone to fluctuations). They are meant to fight and destroy the “Illuminati” and the NWO, cleansing the world of evil, and creating an environment on earth that makes God’s Kingdom able to come down and dwell. They believe that the work of Jesus Christ gives them a special authority, and that God is waiting on them to realize this potential and to begin engaging this so-called authority, building what they consider to be the “kingdom of God” on earth. They commonly use the phrase “advancing the kingdom” or “building the kingdom” to describe their efforts to fulfill this mission, a feat that is accomplished mainly through building, advancing, expanding, and engaging their “personal realms.” If anyone points out that Scripture doesn’t support their “kingdom building,” they say that it’s “God’s good pleasure” to have them do the work instead of Himself.

2. The Shining Ones are said to have been created special by God, before He created anything else. They say they were created “before the foundation of the earth,” and were built into God’s eternal plan since the beginning of time; that they have been, spiritually speaking, built into the foundational pillars that hold up the earth. According to their beliefs, God created the Shining Ones before anything else because they have been a “secret weapon hidden within the Father since before the beginning of time,” being protected so they can do their job during the end times, until they are revealed (manifested) at the completion of their mission, some time before Jesus Christ returns to earth.

3. Charismatic teachers and advocates of the Shining Ones doctrine believe that this term originated from the “Illuminati,” who is said to use this description because “the spirit of these special individuals shines very brightly.” It is said that the “Illuminati” have known about this special, elite group since 1723 A.D., and have been keeping a close eye on them ever since.

4. It is believed that before the second coming of Jesus, the Shining One spirit will eventually overtake the physical body of each of these special individuals, becoming manifest in the physical. They will become invincible, never seeing a physical death. This will be the culmination of their manifestation, and will be the result of the work they have done in “building or advancing the kingdom,” done most often through “spiritual warfare” that they wage mainly through their realms.

An Ironic Note: some sects of charismatics like to visit and drape across the graves of certain big-name charismatic individuals, some of whom espoused the Manifest Sons doctrine, believing they would never see a physical death, either. This is an occult practice called “grave-soaking” or “grave-sucking.”

5. Because of this mission to create an atmosphere that enables the kingdom of God to dwell on earth, the people who consider themselves to be Shining Ones will fight against people who they believe to be part of the “Illuminati,” and against people who they believe are hindering their mission, including other Christians. They consider this to be a large part of their “spiritual warfare,” as well as fighting in the spirit realms alongside supposed angels. In fact, these Shining Ones feel they have so much spiritual power and authority, that angels wait around in anticipation of being commanded by these Shining Ones, anxious to do their bidding. Advocates connect this type of spiritual warfare as being something that is “building or advancing the kingdom of God on earth,” a teaching that brings in Dominion theology, as well. The thought is that the work the Shining Ones have done in building and manifesting the kingdom of God on earth will culminate in their final manifestation, and will usher in the second coming of Jesus.


C. Background

There are a few different ways that we, the authors, are familiar with the Shining Ones and related deceptions (in particular, realms) and why we are qualified to speak on this topic:

1. We heard of the Shining Ones concept from the same “deliverance counselor/coach” that we both trusted at that time, because this man believed that we were one of these “Shining Ones.” Loren was given more information than Carolyn, and Carolyn wasn’t aware at the time that she was believed to be one of these “Shining Ones,” but we both heard of the teachings from the same individual.

2. Because of her background in the charismatic movement, Loren had the understanding of the “Manifest Sons,” or, “little gods” teachings, that are very similar to the Shining Ones teachings.

3. Because of the occult understanding and experience both of us have concerning “spiritual evolution,” we understand how this relates to the charismatic beliefs concerning Shining Ones and other “little gods” teachings.

● This “spiritual evolution” is also referred to by both occultists and charismatics as manifestation, advancement, graduation, or development.

4. The background both of us have had in the occult has also given us understanding on exactly what is happening through the principles on realms, teachings that go hand-in-hand with the Shining Ones doctrine.

5. When we were still involved in the occult, both of us worked on one particular Satanic project that involved what Carolyn referred to then as “Light Beings,” because they were “bright and shining ones.” Loren’s interaction with these beings while working on this same project was different than Carolyn’s interaction, however, and Loren simply called them “angels.” Having had past involvement in this same specific project has given both of us distinct insight to understand exactly what Satan is trying to accomplish through the false, ungodly doctrines of Shining Ones and supernatural realms.


D. What’s Really Going On

“Shining Ones” is an occult concept that has been around for centuries, although charismatic advocates of this and similar teachings claim it’s “fresh, new revelation from God.”

The points detailed in the “Spirit Man” topic apply to the Shining Ones as well, including:

Astral Travel/Projection

Although they try to control the language2 by calling it “traveling in the spirit” or “seeing in the spirit,” the Shining Ones teaching promotes astral travel/projection. This is an occult practice that requires demonic influence and assistance, and requires a literal form of dissociation. This is most evident in the fact that the “spirit” of the person who is supposed to be a “Shining One” will often engage in battles in the spirit realms outside of the body of the person, will interact with other people in the spirit realms, or interact with others in the physical realms through different forms of astral travel, including bilocation, and will be involved in dream insertion. There may be some who are simply delusional and not actually going anywhere at all (see “Promotes Delusion”), but for others, these activities and interactions are truly happening. Sometimes the person is instantly aware of these encounters and sometimes they are not aware of them until later. And sometimes they are not consciously aware at all, but will hear reports from other people telling them of such encounters, such as inserting themselves into dreams, or instances of bilocation. At the least, this is symptomatic of dissociation, and is not healthy or wise. The deeper issue, however, is the fact that these are occult activities that they are practicing, and with that practice, they are becoming more skilled at these abilities.

Trauma and Upheaval

Because the Shining Ones teaching is based on the Spirit Man theology and similar teachings based on fractal spirituality, it is creating a spiritual trauma in all the same ways that have been outlined in the “Spirit Man” chapter. Although this Shining Ones teaching temporarily feeds the ego and pride (therefore, it “feels good” at the moment), it can also lead to insanity, nervous breakdowns, depression, or suicidal ideation / suicide attempts

Reminder: “good feelings” do not necessarily equal Biblically sound and spiritually safe. Often, “feel good” feelings will come as a result of being hooked up to a “spiritual I.V.” and being administered a “spiritual high” by the demonic entities that are controlling the individual and connecting them to the spirit of the antichrist. This concept has been covered in the section, “Common Effects (Fruit) of Practicing Witchcraft” and will be detailed further in the section “Withdrawals,“ as well as “Seat of Dominion.”

Dissociation

The Shining Ones teaching is creating and promoting dissociation in all the same ways that have been outlined in the “Spirit Man” section, but to emphasize this point, the person is often unaware of the things that their supposed “Shining One spirit” is doing separate from their body and consciousness. They are also training themselves to allow their so-called “spirit” to take control, to listen to the voice of that spirit, and to not be in control of their own mind, will, and emotions. This is a type of purposeful dissociation.

Reminder: the “spirit” is either a demonically controlled part of the person, or a demon itself. This has been talked about in the “Spirit Man” section titled “Demonic Possession.”

Demonic Possession

Just like with the Spirit Man teachings, the Shining Ones doctrine is opening people up to demonic possession. The person is giving their will (permission) to another — outside of their own conscious, sound mind — and allowing another entity to take full control of them. We will get into more of this in “Channeling and Walk-ins.”

There are some important additional points to be made, however, in regards to the Shining Ones.

■ Point One — Illogical as to Being a Christian Theology

First of all, we, the authors, would like to say that pointing out the fallacy behind Shining Ones is in no way attempting to ridicule mind-control survivors who believe they are Shining Ones. Not only are we survivors of such trauma ourselves, but the co-author, Loren, was deceived for a short period of time regarding the Shining Ones theology, as well. So there is no finger-pointing or shaming coming from us. We are, however, pointing out the deception such people have come under in regards to this Shining Ones doctrine, and by doing such, we are hopeful that these people will begin to look seriously at this doctrine that they mistakenly believe to be truth from God.

Secondly, although we do not believe every part of this teaching is necessarily factual (for example, the number “99,999,” and the year “1723 A.D.”), the Shining Ones teaching is based on occult fact, and is not of the true God. It is actually part of Satan’s agenda to bring about his final Antichrist, and is part of a project that we, the authors, were a part of when we were both working alongside Satan’s hierarchy.

Those things aside for the moment, there are a few key points that simply don’t make sense in regards to this theology being passed off as a Christian theology.

1. According to the charismatic individuals who are privately teaching this doctrine, the “Illuminati” have known about these Shining Ones and are keeping tabs on them because they are a threat to them and their plans. If this is true, then why don’t the Illuminati just get rid of these people, eliminating the threat before they fully manifest into their supposed glorified bodies?

Proponents of this teaching claim it is because “God” is protecting them. Which is an interesting claim, because at least a portion of the known self-proclaimed Shining Ones are people who have undergone trauma-based mind-control programming and satanic ritual abuse at the hands of people working for the very New World Order (NWO) groups they claim to be protected from, and the same NWO groups who are “keeping an eye on them.”

pg_122_Puppets.pngHowever, after studying the historic, occult understanding of Shining Ones, it is clear that NWO groups are doing nothing to hinder the Shining Ones, because the Shining Ones are not human at all. They are a satanic faction that is puppeting the deceived charismatic through this satanic doctrine in the same way that they are puppeting the elite group of “illumined ones.” These deceived charismatics are being used to further the same antichrist agenda that the various Illuminati/NWO groups are serving.

2. If charismatics who are believing and promoting this doctrine (perhaps not publicly yet, but certainly within their own inner circles) know this is an Illuminati term and an Illuminati doctrine by their own admission, then why have certain ones of them adopted it as being a Biblical doctrine and truth? In fact, there is no Biblical backing for this belief, but there is plenty of occult backing.

The answer to this, of course, is because there are certain conscious and unconscious occult infiltrators who are purposefully giving this “insider information” within particular charismatic groups. This deceit is perpetuated because it appeals to the ego of the individual, telling them, among other things, that they are part of this “special group of end-time warriors.”

Essentially, this “Shining Ones” doctrine is giving definition to an important question that much of humanity desires and seeks an answer to from a very early age: what is my identity and what is my purpose? In other words, “Who am I and why am I here?” People who have had a very traumatic life — and as a result are dissociative to one degree or another — are particularly susceptible to being deceived by this false doctrine, because of the deep-rooted belief that they are worthless; that they have no identity or purpose in life. Therefore, when someone comes along and tells them that they are special and worth more than other “normal humans,” this instantly strokes their ego, giving them a purpose for their life and a reason for the suffering they have endured.

The truth, however, is that our identity is found when we begin building and nurturing a relationship with our Heavenly Father, and He gives us our purpose. Our identity is not found in purposes that are false and have no Biblical foundation, such as the Shining Ones.

3. This doctrine makes the Shining Ones seem more like comic-book heroes, than the special human spirits they claim to be. If we are to believe what they say is true, then the entire planet should be eradicated of evil within a very short time frame. In fact, why are we waiting for Jesus to return and set things right, since they say God has them — His supposed group of “secret, elite, end-time warriors” — to do all the work for Him? Why do we need the work of the Holy Spirit if we have the work of the Shining Ones?pg_123_Comic_Book_Heroes.png

As with similar teachings, such as Manifest Sons of God, the Shining Ones theology is attempting to replace the work of Jesus Christ to redeem us back to God, and the work of the Holy Spirit to transform the hearts and minds of the children of God, with the works that they do to supposedly prepare the world (redeem the world) for receiving the kingdom. They are attempting to replace the work of Jesus Christ to destroy the works of the enemy, with the works they do to supposedly destroy the works of the enemy. In fact, they flat-out believe they will manifest the kingdom of God on earth before Jesus Christ returns, which is absolutely unbiblical.

4. And what about the “half-angel/half-human” claims? From a Biblical point of view, the only half-human/half-angels mentioned in the Bible were the giants (known historically and Biblically as “Nephilim”), and they were an abomination to God. There is sufficient Biblical evidence to point to the fact that demons (not the fallen angels, but the demons) are the spirits of these half-angel/half-human hybrids. So if the spirit of a half-angel/half-human is a demon, then why would anyone who calls themselves Christian actually want to be a demon?

Assuming the Shining Ones are half-angel/half-human, it is possible there are people walking around who are one of these occult “Shining Ones.” If so, they should be encouraged to turn to God to heal them and cleanse their bloodlines, not encouraged to celebrate their hybrid status.

However, we, the authors, do not believe the Shining Ones are the demonic spirits of half-angel/half-human hybrid beings who are walking around on earth, as will be explained shortly.

Any way you look at it, these things don’t make sense… until you realize why this doctrine has been passed down for generations now under various names (“Manifest Sons of God” being one within charismatic circles) and what this doctrine has now morphed into.

■ Point Two — References to Occult Parallels

The term “Shining Ones” is a reference to not only the specialness this group of people claim to have from God, but it is also a reference to a type of “illumination and enlightenment” as they seek to obtain a “spiritual evolution” that will enable their spirits to manifest in the physical and overtake their physical bodies. This is a theme that is common in occult studies.

Even more alarming, some research indicates that the “Shining Ones” are, in fact, a reference to the fallen angels themselves, sometimes called “Watchers.” We will explore our experiences and opinion concerning this line of thought in a moment, but rather than detail different occult teachings on “Shining Ones,” we offer a few links for you to go research for yourself. We have listed three search engine results, as well as several pages we pulled from these search engine results. Follow links and read at your own risk. We do not guarantee any of these link to be secure, and some of the information may be triggering to survivors.

Also, as per our disclaimer, some of these links are to occult teachings, and they do not come from a Biblical viewpoint. By leaving these links here in this book, we, the authors, are in no way giving our endorsement of the directors, creators, authors, and/or contributors of the respective books or websites and all of their expressed viewpoints. We encourage you to line up everything that you read with the Word of God, reading Scripture in context and with understanding, and to make a relationship with your Heavenly Father your highest priority.

Search Engine Results

● “occult shining star” — www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS622US622&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=occult+shining+star&*

● “occult shining ones” — www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS622US622&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=occult+shining+ones&*

● “path of the shining ones” — www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS622US622&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=%E2%80%9CPath+of+the+Shining+Ones%E2%80%9D&*

Books and Articles

● The Shining Ones: the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society Revealed, by Philip Gardiner — www.amazon.com/Shining-Ones-Powerful-Society-Revealed/dp/1907486100

● Antichrist Osiris: The History of the Luciferian Conspiracy, by Chris Relitz — www.books.google.com/books?id=RIm7AwAAQBAJ&lpg=PA631&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

● The Reappearance Of The Christ, by Alice A. Bailey — www.lucistrust.org/online_books/the_reappearance_the_christ/chapter_seven_preparation_for_the_reappearance_the_christ (talks briefly about “Manifest Sons of God” at the page 170 mark)

● “The Theosophical Review,” Volume 34 — www.books.google.com/books?id=RpIkAQAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

● “Identity of the Shining Ones Revealed” — Web article — www.messagetoeagle.com/identity-of-the-shining-ones-revealed/

■ Point Three — In Preparation for Receiving the Final Antichrist

This false doctrine has been passed down for many generations because it is one way the path for the Antichrist is being prepared through the charismatic movement.

Here is another review of the ultimate goal of the infiltrators that are working Satan’s plan, even within Christian churches:

The ultimate goal is to train people, through occult doctrines and techniques, to come into agreement with and enter into a false “unity,” also known as “Christ Consciousness” (among other phrases), thinning the veil between the spirit world and the physical world, thereby paving the way for the false Christ (the final Antichrist3) to appear.

Teachings that are remarkably similar to the Shining Ones (different in name only, because foundationally, the teaching is exactly the same) are common among various occult groups, including Lucis Trust, the occult organization the co-author, Carolyn Hamlett, was connected with. These teachings center around preparing the world for the coming of “the Christ” (the final Antichrist), by certain chosen individuals evolving into a “Christ Consciousness” through the work they do on earth (both in the natural and in the supernatural), reaching their full manifestation, thereby creating an atmosphere that is conducive for him to appear.

This is nearly identical to what the teachings are with the Shining Ones doctrine, except charismatics use Christian language: they believe they are certain chosen individuals who are God’s warriors for a special “end-time work,” and through the work they do on earth, both in the natural and in the supernatural, to manifest or build “the kingdom,” they will not only reach the full manifestation of their special “Shining One” spirits, but also create an atmosphere that is conducive for the second coming of Christ.

This is exactly what occultists have been teaching for generations! This is not “new end-time revelation” as charismatics claim, but ancient occult teaching that originates from Satan. It is a satanic deception that has infiltrated the Christian church specifically through the charismatic movement, promoted by certain infiltrators who are demonically influenced and controlled.

The main reason for promoting this and similar “little gods” doctrines in charismatic circles is to train certain individuals to be used as vehicles for very powerful demonic forces, facilitating the expansion of Satan’s kingdom and paving the way for the final Antichrist.

This training involves the following:

1. The demonic and occult infiltrators in the physical and in the astral, working side-by-side, get the charismatics hooked on the spiritual high they receive by being plugged into the “Christ Consciousness,” and teaching them, through the positive and negative reinforcement of giving or withholding the spiritual drug, on how to follow the bidding of the demonic.

One way people are plugged into this Christ Consciousness is through the fractal programming of fractal spirituality that is present in the Spirit Man theology and similar teachings. The fractal programming is being carried out by demons when people open themselves up to possession by a Shining One.

→ Reminder: a “Christ Consciousness” is a unity and agreement with Satan’s agenda and with the spirit of the antichrist.

To review about the “spiritual drug,” see: Common Effects (Fruit) of Practicing Witchcraft and Withdrawals. This is also detailed later in the section titled “Seat of Dominion.”

Importance: this training is important because the charismatic will not understand their occult activity is a negative thing and against God, because the demonically-engineered spiritual highs cause them to “feel good.”

2. Similarly, the training also involves appealing to the desire for supernatural experiences and manifestations (lying signs and wonders) that has been carefully cultivated within the charismatic movement for many years now.

Those who believe themselves to be a Shining One often have spiritual experiences and manifestations that they see as positive, because they artificially boost their ego and are pleasing to the senses. The lying signs and wonders give them a “spiritual high,” thus encouraging them to continue in their deception.

However, many of the manifestations and experiences are negative, and are a direct result of them involving themselves in witchcraft.4 But they are encouraged to pass off the negative as being a “normal” part of their so-called spiritual warfare, and they usually intensify their efforts to have the spiritual experiences and manifestations.

Importance: this part of training is important because the individual will rarely recognize that what they consider to be the positive things they are seeing and feeling are actually occult, because it is something that is undeniably real. However, since the signs and wonders are not truth that is coming from the true God, and are, in fact, being provided by the demonic — as well as human infiltrators in the astral — they are false. Furthermore, rather than repent and turn to the Heavenly Father for the solution, the negative signs and wonders push them into further witchcraft as they attempt to get rid of the negative consequences of their actions by their human efforts.

3. In like fashion, occult infiltrators and the demonic train individuals by appealing to the gift-centered mentality that has been carefully cultivated within the charismatic movement for many years now.

Those who believe themselves to be Shining Ones often display many demonic gifts. These manifestations of gifts give them a spiritual high, and appeal to a sense of power, control, and ego. This encourages them to continue in their deception.

Importance: as with appealing to experiences and manifestations, the display of gifts and the increase of supernatural abilities is undeniably real; therefore, the individual will not understand that their gifts are given by Satan and not authored by God. They will continue to seek after gifts and continue to work at strengthening those gifts. This causes them to lose focus on their Heavenly Father, and they will drift further and further away from Him, without even realizing it.

4. The infiltrators and demons incite and cultivate an atmosphere of delusion through the deception of the Shining Ones, leading the individual away from sound Biblical doctrine and away from a relationship with the true God.

This deception is being infinitely multiplied and perpetuated through the fractal programming found within the fractal spirituality these teachings are based upon. Over time, if that deception is left unchecked and unrepented, it causes deceived people to fall into delusion. It’s important to note that anyone is capable of being deceived (believing a lie). However, when we refuse to love the truth, we continue to live in deception, and eventually we fall into delusion. This point is made clear in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

Importance: this is an important part of training because when people fall into delusion, they can not see where they are wrong. Instead, they will live in a state of perpetual deception, misinterpreting and misapplying God’s written Word and twisting it to justify their occult actions and words. There is a refusal to repent and turn back to God, because they don’t see where they have anything to repent of, therefore they continue down a path of sin and delusion — a path that will eventually lead to their destruction.

5. The individual is given a new identity and purpose that is not related to a direct relationship with God, but an identity and purpose that is focused on falsely believing themselves to be Shining Ones.

Because they believe themselves to be Shining Ones, their focus is not on seeking a relationship with the Heavenly Father. Instead, their focus is on seeking and developing their special powers, on spiritual warfare, and on spiritual manifestations and experiences, through which they hope to come to a complete and full physical manifestation of their supposed Shining-One spirit.

Importance: purpose and identity are two very powerful, motivating factors for humans, especially when it is coupled with the tangible reality of false Satanic gifts, and mixed with the spiritual high obtained from manifestations and experiences. Therefore, the charismatics who are being trained to be used as vehicles for powerful demonic forces are more likely to hold onto the false identity and purpose that is giving them tangible results in the present. They are so blinded by the emotion and tangible results, that they don’t usually realize those emotions and results are temporary. It’s much easier — and temporarily satisfying — to hold onto a Satanic purpose and identity, than it is to hold on to the promises of God that are eternal, and an identity that requires them to take up their cross and follow the example of Jesus Christ, desiring God’s will over and above all else. This is particularly true when the individual has fallen into delusion and isn’t aware that they are holding onto a Satanic identity and purpose.

6. The individual is trained to have a warrior mentality that appeals to their ego (self-centered, not God-centered), creating a sense of power, control and authority.

The Shining Ones teaching is a doctrine that is largely based on this warrior spirit, because they have been led to believe (lied to by demons and fallen angels) that one of their main purposes is to battle the Illuminati and the NWO. This will be explained further down in this chapter, but the reason they have been led to believe this is because the fallen angels are warriors.

Importance: by carefully cultivating the same warrior mentality and attitude of the fallen within these particular humans, and getting them used to how this warring spirit feels, the fallen are preparing particular humans to unquestionably accept and receive this warring spirit from the fallen as being something that is authored by God. Any and all negative personality traits that begin to manifest — such as coldness, selfishness, a lack of mercy, unforgiveness, arrogance, short-temperedness, et cetera — is mistaken as simply being a “warrior attitude” that is authored by God.

7. The individual is guided into hearing and being led by the demonic.

Within the Shining Ones doctrine, this is being accomplished by tricking them into believing they are being led by their own “Shining One” spirit.

Importance: through trickery and deception, the fallen are able to control the human into doing and saying what they want them to do or say, because the individual falsely believes they are hearing from God. Or, believing they are hearing and being led by their own spirit, who is supposedly being “led by God.”

8. The individual is guided into accepting demonic possession, channeling, or walk-ins as something that feels normal and is of God.

Within the Shining Ones doctrine, this is being accomplished because they falsely believe the “Shining One” is their own human spirit.

Importance: this causes the individual to never consider any negativity resulting from the possession, channeling, or walk-in situation — any subtraction or transference they experience — as being a result of their involvement in the occult. Rather, they see subtraction or transference as a normal part of “spiritual warfare,” which drives them to seek deeper occult activities to seek relief.

9. The individual is guided into becoming accustomed to another entity controlling them.

Because they have been led to believe the “Shining One” is their human spirit, and that they are to allow this “spirit” to have full control of them, they are purposefully allowing this entity to take control of their mind, will, and emotions, with the intent that the entity will eventually take over their physical body as they come into their supposed “full manifestation.”

Importance: it is at this final stage that the individual then becomes a perfect vehicle for the fallen to use, and the demonic, including the fallen, are able to completely and totally control them, having gained their complete acceptance and permission to do so. They are then used in a greater way to spread demonic teachings and to bring deception to the general masses of charismatics, encouraging them to open their hearts and minds to be invaded by the demonic, bringing them into alignment and agreement with the spirit of the antichrist.

■ Point Four — Channeling and Walk-ins

As with the Spirit Man theology, the deception is that the Shining One is the spirit of the person. The truth, however, is that the so-called “spirit” of the person (either a demonically controlled part of the person or a demon itself) is operating as a gatekeeper, opening the gateways to the spiritual space within the individual, so the “Shining One” can have access and take control.

Ultimately, the manifestation of the so-called Shining One spirit the charismatics speak of, is describing a particular type of spiritual evolution that occultists speak of, whereby their physical body is transformed by the spiritual development they attain. This particular type of spiritual evolution is related to “Ascended Masters” and other so-called “highly evolved and developed entities” who are channeled through certain chosen individuals, or who manifest as walk-ins.

Question: So what are the Shining Ones, if they aren’t the special spirit of certain special individuals?

Answer: Based on the experiences we, the authors, have had with fallen angels — those who call themselves the so-called “Ascended Masters” as well as the ones who disguise themselves as God’s angels — and with our experiences with people who claim or have claimed to be or to have this “Shining One spirit,” and with consideration to what occultists have historically believed regarding Shining Ones, it is our belief that the Shining Ones are just another name for the fallen angels. It is possible that in some cases they can also be very high-ranking demons, but we believe them to be the fallen. Either way, they are demonic entities that are being channeled through certain people, or are using the body of those certain individuals as a walk-in.

● Definitions

Channeling

When a person is channeling, it is for the purpose of receiving a message from “the spirits,” usually with the intent to share the message with others. Most people have heard of channeling in reference to mediums or spiritualists contacting and speaking to the spirits of so-called deceased humans (such as a dead relative). This is necromancy, and the Bible tells us that God forbids it.

However, sometimes fallen angels are channeled, using various titles such as Ascended Masters, Cosmic Teachers, Galactic Masters, Archangels, and others, and this is something occultists have been doing for generations now. No matter who or what is being channeled, it involves the individual giving complete control of their mind to that spiritual entity in order for the message to be channeled through. These channeled messages can come through a process known as “automatic writing,” or by the individual verbally giving utterance to the messages they are receiving.

This is exactly what the Spirit Man theology is teaching: to give control of the mind, will, and emotions over to the “human” spirit. But as detailed in the chapter on the spirit man (see: Not Biblical, and Demonic Possession), they are opening themselves to demonic control and possession, and it is not their human spirit who is taking control, but a demon or a demonically controlled part of them. In the case with the Shining Ones, the demon who is masquerading as the “human spirit,” or the part of the person who is being demonically controlled, is allowing this open access for the fallen angels to be channeled.

One example of the fallen who are being given free-reign through this channeling (although, in some cases, it could be a walk-in situation, described below) are the instances where charismatic preachers or teachers have admitted that they turn over the service or meeting to the direction of their so-called “special angel,” or whatever “angel” happens to show up. What they are actually doing is giving control of the service or meeting to a demonic entity. They may have been deceived and do not realize they are giving control to a fallen angel, but the result is still the same. The bigger problem, however, is that they have no discernment — no ability to judge properly — and they can not judge properly because they have no love for the truth.

Discernment begins with a love for the truth, and it is demonstrated by aligning everything with the written Word of God. If something does not line up with His Word, it needs to be tossed out. This is how proper discernment is developed: not by doctrines of men that we mindlessly regurgitate, but by the proper study of Scripture, and by properly applying God’s truth to our own lives.

Walk-in

This is a more rare occurrence than channeling, and while it is fundamentally similar to demon possession, it is more rare, occurring particularly with what some esoterics call “highly advanced, evolved, enlightened beings.” They are also referred to as “Ascended Masters” or other such titles. However, those who know the truth will recognize them not for the glamour they radiate, but for what they truly are: fallen angels.

Glamour: is a false appearance and a powerful magnetic energy that an individual or entity places around themselves to manipulate and influence, tampering with the perception of others. Their victims are drawn in by that magnetic force, and manipulated to believe the individual or entity is something that it is not. Demons can use a glamour to appear to look and be something they are not, and people can be trained to use a glamour as well, but it is not as powerful as the glamour that comes from the fallen ones. People who do not have a love for the truth (therefore, no discernment) will be taken in and easily fooled by this glamour. The fallen angels are arrogant, bloodthirsty, and very selfish. However, their glamour will recreate their essence to be light, beauty and an encompassing love. Their glamour can radiate a physical beauty, but more importantly, it is an emotional, mental, spiritual and sexual beauty. Those who are being drawn in by their glamour will become mesmerized and overwhelmingly feel as if the fallen will meet their every need and complete them: emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and sexually.

In a walk-in situation, a fallen angel will use a certain chosen individual as a walk-in, using their body as if it were their own. Usually the individual will have given explicit permission (their clear, verbal agreement) for the fallen angel to manifest through them. In other situations, the individual, by purposefully opening themselves up to the demonic, leaves themselves open to being used by the fallen. This purposeful opening of themselves to the demonic may be done out of ignorance, but it is still done purposely, and acts as an implicit permission (an understood agreement) for the fallen angel to manifest through them and to use their body as if it were their own.

When people open themselves up to the “Shining One” doctrine, they are giving their authorization to allow this walk-in to take place.

When a walk-in occurs, two things can happen:

1. The spirit/soul of the person will be completely taken out of their body and their body will be used as a vehicle for the fallen angel. The essence of the person may be taken to a seemingly benign place within another dimension (some may view this place as being “heaven” or a “heavenly place”), or they may be taken to a place of torment. Either way, they have become a slave and are working to advance Satan’s plans in one way or another.

2. Or, the spirit/soul of the person will be pushed down and held captive inside the person, and their body will be used as a vehicle for the fallen angel, with the individual being unable to control what is said or done. Sometimes the individual has partial consciousness and limited control of their own body and mental faculties for restricted periods time.

Sometimes the physical body will begin to drastically change appearance, but not always. Any changes that do occur are most often implemented over a longer period of time, so as to not attract too much attention. Physical changes can include an increase in height and muscle tone, and changes in bone structure, eye color, and hair color. A walk-in will last as long as the fallen angel desires or needs, and can last until the physical body of the person dies.

More often, however, personality changes are more evident than physical changes, and they will begin to take on the character of the fallen: cold, selfish to the point of displaying or magnifying narcissistic attitudes and behaviors, manipulative, arrogant, short-tempered, violent, and warlike. However, they aren’t likely to always display these negative character traits to the general public. The negative character traits that are displayed are often overlooked by the majority of people who have been mesmerized by their charisma, which can be considered a type of glamour.

Interesting to Note

Some occultists believe that Jesus was “a Christ” (a word that means “anointed or chosen one,” and is descriptive of an office) who gave up his physical body to host an avatar, in the same way they say that Buddha was “a Christ” and gave his body to be used by an avatar. An “avatar” is the term for a very high ranking, so-called highly evolved entity (in truth, it is a high-ranking fallen angel). Some occultists believe and teach that an avatar comes as a great teacher approximately every 2000 years to show humanity the way and to help them spiritually progress/evolve. It is taught that when Jesus was baptized, the avatar entered him like a dove. The avatar stayed for the 3½ years of ministry and left Jesus the night at Gethsemane, although some believe the avatar did not completely leave until Jesus was on the cross, causing him to cry out “Why have you forsaken me?” They also teach that Jesus earned his mastership and title “master Jesus” (a low-ranking “Ascended Master”) from allowing his body to be used by the avatar, and in this way, he achieved a physical evolution (manifestation) and advancement through the spiritual evolution and advancement he went through.

The process of this “spiritual evolution” is comparable to what charismatics believe about the physical manifestation of their “Shining One” spirit that comes about through their spiritual evolution. The language charismatics use to describe this evolutionary process often includes words such as:

● A manifestation of their spirit man

● Developing their spirit man

● Advancing

● Getting a promotion

● Graduating

This language is often used in the context of spiritual understanding, spiritual authority, and displays of gifts and power. For instance, they will say they have advanced from, graduated from, or are being promoted from one level of understanding to another. Or, they will say they have advanced from lesser levels of authority to greater or more powerful levels of authority. A slightly different but related way they will use this language is to say that they have developed and become more advanced in their gifts and abilities (occult gifts and abilities, such as: astral traveling, dream insertion, occult seer abilities, necromancy, telepathic abilities, etc). This is a slightly different application, but is nevertheless related to the development of their so-called “spirit man” or “Shining One spirit.”

Bottom Line: The Shining Ones certainly aren’t a human spirit, and neither are they a spirit that is being controlled by the true God. They are fallen angels who are using and controlling certain individuals, channeling through them, and in some cases using them as a walk-in to one degree or another. They use different groups of people, from various cultures and religious backgrounds, and Christians are not immune to being used in this way, either. There are most certainly many different false doctrines and ungodly beliefs that are causing Christians to be susceptible to being deceived by the fallen ones, but the occult deception of the so-called “Shining-One Spirit Man” doctrine that some charismatics have fallen prey to, is one such avenue that is opening the doors for the fallen to use and control them in ways that have never been seen before.

● The Purpose

Question: Why do fallen angels need to channel through people or use them as a walk-in? What purpose does this serve?

Answer: There are many different reasons why fallen angels channel through people and use them as walk-ins, but generally speaking, the main purpose is to expand Satan’s kingdom — in other words, to expand his influence on the hearts and minds of mankind.

The means by which they do this is through deception, and the way they achieve this deception is by gaining acceptance by the larger majority. The specifics on how this acceptance is accomplished depends upon the culture and religious environment of the area they are trying to infiltrate and deceive, and so they always use particular chosen individuals to help them gain acceptance by the larger majority. Christians are not immune to being used in this way.

Before we get into more detail, let’s briefly look at these two main components:

1. Building and Advancing Satan’s Kingdom

The fallen angels advance Satan’s kingdom through the decree of the individual they are channeling through or using as a walk-in. Within the charismatic movement, this is most often done through “spiritual warfare,” such as the warfare that is driving the Shining Ones doctrine. The conscious charismatic infiltrator is intentionally and deliberately allowing themselves to be used by the fallen to advance Satan’s territory, but very often people are doing this unconsciously. They don’t realize the spiritual being that is influencing them is not of God, because they erroneously believe the Shining One is their own human spirit. And they are under the deception that their “spiritual warfare,” particularly in regards to realms, is advancing the kingdom of God, not realizing they are being used by Satan to build and advance his kingdom.

2. Deceiving by Gaining Acceptance

The fallen angels do not have a need or a desire to inhabit a human body in the same way demons do, and they are selective in who they use, unlike demons. However, certain fallen angels do use humans as walk-ins, as described above, while others have physical bodies created for them for a specific purpose.

So while the fallen are able to appear in the physical realms — without the aid of a human or physical body — and interact with the physical world, and have done so if only for short periods of time, this is not common. The reason for this is because if they were to suddenly begin frequently manifesting in the physical realms in this way to random groups of people, even while using their glamour, the likelihood of them being widely accepted is small.

At least, at this point in time.

For one thing, the shock would be too great for many people to handle. Secondly, religious and cultural beliefs within larger groups would be varied, and not all would accept their message — or their visitation — in the same way. For instance, some would be confused and not understand; others would be scared and run away (or faint from fright); some would not believe and think it was an elaborate government hoax; others might believe it to be an “alien” invasion and would either embrace them as aliens or go on what would be a useless attack. So, even though their goal is to eventually manifest freely by gaining acceptance from a large majority of people, including Christians, a more stable and predictable gradual acceptance has always been Satan’s step to achieving this goal, and this gradual acceptance is all in preparation for the final Antichrist to eventually manifest.

Therefore, rather than forcing a sudden appearance on the general masses, they have progressively gained this acceptance throughout the centuries by carefully choosing certain people within particular groups that open themselves to their influence and are willing to be used by them. Often times (but not always), they use their glamour to hide their true appearance and intentions, so people are deceived into believing the fallen are something they are not. Those chosen individuals then take the spiritual experiences they have had with the fallen, and the messages the fallen have channeled through them, and share with others inside their circle of influence. In this manner, more people begin to embrace the idea of coming into agreement with fallen angels, and begin to consciously and willingly accept their influence for themselves.

Certain charismatics fall prey to this plan because they have been groomed through doctrines of demons to be a vehicle for the fallen, spoken of in point three of this chapter. And because of doctrines such as the Shining Ones, these individuals have been deceived into thinking the fallen angels are something that are of God, such as their so-called “special shining-one human spirit.” They then influence like-minded charismatics to embrace the fallen angels, bringing them into alignment and agreement with the spirit of the antichrist, carrying out and fulfilling Satan’s end-time plan. In this way, the fallen gain wide acceptance within Christian circles and are able to influence and use them. This is part of the plan for Satan to use the charismatic movement to deceive Christians — a plan both of us, the authors, were involved in before God, by His grace, delivered us from the occult and from occult practices.

■ Point Five — Realms

As stated above, the main purpose for the fallen to channel through people or use them as walk-ins, is to expand Satan’s kingdom — in other words, to expand his influence on the hearts and minds of mankind.

Charismatics who have fallen for the deception of the “spirit man” theology, and particularly those who believe themselves to be a “Shining One,” believe they are “building, advancing, and expanding the Kingdom of God” through their doctrine on realms. However, they have been deceived and are working for the kingdom of Satan, advancing and expanding not the Kingdom of God, but the kingdom of Satan.

Before we get into details, let’s look at a couple of definitions.

Definitions5

Realm: kingdom; sphere, domain; the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates.

Kingdom: a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen; the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth.

It is interesting that even the dictionary references a spiritual kingdom, although many Christians would see this as a reference to Creator God’s Kingdom, or the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Son of God. However, many esoterics would interpret this to be the kingdom of “the Christ,” what Christians would recognize as an antichrist.

The Bible speaks of two different spiritual kingdoms, however: Satan’s kingdom, and the Kingdom of God. Most Christians are familiar with the many references to God’s Kingdom, but Satan’s kingdom is also referenced throughout the Bible, including in the following verses:

Colossians 1:13 — “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.” (NLT)

Ephesians 6:12 — “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (KJV)

Ephesians 2:1-2 — “As for you, you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience.” (BSB)

John 12:31 — “Now judgment is upon this world; now the prince of this world will be cast out.” (BSB)

Matthew 12:26 — “If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?” (BSB)

We will speak to the unbiblical doctrine of “kingdom building” in a moment, and the charismatic teachings on realms will be expanded on, including where it came from, in Section Five, but for now we will go over some of the basics of what a realm is and how it is being used in the Shining Ones doctrine.

● Exoteric Meanings versus Esoteric Meanings

There are two understandings on what a realm means within some charismatic circles, specifically in regards to Shining Ones: an outside understanding (exoteric) that the average, casual listener comprehends, and an inside understanding (esoteric) that is grasped by a few.

For example, if a charismatic preacher comes to you and says, “I proclaim my realm to overtake you,” the average reaction might be, “Huh? What is this fruitcake talking about?” But if the same person says, “I proclaim the realms of heaven to overtake you,” the general reaction (at least, within many charismatic groups) would likely be to tolerate this as being something that is acceptable and Biblical, regardless of any actual Bible study on the subject to see if it is, in fact, Scriptural. But concerning the particular teachings on realms that we are addressing in this book, the two statements — “my realm” and “realms of heaven” — actually mean the same thing and are being applied in the same way, and perhaps not everyone would understand this.

So in this section, we will attempt to share with you, the reader, what the true meanings and teachings are behind “realms,” especially with respect to the Shining Ones beliefs, irrespective of how the subject is being publicly treated.

Interesting to Note

Some charismatic teachers and “deliverance counselors” are teaching on realms and applying those teachings in sermons and in “deliverance counseling” sessions with clients, in spite of openly admitting they haven’t been able to “work out their theology on it yet.” In other words, they can’t prove it Biblically, although they try, but yet they still apply teachings on realms and use it in their counseling sessions with clients, because they believe it to be true. Where is the discernment?

○ EXOTERIC (COMMON) MEANINGS OF “REALM”

The common meanings and understanding of the word “realm” are as follows:

1. Realms are descriptive of a place in the physical or in the spiritual.

2. Realms are commonly used to describe the non-physical space that houses the energy surrounding a person, as well as the influence and authority they have because of that energy, such as “realm of influence” or “realm of authority.”

● The word “realm” can also be replaced with “sphere,” so the phrases might be “sphere of influence,” “sphere of authority,” et cetera. Sometimes the word “dimension” is used in place of realm.

3. The word “realm” is commonly used by charismatics to refer to the Kingdom of God, and is used to describe heavenly places.

ESOTERIC (HIDDEN) MEANINGS OF “REALM”

Within the fractal spirituality of the Shining Ones teachings, a realm is further defined as follows:

1. Realms are the spiritual substance that constitutes a spirit. In other words, they teach that while the physical body houses the physical things — muscles, bones, organs, etc. — inside a spirit are realms. So sometimes the terms “realm” and “spirit” are used interchangeably, because they say a realm is a place within a spirit.

2. Realms are the sphere of influence and authority that their spirit has.

3. Realms are heavenly places found within their spirit that are ruled by their spirit.

As you may have noticed, the esoteric definitions are parallel to the common understanding of what realms are, except they are applying the definitions to their “spirit man.” So because the “spirit man theology” has been proven to not be Biblical at all, we can immediately dismiss realms as it applies to the spirit man as being a false doctrine. However, we will still dive right into this teaching on realms so we can understand the dangers of it, and how to warn others to stay away.

● The Basics

Advocates and teachers of the doctrine on realms will publicly teach about these esoteric aspects of realms in a surface way, but it’s not always clear what, exactly, is involved in it, and it certainly isn’t clear what is actually and truly happening when they are engaging with their realms. And when teaching on realms, they will do the same thing the occultist does, and pull in a little bit of truth into their web of lies. They build this false doctrine slowly and incrementally, step-by-step, in the same way occultists lure people into believing and following after their false doctrines. The individual being taught this doctrine on realms may not realize, at first, that the teachings are occult, and by the time the occult teachings should be obvious, they don’t recognize the deception, because by then it sounds reasonable to them. So in order to understand how the term “realm” is being used by certain charismatics, you have to understand the basics of this teaching, because it is foundational for some of the ungodly activities they engage in, including so-called spiritual warfare, courtrooms of heaven, dream insertion, and so-called spirit travel.

The next section of this chapter will deal more with the last two esoteric definitions of realms. But for now, we will focus on the first meaning they have of a realm: the spiritual substance that constitutes a spirit.6

1. They start off with verses such as Ephesians 2:6 — “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus” (BSB). They tell people that this is one verse that speaks to the nature of our spirit as being both multidimensional (having more than one plane of existence) and transdimensional (able to move through multiple planes of existence).

In other words, they are saying that even though our physical bodies are living on earth, our spirit is not only in our body, but in heaven with Christ. And because they say our spirit is meant to exist transdimensionally (like God), they believe the human spirit can also be present in multiple places at once, in this 3rd dimension and in other dimensions and realms.

Important to Note: the way they speak of “the spirit man,” they are mixing the words “multidimensional” and “transdimensional,” and treating them as if to say that the human spirit “exists in and is able to move through multiple planes of existence simultaneously.” This is actually more similar to the definition of “omnipresent,” an attribute Biblically and historically bestowed upon God, not mankind.

2. They then explain that the transdimensional nature of our spirit manifests in “realms.”

In order to try to prove this point, they pull in Revelation 6:8, Matthew 10:28, and Revelation 20:13-14. They say that in these scriptures, the use of pronouns shows that Death and Hades/Hell is literally described as not only a place (realm), but also as a person (not necessarily a human person, but certainly a sentient entity). In other words, since Death is referred to as “him,” they say this means that Death is not just an event, but a sentient being, because only living beings are referred to as “him.”

● Revelation 6:8 — “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” (KJV)

● Matthew 10:28 — “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (NASB)

● Revelation 20:13-14 — “The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” (KJV)

Then they pull in Isaiah 28:15 — “Because you have said, ‘We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter’” (ESV)

They say that since it’s impossible to make a covenant with an event (such as death), then this scripture is saying that death is not only an event, but a person (sentient being). The conclusion is then drawn that since the Bible supposedly describes Death and Hell as being both realms (places) and living entities, then humans, too, must be both people and realms. Therefore, they say that spirits function as realms.

Finally, Revelation 3:20 is brought into the conversation: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.” (BSB)

They claim this is speaking to realms, as well, and is describing the process by which we open the doorways (gateways) of our realm (spirit) and allow Christ to come into our realm (spirit) and influence us. They also claim “realms” explains how we can be “in Christ” and Christ can be “in us” — Jesus is a “realm” that we inhabit, and our spirit is a “realm” that he inhabits. The spirit/realm of Jesus is inside our realm/spirit, and our spirit/realm is inside his realm/spirit, because they say that spirits are designed to function as realms.

3. So their final conclusion is that since a realm is a place that can be inhabited by people, and since a spirit can be inhabited by other people, such as Jesus (or, perhaps more accurately, a spirit can be inhabited by the spirits of other people), then a spirit is also a place. So since a spirit is a place and a realm is a place, then a spirit and a realm are the same thing.

This “if-then” statement could be expressed as something like this:

● If realms = places; and if spirits = places; then spirits = realms.

However, they generally simply describe the spirit of a person as being something that functions as a realm, in that it can be inhabited, expanded, and ruled.

If you are confused, don’t worry. Welcome to “Fractal Spirituality 101.” Fractal spirituality is almost always confusing, which is why many just blindly accept it without really understanding exactly what it is they are getting themselves into. The circular reasoning often makes it sound reasonable and correct, especially when they pepper their arguments with Scripture. But once you start to pull apart each of the components and examine them separately, and begin to properly interpret the Word of God, the deception is plain to see.

○ WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON

On the surface this may sound like a very nice, Biblically-sound teaching; however, there are quite a few problematic issues.

1. Regarding the “If-Then” Statement

● If realms = places; and if spirits = places; then spirits = realms

This train of thought is simple to debunk because “if-then” statements don’t always hold true in real life. They may look good on paper, but they don’t always pass the logic test. For example, here’s an if-then statement that does not hold true: if dogs are animals, and cats are animals, then cats are dogs. Obviously, this is not true. Just because two separate things have something in common, does not mean the two separate things are the same thing. So just because a realm is a place and a spirit is a place (assuming a spirit actually is a place), does not necessarily mean the terms “spirit” and “realm” can be used interchangeably.

2. Regarding Ephesians 2:6

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (BSB)

There are two important points regarding this Scripture and how it is being misinterpreted within the teachings on realms:

a. Even assuming they are correct in their literal interpretation of Ephesian 2:6, and our spirit is not only in our bodies, but literally seated with Christ in heavenly realms, the problem is how far these particular charismatics take this teaching. The Bible says we are seated with Christ in heavenly realms, and not that we are meant to exist and move in other dimensions or realms as well.

They try to get around this by saying their realm is a heavenly realm, but there is no Biblical evidence that this is true, especially when the phrase “heavenly realms” in this particular verse means “heaven itself, the abode of God and angels.”7 This is not speaking of a so-called personal realm.

b. Furthermore, this verse is not saying that our spirits are meant to be in our body, and in Heaven with Him, and someplace in France, and in Antarctica, and in the depths of the ocean, and in some far-off galaxy, and fighting demons in a different “heavenly” realm, and in our own realm building it up, et cetera. To read more into this verse than what is presented, is to believe something that is outside of Scripture. This is another perfect example of eisegesis (using personal agendas, presuppositions, and biases to interpret the Bible), as opposed to exegesis (subjectively allowing the text to interpret itself).8

These points are further demonstrated by the next verse, Ephesians 2:7:

“…in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (BSB)

Notice these verses, taken together, do not say the following: “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that our spirit might fly all over the galaxy, zoom in and out of dimensions, visit other realms, find dens of demons and beat them up, and help God build His Kingdom by building our kingdom, since He’s having such a hard time doing it by Himself.”

No! The verses say: “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (BSB) (emphasis added)

Those are three very important words: in order that. In other words, this verse is explaining why we are seated in Heaven with Christ Jesus, and it’s not so our spirit can zip and zoom here and there and operate out of a so-called “personal realm.” Is the spirit/soul able to zip and zoom here and there? Yes. This is what occultists do, and they train others — including children that are being trained for occult purposes — to do the same. It is called astral travel or astral projection, and it is done by demonic assistance, influence and control. It is not of God.

The verses in Ephesians 2 are a beautiful illustration of the love God has for us that He has shown to us through Jesus Christ; His mercy and the grace He pours out on us because of Christ Jesus; and the promise we have of eternal blessings from God in the future because of Christ Jesus. They are not speaking of “personal realms” out of which we can operate.

3. Regarding the Spirit As Being a Place

The words “soul” and “spirit” are commonly used interchangeably, and even in the Bible, in certain cases, the word “soul” is used in the same way as “spirit.” In fact, sometimes “heart” and “soul” are used interchangeably as well.9 So not everyone is in agreement that the human existence has body, soul and spirit, because many believe the spirit and soul are are speaking of the same thing. But for the purposes of this argument, we’ll assume that the soul and spirit are two separate, non-physical parts of a person.

So, if the spirit can be inhabited by other spirits, then perhaps it could be said that the spirit is a place, and the conclusion may be true that spirits function as realms. However, does the Bible teach this? Is the spirit a place that can house other spirits, whether demonic or human?

And since the fractal spirituality of realms is teaching that spirits can live inside other spirits, we can ask this question another way: is the spirit of a human able to live inside other spirits, whether demonic or human? Is this Biblical or of God? What does Scripture say?

Although this is not an exhaustive list, the Bible says the following about the human spirit and non-human spirits:10

1. God forms the human spirit inside the human body.

2. The spirit gives life to the body.

3. The spirit can be troubled, be in anguish, and have sorrow.

4. The spirit can be revived.

5. The spirit can be hardened.

6. The spirit can be humble (poor).

7. The spirit can rejoice.

8. The spirit can grow strong.

9. People can have an excellent spirit.

10. People can be filled with the spirit of wisdom.

11. People can be filled with the Spirit of God.

12. People can be filled with a familiar spirit.

13. People can be filled with a spirit of jealousy.

14. People can be troubled by an evil spirit.

15. People can be filled with a spirit of prostitution (particularly in regards to idolatry).

16. People can be filled with an unclean or foul spirit (a general word used to describe a demon).

17. People can be filled with a mute and deaf spirit.

18. People can be filled with a spirit of disease, infirmity, or weakness.

19. People can be filled with a spirit of divination. In the account found in Acts 16:16, the name of the demonic spirit was Python. (This is not to say the demonic spirit literally was a snake — a python — but the Bible says this was name of the demonic spirit.)

So while the Bible tells us that our spirits can be filled with emotion, no where does it say that our spirits can be filled by other spirits, either human or demonic. The Bible certainly does tell us that the space inside the body of the person is a habitation for their own spirit. Furthermore, the Bible tells us that the space inside the body of the person can be possessed by (controlled by or under the power of) a demonic spirit. Sometimes that space is described as being the literal physical space inside the body of a person, and sometimes that space is described as being the non-physical space inside a person’s body, such as the heart or mind (the center and seat of spiritual life — thoughts, passions, desires, et cetera).

In fact, Matthew 12:43-45 describes what happens when demons go out of and enter into a person’s body:

“When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ On its arrival, it finds the house vacant, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and dwell there; and the final plight of that man is worse than the first. So will it be with this wicked generation.” (BSB)

In the original Greek, the word “house” is “oikos,” Strong’s Greek 3624. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon defines the word in this particular scripture as meaning, “any dwelling-place: of the human body as the abode of demons that possess it.”11 Of the human body… not of the human spirit.

Therefore, since there is no Biblical support on the idea that human spirits are places that are able to be or should be inhabited, then human spirits can not and should not be realms.

Fractal spirituality would certainly have us think that human beings are like living matryoshka dolls, with our spirit nested inside us, and another spirit nested inside our spirit, and another spirit nested inside that, and so on. Or, our so-called “seven spirits” nested inside one another, inside us. But this is another perfect example of eisegesis — how they are taking Scripture and twisting it around to fit whatever doctrine or teaching they want to try to “prove” as being Biblical, when it is not Biblical at all.

However, as with all things, we encourage you to do your own Bible study on this, rather than take the word of others, including ourselves.

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4. Regarding Personification and Isaiah 28:15

The teaching on realms is assuming that the Biblical personification of death and hell is a literal thing, and that the poetry used to describe this personification is meant to be taken literally. But personification is, by its very definition and usage, not literal, but figurative.

The Bible is full of figurative language that is making a literal point. Is death literally a demonic being and not just an event that takes place? Maybe. But there is no scripture that absolutely proves this. And maybe there is a demonic being who goes by the name “Death,” but this still doesn’t mean that the event of “death” and any demon that may go by the name “Death” are one and the same. If this were true, the logical conclusion maybe could be drawn that every person who dies — even Christians — enters into the realm of a living demonic entity named “Death.” This may be a mythological, figurative and perhaps occult understanding of Death, but it is not a literal understanding or application.

Those who teach on realms say it is impossible to make a covenant with a place or an event, therefore, Hell and Death are not only places and events, but are also live, sentient, spiritual entities.

So let’s compare two verses. Let’s take the verse in Isaiah that is being used to “prove” that death and hell are not only events and places, but also sentient beings, and let’s compare it to another verse, Job 5:23.

Isaiah 28:15 — “Because you have said, ‘We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter’” (ESV)

Job 5:23 — “For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.” (KJV)

(emphasis added by the authors)

The phrase used in Job 5:23, “be in league with,” means “covenant,” and is the same exact Hebrew word used in Isaiah 28:15, berith.12

So if the same logic used to “prove” the teachings on realms in Isaiah 28 is used with this verse in Job 5, then we can make a covenant with stones. Therefore, by this logic, stones must not only be non-living geological substances, but they are also living entities. If we wanted to make a doctrine out of this (that stones are sentient beings), then we would do what every good occultist does, and go hunting for Scripture to fit our new occult doctrine. We could pull in the following three verses as “proof” that stones are living, sentient beings because they speak and they can bear witness:

Luke 19:40 — “‘I tell you,’ He answered, ‘if they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.’” (BSB)

Habakkuk 2:11 — “For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.” (KJV)

Joshua 24:27 — “And Joshua said unto all the people, ‘Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.’” (KJV)

In fact, if a bunch of stones get together, they can form a wall, and Lamentations 2:18 says they can cry tears, get no sleep, and play favorites (or, take special care that they wouldn’t lose their eyesight, depending upon whether one took the idiom “apple of thine eye” literally or figuratively).

Lamentations 2:18 — “Their heart cried unto the Lord: O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night; Give thyself no respite; let not the apple of thine eye cease.” (ESV)

So, while we could make an occult doctrine out of stones being alive, it would be more prudent to do a word study. And a quick study of the original language shows that in Job 5:23 and in Isaiah 28:15, the word “covenant” is being used figuratively, not literally. Therefore, “death” spoken of in Isaiah 28:15 is no more a sentient being than the “stones” to which Job 5:23 refers.

If this weren’t enough, let’s look at the phrase in Isaiah 28:15, “with Sheol we are in agreement.”

In the original Hebrew, this word “agreement” is Strong’s Hebrew 2374, chozeh, meaning “seer.” When you look up the meaning of this word in reference to this particular verse and read the verse in context, Isaiah 28:15 is literally saying that they had a vision of Hell through the practice of necromancy, and they entered into a covenant with death, falsely believing that death and hell could not harm them.13

Here’s another way to word it: they were convinced they would not see death nor come to destruction.

In case you missed the irony, the charismatics who hold to the Shining Ones doctrine and similar “little gods” teachings, and who involve themselves with such activities including necromancy and going to “heavenly places,” including realms of “hell,” have the same foolhardy confidence that they will not see a physical death nor come to destruction, either.

5. Regarding Figurative Language and Revelation 3:14-22

Revelation 3:14-22 (BSB)

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

“These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God’s creation.

“I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other. So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of My mouth!

“You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, white garments so that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness not exposed, and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

These verses are being grossly twisted out of context, and the language is being taken literally rather than figuratively. These Scriptures were recording a message that Jesus was giving to a particular church in Laodicea, and that message was full of figurative speech that was making a literal point about the wretched spiritual state they were in.

Examples:

○ Jesus said they were lukewarm. This didn’t mean their body temperatures were getting dangerously low. Jesus was using a figure of speech that meant, “Guys, you are saying one thing but doing another. Make up your mind if you are going to serve Me or not.”

○ Jesus said He was about to spit them out of His mouth. This is a figure of speech. He wasn’t literally chewing on their flesh and bones and about to spit out their bloody remains because they didn’t taste good (or were of undesirable body temperature). He was expressing to them, “The spiritual state you are in is disgusting to Me.”

○ Jesus said they needed to buy gold from him, white garments to cover their nakedness, and salve to put on their blind eyes so they could see. He wasn’t suggesting they trade in their dollars, euros, pounds, and yen for gold bars; He wasn’t ordering them to take a group trip to His store on Main Street and purchase some clothes because they had been running around town naked; He wasn’t suggesting they go to His website and order His special, magical eye-cream that would cure their blindness (for the special, low price of just 6 easy payments of $79.95, tax, shipping, and handling not included). Jesus was speaking figuratively to make a literal point, and saying, in essence, “You think you have everything you need, but you have no spiritual value.” And, “Your righteousness is filthy compared to Mine.” And, “You think you are wise, but in all your worldly wisdom, you have no spiritual understanding whatsoever.”

So when Jesus said He was standing at the door and knocking, waiting for them to open up, He was not suggesting that He was waiting outside their literal doorways, waiting to go inside and have lunch with them. They had closed themselves off from the influence of Jesus Christ — had shut out Jesus from their lives — and He was telling them, “Open yourself up to My influence, and let Me change you.”

On the surface, it sounds as if the charismatic teachings on realms are not taking this Scripture in Revelation as literally opening up the door to your house and having a lunch or dinner with Jesus. It sounds as if they are using this illustration in Revelation to encourage people to open up their heart to allow Jesus to influence them and change them. And some people may hear this doctrine of realms being taught to them for the first time (as described in the “In Christ” teachings, for instance), and believe this is how it’s being utilized.

However, this is not how they are using this spiritual concept.

In reality, they are twisting these verses and are actually teaching a doctrine of demons. Since they believe that the spirits of people literally are realms (places), and that Jesus is literally a realm (a place), they believe that the person of Jesus literally, in the spirit, enters into a person’s realm. Through various forms of meditation and visualization, they then “go inside their realm” and converse with and interact with this “Jesus” that they find inside their so-called “realm” (or, if they are dissociative, with the “Jesus” they find inside their system).

This is not Biblical.

Question: So what’s wrong with this? How is this a doctrine of demons? Isn’t this what salvation is all about — “asking Jesus to come into your heart”?

Answer: Actually, no. This concept is deceptively unbiblical. Nowhere does the Bible advocate or teach that the person — or spirit-person — of Jesus enters into our “heart” (or, realm, system, spirit, et cetera) at the point of salvation. This concept comes from this very verse in Revelation 3:20 that some are using to teach on realms.

The main problem with equating this verse in Revelation 3 to the experience of salvation, is that Jesus Christ was speaking to a group of people who were already saved. He was not speaking to those who were not saved. The problem was not that they had not been saved; the problem was that they were not submitting to Him. They had shut Jesus Christ out of their lives and had shut out His influence. These verses could be interpreted that they were in danger of losing their salvation, not that they had not yet received salvation.

The Bible does teach, however, that the Holy Spirit dwells within us. To get you started on your study, here are but a few of the many Scriptures in the New Testament that speak to this:

John 14:16-17 — “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and He will be in you.” (BSB)

1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (BSB)

Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who dwells within you.” (BSB)

2 Timothy 1:14 “Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” (BSB)

Ephesians 5:18 “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit…” (BSB)

Here are but three of the many Scriptures in the Old Testament that clearly speak to the Spirit of God filling a person — Exodus 31:3; Exodus 35:31; Ezekiel 43:5.

Important to Note

In your study, please notice what the verses do not say. They do not say that the Holy Spirit comes and dwells inside our own spirit.

Furthermore, Jesus told His disciples that He was leaving (ascending into Heaven) so that the Holy Spirit could come and dwell within us — not the person or spirit-person of Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:1-5; John 7:37-39; John 15:26; and others)

Question: But doesn’t the Bible say that Jesus is in us and we are in Him? Isn’t this sort of like Him being in our realm?

Answer: Actually, no. This is a perversion of a spiritual concept recorded in Scripture in places such as John 14:20 — “On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.” (BSB)

In order to fully understand how the teaching on realms is twisting this scripture, you have to understand how they are applying this in their everyday life. Through meditation and visualization (they usually call this “getting into the spirit”), they “go inside their spirit realm” and interact with a so-called Jesus that is living there. The process by which charismatics interact with the so-called Jesus inside their “realm” is much the same way a dissociative individual consciously or unconsciously goes inside their inner system (inside world) to interact with their alters or parts.

This process is also strikingly similar to how some occultists interact with their so-called spirit guides:

1. Occultists use visualization to create an inner space. The space can look like anything they wish, from a fancy palace, to a utilitarian office space, to a quiet cave deep in the earth.

2. They then invite their “spirit guide” to enter into that space. Sometimes the demonic spirit disguises itself as an animal, but usually they disguise themselves as having a human form. No matter the form, this “spirit guide” is actually a demonic entity (either demon or fallen angel), and will most often disguise itself as harmless or benign, sometimes even going by the name “Jesus” or “Yeshua,” or another translation of the name.

This process was described in some detail in the book, The Beautiful Side of Evil, by Johanna Michaelsen.

Important to Note

We are in no way suggesting that dissociative people are practicing occult techniques by creating an inside space and going inside their system. There is a huge difference between the occultist creating an inside space and the dissociative person creating an inside space. The occultist does this purposefully and consciously, and with the intent of interacting with demons, regardless of whether they recognize the entities as demons or not. Those who are dissociative unconsciously create an inside space in order to survive prolonged trauma, and in some cases, they are forced through trauma to create inside spaces through mind-control programming. Furthermore, during the healing process, they or their internal self helpers may create a healing place inside of them — inside what is already the space of their system — for their alters to safely converge, with the intention of getting rid of programming and to ultimately “integrate,” to one extent or another. But unfortunately, since fractal spirituality (including the Spirit Man theology, as well as the Shining One doctrine) is being used within particular types of charismatic “deliverance ministries,” dissociative individuals who are being taught about realms are unintentionally opening up their system to being infiltrated by a false Jesus, if it hadn’t already been infiltrated. They think that the “Jesus” showing up in their system is the real Jesus, when in fact, it is not. It is a demonic deception. (see: “Jesus” and “Jesus Programming”)

The way charismatics are using this verse to teach on realms and how to interact with “Jesus” is not Biblical. And a simple word study will show that the word “in” does not mean what they say it means.

Let’s look at this verse again:

John 14:20 — “On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.” (BSB)

Now, let’s go to the Greek and find out what the word “in” means in regards to this verse:

Definition of “in” — Strong’s Greek 1722, en (a preposition) — properly, in (inside, within); (figuratively) “in the realm (sphere) of,” as in the condition (state) in which something operates from the inside (within).14

Using this same resource, Thayer’s Greek Lexicon shows that contextually, in this verse, “in” means:

“of a person to whom another is wholly joined and to whose power and influence he is subject, so that the former may be likened to the place in which the latter lives and moves. So used in the writings of Paul and of John particularly of intimate relationship with God or with Christ, and for the most part involving contextually the idea of power and blessing resulting from that union thus, in Christ, of his disciples and worshippers.”

A simple, Biblical, contextual interpretation of this verse in John 14:20 says that when we are “in” Christ Jesus and He is “in” us, we are wholly joined together with him, subject to his power and influence so that we may become like Him. And when we have this type of relationship with Him, the result is power and blessing. There is nothing about Jesus entering into our spirit, and we entering into His Spirit. There is nothing about visualization and going inside one’s “spirit realm” to interact with a “Jesus” that is found there. In fact, there’s nothing about realms in here at all, except in the figurative sense.

Now that you have a basic understanding of where this teaching on realms is coming from, and which Scriptures are being twisted and misinterpreted to try to “prove” that spirits are realms and can be inhabited, let’s get into some more detail with how they think they are using their so-called realms.

● Kingdom Building Through Realms

Here’s a recap of how realms are being defined by certain teachers and proponents of this teaching:

1. A realm is the spiritual substance that constitutes a spirit.

2. A realm is the sphere of influence and authority that their spirit has.

3. A realm is a heavenly place found within their spirit that is ruled by their spirit.

We’ve discussed why they believe their spirit is a realm and why they are wrong about this. Now we will get into the second and third definitions of realms: realms of influence and authority of their spirit, and heavenly places found within their spirit and ruled by their spirit.

They believe their realm is a little kingdom that is connected to God’s Kingdom, and that as they build or expand their own realm (kingdom), they are building and expanding the Kingdom of God, because whatever they do in their personal realm affects the Kingdom of Heaven.

Therefore, they believe that:

1. By increasing the size and influence of their own realm in the spiritual, they believe they are increasing the size and influence of the Kingdom of God in the spiritual.

2. By increasing the size and influence of their own realm in the spiritual, it is believed that their authority and influence in the physical is increased. This, in turn, is believed to then increase the size and influence of God’s Kingdom in the physical.

They learn how to:

1. operate out of (engage) their realms

2. build and expand their realms

As a result of them operating out of, building, and expanding their realms, there are results that they see as positive. There are:

1. spiritual results

2. physical results

The following are some of the commonly-held charismatic beliefs surrounding realms, realm expansion, and the effects they believe this expansion has. This is especially true of those who believe themselves to be “Shining Ones,” or those who consider themselves to be a leader or awakener of the “Shining Ones.”

○ OPERATING OUT OF REALMS

As described above, they not only believe their spirit functions as a realm (which basically means, they believe their spirit is a realm, or, a place), but that a realm is also a heavenly place found within their spirit that is ruled by their spirit. It is up to them, the physical person, to get in touch with and learn how to operate out of their realm. They often call this “engaging” their realm.

The first step in learning how to do this is to learn how to allow their so-called spirit to operate through them. This involves giving control of their conscious self — mind, will, and emotions — to their “spirit.” For the people who erroneously believe themselves to be a Shining One, this not only includes the mind, will, and emotions, but their physical body, as well. This transference of control takes place over time, through meditation that is disguised as prayer, and by willfully opening themselves up to the supernatural. For those who are going through the “spirit man” deliverance counseling, this transference of control is facilitated by a “coach or counselor,” who is teaching the individual how to allow their spirit to take control — or encouraging them to do so — as described in the “Spirit Man” chapter.

○ BUILDING AND EXPANDING REALMS

After they learn how to operate out of, or “engage” their realm, the individual works to build and expand their realm through their “spirit man,” and this is believed to increase their authority and influence in both the spiritual — the authority and influence their so-called spirit has — and in the physical — the authority and influence they have as a physical person. This is why their “spiritual promotions” and “realm expansions” often go hand-in-hand.

They believe their realms are expanded in two main ways:

1. By supposedly “taking back territory from Satan” through their “spiritual warfare.” When they take back this territory, they believe those realms are incorporated into their own realm, causing their personal realm to grow.

2. They also believe personal their realm can be expanded through a “spiritual promotion” they have earned, whereby their realm expands because their power and influence has increased.

Some of the ways they believe they can “earn a promotion” include:

1. Being effective in “spiritual warfare.”

2. Obtaining a special anointing through a spiritual impartation, usually from another person.

3. Obtaining new revelation or a special anointing through personal spiritual encounters, such as:

a. Talking with “angels” to gain revelation or anointing.

b. Traveling to heavenly realms (or one’s own personal realm) to have encounters with a “Jesus.”

c. Gaining new revelation or anointing through supposed conversation or encounters with the dead, usually those who they consider to be mighty men and women of God either in recent times (such as Katherine Kuhlman, Aimee Semple McPherson, William Branham, et cetera) or in Biblical times (such as the Apostle Paul, John the Revelator, King David, et cetera), but also sometimes the so-called spirit of a dead relative or friend who has passed.

Since they believe their “spirit” rules the realm found within it, and since they believe that their realm is connected to Heaven and is another heavenly place spoken of in the Bible, this realm they believe is theirs is also the place they think they will rule and have dominion over when the new heaven and new earth comes. This is another reason why building and expanding their kingdom while on earth is important to them: they believe it is directly related to eternity and their place in the “kingdom of God.” They believe they will have people and angels that will live in their realm, and that they will rule over them throughout eternity. The people they believe will live in their kingdom are the Christians who weren’t found worthy to “inherit the kingdom,” but worthy enough to find salvation from hell.

○ SPIRITUAL RESULTS OF REALM EXPANSION AND SPIRITUAL PROMOTIONS

Some of what they believe to be the spiritual results of the expansion and increase of authority and influence are:

1. They believe that with their “spiritual promotion,” they are given an upgrade in their spiritual armor. This is believed to give them an increase in spiritual power to wage spiritual battle, such that they believe that demons are very afraid of them, and even tremble at the mention of their name. They also believe that angels wait in anticipation to be given orders by them.

2. They begin having an increase in spiritual experiences, particularly visions of heavenly places and traveling to other realms. These “visions and travels” are experienced via astral travel/projection that comes about through meditation and visualization, but they call it “spirit travel” or “seeing in the spirit.”

3. They begin having, or believe themselves to begin having, an increase in occult gifts (but they mistake these as gifts from God), especially in what they call “seer” abilities, including:

a. Remote viewing (being able to see into other dimensions, as well as see what others are doing in real time).

b. Being able to see angels, demons, or spiritual activity, either in the mind’s eye or with the physical eye.

c. Being able to foresee the future, either by a supernatural knowing (they mistake this as a “word of wisdom” from God), or through a vision.

d. Telepathic abilities (the ability to communicate with others via thoughts rather than the spoken or written word).

e. The ability to astral travel or project or remote view, sometimes to “teach” other people. This is sometimes related to the “seer” abilities, and they call this “spirit travel” or “seeing in the spirit.”

f. The ability to insert themselves into people’s dreams

○ PHYSICAL RESULTS OF REALM EXPANSION AND SPIRITUAL PROMOTIONS

Some of what they believe to be the physical results of the expansion and increase of authority and influence are:

1. An increase in money or possessions.

2. An increase in power or influence over people.

3. An increase in spiritual things that manifest in the physical, such as glory clouds, angelic visitations, and objects they consider to be a physical manifestation of the supernatural, including gold dust, angel feathers, gems or rocks.

4. Weather phenomena that they consider to be evidence of their powerful spiritual warfare, including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods, and droughts.

○ WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON

If you’ve noticed, many of the subjects we have detailed in this book thus far — the topics we discussed in Section Two, as well as in the Spirit Man chapter — and some of what we will expound on in the next section, are all involved, one way or another, in this “realm building” through the so-called “spirit man,” and through what some consider to be their “Shining One spirit man.”

Gifts and Abilities

The gifts and abilities that come with engaging in their realms are seen as positive; however, they are occult gifts and abilities, and they do not come from the true God. Gifts and abilities include seer abilities to be able to see into other realms, and astral travel or projection to travel to other realms and to engage in those realms. Sometimes the individual is unable to see into other realms or engage in those realms, particularly if they are a novice; therefore, they will rely on other people to see into other realms or engage in other realms on their behalf until their occult gifts and abilities are stronger. These things are not of God. These are occult activities based on occult doctrine.

Also included in these abilities is the ability to insert oneself into another’s dreams, either voluntarily or involuntarily, sometimes with the intention to teach other people about realms and how to engage in those realms. This is not of God. This is occult activity based on occult doctrine.

Telepathic gifts are also common, sometimes used to teach others about realms through thought-insertion, and not through verbal communication. This is not of God. This is occult activity based on occult doctrine.

Spiritual Experiences

Once the realms have been engaged, the individual will begin having spiritual experiences, but they are not authored of God. Their so-called spiritual warfare is not of God. Their communication with angels are simply demons who have disguised themselves to look like angels. They are not traveling to “heavenly places of God,” but to demonic realms that have been set up to be pleasing to the human senses. Their communication with the supposed dead are demonic tricks. Their dreams and visions, including experiencing others who are inserting themselves into their dreams to “teach” them things, is not something that is mandated by or sanctioned by God.

All these things will be discussed and detailed later in this book, but for now we will remind you that these experiences are not authored by God. They are occult.

Reminder: good feelings do not necessarily equal Biblically sound and spiritually safe, and what is real is not always truth that comes from God.

The Truth Behind the Spiritual Promotions

As the person’s “realm” expands, they will often be given what they consider to be a spiritual promotion. Quite often, the tangible, physical proof of this comes as an increase of power and authority in the physical, an increase in money or possessions, an increase in spiritual experiences or manifestations, and even unusual weather phenomena that occurs around them or because of their so-called “spirit man,” particularly the so-called “Shining One spirit man.” These things can actually be very real. But in reality, they are being fed “treats” (such as money or possessions) to keep them on the occult path, and they are being given a spiritual high through the increase of manifestations and spiritual experiences that are being provided by and through the demonic. Satan often pays his employees well (money, power, et cetera), especially ones who have been chosen to work in a greater capacity for him, but the retirement plan is awful (Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8).

Regarding the increase of power and authority: to the person being used by the fallen, it feels as if their own power and authority has been increased, and it is “proof,” in their eyes, that what they are doing is of God. However, they, as a human, actually have no increase of authority and power, in spite of how they feel. In reality, it is simply the authority and the power of the fallen angel that has increased in their life, and it is manifesting through them. How this works is very simple:

1. First, the individual submits to the authority and power of the fallen angel who is using them.

2. Then, as the influence of the demonic increases in the individual’s life, this influence becomes manifest in the physical as a type of glamour that radiates from them.

3. This glamour acts much like a magnetic force, causing people around the person to come under the glamour of the fallen who is using the individual.

4. Then other people, too, submit to the power and authority, not of the human individual, but of the power and authority of the fallen that is being channeled through that individual.

Once the demonic are finished with them, everything they have been given will be gone. Sometimes this happens early in their life; sometimes it doesn’t happen until the end of their life. But all the treats and good feelings and power and authority they have been given by Satan will be taken away from them in the end.

Kingdom Building

The charismatic who is operating out of “realms” believes that by building their own kingdom (realm), they are increasing their own authority and influence in both the spiritual and the physical. This is done mostly through so-called “spiritual warfare” that is waged through their realm.

And since they believe that when they build their own kingdom they are, in fact, building the Kingdom of God, building up their own realms is one way they believe they are expanding the realm of God’s authority and influence in the world.

This is the essence of “kingdom building” through realms. And although the individual who is participating in “realm building” doesn’t realize it, they are being used by the demonic to occupy themselves with and inside their “realms” for the very purpose of “kingdom building.”

But they aren’t building the kingdom they think they are building.

● What the Bible Says About Kingdom Building

If we can just stop and think for a moment, this so-called “kingdom building,” especially within the framework of realms, makes no sense. Christians, in particular charismatics, have gotten “kingdom building” all twisted around. What has given us the idea that God’s Kingdom is unfinished and He needs our help building it? Nowhere does Scripture indicate this!

“Kingdom building” in the way the charismatics are employing themselves, especially through the occult doctrine on realms, is flat-out unscriptural. We are called to “make disciples,” not “build kingdoms.”

○ SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY AND THE HEART

In order to have a proper, Biblical understanding of “Kingdom building,” we first need to understand about the heart.

There are many different Biblical meanings for the word “heart.” However, for ease of reading, we will deal with the meanings that have direct relationship to what we are talking about as far as “kingdom building” and realms of authority. As always, we encourage you to do your own Bible study on this, asking your Heavenly Father to lead and guide you into truth and understanding.

Definitions:

1. Heart: Strong’s Greek 2588. Kardia (καρδία): denotes the centre of all physical and spiritual life:15

a. the vigour and sense of physical life

b.the centre and seat of spiritual life

i. the soul or mind, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavours

ii. of the understanding, the faculty and seat of the intelligence

iii. of the will and character

c. of the soul so far as it is affected and stirred in a bad way or good, or of the soul as the seat of the sensibilities, affections, emotions, desires, appetites, passions.

2. Heart: Strong’s Greek 5590. Psychḗ (ψυχή): the soul16

a. the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, soul etc.)

b. the (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life

c. the soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death (distinguished from other parts of the body)

When we read with understanding about what, exactly, our “heart” is, it encompasses a lot of internal, non-physical territory, so to speak. “Giving over our heart” (such as, at the point of salvation) to our Heavenly Father, means that we are allowing Him — through His Spirit — to change us into His likeness: our thoughts, passions, feelings, desires, appetites, affections, and aversions. We are also allowing Him to change our purpose, our endeavors, our understanding, our will, and our character.

Scripture states that the kingdom of God is within our hearts, and the Spirit of God expands His realm (influence) in our hearts. When we submit to the authority of our Heavenly Father, He reigns and rules in our hearts, and therefore, He reigns and rules in our lives, and our “realm” of influence. This is the Kingdom of God being established in our hearts, not on earth. When Jesus Christ returns, He will establish His kingdom on earth, but not before then. Before then, His Kingdom is established in our hearts.

In contrast, when people open their hearts to the influence of the demonic, they are submitting to Satan’s authority. When they submit to the authority of Satan, (knowingly or unknowingly), he reigns and rules in their hearts, and therefore, he reigns and rules in their lives, and in their “realm” of influence. They are allowing Satan — through the many demonic influences — to change them into his likeness: their thoughts, passions, feelings, desires, appetites, affections, and aversions. They are also allowing him to change their purposes, their endeavors, their understanding, their will, and their character.

In this way, Satan’s kingdom is expanded in the hearts of mankind; however, he is also establishing his kingdom on earth now, because he knows this is the only time he has.

On the other hand, the Kingdom of God is currently established and enlarged in our hearts as we submit to Him and the Holy Spirit works within us. And it will be established on earth later, after Jesus Christ comes back and accomplishes that. You can do your own study, but here are a couple of verses to get you started:

● Luke 17:21 — “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (KJV)

● John 18:36 — “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” (KJV)

In like fashion, when we “make disciples,” we are sharing the news of the gospel with others. The Holy Spirit moves on the hearts of people to accept the gospel, and this is how the Kingdom of God is expanded — in the hearts of mankind. Not on earth, and not on other realms that are inside other dimensions.

Furthermore, there is no Scripture that speaks to it being acceptable for people to have kingdoms (realms) that are attached to God’s Kingdom. This simply isn’t sound doctrine, but a doctrine of demons. The Bible does say, however, that any kingdom other than the Kingdom of God will be destroyed by Jesus Christ at the end:

1 Corinthians 15:24 — “Then the end will come, when He [Jesus] hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority, and power.” (BSB)

So any and all “kingdom building” being done through the doctrines on realms — or any other type of “kingdom building” done by mankind — is going to be destroyed by Jesus Christ at the end of this age. The only “Kingdom building” that will stand up to the highest standards of Almighty God is done through the Holy Spirit as He expands the influence of God in the hearts of mankind.

Additionally, the Bible also speaks to the judgement God poured out on His angels who did not stay within their own domain (realm):

Jude 1:6 — “And the angels who did not stay within their own domain, but abandoned their proper dwelling, He keeps under darkness, in eternal chains for judgment on that great day.” (BSB)

If God did this to His angels who did not stay within their own realm, what will he do to mankind who refuse to stay within their own realm? The realm God has placed us in, as humans, is earth. It is not some other so-called “personal realm” in a different so-called “heavenly dimension.”

So since kingdom/Kingdom building is not Scriptural, what kingdom is being built through these teachings on realms? It’s probably clear by now that they are building Satan’s kingdom, but let’s get into how this is taking place, and the truth behind the real results of this kingdom building.

■ Point Six — Building Satan’s Kingdom

Through this “Shining Ones” doctrine on realms, they are building Satan’s kingdom and gaining territory for him. How? Through the fallen angels, who are using them as vehicles via channeling and walk-ins.

A Scripture to Consider: Matthew 4:8-11 (BSB)

“Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. ‘All this I will give You,’ he said, ‘if You will fall down and worship me.’

“‘Away from me, Satan!’ Jesus declared. ‘For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.”’

“Then the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him.”

● How it Works

The individual who the fallen is using as a vehicle, decrees an expansion of territory by commanding their realm to overtake or expand over the geographical realm (territory) they are presently occupying, as well as the realms (the energy, influence, and spiritual space) of the individuals who are present.

This is not a random place or a random group of people, but a specific place with a particular group of people that have welcomed the individual and given him or her a level of authority. This is important, because the people are open to this happening. They aren’t being taken by surprise or being ambushed; they are welcoming this spiritual invasion with open arms.

Situations in which this realm expansion might occur can be a church service, a prayer meeting, a Bible study, or a “deliverance counseling” session with a client. It can occur in person or via different technologies, such as over the telephone, on the internet, or on television. It can also occur in real time, such as live video programs or live internet talk shows, or it can be pre-recorded on various types of media. The key is not time, or a place, or the technology being used to transmit the intent of such an expansion of territory; the key is being open to this spiritual invasion and to allowing the influence of the demonic to be expanded in the territory of the individual’s heart.

Although it is sometimes stated overtly (“I declare my realm to overtake…”), the realm expansion or engulfment is often stated more covertly, such as “I declare the realms of heaven to overtake…”

Within a group situation, such as a Bible study or church service (live or pre-recorded), the declaration may be worded something like: “I command the realms of heaven [or, “my realm”] to overtake the physical geographies of the place where I am at, and I declare that the realms of heaven [or, “my realm”] is overtaking and surrounding the realms of every individual under the sound of my voice.”

In so-called “deliverance counseling” situations, the declaration is usually stated outright, whereby the “counselor” will overtly declare his or her realm to overtake the realm of the client. For example, they may say something like, “I declare my realm to overtake and surround the realm of [the name of the client].”

The stated intentions to encourage people to come under submission to this “realm expansion,” or reasons for using realms in “ministry,” can include the following false claims:

1. To connect people to what they say is the “kingdom of God,” giving them direct access to this kingdom, and allowing them to receive a greater blessing and anointing.

2. To reportedly receive faster emotional/mental/spiritual healing from traumatic events in one’s life.

3. To receive what they say is an impartation of anointing from the individual who is declaring the expansion.

4. To allow the individual’s own supposed human spirit that is assumed to have been held captive to enter into their “personal realm” and take control of them.

● This supposedly allows the “spirit man” of the individual to begin building their own realm. Since they say that the personal realm of the individual is connected directly to Heaven, by their “spirit man” building their personal realm, they believe they are building the Kingdom of God.

5. To allow so-called angels to come into the individual’s personal realm, usually to bring healing and guidance.

6. To be used as a type of spiritual warfare usually within a “deliverance ministry” situation, whereby the counselor or coach declares their realm to overtake the realm of the client so the counselor’s spirit man (through the realm) can battle and destroy “demons” that are believed to be coming against the client, or who are believed to have settled into the client’s personal realm (and system, if they are dissociative).

● Usually involves declaring that “living water” be poured through the realm or system of the client, or for a fire to blaze through the realm or system of the client, or some other type of imagery that is supposed to be using different types of “spiritual weapons” to fight the so-called demons.

● Can also involve commanding “angels of God” to enter into the person’s realm and fight the demons and/or “minister” to the person in various ways (offering living water, bread of life, etc).

7. Realms can also be used as a type of “spiritual warfare” in preparation for preaching or teaching, whereby the charismatic “minister” will engage their realm in order to use their authority to control the geographical area around them. This is so that the people listening to them will be more receptive and more easily influenced by what they are going to teach or preach.

● This can be done in a more broad way, also, whereby the charismatic will engage their realm in order to use their authority to control a larger geographical area, such as a city, so that they will have greater influence over that area.

The charismatics who are engaging what they perceive to be “their realms” in these ways, believe they have this power and authority because they say it has been delegated directly to them from God through their “Shining One spirit man.” How this reflects in their actions and attitudes is that whatever they deem necessary or appropriate, is, in fact, necessary or appropriate because God gave them authority, through their spirit man, to do whatever they deem to be necessary or appropriate. And since they believe their “Shining One spirit man” is infallible, since it hears directly from God and is being led directly by God, then whatever they are doing must be okay, because they believe that God allows them to do whatever it is that they believe they need to do, because of — you probably guessed it — “Shining One spirit man.”

If this reeks of lousy logic, that’s because it is lousy logic. If it reeks of arrogance and rebellion, that’s because it is arrogant and rebellious. If it reeks of delusion, that’s because it is delusional. If it reeks of psychopathy… well, we aren’t mental health experts by any stretch, so we’ll leave that one to the experts.

But we’ll just say the whole thing stinks. Badly.

What is actually occurring when people come under submission to this “realm expansion” includes the following:

1. The spirits entering into the people through the opening of a “realm” are not the human spirits of people, nor are they angels from God, but they are demonic spirits.

2. Those demonic spirits then enter into the spiritual space to which the person has allowed them access.17

3. The demons hook the individual up to the “spiritual I.V.” and administer the spiritual drug that gives them a false sense of euphoria. (See also: “Seat of Dominion.”)

4. After the spiritual high has been given, the demons connect them to the spirit of the antichrist.

People are not opening themselves to the influence of the angels of God, nor to the influence of their own human spirit — these things are not Scriptural, anyway — but to the influence of the demonic. They are coming under submission to the realm of authority of the fallen angel who is working through the charismatic individual to expand Satan’s kingdom in the hearts and minds of mankind. They are purposefully and willfully opening themselves up to this expansion (through the mind), and allowing the fallen and the demonic access to take control of their heart (their intentions, desires, and focus). Once the demonic have control of the mind and heart, they are able to completely control the individual, and they will gain authority and influence over any geographical territory the individual holds authority or influence over, such as homes or places of business.

In this way, Satan’s kingdom is being expanded in both the hearts and minds of individuals, as well as physical geographies, through this ungodly doctrine on realms.

■ Point Seven — Our Testimonies Concerning the Boundaries, Territories, and the Fallen

A Scripture to Consider: 2 Corinthians 11:14 (BSB)

“…for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”

The reason we, the authors, know exactly how realms are being used by the fallen is because of our past involvement in the occult and our experiences with the fallen — particularly one Satanic project that both of us worked on at different times and in different ways. What follows is part of our personal testimonies of what we have already described in this chapter.

● Our Background

Carolyn’s involvement in the occult was conscious, although she believed she was working for God. Once she realized she was working for Satan, she left. On the other hand, Loren’s involvement in the occult was unconscious for the most part because of dissociation. But although we, the authors, have come from different backgrounds, we were involved in some of the same projects, just from within different divisions within Satan’s hierarchy.

Everything we have spoken of throughout this book is intimately connected to one significant project we were both involved in. This project is of great concern to both of us, and is the driving force behind why we have written this book, because the very same things we are writing about throughout this book are connected to that very same Satanic project we were once both involved in. This project involved the boundaries and realms of the fallen angels, and how they work within their realms to increase their influence, and to infiltrate different groups of people, including Christians through the charismatic movement.

This particular project had its beginning in the early 1980’s and continues today, and we are very alarmed at the success it has achieved thus far. It is taking Christianity by storm, using specific aspects of the charismatic movement, and was created to bring the rest of Christianity into alignment with the spirit of the antichrist, paving the way for the final Antichrist to appear. It is part of a great deception, and is working to bring to a conclusion everything Satan’s kingdom has been working towards for thousands of years.

Carolyn was involved in the beginning aspects of this assignment early in the 1980’s, and Loren was involved in the later aspects of this assignment towards the mid-1990’s and beyond, although both had been trained and groomed for their involvement for years before the assignment actually began. We will offer some details of our experiences concerning this assignment in a moment, but to preface our testimonies, here is a basic run-down of what was involved:

1. Fallen angels were brought in from one dimension to another.

2. The fallen angels then set up bases of operations within the earthly realms and territories they had previously been assigned. (Satan has always had his boundaries of territories — see Matthew 4:8-11 — so the boundaries were not being set up, but the base camps were being set up within those boundaries.)

3. The boundaries of the territories were laid out like a grid that spanned across the earth; therefore, we, the authors, refer to these boundaries of territories as simply, “the Grid.” Within each larger territory that the fallen had control over, different existing churches or ministries were targeted, or new churches or ministries were established using existing infiltrators, to be used as bases of operations. The fallen angels, and the demons under their authority, would operate out of these Christian churches/ministries to spread their influence throughout that particular realm. The churches and ministries included various Christian denominations, ideally looking for leaders who were gift-motivated and focused on supernatural experiences and manifestations.

4. The operation then brought in human infiltrators, both in the supernatural and in the physical. This involved the physical and supernatural infiltrators working together with the following basic goals in mind:

● to influence people and to inject demonic doctrine in various ways.

○ We’ve talked about the different ways they do this throughout this entire book.

○ This was particularly easy to do within the charismatic movement, but it was still relatively simple to find leaders of other denominations who were open to the new-age thinking of the supernatural, and were gift motivated.

● to encourage people to be focused on supernatural experiences and manifestations, and towards being more focused on their own emotions.

● to manipulate the spiritual atmosphere so as to reward people who were seeking after the supernatural, thereby encouraging them to focus on those spiritual manifestations and experiences being provided to them by the demonic and by the individuals working in the supernatural alongside the demonic.

It’s important to understand that this Satanic operation was not or is not unusual. Operations like this have been going on for quite some time, and they continue to this day. Satan has always had a plan in place to infect every culture, and this includes beginning religious/spiritual movements. Within Christianity, however, he has had to resort to infiltrating, including starting particular unbiblical, “spiritual” movements within Christianity, such as the charismatic movement that has its very foundation in Satanism.18 Over the years, the religious and cultural environment within Christianity has been cultivated by infiltrators — both demonic and human, and both in the natural and in the supernatural — to be open to greater influence by the demonic.19 This plan is finally coming to a culmination, and is made possible, at least in part, through the doctrines of demons that we outline in this book.

● About the Grid

A short time before writing this book, we, the authors, were sharing with each other about the boundaries and territories we had both seen while involved in our individual assignments. We quickly came to realize we had both been involved in the same project, just at different times, and we both called the lines of territories a “Grid,” and described it in the same way.

Carolyn first saw this Grid around 1979, before she was actively involved in the project of setting up base camps of operations within. Then later, while working on the project, Carolyn saw the Grid again as the base camps were being planned out and set up by the fallen. Around twenty years later, Loren first saw the Grid in the mid-1990’s while traveling on assignment across the North American continent. At that point, it was very well established, with base camps lighting up the entire Grid.

The Grid looks like a net of fluorescent green lines laid out like an irregular grid, marking off boundaries of territories that spread out across the entire earth. It looks like a map superimposed over the physical geographies, but with different boundaries than how the countries, states, territories, and cities are currently set up around the earth. Larger boundaries of territories within this Grid glow very brightly, and have medium-sized boundaries of territories inside them. There are smaller territories nested inside those, glowing the same bright-green, but with less intensity. Lower-ranking demons have control over the smaller territories and are under the authority of the higher-ranking demons, who have control over the medium-sized territories. Fallen angels are assigned over the larger realms, and have authority over all the smaller territories that fall underneath those larger realms.

● The Project

The entire goal of this particular project was to bring in fallen angels, Satan’s most powerful warriors, for his end-time plan to infiltrate human society to a greater degree than had been achieved thus far. Human involvement and human agreement with their plan was required, because the demonic needed people to do some of the work for them. This is still true today. The reason for this is because as humans, we have a certain level of authority on earth that the demonic does not have without us giving them permission and agreeing to work under their authority. Furthermore, as their plan involves infiltrating societies — including various Christian societies — human involvement by individuals who are on board with their plan is absolutely necessary.

The part of the project that we, the authors, were involved with, dealt with the section of the plan to infiltrate Christianity through the charismatic movement. However, the overall goal was and still is “The Plan” to lead all religions into one New-Age, Luciferian (Satanic) “spirituality,” whereby people are open to the supernatural and to the influence of the fallen, thereby allowing them full access to people.

Unlike other schemes and plans and infiltrations that have worked around the world through the many centuries, however, this one would also pull in Christians. How? Because the demonic, with the help and permission of certain individuals, have been working overtime, especially through the charismatic movement, to get Christians to the point where they are vulnerable and susceptible to being deceived, and to be completely infiltrated, taken over, and possessed — like a territory that has been defeated, seized, and occupied by enemy forces — without them even realizing it.

There were, and still are, several different phases of this project. Although both of us were trained from an early age to be part of the same program, we are over 20 years apart in age; therefore, we were involved in different phases of this plan. How many other parts of this plan are involved before the appearance of the final Antichrist? Since we, the authors, do not work within Satan’s hierarchy any longer, we can’t be certain. Even when we were involved with occult work, any information we were given was on a need-to-know basis. However, in retrospect, we can now clearly see these separate phases that were part of this particular project. Furthermore, we can now clearly see how well this project has worked in infiltrating Christianity and in expanding Satan’s influence and power in the lives of individuals, as well as across physical geographies. The success and rapidity with which this plan has taken root within Christianity is alarming.

The phases were as follows:

1. The process of bringing the fallen through was phase one, and they came through according to chain of command.

2. Phase two involved strategic planning to set up base camps of operations within the Grid that was set up around the earth, so the fallen could effectively operate and work on this particular project. They then worked on putting the base camps in place, a process that was and is still ongoing, adding more and more camps of operations as time went on.

3. Phase three was using human infiltrators in the supernatural and in the natural, and for the fallen angels to use their territories of authority to expand Satan’s influence, particularly within Christianity, by infecting them with occult doctrine through charismatic teachings. This phase, too, is ongoing.

4. The current phase has charismatics now working directly with the fallen angels to increase the influence and authority of Satan’s kingdom. In case it isn’t clear by now, this entire book has been describing the various occult teachings that charismatics are involved in, that the fallen are currently using to exponentially increase their influence, particularly within Christianity.

5. We are not privy to other phases of this plan, but we do know that as time passes, everything will eventually lead all those who have fallen into deception into a single, New-Age, Luciferian (Satanic) “spirituality,” ultimately paving the way for the final Antichrist to appear.

Carolyn was involved in phase one of this project, which began in the early 1980’s, and first required opening a portal to another realm to bring in a group of fallen angels who were powerful warriors. When they initially came through the portal, Carolyn thought of them as “Light Beings,” because they were bright and shining ones, as if they were made from the essence of light itself. After a short time of interaction with them, however, Carolyn came to realize their beautiful appearance was not an accurate representation of who they actually were. Their true nature was, in fact, very dark and evil. They were merciless, cold, arrogant, short-tempered, violent, and full of hatred. When she asked her mentors about the glaring contradiction, she was told they were fierce warriors, therefore she was to accept their dark personalities and character.

The very first fallen warrior that came through was Ai,20 and at that time, he was assigned to eventually become the chosen global ruler, made possible by the creation of a physical body. This plan may have changed and another may have been selected, but at the time Carolyn worked within Satan’s hierarchy, this was the plan.

The second fallen warrior that came in was Rommel, and a handful of those directly under his command (at least 6) came right behind him. Rommel did not want to take a physical body. He was the top military leader for this operation and explicitly trusted by Lucifer (someone who Carolyn soon came to realize was actually Satan).

Phase one also involved creating physical bodies for some of them, although not all of them wanted or required a physical body.

Carolyn was privy to watch as phase two of the project started underway — setting up base camps within the Grid — and she observed meetings for the purposes of strategic planning, whereby these generals (Rommel and his group) mapped out their plans to infiltrate, using the map of the Grid of territories and boundaries. They would then go set up the bases of operations, while Carolyn was helping to pull in the other ones that came underneath them — lower in rank than the first wave, but still very powerful. Some of these beings were set to have physical bodies created for them for the purpose of having offspring, and people would never know they weren’t human. Others were never purposed to have physical bodies, while still others were prepared to be walk-ins.

Phase three involved using humans as infiltrators, both in the physical and in the astral, within the bases of operations the fallen had set up. In the case with the movement to infiltrate Christianity, the base camps were churches, for the most part — churches whose leaders were “new-age thinkers,” open to supernatural manifestations and experiences, and gift-minded.

Carolyn was involved in this infiltration of churches; however, as soon as she realized exactly whom she was working for (Satan himself), she left the organization.

Loren was involved in phase three of this project as well, and was used as an infiltrator, mostly in the astral realms. She was involved in group efforts to travel to different charismatic churches all across North America that had been set up as the bases of operations within the territories of the fallen. She often traveled in the astral with her team — a smaller group of usually around 4 to 5, plus a “team leader” or mentor — along with a horde of demons. They were traveling under the leadership of a high-ranking fallen angel who is a commander of the North American continent.

As they traveled, they picked up other teams at particular locations, and dropped others off at different locations, depending upon which church they had been assigned. Some teams were smaller in number, and some were larger, but counting the demons that accompanied them, there were thousands traveling, involved in this assignment.

They made their way from the south (where Loren lived at the time) to north/northeast, and they were high enough where Loren could see the United States and Canada spread out before her. The Grid was stretched out below, glowing with a fluorescent green, marking the boundaries of territories. Large bright green dots marked the bases of operations — the churches and ministries that had been set up and scattered across the entire area — that had been set up specifically to house demons, as well to serve as bases of operations for the fallen angel whose territory housed the ministries. When they turned back in a southerly direction, towards the church Loren’s team was assigned to, they got closer to the ground, and she could more clearly see the churches they were heading towards. There were large beams of light, like huge spotlights, coming up from the middle of the churches, filled with demons spiraling around, going in and out of those churches.

The church Loren’s team was assigned to was in Florida, United States. They were involved in perpetuating the false “manifestations, signs and wonders” that was going on there, and were also in charge of creating a particular spiritual atmosphere. They would create this atmosphere by forming balls of energy and light from their own energy, pushing it out from their person, and spreading it around like a fire throughout the entire church. Every so often, they would come across a single person or a small group of people to whom this energy would not stick, so they avoided them. But otherwise, they would cover people, pews, walls, et cetera, with this energy. People mistook the feel-good, positively-charged atmosphere as being from God, then they would open their minds to accept this energy, and open up their hearts to what they considered to be “God,” allowing demons access to possess and control them. Once they opened their hearts and minds to the spiritual manifestations, Loren saw very thin, bright beams of light shining from the bodies of the individuals. Of the lights she saw, some came from the center of their body, and others came from the top of the head. The demons were taking those lights and connecting them to the larger beam of light that was blazing from the center of the church.

What was happening is that Loren and her group, as infiltrators in the astral, were creating a positively-charged spiritual atmosphere. And because people were “feeling good,” they were purposefully and consciously giving themselves over to the emotion, not noticing they were being spiritually sucked dry by the demons who were gaining access to them and hooking them up to the spiritual drug. As the demons gained control of their mind, will, emotions, and body, and as the individuals gave more and more acceptance to the demonic, they were quite literally (in the spiritual) being plugged into the spirit of the antichrist that was within the church through the fallen that was controlling that territory.


E. Conclusion

The Shining Ones are not the human spirit of certain special individuals. They are fallen angels who are either channeling through particular, chosen people, or are using them as a walk-in. This is done to build the kingdom of Satan.

How? Because as those certain chosen individuals submit to the authority of the fallen, they are then sharing the deceiving messages from the fallen with others that they have influence over. In this way, people are helping the fallen angels to gain acceptance by the larger majority, and Satan’s kingdom — his influence on earth — is being enlarged.

The realm of influence and the territory being taken over is our heart. This is the main battleground. When people come under submission to the authority of Satan by opening up their mind to the influence of the demonic, their heart — the seat of all spiritual life, including the intentions, desires, and focus — is taken over. When the demonic have control of the heart, they can control the entire person. Through this demonic influence, their thoughts, passions, feelings, desires, appetites, affections, and aversions begin to reflect the demonic. And their purpose, their endeavors, their understanding, their will, and their character becomes like Satan.

Furthermore, because the individual has submitted to the authority of Satan, any physical geography they previously had authority over — their home, place of business, church, et cetera — will come under his authority.

In this way, Satan’s kingdom is expanded across the earth: first in the hearts and minds of mankind, and then, through mankind, across physical geographies. His kingdom is being built on earth now, because he knows this is the only time he has.

On the other hand, the Kingdom of God is established and expanded in the hearts of humanity now, and will be built on earth for eternity when Jesus Christ returns to earth.

So any time an individual is expanding or building “their realm,” this is not a work of God. This is actually a work of the antichrist spirit, and is an indication that the fallen angel, whose authority and influence they have submitted to, is working through them in an attempt to expand the kingdom of Satan.

Because of the increasing obsession with heavenly places, supernatural realms, and spiritual warfare, compounded with all the other unbiblical attitudes and motivations that have been cultivated within the charismatic movement for years now — such as gifts, and supernatural manifestations and experiences — these “man-centered” and “feelings-focused” attitudes are making particular chosen charismatics the perfect vehicle to be used by the fallen to advance the kingdom of Satan in the hearts and minds of mankind, and over physical geographies.

The only “realm” (territory of influence) that the Christian should desire to be expanded in the world is the influence (realm) of the Holy Spirit of the true God within the hearts of people. The Kingdom of God is not established by witchcraft through an expansion of so-called personal heavenly realms. The influence of the Holy Spirit is not increased in our hearts by working through the demonic.

The Kingdom of God is established and expanded not through the influence of mankind, but through the influence of the Holy Spirit.

The Kingdom of God is established and expanded in the hearts of mankind, not in geographical territories.

The Kingdom of God is established by submitting to God, walking in obedience to His Word, and asking Him to increase His influence in our own lives.


F. Review

The major points of this chapter are as follows.

1. The Shining Ones are fallen angels who have authority over defined geographies called territories or realms. These boundaries of territories are known to the authors as the Grid.

2. Within the boundaries of territories are bases of operations out of which the fallen work. Within this plan to infiltrate Christianity, these base camps are Christian churches or ministries, and are either:

a. churches/ministries that have been heavily infiltrated and taken over by the demonic and used as a base camp for the demonic;

b. or, churches/ministries that have been founded by infiltrators and set up at the very beginning to be a base camp for the demonic.

3. These fallen angels, and the demonic hordes beneath them, are operating out of these bases and advancing the kingdom of darkness in preparation for the coming of the final Antichrist by using certain chosen humans as vehicles.

a. People can be used to channel demonic messages of the fallen to other people around them.

b. People can be used as a walk-in, whereby the fallen angel will take control of the human body.

4. The reasons for using humans as a vehicle is:

a. so the fallen can gain acceptance by the larger majority of people, thereby gaining influence and authority over those people;

b. and, through gaining influence and authority over people, the fallen expand their influence over physical geographies, thereby gaining more power within their individual realms.

c. These things are in preparation for the final Antichrist to appear.

How this relates to the Shining Ones doctrine and the teachings on realms:

1. The charismatic Shining Ones teaching is based on the fractal spirituality that is driving the “Spirit Man” theology. These teachings are false and are doctrines of demons.

2. The Shining Ones teaching is centered around preparing certain, chosen charismatic Christians to be used by the fallen as a vehicle, via channeling or as a walk-in. This is part of Satan’s plan to deceive Christians and to bring Christians into alignment with the spirit of the antichrist.

3. The fallen are using those certain chosen charismatics to deceive other people into opening the spiritual space (“realm”) of their heart and mind to being influenced by the fallen and the demons who are working under them. The teachings on realms is one way this is taking place.

4. When the average individual opens the spiritual space (“realm”) of their heart and mind through the charismatic and Satanic doctrine of realms, they will come under the authority of the fallen angel to whose territory they are submitting. The result is as follows:

a. The individual’s spiritual space within their body is invaded and taken over by the demonic who are working under the fallen angel who is over that particular territory.

b. While this invasion is taking place, the individual is hooked up to a spiritual drug that gives them a spiritual high.

c. They are then brought into alignment with and connected to the spirit of the antichrist.

d. This continual connection leads them into delusion, whereby the influence of the demonic is expanded in their hearts and lives, causing them to come under the control of the demonic. The demonic:

i. capture the territory of the human heart (intentions, desires, focus, et cetera);

ii. and through this, they capture the spirit/soul.

e. Any geographical space the individual has authority over will be brought under the authority and control of that fallen angel, as well, such as homes, places of business, churches, et cetera.


1Related reading: Fractals

3Reminder: there is a distinctive difference between “a false Christ” and “the final Antichrist,” and the Bible says there will be many false Christs. So while occultists are preparing for “the Christ,” they usually mean a “global ruler.” This will be an individual whom sincere Christians will recognize as “a false Christ,” and could possibly be the forerunner to the final Antichrist. The important thing to note is that the multitudes of false Christs over the many centuries are all paving the way for the final Antichrist, which is what we are referring to here.

5Definitions are compiled from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (www.merriam-webster.com) and Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com/).

6The co-author, Loren, knows exactly how these teachings are being taught because, regrettably, she authored the original teacher’s manual for her “deliverance counselor” who began teaching on the basics of realms in a study titled “In Christ.” From there, the doctrine on realms was expanded upon, partially by means of information pulled from several of that counselor’s clients whom he was counseling. (This is explained in the chapter titled “Supernatural Realms — The Origin.”) Whether or not the original manual Loren worked on is still being sold and used to promote his teachings, or if her original work has been changed, adapted, or completely discarded, she does not know.

8For research: “What is the difference between exegesis and eisegesis?” https://www.gotquestions.org/exegesis-eisegesis.html

14Strong’s Greek: 1722. ἐν (en). (n.d.). Web. http://biblehub.com/greek/1722.htm.

15G2588 – kardia- Strong’s Greek Lexicon (KJV). (n.d.). Web. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=G2588

16G5590 – psychḗ – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (KJV). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?page=1&strongs=G5590

17In the case of some of those who are dissociative and have an internal system that they are aware of, the demons are also entering into that internal system and invading it. All the imagery and visualization surrounding the deliverance counseling with realms — such as the so-called spiritual weapons of fire, water, et cetera — and the visualization of the realms themselves, is acting as type of programming that will cause the dissociative individual problems later down the line, if not right away (see also: Characteristics of Spirit Man Counseling). The main problem these things cause right away is that it keeps the individual occupied and focused on things that aren’t bringing them lasting healing. It’s also keeping their focus off of a true a relationship with their Heavenly Father, and this is especially true when the false “Jesus” is brought into the equation. Furthermore, it keeps them occupied on a false “spiritual warfare.”

20This does not stand for “artificial intelligence.” Carolyn was never told why this was his name, but she has since come across a Biblical reference to the city of Ai, a name which means “heap of ruins.” Reference: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=H5857


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