In a 1997 article entitled "The Episcopal Church in Crisis," Tucker Carlson describes the disintegration of the once impressive Episcopal Church under the destructive influence of the "progressive thinking" noted by Pope Pius X in 1907. At that time the Pope saw that "progressive thinking" was taking possession of the contemporary mind, and in that way taking possession of Western civilization, including Catholic laity and priests. The Pope defined progressivism as "Modernism" and in 1907 declared it a heresy in the encyclical called "Pascendi Dominici Gregis." "Modernist" heresy has been brought into the Episcopal Church by apostates such as Gnostic theologian Isabel Carter Hayward. Carlson describes Hayward as a self-described socialist, feminist, lesbian, "womanist" theologian whose theology cannot in any way be described as authentic Christianity.
Hayward blasphemously describes the Trinity as "a homophilial/homoerotic image of relations between male (father/son)....(and) rejects the divinity of Christ out of hand." Instead, Hayward embraces the Gnostic conception of Sophia and all post Christian goddesses now popular among certain feminist theologians.
(The Episcopal Crisis, http://www.theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/32Ang/Epis/Crisis.htm )
Even in its' ancient forms, Gnosticism was a complete expression of satanically inverted spirituality. When Scripture speaks of "haters of God," it definitely refers to Gnostics, for historically, Gnostics have hated God the Father to the extent that they consign Him to hell while extolling Lucifer, who they celebrate as the genetic creator of man, the first free thinker and liberator of man from the evil Jahweh.
By her profession of the Gnostic Sophia, Hayward brazenly confesses to her hatred of God the Father, therefore it comes as no surprise that she claims that God is not a personal figure but rather an immanentist impersonal ground of being whose divine energy exists in and vitalizes everything, thus she proclaims that the "movement of God" exists in and vitalizes "the heights and depths of all that is." She goes on to suggest that even the non-human, unconscious aspects of creation "may incarnate God."
The "theology" of the apostate Hayward is revealed by her to be grounded in devilish Gnosticism, immanentism, monism, syncretism, universalism, evolutionism, and constant change, also called unfoldment, progress, and becoming contemporary.
Monism teaches that all that exists is one self-created impersonal source of all things which may be matter or spirit. Karl Marx, Carl Sagan, and Richard Dawkins are examples of materialist monists. Materialist Monism teaches that everything that exists is Matter and the nonspiritual energy that runs through and vitalizes Matter.
Hayward is a Monist of the vitalist (pantheist) version which teaches that spirit (the immanentist God or Christ consciousness) is in everything. Whereas Materialists worship energy as their "god" vitalists worship a divinized spiritual-version of energy as their "distant god." Whether materialist or vitalist however, Monism is nature worship.
Whereas Materialist Monists cling to Darwinism, vitalists like Hayward springboard off of Darwinism into the spiritual evolutionism of the Upanishads and/or Teilhard. Spiritual evolutionism imagines that "non-human, unconscious aspects of creation may incarnate God" because divine spirit is in everything....including dung beetles, trees, slime and cancer. By this reasoning, spirit exists in and vitalizes crystals, amulets, dreams, hand-writing, paint, dream-catchers, and todays' popular energy bracelets.
By her own self-professed satanically-inverted teachings Hayward reveals herself to be an unconscious Satanist and a member of the Progressive "counter initiatic hierarchy," subjects addressed in my recent essay, "Progressive Satanic Revolt: From Nothingness to Worship of Satan:"
"..(the roots of) evolution, stretch back to the ancient Upanishads of India and to ancient Greece, and in its modern version, progress and/or evolution describes the progress (transmigration) of soul as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings over the course of thousands or even millions and billions of years." The respected traditionalist metaphysician, Rene Guenon (1886-1951) defines "progress, progressivism, and evolution as satanic and adherents as unconscious Satanists because for the most part their hubris and ignorance blind them to the extreme dangers of the "infernal fire" they play with:
"..every theory that notably disfigures the Divinity should in some measure be regarded as satanic; and conceptions of a limited God and of a God who evolves should here be placed in the front rank...." Thus "evolutionism" in general and Modernist "conceptions" in particular are satanic. The 'immanentist' Christ-force of the Liberal Church is satanic because it "openly submits the Divinity to becoming."
( Progressive Satanic Revolt http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=13185 )
In contemporary post-Christian New Age America devilish "spirit" is everywhere. It teaches in seminaries and speaks from pulpits. Spirits going by a variety of names are "sharing secrets" on TV and in the New Age sections of local bookstores. From the spirit-channeled revelations called Course in Miracles taught by New Age High Priestess Oprah Winfrey to the spirit-revelations of best-selling author Neale Donald Walsh, spirits are reaching out and touching increasing numbers of unsuspecting Americans.
Tucker Carlson asks, "How much farther can the Episcopal Church go before the whole enterprise comes tumbling down, tasteful stone churches and all?
It seems to me that it is not a question of "going further" but rather of falling. The Episcopal Church has fallen, and devilish spirits now preach from its' pulpits.