At one time Warren B. Smith was profoundly enthralled by occult New Age spirituality but today is a born-again Christian. In an article entitled, "How the 'Quantum Christ' is Transforming Everything and Entering the Church" he connects Emergent Church leader Leonard Sweet with both Fritjof Capra's Hermetic quantum spirituality and with New Age leader David Spangler. Of his connection with Spangler, Warren wrote: "Leonard Sweet is definitely one of the point men for todayâ€™s emerging/postmodern/Purpose Driven Church. As Rick Warren has aligned himself with Sweet, it is important to remember that Sweet has described former and present New Age figures as his â€œheroesâ€ and â€œrole models.â€ He has openly acknowledged that his quantum â€œnew cell theoryâ€ understanding of â€œnew light leadershipâ€ was formulated with the help of veteran New Age leader David Spangler."
David Spangler is a highly demonized individual who not surprisingly is currently involved in reinventing Christian theism. In Spangler's new version, Lucifer replaces the transcendent God the Father Almighty.
Spangler enthusiastically describes Lucifer as the light bearer, the quantum-Christ which functions within the inner realms of the earth and is also the unholy 'Christ' of everyone's inner nature. He says Lucifer is the great initiator who prepares man for initiation into the mysteries described in Revelation 17 as 'Mystery Babylon....the abominations of the earth.'
Initiation into the ancient Hermetic mysteries must occur in order that the New Age paradigm shift slated for the entire planet can be realized.
Paradigm shift is the New Age term for demonic possession on a planet-wide basis. Every man, woman, and child must submit to possession by the unholy spirit David Spangler calls the "angel of man's evolution" who comes to give us the final gift of wholeness.
Since Spangler's unholy 'god' has both a good and evil side and no one can attain godhood with only one side, all men must accept Lucifer's gift of wholeness. The gift says Spangler, is the knowledge offered to Eve in the Garden. It is this knowledge that is the whole meaning and purpose of the Mysteries. According to the demonized Spangler, if we accept Lucifer's gift:
"....then he is free and we are free. That is the Luciferic initiation. It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age." (Reflections, p. 45, Spangler)
And so it is that the post-Christian West is being prepared for Luciferic initiation via different avenues. A short list includes:
Eastern mysticism, visualization, Wicca and Harry Potter for youth, animal/tree worship, mind-altering drugs such as cocaine and LSD, hypnosis, yoga, transcendental meditation, centering, channeling, vampirism, UFO cults, magic, guided imagery, Ouija boards, enneagrams, labyrinth walking, Jungian psychology, and sex orgies, to name a few.
The paradigm shift was not unforeseen. Revelation 18:23 foretold it:
"By thy sorceries were all nations deceived."