Contemporary Spiritism & Possession: A Foretaste of Hell

Incredible as it may be to contemporary rationalists and scientific materialists who claim the nonexistence of souls and spirits, some of the most powerful and influential New World Order agendists have spirit guides. Barbara Marx Hubbard (b. 1929) is one such person. Deepak Chopra calls Hubbard "the voice for conscious evolution of our time." Hubbard is a prolific author, visionary, social innovator, evolutionary thinker and educator, as well as co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. She is the producer and narrator of the award-winning documentary series entitled Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together and has recently partnered with The Shift Network as a global ambassador for the conscious evolution movement; a shift from evolution by chance towards evolution by choice. Along with Stephen Dinan, she has launched the “Agents of Conscious Evolution” training and is forming a global team to co-produce a global multi-media event entitled, "Birth 2012: Co-Creating a Planetary Shift in Time" on Dec. 22, 2012 ( -- a historic, turning-point event; awakening the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential of humanity.

(Foundation for Conscious Evolution )

A Fellow of the Club of Budapest, Hubbard has co-chaired a number of Soviet-American Citizen summits and has had her name placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. She developed SYNCON conferences to bring together opposing forces to discover the positive benefit of a long range earth-space development program where she worked with builders of the Space Shuttle.

Barbara Marx Hubbard has consistently delivered a Promethean, Evolutionary New Age message, and while some of her statements are her own words, others are dictated to her by elder spirits she calls 'higher voices' or 'the Christ voice.'

Speaking through Hubbard, the 'Christ voice' said, "I, Jesus Christ, was simply a first example of what you all can be. Since very few could actualize their full potential during the last two thousand years, I was deified and put above you. People worshipped me instead of actualizing (worshipping) themselves." (False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 316, emphasis added)

Continuing on, the 'Christ Voice" said, "I did not suffer on the cross and rise again on the third day to show you what I could do, but what you can do. Yours is the power. Yours is the glory. That is my message to you....I manifest in time but I am not of time. I am eternal and evolving. And so, you are eternal and evolving." (ibid)

Hubbard is one of many thousands of spiritists here in America at every level of society. Spiritism is both the name given to the belief that the living can and do communicate with the spirits of the departed, and the various practices (i.e., channeling, Ouija boards, transcendental meditation) by which such communication is attempted.

In his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages," (1876) an examination of the malign influences of demons from the days of Noah up to his own time, G.H. Pember reported that Buddhism, Theosophy and spiritism were sweeping over and across Christendom. Eight years after publication of his book, Spiritism appeared in America.

In America, Spiritism dates from the year 1848, having its' beginnings with the experiences of the Fox family at Hydesville, and later at Rochester, in New York State.

Spiritism was of intense interest to men like Horace Greeley, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Robert Hare, professor of chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, and John Worth Edmonds, a judge of the Supreme Court of New York State. Conspicuous among the Spiritists was Andrew Jackson Davis, whose work, "The Principles of Nature" (1847), dictated by him in trance, contained a theory of the universe, closely resembling the Swedenborgian. Spiritism also found earnest advocates among clergymen of various denominations, especially the Universalists; it appealed strongly to many people who had lost all religious belief in a future life and was embraced by the Socialist Robert Owen as well as other pioneers of modern Socialism. So widespread was the belief in Spiritism that in 1854 Congress was petitioned to appoint a scientific commission for the investigation of the phenomena. (Spiritism, New Advent)

In Europe the way had been prepared for Spiritism by the Swedenborgian movement and by an epidemic of table-turning which spread from the Continent to England and invaded all classes of society. Spiritism caught on quickly in Germany as well. There it was an outgrowth from "animal magnetism".

Within a generation Spiritism was challenging the scientific world and causing serious divisions among men of science. In 1882 the "Society for Psychical Research" was organized in London for the scientific examination of spiritist phenomena and counted among its members distinguished representatives of science, religion, and philosophy in England and America.

Today Spiritism has taken on a religious character. It claims to prove the existence of a spirit world, and seeks to establish a New Age One World religion in which all belief systems can unite with the exception of orthodox Christian theism and faithful Judaism.

Thus far it has formulated no definite creed though it fully expects to supply a new and fuller revelation from contact with spirits. It also indicates the means of attaining to salvation, which it describes as 'progress." Progress refers to continuous spiritual evolution to a higher plane of existence and happiness.

Spiritistic practices sooner or later bring about a state of passivity and/or possession which injures and disturbs the mind. Possession weakens and disintegrates the normal personality and impairs or destroys self-control. Spiritistic practices frequently produce hallucinations, moral perversion and other aberrations, all of which describes Hubbards condition.

As her relationship with her spirit guide grew and strengthened, she began calling her inner voice "my Dearly Beloved." My Dearly Beloved is "I Am You," said Hubbard, whose mind is obviously greatly impaired. She went on to describe the possession of herself as an identity shift:

"I have been experiencing an identity shift such that now I can say to you, 'I am the beloved that I seek.' I am the universal human...The local self has learned that there is no gratification in a deep way except through union with me." (False Dawn, p. 317)

Hubbard's revision of the Lord's Prayer expresses her idolatry of self:

"Our Father/Mother God...Which art in heaven...Hallowed be our name...Our kingdom is come...Our will is done...Give us this day our daily bread....Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us....Leave us not in temptation but deliver us from evil...For Ours is the kingdom, Ours the Power, Ours the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen." (ibid)

This fall into solipsism is a spiritual catastrophy that contemporary Spiritists within and without the Church mistake for spiritual growth.

C.S.Lewis aptly described the characteristic of lost souls like Marx Hubbard. He wrote:

"The characteristic of lost souls is their rejection of everything that is not simply themselves;" after death, a lost soul "has his wish---to live wholly in the self and to make the best of what he finds there. And what he finds there is Hell." (ibid)

For millions of post-Christian Westerners and worldly 'New Age' Charismatic and Emergent Christians, orthodox Biblical faith is no longer an option. Instead, they have eagerly embraced humanism’s New Age mythology, a heady mixture of science fiction, propaganda, modern evolutionary science, a circular view of time (i.e., reincarnation, eternal return), occultism and revelations from spirits. Its prophets, visionaries, wizards and mediums are the shapers of mankind’s conception of not only themselves but of the future.

Marx Hubbard is an important prophet, visionary, and medium (channeler). And her condition may be a foretaste of Hell. Let this be a warning to all who are in any fashion contacting the spirit realm.

@Linda Kimball