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Meditation In A Bottle Review

by Jency William (2019-05-23)

The Church recognizes that people Meditation In A Bottle are drawn to the New Age movement out of a desire to satisfy their spiritual needs - to discover the meaning of life, sense a connection between themselves and the rest of creation, and reject a purely materialistic view of the world. In a sense, the Church is acknowledging the presence of competition in the marketplace for spiritual satisfaction - and it doesn't appreciate having its previous monopoly challenged. Like a multinational corporation worrying about losing sales to rival products, the Church identified various practices as falling under the New Age umbrella, and sought to tar them all with the same brush. Thus, in addition to meditation and visualization, the Church's report singled out acupuncture, biofeedback, homeopathy, and even twelve-step programs as part of the problem. The report encouraged the priesthood to counter this threat by portraying all such activities as false religions luring Christians away from the truth. So, what's a Christian to do? If you are Christian and engage in meditation practices to quiet your mind and reduce stress, should you feel guilty for doing so when scientific studies have repeatedly demonstrated real health benefits from meditation? If you try alternative medicine from the east because Western medicine isn't relieving your symptoms and you are tired of pumping your body full of expensive pharmaceuticals, are you going against the will of God? If you told your children that their dead pet would come back and be happy in another life, have you done anything worse than telling them it went to heaven? I cannot answer those questions for you, but I would encourage you to answer them for yourself.

ISSN: 1946-1879