Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Entering Her Castle: Caroline Myss' Irrational Thinking

Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your SoulIn Entering the Castle, Caroline Myss writes, "In the spiritual journey, you use irrational, invisible means to search for an even more invisible soul" (Castle 206). I can only hope that the healing that her books promise is more visible than the other things that she's discussing.

This same advocate of irrationality, wrote an article on HealYourLife.com, entitled The Gravity Factor, explaining how Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity came from a mystical experience. While Isaac Newton was a follower of mysticism, his revelations could be proven by science and made sense of through mathematical formulas. Myss, on the other hand, neither has nor tried to prove any of her principles scientifically (I guess with the spiritual journey being irrational, she doesn’t have to). Yet she continues to give lectures and workshops on them regardless. She asks you to release your silly critical thinking skills. In fact, she implies and sometimes says straight out that those who do not embrace this irrational, divine experience will not experience the healing in their life that they seek. This is the absolute worst kind of trickery I have ever come upon. Of course, that isn’t actually the case, considering in the late 80s, she co-authored a book called "Aids: Passageway to Transformation,” which suggested the sort of “belief systems” that caused people to manifest this illness upon themselves.

Myss encourages people to throw away their critical thinking skills and to blindly follow her theories and philosophies about the Divine, regardless of how dubious they may be. But considering her bogus, unaccredited PhD in “Energy Medicine” that she so eagerly touted on the covers of her books till the 2000s, we shouldn’t be surprised by any of the nonsense that she proselytizes.

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