I must add . . . on that previous list of spiritual gateways (which was put together by a former hard core witch/wiccan named Pennie--now a Christian)--that the things mentioned do not necessarily lead to occult and demonic spiritual influences. But they often do; they are like playing with fire.
I really think one of the biggest hidden dangers in this life is in not recognizing how much spiritual influence is going on all the time. It has been a great advantage the dark side beings have effected . . . that so many people are unbelieving and skeptical of the so-called "supernatural" realm--the SPIRITUAL side of things. And by "spiritual" I am referring to spirits in general--not THE Spirit.
I am thinking more and more that virtually all of our promptings, inspirations, drawings, compulsions, tendencies, leanings, fascinations, obsessions etc., are coming from the spiritual realm where we are led about by spirit beings, spirit cadres. . . .
It is something I have experienced and studied in depth . . . nearly all my life, beginning at a very young age (4-5).
Here a couple of quick examples, though I may expound more if there is any interest in this. . . .
I clearly recall . . . a certain "spiritual" feeling . . . anytime I was around what generally could be called "new age" accouterments and people. Walking through an outdoor summer art fair, with the stands and people selling crystals, tie-dyes, charms, "spiritual" books, symbolic jewelry, certain "mystical" art pieces . . . patchouli and incense in the air . . . Tibetan prayer flags waving, yoga pants and prayer rugs hanging to be sold . . . Buddha, Ganesha and Shiva statues abounding . . . "om mani padme hum" engraved in Sanskrit on plaques, on rings . . . congas, bongos, drums beating in the distance. . . .
Or, just going into a bookstore that specialized in occult or mystical or new age topics. . . .
Or hearing certain music of a similar "mystical" bent. . . .
Always . . . there was a certain airy . . . mystical . . . slightly ecstatic FEELING that would attend. I use to mistake this for "spirituality". And this is what so many who are caught up in all such things think is "being spiritual". Because, there is indeed a powerful, distinct spiritual feeling which comes along when delving into or associating with these items and practices. This is why people involved here . . . are so convinced that they are fine, they are "spiritual". . . .
But what it is . . . is that actual SPIRITS--demonic entities--are seducing, affecting the emotions and thoughts, causing sensations and even providing "highs" and a spiritual drug-like inducement . . . to which "seekers" become addicted and need more and more . . . like any drug or sin.
These "spirits" . . . which hang out around the "doorways" to the spiritual side . . . are invited into the soul of such "seekers" and take up residence, Then they compel and follow and lead . . . ever more astray . . . eventually into full possession . . . unless the person gets Saved. . . .
I have a lot more on this, having closely analyzed how it works and having been subjected to it myself for quite a few years. . . .
The other one I was going to mention, I'll have to discuss later as I've got to get going... but it has to do with music and how music and musicians can also be a powerful, seducing spirit(s). . . .