On Thursday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Knowles discussess what Marianne Williamson truly believes and it’s horrifying. Video and partial transcript below:
So, Marion says the truest statement of the entire Democratic debate, of either night. But there’s something very wrong with Marion. So, she’s the new Andrew Yang, we like that. Andrew Yang is broke. Marianne Williamson is woke. That word gang is the new woke thing, but they’re calling it the orb gang. Why? Because worms and crystals and opals and all these sorts of things are symbols of the New Age movement, and that’s what Marianne Williamson is. Marianne Williamson is a self-styled guru promoted by Oprah a million times. She’s written a bunch of books about a spiritual and religious movement called the New Age movement. Most people don’t know what that means. So, I think it’s certainly worth taking a moment to explain it because Marianne Williamson is a fun sideshow. Well, I love her. I only tune into the debates for her. She’s also peddling a dangerous heresy that almost certainly comes from the devil himself. And I’m not joking about that. I mean this is a genuinely diabolical heresy that she is promoting.
So, she’s been promoted by Oprah, that’s how you know she’s probably peddling diabolical heresy (laughing). So, Oprah has promoted this woman for years, and Oprah herself is another peddler of the New Age movement nonsense. So, Oprah does something called “Super Soul Sunday.” Think about the cajones it takes to style yourself as that kind of religious leader, when you’re not a religious leader. “Super Soul Sunday,” as though Oprah is this expert on the human soul. She’s made herself into not just a TV figure, not a political figure, not even just a cultural figure, she’s made herself into a religious figure. As has Marianne.
And the question is what religion is Oprah? She’s not Christian. Occasionally she’s said she’s sort of Christian. But she doesn’t believe in Christian orthodoxy, or anything even remotely resembling Christian orthodoxy. So, she’s not a Christian religious figure. Not a priest. She’s not a pastor. Not a deacon. Not a bishop. She’s not Jewish. Right she’s not a Jewish religious figure. Not a Hindu. She’s not Muslim. She’s New Age.
She did an interview on “Super Soul Sunday” with Marianne Williamson, and it starts out sort of OK. Just like all New Age stuff does, and then it gets real kooky, real fast:
OPRAH: Finish these sentences.
OPRAH: The world needs…
OPRAH: I believe in…
OPRAH: Love is…
OPRAH: I am grateful for…
MARIANNE: My daughter and my work.
OPRAH: What is the soul?
MARIANNE: For me it’s the truth of who we are. The light, the love, which is within us, goes by different names. But the truth of us. Michelangelo said when he got a statue, that he would go to the quarry and get a big piece of marble. And the way he imagined it, God had already created the statue. And his job was just to get rid of the excess marble. So that’s what we’re like inside, is the being that God has already created. Some call it the Christ, the Buddha mind, Chechenia. The light, the soul, and our job is to get rid of this excess. [The] useless. Fear thought forms of the world that actually hide the light of the soul.
Excuse me, sorry, I just had to take a few puffs there, to try to get on the level with Oprah and Marianne. So, you see that kind of defining feature is this total relativism and this total self-centeredness. So, she goes yeah man, some people call it Christ. Some people call it Buddha. Some people, but you know it’s just really what it is. It’s not just radical relativism, it’s that it is all about you. … You are that truth. You are the way, and the truth, and the life, and the Buddha, and the Christ. That is New Age, and it is wickedly wrong. Where does she get these ideas from? Because as I think some people think, she’s just kind of spouting nonsense. Obviously — she is — but she’s not just spouting nonsense. She’s spouting a very specific kind of nonsense from the New Age movement, specifically from a book called, “A Course in Miracles.” Don’t take my word for it. She tells Oprah on a whole other program about her love of this particular book:
OPRAH: You have a morning ritual Marianne Williamson.
MARIANNE: I love orange juice; I love a cup of coffee. Go back to my bed. I make it neat. I bring up, “My Course in Miracles,” I do my meditation.
OPRAH: You must have done it a 100 times by now.
You’ve done it more than 100 times. There’s another clip of Marianne on Oprah. Years and years ago where she’s asked point blank, what’s your favorite book? He favorite books, “A Course in Miracles.” What is “A Course in Miracles?” “A Course in Miracles” is the New Age anti-gospel. I wouldn’t, you wouldn’t call it a gospel, it’s the anti-gospel. It’s written by a tortured woman named Helen Sugarman. And she channeled what she called the new gospel through a spirit claiming to be Jesus Christ.
So, this woman, this very troubled woman Helen had a vision, and she believed that Jesus was speaking to her. She believed that a spirit from the spiritual world, who was claiming to be Jesus, and was speaking to her a new gospel. She was having this private revelation of the new gospel. And why was the spirit speaking to her? The spirit, who she said was Jesus, was speaking to her to correct errors in scripture and the teachings of the church. Now, Christians hold the Bible to be inerrant scripture, to be without error. She is saying no no, not only is it full of error, but Jesus himself spoke personally to me, and only me to correct these errors. Specifically, the errors that the apostles lied, so we can’t trust the apostles anymore.
[This] raises the question, why can we trust Helen? If we can’t trust any of the apostles, who actually follow Jesus and to whom Jesus said, “I give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” This spirit claiming to be Jesus also told Helen that, “We are all Christ and that we have no need of a savior.” So, this is not just a heresy. This is not just a different version of Christianity. This is anti-Christianity. This is the opposite of Christianity. And Helen was a Columbia University professor, and psychologist, and she was an acquaintance of a priest named Father Benedict J. Grumble, and father Russell. He was close enough to her that he actually gave a eulogy at her funeral. So, it’s not like he was some opponent of hers. They actually seem to be quite friendly. He later said having known this woman and having given the eulogy at her funeral, quote, “This woman who had written so eloquently that suffering really did not exist. Spent the last two years of her life in the blackest psychotic depression I have ever witnessed.”
And I know people who have gotten involved in the New Age movement. New Age is no joke. And it does lead people to some pretty dark places. The reason this matters particularly for our politics is not just that we’re pretty soon going to be all living under the Williamson administration. But it’s also because New Ageism is the kind of defining spiritual movement of our culture. It’s a radically relativistic. We live in a very relativistic culture. We have your truth and my truth. You can’t tell me, man, that’s just your opinion. We live in a culture that denies physical realities; that’s very much the case of the New Age movement. [The] New Age movement draws on a lot of older heresies that say that the physical world is basically terrible, that I have nothing to do with my body, that I am just merely my soul and my spirit.
The New Age movement denies the reality of suffering. They say this whole world is an illusion. This whole world of suffering that we have is just an illusion, forget about it, it’s not real. And it denies the fall of man and denies the brokenness of human nature. [It] says, “We don’t need a savior, we’re all our own saviors and we’re goanna save ourselves.” That’s certainly what we all believe in this culture. I mean that’s what so many of the leftist movements are about, self-help pride. Even recycling, even environmentalism. We are saving ourselves. “We are the change we’ve been waiting for.” We are going to cause the sea levels to stop rising. As Barack Obama said, “We are our own hope….”