Since his conversion, Father Jean-Christophe Thibault has raised awareness about the harm of occult and esoteric practices that are more and more widespread in every sphere of society.
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“All forms of divination are to be rejected. … Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums … contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.” [CCC 2116]
Christian meditation is an active quest to live the life of Christ, which was anything but passive.
Apologist Matthew Arnold was involved in the occult when he met a priest who brought him into the Catholic Church
“I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” (Matthew 5:44-45)
“Since the Ascension Christ's coming in glory has been imminent, even though ‘it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.’” (CCC 673)
Claims of apparition endorsement aside, such oils have been used for centuries in witchcraft for “protection.”
Yearning for the supernatural is inborn but entering through the wrong door leads to spiritual harm.