EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK: Secrets Behind the Veil, by P. D. Moore. Published by Lux-Verbi Books, UK
BEHIND THE VEIL - what you don't know can hurt
book brings us bang up to date with current events and confirms what many are
too afraid to admit. That our world is on the verge of stupendous changes. Many
values, traditions and beliefs things once considered concrete and ‘safe’
are tumbling like a pack of cards. In a godless age where people are searcing
for meaning and identity, some replace religion faith with ‘unassailable’
confidence in secular humanist scientific reasoning; while and an increasing
number, in their tens of millions, now place their trust in various kinds of
Western and Eastern superstition. In the latter case, there is an inherent
belief in the immortality of the soul and the idea that the human personality,
or ‘spirit’ escapes the decaying or dead body to inhabit another or to live
in a higher sphere.
why this shift, or return to superstition – to the extramundane? Sociologists
and psychologists alike, tell us that man’s greatest need is security.
Conversely then, our greatest fear is insecurity. That’s why we amass fat bank
balances, shares, big houses and other assets or want good paying jobs, and safe
neighbourhoods. Nothing wrong with any of that. But as you know one slip in the
economy and all our assets can be wiped out in a moment.
it is our retirement pension or job security, there are very few things that we
can be truly certain of. What do you do when a loved one is terminally ill or
dies? Where do you go? For many people their world simply falls apart. Whether
it is in the scientific or spiritual realm, there are only a few things we can
rely on as certain and, even these are decreasing in number. The only things
that seem certain today is the increase in the quest for meaning, purpose,
This is the flip side of the increasing insecurity of the world in which we now
many are turning from orthodoxy to the alternative and the esoteric
as they fail to find answers to their questions in conventional medicine and
organised religions. The massive interest in reiki
shiatsu, feng shui
fulfilment coaching, and other ‘energy’
testify to the hunger of millions for meaning and self
to September 11th 2001 the world seemed a safe enough place. But
after that fateful day many more of us have begun taking seriously our own
mortality and are now seeking for answers and meaning in an alternative reality,
and alternative spirituality.
People are no longer sceptical about
the supernatural. Scientists, celebrities, government departments and agencies
are all openly seeking to tap into the power of the paranormal and the 11th
dimension. Quantum physics and string theory are in vogue. The idea of another
parallel dimension is nolonger seen as strange or off the wall - it’s taught
at major universities.
years ago there was a television documentary in which the ‘magician
David Copperfield, apparently walked through the Great Wall of China.
Incredible! How did he do it?
merely a delusion – some sort of optical illusion or just a case of mass
hypnotism of the TV audience? Or is there more to this than meets the eye
few years later (2001) - again on TV – the occultist David Blaine performed
his ‘street magic’. In one scene he takes a Queen of Hearts from a deck of
cards and throws it a distance of some 50 feet across a road, through a solid
glass pane, with the card ending up stuck on the inside of the glass casing of a
shop on the opposite side of the road. This was watched by dozens of people in
the flesh and by millions more on TV. In another scene he allows himself to be
encased in a transparent block of ice – hollowed out to allow him to sit
inside - and spends the next forty-two hours at sub-zero temperatures with only
his jeans on. The temperature inside the block of ice was regularly tested by
independent scientific observation and at all times filmed on camera.
hours later he emerged unharmed by conditions under which you would expect him
to have died or at least left him in a serious medical condition.
another particularly spooky scene, he finds a dead
on the grass in a city park and invites two passers by to observe his magic.
From all accounts, and as far as the young couple could tell, the pigeon was
stone cold dead. He then proceeds to rub life
into the pigeon by gently caressing it between the palms of his hands. After
about 4 minutes the pigeon flutters and turns over unto its legs, before
flapping its wings and flying away.
Like many watching the documentary I
asked, ‘could this be real? Could he really bring back a dead
simply rubbing it with his hands or by any means at all’?
doubt it is as a result of the televising and dramatising of phenomena
these that there has been such a tremendous interest in the paranormal
in magic – even in occultism.
only need visit any newsagent - look at the magazines, or newspapers. The
best-selling books and the box office hits are about the supernatural
The New York
Times Best-Sellers List regularly contain
large numbers of books with stories about contact having been made with
‘departed spirits’. Whether it’s presented as entertainment or
the supernatural has gone mainstream – and is taking the world by storm.
France, a certain Francois Mitterand, once every year, celebrates the spring
equinox by going to the top of a ‘sacred’ mountain and sits in the yoga
lotus position while beating a staccato rhythm on sticks. His goal? To
communicate with the spirits of the earth. Yes, you read correctly – the
spirits of the earth. Had this been a New Age
this would not have aroused more than passing curiosity; but this is the former
President of France, seeking guidance from the spirit
– while he was still President.
education has left us ill- equipped to deal with this sort of thing. It has
conditioned us to think that the universe is merely physical. That what we
cannot see in the laboratory or prove by reductive observation, does not exist.
But things are changing and changing fast. Science is no longer sceptical about
As new scientific discoveries turned old ones on their heads, even Steven
Hawkins had to admit, “The theories we have so far are both inconsistent
and incomplete.” Hawkins admits, “We may never know the mind
(New Scientist, 5 April 2003). God? So even the hard-nosed scientists like
wondering if there is a spiritual dimension to our world.
recently, most of us would have mocked the idea of a supernatural
But today, even among scientists
this view is rapidly gaining acceptance - openly. Admittedly, many scientists
have long held a private belief in the supernatural, but today many are now
‘coming out’. Not only with an interest in the paranormal
actively engaging in it – from para-psychology to out of body experiences
so commonly reported. Even hypnosis is being haled as the new science of the
mind that can aid psychic ability and spiritual awareness.
carried out by Living TV in the United Kingdom showed that 7 out of every 10
people in the UK have had some kind of psychic
paranormal experience (that’s 70 percent compared to only 37 percent who
believe in God).
One exercise I undertook for
the writing of this book was to visit the Vitality
March 2002, at the National Hall, Kensington Olympia in London – a very big
and successful Alternative Fair. It was a great convocation of everything New
From what I observed there it was obvious that there is a massive interest in
New Age practices, teachings and therapies
were literally thousands upon thousands of visitors on the day
that I was there – the show ran for three days.
enough however, a survey by the Independent Television Commission revealed that
most people tend to make a distinction between the occult
what was described as ‘benign’ psychic
But is there really such a distinction or only the appearance of such?
was the largest paranormal
ever undertaken in the UK. It confirmed what was becoming apparent, that people
are turning away from organised religion
and relying more and more on psychics, mediums
clairvoyants, palmists, numerologists, and heaven knows what else, as they try
to find meaning and answers in their lives. Seventy percent of those surveyed
said they either believed in psychics or were interested in the power of
I think back to the Vitality Show, there were talks by an impressive line-up of
and best selling authors, demonstrations, and practical sessions on acupuncture,
belly dancing, acupressure
from those on the cutting-edge of the spiritual revolution
is taking the world by storm. Many of these personalities and speakers were
psychologists or had PhDs of one kind or another. So in case you thought it’s
only the disenfranchised or less educated who turn to the New Age, you’re
wrong! Indeed many of them work in high-level managerial and professional jobs.
Some are even in government and other positions of influence.
name it and it was there. Hundreds of booths filled the two-storey Olympia Hall,
offering such esoteric
arcane things as, Alternative Health
Druidry; Psychic Development; Feng Shui; T’ai Chi; Magic;
as I reflected on what I saw at the Vitality Show
where thousands of seekers were milling around, buying, listening eagerly,
reading, trying, and sharing the large variety of New Age
offers and ideas, I thought to myself, it is really not too surprising that so
many are turning to the New Age, or its alternative realities
It has promised much.
where conventional medicine has failed, promises
overcoming anxiety, and negative influences at work, in relationships and career
paths; of better sex too (tantric
before have so many of us been conditioned to believe that we need to and can
find personal fulfilment within ourselves. We are awashed with manuals telling
us how to dress, how to spend our money, how to give up smoking, how to be that
perfect lover, how to get ahead, and uncover the meaning of life
There is no denying that we are living through a sustained self
‘revolution’. This is an increasing trend that embraces all faiths
classes. People everywhere are being led and encouraged to look inwardly for
meaning and power over their spiritual destiny
to find the divinity or ‘god-spark’ within.
the West is not a return to traditional Christianity but a mass public
acceptance of alternative religions, like New Age
meditation and yoga
is as a result of this search for personal fulfilment and self
that more and more people are looking to the supernatural
one form or other. Millions all over the world, from all walks of life
cultures, and backgrounds are now coming to accept that the supernatural world
is real; that there is another parallel world. Even quantum
and ‘String or Membrane theory’ the ‘new sciences
are being employed to support such esoteric
there has been a corresponding increase in the number of studies and
investigations into the paranormal
the form of Para-psychology
for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence).
that’s not all. Even governments, law enforcement and national intelligence
agencies are increasingly recruiting psychics to help solve problems, and crimes
or to predict future terrorist
The increase in the interest in astrology, tarot readings
and exhibitions, the growth in the scientific study of the so-called
than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 companies (the most successful companies
world wide) have purchased management and other training tapes and services from
like the Pacific Institute. The New Age is not only big business - its methods
are taking over big business.
According to an article in the Daily Telegraph
page 15), by Sarah Stacey there are: “20,000 hands on
spiritual healers” in Britain. ITN News reported on 19 May 1995 that some 6
million British people go to alternative and conventional health centres each
week. “You can find a therapist to massage your feet, realign your spine,
out of your problems or relieve pain by sticking needles
you.” –The Lady, 14 to 20 May 2002, page 46.
Canada the figures are just as astounding. 1,200 Canadians were polled by
telephone on 8/22/97 by the Angus Reid Group regarding their use of
“alternative medicine”. Forty-two percent reported using alternative
medicine (up from 23% in 1992). Highest use (59%) involved chiropractic
(extrapolated to 25% of all Canadians). Those more likely to report using
alternative medicine were: residents of British Columbia (56%), females (55%),
35-54 age group (49%); annual household income of $60,000+ (52%). 55% of those
using alternative medicine had been doing so for over 5 years.
overall use of alternative medicine had grown dramatically by 81% over the past
five years. 146% of growth was among Canadians 18-34 years of age; 76% growth
among 35-54 yrs; 49% growth among 55+ years of age. Of the 42% who use
alternative medicine, 48% reported being “very satisfied”, and 42%
asked about their reasons for trying alternative medicine, 42% said that
alternative medicines “don’t hurt you and may help a bit”; 34% said that
their regular medicines weren't working for them; 33% thought that alternative
medicines were “more natural”; and 6% “don’t trust modern medicine and
Yet most users of alternative therapies aren’t aware that therapists,
in most cases, are not required to have a university or any sort of
qualification before setting themselves up as practitioners. Training can last
as little as six months.
is little to stop anyone from setting up as a new kind of healer and attracting
clients. The only courses that last any real length of time are chiropractic
years) and osteopathy
House of Lords’
Committee on Science and Technology investigation into Complementary and
Alternative Medicine gathered information from all the well-known alternative
practices, but found that despite the burgeoning increase and interest in these
few of them had any credible research base to support their claims of what works
and what does not. The Lords Select Committee found that only osteopaths and
chiropractics were able to show that their techniques worked, and even then only
for a limited range of conditions. Interestingly, one chiropractic clinic,
‘Angel Chiropractic’ claimed to provide relief to all patients for a variety
of conditions, including, headaches, tension, jaw pain, repetitive strain,
sciatica and sporting injuries by unblocking anything that impedes the body’s
nervous system – ‘Axis Magazine’, Jan. 2004, page 25.
the unblocking technique used in chiropractic treatments, or adjustments are
attempts to manipulate something called chi, a form of Eastern magnetism.
I was also surprised to discover that the person who introduced chiropractic to
the West was an avowed spiritualist, who admitted to having obtained the
information and techniques of chiropractic from spirit medium, through occult
there is still an insatiable public appetite for the complementary therapies
Many people attest to the usefulness if not healing
of the complementary therapies. So are all these people deluded? If not, what
then is the source of the powers that are resorted to in bringing about
‘healing’ in the New Age
this consumption of New Age healing and Eastern spiritualism are celebrities
“stars” like Richard Gere, Tom Cruise
member of the Church of Scientology
“Moonlighting” fame, and Dionne Warwick
aunt of Whitney Houston
Many of them swear by it, claiming that it gives them peace, purpose and success
in their lives and careers.
this latest interest in the Supernatural had a slow start, it has now taken off.
In the 1800s various estimates of the numbers involved in the supernatural
Spiritualism were put forward. In 1876, it was estimated that the number of
Spiritualists in the United States
was between 3,000,000 to 10,000,000. Pretty small.
it is estimated that at least 25 percent of America is involved, in some way
with Esoteric or New Age
That’s more than 50 million people in the US alone. Many of these are not what
you might call religious
but they are certainly seekers of
If you are such a person, then this book is for you. And if you are not, you
will still be amazed and challenged by what you will discover about things you
may have previously regarded as common place and insignificant. Your reality is
about to be changed.
takes us behind the scenes to uncover compelling evidence of the reality of a
parallel world and the great political, economic and spiritual crisis that is
stealing upon our world.
Behind the Veil gives us candid and many
of the nature and power of the phenomena
Modern Spirituality and the New Age
Have you ever wondered what the ‘New Age’ is all about, why it has such a
mass following, and the source of its irresistible power and success? All of
these are dealt with in depth, along with the sensational Harry
and the increasingly popular alternative therapies
You will be taken on an incredible journey behind the veil that separates the
visible and invisible world. What you discover may be shocking, but it will
prepare you for what lies ahead.
is a vast infinity beyond. There is a veil that interposes between the visible
and invisible world,
when that is drawn aside and who can tell what will be revealed? Parallels are
drawn and disparities noted between the various beliefs and practices of
Christianity, mysticism, the occult
and many other New Age
not escape the remit of this book. It was the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan
Williams, who caused outrage, when he said that, Freemasonry was not only
incompatible with the Christian faith
also “satanically inspired”. Is he right or just misinformed and bigoted?
questions and conclusions posed may be controversial and bold,
but the assertions and views are supported with credible authority and reliable
sources. If your quest is for greater insight and
self-awareness you will find this book an indispensable source of information
for now and for future reference; and of course to share with your friends and
colleagues. Anyone interested in uncovering the secrets
behind much of today’s merging spirituality will find this
book thought provoking and inspirational – indispensable.
Until now precious little had
been written to describe and explain the mystical
hidden link between almost all the world religions. Secrets Behind the Veil
fills that gap by exploring the phenomena
various religions and traditions
It examines critically the mystical links between Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism
various forms of New Age spirituality
occultism, magic and certain aspects of popular Christian beliefs. The aim is to
uncover the secrets
lie behind the supernatural manifestations
meditation, and speaking in tongues, to name a few
The powers behind Harry Potter
of the Rings phenomena
also fully invoked.
reading this book you will have a 20/20 perspective on all of
these issues and more.
Prepare for an adventure…
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