Derek Cameron

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1. Mysticism as Regression. Mysticism is simply regression to an infantile state of consciousness.

2. Slain in the Spirit? It's a Stage Hypnotist's Trick. It's well known that there is no Biblical precedent for being "slain in the Spirit," the phenomenon whereby Pentecostals fall backwards, supposedly under the influence of the Holy Spirit. In fact, it's little attested at all before the twentieth century. From the earliest days of the Apostolic Faith Mission on Azusa Street, Charles Fox Parham suspected that hypnosis was at work.

3. Christian Meditation: A Very Short Guide. In about the year 270, a young man named Anthony went out into the Egyptian desert to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

4. Can meditation help with anxiety or depression? Where meditation is appropriate, the conclusion of metastudies is that it produces small to moderate improvements in psychological health.

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