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Overview Urantia ... the Rosicrucians.. . Druidism ... TM ... Yahweh ... the Enochians ... Lucis Trust ... Theosophy... Astara ... Unity... Scientology... UFO Societies ... Freemasonry ... The Planetary Commission ... Mormonism ... Church of Wicca (Witchcraft) ... Eckankar ... Across America and the world dangerous New Age cults and religious groups are growing in strength and numbers. As many as 50 million Americans are now New Age cultists while millions of others are unwittingly dabbling and experimenting in the occult through direct or indirect involvement with New Age religious and political organizations. This is the first authoritative guide to the New Age cults and religions infecting and threatening our society. This outstanding work carefully analyzes these groups, revealing substantial, detailed information to convincingly answer the questions most asked. It clearly contrasts the false--sometimes bizarre--and unorthodox teachings and practices of the New Cults with the Living Truths contained in the Holy Bible.
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Studio: Living Truth Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.69" Width: 5.75" Height: 1.25" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher Living Truth Publishers
ISBN 0962008680 ISBN13 9780962008689
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More About Texe Marrs
Marrs is the author of three dozen books on computers, technology, and Christian faith in the modern world. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a retired career officer of the U.S. Air Force and currently heads Power of Prophecy ministries in Austin, Texas.
Texe Marrs currently resides in Austin, in the state of Texas.
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Welcome to a Land of Make-Believe Apr 14, 2008
My brother received this book, along with L.U.C.I.D., Marrs' crackpot exposé of the satanic mind-control conspiracy controlling the world, from a deranged lunatic calling himself "Christ." This in itself should speak volumes about the type of individual who would take this stuff seriously and at face value.
I'm amazed that a university actually let this guy teach. Contrary to what some of these other reviews would have you believe, "New Age Cults and Religions" is in no way a scholarly work. Texe literally just makes things up and states them as researched facts. He frequently quotes people out of context and then makes outrageous assertions about what these folks are talking about; such as when he quotes Christopher Hyatt saying that the world seems to want more blood and violence before it changes, then rhetorically suggests that faithful Christians will be the target of this violence perpetrated at the hands of the Order of the Golden Dawn. He uncritically states that Buddhism is a violent unholy New Age cult. Nowhere does he offer any support of these sorts of claims.
His writing should remind you of a paranoid pothead teenager surfing the internet and keeping notes on every corny conspiracy theory he finds without checking the sources. The fact that he calls himself a Christian and quotes the Bible should give actual Christians pause to consider who is the real wolf in sheep's clothing.
Currently this book is sitting next to my toilet, where it can give me some laughs to ease my more difficult bowel movements.
The absolute best book written by T. Marrs, before he went off the deep end... Jul 13, 2006
Former Christian Preacher Texe Marrs, now a Patriot-for-Prophet [see: Bo Gritz authored 'My Brothers Keeper'], did an outstanding job here of iden- tifying the Cults and Secret Societies that plague our Western Civilization & thus the world. Most of the other Texe Marrs futurist 'Prophet of Doom' books are all of the furturist 'gloom-and- doom' "The end is coming soon" variety. Here he sticks to facts and denotes a good and careful synopsis of the groups who seek to pervert our posterity, reli- giously; Mormons, Jehovah's Sicknesses, Sixth (not Seventh) Day Adventures, et, al. I suggest that despite Marrs recent 21st Century faux puas, get this book! Keep it on the shelf with Mike Hoffman's 'Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare' and 'Judiaism's Strange Gods'. Pick Up On It!
Classic Marrs Apr 16, 2002
His critics dismiss Texe Marrs with the label "Fundamentalist Christian." So be it. But at least he takes a stand. At least he reads the Bible of his faith. At least he applies it to the world around him.
I like Marrs' books. They have the excitement of conspiracy theory. But grounded in Bible study. If you don't believe in the Bible (or are afraid your friends will think you're a nut if you do) you probably won't like his books. But if you're into Bible prophecy, and use the Christian Bible to guide your life, then I think you'll appreciate Marrs' perspective.
I'll admit, I try not to put any Christian writer on a pedestal. God is still the definitive Author. But there's a place for writers who use the Bible to comment on current events. I appreciate the work they do. Especially when it prompts me to go back and read Bible passages they've pointed out.
So, Mr. Marrs: I thank you for taking so much flak, yet still keeping the faith. And I eagerly await your next book.
A sane, credible, and authoritative book by Texe Marrs Nov 1, 2001
Judging by all of the horrible reviews of Marrs' books, I am sure that most reviewers are aware of his seemingly complete lack of credibility and his wild incredulous conspiracy theories. It would seem hard to believe that he is actually capable of writing a normal, sane, authoritative reference book, but he has!
In this book, Texe Marrs summarizes the belief systems of all of the major, and most of the minor, cults and new age "religions". The information presented is accurate and free of any wild unfounded accusations or misrepresentations. As a former student of the occult, I can verify that Mr. Marrs did a thorough and fair job in the reporting of his subject matter.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a reference book on new age "religions" and cults, and to all parents, teachers, counselors, and clergy who would like to have a knowledgeable foundation to work from if the need arises to to help children, teens, or young adults who may be involved with, or have questions about these subjects.
Half-Baked but Useful Oct 2, 2000
This book is easy to dismiss. Tex Marrs sees dark conspiracies and satanic influences where none exist - or more precisely, where they might exist but are laughably ineffective. Tex Marrs' later books have gone totally over the top. However, in this particular book Tex Marrs has done a creditable job of cataloging the proliferation of New Age Crackpottery that has penetrated deep into both popular and elite culture - even into mainstream Christian organizations. Skeptics and people of faith alike will find this book a useful reference (at least until something better comes along). The book does need to be updated -in the past decade several new crank belief systems have come into prominence.