Light Language vs Christianity

Speaking in Tongues

Most devout Christians will be so shocked and outraged to read this, they will scarcely believe this to be true. However it has come to my attention that there is a practice which has been growing in popularity in New Age circles over the past few months, referred to as “light codes” or “the language of light,” or some such similar title. Now for a long time, the idea that alien races such as the Pleiadians, the Sirians, et al., have been contacting humans, and that there are such people as “star seeds,”  has been a popular theme in the New Age. However, the latest development is the idea that a seeker on this planet is able to access the benefits that these members of the Galactic Federation have to offer humanity through channelling their language – i.e. “the language of Light.”

In a nutshell, this involves tuning into the energies being transmitted across the universe, and then deliberately vocalizing one’s natural reactions thereto. If one were to record oneself doing so, one would not hear a recognisable language in the sense that a linguist would understand, and indeed its practitioners do not claim that the Light-Language is in any way translatable. However there are two important points which differentiate it from mere gobbledigook: firstly, it is obviously important to the particular person channelling it at that particular moment; and secondly, the mere act of attempting to do so itself the provides the benefit of the exercise.

I myself have practiced this, and can attest that it works, i.e. it can lead one into a deep state of meditation, which one could take as evidence that one is really in contact with higher spiritual energies. However: it ought not to be a surprise that it works – because far from being a recent innovation, Light-Language is really just a new iteration of an ancient phenomenon, and one that is mentioned in the Bible to boot, namely Glossolalia or “speaking in tongues.”

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:4

Glossolalia is first recorded on the day of Pentecost where it is presented as a miracle: foreigners of assorted nationalities each heard the words as if in their own language. Unless the Apostles were literally speaking one thing to one person whilst simultaneously saying another to another, I would suggest that the more obvious meaning is that both speakers and audience were infused with the Spirit, and each one heard the words in the language of their own soul.

By the time Saint Paul came to be writing his epistles, Glossolalia appears to have become a regular phenomenon in the early Church.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

1 Corinthians 12: 7-11 (emphasis added).

In other words, what appears to be happening is that in both Glossolalia  and Light-Language, the speaker invokes a spiritual power and then vocalizes as it moves him or her to do so: the difference being that with the Light-Language the speaker believes this to be a message from a member of the Galactic Federation; whilst with Glossolalia the speaker believes the spiritual power to be the actual Holy Spirit.

Now one might well be speculating that whatever the explanation, the same psychic mechanism is operating in both instances, except that this is where the hackles of the devout Christian would rise at the suggestion that one is talking about the same thing. The irony from my point of view is that Glossolalia is not just something that died out two thousand years ago, but is actively practiced in modern churches in the context of the Charismatic Movement.

The basis of Charismatic Christianity is that the spiritual gifts mentioned in the above-quoted passage of 1 Corinthians 12 – i.e. the “Charisms of the Holy Spirit” – are alive and well and being practiced today. I myself came into contact with Charismatic Christianity when I was much younger. Its meetings are on the one hand of the “happy clappy” variety, but on the other they also include works of Spiritual Healing, and consequent ecstatic trances known as “resting in the Spirit,” and needless to say, plenty of people breaking out into Glossolalia at the drop of a hat.

Now I’m no anthropologist, but if someone started talking about a ceremony involving singing, ecstatic trances, speaking in tongues, spiritual healing, etc, and moreover posited that working miracles and the more can and do take place ­– and it is a thing to be encouraged that they do ­– I would first assume that they are talking about a full blown Magical Ceremony, similar to Voudoun or some form of Shamanism. Yet Charismatic Christians consider themselves to be entirely regular Christians: they would blanche if one were to suggest to them that Charismatic Christianity is in fact nothing less than Christian Occultism.

Nevertheless, I believe that groups that call themselves “esoteric Christians” or “Christian Occultists,” such as Rosicrucians or Gnostics and the like, can learn much from the Charismatic movement. Most magic I have come across in such groups tends to be highly ritualised theurgy: the Charismatic model demonstrates how one can bring the energy of quasi-shamanism into an Christocentric occult paradigm. The New Age movement demonstrates that the Charisms are potentially valid, but it strips the Christianity out of them: I suggest it ought to be up to Rosicrucian movements to rehabilitate them.

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