28 NOVEMBER 2013
Quo Vadis, Papa Francisco?
04- HAS POPE FRANCIS BEEN COMPROMISED BY HIS SUBMISSION TO NEW AGE THERAPIES ADMINISTERED BY A TAOIST HEALER?
NOTE: The following article is from a Traditionalist site that rejects the Post-Conciliar Church
The Taoist background of Jorge Bergoglio
By Atila Sinke Guimarães
In its October 2013 issue, the magazine TAO (Argentina) features a photo of Cardinal Bergoglio with a Taoist monk on its front cover. A headline explains the photo: “Liu Ming, the Eastern physician of Pope Francis.” I believe that, triggered by this photo and caption, the online edition of Perfil [Spanish for Profile] arranged for an interview with Ming and posted it under the title: “Francis will live until 140 years of age, says his Chinese physician.”
TAO magazine: Liu Ming offering prediction of the future, secrets of Chinese medicine and food
Card. Bergoglio poses with his Taoist practitioner
The information about Francis in today’s article is based on the answers Ming gave Perfil. I am summarizing other data about Taoism from various other sources.
Ming is a 45-year-old Taoist monk who moved from China to Argentina 10 years ago. He took care of Card. Jorge Bergoglio’s health problems for the eight years before he was elected Pope.
Taoism in pills
- Ming’s religion-philosophy, Taoism, preaches that a fundamental energy makes up the universe. Tao is a name that simultaneously identifies the mysterious origin of the universe and the driving force that is present in it behind everything that exists. The universe is in cyclical evolution. Tao is immanent in each individual. Everything interrelates with this universal energy to attain harmony.
- This energy has two matrixes, the masculine, black, Yang, and the feminine, white, Yin. The interaction of these energies allegedly produced everything that exists.
- When individuals live spontaneously, they follow the harmonic process of evolution and everything goes well. When someone is egocentric and wants to impose his will, an obstacle appears to that flow of energy and a disruption of the process takes place. This disruption may cause social or individual problems.
- Naturalness, spontaneity and simplicity are indispensable for a person to be perfectly in tune with the universal energy Tao. The three principal “virtues” of Taoism, also called the “three pearls,” are compassion, moderation and humility.
- Thus, when some illness occurs in a person, Taoist medicine – the immediate consequence of that religion-philosophy – considers that the physical defect of the body is caused by an obstruction of Tao’s universal energy that should be flowing naturally through that person. When the person gives free course to that immanent force inside his soul, it reestablishes the broken energetic equilibrium and restores health to the sick organ.
- Along with astrology, divination and medicine, Taoism developed practices to attain longevity and even immortality. These practices are mostly transmitted from mouth to ear and are not in books.
Bergoglio ‘miraculously’ cured by Ming
The Cardinal of Buenos Aires used to have many health problems. He was diabetic, had gallbladder surgery and constant problems of the liver. Further, he had lung surgery and serious heart problems. A team of physicians who examined him prescribed a heart surgery as soon as possible. Jorge Bergoglio was taking medicines for each of these problems.
In this critical situation, he heard about the Taoist monk Liu Ming through a priest who was one of his clients. Jorge called Ming and said: “I would like to schedule some medical consultations.” Ming went to see him at the Cathedral and, shortly, the Taoist was going there three times a week. This was in 2004. Gradually, fewer visits were required. At the end of three years, Ming was seeing Bergoglio only every three weeks.
The treatment consisted in sessions of acupuncture and massages following the methods of Taoist medicine. Ming explains: “I always say that with Chinese medicine you can live 140 years. We have two worlds: the external and the internal. Traditional medicine looks at the external but fails to consider that we have the solutions for everything in our own body. And this is the interior world.”
Taoist monk Liu Ming with short hair in his office in Buenos Aires
The monk applied his Taoist knowledge to Bergoglio, who was cured of his heart problem and all the illnesses he had. He stopped taking all his medicines and today stays healthy by applying what he learned from this monk.
Regarding the spectacular cure of Bergoglio’s heart, Ming explains: “It was in 2005, when a new election for pope was coming. The doctors wanted him to have surgery, but he did not want it. By means of my treatment, his blood started to circulate better in the arteries – which were obstructed. All I did was to re-direct the body’s energy. After that, he [Bergoglio] had full confidence in me. His doctors, all proud, became a little resentful except for one lady doctor who came here to learn Chinese medicine with me; she is Graciela Rodriguez.”
Bergoglio’s mission in the new Taoist cycle
The reporter asked: “Did you have chats on Eastern philosophy? Was he interested in it?” Ming answered: “Yes, we exchanged books. For example he gave me I Ching (or Book of Changes) in Spanish. I use it to give courses in Buenos Aires.”
Ming also had this to say about Bergoglio: “He is a very strong, healthy person who will know how to fulfill his mission. A new cycle started in this world at the end of 2012. This happens every 8,000 years. This world is horrible, but a better one will come, and the fact that Bergoglio is pope is related to this positive change.”
The interviewer asked: “Do you believe he can do it?”
The monk replied, “It is true, he is someone who has the difficult task of leading many people, but he does it without ego and this is rare to find. We are sent [for a mission], we are not the owners. We are nothing but a single instant on earth and we must be respectful of this. Bergoglio thinks very clearly [in this regard], he is a great wise man, as is the Chinese culture.”
Then Ming stated that Francis had telephoned him from the Vatican on September 8, 2013: “Doctor Liu Ming? Doctor Liu Ming? Jorge is speaking. Pope Francis…” Knowing that Ming was planning to travel to China, Francis asked him to stop on the way to see him at the Vatican. Ming agreed to do so.
Connecting the dots
Perhaps this affiliation of Pope Francis with the Taoist medicine-philosophy-religion can give us a key to better understand many of his novelties in speech and action.
When Francis affirmed that “he believed in god, but not the Catholic God,” was he not implicitly referring to Tao, the Chinese god allegedly immanent in all individuals, who identifies himself with the energy of the universe?
During this first seven months of his pontificate, is he giving free reign to his spontaneity – so unbefitting a Sovereign Pontiff – to practice one of the principal requirements of Taoism? Are his well-publicized simplicity and humility practiced to follow the “virtues” of Taoism rather than Catholic virtues?
I am raising these possibilities not because they are necessary to convince myself that Francis is a revolutionary. I believe he is revolutionary because, as far as I can see, he wants to destroy the Catholic Church as she always was until Vatican II. His fundamental principles are those of Progressivism, which took over the Church from John XXIII on. Thus, I am convinced that Francis is a total progressivist. Notwithstanding, it is revealing that this progressivist Pope has such intimate relations with Taoism.
The Holy Ghost teaches us in the Scriptures that omnes dii gentium daemonia, all the gods of the Gentiles are devils (Ps 95:5). Based on this, we can basically say that this philosophical talk of the immanence of Tao in one’s soul translates simply as the Devil’s possession of one’s soul.
Bergoglio, thus, seems to have a very good relationship with his “non-Catholic god” who inhabits him. In such circumstances, he was “miraculously” cured by the Taoist monk through his devilish arts.
Connecting the last dot: Could it not be that the magnetic gaze Francis displays on some occasions reflects the presence of his Tao-Devil friend who is there, well established in his soul, commanding the show?
It is with trepidation that I finally decided to post this Traditionalist article on this ministry’s web site.
Considering that the main charism of this ministry is to expose New Age whenever, wherever and by whomsoever it is practised or propagated by authority figures in the Catholic Church, I am left with no alternative but to be impartial and include this report too since it concerns the Pope himself.
I reproduce here a part of the section #2.2.3 Health: Golden living from the February 2003 Vatican Document, Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life, A Christian Reflection on the New Age:
Formal (allopathic) medicine today tends to limit itself to curing particular, isolated ailments, and fails to look at the broader picture of a person’s health: this has given rise to a fair amount of understandable dissatisfaction. Alternative therapies have gained enormously in popularity because they claim to look at the whole person and are about healing rather than curing. Holistic health, as it is known, concentrates on the important role that the mind plays in physical healing. The connection between the spiritual and the physical aspects of the person is said to be in the immune system or the Indian chakra system. In a New Age perspective, illness and suffering come from working against nature; when one is in tune with nature, one can expect a much healthier life, and even material prosperity; for some New Age healers, there should actually be no need for us to die. Developing our human potential will put us in touch with our inner divinity, and with those parts of our selves which have been alienated and suppressed. This is revealed above all in Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs), which are induced either by drugs or by various mind-expanding techniques, particularly in the context of “transpersonal psychology”. The shaman is often seen as the specialist of altered states of consciousness, one who is able to mediate between the transpersonal realms of spirits and gods and the world of humans.
There is a remarkable variety of approaches for promoting holistic health, some derived from ancient cultural traditions, whether religious or esoteric, others connected with the psychological theories developed in Esalen during the years 1960-1970. Advertising connected with New Age covers a wide range of practices as acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic, kinesiology, homeopathy, iridology, massage and various kinds of “bodywork” (such as orgonomy, Feldenkrais, reflexology, Rolfing, polarity massage, therapeutic touch etc.), meditation and visualisation, nutritional therapies, psychic healing, various kinds of herbal medicine, healing by crystals, metals, music or colours, reincarnation therapies and, finally, twelve-step programmes and self-help groups. The source of healing is said to be within ourselves, something we reach when we are in touch with our inner energy or cosmic energy.
The New Age practitioner Liu Ming who treated Cardinal Bergoglio is quoted as saying:
All I did was to re-direct [his, the Cardinal’s] body’s energy.
In employing acupuncture, Chinese massage and other Taoist therapies on the Cardinal, Liu Ming could only have been manipulating the occult “life force”, “vital” or “cosmic” energy that the Taoist call “ch’i”, the Japanese call “ki” and the Hindus call “prana”.
In #2.3.2, the Document explains:
God is the vital energy (libido) within a person. As [Carl Jung] himself said, “this comparison is no mere play of words”. This is “the god within” to which Jung refers, the essential divinity he believed to be in every human being. The path to the inner universe is through the unconscious. The inner world’s correspondence to the outer one is in the collective unconscious.
#2.3.3 Central themes of the New Age elaborates:
– the cosmos is seen as an organic whole
– it is animated by an Energy, which is also identified as the divine Soul or Spirit.
In #22.214.171.124, there is an even more in-depth explanation on the Taoist meaning of this “energy”:
There is talk of God, but it is not a personal God; the God of which New Age speaks is neither personal nor transcendent. Nor is it the Creator and sustainer of the universe, but an “impersonal energy” immanent in the world, with which it forms a “cosmic unity”: “All is one”. This unity is monistic, pantheistic or, more precisely, panentheistic. God is the “life-principle”, the “spirit or soul of the world”, the sum total of consciousness existing in the world. In a sense, everything is God. God’s presence is clearest in the spiritual aspects of reality, so every mind/spirit is, in some sense, God.
When it is consciously received by men and women, “divine energy” is often described as “Christic energy”. There is also talk of Christ, but this does not mean Jesus of Nazareth. “Christ” is a title applied to someone who has arrived at a state of consciousness where he or she perceives him- or herself to be divine and can thus claim to be a “universal Master”. Jesus of Nazareth was not the Christ, but simply one among many historical figures in whom this “Christic” nature is revealed, as is the case with Buddha and others. Every historical realisation of the Christ shows clearly that all human beings are heavenly and divine, and leads them towards this realisation.
The innermost and most personal (“psychic”) level on which this “divine cosmic energy” is “heard” by human beings is also called “Holy Spirit”.
The section 3.1 on New Age as spirituality states:
People discover their profound connectedness with the sacred universal force or energy which is the nucleus of all life. When they have made this discovery, men and women can set out on a path to perfection, which will enable them to sort out their personal lives and their relationship to the world, and to take their place in the universal process of becoming and in the New Genesis of a world in constant evolution. The result is a cosmic mysticism (51) based on people’s awareness of a universe burgeoning with dynamic energies. Thus cosmic energy, vibration, light, God, love – even the supreme Self – all refer to one and the same reality, the primal source present in every being. This spirituality consists of two distinct elements, one metaphysical, the other psychological. The metaphysical component comes from New Age’s esoteric and theosophical roots, and is basically a new form of gnosis.
There’s more, but I guess the reader is now clearly aware as to the import of Liu Ming’s “re-directing” of “energy” in the person of Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis.
In ACUPUNCTURE, ACUPRESSURE, SHIATSU AND REFLEXOLOGY
I have recorded that the [now former] Archbishop of Delhi Vincent Concessao recommended his personal reflexologist-acupuncturist Colin D’Souza with a letter to the former Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore. Despite my approaching D’Souza as well as giving a letter to the parish priest in September 2007, and writing to the present Archbishop George Antonysamy earlier this year, D’Souza’s clinic continues to function on the premises of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Thomas under the auspices of the St Vincent De Paul Society. Meanwhile acupuncture centres have opened at other parishes in the city. So too have martial arts dojos.
ACUPUNCTURE AND MARTIAL ARTS-DR EDWIN A NOYES
REFLEXOLOGY AND OTHER ENERGY BALANCING THERAPIES-DR EDWIN A NOYES
REIKI AS A NEW AGE ALTERNATIVE THERAPY-EVALUATION BY THE US BISHOPS
If Reiki healing has been classified as New Age and condemned as against Catholic spirituality by the United States Bishops’ Conference, it follows that ALL other therapies/arts based on the manipulation of “ch’i”, “ki”, “prana” energies fall into the same category: occult and New Age.