Deceived by Kindness


balck women and new age spiritualism

“Don’t let anyone use magic or witchcraft, or try to explain the meaning of signs. 11 Don’t let anyone try to control others with magic, and don’t let them be mediums or try to talk with the spirits of dead people. 12 The Lord hates anyone who does these things.” — Deuteronomy 18:10-12, NCV

New age practices are ensnaring and deceiving many church-going, bible believing Christians. In particular, black women are deliberately leaving the Christian faith to embrace ritualistic spiritualism from eastern and African religions. There are new age doctrines and objects that must be avoided, because they lead to heavy spiritual warfare and oppression that require deliverance and spiritual cleansing.

This podcasts relays several real-life examples of how everyday friends, business owners and church leaders are adopting new age practices in seemingly harmless ways. Without keen discernment from the Holy Spirit, well-meaning Christians fall into the traps set by people who are perfectly nice, intelligent and successful. Learn to identify and avoid new age doctrines and accessories. Understand the spiritual consequences in dabbling in these practices.


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Deuteronomy 18:9-12

Acts 19:11-19



‘We’re reclaiming these traditions’: Black women embrace the spiritual realm


  • A course in miracles (Marianne Williamson)
  • Acupuncture
  • Ancestral/ universe worship
  • Angel worship/cards
  • Asking the Universe
  • Astral projection
  • Astrology/Zodiac signs
  • Burning sage
  • Candle magic
  • Chakras
  • Conversations with God, Neale Walsh
  • Dream catchers
  • Drugs for vision quests
  • Earrings, jewelry, Ankh necklace
  • Enneagrams
  • Essential oils that promise magical solutions like ‘abundance’
  • Fortune telling/false prophets
  • Goddess worship
  • Healing crystals
  • Hillsong church & worship band music (pedophilia & other moral failures)
  • Horoscopes (divination)
  • Law of attraction (manifestation)
  • Metaphysics/quantum mechanics
  • New age phone apps (meditation or yoga)
  • Ouija board
  • Pendulums
  •  Pornography
  •  Progressive Christianity
  • Reiki (energy healing)
  • Sage smudging
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Statues or relics from other religions (like Hindu or African gods)
  • Tarot cards
  • Third eye (artwork or unbiblical spiritual access)
  • Transcendental meditation
  • Vision boards
  • Sarah Young, Jesus Calling books/products (involves channeling)
  • Waist beads (African accessory for magic or ‘womb’ healing)
  • Wands
  • Wicca
  •  Word of faith movement
  • Yoga
  • Yoruba (or other) religious practices and ceremonies


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Ashan R. Hampton is the author of several Christian inspirational books: “Prayers & Confessions for Modern Christian Women” (2020), “Still Single Over 40: Reclaim Your Love Life” (2019), “Prayers & Confessions for Teens and Young Adults” (2018), “MCW Living Single Bible Readings” (2017), “Prayers & Confessions for Everyday Victory” (2017), “Before You Start Dating Again” (2016), “Some Bitter, Some Sweet: Becoming a Single Woman God Can Use” (2016), “Soul Thoughts: Poems & Essays” (2015), “Girl Please…Know When to Let That Man Go” (2015).



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