Progressive? Traditional? Hahahaha. No.
There is Catholic. And there is non-Catholic.
Catholicism infused with “majik” or “New Age” or “Voodoo” or whatever is not Catholicism anymore. It’s paganism with a Catholic veneer.
The First Commandment forbids us to have anything to do with anything that makes a “god” out of nature, or engravings or has to do with magic and divination and spells.
Satan LOVES to hiss those words at us when he tempts us to such “special knowlege.” “You will be as gods.”
In which case we are committing idolatry, which is basically incompatible with being a Catholic.
Satan offered Christ Himself power over all the world. Which is what all that new age stuff seeks to do… to use the natural to change the supernatural (which is the opposite of true religion which uses the Supernatural to change the natural.) Grace always builds on nature, not the other way around. If it isn’t from God Himself, run in the other direction.
Why people take pagan stuff that people did BEFORE they knew of Christ and act like it has any validity is beyond me. A lot of those “natural religions” had more than a touch of the demonic to them. And that’s still rampant in areas of the world that have yet to be evangilized. And now we seem to be entering a post-Christian era in this country. :eek: