I have recently been learning about a lot of Eastern and New Age teachings and have become confused. Mostly on the origin of Suffering, this philosophy states:
A. We were created out of the Essence or Being of God.
B. The cause of evil is the idea that we are separated from God and separated from all life.
C. People can free themselves from their emotional wounds when they let go of all attachments and value judgments accepting, things as they are.
D. Jesus and Mother Mary were just like us and there was nothing Jesus did that we can’t do. It goes so far to state them to be ascended masters and one day we could be just like them.
E. By overcoming the perception that we are separated from God and choosing to gather a sense of Oneness by letting go of the idea that we are the doer. We can be here below the extension or open door for God or a representative of God to flow into this material universe and radiate Light and Love…
I know these ideas can be traced back to Helena Blavatsky in the 19th century who started the Theosophical Society. Yet I have witnessed that a lot of these ideas are a mixture of much older philosophies which the Church stated were heresies.
Can anyone help me sort out what the Church teaches on these subjects?
A lapsed and struggling Christian