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The Esoteric Nature of Sarah McLachlan

The Esoteric Nature of Sarah McLachlan

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A study on the esoteric underpinnings of Sarah McLachlan's music and art from a Christian perspective.
A study on the esoteric underpinnings of Sarah McLachlan's music and art from a Christian perspective.

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When asked what religion she follows, she replied in a 1996 interview, "I don't follow any organizedreligion, but I do believe in the idea of god as a verb -- being love and light, and that we are part of everything as everything is part of us." McLachlan covered the British Punk/New Wave band XTC'ssong "Dear God" in a 1996 tribute CD.Excerpted from a May 28th, 1996 SprintChat:Also from the same interview she answers the following question below.
Q
: Your most recent releases contain quite different examples of direction. 'Full of Grace' and 'I WillRemember You' are very soft and restrained, while your cover of Dear God contains a buildingintensity and anger that makes the song so sublime (and you may have guessed that I prefer this). Willwe see more of this on your next album?
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: 'Dear God' is not a song that I wrote and it has an intensity that perhaps I don't possess on my own.Dear God lyrics belowDear god, hope you get the letter and...I pray you can make it better down hereI don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer But all the people that you made in your imageSee them starving in the street'Cause they don't get enough to eat from godI can't believe in youDear god, sorry to disturb you but...I feel that I should be heard loud and clear We all need a big reduction in amount of tearsAnd all the people that you made in your imageSee them fighting in the street'Cause they can't make opinions meet about godI can't believe in youDid you make disease and the diamond blue?Did you make mankind after we made you?And the devil too!Dear god don't know if you noticed but...Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book And us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look And all the people that you made in your imagestill believing that junk is trueWell I know it ain't, and so do youDear godI can't believe inI don't believeI won't believe in heaven or hell
 
 No saints, no sinners, no devil as well No pearly gates, no thorny crownYou're always letting us humans downThe wars you bring, the babes you drownThose lost at sea and never foundAnd it's the same the whole world 'roundThe hurt I see helps to compoundThat father, son and holy ghostIs just somebody's unholy hoaxAnd if you're up there you'll perceiveThat my heart's here upon my sleeveIf there's one thing I don't believe inIt's youDear godAlthough she didn't write it, when asked if she had "any reservations from an ideological standpointabout covering the song," McLachlan replied, "None whatsoever."She has also reported herself as an agnostic. Whether she is aware of it or not she is espousingtheosophic/panthieistic beliefs. The word agnostic was coined by Thomas Henry Huxley who wasknown as Darwins bulldog, and was a contemporary and friend with Charles Darwin and Karl Marx(and Marx WAS a satanist). The meaning of agnostic is A+ meaning “without” and the greek gnosticmeaning “knowledge”. On a side note the sect of the Gnostics were NOT Christian, they were satanist'sthey believed God the Father was evil and that Lucifer/Satan was good and the giver of knowledge, thiscarried over into Polytheism, specifically to Promethius. In reality Satan/Lucifer is author of all theevil things that happen in this world not our Creator, who out of his love created us with free will, sadlythough many reject his love leaving them prey to the deceptions of the accuser, Satan he first decieves people and then accuses them before God, he is “the spirit who denies” and “the tempter” hecommunicates to us through our emotions, our desires and our appetites, while our Father the Creator communicates to us through our conscience, our willpower and our intellect.A question answer response between Jessica Robertson from "Spinner" and Sarah McLachlan
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:Do you believe in God?
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:I don't believe that there's a guy up there watching down upon all of us. But I do believe that the idea... how do I explain this? God is energy. God is nature. God is in us. God is everything that breathes andlives, that connects us to ourselves and each other. It probably sounds really corny.Sadly it does not sound corny, it is theosophic/panthieistic. Which falls in line with what she stated inthe above interview "but I do believe in the idea of god as a verb-- being love and light, and that we are part of everything as everything is part of us" .As good believing Christians we should pray for her, so this is not meant as a character attack of anykind, but we should seriously consider "where" her inspiration is coming from as its obviously not theFather Creator of the Holy Bible. Some other titles of her songs are "Fallen" and "Possessed" amongother titles she seems to be adept at obfuscating her beliefs a little which should make us wonder aboutany esoteric intent. Her newest album title is oddly enough titled "Laws of Illusion".

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