Randall N. Baer5. May, 1989
Below is an excellent book report (thanks to another website) along with an epilogue account of the suspicious circumstances of Randy’s untimely death just prior to taking his book to publication.
Basically, Randall ascended so far in the metaphysical that he was writing best-seller books that had been given him through “automatic writing.” Then once while in a blissful trance, Jesus Christ mercifully lifted the veil from his eyes and he was able to see the abominable demons who were creating this illusion he was experiencing. He was converted to Christianity and wrote this book as an attempt to shine light on the darkness he had once embraced as light.
Inside The New Age Nightmare, by Randall N. Baer, is the true story of Baer’s life as a professional New Age teacher, holistic health practitioner, and holistic activist who became well known in “crystal power” and in New Age philosophy.
Entranced by the Eastern Mystical Religious concepts he saw on the television program, “Kong Fu,” as a teenager, he read books on Eastern religion, and taught himself yoga and meditation. He used marijuana, expecting it to expand his mind into a state of “Higher consciousness.” In college, he studied Native American culture, pantheistic religious views, and read books by Timothy Leary, Richard Albert (now Ram Dass), and Aldous Huxley. He became involved with gurus and Transcendental Meditation, receiving his own personal mantra, and studied Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Yoga.
Eventually, he and his wife ran a New Age center in New Mexico working in group channeling, acupuncture, past life incarnation, past life regression, UFO contact sessions, guided imagery for success and prosperity, stress management, and related New Age topics. His spirit guides gave him explicit instructions, while he was in trance states, on writing a book on crystals, transmitting their thoughts and influences.
The spirit-channeled book, Windows of Light: Quartz Crystals and Self Transformation, released in 1984, gave him a national New Age reputation. During 15 years of New Age involvement, he saw a wide variety of people drawn into the New Age movement, M.D.’s, Ph.D.s, dentists, chiropractors, teachers, and many other highly educated professional people.
An unforgettable experience, while in a trance state changed his life forever. One evening, while surrounded by an overwhelming luminous light, as if he were looking straight into the sun, feeling as if, “Rays of bliss radiated through his spirit, and totally captivated by the power,” which he could feel; another force suddenly stepped in, taking him by complete surprise. In his own words, “In the twinkling of an eye, as if a supernatural hand had taken me behind the scene of the experience I was having, I was taken behind the luminous light. What I saw left me literally shaking for an entire week. Behind the glittering facade of beauty lay a massively powerful, wildly churning face of absolute hatred and unspeakable abominations, the face of demons filled with the power of Satan.”
Baer became a Christian, and as he read Scripture, he realized that the practices in which he had been involved were wrong, and that the “Sacred Science” of New Age is based on ancient occultic principles utilizing modern day sorcery, shamanism, and magic forbidden in Scripture, in Deut. 18:9-12.
“When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
“For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
“You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.
“For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.”
A friend of mine, Dave Cleveland, came by yesterday (2/16/00) to tell me about this book. He shared essentially what the above reviewers have reported, but he also shared some additional information that is not published as part of the book.
Dave got this information from the lady who published the book upon the author’s death.
You see, what happened was that after the veil was lifted so he could see the deception he had become a part of, and he converted to Christianity; in addition to writing this book, he also began speaking to others about this experience.
He had just spoken to a large gathering of people about his experience and was returning home to Colorado from this New Mexico engagement when his car went off a windy road.
The suspicious part is that there were no skid marks, and he did not have any injuries that one might expect from such an accident, but was lying next to his car. Also, his brief case had been tampered with. It makes one wonder what might have happened.
The wording on the flyleaf of the book regarding his death mentions that his “car went off the road,” allowing for the possibility that he was not in the car when it went off, but that the scene was planted.
Anyway, he did have his manuscript complete, and this lady then published the manuscript.