Elvis Has Left The….
“Too fast to live, too young to die.”
Hold on for the ride of your life!
Do you think you knew Elvis? Well, considering most of his private life was continually placed in one kind of media feature or another…he was put onto a pedistal by many people. His music was played all over the world, by people who couldn’t even speak English!
I want to highlight a particular video within a series. The series being: “They Sold Their Souls:”…and then it lists the individual person/group of interest.
Good Fight Ministries @ goodfight.org are the people who are doing an awesome job of placing these on the internet on YOUTUBE.
Of course, there will be those who try to discredit this information!
Now you must pay close attention!
They Sold Their Souls: Elvis Presley
Did you catch it? At 1:25 into the video it says, “Elvis believed that he was working under the aegis of these masters…that they helped him…”
Larry Geller, If I Can Dream, pg 139-140
Let’s investigate further into this subject…
In the mid 1960s, Elvis got to know his personal hair stylist, Larry Geller. Geller was not a follower of Jesus. Instead, he was someone who followed new age ideas. His reading was vast, and he would give Elvis hundreds of books to read, from The Urantia Book, to works on Gnosticism, etc.
Elvis read thousands of books on religion and his crisis over making bimbo movies like Girl Happy led him to writers such as Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, and Helena Blavatsky; and that, while driving in Arizona, an epiphany he had inspired him to learn Hindu practice.
“One of Elvis’ favorite books was Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, the story of Yogananda’s lifelong exploration of the mysteries of the saints and yogis. Elvis seemed fascinated by Yogananda; he was also reading Only Love, by Sri Daya Mata, which dealth with Yogananda’s teachings and The Road Ahead, by Swami Kriyananda, a book that illuminated Yogananda’s world prophecies.
Elvis also admired David Andria’s book Through the Eyes of the Masters, which expounded on the belief that a person could reincarnate in another person’s body. Over time, Elvis would tell me he thought Koot Hoomi, one of the masters from the book, was incarnated in himself, and pointed out a photo with the master dressed in a high-collared jacket similar to his own favorite style at the time.
Elvis felt there was some force inside him, guiding him to teach and bring joy to others in various ways, especially through music. He was reading these books not only to understand his own life but to help others as well. Having witnessed some mystical things with Elvis already-and there would be more of these events ahead-I was beginning to wonder if the kinds of miracles we were reading about were possible. I wasn’t ruling anything out.
Elvis’ endless fascination with Eastern philosophers led him to believe that we in the West could only benefit from studying their teachings. “India has the spiritual, and we have the natural resources,” he explained/ “They have to meet at some point.”
When I looked over Elvis’ books with him, he often asked if I understood what we were reading. Sensing his deep need for me to be in synch with him, I usually told him I did. I wanted to and always tried my best, hoping in time I would achieve as deep an understanding of these subjects as Elvis did.
Elvis took special care to explain his intellectual and spiritual interests to me. He has studied chakras and at one point he showed us a book on them. I learned that the word chakra came from the Sanskrit language and meant “wheel center.” A chakra channeled force, feelings, memories, and thoughts.
The kundalini, or “life force,” was a spiritual energy residing in a resting body, Elvis said, a sleeping serpent in the root chakra located at the base of the spine. To understand this, Elvis placed his hand at the bottom of my spine, forcefully applying pressure, while explaining that, if this spiritual energy was aroused and released, its power was enormous and could bring one to an enlightened state.”
Excepts taken from: Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley’s Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story By Ginger Alden
As a young man, Elvis was raised in the southern churches, but you see…he like so many other young Americans during the 1960’s explored exotic Eastern religions and he experimented with drugs while reading Timothy Leary’s Psychedelic Experience.
Obviously, if your not grounded in The Word of GOD…and understand the concept of these types of paths then anyone is susceptible to turning to the wrong path and veering away from GOD, although they may not realize at first that the god of these religions is NOT the same one of The Bible!
Then, Elvis began to devour books on Hinduism, Judaism, numerology, Theosophy, positive thinking, the new-age, and new age meditation.
From: David W. Cloud, “1950s Rock — Creating a Revolution”, distributed by Way of Life Literature’s Fundamental Baptist Information Service
“Elvis did not believe the Bible in any traditional sense… Elvis constructed “a personalized religion out of what he’d read of Hinduism, Judaism, numerology, theosophy, mind control, positive thinking and Christianity” (Hungry for Heaven, p. 143). The night he died, he was reading the book Sex and Psychic Energy (Goldman, Elvis: The Last 24 Hours, p. 140). Elvis loved material by guru Paramahansa Yogananda, the Hindu founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship… In considering a marriage to Ginger Alden (which never came to pass) prior to his death, Elvis wanted the ceremony to be held in a pyramid-shaped arena “in order to focus the spiritual energies upon him and Ginger” (Goldman, Elvis: The Last 24 Hours, p. 125). Elvis traveled with a portable bookcase containing over 200 volumes of his favorite books. The books most commonly associated with him were books promoting pagan religion, such as The Prophet by Kahilil Gibran; Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda; The Mystical Christ by Manley Palmer; The Life and Teachings of the Master of the Far East by Baird Spalding; The Inner Life by Leadbetter; The First and Last Freedom by Krishnamurti; The Urantia Book; The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception; the Book of Numbers by Cheiro; and Esoteric Healing by Alice Bailey. Elvis was a great fan of occultist Madame Blavatsky. He was so taken with Blavatsky’s book The Voice of Silence, which contains the supposed translation of ancient occultic Tibetan incantations, that he “sometimes read from it onstage and was inspired by it to name his own gospel group, Voice” (Goldman, Elvis, p. 436). Another of Elvis’s favorite books was The Impersonal Life, which supposedly contains words recorded directly from God by Joseph Benner. Biographer Albert Goldman says Elvis gave away hundreds of copies of this book over the last 13 years of his life.
Elvis was sometimes called the evangelist by those who hung around him, and he called them his disciples; but the message he preached contained “strange permutations of Christian dogma” (Stairway to Heaven, p. 56). Elvis believed, for example, that Jesus slept with his female followers. Elvis even had messianic concepts of himself as the savior of mankind in the early 1970s. He read the Bible aloud at times and even conducted some strange “Bible studies,” but he had no spiritual discernment and made up his own wild-eyed interpretations of biblical passages. His ex-wife, Priscilla, eventually joined the Church of Scientology, as did his daughter, Lisa Marie, and her two children.”
There is NO DOUBT:
Elvis Presley was tempted by the devil in the wilderness.
And the fact is…many of Hollywood’s famous entertainers are/is/were possessed!