The Silver Cord: Apollyon’s Yo-Yo

Astral projection according to Carrington and Muldoon, 1929

Remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 (NASB)

The phrase “the silver cord” originates in Scripture, but like most things, has been highjacked by the New Age, as well as the Oldest Ager around—HaSatan.

Ecclesiastes 12 is a beautifully poetic description of the winding down from death to life. Verse 5 references a man “going to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.” This is followed by an exhortation to, “remember him” before the silver cord is broken. Adam Clarke, in his commentary of the Bible writes of this chapter:

The context is aging, approaching death, and the call to remember the creator acknowledged in your youth. Verses 3 – 6 compare the aging body to a house where the keepers are the hands that become paralytic and shaky; the strong men are legs that begin to bow and no longer hold up the body; the grinders are teeth that have decayed with age, and can no longer chew strong meat; the windows are the eyes that dim and can no longer see well; the doors being shut in the streets are the lips and mouth which can no longer swallow; and the sound of grinding low is the lost teeth, and inability to chew properly; rising up at the sound of a bird is the inability to sleep soundly being disturbed at the least sound; the daughters of music being brought low is the weak and feeble voice of old age.

The silver cord is the nervous system breaking; the golden bowl breaking representing the brain and loss of memory; the pitcher broken at the fountain and the wheel broken at the cistern is the heart slowing and failing to pump; which then results in the death of the body.

While the “silver cord” mentioned in Scripture is likely a figurative concept referring to the “life thread” that ties the physical body to the soul, Joshua Tilghman, author of the online article, “The Silver Cord,” writes, “People usually describe the silver cord as a wispy, etheric-looking filament about one inch in diameter. It’s silvery-grayish in color, and seems to have infinite elasticity, stretching on as far as the astral (emotional) body travels. It is connected to the heart chakra in each of the subtle bodies.”

The Luciferian Lyft

The “people” of whom Tilghman is referring to are astral travelers.

Astral Projection is an intense Out of Body Experience (OBE) that involves the separation of the “soul” from the physical body; the astral body then explores the astral plane before returning to the physical body. Unlike the silver cord of Scripture (which is a God-ordained, final, permanent separation of soul and body); the New Age’s silver cord is a paranormal bell cord one pulls any time they’d like to summon an astral Uber. However, the human soul was not designed by God to be yanked in and out of one’s body as though we are mere yo-yos in the hands of malevolent spirit guides.

So, just stay away from the New Age, lucid dreaming, and astral projection, right?

Easier said than done, because this stuff is everywhere.

It goes by many different names. Astral Projection, Lucid Dreaming, Out of Body Experiences (OBE), Near Death Experiences (NDE), Christ Consciousness, Taoist soul travel, remote viewing, Ka Waena Iho (The Personal Garden), the mental laboratory (The Silva Method), Bali Hai (The Gathering Place), the Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony, visualization, meditation, and contemplative prayer (to name but a few).

These various methods of inducing an Alpha state in order to relax, open the mind, or problem solve via the use of “spirit guides” (which are given a bevy of spiritually-sounding euphemisms to hide their true identity) are introduced to the public via health and wellness fads such as yoga and mindfulness eating classes, meditation, visualizing success, dream journaling, etc., etc., ad nauseum….

Test the Spirits

Christians must be especially careful. The Apostle John encourages believers to be skeptical, as he exhorts the Beloved in Christ to, “not believe every spirit, but to test the spirits to see whether they are from God” (1 John 4:1).

There is a whopping difference between:

  • Biblical declarations and Buddhist mantras
  • Nouthetic Counseling and The Silva Method
  • Christlikeness and Christ Consciousness
  • Introspective prayer and Contemplative prayer
  • Meditating on God’s Word and meditation
  • Sober minded vigilance and mindfulness
  • Renewing your mind and emptying your mind
  • Biblical dreams and visions and Lucid Dreaming
  • Connecting with God and connecting with spirit guides

But the serpent is crafty and the lines between all of these (and many other) things begin to blur unless you look carefully at it all through the crystal-clear contact lenses of the Word of God.

John tells us point blank that the difference between (1) spirits that come from God and (2) spirits that do not come from God, are that spirits that do not come from God will not confess Jesus Christ as God. They may tell you he is a prophet, a spirit guide, a guru, a higher power, a loving being, the Light, or a great teacher, but they will not bow down to worship Him.

One must be very careful to differentiate the Jesus Christ of the Bible with the Jesus of the New Age movement. This is getting harder and harder to do because their Jesus is infiltrating the Church. Their Jesus is a man who “realized who he really was” and ascended to godhood. His purpose is none other than to serve as an example that, we too, can become a god. This is Garden 101 theology here, folks—anyone who eats up this New Age nonsense is taking the “Tree of Knowledge” bait right from the serpent’s hand.

God created “eternity in our hearts” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Due to the fall, we have been dealt a severe soul-sucking blow—our intimacy with Yahweh has been greatly diminished since sin entered the world. The very essence of the Christian walk is a daily search and rescue to find and latch back onto God via the grabbing onto the hem of Christ’s priestly garments.

The enemy knows this, and he is doing everything in his power to “recreate” that intimacy. But his pathway to Enlightenment is littered with breadcrumbs leading straight to the gates of Hell, and into the awaiting arms of a false Messiah.

Christians, while the world zones out and views the world through Alpha state eyeballs, we must open WIDE our eyes and view the world through a vigilant Alpha and Omega state—fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).