Just when we thought Hillary could not get any stranger or more repulsive to orthodox Christians we find this. Bill Clinton said the following on October 17, 2012, during the dedication of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park:
A special thanks to the members of the Roosevelt family who are here. And the one who is not, Eleanor, who made sure that the four freedoms were included in the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. I know that because, as all of you famously learned when I served as president, my wife, now the secretary of state, was known to commune with Eleanor on a regular basis. And so she called me last night on her way home from Peru to remind me to say that. That Eleanor had talked to her and reminded her that I should say that.
See the video below:
Thinking that this must be a joke, we decided to research the issue. Shockingly, we found there is a lot of truth to it. Apparently Bob Woodward, of Watergate investigatory fame, wrote a book about the Clintons in 1996 called “The Choice.” Writer Brendan O’Connor recounts a scene from the book below :
One afternoon, Woodward writes in his book, Houston, who had previously been invited to Camp David, joined Clinton in “the solarium, a sun parlor with three sides of glass windows perched atop the White House. It was afternoon and they all sat around a circular table, joined by several members of the First Lady’s staff. One was making a tape recording of the session.” (Ah, ha.) “Fresh fruit, popcorn and pretzels had been set out.”
Houston asked Clinton to imagine Eleanor Roosevelt walking down a hall, and to describe her and talk with her about “the possible future of the children.” Clinton did these things, and then Houston asked her to “open herself up to Mrs. Roosevelt as a way of looking at her own capacities and place in history.
Houston regarded it as a classic technique, practiced by Machiavelli, who used to talk to ancient men. What might Eleanor say? What is your message to her? she asked Hillary
Hillary addressed Eleanor, focusing on her predecessor’s fierceness and determination, her advocacy on behalf of people in need. Hillary continued to address Eleanor, discussing the obstacles, the criticism, the loneliness the former First Lady felt. Her identification with Mrs. Roosevelt was intense and personal. They were members of an exclusive club of women who could comprehend the complexity, the ambiguity of their position. It’s hard, Hillary said. Why was there such a need in people to put other people down?
Later, Houston suggested Clinton should talk to Mahatma Gandhi.
Hillary expressed reverence and respect for Gandhi’s life and works, almost drawing his and her own lives together with her words, opening herself up wide, acknowledging the level of his exertion, empathizing with his persecution. She said he too was profoundly misunderstood, when all he wanted to do was to help others and make peace.
Next, Houston suggested Jesus Christ.
That would be too personal, Hillary finally said, declining to address Jesus.
In his description of the day’s events, Woodward was “confusing the fringe with the frontier,” Houston later told the New York Times. “My whole life has been devoted to pushing the membrane of the possible, to push the boundaries of human capacity.”
“We were using an imaginative exercise to force her ideas, to think about how Eleanor would have responded to a particular problem,” she said. “I have never been to a seance.”
Seems questionable, but we’ll take her word for it. In any case, Clinton is surging ahead with both alien and ghost voters and is surely looking forward to consulting with Eleanor again after her inauguration.
A CNN article from 1996 states the following:
Woodward says the adviser was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for Mind Research, which he describes as a group that studies the psychic experience and altered and expanded consciousness.
The book portrays Houston as an influential adviser who urged Mrs. Clinton to write her book, “It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us,” and in the process “virtually moved into the White House” for days at a time to help with revisions, the Sun-Times reported.
Woodward suggests the White House hoped to keep Mrs. Clinton’s relationship with Houston and her talks with the dead a secret.
“Most people in the White House did not know about Hillary’s sessions with Houston. … To some of the few who did, the meetings could trigger politically damaging comparisons to Nancy Reagan’s use of astrology,” Woodward wrote.
Mrs. Clinton’s spokeswoman, Lisa Caputo, is quoted in the Sun-Times as saying the first lady’s interest in Houston is no secret…
Mrs. Clinton herself wrote about her imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt in her June 10 column. She said she talked to Roosevelt about the role of a first lady.
“She usually responds by telling me to buck up, or at least to grow skin as thick as a rhinoceros,” Mrs. Clinton wrote.
In the column, she described Houston as an expert on philosophy and mythology. “(Houston) has shared her views with me on everything from the ancient Greeks to the lives of women and children on Bangladesh,” she wrote.
And who is Jean Houston? The New York Times described her as follows in 1996:
Although her views on altered states of consciousness and reincarnation would strike many Americans as outlandish, Jean Houston has instructed executives from such buttoned-down companies as Xerox, lectured at such sober universities as Harvard and worked with such mainstream figures as Margaret Mead.
Dr. Houston, a 57-year-old author of 15 books who is admired by many adherents of the human potential movement and of New Age mysticism, made headlines over the weekend because of her work with another mainstream figure, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“New Age mysticism?” Yes, this is exactly the sort of advisor we Catholics, or any Christian for that matter, want for our next President, isn’t it? The following is part of the description Ms. Houston gives for herself on her website:
In 1965, along with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, Dr. Houston founded The Foundation for Mind Research. She is also the founder and principal teacher, since 1983, of the Mystery School, now called the Renaissance of Spirit, a school of human development, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the New Physics, psychology, anthropology, and the many dimensions of human potential.
Hmm. Interesting. In addition, Houston revealed to Oprah that she was raised Catholic (of course…) and explained how she had a mystical experience in a closet when she was six years old:
Weirded out yet? But it gets better. As it turns out, Houston was trained by none other than…wait for it….Teilhard de Chardin! For those non-Catholics (or Catholics) not familiar with de Chardin, this excerpt from Wikipedia serves the purpose:
In 1925, Teilhard was ordered by the Jesuit Superior GeneralWlodimir Ledóchowski to leave his teaching position in France and to sign a statement withdrawing his controversial statements regarding the doctrine of original sin. Rather than leave the Jesuit order, Teilhard signed the statement and left for China.
This was the first of a series of condemnations by certain ecclesiastical officials that would continue until after Teilhard’s death. The climax of these condemnations was a 1962 monitum(reprimand) of the Holy Office cautioning on Teilhard’s works. It said in part:
The above-mentioned works abound in such ambiguities and indeed even serious errors, as to offend Catholic doctrine… For this reason, the most eminent and most revered Fathers of the Holy Office exhort all Ordinaries as well as the superiors of Religious institutes, rectors of seminaries and presidents of universities, effectively to protect the minds, particularly of the youth, against the dangers presented by the works of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin and of his followers.
Yes, that Teilhard de Chardin.
The author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mark Victor Hansen explains that Houston was trained by Chardin below, starting at 18 seconds. The rest of the video gives you a taste of some of Ms. Houston’s talks, if you needed any more evidence that Hillary’s former (and possibly current) “adviser” is about the farthest thing from a Christian you can imagine:
So, fellow Catholics and Protestants alike, unless you want Hillary as President “communing” with Eleanor Roosevelt and asking her the best way to champion abortion rights, please join us in voting for Donald Trump in November.