I am a part of a very small, rather elite group of professional therapists who employ counseling to set people free from demons. One of those clinicians was the late Kurt Koch from Germany. I was reading his book published in 1973 where he presented a discussion, comparing real mental illness to being demonized. Tongues entered into the discussion as a sign of possession!
There is a lot to learn from Koch. Sure, he was an I accept Jesus person, yet he had a lot of cases and so his findings are important. What gets me is the connection he makes to tongues as a sign of being demonized. Here are the words of Koch:
The greatest difference, however, between psychosis (mental illness) and occult subjection is the ability of a possessed person to speak in a foreign language while in a state of trance. This is not to be confused with genuine glossolalia, a gift of the Holy Spirit. It is rather a demonic counterpart to speaking in tongues. I know of both witch doctors and spiritist mediums who are able to speak in foreign languages while in ecstasies or in a trance. I can give you an example of this from Australia. A missionary friend of mine with whom I once worked, told me of an incident he knew about where six tribal witch doctors, following a long ceremonious procedure, finally began to speak in foreign languages with voices not their own. If I had the time I could go on to describe further characteristic differences between psychoses and possession. The conflict one meets with possessed people involve realms which transcend rational thought and understanding.
The key word here is “in a state of trance.” A very popular and dangerous practice today is to enter into a trance by meditation, yoga and other Eastern practices whose primary goal is to open the chakras. In sync with this goal, is the Charismatic practice of speaking in tongues. With a complete misunderstanding of I Corinthians 14:14 where it reads “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my mind is unfruitful.” All the Apostle Paul meant in this verse is that such praying is without understanding. Paul is NOT suggesting that are minds should be empty of thought or inactive. He simply meant that we are praying without understanding when we speak in a language that we do not understand.
Most churchgoers receive tongues at a Charismatic or a Pentecostal church altar. They are told to chant, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” or some version of hallelujah, or to listen to the tongues of others with an opened mouth and a blank mind. Is this practice not occult? Satanists teach that there are words of power that one can choose to open and empower the chakras. They teach that there was once in Egypt and Chaldea a science of this ‘nature language’ or “tongue of gods.” Therefore, a chakra meditation consists of not only visualizing and breathing techniques, but also the vibrating of a word or phrase of power to actually open each chakra.
Meditation to open chakras is dangerous because evil spirits are looking for the altered state of consciousness, aka a trance, which meditation brings about through deep breathing, visualization and various other practices used at church altars like chanting out a word or phrase of power in order to speak in tongues.
For more info on Christians, the occult and chakra, you need The Church of the Endtime Zombies. Two thirds of this 300 page book deals with the dangers of Christians experimenting with opening chakras.