Rick Warren: America's New Age Guru—The Eastern Mysticism Driven Life) put psychic Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, to the test.
Simply stated, they had her come out and play her cold reading tricks on the audience and then read her brain waves.
Watch the video Ultimate psychics / mediums exposed: fakes, frauds and fails for some background on psychic tactics.
Dr. Daniel Amen stated that before the psychic reading Theresa Caputo had a “busy brain” exhibiting a “high Alpha” wave pattern.
Yet, when she channels; her Alpha waves go down significantly in her frontal lobes and both of her temporal lobes were activated.
Dr. Amen correlates what this “spirit” possessed fraud does with the prophets of the Old Testament. However, they foretold the future while she runs a scam.
Dr. Amen also, and for some odd reason, fails to note that the very Old Testament prophets to which he refers condemn the practices of Theresa Caputo. For example, Leviticus 19:31 states:
Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
Also, Deuteronomy 18:10-12 notes:
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.
Now, what we find is simply that when YHVH wants to speak to one of us He utilizes a certain portion of our brain. In the same way, when I want to speak to someone I utilize their hearing/ears or I make sing language gestures to the deaf and thus, utilize their sight, etc.
Find out more about Caputo and the curious Catholic connection: The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo & the Catholic psychic medium connection (hint: ALL of the top psychics are Catholic)
Dr. Amen states that “it is a brain phenomenon” but does not explain what that means. For example, to the materialist/atheist or even the spiritual/new ager who does not believe in a personal god it could mean that it is merely that such spiritual experiences are brain functions that do not relate to any outside reality/beings/god, etc. Yet, the believer/Christian can see that this is the manner whereby YHVH utilizes our receivers in order to get messages to us—and that dark forces can do likewise when we invite them in as Theresa Caputo certainly has.
Something to which one must pay attention when dealing with Theresa Caputo is that the spirits of the dead do not speak to her. For example, Dr. Oz referred to her having dealings with spirits (plural) but Caputo always refers to spirit (singular).
She noted that when she channels, when she is possessed, “I lose all my own thought, feelings and emotions and then it just becomes spirit…” and she just voices whatever the, singular, spirit states. This spirit is her familiar aka spirit guide the one, or main, spirit that she has invited to possess her. There is one spirit that tells her what to say and she just says it.
Dr. Oz asks Dr. Amen what he concludes but asked the question in a loaded manner, “do you think something is going on inside Theresa.” Well, we are back to asking what “inside” means. Of course, Dr. Amen replied in the affirmative and noted that he actually watched the brain waves change. He also noted that Theresa Caputo revealed something about his live that she could not have known—in other words, the Dr. got a reading from the very psychic he is supposed to be un-biasedly experimenting upon.
Overall, the results reveal nothing at all except what a brain looks like when a demon is in the driver’s seat.
Caputo blanks out, the spirit takes over and just uses her mouth much like a puppeteer works a puppet.
Dr. Oz ends by looking at her very, very solemnly and stating to her, “you changed a lot of lives today, you made history.”