posted on May, 14 2012 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by b3l13v3
because I find that it's not a very "new" point of view.
I think my problem with new age is that so much stuff is lumped in with it. Everything from aliens to telepathy to reincarnation to God to healing
crystals to elements of the occult (occult is another word with a lot lumped in behind it), etc. You are right that most beliefs considered New Age
are not actually new.
The "New Age" movement has absolutely no doctrine.
Of course not, because, as I said, there is so much blended into New Age. Everything from religion, philosophy, pseudo-science and science alike is
copy and pasted into New Age. If it had a clear definition or doctrine it wouldn't be as easily dismissed as "New age nonsense". I have a tendency
to use the phrase "new age gobbledegook" which refers to any pseudo-philosophical, pseudoscientific or pseudospiritual sentence that has no real
meaning when you get down to it.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about, from a website that was linked in an ATS thread about music creating an artificial matrix, but when you
get into reading it you suddenly realize that it might as well be random words chosen out of a dictionary
The basic story of these universal rituals, much like the Garden of Eden story, is that the females used to control the power for healing and the
power for paranormal creation. The men have taken this healing power but secretly know it comes from the females and the men have to be very careful
not to lose this ability -- the ability to create "rainbow snakes" for paranormal reality. Amazingly Dr. Andrew Parker's recent book on the
Cambrian Explosion of life, some 500 million years ago, argues that "quantum diffraction gradients" were the secret behind evolution. In other words
the same "rainbow snake" that you see when looking at the back of a compact disc is also how early sea bioluminscence worked in developing neurons
that became brains for cognition.
The quantum diffraction gradients look evenly spaced but because of asymmetric resonance the grooves enable self-organizing of ionized energy -- into
mass -- and back again into spacetime communication. This self-organizing through a higher holographic dimension is called "hidden correspondance"
in quantum chaos science and also called "ghost resonance."
I used to use this kind of maddening jargon while writing science fiction stories, it's what might be termed word salad, or technobabble.
I've got nothing against New Agers, I fully understand the desire to cherry pick all the best parts of every religion, philosophy and belief system,
hell I used to be a pantheist who believed in reincarnation, that's pretty darn new age... but eventually I realized I was kidding myself and had no
real reason to believe any of those things. I was like a kid trying to hold onto Santa Claus by giving him cool new powers but in the end had to admit
that he just isn't real.