posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 08:23 AM
reply to post by AthlonSavage
If people are expecting to find enlightenment from the New Age industry, they're unlikely to find much out there. I was into all that wacky BS in my
early 20s for a few months. Reincarnation, spirit guides, Atlantis and past lives...sigh...I lapped it all up. Man, even Nexus Magazine made sense to
me! It quickly dawned on me how freaking rhetorical it all was and how self-referential and cannibalistic.
A house of cards. To extend the analogy, it's like the cards all have specific terms, phrases and words on them. Toss them up in the air and you get
slogans and pseudo-mystical messages. At the heart of the industry is just that...regurgitation of stock themes and phrases.
Fair enough, some of the ideas are reflections of thoughts and concerns we all have from time to time. However the New Age industry packages them all
up and sells them on like crack for those with dreams.
Some of the notions have been conscripted to New Age mythology, but many existed before the BS and bear contemplation minus the happy-clappy incense
and vanity-press book-titles.