reply to post by Wifibrains
I would not say it lost its way, though it did get slowed down and diverted because of greed, and a need to attract peoples attention.
To be sure, there is some nutty stuff out there. People cite Jim Jones and his Kool Aid. It's the perfect scaremongering. Then there's the Branch
Davidian thing and WACO ranch. Those people were trying communalism. I remember when all the cult scaremongering was going on in the late 70's early
80's, and families would hire "deprogrammers" to kidnap their kids and break the "programming" done by the cults.
Then there were rumors and scandals with the ISKON. They do have some great books with the best pictures, but there was some shady stuff going on
Then there is the sort of leftover hippie commune stuff and people who don't want real commitment, but want all the happy dreamy Utopian stuff. I've
seen a lot of that and a drift toward Socialist Utopianism with this type. This type dream that everyone is happy and equal and we are all truly One.
Where they get lost is they don't understand the evil in the Totalitarian way set up by Communists, Marxists, and Socialists. I've seen this trend
around here. They are perfectly happy to have Gun Control measures to save the children and because we are all One we don't need guns and
killing....right? This type of person may truly feel that taking another's paycheck to save a starving child is the only way to do it, as long as
they are saving people. They forgot that people make karma and sometimes the karmic hammer comes down. I'm all for saving people but not the
There are all types of people living on this planet. Some people are on the quest, some people are not. One thing that is an interesting
characteristic of the New Age movement, and that is a focus on the metaphysical nature, a focus on energies, meridians, chi, chakras, auras, mudras,
the kundalini, the Higher Self, the Inner Self, etc.
Unfortunately, so many people are so stuck in materialism, they cannot understand that Inner being or the delicate layers of consciousness. And they
do not even know that the reason for their unhappiness is that they have lost their connection with their Creator.
In my view, Secular Humanism is the antithesis of the New Age Movement because it is based on materialism.
The New Age movement is really indicative of the new energies of the Aquarian Age and the coming of the 7th Angel prophesied in Revelation.
One can go on the Internet and find any number of fascinating sites with New Age Material. Some of it is just stolen from others, but nevertheless,
one cannot patent the Higher Self just like one cannot patent herbs.
New Age is simply a transition from the old Piscean era to the Aquarian Age, and it is the end of the cycle around the zodiac. The idea is that it is
supposed to be a Golden Age, but so many people are working to keep the people enslaved to old ideas and to Totalitarian methods of control.
That is the Battle of Armageddon, the battle between light and dark. It would not be in the Bhagavad Gita if it were not so.