Today at work, a colleague of mine, we’ll call him “Jim” told me something that really made me realise the dangers of the New Age movement.
After three years of reading new age literature, mostly on websites like this one, Jim has finally lost it. Jim actually told me today that he went to
the center of the earth the night before to receive teachings from some sort of Messiah in the city of Agartha and decided to treat his diabetes
problems with crystals and some plants. As told by his newly found Guru.
Of course I would not start this rant on the New Age movement without digging further in its history and using this incident with Jim as the premise
of what I am about to write here, that would be intellectually dishonest on my part.
The New Age has emerged in the 70s and 80s to form a new cultural paradigm , a program of " re-enchantment of the world " against the fall of
communism and the refusal of the industrial era and the consumer society which is hyper hypocritical because the New Age has a more than lucrative
The New Age is a new global religious movement that has its roots in the 1960s , while borrowing elements from previous sects . If this return to the
spiritual is characterized by an individual religious feeling , some of the New Age is organized in influential communities who do not hesitate to
recruit followers through publications which abound on the subject of New Age.
It is characterized by universality and uniformity, organized into a patchwork beliefs. Hindu themes are particularly present , including the Oriental
belief of past lives and reincarnation, the New Age designs an "invisible biology" mystical with the concept and belief in subtle energy body , which
includes the aura, the etheric body and chakras, according to which the human being is made of energy and that the crystals and minerals have
The New Age is basically focused on intuitions , reason and rationality and objectivity are absolutely banned and foreign to its doctrine . Scientific
materialism , the notion of causality and the analytical and critical thinking are also definitely ignored and denied by the New Age, which prefers a
holistic approach , and synthetic analog of the universe.
Not only has the New Age themes centered on Eastern religions, it is also interested in the paranormal and pseudo- science. It is from there that the
deception of the New Age begins when it appropriates science and moves away from its context to make it an instrument of ideological propaganda to
appear more credible and attractive to attract unsuspecting new followers.
Indeed, sciences such as quantum physics are improperly collected by the New Age which then shows its true face : a global cult movement. The total
incomprehension of Quantum physics by the new age movement is what gets to me the most.
Here on ATS everyone has heard of the crazy and very stupid idea that the world would come to an end on the 21st December 2012, that was sectarian
propaganda of the New Age , the sect claims to practice " channeling " to "dialogue" with so-called aliens and even the angels of the Christian world
that would give messages to be contacted illuminated. Like I have read somewhere the New Age has created a caricature of its ideas. New Age believes
in healing by psychological means, which could be a major dangers to children of such followers. Even the neo-paganism is part of the New Age movement
. In fact , many modern beliefs are subsidiaries of the global cult.
New Age Love millenarian themes with the Age of Aquarius or messianic era with Christ. Moreover, for those who spread the rumor of the end of the
world in 2012 based it on the Mayan calendar . the arrival of the planet Nibiru which collide with ear earth heralds the arrival of the new era. A
load of non-sense taken from different sources.
New Age , because of its abuses , is the object of much criticism from various sources including me today.
For example, Native Americans are outraged against the new agers exploiters of Lakota spirituality which recover and away from its context, and that
changes the spiritual and cultural value.
Others criticize the relationship between personal development and modern business management in order to have a docile team and the New Age reported
its intention to infiltrate the professional training through a holistic integration of all individuals in a lively the same will and the same single
thought. The New Age is imbued with many cultures but not even allow any analysis by an objective and critical distance , denying rationality , and
its rejection of science and technology as they are evidence of its marginality in relation to epistemological criteria . like most spiritual
movements , the New Age work as a quest for well-being totally subjective , but absolutely not by the acquisition of objective knowledge and refutable
The New Age is an attempt to merge the individuals in a sort of uniform mold, a synthesis which abolishes the principle of contradiction in dialectics
, harmonization prevents challenge , since all fans all agree in a single thought through an ideal fusion of consciousness in a Whole.
I've had the opportunity to read literature New Age : it is now often presented as a book of science in appearance but is wearing a sophisticated
scientific jargon that authors absolutely not understand and is intended to introduce the main themes of sectarian doctrine. Thus, in the book in
question , it was about power, with its history ( Thomas Edison Faraday , etc. ) based on true facts of the history of science , but improperly and
unlawfully mixed with various doctrines with particular dowsing , magic crystals, pyramids and waveforms , ley lines, the Hartmann network , Persian
oriental mysticism. A human mind is interested in everything , curious about everything, but is not prepared to drive any critical discernment that
can easily fall into the trap and become a fan without even knowing that he is the victim of an outrageous hoax. This is extremely serious if the
youth has access to such literature. The New Age faith is a denial of rationality, logic and a disregard of critical distance .
Maybe some people think that I exaggerate criticizing the New Age, but I truly believe that I have valid arguments. For example, in one book of the
new age literature, we learn, for example that a woman causes an aquarium to boil (with goldfish in it ) due to electrostatic discharge she would put
in it. A thermodynamic calculation shows that this is not possible : an aquarium for a medium volume , it would take about 4 kilowatts - hour ( 3600
kcal ) of energy released in a period of a few seconds, which is impossible to provide by a human body , as I recall , consumes about 2000
kilocalories per day. But again, here comes the magic of the new age philosophy, one simply has to reply to this by saying an alien channeled its
energy into her helping the water boil…Wake up people! Science as led us to incredible achievements and might one day bring Humanity to immortality,
who knows. I’m thinking of Richard Feynman and how he would react to this quantum state of mind and other outrageous claims I have been reading
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