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It is difficult to write about
the new age, there are many dilemmas.
It is a self-defining movement - no-one outside the movement
would describe it in positive terms. It covers the widest
range of ideas possible, and includes a wide range of people
too. It is a spiritual supermarket, and every product from
every culture around the world can be found on its shelves.
The difficulty arises from the great New Age dilemma -
the movement is deliberately inclusive of everyone who wants
to self-define that they are included in it, and also inclusive
of almost any ideas that anyone wants to include. Conversely,
"the critical mind" and criticism are excluded,
and direct criticism of other people is generally disallowed.
They would say "After all, who is really in a position
to KNOW the truth and criticise someone else - it's safer
not to do it !"
The way out of this dilemma is generally to be nice to
people and to be positive at all times.
If you don't do this, of course, you run the risk of very
What I am doing on this site, of course, cuts across the
grain of this:-
I was in the
New Age, but then I moved on
I think some
of the roots of the New Age are fine - I am still touched
of what has gathered under the name New Age is nonsense
- Victorian spiritualism dressed up in new clothes, and
I am not willing to be inclusive of this any more
I am also treating
the New Age as a historical research, and taking an academic
approach to it where I can
I am trying to
extract the good stuff from it, for future reference (such
as the 'knowing what we know now, we should ..... ' section
of the forum)
I am sorry if you don't like what I am doing, and if you
think I am not being inclusive enough. However, I think
there is a lot to learn from all this - if you don't want
to learn, don't worry, be happy ! Similarly, I might write
(or discover) some parodies - there is a very funny side
to all this (again, don't worry if you don't like it !).