The New Age

The New Age movement is a religious or spiritual movement that developed in Western nations during the 1970s. Precise scholarly definitions of the movement differ in their emphasis, largely as a result of its highly eclectic structure. Nevertheless, the movement is characterised by a holistic view of the cosmos, a belief in an emergent Age of Aquarius – from which the movement gets its name – an emphasis on self-spirituality and the authority of the self, a focus on healing (particularly with alternative therapies), a belief in channeling, and an adoption of a "New Age science" that makes use of elements of the new physics.

The New Age movement evolved from an array of earlier religious movements and philosophies, in particular nineteenth-century groups such as the Theosophical Society and Gurdjieff. It also incorporates strands from metaphysics, perennial philosophy, self-help psychology, and various Indian teachings such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Yoga In the 1970s, it developed a social and political component. Its central precepts have been described as "drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology". The term New Age refers to the coming astrological Age of Aquarius.

The New Age movement includes elements of older spiritual and religious traditions ranging from monotheism through pantheism, pandeism, panentheism, and polytheism combined with science and Gaia philosophy; particularly archaeoastronomy, astrology, ecology, environmentalism, the Gaia hypothesis, psychology, and physics. New Age practices and philosophies sometimes draw inspiration from major world religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese folk religion, Christianity, Hinduism, Sufism (Islam), Judaism (especially Kabbalah), Sikhism; with strong influences from East Asian religions, Esotericism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Idealism, Neopaganism, New Thought, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Universalism, and Wisdom tradition. (Wikipedia)


The most influential books on New Age movement.

The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson

The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson Marilyn Ferguson

The Aquarian ConspiracyMarilyn Ferguson
"The handbook of the New Age"

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The influence of Eastern beliefs on New Age movement.

Theosophical Society

Helena Blavatsky  Annie Besant  Jiddu Krishnamurti

Helena BlavatskyAnnie BesantKrishnamurti
Theosophical Society

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George Gurdjieff and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

George Gurdjieff Maharishi Mahesh Yogi A logo used to show TM practice

George GurdjieffMaharishi Mahesh YogiA logo used to show TM practice.

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Astrological age

Precessional movement as seen from 'outside' the celestial sphere. The rotation axis of the Earth describes over a period of about 25800 years a small circle (blue) among the stars, centred around the ecliptic northpole (blue E) and with an angular radius of about 23.4°: the angle known as the obliquity of the ecliptic. The orange axis was the Earth's rotation axis 5000 years ago when it pointed to the star Thuban. The yellow axis, pointing to Polaris is the situation now. Note that when the celestial sphere is seen from outside constellations appear in mirror image. Also note that the daily rotation of the Earth around its axis is opposite to the precessional rotation. When the polar axis precesses from one direction to another, then the equatorial plane of the Earth (indicated with the circular grid around the equator) and the associated celestial equator will move too. Where the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic (red line) there are the equinoxes. As seen from the drawing, the orange grid, 5000 years ago one intersection of equator and ecliptic, the vernal equinox was close to the star Aldebaran of Taurus. By now (the yellow grid) it has shifted (red arrow) to somewhere in the constellation of Pisces. Note that this is an astronomical description of the precessional movement and the vernal equinox position in a given constellation may not imply the astrological meaning of an Age carrying the same name, as they (ages and constellations) only have an exact alignment in the "first point of Aries", meaning once in each ca. 25800 (Great Sidereal Year).

Outside view of precession

Outside view of precession

Outside view of precession.

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Path of the point of vernal equinox

Path of the point of vernal equinox

Path of the point of vernal equinox along the ecliptic over a 6000 year period.

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New Age Mumbo Jumbo - How to detect a new-ager?

A new-ager's shortcut to success in life

Bernard Roth, A Stanford professor

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful.

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A new-ager's shortcut to stop worrying.

Ron Siegel, A Harvard professor

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying.

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