Describes a broad movement in Western culture characterised by an individual eclectic approach to spiritual exploration. It has some attributes of a new, emerging religion but is currently a loose network of spiritual seekers, teachers, healers and other participants. The name "New Age" also refers to the market segment in which goods and services are sold to people in the movement.
Although it is often referred to as a religion, the New Age is in reality an almost completely decentralized and unorganized spiritual movement. It is composed of metaphysical bookstores, seminar leaders, authors, teachers and user/believers of a variety of techniques, such as channeling, past life regressions, pyramid science, crystal power, etc. It is a free-flowing spiritual movement -- a network of believers and practitioners -- where book publishers take the place of a central organization; seminars, conventions, books and informal groups replace of sermons and religious services. Conservative usage: closely coordinated groups including occultists, Wiccans, Satanists, astrologers, channelers, spiritists, etc.
A changed social situation, characterized by a declining concern with external conformity and an increased emphasis on individual spiritual development, generally beneficial to the individual on his/her journey to Transition.
A heterogeneous mixture of many small religions that have been greatly influenced by Hinduism. New Age typically differs from Hinduism in having a western, not eastern concept of reincarnation and a silence or rejection of the caste system.
A broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to Western culture, with interests in spiritual matters, mysticism, holistic ideas, environmentalism, etc.
The mixing of metaphysical practices with a structured religion.
A term that gained popularity in the 1980's and is used to describe a wide array of topics, including but not limited to astrology, mysticism, numerology, parapsychology, spirituality and reincarnation.
Refers to the Aquarian Age which according to astrological calculations we entered in February of 1962. It is the period on this planet that has been predicted to usher in the Golden Age of love, joy and peace on earth. It requires our responsibility to live by nature's ways and to evolve spiritually in order to do our part in bringing this new world into being.
Movement of emerging planetary consciousness devoted to more peaceful place to live based on respect for humanity's diverse traditional ways of life in harmony with the environment and the spiritual.
The present Age of Rakhseth
A far-ranging spiritual and social movement with certain loosely related teachings, beliefs, and practices. It often embraces non-mainstream methods for healing and personal growth, the notion of living nature endued with spirit, the mythological past (e.g., Atlantis), survival after death (including reincarnation), certain new religions (e.g. Wicca), a blending of psychology and religion, modern physics viewed as support for New Age teachings and beliefs, magic, and channeling. It emerged in the 1970s in reaction to the ideas and values perceived by its adherents to have long dominated the Western world.
this used to be a 'fringe' topic that included occult and UFO phenomenon. Now, it includes general topics such as health, religion, or psychology, but emphasizes the alternative, spiritual, or mystical aspects.
The Age of Aquarius, supposedly the Golden Age, when man becomes aware of his power and divinity.
A cultural movement combining beliefs in various eclectic, pagan and eastern religions or philosophies. Also connected with a period of time of intense spiritual growth from 1920 to 2000.
A modern Western term used to describe all unorthodox subjects such as spiritualism, astrology, the occult, mysticism, complimentary medicine, healing crystals, pyramids and similar sets of beliefs. People who support the new age era do so because they believe the time is right for us to investigate all these ancient albeit suppressed beliefs.
a muggle term for anything of a spiritual/metaphysical nature.
An eclectic category that encompasses health, medicine, philosophy, religion, and the occult - presented from an alternative or multicultural perspective. Although the term has achieved currency relatively recently, some publishers have been producing serious books in these categories for decades.
New Age is the fifth song from the 1970 The Velvet Underground album "Loaded". It is one of the songs that feature Doug Yule on vocals, encouraged by main singer and songwriter Lou Reed.
New Age was an influential leftist newspaper in Johannesburg operating from 1953 to 1962. It was formed with the cooperation of a number of left-wing groups in the area; New Age received the assets of the communist Jewish Worker's Club, which had been liquidated in 1948.Adler, Taffy, "Lithuania's Diaspora: The Johannesburg Jewish Workers' Club, 1928-1948" (Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, , 70-92), 92. The newspaper later received support from a committee of the anti-apartheid South African Students' Association.Gurney, Christabel, "'A Great Cause': The Origins of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, June 1959-March 1960" (Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1. , pp. 123-144), 132.