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  • There is no one philosophy of the "new age" nor was there one philosophy of the "old age". There are now, and always were, various philosophies. The difference is now people are usually not killed for having an opinion different from the majority philosophy.
  • They are afraid that if she like me gets divorced she'll struggle. Granted, I'll never go to sleep without having the bills on my mind but I wouldn't change it except for the debt, lol
  • New Age relates to elating a complex of spiritual and consciousness-raising movements originating in the 1980s and covering a range of themes from a belief in spiritualism and reincarnation to advocacy of holistic approaches to health and ecology. New Age, a term popularized in the 1980s to describe a wide-ranging set of beliefs and practices that are an outgrowth of the counterculture of the 1960s and 70s in the United States. Adherents of the New Age movement believe that a spiritual era is dawning in which individuals and society will be transformed. The movement encompasses a wide range of ideas, including personal spiritual growth and self-realization, holistic medicine (including the use of crystals for healing), reincarnation, astrology, and the mystical energies said to be induced by pyramids. Many critics of the movement regard it as anti-intellectual. In music, the term refers to meditative, relaxing, usually instrumental styles. A noticeable New Age vision, the triumph of the hopes and ideals to which occultists gave their allegiance, was given a certain limited expression throughout the twentieth century. Often that hope was seen in the arrival of what was termed the Aquarian Age. In astrology, an "age" is defined by the location of the sun at the moment of the spring equinox each year. Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis, that sign changes approximately every 2,160 years. Depending upon the astrological system one uses, the sun is making the transition from the sign of Pisces to that of Aquarius sometime in this century. Through the 1970s the New Age vision as articulated by Spangler spread through the groups and individuals that had constituted the network created by the Universal Link and spread far beyond it. The basic ideas were quite simple: There is a New Age coming and this present generation is the transition generation, though most will live to see and enjoy the imminent new society of peace and love. As society goes through the birth pangs of the new society and the turmoil and displacement it will bring, individuals can experience a foretaste of the social transformation in an immediate and personal transformation occasioned by a healing, a new personal insight, or the realization of a spiritual truth. Those who categorize themselves as New Age followers have multifarious beliefs; nevertheless, certain themes emerge. An individual who identifies with the New Age may subscribe to some or all of these, depending on their own sense of what is right and wrong. * All humanity—indeed all life, everything in the universe—is spiritually interconnected, participating in the same energy. “God” is one name for this energy. * Spiritual beings (e.g. angels, ascended masters, elementals, ghosts, and/or space aliens) exist, and will guide us, if we open ourselves to their guidance. * The human mind has deep levels and vast powers, which are capable even of overriding physical reality. “You create your own reality.” Nevertheless, this is subject to certain spiritual laws, such as the principle of cause and effect (karma). The ultimate level of human potential has only been realised by a few spiritual masters. * Children are being born today with a more highly developed spiritual power than earlier generations. See Indigo Children. * The individual has a purpose here on earth, in the present surroundings, because there is a lesson to learn. The most important lesson is love. * Death is not the end; there is only life in different forms. What some refer to as an afterlife does not punish us but teaches us, perhaps through the mechanisms of reincarnation or near-death experiences. * Intuition or "divine guidance" is a more appropriate guide than rationalism, scientific skepticism, or the scientific method.
  • 7-22-2017 The so called new age began in the late 1800s, authored by Helena Blavatsky. It was already 100 years old when the term gained popularity in the 1970s. There is no clearly identified philosophy, just a collection of weirdness. The wisdom of old age is based on the fact that some things take more than one lifetime to learn. For instance the only way we know that some plant is poisonous is that somebody ate it and died.

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