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    Leading New Age thinker converts to Christianity.

    http://reasonsforjesus.com/doreen-vi...-age-movement/
    My friend who is pagan believer told me about this.
    He has 2 of her decks.
    He is in shock right now.
    This is going wild over the net as she had quite a profile.

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    what is the new age movement?

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    New Age
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    This article is about the New Age movement. For the astrological age in western astrology, see Age of Aquarius. For other uses with the term New Age, see New Age (disambiguation).

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    New Age is a term applied to a range of spiritual or religious beliefs and practices that developed in Western nations during the 1970s. Precise scholarly definitions of the New Age differ in their emphasis, largely as a result of its highly eclectic structure. Although analytically often considered to be religious, those involved in it typically prefer the designation of spiritual or Mind, Body, Spirit and rarely use the term "New Age" themselves. Many scholars of the subject refer to it as the New Age movement, although others contest this term and suggest that it is better seen as a milieu or zeitgeist.

    As a form of Western esotericism, the New Age drew heavily upon a number of older esoteric traditions, in particular those that emerged from the occultist current that developed in the eighteenth century. Such prominent occult influences include the work of Emanuel Swedenborg and Franz Mesmer, as well as the ideas of Spiritualism, New Thought, and Theosophy. A number of mid-twentieth century influences, such as the UFO religions of the 1950s, the Counterculture of the 1960s, and the Human Potential Movement, also exerted a strong influence on the early development of the New Age. Although the exact origins of the phenomenon remain contested, it is agreed that it developed in the 1970s, at which time it was centred largely in the United Kingdom. It expanded and grew largely in the 1980s and 1990s, in particular within the United States. By the start of the 21st century, the term "New Age" was increasingly rejected within this milieu, with some scholars arguing that the New Age phenomenon had ended.

    Despite its highly eclectic nature, a number of beliefs commonly found within the New Age have been identified. Theologically, the New Age typically adopts a belief in a holistic form of divinity which imbues all of the universe, including human beings themselves. There is thus a strong emphasis on the spiritual authority of the self. This is accompanied by a common belief in a wide variety of semi-divine non-human entities, such as angels and masters, with whom humans can communicate, particularly through the form of channeling. Typically viewing human history as being divided into a series of distinct ages, a common New Age belief is that whereas once humanity lived in an age of great technological advancement and spiritual wisdom, it has entered a period of spiritual degeneracy, which will be remedied through the establishment of a coming Age of Aquarius, from which the milieu gets its name. There is also a strong focus on healing, particularly using forms of alternative medicine, and an emphasis on a "New Age science" which seeks to unite science and spirituality.

    Centred primarily in Western countries, those involved in the New Age have been primarily from middle and upper-middle-class backgrounds. The degree to which New Agers are involved in the milieu varied considerably, from those who adopted a number of New Age ideas and practices to those who fully embraced and dedicated their lives to it. The New Age has generated criticism from established Christian organisations as well as modern Pagan and indigenous communities. From the 1990s onward, the New Age became the subject of research by academic scholars of religious studies.

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    I liked it back when brockley only stalked Australian state cricketers on facebook and posted in the Domestic Cricket thread.
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    New Age: Believe in everything that suits you from any religion and ignore what doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Ian View Post
    New Age: Believe in everything that suits you from any religion and ignore what doesn't.
    What's wrong with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    What's wrong with that?
    Not exactly sincere, is it?
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    who's going to make the violins?

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    Silly spiritual person changes mind on which silly spiritual religion to focus on and make some more money.... #unimportantnews
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Not exactly sincere, is it?
    I don't see why that's necessarily the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    I don't see why that's necessarily the case.
    I mean if you're just mixing and matching what you like and don't like, as opposed to an actual coherent observance of what your God demands of you, then that's not religion, that's therapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I mean if you're just mixing and matching what you like and don't like, as opposed to an actual coherent observance of what your God demands of you, then that's not religion, that's therapy.
    What's wrong with it though
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    We always do things we regret don'tcloseyoureyes.
    I still stalk the cricket room and post stuff.

    Apparently she doesn't sell her products anymore,which were many.She did tarot cards and angel cards for reading.So business was booming.
    I guess their is always a book deal there.
    My friend says ppl in the New Age and Pagan movement are in shock,with her turnaround.She says don't use this stuff anymore.
    Yes New Age is a vague term.I guess you could say occultism in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I mean if you're just mixing and matching what you like and don't like, as opposed to an actual coherent observance of what your God demands of you, then that's not religion, that's therapy.
    Depends on what you like and why you like it though. You can like those aspects for sincere or insincere reasons.
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    Even followers of mainstream religions pick and choose what to follow to a large extent
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