22 June, 2010

TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF TOLERANCE Beware! The New Age Movement Is More Than Self-Indulgent Silliness

It is a back-handed compliment, but at least the authors are insisting that proponents of 'new age' spiritualities (although there's very little 'new' within creeds and practices) be taken seriously. I doubt though that it is the intent of the authors of this posting from the New Oxford Review to offer any comfort to 'the enemy'.

An answer, "Lady Janus" ? I doubt that there will be much you find in there that is favorably presented in terms of alternate spiritual or belief systems.

New Oxford Review


  1. Well, first, the term, "New Age" does not mean literally new any more than the term, "Roman Catholic" means literally Roman.

    Second, I'm not "New Age."

    Is there something specific in that pile of compost you'd like me to address, Tim? 'Cause it really is a mishmash of stuff, not very much of which actually belongs together...

  2. Nope. Just wanted to have my assessment confirmed by someone more knowledgeable in these matters than I am.


    Fr. Tim

  3. LOL! Honestly, I wouldn't know where to start to untangle that...article. Except to say that the author doesn't know very much about his subject, and seems to be only too willing to throw onto the fire whatever he thinks will burn.

    I do have some friends who probably qualify for the label, "new age," (crystals and other light-and-fluffy stuff) but not one of them is anti-Catholic or anti-any-other-religion. None of them believes in Lucifer. They all know that Madame Blavatsky was a fraud and a charlatan, but fools and their money are soon parted, so however she made her living was completely the choice of her most willing victims. And I have absolutely no idea where he got the idea that walking labyrinths have some deep, dark meaning. I've never heard of it, myself, but like I said, I'm not New Age, so I guess it's possible. I suppose.


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