New Age. Pros and Cons. Ten opinions about this movement

New Age. Pros and Cons. Ten opinions about this movement
Isabel del Rio

A movement characterized by unconventional approaches to traditional Western culture and religion. It also likes Eastern spirituality, ancient mysticism, holism, and environmentalism. It started to be very strong since the mid 20th century in relation with Aquarius Era. Yareah.

New Age. Pros and Cons. Ten opinions about this movement

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It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don’t come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country. Dixie Lee Ray.

You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself. Miguel Ruiz.

The New Age movement looks like a mixed bag. I see much in it that seems good: It’s optimistic; it’s enthusiastic; it has the capacity for belief. On the debit side, I think one needs to distinguish between belief and credulity. Huston Smith.

New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture. Deepak Chopra.

I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go. Jason Mraz.

New Age. Pros and Cons. Ten opinions about this movement

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If you want love, act lovingly; if you want justice, do justly. This is the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi: be the change you want to see, not the New Age nonsense of Rhonda Byrne: see the change you want to be. Rabbi Rami Shapiro.

Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them. Rhonda Byrne in The Secret.

Each generation’s job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation’s system of values for a new age. Frank Pittman.

The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds. James Randi.

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