New Age Archive

Breaking Through the “Relativity Barrier”

Ever wonder what trying to communicate with someone from a different planet would be like? Christians who try to share their faith with New Agers may have some idea. This communication gap runs deeper than mere terminology: it involves outlooks on the world that are themselves worlds apart. One major reason for this is what […]

The Christian, Energetic Medicine, “New Age Paranoia”

According to a recent Time/CNN poll, about 30 percent of Americans have resorted to some form of “unconventional therapy,” “half of them within the past year.”1 Perhaps more significantly, “holistic health” approaches have been steadily working their way from the New Age health care fringe into mainstream medical practice. Therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and […]

Tracking the “AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY” (Part One)

Prominently displayed next to the “exit” doors at the local supermarket are free copies of a slick New Age “community resources” publication; everything from holistic dentistry to “gay spirituality” gatherings to past life therapy is advertised. The local junior college mails a catalogue of summer extracurricular offerings which include classes in yoga, tai chi, astrology, […]

A Critique of New Age Ideology

This article first appeared in the Spring/Summer 1986 issue of the Forward, currently the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/ “All truth is God’s truth.” So the saying goes. And although recent applications of the dictum have generated some controversy,1 it remains in principle […]

The “New Age Myth”: An Outline of New Age Ideology

“The very chaos of contemporary existence provides the material for transformation. We will search [out] new myths, and world visions.” – The Association for Humanistic Psychology1 “I believe the most fundamental thing we can do today is to believe in evolution.” – Robert Muller, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General2 Social optimism does not come easy in […]

A “New Age” of Science

Dianne Kennedy Pike, wife of the late Episcopal Bishop James Pike, expressly represented the sentiments of the New Age movement when she conveyed the following to author Brad Steiger: “My personal conviction is that the Age of Aquarius has to do with our developing a large overview of how things are related. It’s my hope […]

The New Age Movement- What Is It?

This article first appeared in the Summer 1985 issue of the Forward, currently the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org What is the New Age movement? Evidence of a new phase in evolu­tion? Harbinger of the Antichrist? A passing fad? A conspiracy myth created […]

The New Age Movement

The New Age movement (NAM) is an extremely large, loosely structured network of organizations and individuals bound together by common values and a common vision. Its common values are based in mysticism and monism (the world view that “all is one”), and its common vision is of a “new age” of global peace and mass […]

The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA)

The program now know as “Insight Transformational Seminars” (formerly “Insight Training Seminars”) is connected with the New Age organization known as The Movement of spiritual Inner awareness (MSIA, pronounced “messiah”). It was founded by John-Roger Hinkins, who added the name “John” because he believes himself to be the reincarnation of John the Baptist. John-Roger was […]

Lord Maitreya

A man claiming to be “Lord Maitreya” present­ed his credentials as the messiah before 200 media rep­resentatives and world leaders at an April 21-22 conference in London, according to the Tara Center of Los Angeles. But Lynne Craft, spokeswom­an for the organization founded by British New Age author Ben­jamin Creme, declined to say where the […]