New Age Archive

Ken Keyes, Jr.

Ken Keyes, Jr., was the founder in 1972 of Clear Mind Training Center (also known as Living Love Church), formerly known as Cornucopia Institute. He is one of the leading representatives of what is generally known as the New Age movement. An excellent evangelical critique of this movement’s theories and philosophy is Unmasking the New […]

Inside Iskcon

Mind control. Widespread marriage failures. A “beyond good and evil” ethic that justifies “heavenly” deception, “transcendental” trickery, and theft, when performed in service to their god. Abuse of women. Impossible ascetic demands which lead to neurotic guilt and even suicide (an act justified in the philosophy). False prophecies. The Hare Krishnas have been often accused […]

The Planetary Mass

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume17, number4 (1995). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SAN FRANCISCO — It’s Halloween weekend in this freewheeling coastal city, and the crowds are frisky on the streetcars climbing the street alongside Grace […]

Creation Spirituality

Father Matthew Timothy Fox, O.P. (Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominicans), has placed himself at the center of a storm inside the Catholic church. What gave rise to the conflict between Fox and Catholic leadership? Is Fox a danger to the Christian church? These are questions we shall seek to answer in this […]

Crystals and the New Age

Because of their transparency and intriguing symmetrical shape, crystals have become the focal point for current New Age mythology. New Agers place a lot of stock in “vibrations.” Everything in the spiritual realm is supposed to operate according to definite scientific law, so spiritual energy or healing energy is thought to transmit at very high […]

Marianne Williamson: From Inner Healing to the Healing of America

Marianne Williamson has been tagged “the high priestess of popular religion,”1 “a modern-day shaman,”2 “a Mother Teresa for the ‘90s,”3 “Hollywood’s answer to God,”4 and “the most influential female personality on the American spirituality scene today.”5 Disciples flock to her sold-out lectures in venues ranging from the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles to the […]

The Lost City of Atlantis: Is it Real?

THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS- Introduction The mythical lost civilization of Atlantis has been the subject of speculation for a long time. In recent years New Agers have been claiming that the people of Atlantis were an advanced race of beings who are now communicating to us through channelers and the like. Is Atlantis for […]

New Age Music

NEW AGE MUSIC- Introduction New Age music — what exactly is it? Is it just another trend? Or is it something dangerous, something that presents a threat to Christians at large? NEW AGE MUSIC- The Roots of the Music As its name indicates, New Age music has its roots in the New Age movement. It […]

What’s Wrong with Subliminal Tapes?

SUBLIMINAL TAPES- Introduction Would you like to…”Lose weight…Improve your eyesight…or get higher grades in school.” According to those who peddle them, subliminal tapes can help you in these areas and many more as well. Well, do they work? And more importantly should Christians use them?From knowing the New Testament to freedom from acne subliminal tapes […]

Christian Meditation: Is Meditation Biblical?

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION- Introduction Meditation. Is meditation a non-Christian practice? Or is meditation something the Bible clearly encourages us to do? CHRISTIAN MEDITATION- Self-Centered Motives Many people view meditation as a means to develop their natural and psychic powers. In other cases, people practice meditation with the goal of self-relaxation. Whatever the case may be, the […]