The New Age Movement has made a resurgence in 2020. Particularly popular for those claiming to be spiritual and not religious, we cannot write off New Age spirituality as something of the past. It is in the here and now, and even Christians are enticed by it. Astrologer Chani Nicholas is popular among the social media generation seeking spiritual enlightenment.

Nicholas, who just released her first book, You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance, has one million monthly visitors to her website and recently appeared on the Netflix show Explained: Astrology. She is not only a voice for New Age spirituality, but as someone who emphasizes her feminism and sexuality, she connects with people from all types of backgrounds. The difficulty with Nicholas is that her mission seems to be pure, to help those who need guidance, but her ideas are dripping with New Age spirituality. Ultimately, according to Nicholas, our hope is not found in Christ, but in the stars.

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Lindsey Medenwaldt  about her online-exclusive article, “Controversial Guru Teal Swan and Astrologer Chani Nicholas Bring New Age Teachings to the Social Media Generation​.” ​ 

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