January 07, 2006

The New Age Movement

G Kumar posted by HealthyArticles at 9:00 AM
The New Age Movement is secular & universally diffused over the earth's surface & its basic underlying philosophy emphasises Gnosticism and Occultism. (Gnosticism is an ancient philosophy stating that Divine essence is the highest reality, and that the Self of man is actually this Essence. Behind the phenomenal world is the Transcendent Reality which Intuition alone can see ). It bears a remarkable resemblance to the Universal Religion that H.G. Wells predicted would one day take over the world. The six main characteristics of New Age thinking are:
  • (1) All is Unity;
  • (2) All is Divine
  • (3) Humanity is divine
  • (4) A change in Consciousness;
  • (5) All religions are One; and
  • (6) Cosmic Evolutionary optimism.

Basically Dialectical Integralism, New Age Philosophy unites both Matter and Spirit.

Spirit shall see through Matter's gaze

Matter shall reveal the Spirit's face !

The 13 main principles of New Age Philosophy are:

  • (1) One Global Order - One World Governement, One Currency, One Universal Being.
  • (2) Universal Energy, Universal Matter, Universal Life, Universal Soul As God
  • (3) An Eternal Universe - Uniform in Space and Unending in Time
  • (4) Divine practices ( Astrology Yoga & other esoteric arts)
  • (5) Syncretism ( Unity of all Religions ).
  • (6) The need for Meditation ( for generating altered states of Consciousness );
  • (7) Life is Cyclical- Everything is cyclical, subject to the cyclical upheavals of Time.
  • (8) Holistic Medicine & Vegetarianism (The patient is more important than the Doctor & Alkaline diet)
  • (9) Pacifism ( Anti-war activities);
  • (10) Reincarnation; ( The Law of Conservation of Soul )
  • (11) The Evolution of Man into Divinity; ( The latent Life Force evolving naturally to the Divine )
  • (12) The Union of Man with the Divine; ( Merger of man into the Infinite )
  • (13) Matter's Illusoriness; - Esse est percipii - Perception is Essence; Mind is Substance.
The divine Aurobindo predicted that spiritual influences from India will trigger off a global spiritual movement.There will be Mass Incarnations ( many people divinely inspired ) who will work for World Peace and Universal Love !
I saw them cross the twilight of the Age
The massive barrier breakers of this world
The sun-eyed children of a marvellous dawn
The architects of immortality
Carrying the magic Word, the mystic Fire
Carrying the Dionysian Cup of Joy !

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