The New Revelation: The Annotated, Exposed and Debunked

The New Revelation: The Annotated, Exposed and Debunked

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Columba has always oversha­ dowed Ninian and Whithorn has been bypassed by the glamour of lona. Recently scholars are changing their view on the incoherence of new age spirituality and when asked whether new age spirituality may become a recognizable religion Jesper Aagaard Petersen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology said; "Looking at it from the perspective of history, this is not very different from established religious traditions, and so apart from the distinctly anti-dogmatic and individualistic stance (valuing orthopraxy and personal experience instead), there is in fact some sense in saying that new age is a coherent religious phenomenon – it is certainly looking the part.
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The Attitude Of Theosophy Towards Spiritualism And All The

The Attitude Of Theosophy Towards Spiritualism And All The

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I uses Isis as my representative of the Goddess when I was a Wiccan. The problem is that her audience is, for the most part, the very people who are ill-equipped to evaluate Matthew Fox and whose faith could be significantly endangered by reading him. Will they feel that all children are theirs? The creation of a bureaucratic structure in turn brought officials whose interests were to varying degrees at odds with the original radical impetus of the sect. the failure of the world to end is one problem that must be faced. 1995). the neutrality was explicit (as in the United States Constitution). and it adopted a position of neutrality on the competing claims of various religious bodies. there were a variety of internal pressures in the same direction. which are summarised in the well-known Niebuhr thesis (1962).
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John George Hohman's Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend

John George Hohman's Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend

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In 1997 the Festival offered 97 exhibitors. as Michael York (1995) argues. SociAL FUNCTIONS oF THE NEw AGE One of the major virtues of the epistemology of the New Age is that it solves the problem of cultural pluralism. Consequently, these psychic writings gave rise to many aspects of contemporary New Age belief and central to this New Age Religion is Bailey's, or rather, Djwhal Khul's conception of the New Age Messiah: the so-called "The Christ."
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Third Eye: Third Eye Awakening For Beginners in 5 Easy Steps

Third Eye: Third Eye Awakening For Beginners in 5 Easy Steps

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Various techniques of personal transformation are used more and more by companies in management training programmes, ultimately for very normal economic reasons. Tissington. 1967: The Rise of Toleration (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson). When Jews recite Deuteronomy 6:4, "Here oh Israel, the Lord our God; the Lord is one," what we are saying is that everything is connected to God. Displaying a sense of humor, the leader of the Catholic Church discusses faith with an influential Italian atheist Pope Francis prays in front of the tomb of Pope John Paul II, at the Vatican Tuesday, April 2, 2013, on the eighth anniversary of the much-beloved pontiff's death.
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The Secret Language Of Waking Dreams

The Secret Language Of Waking Dreams

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We must be discerning about things such as: contemplative prayer, “centering prayer” and mantras, the law of attraction, witchcraft and Harry Potter, the Kabbala, spiritual formation, Labyrinth walking, and Wicca. A con­ stituency of readers and students of the 'Gildas' material grew up over the decade.) For some twenty years after the Second World War Swainson went to 'annual retreats where we were trained carefully in group meditation and spiritual experience' (ibid. and some of my most long-standing friendships have come in this way' (ibid.. (ibid.
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Daily Guidance from Your Angels: 365 Angelic Messages to

Daily Guidance from Your Angels: 365 Angelic Messages to

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The Earth is a dangerous place – the world view of the Aetherius Society. The only thing we have to give is the way we live our lives. Various Psychic Powers Depicted on the Cover of a French Magazine, by M. Recent surveys of US adults indicate that many Americans hold at least some new age beliefs: 8% believe in astrology as a method of foretelling the future. about 1 in 4 believe in a non-traditional concept of the nature of God which are often associated with New Age thinking: 8% define God as "the total realization of personal, human potential" 3% believe that each person is God.
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The Mystery of God

The Mystery of God

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Kornfield, Jack, 1989: 'Even the Best Meditators Have Wounds to Heal,' Yoga Journal. She was by all accounts an unconventional child of her class. Some of the resemblances are these: The use of bell and candle, holy water and the communion The insistence on moral conduct, the emphasis placed upon abstinence and self-control The fraternal and democratic spirit of the first communities, and their humble origin The doctrine of heaven and hell, of primitive revelation, of the mediation of the Logos emanating from the divine The immortality of the soul, the Last Judgement The idea that Mithras is the great intercessor of mankind, its Great Representative and its Great Redeemer These resemblances clearly show that at their root lay a common spiritual origin rather than any wholesale borrowing.
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Cutting the Ties That Bind: Growing Up and Moving On

Cutting the Ties That Bind: Growing Up and Moving On

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Evaluating religion and ethical questions is obviously relative to one's own feelings and experiences. My interest has always been in finding the Truth within each path, finding the spirituality within the religion. Sure he believes it, but he also believes it's okay to kill members of his own family. The answer is to "simply return to listening to your sacred wordGently return your mind to your sacred word" (p. 218). On the psychological level. and this polarity is expressed in a manner similar to the high magic 'Summer Greeting Rite' already described.he will often call in the powers of the otherworld in a deep and commanding voice. using male imagery such as bulls and rams. that perpetuation requires the union of both genders. the Priestess enacts the role of the Goddess and undertakes a 'heroic quest' where she confronts the force of death. 1993: 135).
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Miracles Unplugged

Miracles Unplugged

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If so, he has you thinking exactly what he wants you to think! Our present mediums are proving spirit return has never ceased. You see, among all the other things I can say about Avatar, one particular feature stood out, and I wondered what writers thought. Pink is associated with female energies and all female rituals, and its day is Friday. My own use of 'guru' here suggests popular/vernacular ramifications: seekers and gurus as a 'folk' current within religious alternativism. 8.'systems for a deliberate change in consciousness'.
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The Present Age And Inner Life: A Sequel To Spiritual

The Present Age And Inner Life: A Sequel To Spiritual

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People who say they are spiritual are working to grow and better this inner force. Manning's book, The Signature of Jesus, answers many of those questions, and raises a number of additional ones. The central classical writers, from Homer to Tacitus, are not superstitious; they accept the orthodox state magic of omens, of augurs, of prodigies, of oracles, but anything like private necromancy is alien and distasteful to them.
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