Is a New Age Coming?
The term, “new age,” has come to stand for a hodgepodge of ideas without scientific legitimacy. And at times the criticism seems justified. It is not easy to see how one proves the truth of such things as magical healing crystals, UFOs, or astrology. On the other hand, it might not be wise to dismiss out-of-hand everything labeled “new age.” A prejudice for or against an idea is still a prejudice. On this installment of Conversations Beyond Science and Religion, I interview Dick Larson, a student of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings and the Ascended Masters, about how a real new age — offering hope for personal growth and transformation — is actually beginning to dawn.
But as I write in a recent blog (A Metaphysics for the New Age), the new age still has a fatal flaw: it lacks a metaphysics, an over-arching logical framework in which we can explain and legitimize the bright promises of this new shift in thinking.