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By Daren Kemp, James R. Lewis (editors)

The Handbook of recent Age is a complete survey of other spiritualities: their historical past, their international effect, their cultural impact and the way they're understood by means of students. Chapters through the various major students of the move supply the most recent research of up to date religious developments, and current updated observations of the interplay among the hot Age flow and plenty of diversified fields of data and examine.

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Dowling’s The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (1985) and Holger Kersten’s Jesus Lived in India (1986) have been best-sellers. At the time of writing, the present author was interested to note that several Glastonbury booksellers were promoting various new titles on Mary Magdalene, no doubt prompted by Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code (2003). It is not difficult to see why these alternative lives of Jesus Christ should be popular in New Age circles. Some of them, such as Dowling’s Aquarian Gospel and Helen Schucman’s A Course in Miracles (Anonymous 1985), are supposedly channelled.

The term ‘NRM’ remains somewhat unsatisfactory, and is still imprecisely defined, encompassing a range of disparate spiritual groups of different vintages and backgrounds, and academic study has largely gone along with the Anti-Cult Movement’s concepts of ‘cult’ and ‘New Age’. Thus FAIR News states, The umbrella term “New Age” covers a vast range of groups some of which seem to have little to do with the actual ushering in of the New Age of Aquarius. Many have ecological traits, others deal with alternative medicine, and most of them belong to the “fringe” rather than to the category of destructive cults.

FAIR, 1989. “New Age”. FAIR News, Summer. , 1982. The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in Our Time. New York: Putnam. , 1991. Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. , 1984. ” In The New Age Movement, cassette 1 of 3. Dallas: Quest Tapes. P. H. Hine, 1970. People, Power, Change: Movements of Social Transformation. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. , 1992. R. G. Melton, eds. Perspectives on the New Age. Albany: SUNY, 215–231.

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