Psychic History - NEW AGE
The New Age is the renewal attention on the minds of man concerning these spiritual traditions. It first name was the Age of Aquarius when it started in the latest 1960’s, to signify the new era of spiritual enfoldment as foretold in astrology. Then, in the early 1970’s the name changed to New Age.
It is a compilation of old myths, of ancient Buddhism rituals, all translated into high-tech Western scientific terms. Also, this movement has a combined spiritual and magic ritual origins: From Grecian mysteries and philosophy ( The Greeks consulted oracles ); The Christian myth & Gnosticism (Jesus Christ was considered an exceptionally gifted psychic and medium); Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah; Alchemy; The Renaissance Freemasonry; The Rosicrucian; The age of Enlightenment; Mesmerism and the French Revolution; The Oriental Renaissance; Spiritualism; Theosophy; Krishnamurti; The Fourth Way.
As time was running throughout those religious rituals and philosophical movements, inside of them were developing divination expressions like zodiac sun sign, metaphysics, occultism, runes, I Chin, tarot cards and palm readings, as well as other astrological manifestations.
The New Age movement started in the United States at the late 1960’s as youngsters expressed their discord with traditional religions’ dogma. Grouped as “Hippies”, the greater part of these fellows used mind-expanding drugs which took them into revelatory trips. Transcendental meditation, palm readings, self-realization, and yoga were being rediscovered and practiced.
Back to the 1800’s a man called William Blake used the term New Age he rejected traditional faith and proclaimed himself a prophet of a New Age. In the 20 th Century, Marilyn Ferguson developed a huge investigation into New Age and other social and cultural movements. She published the results in the famous book “The Aquarian Conspiracy”; it was used as a network code standard between comrades all over the planet.
An important center for the New Age Movement during the twentieth century was the Findhorn Foundation in northern Scotland.
During those years, people related to occult practices were persecuted by counter-forces such as Orthodox Christians which had allies in Skeptics and members of Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). Those chasing contrasted with some biblical scholars who confirmed that Jesus had more affinity with the New Age than the fundamentalism of extremist Christianity.
In astrology a Solar Age is determined by the constellation in which the Sun appears during the vernal equinox. The Solar Age of Aquarius will replace the Solar Age of Pisces – to end in the 21 st Century - which coincided with the birth of Jesus Christ.
New Agers goal is to create a one-world government and unify the planet under a spiritual system of higher consciousness.