New Age Movement Followers
Celebrity and TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey is not the only star who promotes New Age religious thoughts and psychics advice; Hollywood is full of actors and actresses who have embraced, in one way or totally, the knowledge of numerology compatibility, Chinese horoscopes, and tarot cards readings, as a principal channel to the acquisition of their self-fulfillment.
Just to name some of them, Stephanie Kramer, Marsha Mason, Ted Danza, Linda Evans, Lisa Bonet, Sharon Glass, Levar Burton, George Lucas, and Joyce Dewitt.
Some of the Western spiritual leaders of New Age who were famous because their works led them into the occult and psychic are: Ken Wilbur, Werner Erhard, Fritjof Capra, Carlos Castaneda, John Lilly and Charles Tart, Robert Muller, Norman Shealy, Robert Leightman, W. Brugh Joy.
Yet many New Age historians agree that this open-minded movement is directly based on the Hindu ritual mysticism. New Age followers such as the Beatles made them famous by seeking knowledge of meditation and tantric sex; both are ways to obtain a high level of consciousness. Some of the most famous Indian spiritual teachers are: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, B hagwan Shree Rajneesh, Swami Muktananda, Sri Aurobindo, and Sathya Sai Baba - among others.
Nowadays, the New Age Movement is concerned with spiritual exploration, holistic medicine, and mysticism. Its followers promote a healthier life: Meditation, channeling, crystals, astral projection, and a great part of them avoid drugs. New Age perspectives have been spreading into music and lifestyle. Its melodies are often celestial and peaceful.
Its medicine incorporates techniques of herbal therapy, acupuncture, iridology, and the use of crystals.
The New Age Movement followers give importance to artifacts, relics, and sacred objects like: Bells, herbal teas, runes, solar energizers, energized candles, tape recordings and occult books. Others items include butterflies, triangles, unicorns, wind chimes, Pegasus, concentric circles, crescent moons, pyramids, rainbows, and the now-made-famous- by-a-song ray of light. But the most popular and searched New Age artifact are Crystals, which is solicited because of its healing properties.