HJ: The New Age movement is simultaneously experiencing a renaissance and backlash of epic proportions. At once embraced by spiritualists and renounced by intellectuals, the future of the movement is anyone’s guess, or so mainstream thought would have you believe. However, the fact is that neither party is wrong per say, they just have different perspectives of the same events. There is an objective middle ground reality occurring with two different schools of thought attempting to explain or justify what is happening based on their understanding. It is a very interesting debate that has intense implications for us as a society. Ultimately, the battle is won in the hearts and minds of the people, as has always been true.
Richard Smoley and Micth Horowitz, two eminent thought leaders of the esoteric movement discuss the rise and subsequent criticisms of the new age movement in a modern and historical context. An enlightening discussion if there ever was one.
The State of the Occult: 2013