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Re: New Age defended

Sep 24, 1997 02:47 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

K. Paul Johnson wrote:
> "advancement."  First, I don't know that any of the
> Theosophical groups *have* reached any level of advancement *as
> groups*-- they're all highly individualistic affairs in which
> one is more or less on one's own.  The ES is an exception to
> this in the Adyar Society, but not an encouraging one.  There,
> belief that "we are advanced in esoteric studies" creates a
> spiritual elitism that looks down not just on non-Theosophists
> but on all FTS who are outside the group.

	What I did not state was that, because of the egocentric nature of a
large component of the New Age, and because that component gets most of
the press ("Symposium on Getting Wealth, Power, and Sex with Only 5
Minutes a Day!"), those who take a less egocentric view do not wish to
be associated with what the term "New Age" has popularly come to mean.

	Bart Lidofsky

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