It covers important authors, themes, aspects of New Age belief, and finally looks at the New Age in the context of traditional Western. A noteworthy event was the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. Later they came from the White Brotherhood in far away Tibet. Western scholars had begun to study Sanskrit in the 17th century. He was a voracious reader of the translations of Eastern religious works. Too numerous to go into here presently.
Authentic texts of Buddhism were discovered by Hodgson in 1821 while living in Nepal. Trompf, School of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney. Hanegraaff finally shows how the modern New Age movement emerged from the increasing secularization of those esoteric traditions during the 19th century. Gurdjieff established the Institute for the Harmonius Development of Man in chateau du Prieuré des Basses-Loges, France, in 1922. Operas and plays had Chinese themes. When Russian ballet, notably that of Diaghilev made a great impact in the West, Gurdjieff introduced his revolutionary form of ballet.
Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture. Originally it had been given the name: the Age of Aquarius to signify the new era of spiritual enfoldment as foretold in astrology. The path was now paved to the treasures of Eastern thought. She countered by postulating that it was billions of years ago and that mankind lived for millions of years on Earth. In its present form it learns that from the big bang onward, billions of years ago, as a miracle the universe has unfolded. But man is still in an intermediate phase on the threshold of developing far greater potentialities hidden in his nature. Hanegraaff finally shows how the modern New Age movement emerged from the increasing secularization of those esoteric traditions during the 19th century.
Along with Sanskrit 1785 other languages were deciphered: Pahlavi in 1793, cuneiforms in 1803, hieroglyphs in 1822, and Avestan in 1832. Part 3: Interpretation: New Age Religion and Traditional Esotericism. It is reaching a stage of maturity in which wheat is being separated from the corn. From Atlantis to the Holy Land; 4. Prinsep deciphered inscriptions of the Indian king Ashoka between 1834 and 1837.
Some even considered the wisdom of Confucius superior to the tenets of Christianity. It was the first time that a platform of this kind had been organized. As to be expected the most incredible come from the Sceptics. New York: The Free Press. Neopaganism; The Phenomenon of Neopaganism; Neopaganism as Magic.
This fascinating work presents the first comprehensive analysis of New Age Religion and its historical backgrounds, thus providing a means of orientation in the bewildering variety of the movement. At the same time the Western esoteric tradition also found a following in new schools, movements and cults. The Nature of Reality - Meta-Empirical and Human Beings - Matters of the Mind - Death and Survival - Good and Evil - Visions of the Past - The New Age. It was presumed that communication with the dead - nowadays called channeling - might be discovered soon. The oldest document of the Jesus tradition that survived is that of the Thomas gospel, part of the Nag Hammadi papers discovered in Egypt in 1945. Translations of pre-Islamic writers, Persian poets and mystics, along with Chinese poetry were printed one after the other. This ground-breaking publication is compulsive reading for all those involved or interested in the New Age movement.
Hanegraaff 1961 studied classical guitar at the Municipal Conservatory at Zwolle 1982-1987 and Cultural History at the University of Utrecht 1986-1990 , with a specialization in alternative religious movements in the 20th century. Hanegraaff eds Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times. Hanegraaff's effort should immediately become the foundation upon which future research of the movement will be constructed. I wish I had written it myself. State University of New York Press, Albany 1998. Mme Blavatsky gave mankind a grand vision of the universe as opposed to the corset of the narrow-minded dogmatic outlook of Christianity at the time.
Kant took Swedenborg much more seriously than is commonly assumed, and their basic ontological and epistemological perspectives are remarkably compatible. Recent years have seen a spectacular rise of the New Age movement and an ever-increasing interest in its beliefs and manifestations. Especially after Marilyn Ferguson wrote in her book The Aquarian Conspiracy that the fraternity dedicated to this philosophy constituted a worldwide network. But little attention is given to it by the media. Hanegraaff Posted on by Wouter J. Spiritualism In the wake of change of values some spiritual movements gained a fresh following. It informs our understanding of global and transnational religions and recent forms of spiritual healing.
Thus man is standing on the threshold of great developments of which we have only seen the beginning. Ouspensky A noted Russian author Peter Damien Ouspensky, who had departed from Theosophical thought and had explored the time dimension in his book The Fourth Dimension, met Gurdjieff in 1912 in Moscow. Chinoisery appeared on furniture and porcelain. . Preliminary Demarcation of the Field - Channeling - Healing and Personal Growth - New Age Science - Neopaganism - New Age in a Restricted and in a General Sense. In her system the intellect could unriddle the mysteries of the universe.
Towards a Historical Perspective on New Age Religion; 1. This fascinating work presents the first-ever comprehensive analysis of New Age Religion and its historical backgrounds, thus providing the reader with a means of orientation in the bewildering variety of the movement. Hanegraaff 1961 is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and related currents at the University of Amsterdam. What is the relationship between the New Age and Neopaganism and other religions in America, particularly Christianity, which is often construed as antagonistic to them? The Panacea Society was a small religious community of women that was established in England in the early twentieth century. Oetinger originally saw Swedenborg as an ally but eventually criticized his idealist philosophy as the antithesis of his own incarnational theosophy. From 1992 to 1996 he did his PhD research at the Department for Study of Religion of the University of Utrecht, where he defended his dissertation cum laude in 1995.