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TrainingDummy wrote:An issue I take with the New Age Movement is that by taking practices and philosophies piecemeal, there's never a coherent system that you can dissect, comment, or evolve upon. Any perceived argument can be countered by "Oh, I don't believe that, it's just something Bailey/Blavatsky/Oprah said".
Additionally, since the practices of the New Age are almost by definition in the public domain and play down the presence of the Guru/Teacher/Lineage, there's never any depth in the practices. They lead one to believe that serious spiritual practices can be done in 5 minute spurts, between television advertising breaks, instead of the unrelenting pursuit of Truth present in the world's great contemplative traditions.
Interloper wrote:... there is no documented evidence that humans or any other creature can transmit thought or other "telepathic" messages through the air from brain to brain. Chemicals and mechanical vibrations exuded and detected by nerve receptors, yes. "Thought waves," I don' theen' so.
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