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Pontifical Council for Culture; Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Jesus Christ the bearer of the water of life
A Christian reflection on the “New Age”
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1. WHAT SORT OF REFLECTION?
1.1. Why now?
1.3. Cultural background
1.4. The New Age and Catholic Faith
1.5. A positive challenge
2. NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY: AN OVERVIEW
2.1. What is new about New Age?
2.2. What does the New Age claim to offer?
2.2.1. Enchantment: There Must be an Angel
2.2.2. Harmony and Understanding: Good Vibrations
2.2.3. Health: Golden living
2.2.4. Wholeness: A Magical Mystery Tour
2.3. The fundamental principles of New Age thinking
2.3.1. A global response in a time of crisis
2.3.2. The essential matrix of New Age thinking
2.3.3. Central themes of the New Age
2.3.4. What does New Age say about...
126.96.36.199. ...the human person?
188.8.131.52. ...the world?
2.4. “Inhabitants of myth rather than history”?: New Age and culture
2.5. Why has New Age grown so rapidly and spread so effectively?
3 NEW AGE AND CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY
3.1. New Age as spirituality
3.2. Spiritual narcissism?
3.3. The Cosmic Christ
3.4. Christian mysticism and New Age mysticism
3.5. The “god within“ and “theosis”
4 NEW AGE AND CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CONTRAST
5 JESUS CHRIST OFFERS US THE WATER OF LIFE
6 POINTS TO NOTE
6.1. Guidance and sound formation are needed
6.2. Practical steps
7.1. Some brief formulations of New Age ideas
7.2. A Select Glossary
7.3. Key New Age places
9 GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
9.1. Some New Age books
9.2. Historical, descriptive and analytical works
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