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A term which became popular in the 1980s and is used to describe a nebulous, quasi-religious set of beliefs, encompassing a wide array of notions, such as spiritualism, astrology, mysticism, the occult, reincarnation, parapsychology, ecology and planetary awareness, as well as a commitment to complimentary medicine and the pseudoscientific applications of the 'healing powers' of crystals and pyramids.
New Age beliefs and practices are largely confined to the industrialized West, and the origins of the movement can be traced to the social and political unrest in the 1960s, dissatisfaction with obsessive materialism, the influence of Eastern religions, experimentation with psychedelic drugs, the development of humanistic psychology, and increased eco-consciousness.
Despite hostility from the popular media and the establishment, New Age ideas now permeate many areas of mainstream culture, notably in the areas of behavioral medicine, physics, psychology and even business.
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Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing; (2) Randi, James, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, St. Martin's Griffin; (3) Glover, Elsa M., The Aquarian Age, Vantage Press; (4) White Deer of Autumn, The Native American Book of Knowledge, Beyond Words Publishing.
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