“The East is East and the West is West and never the two shall meet.” Most of us remember this statement perhaps from the “hippie” era of the sixties and seventies. However, the East has been in the West since that time in the form of the New Age Movement (NAM). We remember the very popular chorus, “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius” by the Fifth Dimension and their award winning record. But, what is the New Age movement and why has it become so immersed in Western culture? In this issue of the Areopagus Journal, authors Hendrick and Branch show why Americans have been so receptive to this new worldview and how it has penetrated our culture in areas such as education, business, media, and medicine. Copan critiques the worldview of Monism and Pantheism which is very much the New Age worldview, while Gibson shows that the Wican worldview is essentially the same. As a side article, the Against Heresies column, Hux traces elements of the Harry Potter phenomenon which seem to promote Witchcraft.
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