The New Age movement is a Western spiritual movement that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Its central precepts have been described as “drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology.
In the New Testament we have a scene where the Apostles are asking Jesus about his return at the end of the age (the age of Pisces, symbolized by early Christians as a fish). Unfortunately most translations mistranslate this as the “end of the world.” (see KJV) The New International Version (NIV) however gives a more correct translation:
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3 NIV
We are now living at the end of one age and the beginning of a new one. There is an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” These are indeed interesting times.
In addition to my own writings I will often use quotes and articles from my friend Joseph J. Dewey who has been an inspiration to me on my journey.
Lawrence W. Kennon (lwk)
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