History UsefulNotes / NewAge

5th May '16 11:35:22 PM GoldenSeals
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Many of them come off as this, partially due to the fact that they [[YouKeepUsingThatWord use words and terminologies in ways that are utterly incomprehensible to the average person]].

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Many of them come off as this, partially due to the fact that because they [[YouKeepUsingThatWord use words and terminologies in ways that are utterly incomprehensible to the average person]].
11th Feb '16 12:22:48 PM Sharysa
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* MightyWhitey: A whole lot of New Age people are taking heat for not only appropriating other cultures' religions, but outright claiming to have a ''better'' version that they cobbled together from different paths.



* SadlyMythtaken: A point of contention for many people, particularly Native Americans, who have had their spiritualities misappropriated by self-proclaimed new age gurus. Also, if they believe in karma, they likely as not [[http://books.google.com/books?id=TOwVHLKkuIAC&pg=PA78&dq=%22Popular+Misconceptions+of+Karma%22&hl=en&ei=GZzETNfwCIL58Ab0hK3ZBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Popular%20Misconceptions%20of%20Karma%22&f=false have it wrong]].

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* SadlyMythtaken: A point of contention for many people, particularly Native Americans, who have had their spiritualities spirituality misappropriated by self-proclaimed new age gurus. Also, if they believe in karma, they likely as not [[http://books.google.com/books?id=TOwVHLKkuIAC&pg=PA78&dq=%22Popular+Misconceptions+of+Karma%22&hl=en&ei=GZzETNfwCIL58Ab0hK3ZBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Popular%20Misconceptions%20of%20Karma%22&f=false have it wrong]].
16th Dec '15 10:52:54 PM Sharysa
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** MagicalAsian: For those with Eastern inclinations. As with the prevalence of the terms "chi" and "karma," it's become a stereotype to see twenty-something-aged white people gush about how Hindu/Chinese/Japanese religion is so much "better" than boring/repressive Western religions. As with Native Americans, Asians are greatly displeased.

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** MagicalAsian: For those with Eastern inclinations. As with the prevalence of the terms "chi" "chi," "reincarnation," and "karma," it's become a stereotype to see twenty-something-aged white people twenty-somethings gush about how Hindu/Chinese/Japanese religion is so much "better" than boring/repressive boring/repressive/evil Western religions. As with Native Americans, Asians are greatly displeased.displeased at the commodification of their culture.
16th Dec '15 10:49:54 PM Sharysa
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** MagicalAsian: For those with Eastern inclinations. As with the prevalence of the terms "chi" and "karma," it's become a stereotype to see twenty-something white people gush about how Hindu/Chinese/Japanese religion is so much "better" than boring/repressive Western religions. As with Native Americans, Asians are greatly displeased.

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** MagicalAsian: For those with Eastern inclinations. As with the prevalence of the terms "chi" and "karma," it's become a stereotype to see twenty-something twenty-something-aged white people gush about how Hindu/Chinese/Japanese religion is so much "better" than boring/repressive Western religions. As with Native Americans, Asians are greatly displeased.
16th Dec '15 10:48:56 PM Sharysa
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** MagicalAsian: For those with Eastern inclinations. As with the prevalence of the terms "chi" and "karma," it's become a stereotype to see twenty-something white people gush about how Hindu/Chinese/Japanese religion is so much "better" than boring/repressive Western religions. As with Native Americans, Asians are greatly displeased.
24th Nov '14 1:43:16 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Theosophy and its branch movement, Anthroposophy, can come off as this. Especially when Steiner said Jews, like the moon, can only reflect the light of the sun (i.e., Aryans).
22nd Aug '14 1:08:55 PM Galacton
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The following is a list of tropes associated with new agers, but bear in mind that because they are a diverse bunch, most of them don't believe in or fit ''all'' of them:


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'''Note:'''The following is a list of tropes associated with new agers, but bear in mind that because they are a diverse bunch, most of them don't believe in or fit ''all'' of them:
23rd Sep '13 12:54:59 AM Rabukurafuto
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* HumansAreBastards: For polluting the Earth, oppressing each other, and all that jazz.

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* HumansAreBastards: HumansAreTheRealMonsters: For polluting the Earth, oppressing each other, and all that jazz.
8th Aug '13 12:46:40 PM luchog
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** There is a particular hatred for the medical industry, for supposedly being "anti-nature", and therefore promoting illness and suppressing magical "natural cures".
8th Aug '13 12:44:26 PM luchog
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The dark side of the New Age movement is that it has attracted a glut of self-proclaimed gurus who appropriate and exploit aspects of other cultures' spiritualities, most glaringly [[http://www.newagefraud.org Native American]].

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The dark side of the New Age movement is that it has attracted a glut of self-proclaimed gurus who appropriate and exploit aspects of other cultures' spiritualities, most glaringly [[http://www.newagefraud.org Native American]].
American]]; and has pushed sufferers of chronic illness and cancer away from scientifically-proven (and therefore anti-nature and evil) treatments, and into the arms of snake-oil salesmen and quacks peddling useless, and often harmful, "cures".
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