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ERIC Number: ED349585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 27
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The "New" Age: A Bibliographic Essay.
Chandler, Daniel Ross
This bibliographic essay describes and discusses important books in a variety of thematic areas associated with the New Age Movement, which is a distinctive communicative phenomenon characterized by unconventional beliefs and activities. The essay argues that the single subject pervading the peculiar phenomena and puzzling thoughtful critics is the mind, its enormous potential and unknown parameters. The essay's introduction describes the new age movement and its development, discussing several related books. The individual thematic sections of the bibliography, each of which discusses a number of texts in some detail, include: (1) Mythology; (2) The "Spiritualization" of Knowledge; (3) Heightened Sensory Perception; (4) New Insights in Health and Medicine; (5) Spiritual"Ecology"; (6) The Shaman and Shamanic Experience; (7) The "Vision Quest"; (8) Astral Projection; (9) Crystals; (10) Reincarnation; (11) Channeling; (12) Unidentified Flying Objects; (13) The Men's Movement; (14) The "New" Religions; and (15) an Epilogue, in which some contemporary magazines offering sophisticated treatment of these and other issues associated with the New Age Movement are addressed. (HB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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