American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a complex of spiritual and consciousness-raising movements originating in the 1980s and covering a range of themes from a belief in spiritualism and reincarnation to advocacy of holistic approaches to health and ecology.
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling New Age music.
- n. A style of modern music characterized by a relaxing or dreamy texture derived from quiet harmonies and drones, often incorporating synthesizers and acoustic and ethnic instrumentation.
“Faced with the kind of literature on the subject of Catharism that is found in many Languedocian tourist shops, one might be forgiven for thinking that it was a sort of dewy-eyed New Age religion with a clear-cut, simplistic theology.”
“Although not quite as bad as when they are New Age and talk Oprahtic about angels and positive thinking and all that bullshit.”
“Is it any wonder, then, that primed with stories of universal peace and light awaiting us whenever we check out of this life—no matter what sort of life we have lived—death has become strangely attractive for many people, including many in the right-to-die and euthanasia crowd, which is powerfully influenced in turn by New Age spirituality and sensational tales of people returning from the land of the dead?”
“The so-called New Age term for medium is channeler.”
“Some days I go on at length about all kinds of strange, esoteric, metaphysical musings, and sometimes everything I write sounds like New Age jibber-jabber.”
“She was sitting at her cluttered desk, eating strawberry yogurt and listening to some faraway-sounding New Age music.”
“As I am writing this, I am nipping on a New Age soda called “Tribal Tonics.””
“The notion that physical health and personal fulfillment can result only from unifying the body with the mind, the physical with the psychological, the corporeal with the spiritual, is the thread that connects the assortment of New Age healers, “alternative” doctors, and past-their-prime celebrities Winfrey has promoted over the years.”
“Kübler-Ross transformed herself from a pioneering psychiatrist who exposed the insensitivity of her fellow doctors into a New Age healer who attended séances, sought guidance from two spirits named Salem and Pedro, and in 1977 declared that death did not exist.”
“Why are neopagan and New Age religions like Wicca becoming so popular?”
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