Religion in Americas 11

Religion in Americas 11 - New Age, New NRMs, and Counter...

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New Age, New NRMs, and Counter Culture Movements Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:51 AM When confronted with difference and change… People have to contend with questions of Identity Social environments To change or not to change 19602: Social and Cultural Context Technological change Political changed Pop culture change Impact on Baby Boomer Ideology 1. Technological advancements and scientific discoveries=open possibilities 2. Drug experimentation= expanding horizons of experience 3. Vietnam and assassinations= distrust for authority, popular protest 4. Affluence and materialism after WWII= disgust for consumerism 5. Unprecedented recognition of women, blacks, and minorities =Freedom is redefined New Age Emerge in the 60s Accepted eastern perspectives About personal and holistic transformation Spiritual experience not oppressive orthodoxy Transformation Mystical experience or profound personal/spiritual quest Seeking Tools for transformation: mediation, seminars, diet, yoga, wearing crystals, etc. Authoritarian groups
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