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Not necessarily the New Age : critical essays

Author: Robert Basil
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1988.
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While hundreds of books have been written about the "New Age," none has analyzed this pervasive and uniquely American phenomenon from a skeptical point of view. Not until Not Necessarily the New Age, that is. In the 18 essays collected here, some of the nation's most daring thinkers take a long, hard look at the beliefs and practices of America's recent spiritualist revival. The essays cover a wide range of  Read more...
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Not necessarily the New Age.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1988
(OCoLC)596606008
Online version:
Not necessarily the New Age.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1988
(OCoLC)609238908
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Basil
ISBN: 0879754907 9780879754907
OCLC Number: 17953627
Description: 395 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A history of the New Age movement / J. Gordon Melton.--The occult establishment / James Webb.--The case against Karma and reincarnation / Paul Edwards.--Past-life regression: the grand illusion / Melvin Harris.--Science, pseudoscience, and mythmongering / Maureen O'Hara.--Out of the body? / Susan Blackmore.--Isness is her business: Shirley MacLaine / Martin Gardner.--UFO-abductions: Dangerous games / Philip J. Klass.--"A vast spiritual kindergarten": talking with Brad Steiger / Robert Basil.--New Age music? / Leslie Berman.--Optimism and dread: T.V. and the New Age / Jay Rosen.--New Age-gate: the airplane scam hits New York / Marc Medoff.--New Age economics / Carl Raschke.--A personal odyssey through the New Age / Ted Schultz.--The burden of skepticism / Carl Sagan.--New Age hokum / Alan M. MacRobert.--A New Age of obfuscation and manipulation / Al Seckel.
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While hundreds of books have been written about the "New Age," none has analyzed this pervasive and uniquely American phenomenon from a skeptical point of view. Not until Not Necessarily the New Age, that is. In the 18 essays collected here, some of the nation's most daring thinkers take a long, hard look at the beliefs and practices of America's recent spiritualist revival. The essays cover a wide range of subjects- from reincarnation and clairvoyance to trance-channeling and transpersonal psychology.

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