Reincarnation,auras, and energizing crystals--surely these are the stuff of fairy tales, nothing more. People don't really speak to ancient Egyptian holy men, or listen seriously to Shirley Maclaine, for that matter--do they? Drawing from a range of occult, pagan, and pseudo-scientific traditions, the New Age Movement is broad, diffuse, hard to nail down--and insidiously dangerous. Its belief in the 'divinity of humanity,' its emphasis on 'self-actualization,' and its looking forward to a coming utopian 'new world' have tremendous appeal. But does it have the truth?
Each Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements book has five sections:
A concise introduction to the group
An overview of the group's theology--in its own words
Tips for witnessing effectively to members of the group
A bibliography with sources for further study
A comparison chart that shows the essential differences between biblical Christianity and the group