Pertanyaan: Apa itu New Age , apakah sama dengan Non Religious Spirituality (NRS)?
Jawaban: Inilah yang dimaksud New Age menurut Wikepedia:
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The New Age movement is a Western spiritual movement that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Its central precepts have been described as “drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual andmetaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology“. The term New Age refers to the comingastrological Age of Aquarius.
The movement aims to create “a spirituality without borders or confining dogmas” that is inclusive and pluralistic. It holds to “a holistic worldview”,emphasising that the Mind, Body, and Spirit are interrelated and that there is a form of monism and unity throughout the universe. It attempts to create “a worldview that includes both science and spirituality” and embraces a number of forms of mainstream science as well as other forms of science that are considered fringe.
The origins of the movement can be found in Medieval astrology and alchemy, such as the writings of Paracelsus, in Renaissance interests in Hermeticism, in 18th-century mysticism, such as that of Emanuel Swedenborg, and in beliefs in animal magnetism espoused by Franz Mesmer. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, authors such as Godfrey Higgins and the esotericists Eliphas Levi, Helena Blavatsky, andGeorge Gurdjieff articulated specific histories, cosmologies, and some of the basic philosophical principles that would influence the movement. It experienced a revival as a result of the work of individuals such as Alice Bailey and organizations such as the Theosophical Society. It gained further momentum in the 1960s, taking influence from metaphysics, perennial philosophy, self-help psychology, and the various Indian gurus who visited the West during that decade. In the 1970s, it developed a social and political component.
The New Age movement includes elements of older spiritual and religious traditions ranging from monotheism through pantheism, pandeism, panentheism, andpolytheism combined with science and Gaia philosophy; particularlyarchaeoastronomy, astronomy, ecology, environmentalism, the Gaia hypothesis, UFO religions, psychology, and physics.
New Age practices and philosophies sometimes draw inspiration from major world religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese folk religion, Christianity, Hinduism, Sufism(Islam), Judaism (especially Kabbalah), Sikhism; with strong influences from East Asian religions, Esotericism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Idealism, Neopaganism, New Thought, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Universalism, and Wisdom tradition.
Non Religious Spirituality (NRS) : adalah istilah Teori Minimalis, khususnya Psycho Minimalis, untuk menyatakan Spiritual yang tidak lagi berbasis Keseimbangan dinamis fikiran dengan dogma yang menjadi ciri Religious Spirituality, dan telah berganti menjadi : keseimbangan dinamis akal dan batin. Diantara NRS adalah New Age.
Notasi Psycho Minimalis dari: NRS adalah (><) sama dengan SS maupun RS karena merupakan keseimbangan dinamis antara E>0 dengan E<0.
Untuk membedakan diperlukan tambahan pembeda ” ( universal) dan ‘ (individual)
NRS notasinya (‘>'<) atau ‘(><)’ = individual thinking(><)individual believing.
RS notasinya (“>”<) atau “(><)” = universal thinking (><)universal believing.
SS notasinya (‘>”<) atau ‘(><)” = individual thinking (><)universal believing.