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Author Topic: The term 'New Age' and criticism  (Read 16744 times)
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« Reply #5: January 24, 2009, 10:10:55 am »

I think I'm going to have to disagree with you, Shad. I use it when I need it. Sort of like using the term "fluffy."

When I run into a Crystal Woo-Woo person, that term comes in very handy.

I almost agree with you, but I really dislike using derogatory labels on people, for any reason, b/c it ain't healthy, in my exp. For me, I mean. I don't care much what is healthy for the other person, unless it directly affects me in some way. So, for ex, it may be that Other Person believes she can talk to dolphins on the astral plane, and feels fine about not having any evidence of any kind to back that up, synchronistic, factual, or otherwise. I may suggest to her that it's a good idea that when we come up with these kinds of beliefs we thoroughly check them out in any way possible, ie secondary sources, divination from disinterested third parties, and making sure there is not a big ginormous ego attachment to the belief. But if she doesn't care what anyone says, she believes what she believes, then it's not my business, and the more energy I give it, the worse it gets. I have noticed that people who insist on holding beliefs that are really difficult to prove in any way tend to be very fearful and/or defiant. I don't think it's necessary for me to feed other folks' negative character traits.

I have a whole big thing about getting away from negative terms, though. I think they tend to polarize people and kill good conversations.
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  The power of Water,
  to accept with ease & grace what I cannot change.

  The power of Fire,
  for the energy & courage to change the things I can.

  The power of Air,
  for the ability and wisdom to know the difference.

  And the power of Earth,
  for the strength to continue my path.

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