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The New York Times

From The New York Times, September 29, 1986

"New Age thought [a blend of Eastern mysticism and the Western occult], according to many proponents as well as detractors, directly or indirectly rejects the Judeo-Christian concept of a single, omnipotent God who has revealed His will to man. Instead, New Age adherents follow the view of many Eastern religions that there is a unity in the universe, of which all things, including God and man, are equal parts.

"Thus, according to this view, man himself is a deity who can 'create his own reality.' Sociologists say this view is a foundation of 'human potential' training programs like Lifespring, Insight and the Forum.

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Spiritual light
December 7, 1987

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