Template talk:New Age Movement

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Edit Suggestion: Fold some categories into large shells (in "Themes")[edit]

Wondering if some of the categories under "themes" might be folded into bigger categories, e.g. perhaps "Alien abduction" and ""Astral projection" might be represented instead by "Paranormal" and "Parapsychology" -- in order to manage for size and conciseness . . . Thx 24.66.235.229 (talk) 18:01, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Major Eastern religions as "New Age" influences[edit]

I find it highly offensive to place "Buddhism" and other major religious practices as affiliated with the Western New Age movement. While this movement indeed gleans surface knowledge from a few of these religions, the use of them in this section debases their legitimacy by being associated with the New Age movement, as this movement has highly pejorative connotations in Western culture. It exoticises the Eastern faith and couples them with a negative ideology, thereby adding pejorative connotations to these religions themselves. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.192.150.163 (talk) 16:44, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Robert Anton Wilson[edit]

I object to the inclusion of Robert Anton Wilson in this template, since the article on him lacks any sourced mention that he is a part of the New Age movement. --Saddhiyama (talk) 14:48, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Theme or influence? Category contents need changes![edit]

I *really* object to some of the "themes" of the new age movement page. Gaia hypothesis and philosophy are scientific topics. They may have influenced the new age movement, but they are not a theme of it. The new age movement is not scientific, but is a social movement. The same applies for vegetarianism and veganism. These influenced some new age people/activities, but are much larger and independent of the new age movement. Similarly the perennial philosophy is something that predates the new age movement. The way the page is made, it looks like these are part of the new age movement, and specifically that the pages linked to are part of it. It's offensive. Ditto, the article on meditation is not a subset or thematic part of the new age movement, and deserves to be listed under influences rather than themes. The influences category is clear and meaningful and objective. I don't see much use for the themes category, actually, looking at this entry. Ladarzak (talk) 21:06, 5 November 2013 (UTC)