The passing of the Axial Age religions is not the same as the passing of
spirituality or the broader range of religious beliefs beyond ‘religion’.
A huge new age movement, often retrograde, but rapidly generating a new cultural force is creating a new kind of ‘non-religion’ in the middle of the secular sphere.
A Kantian perspective can be useful: the critique of metaphysics works both ways and secular beliefs are often crypto-metaphysical.
Our study of the eonic effect shows that the passing of the religions of an earlier era or epochal is inevitable, but that does not as such refer to all spiritual beliefs.
Religion’s Sudden Decline: What’s Causing It and What Comes Next,