Google blurb on new age beliefs:
What are New Age beliefs?
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But many Christians also hold what are sometimes characterized as “New Age” beliefs – including belief in reincarnation, astrology, psychics and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects like mountains or trees. Many Americans who are religiously unaffiliated also have these beliefs.Oct 1, 2018
A deeper movement lies behind the nonsense level of the so-called New Age movement; World history shows clearly a recurring trend to ‘foment’ meditation in global cultures after being in prime focus in the Indic tradition, echoed in sufistic, and in mostly distorted for in the Christian stream. Astrology for example is entirely extraneous yet a persistent entanglement for the deeper current subject to trivialization. Hatha Yoga has been especially popular but some how divorced from the key legacy tradition of viz. Raja Yoga, an ancient practice already in classical time. Behind the curious hype (often used to dismiss all ‘new age’ configurations) lies an immense cultural shift in an important descant on globalization. Human consciousness is an incomplete formation and the evolutionary injection of mediation into human evolution (in the wake of the mysterious amplification of ‘consciousness’ in first homo sapiens) requires nurture and recovery from the constant distraction away from focal consciousness…
The Marxist left with historical materialism miscalculated all such factors and creates a strong crypto-Stalinist prejudice against all such frameworks, a tragic confusion that left Bolshevism a cultural cripple.