New age movements

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  • New Age Movements
    • emerged in the 60's and 70's due to social revolution and globalisation
    • cults
    • spiritual/ therapeutic, no offical leader, buying products, based on self development, can follow a formal religion, sense of identity, little commitment
    • Stark and Bainbridge
      • Audience cults
        • lack organisation/ membership. may be form of entertainment
        • crystal healing, astrology, feng shui
      • client cults
        • based on relationship between consultant and client
        • tarot cards, yoga, palmistry, reiki
    • beliefs
      • karma
      • reincarnation
      • personal transformation
      • Aura
      • global cafeteria
      • emphasis on the self
      • ecological responsability

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