The New Age, in its best manifestations, has always seemed to me to be a postmodern gnostic reaction to the rapine materialism of modernity. LIke all revolutions, it understands what’s wrong much better than it understands what’s right. So the impulse to treat creation as sacred and not just raw materials there for the raping is healthy as far as it goes. But it’s spoiled by the standard pagan blunder of worshipping created things instead of the Creator. It’s a sort of blind groping toward the sacramental, but becomes a sacramentality without God. The trick for the Evangelist is to help the New Ager connect creation back to God. Franciscan expressions of the Faith can often be useful here.
What New Agers Have Right