Father Bill Kneemiller has an informative article in the Davenport diocesan newspaper on the dangers of the many faces of the New Age movement. He speaks from personal experience. The first step he took in the wrong direction of Hindu and Buddhist practices was the so-called “technique” of yoga.
“The topic of New Age movements, once a budding campus phenomenon, is now mainstream and as close to us as our local bookstore or DVD movie. New Age refers to forms of spirituality that draw from old systems of knowledge such as Zen, Gnosticism (secret knowledge) and Eastern meditation.
“New Age concepts and ideals are even becoming part of our vocabulary. I know this terminology well, as I had a former involvement with Eastern meditation practices before my reconversion to my Catholic roots. I have been steeped in both traditions. So, I may have some insights for Catholics who are dabbling in New Age practices. I have not publicly written about this before because it has taken time to come out of this New Age involvement.” Read full article here.