New Age Groups

In: Social Issues

Submitted By kkk17
Words 651
Pages 3
According to Heelas New Age groups are characterised as self-spirituality where people are seeking spirituality and try to find themselves and detraditionalisation are those who reject scared texts and value personal experience and discovering the truth about themselves. People can find in this in New Age groups, where beliefs include UFO’s and aliens, astrology, tarot cards, crystals, various forms of alternative medicines like healing, yoga and magic. New Age groups are extremely diverse eclectic, their beliefs can vary from being world-affirming that help people succeed in the outer world and world-rejecting that help people become enlightened in the inner world.
Drane argues that New Age groups appeal because of the changes in post-modern society, where there is a loss in faith of the claims to have the ‘truth’. Since science promise of bringing a better world seemed to be lost and society is more fragmented e.g. wars and global warming thus making people disillusioned with churches as it fails to meet their spiritual needs. As a result people are turning to New Age groups to help them on a journey of self-spiritually rather than the metanarratives of traditional churches.
There is also loss of faith in science due to problems caused by science and technology
New Age groups can also be appealing because it is part of late modern society. In the modern era, as we have tried to become enlightened and New Age groups fit part of it also being modern and individualised. We are now trying to know ourselves, especially expressive professionals such as scientists and doctors who are interested in human potential. However, Bruce would argue that this can’t possibly be real religion because of its relaxation elements.
Heelas also believes that New Age groups apply to modernity in serval ways. New Age groups give a source of identity because an individual may…...

Similar Documents

Hong Kong Bank V. New Age Demographics

...Hong Kong Bank V. New Age Demographics Plaintiff: Hong Kong Bank Defendant: Margaret Chronister Facts: • Defendant made a personal guarantee on the loan of funds to her husband’s company, New Age Demographics, provided by Plaintiff • The company could not repay the debts outstanding, and subsequently defaulted on the loans • The defendant, who is thus held liable on the debt due to her signing of the loan guarantee, claims that the guarantee is unenforceable (as it provides no direct benefit for her, and therefore has no consideration.) • This motion is by the plaintiffs seeking enforcement of the guarantee for repayment of the loan plus applicable interest. Issues: 1. Is there consideration for the guarantee? 2. Does the signing of the contract without an affixed wafer constitute signing under seal? Law: • Consideration is not restricted to the exchange of money. A bargain may involve the exchange of anything the parties to k think is of value • The consideration Promisor receives need not be for his own benefit, so long as Promisor bargains for other party to do something or promise to do something that the other party would otherwise not do, Promisor has received consideration • When contracts are signed under seal, there is no need to establish consideration for promises of the agreement. Application: 1. In this case, the Plaintiff would not have approved of the loan to David Cran without the Defendant’s guarantee. The fact that the......

Words: 358 - Pages: 2

Relation of Group Performance to Age

...RELATION OF GROUP PERFORMANCE TO THE AGE OF MEMBERS IN HOMOGENEOUS GROUPS ROSS A. WEBBER University of Pennsylvania Comparison of individual and group problem solving has a long history. From early works (24, 29) to later reviews (4, 20), group performance is seen to possess certain advantages over individual performance. Many researchers have explored the conditions (1, 7), tasks (5, 6), and group composition (11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 22, 23, 26) affecting these advantages. Others have pointed out the disadvantages and dangers (2, 9, 10, 20, 25, 27). Focus of This Research This project was designed to examine an unexplored aspect of group performance: the effect of the age of members of homogeneous groups. Origins of this study lie in two popular observations on current young people: First, they are less competitive and more cooperative than earlier generations ( 3 ) ; second, business students particularly are group oriented— perhaps too much so to suit some employers (14). Several studies and reports (8, 15) suggest that cooperative behavior in groups is associated with more effective performance. Homogeneous groups composed of persons of different ages, however, may exhibit different performance. Four hundred individuals and 80 five-person groups completed two 25item vocabulary synonym exercises. The individuals were drawn frofn management development programs and university classes and were balanced as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 100 undergraduate business students: mean age 20.2......

Words: 2051 - Pages: 9

Critique of New Age Bollywood

...New Age Bollywood: Society’s call or IQ’s fall The actress flexes her belly muscles for the 367th time on screen. She seems to be quite content with the blatant stereotyping and the pigeon-holing. The fact that she is only there as a commodity doesn’t seem to bother her. The actor falls in love at first sight – with her or her belly dancing, we’re not really sure. The same actor proceeds to bash the skulls of 453 similar minded men lusting after the aforementioned belly to prove his love for the actress. (With all due respect to the undoubtedly smart and perfectly reasonable 453 goons, it often beats me why they all never attack at once.) The audience erupts at the end of the painfully (er, coat please) long fight sequence, hooting, whistling, and generally losing their minds. God bless them. The actor, who anyway can’t distinguish between the 36 similar movies he has done in the past, signs yet another movie where all he has to do is take off his shirt and make this constipated look on his face – and cha-ching – 2 crores in his pocket. The director and the producer laugh their way to the bank, wondering how they got this lucky. I just can’t figure out whether to laugh or to cry. Neither probably. I’ve heard that rat poison is pretty effective. With Bollywood happily cruising downhill, one wonders what role the general public plays in the heroic decline of Indian cinema. Just the day before, I sat down and tried to watch Mere Baap Pehle Aap. With Genelia D’Souza acting......

Words: 669 - Pages: 3

New Age Spirituality

...New Age Spirituality February 19, 2012 New Age Spirituality Is New Age Spirituality really new? Is it something old that has been creeping in and out as a worldview? The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun. “That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun” Ecclesiastes 1:9). This paper will show that New Age Spirituality is not so new, but is an ancient religion which holds to the belief that there are many gods and is essentially the revival of the substitute faith called occultism (Martin, 1989, pg. 14-15). We will see that this spirituality movement is merely a clever attempt made by depraved mankind in his ongoing quest to be his own God. I will examine the opinions of scholars and come to the conclusion that the New Age Religion is actually the Old Religion repackaged. This paper will show that the New Age Religion leads to an unfulfilled life in contrast to Christianity which leads to eternal life. The New Age Spiritualism worldview is a hodgepodge of beliefs that combines many beliefs together into a sweet, appetizing, appealing sounding religion. But drinking from this “fountain” is detrimental to the soul. A little bit of cyanide in the Kool-Aid will kill (Martin, 1989, pg. 52). Cult leader, Jim Jones, was heavily influenced by New Age spiritualism. As a result of this, 915 people died in Jonestown, Guyana at his indirect hands in a standoff......

Words: 2615 - Pages: 11

Sweden and New Age of Globalization

...Sweden and new age of globalization In the last recent years, world trade had an outstanding growth in domestic product leading to spread more about the word ’’globalization’’. However, the new market’s demand is reason of this development, yet the trade practices reduction that prevent movement of services from one state to another thru World Trade Organization (WTO) had an important impact on this growth in world (Christopher, 2011). In the start, globalization recognized as a solution to insufficiency and assistance to overcome the inadequacy, however, this view has changed after the US Presidential election speech in 2008 and globalization became a concern for both the U.S and Europe stated (Mandelson, 2008). Therefore, challenging those who state that ‘’the boom is not sustainable’’ is what Mandelson attempted to deliver. So in this paper I’m going to evaluate the globalization’s effect on Sweden’s economy & industry and will compare the achievement with Mandelson’s view. Let’s start with he’s opinion on Europe’s social models which are considerably well managed and in favor of globalization compared to the models from the states. Over the last decades, Europe attempted to come up with new social and economic model in order to handle the challenges exposed by the globalization. And one of the countries which could cope successfully with globalization challenges was Sweden by proposing ‘’Swedish model’’. This model defines that ‘’ it is perfectly possible to uphold......

Words: 1330 - Pages: 6

Some Age Groups Are Disadvantaged

...Outline the evidence that some age groups are disadvantaged in the contemporary UK> 20 marks In UK age groups like the elderly and the teenagers are mainly disadvantaged in many ways when it comes to areas like income, wealth, employment and even in crime situations. One of the main disadvantages faced by teenagers when it comes to income. The national minimum wage is based on what age you are. You may do the same work as any other aged person but are paid less simply because of the age. Minimum wage for age group under 18 is £3.72, for 18-20 year olds its £5.03 and for 21+ its £6.31. This is major and most obvious disadvantage as young people do not get paid enough or nearly the same as a 21 year old doing the same job. As well in general it is said that £7.45 according the government research is living wage for any individual. This again is bad for young people as their wages are half that. Also old people face poverty in later life once they retire said by Dr Matt Barnes in his research. Old people only get £110 per week if they live with a partner or less if they live alone. This leaves them to face multiple forms of poverty. Many elderly people have to also retire in public sector jobs as it is compulsory because of their age and according to the government they pass the age to be able to work anymore. Women now have to work at over the age of 60 according to the raise in retirement age the fiscal study shows. As well as this now most elderly people are working part......

Words: 477 - Pages: 2

Gamification the New Age of Motivation

...Emerging Technologies Gamification the New Age of Motivation Jasper Lim Westwood College Gamification the New Age of Motivation With the rapidly evolving technologies of today, instruments of innovation surface as the next big thing in advancement. Different aspects of life are improved by these advancements, with this said the ideology to which these devices are applied become questioned. In mind the concept of gamification comes into a rapidly growing notion with schools and businesses taking part in its progression. What is gamification? The idea of gamification came into fruition as a business strategy to improve the productivity of employees in a work environment. It is the relative application of game elements to business practices and websites. Examples of said practice include experience bars, and achievement badges all of which corresponds to motivations that people instinctively respond to. In an age where children learn at such a rapid pace video games have becoming the primary entertainment tool. The fast pace and challenge of video games bring to audiences turn it into a valuable medium of amusement. This is aside from the fact that video games is the youngest of entertainment platforms. According to Wanda Meloni and Wolfgang Gruener the appeal of gamification stems from the fact that people enjoy actively engaging and participating with others through entertainment. A strong case can be made in favor for gamification because of this statement. We......

Words: 1669 - Pages: 7

The New Digital Age

...Yen Nguyen ISM 6026 The New Digital Age – Reshape the Future of People, Nation and business book review “The New Digital Age” by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen gives us their vision of how technology will impact and reshape our lives in the future; a world of fully connectivity where every individual will be a part of the whole virtual world through the critical development of technology. Schmidt and Cohen’s argument is that the rapid improvement of computer technology with internet access will significantly connect and transfer every aspect of life from the physical world to the new virtual one, whether it is for the better, for the worse, or just different. The book also addresses the way humans interact with, apply, and explore technology in life and the guidance for humans to adapt the changes in the new technological revolution. The two authors start by introducing a variety of new technologies which are created and used to increase our efficiency such as smart devices, “additive manufacturing” _ 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, voice and gesture recognition, and robotics. These new technologies provide new opportunities for not only business but also many other fields including: education, healthcare, and entertainment. They indicate that the global trend will be supported strongly as connectivity spreads become power in the future, and an effective working environment will be created when the new technology’s invention removes language and......

Words: 1182 - Pages: 5

New Age Cash Crop

...New Age Cash Crop Imagine you wake up on a Sunday fall morning. America’s economy is back on track, unemployment has dropped considerably, and we pay fewer taxes because the crime rate has gone down and jails aren’t overflowing with prisoners. Regular season NFL games are on today, after a stressful summer with football in a lockout. But first you go through your normal morning routine, go outside to get the paper, come back inside to eat, brush your teeth and what have you. You get in your car, drive to your neighborhood pharmacy, go through the drive through, and get your prescription. You get home and look in your little orange container, which is surprisingly light and quiet. You find three large, green with purple infused, marijuana buds. Right then it hits you, marijuana is illegal, you must be dreaming. But what if that dream could be the reality? Many people believe that the legalizing of marijuana would be good for our economy, good for helping people find jobs, and lowering our country’s crime rate. There will be nothing in the following pages that talks about the medicinal value of marijuana. There is no overwhelming data that shows that getting THC into your blood has a positive medicinal purpose. I, as an endurance athlete, am a firm believer that inhaling smoke is not healthy for you or your body regardless of what cure it may provide. It has been proven time and time again that inhaling smoke is one of the worst things you can do to your body, whether it......

Words: 1736 - Pages: 7

Examine the Appeal of New Religious Movements and New Age Movements

...Examine the appeal of New Religious Movements and New age movements Previously, religions such as Christianity and Islam, and beliefs such as the belief of science and evolution dominated world beliefs. Nowadays, more and more people are rejecting traditional religious explanations of spirituality and scientific accounts of the natural world, and moving more towards New religious movements and new age movements. New religious movements take aspects from other religions and form a modern group and claim a monopoly on the truth (usually a sect or cult), whereas in a new age movement, the groups focus on unlocking the individuals true potential and then succeeding their goals. The both highlight the flaws in modern day society, but often NRM focus on the group, whereas NAM focus on the individual. In this essay, several argument why people move from religious and scientific beliefs to NAM’s and NRM’s. New religious movements have seen a rise, and there are an estimated 25,000 new religious groups in Europe alone. New religious groups fit into on out of 3 categories, world affirming, world rejecting and world accommodating. World affirming are individualistic and life positive, releasing human potential. They accept the world, and often appeal to older adults who are disinterested with a materialistic lifestyle, and agree with the laid back attitude of the world affiliating groups. They often have a therapy group as opposed to churches etc. and examples of affiliating......

Words: 894 - Pages: 4

Research on Parapsychology and Its Impact on New Age

...Research on Parapsychology and its impact on New Age Describe and evaluate a major scientific breakthrough of the past 10 years, discussing the challenges faced in developing it.   Introduction Many events, phenomenon and concepts such as existence of alien and soul, channeling and telepathy, which are unexplainable, are considered to be supernatural origin. For that origin, parapsychology, which is a scientific study of paranormal behaviors and experiences, may provide the answer for us. Apart from that, new age movement, which is important for our future and started from the 1960s, is a spiritual development and relative to paranormality. Furthermore, the main concepts of new age are “We are all in one” and “our consciousnesses create our own realities”. In fact, parapsychology, which can be proven by quantum physics, makes the concept of new age more complete and persuadable. Thus, quantum physics and parapsychology, which have a strong relationship between them, make a great impact on new age. Nevertheless, the challenges are many people may think that paranormal phenomenon and these concepts are frauds and ridiculous. We will recognize these are possible and really amazing when we investigate more. This essay investigates what is parapsychology, evaluates the impact on new age and discusses the challenges faced.   Background There are two main directions in parapsychology, which are Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis. In the past, there were many famous......

Words: 3380 - Pages: 14

New Groups of Urban Immigrants  - the New Generation of Migrant Workers

...New groups of Urban Immigrants  - the new generation of migrant workers 王雪舟 10300680200 【Abstract】 In the context of social development, the new generation of migrant workers show new features including their mindset, career choices, values, and many other great changes have taken place. However, these people are also facing with some new contradictions and problems for they want to fully integrate into the city. Studies on characteristics of China’s new migrant workers, as well as comparisons with the previous generation have great significance in adjusting and improving migrant workers ' policies in China. 【Key Word】 migrant workers; new generation; system; policy I. Brief introduction What is the “new generation of migrant workers”? In 2010, State Council issued the No.1 document “Opinions on balancing urban and rural development to further solidify agriculture with rural economy” and for the first time put forward the term “New generation of migrant workers.”. Yet there is still no clear definition. In my perspective, “New generation of migrant workers” are migrant workers who are born from the 80’s to the 90’s, who are currently at the age between 16 to 26. Some of them leave the countryside to go into cities for working while others grow up in the city with their parents——the old generation of migrant workers, lacking permanent City Hukou. In order to distinguish from the old group ,we call the young group the “New generation of migrant......

Words: 2132 - Pages: 9

Industry 4.0: New Age of Manufacturing

...future of manufacturing Technological developments, over the years have driven dramatic increases in industrial productivity since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. In the times since, however, these advancements were only incremental, in comparison to the ground-breaking innovations that have occurred in the IT Industry. Now, though, the rapid globalization over the past has led to establishment of many new competitors, competing for the resources necessary for success. Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution or the Techie Industrial Revolution It will have a higher impact and require less implementation of new equipment (40-50%)1. Industry 4.0 is enabled by disruptive technologies that are expected to change the manufacturing sector by 2025 through significant innovation2. The first industrial revolution involved saw the adoption of steam power. The second industrial revolution or Industry 2.0 was all about the rise of electricity and the 3rd revolution was the digital revolution when electronics broke the market. The transformation to the new age Industry entails the inclusion of sensors, machines, workpieces, and IT solutions along the value chains and beyond a single enterprise. This will enable the connected systems to interact for predicting failure and adapting to such circumstances. Consequently, manufacturing productivity increases, fosters industrial growth and in turn will change the face of competition in the factories of the......

Words: 1206 - Pages: 5

New Century Wellness Group

...New Century Wellness Group Business Profile New Century Wellness Group offers a holistic approach to health care with an emphasis on preventive medicine as well as traditional medical care. The company was founded ten years ago by to internal medicine specialists. NCWG has some competition, but no others offer the same range of services. They employ over 20 staff and service a client-base of 8,000 patients. Currently NCWG has one location and is considering an additional. I will ask for addition details about the day to day operations including the billing system as well as insurance verification. Business Processes Patient Intake: Lisa Sung. Data required: Doctor availability and Patient financials. Data Generated: patient information, name, phone, date of birth, insurance, etc; also change in doctor's availability. Check Medical Supplies: Carla Herrera. Data Required: Current supply inventory lists, ordering information, and accounts to bill for supplies. Data Generated: Updated inventory records and incoming supply list. 3. Accounts......

Words: 804 - Pages: 4

Crm in New Age Banking

...modernization has given it a new form. Today’s CRM requires real time interaction than that of the earlier times. Focus of various banks has changed from attracting customers to retaining as well as attracting new customers. Ensuring safety and at the same time efficiently utilizing resources is need of hour.The report presented is an initiative to address the issues and status of CRM with focus on evolution and background of this concept. How the technology has helped CRM in new age banking is also discussed here. | CRM IN NEW AGE BANKING | VIVEK SHARMA 10BSPHH011019 SECTION: C CONTENTS 1. Abstract 2 2. Introduction 3 3. Evolution of CRM 4 4. Customer relationship management 5 5. Overview of Indian banking sector 7 6. CRM in new age 12 7. Role of IT in CRM implementation 14 8. Present scenario 18 9. Conclusion 20 Abstract The pulse of this era says that for a successful venture customer relationship management (CRM) is to recognized as a widely acceptable concept. In simple words to understand CRM we can consider it another name for the banker customer relationship. Macro-economic factors like globalization, liberalization and modernization has given it a new form. Today’s CRM requires real time interaction than that of the earlier times. Focus of various banks has changed from attracting customers to retaining as well as attracting new customers. Ensuring safety......

Words: 4655 - Pages: 19