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New Age is a catchall term for a wide range of spiritual and social movements that developed out of the likes of the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Characteristic of the New Age movement is the focus on spiritual matters, with emphasis on individuality. These beliefs often are attributed to real or alleged Asian mystics (particularly Indian and Tibetan), and indeed many New Age beliefs draw heavily from Eastern religions, particularly Buddhism.

The New Age movement lacks intellectual rigor and shuns scientific approaches to reality, ostensibly due to the perceived separation between science and spirituality. Practitioners of New Age beliefs usually adopt a pick and choose approach to spirituality, adapting beliefs and practices from a wide variety of sources such as Hinduism, neopaganism, Zen, or any other concept that appeals to them. Particularly if it involves money.

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