Generally it refers to witchcraft, satanism, neo-paganism, or various forms of Psychic discernment (astrology, seances, palm reading, etc.). New Age is a recent and developing belief system in North America encompassing thousands of autonomous (and sometime contradictory) beliefs, organizations, and events.Generally the New Age borrows its theology from pantheistic Eastern religions and its practices from 19th century Western occultism. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: A book by Stephen Covey.Aetherius Society, Sir George King: Clairvoyance, karma, reincarnation, psychometry, Great White Brotherhood, UFOs, alchemy, occult secrets of Jesus, mantras.Affective Education: Also called value-free, or non-directive, education.
It simply means that such groups seem to promote doctrine or practices which may be considered outside the realm of historic Christianity.
Affective education has become particularly influential in drug awareness programs for youth.
Agasha Temple of Wisdom, William Eisen, Los Angeles, CA: Universal consciousness of god, reincarnation, occult pyramidology, Ascended Masters.
Sociologists and anthropologists sometimes use the term cult to describe religious structure or belief patterns with meanings (usually non-pejorative) unique to their disciplines.
In modern usage, the term cult is often used by the general public to describe any religious group they view as strange or dangerous.