The New Age and Gnosticism: Terms of Commonality

  title={The New Age and Gnosticism: Terms of Commonality},
  author={Mitch Horowitz},
  journal={Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies},
  • M. Horowitz
  • Published 13 November 2019
  • Art
  • Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies
The author uses three examples from contemporary New Age culture to demonstrate that popular alternative spirituality, while having no direct connection with ancient Gnosticism, reflects some of the core concerns and ideals found in Gnostic writing and liturgy, including mystical experience, radical ecumenism, and expanded human consciousness. This intersection demonstrates that the modern New Age itself indirectly comports with key elements of Gnostic tradition. 


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