Six common traits of New Age that distort spirituality
When someone is going to question the New Age movement, then it can be hard to send the critique to a certain address. It is often only a minority within the New Age movement, who stands behind a certain practice, and a critique of a certain practice might be irrelevant for another part of the movement. The movement is namely based on all kinds of imported spiritual traditions mixed with Western psychotherapy, coaching and management theory (see my articles The devastating New Age turn within psychotherapy and Management theory and the self-help industry).
One central inspiration, though, is the ideology and syncretism of Theosophy (see my article The fascism of Theosophy).
In the following I will show six common traits of New Age, that show how it distorts true spirituality.