New Age Worldview – Not an “Organized” Belief System
The New Age worldview is difficult to define as an integrated belief system, since most New Agers reject any notion of doctrine, creed, or organization. Our friends at Summit Ministries have helped us explain the basics of the New Age worldview across ten major categories. For comprehensive coverage of each concept, please click on READ MORE at the end of each paragraph.
New Age Worldview – The Individual Elements
"The New Age movement...is an extremely large, loosely structured network of organizations and individuals bound together by common values (based in mysticism and monism—the world view that 'all is one') and a common vision (a coming 'new age' of peace and mass enlightenment, the 'Age of Aquarius')." [A]ll New Agers believe that 'all is one'—everything that exists consists of one and the same essence or reality. A second assumption is that this Ultimate Reality is neither dead matter nor unconscious energy. It is Being, Awareness, and Bliss (which is to say, a Hindu conception of God as an impersonal, infinite consciousness and force). The first two assumptions imply two more: all that is, is God (which is pantheism); and man, a part of 'all that is,' is likewise divine...."1
New Age Worldview – Conclusion
The New Age worldview is a diverse conception of the world from a metaphysical standpoint. The New Age movement combines Eastern-influenced thought systems (such as Hinduism and Buddhism) with Western “lights-camera-action.” In general, the New Age worldview unites God, nature, and philosophy, comprising countless "theologies" that often center on religious tolerance and moral diversity.