Tag Archive for New-age

Universal Medicine group gets more bad press and parliamentary hearing

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Woman files a complaint after overspending for questionable treatments in Australia. Doctor sent woman for two years of new age healing in a galaxy far, far away for a cough — costing her $35,000 | dailytelegraph.com.au. When a doctor referred Ira McClure for further treatment she had no idea the health facility was supportive of…

Lovely Bavarian crop circle lures new agers

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It’s a bit humorous that people still treat crop circles with such spiritual significance when it’s well-known that they are human-created. Still, they are so artistic and quite beautiful. Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors – US News. Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer’s field to check out a mysterious set…

Is it ‘occultists’ or plain old political infighting that is making a mess of Wells?

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Uh oh, when your town goes woo-ey, the politicians give up and run away. UKIP candidate for Wells Jake Baynes resigns: claims Glastonbury occult infiltrated party | Western Daily Press. One of the highest-profile Ukip candidates at the next General Election sensationally resigned tonight – along with his local party chairman – amid bizarre claims…

Qigong master or “vulgar magician”?

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Which is more likely? Trick or supernatural powers? Chinese officials are not sounding very gullible. Chinese qigong master under investigation after ‘vulgar magician’ exposé | South China Morning Post. Authorities in southeastern Jiangxi province are investigating health techniques used by a qigong master who has ties with a long list of celebrities, including Jackie Chan…

Sweat and squeeze guru is free to build empire again

Scene from Arrested Development on Netflix that incorporates Native mythology

I can’t help but think of the new season of Arrested Development. But, this is neither funny nor fiction. Motivational speaker that pimps “Harmonic Wealth” is free from prison after two years and looks like is on track to continue his business. They’re watching as guru in sweat lodge case goes free – CNN.com. New…

Serpent mound of New Age nonsense

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What a great piece about all the New Age nonsense going on at the Serpent Mound. It’s a damn shame people can’t appreciate the site on its own merits. It’s a lovely thing. Nope, gotta go and woon it (ruin with woo). Crazy Theories Threaten Serpent Mound, Demean Native Heritage – ICTMN.com. Is it home…

Sure, give birth in an unnatural environment in the presence of a carnivore. Sounds safe.

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This is a truly dumb idea going around the news sites these past few days. Dolphin-assisted birth: Nice, or nuts? – CBS News. From water birth to hypnosis, the natural-childbirth movement has tried a variety of innovative methods to accommodate women who are uninterested in a medically assisted birth procedure. But critics are now saying…

Vandals admit burying “orgonites” at Serpent Mound. Yeah, that’s illegal.

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Vandals admit muffin-crystal-thingie assault at Serpent Mound | The Columbus Dispatch. A group of “light warriors” buried what may be hundreds of small muffinlike resin objects, embedded with aluminum foil and quartz crystals, at Serpent Mound with the intent of realigning the energy of the ancient Native American site in Peebles. The Ohio Historical Society…

New Age, pagan network to launch on Halloween

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NEW YORK: Worldwide Illuminati Network Supporting Witchcraft and Pagan Lifestyles To Debut on Halloween. A new worldwide network that will support new age, witchcraft, spiritual, pagan and other alternative lifestyles and feature a 24-hour online television and radio network plus Internet on demand services will debut October 31, said co-founders Steve McManus and Elizabeth Sturino.…

New survey on religion in America reveals things are a bit more complicated than we can count

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Big news making the rounds in the skeptical and secular interest outlets is that of the latest Pew research results. Different outlets reported on this in different ways. Some focused on the loss of religious affiliation, some speculated that the churches were doing something wrong and others pounced on the forgotten “nones” that should be…

Encounter with “living beings” ends in death of seriously ill man

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YCSO investigating suspicious death at a ‘spiritual retreat’ in Congress, Arizona On July 21, Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies found the body of 24 year-old Joe Fitzpatrick on the floor of a house in Congress, AZ. Now, the strange circumstances surrounding his death have the victim’s family asking if he had to die and law enforcement…

Mt Shasta is a beacon for strange tales and mystical beliefs

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Odd accounts and strange tales orbit around Shasta Mt. Shasta, the Cascade peak that mesmerized John Muir, has long attracted mystics, metaphysicians and spiritualists. Now a researcher is seeking ‘stories and information’ for a book on Bigfoot and UFO sightings. “Mt. Shasta has always had a spiritual drawing, but it’s getting more and more popular,”…

Deepak Chopra stimulates your chakras via video games

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Turn On, Tune In, Zone Out | Product Reviews | Wired.com. Leela, Deepak Chopra’s debut game for Xbox 360 Kinect and Wii, is part relaxation mechanism, part new-age stoner candy. The game, which comes out next week, playfully steers you toward the gap between the conscious and the subconscious. There are different levels of gameplay…