Science/ Religion

Concept Description
Eclecticism New Age spirituality is characterized by an individual approach to spiritual practices and philosophies, and the rejection of religious doctrine and dogma.[63]
Matriarchy Feminine forms of spirituality, including feminine images of the divine, such as the female Aeon Sophia in Gnosticism, are deprecated by patriarchal religions.[5]
Ancient civilizations AtlantisLemuriaMu, and other lost lands existed.[64] Relics such as the crystal skulls and monuments such as Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza were left behind.
Psychic perception Certain geographic locations emanate psychic energy (sometimes through ley lines) and were considered sacred in pagan religions throughout the world.[65]
Eastern worldpractices MeditationYogaTantraChinese medicineAyurvedamartial artsT’ai chi ch’uanFalun GongQigongReflexologyReiki, and other Eastern practices may assist in focusing spirituality.
Diet Food influences both the mind and body; it is generally preferable to practice vegetarianism by eating fresh organic food, which is locally grown and in season;[66][67] fasting may be used.[68]
Mathematics An appeal to the language of nature and mathematics, as evidenced by numerologyKabbalah,[69] Sacred geometry, and gnosticism to discern the nature of God.
Science Quantum mechanicsparapsychology, and the Gaia hypothesis have been used in quantum mysticism to explain spiritual principles.[70] Authors Deepak ChopraFritjof Capra,Fred Alan Wolf, and Gary Zukav have linked quantum mechanics to New Age spirituality, which is presented in the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004); also, in connection with the Law of Attraction, which is related to New Thought and presented in the film The Secret (2006). They have interpreted the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principlequantum entanglementwave function collapse, or the many-worlds interpretation to mean that all objects in the universe are one (monism), that possibility and existence are endless, and that the physical world is only what one believes it to be. In medicine, such practices as therapeutic touch, homeopathy, chiropractic, and naturopathy involve hypotheses and treatments that have not been accepted by the conventional, science-based medical community through the normal course of empirical testing.[71][72]

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