By Govind Kumar
The concepts and the principles of the New Age are very simple. One World Government, One Currency, One Religion, One God, One Universal Consciousness which all human beings can experience. This Dictionary has been compiled so that all can understand New Age terminology and participate in the Consciousness Revolution !.
-- Based on Astronomical Age Cycles,
we are now nearing the end of the Age of Pisces. Evolution goes through cycles
corresponding to the signs of the Zodiac, each lasting 2,160 years.( The Precession of the Equinoxes are
calculated at 72 years per degree
and hence a Zodiac Sign is 30 degrees and an Age Cycle is 72*30 = 2160 years) . Now the Vernal
Equinoctial Point is preceding through Pisces and hence is called the Piscean
Age. The V E P will be retrograding through Aquarius and this will be the
Aquarian Age, which will be characterised by a heightened degree of spiritual or
Alchemy - The scientific process by which base metals are transmuted into gold. Divine Alchemy is the process by which base metals ( human beings ) are transmuted into gold ( divine nature ) . The Seven Stages of Alchemy are Sanctification, Purification, Fermentation, Putrefaction, Combustion, Regeneration and At-One-Ment. Combustion is Passion, combustion is Crucifixon, as the rebounding Karma catches the aspirant unawares. Passion means the Passion of the Redeemer. It is a paradoxicla state of pain and bliss, when the soul acquiesces in the Universal Will and experiences Bliss. Alchemy is a similar discipline like Yoga Philosophy.
Alkaline Diet - Diet to neutrallise acidity. The body's ratio is 80% alkalinity and 20% acidity. Alkaline diet generally refers to fruits and vegetables. Naturopathy recommends a 100 gms fruits and 320 gms vegetables daily diet.
Animism -- Anima means Soul and Animism is the
conviction that inanimate things (such as plants) possess a soul or
Astral Body -- The etheric body capable of projection from the physical body and which survives death.
Blood of Christ -- The Life Energy of the Cosmic Christ, this blood flowed from the Cross into the spiritual realms from where the Christ intends to effect the spiritual evolution of mankind.
Bodhisattva -- A being having attained Self Actualisation, voluntarily turns back from that state in order to aid humanity in evolving to Godhead.
Brahma Jnana - Supreme Knowledge, a confluence of Relative, Absolute & Transcendental Knowledge.
Buddha -- Literally The Awakened One, he who has risen from the normal three relative states of Consciousness to the Fourth - Transcendental Consciousness and the Fifth - Cosmic Consciousness.
Chakras -- The seven Energy points on the body. Tantra is the discipline which desribes the Seven Dynamoes of Cosmic Energy in the body. The Root Chakra is at tha base of the spine and the Crown Chakra is on top of the skull. Yoga and Meditation are practised through these invisible energy centers and the Kundalini, the coiled feminine serpentine energy, rises to the Crown Chakra and man attains Unity Consciousness.
( 1. The Root Chakra - Containing the Earth Principle - Muladhara
2. The Navel Chakra - Containing the Water Principle _ Manipura
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra - Containing the Fire Principle - Swadhishtana
4. The Heart Chakra - Containing the Air Principle - Anahata
5. The Throat Chakra - Containing the Ether Principle - Vishuddha
6. The Eyebrow Chakra - Containing the Mind Principle - Ajna
7. The Crown Chakra - The Thousand Petalled Lotus - Sahasrara )
Chaos Theory - A mathematical theory advanced by Mendelbrot, which sees order in chaos.
Channeling -- A New Age term for mediumship or spiritism. With the intention of receiving supranormal information,the channeled yields control of his/her perceptual and cognitive capacities to a spiritual entity.
Clairaudience -- Psychic ability to hear mentally without using the ears.
Cosmic Christ -- In Gnosticism and other mystic schools of thought, the Christ is considered to be a Universal Spirit or a Cosmic Force, guiding the spiritual evolution of mankind to the ultimate summit of Unity Consciousness.
Cosmic Humanism -- Cosmic Humanism views man as having unlimited mental potential due to his innate divinity which can make him rise to the level of the Divine. Quite antithetical to normative humanism which views Man as the measure of all things ( that human conscience is the final Judge ).
Crystals -- Possessing healing powers, crystals are recommended by New Age exponents for the restoration of Universal LIfe Energy in the human body.
Deja Vu -- French for reliving again after another incarnation. The doctrine of Metempsychosis or Transmigration of souls is related to this French expression. The feeling that " I have experienced this event before " when we encounter an event for the first time.
Discarnate -- The soul of a living creature who has died, travelling in the astral realms.
Downward Pull of the Mind. The mind is pulled towards Subsconscient, viz, the Subconscious Mind. Downward pull happening in the collective mind. Socrates is poisoned. Rimbaud flees to the Abyssinian desert.
Energisation - Removing negative energy and imparting Positive Energy. In Geo Biology, there are machines which effectuate this energisation like the Geopathic Stress Reverser.
Eros - Life Instinct, the opposite of Thanatos, the Death Instinct.
Esoteric -- The opposite of Exoteric. Meaning the inner. The mystical. The inner meaning of different mystic schools of thought as opposed to the outer intrepretations of different religions. The outer, exoteric interpretations are often dualistic - that Man and God are different. Esoteric meaning is that the Divine is resident in man, referred to as the Kingdom of Heaven, Self and the Divine Spark.
ESP -- Extrasensory perception encompassing paranormal abilities such as foreknowledge, & sychic abilities like telepathy, precognition, retrocognition, clairaudience & clairvoyance.
Free Masonry - A Western mystical school; builders in the Spirit. A royal science and a noble art. It originated from the Vedists of the East and was greatly influenced by Pythagorus. Free Masonry intends to generate perfect Initiates. " Many are the candidate seeking initiation, but few are the perfected Initiates", said Pythagorus, one of the founding fathers of Free Masonry.
Geopathic Stress - Negative energy of the earth which causes cancer and other ailments.
Geopathic Zone - A place full of Negative Energy.
Globalism -- The doctrine that the world is a celestial family, with all as brothers and sisters and a New Age term referring to the need for a transformation of the world from the present nation. A Global Village is envisaged, enabled by the ICT Revolution. sta
e divisions into a global community.
Gnosticism -- A mystical tradition going back to the second century which averrs that salvation comes through intuitive Gnosis ( experiential knowledge of the Self ) or knowledge of one's innate divinity. The Gnostic Jesus redeems Man from the sin of materiality. To the question " Why God created such an imperfect world?", Gnosticism gives the true answer. He did not create the world. The world was created by a Demi urge, a satanic spirit. Materiality is all evil, created by the Demi urge. The Gnostic Jesus redeems Man from the evils of materiality and makes man one with the Transcendent Godhead, surpassing the Demi urge who created this world.
God Consciousness - A glorified state of Cosmic Consciousness that sees the finest Relative in everything, the 6th state of Consciousness in Transcendental Philosophy.
Gemology - The science of gems; often Astro Gemology, the science of gems as related to Astrology.
Graphology -- The science and the analysis of handwriting. Character analysis and foretelling based on handwriting.
Group Guru -- With Mass Incarnations of the Cosmic Christ happening on a planetary scale, this New Age terms refers to the same idea that the Cosmic Christ is incarnate in all of humanity and all mankind is a single Guru.
Guru -- He who destroys the darkness of Ignorance. Gu in Sanskrit means Darkness and Ru menas the destroyer. The term means one who is enlightened and a bona fide Master.
Harmonic Convergence -- The assembly of New Age meditators gathered at the same propitious astrological time in different locations to usher in World Peace and One-World government in the New Aquarian Age of Enlightenment.
Holistic Health -- Holistic health gives priority to the Whole body and not the parts. The body as an inter-related organism. Following the doctrine that the Whole is more important than the parts, its goal is to treat the whole person (Body, Mind, and Self ) as opposed to merely treating a particular sickness. ( vide Sir William Osler " The patient who has the disease is more important than the disease of the patient " ). Plato averred that the treatment of the parts should not be attempted without treatment of the entire body. Psycho-physical medicine in direct contrast to physical medicine. Holistic Medicine also means Ayurveda, the medical science of the Whole.
Human Potential Movement -- Man uses only 5% of his mental potential and 100% mental potential can be unfolded by psychotechnologies. A movement with roots in humanistic psychology that stresses man's essential goodness and the ability of the mind to achieve 100% potential.
Initiation -- This term is generally used in reference to the expansion or transformation of a person's consciousness. Derived from the Latin " In ire " to go within. An Initiate is one whose consciousness has been transformed so that he now perceives the Inner Essence, the noumena behind the phenomena.
Inner Self or Higher Self -- Often referred to as the Overself, it refers to the inner divine nature possessed by human beings. All people possess an inner Self, though man lives in ignorance of it. Conscience is Vox Dei, the voice of this inner Self.
Integralism - The philosophy which integrates both Matter and Spirit. Dialectical Integralism, propounded by the philosopher Aurobindo, which unifies Matter and Spirit as the obverse and the reverse of same coin of Being, and emphasises the omnipotence of the Mind-Overmind-Supermind Axis.
Integrator - He who integrates all religions; all philsophies; all civilizations; as they come from One Universal Source.
Intelligence - Invisible Nature. Nature is visible Intelligence. Intelligence is invisible Nature.
Intuition - The Eye of Wisdom, the Third Eye.
Intuitive Reason - There are four faculties of the Intuitive Reason - Revealation ( Ila ), Inspiration ( Saraswathi ), Intuition ( Sarama ) & Illumination.
Jesus -- An Avatar who attained a high level of attunement to the Cosmic Christ. This enabled him to become a bodily vehicle for the Christ and declare " I am divine, the Universal expresses through Me ".
Kabala (Cabbala, Qaballah) -- Hebrew mystical lore, rich with mystical experiences of the followers of the Esoteric Kabala.
Karma -- Literally meaning Action. The Universal Law of Cause and Effect, the Law of Action & Reaction, the Law of Retributioin is this Grand Law of Causation. Same as " What ye sow, ye shall reap" of the Bible.
Kirlian Photography --Invented by the Russian electronic engineer, Seymond Kirlian, a photographic process that measures living auras.
Levitation -- Levity was the term coined by the German poet Goethe. The opposite of gravitation. While Newton thought how the apple fell, Goethe thought how the apple got up there.
Macrocosm - The Whole; the Universe
Magic Circle Ring -- A psychic protective ring, drawn by occultists to protect them from other psychic attacks.
Mantra -- A word or phrase that is to be chanted repetitively in an effort to empty the mind and attain Cosmic Consciousness. A Mantra is a codified prayer. Divine Grace is immanent in mantras.
Divine Grace is All in All
Mass Incarnation -- An incarnation of the Cosmic Force in all of humanity. New Age exponents say that this incarnation is presently taking place on a massive planetary scale ( referred to as the Ascension ), like the incarnation of the Cosmic Christ in the body of Jesus 2,000 years ago.
Medium -- A psychically sensitive being whose body-mind-intellect-complex is used as a vehicle for communicating with etheric bodies.
Microcosm - Man. " Little man's world ". Man as microcosm, wherein he copies the structure of the great Universe.
Mind - A steady stream of thoughts. In Freud Mind is omnipotent and is a clumsy interlude between Nature's vast and precise subconscient action and the vaster and infallible superconscient action of the Godhead.
Monism -- The mystic tie which connects not only all men into brotherhood but the elements of the Universe into Unity. Reality as a Unified Whole. The Unified Field is the only Reality ( Einstein ). That Unified Field is the Brahman of the Indians and the Tao of the Chinese ( Fritjof Capra ). Everything in the universe is made of the same Universal Substance ( Universal Matter, Universal Energy or Universal Being.). The Same, the Same, friend and foe are of the same Stuff ( Emerson ).
Negative Energy - GeoBiology ( a combination of Geology and Biology ) points out that some areas of the Earth are infested with Negative Energy.
New Age Movement -- An Organization of people, advanced in consciousness and committed to Universal Love, who are convinced the world has entered the Aquarian Age when World Government and World Peace will rule. Among them may be found environmentalists, nuclear-freeze proponents, Marxist-socialist theoreticians, mind-control advocates & bona fide spiritual Masters. .
New Age Astrology - Astrology as a Self Development tool.
New Age Music - Songs of the New Age of Enlightenment
New Age Meditation - Meditational techniques used in the New Aquarian Age.
Nirvana -- Liberation from earthly sorrows; Universal Consciousness.
Numerology -- The science & analysis of hidden or the vibrational nature of numbers, based on the Pythagorean Law of Vibration.The mystery of the Universe was intercomprehensible to Pythagorus in the notion of the Number.
Out-of-Body Experience -- Referring to the experience when the astral body gets out of the physical during sleep or temporary death.
Overmind - A higher principle than Mind. The Vijnana of the Upanishads. The Rig Veda defines it as an ocean of stable lightnings or an Eye Extended in Heaven.
Paranormal -- Above the normal. Beyond or above normal human powers or senses.
Phase Transition - A term of Quantum Physics implying transition from Entropy ( Disorder ) to order.
Physiognomy - The Wisdom of the Face. The art of character analysis based on the face.
Precession of the Equinoxes - The Vernal Equinoctial Point retrogrades thorough the Signs of the Zodiac. The precession is 72 years per degree. A Precessional Cycle, therefore, is 360 degrees * 72 years = 25920 years.
Planetary Citizens -- Divine Integrators. A New Age group ready to integrate all and create a Universal Consciousness
Planetization -- Integrating the whole planet ( the earth ) into a unified whole. The global solution advocated by New Age philosophers. Bringing all under the umbrella of Universal Brotherhood and Universal Friendship.
Poltergeist -- German word for a noisy, mischievous, destructive spirit (a demon).
Positive Energy - GeoBiology ( a combination of Geology and Biology ) points out that some areas of the Earth are infested with Positive Energy.
Prana - Universal Life Energy ; same as Chi in Chinese, Pneuma in Greek and Qi in Japanese.
Precognition -- Advance knowledge of future events.based on Intuition.
Psychic Energy -- Universal Life Energy which has healing properties and which is heavily used in Reiki and Pranic Therapy.
Psychic Healer -- A person who cures mental or physical illness from the Universal Life Energy emanating through the healer's hands. ( used in Pranic Therapy ).
Reincarnation -- The soul, the immortal spark of the Divine, undergoes a cyclical evolution and passes over from one body to another & the process continues till it achieves Self_Actualisation or Final Emancipation when it merges with the Infinite.
Retrocognition -- Cognition of the past events learned via Intuition or psychic vision in pagan learning.
Sacred Balance - Nature's way of preserving balance. Nature gives plus points and minus points to human being to preserve balance. The Law of Inexorable Compensation.
Sacred Music - Generally New Age Music.
Sťance -- A group of people who seeks communication with the dead, often relatives or dear ones or famous figures via a medium.
Second Coming of Christ -- Related to the New Age concept of the Mass Incarnation. The Second Coming is now occurring in the hearts and minds of people all over the earth as Divine Consciousness. Also known as Ascension.
Self Actualisation - Actualisation of the Absolute Self; same as Unity Consciousness.
Self-Realization -- Realization of the Absolute Self, which is the only Reality. Another synonym for God-Realization and the same as Nirvana, Samdhi, Prajna, Unity Consciousness etc. Same as Self Actualisation of Maslow in Maslow's Need Hierarchy Scale. . The altatltissimo or the highest summit in Philosophy Vedic.
Shaman -- A medicine man with psychic powers, who uses Hypnotherapy, Pranic Therapy, mantras etc to cure patients.
Solar Logos -- The Soul of the Solar System. The material solar system is simply a physical manifestation (or body) of this living Intelligence.
Spiritual - That which is spiritual is natural in its ascent and cause; that which is natural is spiritual in its descent and being.
Subconscient - The Subconscious Mind. The seat of all the negative elements in Man. ( Lust, greed, anger, jealousy, sloth, covetousness & gluttony ).
Sujnana - Knowledge of the Absolute, Philosophic knowledge.
Superconscient - The Superconscious Mind. Our evolutionary future. Above the conscious, the subconscious and the Unconscious. The base of all life.
Supermind - The highest divine principle. In Aurobindo philosophy the principle which connects the Upper and the Lower Hemispheres of the One Existence. The lower Hemisphere is Life, Mind and Matter and the Upper, Being, Knowledge and Bliss or Existence, Consciousness and Beatitude.
Synergy -- A principle which states that the Whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Taoism -- A Chinese system of Philosophy that views the universe as engaged in incessant motion and activity. Same as Brahman of the Upanishads. ' Duration, then, eternally successive movement and change in Time is the sole Absolute '. The universe is intrinsically dynamic & everything is in a state of continual flux This cosmic process is the Tao. Tao is that which is formless, yet the mother of all forms, and that which is timeless, yet prior to all manifestations, and that which does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone.
Theosophy One of the forerunners of New Age thought, Theosophy was founded by Helena P. Blavatsky. The term literally means Divine Wisdom. The objectives of Theosophy are to (1) form a universal brotherhood; (2) do comparative study of world Religions, Science, and Philosophy; and (3) investigate the psychic and spiritual powers dormant in man. Theo means God and Sophi means Wisdom. Divine Wisdom.
Therapeutic Touch -- The Touch of the Alternative Medicine Healer. The Universal Life Energy is chanelled for the patient and then the patient is helped to assimilate this energy.
Trance Channeler -- The new term for trance medium.
Transfiguration - Our human nature, due to divine yogic techniques, becomes transfigured into divine nature. The divine Aurobindo spoke about the Transfiguring Hour or the Hour of God.
Transmutation - The Divine Transmutation of Man, which is the Ultimate principle of Mysticism. Human nature becomes transmuted into divine nature, which is the ultimate divine aim.
Consciousness - The Fourth State of
Consciousness, transcending the three relative states of Consciousness, referred
to as Tureeya in Yoga. .
Ultradien Healing Response - The human body everyday goes through a healing cycle ( round about 90 minutes ) and this is called the U H R.
Upward Pull of the Mind - The Pull of the Mind towards the Superconscient or the Superconscious Mind.
Vedic Foods - Low acidity, low-cholesterol diet based on Naturopathy, the prophylactic aspect of Ayurveda.
Vijnana - Knowledge of the Relative, Scientific knowledge. It is also Highlighted Knowledge.
Visualization -- Another term for Guided Imagery, visualization basically refers to the power of Mind over Matter. Mind is omnipotent and can it bring changes in the material realm. "Mind is a mediator Divinity/ Its powers can undo all Nature's work " ( Aurobindo ).
Yantra - A masterpiece of Manifestation depicted in Silver, copper or gold plate. A sacred syllable or Mantra is inscribed on a silver or gold plate. Believed to have occult powers to ward off evil.
Yin/Yang -- The male and female components of the Ultimate. Chinese terms referring to the active and passive principles of the universe or rather Yin refers to the female or [inactive] negative force; Yang to the male or active force. These two polar forces continually interplay with each other. Briefly, it means that good and evil and right and wrong are actually the observe and the reverse of the coin of Life; they simply appear as opposites. Transcend the Opposites or the dualities (seen and unseen, hot and cold, up and down, back and forth, day and night, high and low, etc.), and you can attain Perfection (Nirvana, Samadhi, Prajna, Unity Consciousness etc.).
Yoga -- The Science of the Superconscient. The scientia ultima or the Ultimate Science. The method divine of becoming united with the Supreme Being, or with the Universal Self.