Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2082 Haldeman, Joe. Buying Time. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1989); pg. 180. "a Vegas brothel holo "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2368 Ferguson, Brad. The Last Stand (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 155. "They were as conspicuous as a pair of burned-out bulbs in the center of one of those garish antique signs that cultural anthropologists kept on exhibit at the Las Vegas Cultural Preserve. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2375 Carey, Diane. What You Leave Behind (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 66. Pg. 66: "'How about some Tongo?' he [Quark] countered snidely.

Vic eyed him. 'Did they play Tongo in Las Vegas in 1962?' "; Pg. 205: "Bashir thought about that. 'I wouldn't mind a little trip to Vegas.' "

Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 15. "Mohammed... showed her and Ishaq images of sculptures, and architecture--the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the extravagant casinos of Las Vegas. "
Nevada New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 25. "He was from Nevada. His mom had been a telemarketer, laid off during the mid-nineties bank failures and still out of work. No dad as mentioned. The boy had the self-assured talk of the young men who had arrived in New York in time for the city's renaissance at the turn of the century and had made good... "
Nevada Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 28. "For all Roger Ordmann cared, David Zachary Murphy could write that the President was under mind control by aliens from Alpha Centauri and that the Air Force had a fleet of starships hidden at the Nevada Test Range... "
Nevada world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 312. "...wailed a ululating cry. Beside him, Juan de las Vegas did the same. They might have been one man or the entire row of priests, extensions of the High Priest. A Broadway choreographer would have swelled with pride at the precision of their motions. "
New Age Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "'Karma bracelets, they call them... Hokum for the New Agers. They're actually optical fiber. Grab the stuff up faster than Kenya Telecom...' "; Pg. 150: "Tsavo West. It's like a New Age pirate ship: not for having a porthole in my cabin, or being asail upon a sea of grass, rigged with gantries and radio masts and satellite-dish crow's nests... "; Pg. 368: "The other journalists derided her for her choice of the hippy, dippy New-Agey Starview Lodge over less eclectic... hotels... "
New Age Arizona 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 130. -
New Age Barbados 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 29. "...when she finally got her, she couldn't talk. 'The Maharishi and I are going to Barbados. They're having a harmonic divergence there on Christmas Eve, so you need to send my Christmas present to Barbados,' she said, and hung up. "
New Age California 1997 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 396. "The amphitheater was more crowded than It had been for yesterday's meeting. No music was scheduled; instead, they had a minister, a psychologist, and a second ranger arrayed before the podium, waiting their turn after Elizabeth's introduction. Minelli grumbled at the New Age lineup, but stayed. There was a bond growing between all of them, even those who had not spoken; they were in this together, and it was better to be together than otherwise, even if it meant sitting through a handful of puerile speakers. "
New Age California 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 12. "'She lives in southern California,' Lauren said...

'Oh. How about the Sunscreen of the Month?'

'No,' Lauren said. 'She's into New Age stuff. Channeling. Aromatherapy. Last year she sent me a crystal pyramid mate selector for Christmas.'

'The Eastern Philosophy of the month,' Evie said. 'Zen, Sufism, tai chi--' "

New Age California 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 14. "I can pick up Fred's video, she thought... and maybe they'd have something with Shirley MacLaine in it she could get her sister [currently into New Age stuff]. Ten minutes to buy the video, she thought, tops. "
New Age California 2049 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 62. "Clearlight was the name of the current wave of the perennial New Age philosophy of California, a holistic nature-loving libertarian set of beliefs, that fit in well with the surf and the sun and the weirdest new drugs and computational systems on Earth. "
New Age California 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 96. [1] "The California Senate race eclipsed the presidential campaign briefly today when the incumbent Reverend-Senator Cliff Jacobs (New Right Collation [sic]) denounced his opponent, Raven Starwater (Earth Powers Collective) as a Satanist.

'The 'Earth Powers Coop' are a bunch of hippie-freak Satanists who smear the sanctity of this High office,' said Jacobs before a supportive crowd. 'If Ms. Starwater looked into her crystal ball, she'd see who's going to win this election: good always triumphs over evil.' "

New Age California 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 96. [2] "In a press conference at Earth Powers headquarters in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, Reverend Starwater denied allegations that her organization has ever tolerated an unrecognized religious group, such as Satanists. For her own religious beliefs, she said, 'My citizenship card is valid. The United States Government has validated the nature of my 'goodness.' The Reverend-Senator is not qualified to judge the validity of my religion.' (hot-link here to entire speech by Rev. Starwater.)

Earth Powers is a cooperative of New Age spiritualists. The organization achieved governmental accreditation only last year, thanks in part to the controversial Taft-Pallis Act. "

New Age California 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 97. [3] "Taft-Pallis guarantees accreditation to any religious group, regardless of numbers of members, which can prove a long history of practice in America or a belief in one God. The Act was ratified due to pressure from the American Indian Movement (AIM), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Catholics.

Despite the Act's stated favoritism toward Original American rights, it was the Wiccans of Massachusetts who were the first to register under this Act, claiming their history of practice in America can be substantiated by the Salem witch trials. As more and more formally outlawed groups discovered ways to prove a history of practice, the Act has fallen under harsh criticism. Presidential candidate Etienne Letourneau (New Right) has vowed to find a way to 'strike a blow against this regressive Act and make America safe from the lunatic fringe.' "

New Age California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 136. "...a beautiful solo piano part that almost sounded like New Age music, or Brian Eno. "
New Age California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 97. "Some of the other members of the psychiatric team had frequently talked about raising 'spiritual awareness' in their patients, and had liked to use the blurry jargon of New Age mysticism, but even they found Elizalde's use of spiritualism vulgar and demeaningly utilitarian--especially since Elizalde insisted that there was not a particle of intrinsic truth behind any sort of spiritualism. "
New Age California: Los Angeles 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 218. Pg. 218: "Things began to fall apart all across the United States the moment Godzilla stepped out of San Francisco Bay. It was one of the blackest days in the nation's history. "; Pg. 219: "In Los Angeles, a New Age guru also announced that the Second Coming was near. Using her own system of numerology--a means of divination that assigns 'mystical numbers' to each letter of the alphabet--the guru calculated that the names Rodan and Gojira, the Japanese name for Godzilla, both added up to the demonic number, six. "
New Age California: San Francisco 1991 Blaylock, James P. The Paper Grail. New York: Ace Books (1991); pg. 86. "On the other side of the counter lay a couple of Chinese baskets full of crystals--mostly quarts and amethyst-as well as big copper medallions and bracelets and small vials of herb potions and oils. Alongside were racks of books full of New Age advice on the mystical properties of rocks and about reincarnation and out-of-body travel. There was some Rosicrucian flapdoodle on a throwaway pamphlet and a calendar of local events starring self-made mystics and seers and advice-givers of nearly every stripe.

Howard put the folded dollar back into the drawer and picked up the Rosicrucian ad. On it was a drawing of Benjamin Franklin... 'It's very . . . modern, isn't it? Very up-to-date. I like all of this sort of New Age stuff. It's so easily replaceable, like a paper diaper. This year your piece of quartz crystal cures arthritis or summons up the spirit Zog; next year it's a mantelpiece ornament...' " [More, pg. 87-91, 233.]

New Age Colorado 1975 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 159. "By 1975 the managed to win national media attention when they enlisted some twenty New Agers who'd wound up in the cul-de-sac of tiny Waldport, Oregon, to follow them to eastern Colorado, where they were to rendezvous with a spaceship that would return them to their home in the stars. "
New Age Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 55. "Crystals and aromatherapy were out, replaced apparently by recreational ethnicity. The New Age shops were advertising Iroquois sweat lodges, Russian banya therapy, and Peruvian vision quests, $249 double occupancy, meals included. "
New Age galaxy 2266 Bear, Greg. "A Plague of Conscience " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 144. " became obvious the New Agers were falling into the grip of an even more radical revelation, receiving truth. . . the bitter debates coming to an end, mutual silence. . . And realizing the New Ager ship would reach Murasaki first, a year ahead of the British ship. Arriving first, and eager to spread their revelation. "
New Age galaxy 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 56. "Spring held up a small purple gem. 'This is an amethyst,' she explained, pressing it to the small space on her forehead between the eyes. 'I place it here, on my sixth chakra. Chakra is a term for an energy center. Some people refer to this spot as the third eye, because it is the center for intuition and spiritual awakening. I don't want to confuse you. Let's just say there are chakras that correspond to various parts of the body, and different stones work for each.' " [More, not in DB.]
New Age Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 179. "'I should have known better, about Minakis,' Peter said. 'You've got to watch out for these New Age geezers. one good idea in their life; they can't get a decent job for forty years, and they turn into little maharishis... It's exactly what happened to David Bohm... The Zen of the Tao, or whatever. Wooly Dancing Masters. all that metaphysical New Age crap.'

'New Age is the last term I would choose to describe Manolis Minakis,' she said.

'Old Age would suit you better?' Peter asked. "

New Age Japan 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 142. "It was in the gegikas and in the Japanese Twilight Zone (a magazine specializing in New Age wonders, including a photo spread of the guru himself 'levitating' in lotus position) that Aum advertised Asahara's books, such as Secrets of Developing Your Supernatural Powers and Declaring Myself the Christ. The ads for the earlier, more modestly titled book declared, 'Spiritual training that doesn't lead to supernatural powers is hogwash! The venerable Master will show you the secrets of his amazing mystic powers. See the future, read people's minds, make your wishes come true, X-ray vision, levitation, trips to the fourth dimension, hear the voice of God and more. It will change your life!' " [More, e.g., pg. 144.]
New Age Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 136. Pg. 136: "'...My ex-boyfriend rode a motorcycle. At least, the ancient Mongolian entity he channeled for did.' "; Pg. 142: "Unfortunately, the young man's studies had slipped when he had become a trance-channeler for a member of Genghis Khan's horde who had a penchant for expensive motorcycles. At first, Gretchen had embraced the New Age channeling phenomenon, for although she had long been certain of her politics, she had never been able to decide upon an appropriate spiritual life. Her trust and belief had been crushed, however, when her Mongolian possessed boyfriend had cleaned out their bank account, stolen her Penney's credit card, and left her for a middle-aged vegetarian Democrat. " [Many other New Age refs., but 'New Age' not mentioned by name. See many entries under 'Atlanteans' and 'UFO groups']
New Age Mexico 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 412. "...There was a little bit of 'Chariots of the Gods' stuff, and for the Christers there was a lot of Quetzalcoatle-was-Jesus stuff, and for the New Agers there was crystals and shamanism...' "
New Age Michigan: Two Rivers 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 181. "Congreve... had assembled a delegation from every religious group in town except for... Jehovah's Witnesses and the Vedanta Buddhist Temple, which in any case was only Annie Stoller and some of her New Age friends sitting cross-legged in the back of Annie's self-help store. "
New Age New Jersey 1992 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 110. "Bix had spent most of his adult life dealing with self-appointed saints and saviors. With faith healers, fortune tellers, crystal gazers, spirit channelers. With people who took their vacations on Venus and their sabbaticals on the astral plane. "
New Age New Mexico 1995 Grant, Charles. Whirlwind (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 88. "'...Knives and guns; nothing like this.'


...'What kind of cults you want, Mulder? We have New Age swamis communing in the desert. We have the Second Coming believers who wander around the mountains and then use their cellulars when they get lost...' "

New Age New Mexico 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 75. "'What was that word you used at the press conference?' Constance asked. ' 'Essence'?'

'A relic from the New Age,' Matt said. 'A more common usage would be 'personalities.' ' "

New Age New Mexico 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 36-37. "...a hefty chunk of smoky quartz nearly a foot high in the next booth caught his eye. As he turned it so the light reflected off the facets, a scrawny, shirtless man approached, faded denim pants seemingly hanging on the man's pelvic bone.

'It's the best chunk I've seen in a long time, man' He pushed back his long, stringy hair. A matching beard fell from his lower face to mid-chest.

'I agree.'

'The energy vibes from the Holn ship have turned it this lovely color. It was clear when I brought it--'

'Bullsh--,' Aaron snapped. 'It got smoky from being near a radioactive source.'

A grin split the beard. 'Yeah, OK, you know why it turned smoky, and I know why, but some people, man, just go ozone when they hear that. They think the thing'll mutate them.'

'Well, I didn't come to buy crystals,' he said...

'Yeah, go ahead man... Here's my card.'

The Astral Dance, Sedona, Arizona, the silver-ink-on-blue card said, Aragon Donnell, prop. "

New Age New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 209. "Actually it was more like a Best of the Three Stooges marathon than any battle the world had ever seen. The nameless pop-psych guru who counseled don't be too hard on yourself would have fled the sight in sensitive New Age tears. "
New Age New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "Cosmo, who Freddie figured to be a man, used New Age jargon and was playing old-timer to ME's youth. "; Pg. 34: "Freddie assaulted Cosmo's New Age serenity with ME's relentless depression... "
New Age New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 103. "There are only 14 percent of Americans who are without LINK privilege, and most of those are simply too lazy or stubborn to convert to a real religion. Since Taft-Pallis, those degenerates only have to convert to some New Age religion to have full access to the LINK: why don't they just get off their butts and do it? The rest of us, who are productive and spiritual citizens, shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of this 'intellectual elite' who already have the support of the ACLU and other fringe organizations. "
New Age New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 331. "The angels leap up onto the stage as one. They made a strange sight: Muslim in turban and tux; Israeli Jew in full military uniform; and Asian New Age drag queen striding purposefully to where Grey waited... "
New Age North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 180. "...though she watched the readers of the New Age section at G. Galloway's closely, as she had, for the preceding two hundred years, kept a close watch on the local occult groups and covens... She imagined she could enlist the assistance of the coveners and New Agers she knew--they were, for the most part, good, caring people--but when Lukas struck, she'd be throwing them into a magical meat grinder, and dead they would be of no use to her. "
New Age Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 119. "Religion? DeWitt didn't know what Foster meant by religion, but he knew what he was up to. And it was obvious Seresen hadn't figured out that he was being used. Foster wanted to cross the Line as some New Age CEO. DeWitt wondered if Loretta had threatened to expose the scam and that was why Foster killed her. "
New Age Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "'The problem of evil,' Alan said. 'If you reject all notions of duality, then you must also reject the concept of evil. Evil is that which is opposed to good. If evil just disappears into the absolute unity along with everything else, then there is really no difference between good and evil. A lot of the so-called New Age philosophies subscribe to this view.' "; Pg. 28: "'It's what I'm trying to tell you... There are forces working against us. There always have been! The New Age mystics who try to deny this are deceiving themselves. Normally these forces keep a low profile...' "
New Age Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 1998 Wood, Crystal. Fool's Joust. Denton, Texas: Tattersall Publishing (1998); pg. 13. "'...and Gina told her about the Knights of the Once and Forever King game he was playing. The counselor said she hadn't heard of it, but that it probably wasn't a game, that it might be some kind of New Age or militia group, and to get him away from those people by any means possible.' "
New Age United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 38. "Lexis was into that post-hippy New Age sh-- when she was a single mother no older than Alex is now. "
New Age USA 1985 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 243. "'...something that happened when I was in college. Sort of a social trend or a fad or whatever you want to call it, but in the seventies and eighties a lot of people started getting interested in psuedoscience. Astrology, ESP, channeling, dowsing, all that stuff . . .' "
New Age USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 43. "'...Those crystals . . .'

'From a dry cave in Nevada. Mined them myself, had a jeweler polish and mount them.'

'Imagine. Are they supposed to have any power?'

Sima smiled. 'I think you're patronizing me. They're pure quartz, and they have all the powers accruing to pure quartz. Those others are calcite, and they have calcite powers.'

I smiled back. 'Well, crystal power is a New Age crotchet, and I assumed. Sorry.'

'Never assume. But I will tell you that everything of the earth has power. Everything, as does the earth itself.' " [More pg. 47, 79.]

New Age USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 141. "Not the kind of folks to totally head up this kind of project. What are some of those people doing here? A fundamentalist Bible-spouter couple out of fifties TV, several social scientist academics, you name it. I ran into one woman who's so New Age she's channeling and doing pyramid power and another who is so devoted to animal rights I think she wants to outlaw penicillin because it kills bacteria. "
New Age USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 261. "'Well, the Standishes are a nice-looking young couple right out of suburbia, only they're right-wing fundamentalist Republicans who want God in all aspects of America, and only they know what God wants. Jamie's a weirdo--the only solid programmer who also wears copper bracelets, surrounds herself with pyramids, and thinks Shirley MacLaine is a traditionalist...' "
New Age USA 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 235. "There was a strong occult slant to all of this, with the Goddess (whom Angelica called Othiym) standing in for that ubiquitous Greater Power favored by adherents of AA and its ilk. And, unlike any Twelve-Step program or women's self-help group that I'd ever heard of, there were some genuinely disturbing elements in Angelica's Goddess-worship. The emphasis on the division between the sexes, rather than their union; a certain disregard for the importance of family or any other ties except for those between the Goddess and her followers. In the little I'd read of other, similar female gurus--Shirley MacLaine, Lynn Andrews, Marianne Williamson--there was always an emphasis on the powers of love and forgiveness, or the importance of loving yourself so that you could love someone else. But Angelica didn't buy it. "
New Age USA 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 247. "'That's your whole problem, Martha. You don't think--none of you think, you're letting some rich crazy egotistical New Age bitch do it for you. Haven't you ever heard of cults, girls? Don't any of you know how to read a newspaper? The name Manson mean anything to you? David Koresh? Bhagwan Rajneesh? Jim Jones?' "
New Age USA 1996 King, Stephen (written as Richard Bachman). The Regulators. New York: Penguin Books (1996); pg. 91. "The van is still on Lumina's ass, bulldozing it, digging into its flimsy New Age back deck; there is a hideous metallic squalll and then a thunk! as the trunk latch lets go and the lid flies open... "
New Age USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 289. "In fact, the road to mental self-sufficiency is paved with broken glass. There's nothing that will make the trip easier. And along the side of the road are the carcasses of vehicles that were designed to make the trip go faster: EST, Scientology, Transcendental Meditation, New Age Crystal Therapy. Those who travel in these jalopies think they have completed their journey, but in fact they are merely stranded. "
New Age USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 136. "'I'm not a terrorist. I'm a microbiologist. Getting ready for the New Age.'

'The New Age. sure. Which New Age are we talking about?' " [Many other refs. to the New Age, but it is spoken of as a coming period, not explicitly as a religious movement.]

New Age USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 400. "'I represent the Church of the New Age. You've heard of us?'


'We believe,' he said, 'that the Millennium has indeed come, but it has come to each person individually. That God's agents, extraterrestrials, have met us all individually in the last years, and that we have been measured and judged. That all that has happened is part of His plan--' " [More.]

New Age USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 16. "'...I'm the Spirit of Christmas Present, and your sister sent me to--'

Lauren had dialed nine one. She stopped, her finger poised over the second one. 'My sister?'

'Yeah,' he said...

My sister [a New Age devotee] sent you, Lauren thought. It explained everything. He was not a Moonie or a serial killer. He was this year's version of the crystal pyramid mate selector. 'How do you know my sister?'

'She channeled me,' he said, leaning back against the sofa. 'The Maharishi Ram Das was instructing her in trance-meditation, and she accidentally channeled my spirit out of the astral plane.' "

New Age USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 21. "'...He says he's here to give me whatever I want for Christmas. Except a fur coat. He's opposed to the killing of endangered species.'

'A spirit who's an animal-rights activist!' Fred said delightedly. 'Where did your sister get him from?'

'The astral plane,' Lauren said. 'She was trance-channeling or something. I don't care where he came from. I just want to get rid of him before he decides my Christmas presents aren't recyclable, too.'

'Okay... The first thing we need to do is find out what he is and how he got here. I want you to call your sister. Maybe she knows some New Age spell for getting rid of the spirit... I'll get on the Net and see if I can find someone who knows something about magic.' "

New Age USA 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 228-229. [News report.] "'I understand there is a mixture of religious affiliations in the group'

'Eight Protestants of various stripes, three Catholics, two Jews, one who calls himself a New Age minister, three Mormons.'

'No Muslims...?'

'No Muslims, no Anglicans, no Unitarians.' "

New Age USA 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 10. "In fact Malenfant himself started to attract unwelcome personal attention. There were barroom psychoanalysts all over the media who found a common pattern in his failure to have kids, his frustrated ambition to fly in space, and his lofty ambitions for the future of humankind. And then there were the kooks--the conspiracy theorists, the UFO nuts, the post-New Age synthesists, the dreaming obsessives--none of whom had anything to offer Malenfant but bad PR. "
New Age USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 127. "The tattoo meant that the man was an Earthie, a member of the 'screw the establishment, let's grow our hair long and live with Mother Nature' group that popped up shortly after the beginning of the new millennium. Earthies were a blending of the hippie movement of the 1960s and the New Age movement of the 1990s. Extreme pacifists, they lived on communal farms, growing their own vegetables--and in some cases their own marijuana... "
New Age USA 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 185. "What was worse, science itself was courting superstition and ceasing to be true science. Science was heading off in the direction of magic. Not only did theories flourish about time travel, about alternative realities, about the planet as a living organism with a mind of its own, but whole institutes of nonsense had sprung up to study Kirlian aura photography, psychotronics, radiesthesia, telepathy.

Perhaps not exactly nonsense . . . Valeri was obliged to acknowledge that the irrational did have some basis. Yet such phenomena could not, must now, become the new foundations of knowledge--as they showed signs of so becoming in America with its gnostic New Age sentiments. There, consciousness was going on a cocaine trip, aiming for some quantum leap or other. "

New Age USA - Southwest 2266 Bear, Greg. "A Plague of Conscience " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 142. "'Yes,' Philby said. 'We. . . communicated with them on the way to Murasaki. They're from the American Southwest. Fifty million New Age believers in the Southwest commissioned a starship from orbiting--' "
New Age Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 83. "They shook hands. Because that gesture was inadequate for what existed between them, each man clasped the other quickly on the shoulder. Neither was comfortable with New Age touchy-feely rituals, though Mark felt somewhat guilty about the fact. "
New Age Washington 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 181. "'Dear Shirley MacLaine,' he said... 'I'm channeling cavemen who don't live in caves. Any advice?' "
New Age Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 205. "He shrugged. 'Like this cult or something. Well, no, not a cult--she's got this sort of self-help group, I guess. Only it's religious, kind of crackpot stuff but women out there just go crazy for it. Whoo-whoo at the moon, raise your consciousness, all that kind of sh--. Plus she's written all these books. Like what's-her-name with the legs, you know. Shirley MacLaine.'

'You're kidding.'

'No--she's really popular. I think it's a boatload of crap, all this New Age stuff. But Erica was totally into it, that's how come she invited her to my surprise party. Geena Davis was there. Did I tell you I met Geena Davis?...' ";

Pg. 210: "Kickboxers and former nuns and slacker dykes, New Age hausfraus and fin de siecle suffragettes. "

New Age Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 53. "'It's an interesting theory [UFOs are not from outer space, but are time travellers from the future], but not entirely original. I've seen some New Age books that postulate much the same idea.'

'So have I. One guy even went so far as to claim that Einstein was a time traveller...' "

New Age Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 66. "Understand, Suzanne, that I couldn't care less about how you are registered. go Communist. Go Fascist. Go New Age Transcendentalist for all I care. Just don't lose sight of that one precious thing. The truth. "

"But isn't the truth a relative thing, Mr. Aaronson? "

Aaronson rolled is eyes and threw his hand into the air. "Heaven help me, you've been reading the work of those young turks, haven't you? "

New Age, continued


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