The New Age Movement

The term New Age comes from astrology. The zodiac, which originated in ancient Babylon, is a wheel of twelve signs mirroring the constellations found on the apparent path of the sun in the sky. Each sign represents both a period of the year and an age in history. It would take about 25,000 years for our solar system to move through these star signs.

A zodiac wheel used by a modern astrologist.

The New Age movement teaches that we are moving into an age of enlightenment. The current Age of Pisces, which has an emphasis on formal religion, is to be replaced by the Age of Aquarius, or the Age of Enlightenment.

Occultist and author David Anrias says this in his book Through the Eyes of Masters:

When a transition takes place from one Age to another, and hence from one sign to another, certain Adepts who for centuries may have been preparing for their office by meditation and study, take over the work of inspiring the new cycle. For nearly two thousand years the earth has been under the watery sign Pisces ruled by Neptune, the main features of which have been the establishing of Christianity and the conquest of the ocean. Now the new cycle has begun, Aquarius, an airy sign, is influencing men’s minds along scientific lines in every direction, especially towards the conquest of the air.i

In the Age of Enlightenment, humankind is to experience a new birth and be initiated into a higher state of consciousness reflecting the godhood within humanity. Essentially, the doctrines of the New Age imply that people are divine, that the spiritual element of humans is immortal and has existed with God since time began, and that the material element of each person has evolved over several lives.

Satan has been using those two very lies—that we are divine and that we are immortal—to deceive people since Adam and Eve. Learn more about the twin lies of Eden and the prevalence of New Age doctrine in culture and history:

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