January 26, 2012
Deepak in the News

The American Media is Peddling New Age Spirituality.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

A noted Christian religious expert is the latest to confirm something careful watchers of the media have known for years: The American media is peddling New Age spirituality to its viewers as a substitute for traditional religion.

On January 24, the Christian Post reported that Ravi Zacharias, the founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and a noted Christian apologist, warned that the mass media is trying to push New Age ideas on the general population in his book "Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth In an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality."


In his book, Zacharias writes: "Mystics, spiritual masters all are in the lineup to give the viewer the feeling that she who has become all but deified in their eyes can now make each viewer just like them." Zacharias specifically cited Oprah and Deepak Chopra as examples of influential media figures peddling New Age nonsense to a large audience.


Oprah has been heavily involved in the New Age movement – so much so that Washington Post blogger Amarnath Amarsingam called her in May 2011 the "High Priestess of the New Age" In a January 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, Winfrey declared herself to be a spiritual leader.


New Age spirituality guru Deepak Chopra has been even more avid in his promotion of New Age ideals. His book The Third Jesus is "about the consciousness of Jesus which was in touch with the source of all creation. If you can aspire to be at one with that consciousness, then you too can be in touch with the source of all creation. He has denied traditional Christian teachings, having been cited by major media outlets such as ABC denying the existence of Satan. YouTube promoted his channel, The Chopra Well, in late 2011.


Mainstream reporters have not been shy about de-emphasizing traditional religion, while promoting a nebulous concept of "spirituality." In 2008, CBS' Katie Couric celebrated what she saw as a combination of American spirituality and lack of religious belief: "This survey seems to have a lot of good news. People think prayer and faith is very important in their lives and they don't think it's their way or the highway when it comes to salvation." In November 2009, CBS' Martha Teichner touted a poll claiming that Americans were increasingly abandoning organized religion for spirituality.


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  1. Aba mêla

    Oprah or chopra are promoting the old new way of spirituality which has no solution for dépraved human condition. It might numb but never dare bring any solution. Jésus never came to establish religion. For your surprise, he was in direct clash with religions élite of his day. They think they eliminate Him. The new âge movement does not have a back bone to Stand straight to declare black is black and white is white or so. It is scared of the Truth. The only one who hates Truth is the Devil. He is using exactly the same tactic used with Adam & Eve - deceive & lie. With his old new âge tactic. One thing is clear...Lucifer & his followers will end up in hell. That is a sûre thing. Good luck with your deceiving & lie. You are accountable for what you think is a free thinking.

  2. Emiy

    No Be, there IS only one TRUTH. It is the nature of truth to be absolute - there is only ONE and his name is Jesus.

  3. JAP

    A god imagined, dreamed up, or reasoned is no God at all.

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