The psychic phenomena of today are symptoms of the emergence of a new spirituality that is molding the world religion of the future‰ÛÓphenomena such as Yoga, Zen, Tantra, Transcendental Meditation, Guru Maharaj-ji, Hare Krishna, UFO‰۪s, the Charismatic Movement, and Jonestown.
‰ÛÏNone of these by itself ‰Û_ has a crucial significance in the spiritual makeup of contemporary man; but each one in its own way typifies the striving of men today to find a new spiritual path, distinct from the Christianity of yesterday, and the sum of them together reveals a frightening unity of purpose whose final end seems just now to be looming above the horizon.‰
‰ÛÒFr. Seraphim Rose
This work is a concise and unequivocal Orthodox statement on contemporary trends; its urgent message rings loud and clear. Viewed from the foundation of patristic teaching, many of the spiritual movements of today are seen to be spiritual deceptions which have existed since the beginning of the Church‰ÛÓand not achievements of a ‰ÛÏnew religious consciousness.‰ Addressing soberly and directly the trends of pseudo-spirituality which appear enticing today, ORTHODOXY AND THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE provides a beacon of discernment in these times of widespread deception.
ORTHODOXY AND THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE examines a broad spectrum of issues facing modern Christians‰ÛÓeach from the perspective of the early Church Fathers. As the ‰ÛÏNew Age‰ is becoming a household concept and is moving into wider acceptance by mainstream society, the ‰ÛÏnew religious consciousness‰ can be seen progressing precisely along the lines described by the late Fr. Seraphim. Included in this edition is an epilogue that chronicles the signs of the religion of the future that have made their appearance since this book was first published.
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