New Age & Metaphysical Myth, Misinformation, Inspiration & Truth – Idealism vs Realism

We certainly appreciate the value of inspirational

messages that are rooted in truth. However, at

the present time, an over-abundance of spiritual

misinformation is flooding the metaphysical

market by those whom we call the New Age

Cheerleaders.

They’re usually well-meaning, but denying the

reality that adversity is an unavoidable part of

everyone’s life, that it has a divine purpose, and

instead promoting false promises is a disservice

to consumers. Ultimately, a lot of the excitement

and hype only serves to increase book sales and

seminar profits and can do more damage than

good.

Throughout the past 20 plus years of being

involved in the self-help, New Age, and

metaphysical industry, we’ve seen it time and

time again: participants of inspirational seminars

and devotees of rosy passages in best-selling

“spiritual” books grab hold of the false claims

that the “experts” offer (“the perfect relationship

and infinite abundance are right around the corner

for you–it’s your birthright!”) and end up being

disappointed after all the hype has faded. Too many

“experts” claim, “…you can ‘create’ whatever you

want and be whatever you want.” Based on our

extensive research, we’ve found this to be false.

Further popular myths in the New Age movement

include the following: “The era we are in is more

‘potent’ than ever. Therefore, we are more able,

than ever before, to create what we want–we can

have it all;” “We are moving from a time of ’cause

and effect’ to a time of ‘resonant causation,’ which

means that we can now create whatever we want

through the power of intent;” “It’s possible to dodge

the karma you don’t feel like dealing with through

the power of forgiveness;” “Astrology and numerology

aren’t applicable to those who have increased their

vibration through love and wisdom.”

Many of the Cheerleaders claim that fate doesn’t

exist or that it is only applicable for select parts

of life. In our opinion, they lack the right to deny

the theory of destined life conditions until they

first disprove the predictive sciences of numerology

and astrology.

Hypothesis or theory can’t be proven, it can only

be invalidated. Numerology and astrology have

yet to be shown scientifically invalid. In order to

accomplish this, two things are necessary: long-

term, objective observation of the circumstances

in the lives of many people and extensive

personality and predictive work involving these

ancient sciences.

Until then, the Cheerleaders are denying a more

than 2000 year esoteric tradition (which has

been wrongfully dishonored by the world’s

organized religions–one of the greatest spiritual

injustices in recorded history–and greatly

distorted by the 17th/18th century Age of

Reason/Rationalism) involving the prediction

of life circumstances through numerology and

astrology. In doing so and promoting their

baseless promises of the power to “create”

anything anyone wants and erase life challenges,

they lead astray those seeking wisdom.

However trendy it is these days to reject the idea

of predestination (events that are unavoidable),

our research shows that fated circumstances

(rewarding and challenging) are part of

everyone’s life. Since 1992 we’ve scrutinized

the numerology and astrology charts, and

observed the representative circumstances

(past and present) of thousands of people.

Furthermore, whether a person believes in

karma and fate or not, they are still bound by

it, as we constantly witness.

Once you see, as we have, the constant

repetition of numerological and astrological

patterns entirely corresponding to circumstances

in peoples’ lives, it is easy to stop rejecting

the concept of fate.

Furthermore, though we are grateful for our

guides and angels in spirit form and regularly

work with Archangels, just because certain

information feels good, is quoted by someone

famous, or is “channeled” doesn’t mean it’s

true for this dimension.

Additionally, the so-called divine messages

of many popular metaphysical teachings too

often get distorted through the human filters

called the ego-self and conscious mind. The

“I made millions/cured my disease/met the

perfect mate; you can do it too!” messages

beg for provisions such as, “…however,

it may not be your karma and fate to

accomplish what I did, so I can’t guarantee

the same success I’ve had…”

We respectfully and compassionately would

like to remind New Age inspirational authors

and speakers that fate, dharma, and karma must

be included in New Age communications

(even if they are just indirectly alluded to).

Otherwise, as we’ve seen, fictional inspirational

communications can unfortunately send

people down the primrose path of illusion

and leave them utterly disappointed, not to

mention further discredit the New Age

movement.

Instead of misleading people into thinking

they can erase their tough karma and create

anything they want, we feel more emphasis

should be placed on the following philosophy:

much of life is karmic and fated, the “good”

and the “bad,” there’s no avoiding what is

meant to be, but there’s good news: you have

free will to react the way you choose to your

life’s predestined events and make the most

of your time here on earth.

What exactly is the benefit of working with

predictive numerology, astrology, and past

life regression aside from constantly seeing

fate in action? The benefits include

self-knowledge, spiritual growth through

awareness, wisdom, the ability to plan for

the future, the understanding that order exists

in the universe and that there are no victims,

that life is void of randomness, and that there

is meaning to everyone’s life.

In doing so, you’ll also find that the ancient

mystics and Gnostics were right: Fate cannot

be cheated, but it can be viewed in a way

that makes life a heck of a lot easier.

Why do we repeat what we do about destiny

and free will over and over? We feel these

ideas are very valuable and that it’s our duty

to share this sacred information and to expose

New Age myths and misleading practices.

We want to share what we and multitudes of

mystics throughout history have found as

truth because with awareness comes clarity,

and with clarity comes a more rewarding life.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo