A couple of weekends ago we decided to go away to stay in a cottage in Mount Evelyn to celebrate my birthday and our wedding anniversary. We also drove out to Warburton, some 70k north east of Melbourne, for a walk along the river. Deciding to stop for coffee, we were once more surprised at the increasing prevalence of New Age.
We went to one coffee shop and having sat down for a few minutes had to make a quick exit – the pictures on the walls seemed to us to be disturbingly dark and oppressive. The more we looked, the more evidence of New Age was all around, such as advertisements for palmistry, tarot readings and the like. There were a significant number of shops displaying New Age influence.
It is so very sad to see some of our most popular venues coming under the shadow of New Age and the eastern mysticism that it promotes. Pray for the churches and Christian believers in Warburton and surrounding areas, that their witness may be strong and powerful.
See also my Reflections on New Age and the Strangler Fig.