Here is a small sub-sample of the Amazon categories listed under Religion & Spirituality. All will fire off live searches, and each includes, in parentheses, the number of books in the category. Even without clicking on any of the individual categories, it's clear at a glance that this taxonomy doesn't work. Whatever it may mean, "New Age" is certainly not distinct from the other headings here. Two it subsumes (Earth-based and Occult); the other it is subsumed within (Spirituality). So what I want to know is: Who's on first?
the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
believe in signs & portents that would make the middle ages blush
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. (Zizek)
Monday, April 10