Can someone tell me the differences between Neo-Pagan, New Age and the Occult if there is any?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on May. 24, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
The three often overlap but are not the same. Occult means hidden knowledge or spiritual knowledge, it can refer to the practices of people of any religion, or no religion. It generally refers to anything not understood by mainstream society. Alchemists, Mediums, Diviners are all called occult sometimes. Neopagan is a religion that attempts to recreate ancient religions in a way that is meaningful in today's world. Wicca, Goddess Worship, Hellenistic or Celtic reconstructionists are just a few belief systems that generally fall under the term Neopagan. New Age, too, can apply to any religion if they are following the beliefs of a loosely defined group of new philosophers. New Age often refers to things like healing with crystals (etc.) & often has elements of ancient Eastern beliefs explained in quasi-scientific terms.
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