Jeff brown on the New Age movement
One of the signs that someone is emotionally unwell is when they claim that the dissolution of the ego is an enlightened act. Or that all feelings are an illusion. Or that the self isn't real. Or that all of your personal identifications and stories are false. Or that there are no victims. Or that all must be forgiven. Or that it’s “All Good”, no matter what horror has occurred. Or that they are truly “in the now”, even though your instincts tell you that something is not quite right.
They will not tell you they need healing. They will tell you that they have transcended all of that. They may well tell you that it is you who needs to heal. That you have not yet seen the light. That you are asleep. That you are responsible for everything that has happened to you. That you are lodged in the ‘Matrix’. That you are physically ill because you haven't done "the real work." That you have chosen an inauthentic life. That you are not as brave as them.
Do not believe them. It's all a lie. Masks and disguises crafted in an effort to keep their pain at bay. Manifestos of self-avoidance. They are not enlightened. They are in pain. If they can convince you, they can convince themselves- at least for a moment. But it won’t last long. Because the unresolved pain will soon rise to the surface, longing to be acknowledged and healed.
This is the shell game that patriarchal (and new cage) spiritualties have been playing for centuries. If you read their books closely, you will see it: pages and pages of self-avoidance masquerading as enlightenment. And it is little more than a (veiled) cry for help. Because genuine transformation cannot happen independent of the self. It can only happen at the heart of it. The real path of liberation- H E A L I N G
Mark Passio's presentation The '"New" age and the suppression of the sacred masculine' which he gave at the free your mind 2 conference. This is the extended version with slides included