The New Age movement, which captured the attention of many Americans in the 1970s, draws from many different spiritual and religious sources. A New Age practitioner might demonstrate Buddhist beliefs along with faith in chakra healing stones or a crystal point. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the New Age philosophy is that inner peace and strength can be found in any number of ways, and that a person’s path to enlightenment defies judgment.
New Age spiritualityÂ often incorporates music to create a sense of community. Music has a natural calming effect, and it can communicate with our bodies’ biorhythms in ways that cannot be explained. In fact, music is not meant to be explained – rather, it should be felt. The same applies with New Age beliefs; people experiment with different mystical techniques in order to feel better physically, mentally and spiritually.