Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Age

I hear this term alot especially about music and it made me wonder where did the term come from. Dictionary says it is an adjective from 1956. Hmmm. Back to the '50's again. That must have been an interesting period. I wonder if it has anything to do with the war having ended and people looking ahead. A social movement drawing on ancient concepts especially from Eastern and American Indian traditions and incorporating such themes as holism, concern for nature, spirituality and metaphysics. I guess I thought the term was fairly new like in the last 10 years and was applied just to music. Just one more thing adding knowledge to my life. One is never too old to learn.

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