My Apparent Lack of Esoteric WisdomMonday, September 27, 2010
I really hate vegan-yoga-meditation-new agey, crystal healing, supernaturalist, Age-of-Aquarius, pseudo-consciousness raising fluff bullshit. I just had to say that. Something in my email box provoked me to say that tonight.
Have you ever been to Sedona, Arizona? My folks used to live out that way, so I visited often. It’s a fun, clean, quiet town that has yet to be overrun by trash tourists – which is a good thing. And the natural beauty is splendidific. But it’s one of those places where the yin and yang congregants hang out. The website of the Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association states that the town has a
spiritual reputation as a Mecca of healers, psychics, spiritual counselors, massage therapists, energy and body workers, reiki masters, yoga classes, light workers, shamans, mediums, clairvoyants and channelers. Sedona is a place of wisdom, enlightenment, beauty and transformative opportunities. Retreats, metaphysical book stores and classes provide spiritual learning experiences.
And then there’s the vortexes, which are “a giant magnet of energy that is either positive or negatively charged. Positive charged vortexes have feminine attributes: nurturing, calming and tranquil or yin. Negative vortexes are masculine, active, energizing or yang.’
Good God – thinking about all that crap is a waste of energy.
UPDATE: Comments from Skip Oliva:
Back in 2000, I was freelancing for a political news website and I covered the nominating convention for a group known as the Natural Law Party. It was an actual political party, of sorts, built around promoting Transcendental Meditation as a solution to all of America’s problems. And they were damn serious. Their “national defense” platform actually spoke of training a few hundred people the art of meditation, and they in turn would create an invisible shield to protect the country from foreign attack