Resources for understanding Theosophy / New Age, etc.?

Hi everyone, looking for some help on resources on how to get to the core of understanding Alan Watts/Theosophy/ the New Age movement?
Refutations would be super useful. Thanks

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Thanks for your question. I look forward to responses from others in the community. Below are some resources from authors I have referred to regarding New Age. Several of the New Age concepts are are also increasingly entering churches. It may be important to get familiar with some of the key ideas of New age - all is divine, positive thinking, Jesus as man who reached godhood through meditation, focus on man’s potential, methods to experience some inner revelation,etc. Walter Martin has written extensively on several cults and his books should be helpful to understand what new age beliefs are. Steven Bancarz and Josh Peck have come out of the New age system of beleifs into Christianity and so have great insights. An overview of the new age beliefs is in the following article:

Look forward to any specific questions you may like to further discuss.

God bless!


Dear Lakshmi,

Thank you so much for your suggestions. They turned out to be quite helpful in my conversations the last couple of months, specially the resource from Christian Research Institute and The Kingdom of Cults. I’m right now dwelling more on the understanding of how these ideologies are impacting public education and will share my learnings as I come to a more concrete form of presenting the findings. Very grateful for this community and the quick support you offered.

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Hi @Archana,

That’s really encouraging to hear! I too have found the ‘Kingdom of the cults’ to be a great resource for a variety of beliefs. It would be helpful to the community if you are able to share some of your insights from your work one day. Thank you!