G. Notes for a New Age
The articles in this section have nothing to do with the historic New Age, but more about a certain sensitivity I developed during that period in my life. It was during this period that I met the John written about in Becoming Fully Human and Andrew H., my first spiritual teacher (Chameleon, On Friendship). It was during this time that I developed a longing to explore and understand the hidden dimensions of life, as are detailed in the two Esoteric Design columns; Ritual, Myth and Meaning; What’s In a Name; and Attunement. It was during this time where I first addressed (and am still addressing) what I think of as personal deficits, as in lack of intimacy with nature (A Garden Grows in Lambertville) and a proclivity for solitude (Group Living).
As I explain in Goodbye, this book’s concluding column, I ventually came to contextualize the New Age Movement, see how it had shaped me, and know what I needed to take with me and what I needed to leave behind. I look back through my rear view mirror with some regret but mostly with fondness. The regret is that I and my worldwide circle of friends didn’t change the world to the degree we thought we would. The fondness is the knowledge that much of what we gave endures, albeit transmuted by time into forms that transcend what we ever conceived.
This is the section introduction to Notes for a New Age. For the titles of the articles in the section, visit the Table of Contents.