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Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, is a popular host on the EWTN Catholic television network and founder and president of Ignatius Productions, a Catholic media production apostolate. A respected biblical scholar and speaker, he serves as senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is fluent in twelve languages and has led more than fifty pilgrimages to holy sites around the world. He resides in Irondale, Alabama.
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  • Paperback: 233 pages
  • Publisher: Servant (February 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089283756X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892837564
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pacwa, a Jesuit priest, gives a balanced and systematic treatment of the New Age movement. There are no emotional tirades and scathing attacks. This book is rigorous and scholarly (includes endnotes, a glossary and bibliography) yet very readable. He gives the history and logical arguments against these practices. This book is not just a good read. It's also good to give away to those who need it and good as a reference as well.
Pacwa exposes the roots of New Age infiltration into the Catholic Church. It's a controversial topic but he makes it pretty clear that using something like the Enneagram (a typology purporting that there are 9 types of characters) just doesn't square with being Catholic. Seen in the light of Tradition and Scripture, which Fr. Pacwa makes reference to, this and all New Age practices are dubious at best and diabolical at worst.
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This is an incredibly important book for Catholics to read. For some reason I cannot explain, many Catholics, including my parents when I was growing up, were and are deeply interested in the occult and new age spirituality. It is VERY dangerous stuff.

My parents bought me my first set of runes, and my first Ouija board. I do not think they were being willfully evil. They were just VERY ignorant regarding Catholic truth, and also regarding the dangers of the New Age.

Luckily, when I was in my late 20s, I met a wonderful and faithful priest who also went though a period of experimentation with "crystals" and "runes" and other garbage when he was a teenager. He walked me through the dangers and pitfalls such approaches to "spirituality" present. The interesting thing was, in my heart of hearts, I always knew that my parents and I were offending Jesus with the actions we were taking. I just KNEW I was doing something wrong, despite my parents' tacit approval and even encouragement. All Father had to do was bring out of me the answers I already had on my heart. He gently led me to repentance, and then forgiveness in Christ Jesus.

Still, until recently, I had never known anyone whose life was ruined because the New Age. However, I can now say that the New Age is destroying people in my family. I have several family members hopelessly fascinated with this stuff. Some have had tragedies in their lives and are unable to really heal and deal with the ramifications of such deep personal loss because they are holding on to their loved ones with seances and other inappropriate forms of spiritualism and communication with the dead.
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I just finished this book and I have to say that I am amazed at the angry negative reviews I've read on this page. Folks, if crystals, horoscopes, tarot cards and contemplating one's navel are now considered (as was suggested in one review) modern, cutting edge psychology, then our society is in deep doo-doo. We should be furious that this mumbo jumbo has infiltrated the once respectable field of psychology, but the priest who wrote this book shows absolutely no anger towards the new age movement with which he experimented for a while. It seems clear to me that as he grew spiritually, he simply tired of the shallow, simplistic, ego-centric silliness of the new age - just as a boy becoming a young man tires of playing with the toys of his childhood.
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Father Pacwa is one of the few Christian writers, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, who is able to write about the subject without losing his readers in a web of delusional conspiracy theories. He assesses the dangers, philisophical implications, and silliness of many aspects of New Age culture, and relates them to his own life experiences. This book is already a Christian classic.
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Fr. Mitch Pacwa's "Catholics and the New Age" is one of the most authoritative Catholic texts on the New Age movement.. it was first published in 1992, but, unfortunately, it hasn't been updated since. The New Age movement is no longer centered on Shirley Maclaine (Out on a Limb), crystals, and even Matthew Fox (Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions) Some subjects have remained surprisingly timely. Pacwa brings up the Church Universal&Triumphant, which manages to blend Gnostic spirituality&Buddhism with social conservative beliefs. The Church Universal&Triumphant has gotten media attention due to Elizabeth Clare Prophet's recent passing, as well as the fantasy writings of a former member, Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr) He mentions JZ Knight, who channels "Ramtha",a warrior from Atlantis. Knight was obscure until she hit it big in The Secret (Extended Edition).

Pacwa vividly describes his spiritual journey. He talks about experimenting with yoga, the Enneagram, Jungian psychology. He credits his conversion experience to Fr. Richard Rohr (Radical Grace: Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr)

"Catholics and the New Age" also has helpful resources for those who want to learn more. Pacwa shows much discernment in the books he recommends. It's an excellent, educational book.
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