- of or relating to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal.
- of or relating to an unintrusive style of music using both acoustic and electronic instruments and drawing on classical music, jazz, and rock.
- the New Age movement.
- a philosophy, originating in the late 1980s, characterized by a belief in alternative medicine, astrology, spiritualism, etc
- (as modifier)New Age therapies
- short for New Age music
adj.1971, in reference to a modern spiritual movement, from new + age. It had been used at various times since at least the 1840s. A general term covering a wide variety of alternative spiritual and philosophical movements and beliefs. Arising mainly during the 1980s, New Age teachings range from the efficacy of crystals, to a belief in reincarnation, to the advocacy of holistic and other approaches to personal health and global ecology.