new age


new age

adjective

  1. of or relating to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal.
  2. of or relating to an unintrusive style of music using both acoustic and electronic instruments and drawing on classical music, jazz, and rock.

noun

  1. the New Age movement.

noun

    1. a philosophy, originating in the late 1980s, characterized by a belief in alternative medicine, astrology, spiritualism, etc
    2. (as modifier)New Age therapies
  1. 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.

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