The Mayan calendar–there are still Mayans around and they say that ‘Mayan calendar predicts end of the world’ stuff is all wrong. It’s like someone found a Rigid Tools calendar for the year 2011 and: “Look! It ENDS in DECEMBER! That means the world ends in December!” No, you numbskull, that CALENDAR PERIOD ends in December.
Indeed –New Age spirituality, if it is spirituality at all, with its channelers and its “The Secret” and its aromatherapies, and its vibrating tuning forks placed on chakras, and its egregious simplifications and misinterpretations of esoteric traditions and its outright fabrications…is like a bad radio signal coming through a crappy transistor radio with a broken antenna. Mostly static.