From Acupressure to Zen, this book explains all the most important topics in the exciting New Age movement. The New Age movement has its origins in both the hippie culture of the 1960s, with its interest in Eastern spirituality and native traditions, and the occult revival of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. However, it looks forwards to the latest developments in such diverse areas as the environment, physics, psychology and medicine. With a lifelong interest in the field and personal experience of the matters at hand, the author is able to present the facts with both sympathy and discernment while bringing a much-needed overview to such a broad-ranging subject. Each of the entries is presented in as practical and simple a way as possible. Boxes of further information and things to do enhance the text, and suggestions for further reading are made wherever appropriate. There is also a full list of addresses and websites. Although aimed at the newcomer, "New Age Encyclopaedia" will be of interest to anyone looking for intelligent straightforward descriptions of some of today's most fascinating and crucial themes.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.