Are You Ready For The New Age?
To the founders of the
Aquarian Society, the New Age
meant a future time of world
peace under the direction of a
one-world government. Idealis-
tically, if there were only one
governmental power in the
world, there could be no war.
As the leader of the government, Lucifer (yes, the fallen
angel of Genesis) would create
an earthly kingdom that he
Aquarians, the true New
Agers, do not equate Lucifer
and Satan as the same being.
Instead, they see Satan as an
abstract force of evil in the
world and Lucifer as the giver
of knowledge, one who can
make men as gods, as he promised Eve in the Garden.
Most Aquarians believe in
the history recorded in Genesis
of the fall of man, but do not
believe in the Biblical view that
Lucifer intended on destroying
man for his own benefit. They
believe Lucifer desires only to
Over the course of the last
century, since the founding of
the Aquarian Society, the concept of a New Age has
changed. The average New
Ager is one who holds a humanistic view of mans' progression to a god-like state through
promoting world peace and
love to fellow man. They usually include one or more mystical
systems in their beliefs such as
astrology or Transendental
Meditation. The popular slogan, "Visualize World Peace,"
is a New Age ideal as well as
the goal of ending world hunger.
However, the average present-day New Ager usually
does not believe in Lucifer, but
does hold that Satan is a term
used to describe the evil in the
These themes are illustrated
in the original New Age music
through chants, dreamy melodies, etc.
Recently a new form of music, a cross between speed metal
and industrial noise, is creating
a scene of its own. And they
call it New Age, however blasphemous to the original ideals
of the Aquarians. Worshipping
Satan instead of Lucifer, and
only slightly resembling the true
New Age music in its droning,
the inconsistency is probably an
attempt to ridicule the conservative Christians' suspicions
that the New Age fulfills Biblical prophecies of the apocalypse. Or even more likely, it is
an attempt to ridicule the media's sensationalization of heavy
metal satanic cults.
Whatever the goal, the
means is big amplifiers, smoke
and haze and bizarre stage antics. A true New Ager would
simply die at the sight of it.
From the first mic check,
"sssix-sssix-sssix," to their final
echoing of "satan-satan-satan,"
an open-minded person can
find the sarcasm humorous,
while a television crew in search
of a story could have a field
So, whether the New Age
holds Luciferic commitment,
enlightenment of God through
Jesus Christ, or post-hardcore
music, are you ready?
— Darrell Hutto