Opium for the New Age Masses
Press Release

Title: God's Love, Meditation and Prayer Are Opium for the New Age Masses

ASHEVILLE, N.C., August 5, 2008 - Thayer White's new book, Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze, helps people navigate the complex maze of available spiritual tools, systems and choices. He also describes about 101 New Age traps and treadmills, including the addictive-like use of God's love, meditation and prayer. http://www.thayerwhite.com/new-age.htm

Thayer (author, therapist and long-time New Age explorer) states: "Many New Age people do recognize the addictive qualities of popular religions. But, they generally fail to recognize such qualities in their favored spiritual activities, such as rituals, meditation, prayer, and ceremonies. These spiritual pursuits are often addictively used by millions. These activities ARE valuable when used to align with one's soul or higher-self, but many using them are unknowingly aligned instead with their selfish egos."

The book points-out/reviews the good, the not-so-good, and the ugly aspects of popular New Age spiritual choices, including the seductive trap of the Law of Attraction. Reviewing this book, David Brazier PhD., author of The Feeling Buddha, states: "The book is particularly good at isolating apparently attractive ideas that are basically time wasters." Hank Wesselman, anthropologist and author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy states: "This is a timely book that will achieve a wide readership. Thayer White is to be commended."

An excerpt from the book: "If you believe all you read about New Age spirituality, then it is all good and wonderful because all roads lead to God-Tao in the end. While I agree that all paths and roads eventually lead to God-Tao, many popular spiritual paths are lonnnnnnng detours. These detours result from the spiritual choices we make. Personally, I have been on hundreds of both long and short psycho-spiritual detours during my lifetime. With the benefit of study and life experience, most have become obvious. But they were mostly obscured while I was detouring."

About the Author: Thayer White was born and raised in Massachusetts (1941-1958) and received his BA in 1962 from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois (1958-1962). He lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1966-1996 and in 1987 received his MA in Transpersonal (i.e., spiritual) Counseling Psychology from John F Kennedy University in Orinda California. He is California licensed to do psychotherapy as a Marriage and Family Therapist and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and bookstores nationwide. Book Data: ISBN-13 - 9780964338558; Publication Date - August 4 2008; Retail Price - $17.95; Publisher - Purple Paradox Press. Its full title is: "Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze; God's Love, Not Religion, Is Opium for the New Age Masses - Why the Law of Attraction Often Fails." For more information, please visit http://www.thayerwhite.com/new-age.htm

Contact:
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Thomas Dunn
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thomasdunn@charter.net
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