new ager

New Age

adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal.
2.
of or pertaining to an unintrusive style of music using both acoustic and electronic instruments and drawing on classical music, jazz, and rock.
noun
3.
the New Age movement.

Origin:
1970–75

New Ager, noun
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New Age
 
n
1.  a.  a philosophy, originating in the late 1980s, characterized by a belief in alternative medicine, astrology, spiritualism, etc
 b.  (as modifier): New Age therapies
2.  short for New Age music

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New Age
1971, in ref. to a modern spiritual movement, from new + age. It had been used at various times since at least the 1840s.
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New Age definition


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.

Note: New Age music incorporates relaxing, dreamy melodic lines with a quietly harmonic background, primarily in order to promote meditation.
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