Freud writes about "order":
"But while we cannot expect cleanliness in nature, order is rather something that we have acquired through nature observation; By observing the great astronomical regularities, man has been given not only the model, but also the first points of view for bringing order to his own life. The order is a kind of repetition, which once and for all determines when, where and how something should be done, so that in each case one saves oneself hesitation and uncertainty." (s428f, SSkr X, Kulturen)
Jemstedt, A. (2007). Stagnation and movement. From the inner world and external reality. Bioluminescence. ??
The author describes this as something fundamental and fundamentally life-promoting. Referring to Wilfred Bion, and Melanie Klein's division into a schizo-paranoid and a depressive position respectively, he writes about "the oscillation, dialectics, between the schizo-paranoid and the depressive position, between fragmentation and integration, as a prerequisite for vitality and change" (p. 61). He further describes one of the goals of psychoanalysis as "an effort to reduce the confusion between external and inner reality. The extreme of such confusion exists in psychotic states in which perception and reality coincide" (p. 63).
The individual stands alone with his destiny.
The New Age tends to glorify the indvidence itself, more than transferring such on or attributing such a higher power (Farias & Lalljee, 2008)
Here, too, Freud's thoughts on a life and a death drive fit in. Jemstedt (2007) summarizes a dial act in which "the drive of life strives to create ever larger and more complex wholes and the death drive strives for decomposition and freedom of tension and facing outwards manifests itself as destructiveness" (p. 60).
Is it possible that these aspirations are going on almost simultaneously and taking each other out?
God, allocative aspects:
Healthy, cruised both personal and power
Frisk (1998, referenced in Frisk & Åkerbäck, 2013) conducted a survey in 1994-95 with followers of the new spirituality, where one of the questions was whether the person believed in God. 97% of respondents said yes. But Frisk nevertheless noted that in the new environment where the survey participants moved, the word was very rarely used. When asked if this god was perceived as personal or impersonal, she received a partly surprising response. The survey presented had two options. Respondents had to decide whether God was seen as "Spirit/Life Force" or "Personal." The options were answered with 63% and 20%, respectively, i.e. the majority perceived God as "Spirit/Life Force". Frisk noted, however, that although this possibility was not pronounced, 14% of respondents ticked off for both options.
God, rounding mark
God is a kind of mark of the individual's own energies. An administrator of the suffering of the individual.
Hammer (2004), referring to sociologist Max Weber, writes that the new age stands for a "re-enchantment" of reality. The author takes the phenomenon of patterns in crop circles, as an example: "Man is no longer a deadly biological being on an insignificant small planet on the edge of one of many millions of galaxies. We have once again become heroes in a great tale of life" (p. 310).
A Robert Burrows (referenced in Arlebrand, 1992) is said to have written about the phenomenon of channeling:
"It is a striking irony that those who so vonifiedly spread the word of the divine inside end up seeking the advice of spirits on the outside. The conclusion is inevitable: they went inward and, like the rest of us, found themselves in need. Divinity is a burden that humanity simply cannot bear" (p204, Arlebrand's quote, or Burrows?).
Arlebrand concludes that the phenomenon of channeling shows that many people "never in practice manage to live with the assurance that the cosmos and the Divine are impersonal" (Arlebrand, 1992, p205).