Concise Dictionary of the Occult and New Age

by Debra Lardie, Dan Lioy and Paul Ingram

Most conservative Christians cannot keep up with the ever-changing face of the unscriptural religious scene. New religions and apostasies from traditional Christianity seem to crop up every few days. This concise dictionary will help believers to become better informed about cults and the New Age thought.

As the title suggests, the book offers only a brief glimpse into each subject. But that is preferable to digging into thousands of magazine articles and books to gain the information we want.

The reader will find entries on Zen Buddhism, homeopathy, the Illuminati, humanism, Black Muslims, Black Sabbath, the "hundredth-monkey theory," New Age Movement, New World Translation, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Baha'i, "mantra," and many others.

In addition, you will find brief sketches on leaders and/or founders of cults such as Shirley Maclaine (New World Movement), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Transcendental Meditation), Herbert W. Armstrong (Worldwide Church of God), Joseph Smith (Mormonism), Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Scientist), L. Ron Hubbard (Dianetics), Timothy Leary (Cosmic Consciousness), plus scores of others .