The New Age Movement in the Garden of Eden

The New Age Movement (NAM) has had a growing presence in Western culture for many decades. Is the NAM essentially derived from Eastern religions as many authors claim? It seems that the core principles really are all found in the Garden of Eden, and thus not very “new” at all. This blog looks at Genesis 3:1-7, the Fall of mankind, to show the “genesis” of the NAM. From there, we can more easily see the appeal, the “attractiveness” of the NAM which has, and does, captivate millions of people. The core teachings of the NAM are behind much of the so-called healing from “energy fields“.

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter is the Director of Ministry for Deeper Love Ministries, and has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches and is on the board of Deeper Love Ministries. Dieter is bi-vocational, also Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software (, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.