Is the New Age no more? In the old days, there were Reiki and Yoga. Now Mindfulness seems to have sprouted everywhere. It is not compatible with Christian spirituality. And we have "experts" telling us that there are no differences between boys and girls. This whole mentality springs from the New Age. I wonder if Jung, who would most certainly have approved of all of this, is the godfather of the movement? So, what this book has to say is more relevant than ever.
I entirely agree with the author when he says that followers of the New Age are generally those appalled by modern day materialism. In my case, I turned to the music of the millionaire George Harrison to take me out of this material world. What a deception that turned out to be. The New Age Movement does not lead us to God. It leads us to the self. To paraphrase psychologist Paul Vitz, it is the cult of self-worship.The book brilliantly points all of this out.
I was puzzled by the title's reference to the Sacred Heart until I read the second part. The only remedy to overcome the New Age delusion is authentic Catholic spirituality. There was a professor of Buddhist Studies who became a Catholic. When he was asked what devotions he now practiced, I half expected him to say mindfulness or centering prayer. Instead, he recommended the Rosary. So does Buck, along with Holy Mass, frequent confession, adoration and devotion to the Sacred Heart. Those who have got involved with the New Age will continue to be restless until their hearts rest in the Heart of Our Lord. They will not find what they are looking for in the dry rot that is the new atheism. Nor in the shallow waters of modernism. Only authentic Catholic spirituality will satisfy them because only this offers transcendence.
This well written book gives readers good reasons to abandon the New Age snare and find their way home to traditional Catholicism.