Indeed, the "New Era" consists of a wide range of numerous theosophist variations. The common denominator of all these is that:
- God is impersonal.
- All religions, all beliefs inevitably lead to God.
- Man has no benefit by following a specific religion.
- New Age will lead man into self awareness, which is the ultimate goal.
This is precisely the set of ideas which have been presented to me in a defensive way in these conversations. I also encounter a complete rejection of the idea of repentance in any form. It is basically mocked, and I think this may be because it cannot be understood by someone who is immersed in practices which promote the idea that we ourselves are gods within already.