A writes: “I’d love if you could include the Capacitar practice, or movement, on the Women of Grace New Age Blog Index as it’s not there yet. Here in Ireland I see it may be coming into vogue and again, it’s popping up in Catholic Church circles. It doesn’t take much research to see that it’s New Age as on the website www.capacitar.org in the About section it’s quite clear that it’s derived from Eastern sources. It’s sad to think that vulnerable people, victims of trauma in poor countries, are being subjected to this. Not just poor countries now either.”
RVS writes: “What should we believe regarding statements that linen is healthy. The site appears to be Judaeo-Christian. I’m considering buying the feminine products to reduce plastics in contact with my body but I am concerned about supporting a new agey type business when they speak of ‘frequency’.”
New Age energy medicine comes in all shapes and sizes and has a remarkable capacity for reinventing itself. I never cease to be amazed . . .
It has recently come to my attention that several homeopathic enthusiasts are implying that Catholics and Christians should be encouraged to use homeopathy because of the many popes who used it. They are also pointing to an award given to a homeopathic physician by Pope Paul VI and to the fact that Mother Theresa’s order has also used these drugs as reason for Catholics to embrace homeopathy. Although all of these facts are true, when the story behind them is told, the picture looks a whole lot different!