from Chapter 1
CHRISTIANITY: THE GREAT DIVORCE
New spiritual currents are bathing the West: the wind of a changing zeitgeist blows through the world of the third millennium, promising a renewal of the spirit. And yet the widespread resurgence of interest in soul-care, in the occult, and in a spectrum of meditational and yogic practices from the East--in a word, the reawakening of a sense of the transcendent--is highlighting as never before the depth of the cultural/social crisis that besets us. Is it, some ask, the beginning of a spiritual renaissance or the last efflorescence of a dying organism?
After all the prophecies...