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Pseudo-Christian Apologetics – New Age and Mind Science

In this dynamic course with Catholic apologist Gary Michuta, you’ll discover the roots of the New Age movement, why it is antithetical to our faith, and how to evangelize its followers.

Total classes: 10

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Apologetics or other apologetics or philosophy course.

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th

Suggested credit: ¾ semester Theology or Apologetics. For a full semester, add reading from Mr. Michuta’s optional Church History booklist.


In the 1800’s a new religious phenomenon took root in Protestantism known as the “mind science” movement. Today, the New Age movement is a multimillion-dollar enterprise whose beliefs are promulgated by well-known celebrities. Its strange practices of New Age eastern meditation, use of crystals, and beliefs have become normalized in our society. In this class we will look at the historic and philosophical roots of these beliefs, how they contradict Catholic teaching, and how to evangelize these groups.


Week 1: Understanding Ancient “New Agers” (Gnosticism, Hinduism, etc.).

Week 2: What is Mind-Science?

Week 3: Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science

Week 4: Myrtle and Charles Fillmore and the Unity Church

Week 5: Hoax Science, Spiritism and other influences

Week 6: Blavatsky and Theosophy

Week 7: Main teachings of the New Age Movement today

Week 8: Why New Age Fails

Week 9: Christ in the New Age Movement

Week 10: Apologetics and the New Age

Materials and Homework

Course materials: The reading and assignments will be provided FREE by the instructor. There is no text to buy. Recommended reading (not required): Catholics and the New Age by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, ISBN-10: 089283756X, ISBN-13: 978-0892837564 (https://amzn.to/3tWIq37)

Homework: Reading and weekly quizzes to reinforce learning. Quizzes are automated for immediate feedback.

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