On Alex Jones Infowars Nightly News on Tuesday 7/8/12, Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute forcasts a rebirth of spirituality because of the financial crisis, which he calls “a new New Age”. Very interesting that these are “straight” conspiracists, concerned with financial and political conspiracies, not UFOs or any of the more woo-woo aspects, yet they are couching the purported Awakening in terms of a new age.
Of course, the old New Age developed among similarly counter-cultural “alternative” communities following the financial crises of the 1930s and the Second World War, so there are some parallels. It’s just that today’s alternative communities are web-based.
Relevant part starts at 45m. WordPress doesn’t seem to let me embed the video to start from there.