wow, i can't believe that it is monday already. the weekends are just too darn short. but even more so, i can't believe that i just went to the bookstore (granted, a crappy chain store) and found books on meditation under the category 'New Age' and books on vampires under 'Spirituality'. to each his own, but i think vampirism should probably be categorized under 'S&M'. and i guess that 'New Age' has cheesy connotations for me, but after looking at the wikipedia definition, it's really right up my alley - it's not just about Yanni and crystals!
The New Age (also referred to as the New Age movement, New Age spirituality, and Cosmic Humanism) is a decentralized Western social and spiritual movement that seeks "Universal Truth" and the attainment of the highest individual human potential. It includes aspects of Occultism, astrology, esotericism, metaphysics, alternative medicine, music, collectivism, sustainability, and nature. New Age spirituality is characterized by an individual approach to spiritual practices and philosophies, and the rejection of religious doctrine and dogma.
coincidentally, after leaving the bookstore, i ran into jamba juice for lunch and there was a professionally dressed, 40-something woman in line with fangs. i must be getting old, because i just didn't think it was cool. i used to think anything different was cool, but i can't wrap my head around why someone would do that, although some would argue it's no worse than a tattoo. but is this vampire thing/subculture gaining more popularity just because of some hot dude ala twilight? i have not read the books or seen the movies, but i have some friends who are 'twi-tards'. they may want edward to suck on their neck, but they aren't taking it so serious as to want to have the dentist install gigantic canine teeth. of course, my era of vampire movies is george hamilton in love at first bite, speaking of cheesy.
so, growing up means growing close minded? i'm good with new age, but not with vampires? don't tell my mom. she'd probably be proud.