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What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Selene » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:04 pm

I often see people dismiss something as "fluffy bunny" and/or "new age" - but it's a vague (and insulting) concept. I'd rather hear a specific criticism of the particular ideas and what about it doesn't work.

Who or what do any of you have in mind when you say "fluffy bunny new age" ?
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Takamba » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:44 pm

I'm glad you asked and those are terms that I don't like to bandy about much and when I do, I put them in quotes much as you have done. You will probably get just as many definitions as people you ask that question to. Generally, my understanding is that a "fluffy bunny" has two traits - a tendency to believe that everything should be all light and goodness along the path, and a tendency to seek the easiest methods to acquire the benefits of spirituality. A "new ager" or those things labelled "new age" seems to me, when people are talking about it, to mean things that are generally cataloged as mystic or empowering, having perhaps some magical element to it, but not at all involving the actual work of true study with acknowledged "Masters" on this earth - ie, a lineage. Of course, that's a very broad definition and I'm not saying I hold these definitions myself (only that this is what I think I am understanding when I read or hear someone use those terms).

To me, the New Age is just another way of saying The New Aeon - but I don't want to confuse that with those who believe the New Age is The Age of Aquarius astrologically speaking, because although falling in line time wise with the birth of the New Aeon depending on where you're counting from, and offering excellent compliments to our evolution, they are not one and the same thing. I believe the mass marketing of or mass production of information teaching more and more human beings how to consciously become aware of their Will (no matter how you robe it) is New Aeon. Baby steps for the Age of the Babe. And likewise I have discovered that there are many who need to be fluffy and happy and white lighty and chasing rainbows and lollipops in order for the whole Thing to work. As far as judging, deriding, criticizing someone for where they are at?? I was once a child too. I remember how I acted when the big boys laughed at me or told me what *not* to do. I don't want to put someone else through that.
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Corvinae » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:09 am

Who do I have in mind?

Lol...myself of course.
I am the fluffiest little bunny of them all.

When I have used the word, I do not mean it as an insult but more so to remind myself, that the qualities that make me, me...my youthful playfulness, my awe of the world, my love of everything, my desire to see joy in everything, my optimism, love of new, my grace and beauty...is my nature.

Childish, immature, impulsive, rebellious, freedom loving, most Aquarian traits, come to mind. As well as a side dish of Gemini.

Fluffy bunnies are newborn, fresh on the path....wide eyed, enthusiastic, happy to be here, up for anything, they don't believe that their is a wolf in the woods, for they haven't seen him yet, or only a shadow.

Most people once they encounter some nasties, loose their fluff, and grow their hard, stiff outer coat. I am blessed I guess that I came to this state of being another way, in my youth after. Some severe trials, instead of hardening, I became soft, fluid and flexible.

That's what make a fluffy bunny, different then some ol rabbit.

I have worked in occult and spiritual book stores as well as several different libraries, and you can tell a lot about a persons motives by what they read and buy.

Most new age media, is aimed at quick fix, quick pai nless spiritual progress, and inundated with eclectic flair. I like flair, and bling and rainbows, glitter, and lollipops, but you can only get so far on the caloric intake of new age media, and for many it provides a flavor of something else, in which new age is lacking, but materials that stand the test of time, true sacred texts will satisfy.
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:17 am

Selene wrote:I often see people dismiss something as "fluffy bunny" and/or "new age" - but it's a vague (and insulting) concept. I'd rather hear a specific criticism of the particular ideas and what about it doesn't work.

Who or what do any of you have in mind when you say "fluffy bunny new age" ?

"Fluffy bunny" occultism is pretty much like "vampire boyfriends who sparkle." Imagine a 14-year-old girl in fluffy bunny slippers and lots of pink with a pink bedroom covered with rainbows on the walls and dangling from the ceiling, and the cutest little unicorn statues (or, better yet, unicorn stuffed animals), just being sooooo enamored that she's reading The Secret (and is going out with that cute, sparkly boy from math class).

Not that there's anything wrong with any of that (as they say :lol: ) - not per se - it's a style. Beyond sweetness and light. Puts the hard-edged and chaos-minded on edge.

But it's all about the fluffy bunny slippers. And pink. Start there, and you'll get the vibe.
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Corvinae » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:33 am

Oh Mr. Eshelman!

Please help, I think I am regressing......ah....what has happened to me..
I used to HATE girls like that....
I used to do such mean things to them...
And now...

I have fluffy bunny slippers!!!!!!!!
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:38 am

:lol: 8) :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :roll: 8) :lol:

Or, to state it in a fluffy bunny way:

:angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby AliceKnewIt » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:25 pm

I think of "fluffy bunny" as overly positive. Like someone who can't bear to hear anything negative, with a fake smile plastered on their face.

I admit I am not sure what "new age" means, really.
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Takamba » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Dar es Alrah wrote:Oh Horus... this reminds me of the time that I let one rip on Paganspace. I was a newly minted member and I made a "fluffy bunny" comment.... the week after that I had about two thousand personal hate mail messages! LOL!

Funny how fast those bunnies can grow teeth. ;-) :D


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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Takamba » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:12 am

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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Frater 639 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:25 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby seekinghga » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:18 am

AliceNuit wrote:I admit I am not sure what "new age" means, really.

Your in luck miss Alice! ;)

New Age - (n.) any practice which is created in order to dupe or manipulate others, using pseudo-scientific methods and vague, unsubstantiated claims, most often with the objective of receiving material compensation for the efforts of the New Age practitioner.
Some examples of New Age practices are tarot readings, yoga classes, crystal healings, chiropractics, chakra manipulation, chi, feng shui, psychic mediums, reiki, etc..
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby JNV33 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:10 am

My take:

Fluffy Bunny: I prefer five. 2+2=5.

Me: Well, not according to mathematics.

Fluffy Bunny: Spare me the boring "theory". Five has a nicer feel than four. Five just feels right to me. It came to me in a dream!

Me: Ok, well lets take two apples, add another two apples and count what we have...

Fluffy Bunny: Who invited you anyways??
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Uni_Verse » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:22 am

wrote:Me: Well, not according to mathematics


That should be "not according to arithmetic." :)

:mumbles something about fluffy bunnies: ;)

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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby AliceKnewIt » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:59 am

JNV33 wrote:Me: Ok, well lets take two apples, add another two apples and count what we have...

Ha, once, in high school, I was having so much trouble in math, I asked the teacher: "What is the square root of an apple? Can you draw a picture of it for me?" He laughed at me, told me I was joking, but I was serious. I thought if I could see a picture of it, I would be able to understand. :?

I still don't know what a square root is. Maybe I shouldn't confess this. :wink:
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:31 am

Apples don't have square roots. They have gnarly, roundish roots.

As for numbers... visual representation to follow in next post.
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:45 am

Here is a visual representation of what a square root is. It only works visually in special cases (those involving whole numbers), but it should get the idea across.

Pick a number - say, 25. Get a bag of blocks (the cube-shaped blocks, such as alphabet blocks). Count out 25 of these blocks and solve the following puzzle: How can you arrange them to make a solid square. (Not an outline of a square, but so that the blocks are all together. Easier to show you than to describe. If my word-pictures aren't obvious, continue to the next paragraph anyway.)

You'll find that the way to arrange these 25 blocks to form a nice, tight, solid square is to make 5 rows of 5 blocks each.

So, look at this square of 25 blocks arranged in 5 rows of 5 blocks each. As you can see, 25 is the whole square. And, of that square, the width of any one side is the root of the square. (In this case: 5.)

Make a square out of 9 blocks and you have to arrange it 3 x 3; so 9 is the whole square, and 3 is the root of the square.

This applies where fractions are involved also, but it's more complicated. If you picked 11 blocks, you'd have to make a 3 x 3 square and then slice the remaining 2 blocks into (approximately) three parts each to fit around the edges. That is, the square would have to be 3.317 cubes wide and 3.317 cubes high; so 3.317 is the square root of 11.
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby AliceKnewIt » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:08 am

OH JIM! You are AWESOME! :D
You are a much better teacher than any of the math teachers I EVER had!!!!

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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:20 am

AliceNuit wrote:OH JIM! You are AWESOME! :D
You are a much better teacher than any of the math teachers I EVER had!!!!

:angel:

;) And I know how to talk to hands-on artists <vbg>
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Uni_Verse » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:51 am

The mathematical principle behind it lays in geometry:

The Square of 25 has a root of 5.
That is, a Square whose area is 25 has four Sides of length 5.
Thus, the Square Root gives us the length of the the Squares sides.


On the apple:
An apple is three dimensional, if anything it might have a cube root (X^3).
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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby pad631 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:47 pm

seekinghga wrote:
AliceNuit wrote:I admit I am not sure what "new age" means, really.

Your in luck miss Alice! ;)

New Age - (n.) any practice which is created in order to dupe or manipulate others, using pseudo-scientific methods and vague, unsubstantiated claims, most often with the objective of receiving material compensation for the efforts of the New Age practitioner.
Some examples of New Age practices are tarot readings, yoga classes, crystal healings, chiropractics, chakra manipulation, chi, feng shui, psychic mediums, reiki, etc..


This is a very general opinion. We should distinguish between those who abuse the new consciousness of those who introduced new techniques or rites, name them at will.
Just follow the example of the history of Zen, and similar examples.
Every time when someone has brought some new things on the face of the world,
there have been countless pursuers and their followers who
tried to wipe them off the face of this earth.

Astrological new age, is quite connected with all the other new things that occur at the same time.
You simply can not avoid to be part of the whole.
With our work we can be more advanced than others, or
run a little faster. Or perhaps something even more than that.
As Crowley likely have done.And probably many others unknown.

I was a young man once with naive belief in the a new age.And now
I enjoy quality alcohol and wait for the end of this life. Occasionally I plan some magical rites, without high expectations .. -:)

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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Zazazas214 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:55 pm

In my experience the New-Age phenomenon, which is now in it's hundreds (ever since New Thought, as I draw my line in the sand with the Pseduo-Christians which lead, with much unnecessary struggle to it's advent, not discounting the Transcendentalists whose work was quasi-inspirational).

The New-Age as I see it is life, love, liberty, legacy and law. It's establishing a world beyond yourself, and rising to the challenge of meeting that goal. It's about being the best man, woman, god or goddess, vampire or were you can possibly be. Here in my state of ALL I have seen and understood the ways of even GOD as he as expressed himself through the works of the DEVIL. GOD is the opposite of because. The DEVIL is the opposite of Lived. Combined (that will make sense in few moments). An acausal life in motion is a freedom which can not be expressed in any ordinary fashion (by all except perhaps the Axis Lords). A continous application of the Genius towards Sin, both in curing it's consequences and refining one's personal sin against the sins of others is, I believe, down to the marrow of my Space Pirate bones, this is the New-Age, hidden behind the fluffy-bunny facade, which it is true addicts may a fool onto the first tarot level, sometimes called Zero. Uni_Verse should understand this, although he may not have seen that.

Crystals, crystal balls, chakra sets, tarot decks (other than the Thoth deck, bless it's Hadit), ouija boards (ehteric computers), found objects, and much ancient paraphrenalia can literally, I do not equivocate here, put you intouch with your re-incarnalities, and take you back to where you needed to be personally, but couldn't in the rush to get back to your present concept of "Now".

For an example, like Utnapishtim I am over 4,000 years old, but am also only 28 Solar continuities old. It's maddening to hand that much information in such a small form, but I am deeply appreciative of the guides and the signs, portents, and omens, good AND bad, which have lead me here, and there, and elsewhere soon enough.

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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:54 pm

I have no idea where crystals do the things that some say they do (I've never researched it).

However, I feel compelled to point out that dismissing it, because of your gut feeling, or personal reaction to holding a crystal once, is about as fluffy and irrational an approach as I can imagine.

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Re: What exactly is "fluffy bunny" new-age?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:24 am

Exactly!

Not a condemnation of the practice... but maybe a condemnation of many of the practitioners.
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Re: What exactly is

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

kasper81 wrote:
Avshalom Binyamin wrote:I have no idea where crystals do the things that some say they do (I've never researched it).

However, I feel compelled to point out that dismissing it, because of your gut feeling, or personal reaction to holding a crystal once, is about as fluffy and irrational an approach as I can imagine.

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did I say I held them only once? I suggest you perhaps reread my post

Whether you held them once or 20 times doesn't really change the point that I was making--that it's pretty ironic to dismiss something as fluffy nonsense based on gut feelings and anecdotes.

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Re: What exactly is

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:43 am

kasper81 wrote:
Avshalom Binyamin wrote:Whether you held them once or 20 times doesn't really change the point that I was making--that it's pretty ironic to dismiss something as fluffy nonsense based on gut feelings and anecdotes.

But I was basing the evidence on personal experience and analysis????

So are the new agers, in many cases.
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