The purpose of this blog is to present some viewpoints that run counter to standard thinking in the New Age and personal development arenas.  Like religion, these two fields have become quite corrupt and have morphed into something that goes far beyond their original, respectable purposes.  A number of people have provided contrarian viewpoints that helped me enormously in various ways, and I am doing the same with this blog.  This blog is not for the faint of heart, and I won’t try to change that.