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In the broad category of "Alternative" medicine -- as distinct from science-based medicine -- are certain New Age beliefs and practices. The term "New Age" itself loosely refers to such concepts as human transcendence, expanded consciousness, and mystical healing -- with New Agers often appropriating such scientific terms as "energy" for their pseudoscientific promotions of "auras," ESP, past lifetimes, spirit communication, and so on. Guardian angels represent one fad, with New Agers often saying that they are not so much religious as "spritual." In the field of medicine/healing they tend to embrace such practices as Reiki, aromatherapy, crystal healing, and the like.

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