Re-Reading the New Age, Part 3: Education, Bailey-Style

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 3 of the Re-Reading the New Age series. I’m tweaking the schedule a bit. As I mentioned in the first post in this series, I do want to write about other things (and you probably want to read about other things, too) and that will take time. So I thought about it and juggled things around a bit and came up with this.

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Re-Reading the New Age, Part 1: Education, Bailey-Style

+JMJ+ In keeping with my new old schedule—On the Soul series Thursday, various and sundry on Monday—I’ll be posting my re-read of New Age books series here on Mondays. (Maybe I should subtitle it: If I’d only known then what I know now. And just so you know, this spot won’t be taken up completely with warnings about the New Age. I do post about other stuff, too. I already have some other post ideas that I’ve been meaning to work on.) As usual, notes and links are at the end of this post.

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Human from the moment of conception

The Biology of Prenatal Development
The Biology of Prenatal Development DVD

How many times have you heard it: a fetus is not a baby, a fetus is not a human? I’ve just ordered a DVD, Biology of Prenatal Development and I plan to watch it and then to show it to everybody I know who has ever said this to me. The Biology of Prenatal Development was produced by The Endowment for Human Development, Improving Lifelong Health One Pregnancy at a Time and National Geographic. Free study material on the EHD site “includes the program script, footnotes, bibliography, appendices, and index of terms. Read the script in 92 languages on the site” or as a PDF download in English, Spanish or French. Below are just a few lines from the script that have already caught my eye. Emphasis added in bold is mine.

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