It is not difficult to find boasts of "theory" dotted around in New Age ramblings, as in Donald Watson's often comical "Dictionary of Mind and Body":

"The theory behind pattern therapy is that certain shapes can focus the earth's electromagnetic waves or more subtle energies to produce particular effects."

A more honest word would be fancy.


PSYCHOLOGY - main page.

SCIENCE - physics, mathematics, biology, including evolutionary theory.

CULTURE - general writings on culture, postmodernism, and related issues.

Paul Taylor 2001