We look at the new age perspective of meditation and find out why it is not compatible with Christian meditation, Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic faith. Jesuit John Hardon defines Christian meditation in this way: "Meditation," he says, "is that form of mental prayer in which the mind is specially occupied with reflecting on divine things."
He continues, "These prayerful reflections become the means of stimulating the will to make acts of confidence and sorrow, of gratitude and petition, and of adoring love of God." How does Christian meditation differ from the meditation of the new age? In what is new age meditation rooted? Is there an intrinsic danger to non-Christian meditation?