Two posts on the issue of the ‘new age’ here: http://darwiniana.com/2011/08/14/the-illusions-of-age-periods-and-the-eonic-effect/
I think that this question is a monkey wrench in the works that is going to destroy the ‘New Age’ movement.
Over and over again, I have tried to clarify the issue, to no avail. Idiot after idiot, including so-called ‘gurus’ like Andrew Cohen, are obsessed with a kind of postmodern attack on modernity, and the attempt to ‘reschedule’ the ‘new age’ to some new scheme that will be the ‘spiritual’ age they want (but which never existed in the form they assume).
These people are actually interlopers, and if we clock back to the period before Gurdjieff and Blavatsky we can see the bare seeds of more intelligent ‘new age’ movement appearing. A good example is the unwitting Schopenhauer who was one of the first to study/update the Indian legacy.
What is anyone to do with Blavatsky and Gurdjieff: they really represent fronts for the occult exploitation of ultra-reactionaries who want to destroy a real ‘new age’ movement and replace that with something they can control.