Apocalyptic disappointment


Following the Harmonic Convergence celebration of 1987, and the absence of any dramatic changes, the force of the New Age movement as a new religion weakened significantly.


The extreme nature of millennarian belief, appeals to the acutely marginalized or to unstable personality types. The beliefs are however difficult to sustain and can lead to apocalyptic disappointment when prophecies fail. and These can be associated with short-lived dramas in which true believers shut themselves off from society at large They have been known to seize control of territory and thereby involving non-believers in tragedies which to the believers is the long-delayed fulfillment of prophecy.


Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Societal Problems Emergencies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Date of last update
11.12.2017 – 12:26 CET