We and our counterparts in the East agree that a new general personality must be made to live in the body politic. Our counterparts refer to one such method whereby which this may be accomplished as Psychosynthesis. In the West, we have not found that term of great utility; it is threatening. Instead, a no less effective program has been marketed to the West’s body politic under a ‘New Age’ umbrella — self-hypnosis, guided imagery, visualization techniques, and relaxation therapy. These things work and this new personality is now ubiquitous not only behind the Iron Curtain, but throughout the West. The reactive sort is of the most value to the State.
–George Irwin, Letters to Caspar, 1989