happened to read a review of Tolle (below). Its done by a Christian, and I happen to disagree with much of what this guy says...BUT, he is at least intellectually honest!
But he does show how Tolle is promoting his own type of New Age Religion. As a matter of fact, Tolle could be classified as a New Age Fundamentalist. Why? Because Tolle pretends his ideas are not just his belief system, but that they are THE TRUTH. Tolle has just cobbled together a buch of New Age style beliefs, and pretends its The Truth.
Tolle is laughably WRONG when he talks about anything to do with science or evolution.
And it appears he is just as wrong when he talks about early religion.
All Tolle is doing is putting forward his own brand of new age religion, to give his followers a feeling of "certainty" in their conscious minds.
So either he is clueless, or he is self-consciously lying when he tries to pretend he is not putting forward a system of beliefs for his followers to believe. I happen to think its the latter.
Eckhart Tolle appears to believe he is intellectually superior to "the masses" so he probably feels he has to write a dumbed-down version full of Illusions.
That is what you and I call lying.
Its all pretty transparent and shallow.
Random Reflections - Greg Boyd
Eckhart Tolle’s "A New Earth" Book Review