Viewpoint ‘New Age’ Gurus: Shirley MacLaine, J. Z. Knight, and Co Robert Basil From: Volume 07, No. 2 Spring 1987 ShareTweet Robert Basil Robert Basil is an editorial associate of FREE INQUIRY and the editor of Not Necessarily the New Age: Critical Essays (Prometheus). See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.