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Reception, transmission, and parody

This chapter explores how the Indigo Child is transmitted as an object in discourse, in both positive and negative conversations. There is interplay between the Indigo Child concept, the New Age movement, and a wider society of ideas and, further, that previous research into these areas so far has largely missed valuable locations and material, including those involving ethnic minorities and classes not previously recognized in demographic surveys of the New Age movement. The chapter presents three primary examples to explore this collapse of the idea at particular moments, before expanding focus to consider the wider implications of my research on the Indigo Children. These three examples are: Tilly, an Indigo Child; Julian, the founder of the Crystal Child discussion group the author attended on the King's Road, London; and The School for Indigo Children.