You weren't exactly incorrect. New Agers like to take ancient concepts and bastardize them for self actualization and growth. Not a bad thing, but the original mythic basis sometimes gets lost. I'm not a Reconstructionist but still I cringe at some of this stuff.
Yep, I absolutely agree; it's sad that so much of that goes on, that some native cultures now don't want to share... it saddens me, but I guess I can't really blame them.