The New Age also has a fragment (compare with the 12 baskets of FRAGMENTS that were LIFTED UP after eating of the multiplication of fishes and loaves) of the truth that they are holding in UNrighteousness; unrighteousness = without the knowledge of Christ (knowledge as in Adam KNEW his wife and they were one), "flavoring" (as salt) or rightly dividing the Truth.
Fragments = this is my body which was broken for you (to eat communion worthily, ie. discerning the LORD'S body (which is the Spirit of Christ) within the body of others. Hereafter we'll not know Him after the flesh, but by the Spirit.
When He lowered Himself into His creation everyone got a measure that is revealed to them when they begin to turn toward the Lord and HIS righteousness. This is why it says we can eat of ALL the trees in the garden BUT the one (carnal mind/letter interpretation),and live in the presence of the Tree of life. This is also why it says He hides in the THICK DARKNESS.
BUT: we must be led of the Lord's Spirit in what we "eat" so that He makes it "clean" (Peter rise and eat/after the sheet was RAISED 3 TIMES) for us and distills out of it the portion of the Christ that is hidden in the darkness. Otherwise, if we "eat" without being led of His Spirit to do so, we have been led away of our OWN LUSTS, and "death" is the result. This is the essence of the feast of Tabernacles, in principle, spiritually.
This similarity to the things of God and Christ that exist in ALL things, is why people get dragged down sometimes instead of raised "up", because they ate without being led and therefore it profited them nothing, because we cannot by taking THOUGHT (like Eve, in the appearance realm of what LOOKS GOOD to eat) add one cubit to the measure of Christ. I can "eat" all things, but all things are not expedient (except what and when He would lead me to eat). As many as are led by the SPIRIT, they are the sons of God.
They obtained this corrupted Word (NOT "flavored" with salt) because the soul which is spiritual in nature also, can ascend into the second heaven as well and obtain knowledge; but without the covering that is Christ, it will not produce the life of the Spirit, and depending on the method they choose to "go there" it can literally produce death as well, not just spiritual death. Blessings....
PS. I also wanted to add that in the natural enough salt will kill the yeast (leaven) in bread. In the spiritual application of this truth, knowledge obtained from the Spirit which is Christ, does NOT puff up, as knowledge obtained with the leaven of the carnal mind, DOES. This is why the offerings were salted with salt.
So the admonition against "knowledge puffeth up", has NOTHING to do with knowledge gleaned in the prescribed manner, ie. thru the Spirit of Christ that quickens (raises up) and rightly divides (kneads like bread or clay into the desired form) the Word (bread) of Truth .