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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 65–92.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Heather Shearer Peoples Temple achieved impressive objectives as an organization, the most impressive of which was establishing and maintaining an agricultural community—the Promised Land—in the remote jungle of Guyana. An activity theory analysis of work oriented to the Promised Land reveals that...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 129–130.
Published: 29 July 2020
...Scott Lowe Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design . By Thomas B. Roberts . Park Street Press , 2019 . 224 pages. $16.99 paper. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 modernism (41 42, emphasis in original). Johnsson advises scholars from any...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 118–119.
Published: 29 July 2020
... Religio 118 between Russia and the United States during and since the 2016 elec- tion. He confirms Russian attempts to influence the American election and attributes them, in a detailed and persuasive scrutiny, to the resur- rection of the Russian Cold War strategy of Active Measures. This strategy aims...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 130–131.
Published: 29 July 2020
... for discussing entheogens, ideagens, aesthetigens, empathogens, and the like; a theory of mind; proposals for research; an extensive syllabus for a course on psychedelics; a proposal for rescuing the humanities; advice for deal- ing with curriculum committees and deans; exhortations for academics to...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 119–122.
Published: 29 July 2020
... United States during and since the 2016 elec- tion. He confirms Russian attempts to influence the American election and attributes them, in a detailed and persuasive scrutiny, to the resur- rection of the Russian Cold War strategy of Active Measures. This strategy aims to influence global perceptions...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
... as Australia, and Benhayon has encountered sustained criticism on a range of issues commonly faced by other new religions. Public reaction betrays fears of secretive and inappropriate activities, which are amplified by the Australian media’s penchant for targeting cult activities. While Universal...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 126–128.
Published: 29 July 2020
... the country, apparently because many political leaders came to agree that it was better to allow more representation from minority faiths. Chapter 4 deals with battles over activities of satanist groups seeking to participate in society, particularly their controversial efforts to have monuments...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 15–42.
Published: 15 April 2020
... egregores charisma collective effervescence affect networks The Magical Theory of Politics Memes, Magic, and the Enchantment of Social Forces in the American Magic War Egil Asprem ABSTRACT: The election of the 45th president of the United States set in motion a hidden war in the world of the occult...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 94–110.
Published: 15 April 2020
... other activities occurring at the site are managed by the Foundation of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, a non-profit organization established by Osmanagic´ in 2006 for which he continues to serve as executive director.3 The Visoko area, according to Osmanagic´ s current understanding of it, is home to...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 83–99.
Published: 01 November 2015
...David G. Robertson This article examines how millennial (and apocalyptic) prophecy in contemporary conspiracy theory culture is both constructed from, and in turn produces, material things. Influential radio host and filmmaker Alex Jones (b. 1974), constructs his prophecies of imminent “Fall of...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
...-right s use of magic allegedly to bring about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States.1 But the resis- tance has been no less active in the spiritual realm. This article examines the emergence of magic and witchcraft as forms of political resistance after the 2016 U.S...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 69–93.
Published: 15 April 2020
... States, and thereby prevent the full realization of the Kingdom of God on Earth. In the conspiratorial cosmology propagated by those affiliated with this movement, Christians must engage in spiritual warfare and political activism to combat the spiritually malevolent, unpatriotic forces oppos- ing Trump...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 114–116.
Published: 01 February 2020
... what constitutes civil rights activism (and who re- presented civil rights leadership), this framing of Father Divine and the Peace Mission requires attention to other African American activists and organizations who offered similar civil rights programs beyond this doc- umentary s historical claims...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 110–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... conjoins a psychobiography of Jim Jones with a comparative analysis of the 1978 mass murder-suicides in Jonestown (xvi). Arguing that Peoples Temple s structure and activities generally exemplify new religious behavior, Nesci draws on psychoana- lytic theory backed by a battery of anthropological examples...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 86–109.
Published: 01 February 2020
.... The religious activism of Reverend Billy and his church, aimed at liberating life from “consumerism” and fundamentalism, presents an “ideal type” example of the development of Earth-centered protest religions that may be found at the margin of capitalist society. As evidenced by Reverend Billy...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 31–59.
Published: 01 February 2020
... thinker since the 1960s. Assimilating a broad range of ideas taken from esotericism, shamanism, and science fiction, McKenna became the principal architect of an occult theory of psychedelic experiences referred to here as psychedelic ufology. The article further argues that McKenna was formatively...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 112–114.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Peoples Temple s structure and activities generally exemplify new religious behavior, Nesci draws on psychoana- lytic theory backed by a battery of anthropological examples to iden- tify religious cults as the regressive return to a universal primordial collective organization (xvi). Revisiting...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 February 2020
... looks closely at the notion of efficacy in Isluga waynu ceremonies and how humans incorporate herd animals into rituals as active social actors who are thus considered essential to the community. Marieka Sax seeks to understand Andean placed-based spirits, their dual identity as both guardians and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2020
... active in the wellbeing counselling sector for individuals and groups. In organizing the work- shop, they drew on a range of inspirations belonging to the broad field of contemporary spiritualities. Besides emotional body work, shaman- ism, and goddess spirituality, Tantra was the main source of...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 November 2019
... perspectives is necessary for such a contested subject, and the editors organize the contributions in thoughtful and logical groupings. Approaching the subject matter from the disciplines of philosophy, law, political theory, sociology, psychology, anthropology, education, religious studies, and more, the...