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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Kevin A. Whitesides This article differentiates two universalist rhetorical strategies in common use among producers of alternative archaeological narratives: hyperdiffusionism and perennialism. Both strategies seek to account for perceived similarities in archaeological monuments worldwide by...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-cult not only inspired Neopaganism but is foundational for author H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. These modern myths cast a long shadow on not only fantastical literature but on paranormal beliefs, preserving outdated elements of Victorian archaeology in popular culture concerned with alternative...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jeb J. Card The practice of archaeology—the study of material evidence of past human activities—is not in alignment with the human drive to understand relics of the material past as touchstones of mythic origins and evidence of the sacred. New and alternative religious movements, political...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 94–110.
Published: 15 April 2020
... complex. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Bosnian pyramids alternative archaeology New Age religious entrepreneurship religion and science legitimation of religion Field Notes The Bosnian Pyramid Phenomenon Olav Hammer and Karen Swartz ABSTRACT: The Bosnian town...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 89–95.
Published: 01 May 2019
... University of California 2019 alternative archaeology pseudoarchaeology ancient aliens re-enchantment Perspective Religious Aspects of Pseudoarchaeology The How and the Why Joseph Laycock ABSTRACT: While pseudoarchaeology often presents claims in a scien- tific register, it favors fantastic or...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 13–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Indiana Jones and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider depict ancient artifacts riddled with supernatural power, and news media headlines regularly equate archaeological 13 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 13 26. ISSN 1092-6690 (print), 1541-8480. (electronic...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 75–88.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Andean religious practices are undergoinga revival in which invented traditions are refashioning symbol- ism from archaeological heritage to fit a new indigenous national iden- tity. The use of archaeology to invent new traditions out of whole cloth is 75 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 60–74.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that clouded Paul and Rose s view of Edith s mediumship shaped their view of historical and archaeological research: a fear of interpretive bias. In Pels terms, they accepted that a product of material culture the box was necessarily evidence of something;32 however, their skepticism of their own...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 116–118.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to New Age millennialism in a very broad sense, with chapters on the Age of Aquarius and relations with the psychedelic movement, UFO religions, and various ancient astronaut and alternative archaeology currents. The final part focuses on the 2012 phenomenon, introducing founding figures such as...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2018
...., Archeologies of Confession: Writing the German Reformation, 1517 2017 (New York: Berghahn Books, 2017); and Sita Steckel, Story Street Is a One- Way Street: Concluding Thoughts on Cultural Entanglement and Historical Narration in Transkulturelle Verflechtungsprozesse in der Vormoderne [Processes of...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 13–37.
Published: 01 May 2018
... trans- formed them into supranational networks at least partially existing in covert, underground shape.65 While this panorama was much different from any twentieth-century constellation, it has a specific genealogical or archaeological connec- tion to modern research. The fragmentation of the...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 13–35.
Published: 01 February 2017
...- European religious traditions, Lithuania, Balts, Neotoltecs, Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan, Siberian Neoshamanism 13 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 13 35. ISSN 1092-6690 (print), 1541-8480. (electronic 2017 by The Regents of the University of...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 59–81.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Reinstating the Divine Woman in Judaism (2000), volumes by archae- ologist William Dever such as Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel (2005), and Patai s The Hebrew Goddess. Readers also are referred to Carmit s website24 and the Shni-Zioni blog (discussed below), as well as to...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (1): 32–59.
Published: 01 August 2016
... direct line of succession between the two. Rather, the living faith is a new religious movement created within a late modern context on the basis of surviving archaeological and historical material coupled with contem- porary inspiration and innovation. Thus, I echo the historian Ronald Hutton s...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 33–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... army), and the revolutionary leader from El Salvador, Farabundo Mart ´ (1893 1932),46 yet another example of how international revolutionary-esoteric networks functioned in the 1920s. Promoting Mayan archaeology was an integral part of Carrillo Puerto s program. In 1923, he welcomed an American...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 30–48.
Published: 01 November 2015
... come together, or fail to? Alternative archaeology and alternative history go hand in hand, but how frequently do these pair with alternative medicine? Do alternative economic sys- tems and alternative political models tend to arise in the same narratives as discussions of alternative spirituality? The...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 November 2015
... question of who built, used, and then abandoned these sites along with the fate of the builders is an archaeological mystery, but the Washitaw offer an answer: their ancient ancestors built the mounds as sacred spaces in response to God s command in Exodus 20:23 26 to build earthen altars.11 Contemporary...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (2): 67–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
... order to prove the Khazar theory, Neolog Jews attempted to con- struct an all-encompassing argument using evidence from disciplines including literature, archaeology, and sociology. Contending that these types of evidence were not only valid in their own right but also confirmed the validity of each...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (2): 45–66.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is the shorter or lower person. Maya refers to the really old people [i.e. the Maya of archaeology]. So, given that you can t find anything better, I figure the safest bet is natural. Because, well, we do know that we re a little shorter than those who are Spanish. We re shorter than the Americans...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 August 2014
... dark secrets. In a collection of tales that Lovecraft fans would later distinguish as outlining the so-called Cthulhu mythos, the main character, typically a learned sleuth, gradually comes to realize through his own antiquar- ian, folkloric or archeological research that a race of foul...