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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2019
... movements, and popular culture use archaeological artifacts and monuments as slates on which to inscribe stories of supernatural ancestors, advanced civilizations and races, and lost ancient wisdom that justify critiquing or displacing existing religious and cultural structures and knowledge. The rhetorical...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
.... STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION Universal Medicine functions much like a family business, managing a variety of activities and organizational entities.72 Benhayon conducts most of his teaching and training at The Hall of Ancient Wisdom located Coco: The Way of the Livingness and Universal Medicine 65 in...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 77–87.
Published: 29 July 2020
...]knew that throughprayer toHeavenhemust seek stores of wisdom, Cannon claimed. He was not obliged to search the worldly records of the past for knowledge and inspiration. 5 On the other hand, Woodbridge Riley s 1902 The Founder of Mormonism argued that Smith s visions were the result of epilepsy...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
... side with it will come a deeper wisdom and a greater understanding.40 The counter-argument is that when an individual or group is harming others, the ethical thing to do is to try to stop them with whatever means are available, including magic. In his book Magic for the Resistance, Michael Hughes...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 60–85.
Published: 01 February 2020
... spiritually advanced Masters; an emphasis on initiatic wisdom traced back to the Nova Religio 66 Great Orient of India, Egypt, and other ancient civilizations as well as the mythological continents of Lemuria and Atlantis; and the central role of karma and reincarnation as forces driving human evolution...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2020
... less free than typically assumed. A lack of freedom, voiced by participants as the urge to follow impulses, inner knowing, or the wisdom of the body, was actually experienced by participants due to the power exerted over them by the imagined wildness once it was embodied and enacted. In his book...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of ancient institutions 5 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 5 17. ISSN 1092-6690 (print), 1541-8480. (electronic). © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 13–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... actually thinks of their work. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 esotericism Theosophy Theosophical Society archaeology ancient world Ancient Wisdom Crafting a Mysterious Ancient World The Effects of Theosophy and Esotericism on Public Perceptions of Archaeology...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 60–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
... coming cataclysm and after humanity recovers spiri- tual wisdom and restores brotherhood on the planet through simple living.10 The Brotherhood of the Sun saw itself as a New Age Eden promoting Christ consciousness and as a beacon for The Builders to return. Trompf s analyses focus on Paulsen s mixture...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 14–37.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the McKanan: Salad, Lard, and Everything Between 19 spirit body. Blavatsky taught a similar sevenfold view of the human being, which she traced to Vedic, Persian, Egyptian, Neoplatonic, Kabbalistic, and other ancient sources. Steiner alluded to Blavatsky s Sanskrit termi- nology (manas for spirit self...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... true diffusion of ancient wisdom. Whitesides: The Highest Common Factor 35 John Major Jenkins By contrast with the Le Plongeons, American author John Major Jenkins (1964 2017) offers an example of an explicitly and self- consciously perennialist interpretation of many of the same cultures and their...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 89–95.
Published: 01 May 2019
... to tradition, and that a variation Nova Religio 92 of this strategy is an appeal to an ancient wisdom or a primordial religi- osity that antedates current religions. 5 As Anderson notes in his article, this is one strategy traditionally employed by Theosophists. Elsewhere, Card and Anderson have...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jeb J. Card Margaret Murray (1863–1963) was a major figure in the creation of professional archaeology, president of the Folklore Society, and advocate for women’s rights. Her popular legacy today is the concept of the “witch-cult,” a hidden ancient religion persecuted as witchcraft. Murray’s witch...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 141–143.
Published: 01 May 2019
...: Three Inquiries in Church and State challenges a number of widely held assumptions about the nature of, and relationship between, Reviews 141 church and state. The authors explain that conventional wisdom holds that the relationship between church and state is much like that of the relationship between...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 36–59.
Published: 01 February 2019
... this story with you because they thought of their time in the hoop, they thought of their time in their bodies . . . as an opportunity to connect with a network into an ancestral wisdom, he continues. Some of the Maidan believed they could connect to previous experience through the action of the hoop...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 8–35.
Published: 01 February 2019
... form of socially engaged Buddhism.13 In many ways, the FWBO mirrors other new Buddhist movements founded during the twentieth century in the West: it shows a strong preference for selected ancient scriptural materials in translation rather than customs, lifeways, and modes of authority found in...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2018
... spirituality, which DeConick considers to be a revolution in religion that shook the foundations of the ancient religious world (13). The author s list of what constitutes the ideal characteristics of Gnostic spirituality include: first, the direct ecstatic experiential knowledge of a transcendental God...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 116–118.
Published: 01 February 2018
... place of lost wisdom, which is also used by AOL. The use of Sanskrit terminology in the group suggests that the teachings are rooted in the authentic and ancient traditions of India. The last chapter deals with AOL in the light of globalization and mediatization, that is, the increasing use and...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 114–116.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., is emphasized in AOL. Beliefs are referred to as knowledge or wisdom and the two sources are the inner self and the teachings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Jacobs differs between therapeutic beliefs that AOL practices bring about a sense of well-being; spiritual beliefs that there is an authentic...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 February 2018
... with faery lore, aggressively reframed the rather recon- dite material as a universal source of esoteric wisdom and psycho- physiological data onmortality at once an art of dying and a science of death No doubt influenced by the popularity of E. A. Wallis Budge s 1895 translation of the Egyptian...