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Nova Religio. 2020; 234126–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.126
Published: 15 April 2020
..., recreational spaces, laundry rooms, and even childcare. Ecovillages are another new type of intentional community where residents use modern technology to create sustainable communities with minimal environmental impact. Another recent trend involves the formation of purpose-driven communities, such as artist...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
.... Paradoxically, those participating in magic rituals against the Trump administration seem to be those who believe most strongly in modernity and a future based on liberal ideals. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS The election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States on 8 November 2016 left many...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23469–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.69
Published: 15 April 2020
... and political life. In deliv- ering this mandate, these New Apostolic leaders jettison the dispensa- tionalist catastrophic millennial expectation of an imminent rapture followed by the tribulation period, then the return of Jesus Christ to participate in the battle of Armageddon and then establish...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.133
Published: 01 February 2020
... in the modern, post-partition period. . . . [as existing] within a spiritual landscape that posits more continuity than competition between Mecca and South Asia (3). Afsar Mohammad s article on pilgrimage to Penukonda, a shrine connected to the Sufi saint Baba Fakhruddin, demonstrates that not only...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... subjectivization in the mak- ing of modern religious life, Altglas shows that bricolage offers less freedom than typically assumed. Long-term historical processes and cul- tural encounters determine which foreign practices and beliefs are avail- able to individuals. This use of available resources, the author...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23360–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.60
Published: 01 February 2020
... area six kilometers outside of the town of Planaltina. Its new residents called it Vale do Amanhecer, or Valley of the Dawn. A period of great ritual and theological efflorescence followed and over the next decade the community grew exponentially from several dozen to tens of thousands of mediums.19 In...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 14364–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.14.3.64
Published: 01 February 2011
...Devin R. Lander This paper describes a radical and short-lived spiritual movement that emerged in New York State in the 1960s. With Dr. Timothy Leary as the figurehead, two of these psychedelic religions rose to brief cultural prominence in period of 1963––1968 when Leary and his communal group...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.113
Published: 01 November 2019
... Europe and the United States. The first of this edited volume s two sections, Enjoying Established Religion, focuses on sites of enjoyment in religions whose origins pre- date the modern period and includes the majority of the book s ethno- graphic work. One standout piece is Catrien Notermans study...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23242–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.42
Published: 01 November 2019
... early white Pentecostal notions of women in public life and demonstrates the complex negotiations of gender that characterize the movement past and present. Early twentieth-century Pentecostal periodicals, sermons, and denominational minutes show that predominately white Pentecostal conversations about...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23218–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.18
Published: 01 November 2019
... Department 19 period. The first community did so by encouraging religious diversity within a Christian socialist framework, the second by reimagining the role of the community as a replacement for the Christian church, and the third by exploring new alternatives to Christianity altogether. These three...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23264–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.64
Published: 01 November 2019
... focused on the novelty of Joseph Smith s prophetic claims and the charge that neither he nor his followers were loyal American citizens. In 1833 a bulletin published in Naples published notice con- cerning a new sect called the Mormonites. 7 During the 1840s another periodical in Naples, La scienza e...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231114–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.114
Published: 01 August 2019
... Utopia in Literature and Film is an attempt to tell the story of the transformation of the kibbutz. A professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Louisville, the author reviewed novels about kibbutz life during different periods constructing the rise and fall of a prophetic vision by authors such as...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231129–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.129
Published: 01 August 2019
...; $35.96 paper; ebook available. psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, and LSD in the spread of modern day perennialism. Partridge has done an excellent job of research, as his fascinating text and voluminous endnotes demonstrate. His careful prose and good- natured analysis contribute to the book s authoritative...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23189–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.89
Published: 01 August 2019
... bakery. He describes the late 1970s as a tight period. He stopped working at the bakery and went into grant admin- istration for seven years. He remembers 3HO people going into many different fields as the organization diversified at this time. In fact, Bhajan suggested that he go back to school to...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... relationality.13 A TALE OF TWO FASTS Alice lived in Sedona during 2012 until she moved to New Orleans after a few months.14 Originally from Illinois, Alice was in her early Crockford: Becoming a Being of Pure Consciousness 41 twenties, and had experienced periods of homelessness. She had little contact with her...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23160–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.60
Published: 01 August 2019
... 500,000 years ago they came to earth to establish an ideal civilization. Eventually, war with an invading intergalactic malignant force caused them to leave. One day they will return, they told him, and Paulsen s job was to help prepare the way. The early 1960s was a period of injury, illness, and poverty...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23114–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.14
Published: 01 August 2019
... in the courses he offered for farmers and for doctors. He spoke of nutrition as early as 1906 and was still doing so in some of his final lectures in 1924. Two key themes recurred throughout this period. First, Steiner articulated an evolutionary individualism that denied the possibility of dietary...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2245–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.5
Published: 01 May 2019
... the mid-twentieth century, but also into popular culture. The research of British Egyptologist Margaret Murray (1863 1963) into witch trials of the early modern period led her to assume the existence of a pagan religious worship survival from the Paleolithic period in rural England. Murray s witch...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22444–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.44
Published: 01 May 2019
... archaeologist gave her theory popular cre- dence, though her analysis was primarily based not on archaeology but on her reinterpretation of Early Modern period (1500 1800) witch trial documents. Today, these documents are seen as records of the religious and social persecution of people not involved in any...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.27
Published: 01 May 2019
... tracing them to a single ur-source. However, each takes a distinct epistemic position with respect to the identity of that source. Hyperdiffusionism and perennialism represent shifting ideological trends within the modern cultic milieu, and, therefore, noting the distinction is important in tracing the...