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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 111–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Patricia Barker Lerch © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Food, Festival and Religion. Materiality and Place in Italy . By Francesca Ciancimino Howell . Bloomsbury Academic , 2018 . 209 pages. $114.00 cloth; ebook available. finds a balance between the scant...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Benjamin E. Zeller This special issue of Nova Religio brings together four articles that examine particular intersections of new religious movements and food. Dan McKanan examines spiritual food practices within the loose network of spiritual movements associated with Anthroposophy, the turn of the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 14–37.
Published: 01 August 2019
... processed foods and celebrates traditional cuisines that use large amounts of animal fat. This diversity of foodways, paradoxically, confirms Wouter Hanegraaff’s characterization of Anthroposophy as too “clearly demarcated” to be considered a full part of the New Age movement. What demarcates the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Constance Elsberg Food—enjoying it, preparing it, serving it, distributing it, and using it for healing purposes—is central to life in the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO). In 3HO’s early years, food beliefs and practices were instrumental in creating community, shaping members’ identities...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 60–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
... its Sunburst Farms are largely missing from scholarly work on organic food, communes, and new religions. This article remedies these absences by situating the Brotherhood of the Sun, Sunburst Farms, and Sunburst Natural Foods within the contexts of countercultural new religious movements, back-to-the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 38–59.
Published: 01 August 2019
... spirituality food fasting religious foodways commensality kinship and religion American new religious movements Becoming a Being of Pure Consciousness Fasting and New Age Spirituality Susannah Crockford ABSTRACT: Fasting is an unexplored area of New Age spirituality. Using material that is primarily...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 88–90.
Published: 29 July 2020
... rituals of Orthodox Judaism. These are largely absent, so common food traditions imported from Iraq help hold the community together. Food is one of the best vehicles for that nostalgic walk down memory lane. It enables a taste of home for those seeking a backward glance at a bygone era (124). Chapters...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... and constantly in trouble for stealing food, as Sarah recalled: Nova Religio 40 Weighing was a very serious business . . . if it was considered that we were putting on too much weight we would have our food rations cut down and that was a dreadful proposition, food being the most important thing in...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 15–42.
Published: 15 April 2020
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
..., helpful, and brave. In this prayer, old women s political activities are inspired and sustained by Baba Yaga s magic. The protagonist cries out to her with her pains and fears, but the witch is not impressed. She tells the protagonist to shut up, grabbing food for herself and her cat and offering vague...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 February 2020
... beings invade and attack the phys- ical body by stealing part of one s soul, involves in-depth knowledge of non-human entities, and their exorcism and endorcism. Part Two, Cohabitation and Sharing, examines and emphasizes the centrality of food sharing and exchange between humans and non-humans within...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 31–59.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., because the strategy of the early hominid omnivores was to eat everything that seemed food-like and to vomit whatever was unpalatable, 153 their diet must have included magic mushrooms. His developed thesis was that each spore is an artifact of an alien intelligence actively seeking to establish a...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2020
... consisted of two workshop conveners and around 10 partici- pants, all women, with ages ranging between 25 and 65, although most were between 35 and 45. The fee for the workshop was 240 euros in addition to accommodation and food costs (about 150 euros). The workshop conveners, An and Nathalie, were both...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 110–111.
Published: 01 November 2019
... volume. Finally, the inclusion of frequent, color photographs set this volume apart, and add a welcome visual dimension to the collection of essays. Claire Miller Skriletz, Independent Scholar Food, Festival and Religion. Materiality and Place in Italy. By Francesca Ciancimino Howell. Bloomsbury Academic...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 94–104.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., civil rights, an integrated church, food pantry, elder care, and even heaven on earth, when they describe the early movement. This reinforces the normality of the people and the human- ity of their goals. If Jim Jones had died sometime in the mid-1960s, he might be remembered as an obscure civil...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 42–63.
Published: 01 November 2019
... propo- nents, husbands who drank hard liquor were often husbands who abused their wives, abused their children, and spent their hard-earned money on booze instead of food for their families. Alcohol, it was pre- sumed, was keeping the poorer classes poor and leaving strong and virile men effeminate and...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 18–41.
Published: 01 November 2019
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., there are marked dif- ferences between agrarianism today and its precursors. Perhaps the most dramatic characteristic of contemporary agrarianism is its strong com- mitment to ecological stewardship, and its equally strong opposition to the industrial food system. LeVasseur positions today s religious...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 83–99.
Published: 01 November 2015
... America,” engineered by a shadowy cabal of Satan-worshiping socialists, from material things—ammunition purchases, birth certificates, chemtrails and extreme weather. At the same time, his prophecies in turn nurture an industry producing water filters, “seed banks,” and freeze-dried food for the “preppers...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 84–107.
Published: 01 February 2019
... if for a temporary period,17 and by engaging in other merit-making activities such as giving food to monks, preparing for Buddhist rituals, or singing Buddhist paean saraphan for offering. Anthropologist Charles F. Keyes has argued that while women have a gendered image as mother-nurturers in stories...