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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... reception history of archaeological monuments and artifacts. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 alternative archaeology perennialism hyperdiffusion reception history cultic milieu The Highest Common Factor Heterodox Archaeology and the Perennialist Milieu Kevin A...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 94–110.
Published: 15 April 2020
... of his archaeological claims or persuade visitors that Bosnia and Herzegovina is the cradle of human civilization, Osmanagic´ and his supporters now principally brand the complex as a place of meditation, healing, and spiritual development. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS AND RAVNE TUNNELS In...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 139–140.
Published: 15 April 2020
... ranges from sacred groves in Zimbabwe to ritual performances in Cameroon and Afro-Christian traditions in the Americas. Its contributors approaches to these sub- jects are diverse: literary-critical, ethnographic, historiographic, exe- getical, eco-critical, archaeological. As is often the case with...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 125–128.
Published: 01 February 2020
... affordances that create certain possibilities for animals. For example, a hollow in a tree may afford a shelter for certain animals. Later, this term was used in archaeology to describe functions that human-made objects may afford in addition to the purpose for which they were designed i.e. books can be read...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and violent death from a philosophical and anthropological perspective, including archaeological specifically the phenomenology of pain and sacred pain, bodily mutilation and scarification (trauma as part and parcel of social and individual transformation), rites of terror, violent simulations in...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2019
... create new sacred meanings and narratives, and how archaeologists need to engage with persons attributing these alternative meanings to archaeological artifacts. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 history of archaeology Theosophy alternative archaeology...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2019
... archaeology and the occult. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Margaret Murray Wicca alternative archaeology H. P. Lovecraft conspiracy theory England history of archaeology UFOs Witches and Aliens How an Archaeologist Inspired Two New Religious Movements Jeb J. Card...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 13–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., however, more specific connections that we can make. In addition to promoting Atlantis as a real/mythical place, Theosophy can be tied to the History Channel s show Ancient Aliens, the biggest pseu- doarchaeological thorn in the side of modern archaeology. Blavatsky held that when the Fifth Root Race of...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 89–95.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., more charitably, alternative archaeology. We are arguably liv- ing in a golden age of pseudoarchaeology: the television series Ancient Aliens is currently in its thirteenth season on The History Channel. In 2016, presidential candidate Ben Carson stated his belief that the pyr- amids of Egypt were...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 75–88.
Published: 01 May 2019
... at the archaeological ruins of Tiwanaku. Tiwanaku has a long history of being used for the crafting and performance of nationalist symbols by state politicians, local native communities, and tourists.5 My second example is also centered on this site, specifically the role of a stone stela in...
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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 (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 (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 (2017) 20 (4): 144–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... He rightly places the New Age in the historical trajectory of Western Esotericism, and demonstrates a thorough and apposite use of source material. Campion is well placed to write this work as a senior lecturer in the School of Archaeology, History, and Anthropology, and Director of the Sophia Centre...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 134–135.
Published: 01 February 2017
... suggest and provide evidence for another type of narrative that recognizes agency for Japanese women in religion. Her method is to establish a long view starting from prehistoric times, using archeological as well as Chinese historical evidence, and to proceed chronologically mapping Japanese historical...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 13–35.
Published: 01 February 2017
... which Neoshamans live can encourage or impede such interpretations. Most of these studies focus on communities based in Western Europe (or, partly, in the United States). Lithuania provides a slightly different context due to its specific twentieth-century history, and the historical experience common...
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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...