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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... Hollywood Boulevard.24 This theatrical spell to liberate humanity and break enchantments was filmed and pub- lished on the HOGD1 YouTube channel, occupying a place between magic and a performative counter-protest in a public space, not dissim- ilar in method from the public demonstrations performed in the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23386–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.86
Published: 01 February 2020
... musical pre- sentation. 59 This brings to mind the insight from J.Z. Smith that it is the courts of the United States who have the final say on what counts as valid religion!60 Reverend Billy s arrests range from leading an action in the lobby of a John Pierpont (JP) Morgan/Chase Bank in New York City...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.111
Published: 01 November 2019
... came to enjoy regional delicacies and experience the evocative place-power (163), and surprising liminality (that) emerged through the use of costuming, re-enactments and music (163). Moving to the Piedmont next, Howell selects two events in Omegna the Pumpkin and Carnival festivals. Despite...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231145–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.145
Published: 01 August 2019
... this monograph to definitions and methodology. Following Michel de Certeau, Coggins presents mysticism as a tradition of reception and production of mystical discourse in this case musical performances and the accompanying rituals, language, symbols, arti- facts, and community. While this definition...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231142–145 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.142
Published: 01 August 2019
... bands can all be found on YouTube. It is necessary to watch a few videos, played at the highest volume your sound system and ears can stand, to glimpse the appeal and power of this extreme music. However, for drone aficionados, thunder- ous live performances are preferred over recordings, for only then...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... tune with one another, and separating from families created through normative American symbols of blood and law. In a 2013 performance at the Sedona Creative Life Center by Chris Spheeris (b. 1956), a composer in the New Age music genre, he recited a poem that parodied the extreme diets people use to...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23160–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.60
Published: 01 August 2019
... through renovation even as Sunburst had to sell its unprofitable Nojoqui Farm. Today, Sunburst Sanctuary sits on Sunburst Farm, its only property. It is a center for spiritual retreats and regular Sunday services, offering meditation, original music, and organic, vegetarian brunches. Like many newer...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23189–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.89
Published: 01 August 2019
... some special- izing in natural foods sales and manufacturing, several health food Nova Religio 90 restaurants, and organizations dedicated to teaching yoga, selling music and chants sung by 3HO members, and what over time became a major US security provider (Akal Security). Combining members...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22384–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.84
Published: 01 February 2019
... moved to Mahasarakham, and her sister Dao went there to open a small restau- rant, Jan moved there and helped with cooking and gave performances. Jan also got married. Then, because Dao was offered a job playing music at a hotel in Sisaket, Jan and her husband moved there. After working there for a...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22360–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.60
Published: 01 February 2019
...-spin events to further the viewer s assumed bias against polygamy. The show uses music and melodrama to represent young adults departures from polygamist sects as terrifying and risky. The show s producers use television techniques, such as overly dramatic language and sound effects, to guide the...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222157–158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.157
Published: 01 November 2018
... in at just under nine hours, uses more Peoples Temple tapes than all the other podcasts put together. Music, electronic effects, and the voices of mul- tiple actors are mixed into a foundation utilizing Jones voice, to tell the story of Peoples Temple. The finished result alone makes it worth lis...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22215–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.15
Published: 01 November 2018
... important sign of Jones connection to Lenin.79 Even Peoples Temple s music promoted Jones reincarnations as divine avatars. One hymn, sometimes called Sing, Little Children, Sing, celebrated all of his past lives: Sing about the ever-present God in the body. . . . Sing about Spirit of the consciousness...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22134–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.34
Published: 01 August 2018
..., an expanded version of this handbill was reproduced as a four-foot-high, multicolored poster on the wall of the temple. Included was the following appeal to the thousands of young hippies who were migrating to Haight-Ashbury. Turn on through music, dance, philosophy, science, religion and prasa- dam...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2215–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.5
Published: 01 August 2018
... constituted appropriate religious practices within these sacred spaces. Mission volunteers and Booker: God s Spirit Lives in Me 11 former customers dedicated their talents by offering classes in typing, music, tailoring, machinery, photography and upholstery. In the late 1960s, Waddles sponsored the Auto...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22159–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.59
Published: 01 August 2018
... mission to coun- terculture youth worldwide, culminating in the emergence of a new religious movement with an international presence.23 Despite never exceeding 10,000 adherents in its 50-year history, members distributed their signature literature and musical productions in over 20 languages, and...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 214109–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.109
Published: 01 May 2018
... teacher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1866? 1949) and his pupil, Ukrainian composer and performer Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann (1885 1956). Music is integral to Gurdjieff s entire teaching including cosmology, psychology, spiritual praxis, sacred dances or Movements, and the esoteric school he founded...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 214110–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.110
Published: 01 May 2018
... composition, structural analysis, performance, listening, and sensing the effects of music on one s personal state can serve the func- tions of self-study and inquiry into attention. Petsche explores these processes and their possible benefits. The final two chapters address Gurdjieff s cosmology, his views...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 214113–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.113
Published: 01 May 2018
... founded by Isaiah Shembe (1870 1935) in 1910 and now claims several million, predominantly Zulu, members in South Africa. It has always, as Nkosinathi Sithole puts it, blended Christian and African forms (4), and this blending can be seen in its music, dance, rituals, dress, and codes of conduct. As a...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 214105–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.105
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Massimo Introvigne, CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) Gurdjieff and Music: The Gurdjieff/de Hartmann Piano Music and Its Esoteric Significance. By Johanna J. M. Petsche. Brill, 2015. xvi + 279 pages. $145.00 cloth; ebook available. Johanna Petsche builds upon her doctoral work (University of...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 214114–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.114
Published: 01 May 2018
... Baptist Church, was founded by Isaiah Shembe (1870 1935) in 1910 and now claims several million, predominantly Zulu, members in South Africa. It has always, as Nkosinathi Sithole puts it, blended Christian and African forms (4), and this blending can be seen in its music, dance, rituals, dress, and...