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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 60–83.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Michelle Mueller Mormon polygamy has become a popular subject for contemporary reality television shows. TLC’s polygamy reality shows center around Mormon polygamist families from the families’ points of view. In contrast from these, Lifetime/A&E Networks’ Escaping Polygamy (2014–) centers...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 114–116.
Published: 29 July 2020
... between 1951 and 1967, when television began to grow in popularity and witches became central to widely viewed shows like Bewitched. Chapter 5 deals with the years 1968 to 1982, when the older censorship system was abolished, allowing hor- ror cinema to make fresh, and often more explicit, use of...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... demonstrated Anne s power over The Family and over the world of facts, and were proof of her ability to alter reality at will. Raynor Johnson s daughter Beryl Hubble (or Christine Fleming), changed her own name to Anne Hamilton-Byrne to be able to sign fraudulent documents as the real Anne. The children s...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... concerns about Scientology through its short-lived publication Reality.10 Wearne also courted influential fig- ures in the mental health establishment, including the chairman of Victoria s Mental Health Authority, Eric Cunningham Dax, who claimed during the Anderson Inquiry that Scientologists brainwashed...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 60–85.
Published: 01 February 2020
... mainstream religions and the scientific establishment.1 Esoteric ideas and practices long have flourished in Brazil, interacting with local realities to produce a rich array of alternative religions, spiritual thera- pies, healing modalities, philosophies, art movements, and literatures. While this esoteric...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 42–63.
Published: 01 November 2019
... persona, gaudy personal aesthetic,and reality television stardom, became president-elect of the United States. Observers were confounded by many aspects of his surprise victory, including the enthusiastic support Trump received in white Pentecostal- charismatic circles. Many wrongly reasoned that Trump s...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 August 2019
... thread of adaptation to changing realities, examining two groups founded in nineteenth- century America and two Buddhist movements that arose in the post- war period and gained modest global appeal. In the chapter on Mormon utilization of changing technologies, Jessica Finnegan traces the lay-driven...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 2019
... House of the Serpent Handler: A Story of Faith and Fleeting Fame in the Age of Social Media. By Julia C. Duin. University of Tennessee Press, 2017. 217 pages. $24.95 paper; ebook available. In 2013 the National Geographic channel debuted a short-lived reality TV series called Snake Salvation. The...
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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): 123–126.
Published: 01 May 2019
... 1961) not to be confused with the German sociologist and his use of ideas from geometry and higher-dimensional theory to better understand basic spiritual elements of reality. This led him to Paul Cezanne and Cubism and to an appre- ciation of the spiritual power of so-called primitive art. Weber s...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 13–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... origin. Among archaeologists, Donnelly s claims are widely regarded has being without merit; nevertheless, his book had a last- ing impact on the public s awareness of Atlantis.18 While Donnelly treated Atlantis as a real historical place, Blavatsky took Atlantis as both a literal reality and a...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., though Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Robert Fabian (1901 1978) Nova Religio 48 suspected Walton s employer.23 However, when the retired Chief Inspector transformed himself into print, radio, and early television celebrity Fabian of the Yard, he presented alleged evidence for witch- craft involvement in...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 148–150.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tarryl Janik © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From Popular Culture to Religion . Edited by Carole M. Cusack and Pavol Kosnáč . Routledge , 2017 . 300 pages. $160.00 cloth; $49.95 paper; ebook available. mysticism...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 150–153.
Published: 01 February 2019
... legitimacy. The contributors to Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality successfully demonstrate that these phenomena have real life consequences. Tarryl Janik, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy. Edited by Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 137–144.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Lynn S. Neal This media review adds to existing scholarship about Peoples Temple by examining Jonestown’s presence in television history—from 1980 when actor Powers Boothe won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jim Jones in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones to current programs...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2018
... minority religions. Crockford examines movies, books, websites, and television programs about Peoples Temple to test these theories against the back- drop of her ethnographic observations of a martial arts school in Sedona, Arizona. She finds that her informants routinely understood the Temple as...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
... complex historical reality of Peoples Temple. Three symbolic strands combine to construct the concept of a “cult”: the power of a charismatic leader, isolation from outside influences, and consuming poison, or “drinking the Kool-Aid.” In popular culture, these symbols are used in order to apportion blame...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 137–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
... effects of film and the serialized retellings of television. Here he seeks to show how archetypical monsters can be adapted to fit new contexts and new anxieties. He argues, for instance, that the zombie is in some ways the reversal of the vampire, obvious and degraded where the vampire is seductive and...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 February 2018
... The Psychedelic Experience Nova Religio 48 alongside the cut-and-paste revision of significant words or phrases.2 As an example, the three central bardos described inGreat Liberation texts the bardo of the moment of death (chi kha gnad gcod kyi bar do); the bardo of the experiencing of reality...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (2): 85–99.
Published: 01 November 2017
... ecumenical factors at play to allow a fuller apprehension of the events in interdisciplinary context. As discussed, these include the his- torical realities of the Six-Day War (1967) and Nasser s subsequent War of Attrition (1967 1970), the theological significance of Mary to Christians and Muslims, and the...