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Nova Religio. 2017; 21131–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.31
Published: 01 August 2017
...Peter J. Hoesing This article examines sonic and social aesthetics of a cultural movement in Uganda whose innovative ritual strategies articulate a counter-narrative to religious hostilities and adversarial discourses of ritual healing in the country and the region. The Jjajja Ndawula Community...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... group hex on the new president. Whereas his friend dismissed it as stupid, Hughes could not shake the idea. The next day, he began crafting the ritual.30 Like most modern magical practitioners, Hughes made use of bricolage, combining ele- ments from a number of sources to create an aesthetically...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2345–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.5
Published: 15 April 2020
... of politics by small but significant contingents of the American population. By magic, I mean ritual practices intended to influence the outcome of external events, whether within a secular or 5 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 5 14. ISSN 1092...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... and the future of the American republic by means of spells, rituals and memes. Just as the primaries and the campaign had mobilized deep-seated political, cultural, and value differences in the American population, so, too, preexisting tensions among Pagans, occultists, and magicians were activated in...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23494–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94
Published: 15 April 2020
..., narratively defined as signs made by the same civilization, so-called proto-runes. The construction of a minimal shared narrative about the signifi- cance of the site is also promoted by the behavior of other visitors. Nova Religio 98 When we visited the tunnels, we happened upon small-scale healing rituals...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233141–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.141
Published: 01 February 2020
... religious renewal, vis-a`-vis the contemporary religious plu- ralism of the city of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Phenomenologically, he focuses on aesthetics, that is, the role Reviews 141 of flowers in religious ritual of the messianiques, as devotees are generally known. In fact...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23242–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.42
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; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... didgeridoo, coming around to each audience member and aiming the instrument up and down their body so that we experienced the formless aesthetics of the experience. Everything is energy, he explained, it is all made of the same stuff. Difference comes from our experience, and so any definition is pure...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224121–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.121
Published: 01 May 2019
... churches; different conceptualizations of relics found among the groups; and how one Pentecostal church repurposed a repro- duction of Raphael s Transfiguration of Christ within their worship space. Overall, the ethnography utilizes culture clashes over issues ranging from prayer to ritual objects, to...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222137–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.137
Published: 01 November 2018
... drink cups of red wine in a communion-like service. During this ritual Cyrus informs his faithful that though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we fear no evil, while government agents debate whether or not the people just took poison. Viewers soon learn that this was a loyalty test...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2215–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.5
Published: 01 August 2018
... thought, belief, emotional commitment, symbolic and moral behav- iordepends upon human rituals of mental magic or the mental powers of imagination to affect and change the material order, abol- ishing apparent flaws by realizing its unity with a cosmic Source Albanese identifies four general...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21259–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.2.59
Published: 01 November 2017
... Penrose Park coronation, two crowns, blessed earlier by Pope John Paul II, were attached to the icon one on the head of the baby Jesus and the other on the Virgin Mary. The ritual reinforced the historic religious link between the new world of Australia and the old of Poland, particularly in 2017, the...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20313–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.13
Published: 01 February 2017
... elaborated Aleknait_e: Baltic Paganism in Lithuanian Neoshamanic Communities 21 aesthetic and symbolic details that reference an indigenous origin. Although the symbolism is related mostly to traditions of Latin America, some aspects of the rituals allow rather free interpretations and expressions by...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20297–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.97
Published: 01 November 2016
... behavior, an emphasis on ritual method, a going against convention in one way or another, and an implied susceptibility to the aesthetic quality of ritual events, objects, or performances. Also, the stories reveal no hesitation or second thoughts. Indeed, the narratives of Merlyn and Magus illustrate how...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 2025–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.5
Published: 01 November 2016
... research of Hugh Urban.48 It is important to note that The Admissions [or Affirmations] of L. Ron Hubbard (1946 1947), a document containing revealing sexual content and appearing to be a ritual incantation used by Hubbard to empower himself, has been accepted by scholars and ex-Scientologists as...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 2015–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.5
Published: 01 August 2016
... Nation of Islam have focused on the group s black nation- alist politics and its program of racial uplift, specifically, the movement s call for racial separation from the white-dominated public sphere; its gender dynamics; its organizational history; and its religious ethics, rituals, and doctrines...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 194145–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.145
Published: 01 May 2016
... rituals. AIRAUDI S ARTISTIC DISCOURSE Aesthetic experience is part of the rituals, and is always of central importance in the spiritual experience of Damanhurians. In the philos- ophy of Airaudi, art is perceived as a unique carrier of spiritual teach- ings. I produce paintings Airaudi said, because...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19414–32 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.14
Published: 01 May 2016
... idiosyncratic and individualistic ways towards the end of the nineteenth century. Artists and authors were often fascinated with the ritualism and trap- pings of religion even when they were unbelievers. In some cases, the aesthetic obsession with religion could evolve into peculiar ritual practices. The...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 1943–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.3
Published: 01 May 2016
... religion34 The new religion also had its rituals. In 1929, the death of his pupil, the artist Ilya Chashnik (1902 1929), was the impetus for Malevich s first attempt to create a Suprematist rite for funerals. It was used for Malevich s own funeral in 1935.35 Mondrian s Neo-Plasticism and Malevich s...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19480–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.80
Published: 01 May 2016
... humans than the message of Jesus, which sets out a variety of developmental oppor- tunities.55 She acknowledges that the church institution is necessary for people because its rituals provide them with spiritual care. She attaches great importance to the Christian tradition since the Church Fathers...