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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. 2018; 221146–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.146
Published: 01 August 2018
...Dorothea Kahena Viale © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt . By Hager El Hadidi . dOxford University Press , 2016 . $34.95 cloth. a handful of serious cases of social breakdown in Pentecostal...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 19125–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.1.25
Published: 01 August 2015
... healers using neo-shamanic techniques continue to heal, teach and achieve wholeness for themselves and others even as their metaphysical knowledge and ritual practices are valorized by multiethnic, metaphysically inclined clients. © 2015 by The Regents of the University of California 2015 Brett...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 2115–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.5
Published: 01 August 2017
.... Over time, this folk religious tradition merged with the Confucian philosophical and ethical tradition, thus functioning as a system of both healing and moral cultivation. Gradually this movement adopted popular Confucian classics as its divine texts and designed its own rituals of worship of Confucius...
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Nova Religio. 2004; 825–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2004.8.2.5
Published: 01 November 2004
... ritual dimension in addition to the self-cultivation model of TTCS evident in its emphasis on the practice of Taoist Tai Chi for health and healing. The founder of the TTCS/FLK Denver branch, Eva WONG (b. 1951) a prolific translator of Daoist texts has become one of the most recognizable Daoist...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.113
Published: 15 April 2020
... mestizo: in addition to being borne of the Americas, its practitioners are predominantly mestizo or criollo, and its ritual practice incorporates indigenous, European, and Black Atlantic elements. Canals develops his visual anthropology of the cult in chapters 3 through 7. Chapter 3 offers a compelling...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234146–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.146
Published: 15 April 2020
... about the wider survey data as a whole as it is about solitary practitioners. Among the topics discussed are the levels of social interaction they experience, how commonly they practice certain kinds of ritual and/or healing activities, and how they engage in socio-political issues and activism...
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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; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... aimed at altering consciousness during ritual, or at positive goals such as healing.45 Many traditions of modern Witchcraft have strong taboos against the practice of maleficent magic, including the Law of Threefold Return and the Wiccan Rede. However, Witchen46 schools of thought, traditions, and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.144
Published: 15 April 2020
... interaction they experience, how commonly they practice certain kinds of ritual and/or healing activities, and how they engage in socio-political issues and activism. Highlighting a much-debated concern among sociologists that increasingly individualized spirituality is leading to disengagement from socio...
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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; 234116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.116
Published: 15 April 2020
... religion in Trinidad, especially with regard to what would count as religion and what would not. Using examples such as the Ramlila (a public dramatization of the Ramayana), Hosay (a Trinidadian Karbala procession), and firepass rituals, this part examines how the category of religion was constructed in...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233131–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.131
Published: 01 February 2020
..., contributors discuss at length the relationships with place-based non-human beings in Andean regional traditions. Shamanism, sorcery, Isluga animal rituals, and the penetrability of the human body the anthropology of porosity are covered in terms of conviviality and healing soul-loss. Penelope Z. Dransart...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.133
Published: 01 February 2020
... transformation and reproduction, identity, embodiment, etic and emic relations, and the importance of mythic narratives in Wakuenai male initiation rituals and Surui religiosity (279). Cecilie Vindal Odegaard also sets out to understand the ontological foundations of human relationships with entities of...
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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. 2020; 23360–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.60
Published: 01 February 2020
... s emphasis on spirit mediumship and rituals of dis- obsessive healing (cura desobsessiva),10 scholars have characterized the Valley of the Dawn as either an offshoot 11 or an especially syncretic form of Kardecist spiritism: a veritable sponge that absorbs and unites a host of belief systems into...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... sharing of one s experiences, use of a shamanic drum, presence in nature, engagement with the four ele- ments, contact with the earth conceived of as a nurturing mother, and rituals focused on nature spirits and on a generic, immanent goddess who was said to be present in nature and in each woman.28 CASE...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23331–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.31
Published: 01 February 2020
... Eliade who was also influenced by Jung and Wasson on the ritual and ancient use of hallucinogenic fungi, he inter- preted thangkas as the product of shamanic psychedelic trance states. Along with his reading of Jung, this relationship between shamanism and psychedelics became central to his work. As...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23242–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.42
Published: 01 November 2019
... defined as a largely American innovation; a form of revivalism born out of late nineteenth- century Wesleyan-Holiness revivals, nineteenth-century slave religion, Oberlin perfectionism, Keswick higher life proponents, Quakers, Mennonites, Catholics, divine healing movements, and more.9 Most historians...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23218–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.18
Published: 01 November 2019
.... These religious expressions differed across com- munities, with some communitarians participating in emerging religious forms including Spiritualism, and others developing their own commu- nal rituals and gatherings that mimicked religion in significant ways. In most Fourierist communities, religious...