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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (4): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2013
... traditions of orisha worship, and practical technique for achievement of moral-ethical self-mastery and physical well-being. © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 transnationalization ritual transformation embodied practices Lucumí Candomblé Yorùbá traditional religion...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 107–109.
Published: 29 July 2020
... rein- terpretation by the Latin American writer and spiritual leader Victor Manuel Go´mez Rodriquez (1917 1977), a popular guru known among Hollywood celebrities as Samael Aun Weor. Jay Johnston explores mod- ern magic and the use of images from late antique ritual sources. Given Nova Religio 108 the...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... contributed to the Australian episode of the international panic over so-called Satanic Ritual Abuse. Most accounts date the appearance of Satanic Ritual Abuse claims in Australia to August 1986, when several American advocates for the belief in extensive child abuse being undertaken by multi-generational...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 109–111.
Published: 29 July 2020
... culturally conditioned, Johnston s goal is to understand how modern magicians can be trained to perceive the agency of non-human entities and of the ritual objects themselves. This lively and informative collection of essays offers readers instruc- tive examples to explain the continuing appeal of ancient...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... to an elite level of spiritual and social operation. Anne s connections to lawyers, teachers, doctors, and other affluent professionals enabled her to operate outside the strictures of the law. She had access to an array of psychoactive drugs that were used in rituals and in regular dosing of members...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
... non-exclusive: it is typical for individuals to associate with several groups, or with none. Solitary practitioners are the fastest-growing segment of this movement.11 What unites them is the use of ritual magic to bring about transformations in the self and the world around them. Academic approaches...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 15–42.
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) 23 (4): 122–124.
Published: 15 April 2020
... Gleig attempts to answer McMahan s question. Her vol- ume reveals that central modernist features as outlined by McMahan and others (Baumann 2001, Lopez 2012) such as privileging individual experience and meditation over ritual, the appeals to the rational and scientific foundations of the Buddhist...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 113–115.
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) 23 (4): 94–110.
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) 23 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 February 2020
.... Particularly interest- ing is Bernd Brabec de Mori s usage of Bruno Latour s modes of ex- istence as a means to distinguish between ontological levels of beings, which highlights transformation in storytelling within Shipibo rituals and songs. This section demonstrates that these interactions are not fixed...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 133–135.
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) 23 (3): 86–109.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Todd LeVasseur This article argues that the religious thought and rituals of Reverend Billy Talen are a form of dark green animist religion and function as a response to perceived human destruction of the biosphere. An overview of environment-centered religions mobilized by concerns over planetary...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 7–30.
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) 23 (3): 60–85.
Published: 01 February 2020
... members in numerous rituals. Although hu- mans don t recall the Equitumans and Tumuchy today, Sassi notes, the memory of them was transformed over time into the various myths of gods who brought civilization to humans, a claim that Blavatsky also made about their corresponding root races. Aunt Neiva...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 31–59.
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) 23 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 November 2019
... malleability, ideas, aware- ness, historicity, individual and collective transformation, and imagery. Kitts offers many fascinating examples from political rituals and public self-torture in Buddhism, to assault sorcery in Guyana, South America. Ritual in this context, as Kitts observes, can be utilized as a...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 113–115.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to each of the community festivals. The scale measures four broad categories of engagement: 1) Organizational structure: grassroots versus top-down; 2) Local offerings: place-power shown in local/regional awareness; 3) Place-power mani- fested and ritualized in alternative temporalities; and 4...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 18–41.
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...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 42–63.
Published: 01 November 2019
... transformed into a flaming herald of the cross and came to view women s suffrage as a modern problem. 64 Free from worldly politics, with all that natural skill with which she pleaded for the enfranchisement of women, she could apply her talents toward encouraging sinners to get right with God. 65 In...