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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 97–110.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-narratives names authenticity conversion Field Note Coining a Name, Casting the Self Identity Construction through Name Adoption by Dutch and Flemish Wiccans Le´on A. van Gulik ABSTRACT: In this article, I explore how a contemporary religion affects the self-understanding of its adherents and may...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 114–116.
Published: 29 July 2020
... scientists, students, and the general public, providing its readers with strong introductory knowledge and resources for further study of the supernatural phenomena discussed therein. Sara Frykenberg, Mount Saint Mary s University Los Angeles Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 100–102.
Published: 29 July 2020
... lingering focus on Christianity and the West. Daniel Enstedt s chapter on sociological approaches self- reflectively critiques the lack of research on Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Sikhism, and Jainism . . . evident in this handbook and else- where (302). Despite including chapters on Hinduism and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 77–87.
Published: 29 July 2020
... argued) by fears of an approaching United States army and consumed with suspicion of outsiders, murdered some 120 members of a migrant train traveling toward California. Craig S. Smith, who has done us the service of editing 222 of Brooks letters, observes that they document not only her wry, self-aware...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
... those referred to as New Age, integrate sexuality and healing as part of religious practice. Such blendings present challenges to secular Christian-based cultures that have been slow to address their implications for Western self-understanding.13 Alternative approaches to healing have not been well...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
...), and South Australia (1969).6 What is less known about these events is that they produced what was arguably the world s first cult-awareness group the Committee for Mental Health and National Security the brainchild of disgraced self-proclaimed Australian Labor Party publicist Phillip Wearne (1925 1970...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 127–129.
Published: 15 April 2020
.... Hassan presents his arguments in language tailored for general readers, writing with clarity about the use of repetition, concrete imagery, sim- plification, appeal to primal instincts, cultivation of fear, images of oth- erness, deliberately invoked confusion, self-contradiction, gas lighting, an us...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 144–146.
Published: 15 April 2020
... these intersect with religion, spirituality, modernity, and other interconnected cultural phenomena. Whitmore s analysis gives readers a nuanced and informed perspec- tive on the pilgrimage to Kedarnath, with its swayambhu (self-manifest- ing) Shiva lingam, its diverse Indian and foreign pilgrims, its...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 115–116.
Published: 15 April 2020
... religiosity and religious pragmatic reflecting, among other things, the self-absorption and anomie characteristic of late modernity. Less a tangible religious movement than a set of conditions that retools traditional resources within new purposes, the New Age emerged among educated, creative Nova...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 137–138.
Published: 15 April 2020
... on green- house emissions and their deleterious effects by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords and installing hostile administrators in key gov- ernment positions. At the same time, Alumkal has established for him- self a difficult task by seeking to prove not simply that Christian Right...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 129–131.
Published: 15 April 2020
... enablers and supporters. Hassan presents his arguments in language tailored for general readers, writing with clarity about the use of repetition, concrete imagery, sim- plification, appeal to primal instincts, cultivation of fear, images of oth- erness, deliberately invoked confusion, self-contradiction...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 122–124.
Published: 15 April 2020
... Finally, chapter 8 looks back at these developments and articulates them in terms of what Gleig considers three important turns in American Buddhism critical, collective, and contextual. The critical turn high- lights a more self-reflective and critical sensibility in American convert communities (towards...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 69–93.
Published: 15 April 2020
... coming from the network of self-described prophets and apostles within this new Christian movement rested on prophetic visions and a certain millennialist perspective, which they mediated to their audiences on independent radio and internet sites, Christian tele- vision networks, and in books. These...
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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
... the spring, Griffin and McQuade offered an online Black Magick Self-Defense workshop, marketed particularly to regular people who might feel implicated by the Magic Resistance s targeting of all those who abet Trump. In May, Griffin registered the domain magickwars.com, which collected material...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 133–135.
Published: 01 February 2020
... by recent developments in tourism and pilgrimage studies and is self-reflexive with regard to methodological issues. While each chapter advances its argu- ments with some attention to historical and cultural contexts, most also include contemporary field research, interviews with pilgrims, and de...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 128–130.
Published: 01 February 2020
... examination of the topic would have explored the complexities of their interaction and relationship. Similarly, in the chapter on the stereotype of self-identifying as spiritual but not religious (SBNR), the authors (one of whom is Russell McCutcheon) describe SBNR as a type of strategic move to sanction...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 110–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... one, we learn that Scientologists believe that Scientology is a way to self-discovery and self-awareness, a gnostic approach to deeper spiritual insight (17). Scientologists do not think L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology s founder, was a god. He was the pathfinder, showing others the way to becoming Clear...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 130–131.
Published: 01 February 2020
... it clear that the pan- theism inherent in Spinoza and Einstein is notably different from what she is calling for because they insist on order, hierarchies and, supposedly, reason. Instead, she summarizes her position as, Divinity thus conceived would therefore be immanent, self-exceeding, relational...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 February 2020
.... Once again, she makes it clear that the pan- theism inherent in Spinoza and Einstein is notably different from what she is calling for because they insist on order, hierarchies and, supposedly, reason. Instead, she summarizes her position as, Divinity thus conceived would therefore be immanent, self...