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Nova Religio. 2020; 23386–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.86
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; 23360–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.60
Published: 01 February 2020
... by Neiva Chaves Zelaya (1925–85) a clairvoyant medium affectionately referred to as Aunt Neiva. This article highlights the work of Mário Sassi (1921–94) and the significance of esoteric thought in the development of the movement’s Doctrine. An early convert who became Aunt Neiva’s life partner...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20160–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.60
Published: 01 August 2016
...Daved Anthony Schmidt This essay examines the relationship between the thought and ministry of Carl McIntire and the subject of flying saucers. McIntire was a prominent American fundamentalist in the middle decades of the twentieth century. His interest in UFOs culminated in 1973 with the formation...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19480–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.80
Published: 01 May 2016
... Janina Kraupe, a renowned Polish painter influenced by esoteric thought. While Theosophical concepts constitute one of the most impor- tant inspirations in her life, she borrows the concept of universal evolution from Anthroposophy, and her artistic experiments with geometric forms and the symbolism of...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... created entity or thought-form with a will of its own, brought into existence and kept alive through the use of magic.50 In the history of occultism, the most famous example of an egregore is probably the Fraternitas Saturni s GOTOS entity, which functioned as a demonic guardian for the organization, kept...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2345–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.5
Published: 15 April 2020
... been conflated with fascism and irrationalism in postwar European intellectual thought.11 Any element with a remote whiff of magic is assumed to be inherently right-wing, and to lead inevitably to fascism. Even such a lucid thinker as Umberto Eco was not immune to this opinion. In his essay Ur-Fascism...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... to magic historically portrayed it as an irratio- nal or pre-rational way of understanding and interacting with the world. When not labeled as a surreptitious, antisocial way of controlling the outcome of events,12 it was thought to be the province of primitive peoples, or of those in a subdominant...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23494–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94
Published: 15 April 2020
...,22 he outlined his ideas regarding how emotions influence matter: for example, he stated that water that was exposed to loving emotions formed more aesthetic crystalline patterns when frozen than did water that had been bombarded with hateful thoughts and words. Here it can be noted that Emoto s work...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23469–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.69
Published: 15 April 2020
... Holy Spirit for the office, who were focused on evangelism, and were characterized by theological soundness and eschatological optimism.19 All of this, Wagner wrote, pointed to the recognition that the New Testament office of apostle is alive and well in churches today ; a fact that he thought...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23331–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.31
Published: 01 February 2020
... within and to affirm extraordinary subjective experience as data about a realm or dimension. 13 McKenna s slippery articulation of weird naturalism makes him difficult to categorize. While his thought can be understood as rigorously (a), much of it is written as if he understands his experiences of inner...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233114–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.114
Published: 01 February 2020
... even speak about its complex history and Reviews 115 legacy, make Father s Kingdom a powerful resource for introducing un- dergraduates to the study of religion in America that takes seriously the social, economic, racial, gendered, personal, and intellectual dimen- sions of religious thought and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233125–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.125
Published: 01 February 2020
... narratives because it is ultimately the use of a text that defines this question. The gospels are not conven- tionally thought of as fantasy, for example, because of religious attitudes about these narratives, not anything specific to their content. Petersen goes on to list three features that allow a...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... power in a world dominated by men and the desire to get out of being stuck in achievement-oriented and rational thinking. She explained how the weekend taught her to follow her intuition rather than rational thoughts. This came about in an interaction with the goddess37 in a quite unexpected manner...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.111
Published: 01 November 2019
... intriguing place, full of mystery, magic, masche (witches), and energy, which Howell describes as an elaborate intertwining of Catholicism and ancient pre-Christian thought (127). Lastly, Howell focuses on the Italian Pagan movement and religious festivals of Beltane (May Day) and Autumn Equinox near the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.116
Published: 01 November 2019
... thoughtful and logical groupings. Approaching the subject matter from the disciplines of philosophy, law, political theory, sociology, psychology, anthropology, education, religious studies, and more, the authors demonstrate not only the com- plex entanglement of secularism with their various fields of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.113
Published: 01 November 2019
... cloth; ebook available. Paroldo is an intriguing place, full of mystery, magic, masche (witches), and energy, which Howell describes as an elaborate intertwining of Catholicism and ancient pre-Christian thought (127). Lastly, Howell focuses on the Italian Pagan movement and religious festivals of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232108–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.108
Published: 01 November 2019
... its work upon the viewer (85). Elements of Ritual and Violence succeeds in serving as a deeply informa- tive and thought-provoking primer and handbook to the study of ritual and violence, a topic that is difficult to define and teach, but that is becoming ever more important to understand. Tarryl...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2325–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.5
Published: 01 November 2019
... gender roles. Eddy s mentor Phineas Quimby (1802 1866) and Emma Curtis Hopkins (1849 1925) are often touted as progenitors of New Thought, a diffuse religious movement that emphasized the ability of the human soul and mind to alter one s reality and beget one s own salvation.22 For those bound for one...
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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
... contemplate the hosts of men, and those the flower of their country, that were thus sacrificed to Moloch. There is but one reconciling thought, and that is, The Lord is all-wise and reigneth over all. He sees and knows what we observe, and not a sparrow falls to the ground without his notice. 42 Truth and...