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Nova Religio (2021) 24 (3): 96–120.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Drew Thomases Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Southern California, this paper explores how non-Indians use and appropriate statues of Hindu deities. In particular, I focus on a particular group of spiritual seekers who see these statues, or murtis , not as manifestations of the divine—that is...
Nova Religio (2020) 24 (2): 80–104.
Published: 20 October 2020
...Kira Ganga Kieffer Women’s spiritual entrepreneurship offers a new way of practicing capitalism in keeping with values traditionally coded as “feminine.” Operating as both a movement and a classification, spiritual entrepreneurship represents a capacious set of business practices centered on the...
Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 36–59.
Published: 01 February 2019
... fact, the number of descriptions of hooping as a practice that is “like religion” serves as the basis of our research. In this essay, we examine the connection between embodied experiences in the hoop, the identification of those experiences as religious or spiritual, and the communities that are...
Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 64–83.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Dominic LaRochelle The following article describes and analyzes the spirituality of taiji quan in the West. Constructed around a particular North American perception of this Chinese martial art, the spirituality is based on discursive strategies that enable authors of taiji quan books (and their...