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- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 77.00
Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and they have been central to numerous films, such as The Skeleton Key. Written... more...
- Travelers' Tales 2010; US$ 24.00
“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,? discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest?s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the unifying theme of a spiritual quest. Several fascinating... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2014; US$ 15.99
An account of how the philosophy of the East came to be so integrated into the everyday lives of millions in the West, this book focuses on a select group of men and women who endeavored tirelessly to inject Eastern wisdom into a lacking Western worldview. From G. I. Gurdjieff and P. D. Ouspensky, who first perceived a missing element in Western thought,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00
The essays in this volume illustrates the variety and power of predominantly pentecostal-charismatic movements between Western and African religious actors and groups that has developed across the past twenty years. In so doing, it also highlights the dramatic change in global "migration" patterns as a result of relatively inexpensive air... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 28.75
Er waart een popvirus door het land. Steeds meer sferen in de samenleving lijken gepopulariseerd te worden. Religie vindt een nieuwe weg op de videowebsite GodTube.com; debatten over islam en integratie worden voor een breed en jong publiek gebracht in televisieseries als Dunya en Desie; HEMA-posters en videoclips rukken op in kunstmusea. Soms gebeurt... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus ? Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia ? focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close geographical interlacement, common historical memories and inherited... more...