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- NYU Press 2005; US$ 42.50
Beyond Christianity draws on rich ethnographic work in a Religious Science church in Oakland, California, to illuminate the ways a group of African Americans has adapted a religion typically thought of as white to fit their needs and circumstances. This predominantly African American congregation is an anomalous phenomenon for both Religious Science... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95
The first true social history of the phenomenon known as New Age culture, Children of the New Age presents an overview of the diverse varieties of New Age belief and practice from the 1930s to the present day. Drawing on original ethnographic research and rarely seen archival material, it calls into question the assumption that the New Age is a discrete... more...
- BRILL 1996; US$ 95.00
Analyzing contemporary New Age beliefs, this work argues that the foundations of such beliefs lie in the Western esoteric traditions of the Renaissance. The modern New Age movement is seen as having emerged from the secularization of those esoteric traditions during the 19th century. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95
Abgrall, a practicing psychiatrist and professional criminologist who won a case against the Scientologists in Europe, has spent 15 years researching cult phenomena. Well organized and readable. This book is recommended for public and academic libraries. more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 203.00
Contemporary Paganism is a movement that is still young and establishing its identity and place on the global religious landscape. This work offers a study of contemporary Paganism that contributes fresh ways to observe and examine other religions, where innovations, paradoxes, and inconsistencies can be accurately documented and explained. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
In Healing Into Life And Death , Stephen Levine deals directly with the choice and application of treatment, offering original techniques for working with pain and grief, and discusses the development of a merciful awareness as a means of healing, as well as how to encourage others to do the same. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00
This book explores the life and ideas of the enigmatic twentieth century philosopher, mystic, and teacher of esoteric dances George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, performing a hermeneutic textual analysis of all his writings to illuminate the place of hypnosis in his teaching. Foreword by J. Walter Driscoll. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
The twentieth century has been marked by an unprecedented outburst of religious activity on a world-wide scale, and in particular by a mushrooming of numerous religious movements. This work, first published in 1987, takes a fresh approach to the understanding of this phenomenon, an approach which takes into account new concepts of human nature and... more...