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- Crystal Clarity Publishers 2013; US$ 15.99
A great spiritual master of ancient times, Patanjali, presented humanity through his Yoga Sutras with a step-by-step outline of how all spiritual aspirants achieve union with God. He called this universal experience ?yoga? or ?union.? Since then, scholars have written commentaries that bury Patanjali's insights in confusing terms like ?mental modifications.?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.56
What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them? And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements. Looks at theoretical explanations for cults, why people join and what happens when... more...
- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55
The Peoples Temple movement ended on November 18, 1978, when more than 900 men, women, and children died in a ritual of murder and suicide in their utopianist community of Jonestown, Guyana. Only a handful lived to tell their story. As is well known, Jim Jones, the leader of Peoples Temple, was white,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00
The book takes as its departure point the notion that 'cults' have a distinctive language and way of recruiting members. First outlining a rhetorical framework, which encompasses contemporary discourse analysis, the persuasive texts of three movements - Scientology, Jehovah's Witnesses and Children of God - are analysed in detail. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00
A study of Neopagan religious movements in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe where people increasingly turn to ancestral religions, not as amusement or matters of passing interest, but in an effort to practice those religions as they were before the advent of Christianity. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99
The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This Handbook covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors are drawn equally from sociology and religious studies and include both established scholars and "rising stars" in the field. The core chapters deal with such... more...
- Touchstone 2007; US$ 13.00
Thoughts from the Heart of the Soul is a selection of carefully chosen excerpts from Zukav's New York Times bestseller The Heart of the Soul , providing fans with a unique way to absorb his wisdom and find inspiration and encouragement. In the national bestseller The Heart of the Soul , Gary Zukav and Linda Francis joined together to help us... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99
In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven , Don Lattin's Jesus Freaks is the story of a shocking pilgrimage of revenge that left two people dead and shed new light on The Family International, one of the most controversial religious movements to emerge from the spiritual turmoil of the sixties and seventies. Some say The... more...