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Yearning to Belong: Discovering a New Religious Movement

Yearning to Belong: Discovering a New Religious Movement

1st Edition

John Paul Healy
June 10, 2019

Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting...

Inochentism and Orthodox Christianity: Religious Dissent in the Russian and Romanian Borderlands

Inochentism and Orthodox Christianity: Religious Dissent in the Russian and Romanian Borderlands

1st Edition

James A. Kapaló
June 06, 2019

This book explores the history and evolution of Inochentism, a controversial new religious movement that emerged in the Russian and Romanian borderlands of what is now Moldova and Ukraine in the context of the Russian revolutionary period. Inochentism centres around the charismatic preaching of...

A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

1st Edition

W. Michael Ashcraft
February 15, 2018

The American public’s perception of New Religious Movements (NRMs) as fundamentally harmful cults stems from the "anticult" movement of the 1970s, which gave a sometimes hysterical and often distorted image of NRMs to the media. At the same time, academics pioneered a new field, studying these same...

Sacred Suicide

Sacred Suicide

1st Edition

Carole M. Cusack, James R. Lewis
February 06, 2018

The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass...

Jehovah's Witnesses: Continuity and Change

Jehovah's Witnesses: Continuity and Change

1st Edition

George D. Chryssides
February 05, 2018

From its origins in nineteenth century Adventism until the present day, the Watch Tower Society has become one of the best known but least understood new religious movements. Resisting the tendency to define the movement in terms of the negative, this volume offers an empathetic account of the...

The Indigo Children: New Age Experimentation with Self and Science

The Indigo Children: New Age Experimentation with Self and Science

1st Edition

Beth Singler
September 18, 2017

The Indigo Child concept is a contemporary New Age redefinition of self. Indigo Children are described in their primary literature as a spiritually, psychically, and genetically advanced generation. Born from the early 1980s, the Indigo Children are thought to be here to usher in a new golden age...

The Art of Living Foundation: Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Global Context

The Art of Living Foundation: Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Global Context

1st Edition

Stephen Jacobs
March 31, 2017

The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational...

The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture

The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

Peg Aloi, Hannah E. Johnston
January 27, 2017

From the shelves of mainstream bookstores and the pages of teen magazines, to popular films and television series, contemporary culture at the turn of the twenty-first century has been fascinated with teenage identity and the presence of magic and the occult. Alongside this profusion of products...

Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology

Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology

1st Edition

Jesper Aagaard Petersen
December 07, 2016

The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LaVey on April 30, 1966. In his hands, Satan became a provocative symbol for indulgence, vital existence, natural wisdom and the human being's true animal nature. At present, religious Satanism exists primarily as a decentralized subculture with a strong...

The Nuwaubian Nation: Black Spirituality and State Control

The Nuwaubian Nation: Black Spirituality and State Control

1st Edition

Susan Palmer
November 28, 2016

The Nuwaubian Nation takes the reader on a journey into an African-American spiritual movement. The United Nuwaubian Nation has changed shape since its inceptions in the 1970s, transforming from a Black Hebrew mystery school into a Muslim utopian community in Brooklyn, N.Y.; from an Egyptian theme...

The Order of the Solar Temple: The Temple of Death

The Order of the Solar Temple: The Temple of Death

1st Edition

James R. Lewis
September 09, 2016

In October 1994, fifty-three members of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Québec were murdered or committed suicide. This incident and two later group suicides in subsequent years played a pivotal role in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe, influencing the public to support...

Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities

Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities

1st Edition

Murphy Pizza
April 17, 2014

Paganistan - a moniker adapted by the Twin Cities Contemporary Pagan community - is the title of a history and ethnography of a regionally unique, urban, and vibrant community in Minnesota. The story of the community traces the formation of some of the earliest organizations and churches in the US,...

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