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 Toward the Ancient Future: Shamanism in the Modern West

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the United States at the turn of the 1970s, the countercultural revolution, which turned many Americans on to hallucinogens and alternative lifestyles, was on the decline. Many spiritual seekers ... More


The Place of Beauty in Preaching

Thomas H. Troeger

in Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195398885
eISBN:
9780199866236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398885.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter discusses the challenge of defining what beauty is, and instead of offering a single conclusive statement, identifies eight “overtones” of beauty. These become the basis for examining the ... More


Consumerism

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Consumerism is an outlook that frames everything in terms of consumption by the sovereign self. After having scrutinized basic convictions of consumerism, this chapter lists the effects of ... More


The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future

W. Patrick McCray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176291
eISBN:
9781400844685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176291.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In 1969, Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill began looking outward to space colonies as the new frontier for humanity's expansion. A decade later, Eric Drexler turned his attention to the molecular ... More


West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

In the heady and hallucinogenic days of the 1960s and 1970s, a diverse range of artists and creative individuals based in the American West—from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and the ... More


Travellers as countercultural

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Irish oral tradition had a range of beliefs concerning the existence of countercultures made up of beggars and various types of wanderers. The countercultural motifs incorporating the idea of a ... More


Mecklenburgh Square

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter covers the London House and William Goodenough House in Mecklenburgh Square. By the 1970s, London House was as much an American dominion as South Kensington and Hampstead were. In the ... More


The Age of Satan: Satanic Sex and the Black Mass, from Fantasy to Reality

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the rise of modern Satanism and the transformation of the Satanic fantasy of the Black Mass from a terrifying Christian nightmare into a practical reality beginning in the 1960s ... More


Becoming a Jesuit

Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi

in Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The factors that drew men to the priesthood in the 1930s and 1940s, when vocations to religious life were numerous, differed from the tradeoffs that brought subsequent cohorts on board. In the days ... More


‘Vision music’: Bob Dylan via Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter tries to align Bob Dylan with Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and to determine which of the two serves as Dylan's mentor, noting that Kerouac and Ginsberg had been closely identified with ... More


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