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‘We are all Goddesses’: female sacred paths in Italy

Roberta Pibiri and Stefania Palmisano

in Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336358
eISBN:
9781447336396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects on the relations between gender and religion, by analysing a new form of spirituality coming from the Anglophone world — Goddess Spirituality — which has arrived in Italy in the ... More


From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Lynn Schofield Clark

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Left Behind series are but the latest manifestations of American teenagers' long-standing fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal. This ... More


Introduction: Esalen, the Soul Rush, and Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter details the history and philosophy behind the Esalen Institute, its impact on society since its inception in the 1960s, as well as the background of research in exploring ... More


Contemporary Spirituality

Steve Bruce

in Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654123
eISBN:
9780191806605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654123.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines whether alternative, contemporary, or holistic spirituality refutes the secularisation paradigm's basic premise that the decline in religion is a consequence of subtle but ... More


The Mystical Teens: Blurring the Boundaries between Religious and Fictional Legends

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the experiences and stories of the so-called Mysticals, American teenagers who have no interest in organized religion yet who are familiar with it. It evaluates the experiences ... More


Conclusion: New Beginnings

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter examines the broad impact of spiritual privilege on twenty-first-century Americans. Even in the midst of deep recession, spiritual privilege does not disappear. If anything, ... More


Popularity of—and Controversy in—Contemporary Shamanism

Anne Kalvig

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on neo-shamans in a medialized setting. Using the Norwegian, celebrity shaman and medium Gro-Helen Tørum, other practitioners from media, and the author's own fieldwork as ... More


The Shortage Economy of Religion under Communism

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapters Six articulates the demand-dynamic model of the shortage economy of religion. Despite the Chinese Communist efforts of eradication, suppression and restrictions, religion has survived and ... More


The Imperative of “Individual Experience”: Institutional Change of Religion in the 1960s and 1970s

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

It was especially in radical reformist, to a lesser extent in modernist, and only occasionally in conservative religious circles, that near-death experiences were held to harbor significant religious ... More


Conclusion Reimagining the Secular

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The Introduction suggests there are multiple ways of recognizing the non-religious in society and rethinking our idea of secularity in light of this. This concluding chapter revisits the notion of ... More


Conclusions

Julie Chajes

in Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190909130
eISBN:
9780190909161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909130.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 8 concludes this study by making some general observations about Helena Blavatsky’s thought, appeal, and influence. It brings together the elements discussed in the previous chapters and ... More


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