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Temple Entryways

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the reader to the rich ritual life at the Rush temple featuring, in particular, the practice of honoring the goddess and other deities by invoking their presence and making ... More


‘Being All, Knowing All, Loving All’: Phenomenology

Paul Marshall

in Mystical Encounters with the Natural World: Experiences and Explanations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279432
eISBN:
9780191603440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279438.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The classic characterizations of extrovertive mystical experience by R. M. Bucke, Rudolf Otto, W. T. Stace, and R. C. Zaehner are summarized and their limitations exposed. The author proceeds to give ... More


Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Nevill Drury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Twentieth-century Western magic has been shaped by many diverse influences, including Gnosticism and the Hermetica, the medieval Kabbalah, Tarot, and Alchemy, and more recently, Rosicrucianism and ... More


Yoga: I Bow to the God Within You

Candy Gunther Brown

in The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985784
eISBN:
9780199367801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985784.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter two takes yoga as a case study to develop the argument that CAM is religious despite its commodification. Although marketed as science, philosophy, secular exercise, nonsectarian ... More


“Strong as Steel, Steady as Stone”: Skirting Pitfalls in 3HO/Sikh Dharma

Constance Elsberg

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO group can briefly be described as a blend of Kundalini yoga and Sikhism. Due to the strongly martial dimension of Sikhism, the group is thus heir to a militant tradition, which, one ... More


Swami Kṛpālvānanda: The Man behind Kripalu Yoga

Ellen Goldberg

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the life and teachings of Swami Kṛpālvānanda (1913–1981) with specific reference to the notion of the circular construction of authority. Within the transnational practice of ... More


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