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New Age and neopagan religions in America

Author: Sarah M Pike
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Series: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From Shirley MacLaine's spiritual biography Out on a Limb to the teenage witches in the film The Craft, New Age and Neopagan beliefs have made sensationalistic headlines. In the mid- to late 1990s, several important scholarly studies of the New Age and Neopagan movements were published, attesting to academic as well as popular recognition that these religions are a significant presence on the contemporary North

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah M Pike
ISBN: 0231124023 9780231124027 9780231124034 0231124031
OCLC Number: 52929046
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xiv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancient mysteries in contemporary America --
Introduction to the religious worlds of neopagans and new agers --
Early varieties of alternative spirituality in American religious history --
The 1960s watershed years --
Healing and techniques of the self --
"All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals" : sex, gender, and the sacred --
The age of Aquarius.
Series Title: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Responsibility: Sarah M. Pike.


Sarah Pike offers a sympathetic yet critical treatment of religious practices often marginalised yet soaring in popularity, from their 19th century roots to their full flowering in the 1960s  Read more...


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This work offers general readers a scholarly assessment of Neopaganism and the New Age movement... Pike provides an overview of key themes of these movements and traces their beliefs back to Read more...

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New Age and new religions.

by Spirochka (WorldCat user published 2009-03-26) Very Good Permalink

New Age is the one of interesting subject for me. This book describes the processes, happenning in USA and in the World at the new age period.

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