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Enchanted Feminism

Enchanted Feminism Author Jone Salomonsen
ISBN-10 041522392X
Release 2002
Pages 318
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This is the first major study of the most famous Reclaiming Witch community, founded in 1979 in San Francisco, written by an author who herself participated in a coven for ten years. Jone Salomonsen describes and examines the communal and ritual practices of Reclaiming, asking how these promote personal growth and cultural-religious change.

Religion Gender and Citizenship

Religion  Gender and Citizenship Author Line Nyhagen
ISBN-10 9781137405340
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 271
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How do religious women talk about and practise citizenship? How is religion linked to gender and nationality? What are their views on gender equality, women's movements and feminism? Via interviews with Christian and Muslim women in Norway, Spain and the UK, this book explores intersections between religion, citizenship, gender and feminism.

Witching Culture

Witching Culture Author Sabina Magliocco
ISBN-10 0812202708
Release 2010-11-24
Pages 280
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Taking the reader into the heart of one of the fastest-growing religious movements in North America, Sabina Magliocco reveals how the disciplines of anthropology and folklore were fundamental to the early development of Neo-Paganism and the revival of witchcraft. Magliocco examines the roots that this religious movement has in a Western spiritual tradition of mysticism disavowed by the Enlightenment. She explores, too, how modern Pagans and Witches are imaginatively reclaiming discarded practices and beliefs to create religions more in keeping with their personal experience of the world as sacred and filled with meaning. Neo-Pagan religions focus on experience, rather than belief, and many contemporary practitioners have had mystical experiences. They seek a context that normalizes them and creates in them new spiritual dimensions that involve change in ordinary consciousness. Magliocco analyzes magical practices and rituals of Neo-Paganism as art forms that reanimate the cosmos and stimulate the imagination of its practitioners. She discusses rituals that are put together using materials from a variety of cultural and historical sources, and examines the cultural politics surrounding the movement—how the Neo-Pagan movement creates identity by contrasting itself against the dominant culture and how it can be understood in the context of early twenty-first-century identity politics. Witching Culture is the first ethnography of this religious movement to focus specifically on the role of anthropology and folklore in its formation, on experiences that are central to its practice, and on what it reveals about identity and belief in twenty-first-century North America.

Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality Author Anna Fedele
ISBN-10 9781135114527
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 238
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This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do people within these networks use to attain gender equality and gendered empowerment? How do they try to protect and develop individual freedom? How do gender and power nevertheless play a role? The chapters in this book together and separately demonstrate that, in order to understand contemporary spirituality, the analytical lenses of gender and power are essential. Furthermore, they show that it is not possible to make a clear distinction between established religions and contemporary spirituality: the two sometimes overlap, and at other times spirituality distances itself from religion while reproducing some of its underlying interpretative frameworks. This book does not take the discourses of spiritual practitioners for granted, yet recognizes the reflexivity of spiritual practitioners and the reciprocal relationship between spirituality and disciplines such as anthropology. The ethnographic descriptions of lived spirituality included in this volume span a wide range of countries, from Portugal, Italy, and the Netherlands to Mexico and Israel.

Controversial New Religions

Controversial New Religions Author James R. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780199394364
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 480
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In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.

Faith in the Familiar

Faith in the Familiar Author Kim Knibbe
ISBN-10 9789004214934
Release 2013-06-20
Pages 196
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Faith in the familiar is an ethnography of religious change in the Netherlands, discussing Catholicism and popular forms of New Age. It focuses on the location of religion in local life and how people relate to religious authority.

A Community of Witches

A Community of Witches Author Helen A. Berger
ISBN-10 1570032467
Release 1999
Pages 148
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Explores the beliefs and practices of neo-paganism and witchcraft, more generally known as Wicca. Imported to the US from the UK in the late 1960s, this study shows how it absorbed the social concerns of the time, such as feminism, environmentalism and a mistrust of authority.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111051640
Release 2001
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

Spirits of Globalization

Spirits of Globalization Author Sturla J. Stålsett
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068811069
Release 2006
Pages 229
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Is the growth of Pentecostalism a resistance to post-modern capitalism? Does it represent a recourse to the religiosity of pre-modernity? This title attempts to answer these questions, using sociological and anthropological methods, about the connections between the forces that drive Globalisation and the phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism.

Handbook of Contemporary Paganism

Handbook of Contemporary Paganism Author Murphy Pizza
ISBN-10 9789004163737
Release 2009-01
Pages 649
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Contemporary Paganism is a movement that is still young and establishing its identity and place on the global religious landscape. The members of the movement are simultaneously growing, unifying, and maintaining its characteristic diversity of traditions, identities, and rituals. The modern Pagan movement has had a restless formation period but has also been the catalyst for some of the most innovative religious expressions, praxis, theologies, and communities. As Contemporary Paganism continues to grow and mature, new angles of inquiry about it have emerged and are explored in this collection. This examination and study of contemporary Paganism contributes new ways to observe and examine other religions, where innovations, paradoxes, and inconsistencies can be more accurately documented and explained.

The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Fifth Sacred Thing Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780307477651
Release 2011-08-10
Pages 496
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An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion

Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121697853
Release 2004
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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature K Z

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature  K Z Author Bron Raymond Taylor
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105120008102
Release 2005
Pages 1877
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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature K Z has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature K Z also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature K Z book for free.

Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me  Ultima Author Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN-10 9781455521326
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 272
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Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller ... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul. (68,000 words)

Journal of Ritual Studies

Journal of Ritual Studies Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006171694
Release 2003
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Making Sex

Making Sex Author Thomas Walter Laqueur
ISBN-10 0674543556
Release 1990
Pages 313
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History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062508164
Release 1989-12-27
Pages 384
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An examination of the nature of power that offers creative alternatives for positive change in our personal lives, our communities, and our world.