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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sarah M Pike
|Description:||xiv, 220 p. : ill. ; 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.|
"What is the New Age movement, and how is it different from and similar to Neopaganism in its underlying beliefs and still-evolving practices? Where did these decentralized and eclectic movements come from, and why have they grown and flourished at this point in American religious history? What is the relationship between the New Age and Neopaganism and other American religions, particularly Christianity, which is often construed as antagonistic to them? Drawing on historican and ethnographic accounts, Sarah Pike explores these questions and offers a sympathetic yet critical treatment of religious practices often marginalized yet soaring in popularity. The book provides a general introduction to the varieties of New Age and Neopagan religions in the United States today as well as an account of their nineteenth-century roots and emergence from the 1960s counterculture. Covering such topics as healing, gender and sexuality, millenialism, and ritual experience, it also furnishes a rich description and analysis of the spiritual worlds and social networks created by participants."--BOOK JACKET.
- New Age movement -- United States.
- Neopaganism -- United States.
- United States -- Religion -- 1960-
- New Age.
- Nouvel Âge (Mouvement) -- États-Unis.
- Néopaganisme -- États-Unis.
- États-Unis -- Religion -- 1960-
- Nouvel âge (Mouvement)
- 20e siècle
- 20e siècle.
- New Age movement.
- United States.