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Shadow culture : psychology and spirituality in America

Author: Eugene Taylor
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most current New Age is not new at all, as Eugene Taylor shows. It could be seen as the third Great Awakening of America to the varieties of religious experience. Often referred to as pop religion - especially by its detractors - this awakening is a profoundly psychological one which stresses the alteration of consciousness, the integration of mind and body, and the connection between physical and mental health.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Eugene, 1946-
Shadow culture.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©1999
(OCoLC)607259412
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Taylor
ISBN: 1887178805 9781887178808 1582430802 9781582430805
OCLC Number: 40762674
Description: xii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Folk psychology and the American visionary tradition --
Puritans and mystics of the First Great Awakening --
Early visionary communities: the Quakers and Shakers --
The Swedenborgian and transcendentalist milieu --
Homeopathy, phrenology, and mesmerism --
Utopian socialism and the Second Great Awakening --
Spiritualism, Theosophy, New Thought, and Christian Science --
Psychical research, scientific psychotherapy, and the psychology of religion --
When the Swamis came to America --
The Americanization of Jung and Freud --
Esalen and the Counterculture Movement of the 1960s --
Humanistic and transpersonal psychology --
Psychology and spirituality: another Great Awakening?
Responsibility: Eugene Taylor.

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This text finds the roots of the New Age in the sermons of Jonathan Edwards, the writings of Emerson and Thoreau and the counterculture of the 1960s.  Read more...

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