skip to content
Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand

Author: Robert S Ellwood
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Alternative spiritual movements have flourished throughout New Zealand's post-contact history, from little-known UFO cults and the exotic Order of the Golden Dawn to the popular and more widespread Spiritualism and Theosophy. Islands of the Dawn explores the history of these and other spiritual traditions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This intriguing work, the first book-length treatment of the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Ellwood
ISBN: 0824814878 9780824814878
OCLC Number: 27012475
Description: ix, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Nineveh to New Zealand, a brief history of alternatives --
Unbroken circles, the story of spiritualism --
Powers of the air, UFO religions and other companions of spiritualism --
The ancient wisdom and the new age, theosophy in New Zealand --
Magic in the mind, other groups in the theosophical and esoteric traditions --
The wizards of Havelock North, the golden dawn under the Southern Cross --
Cults and the Commonwealth, concluding reflections.
Responsibility: Robert S. Ellwood.

Abstract:

Alternative spiritual movements have flourished throughout New Zealand's post-contact history, from little-known UFO cults and the exotic Order of the Golden Dawn to the popular and more widespread Spiritualism and Theosophy. Islands of the Dawn explores the history of these and other spiritual traditions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This intriguing work, the first book-length treatment of the subject, raises a fundamental question: Why have unconventional spiritual movements flourished in nineteenth-century British settler communities? New Zealand typifies such a community with its immigration experience, the "do it yourself" spirit of pioneer society, a tradition of social reform, and a nostalgia for Victorian romanticism. A study of its new religious movements raises tantalizing answers and uncovers several fascinating but little-known episodes of New Zealand history. Of particular note are the tale of the secretive occult order that long flourished in Havelock North; an account of a grisly 1950s UFO encounter in Hamilton; and the life story of Elizabeth Harris-Roberts, the turn-of-the-century radical and apostle of spiritualism. Islands of the Dawn represents a significant contribution to the history of New Zealand and of new religious movements worldwide. Its lively and readable style will appeal to scholars and others interested in alternative religions.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27012475> # Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "27012475" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/hiu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Place/honolulu> ; # Honolulu
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BL2615> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Place/neuseeland> ; # Neuseeland
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/884980> ; # Cults
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204542> ; # New Zealand.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Place/new_zealand> ; # New Zealand
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1130170> ; # Spiritualism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/theosophy_new_zealand> ; # Theosophy--New Zealand
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/cultes_nouvelle_zelande> ; # Cultes--Nouvelle-Zélande
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/sekte> ; # Sekte
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/nouvelle_zelande_histoire_19_20e_siecles_religion> ; # Nouvelle Zélande--histoire--19-20e siècles--religion
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Place/nouvelle_zelande> ; # Nouvelle-Zélande
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/sects_new_zealand> ; # Sects--New Zealand
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/291.0460993/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/kult> ; # Kult
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/godsdienstige_bewegingen> ; # Godsdienstige bewegingen
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1093763> ; # Religion
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/sectes_nouvelle_zelande> ; # Sectes--Nouvelle-Zélande
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/religion> ; # Religion
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1110714> ; # Sects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/cults_new_zealand> ; # Cults--New Zealand
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/spiritualism_new_zealand> ; # Spiritualism--New Zealand
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1149675> ; # Theosophy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Organization/hermetic_order_of_the_golden_dawn> ; # Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/141032362> ; # Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1993" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/39421748> ; # Robert S. Ellwood
   schema:datePublished "1993" ;
   schema:description "From Nineveh to New Zealand, a brief history of alternatives -- Unbroken circles, the story of spiritualism -- Powers of the air, UFO religions and other companions of spiritualism -- The ancient wisdom and the new age, theosophy in New Zealand -- Magic in the mind, other groups in the theosophical and esoteric traditions -- The wizards of Havelock North, the golden dawn under the Southern Cross -- Cults and the Commonwealth, concluding reflections."@en ;
   schema:description "Alternative spiritual movements have flourished throughout New Zealand's post-contact history, from little-known UFO cults and the exotic Order of the Golden Dawn to the popular and more widespread Spiritualism and Theosophy. Islands of the Dawn explores the history of these and other spiritual traditions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This intriguing work, the first book-length treatment of the subject, raises a fundamental question: Why have unconventional spiritual movements flourished in nineteenth-century British settler communities? New Zealand typifies such a community with its immigration experience, the "do it yourself" spirit of pioneer society, a tradition of social reform, and a nostalgia for Victorian romanticism. A study of its new religious movements raises tantalizing answers and uncovers several fascinating but little-known episodes of New Zealand history. Of particular note are the tale of the secretive occult order that long flourished in Havelock North; an account of a grisly 1950s UFO encounter in Hamilton; and the life story of Elizabeth Harris-Roberts, the turn-of-the-century radical and apostle of spiritualism. Islands of the Dawn represents a significant contribution to the history of New Zealand and of new religious movements worldwide. Its lively and readable style will appeal to scholars and others interested in alternative religions."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/356566> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand"@en ;
   schema:productID "27012475" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/27012475#PublicationEvent/honolulu_university_of_hawaii_press_1993> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Agent/university_of_hawaii_press> ; # University of Hawaii Press
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=005415139&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=005415139&line_number=0002&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780824814878> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/27012475> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Agent/university_of_hawaii_press> # University of Hawaii Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of Hawaii Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Organization/hermetic_order_of_the_golden_dawn> # Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Place/nouvelle_zelande> # Nouvelle-Zélande
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Nouvelle-Zélande" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/cultes_nouvelle_zelande> # Cultes--Nouvelle-Zélande
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cultes--Nouvelle-Zélande"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/godsdienstige_bewegingen> # Godsdienstige bewegingen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Godsdienstige bewegingen"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/nouvelle_zelande_histoire_19_20e_siecles_religion> # Nouvelle Zélande--histoire--19-20e siècles--religion
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Nouvelle Zélande--histoire--19-20e siècles--religion"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/356566#Topic/sectes_nouvelle_zelande> # Sectes--Nouvelle-Zélande
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Sectes--Nouvelle-Zélande"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1093763> # Religion
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Religion"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1110714> # Sects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Sects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1130170> # Spiritualism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Spiritualism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1149675> # Theosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Theosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204542> # New Zealand.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New Zealand." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/884980> # Cults
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cults"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/141032362> # Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/39421748> # Robert S. Ellwood
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1933" ;
   schema:familyName "Ellwood" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert S." ;
   schema:name "Robert S. Ellwood" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780824814878>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0824814878" ;
   schema:isbn "9780824814878" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.