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New Age religion and Western culture : esotericism in the mirror of secular thought

Author: Wouter J Hanegraaff
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 72.
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This is the first comprehensive analysis of the belief structure and historical background of the New Age Movement. "New Age Religion" emerges as a thoroughly secularized form of western-esoteric  Read more...

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
New Age religion and Western culture.
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996
(OCoLC)605340390
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wouter J Hanegraaff
ISBN: 9004106952 9789004106956 9004106960 9789004106963
OCLC Number: 35229227
Description: xiii, 580 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
PART ONE: ORIENTATION: MAJOR TRENDS IN NEW AGE RELIGION: Channeling --
Healing and personal growth --
New Age science --
Neopaganism --
New Age in a restricted and in a general sense --
PART TWO: EXPOSITION: THE VARIETIES OF NEW AGE EXPERIENCE: The nature of reality --
Meta-empirical and human beings --
Matters of mind --Death and survival --
Good and evil --
Visions of the past --
The New Age --
PART THREE: INTERPRETATION: NEW AGE RELIGION AND TRADITIONAL ESOTERICISM: Towards a historical perspectives on New Age Religion --
A historical framework --
The mirror of secular thought --
Conclusions: The New Age Movement and the nature of New Age Religion --
Appendix: Primary New Age sources (in alphabetical order).
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 72.
Responsibility: by Wouter J. Hanegraaff.

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