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Christ Returns from the Jungle
Christ Returns from the Jungle (June 2021)
Ayahuasca Religion as Mystical Healing
Marc G. Blainey - Author

An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.

After more than 450 years of European intrusions into South America’s rainforest, small groups of people across Europe now gather discreetly to participate in Amazonian ceremonies their local go...(Read More)
 
 
The Hagiographer and the Avatar
The Hagiographer and the Avatar (April 2021)
The Life and Works of Narayan Kasturi
Antonio Rigopoulos - Author

Examines the key role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement.

In this biographical study, Antonio Rigopoulos explores the fundamental role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement: in this case, the postsectarian, cosmopolitan community of the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba. The guru’s hagiographer, Narayan Kasturi, was already a distinguished litt...(Read More)
 
 
Homegrown Gurus
Homegrown Gurus (November 2013)
From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism
Ann Gleig - Editor
Lola Williamson - Editor

Exploring homegrown movements and figures, proclaims “American Hinduism” as a distinct religious tradition.

Today, a new stage in the development of Hinduism in America is taking shape. After a century of experimentation during which Americans welcomed Indian gurus who adjusted their teachings to accommodate the New World context, “American Hinduism” can now rightly be called its own tradi...(Read More)
 
 
Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft
Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft (April 1996)
James R. Lewis - Editor

Provides an overview of neo-paganism from the Goddess to magic and rituals, from history and ethics to the relationship of neo-paganism to Christianity.

This comprehensive anthology examines contemporary neo-paganism ranging from goddess theology to historical-critical essays. Many of the contributors are academically trained neo-pagans, and the resulting volume is a benchmark study of a significant movement that promise...(Read More)
 
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