The Resource New Age and neopagan religions in America, Sarah M. Pike

New Age and neopagan religions in America, Sarah M. Pike

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New Age and neopagan religions in America
Title
New Age and neopagan religions in America
Statement of responsibility
Sarah M. Pike
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Shirley MacLaine's spiritual biography Out on a Limb to the teenage witches in the film The Craft, New Age and Neopagan beliefs have made sensationalistic headlines. In the mid- to late 1990s, several important scholarly studies of the New Age and Neopagan movements were published, attesting to academic as well as popular recognition that these religions are a significant presence on the contemporary North American religious landscape. Self-help books by New Age channelers and psychics are a large and growing market; annual spending on channeling, self-help businesses, and alternative health care is at $10 to $14 billion; an estimated 12 million Americans are involved with New Age activities; and American Neopagans are estimated at around 200,000. New Age and Neopagan Religions in America introduces the beliefs and practices behind the public faces of these controversial movements, which have been growing steadily in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century America."
  • "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
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DLC
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1959-
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Pike, Sarah M.
Dewey number
299/.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP605.N48
LC item number
P55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia contemporary American religion series
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  • New Age movement
  • Neopaganism
  • United States
  • New Age
  • Heidendom
  • Nouvel Âge (Mouvement)
  • Néopaganisme
  • États-Unis
  • Néopaganisme
  • Nouvel âge (Mouvement)
  • 20e siècle
  • États-Unis
  • New Age
  • Neuheidentum
  • USA
Label
New Age and neopagan religions in America, Sarah M. Pike
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-204) and index
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
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036776779
Label
New Age and neopagan religions in America, Sarah M. Pike
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-204) and index
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
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036776779

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