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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 ; Köln : Brill, 1996.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 0072
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Religioni. Istituzioni e fenomeni parareligiosi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wouter J Hanegraaff
ISBN: 9004106960 9789004106963
OCLC Number: 848775717
Description: XIII, 580 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Orientation: Major Trends in New Age Religion.Preliminary Demarcation of the Field - Channeling - Healing and Personal Growth - New Age Science - Neopaganism - New Age in a Restricted and in a General Sense.Part 2: Exposition: The Varieties of New Age Experience.The Nature of Reality - Meta-Empirical and Human Beings - Matters of the Mind - Death and Survival - Good and Evil - Visions of the Past - The New Age.Part 3: Interpretation: New Age Religion and Traditional Esotericism.Towards a Historical Perspective on New Age Religion - A Historical Framework - The Mirror of Secular Thought - Conclusions: The New Age Movement and the Nature of New Age Religion.
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 0072
Responsibility: by Wouter J. Hanegraaff.
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'This is a formidable book...It is an indispensable manual for all those studying the New Age phenomenon...an interesting, informative, illuminating and accurate depiction of New Age thought and Read more...

 
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