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Boggarts and Books: towards an appreciation of Pagan Spirituality

Harvey, Graham (2000). Boggarts and Books: towards an appreciation of Pagan Spirituality. In: Sutcliffe, Steven and Bowman, Marion eds. Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 155–168.

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This book offers the first serious exploration of the many different aspects of alternative spirituality. While there is much talk of 'spirituality' now, no other collection has specifically addressed its many 'alternative' -non-ecclesiastical in the broadest sense - manifestations. The authors aim to open up a relatively unexplored and often quite hidden dimension of religion in the modern world through non-confessional, critical study. They establish both the vibrancy of contemporary experiments in alternative spirituality, as well as its historical pedigree. The broad range of subject matter includes magical ritual, independent seekers and gurus, the Theosophical movement, C. G. Jung, turn-of-the-century artistic and spiritual colonies, Iona and Glastonbury, alternative healing, and the influence of secular and humanistic thought.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7486-0998-9, 978-0-7486-0998-7
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 21974
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010 08:10
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 13:03
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