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Bowman, Marion (2016). "Helping Glastonbury to Come into Its Own”: Practical Spirituality, Materiality, and Community Cohesion in Glastonbury. In: Coats, Curtis D. and Emerich, Monica M. eds. Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 51–65.

Bowman, Marion (2016). He’s My Best Friend” Relationality, Materiality, and the Manipulation of Motherhood in Devotion to St Gerard Majella in Newfoundland. In: Woo, Terry Tak-ling and Lee, Becky R. eds. Canadian Women Shaping Diasporic Religious Identities. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 3–34.


Bowman, Marion (2015). Christianity, Plurality and Vernacular Religion in early Twentieth Century Glastonbury: A Sign of Things to Come? In: Methuen, Charlotte; Spicer, Andrew and Wolffe, John eds. Christianity and Religious Plurality. Studies in Church History, 51. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, pp. 302–321.


Bowman, Marion (2014). Vernacular/ Lived Religion. In: Chryssides, George D. and Zeller, Benjamin E. eds. The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 253–269.

Bowman, Marion (2014). Vernacular Religion, Contemporary Spirituality and Emergent Identities: Lessons from Lauri Honko. Approaching Religion, 4(1) pp. 101–113. file


Bowman, Marion (2013). Valuing spirituality: Commodification, consumption and community in Glastonbury. In: Gauthier, François and Martikainen, Tuomas eds. Religion in consumer society: Brands, consumers and markets. Ashgate, pp. 207–224.

Bowman, Marion (2013). Raising the Dead: Revisiting Letters to Diana. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 58(1) pp. 221–228.


Bowman, Marion and Valk, Ülo eds. (2012). Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life: Expressions of Belief. New York & London: Routledge.


Bowman, Marion (2011). Understanding Glastonbury as a site of consumption. In: Lynch, Gordon; Mitchell, Jolyon and Strhan, Anna eds. Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader. Abingdon, New York: Routledge, pp. 11–22.

Bowman, Marion (2011). Folklore, Religion and Contemporary Spirituality. Folklore


Bowman, Marion (2009). Glastonbury festival and the performance of remembrance. DISKUS, 10

Bowman, Marion (2009). Learning from experience: The value of analysing Avalon. Religion, 39(2) pp. 161–168.

Bowman, Marion (2009). From Glastonbury to Hungary: contemporary integrative spirituality and vernacular religion in context. In: Vargyas, Gábor ed. Passageways: From Hungarian Ethnography to European Ethnology and Sociocultural Anthropology. Budapest: Department of European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, The University of Pécs - L’Harmattan Publishing House, 195 -221. restricted access item, not available for direct download


Bowman, Marion (2008). Going with the flow: contemporary pilgrimage in Glastonbury. In: Margry, Peter Jan ed. Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World: New Itineraries into the Sacred. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 241–280.


Bowman, Marion (2007). A Tale of Two Celticities: Sacred Springs, Legendary Landscape, and Celtic Revival in Bath. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(1) pp. 93–115.

Bowman, Marion (2007). Arthur and Bridget in Avalon: Celtic Myth, Vernacular Religion and Contemporary Spirituality in Glastonbury. Fabula, Journal of Folktale Studies, 48(1/2) pp. 16–32.

Bowman, Marion (2007). Å følge strømmen. Moderne pilegrimsferd I Glastonbury
To follow the flow. Modern Pilgrimage to Glastonbury.
In: Gilhus, Ingvild Sælid and Kraft, Siv Ellen eds. Religiøse reiser. Mellom gamle spor og nye mål. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, pp. 51–62.


Bowman, Marion (2006). The Holy Thorn Ceremony: Revival, Rivalry and Civil Religion in Glastonbury (Presidential Address given to the Folklore Society, March 2005). Folklore, 117(2) pp. 123–140.

Sinclair, Stefanie and Bowman, Marion (2006). Christianity: Study Guide. Milton Keynes, U.K.: Open University.


Bowman, Marion (2005). Neo-druidism. In: Koch, John T. ed. Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, US: ABC-CLIO Ltd, pp. 1353–1354.

Bowman, Marion (2005). Spirituality, Celtic. In: Koch, John T. ed. Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, US: ABC-CLIO Ltd, pp. 1622–1623.

Bowman, Marion I. (2005). Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, Heart Chakra of Planet Earth: the Local and the Global in Glastonbury. Numen: International Review for the History of Religions, 52(2) pp. 157–190.

Bowman, Marion I. (2005). Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, Heart Chakra of Planet Earth: the Local and the Global in Glastonbury. Numen, 52(2) pp. 157–190.


Bowman, Marion (2004). Procession and possession in Glastonbury: Continuity, change and the manipulation of tradition. Folklore, 115(3) pp. 273–285.

Bowman, Marion (2004). Taking stories seriously: vernacular religion, contemporary Spirituality and the myth of Jesus in Glastonbury. Temenos, 39-40 pp. 125–142.

Bowman, Marion (2004). Phenomenology, fieldwork and folk religion. In: Sutcliffe, Steven ed. Religion: Empirical Studies. Ashgate, pp. 3–18.

Bowman, Marion (2004). Healing in the spiritual marketplace : consumers, courses, and credentialism. In: Lewis, James R ed. The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of New Age Religions. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, pp. 339–348.


Bowman, Marion (2003). From Keltoi to cybercelts: continuity and change in Celtic identities. In: Pittaway, Mark ed. Globalization and Europe. Buckingham, UK: The Open University, pp. 107–165.

Bowman, Marion (2003). Vernacular religion and nature: The “Bible of the Folk” tradition in Newfoundland. Folklore, 114(3) pp. 285–295.


Bowman, Marion (2002). Contemporary Celtic spirituality. In: Pearson, Joanne ed. Belief beyond boundaries: Wicca, Celtic spirituality and the New Age. Religion today: tradition, modernity and change (5). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 55–101.


Sutcliffe, Steven and Bowman, Marion eds. (2000). Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bowman, Marion (2000). More of the same? Christianity, vernacular religion and alternative spirituality in Glastonbury. In: Sutcliffe, Steven and Bowman, Marion eds. Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 83–104.

Bowman, Marion (2000). Introduction. In: Bowman, Marion and Sutcliffe, Steven eds. Beyond New Age: Exploring Altenative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1–13.

Bowman, Marion ed. (2000). Healing and Religion. Hisarlik Studies in Contemporary Religion. London: Hisarlik Press.

Bowman, Marion (2000). nature, the natural and pagan identity. Pagan Identities, Special Issue of DISKUS, Marion Bowman, Graham Harvey, eds., 6

Bowman, Marion (2000). The need for healing: a Bath case study. In: Bowman, Marion ed. Healing and Religion. Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, pp. 95–107.

Bowman, Marion (2000). Contemporary Celtic spirituality. In: Hale, Amy and Payton, Philip eds. New Directions in Celtic Studies. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 69–91.

Bowman, Marion and Harvey, Graham (2000). Pagan Identities: DISKUS 6. BASR, Wolverhampton.


Bowman, Marion (1999). A provincial city shows respect: shopping and mourning in Bath. In: Walter, Tony ed. The Mourning for Diana. Oxford: Berg, pp. 215–225.


Bowman, Marion (1998). Research Note: After Diana. Folklore, 109 pp. 99–101.

Bowman, Marion (1998). Belief, Legend and Perceptions of the Sacred in Contemporary Bath. Folklore, 109 pp. 25–31.


Bowman, Marion (1995). Cardiac Celts: images of the Celts in contemporary British paganism. In: Harvey, Graham and Hardman, Charlotte eds. Paganism Today. London: Thorsons, pp. 242–251.

Bowman, Marion (1995). The Noble Savage and the Global Village: Cultural Evolution in New Age and Neo-Pagan Thought. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 10(2) pp. 139–149.


Bowman, Marion (1994). The commodification of the Celt: New Age/Neo-pagan consumerism. In: Brewer, Teri ed. The Marketing of Tradition: Perspectives on Folklore, Tourism and the Heritage Industry. Folklore in Use: Applications in the Real World (2). Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hislarik Press, pp. 143–152.

Bowman, Marion (1994). Religion in Bath: Beyond the Facade. Religion Today, 9(3) pp. 32–37.

Bowman, Marion (1994). Islam, adat and multiculturalism in Malaysia. Diskus, 2(1) pp. 15–27.


Bowman, Marion (1993). Drawn to Glastonbury. In: Reader, Ian and Walter, Tony eds. Pilgrimage in Popular Culture. Basingstoke: MacMillan, pp. 29–62.

Bowman, Marion (1993). Reinventing the Celts. Religion, 23(2) pp. 147–156.

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