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Danielle Kirby

Danielle Kirby is an Australian academic specialising in the study of emergent religion and communications. Her research is across the fields of religion, popular culture, and media with an emphasis upon digital manifestations of new and alternative religion. In particular, Kirby explores topics such as the construction of metaphysics from popular texts, remix and art within occultural spiritualities, and the relation of religious practitioners to late modernity.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    New Religious Movements
    Alternative Religions
    Religion and Society


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Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Between Synchromysticism and Paganism: Tracing some metaphysical uses of popular

Published: Oct 10, 2013 by Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Authors: Danielle Kirby

Beliefs that directly draw on fictional material constitute a small but notable element of contemporary ‘occulture’. Interestingly, the utilisation of popular source material in the formation of personal idiosyncratic beliefs and practices seems to be increasing in its presence. This paper explores the role of popular narratives in relation to a number of contemporary alternative beliefs, articulating a spectrum of distinct relationships between belief and text.