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New Religious Movements
Religion and Society
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.