Religion: Alternative Traditions & Esotericism

  • Developing Magical Consciousness: A Theoretical and Practical Guide for Expansion book cover

    Developing Magical Consciousness

    A Theoretical and Practical Guide for Expansion, 1st Edition

    By Susan Greenwood

    Offering a new template for future exploration, Susan Greenwood examines and develops the notion that the experience of magic is a panhuman orientation of consciousness, a form of knowledge largely marginalized in Western societies. In this volume she aims to form a "bridge of communication"…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine book cover

    Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

    1st Edition

    Edited by Céline Coderey, Laurent Pordié

    This book unpacks the organized sets of practices that govern contemporary Asian medicine from their production in the lab to their circulation within circuits and networks of all kinds and examines the plurality of actors involved in such governance. Chapters analyse the process of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Yearning to Belong: Discovering a New Religious Movement book cover

    Yearning to Belong

    Discovering a New Religious Movement, 1st Edition

    By John Paul Healy

    Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Reimagining God and Resacralisation book cover

    Reimagining God and Resacralisation

    1st Edition

    By Alexa Blonner

    This book shows that widespread resacralisation has been taking place, which is producing new ways of perceiving God and the divine. The last century has seen unmistakable changes in religious practices and the concept of spirituality right across the world. There was a broad expectation for much…

    Hardback – 2019-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions: A Universal Advaita book cover

    Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions

    A Universal Advaita, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Gregg

    The Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was and remains an important figure both within India, and in the West, where he was notable for preaching Vedanta. Scholarship surrounding Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. This work…

    Hardback – 2019-03-18
    Routledge

  • The Spirituality of Anorexia: A Goddess Feminist Thealogy book cover

    The Spirituality of Anorexia

    A Goddess Feminist Thealogy, 1st Edition

    By Emma White

    Widely popularized images of unobtainable and damaging feminine ideals can be a cause of profound disjunction between women and their bodies. A consequence of this dissonance is an embodied performance of these ideals with the potential development of disordered eating practices, such as anorexia…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches: More than Conjurers book cover

    Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches

    More than Conjurers, 1st Edition

    By Margarita Simon Guillory

    At the core of African American religion’s response to social inequalities has been a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork with African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic: Becoming the Magician book cover

    Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician, 1st Edition

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914 book cover

    The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • André Breton in Exile: The Poetics of

    André Breton in Exile

    The Poetics of "Occultation", 1941–1947, 1st Edition

    By Victoria Clouston

    Following the journey of André Breton, the leader of the Surrealist movement, into exile during the Second World War, the author of this book traces the trajectory of his thought and poetic output from 1941–1948. Through a close examination of the major – and as yet little studied – works…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Liquidation of the Church book cover

    The Liquidation of the Church

    1st Edition

    By Kees de Groot

    Is religion dying out in Western societies? Is personal spirituality taking its place? Both stories are inadequate. Institutional religion is not simply coming to an end in Western societies. Rather, its assets and properties are redistributed: large parts of the church have gone into liquidation.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition book cover

    Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice

    Renewing the Contemplative Tradition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher C. H. Cook, Julienne McLean, Peter Tyler

    In Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice several leading scholars explore key themes within the Christian mystical tradition, contemporary and historical. The overall aim of the book is to demonstrate the relevance of mystical theology to contemporary spiritual practice. Attention…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

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