New age alternative spiritualities

Corrywright, Dominic (2002) New age alternative spiritualities. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780906165461

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Abstract

This Paper is in three sections. The first is concerned with defining the terms, and setting the boundaries of the field with an analysis of the meanings and uses of the concepts referred to by the term ‘New Age Alternative Spiritualities’ The second section describes the design of a model for the field, the idea of the web. An explanation is given of the influences used in the design of the web model and the value of applying ‘insider’ categories to phenomena. In the third section a case study is used, that of Psychology of Vision, as an example of an organisation that functions according to the criteria of the web model. Here there is insider/primary material illustrating how New Age Alternative Spiritualities are creating new forms of ‘diffuse communities’.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;35.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 15:05
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 11:22
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/446

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