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Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review


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May 24, 2024

  • Evy Johanne Håland
    Communication between the Living and the Dead in Modern and Ancient Greece, a Comparison
    first published on May 24, 2024

May 23, 2024

  • Shane Dussault Ovadia
    A Troll Religion
    From Humor to Gnostic Neo-Nazism
    first published on May 23, 2024

May 21, 2024

  • Bernard Doherty
    The Catholic Horror Show
    The Exorcist and the Dark Side of the American Catholic Imagination
    first published on May 21, 2024

May 9, 2024

  • Vance D. Keyes
    Beyond the Pew
    Black Women, the Black Church, and Christianity
    first published on May 9, 2024

April 16, 2024

  • Michael Pittman
    Concluding Beelzebub’s Tales
    Gurdjieffian Notions of the Soul and the Import of Human Life
    first published on April 16, 2024

February 2, 2024

  • Joseph Azize
    Gurdjieff: Ritual Movements and Prayer
    first published on February 2, 2024

February 1, 2024

  • David Seamon
    Holism and the Gurdjieff Work
    Henri Bortoft’s Authentic Wholeness and J. G. Bennett’s Systematics
    first published on February 1, 2024

November 23, 2023

  • Raymond Radford
    Tradition, Memory, Place, and Identity
    Examining Entanglement in Narrative and History
    first published on November 23, 2023
  • Chris M. Hansen
    The Named Gods of Deuteronomy
    Additional Comments on Deuteronomy 32:1–43
    first published on November 23, 2023

November 11, 2023

  • Dawn H. Collins
    Becoming the Gods: Visualisation and Healing in Tibetan Deity Yoga
    first published on November 11, 2023

October 4, 2023

  • Kayode Joseph Onipede
    Orara: Rituals of Rule, Spiritism, and Popular Culture in Oye–Ekiti, Southwest Nigeria
    first published on October 4, 2023

September 16, 2023

  • Felix Parker
    Pattern and Form
    Pareidolia as a Substratum to Creativity and Belief
    first published on September 16, 2023

August 31, 2023

  • Joseph Azize
    P. D. Ouspensky’s First Revision of Tertium Organum
    first published on August 31, 2023

August 26, 2023

  • Sean Remz, Dilmurat Mahmut, Abdulmuqtedir Udun, Susan J. Palmer
    Towards a Uyghur Theodicy?
    Comparing Uyghur Philosophical Discourse on an Ongoing Genocide with Jewish Religious Responses to the Holocaust
    first published on August 26, 2023

March 24, 2023

  • John Paul Healy
    Water off the Guru’s Back
    A Personal Reflection of Swami Shankarananda’s Secretive Sexual Behaviour with His Female Devotees
    first published on March 24, 2023

March 9, 2023

  • Marzia A. Coltri
    Women, Sexuality, Violence: #Me Too!
    first published on March 9, 2023

March 2, 2023

  • Ann Hardy, Arezou Zalipour
    Material Culture and Changing Identities
    Religion, Society, and Art in Aotearoa New Zealand
    first published on March 2, 2023

December 15, 2022

  • Márk Nemes, András Máté-Tóth
    Revisiting New Religions, Attitudes and Policies in the United States and Central-Eastern Europe between the 1960s and 2010s
    first published on December 15, 2022

November 17, 2022

  • Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans
    Spurious Satanists and Christian Cults
    Political Economies of Race, Religion and Media
    first published on November 17, 2022

November 16, 2022

  • Christopher M. Hansen
    The Christ Myth Debate in Marxist Literature
    first published on November 16, 2022

October 13, 2022

  • Zoe Alderton
    Buddha Bowls: Enchanting a Secular Skinny
    first published on October 13, 2022

June 18, 2022

  • Christopher M. Hansen
    The Many Gods of Deuteronomy
    A Response to Michael Heiser’s Interpretation of Deut. 32: 8–9
    first published on June 18, 2022

June 9, 2022

  • Stefano Bigliardi
    Ancient Aliens, Modern Fears: Anti-scientific, Anti-evolutionary, Racist, and Xenophobic Motifs in Robert Charroux
    first published on June 9, 2022
  • Mira Karjalainen
    Authenticity, Workplace Spirituality and Mindfulness
    first published on June 9, 2022
  • Bettina E. Schmidt, Kate Stockly
    The Silence Around Non-Ordinary Experiences During the Pandemic
    first published on June 9, 2022

April 16, 2022

  • Patrick S. D. McCartney
    Dilution, Hybrids and Saving Space for the Sacred
    Yoga across Kansai, Japan
    first published on April 16, 2022

April 12, 2022

  • Mizuho Hashisako
    Discourse on natural childbirth in Japanese Society
    Its Transition from the 1980s to the Present
    first published on April 12, 2022
  • Haruka Omichi
    Communication with the Dead in Postwar Japan
    How Itakos’ Kuchiyose Has Changed under the Phenomenon of Delocalization
    first published on April 12, 2022
  • Aki Murakami
    Contemporary Practices and Identities of Local Shamans in the Tsugaru Area in Japan
    first published on April 12, 2022

April 9, 2022

  • Shuji Kamimoto
    Rastafarians and the Anti-Nuclear Movement in Japan
    A Case Study of Music Production in Fukui Prefecture
    first published on April 9, 2022
  • Eriko Kawanishi
    Overview of Majo, Western Witches, in Contemporary Japan
    first published on April 9, 2022

March 8, 2022

  • Federico Palmieri Di Pietro
    Pushed to the Absolute Limits: Transhumanism and Dragon Ball
    first published on March 8, 2022

February 26, 2022

  • Bernard Doherty
    The Faith We Left Behind? The Order of Saint Charbel, Roman Catholic Traditionalism, and the Conservative Reaction to Vatican II in Australia
    first published on February 26, 2022

January 19, 2022

  • Jean E. Rosenfeld
    Prophets, Land, and Law: Maori Holy Spirit Movements and the Domesday Book
    first published on January 19, 2022

December 22, 2021

  • Mark Valentine St Leon
    Presence, Prestige and Patronage: Circus Proprietors and Country Pastors in Australia, 1847–1942
    first published on December 22, 2021

December 17, 2021

  • Ethan Doyle White
    “She Comes from a Cursed Lineage:” Portrayals of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Satanism in The X-Files
    first published on December 17, 2021
  • James Lu
    The Discovery of the Bazaar of Heracleides of Damascus and the Reassessment of the Christology of Nestorius of Constantinople
    first published on December 17, 2021

October 30, 2021

  • Ethan G. Quillen
    The Justice Potter Stewart Definition of Atheism
    first published on October 30, 2021

October 13, 2021

  • Makhabbad Maltabarova
    Reading Western Esotericism: George Gurdjieff and His “Cunning” Esotericism
    first published on October 13, 2021

September 29, 2021

  • Farid F. Saenong
    Decoding Online Islam: New Religious Authorities and Social-Media Encounters
    first published on September 29, 2021

September 11, 2021

  • Joseph Azize
    Gurdjieff’s “Help for the Deceased” Exercise
    first published on September 11, 2021

September 10, 2021

  • Takaharu Oda
    Zen Buddhist and Christian Views of Causality: A Comparative Analysis
    first published on September 10, 2021

September 8, 2021

  • Milad Milani
    Harry Potter and the Way of Truth: Reflections on Where we are as Standing Towards Religion
    first published on September 8, 2021

August 12, 2020

  • James R. Lewis
    Following the Money Trail Behind Shen Yun’s Revised Eschatology
    first published on August 12, 2020

December 6, 2019

  • Susan J. Palmer
    Media Treatment of New Religions in Quebec
    After the Solar Temple
    first published on December 6, 2019
  • Murphy Pizza
    Encountering Contemporary Paganisms
    first published on December 6, 2019
  • András Máté-Tóth, Gábor Dániel Nagy
    Indicators of a Second Wave of Religiosity in Central Eastern Europe
    first published on December 6, 2019

November 22, 2019

  • Dell deChant
    A Perspective on Popular Religious Idealism and Its Cultural Contexts
    first published on November 22, 2019

November 12, 2019

  • Jakob D. Larsen, Mikkel Fruergaard Thomsen
    Positive Thinking
    Cognitive Biases in New Age Religiosity
    first published on November 12, 2019

March 27, 2019

  • Stephanie Griswold
    The Raid is On
    Elaborations on the Short Creek Women’s Recollections of the 1953 Raid
    first published on March 27, 2019
  • Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier
    Normal but Peculiar
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Normalization and Differentiation Strategies
    first published on March 27, 2019
  • Xinzhang Zhang, George A. Dunn
    Spiritual Movements, Secret Societies, and Destructive Cults
    Panel Discussion, Hangzhou, October 2017
    first published on March 27, 2019

March 22, 2019

  • Marianna Ruah-Midbar Shapiro
    Historians as Storytellers
    A Critical Examination of New Age Religion’s Scholarly Historiography
    first published on March 22, 2019

March 21, 2019

  • Margrethe Løøv
    Between Religion and Science
    Shifting Views on Knowledge in Acem and the Transcendental Meditation Movement
    first published on March 21, 2019

November 14, 2018

  • Jonathan Tuckett
    From Nationalistic Pursuit to Private Spirituality
    first published on November 14, 2018
  • Wimal Hewamanage
    The History of the Kāli Cult and its Implications in Modern Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture
    first published on November 14, 2018

November 2, 2018

  • James R. Lewis, Zhang Xinzhang, Oscar-Torjus Utaaker
    Processual Pagans
    Quasi-longitudinal Approaches to Survey Research
    first published on November 2, 2018

October 17, 2018

  • Stefano Bigliardi
    Santo Daime Narratives In Italy
    Walter Menozzi, Stella Azzurra, and the Conceptualization of Ayahuasca and Science
    first published on October 17, 2018

October 10, 2018

  • Ethan Doyle White
    Between the Devil and the Old Gods
    Exploring the Intersection between the Pagan and Satanic Milieus
    first published on October 10, 2018
  • Kaarina Aitamurto
    The Faizrakhmanisty
    The Islamic Sect as a Social Problem in Russia
    first published on October 10, 2018

July 20, 2018

  • Taesoo Kim
    The "Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence” and its Relation to the “Reordering of the Universe” in Daesoon Thought
    first published on July 20, 2018

July 13, 2018

  • Suk San Yoon
    The Meaning of Donghak Thinking in the Post-Modern Period
    first published on July 13, 2018
  • Kwang Soo Park
    Irwon Philosophy and Social Engagement
    Won Buddhism as a New Korean Religion
    first published on July 13, 2018

July 4, 2018

  • Chongsuh Kim
    Contemporary Korean Religious Change in the East-West Religious Context
    first published on July 4, 2018

June 27, 2018

  • Hairan Woo
    The New Age Movement in South Korea
    Development and Scope
    first published on June 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

  • Don Baker, Seok Heo
    The Concept of a “Great Transformation” in Korea’s New Religions
    first published on April 24, 2018

April 19, 2018

  • Eileen Barker
    The Unification Church
    first published on April 19, 2018

November 3, 2017

  • Helen Farley
    The Fluid Nature of Academic Freedom for Falun Gong Practitioners
    first published on November 3, 2017
  • Heather Kavan
    Friendly Fire
    How Falun Gong Mistook Me For an Enemy
    first published on November 3, 2017

October 31, 2017

  • James R. Lewis, Nicole S. Ruskell
    Falun Gong and the Canada Media Fund
    Why is the Canadian Government Bankrolling an Anti-China Propaganda Campaign?
    first published on October 31, 2017

October 27, 2017

  • James R. Lewis, Nicole S. Ruskell
    Innocent Victims of Chinese Oppression, or Media Bullies? Analyzing Falun Gong’s Media Strategies
    first published on October 27, 2017

September 8, 2017

  • Heather Kavan
    Victims, Martyrs, Crusaders
    Archetypal Figures in News Stories about Falun Gong
    first published on September 8, 2017