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  1. Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe

    By Kaarina Aitamurto, Scott Simpson

    Series: Studies in Contemporary and Historical Paganism

    The resurgence of religiosity in post-communist Europe has been widely noted, but the full spectrum of religious practice in the diverse countries of Central and Eastern Europe has been effectively hidden behind the region's range of languages and cultures. This volume presents an overview of one...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Religion as Magical Ideology

    How the Supernatural Reflects Rationality

    By Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

    'Religion as Magical Ideology' examines the relationship between rationality and supernatural beliefs arguing that such beliefs are products of evolution, cognition and culture. The book does not offer a false rapprochement between reason and religion; instead, it explores their interrelationship...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. William James's Hidden Religious Imagination

    A Universe of Relations

    By Jeremy Carrette

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers a radical new reading of William James’s work on the idea of ‘religion.’ Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical use of the category of religion. This work argues that we can only fully understand...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Occult Philos Elizabethan Age

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Imagining the Pagan Past

    Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages

    By Marion Gibson

    Imagining the Pagan Past explores stories of Britain’s pagan history. These tales have been characterised by gods and fairies, folklore and magic. They have had an uncomfortable relationship with the scholarly world; often being seen as historically dubious, self-indulgent romance and, worse,...

    Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Defining Magic

    A Reader

    By Bernd-Christian Otto, Michael Stausberg

    Series: Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

    Magic has been an important term in Western history and continues to be an essential topic in the modern academic study of religion, anthropology, sociology, and cultural history. 'Defining Magic' is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its...

    Published December 31st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Fantasy and Belief

    Alternative Religions, Popular Narratives, and Digital Cultures

    By Danielle Kirby

    Series: Approaches to New Religions

    Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular...

    Published December 31st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Gods and Diseases

    Making sense of our physical and mental wellbeing

    By David Tacey

    Today's society faces many problems that cannot be solved by the application of reason, logic or medicine. Some of these include alcoholism, suicide, drug addiction and child abuse to name but a few. Many mental health problems are on the increase such as depression, phobias and anxiety with no...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge