This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th Century America is a study of the search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth. Laura Holloway-Langford, a “rebel girl” from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author of Ladies of the White House, which secured her financial independence. Promoted to associate editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, she gave readings and lectures and became involved in progressive women’s causes, the temperance movement, and theosophy—even traveling to Europe to meet Madame Blavatsky, the movement’s leader, and writing for the theosophist newspaper The Word. In the early 1870s, she began a correspondence with Eldress Anna White of the Mount Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, with whom she shared belief in pacifism, feminism, vegetarianism, and cremation. Attracted by the simplicity of Shaker life, she eventually bought a farm from the Canaan Shakers, where she lived and continued to write until her death in 1930. In tracing the life of this spiritual seeker, Diane Sasson underscores the significant role played by cultural mediators like Holloway-Langford in bringing new religious ideas to the American public and contributing to a growing interest in eastern religions and alternative approaches to health and spirituality that would alter the cultural landscape of the nation. “[A] richly detailed biography . . . that will deepen historical understandings of New Age movements in America.” —American Studies
In tracing the life of this spiritual seeker, Diane Sasson underscores the significant role played by cultural mediators like Holloway-Langford in bringing new religious ideas to the American public and contributing to a growing interest in ...
Author: Diane Sasson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Anglophone postcolonial studies has been characterized by its secular nature. Yet as the first generation of scholars grapples with mortality, a yearning for spiritual meaning is emerging in many texts. This study synthesizes the sacred language used in these texts with critical theory in order to create a holistic frame for interpretive analysis.
Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature A. Sen.
his death by pancreatic cancer by initially preferring alternative medication to
invasive treatment reinforces our investment in the need to have complete control
Author: A. Sen
Category: Literary Criticism
"The book draws on phenomenology, interpretive hermeneutics, anthropological cultural studies, psychoanalysis, feminism, deconstructionism and Marxism in exploring how the new age can inform us with regard to modern/postmodern relations with Nature, our ambivalent perceptions of self and other, essentialism and relativism, and epistemology and ontology. Further, the book raises the question of the purpose and meaning of subcultures in contemporary society, and our collective relationship to utopias and dystopias."--BOOK JACKET.
... for the sacred , ironic but yearning for the absolute , individualistic , but
yearning for the wholeness of community , asking questions but receiving no
answers , fragmented but yearning for imminent totality ” ( p . 189 ) . Alongside
the New Age ...
Author: Carmen Kuhling
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
What room is there for a language of spirituality and the spirit in democratic forms of education? This is the question posed in this collection of essays by a broad range of scholars working in education. Beginning with the premise that postmodernism is associated with a re-spiritualization of culture, the authors seek to explore ways in which this re-spiritualization can be pushed in democratic rather than rightist or fundamentalist directions. What they celebrate is diversity of progressive traditions and discourses of spirituality that educators and other cultural workers can draw upon to inform practice, even as they «trouble» all essentialistic notions of spirituality. Together, these essays move democratic education onto a fundamentally new cultural terrain, and they suggest that the metaphor of the journey of the spirit is one of the most enduring and potentially democratic ways of thinking about what it means to teach and to become educated.
Of course , the notion of a New Age is about as slippery as the notion of the
millennium and much gets subsumed under the rubric of the New Age . It has
been used to refer to a whole array of diverse ideas and movements in “
Author: Thomas Oldenski
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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 the rich spiritual experience of devotees of Guru-disciple Yoga, and broadening the understanding of Guru-disciple Yoga Practice, this book also adds considerably to knowledge of conversion to New Religious Movements and to issues of affiliation and disengagement. Exploring participants' experience of attraction, affiliation and disengagement, these themes highlight individuals' personal experience of Guru-disciple Yoga Practice.
Discussion Many studies have presented those who convert to new spiritual
perspectives as being disenchanted with the dominant faiths (Lofland, 1966;
Mcllwain, 1990; Rambo, 1993; Stark and Bainbridge, 1980a). It must be
Author: Dr John Paul Healy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Nor had yearning to reconcile their money and WONDERING HOW TO START
THAT CON they , with one exception , talked over their spirituality . versation ?
Here are a few suggestions . their current values and feelings about What does
And surely the trace the beginning of the new faith of which the day - star deep
longing of the concluding passage is not ... we can ask spirit which breathes in '
The New Age , ' ' Progress , Lesfor no fuller exposition of the longing which is not
Profiles French society since 1945 as one struggling to preserve its cultural heritage while moving into a new century, covering its cities and provinces as well as such topics as politics, race relations, the euro, Euro Disney, and the Eurotunnel. Original.
Three , music is an aspect of the affluent society : the boom years brought new
money for spending on opera - going , hi - fis ... it or to make it , may they not also
be giving expression to their yearning for a new social warmth and community ?
Author: John Ardagh
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
In his book, The Everyday Work of Art: How Artistic Experience Can Transform
Your Life (Sourcebooks, 1997), he calls that primal impetus to create "yearning" -
a hunger of the soul for the visceral feeling of being alive and for the specific ...
Thus , Taha from al - Siyasah voiced divided responses to the diaspora
Lebanese Ilya Abu Madi , who at the age of ... carried forward " yearning ” ( hanin
) for irrevocably lost “ encampments ” and the loved ones that throughout the
ages since ...
None may count even by millions the ages Since far from the sun And over the
spaces and whirled in the skies , We children have come . Whence , our yearning
back , Our yearning for the sun that at dusk sinks into the womb of the waters ...
Author: James Oppenheim
Lists recordings by top New Age artists and includes brief profiles of each group, musician, and vocalist
New Age Vocal Ka Jakee Music Life Style Yearning and Harmony Fortuna The
group Tri Atma makes melodious , rhythmic , sometimes meditative and always
magical instrumental music combining German , Indian , and other exotic ...
Author: Patti Jean Birosik
Publisher: New York : Collier Books
... the release of a new creative energy which is at the heart of all true spiritual
awakening . The search and the yearning have many faces . Yet all are part of a
convergence , the significance of which has yet to be realized ; but the time is
Author: Peter Spink
... oil for their lamps and five foolish who there is also a yearning to possess more
ran out of oil and thus illustrated the of the Spirit of ... with its autocratic dicCAN
MASONRY BE CALLED A CHRISTIAN ORDER ? tatorship , nor 24 THE NEW
Kenya at the Dawn of a New Century Smokin C. Wanjala, S. Kichamu Akivaga,
Kivutha Kibwana. Crucially Clause 6 disallows formation of parties based on sex
. It seeks to outlaw sex discrimination . The constitution of Kenya as it presently ...
Author: Smokin C. Wanjala
This edited volume explores a range of experiences and conceptualizations of "New Age Judaism," an imprecise term denoting new and evolving forms of North American Judaism that are typically innovative, combinative, and often controversial. Chapters analyze the phenomenon of New Age Judaism from theoretical, theological and ethnographic perspectives. As a result, they offer a broad sampling of some of the most fascinating forms of Jewish religious expression and philosophy in North America today. Rothenberg explores the teachings of Jewish shamanism and Jewish yoga. Vallely explores the revitalization of Jewish ritual practices achieved through the embrace of Buddhism. Other chapters cover an ethnographically rich account of one synagogue's re-framing of wealth as a form of "energy," a women's ritual within ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal; the 'inclusive' writings of New Age Jewish Renewal leader Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi, which claim not to be combinative at all, but rather a "retrieval" of ancient Jewish wisdom. Experimentation with yoga, drumming, meditation, eclectic musical forms, Buddhism, and egalitarian prayer - once the province of the most marginal of Jewish religious practices - are now being embraced with varying degrees of enthusiasm within mainstream Jewish denominations, revealing the gradual "normalization" and incorporation of New Age Judaism's religious forms. New Age Judaism focuses much needed scholarly attention on these new forms and expressions of Judaism both within and outside of the synagogue setting.
Salkin , in his essay , ' New Age Judaism ' , traces the development of this
religious yearning to the spiritually barren suburbs of North America , where
American Jewish families flocked in the post - war period . He treats the suburban
Author: Celia Rothenberg
SPIRITUAL YEARNING DAVID TACEY ReEnchantment Ken Gelder David Tacey
ReEnchantment : The New ... A book about project - the spiritualising of ' secular '
Australia - had been postcolonial ethics would certainly have been useful .
Across America and the world dangerous New Age cults and religious groups are growing in strength and numbers. Here is the authoritative guide to the New Age cults and religions infecting and threatening our society. It carefully analyzes these groups and provides answers to the questions most commonly asked about them.
68 The New Age Explosion open and susceptible to cult influences and allow the
new value system to be imposed on the individual by ... This tactic is designed to
drive away doubts and reinforce the human yearning to belong and conform .
Author: Texe W. Marrs
Publisher: Living Truth Pub
Are we always best for men and nations , a galreligiously to capitulate to the
forces of lantry greater than self , a passion for vast evil and yearn for
Armageddon freedom more lasting than life , a heriand release from the
compulsions of tage ...