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American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology
D. W. Pasulka’s American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology explores how belief in the existence of extraterrestrials constitutes the emergence of a new form of religion. More than a project in ufo...
Radical Spirituality: A Conversation with Ramona Africa from MOVE
R amona Africa remains an active and vocal member of MOVE, a family of strong, serious, and deeply committed revolutionaries that was created and organized by John Africa in 1972. A predominantly
Hippies and the Mystic Way: Dropping Out, Unitive Experiences, and Communal Utopianism
This article hopes to uncover the relationship among psychedelics, mystic interpretations, and hippie projects of communal utopianism. Specifically, it traces the evolution of dropping out as an
Life as Eutopia: MOVE's Natural Revolution as a Response to America's Dystopian Reality
abstract:Drawing from a 2015 interview with Ramona Africa, one of only two surviving members of the MOVE Organization following its 1985 bombing by the Philadelphia police department, this article
A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements
  • M. Shipley
  • Education
    Journal of Contemporary Religion
  • 2 January 2019
and knowledge transmission” (216, emphasis in original). Thus it is their contention that “English today could be as significant as Persian was in the past as a vehicle for generating new thinking
A Conversation with Wavy Gravy
W avy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney in 1936), is one of the most well-known figures of the 1960s counterculture. Known for his role in the founding of the legendary community Hog Farm, his part in
"This Season's People"