Spiritual stars: religion and celebrity in the careers of spiritualist mediums

  title={Spiritual stars: religion and celebrity in the careers of spiritualist mediums},
  author={S. Natale},
  journal={Celebrity Studies},
  pages={94 - 96}
  • S. Natale
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Celebrity Studies
  • Scholars in celebrity studies have posited a similarity between cinematic stardom and the formation of religious and magical beliefs about the powers of spiritual leaders. Steve Nolan, for instance, claimed that both film and liturgy invite their constituent subjects to identify with one another: as audiences tend to build a relationship of identification with the main character of a film, Christian believers might identify with the priest (Nolan 2009, p. 61).1 Following this line of thinking… CONTINUE READING
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