Month: June 2013

New Religious Movements and Children

Sanja Nilsson from Sweden talks about NRMs and Children: A short interview about work she is doing as part of her PhD (at Gothenburg and Dalarna Universities) –  I hope to interview her again once it is complete.. You […]

  CESNUR13 28 June 2013  

“For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment’s human suffering”

For RPE 305 Philosophy and Literature we will be starting off by looking at Albert Camus’ novel The Plague. For your ‘summer reading’, then, you should at the very least read this novel – and more than once […]

  Camus 25 June 2013  

Robert Wallis on Paganism and Burial Sites

Alternative Archaelogy, Has It Happened?: Paganism and Archaeology in Twenty-first Century in Britain Robert WALLIS (Richmond University, London) We only just get started chatting before we are cut off by catering staff arriving – but we start on […]

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

Kalmykia and Post-Soviet Religion

“New Cosmic Religion” and the Ancient Cult of the White Old Man Interpreted Anew: Communities of Ritual Healers in Post-Soviet Kalmykia Valeriya GAZIZOVA (University of Oslo) In this short video Valeriya talks about just one of the many […]

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

From Goddess to Cyborg..

I ask Venetia Robertson about her work, and we end up talking about Pagans and transhumanism: Venetia is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney. Recorded at CESNUR 2013 in Falun. At http://sydney.academia.edu/VenetiaRobertson you can see some of […]

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

Hymns and Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Watch Tower’s Changing Hymnody: How Music Reflects Change among Jehovah’s Witnesses George D. CHRYSSIDES (University of Birmingham) I ask Dr Chryssides about his paper, and we talk about how a seemingly small detail reveals so much about […]

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

Spiritual Tourism

I interview Dr Alex Norman from the University of Sydney about his work on Spiritual Tourism. Another interview from CESNUR 2013..

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

Self Designation: Spiritual? Religious? Neo-Religious? Åndelig?

New Age, Spiritual or Religious? Self-designations within the New Age Movement Knut MELVAER – Margrethe LØØV (University of Bergen) In this short video I ask Knut & Margrethe about their work on the terms Spiritual, Religious and others… […]

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

Satanism: Misconceptions and General Background

I chat to Graduate Student Cimminnee Holt at CESNUR13 conference about Satanism: What are the most common misconceptions about Satanism? For more Article: Cimminnee Holt, “Death and Dying in the Satanic Worldview” http://artsciweb.concordia.ca/ojs/index.php/jrc/article/view/34/11 Per Faxneld and Jesper Aagard Petersen, […]

  CESNUR13 23 June 2013  

Assuming that truth is a woman – what then?

For those of you who will be taking the module RPE307 Close Philosophical Reading, we will be looking at Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil. The plan is to have a close reading of one section each week […]

  Uncategorised 21 June 2013