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In this cutting edge and deeply felt paintings, Bron Taylor examines the evolution of “green religions” in North the USA and past: religious practices that carry nature as sacred and feature in lots of instances changed conventional religions. Tracing a variety of groups—radical environmental activists, lifestyle-focused bioregionalists, surfers, new-agers interested in “ecopsychology,” and teams that carry medical narratives as sacred—Taylor addresses a principal theoretical query: How can environmentally orientated, spiritually encouraged members and hobbies be understood as spiritual whilst lots of them reject non secular and supernatural worldviews? The “dark” of the identify extra expands this concept via emphasizing the intensity of believers' ardour and in addition suggesting a possible shadow aspect: in addition to uplifting and encouraging, such faith may well lie to, mislead, or every now and then precipitate violence. This ebook presents a desirable worldwide journey of the fairway spiritual phenomenon, allowing readers to guage its around the globe emergence and to evaluate its function in a significantly vital non secular revolution.

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