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  • Muslims, the New Age and Marginal Religions in Indonesia: Changing Meanings of Religious Pluralism.
    Howell, Julia Day (2005)
    Social Compass 52:4: 473-493.

    Considers the status of 3 new religions in a nation where the law does not quite define them as religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Islam, Indonesia; Anand Ashram, Indonesia; Brahma Kumari, Indonesia; New religions; Salamullah; Politics, Indonesia; Indonesia; New age; Syncretism; State
  • Personal Growth in a Yoga Ashram: A Symbolic Interactionist Interpretation.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1990)
    In Monty L. Lynn and David O. Moberg (eds.) Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 2. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Symbolic interactionism; Ashram
  • The Construction of Authority in the Christian Ashram Movement.
    Ralston, Helen (1989)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 67:1: 53-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Ashram; Authority
  • Christian Ashrams. A New Religious Movement in Contemporary India.
    Ralston, Helen (1987)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Ashram; Catholic, India; Protestant, India; Ecumenism; Syrian Orthodox, India; India
  • Eastern Meditation Groups: Why Join?
    Volinn, Ernest P. (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:2: 147-156.

    Based on participant observation in an ashram in Connecticut: develops a model in which members seek a substitute for drug experimentation.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; New religions; Ashram; Drug; Conversion
  • Lead Us from Darkness: The Allure of a Religious Sect and Its Charismatic Leader.
    Volinn, Ernest P. (1982)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. Dissertation, Columbia University. [DA 43:5 A, p. 1719]

    Based on participant observation in an ashram in Connecticut; develops a model of people coming to a new religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Conversion; Ashram; New religions
  • In Pursuit of Energy: Spiritual Growth in a Yoga Ashram.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1982)
    Journal of Humansitic Psychology 22:1: 43-56.

    Participant observation study at an ashram in Pennsylvania; describes how the guru-disciple relationship & structure of the ashram foster personal & spiritual growth among the residents.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, U.S.A.; Ashram; Guru; Disciple; Participant observation
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