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  • How People Recognize Charisma: The Case of Darshan in Radhasoami and Divine Light Mission.
    DuPertuis, Lucy Gwyn (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47:2: 111-124.

    Recognizes charisma as an active, conscious social process involving the confirmation of belief through non-cognitive alterations of perception.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Charisma; Meditation; Radhasoami; Participant observation
  • New Religious Movements Turn to Worldly Success.
    Khalsa, Kirpal Singh (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:2: 233-247. [Also in James T. Richardson (ed.), Money and Power in the New Religions (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988), pp. 117-140]

    In contrast to the Healthy-Happy-Holy Organization & the Vajradhatu church, Divine Light Mission did not attempt entrepreneurial & professional ventures.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Healthy-Happy-Holy; Divine Light Mission; Vajradhatu
  • Trois nouvelles religions de la lumière et du son: la Science de la Spiritualité, Eckanker, la Mission de la Lumière Divine.
    Chagnon, Roland (1985)
    Montréal: Les Éditions Paulines.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Eckanker; Science de la Spiritualité; Divine Light Mission
  • Contacts, Cognitions, and Conversion: A Rational Choice Approach.
    Gartrell, C. David, and Zane K. Shannon (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27;1: 32-48.

    Proposes an outcomes anticipation model of conversion; illustrates the model with observations on Divine Light Mission in Victoria, British Columbia.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Rational choice theory; Canada, British Columbia, Victoria; Divine Light Mission
  • Subgroups in Divine Light Mission Membership: A Comment on Downton.
    Derks, Frans, and Jan M. an der Lans (1983)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.), Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 303-308.

    Points to changes in kinds of Divine Light Mission members over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission
  • Company of Truth: Meditation and Sacralized Interaction Among Western Followers of an Indian Guru.
    DuPertuis, Lucy Gwyn (1983)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California at Berkeley. [DA 45:3 A, p. 952]

    Associated Search Terms: Meditation; Divine Light Mission; Participant observation
  • Ursachen und Wirkungen gesellschaftlicher Verweigerung junger Menschen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der
    Berger, Herbert, and Peter C. Hexel (1981)
    Vienna: European Center for Social Welfare and Research.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; World rejection; Youth; Unification Church, Germany; Divine Light Mission; Scientology, Germany; Germany; Ananda Marga, Germany
  • Strange Gods. The Great American Cult Scare.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1981)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Divine Light Mission; Scientology; Jonestown; Children of God; New religions; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Anti-cult movement; Contributions
  • An Evolutionary Theory of Spiritual Conversion and Commitment: The Case of Divine Light Mission.
    Downton, James V., Jr. (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:4: 381-396.

    The process of converting to Divine Light mission is shown to be gradual rather than dramatic. Based on interview data.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Divine Light Mission
  • The guru: Perceptions of American devotees of the Divine Light Mission.
    Saliba, John A. (1980)
    Horizon 7: 69-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Guru
  • Sacred Journeys: The Conversion of Young Americans to Divine Light Mission.
    Downton, James V., Jr. (1979)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Conversion
  • The Divine Light Mission as a Social Organization.
    Price, Maeve (1979)
    Sociological Review 27:2: 279-296.

    Examines factors militating against the organizational success of Divine Light Mission.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Organization
  • What Is Real? The Failure of the Phenomenological Approach in a Field Study of the Divine Light Mission.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J., and Lakshmi Bharadwaj (1979)
    Humanity and Society 3:1: 16-34.

    Suggests the need for greater self-awareness on the part of field researchers studying Divine Light Mission; takes examples from primary & secondary data.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Phenomenology; Divine Light Mission; Participant observation
  • Taking Knowledge: A Sociological Approach to the Study of Meditation and the Divine Light Mission.
    Armstrong, Paul F. (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Essex University.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Meditation
  • The Origin, Development, and Decline of a Youth Culture Religion: An Application of Sectarianization Theory.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 20:1: 23-43.

    Divine Light Mission's development shows that cults are fragile & constrained from effective institutionalization by internal factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Precarity; Cult; Youth culture; Divine Light Mission
  • Worshiping the Absurd: the Negation of Social Causality among the Followers of Guru Maharaj Ji.
    Foss, Daniel A., and Ralph W. Larkin (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39;2: 157-164.

    Participant observation study showing former counter culture youth turning to Divine Light Mission in the absence of the plausibility of the former youth culture or acceptability of conventional society.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive distortion; Divine Light Mission; Participant observation; Youth culture
  • Conversion and Alternation Processes in the Youth Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Religious Transformations.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Pacific Sociological Review 21:4: 379-405. [Also in David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1983, pp. 51-72]

    Based on interviews from Divine Light Mission & Hare Krishna members; contrasts "sectarian conversion" in Hare Krishna, involving radical identity changes, & "cultic alternation."

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Hare Krishna; Divine Light Mission; Conversion; Alternation
  • Patients and Pilgrims. Changing Attitudes Toward Psychotherapy of Converts to Eastern Mysticism.
    Anthony, Dick, Thomas Robbins, Madeleine Doucas, and Thomas E. Curtis (1977)
    American Behavioral Scientist 20:6: 861-886.

    Describes experiences with psychotherapy of converts to the Meher Baba & the Guru Maharaj ji movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Psychotherapy; Meher Baba; Divine Light Mission
  • Guru Maharaj Ji and the Divine Light Mission.
    Messer, Jeanne (1976)
    In Charles Y. Glock and Robert N. Bellah (eds.) The New Religious Consciousness. Berkeley: Univesity of California Press, pp. 52-72.

    General account written by a devotee.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission
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