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  • "What It Means to be Truly Human": The Postsecular Hack of Mindfulness.
    Arat, Alp (2017)
    Social Compass 54:2: 167-179.

    Contemporary mindfulness is not a secular detachment of meditation from religious tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
  • Practice makes perfect: Meditation and the exchange of spiritual capital.
    Arat, Alp (2016)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 31:2: 269-280.

    Associated Search Terms: Exchange; Meditation
  • Evoking equanimity: Silent interaction rituals in Vipassana meditation retreats
    Pagis, Michal (2014)
    Qualitative Sociology 38:1: 1-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Meditation
  • Le Mindfulness ou la méditation pour la guérison et la croissance personnelle: des bricolages psychospirituels dans la médicines mentale.
    Garnoussi, nadia (2011)
    Sociologie 3:2: 259-275.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Psychology; Mental health; Meditation
  • Transcendent Experience and Health: Concepts, Cases, and Sociological Themes.
    Levin, Jeffrey S. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-93.

    Considers the role of experience of the transcendent in generating positive health outcomes.

    Associated Search Terms: Experiential dimension; Yoga; Transcendence; Meditation; Health; Healing; Experience
  • From abstract concepts to experiential knowlege: Embodying enlightenment in a meditation center.
    Pagis, Michal (2010)
    Qualitative Sociology 33:4: 469-489.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Meditation
  • An Anchor and a Sail: Christian Meditation as the Mechanism for a Pluralist Religious Identity.
    Mermis-Cava, Jonathan (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:4: 432-453.

    Qualitative study of Christian meditators; the interdenominational practice strengthened denominational attachment even as it involved crossing boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; World Community for Christian Meditation; Meditation
  • Médiations et compromis. Institutions religieuses et symboliques sociales. Contributions à une relecture des classiques de la sociologie
    Turcotte, Paul-André, and Jean Remy (2006)
    Paris: L'Harmattan.

    Associated Search Terms: Compromise; Meditation
  • Charting the inward journey: Applying Blackmore's model to meditative religious experience.
    Spickard, James V. (2004)
    Archiv für Religionpsychologie 26: 157-180.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Meditation
  • Institutionalised and Subjective Religiosity in Former Communist Countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
    Pollack, Detlef (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 79-88.

    Presents country-by-country descriptive data from a 2000 survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Europe, eastern; Meditation; Healing; Membership; Belief; Astrology
  • The Ethics of Children in Three New Religions.
    Hardman, Charlotte E. (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 227-243.

    Based on interviews with children in The Family, Transcendental Meditation, & the Findhorn new age community.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; New age; The Family; Transcendental Meditation; Findhorn; Moral
  • ASC Induction Techniques, Spiritual Experiences, and Commitment to New Religious Movements.
    Howell, Julia Day (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:2: 141-164.

    Based on 1991-95 participant observation with Brahma Kumaris in Sydney & Brisbane; illustrates the role of experience in securing commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Life histories; Meditation; New religions; Commitment; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Australia; Experience
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Father Divine; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; Process Church of Final Judgment; Moral; New York Mission Society; Sect; Altruism
  • Dereification in Zen Buddhism.
    Moore, Robert J. (1995)
    Sociological Quarterly 36:4: 699-723.

    Conceptual analysis applied to Zen literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Reification; Meditation; Zen; Phenomenology; Ethnomethodology
  • American Society in the Buddhist Mirror.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1992)
    New York: Garland Publishing.

    Historical sociology of Buddhism among Americans of European ancestry, from 1800 to the 1980s; focuses on reactions against or within modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Meditation; Individualism; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Historical
  • Dal Sinai al Gioiello del Loto. Tradizione cristiana e culti "neo-orientali" a confronto in Italia.
    Gatto Trocchi, Cecilia (1989)
    Religioni e società 4:8: 157-165.

    Overview of new religions' view of Catholicism--those by Hare Krishna, Rajneesh ("Gli Arancioni"), Transcendental Meditation, Nichiren Shoshu, and the Unification Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Rajneesh; Transcendental Meditation; Nichiren Shoshu; Unification Church; New religions
  • 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
  • Nuove religioni, alla ricerca della terra promessa. Hare Krsna, Meditazione Trascendentale, Movimento di Shree Rajneesh, Chiesa della Scientologia, Chiesa di Sun Myung Moon.
    Terrin, Aldo Natale (1985)
    Brescia: Morcelliana.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Scientology; Unification Church; Transcendental Meditation; New religions; Hare Krishna
  • The Future of Religion. Secularization, Revival and Cult Formation.
    Stark, Rodney, and William Sims Bainbridge (1985)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Secularization; Canada; Transcendental Meditation; Revolution; Scientology; United States, regions; Typology; Europe
  • 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
  • Asceticism in Mysticism: Transcendental Meditation.
    Norman, William H. (1982)
    Sociological Spectrum 2:3/4: 315-331.

    Associated Search Terms: Asceticism; Mysticism; Transcendental Meditation
  • Religious Organization Change: An Analysis Based on the TM Movement.
    Woodrum, Eric (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 24:2: 89-103.

    In a spiritual period (1959-65) TM attracted salvation-oriented people as a Hindu variant; a counter culture era ('65-69) brought youths seeking world transformation & this-worldly bliss. In a secularized era (post '70) TM was marketed as a technique.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Transcendental Meditation
  • Meditative Ritual Practice and Spiritual Conversion-commitment: Theoretical Implications Based on the Case of Zen.
    Preston, David L. (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:3: 257-270.

    Proposes theoretical accounts for the transformation undergone by converts in the process of acquiring a new role & learning a new symbol system.

    Associated Search Terms: Zen; Meditation; Ritual; Conversion
  • The Rise and Decline of Transcendental Meditation.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Daniel H. Jackson (1981)
    In Bryan Wilson (ed.), The Social Impact of New Religious Movements. New York: Rose of Shron Press, pp. 135-158.

    Secondary analysis of statistics; review of primary literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendental Meditation
  • The Rise and Decline of Transcendental Meditation.
    Jackson, D.H., and William Sims Bainbridge (1981)
    In Bryan Wilson (ed.), The Social Impact of New Religious Movements. New York: Rose of Sharon Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendental Meditation
  • Becoming a Zen Practitioner.
    Preston, David L. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:1: 47-55.

    Discusses the role of meditation in the process of conversion to Zen; examines the relevance of physiological results of meditation.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Meditation; Conversion; Zen
  • Teoria e technica della pace interiore. Saggio sulla "Meditazione Transcendentale."
    Macioti, Maria Immacolata (1980)
    Napoli; Liguori.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendental Meditation
  • The Marketed Social Movement: A Case Study of the Rapid Growth of TM.
    Johnston, Hank (Henry E.) (1980)
    Pacific Sociological Review 23:3: 333-354. [Also in James T. Richrdson (ed.), Money and Power in the New Religions (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988), pp. 163-183]

    The success of Transcendental Meditation rests on its recruitment & organizational stratagem, modeled on that of a large consumer products firm.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Social movement; Transcendental Meditation
  • Transcendental Meditation. A Revitalization of the American Civil Religion.
    Phelan, Michael (1979)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 48:1: 5-20.

    Argues that the success of Transcendental Meditation was due to its reintegration of cultural values within the American belief system.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; United States; Civil religion
  • 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
  • A Typology of Cults.
    Campbell, Bruce F. (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:3: 228-240.

    3 types: illuminative, instrumental, & service-oriented.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Cult; Spiritualist; New Thought; Transcendental Meditation; Theosophy
  • The Social and the Celestial: Mary Douglas and Transcendental Meditation.
    McCutchan Robert (1977)
    Princeton Journal of the Arts and Sciences 50:2: 130-163.

    Associated Search Terms: Douglas, Mary; Transcendental Meditation
  • The Development of the Transcendental Meditation Movement.
    Woodrum, Eric (1977)
    Zetetic Scholar 1:2: 38-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Transcendental Meditation
  • The Transcendental Meditation Movement: the Creation, Development and Institutionalization of a World View.
    Rose, Donna Sue (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Southern Illinois University. [DA 37:9 A, p. 6075]

    Case study, using observational, interview, survey, content analytic, & historical methods.

    Associated Search Terms: Participation; Content analysis; Transcendental Meditation
  • A Descriptive Study of Beginning Transcendental Meditation.
    Fagerstrom, Mary Florence (1973)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Washington.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendental Meditation
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