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  • Occulto Italia.
    Del Vecchio, Gianni, and Stefano Pitrelli (2011)
    Milano: Rizzoli.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Occult
  • Le Cogithéanum, un Groupe Religieux Raciste et Extrémiste, et Néanmoins non Violent.
    Damiani, Carole, and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt (2009)
    In Martin Geoffroy and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt (eds.) La religion à l'extrême. Montréal: Médiaspaul, pp. 241-261.

    Based on observation & on interviews with the founder of the Cogithéanum.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Cogithéanum; Racism; Canada, Quebec
  • Occultisme et politique en Républic Démocratique du Congo.
    Mvuezolo, Ignace (2001)
    Cahiers des religions africaines 32:63/64: 197-205.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Politics, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Children of the Underground Temple. Growing up in Damanhur.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 138-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Occult; New age; Commune; Italy, Piedmont; Damanhur; Socialization
  • Damanhur: Popolo e comunità.
    Berzano, Luigi (1998)
    Leumann, Italy: Elle Di Ci.

    Based on internal documents of Damanhur & interviews; the commune developed around the charismatic leader Oberto Airaudi, near Turin.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Commune; Damanhur; Italy, Valchiusella; Syncretism; Symbol; Charisma; New age; Routinization; Ritual; Paranormal; Secrecy; Healing
  • Occultism and Private Salvation Movements in Israel.
    Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Vol. 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Thery on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 289-301.

    Describes occultism in Israel as oriented to extreme events rather than individual transformation.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Israel
  • Flygande tefat, spöken och sanndrömmar. Ungdomars syn pa paranormala företeelser.
    Sjödin, Ulf (1994)
    Uppsala: Uppsala universitet Teologiska institutionen.

    Analyzes 1992 questionnaire data from Swedish high school student sin Stockholm & 3 rural settings; compares students' interest levels in paranormal phenomena by churched & non-churched area, sex, & professional program & vocational students.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; Students, secondary; Occult; Paranormal
  • Moderner Okkultismus als kulturelles Phänomen unter Schülern und Erwachsenen.
    Zinser, Hartmut (1993)
    Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 41/42: 16-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult
  • Jugendokkultismus in Ost und West. Vier quantitative Untersuchungen zu Okkultpraktiken unter Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen in Berlin 1989-1991. Ergebnisse--Tabellen--Analysen.
    Zinser, Hartmut (1993)
    München: Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Religions- und Weltanschauungsfragen.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany, Berlin; Youth; Occult
  • "Neues Paradigma" oder "neues Zeitalter"?
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1993)
    In Jörg Bergmann, Alois Hahn, and Thomas Luckmann (eds.), Religion und Kultur. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 33/1. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 249-270.

    Associated Search Terms: Fritjof Capra Institute; Occult; New age
  • Despair and Deliverance: Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel.
    Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin (1992)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Interprets observation & interview data on new religions, resurgent Orthodoxy, the occult, & psychotherapy in Israel in terms of collective insecurity.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Precarity; Occult; New religions; Jewish, Orthodox, Israel; Israel
  • Die Welt der Wünschelrutengänger und Pendler: Erkundungen einer verborgenen Wirklichkeit.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1991)
    Frankfurt/M.: Campus.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult
  • Okkultismus bei Jugendlichen: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung.
    Mischo, Johannes (1991)
    Mains: Matthias-Grünewald.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Youth
  • The First Ever Statistical Analyses of the Population, Involvements, Interests and Opinions of Occults in the United Kingdom.
    Anonymous (1989)
    Leeds: Sorcerer's Apprentice Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Occult
  • Der "okkulte" Alltag--Beschribungen und wissenssoziologische Deutungen des "New Age."
    Stenger, Horst (1989)
    Zeitschrift für Soziologie 18:2: 119-135.

    Discusses the popularity of "new age" consciousness, in the light of modernization; interprets it as a translation of relevances that impinge on the contemporary everyday lie world.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Modernization; Everyday life; Occult; Sociology of knowledge
  • Des unsichtbare neue Zeitalter. "New Age," privatisierte Religion und kultische Milieu.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1989)
    Kolner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 41:3: 504-525.

    Sees continuities between the new occult religions & the invisible religion described by Thomas Luckmann.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; New religions; Privatization; Occult; Luckmann, Thomas; Invisible religion
  • Cultural Sources of Support for Contemporary Occultism.
    Campbell, Colin B., and Shirley McIver (1987)
    Social Compass 34:1: 41-60.

    Conceptualizing occult subcultures as cognitive deviance is inadequate; there are continuities between orthodox & occult cultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Subculture; Cognitive deviance; Occult
  • Persuasive Ritual: The Role of the Imagination in Occult Witchcraft.
    Luhrmann, Tanya M. (1985)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 30/60: 151-170.

    Imagination as an exercise of internal performatives.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Ritual; Occult
  • Deviance and Moral Boundaries: Witchcraft, the Occult, Science Fiction, Deviant Sciences and Scientists.
    Ben-Yehuda, Nachman (1985)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Science; Witch; Occult
  • Social Meanings of the Occult.
    Jorgensen, Danny Lynn, and Lin Jorgensen (1982)
    Sociological Quarterly 23: 373-389.

    Based on participant observation; sees the tarot as a loosely organized, more or less open, cult.

    Associated Search Terms: Tarot; Occult; Cult
  • Popular Occultism and Critical Social Theory: Exploring Some Themes in Adorno's Critique of Astrology and the Occult.
    Nederman, Cary J., and James Wray Goulding (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 42:4: 325-332.

    Occultism fosters pseudo-individualism & stifles self-reflection; it achieves a total internalization of domination, legitimating the irrationality of industrial society with a distorted consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Cognitive distortion; Critical theory; Sociology of knowledge; Astrology
  • Paranormal Beliefs: Functional Alternatives to Mainstream Religion.
    Emmons, Charles F., and Jeff Sobal (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 22:4: 301-312.

    1978 U.S.A.. Gallup data show religious "nones" or for whom religious beliefs are unimportant are more likely to believe in nonreligious paranormal phenomena & less likely in religious ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Paranormal; Salience
  • Paranormal Beliefs: Testing the Marginality Hypothesis.
    Emmons, Charles F., and Jeff Sobal (1981)
    Sociological Focus 14:1: 49-56.

    1978 U.S.A. Gallup Poll data show unmarried women more likely to believe in paranormal phenomena, but that such belief does not correlate with age, low educational levels, being African American, or being unemployed.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Deprivation; Paranormal; Occult; Marginality
  • Cult and Countercult. A Study of a Spiritual Growth Group and a Witchcraft Order.
    Scott, Gini Graham (1980)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Occult; Witch; New religions; Inner Peace Movement
  • "Occult Establishment" or "Deviant Religion"? The Rise and Fall of a Modern Cult of Magic.
    Lynch, Frederick R. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:3: 281-298.

    Studies an occult church of the "Egyptian Kabbalistic tradition," a fusion of ancient Egyptian & mystical Hebrew materials. Focuses on interior quests of members & emerging sense of community.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Magic; Occult
  • Tarot Divination in the Valley of the Sun: An Existential Sociology of the Esoteric and Occult.
    Jorgensen, Danny Lynn (1979)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Ohio State University. [DA 40:1 A, p. 470]

    Based on 1975-78 participant observation in a southwestern American urban center.

    Associated Search Terms: Tarot; Occult; Participant observation
  • Toward a Theory of Conversion and Commitment to the Occult.
    Lynch, Frederick R. (1977)
    American Behavioral scientist 20:6: 887-907.

    Based on participant observation in a California occult church that fused ancient Egyptian & mystical Hebrew materials. Prior interest in the topics & involvement in the group were important for conversion. Absent public hostility, conversion was routine.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Participant observation; Occult; Conversion
  • Social Dimensions of Occult Participation: The Gnostica Study.
    Hartman, Patricia A. (1976)
    British Journal of Sociology 27:2: 169-183.

    Random sample of the readership of the occult magazine, Gnostica; young middle class.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Media
  • Social Structure and the Occult: A Sociological Analysis of the Social Organization, Behavior Patterns and beliefs of Two Occult Groups: A Spiritual Growth Group and a Witchcraft Group.
    Scott, Gini Graham (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Univeristy of California at Berkeley. [DA 37:9 A, p. 6076]

    Compares 2 occult groups, one with middle class values & one countercultural; based on 1974-76 participant observation data.

    Associated Search Terms: Counterculture; Occult; Participant observation; Witch; Inner Peace Movement
  • Occultisme et Religion. La Commerce avec l'Autre en Société Industrielle.
    Lemieux, Raymond (1975)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 5:2: 134-151.

    Programmatic statement.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult
  • Theses against Occultism.
    Adorno, Theodor W. (1974)
    Telos 19: 7-12.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult
  • Reasonably Fantastic: Some Perspectives on Scientology, Science Fiction, and Occultism.
    Whitehead, Harriet (1974)
    In Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone (eds.) Religious Movements in Contemporary America. Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University Press, pp. 547-587.

    Situates phenomena in cultural & historical context.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Scientology
  • Towards a Sociology of the Occult: Notes on Modern Witchcraft.
    Truzzi, Marcello (1974)
    In Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone (eds.) Religious Movements in Contemporary America. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp. 628-645.

    Surveys witchcraft activities in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Witch
  • On the Margin of the Visible: Sociology, the Esoteric and the Occult.
    Tiryakian, Edward A. (ed.) (1974)
    New York: Wiley-Interscience.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Theosophy; Occult
  • The Stars Down to Earth: The Los Angeles Times Astrology Column.
    Adorno, Theodor W. (1974)
    Telos 19: 13-90. [Also in Theodor W. Adorno, The Stars Down to Earth and Other Essays on the Irrational Culture, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2001]

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Astrology; Occult; Content analysis
  • A Voice from the Thirteenth Century: The Characteristics and Conditions for the Emergence of a Ouija Board Cult.
    Quarantelli, Enrico L., and Dennis Wenger (1973)
    Urban Life and Culture 1:4: 379-400.

    Observation of a local Ouija board cult on a university campus; borrows concepts from the collective behavior literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Cult; Collective behavior
  • The Occult Revival as Popular Culture: Some Random Observations on the Old and Nouveau Witch.
    Truzzi, Marcello (1972)
    Sociological Quarterly 13:1: 16-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Witch
  • Toward the Sociology of Esoteric Culture.
    Tiryakian, Edward A. (1972)
    American Journal of Sociology 78:3: 41-512. [Also in Edward A. Tiryakian (ed.) On the Margin of the Visible. Sociology, the Esoteric, and the Occult. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974, pp. 257-280]

    Treats esoteric culture as a source of ideational innovations in Western modernization.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Modernization; Change
  • Definitions and Dimensions of the Occult: Towards a Sociological Perspective.
    Truzzi, Marcello (1971)
    Journal of Popular Culture 5:3; Also in Edward A. Tiryakian (ed.) On the Magin of the Visible: Sociology, the Esoteric, and the Occult. New York: Wiley, 1974, pp. 243-255.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult
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