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  • "Cult of Man": Durkheim's Predictions and New Religious Movements.
    Westley, Frances (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:2: 135-145.

    Durkheim's theory are found relevant to the middle class nature, the ethics, & the scientific focus of new religions. Illustrates with 2 cases.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Pentecostal, Catholic; Silva Mind Control; New religions
  • The Complex Forms of the Religious Life: A Durkheimian View of the New Religious Movements.
    Westley, Frances (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, McGill University. [Chico, Califronia: Scholars Press, 1983]

    Based on 1973-78 field studies & interviews; focuses on Shakti, Silva Mind Control, Psychosynthesis, Arica, est, & Scientology in the Montreal area.

    Associated Search Terms: est, Canada; Arica, Canada; Scientology, Canada; Shakti, Canada; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Ritual; Youth culture; Silva Mind Control, Canada; Psychosynthesis, Canada
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