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Buying a balance: The 'individual-collective' and the commercial new age practices of yoga and Sufi dance

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The individual's experience of inner authority takes centre stage in the majority of scholarship on New Ageism, with many writers highlighting this theme as a defnitive characteristic of the spiritual culture. The aim of this thesis is to explore this topic and to ascertain the place of the individual and the collective within two commercial New Age feld sites in London. The qualitative data which lead this investigation were collected from a yoga centre called Shanti and a Suf dance organ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:a1fc05ce-7df5-4229-862a-132bbed153de
Local pid:
ora:11706

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