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The Resource Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand, Robert S. Ellwood

Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand, Robert S. Ellwood

Label
Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand
Title
Islands of the dawn
Title remainder
the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Ellwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alternative spiritual movements have flourished throughout New Zealand's post-contact history, from little-known UFO cults and the exotic Order of the Golden Dawn to the popular and more widespread Spiritualism and Theosophy. Islands of the Dawn explores the history of these and other spiritual traditions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This intriguing work, the first book-length treatment of the subject, raises a fundamental question: Why have unconventional spiritual movements flourished in nineteenth-century British settler communities? New Zealand typifies such a community with its immigration experience, the "do it yourself" spirit of pioneer society, a tradition of social reform, and a nostalgia for Victorian romanticism. A study of its new religious movements raises tantalizing answers and uncovers several fascinating but little-known episodes of New Zealand history. Of particular note are the tale of the secretive occult order that long flourished in Havelock North; an account of a grisly 1950s UFO encounter in Hamilton; and the life story of Elizabeth Harris-Roberts, the turn-of-the-century radical and apostle of spiritualism. Islands of the Dawn represents a significant contribution to the history of New Zealand and of new religious movements worldwide. Its lively and readable style will appeal to scholars and others interested in alternative religions
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellwood, Robert S.
Dewey number
291/.046/0993
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2615
LC item number
.E444 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sects
  • Cults
  • New Zealand
  • RELIGION
  • Cults
  • Religion
  • Sects
  • New Zealand
  • Kult
  • Religion
  • Sekte
  • Neuseeland
  • Godsdienstige bewegingen
  • Nieuw-Zeeland
  • Sectes
  • Cultes
  • Nouvelle Zélande
  • Nouvelle-Zélande
Label
Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand, Robert S. Ellwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Nineveh to New Zealand: a brief history of alternatives -- Unbroken circles: the story of spiritualism -- Powers of the air: UFO religions and other companions of spiritualism -- The ancient wisdom and the New age: theosophy in New Zealand -- Magic in the mind: other groups in the theosophical and esoteric traditions -- The wizards of Havelock North: the golden dawn under the southern cross -- Cults and commonwealth: concluding reflections -- Appendix 1: autobiographical writings of Jane Elizabeth Harris-Roberts -- Appendix 2: The 1960s and after
Control code
44955061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585240572
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955061
Label
Islands of the dawn : the story of alternative spirituality in New Zealand, Robert S. Ellwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Nineveh to New Zealand: a brief history of alternatives -- Unbroken circles: the story of spiritualism -- Powers of the air: UFO religions and other companions of spiritualism -- The ancient wisdom and the New age: theosophy in New Zealand -- Magic in the mind: other groups in the theosophical and esoteric traditions -- The wizards of Havelock North: the golden dawn under the southern cross -- Cults and commonwealth: concluding reflections -- Appendix 1: autobiographical writings of Jane Elizabeth Harris-Roberts -- Appendix 2: The 1960s and after
Control code
44955061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585240572
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955061

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