Spiritualities of Life: New Age Romanticism and Consumptive Capitalism
This insightful and provocative journey through spiritual landscapes explores the ways in which spiritualities of life have been experienced and understood in Western society, and argues that today’s myriad forms of holistic spirituality are helping us to find balance in face of the stifling demands of twenty-first century living.
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Part I Portraying Spiritualities of Life
Part II The Consuming Growth Debate
Part III To Work Beyond the Consuming Self
Epilogue Birthright Spirituality Beyond the West
Appendix Evidence Indicative of Inner Life Beliefs
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