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date: 20 July 2019

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This article argues that, despite the significant body of theoretical work that has been carried out by anthropologists and others, the mythological dimension of new religions has been largely ignored. Using Unarius Society, feminist witchcraft, and the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness as examples, it suggests that new religious movement myths are not fixed, but, rather, change in response to the ongoing process of reality construction taking place within such movements.

Keywords: reality construction, mythology, Unarius Society, feminist witchcraft, anthropology

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