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date: 14 April 2021

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Mythology refers to sacred narratives that form the basis of a religion’s world view. In this chapter, Diana Tumminia 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, the author observes that NRM myths are not fixed, but, rather, change in response to the ongoing process of reality construction taking place within such movements.

Keywords: New Religious Movements, Mythology, Bronsilaw Malinowski, Unarius Academy of Science, Feminist Witchcraft, Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness

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