Body and Sociality in New Age Pilgrimage

The paper explores the interaction with sacred places in New Age pilgrimage. There is a tendency in social theory of religion to define New Age spirituality as individualized form of religiosity in accordance with the notion of “private religion”. Such an interpretation is based on the priority of personal beliefs and narratives upon bodily aspect of religious experience and the ways of reflecting about it.

“It’s Time to Quit with Religion of Small Comforts!”: Body and Text in the Extreme Way of the Cross

The Female Spiritual Elder and Death: Some Thoughts About Contemporary Lives of Russian Orthodox Saints