Ancient mysteries in contemporary America -- Introduction to the religious worlds of Neopagans and New Agers -- Early varieties of alternative spirituality in American religious history -- The 1960s watershed years -- Healing and techniques of the self -- "All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals": sex, gender, and the sacred -- The age of Aquarius.
Provides a general introduction to the varieties of New Age and Neopagan religions in the United States today as well as an account of their nineteenth-century roots and emergence from the 1960s counterculture. Covering such topics as healing, gender and sexuality, millennialism, and ritual experience, it also provides a description and analysis of the spiritual worlds and social networks created by participants.
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