American gurus: from transcendentalism to new age religion

From Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman to the twentieth century, the Beat movement, the psychedelic revolution, Timothy Leary, the influence of Hindu gurus to the New Age movement, Versluis tells the enthralling saga of how contemporary American immediatism came into being. Versluis shows how the...

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Main Author: Versluis, Arthur 1959-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford University Press 2014
Further subjects:B United States Religion History
B RELIGIOUS leaders United States
B Religious leaders ; United States
B United states ; Religion ; History
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System; OUP)
Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780199368136
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Summary:From Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman to the twentieth century, the Beat movement, the psychedelic revolution, Timothy Leary, the influence of Hindu gurus to the New Age movement, Versluis tells the enthralling saga of how contemporary American immediatism came into being. Versluis shows how the confluence of Asian religions and Western mysticism come together to produce the continuing and fascinating saga that culminates in the phenomenon of contemporary 'spontaneously enlightened' American gurus
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0190201959
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.001.0001