Mysticism Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of ...

Mysticism  Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Author: Owen Coggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025119

Page: 224

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This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of sound recordings, artwork, and extensive online discourse about music. Owen Coggins shows that while many drone metal listeners identify as non-religious, their ways of engaging with and talking about drone metal are richly informed by mysticism, ritual and religion. He explores why language relating to mysticism and spiritual experience is so prevalent in drone metal culture and in discussion of musical experiences and practices of the genre. The author develops the work of Michel de Certeau to provide an empirically grounded theory of mysticism in popular culture. He argues that the marginality of the genre culture, together with the extremely abstract sound produces a focus on the listeners' engagement with sound, and that this in turn creates a space for the open-ended exploration of religiosity in extreme states of bodily consciousness.

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music

... Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, Owen Coggins Religion and Popular Music, edited by Andreas Häger Religion in Hip ...

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music

Author: Georgina Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350086940

Page: 264

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This book highlights how the diverse nature of spiritual practices are experienced and manifest through the medium of popular music. At first glance, chapters on Krishnacore, the Rave Church phenomenon and post-punk repertoire of Psychic TV may appear to have little in common; however, this book draws attention to some of the similarities of the nuances of spiritual expression that underpin the lived experience of popular music. As an interdisciplinary volume, the extensive introduction unpacks and clarifies terminology relating to the study of religion and popular music. The cross-disciplinary approach of the book makes it accessible and appealing to scholars of religious studies, cultural studies, popular music studies and theology. Unlike existing collections dealing with popular music and religion that focus on a specific genre, this innovative book offers a range of music and case studies, with chapters written by international contributors.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Coggins, O. (2018), Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, New York: Bloomsbury Academic. Doss, E. (1999), Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image, ...

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Author: Ian Peddie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501345389

Page: 616

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class is the first extensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Encompassing contemporary research in ethnomusicology, sociology, cultural studies, history, and race studies, the volume explores the intersections between music and class, and how the meanings of class are asserted and denied, confused and clarified, through music. With chapters on key genres, traditions, and subcultures, as well as fresh and engaging directions for future scholarship, the volume considers how music has thought about and articulated social class. It consists entirely of original contributions written by internationally renowned scholars, and provides an essential reference point for scholars interested in the relationship between popular music and social class.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Fletcher and Umurhan, Classical Antiquity in Heavy Metal; Coggins, Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal; Rombes, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk; ...

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Author: Allan Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501330470

Page: 640

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research is the first comprehensive academic survey of the field of rock music as it stands today. More than 50 years into its life and we still ask - what is rock music, why is it studied, and how does it work, both as music and as cultural activity? This volume draws together 37 of the leading academics working on rock to provide answers to these questions and many more. The text is divided into four major sections: practice of rock (analysis, performance, and recording); theories; business of rock; and social and culture issues. Each chapter combines two approaches, providing a summary of current knowledge of the area concerned as well as the consequences of that research and suggesting profitable subsequent directions to take. This text investigates and presents the field at a level of depth worthy of something which has had such a pervasive influence on the lives of millions.

Digital Mythology and the Internet s Monster

... edited by Jonathan Miles-Watson and Vivian Asimos Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy, Catherine O'Brien Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, ...

Digital Mythology and the Internet s Monster

Author: Vivian Asimos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350181463

Page: 256

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Exploring a prominent digital mythology, this book proposes a new way of viewing both online narratives and the online communities which tell them. The Slender Man – a monster known for making children disappear and causing violent deaths to the adults who seek to know more about him – is used as an extended case study to explore the role of digital communities, as well as the question of the existence of a broader “digital culture”. Structural anthropological mythic analysis and ethnographic details demonstrate how the Slender Man mythology is structured, and how its everlasting nature in the online communities demonstrates an importance of the mythos.

Global Metal Music and Culture

Current Directions in Metal Studies Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, ... 38–39), an understanding of mystical discourse in drone metal should attempt to avoid ...

Global Metal Music and Culture

Author: Andy R. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317587251

Page: 370

View: 273

This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including popular music, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and ethics, this volume offers new and innovative research on metal musicology, global/local scenes studies, fandom, gender and metal identity, metal media, and commerce. Offering a wide-ranging focus on bands, scenes, periods, and sounds, contributors explore topics such as the riff-based song writing of classic heavy metal bands and their modern equivalents, and the musical-aesthetics of Grindcore, Doom metal, Death metal, and Progressive metal. They interrogate production technologies, sound engineering, album artwork and band promotion, logos and merchandising, t-shirt and jewellery design, and fan communities that define the global metal music economy and subcultural scene. The volume explores how the new academic discipline of metal studies was formed, also looking forward to the future of metal music and its relationship to metal scholarship and fandom. With an international range of contributors, this volume will appeal to scholars of popular music, cultural studies, and sociology, as well as those interested in metal communities around the world.

The Cult at the End of the World

As if shopping a vast spiritual supermarket , he pushed his cart through the
world's religions , gathering bits of ritual and dogma to make his ... At its core ,
Aum Supreme Truth became a familiar New Age blend of Eastern religion and
mysticism . ... But no concept would prove more important than that of impending
doom .

The Cult at the End of the World

Author: David E. Kaplan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Page: 310

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Examines the cult responsible for the Tokyo nerve gas attack

The Triple Crown Or the Power Course and Doom of the Papacy

It was thought important that , as Christianity was the only true religion , its
functionaries and service should have a style worthy of it in ... his Christ ,
emulated in behalf of His officials and ritual a magnificence not inferior to that
which the prevailing Idolatry was graced with . ... The ordinances of Baptism and
the Lord's Supper had much mystical ceremonial connected with their
administration , and far more ...

The Triple Crown  Or the Power  Course and Doom of the Papacy

Author: William URWICK (the Elder.)

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Man and God in Art and Ritual

A Study of Iconography, Architecture and Ritual Action as Primary Evidence of
Religious Belief and Practice Samuel George Frederick Brandon ... 234 Or ,
Demokleides , son of Demetrios , sits a solitary figure , mourning on the prow of
the ship in which he met his doom . ... The mystery religions and mystical
philosophies , such as Pythagoreanism , encouraged belief in the immortality of
the soul and the ...

Man and God in Art and Ritual

Author: Samuel George Frederick Brandon

Publisher:

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Page: 514

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Looks at the significance of art and ritual in different cultures including Egyptian, Hindu, Buddhist, Greek, Roman, Christian, Islam, Mayan and others.

World Literature Today

Meanwhile , at the psychological level , this metaphysical mysticism is merely
another stage in the man's inner debate , another round of ... Ritual performance
loses its place in a wider religious cycle of events and is connected instead to a
cargo circuit of commodities . ... In the material context the circle has only a
negative form : the circle of impending doom closing in upon Baako and the mad
dog ; the ...

World Literature Today

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin At the Crossroads Of History Religion and Literature II

... between early summer with dancing rituals and religious themes. ... explicit references to biblical matters in the words “the trump of doom's tone,” in ...

The Pied Piper of Hamelin At the Crossroads Of History  Religion and Literature  II

Author: Julian Julian Scutts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329791819

Page: 136

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This study explores the subject of the Pied Piper of Hamelin from varied angles. It focuses on the historical circumstances in which it arose and leads on to the question of its essential ingredients, its universal appeal to poets and writers. A large part of the book concerns Robert Browning's famous ditty that has popularized the story of the Pied Piper thoughout the English-speaking world and farther still. The nature and power of the Pied Piper were not recognized by the people of Hamelin until it was too late. Browning's poem, though popular, is not generally appreciated as one of the poet's great works. Like its subject, the poem conceals great power that awaits discovery.

Kabir s Pearls of Wisdom

Kabir Das was a 15th century mystic, saint and poet of India who happened to be one of the fore-runners and a strong supporter of a religious-cum-spiritual renaissance, the 'Bhakti Movement'.

Kabir s Pearls of Wisdom

Author: Dr Surekha Verma

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781645877738

Page: 142

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Kabir Das was a 15th century mystic, saint and poet of India who happened to be one of the fore-runners and a strong supporter of a religious-cum-spiritual renaissance, the 'Bhakti Movement'. It was an uprising against the rigid manifestation of dogmas and rituals among Hindus as well as oppression at the hands of Muslim rulers in the name of religion. They filled the Indian sacred hearts with doom and dread. Though all the poet-mystics of the time loved God in their own ways, Kabir worshipped, loved and venerated the Supreme-energy manifest as the primordial, formless, pure and the pristine. His verses show a spirit closer and akin to that of Sufis. Though lovelorn, Kabir was far from roaming among the clouds. He stood vociferously against the inane precepts and insane customs of his time involving merciless killings in the name of sacrifice. He also lashed back at the causeless and stupid conflicts between different religions and sects. Kabir's mission lay in equating Ram with Rahim and bridging the gap between the two. His couplets came to be known down generations orally. They were later compiled in a book form called Bijak. In spite of him never holding a paper or pen all his life, his verses have regaled and enthralled Indian Hindi-knowing readers down the centuries and are often recited, sung and quoted to this day.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

WSS United Kingdoom plays host to many different cultures , an awareness
should be made of that fact and accord each new arrival the same status and
respect given to those ... Nineteenth - century rabbis argued that kashrut was a
ritual practice that hinered spirituality and impeded relationships to Gentiles . ...
The letters contain a spiritual depth opening a truly evangelical , if not mystical ,
perspective .

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The Seat of Authority in Religion

... and he became in this , as in the hours of his doom to death and of his
execution , the Lamb of God , the fulfilment of all ... must be so presented as , by
its mystical conformity with the paschal ritual , to declare him the corresponding
antitype .

The Seat of Authority in Religion

Author: James Martineau

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Page: 664

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Resolving the Prevailing Conflicts Between Christianity and African Igbo Traditional Religion Through Inculturation

missionaries had become not merely religious propagandists, ... spelt doom for the entire community gave rise to ritual sacrifices as a means of restoring ...

Resolving the Prevailing Conflicts Between Christianity and African  Igbo  Traditional Religion Through Inculturation

Author: Edwin Anaegboka Udoye

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364390116X

Page: 409

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For not integrating initially some of the good elements in Igbo culture, many Igbo Christians have double personality - Christian personality and traditional personality. They are Christians on Sundays but traditionalists on weekdays. To combat such an anomalous situation, in imitation of Christ's effort at completing what was lacking in the Jewish religion, author Edwin Udoye proposes radical inculturation. His book equally contains many serious theological reflections such that it recommends itself to both theologians and the scholars researching on the religions of the world. Udoye has therefore made a very significant contribution worthy of commendation to both theological and religious studies.

Religion and American Culture

Mystical or miraculous experiences were “ dangerous ” because they could
elevate a woman's pride and , thereby , erode any ... Inevitably , the Catholic
hierarchy called upon a women's ritual socialization to constrain her while at the
same time it sought to ... of authority - her body was charred , her low - cut blouse
ripped off , and the words signifying her “ awful doom ” literally burned into her
breast .

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Tibetan Religious Dances

This unique work presents invaluable material related to the Tibetan sacred dances, which have met their doom with the destruction of monastic life in Tibet.

Tibetan Religious Dances

Author: René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz

Publisher: Pilgrims Book House

ISBN: 9788177695069

Page: 319

View: 452

This unique work presents invaluable material related to the Tibetan sacred dances, which have met their doom with the destruction of monastic life in Tibet.

Art Nature and Religion in the Central Andes

... completely for ritual use, exclusively for adornment, or totally utilitarian. ... an owl as a symbol of impending doom, an ear of corn, or a domestic or ...

Art  Nature  and Religion in the Central Andes

Author: Mary Strong

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292735715

Page: 356

View: 356

From prehistory to the present, the Indigenous peoples of the Andes have used a visual symbol system—that is, art—to express their sense of the sacred and its immanence in the natural world. Many visual motifs that originated prior to the Incas still appear in Andean art today, despite the onslaught of cultural disruption that native Andeans have endured over several centuries. Indeed, art has always been a unifying power through which Andeans maintain their spirituality, pride, and culture while resisting the oppression of the dominant society. In this book, Mary Strong takes a significantly new approach to Andean art that links prehistoric to contemporary forms through an ethnographic understanding of Indigenous Andean culture. In the first part of the book, she provides a broad historical survey of Andean art that explores how Andean religious concepts have been expressed in art and how artists have responded to cultural encounters and impositions, ranging from invasion and conquest to international labor migration and the internet. In the second part, Strong looks at eight contemporary art types—the scissors dance (danza de tijeras), home altars (retablos), carved gourds (mates), ceramics (ceramica), painted boards (tablas), weavings (textiles), tinware (hojalateria), and Huamanga stone carvings (piedra de Huamanga). She includes prehistoric and historic information about each art form, its religious meaning, the natural environment and sociopolitical processes that help to shape its expression, and how it is constructed or performed by today’s artists, many of whom are quoted in the book.

Videogames and Education

ritual dance in which a “savage” enacts a “mystic unity” between himself and ... creators of the Doom series, questions the viability of religious games in ...

Videogames and Education

Author: Harry J. Brown

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765629496

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Videogames challenge our notions of identity, creativity, and moral value, and provide a powerful new avenue for teaching and learning. This book is a rich and provocative guide to the role of interactive media in cultural learning. It searches for specific ways to interpret videogames in the context of human experience and in the field of humanities research. The author shows how videogames have become a powerful form of political, ethical, and religious discourse, and how they have already influenced the way we teach, learn, and create. He discusses the major trends in game design, the public controversies surrounding videogames, and the predominant critical positions in game criticism. The book speaks to all educators, scholars, and thinking persons who seek a fuller understanding of this significant and growing cultural phenomenon.

Controversial New Religions

“Death as Initiation: The Order of the Solar Temple and Rituals of Initiation. ... “Occult Masters and the Temple of Doom: The Fiery End of the Solar Temple ...

Controversial New Religions

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199315310

Page: 480

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In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons ranging from how they speak, dress, and eat, to the way they think and their sense of community. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting withcommunal living (or strict individualism), alternative leadership roles (or flat network structures), unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish mediaemphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones' People's Temple; somerelative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Written by established scholars as well as youngerexperts in the field, each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements in an accessible form, this book will be an invaluable resource for all thosewho seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.