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 ...
Author: Owen Coggins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
Current Directions in Metal Studies Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, Keith Kahn-
Harris, Niall Scott ... A version of this idea underpins many vernacular
differentiations between religion and spirituality, with religions conceptualized ...
to engage with the language of mysticism as it forms such a prominent feature of
listeners' discourse surrounding drone metal. ... that have mentioned drone metal
—or more often, mentioned the band SunnO)))—have emphasized ritual (
Partridge, 2013, p.
Author: Andy R. Brown
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.
Ecstasy central Merkabah texts , the Pirkei Heikhalot , the ascent of the mystic to
the throne of God The word ecstasy has Greek origins . ... Music , espetrayals of
ecstasy within the world ' s religious cially as accompanying ritual and prayer and
traditions . understood for its ... and space and sition of Sabbath hymns such as “
Lekha Dodi ” saw the impending doom of Judah , whereas by Shlomo Alkabetz .
Author: Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
This is the first comprehensive resource on the subject of love in the teachings of the world's major religions, cultures, and philosophies.
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
Author: David E. Kaplan
Examines the cult responsible for the Tokyo nerve gas attack
The mystical are accentuated by elaborate , costumed and hypnotic rituals .
There is also a gruesome ... In one respect this imagery is very much like cults ,
which frighten its members with scenarios of doom in order to keep a hold on
Author: Frederick Behrle
Publisher: Nova Kroshka Books
Looks into abuses of religious power and methods used to attract and keep members in destructive cults. Examines major dysfunctions of religion, such as fanaticism and persecution, to see how cults use distorted religious practices, and compares cults and legitimate religions. Discusses mysticism, fundamentalism, and fanaticism, and outlines remedies to the cult problem. Includes a list of resource organizations.
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 ...
Author: Samuel George Frederick Brandon
Looks at the significance of art and ritual in different cultures including Egyptian, Hindu, Buddhist, Greek, Roman, Christian, Islam, Mayan and others.
THE SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF RELIGION things to look for 1 What is the
changing role of religion in society ? ... thesis has come close to universal
acceptance by Western intellectuals — that the spread of modernization spells
doom for religious and mystical belief . ... Sociologists define religion as a cultural
system of commonly shared beliefs and rituals that provides a sense of ultimate
meaning and ...
Author: Richard P. Appelbaum
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Globalizing forces - institutional, political, economic, and cultural - are transforming American society. Sociology, Second Edition, is the first textbook to make globalization a focal point while also providing comprehensive coverage of standard topics on American society. The global focus is developed with in-text examples and discussions, globalization boxes, end-of-chapter globalization sections, and an extensive map program. The global theme complements an emphasis on diversity, which helps readers overcome ethnocentrism and better appreciate the importance of multicultural understanding in the emerging global society. "Silenced Voices" boxes augment in-text discussions and examples that examine the impact of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and class and age on human experience. A focus on critical analysis is fostered by "Critical Assessment" sections, which weigh the strengths and limitations of major theories, as well as by "Critical Thinking" boxes. New practice tests with answers facilitate students' preparation for quizzes and exams.
It is like a ritual mystical experience , and there are grades through which the
candidates go after they have finished with the actual rite . Among other ... They
adorn their heads with grass or leaves of a special tree ( doom palm ) . When
Author: Frederick J. Streng
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Shaped by a unique organizational framework, the text's readings on past, present, and emerging forms of religious behavior give meanings to the editors' definition of religion as "a means toward ultimate transmation."