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dc.contributor.authorStone, Emma
dc.description.abstractSalto Quântico is a rapidly growing religious movement based in Aracaju, Brazil. Syncretising New Age, Spiritist and Christian precepts, the group exposes followers to spiritual discourse and ideology imparted by enlightened spirit guides through leader and medium, Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar Machado. The group encourages its followers to embrace the adage, “Happiness is not only your right; it’s your duty!” This paper will draw on ethnographic fieldwork and semi-structured interviews conducted in Aracaju in 2012, and will critically consider and explore the ways in which the group encourages adherents to seek happiness in the midst of the challenges of late modern life in Brazil; namely through participation in the group’s spiritual community, progressive interpretations of sexual identity and sexuality, and spiritual discourse around happiness and the combating of depression.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of California Pressen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectAracaju, Brazilen_NZ
dc.subjectSalto Quântico (Brazil)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Ageen_NZ
dc.subjectlate modernityen_NZ
dc.subjectMachado Sobrinho, Benjamin de Aguiar, (1970-)en_NZ
dc.titleHappiness is not only your right, it’s your duty : the new age spiritism of Salto Quânticoen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUniversity of California Pressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden170111 Psychology of Religionen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden2002 Cultural Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationStone, E F. (2016). Happiness is not only your right, it’s your duty: The new age spiritism of Salto QuânticoNova Religio, 20 (4) [pages pending]en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume20 (4)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNova Religioen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaSocial Practice

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