Trance Formation: The Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Rave Culture

Trance Formation: The Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Rave Culture

by Robin Sylvan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415970911

ISBN-13: 9780415970914

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Robin Sylvan combines colorful firsthand accounts, extensive interviews with ravers, and cutting edge scholarly analysis to paint a compelling portrait of global rave culture as an important new religious and spiritual phenomenon that also serves as a template for mapping the future evolution of new forms of religion and spirituality in the twenty-first century.  See more details below

Overview

Robin Sylvan combines colorful firsthand accounts, extensive interviews with ravers, and cutting edge scholarly analysis to paint a compelling portrait of global rave culture as an important new religious and spiritual phenomenon that also serves as a template for mapping the future evolution of new forms of religion and spirituality in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415970914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe world of raves introduction : three scenes1
Ch. 1A brief history of the rave scene17
Ch. 2The full spectrum of events : from warehouse parties and clubs to burning man and the love parade33
Pt. IIThe spiritual and religious dimensions of global rave culture51
Ch. 3Trance formation : the religious experience of rave63
Ch. 4Techno tribal church : the ritual and ceremonial forms of rave97
Ch. 5Transformation : rave worldview, rave spirituality, and global rave culture129
Ch. 6Living laboratories : rave communities and networks157
Conclusion : rave new world177
AppThe interviewees185

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