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Minds and sociocultures an analysis of religious and dissenting movements by Kevin R. D. Shepherd

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Published by Philosophical Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religions -- History.,
  • Cults -- History.,
  • Sects -- History.,
  • Religion and sociology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKevin R.D. Shepherd.
SeriesIntercultural research series of anthropography ;, no. 7
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL80.2 .S485 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1 > :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL550846M
ISBN 100952508907
LC Control Number96132159

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Sociocultural Studies of Mind addresses the primary question: how is mental functioning related to the cultural, historical, and institutional settings in which it exists? Although the contributors speak from different perspectives, there is a clear set of unifying themes that run through the volume: 1. This article comprises an abridged and adapted version of chapter in my Minds and Sociocultures Vol. One: Zoroastrianism and the Indian Religions (), pp. That book attempted a detailed and historical coverage of religious traditions, as distinct from the treatments found in popular "new age" and "transpersonal" literature. In short, Culture in Minds and Societies: Foundations of Cultural Psychology presents a new look at the relationship between people and society, produces a semiotic theory of cultural psychology and provides a dynamic treatment of culture in human lives. My longest book was Minds and Sociocultures; that work was not published by me but by a freelance agent with experience of the book trade (I subsequently gained the distribution rights years later). See further Reasons for self published works.

The book reviewed was C. Bache, Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind (State University of New York Press, ). Minds and Sociocultures Vol. One (), pp. See my Minds and Sociocultures Vol. One (), Part Two. Other theories mentioned in that work were supplied by scholars like Professor Gherardo Gnoli (). An erudite contribution came from Gnoli in his book Zoroaster’s Time and Homeland (). Gnoli favoured Sistan as the homeland, and was much less radical than Boyce in regard to. The Kingdom Within, , p. 36, and cited in Shepherd, Minds and Sociocultures Vol. One, , p. ). One, , p. ). At that time I was living in Forres, almost next door to the Findhorn Foundation, and made a point of checking out this situation via close informants.   This was why I had cited an appendix (‘On Holotropic Breathwork’) in his Minds and Sociocultures: An Analysis of Religious and Dissenting Movements, Volume One: Zoroastrianism and the Indian Religions (). Unknown to me at the time, however, another book by Shepherd was at the centre of a Wikipedia controversy relating to Indian guru.

He is the author of 14 books, including Gurus Rediscovered (), Minds and Sociocultures: Zoroastrianism and the Indian Religions (), Investigating the Sai Baba Movement (), Hazrat Babajan: A Pathan Sufi of Poona (), and Sai Baba of Shirdi: A Biographical Investigation ()/5(8). The Kingdom Within, , p. 36, and cited in Shepherd, Minds and Sociocultures Vol. One, , p. ). At that time I was living in Forres, almost next door to the Findhorn Foundation, and made a point of checking out this situation. The “theory” was so nebulous that it did not actually form part of the curriculum, which instead comprised. This was why I had cited an appendix (‘On Holotropic Breathwork’) in his Minds and Sociocultures: An Analysis of Religious and Dissenting Movements, Volume One: Zoroastrianism and the Indian Religions (). Unknown to me at the time, however, another book by Shepherd was at the centre of a Wikipedia controversy relating to Indian guru. Kevin R. D. Shepherd is a British author, born in He is the author of thirteen annotated books, commencing with Psychology in Science (). He maintains six websites, and also the blog entitled Commentaries.