Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion
From Feng Shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism.
Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp, attack on this fallacy. It shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace - a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression and colonizes Eastern beliefs.
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Review: Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of ReligionUser Review - Jules Levity - Goodreads
Really helpful overview of the commodification of spiritual ideas. Read full review
Review: Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of ReligionUser Review - Steve Wiggins - Goodreads
A great book! Shows how the focus shifting to "spirituality" helps empower movements on the political right. See more at: Sects and Violence in the Ancient World. Read full review