New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library

New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library

 

The origins of the New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library (NAMOSRL) can be traced back to 2004 when Guy Frost and Cliff Landis began discussing the preservation of hard to find and at risk Pagan periodicals. Cliff’s concept was called New Religious Movements Archival Library (NRMAL), and tasks were divided between the two with Cliff investigating the technological aspects as well as making the first contacts with publishers and Guy began creating a descriptive bibliography of potential resources that could be added to the project. Sadly, this project was abandoned in early 2005 for various reasons, but the idea remained in Guy’s mind of something that needed to be done. Guy had been acquiring resources for the project and although NRMAL was no more, has continued to do so. During the spring of 2013, Crystal Richardson, a Valdosta State University student, approached Guy with a request to be advisor to a new Pagan and Wiccan Society on the VSU campus. Saying yes, it was through working with the officers and members of this group that he was reminded of the need for students to access resources to assist in researching topics they were presenting at their sponsored events. This need, however, reached a pinnacle when Guy was lead to search and photocopy from his personal library articles, interviews, and mentionings in books of Starhawk for a student that was writing a paper on her. It was at this point that Guy realized his resources should be more accessible and preferably in an academic setting. In was not until 2015 that Guy approached Deborah Davis, the University Archivist, about donating all of the Pagan resources he had amassed as an archival collection. Deborah expressed great interest. For an archival collection to be rich in source materials it must contain more than just periodicals. This is where this Research Library departs from the original concept of NRMAL. The scope and breadth of the collection had to be expanded. As such, there are two parts of the collection: 1. records and papers of people and organizations that could and do stand alone as unique archival collections which will be described individually; 2. books, periodicals, study notes, and other ephemera collected to support its scope. This portion of the collection is divided into broad Library of Congress Subject Series. These series contains books, periodicals, and artifacts relating to their designated subjects. These subjects include: Antiquities/Mythology; Psychology; Parapsychology; Occult Sciences; Religions; Holidays & Cookery; Alternative Medicine; Women's Studies; Gardening/Herbology. These broad subjects expand into more specific topics as you explore the collection.

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  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2002-02)
    Readers' Forum. Schulke on Solanaceae; Kantola on Chaos Magic; Staudenmaeir and deZerega on the "Green Nazis" -- Who Was Aradia?: The History and Development of a Legend / by Sabina Magliocco -- WOmen as Initiators and ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2001-08)
    Readers' Forum. Jo Pearson on Margaret Murray, Daniel Cohen on Entheogens, More on the Atlantic Monthly article -- A Modest Look at Ritual Nudity / by Ronald Hutton -- 'Terror of Unseen Things': Saki and the fin-de-sièle ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2001-05)
    Readers' Forum. Starhawk and Michael York on the Atlantic Monthly article, Sabina Magliocco and Raven Grimassi on Stregheria, Gus diZerega and Ann-Marie Gallagher on the 'Green' Nazis, Angeline Kantola on Science and Chaos ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2001-02)
    Readers' Forum. Cynthia Eller replies to Hayden, Raven Grimassi replies to Magliocco -- Fascist Ecology: The 'Green Wing' of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecendents / by Peter Staudenmaier -- Modernity, Magickal ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2000-11)
    Readers' Forum. Cynthia Eller on The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory -- Wicca, Esotericism and Living Nature: Assessing Wicca as Nature Religion / by Jo Pearson -- Psychotherapist and Wiccan Clergy: The Ethics of a Dual ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2000-08)
    Readers' Forum. Don Frew's Harran Hypothesis -- Spells, Saints, and Streghe: Witchcraft, Folk Magic, and Healing in Italy / by Sabina Magliocco -- Blót on the Landscape: Re-reading Pope Gregory's Letter on the Heathen ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2000-05)
    Readers' Forum. Gibbons on the Great Witchhunt, Pagan Police -- Finding a Folklore / by Ronald Hutton -- Contested Meanings: Earth Religion Practitioners and the Everyday / by Jenny Blain -- The Many Faces of Kali / by ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 2000-02)
    Readers' Forum. Few on Harran, Gender, Martyrs, Fundamentalism -- Defining Paganism / by Michael York -- Witch Wars: Factors Contributing to Conflict inCanadian Neopagan Communities / by Síân Reid -- Complex and Unpredictable ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1999-11)
    Readers' Forum. Few's Harran, Siedhwork and 'Ergi', Pagan Myth, the Witch Hunt, Zell on the Letter to the Pope -- Religion, Violence, and Radical Environmentalism / by Bron Taylor -- Weaving a Tangled Web?: Pagan Ethics ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1999-08)
    Readers' Forum. Patriarchal Symbolism, Typography -- Men and 'Women's Magic': Contested Narratives of Gender, Seidhr, and 'Ergi' / by Jenny Blain and Robert Wallis -- Harran: Last Refuge of Classical Paganism / Donald H. ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1999-05)
    Readers' Forum. Chaldean Oracles, Archaeology Conference, National Socialism -- Methods of Compassion or Pretension?: Conducting Anthropological Fieldwork in Modern Magical Communities / by Jone Salomonsen -- Whose 'Nature'?: ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1999-02)
    Reader's Forum: Keller on Gimbutas and her Critics -- Savitri Devi and the National Socialist Religion of Nature / by Jeffrey Kaplan -- The Stoic Way of Nature: A Pagan Spiritual Path / by Michael McNierney -- Love, Suffering ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1998-11)
    Reader's Forum. Shakespear, the 9 Million Women, Keller on Gimbutas -- Seidhr and Seidhrworkers: Recovering Shamanic Practice in Contemporary Heathenism / by Jenny Blain -- Journeying the Politics of Ecstasy: Anthropological ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1998-08)
    Recent Developments in the Study of the Great European Witch Hunt / by Jenny Gibbons -- The Interface of Archaeology and Mythology: A Philosophical Evaluation of the Gimbutas Paradigm / by Mara Keller -- Asherah: Goddess ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1998-05)
    The Sacred Marriage: Hierogamy in Grand Opera / by John Yohalem -- The Magician of Shaskespear's The Tempest / by Maggie Carew -- A Yellow Dress at Chilly Brauron: The Taming of Wild Girls / by Kate Slater -- Masks in ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1998-02)
    The Myth of Historical Narrative: Margaret Murray's The God of the Witches / by Nancy Ramsey -- Excavating Sites of Production: Margaret Murray's Theory of Religion in Context / by Pam A. Detrixhe -- James George Frazier's ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1997-08)
    Why We Don't Know about the Ancient Celts / by Rowan Fairgrove -- The Neolithic Great Goddess: A Study In Modern Tradition / by Ronald Hutton -- Margaret St. Clair, Forgotten Foremother of Pagan Science Fiction / by Chas ...
  • Unknown author (The Pomegranate, 1997-02)
    Aradia and the Revival of Modern Witchcraft / by Chas S. Clifton -- The Golden Ass of Luciius Apuleius / by Maggie Carew -- Pagan Deism: Three Views / by Margarian Bridger -- Book Reviews: Inside the Sieve: A Scholarly ...
  • Clifton, Chas S. (Colorado Springs, CO: Artemisia Press, 1979)
    Spring: She to her Lord of the Seasons / Molly Bloom -- The Dance / Molly Bloom -- Brighet / Andraste -- Breaking Ground / Karla Clarke Gipe -- Poem Written by Moonlight / Karla Clarke Gipe -- It is the New Moon / Juliane ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Rowan Tree Church Periodicals Collection, New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library. Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1982)
    Dear Friends / Andrius -- Sun Dancing / by Rain Wolf -- Fall Equinox / Poem by Tisunná -- [Goddess of the Crescent Moon] / Art by Prairie Jackson -- Our Flesh Feeds Stars / Poem by M [Mari Jackson] -- Harvest Recipes: Apple ...

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