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Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion

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

  • Title: Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion
  • Author: Jeremy Carrette Richard King
  • ISBN: 9780415302098
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 cuFrom 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.Exposing how spirituality has today come to embody the privatization of religion in the modern West, Jeremy Carrette and Richard King reveal the people and brands who profit from this corporate hijack, and explore how spirituality can be reclaimed as a means of resistance to capitalism and its deceptions.

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    1 thought on “Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion

    1. The "grumpy" response to what the authors see as a problematic rainbows & unicorns (marketplace-driven, individualist) spirituality. Strengths: Identifies actual things happening in consumer-driven capitalist culture (how would one step out of Western consumer culture?) and makes a convincing case for how the "psychologization" of society contributes to this. Weaknesses: Doesn't focus on everyday people "doing" spirituality (agency of individuals), does focus a lot on "the man behind the cur [...]

    2. Carrette is a Foucault scholar so it isn’t surprising that the text is pretty dense. Still an interesting read. The main thesis is that as, through the development of psychology as a “science” and the popularization of (bits of) Eastern wisdom traditions in the West, self / self-worth / self-fulfillment / self –esteem / self-etcc. have become the major underpinning of “spirituality’. In the process earlier “religious” thoughts about social justice, relationships to others, the ro [...]

    3. A useful book for those with a nagging doubt as to the validity of current trends for all things "spiritual". Anyone with already a sceptical outlook on this matter and of consumerist society in general will find nothing really surprising here. The main problem I had with this book is the authors constant hammering on of their point sometimes several times per page.The view that psychology/psychotherapy is in service of global industry to provide models for ideal passive consumers is an appealin [...]

    4. 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.

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