Rave Culture and Religion

Pub. Date: 2003-11-06
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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Vast numbers of western youth have attached primary significance to raving and post-rave experiences. This collection of essays explores the socio-cultural and religious dimensions of the rave, 'raving' and rave-derived phenomena.

Table of Contents

The Difference Engine: Liberation and the Rave Imaginary
Ephemeral Spirit: Sacrificial Cyborg and Communal Soul
Raptures: the 'Instituant' Religious Experience of Rave
'Connectedness' and the Rave Experience: Rave as New Religious Movement?
The Flesh of Raving: Merleau-Ponty and the 'Experience' of Ecstacy
Entheogenic Dance Ecstasis: Cross-cultural Contexts
The 'Natural High': Altered States, Flashbacks and Neural Tuning at Raves
Selecting Ritual: DJ's Dancers and Liminality in Underground Dance Music
Sounds of the London Underground: Gospel Music and Baptist Worship in the UK Garage Scene
Gamelan , Techno-Primitivism and the San Francisco Rave Scene
Techno Millennium: Dance, Ecology and Future Primitives
Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa
Hedonic Tantra: Golden Goa's Trance Transmission
Goa Trance and Trance in Goa: Smooth Striations
Dancing on Common Ground: Exploring the Sacred at Burning Man
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