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. Tambov: Gramota, 2011. № 6. Part 2. P. 104-107.
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Kryuchkova Ekaterina Vladimirovna
Astrakhan' State University

Abstract. New Age is the social-cultural phenomenon comprising the mixture of the elements of eastern and western cultures. The author considers a number of trends (theosophy, mesmerism, spiritual curative traditions) which seriously influenced the cultural paradigm of the American society of the XIXth century and thus created the preconditions for New Age origin and pays special attention to the social-cultural features of the American society which influenced the mass distribution of new ideas.
Key words and phrases: Нью Эйдж, трансцендентализм, сведенборгианизм, месмеризм, холистическая медицина, теософия, американское общество, New Age, transcendentalism, Swedenborgianism, mesmerism, holistic medicine, theosophy, American society.
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