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Healing in the Spiritual Marketplace: Consumers, Courses and Credentialism

Healing in the Spiritual Marketplace: Consumers, Courses and Credentialism This article explores the ways in which the widely perceived “need for healing” at individual and global level have given rise to a range of new professions within the spiritual marketplace. It examines attitudes to money, the provision of training and the growth of credentialism in this sector of the spiritual service industry, where both clients and practitioners regard healing as important elements in their spiritual quest. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Compass: Revue Internationale de Sociologie de la Religion/ International Review of Sociology of Religion SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
0037-7686
eISSN
1461-7404
DOI
10.1177/003776899046002007
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Abstract

This article explores the ways in which the widely perceived “need for healing” at individual and global level have given rise to a range of new professions within the spiritual marketplace. It examines attitudes to money, the provision of training and the growth of credentialism in this sector of the spiritual service industry, where both clients and practitioners regard healing as important elements in their spiritual quest.

Journal

Social Compass: Revue Internationale de Sociologie de la Religion/ International Review of Sociology of ReligionSAGE

Published: Jun 1, 1999

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