Outline of New Religious Movements

New religious movements, a heterogeneous group of religious faiths emerging since the nineteenth century, often syncretizing, re-interpreting or reviving aspects of older traditions such as Western esotericism (Occultism, New Age, Satanism), Modern Paganism (Wicca, Neopaganism, Hellenism, Polytheistic reconstructionism), Hindu derived religions (Transcendental Meditation), New ethnic religions (Nation of IslamNative American ChurchOrder of Nine Angles), Entheogenic religions, New Thought (Christian Science), some inspired by science-fiction (UFO religions, Scientology), Political Religions, and Parody religions.

A cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religiousspiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal.

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New Religious Movements

Main articles: New Religious Movement and List of new religious movements


Main article : Irreligion

New Thought

Main articles: New Thought and History of New Thought

Modern Paganism

Main articles: Modern PaganismEarth Religion, Matriarchal Religion and List of Neopagan movements

Ethnic neopaganism

Main article: Polytheistic reconstructionism

Syncretic neopaganism

Entheogenic religions

Main article: Entheogen

Western esotericism

Main articles: Western esotericismOccultOccultism, Left-hand path and right-hand path, and Magick (Thelema)

New ethnic religions

Main article: Ethnic religion



Native American


Cargo cults

Main article: Cargo cults



Main articles: Cult and Mind Control

New Age

Main articles: New Age and List of New Age topics

Other new

Post-theistic and naturalistic religions

Main articles: Post-theism and Religious naturalism

UFO religions

Main article: UFO religions

New Hindu derived religions

Parody religions

Main article: Parody religion

Political Religions

Main articles: Secularism and Secular Religion

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