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

New Age

Other new religions


New Thought

Modern Paganism

Ethnic neopaganism

Syncretic neopaganism

Western esotericism

New ethnic religions

Native American


Cargo cults

Entheogenic religions




Post-theistic and naturalistic religions

UFO religions

New Hindu derived religions

Parody religions

Political Religions