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225 Contributors F. X. Charet is a faculty member at Goddard College and coordinates the graduate concentration in Consciousness Studies. His research interests are in the psychology of religious experiences and contemporary spiri‑ tuality, and he is the author of Spiritualism and the Foundations of C. G. Jung’s Psychology (SUNY Press, 1993). Helen Crovetto is an Independent Scholar of New Religious Movements within Hinduism. She holds a master of arts in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida and a master of science in teaching from Rochester Institute of Technology. A list of her publications on new reli‑ gious movements that engage Tantra is available at www.Tantricmysti‑ Henry Doktorski lived at the New Vrindaban Hare Krishna community from 1978 to 1994 where he served in various capacities including art‑ ist during the design and construction of Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, schoolteacher, fund‑raiser, codirector of Palace Publishing, and minister of music. Since leaving the community he has published articles and letters in journals and magazines including Musical Performance; Music Theory: Explorations and Applications; Pittsburgh Catholic; USA Today; and Playboy. He is currently working on a three‑volume biographical history titled Gold, Guns and God: Swami Bhaktipada and the West Virginia Hare Krishnas. Doktorski currently serves on the faculty of the City Music Center at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Ann Gleig is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. She is also an editor for Religious Studies Review. She has published several book reviews, encyclopedia entries, journal articles, and book chapters in the fields of Asian religions in America, and religion and psychology. 226 / CONTRIBUTORS Ellen Goldberg is Associate Professor of South Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is currently working on a book with Mark Singleton titled Gurus of Modern Yoga. Her publications include The Lord Who Is Half Woman: Ardhanarisvara in Indian and Feminist Perspective (SUNY Press, 2002) as well as several articles on yoga and cognitive science. Jeffrey J. Kripal holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he is also chair of the Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of numerous books including Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred (University of Chicago Press, 2010), Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2007), and Kali’s Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna (University of Chicago Press, 1995). Phillip Charles Lucas is Professor of Religious Studies at Stetson Uni‑ versity in DeLand, Florida. He is the founding general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions and author of New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Legal, Political and Social Challenges in Global Perspective, co-edited with Thomas Robbins (Routledge, 2004); Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community, co-edited with John J. Guthrie (University Press of Florida, Florida His‑ tory and Culture Series, 2000); Prime Time Religion: An Encyclopedic Guide to Religious Broadcasting, principal author, with J. Gordon Melton and Jon R. Stone (Oryx Press, 1997); and The Odyssey of a New Religion: The Holy Order of MANS from New Age to Orthodoxy (Indiana University Press, Religion in North America Series, 1995). Richard D. Mann is Assistant Professor of Religion at Carleton Uni‑ versity in Ottawa, Canada. He has researched and published on the Shaiva tradition and in particular developments in the early traditions of Skanda‑Karttikeya and is the author of The Rise of Mahāsena: The Transformation of Skanda‑Kārttikeya in North India from the Kuṣāṇa to Gupta Empires (Brill, 2012). E. Burke Rochford Jr. is Professor of Sociology and Religion at Middle‑ bury College in Vermont. He has researched the Hare Krishna move‑ ment for thirty‑five years and is the author of Hare Krishna in America (Rutgers University Press, 1985) and Hare Krishna Transformed (New York University Press, 2007) as well as numerous articles on the movement and new religions. CONTRIBUTORS / 227 Lola Williamson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Peace Studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Articles and contributions to edited books and encyclopedias focus on the transmis‑ sion of Hinduism to the United States through immigration as well as through yoga and meditation movements. She is the author of Transcendent in America: Hindu‑Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion (New York University Press, 2010...


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