Abstract

Marie Ogden's Home of Truth colony—a religious community that was located in southern Utah during the 1930s and 40s—was part of a segment of the American religious landscape that has largely been overlooked. As such, her movement points to a significant gap in the historiography of American religion. In addition to documenting the history of this obscure community, I situate Marie Ogden as part of what I call the early new age of American religion, an underdeveloped part of the broader categories of metaphysical religion or Western esotericism. This thesis also points to several other overlooked figures from the same era, suggesting several avenues for further study.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History

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Date Submitted

2009-11-24

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3275

Keywords

metaphysical religion, Western esotericism, American West, religious studies, astrology, the occult, Aquarian Age, New Age, New Thought, new religious movements, Theosophy, Great Depression, U.S. History

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