Professor Carole Cusack

Professor
Pro-Dean (Teaching and Learning)

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6837

Biographical details

Carole M. Cusack received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of Sydney in 1986. She later graduated PhD in Studies in Religion in 1996 and Master of Education (Educational Psychology) in 2001. She has taught in Studies in Religions since 1989, first as a casual tutor and lecturer, and from 1996 as a full-time staff member.

Her research interests include medieval European religion, religious conversion, medieval and modern Paganism, contemporary religious trends, alternative spiritualities and new religious movements. She is the editor (with Dr Christopher Hartney, University of Sydney) of the Journal of Religious History, and (with Dr Liselotte Frisk, Dalarna University, Sweden) the International Journal for the Study of New Religions. She has a close relationship with the University of Edinburgh, where she takes her Special Studies Program Leave and has taught on exchange in 2009.

Carole is also involved in many Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and University initiatives. She is Pro-Dean (Teaching and Learning) for 2013-2014, and has been Director of Academic Support and Development for two semesters in 2011 and 2012, Associate Dean (Undergraduate) in 2008 to 2010, and Degree Director of the Bachelor of Arts from 2008-2010.

Research interests

  • Medieval Christianity
  • European Mythology
  • Theories of Conversion
  • Western Esotericism
  • Contemporary Religious Trends

Teaching and supervision

Carole teaches units including RLST 1002 The History of God, RLST 2626 Witchcraft, Paganism and the New Age, RLST 2631 Celtic and Germanic Mythology, RLST 2627 Religion in Multicultural Australia and RLST 2605 Christianity and the Medieval World.

Carole supervises research postgraduates and Honours students in medieval religion, New Age studies, European mythology, Christian conversion, religion and new media, Pagan Studies, pilgrimage and tourism, witchcraft and magic, and new religious movements.

Awards and honours

  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision (2010)
  • CHASS Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision Award (2006)
  • Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)

Selected publications

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Books

  • Cusack, C. (2011). The Sacred Tree: Ancient and Medieval Manifestations. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith. Surrey, England UK: Ashgate.
  • Cusack, C. (2001). The Essence of Buddhism: How to Bring Spiritual Meaning into Everyday. Australia: Lansdowne Publishing.

Edited Books

  • Cusack, C., Norman, A. (2012). Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production. Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf. Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Di Lauro, F., Hartney, C. (2005). The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004. Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Cusack, C., Oldmeadow, P. (2001). The End of Religions? Religion in an Age of Globalisation. Australia: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.

Book Chapters

  • Cusack, C. (2014). Invented Religions. In George D Chryssides, Benjamin E Zeller (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements, (pp. 291-294). London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Enlightenment Concepts, Medieval Contexts. In James L. Cox (Eds.), Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religions, (pp. 65-80). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
  • Cusack, C. (2013). History, Authenticity, and Tourism: Encountering the Medieval While Walking Saint Cuthbert's Way. In Alex Norman (Eds.), Journeys and Destinations: Studies in Travel, Identity, and Meaning, (pp. 1-21). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). "And the Building Becomes Man": Meaning and Aesthetics in Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum. In Carole Cusack and Alex Norman (Eds.), Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, (pp. 173-191). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). Media Coverage of Scientology in the United States. In Diane Winston (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media, (pp. 303-315). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). The Gods on Television: Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, Politics and Popular Piety in Late Twentieth-century India. In Adam Possamai (Eds.), Handbook of Hyper-real Religions, (pp. 279-297). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). 'Celticity' in Australian alternative spiritualities. In Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland (Eds.), Irelands New Religious Movements, (pp. 281-299). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). New religions and the science of archaeology: Mormons, the Goddess and Atlantis. In Lewis, James R. and Hammer, Olav (Eds.), Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science, (pp. 765-796). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Introduction. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 1-14). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Prior, J. (2010). Religion, Sexuality and Retribution: Placing the 'Other' in Sydney. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 347-368). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Sport. In Hecht, Richard D. and Biondo, Vincent F. (Eds.), Religion and Everyday Life and Culture, (pp. 915-943). Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers.
  • Cusack, C. (2009). Celebrity, the popular media and Scientology: making familiar the unfamiliar. In Lewis, James S (Eds.), Scientology, (pp. 389-409). New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2009). Pastoral care and September 11: Scientology's nontraditional religious contribution. In Lewis, James S (Eds.), Scientology, (pp. 435-437). New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2009). The return of the Goddess: mythology, witchcraft and feminist spirituality. In Murphy Pizza and James R. Lewis (Eds.), Handbook of contemporary paganism, (pp. 335-362). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2008). "Shopping for a self": pilgrimage, identity-formation, and retail therapy. In Graham St John (Eds.), Victor Turner and contemporary cultural performance, (pp. 227-241). Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Cusack, C. (2008). Foreword. In John R. C. Martyn (Eds.), King Sisebut and the culture of Visigothic Spain, with translations of the lives of Saint Desiderius of Vienne and Saint Masona of Mérida, (pp. i-ii). Lewiston, New York; Queenston, Ontario; Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2004). Esotericism, Irony And Paranoia In Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum'. In Edward Fitzpatrick Crangle (Eds.), Esotericism and the Control of Knowledge, (pp. 63-85). Sydney: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Digance, J., Cusack, C. (2002). Glastonbury: A Tourist Town for All Seasons. In Graham M.S.Dann (Eds.), The Tourist as a Metaphor of the Social World, (pp. 263-280). UK: CABI Publishing.

Journals

  • Sutcliffe, S., Cusack, C. (2013). Introduction: Making it (all?) up - 'invented religions' and the study of 'religion'. Culture and Religion: an international, interdisciplinary journal, 14(4), 353-361. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Play, narrative and the creation of religion: Extending the theoretical base of 'invented religions'. Culture and Religion: an international, interdisciplinary journal, 14(4), 362-377. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Richard Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen': Medieval, Pagan, Modern. Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception, 3(2), 329-352. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Scotland's Sacred Tree: The Fortingall Yew. Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History, 14, 106-120.
  • Cusack, C. (2013). The Romance of Hereditary Monarchs and Theocratic States: Ethiopia and Emperor Haile Selassie I in Rastafarianism and Tibet and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, in Western Buddhism. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 4(1), 122-146.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). Charmed Circle: Stonehenge, Contemporary Paganism, and Alternative Archaeology. Numen-International Review for the History of Religions, 59(2-3), 138-155. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2012). Cognitive Narratology and the Study of New Religions. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 3(2), 154-171.
  • Prior, J., Cusack, C. (2012). Identity and Ruins: Personal Integration and Urban Disintegration Understood Through a Touristic Lens. Literature & Aesthetics, 22(1), 156-170.
  • Norman, A., Cusack, C. (2012). The religion in Olympic tourism. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 10(2), 124-136. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). An Enlightened Life in Text and Image: G. I. Gurdjieff's Meetings With Remarkable Men (1963) and Peter Brook's 'Meetings With Remarkable Men' (1979). Literature & Aesthetics, 21(1), 72-97.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Discontinuous Meditations on the Phenomenology of Religion. Mentalities: an interdisciplinary journal, 25(Nos 1-2), 1-7.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Discordian Magic: Paganism, the Chaos Paradigm and the Power of Parody. International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 2(1), 125-145. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Pagan Saxon Resistance to Charlemagne's Mission: "Indigenous" Religion and "World" Religion in the Early Middle Ages. The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 13(1), 33-51. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Some Recent Trends in the Study of Religion and Youth. Journal of Religious History, 35(3), 409-418. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). The Western Reception of Buddhism: Celebrity and Popular Cultural Media as Agents of Familiarisation. Australian Religion Studies Review, 24(3), 297-316. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Religion as something absolutely ordinary. Mentalities: an interdisciplinary journal, 24(1), 1-7.
  • Prior, J., Cusack, C. (2010). Spiritual dimensions of self-transformation in Sydney's gay bathhouses. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(1), 71-97. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2010). The Burry Man Festival, South Queensferry: warding off evil spirits, connecting with nature and celebrating local identity. Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History, 13(October 2010), 37-53.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). The Church of All Worlds and pagan ecotheology: uncertain boundaries and unlimited possibilities. Diskus: the on-disk journal of international religious studies, 11(1), 1-11.
  • Cusack, C. (2009). Science fiction as scripture: Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a strange land and the church of all worlds. Literature & Aesthetics, 19(2), 72-91.
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2009). The Melbourne Cup: Australian identity and secular pilgrimage. Sport in Society, 12(7), 876-889.
  • Prior, J., Cusack, C. (2008). Ritual, liminality and transformation: secular spirituality in Sydney's gay bathhouses. Australian Geographer, 39(3), 271-281.
  • Cusack, C. (2007). Konkokyo (Golden Light Teachings) and Modernity: A Test of the Faivre-Hanegraaf Six-Point Typology of Western Esotericism. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(3), 317-333.
  • Cusack, C. (2007). The Goddess Eostre: Bede's Text and Contemporary Pagan Tradition(s). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 9(1), 22-40.
  • Cusack, C. (2005). Religion in Australian Society: a place for everything and everything and its place. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 13, 28-45.
  • Cusack, C. (2005). The Future of Australian Secularism: Religion, Civil Society and the American Alliance. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 10(October).
  • Cusack, C. (2003). Australian Paganism: Remnant of the Past or Way of the Future? Australian Review of Public Affairs, 22(August).
  • Cusack, C. (2003). I’m Hopeful, You’re Hopeful (We Hope). Australian Review of Public Affairs, 13(March).
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2003). Religious, Spiritual, Secular: Some American Responses to September 11. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(2), 153-171.
  • Cusack, C. (2003). The Virgin Mary at Coogee: A Preliminary Investigation. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(1), 116-129.
  • Cusack, C. (2003). Tradition and Change: Australian Churches and the Future. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 5(May).
  • Cusack, C. (2002). Review: Berengaria: In Search of Richard the Lionheart’s Queen. Parergon, 19(1), 281-283.

Edited Journals

  • Cusack, C. (2013). Special Issue: New Scholarship on Contemporary Religion From Australia and New Zealand. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 4(1).
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Religion and Celebrity. Australian Religion Studies Review, 24(3).

Conferences

  • Cusack, C. (2010). Fiction, feminism and the 'Celtic Church': the Sister Fidelma novels of Peter Tremayne. The Sixth Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney, Australia: The Celtic Studies Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Cusack, C. (2005). Non-Mainstream Religion as 'Other' in Detective Fiction. The Buddha of Suburbia: Eighth Australian and International Religion, literaturte and Arts Conference 2004, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2004). The End Of The Human? The Cyborg Past And Present. 2002 Conference of the Religion, Literature and the Arts Society, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2001). Secular pilgrimage events: Druid Gorsedd and Stargate Alignments. Australian Association for the Study of Religion, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

Reference Works

  • Cusack, C. (2010). Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics. In Oppy, Graham and Trakakis, Nick (Eds.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 528-529). Clayton, VIC: Monash University Press.

Other

  • Cusack, C. (2005), Religion As Something Absolutely Ordinary.

2014

  • Cusack, C. (2014). Invented Religions. In George D Chryssides, Benjamin E Zeller (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements, (pp. 291-294). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

2013

  • Cusack, C. (2013). Enlightenment Concepts, Medieval Contexts. In James L. Cox (Eds.), Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religions, (pp. 65-80). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
  • Cusack, C. (2013). History, Authenticity, and Tourism: Encountering the Medieval While Walking Saint Cuthbert's Way. In Alex Norman (Eds.), Journeys and Destinations: Studies in Travel, Identity, and Meaning, (pp. 1-21). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Sutcliffe, S., Cusack, C. (2013). Introduction: Making it (all?) up - 'invented religions' and the study of 'religion'. Culture and Religion: an international, interdisciplinary journal, 14(4), 353-361. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Play, narrative and the creation of religion: Extending the theoretical base of 'invented religions'. Culture and Religion: an international, interdisciplinary journal, 14(4), 362-377. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Richard Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen': Medieval, Pagan, Modern. Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception, 3(2), 329-352. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Scotland's Sacred Tree: The Fortingall Yew. Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History, 14, 106-120.
  • Cusack, C. (2013). Special Issue: New Scholarship on Contemporary Religion From Australia and New Zealand. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 4(1).
  • Cusack, C. (2013). The Romance of Hereditary Monarchs and Theocratic States: Ethiopia and Emperor Haile Selassie I in Rastafarianism and Tibet and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, in Western Buddhism. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 4(1), 122-146.

2012

  • Cusack, C. (2012). "And the Building Becomes Man": Meaning and Aesthetics in Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum. In Carole Cusack and Alex Norman (Eds.), Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, (pp. 173-191). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). Charmed Circle: Stonehenge, Contemporary Paganism, and Alternative Archaeology. Numen-International Review for the History of Religions, 59(2-3), 138-155. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2012). Cognitive Narratology and the Study of New Religions. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 3(2), 154-171.
  • Cusack, C., Norman, A. (2012). Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production. Leiden: Brill.
  • Prior, J., Cusack, C. (2012). Identity and Ruins: Personal Integration and Urban Disintegration Understood Through a Touristic Lens. Literature & Aesthetics, 22(1), 156-170.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). Media Coverage of Scientology in the United States. In Diane Winston (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media, (pp. 303-315). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2012). The Gods on Television: Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, Politics and Popular Piety in Late Twentieth-century India. In Adam Possamai (Eds.), Handbook of Hyper-real Religions, (pp. 279-297). Leiden: Brill.
  • Norman, A., Cusack, C. (2012). The religion in Olympic tourism. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 10(2), 124-136. [More Information]

2011

  • Cusack, C. (2011). 'Celticity' in Australian alternative spiritualities. In Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland (Eds.), Irelands New Religious Movements, (pp. 281-299). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). An Enlightened Life in Text and Image: G. I. Gurdjieff's Meetings With Remarkable Men (1963) and Peter Brook's 'Meetings With Remarkable Men' (1979). Literature & Aesthetics, 21(1), 72-97.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Discontinuous Meditations on the Phenomenology of Religion. Mentalities: an interdisciplinary journal, 25(Nos 1-2), 1-7.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Discordian Magic: Paganism, the Chaos Paradigm and the Power of Parody. International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 2(1), 125-145. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). New religions and the science of archaeology: Mormons, the Goddess and Atlantis. In Lewis, James R. and Hammer, Olav (Eds.), Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science, (pp. 765-796). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Pagan Saxon Resistance to Charlemagne's Mission: "Indigenous" Religion and "World" Religion in the Early Middle Ages. The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 13(1), 33-51. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Religion and Celebrity. Australian Religion Studies Review, 24(3).
  • Cusack, C. (2011). Some Recent Trends in the Study of Religion and Youth. Journal of Religious History, 35(3), 409-418. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2011). The Sacred Tree: Ancient and Medieval Manifestations. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cusack, C. (2011). The Western Reception of Buddhism: Celebrity and Popular Cultural Media as Agents of Familiarisation. Australian Religion Studies Review, 24(3), 297-316. [More Information]

2010

  • Cusack, C. (2010). Fiction, feminism and the 'Celtic Church': the Sister Fidelma novels of Peter Tremayne. The Sixth Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney, Australia: The Celtic Studies Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Introduction. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 1-14). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith. Surrey, England UK: Ashgate.
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf. Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Religion as something absolutely ordinary. Mentalities: an interdisciplinary journal, 24(1), 1-7.
  • Cusack, C., Prior, J. (2010). Religion, Sexuality and Retribution: Placing the 'Other' in Sydney. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 347-368). Leiden: Brill.
  • Prior, J., Cusack, C. (2010). Spiritual dimensions of self-transformation in Sydney's gay bathhouses. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(1), 71-97. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Sport. In Hecht, Richard D. and Biondo, Vincent F. (Eds.), Religion and Everyday Life and Culture, (pp. 915-943). Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics. In Oppy, Graham and Trakakis, Nick (Eds.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 528-529). Clayton, VIC: Monash University Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). The Burry Man Festival, South Queensferry: warding off evil spirits, connecting with nature and celebrating local identity. Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History, 13(October 2010), 37-53.
  • Cusack, C. (2010). The Church of All Worlds and pagan ecotheology: uncertain boundaries and unlimited possibilities. Diskus: the on-disk journal of international religious studies, 11(1), 1-11.

2009

  • Cusack, C. (2009). Celebrity, the popular media and Scientology: making familiar the unfamiliar. In Lewis, James S (Eds.), Scientology, (pp. 389-409). New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2009). Pastoral care and September 11: Scientology's nontraditional religious contribution. In Lewis, James S (Eds.), Scientology, (pp. 435-437). New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2009). Science fiction as scripture: Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a strange land and the church of all worlds. Literature & Aesthetics, 19(2), 72-91.
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2009). The Melbourne Cup: Australian identity and secular pilgrimage. Sport in Society, 12(7), 876-889.
  • Cusack, C. (2009). The return of the Goddess: mythology, witchcraft and feminist spirituality. In Murphy Pizza and James R. Lewis (Eds.), Handbook of contemporary paganism, (pp. 335-362). Leiden: Brill.

2008

  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2008). "Shopping for a self": pilgrimage, identity-formation, and retail therapy. In Graham St John (Eds.), Victor Turner and contemporary cultural performance, (pp. 227-241). Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Cusack, C. (2008). Foreword. In John R. C. Martyn (Eds.), King Sisebut and the culture of Visigothic Spain, with translations of the lives of Saint Desiderius of Vienne and Saint Masona of Mérida, (pp. i-ii). Lewiston, New York; Queenston, Ontario; Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Prior, J., Cusack, C. (2008). Ritual, liminality and transformation: secular spirituality in Sydney's gay bathhouses. Australian Geographer, 39(3), 271-281.

2007

  • Cusack, C. (2007). Konkokyo (Golden Light Teachings) and Modernity: A Test of the Faivre-Hanegraaf Six-Point Typology of Western Esotericism. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(3), 317-333.
  • Cusack, C. (2007). The Goddess Eostre: Bede's Text and Contemporary Pagan Tradition(s). The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 9(1), 22-40.

2005

  • Cusack, C. (2005). Non-Mainstream Religion as 'Other' in Detective Fiction. The Buddha of Suburbia: Eighth Australian and International Religion, literaturte and Arts Conference 2004, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2005), Religion As Something Absolutely Ordinary.
  • Cusack, C. (2005). Religion in Australian Society: a place for everything and everything and its place. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 13, 28-45.
  • Cusack, C., Di Lauro, F., Hartney, C. (2005). The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004. Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Cusack, C. (2005). The Future of Australian Secularism: Religion, Civil Society and the American Alliance. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 10(October).

2004

  • Cusack, C. (2004). Esotericism, Irony And Paranoia In Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum'. In Edward Fitzpatrick Crangle (Eds.), Esotericism and the Control of Knowledge, (pp. 63-85). Sydney: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Cusack, C. (2004). The End Of The Human? The Cyborg Past And Present. 2002 Conference of the Religion, Literature and the Arts Society, Sydney: RLA Press.

2003

  • Cusack, C. (2003). Australian Paganism: Remnant of the Past or Way of the Future? Australian Review of Public Affairs, 22(August).
  • Cusack, C. (2003). I’m Hopeful, You’re Hopeful (We Hope). Australian Review of Public Affairs, 13(March).
  • Cusack, C., Digance, J. (2003). Religious, Spiritual, Secular: Some American Responses to September 11. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(2), 153-171.
  • Cusack, C. (2003). The Virgin Mary at Coogee: A Preliminary Investigation. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(1), 116-129.
  • Cusack, C. (2003). Tradition and Change: Australian Churches and the Future. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 5(May).

2002

  • Digance, J., Cusack, C. (2002). Glastonbury: A Tourist Town for All Seasons. In Graham M.S.Dann (Eds.), The Tourist as a Metaphor of the Social World, (pp. 263-280). UK: CABI Publishing.
  • Cusack, C. (2002). Review: Berengaria: In Search of Richard the Lionheart’s Queen. Parergon, 19(1), 281-283.

2001

  • Cusack, C. (2001). Secular pilgrimage events: Druid Gorsedd and Stargate Alignments. Australian Association for the Study of Religion, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Cusack, C., Oldmeadow, P. (2001). The End of Religions? Religion in an Age of Globalisation. Australia: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Cusack, C. (2001). The Essence of Buddhism: How to Bring Spiritual Meaning into Everyday. Australia: Lansdowne Publishing.

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