Master of Arts (MA)
Anthropology and Ethnic Studies
First Committee Member
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The focus of this thesis will be a narrative overview of the religious commune at EskDale, Utah and its affiliated religious sect, the Order of Aaron. This study includes field research utilizing participant observation, informal interview and formal interview methods. Historical background information was gathered with a literature review and from newspaper clippings, letters and other documents supplied to me by the community at EskDale and the Order of Aaron; Through this study I will review the founding of the religion and the community. I will also identify changes, previously undocumented, that have occurred during the last ten years. Descriptions of the life of the community will be based on my first impressions, gathered during a period of less than three weeks, at EskDale. Practices and beliefs of the Order of Aaron and EskDale will be compared to other religious and communal groups.
Aaron; Communes; Eskdale; Order; Religious; Utah
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Peek, Katherine Jones, "EskDale, a religious commune and the Order of Aaron" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1221.