This Research is about the Rainbow Temple in Byron Shire, NSW, Australia. The diverse belief systems and the symbolic behaviours practiced and described by people who live at the Rainbow Temple constitute a particular identity assigned predominantly with what I call “Rainbow culture”. This culture is derived and constituted from the Rainbow Tribe gatherings practiced all around the world, including New Zealand. The Rainbow Tribe (or the Rainbow Family) is an international affiliation of individuals who share common belief and identity systems, who gather periodically and intentionally to practice exclusive rituals and ceremonies. This study shows that the Rainbow Temple functions as a multi-cultural sphere and encapsulates various cultural and religious properties that are coherent to and associate with those exhibited in Rainbow Tribe gatherings.


Creator | Kaihanga
Ron Fogel
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
University of Otago, New Zealand
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
Keywords | Kupu
Social Behaviour, Communal Behaviour, Ritual and Religious Behaviour, Spirituality, New Age.
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Fogel, Ron (2009). Spirituality, Culture and Place: The Rainbow Temple in NSW, Australia. MA Thesis, University of Otago, New Zealand.

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