Monthly Archives: November 2011

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Western Mystery Religions

Another non-Buddhist post – maybe I need to create another blog! The subject of this article is one dear to my heart and has been since my early twenties. I researched it in the 1970’s as part of my undergraduate study, and recently returned to…


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Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras

Veering away from the topic of Buddhism again, this post is a review of the scholarly book, Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras by Ruck, Hoffman, and Celdran, published this year by City Lights Books of San Francisco. No less a person than Huston Smith says, “An…


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The Swerve

This post, based on a review of the book, The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt, carries forward a similar theme as the last post: Madness at the Gates of the City.  It is again not a book about Buddhism, but for me addresses some important issues for…


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