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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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Madness at the Gates of the City

This post is inspired by a book entitled, Madness at the Gates of the City, the Myth of American Innocence, by Barry Spector, published in 2010.  It is not a book about Buddhism, but the author does point to the religion as a helpful social…


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What the Buddha Thought

What the Buddha Thought is the title of a book written in 2009 by Richard Gombrich.  It follows on from his previous book, How Buddhism Began. Gombrich is a scholar of the first order, is an expert in the Pali language, and taught at Oxford…


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