Category Archives: Religion & Theology

Spirit-Mediums, Sacred Mountains. . . by Bellezza

John Vincent Bellezza. Spirit-Mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet: Calling Down the Gods. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2005. Hardcover, xv + 532 pp. Most Westerns who are somewhat familiar with Tibet’s culture associate it with Buddhism. … Continue reading

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Religion Is Not About God by Rue

Loyal Rue. Religion is Not About God. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2005. Hardcover, 392 pages. Loyal Rue, a two-time Templeton Award winner and a professor of philosophy and religion, is using a naturalistic model of religion to explain … Continue reading

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Not In His Image by Lash

John Lamb Lash. Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green, 2006. Paperback, xix + 441 pp. Inspired in his youth by Nietzsche’s transvaluation of values, Lash eagerly left behind … Continue reading

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Labyrinths by Wokin

Richard Wolin. Labyrinths: Explorations in the Critical History of Ideas. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995. Paperback, xi + 290 pages. Richard Wolin, a professor of modern European intellectual history at Rice University, is the author of several books, including The Politics … Continue reading

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Journey of the Magi by Roberts

Paul William Roberts. Journey of the Magi: In Search of the Birth of Jesus. Vancouver, British Columbia: Raincoast Books, 2005. Paperback, xviii + 398 pp. This vibrant work, first published in 1995, shares its title with the title of one of … Continue reading

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Graceful Exits by Blackman

Sushila Blackman, ed. Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die—Death Stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen Masters. Paperback, 158 pages. If you have ever wondered how truly great spiritual masters leave this Earth, here are 108 accounts of varying lengths that … Continue reading

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Bön by Baumer

Christoph Baumer. Bön— Tibet’s Ancient Religion. Transl. from German by Michael Kohn. Foreword by H. H. Lungtok Tenpa’I Nyima. Trumbull, Conn.: Weatherhill, 2002. Large size hardcover, 200 pages. The Bön tradition of Tibet is still barely known in the West, and … Continue reading

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