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LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS | The Exegete
Philip K. Dick
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Eds. Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2011. 944 pp.

_____. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
1964. Mariner, October 2011. 240 pp.

_____. Ubik
1969. Mariner, April 2012. 240 pp.

_____. VALIS
1981. Mariner, October 2011. 288 pp.

_____. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
1982. Mariner, October 2011. 256 pp.
book  review  people(PhilipKDick)  sf  fiction  religion  spirituality  mysticism  marxian  from delicious
march 2012 by tsuomela
Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred, Kripal
"Most scholars dismiss research into the paranormal as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of religion, whose work naturally attends to events beyond the realm of empirical science, have shown scant interest in the subject. But the history of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion."
book  publisher  religion  pseudoscience  mysticism  mystery  paranormal 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Jewish Mysticism Index
Although the Kabbalah has lately become 'trendy,' there is a dearth of well-written, scholarly books which give a larger perspective on the subject of Jewish Mysticism. In addition, many of the books on the subject are by Occultists, and however valuable they are, tend to have their own agenda. Abelson puts the Kabbalah into context as the outgrowth of a long-term evolution of Jewish mystical thought, starting with the Essenes and the Merkabah (Chariot) mysticism of the Talmundic era. He explains how neo-Platonism, Gnosticism, Christianity and other currents influenced and were in turn impacted by Jewish mysticism. This is a great backgrounder if you are interested in the Kabbalah or Mysticism at any level.
religion  mysticism  kabbalh  judaism  history  gnosticism  knowledge  god 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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