Review: The Sixties Diaries, Volume II 1960-1969

On November 30th, 1962, Christopher Isherwood spent several turbulent hours at the bedside of actor Charles Laughton, his friend and neighbor, who was dying slowly of cancer. Laughton himself was uncharacteristically at peace; it was Isherwood who fought noisily with his own mind, tormented by his own egotistical ramblings, unsure of how to pray or to whom.

Review: Celebrating Shri Ramakrishna

Essays for the 175th Birth Anniversary of Shri Ramakrishna By Swami Tathagatananda Vedanta Society of New York, 2011, 260 pp., paperback. Review by Bill Davis I am a devotee at the Vedanta Society of New York where Swami Tathagatananda presides and we are very fond of...

Review:Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited

By Swami Tyagananda and Pravrajika Vrajaprana Foreword by Huston Smith Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 2010. Hardback, 410 pages, with appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. Rs. 995. Review by William Page When Jeffrey J. Kripal published Kali’s Child: The Mystical and...

Review: A Spiral Life

Spiritual confessions—personal accounts of spiritual struggle—have a long history, going back to the Confessions of St. Augustine. If the apostle Paul had been reticent about discussing what he cryptically called his “thorn in the flesh,” Augustine, by contrast, wrote…

Review: When Jesus Lived in India

This book explores the theory that Jesus Christ visited India, a notion that first surfaced toward the end of the 19th century and has since become popular among Indophiles, occultists, and New Agers.

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