Being in solitary confinement is being in hell. In this season of merry making and peace, I bring to mind the difficulties of being human with those who are often inhuman in their resistance to everything good.
Søren Kierkegaard is clear and concise. He understood the life of the spirit better than most. Unfortunately he is often overlooked in preference to Nietzsche. & may I mention that Kierkegaard’s insights about Faith is relevant to all religions.
In this 2nd part of the series on Tantra, we look at St. Augustine and the Postmoderns like Derrida and John Caputo to gradually frame a hermeneutics of Tantra.
This is an interrogation of the Valley of Words’ nominated book, Buddha at Work through a Nichiren Buddhist hermeneutics. In this process the review proves Jim McGuigan and Harold Bloom correct in their invectives against cultural populism.
I came across this book through the VoW literary festival to be held in November 2018. Therefore I took it up for review and I find it is one of the best books in the market on its subject and falls within the continuum of Kakar and Ira Trivedi. Though I compare Rajkotia with Kakar and later, Leonard Cohen, she simply bows to cultural populism and her book is ephemera when compared to the Kinsey Reports, leave alone Henry Miller or/& Anais Nin’s works. This review proves the uselessness of studying popular culture. John Storey be darned.
This is a review of a cookery book nominated for the Valley of Words book competition, 2018. The review sees the book as a historically important document on colonialism.