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Tue, 05 Jul 2005

X-Day 2005: The Eschaton Is At Hand!

The world ends this morning! Again. Praise Bob!

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Mon, 12 Jul 2004

John Shirley on Gurdjieff

John Shirley recently wrote a book (Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas) about mystic, philosopher, and teacher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. See also Shirley's essay "The Shadows of Ideas: A Distant Glimpse of Gurdjieff". [via boingboing]

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Tue, 08 Jun 2004

Lee Smith on What's Right With Islam

Lee Smith reviews Feisal Abdul Rauf's What's Right With Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West:

In other words, contrary to the beliefs of many Western commentators, the Muslim world has had plenty of Martin Luthers; the problem is that so far none of their reformations resulted in anything looking like the E.U. And yet the once-disdained and inclusive creed of Sufism might just redeem the ironic narrative of Muslim reform--at least if Abdul Rauf has his way.

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