Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gita Talk: Self-Paced Virtual Seminar on the Bhagavad Gita

Get it here, via Elephant Journal's Bob Weisenberg.

(What am I up to reading the Gita? Why, rewriting and expanding the introduction to my translation-- the first into English-- of the 1911 Spiritist Manual by Bhima, that is, Francisco I. Madero, leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico from 1911-1913. Read about the current edition of my translation here. It is, as the title says, about Spiritism, but it also draws from the Bhagavad Gita and other works. Pretty chewy.)

P.S. Top 10 Reasons to Read the Gita

More about Madero's copy of and take on the Gita anon.

Monday, July 09, 2012


Andrija Puharich now has a website. And his ex-wife has written a fascinating (and admiring) biography.

When Robert Temple met Salvador Dali
An amusing anecdote by Robert Temple, expert on Egyptian esoterica and more

Nina Katchadourian mends spider webs

Prof Frank Pajares' handy Outline and Study Guide to Kuhn

Jonah Lehrer reports on The decline effect and the scientific method

The Accidental Blogger lauds my favorite novel of all time

Jane Brody says to watch out for B12

Evgeny Morozov says the cyberflaneur is dead. Obviously, he has not been reading Madam Mayo.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Anna Dello Russo and The Leopard

Here's an amusing video starring fashion editor & icon Anna Dello Russo in which (look carefully) you'll see her trompe l'oeil of a scene from the movie based on the novel The Leopard.

Monday, July 02, 2012