Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cyberflanerie: Mysteries of the Past Edition

>>One of the strangest and most profound books about the Viet Nam War is Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam by Wayne Karlin. The other day I happened upon a TV interview Karlin gave to Mark Cohen for Coffee House TV, now archived on the web at this link.

>>For your next side trip from Naples, check out the Stygian tunnels at Baiae, if you dare.

>>So did spirits from the astral realms spur the Mexican Revolution? Its leader said so (really). Later this year I'm bringing out a revised and expanded introduction of my translation of his book of 1911, as well as a Spanish language introduction to the original, Manual Espirita, in 2013.

>>Alexander von Wuthenau and the Multiethnic Heritage of Mexico