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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, author, dies at 59

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, the author of many highly-praised academic works on Western esotericism, has died at the age of 59. Hereward Tilton (University of Exeter) and Wouter Hanegraaff (President of ESSWE)…

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Thee year-old Thai boy believed reincarnation of Buddhist Lama

A three year-old boy in Thailand named Nong Mark is gaining wider recognition for leading Buddhist congregations, and reciting lengthy Buddhist chants. Mark has had his head shaved and wears…

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Godiva: pagan goddess, fashion icon

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was immortalized in Vanity Fair, in 2000, when she appeared as a naked Lady Godiva, riding a white horse. The fashion shoot is one of many that…

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Lord Ganesha graces San Francisco Airport

SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (USA) is holding an exhibition “Deities in Stone: Hindu Sculpture” till February next, containing sculptures of Hindu deities and other Hindu artifacts. This…

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Muslim-Buddhist Conflict in Asia: and how to understand it

Over the last decade, Muslim-Buddhist conflict has escalated in Asia, with casualties on both sides. Although largely forgotten today, the Taliban detonated the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan statues in 2001,…

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On “Neo-Perennialism” and religious unity

It seems that some people are beginning to claim that Islam has a certain precedence over the other religions because it is “more universalist” than they are. But isn’t this…

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Tibetan Buddhist dies as anti-occupation protests continue

A Buddhist monk named Tashi, 21, died of severe burns to his body after he self-immolated at an anti-Chinese occupation protest on 13 August 2012 in Ngaba County, Tibet. Tashi…

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Being or Nothingness

Why is there something rather than nothing? This is a question that has been asked by several famous philosophers; Wittgenstein being one of them. I have to admit that the…

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The Black Belt Way of Life

Richard Andrew King is the founder of the Karate Institute of America and the author of more than ten books, including The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a…