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Rabbi Leah Novick’s recent release On the Wings of Shekhinah: Rediscovering Judaism’s Divine Feminine is now reviewed and excerpted on Spirituality & Practice.
…the author hits high stride delineating ways in which Shekhinah is present in birth, death, and reincarnation; love and sexuality; in dreams; in the New Moon, and in spiritual healing. (On the Wings of Shekhinah) is filled with fascinating insights into Judaism and the Divine Feminine. –by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Gary Lachman’s excerpt Dark Sides: The Jung Case argues the Nazi’s fervent belief in myth rather than the occult. Lachman explores C.G. Jung, like Hitler, as a great believer in the almost magical power of myth. Jung, whose complex political opinions are far too muddled to be labeled as simply fascist, is often charged with a certain nebulous nazi-ness.
In the end, Lachman classifies Jung as “one of the “good guys” who said “bad things.” “
Gary Lachman’s recent blog post on his book Politics and the Occult, entitled ‘Strange Bedfellows’, explores why politics and occult practice aren’t such an odd pairing after all; and in reality, aren’t quite as fantastical as some would like to believe either.
…one of the ironies I discovered while writing this book is that, although ideological enemies, the radical extremes of left and right often meet in their shared detestation of modernity. Both believe that the modern world, the one we wake up to everyday, is a dark desolate place…
–Gary Lachman, Strange Bedfellows on Reality Sandwich posted 1-14-09
The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) has posted a detailed review of Patrice Chaplin’s City of Secrets: One Woman’s True-life Journey to the Heart of the Grail Legend.
Read Rene Wadlow’s TOS review
Tom Pilarzyk’s July ’08 release Yoga beyond Fitness: Getting More than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practice is reviewed in this month’s print issue of the Polish American Journal.
Gary Lachman’s Politics and the Occult gets a mention on BBC Radio 3! Gary Lachman discusses the widespread cultural and theosophical impacts of Victorian author Edward Bulwer Lytton’s The Coming Race in this captivating feature on the mysterious energy called Vril.
Aired on BBC Radio 3, 9:30pm Sunday 4th January. Duration: 45 minutes
Listen to the audio, available until 10:17pm Sunday 11th January