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Review: The Power

November 17th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Byrne describes a methodology: First, imagine yourself having it. Second, feel yourself with it. Third, receive it. If you don’t receive it, that must be because you messed up steps one and two

Review: Being Wrong

November 11th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

\"The brilliance of the phrase \'I told you so\' derives from its admirably compact way of making the point that not only was I right, I was also right about being right. In the instant of uttering it, I become right squared, maybe even right factorial...\"

Review: The Moral Landscape

October 7th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Harris puts himself at odds with a principle put forward by philosopher David Hume and regarded as inviolable by many: the idea that statements about how things ought to be cannot be derived from statements about what is true

Review: Long for This World

July 18th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

To slow down or stop aging , today’s longevity scientists have been trying to figure out how to manage deadly cellular gunk by re-engineering either its production, a cell’s repair system or the garbage itself

Review: Mridanga

June 30th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

When I first saw a Youtube video of the Mayapuris dancing shirtless on stage, for a second I thought I was accidentally streaming the Backstreet Boys

God is Not One

June 27th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Religion Dispatches interviews Stephen Prothero about his new book, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World — and Why Their Differences Matter</em

Review: The Yoga of Kirtan

June 6th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Steven Rosen presents an inspired offering of knowledge, communion, and music in an easily accessible format. His conversations with twenty-one kirtana singers, or kirtaniyas, and his short introductory and concluding essays are lively and engaging

Review: Absence of Mind

May 25th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Marilynne Robinson argues that the new atheists don\'t understand human consciousness

Review: Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava

May 19th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

While not entirely free of error and political elements, Bhakti Vikasa Swami’s book is an extremely valuable addition to a growing collection of texts glorifying the founder of the Saraswata family of Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Review: The Vanishing Face of Gaia

March 22nd, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

James Lovelock proposes that the planet is not a mechanism that humans can use as they please, winding it up like a clock and then winding it back when it seems to be running too quickly. Earth functions as a single system that humans will never be in a position to control

Review: Enlighten Up!

March 9th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Kim Churchill\'s experimental documentary seeking to turn an average guy into a yoga enthusiast has enormous, but ultimately unrealized, potential

Avatar’s Reversal of Fortune

February 25th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

With the dazzling 3D-vortex of colors, actions and emotions, James Cameron\'s Avatar seems to have given everyone something to rave about. But let\'s get it straight—Avatar is a downright misnomer for this latest new blockbuster

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