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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


Review: The One Straw Revolution

January 27th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese scientist who abandoned his life and perfected his own method of farming. Now, after thirty years, the New York Review of Books Classics has republished his classic work


Review: Buddhist Warfare

January 13th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

A new book challenges the common notion that Buddhism is an entirely peaceful religion



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