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Review: A Case for God

July 31st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Karen Armstrong is one of the handful of intelligent commentators on religion who has become distressed by the tone of recent discussions of the subject. Her targets are religious fundamentalism and militant atheism: in other words, al-Qaida as well as Richard Dawkins

Review: The Passion of the Western Mind

July 28th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Richard Tarnas\' bestseller offers an analysis of the entirety of Western philosophical thought in a single volume with a level of insight previously considered impossible for an introductory work

Film Review: Food, Inc.

July 16th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Robert Kenner\'s Food, Inc. is a non-sensationalist yet quietly infuriating exposé of U.S. chicken, cattle, and corn production. If the phrase \"essential viewing\" still has any meaning, it applies to this documentary

Review: Reason, Faith, and Revolution

July 14th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Terry Eagleton opens his defense of humankind’s God-search with “Religion has wrought untold misery in human affairs.” Anyone with religious affiliation might sigh and wonder what sort of ally has enlisted in the defense of the divine.

Review: What is the Difficulty?

July 6th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

An inordinate emphasis on the guru’s divinity can in the least eclipse the sweetness of his humanity. At worst such an emphasis can turn into religious fanaticism. In my opinion, it is the humanity of Srila Prabhupada as portrayed by Srutakirti that makes his book most relishable.

CD Review: Ten Million Moons

July 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Gauravani & As Kindred Spirits has managed to make a record that sounds like it\'s straight from the 21st century while at the same time carrying the same original passion and devotion that the songs were originally written with

Ancient Text, Modern Commentary: A Daunting Task

June 18th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

In this review of an English translation and commentary of the Narada-bhakti-sutra, Brighupada assesses the success of the author in presenting a contemporary rendition and explores the difficulties inherent in modern commentary.

Audarya Lila: The Death of Tuomas Makinen

June 6th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

In The Death of Tuomas Makinen, Tuomas’s decision to join a Californian Hindu monastery is carefully depicted through the eyes of his parents, the heart of his ex-girlfriend, and finally, his own experiences

Daniel Dennett’s Dangerous Idea

May 26th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Daniel Dennett\'s fertile imagination is captivated by the very dangerous idea that the neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution should become the basis for what amounts to an established state religion of scientific materialism

With Faith in Mind

May 13th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Using brain imaging studies Andrew Newberg asserts that traditional spiritual practices such as prayer and breath control can alter the neural connections of the brain, leading to \"long-lasting states of unity, peacefulness and love.\"

The Journey Home

April 25th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Every recent generation has had its mystic guidebook. The next generation belongs to The Journey Home. Like its predecessors, it offers readers an intimate look into a true seeker’s life and the tradition he ultimately chose to follow

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