By Andy Kaufman
Andy Kaufman's "GOD. . .and different Plays" is a needs to learn for all hardcore Kaufmaniacs.
Andy's journey de strength is the hole play titled "GOD", which he played in an area campus espresso store in the course of his Grahm Jr. university days. In GOD, Andy constructed what will be construed as a stream-of-consciousness method in the course of parts of this paintings, and it contributes a awesome technique of personality portrayal, combining it with using mimicry of speech and the parody of literary types as an total strategy. just like "The Huey Williams Story", GOD is written in what seems to be the shape of an interrupted sequence of desires. Symbolizing all humanity, the most personality, Tinctured Puncture, his pals, and his pals combination (as characters/images do in desires) with each other and with numerous old and legendary figures.
Strangely, a personality named, Larry Prescott, is an allegorical determine representing Elvis Presley.
Judged on it's personal benefit, GOD is perhaps not anything greater than the encouraged paintings of a stoned sophomore in a highschool inventive Writing category. yet dedicated enthusiasts of Andy Kaufman will, without doubt, learn this tale, smile at one another and nod knowingly, buying and selling within the coinage of an easy story, acknowledging a shared ardour. to determine Andy practice this one-man, one-act play live to tell the tale level should have been a sight to behold!
Andy's love and devotion to writers corresponding to, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman are current all through GOD". the various pages movement with the beat of a free-flowing prose. a few of his word-play earrings real to the sounds of improvisational jazz.
Like his hero Kerouac, Andy's writings are solid and popularized in a jazz-flavor. it's a rebellious and customized variety of prose.
By T. J. Mawson
Belief in God solutions questions: What, if something, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing approximately once they take part claiming that there's a God? and What, if any, customers are there for rationally protecting or attacking this declare? A hugely obtainable and interesting creation to the philosophy of faith, this e-book deals complete assurance of the most important matters, from principles approximately God's nature and personality to arguments for and opposed to his life. writer T. J. Mawson makes outstanding new claims and defends or assaults validated positions in unique methods. His conversational variety, vigorous wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God at the same time instructive, thought-provoking, and stress-free to read.
By Scott Cunningham
Cunningham’s vintage creation to Wicca is set the right way to reside existence magically, spiritually, and fully attuned with nature. it's a booklet of experience and customary experience, not just approximately magick, yet approximately faith and the most severe problems with this day: tips to in achieving the a lot wanted and healthy courting with our Earth. Cunningham provides Wicca because it is this day: a gradual, Earth-oriented faith devoted to the Goddess and God. Wicca also comprises Scott Cunningham’s personal ebook of Shadows and up to date appendices of periodicals and occult providers.
By Eugene Thacker
Our modern horror tales are written in a global the place there turns out little religion, misplaced wish, and no salvation. All that is still is the fragmentary and sometimes lyrical testimony of the person suffering to confront its loss of explanation for being within the giant cosmos. this can be the terrain of the horror genre.
Eugene Thacker explores this case in Tentacles Longer Than Night. Extending the information awarded in his publication In The airborne dirt and dust of This Planet, Thacker considers the connection among philosophy and the horror style. yet rather than taking fiction because the mere representation of rules, Thacker reads horror tales as though they themselves have been works of philosophy, pushed by way of a speculative urge to query human wisdom and the human-centric view of the realm, eventually resulting in the restrict of the human—thought undermining itself, in proposal.
Tentacles Longer Than Night is the 3rd quantity of the "Horror of Philosophy" trilogy, including the 1st quantity, In The dirt of This Planet, and the second one quantity, Starry Speculative Corpse.
This ebook examines shamanism from evolutionary and organic views to spot the origins of shamanic therapeutic in rituals that increase person and staff function.
• Written by way of an across the world well-known student on shamanism
• Illustrates facts of historical shamanic practices
• A bibliography offers present and ancient resources on shamanism
By Yuri Slezkine
This masterwork of interpretative heritage starts with a daring assertion: the trendy Age is the Jewish Age--and we're all, to various levels, Jews.
The statement is, in fact, metaphorical. however it underscores Yuri Slezkine's provocative thesis. not just have Jews tailored larger than many different teams to residing within the sleek international, they've got turn into the optimal image and conventional of contemporary existence everywhere.
Slezkine argues that the Jews have been, in influence, one of the world's first loose brokers. They generally belonged to a social and anthropological class referred to as "service nomads," an interloper workforce focusing on the supply of products and prone. Their function, Slezkine argues, was once a part of a broader department of human hard work among what he calls Mercurians-entrepreneurial minorities--and Apollonians--food-producing majorities.
because the dawning of the trendy Age, Mercurians have taken middle level. in reality, Slezkine argues, modernity is all approximately Apollonians turning into Mercurians--urban, cellular, literate, articulate, intellectually difficult, bodily fastidious, and occupationally versatile. given that no team has been more proficient at Mercurianism than the Jews, he contends, those exemplary ancients at the moment are version moderns.
The publication concentrates at the drama of the Russian Jews, together with émigrés and their offspring in the USA, Palestine, and the Soviet Union. yet Slezkine has as a lot to assert concerning the many faces of modernity--nationalism, socialism, capitalism, and liberalism--as he does approximately Jewry. Marxism and Freudianism, for instance, sprang principally from the Jewish drawback, Slezkine notes, and either Soviet Bolshevism and American liberalism have been affected in primary methods by way of the Jewish exodus from the faded of Settlement.
wealthy in its perception, sweeping in its chronology, and fearless in its research, this sure-to-be-controversial paintings is a vital contribution not just to Jewish and Russian background yet to the background of Europe and the US as well.
By Mark S. Smith
during this outstanding, acclaimed historical past of the improvement of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel's faith advanced from a cult of Yahweh as a prime deity between many to an absolutely outlined monotheistic religion with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the conventional view that Israel was once essentially diverse in tradition and faith from its Canaanite acquaintances, this provocative booklet argues that Israelite faith built, a minimum of partially, from the faith of Canaan. Drawing on epigraphic and archaeological assets, Smith cogently demonstrates that Israelite faith was once now not an outright rejection of international, pagan gods yet, quite, was once the results of the revolutionary institution of a notably separate Israelite identification. This completely revised moment variation ofThe Early historical past of God includes a considerable new preface through the writer and a foreword by way of Patrick D. Miller.
Can transcendence be either philosophical and spiritual? Do philosophers and theologians conceive of an analogous factor after they imagine and discuss transcendence? Philosophy and faith have understood transcendence and different issues of religion otherwise, yet either the language and ideas of faith, together with transcendence, stay on the middle of postmodern philosophy. Transcendence in Philosophy and faith considers if it is attainable to research non secular transcendence in a philosophical demeanour, and if this is the case, even if there's a manner for phenomenology to imagine transcendence without delay. recognition is dedicated to the function of French philosophy, rather the paintings of Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida, and Marion, in defining contemporary debates within the philosophy of faith and posing new methods of pondering spiritual event in a postmodern world.
By Jim Willis
By Dale McGowan
The effortless method to comprehend atheism and secular philosophy
For humans looking a non-religious philosophy of existence, in addition to believers with atheist neighbors, Atheism For Dummies deals an clever exploration of the historic and ethical case for atheism. frequently wildly misunderstood, atheism is a mundane way of living in keeping with the knowledge that truth is an association of actual topic, without any consideration of unverifiable religious forces.
Atheism For Dummies deals a quick background of atheist philosophy and its evolution, explores it as a old and cultural stream, covers very important historic writings at the topic, and discusses the character of ethics and morality within the absence of religion.
- A easy, but clever exploration of a regularly misunderstood philosophy
- Explores the diversities among particular and implicit atheism
- A entire, readable, and punctiliously independent resource
As the variety of atheists around the globe keeps to develop, this e-book bargains a wide figuring out of the topic for these exploring atheism as an method of living.