Spirits in the Material World

Having recently revisited James Hillman's book, The Dream and the Underworld, I was excited to read Jeremy Kessler's article in the New Atlantis on Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, "The Hall of Fantasy," in which he proposes that those who would dwell too long in the imaginative world of fantasy are susceptible to the pursuit of a single-minded …

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God Only Knows

Dear Mr. Bloom, I love your books. I have read The Lucifer Principle, Genius of the Beast and The Global Brain and am currently reading The God Problem. So, I am a big fan even though we may disagree about God and the Problem...although I do agree that what we call God and how we …

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It All Looks Fine…to the Naked Eye

The Future (apocalyptic fantasies)  In my younger days, I assumed that humanity has and continues to change for the better. Whether from the optimism of my forward looking youthfulness in a world full of possibility, or from absorbing the current cultural voices that inspired hopefulness, the story line in the America that I grew up in …

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I’d Love to Change the World but…

Part III - Political Identity (what being politically identified does for us) Identity, political or otherwise, continues to be an enduring theme in my life. Political identity as well as voter participation is of course optional. Many of us are though, invested in a political vision, and view the world through political lenses. We place politics high …

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Blame it on Kindle

Wow, January is three-quarters over and I have not posted since Christmas! I'll blame it on receiving a new Kindle for Christmas. I have read six or seven books since December 20 - so much for cutting down on my book bill! The best part of Kindle is being able to buy books that the …

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