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Finding the Way...

Advantages: Good insights, good passages
Disadvantages: A few translations are a bit awkward

...Thomas Cleary, a recognised and respected scholar on Eastern religions and philosophies, is an acknowledged master also of translation from classic Chinese and Japanese tests. If one seeks out English translations of The Taoist 'I Ching' or 'The Art of Wa ...

frkurt 13.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Essential Tao: An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism Through the Authentic Tao Te Ching and the Inner Teachings of Chuang-tzu - A Compendium of Ethical Wisdom - Thomas Cleary

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Return of the "rock "star

Advantages: an easy and comprehensive guide
Disadvantages: may not suit the traditionalists

...When we hear of an actor releasing a single, or a singer pursuing a serious acting path, or even a Pop Idol finalist thinking that they are actually going to have a successful career, the world raises its collective eyebrows, makes a sound of disapproval ...

steerpyke 19.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Modern Antiquarian - Julian Cope

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A Beautiful Guide to Prehistoric Britain

Advantages: A Treasure of a book
Disadvantages: None

...A couple of years ago I left a job and among my leaving presents was a 30 GBP book voucher. I used this to purchase this book (29.99 GBP) which is one of the most beautifully produced books of recent years. It’s written by Julian Cope, ex of The Tea ...

mikeydred 23.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Modern Antiquarian - Julian Cope

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Paranormal in the west country & elsewhere

Advantages: Richly illustrated and lots of quirky personal touches
Disadvantages: Some inaccuracies and maybe some pet theories that are OTT

...This book is all about "megalithic" sites in the UK, think Stonehenge and old barrows and cairns and you're on the right track. Not everyone's cup of tea but a very real part of this country's ancient history and worth treasuring and preserving. I would ...

nickyjb 01.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Modern Antiquarian - Julian Cope

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The youngest major religion...

Advantages: Comprehensive and readable, well-illustrated and organised
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...For those who visit my house and peruse my bookshelves, they may notice that it seems as though there is an the unofficial Oxford Press day at Fr. Kurt's house. There is a good reason why so many of my books carry the indenture of Oxford University Press ...

frkurt 01.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Oxford History of Islam - John L. Esposito (Editor)

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