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The State and Culture in 20th Century France (L’Etat et la culture en France au XXe siecle)

HISTORY The strong implication of State in these cultural fields is often shown as a French peculiarity. For one decade, the set of themes of the “cultural State” is feeding in many ways a critic of the cultural policy. The 20th century shows a growing intervention of the authorities. Philippe Poirrier insists on the fact […]

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How To Keep Your Spirits Up (Comment garder le moral)

HOW TO KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP (EVEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS)? SELF-HELP | PSYCHOLOGY | PRACTICAL GUIDE Today, more than ever, we need to cultivate our joie de vivre, our joy of living. That isn’t easy though, in the current context of global crisis! Yet some people manage to keep their spirits up, without necessarily being […]

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The Five Parts of the World (Les Cinq parties du monde)

LITERARY FICTION On July 21, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin are about to walk on the moon. On a rainy night in Toulon, in the neighborhood of Little Chicago, two sailors – Petty Officer Christian Victor-Marie Duval and Victor Colbert, his cabin-boy called “Vichy-Menthe” – push the door of the Miami Bar. The […]

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What Is Philosophy? (Qu’est-ce que la philosophie?)

  PHILOSOPHY The question asked by this little book is quite plain: can we go beyond the acknowledgment of crisis and impotence that philosophy has been proclaiming for more than a century? Can we talk about science without an inferiority complex, about God without obscurantism, about existence without bar-room philosophizing, about politics without cynicism, and […]

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The New Soldiers of the Vatican (Les nouveaux soldats du Vatican)

ESSAY At times, it appears that Catholicism has succeeded in its aggiornamento. In this light, the John Paul II and Benedict XVI’s years look like the revenge against the intransigent Catholics. During two pontificates, they have become the new soldiers of the Vatican, to the detriment of older religious orders and, more than that, of […]

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On Krishnamurti’s Teachings

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – SPIRITUALITY The entire teachings are there ~ Krishnamurti on the 18 dialogues with Anderson. On Krishnamurti’s Teachings. The Collected Writings, Talks and Classroom Discussions of Allan W. Anderson on the Teachings of J. Krishnamurti by Allan W. Anderson, Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University is an outstanding collection of writings and lectures […]

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The Gospel of Thomas. The Enlightenment Teachings of Jesus

RELIGION – EASTERN PHILOSOPHY After more than a millennium lost in an Egyptian desert, might the uncensored message of Jesus finally be heard by modern spiritual seekers?  Nonduality is the state of being that recognizes there is nothing more than the one reality. From this awareness, comes the realization that god and person cannot therefore […]

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Science of the Sages. Scientists Encountering Nonduality from Quantum Physics to Cosmology to Consciousness

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – PHYSICS Intriguing facts of the vastness and miraculous complexity of our universe, coupled with reports from scientists that inseparability is the fundamental nature of our existence. Science of the Sages, by the author of One Essence and Living Nonduality is a tour through the contemporary scientific view of the universe, from cosmology […]

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Living Nonduality

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY Living Nonduality is about the nature of living without division. In recent decades, many in the Western world have begun to look anew at the ancient spiritual teachings from the East: the Zen Buddhism of Japan; the Tao of China; the Sufis of the Muslim Middle East; the Vedanta scriptures of India. What all of […]

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The Philosopher and the Tyrant (Le philosophe et le tyran)

PHILOSOPHY According to Robert Musil, philosophers are violent human beings, who, for lack of having an army at their disposal, are submitting the world to themselves by locking it in a system. They sometimes even try to achieve their goals by becoming advisors of Princes. In this case, they are exposing themselves to painful frustrations […]

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