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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Mar
2010
19

Spiritual Surf: T.C. Boyle’s “The Silence”; Avatar DVD goes eco; Ricky Martin goes . . . spiritual?

The Atlantic Monthly‘s literary issue highlights a silent spiritual retreat; the Pope’s Buddhist moment for abuse survivors; How social networking is helping cancer patients Call it a somatic awakening. Call it  spiritually-inspired, tattoo-like messages on a maximo nude body. Hell, call it what it is: gratuitous Ricky Martin video to...
Mar
2010
10
Spiritual Surf: Deepak's power; Lust vs Addiction; Sir Bob fights back

Spiritual Surf: Deepak’s power; Lust vs Addiction; Sir Bob fights back

The perils of ignoring racism; don’t mess with Deepak Chopra OR Bob Geldof; lessen depression by worrying A Twitter-ing Deepak Chopra confesses; harnesses meditative power to cause Cali earthquake Is sex addiction a convenient fabrication?  An excuse for lust or truly an addiction? Worry-warts rejoice: The right type of worrying may...
Feb
2010
20
Spiritual Surf: Akon angers Buddhists, Social networking not evil, Woman positive Sweden

Spiritual Surf: Akon angers Buddhists, Social networking not evil, Woman positive Sweden

Akon VS Buddhists; Disabled community embraces social networking; mystery of Shroud of Turin may finally be solved Sri Lanka shows no love for rapper Akon: Bikini babes and Buddha in videos don’t mix on Sinhalese Buddhists’ watch. Social networking more than idle chat to disabled: People gaining a community and “family”...
Jan
2010
9
Avatar's art direction draws on the 1970s' most spiritual band: Yes

Avatar’s art direction draws on the 1970s’ most spiritual band: Yes

James Cameron’s floating islands of planet are inspired by Roger Dean, a pop artist famous for creating mystical album covers like Close to the Edge and Fragile BY PAUL KAIHLA — Reviewers insist that the story-line for Avatar owes a lot to Pocahontas but the visual universe that James Cameron created for the planet Pandora ...
Dec
2009
23
Fighting seasonal depression with song

Fighting seasonal depression with song

Many people feel intensely sad during the winter months; here’s how a 23-year-old musician copes with his depression all year round GUEST COLUMN: BLAKE BLISS — When I experience depression it’s a lot like watching a nightmare in endless rewind. It closes in on me and keeps me from feeling anything positive. I feel so ...
Dec
2009
1
Spiritual Surf: Mary, Tiger Woods, Chanukah, Musical Healing, Bodhi Day

Spiritual Surf: Mary, Tiger Woods, Chanukah, Musical Healing, Bodhi Day

Immaculate Mary: fan of Luther The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, is celebrated this week by Roman Catholics. This holy day commemorates Mary’s being conceived without original sin.  Two surprising features of the holy day?  Historically many Christians believed that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin,...
Aug
2009
14
Spiritual Surf: Beatles & Jesus, Madonna, Obama,

Spiritual Surf: Beatles & Jesus, Madonna, Obama, “Guiding Light”

The Beatles vs. Jesus; Madonna at the MTV Awards; Obama talks healthcare; and the demise of Sunday’s “Guiding  Light” Rock Band; Beatlemania returns but are they still more popular than Jesus? “I  never had a Mother, he never had a childhood” Madonna pays tearful farewell to MJ “Guiding Light,”...
Jun
2009
24
Spiritual Surf: Scientology in the hot seat (again), Smithsonian's spiritual journey through Big Sur, Ali Akbar Kahn, and Madoff's soul stealing

Spiritual Surf: Scientology in the hot seat (again), Smithsonian’s spiritual journey through Big Sur, Ali Akbar Kahn, and Madoff’s soul stealing

Scientology leader accused of slapping subordinates David Miscavige, Church of Scientology chairman, has been accused of  hitting staff members on several occasions. Said one alleged witness, “It was random and whimsical. It could be the look on your face. Or not answering a question quickly. But it always was a punishment.” Soul’s...