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Magic, Alchemy, and the Cabala: Yates on the Rosicrucian Enlightenment.

Brilliant analysis of events, movements, relationships and consequences. Her book is compulsive reading, and forces the reader back not only to alternative accounts of early seventeenth-century movements, which seem superficial, but to Dr Yates's other books. Blurb: In the early seventeenth century two manifestos were ...

William Dalrymple – City of Djinns: A year in Delhi

Delhi holds within it a "a bottomless seam of stories" writes Dalrymple in his travelogue and part memoir City of Djinns. The author spent nearly a year in Delhi, researching the people and history, delivering a fascinating portrait of this rich culture. Covering everything from 1984 to 1947, the British Raj to the ...

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel
 by Haruki Murakami

"My reality seemed to have left me and was now wandering around nearby. I hope it can find me, I thought." "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" advised Soren Kierkgard. Tupac Shakur  argued that "Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real". For Bob Dylan, reality "always had too many heads" ...