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Saturday, 6 August 2016
This is a ripping yarn with some very slow car chases involving a Morris Minor and a slow ping-pong duel Matrix-style, not to mention (but I will anyway) a Greek chorus of Cornish villagers and a description of the mythical St Doris Island and what took place there in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Between chapters of adventure not a lot more absurd than real life are philosophical ponderings by Professor Neville Twistytrouser of St Doris College, Oxford together with testy rebuttals by Professor Alphonse Pince-Nez of the department of Saltimbanques de Mer at the Sorbonne, not to mention (but I have, haven't I?) the fully justified complaints of Milton Marmalade's exotic Welsh secretary, Myfanwy.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Other business has kept me away from this blog, but Narrow Gate Press is still here!
I am very remiss not to have told you about Mohan Vaishnav's book, All and Everything in Diagrams (Amazon.co.uk link), which has been out for a little while and is proving very popular.
This book started out as a series of diagrams intended to link the ideas of the Fourth Way (particularly the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky) with Hindu philosophy. I suggested to Mohan that he add some explanatory text, and the book grew into what it is now—a thorough walk-through of esoteric ideas from the immediately practical to a scale far beyond at least my ordinary understanding.
Here is the Amazon.com link to Mohan's book. The book is also theoretically available in India but there have been problems in practice. If enough people request it in India then no doubt Amazon will deliver.