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Audio books: Philosophy
Siddhartha   Siddhartha
Herman Hesse

Siddhartha, a story based on the early life of Gautama Buddha, is concerned with the human search for self-knowledge and authentic spirituality. Herman… more
The Beautiful Life   The Beautiful Life
Simon Parke

The Beautiful Life gives ten new commandments for coping with the stresses, strains and pressures of modern-day living. Looking always with the inner eye,… more
The Prophet   The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet, which was to become enduringly popular, is a prose piece which is partly auto-biographical. Gibran said that ‘the whole prophet is saying… more
 
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The Orpheus Motif in North America: The Comanche tradition – To give the reader a general idea of the form taken by the Orpheus tradition in North America, I reproduce the version of the Comanche Indians, here published for the first time. It was communicated to me orally by the late Dr Ralph Linton, who noted it down in the course of his field-studies among the Comanche (1933). Particular interest attaches to the Comanche narrative, for it is the first recorded Orpheus tradition from the more easterly Shoshonean groups. No account is given of it in Wallace and Hoebel’s Comanche monograph, which is otherwise a valuable source for the religion and folklore of this tribe. Read here
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