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Monthly Archives: May 2011
My notes on chapter 5 in pdf form.
Photos of the mosque of al-Hussein (grandson of Muhammad) in Cairo, traditional site of the burial of the head of al-Hussein after his beheading at the battle of Karbalah in 680 CE.
Photos of the “Alabaster” mosque of Muhammad Ali in Cairo. Built in late Ottoman style, it was finished in 1848.
My continued musings on Esoterica. In Esoteric vs. Esotericizing I examine the important distinction between an esoterica text and esotericizing readings of an exoteric text.
Thomas, Samuel I. The “Mysteries” of Qumran: Mystery, Secrecy, and Esotericism in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Society of Biblical Literature Early Judaism and Its Literature 25. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. Pp. xvii + 311. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 9781589834132.
My notes on chapter four of Nibley’s One Eternal Round.