A site for bibliophiles like me, and indophiles, and all those interested in TIME – the philosophy of time, the physics of time, the past, the future, time travel, time-slips, alternative universes, reincarnation (ETC!)
I travel a lot, and read whenever and wherever, and like writing reviews, especially long discursive ones. I started years ago with Medieval Mysteries, but my interests are much wider than that, as anyone who glances through the Categories list here will see. As second-hand bookstalls and shops bring out the shopaholic in me quite as irresistibly as any clothes or accessories boutique, I shan’t be writing reviews only of new books, but of books that are still, and will always be, as good as or better than anything on this week’s bestseller list.
When I am not lost in one of the many thousands of alternative worlds created by writers of fiction, my main interests (in this world) are, firstly, the Far East, especially India, Burma and Thailand; Hinduism (but not so much Buddhism, which anyway is really only a branch, an off-shoot, of Hinduism), reincarnation, and yoga. And then various other esoteric pursuits such as shamanism and witchcraft, palmistry, and certain aspects of astrology, such as the Moon Signs, which I believe in implicitly, and will post a series of articles on, one dealing with each sign. (Actual horoscopes I still don’t really understand, especially in jyotish, Vedic (Indian) astrology.)
And then there is TIME. I love to read about Time – time-travel stories, time-slip stories, stories of reincarnation, and books about reincarnation and time travel, and “WHAT IS TIME?” , the only branch of philosophy that ever grabbed me at university – and still grabs me! “Time doesn’t pass, we pass through time.” Doesn’t that make you think, doesn’t it bring out the philosopher in you?