Why I love India # 10: Shiva October 26th 2010 OK before anyone panics - this is NOT a blog about my sudden conversion to Hinduism. If you know me (or have read my profile on Facebook) you would realize that I describe myself as an “Existentialist Buddhist Agnostic” (!) and I will stick to that for now thanks very much!
What I am writing about here is how enamored I am with the ‘idea’ of Shiva mythology and iconography in Hinduism ... read more
Asia » India » Orissa » Bhubaneswar The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Back in India again (Sept 2014) after a 4 month sojourn (mainly Turkey)
“...this trip ...... a peregrinatio, the medieval practice whereby a monk or pilgrim would climb into a small coracle without oars or sail, push out to sea and go where the winds an waves took him. In this way, so the theory went, the holy traveler could be sure that he was going where God intended, undirected by fallible human agency. It was a way of putting oneself fairly and squarely into Divine hands and relinquishing that flawed desire to control one's destiny".
A.J. Mackinnon, The Unlikely Vo... full info