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The Unseen Face of Japan: Crucial Reading For Students of Japanese Culture

“Japanese tastes in cars, technology and leisure profoundly affect how we think and what we buy. But who are the Japanese? To the outsider Japan has made the switch to a Western lifestyle – to Western materialism – in the space of a few generations. But in fact Japan remains profoundly alien, a culture where ritual holds sway.” (Brotherhood Books) Paul Nethercott asked me to review The Unseen Face of Japan by David C. Lewis. Since my husband and I […]

Reflections on The Millenium Matrix

“We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born – a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced.” (Dee Hock) Have you wondered why some churches are ornate temple-like structures full of symbolic art while others look like a Wal-Mart with chairs? What about the different approaches to corporate worship – from ritualistic liturgical forms to highly produced performances with […]