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Barber & Barber, When They Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth. By far the best book on the interpretation/meaning of myths. It shows convincingly that myths throughout the world have typically “transmitted real information about real events and observations, preserving the information sometimes for millennia within nonliterate societies.?
David Fitzgerald, Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All. A very accessible summary of the "Jesus Myth" theory. That is, the high likelihood that Jesus never existed at all in flesh and blood, not even as an itinerant, illiterate, apocalyptic nutcase-preacher.
Richard Carrier, On the Historicity of Jesus. The most comprehensive analysis of Jesus Mythicism, concluding that the "judicious" odds of a historical Jesus ever having lived, been crucified, and given rise to a cult/religion, even excluding all miraculous claims, are less than one in 12,000.
Randall Helms, Gospel Fictions.
Alan Dundes, Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore.
Richard Elliott Friedman, Who Wrote the Bible?.
Dennis R. MacDonald, Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles.
John Loftus, ed., Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails.
The Thinking Atheist, Bible Contradictions.
William J. Broad, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards.
William J. Broad, The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets.
Holotropic Breathwork (YouTube). Grof's theories about reliving birth traumas through his rapid-breathing techniques are nonsense, but like deep-tissue Rolfing, the practice has real and beneficial effects in emotional catharsis.
Andrew Newberg, Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief.
August L. Reader, The Internal Mystery Plays.
Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity is Near (movie).
Jonathan Haidt (Twitter: @JonHaidt), The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.
|X||The Strange Case of Ken Wilber||112|
|XI||Cargo Cult Philosophy||133|
|XII||The Einstein of P.R.||139|
|Appendix||Wilber and Bohm||149|
|About the Author||201|
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