Alex Wright, Executive Editor at I.B.Tauris, talked to Philip Almond about his new book Afterlife: A History of Life After Death, which is published on 9 June 2016. ALEX: Phil, I realise to my great satisfaction and pride that you and I have been working together since 1988, the year I published The British Discovery …
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Thomas Schneider digs for some answers.
Tarot reading is a culturally marginalised activity, yet it is an experience that still attracts educated secular intellectuals. So what’s the appeal?
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Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), Still-life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose, 1633, oil on canvas, 107 x 60cm, Norton Simon Museum.
Travelling in a battered camping van, Malise Ruthven set out across America in search of the manifestations of its religious spirit.
Gregory L. Reece.