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How Indian magic, illusion in its highest art form, came to the West and opened up new, mysterious worlds

Empire of Enchantment by John Zubrzycki delves into the fascinating history of Indian magic and reveals how the country’s magicians first came to the West, where they showed their counterparts a thing or two.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Empire of Enchantment by John Zubrzycki delves into the fascinating history of Indian magic and reveals how the country’s magicians first came to the West, where they showed their counterparts a thing or two.

How Indian magic, illusion in its highest art form, came to the West and opened up new, mysterious worlds
Review | A lot of sex and Sanskrit: former monk’s record of his mission to democratise sexual love in Tibet shines in new translation

Gendun Chopel gave up his monastic vows and travelled to India in 1934 to ‘eliminate misconceptions about the passion of desire’; he writes of women’s equal role in the joys of sex – a break with traditional thinking at that time

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Gendun Chopel gave up his monastic vows and travelled to India in 1934 to ‘eliminate misconceptions about the passion of desire’; he writes of women’s equal role in the joys of sex – a break with traditional thinking at that time

A lot of sex and Sanskrit: former monk’s record of his mission to democratise sexual love in Tibet shines in new translation