Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sunday surprise 23: a narrative form without conflict

[ by Charles Cameron — a friend’s blogpost, a taste of still eating oranges — and the eyes of beautiful women considered as weaponry, in a Zen story, backed up by a verse from a celebrated Indian treatise on advaita … Continue reading

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Lest we forget: Jabhat al-Nusrah and the Mahdi

[ by Charles Cameron — another timely reminder of the Mahdist / “end times” strand in AQ affiliate JN ].  Sami Al-‘Uraydi, senior Jabhat Al-Nusra religious authority, according to MEMRI’s account: Thanks to Allah, the banner has been raised. The first … Continue reading

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Of maps and territories

[ by Charles Cameron — Lao Tzu with a quick boost from CS Lewis — Tao, Logos and a line of water can be traced across the face of North America ] . I have long been an admirer of … Continue reading

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Syria: the shifting sands

[ by Charles Cameron — two headlines, and one question where the answer may be an unpleasant surprise for AQ ] . I’m certainly not the right person to verify what’s claimed by either of these articles, but for what … Continue reading

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