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Michael Steinberg
Michael Steinberg

is an author, independent scholar, and attorney whose most recent book is The Fiction of a Thinkable World: Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism and writes a blog on OpenSalon called The Bigger Picture. His current work focuses on the science-religion debate and the philosophy of Johann Gottlieb Fichte. He and his wife Loret live in Rochester, New York.

Chanting the World Back Together

by Michael Steinberg

At a nondescript ranch house in upstate New York, devotees gather for a practice both incalculably ancient and radically fresh — and in the process, connect with a larger story of the way things have always been: needs and hopes, dangers and joys, smoke and fire. A vivid, rich portrait of Hindu ritual in modern times.

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Chanting the World Back Together