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Pop Prophets and Religious Pluralism

SOULJOURN: The Book and the JourneyPop Prophets and Religious Pluralism A review by Jim Burklo of NATURAL MYSTICS: The Prophetic Lives of Bob Marley and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Varun Soni (Figueroa Press: 2014)Waves of wailing falsetto lifted Rama’s holy name above the reedy voice of the harmonium and the steady beat of hands clapping and palms sliding on the tabla.  “Sanson Ki Mala Pe” sounded like the very stereotype of Indian spiritual music, to ears untrained like mine.   But the so … [Read more...]