Journal Entry 2 by zzz at www.bookobsessed.com, A Book Swap! -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 09, 2010
Released 9 yrs ago (4/9/2010 UTC) at www.bookobsessed.com, A Book Swap! -- Controlled Releases
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
On its way to USA, I hope you'll find this book interesting as I did. And I'm sure you'll like the label I used ;) (couldn't be more appropriate LOL) and stamps ;) Cheers!
Journal Entry 3 by Azuki at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thanks! Book is here! I'm making an entry now on the sparkling new BC website so hopefully it goes through fine.
And yes, the BC label is so PERFECT for the book! Gosh! Where did you find that? ; )
Journal Entry 4 by Azuki at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, June 25, 2012
It is indeed a fascinating and very educational read! It reminds me a lot of Mary Roach's books. They both have a style that manage to impart curious information in a highly entertaining manner. Zzz, if you haven't read Roach's Stiff, let me know, I will sure try to find you a copy.
No major religion is immune under Manseau's pen, though he does treat each with respect. I'd have to say the Catholics seem to be the champ. I mean... chomping off a mummified saint's toes... can't get any more gross than that. Not to mention Jesus's foreskin. Apparently the kings want this holy relic by their bedside as a fertility charm. And like the relics of the cross, the quantity of this holy relic makes one wonder... how big is baby Jesus's manhood? Moreover: does the resurrected Jesus has a Jewish penis? When he ascended to heaven, did his foreskin follow, flapping up to the clouds like a butterfly?
I am proud to say that I did see the relic tour of the Maitreya project when it visited Miami. I remember the many sarira (pearl or crystal like little beads that are found among the cremated ashes of Buddhist monks or laymen that have attained enlightenment.) Sad to say I didn't feel any exaltation or healing or enlightenment. For me, I just can't imagine attaching so much value to something that was just part of a discarded body whose occupant was long gone. Belief aside, it was indeed an interesting read, and while it is not intended as a comparison of various religions, I did learn a bit about each mentioned.
Now this book is heading towards a new continent to another BOer!
Journal Entry 5 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thanks for the lovely RABCK, azuki! I'm excited about this book with 2 such rave reviews. And I do love Mary Roach's books (Stiff is the only one I haven't read yet) so that's a good recommendation also.
Journal Entry 6 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Monday, August 19, 2013
This book was a fascinating read. People are strange. Now on its way to rubycanary for the 6 around the world exchange.
Journal Entry 7 by therubycanary at Portland, Maine USA on Friday, August 30, 2013
I've been interested in this book since ZZZ first offered it up, I believe in a "best of swap". While I was in Nepal, I did a meditation retreat at a temple that was keeping relics of former monks. Pieces of his body were believed to be multiplying. I think I would have been more creeped out if I had found it more believable. It was a lovely retreat center, and housed dozens of male and female monks who had to leave Tibet.
Journal Entry 8 by zzz at Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on Friday, February 20, 2015
And it's back after quite long journey and visiting friends along the way :) And thanks for adding your new album Shanna. Will put him right on in the player. Happy Year of the Ram/Goat!