The Buddha of Suburbia

Carole M. Cusack, Frances Di Lauro and Christopher Hartney (eds.). The Buddha of Suburbia: Proceedings of the Eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004. Sydney: RLA Press, 2005.

Table of Contents

Articles

Front Matter - The Buddha of Suburbia
Carole Cusack, Francis Di Lauro, Christopher Hartney
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The Interplay Between the Contemporary Sacred and Secular
Philip Quadrio
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Pebblemix a path to Nirvana
Anna Hoyle
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… with great expectations I change all my clothes
Brendon Stewart
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Art, Amway and the Australian Religious Consciousness
Tanya von Brehrens
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Dancing Up Circular Quay: Indigenous Australian Popular Culture, Hybridization and the Local Performance of the Global
Vassilios Adrahtas
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Neural Nirvana: 'No Mind' or Out on a Limbic?
Marius Paul O'Shea
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Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom in Hildegard von Bingen's Visions
Laura Markwick
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Goetia, Exorcism and Demonic Struggles in Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism
John Wu
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The Path of Return Continues the Journey' - Engaged Buddhism and the Prajriaparamita Heart Sutra in the Popular Theatre of Thich Nh'at Hanh
Olivia Rawlings-Way
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Beauty Myth and Monolith: Picnic at Hanging Rock and the Vibration of Sacrality
Annabel Carr
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The Symbol of the Hybrid HumanlAlien Child in the Abduction Phenomenon: Rebirthing within the Psyche and the Psychosomatic Imagination
Robert Williams
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Willow and Witch Craft? The Portrayal of Witchcraft in Joss Whedon's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
Dominique Wilson
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Scarlet and Black: Non-Traditional Religion as 'Other' in Detective Fiction
Carole Cusack
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Re-doing Da Vinci: Appropriation and Misappropriation of Religious History in Conspiracy Fiction
Andrew Wearring
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Living in the End Times: the Prophetic Language of Bob Dylan
Frances Di Lauro
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From God to Marx: (Meta)Physicalities in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
Lydia Saleh Rofail
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The Written Word in Islamic Art
Chela Weitzel
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Cyclical history, gnosis, and memory: a stUdy in the role and significance of Mystical Poetry as a medium of Popular Culture for Persian Sufism
Milad Milani
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Imperial and Epic: Philip Pullman's Dead God
Christopher Hartney
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Innocence and Experience: The Subversion of the Child Hero Archetype in Philip Pullman's Speculative Soteriology
Vanessa Crosby
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Philip Pullman: Postcolonial Dark Materials, the Daemon and the Search for Indigenous Authenticity
Esther Berry
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Between Sacred and Secular: The Pop Cult Saviour Approacheth!
Christopher Hartney
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