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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hidden Buddhas: A Book Review.

Sacred Buddha statues imbued with ancient powers are disappearing. From the minute you open this book your are pulled into a page turning mystery with nothing less than the fate of humanity, Buddhism and the world at stake. What unfolds is a novel that crosses the path of many people who seemingly have nothing in common, or do they?

The energy of the book hurls you forward and deeper into a world balanced between spirituality and total chaos but page by page that balance teeters toward the unimaginable. The author does a wonderful job conveying Japanese culture, especially as seen through the eyes of the Shingon Buddhism. It's heavy on the esoteric, which might be a bit cumbersome for some Zennists but irregardless of sect orientation, it is still a good read.

I'd give it an 7.5 out of 10. If anyone wants the book, I'd be happy to send it out to you. I'll send it to the first person who asks in the comment section. Unfortunately though I can only ship inside the U.S., Canada or Mexico.

~Peace to all beings~

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9 comments:

Mushinronsha said...

I do like the cover art.

Ama said...

Yes, I would like to receive the book. The cover is lovely.
Very generous of you...

Ama

They call him James Ure said...

Mushinronsha:

Yeah it's pretty neat.

Ama:

Send me your mailing address to my email: jaymur-at-gmail-dot-com

I'll send it off to you once I get your info. Rest assured that you can trust me with your address. I will never give it to anyone else. :)

6p00d8341c204e53ef said...

Thanks for the great book review. I am always looking for new books to read and this one sounds interesting. I will see if it is at our local Buddhist lending library. Peace and Joy to you!

Judd said...

At first glance, the cover looks like it was done by David Mack, the creator of "Kabuki."

Does the book happen to say that's who it is, James, or have you sent it off already?

kyrahmoon said...

The book sounds great love to read it. Could you tell me who the publisher is?

They call him James Ure said...

Judd:

Yep, it was a design by Chloe Dalby incorporating artwork by David Mack. Other illustrations done by Michael Hofmann.

John said...

"Irreguardless" isn't a word.

Maryan said...

Hello to everyone

I'm a collector of books. For many years my dad started with a book collection that gathered the most strange and interesting history, as well as the most important of the different continents, I am currently charges for this series and I have planned to make increasingly large ...

Thanks for this great publication
MS

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