Examines prosperity consciousness and magical thinking from nineteenth century mind-cure healers to New Age spiritual hucksters and the megachurches of consumer christianity. Responds to "The Secret" with the "Joy Luck Club." Reports on Douglas Rushkoff’s article in the e-zine Reality Sandwich called "I Am God," giving the history of wealth-creationism and the spirituality of selfishness.
Reads "A Handful of God" by Hafiz and "Perhaps God Needs the Longing" by Nelly Sachs to the song, Ya Habibi Ta’ala or My Love, Come Quickly by the Kronos Quartet. Discusses Willis Barnstone’s translation of the New Testament from the Greek, and his decision not to "soften the blows" of anti-Semitism. Compares the gospels as apologists for Rome to Josephus. Reads excerpts from Life, Inc: How the World Became a Corporation, on Christian branding. Plays Your Own Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode and Happiness by the Frey, along with Shahasrara (Crown Chakra) by Sun Dream.
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