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Archives 89 – AWAKE Film

Director Paola Di Florio in conversation with Sholeh Johnston

Web-89Latest-CW-YoganandaAWAKE: The Life of Yogananda charts the life of one of the 20th century’s most influential spiritual figures, Paramahansa Yogananda, a Hindu Swami who brought Yoga to America for the first time in the early 1920s.

Archives 89 – The Ecstacy of Music

89-MEHMETSANLIKOL-SliderMehmet Ali Sanlikol in conversation with Sholeh Johnston

CultureWatch: At the turn of the millennium, successful jazz musician Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol embarked on an odyssey of discovery that would profoundly reshape his musical career as a composer and performer.

Religion and the Body


Modern Science and the Construction of Religious Meaning

Edited by David Cave & Rebecca Sachs Norris

BOOK REVIEW: Here is a fascinating book of essays that use insights and discoveries in

Jessika Kenney: Singing from the Heart

CW-KINNEYFor Issue #84 of SUFI, singer Jessika Kenney shared with us her journey from singing jazz in her teens, through her musical explorations in Indonesia, to her discovery and love affair with Persian music and culture.

I Pet Goat, II

For Issue #84 of SUFI we spoke to Louis Lefebvre, artistic director of Heliofant productions, the animation outfit behind the short film I Pet Goat, II which created a viral whirlwind of speculation when it was released online last year.