The Literary Horizon: Karma Cola, Not in Kansas Anymore

Non-Judeo-Christian forms of spirituality in America run the risk of being misinterpreted and commodified; I know I got weirded out in my yoga class when our teacher waxed philosophically and vaguely about Hinduism, as it reminded me that a class full of non-Hindu (or Buddhist) women taught by a non-Hindu woman were co-opting a Hindu and Buddhist meditation technique. Awkward.  This dilemma fascinates me, when I’m not caught in the middle of it. To this end, today’s two books focus on commodification and representations of non-Judeo-Christian forms of spirituality in the US.

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