HOLISTIC THOUGHT, NEW AGE OBSCURANTISM, OCCULTISM,
THE SCIENCES, AND FASCISM:

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adorno, Theodor; Cook, Stephen, ed. The Stars Down to Earth and Other Essays on the Irrational in Culture. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.

Biehl, Janet; Staudenmaier, Peter.  Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience.  San Francisco, AK Press, 1995. Selections online:

Biehl, Janet. "Reply to Hart and Melle," Democracy & Nature, vol. 4, no. 2/3 [11/12], 1998.

Bookchin, Murray. Re-Enchanting Humanity: A Defense of the Human Spirit Against Anti-Humanism, Misanthropy, Mysticism and Primitivism. London; New York: Cassell, 1995.

Bowman, Paul. "The Tao of Žižek," in The Truth of Žižek, edited by Paul Bowman and Richard Stamp (London; New York: Continuum, 2007), pp. 27-44.

Relevant citations from Žižek:

Bunge, Mario. "A Critical Examination of the New Sociology of Science. Part 1", Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 21, no. 4, December 1991, pp. 524-560.

__________. "A Critical Examination of the New Sociology of Science. Part 2", Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 22, no. 1, March 1992, pp. 46-76.

Fotopoulos, Takis. "The Rise of New Irrationalism and its Incompatibility with Inclusive Democracy," Democracy & Nature, vol. 4, no. 2/3 [11/12], 1998.

Fromm, Erich. "Dianetics"—For Seekers of Prefabricated Happiness. Review originally published in The New York Herald Tribune Book Review, September 3, 1950, p. 7.

Goldner, Loren. Review: Eduard Gugenberger and Roman Schweidlenka, Mutter Erde, Magie und Politik. Zwischen Faschismus und Neuer Gesellschaft (Vienna: Verlag für Gesellschaft, 1987).

Green, Martin. Mountain of Truth: The Counterculture Begins, Ascona, 1900-1920 (Hanover, NH: Published for Tufts University by University Press of New England, 1986). See esp. chapter 8, The Asconan Idea in Politics, pp. 238-253.

Harrington, Anne. "Metaphoric Connections: Holistic Science in the Shadow of the Third Reich", Social Research, vol. 62, no. 2, Summer 1995, pp. 357-385. [Special Issue: The Power of Metaphor]

_____________. Reenchanted Science : Holism in German Culture from Wilhelm II to Hitler. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996.

Herf, Jeffrey. Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture, and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich. London: Cambridge University Press, 1986 [1984].

Kaminer, Wendy. Sleeping with Extra-terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999.

Lasch, Christopher. The Minimal Self: Psychic Survival in Troubled Times. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1984.

Liu, Catherine. "Trading in the Enlightenment for the New Age," The Common Review, vol. 3, no. 3, winter 2005, pp. 30-37.

Nanda, Meera. Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays. New Delhi: Three Essays Press, 2002.

___________. "Breaking the Spell of Dharma: Case for Indian Enlightenment", Part I, Part II, Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay, India), July 7, 2001. Also at South Asia Citizens Web.

___________. "Dharma and the Bomb: Postmodern Critiques of Science and the Rise of Reactionary Modernism in India", Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, vol. 1, no. 3, Summer 2002, pp. 45-62.

___________. "Postmodernism, Hindu Nationalism and `Vedic Science'", Part 1, Frontline, Volume 20, Issue 26, December 20, 2003 - January 02, 2004. Also at Mukto-Mona and Butterflies and Wheels (2003).

___________. "Postmodernism, Hindu Nationalism and `Vedic Science'", Part 2, Frontline, Volume 21, Issue 01, January 03-16, 2004. Also at Mukto-Mona and Butterflies and Wheels (2003).

___________. Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindi Nationalism in India. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.

___________. The Wrongs of the Religious Right: Reflections on Science, Secularism and Hindutva. Gurgaon (Haryana), India: Three Essays Collective, July 2005. 118 pp. ISBN paper 81-88789-30-5.

Stenger, Victor J. The Unconscious Quantum: Metaphysics in Modern Physics. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1995.

Taussig, Michael T. The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1980.

Terzakis, Fotis. "Irrationalism, Fundamentalism and Religious Revival: The Colors of the Chess-Board," Democracy & Nature, vol. 4, no. 2/3 [11/12], 1998.

LINKS:

Occultism, Eastern Mysticism, Fascism, & Countercultures: Selected Bibliography

Meera Nanda Online

T.W. Adorno on Zen Buddhism

"Theses Against Occultism" by Theodor W. Adorno

One-Dimensional Man: From Operationalism to Zen by Herbert Marcuse

"Charles Reich as Revolutionary Ostrich" by Herbert Marcuse

Christopher Lasch's The Minimal Self: A Portrait of Psychological Terrorism

"The New Age Mythology" by Michael Parenti

Heinrich Heine on German Romantic Orientalism

"The Late Medieval Attack on Analogical Thought: Undoing Substantial Connection" by Sheila Delaney

Some Loud Thinking About the Bhagavadgita by G. Ramakrishna

Lokayata by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya

Science and Philosophy in Ancient India by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya

Eastern & Western Philosophy: Unpublished Letter to the Editor
[rejoinder by R. Dumain to 'The Great Divide' by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad]

Engels contra Holism

Friedrich Engels on Empiricism, Spiritualism, Science, Mysticism, & Philosophical Naivete

Obskuraj Radikoj de la ‘Nova Epoko’” de Roland Schnell (in Esperanto)

Positivism vs Life Philosophy (Lebensphilosophie) Study Guide

Emergence Blog

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