Wednesday, December 16, 2009

". . . and it strikes me that Tolle's sweater-vest--which he is almost always photographed wearing--functions as what Weber would call a 'talisman.' It's something that no normal person would wear, and reaffirms Tolle's special status as an oracular figure operating outside of social norms)."

"He's made himself so boring, punched so far through the back end of dullness, that we feel his simplicity must represent some incredible inner power."

For whatever reason, Eckhart Tolle has been my punching bag a bit this year. This essay is fun and well written. It made me remember why I appreciated reading A New Earth so much.
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