In the Dark Places of Wisdom
Sufi Publishing of California will release SFU Humanities professor Peter Kingsley’s second book, In the Dark Places of Wisdom, about the origins of Western culture and attempts by some academics to conceal important discoveries. The Bowen Islander’s first book was Ancient Philosophy Mystery and Magic from Oxford University Press in 1995.
[BCBW WINTER 1998]
Ancient History Philosopy and Religion (Golden Sufi Centre, CA $12.95 U.S.)
“Plato and his disciple Aristotle have become the great names,” writes SFU’s Peter Kingsley in Ancient History Philosopy and Religion (Golden Sufi Centre, CA $12.95 U.S.), “but one of the drawbacks of creating heroes is that the taller we make them stand the longer the shadows they cast.” As an ‘excavator of hidden meanings’, Kingsley attempts to look beneath the rubble of conventional scholarship. 1-890350-01-X
[BCBW SUMMER 1999]
Pythagoreanism in Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic (OUP $32.50)
Bowen Islander Peter Kingsley has explored fresh evidence linking the work of fifth-century Sicilian Empedocles with Pythagoreanism in Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic (OUP $32.50), tracing the transmission of ideas from Empedocles to southern Egypt and the world of Islam. 0198150814