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Randy Rosenthal

Author. Editor. Writing Teacher.

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New Release

The Orient Express:
The Fiction that Brought the East to the West

When yoga studios are ubiquitous and meditation apps are on millions of smart phones, once exotic terms like karma, zen, and nirvana have entered into everyday English, business consultants have appropriated the meditation terms “mindfulness” and “equanimity,” and Buddha statues and Shinto shrines are common in American yards, we forget that things weren’t always this way, and that what is now considered cliché was once unknown. So how did the spirituality of the East come to permeate the culture of the West? Answering that question is what The Orient Express is about.

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