Tune in to Frequencies!
Everyone talks about “spirituality,” but less often is it especially clear what we (or they) actually mean. That’s why, together with The Immanent Frame and the historians of religion Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern, Killing the Buddha has been quietly working since the beginning of the year to develop Frequencies, a new online “collaborative genealogy of spirituality.” Today, finally, the site is being unveiled.
While at times our task might have seemed as opaque as our object of study, the majesty of what we’ve managed to come up with will speak for itself. Over the course of 100 days, 100 never-before-seen essays will be appearing on Frequencies, each taking on some facet of the bigger-than-sky-sized constellation of things that came to mind when we dared say the word in question. Authors include leading scholars writing outside their usual idiom, writers, journalists, and more—among them, no small number of Killing the Buddha contributors. The texts are accompanied by original artworks solicited for the project.
Today’s inaugural entry is “enthusiasm,” by Harvard philosopher Amy Hollywood. In the weeks and months to come, look forward to entries by Buddha-killers like Brook Wilensky-Lanford (on the Whole Earth Catalog), Nathan Schneider (on proof), Mary Valle (on Catholic school retreats), Eric Scott (on invitations), and more.
Tune in, and stay tuned.