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Every Friday, Religion Dispatches, an online magazine of cultural commentary on religion, is running excerpts from my essay on Bowie’s flirtations with Buddhism, Nietzchean atheism, Crowleyite magick, Christianity, and Kabbala; the religious subtext in Bowie’s lyrics; the christological symbolism in Ziggy Stardust; and, on a more personal note, my ’70s transition from evangelical true believer to devout Bowiephile.

Short Version: It’s about Bowie and religion, and Bowie AS religion.

Read the first installment HERE.

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