Golf in the Kingdom

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-29
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Shivas Ironsp. 3
A Footnote Regarding His Namep. 11
Golf in the Kingdomp. 13
Singing The Praises of Golfp. 36
Seamus Macduff's Baffing Spoonp. 72
We are All Kites in That Windp. 96
Epiloguep. 121
The Game's Hidden But Accessible Meaningp. 133
Golf as a Journeyp. 133
The Whiteness of the Ballp. 135
The Mystery of the Holep. 137
Replacing the Divotp. 139
A Game for the Multiple Amphibianp. 140
Of a Golf Shot cm the Moonp. 142
The Inner Bodyp. 144
As Experiencep. 144
As Factp. 148
As Luminous Bodyp. 149
Some Notes on True Gravityp. 152
Occult Backlashp. 156
A Golfer's Zodiacp. 160
Hogan and Fleck in the 1955 U.S. Openp. 162
A Hamartiology of Golfp. 164
How the Swing Reflects the Soulp. 164
The Rules of the Game (And How They are Related to Fairy Dust)p. 168
On Keeping Score (How Shivas Irons helped the British Empire dwindle)p. 172
The Pleasures of Practicep. 174
Keeping Your Inner Eye on the Ballp. 176
Blendingp. 177
Becoming One Sense Organp. 180
The Value of Negative Thoughts (Turning the evil urge toward God)p. 181
On Breakthroughs (The greatest breakthrough is taking forever)p. 185
Against Our Ever Getting Betterp. 185
The Game Is Meant for Walkin'p. 186
Visualizing the Ball's Flight: How Images Become Irresistible Pathsp. 187
Shivas Irons' History of the Western World (With some predictions regarding full flight in true gravity, the luminous body, knowledge of the cracks in space-time, and universal transparency)p. 190
The Crooked Golden Riverp. 193
A List of People Who Knewp. 193
The Higher Selfp. 195
Relativity and the Fertile Voidp. 198
Universal Transparency and a Solid Place to Swing fromp. 200
Humans Have Two Sides, or Dualism is All Right (The psychology of left and right, the myth of the fall, and die need to collapse)p. 202
His Ideal (The twentieth century is a koan, but that is a very good thing; from a chameleon on a tartan plaid to life in the contemplative one)p. 207
The Dance of Shivap. 211
Afterword: Spring 1997, the Sublime and Uncanny in Golfp. 214
Reflections on the Rules of Golfp. 218
A Bibliography for the Reconstructed Golferp. 221
The Shivas Irons Societyp. 223
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