Category Archives: Tim Murphy

In Memoriam: Tim Murphy (1956-2013)

by Craig Martin We regret to share that Tim Murphy (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz), passed away yesterday after a protracted battle with cystic fibrosis (The announcement from the University of … Continue reading

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Semiotics and Subjectivity in the Tibetan Buddhist Sand Painting Ritual

By Tim Murphy What is this?  Among other things, it is a semiotic system that structures and defines subjectivity, experience, and agency.  If we read what we may call the “mandala situation” by means of the heuristic of semiotic theory, … Continue reading

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