'Sugar Magnolia' is a song by the Grateful Dead. (See bookmark to page. 220, "The Grateful Dead. Good Lord.") The song first appeared on the 1970 album American Beauty, and became the second most performed song at Grateful Dead concerts.
In case you ever require access to a bomb shelter populated by Grateful Dead fans, you can study the lyrics here.
mandala is an ancient religious art form consisting of a circle containing symbolic patterns and forms. Mandalas are found in both Buddhism and Hinduism as an aid to prayer and meditation. Mandalas are present in the Pali Canon, the earliest surviving Theravadic Buddhist scriptures, which seems to confirm Henry's point.
Mary Tyler Moore is an American television actress, best known for appearing in The Dick Van Dyck show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the film Ordinary People. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1936.
It is possible that, as Indian religious scholars visited Ancient Greece, the Upanishads could have influenced early Greek thought. Parallels between Plato's philosophy and concepts in the Upanishads can be easily discovered.
Crime and Punishment is seen as an important influence on The Secret History, as both describe the psychological effect of murder on murderers.