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Offlineshirley knott
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books that changed your life
    #1376211 - 03/14/03 02:31 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

what books have you rread that changed the way you saw the world?

here's some i love:

:grin:luke rheingold - the dice man
:grin:j r r tolkien - the lord of the rings
:grin:lonely planet - guide to southeast asia (my first backpacking bible, 12 years ago!)
:grin:richard bandler - using your brain for a change (NLP)
:grin:john steinbeck - the grapes of wrath

got some to recommend? 


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1376288 - 03/14/03 03:04 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Musrhooms, Russia and History by R. Gordon and TIna Wasson.
Harvard Botanical Museum Leaflets, atrticles by Schultes, and andrew Weil,
Marrigae of the Sun and the Moon, by Andrew Weil.
Sir WIlfred of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.
Poems by Robert Service, Kipling and
Henry Fieldings Tom Jones.

The Declaration of Independence by many.


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1378126 - 03/15/03 12:17 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Terence Mckenna - Food Of The Gods  :smile:


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1378460 - 03/15/03 02:59 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)



Bury my heart at wounded Knee- Dee Brown

Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions- John Fire Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes





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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1378511 - 03/15/03 03:25 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

that book about sneeches taught me a lot way back in like 1st grade


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1388066 - 03/18/03 01:04 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)


Here is a short list;

Food of the Gods- Terence McKenna (right on Effed!)
Storming Heaven- Jay Stevens
Lord of the Flies- William Golding
The Abolition of Man- C.S. Lewis
Danse Macabre- Stephen King
Anthem- Ayn Rand
Watership Down- Richard Adams
Angry Candy- Harlan Ellison
The Weir and other Plays- Conor McPherson
Four Quartets- T.S. Eliot
The People, Yes- Carl Sandburg
The Clam-Plate Orgy- Wilson Bryan Key



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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1388583 - 03/18/03 04:26 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Horton Hears a Who - by Dr Seuss
The World Book Encyclopedia - by Various Authors
Why I Am Not a Christian - by Bertrand Russell
On Liberty - by John Stuart Mill
The Seven Mysteries of Life - by Guy Murchie
For The New Intellectual - by Ayn Rand
The Prodigy (The Story of William James Sidis, who had an I.Q.estimated at 250-300) - by Amy Wallace
Forgotten Founders - by Bruce E. Johansen
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - by Henry David Thoreau
Tao Te Ching - by Lao Tsu (translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English)
Economics in One Lesson - by Henry Hazlitt
The Goal - by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
Cosmic Trigger (Final Secret of the Illuminati) - by Robert Anton Wilson


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Evolving]
    #1393502 - 03/20/03 12:55 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Tao Te Ching - by Lao Tsu (translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English)



I have this too - the one with all the beautiful photographs? It is truly a work of genius, good call.


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1394860 - 03/20/03 10:16 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot. This was the first book I read that pertained to psychedelia, and at the time I was a staunch enemy of drugs and drug culture.


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: chunder]
    #1395466 - 03/20/03 02:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

The Holographic Universe changed the way i percieve reality.

also,

BE HERE NOW by Ram Dass

The Middle Pillar by Israel Regardie

True Hallucinations by Terence Mckenna

The Cosmic Serpent - DNA and the origin of knowledge by Jeremy Narby

Tetragrammaton by Donald Tyson


"...the Secret is reading the right books" ~ Carl Sagan




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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1460819 - 04/15/03 05:13 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

the little prince


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1460996 - 04/15/03 06:09 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

Entry into the Inconceivable by Thomas Cleary


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1461052 - 04/15/03 06:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)





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Re: books that changed your life [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1462825 - 04/16/03 03:36 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Be Here Now...yep yep yep :wink:

VALIS Philip k Dick...shit everything by dick has touched me deeply

Psilocybin: A magic mushroom growers guide

While not books they still deserve a mention as they have been a great aid and a big influence:

The Shroomery
Erowid.org
Deoxy.org
and links...links...links and more links




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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Roger_irrelevant]
    #1462958 - 04/16/03 05:58 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dieing......a tibetan name that i havent memorized :/
Faerie's...Brian froud
Alice in Wonder Land..Carroll Lewis
Cat in the hat...Dr.Seuss


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: funkymonk]
    #1464860 - 04/16/03 08:21 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The Archivist by Gill Alderman.
None of that new age earth mind "stuff" :tongue: 


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Scvotto_Turellskey]
    #1477371 - 04/20/03 10:13 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)


-the zhuangzi
-breakfast of champions: kurt vonnegut
-fight club: chuck pahlaniuk
-the trial: franz kafka
-a wild sheep chase: huraki murakami
-ham on rye: charles bukowski
-stanley kubrick interviews
-1984: george orwell

none of these books "changed my life", but they were nice additions to my mental atmosphere. I think, if anyone is interested in daoism, they should skip Laotzi, and read the zhuangzi, it is, in opinion, the superior daoist text...."superior" meaning, that if I had to make a choice between being able to read one of them, i would choose the zhuangzi. and another thing....fuck Ayn Rand, she was a total fascist. She was involved with the HUAC, (house of unamerican acitvities) in the 1950s, which persecuted anyone left of the extreme right. anyways........


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1478149 - 04/21/03 03:48 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Dianetics by L Ron hubbard



j/k


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Faaip_De_Oiad]
    #1478668 - 04/21/03 12:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Also,
Oh the Places You'll Go
By Dr. Seuss


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Blastrid]
    #1479218 - 04/21/03 04:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

yeah....fuck new age....


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