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Re: books that changed your life [Re: kindkesey]
    #1937757 - 09/21/03 01:46 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

tao teh ching
be here now
Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life
777
Jurrasic Park (Chaos Theory rulez)
The Universe in a Nutshell/Brief History of Time
the Bible
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
the "Myth" series by Robert Aspirin
The Dark Tower
A Light in the Attic
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

thats all I can think of now


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: kindkesey]
    #1937935 - 09/21/03 03:09 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)


Bible
The Electric Koolaid Acid Test
Acid Dreams
Cactch 22
Clockwork Orange

too name a few.


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #1938068 - 09/21/03 04:08 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

the ancient secret of the flower of life vols 1 and 2 by drunvalo melchizedek
the holographic universe by michael talbot
cosmic trigger by RAW
everything you know is wrong and you are being lied to both by russ kick
dmt the spirit molecule by rick strassman
the 72 names of god by yehuda berg
anatomy of the psyche: alchemical symbolism in psychotherapy by edward f. edinger
intermediate studies in alchemy by saint germain
post office by bukowski
and finally, even though it didnt change my life, its still one of my all time favorites...
cosmic banditos by a.c. weisbecker


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: starseed]
    #1938235 - 09/21/03 05:33 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

as a child brave new world and 1984 were my introduction to "grown up books".

the black cauldron series/ he kestrel by loydd alexander.

the foundation saga by asimov.

stranger in a strange land by heinlien.

the sirens of titan by vonnegut (and most everything he did).

hot water music by bokowski.

do it by jerry rubin.

soul on ice by eldridge cleaver.

the autobiography of malcolm X.

manchild in the promised land by claude brown.

fahrenheit 451 by bradbury.

the republic by plato.

nicomachean ethics by aristotle.

beyond good and evil by nietzsche.

the closing of the american mind by alan bloom

fast food nation by eric slossenger.

lies my teacher told me.

the year or so I read adbusters.

that peter singer paper about animals.

epistemology by audi

informal logic by some modern philosopher I can't remember who...

the prince by machiavelli

wealth of nations by adam smith

on liberty by john stewart mill

etc, I'm a philosophy major so you get the idea... the "philosophy of the simpsons was a good one....

oh, I liked ishamel too.

island by huxley.

demian/siddhartha/that one I can't remember the name of... not the bead game, not the journy to the east... wasn't there another hesse book that was really good? I can't recall...

the electric kool-aid acid test, of course, and one flew over the cuckoo's nest, and one the road, and that burroughs book.. "interzone", right? that was a trip...

and I think I'd have to even credit 'ol terence mckenna, and castenadia and leary, as while of course I differ in opinion quite a bit from them all, they all helped get me to where I am.

these are the ones I can think of as really effecting my development.. that stand out. the bible, of course, kinda, and the lord of the rings saga was good too, but they really didn't change my life.






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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Malachi]
    #1939049 - 09/21/03 11:47 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

kama sutra made my life or i should say my better half's life a little bit better :smile:


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1939098 - 09/22/03 12:10 AM (18 years, 2 months ago)

The Electric KoolAid Acid Test-Tom Wolfe
Forrest Gump-Winston Groom
Anything and everything written by JRR Tolkien
On the Road-Jack Kerouak
Roots-Alex Haley


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: AmericaNightmare]
    #1939190 - 09/22/03 12:48 AM (18 years, 2 months ago)

"The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image" by Leonard Shlain


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Adamist]
    #1941839 - 09/22/03 07:47 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

every book, every sound, picture, person and stimulus percieved or otherwise effects your life..i think

here are some books i still remember and love:
where the wild things are
the hobbit and lord of the rings -tolkein
all of the dr suess books
the holographic universe -micheal talbot
siddhartha -herman hesse
dmt: the spirit molecule

some other ones i liked:
prometheus rising
food of the gods
the unexpurgated code
1984
lord of the flies
the hithikers guide to the galaxy
tao te ching


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: reflectedlight]
    #1942514 - 09/22/03 11:06 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

Alice in Wonder Land, by Carroll Lewis is amazing for me, I love the overall message of perspective.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is amazing, a handbook, not just for war, but for all the plans you will ever make in your life. Memorize it.

Anything Nietzsche wrote, just for the evilness factor, its the same feeling i get when I destroy something beutiful!! MUahahahahaha!

And hegel is awesome too...

Edit: Assata, by assata shakur is a very inspiring book...


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: domite]
    #1942993 - 09/23/03 01:32 AM (18 years, 2 months ago)

On the Road by Kerouac


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Xochitl]
    #1945947 - 09/23/03 10:20 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

Illusions - Richard Bach
The Art of Happiness - His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Love - Leo Buscalia


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #2291015 - 02/01/04 03:42 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

The Politics of Consciousness by Steve Kubby is a good book. did'nt change my life though.

and Choke by Chuck Palanhniuk sorta put my capacity for evil into my head, helped me see it, and deal with it, live with it instead of ignore it and pretend it's not there. so in that aspect, it changed me a bit.

The Tao of Physics pushed my leanings twords eastern mysticism further and got me interested in Physics.

The Laughing Sutra by Dan Salzman reminded me that I can read for fun and entertainment soemtimes without always trying to learn something, that helps alot,

and Sex, Ecology, and Spirituality by Ken Wilber totally blew my fucking mind, put into words so many of my thoughts. then I ate some mushrooms (about 3.5-4 grams) and decided to never again read Wilber, and to start puting the thoughts into words my self. Possibly the most life changing one so far, but it worked in conjunction with the fungus.

the philosophy of Thomas Aquainas is very interesting to me as well.


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #2291393 - 02/01/04 10:51 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

aldous huxley - brave new world


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: greenhaze]
    #2296302 - 02/03/04 04:40 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

the laughing sutra is mark salzman, not dan. made a mistake.

brave new world is great. so is moshka.


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #2296565 - 02/03/04 08:40 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

interesting how many of the same titles keep popping up on people's lists...

R.A.W. - Cosmic Trigger volumes I and II (haven't found the third one yet)

R.A.W. and Robert Shea - Illuminatus Trilogy

Brian Greene - The Elegant Universe (intro to string theory)

Drunvalo - Ancient Secret of The Flower of Life (volume ii)

E.T. 101

Jack Kerouac - The Dharma Bums

H.S.T. - Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha

Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler - War Is Just a Racket


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #2296753 - 02/03/04 10:25 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Robert A. Hienlien - Tunnel in the Sky, Beyond This Horizon, The Green Hills of Earth, Stranger in a Strange Land (edited or unedited), To Sail Beyond the Sunset (last published work)

The Collected Writings of Abby Hoffman (Woodstock Nation and his later essays and lectures have been most influential)

Richard Farina - Been Down So Long It Seems Like Up To Me (I read this and Cosmic Banditos around the same time and it would have taken longer to apreciate one without the other, my opinion)

( ? ) Steakly (sp?) - Armor

Spider Robinson - The Stardancer Trillogy, Calahan's Bar (storys and novels), Lifehouse (if only for the Beatles anecdote)

Theodore Sturgeon - More Than Human

Hemingway (sp?) - The Old Man and The Sea

Honorable mentions:

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Silmarilion

Jack Herer - The Emperor Wears No Clothes

( ? ) - Like Water For Chocolate

( ? ) - Programing for Dummies

Laura K. Hamilton - all works (creativly influential)


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: seeker]
    #2297984 - 02/03/04 05:55 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

God Speaks - Meher Baba

^ it about the evolution of consiousness...try getting your head around this book and you sir are very well on your way to enlightenment.

alos

the everything and the nothing - meher baba
the only dance there is - ram dass
still havent read be here now but am on my way.
tibetan book of the dead


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: Vulture]
    #2298278 - 02/03/04 07:05 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Illuminatus! + Shro?dinger's Cat Trilogies

High Priest + Politics of Ecstasy

Chronicles of Narnia + Tolkien's works

Lots more, but those are the ones I attribute the most change to.

Have fun :thumbup:


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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #2299446 - 02/04/04 03:32 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

jeez there are so many amazing books that ive read...the only one i can think of currently that had a large impact on me were (in no particular order):

  • Aldous Huxley - A Brave New World
  • Brian Jacques - Redwall Series (got me into fantasy)
  • Richard Bach - Illusions
  • My first Neuroscience text (Physiological Psychology, 6th edition i think...)
  • Dr. Rick Strassman - DMT: The Spirit Molecule
  • Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception / Heaven and Hell
  • Carlos Castaneda - The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui way of knowledge
  • Everything i read in my Eastern Religions Class (Indian, chinese, japanese religious texts)

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"Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destroy himself than remain on earth, even if he was surrounded by bread."
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Re: books that changed your life [Re: shirley knott]
    #2299885 - 02/04/04 10:13 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

robert a heinlein's _stranger in a strange land_


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