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OfflineGazzBut
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: Murex]
    #1442053 - 04/09/03 06:16 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

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But reading is an excellent method of acquiring knowledge.

Only if they are based on facts and not illusions.

I start reading and the author goes on and on and on about nothing, or little of something, but they write as if I was a stupid child.




So whats the source of facts and knowledge do you use? I have a heavy attachment to books, reckon i could give em up if i had to tho!

Big favourites for me: Cosmic Trigger - Wilson
Undoing yourself with EM - Hyatt
Power of Now - Tolle
The Global brain awakens - Russell





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Offlinecleaner
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: GazzBut]
    #1442140 - 04/09/03 07:21 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I like R.A.Wilson, Leary, Lilly and Lovecraft.

All of you should read Wilson's work.

The most important ones:

Illuminatus
Schr?dinger's Cat
Cosmic Trigger


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InvisibleFreakQlibrium
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1442147 - 04/09/03 07:29 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

i sorta liked Fanny Hill by John Cleland :grin: 


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OfflineGazzBut
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: cleaner]
    #1442149 - 04/09/03 07:30 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Have you read Quantum Psychology by R.A.W? It may even top the mighty trigger!!


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InvisibleFreakQlibrium
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: GazzBut]
    #1442173 - 04/09/03 07:42 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Funny....dat. Reading Fanny Hill prompted my trigger to pull many many times :grin: 


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1442174 - 04/09/03 07:43 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Both The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged have helped me in the quest for what I was always looking for in life.  Unparalleled as far as I am concerned in philosophy.  Do not be put off by the size of the books, If you make it past the first couple of chapters's and find yourself seriously relating to it pages will go by faster than anything. 

Murex, these books deal alot with complete control over oneself and I believe if you appreciate Tool, which I know you do, then you may find a thought or many from this book going along with some of Maynard's philosophies.  This book will provide examples of everything there is to hate and conquer them all.  It is truly a Free-Thinker's book.  The least you could do is rent a copy from library and read the first chapter of The Fountainhead.  I think you will be intrigued with the presentation of all those in society that feed off of the few of us left that are still human.  :smirk: 


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: diggitydankman]
    #1442179 - 04/09/03 07:47 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I also forgot to mention that The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxyis a good book to read when you are just sitting around. It is by far the most ironical book I have ever read. Never before have I laughed out loud from a book. It also is a perfect example that life comes and goes as it pleases, but this message is mixed with the humor and much of it is lost as this book is almost to rediculous.


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: GazzBut]
    #1442193 - 04/09/03 07:54 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

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Have you read Quantum Psychology by R.A.W? It may even top the mighty trigger!! 




I'm half way through it right now!!  :cool:


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OfflineGazzBut
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #1442257 - 04/09/03 08:34 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Might have to give old fanny the once over myself!


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InvisibleFreakQlibrium
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: GazzBut]
    #1442279 - 04/09/03 08:48 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

i should put this into context. i guess i was about 12 or 13at the time i read it, and it uses NO vulgarities what so ever, BUT i couldn't go more than a few pages B4......? :grin:.....another book that had similar effect was "Candy" by Terry Southern :smile: again though GB, this was (too) many moons ago :frown: 


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OfflineGazzBut
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #1442317 - 04/09/03 09:04 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

LoL! There were a few scenes in Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader that had the same effect on me, so did Salt N Pepa's seminal hip hop number Push it  :confused: Sad but true...! 


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: cleaner]
    #1442328 - 04/09/03 09:08 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Crackin book...Have you got to the bit about E-Prime yet? Try writing your posts in E-prime for a while - It can get troublesome!


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InvisibleFreakQlibrium
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: GazzBut]
    #1442336 - 04/09/03 09:11 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

seminal "

Semen-al? :grin:

No worries man, i popped my cork(being euphemistic here, this IS after all S & P) whilst still high on Ionomine(time released phentermine, medicinal upper) to the images of the girl in the red hotpants from the first Texas chainsaw movie in 74..........have no fear GB, as long as i am alive, you have nothing to be ashamed of :grin: 


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Invisiblechunder
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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #1442565 - 04/09/03 10:30 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot (This book is a great introduction to a really excellent way of looking at reality)
Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions - John Fire Lame Deer
The Quiet Mind - John Harvey (Excellent meditation book)
Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (Simply awesome)
The Bible


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: chunder]
    #1442640 - 04/09/03 10:53 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Chronicles of Tao by Deng Ming Dao is a sweeeeet book.

It's the biography of a guy name Kwan Saihung. The story starts when he is taken by the taoists up into the mountains to begin his education, and the backdrop is the old China dying and the new, modernized, communist China coming into existence. It gives some very interesting insight into the area where taoism and shamanism intersect. Immortals, demons, martial arts, magic, and politics. Highly reccomended if you have ever been interested in anything.

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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: Revelation]
    #1442719 - 04/09/03 11:18 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

You are reading right now ... :smile:

on topic:
1.  Tropic of Capricorn
2.  Tropic of Cancer
any other books by Henry Miller, like The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, Miller's view on American Culture

3.  Neitschze I think that's how you spell him
4.  Bible =)


and I agree with Supermarket here:
"By reading, you view someone else's perspective. You understand how others view life. This doesnt mean you accept it, instead you just take the information in , then let it go."


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #1443274 - 04/09/03 01:40 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Cheers FreakQ that is a great comfort to me!  :grin: 


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: GazzBut]
    #1443348 - 04/09/03 02:03 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I have hundreds of books, mostly on evolution/religion, here are some of my favorites:

Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
There are two errors - Robert Martin
Art of Computer Programming - Donald Knuth
Genealogy of Morals - Nietzsche
Atheism The Case Against God - George Smith
Winning Low Limit Holdem - Lee Jones
Origin of Species - Darwin
High Priest - Timothy Leary
DMT - Richard Strassman
Blind Watchmaker - Dawkins
Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
Bible
Koran
Buddhist Scriptures
Mushrooms and Mankind - James Arthur
Relativity - Einstein
Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
Alice in Wonderland
Gullivers Travels
Human Evolution - Steve Jones
1984
Yaqui Way - Carlos Castenada

and i've got some books on order:
Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna
Creation - Steve Grand
Sex, Ecology, Spirituality - Ken Wilbur


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: pattern]
    #1443407 - 04/09/03 02:25 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

books...
tiny pieces of holofilm, infopackets teeming with databits, from a certain point of view... facts, opinions, dreams, fantasies, myths, metaphors, spellweaving nets of words, a brief journey from now/here into ???
expand your horizons without leaving your study... exercise your mind and your imagination... stretch your spirit and intellect with little drabs of ink splashed onto paper...
i think i like books...


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Re: Books that have helped you on your path... [Re: gnrm23]
    #1443418 - 04/09/03 02:32 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

You can also throw books at people.


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