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In What Order Should I Read These Books?
    #14899714 - 08/10/11 06:38 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

In what order should these books be read to get the most out of them?


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
- Alan Watts
The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1 (Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life) - Drunvalo Melchizedek
The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 2 - Drunvalo Melchizedek
Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy (Shambhala Classics) - Katsuki Sekida
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki
The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment - Philip Kapleau Roshi
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution - Terence McKenna
The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching - Terence McKenna
True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise - Terence McKenna
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD (The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between) - Padma Sambhava


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Buttsack]
    #14899730 - 08/10/11 06:56 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Buttsack]
    #14899788 - 08/10/11 07:36 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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josh1 said:
Most people start with the first page and read through like that, you can read back to front but It's really not recommended as it causes confusion.





Ya beat me. :lol:


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: zzripz]
    #14900328 - 08/10/11 11:38 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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Mu




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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Chronic7]
    #14900364 - 08/10/11 11:52 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

I've heard Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is great.


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: c0sm0nautt]
    #14900517 - 08/10/11 12:43 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

I haven't read it but i hear its good, he may want to save it til last though as after reading it the rest of the books might become redundant (if it is that good)


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Buttsack]
    #14900841 - 08/10/11 01:50 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)
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That's quite the range of books. :smirk:

I'd say just start with anyone of those that catches your eye. Play around, see which one you like.

I really love Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. I just recently read it, and I think it's fantastic.

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are is also fantastic. It's one of my favorites by Alan Watts, even though it does get a lil' bit repetitive. (And he even says that in the book :tongue:)

Test the waters. I'm just basically talking about how much I love Zen books. :lol:

I attached the Alan Watts book for anyone who was interested. It's a short read, but I love it. :thumbup:


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Buttsack]
    #14901018 - 08/10/11 02:22 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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Buttsack said:
In what order should these books be read to get the most out of them?


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
- Alan Watts
The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1 (Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life) - Drunvalo Melchizedek
The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 2 - Drunvalo Melchizedek
Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy (Shambhala Classics) - Katsuki Sekida
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki
The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment - Philip Kapleau Roshi
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution - Terence McKenna
The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching - Terence McKenna
True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise - Terence McKenna
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD (The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between) - Padma Sambhava




Maybe watts first. Seems the most beginner. I never found anything positive from the book of the dead because it seemed very much up its own ass and the good stuff was very culturally different.


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Seanfu]
    #14901964 - 08/10/11 05:16 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

I don't know man. :shrug: What I can tell you is that I absolutely LOVED The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
I have a version with a foreword and clarifications by Jung.
You should get the audio book of True Hallucinations, I've always enjoyed listening to Terence more than reading him.
Food of the Gods is definitely worth reading, but I wouldn't start with it.
That said you might wanna add Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Hofstadter to your list.


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: Buttsack]
    #14901977 - 08/10/11 05:18 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Sekida's Zen Training was the first book on meditation I came across. I enjoyed it quite a lot at the time.


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: blewmeanie]
    #14905003 - 08/11/11 07:59 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

There are 24 search results for "mu" - which is 42 backwards.


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Re: In What Order Should I Read These Books? [Re: The Whale]
    #14905170 - 08/11/11 09:36 AM (9 years, 8 months ago)

It is not the numbers that are inverted, but your mind.



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