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Recommended Reading
    #3544050 - 12/26/04 01:39 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

If you had to recommend one book, that everybody interested in S&P should read what would it be and why?

My choice would be 'Gesture of Balance' by Tarthang Tulku, because its an excellent book on meditation, self knowlege and the path to awakening. Everytime i read it its like im reading a totally different book, absolute genius!


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544183 - 12/26/04 02:56 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Read Terence Mckenna's Food of the Gods, to get a different look on how drugs brought us to this point in time. He believes that marijuana has brought us to be creative people. It enhances your creativity. How mushrooms enchanes your visual accuteness, and so on.

Read the book, it's a really good read.

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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Droz]
    #3544188 - 12/26/04 02:59 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah i read some of it, my hippie buddy brought it bak from amsterdam, i only got to read half of it before i he had to go back home 2 Germany. There were a few interesting theories about mushrooms and evolution that  got my imagination going! :thumbup: :grin:


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544252 - 12/26/04 03:25 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Mindfulness in Plain English should be sufficient. A step by step no nonsense guide to vipassana meditation.

(Either that or 'Be as You Are - the teachings of Ramana Maharshi' by David Godman)


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: dorkus]
    #3544270 - 12/26/04 03:33 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

You didnt say why you recommend this book. There are thousands of books on buddhism, why do you recommend this one?


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544296 - 12/26/04 03:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"i and thou" by martin buber, because it is a classic and is a little different than the eastern\psychedelic stuff that appears to be the staple reading material 'round these parts.


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544301 - 12/26/04 03:45 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

It is a step by step introduction to vipassana. known to be a modern classic since released in 1990. this insight meditation will apparently take you all the way if you let it. so, what more do one need?

The book by Godman is Maharshi's teachings. It is known to be the best book on this topic.


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: dorkus]
    #3544311 - 12/26/04 03:52 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

ill have to look at that one,

Here is ' Gesture of Balance link


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544425 - 12/26/04 04:39 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i recommend "be here now" by ram dass and "be as you are: the teachings of sri ramana maharshi.


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Deviate]
    #3544495 - 12/26/04 05:12 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Saved by the Light by Dannion Brinkley
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0...9591509-6175214


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544795 - 12/26/04 07:21 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

'Gesture of Balance' added to Wishlist. I'll buy it soon. Am going to start at 'The Master & Margarita' by Bulgakov. Then 'Be Here Now' stands patiently waiting in my shelf :wink:

BTW, also ordered 'Handbook to Higher Consciousness' by Ken Keyes Jr. Recommended by some of the most brilliant minds here at the Shroomery :smile: You might want to check it out...


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544811 - 12/26/04 07:25 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.



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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3544816 - 12/26/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The Culture of Makebelieve written by Derrick Jensen.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...ks&n=507846


From Publishers Weekly
Writing with the same driven passion and intense intelligence as his critically acclaimed A Language Older Than Words, which examined the interconnections between personal and social violence, Jensen says this book "is more about racism and far more broadly hate as it manifests itself in our Western world." As in the earlier work, Jensen paints on a huge canvas he details American racism from the genocidal slave trade through lynchings to the 2000 murder of Amadou Diallo by NYC police, and covers a wide range of other cultural horrors as well: the massacres of Native American people, the Holocaust, the 8,000 deaths from the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in India, and the deaths of 500,000 children in Iraq. The book is packed full of startling details South African apartheid laws were enacted at the direct request of the De Beers diamond company to facilitate business; aspects of Christian doctrine supported slavery until about 100 years ago. But the uniqueness and enormous power of Jensen's work is his ability to forge these events into an emotionally compelling and devastating critique of the intellectual, psychological, emotional and social structures of Western culture. Along with greed and globalization he says that the valuing of production over life and the abstract over the particular have set Western culture on a course that will end "really, with the end of the planet." While some readers might take umbrage at his more unsettling associations he compares Hitler's political language to Teddy Roosevelt's Jensen's intricate weaving together of history, philosophy, environmentalism, economics, literature and psychology has produced a powerful argument that demands attention in the tradition of such important books as Herbert Marcuse's Eros and Civilization and Brigid Brophy's Black Ship to Hell.


I consider this book my bible.


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3544825 - 12/26/04 07:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The Power Of Now is an excelent read  :thumbup:


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3544855 - 12/26/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Read, "The Book of Hiram". It might blow you away. It's not exactly intended to be a book about philosophy or spirituality, but I was very edified by it. It unravels the history of freemasonry and shows the geneology of scientific knowledge from the stone ages to the present day. It also describes how astronomy and mathmatics are the basis for both modern science and religion. It's pretty impressive!


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: soulmotion]
    #3544886 - 12/26/04 07:47 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"The Brave New World" is always a classic.
I don't know if this is old, but, this guy wrote a story (50,000 words) without using the letter "e" :thumbup:



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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3545899 - 12/26/04 11:39 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn.

Left me speechless.


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Re: Recommended Reading [Re: Sinbad]
    #3545907 - 12/26/04 11:43 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber


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