Reading The Bhagavad Gita lately
Your favourite books
Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:12 PM
For myself, I'm quite fond of Robin Hobb stuff. Game of Thrones is cool too. From classics I'd say The Count of Monte Cristo. Having quite fond memories of Hesse books as well. List is too damn long to name them all. Horror stories by HP Lovecraft tho, amazing.
Got Doors of Perception for Christmas, should starting reading that.
Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:33 AM
Ringolevio by Emmett Grogan A history of the 60s by the ultimate insider. THE counterculture novel.
Anything by Robert Anton Wilson Mindbending and preconception / delusion shattering
The Spell Of The Sensuous by David Abram Perception expanding
The Way of the Shaman, Cave and Cosmos, and Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Michael Harner The inspiration for Castaneda
Stealing The Fire from Heaven by Stephen Mace Magickal ritual stripped down to its essential marrow
Alone With Others, Buddhism Without Beliefs, After Buddhism, and Secular Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor Buddhism as a lifeway, not as a religion
Sci-fi: Brilliant stuff by multiple Hugo and Nebula winners
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
Stories Of Your Life and Others and What's Expected Of Us and Others by Ted Chiang
Pump 6 and Others Stories, The Doubt Factory, The Windup Girl, and The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
At The Mouth of the River of Bees, Tales for the Long Rains, and The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:24 PM
Here are some more cool books:
Faces in the Smoke - An Eyewitness Experience of Voodoo Shamanism Psychic Healing and Other Amazing Human Powers by Douchan Gersi Magic and mystery witnessed from indigenous tribes
I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter A powerful description of human self-conscious awareness by the author of Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Practical Sigil Magic by Farater UD How to work with sigils.
Zos-Kia - An Introductory Essay on the Art and Sorcery of Austin Osman Spare by Gavin Semple Explanation of the non-system system of the founder of chaos magick.
The Spell of Making by Blacksun A superb tutorial in thaumaturgy (ritual design)
Finite and Infinite Games - A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse A comparative phenomenology of finite games (where the objective is to win) and infinite games (where the objective is to continue to play).
The Selfish Meme by Kate Distin and The Electric Meme by Robert Aunger Essential works for a deeper understanding of memetics
Lammas Night by Katherine Kurtz An alternative history of World War II - or is it the actual history?
The Eden Express - A Memoir of Insanity by Mark Vonnegut Scizophrenic madness from the inside
The Tao is Silent by Raymond Smullyan The deeper you think about this book, the more fun it is...;~)
Blind Voices and San Diego Lightfoot Sue by Tom Reamy A novel and a short story collection from a budding Ray Bradbury who was taken from us far too soon.
Looking, Seeing by Harry Chapin Song lyrics and poetry from a master storyteller
The Lords & The New Creatures by Jim Morrison and Simulacra and Simulations by Jean Baudrillard Profound explanations of our media shadow world - one poetic, the other philosophical
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison A profoundly American black novel - one of the very best
The Awakening by Kate Chopin A brilliant early feminist novel
Man's Fate by Andre Malraux An amazing existential novel about the Chinese Revolution
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