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I have today finished "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho, a very enjoyable read. I now have "The Spiral Dance" by Starhawk and "Poachers Pilgrimage: An Island Journey" by Alistair McIntosh awaiting me.

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On 8/11/2023 at 2:29 PM, oak said:

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A long time ago, Jane Alexander was a member here and I remember her talking about her book.¬† Love the title, Possessing Me.¬† It seems to me that that¬īs what good spiritual practice does -- puts us in better possession of ourselves.¬†¬†

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10 hours ago, steve said:

*pic of IQ84" of Murakami

I love that author. I think he has an amazing ability to create an immersive world.

 

Me myself, am now reading meditations (Aurelius), and am planning  on rereading "Steppenwolf" (Hesse) and "the alchemist" (coehlo). Came to think about it, I might want to read Siddharta as well (also by Hesse). In addition to that, I ordered a version of the poetic Eddas (Norse poetry about gods, heroes, creation, and proverbs among other things).

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14 hours ago, liminal_luke said:

 

A long time ago, Jane Alexander was a member here and I remember her talking about her book.¬† Love the title, Possessing Me.¬† It seems to me that that¬īs what good spiritual practice does -- puts us in better possession of ourselves.¬†¬†

 

Yes, I remember her too...  

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On my 'currently reading' shelf sits 'Selected Poems' by James Tate, 'The Metamorphosis' by Franz Kafka, and 'Braiding Sweetgrass' by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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17 hours ago, liminal_luke said:

 

A long time ago, Jane Alexander was a member here and I remember her talking about her book.¬† Love the title, Possessing Me.¬† It seems to me that that¬īs what good spiritual practice does -- puts us in better possession of ourselves.¬†¬†

 

I ended up buying and reading the book because you mentioned her somewhere in a thread about Bruce Frantzis (?). Anyway thanks for that liminal_luke.

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Compelled to seek this one out after a few minutes listening to an audio version.

Stopped listening and heading to the second hand book store to find a hard copy.

Victorian mythos/horror circa 1895

 

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13 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

Compelled to seek this one out after a few minutes listening to an audio version.

Stopped listening and heading to the second hand book store to find a hard copy.

Victorian mythos/horror circa 1895

 

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Yes, the King in Yellow stories are great! Something uniquely strange about them that isn't really well served by the later post-Lovecraft pastiches, at least the ones I've seen. In any case, a major influence for the "cosmic horror" genre. Be warned- as I recall, only 4-5 of the stories in this book are actually part of that mythos, the rest being less interesting IMO.  If you're interested in a complete collection of Chambers' weird fiction, you might be interested in this volume: https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Sign-Other-Stories-Complete/dp/1568821700

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Back to the basics of basics (for european and western culture). I think I need a refresh in order to contribute to the discussions here.

 

This one needs no introduction:

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but to he honest i probally wont read it.

 

And then we have this one:

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Translates to something like ¬ęthe ancients on the train,¬Ľ basically a quick overview of greek philosophy for people with amnesia.

 

On the list: some esoteric book that i dear not mention and tao te ching, mainly for personal interrest but also for respect for this primarily eastern forum.

 

leggo 

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This one just leapt off the virtual shelf into my virtual hands.

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heading to my local second hand store later to seek it out in the tangible

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