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PostSubject: Some favorite books we have read   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:54 am

The Way to Love - Anthony De Mello

Awakening the Buddha within - Surya Das

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Animal Farm - George Orwell

The Eagle's Gift - Carlos Castaneda

Be Here Now - Ram Dass

Dhammapada - Buddha translated by Thomas Byrom

A Flash of Lightning in the dark of Night - The Dalai Lama

Phaedrus - Plato

Celestine Prophecies - James Redfield

Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Tibetan Book of the Dead - Padmasambhava

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche

Tao Te Ching

Bhagavad Gita


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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:48 pm

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkien

The Da Vinci code - Dan Brown

The Earth Chronicles series - Zecharia Sitchen

The Sumerians - Samuel Noah Kramer

The Holy Grail series - Lauremce Gardner

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of th Idols - Nietzsche

The Taoist Classics - Thomas Cleary

Dune Series - Frank Herbert
A passage from dune

The Bene Gesserit Littainy against Fear.
Pg 19 of Dune

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.





The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley

The short stories of H.P. Lovecraft

The Civil War - Shelby Foote

Fingerprints of the Gods - Graham Handcock

The Gods of Eden - William Bramley

The poems of Byron


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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:28 am

erich fromm,
- to have or to be
- the art of loving
- the sane society


j├╝rgen habermas,
- discourse ethics
- communicative action
- communicative competence
live

michael talbot,
mysticism and the new physics

jamie sams and david carson,
- medicine cards

jamie sams,
- sacred path cards

ken eagle feather,
- tracking freedom

paramahamsa yogananda,
- autobiography of a yogi

james hilton,
- lost horizon

tuesday lobsang rampa,
- you forever

elisabeth haich,
- initiation


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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:49 am

I just strated to read The Count of Monte Cristo for the first time in my life this past weekend. I have seen the movie (old and new versions) and so far the book starts out different but yet better than any of the movie versions that I have ever seen. It seems to be that way most of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:59 am

Smile Smile

sans irony:

i just keep recapitulating childhood fairy tales i used to know by heart.
like grimm's, rumpelstiltskin and cinderella,
or andersen's little mermaid.

all containing a big, melancholy-wrapped I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Thats weird, me too, but mine was The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson, but the cartoon is better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9fdrF9Wi7o
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:47 pm

^ROFL, although i never grew up with and rather used to dislike ....

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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:11 pm

Have you had dreams of that happening or just projecting a feeling?
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:33 pm

the question is highly suggestive and imho a trifle unfair.
maybe honored, however.

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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:28 pm

lavender orchid wrote:
the question is highly suggestive and imho a trifle unfair.
maybe honored, however.


no it isn't . i like rain
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PostSubject: some favorite books   Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:16 pm

(1). Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
(2). Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
(3). Feeling Good by David Burns
(4). Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner
(5). A New Guide to Rational Living by Albert Ellis
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:37 pm

i'd like to have a chat about the celestine prophesies, really.

meanwhile, can i put this little lecture on runes here in the library?

shamanic runes
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:02 pm

lavender orchid wrote:
i'd like to have a chat about the celestine prophesies, really.

meanwhile, can i put this little lecture on runes here in the library?

shamanic runes
I'll second that
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:32 am

Very Happy
great. as to seconds (as minute as they may occur), i definitely would like to have

m. scott peck's books included as well:

http://www.mscottpeck.com/

\!! elephant

... and this one
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:51 pm

The Nine Insights
by James Redfield

Summary by Alan Atkisson (Aug/94)

Feeling restless? You're not alone: Everybody's starting to look for more meaning in life. Start paying closer attention to those seemingly "Chance Coincidences" - strange occurrences that feel like they were meant to happen. They are actually synchronistic events, and following them will start you on your path to spiritual truth.

Observe our culture within its proper historical context. The first half of the past millennium was spent under the thumb of the church; in the second half we became preoccupied with material comfort. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, we've exhausted that preoccupation. We're ready to discover life's ultimate purpose.

Start to get acquainted with the subtle energy that infuses all things. With practice, you can learn to see the aura around any living being and to project your own energy around it to give it strength.

An unconscious competition for energy underlies all conflicts. By dominating or manipulating others, we get the extra energy we think we need. Sure, it feels good - but both parties are damaged in the conflict.

The key to overcoming conflict in the world is the mystical experience, which is available to everyone. To nurture the mystical and build your energy, allow yourself to be filled with a sense of love.

Childhood traumas block our ability to fully experience the mystical. All humans, because of their upbringing, tend toward one of four control dramas:
Intimidators steal energy from others by threat.
Interrogators steal it by judging and questioning.
Aloof people attract attention (and energy) to themselves by playing coy.
Poor me's make us feel guilty and responsible for them.
Become aware of the family dynamics that created your control drama and you can focus on your essential question, which is how to make of your life a higher- level synthesis of your parents' lives.

Once cleared of traumas, you can build energy through contemplation and meditation, focus on you basic life question, and start riding a steady stream of intuitions, dreams, and synchronistic coincidences, all guiding you in the direction of your own evolution and transformation.

That evolution can't be done alone, so begin to practice the new "Interpersonal Ethic" by uplifting those who cross your path. Talk to people who make spontaneous eye contact with you. Avoid co-dependent relationships. Be there for people. Call attention to other people's control dramas. In groups, speak when the spirit (instead of the ego) moves you.

Our purpose here is to evolve beyond this plane. Fewer people (a result of reproductive abstinence) and more old-growth forests will help us to sustain our energy and accelerate our evolution. Technology will do most of our work for us. As we begin to value spiritual insight more and more, we will pay those who bring it to us, and this will eventually replace the market economy and our need for paid employment. We can connect to God's energy in such a way that we will eventually become beings of light, and walk straight into heaven.

Alan Atkisson, New Age Journal, August, 1994
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:09 am

yes, i do start (with) observing "our" culture(s)
and see the behavioral patterns merging
and gender mainstreaming
driving me nuts, almost..

therefore, reading this in the white man's realms, is a must!

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/poetry.html
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:45 am

lavender orchid wrote:
yes, i do start (with) observing "our" culture(s)
and see the behavioral patterns merging
and gender mainstreaming
driving me nuts, almost..

therefore, reading this in the white man's realms, is a must!

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/poetry.html

It is a shame that we must observe all these cultures that are completely out of balance. It leaves little room for growth for anyone, regardless of gender.
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:26 pm

dearlg1 wrote:
lavender orchid wrote:
yes, i do start (with) observing "our" culture(s)
and see the behavioral patterns merging
and gender mainstreaming
driving me nuts, almost..

therefore, reading this in the white man's realms, is a must!

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/poetry.html

It is a shame that we must observe all these cultures that are completely out of balance. It leaves little room for growth for anyone, regardless of gender.

Who is that makes you see other cultures in these "shameful" ways? To say that other peoples are out of balance and have no room for growth accomplishes just what? I don't see any more (or less) balance to you than I see to any other peoples or cultures. If you choose to see with "shameful" eyes, it is of course, whose choice?
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:30 pm

Tuesday, it may have to do with compassion. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:41 pm

lavender orchid wrote:
Tuesday, it may have to do with compassion. Smile

Namaste`dear heart, and lovely Equanimity! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:09 pm

Tuesday wrote:
dearlg1 wrote:
lavender orchid wrote:
yes, i do start (with) observing "our" culture(s)
and see the behavioral patterns merging
and gender mainstreaming
driving me nuts, almost..

therefore, reading this in the white man's realms, is a must!

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/poetry.html

It is a shame that we must observe all these cultures that are completely out of balance. It leaves little room for growth for anyone, regardless of gender.

Who is that makes you see other cultures in these "shameful" ways? To say that other peoples are out of balance and have no room for growth accomplishes just what? I don't see any more (or less) balance to you than I see to any other peoples or cultures. If you choose to see with "shameful" eyes, it is of course, whose choice?

No one makes me see anything that I, myself, understood beforehand. It is difficult, no impossible for me to appreciate any culture that does not allow its citizenry to practice independent thought. I do consider it shameful and completely out of balance that any cultural society is rooted in this way.
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:26 pm

I'm reading the warriors series of books by erin hunter.

books about 4 clans of cats who go on all kinds of adventures, epic battles, and trying to survive the two legs (humans) destruction.

totally awesome series!!
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:32 am

dearlg1 wrote:
Tuesday wrote:
dearlg1 wrote:
lavender orchid wrote:
yes, i do start (with) observing "our" culture(s)
and see the behavioral patterns merging
and gender mainstreaming
driving me nuts, almost..

therefore, reading this in the white man's realms, is a must!

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/poetry.html

It is a shame that we must observe all these cultures that are completely out of balance. It leaves little room for growth for anyone, regardless of gender.

Who is that makes you see other cultures in these "shameful" ways? To say that other peoples are out of balance and have no room for growth accomplishes just what? I don't see any more (or less) balance to you than I see to any other peoples or cultures. If you choose to see with "shameful" eyes, it is of course, whose choice?

No one makes me see anything that I, myself, understood beforehand. It is difficult, no impossible for me to appreciate any culture that does not allow its citizenry to practice independent thought. I do consider it shameful and completely out of balance that any cultural society is rooted in this way.

one needs such confirmed.
thank you so much.

what is it about
connections
concentrating here and now?

so old..
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:51 am

lavender orchid wrote:
dearlg1 wrote:
Tuesday wrote:
dearlg1 wrote:
lavender orchid wrote:
yes, i do start (with) observing "our" culture(s)
and see the behavioral patterns merging
and gender mainstreaming
driving me nuts, almost..

therefore, reading this in the white man's realms, is a must!

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/poetry.html

It is a shame that we must observe all these cultures that are completely out of balance. It leaves little room for growth for anyone, regardless of gender.

Who is that makes you see other cultures in these "shameful" ways? To say that other peoples are out of balance and have no room for growth accomplishes just what? I don't see any more (or less) balance to you than I see to any other peoples or cultures. If you choose to see with "shameful" eyes, it is of course, whose choice?

No one makes me see anything that I, myself, understood beforehand. It is difficult, no impossible for me to appreciate any culture that does not allow its citizenry to practice independent thought. I do consider it shameful and completely out of balance that any cultural society is rooted in this way.

one needs such confirmed.
thank you so much.

what is it about
connections
concentrating here and now?

so old..

The connection between similarities. What might those/that be? Celestial?
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PostSubject: Re: Some favorite books we have read   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:13 am

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