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Favorite book/What are you currently reading?

PostTue Mar 05, 2013 3:58 pm

Thats right....another thread revival.
You know the drill.

Im currently reading Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts. Seth is an multidimensional entity channeled by Jane Roberts. The book deals with the nature of reality, the higher self, reincarnation etc. Seth/Jane Roberts probably deserves its own thread because of the vast wealth of information it covers. I know some people frown on anything to do with channeling, but Im only about halfway through the book and its opened my eyes to a number of new ideas. Challenging your beliefs and opening your mind to new ideas is always a good thing in my opinion.
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Re: Favorite book/What are you currently reading?

PostSun Mar 17, 2013 7:53 am

In the last six weeks I've read twelve Jack Reacher novels. I read one out of boredom and now I can't stop.
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 8:24 am

Sula by Toni Morrison and Writing and Difference by Derrida

Also because I absolutely have to Corporations Law a textbook....way lame
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 10:46 am

Just started reading Philosophia Perennis Vol. 1 - Discourses on The Golden Verses of Pythagoras by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (ne Osho).

I loved these talks back in the day and wanted to revisit them.

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Enjoying this immensely (again).

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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 10:49 am

Talijana wrote:Sula by Toni Morrison and Writing and Difference by Derrida

Also because I absolutely have to Corporations Law a textbook....way lame



I'm really into postmodern thinking in my uni, even though we don't touch upon it in class our lecturers are supposed to be experts in deleuze and Derrida, i'm asking is Derrida relatively accessible? (I have history with Foucault, Said and Nietzsche, would that be enough? ) .
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Re: Favorite book/What are you currently reading?

PostSun Mar 17, 2013 3:12 pm

I don't have a favorite book...I can't remember one that's been so stunning to take that top spot...

But I remember reading 'The Dead' by Charlie Higson and it was really good. Also, when I was little -- the Goosebumps books, of course!
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Re: Favorite book/What are you currently reading?

PostSun Mar 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Reading this:

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After which, I will go back to reading this:

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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 7:04 pm

Douglas Hall wrote:Just started reading Philosophia Perennis Vol. 1 - Discourses on The Golden Verses of Pythagoras by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (ne Osho).

I loved these talks back in the day and wanted to revisit them.

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Enjoying this immensely (again).

In Lak'ech A Lak'en.



I like Osho
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Re: Favorite book/What are you currently reading?

PostSun Mar 17, 2013 8:27 pm

I took someone's suggestion on here and went out and bought atlas shrug. still haven't the chance to read it though.
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Re: Favorite book/What are you currently reading?

PostSun Mar 17, 2013 8:58 pm

Stickying this thread.

Edit: Just finished 2150 A.D. by Thea Alexander.

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2150 AD is a novel copyrighted by Don Plym and Thea (Alexander) Plym and originally published in 1971. In 1976 it was modified and re-published by Thea Alexander. The story concerns the character of Jon, who travels between his world of 1976 and the future world of 2150, where the Macro Society dominates the Earth. The world of 1976 is referred to by the inhabitants of 2150 as the pinnacle of micro society.

This book is based on the journal of Jon Lake, who lived in the 1960s and 1970s as a psychiatrist. Because of his life experiences and accepting world view, his soul was considered evolved, or Macro, enough to travel to 2150 where his twin soul, Lea Nine, and soul mate, Carol Three lived. His astral form traveled to 2150 and he lived there while his 1970s body slept, and returned to the 1970s during his waking hours.

The book is centered around Macro Philosophy and concepts such as reincarnation, karma, twin souls and soul mates, as well as macro and micro limitations. Thea Alexander started a workshop for studying Macro Philosophy shortly before the book was published; this information is on the back cover of the book.

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I have become the becoming.
I am one seeing myself, divided.
I am two and four and eight.
I am the universe in diversity.
I am my transformations.
This is my coming together.
Here are my selves become one."


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