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    Books Read & and reading...

    Please tell us about books you have read and are reading and what you have found/find interesting about them and would reccomend for others to read.


    As for myself, the following most recently. I like mostly nonfiction material.

    All of Laurence Gardners books. He writes about very ancient civilizations and suggest "entities" other than humans were once here on earth. Quite a bit of material is taken from Sumerian Cynlinder Seal Cuniform writings.

    "Killing Yourself To Live; Chuck Klosterman. He writes about, as a team member of "Spin Magazine", being give a field assignment to go to all of the places that Musicians have either died in an accident or from other causes - usually drug over-dose and write about what he observed, energy discerned and people present at these spots especially because of the infamy of the places.

    "1491" - the conditions and humans living on the presently known "American Continent" before the arrival of the white man.

    "Alaska" - the history of the area today known as Alaska, all the way from prehistoric times to present.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by coontie View Post
    Please tell us about books you have read and are reading and what you have found/find interesting about them and would reccomend for others to read.
    Hi Julian,
    My favourite book is "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. You can read it on line if you'll click on this link (one of translations into English from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky in 1997):

    http://www.lib.ru/BULGAKOW/master97_engl.txt

    Believe me, it to be worthy of notice.

    Also, you can see the video that was made from this novel (10 parts) in 2005.


    PS. The Master and Margarita is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, woven about the premise of a visit by the Devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. Many critics consider the book to be one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, as well as one of the foremost Soviet satires, directed against a suffocatingly bureaucratic social order.
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    AFTER I GOT OUT OF HIGH-SCHOOL, I WAS GOING TO BE A DOCTOR, BUT I HEARD THE WILD STORIES ABOUT THEM AND DID NOT WANT TO GET INVOLVED AND SO I DO LOTS OF READING ON ALTERNATIVE HEALTH REPORTS AND I LIKE TO INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH AND NEW HERBALS AND MORE ADVANCED HERBALS IN THAT REALM IS BEING INTRODUCED. SO I READ MANY BOOKS AND JOURNALS AND you know even the simple old folks remedies are remarkable. I like to do things to help people I meet when I go to the hardware stores and just going places, to eat out in restaurants and over hear what people are talking about and there I am motor mouth making new friends all the time and helping people to know what elements are out there to help even REVERSE their conditions. So I can not tell you about one particular book, news letters or the like.

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    State of Fear. michael crichton.

    read it right now.



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    I’m cheating. I’m reading a book “vicariously” by watching the fabulous HBO series John Adams by David McCullough. But when I have more time I will actually read the book as well as other works by Mr. McCullough. Last night I watched one of the best hours of television I have seen … it was a recorded interview of David McCullough by Charlie Rose that had the easy, relaxed feeling of an after dinner chat by the fire with a couple of good friends and a glass of good wine.

    You can check it out here.

    http://www.charlierose.com/shows/200...vid-mccullough

    Take a few minutes to read all the comments and you will want to watch the program even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunniOne View Post
    I’m cheating. I’m reading a book “vicariously” by watching the fabulous HBO series John Adams by David McCullough. But when I have more time I will actually read the book as well as other works by Mr. McCullough. Last night I watched one of the best hours of television I have seen … it was a recorded interview of David McCullough by Charlie Rose that had the easy, relaxed feeling of an after dinner chat by the fire with a couple of good friends and a glass of good wine.

    You can check it out here.

    http://www.charlierose.com/shows/200...vid-mccullough

    Take a few minutes to read all the comments and you will want to watch the program even more.
    I heard about this series but missed it as I am traveling.
    John Adams was a very importaqnt figure in the initial formulating of our American Government. Franklin and Jefferson participated in mostly the "neating up" of the document, but it was Adams that, to a great extent, initiated and promoted the ideals therein contained in the Constituion.
    His idea was the precept of Government by and for the people. Therefore it was so stated that the PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT OF the Unites States of America. This was heretorfore unknown as all others countries were essentially being ruled by Monarchies of one sort or another.
    Adams and Jefferson would, if living today, be apalled at the sort of Government that the nation is now being guided by.
    Not "we the people" but a faction in D.C. and other locales that have hijaqcked government for and by the people and are doing things to satisfy their personal agendas of greed, power and wealth - to Hell with the people.
    For instance, Chaney recently was heard to say when approached by a comment that the majority of people of the U.S. are against our contuining presence in Iraq, his reply was: "SO!!!???"
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    I like a good mystery..... DOWN RIVER by John Hart.

    Adam Chase leaves home under a cloud of suspicion, stays away five years and then comes back. People then begin to die, or are discovered to have died, people are hurt, memories that have been hidden rise to the surface. The author writes with depth, with knowledge of how we hurt each other, and shows us tenderness, frustration and dispair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunniOne View Post
    I’m cheating. I’m reading a book “vicariously” by watching the fabulous HBO series John Adams by David McCullough. But when I have more time I will actually read the book as well as other works by Mr. McCullough. Last night I watched one of the best hours of television I have seen … it was a recorded interview of David McCullough by Charlie Rose that had the easy, relaxed feeling of an after dinner chat by the fire with a couple of good friends and a glass of good wine.

    You can check it out here.

    http://www.charlierose.com/shows/200...vid-mccullough

    Take a few minutes to read all the comments and you will want to watch the program even more.
    My wife and myself are both ardent Charlie Rose fans - he is a very important figure in broadcasting and timely interviewing of Key Figures of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. IN his interviews with the people he is discussing current topics with, he gets to the "bottom" of what is really transpiring behind the scenes in the world, who and what is really responsible for a lot of the political, financial and socail circumstance matters and problems.
    HE is NOT very well received by quite a few distinct politicans as his program all too often bars the truth about them and what they are up to. Alas, he is typically on very late at night - a remote and not prime time period of t.v. broadcasting. But, regardless, the audience that knows about him seeks him out and listens to his discussiona and interviews. He just interviewed Arlin Spector, one of the most distuinguished and reputable true leader type men that is in Washington politics.
    Check out his website - was "charlierose.com" but think it may have changed. Do a Google Search to find him currently. Some of his past and present interviews are archived there for on line Video/Audio viewing. Well worth while!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coontie View Post
    My wife and myself are both ardent Charlie Rose fans - he is a very important figure in broadcasting and timely interviewing of Key Figures of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. IN his interviews with the people he is discussing current topics with, he gets to the "bottom" of what is really transpiring behind the scenes in the world, who and what is really responsible for a lot of the political, financial and socail circumstance matters and problems.
    HE is NOT very well received by quite a few distinct politicans as his program all too often bars the truth about them and what they are up to. Alas, he is typically on very late at night - a remote and not prime time period of t.v. broadcasting. But, regardless, the audience that knows about him seeks him out and listens to his discussiona and interviews. He just interviewed Arlin Spector, one of the most distuinguished and reputable true leader type men that is in Washington politics.
    Check out his website - was "charlierose.com" but think it may have changed. Do a Google Search to find him currently. Some of his past and present interviews are archived there for on line Video/Audio viewing. Well worth while!
    Exactly!!! Charlie Rose seems to pop up all over the MAP! I was looking into some books by Machaelle Small Wright and went to her website and found CHARLIE ROSE again!!!! He's quite a guy.
    http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/Pand_P...Rose_W2696.cfm

    Perelandra Health Watch Bulletin
    CHARLIE ROSE PANDEMIC PANEL

    A note from Machaelle Wright
    Perelandra, Center for Nature Research

    † † †

    The Charlie Rose Science Series aired an episode on pandemics with an expert panel discussing the possibility of a global pandemic, including influenza, drug resistant tuberculosis, polio, and issues of worldwide preparedness.

    It is an excellent update on the potential of a pandemic in our near future, how it's going to develop and what we need to do to prepare. It's very current in its information.

    This is important for everyone to think about, particularly when it's possible that you're tired of thinking about a pandemic, or think the potential for a pandemic has disappeared.

    The show is available in its entirety on the Charlie Rose web site:
    http://www.charlierose.com/shows/200...ries-pandemics

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    Thanks for the Chaarlie Rose info Sunni One! Appreciate. Yeah, he's quite a versatile person and is highly respected by many people including professionals, scientist, psychologist and so on that are on the cutting edge of today's world - not just the U.S., but worlwide.

    Another book I've read and reccomend: "Drink" ; "A Social Histor of America".. BY Andrew Barr. Everything about Alcoholic beverages and how they affect the U.S. and humanity, in every respect. Intruiging and enlightening.

    By the way. I am getting set up to brew a batch of Beer. I maybe have one or two a day, but not habitually. Enjot a cold brew while watching Sports or just relaxing with good company.:rasta:
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    In another vein, I am reading Dear God! What's Happening To Us? by Lynn Grabhorn author of Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting.

    Rocks you to the core!!!

    My entire life I have prayed for "discernment." I was never sure quite why actually until the last ten years when everything started to get really weird. I have been often told I am "too gullible" because I get into some hair brained things and yet I question everything. I always feel like I am walking through a maze or a mine field. I don't even know how to trust myself anymore. When answers come, I wonder where they are coming from.

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    Why clutter your pad and spend dat shit on books when you can learn most anything you want here on da internet dog?

    but if b00ks are your thing checkout..

    http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Dimensio.../dp/1578631653

    http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Third-.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/When-Humanity-..._sim_b_title_2

    http://www.amazon.com/Initiation-Wor..._sim_b_title_1

    http://www.amazon.com/Food-Combining.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Occult.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...huasca&x=0&y=0

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...enna&x=13&y=24

    http://www.amazon.com/Tranceformers-.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Egypt-.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Doctrin.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Zodiac-Salts-S.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Problem-Atlant.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Self-Care-Embo.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Tarot-Awarenes.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Science.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Breathing-Thou.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Concentration-.../ref=sid_dp_dp

    http://www.amazon.com/Our-Solarian-L.../ref=sid_dp_dp
    The internet is the last light of truth and hope...it is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. We must not let it be subverted for any purpose other than the truth. And that truth shall spread to every man woman and child across the globe. No longer will those in power carry the sole means to decide for us, yet we now shall have the power to decide to tune them out.

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    The world is becoming ever more complex with people not in touch with each other anymore. It can be a bewildering circumstance if one allows it to become so. I've just decided not to take things ttoo seriously, although retaining a reasonable measure of responsibility, care and concern for those around me and continue to try to express and carry out awareness and respect for others.
    I like reading because, unlike the films and t.v. when one reads a book they become the story and all of the characters. Same is true in our Dreaming. Even though various individuals and circumstances arise in a dream, the entire experience is of ourself.
    Just hang in there, laugh a lot a how ridicolous life is today and also be aware of much of its superficilaity, based on material worth. Look at yourself in the mirror, except whaty you have become, don't be too critical, smile and say "I Love you". That is important.
    Nobody's perfect - whatever perfectg is supposed to be - whose ideal example or role model. Work on trying to be and do better but just remember that we are all a work in process.
    Namaste:rasta:
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    Quote Originally Posted by coontie View Post
    The world is becoming ever more complex with people not in touch with each other anymore. It can be a bewildering circumstance if one allows it to become so. I've just decided not to take things ttoo seriously, although retaining a reasonable measure of responsibility, care and concern for those around me and continue to try to express and carry out awareness and respect for others.
    I like reading because, unlike the films and t.v. when one reads a book they become the story and all of the characters. Same is true in our Dreaming. Even though various individuals and circumstances arise in a dream, the entire experience is of ourself.
    Just hang in there, laugh a lot a how ridicolous life is today and also be aware of much of its superficilaity, based on material worth. Look at yourself in the mirror, except whaty you have become, don't be too critical, smile and say "I Love you". That is important.
    Nobody's perfect - whatever perfectg is supposed to be - whose ideal example or role model. Work on trying to be and do better but just remember that we are all a work in process.
    Namaste:rasta:
    looks like we got ourselves a reader.:spin2:



    [Bill Hicks]:

    "I was in Nashville, Tennesee last year, after the show I went to a Waffle House, I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me, "Tch tch tch tch. Hey, what you readin' for?" Is that like the weirdest ing question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading for. Well, godammit, you stumped me. Why do I read? Well... hmmm... I guess I read for a lot of reasons, and the main one, is so I don't end up, being a ing waffle waitress.

    [Brett Butler]:

    Bill and I both shared the love of the south, and it's sweetness, and just really, originality, it's one of the few really still original places, I think, in America. And Bill knew that. But any time you love something that much, you see all of it's flaws, ten-fold.

    [Bill Hicks]:

    But then... this trucker in the next booth gets up, stands over me, and goes, "Well, looks like we got ourselves a reader." What the 's going on here? It's not like I walked into a clan rally in a Boy George outfit, godammit, it's a book!"
    :rasta:



    i haven't been reading enough



    anyways, i love this routine. it's featured in it's just a ride, the excellent 1994 documentary about the late bill hicks.

    the image above is pretty ing amazing too... breathtaking, in fact, for a hicks fan like moi (it comes from the website centripedus.com, and is by jason scade).

    there are some edgy things in the bit... i get a little uncomfortable with the class & gender dynamics in it, but as brett butler puts it above, hicks' vitriol somehow comes from loving that world so much, at the same time. it's very particular to his (their) experience, i guess, as southerners...



    the media thrusts useless information down our throats as if it were oxygen blessed by each and every member of every religous sect... meanwhile, we're going out in daily pursuit of the latest technological advancement to help us stay in touch with the latest ongoings, which some have the gall to call news (how can it be news if there HAS TO BE a thirty-hour show each night and there HAS TO BE a 124-page newspaper published every day? surely that fills the role of entertainment...), social commentary, entertainment... blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

    i won't be loosing sleep if i'm part of the technophobe statistic... that way i can avoid the iPod revolution, the daily cnn revolution, the war, famine, death, aids, homeless, recession, depression revolution, and instead travel to places in order to SEE with my own eyes, to LISTEN with my own ears, to SMELL with my own nose, to TASTE with my own tongue and to HEAR with my own ears what it means to live...
    :sun_smiley:
    i don't needs me no damned phonogram or televisimathingy or edjakayshun from the paper thingamies i sees when i iz a childrens to know what i iz missin'... dang no!

    p.s. a similar level of hostility, surfaces through religious beliefs... maybe there's a connection between world leaders who don't read and hostility...

    p.p.s. i love hicks's final line in this monologue when the meatheads say they're christians: 'then...forgive me...' ;)




    yes!! MORE reading, less dumb asses!!

    checkout...

    http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Gladiator...6980329&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156...RGPCTWBZ3SDWJF

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...+wilde&x=0&y=0

    http://www.mininova.org/tor/365292

    http://video.google.com.au/videosear...-8&sa=N&tab=wv
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    That's funny, strangeeee - psycho slip up? I said "except yourself" - I really mean accept yourself!
    I'm not sure how someone would "except theirself" - in exception to what? Who knows....:rasta:
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