Magic Wookie4 September 2010 at 8:23pmPosts: 268 (0 today)Status: offline
The Ancestors Tale.
Very good stuff.
Ellee5 September 2010 at 2:26pmPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
Science and Wisdom
That's good stuff, too
Memé6 September 2010 at 1:58amPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
Long ago and far away- W.H. Hudson
tells the story of his life near where I was born.
Little rainbow15 September 2010 at 1:13amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
Alexandre Jollien - the nude philosopher -
How to live more freely joy when passions are hanging us? How dare a little off detachment without turn off a heart? aggrieved in his flesh, Alexander Jollien attempt here to draw a lifestyle that assumes what resists the will and reason. The philosopher is bared to auscultate the joy, frustration, jealousy, fascination, love and sadness, in short, what is stronger than us, which we stand . Summoning Seneca, Montaigne, Spinoza and Nietzsche, he explores the difficulty of practicing philosophy in the heart of the emotions. Far from tricks and certainties, with Hui-neng, Patriarch of Chinese Buddhism, he discovered the fragile daring to undress, to strip oneself. In the test as in joy, he invites us to be reborn in every moment away from our regret and false expectations. This meditation opens a path to draw the joy at the bottom of the bottom, in the depths of our being.
Born in 1975, Alexander Jollien lived seventeen years in a specialized institution for people with physical disabilities. Philosopher and writer.
Little rainbow22 September 2010 at 5:53pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
A great deal of laugher with Jollien, whose greater advantage is to link phylosophy with day to day life with a great humility and sense of humour.
a touching testimony of a man on his way to accept his own difference,and just learning and searching(no definitive answer avalable)!
The lost - Daniel mendelshon -
Mendelsohn draws us more deeply into the experience of the larger catastrophe than we might have thought possible. The result is a new way of telling a story we thought we knew.' New York Times '[Mendelsohn] is a brilliant storyteller, influenced by the Greek masters he so admires, eschewing the chronological, looping forward and back, teasing the reader with hints of what the gods may have in store.' Sunday Times 'What distinguishes "The Lost" is that it is not, in the end really about the Holocaust, or at least not only![it] is something richer and rarer. "The Lost" becomes a book that is also about the meaning of memory and the act of storytelling![it] is a captivating and haunting book.' Daily Mail 'This is a beautiful, challenging and finally haunting read.' The Scotsman 'A stirring detective work in its own right, "The Lost" is set in the context of stories of the enigmatic interventions of God in human affairs, and deepened by reflections on the inescapable, incomprehensible part that chance plays in history.' J.M.Coetzee 'Especially poignant! Remarkable ! One of the book's most striking elements is the author's recounting of the book of Genesis in parallel with his own story, highlighting eternal themes of origins and family, temptation and exile, brotherly betrayal, creation and annihilation.' PW starred review 'Essentially a detective story, "The Lost" winds up describing far more than Mendelsohn's relatives: it brings to life the struggle of an entire generation."
incredible storry teller ! :-]
Self come to mind constructing the conscious brain - Antonio Damasio
Soul Reader22 September 2010 at 10:44pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Nothing and I really need to fix that.
"Reading has always been a calming moment to my troublsome soul. There is nothing better or healing in my humble opinion than letting yourself become enthralled and part of a good story. When you are reading such a tale, you will find your worries and anxieties disappear for awhile and your mind is free to roam thru history or fantasy at will."
Quote by Darcy, Attitude by Darcy :-]
Spelling errors sold seperatly. (-;
Duddy23 September 2010 at 7:08pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Soul Reader23 September 2010 at 7:54pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks Duddy! And I highly doubt your quotes are forgettable my Lunasista.
K'Ehleyr23 September 2010 at 8:09pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
The Andromeda Strain (1969), by Michael Crichton
the pocket book I'm reading of TAS is 40 years old, the pages are yellow with age - my daughter asked if I'd like one of those electric readers for e-books - but I love holding a book in my hands and turning the pages
Deep Space Nine had PADD's that look a lot like the ones that have come out recently - Star Trek communicators look like today cell phones - shows ahead of their time
Duddy31 October 2010 at 11:14amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
'The Time Machine' HG Wells. Written 115 years ago but as strange and thought provoking as ever.
K'Ehleyr31 October 2010 at 11:36amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley
Little rainbow22 November 2010 at 8:31pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
My life - CG Jung
and what a life ! :-]
Memé23 November 2010 at 9:55pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
Harry Potter, again.
nechesh24 November 2010 at 3:53amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Virtual Light - William Gibson
t.b.24 November 2010 at 4:17pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
JOHN LE CARRE - Verraeter wie wir
Duddy27 November 2010 at 12:26pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Ellee8 December 2010 at 9:02amPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
I just read a book (in German) called "Gott 9.0" (in English God 9.0), which is a reading and working book for those seeking a religious home. This work tries to explain the "spiral of the mind" as a model that depicts the various existing levels of awareness of the respective concepts of God. As it were a vertical Enneagram.
God 1.0 was about 100,000 years ago, currently the Level 8.0 and 9.0 are appearing on the horizon, and that is, the society is facing an exciting paradigm shift, to which the book is devoted.
Ken Wilber, Clare Graves (a professor of psychology) and his disciples Don Beck and Christopher Cowan have been inspirations for the three authors (M. and W. Kuestenmacher, T. Haberer).
I recommend this book wholeheartedly for everyone interested in religion. But you may have to wait for an English translation, unless you are competent in German :-]
Duddy11 December 2010 at 2:42pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
The lyrics to S Hackett's 'The Devil is an Englishman'
I particularly like the line:
"A nest of tiny scorpions are breeding in my cranium"
Ellee11 December 2010 at 3:26pmPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
"tiny scorpions are breeding in my cranium" :-]
as long as they get no offspring, Duddy
Duddy11 December 2010 at 3:42pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
:-] I don't know Ellee,but it could explain a lot!