[Official] Books and Movies to expand your mind and help you grow as a person.
I’m sure this has been covered somewhere on this site. But I’m really interested in reading and watching movies (or YouTube videos) that will challenge me intellectually and just overall expand my mind and creativity. I’d appreciate any suggestions.
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@kile, Film: Crash and American beauty. The others I had in mind were already taken
TV: Through the worm hole ( if your into that) and the history channel series, Mankind: the story of us all. I also watch a lot of HBO and SHOWTIME, but it seems like you already got that covered.
I also suggest watching as much stand-up comedy as you can. You can never laugh too much.
Books: Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde (changed my entire view on life)
And thank you for posting this! I’ve been searching every cable/premium channel available to me and I’ve yet to find a program that stands out.
@fearlessldr, Please use the search function to avoid creating a duplicate topic in the future. There are several existing topics and blog posts about book recommendations. You can read through these for suggestions, or if you want to spark up the conversation and get more new suggestions, bump one of the existing threads. Thank you!
Hope you find some good ones!
“Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century” (try getting it in paperback).
“Remember Me” by Christopher Pike.
This book seriously changed my perspective on the spiritual level and the author said he felt a tap on his shoulder and a whisper in his ear saying “thank you” when he was done.
Moby Dick-Herman Melville
The Divine Comedy-Dante
The Theban Plays-Sophocles
Death of a Salesman & The Crucible-Arthur Miler
The Outsider-Albert Camus
Huis Clos-Sean Paul Satre
Human, All Too Human-Nietzche
The Communist Manifesto & Das Kapital-Karl Marx
2001: A Space Odyssey-Arthur C Clarke
Dubliners & The Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man-James Joyce
A Clockwork Orange-Anthony Burgess
The Dharma Bums-Jack Kerouac
Holy Mountain/Where The Buffalo Roam/Brazil/Mullholland Drive/Lost Highway/Eraserhead/Inland Empire/2001: A Space Odyssey/A Clockwork Orange/Monty Python The Meaning Of Life/The Royal Tennenbaums/The Life Aquatic/Moonrise Kingdom/The Zeitgeist films/
Also, I received The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer over the holidays. I’ve only read about 5 chapters but its already blowing my mind. It seems to be one of the best books on consciousness I’ve encountered so far.
Edit: David Lynch has made some of the most amazing films. Mulholland Drive is a good one to start will. Inland Empire is fucking insane. Blue Velvet was filmed right here in my hometown of Wilmington NC. Also, Twin Peaks is an amazing show. Lots of mystery, supernatural elements, and archetypal themes.
Look up spirit science and watch the video series. It all seems kind of crazy at first to here all of these ideas but at the same time they are presented in a very logical way. The information also feels right when I here it
this is a great list of recommendations, definitely looking forward to delving into the stuff i haven’t heard about before…also, not sure if you’ve heard of him, but Terrence McKenna is a GREAT speaker and book writer. One of my favorites is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAGxjOr3vYA enjoy :)
The Cable Guy really exhibited the effects and happenings of a dark personality A good movie to me shows real people being in real situations, and there are many many outlets of that behavior in nearly all facets. Beautiful things imo
Also eckhart tolle is an great guy, and TED talks are pretty cool