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Zach (@v1kingfan)    2 years, 9 months ago

Hey I have recently been recommended to read a book by alan watts( I can’t remember the name) and Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now. Is there any other books I should check out and are they available as an e-book anywhere? Oh and if you recommend a book could you explain why you recommend it.

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The secret history of the world by Jonathan Black.

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The secret history of the world by Jonathan Black.

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Zach (@v1kingfan)2 years, 9 months ago ago

@manimal sounds interesting, would you mind telling me a little bit about it?

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Zach (@v1kingfan)2 years, 9 months ago ago

@manimal sounds interesting, would you mind telling me a little bit about it?

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Nikhil (@freeme)2 years, 9 months ago ago

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover – Rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine by Douglas Gillette and Robert Moore

Great insight into the inherent psychology of us men

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Nikhil (@freeme)2 years, 9 months ago ago

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover – Rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine by Douglas Gillette and Robert Moore

Great insight into the inherent psychology of us men

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Jeremy (@chadvice)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo.

I have recently finished reading The Power of Now and read The Alchemist a couple years ago. I have since read it 3 times. Here’s why:

1. Full of very stimulating quotes. I’d often read 10 or 15 pages and just put it down to absorb it all.

2. It’s a great story. Many people I’ve shared it with have read it in one sitting, although I personally wouldn’t recommend it. It seems akin to scarfing down a $100 steak.

3. It changed my perspective on life, good things and bad, and the people I meet. It gave me the courage to make big decisions in my life.

4. I have since purchased 10 copies in multiple languages as gifts for friends.

I know that you can find it on ebook somewhere online.. probably torrent. But, its only like $8 on Amazon and I like to highlight, circle, or scribble in books like this.

Good luck.

Also, I know you can find The Power of Now on audiobook on torrent. Check pirate bay.

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Jeremy (@chadvice)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo.

I have recently finished reading The Power of Now and read The Alchemist a couple years ago. I have since read it 3 times. Here’s why:

1. Full of very stimulating quotes. I’d often read 10 or 15 pages and just put it down to absorb it all.

2. It’s a great story. Many people I’ve shared it with have read it in one sitting, although I personally wouldn’t recommend it. It seems akin to scarfing down a $100 steak.

3. It changed my perspective on life, good things and bad, and the people I meet. It gave me the courage to make big decisions in my life.

4. I have since purchased 10 copies in multiple languages as gifts for friends.

I know that you can find it on ebook somewhere online.. probably torrent. But, its only like $8 on Amazon and I like to highlight, circle, or scribble in books like this.

Good luck.

Also, I know you can find The Power of Now on audiobook on torrent. Check pirate bay.

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CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade)2 years, 9 months ago ago

peoples history of the united states

Howard Zinn

it opens eyes

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CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade)2 years, 9 months ago ago

peoples history of the united states

Howard Zinn

it opens eyes

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Dick (@dick)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The most grounding book I have ever read was The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Many of you may know him for his anti-religion crusading, but before he put on that hat he was a known as a brilliant evolutionary biologist.
The book grounding in that it describes a human as an animal that evolved on this planet. He takes on some of the seemingly ‘human only’ characteristics/behaviors and shows that the same behaviors, like altruism, can be seen outside of the human population. It cuts off the fat and leaves you with the lean, primal human, that essentially hasn’t changed in 50000+ years. It gets to the root of why we behave the way we behave. The environment has changed, but not the human animal.

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Dick (@dick)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The most grounding book I have ever read was The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Many of you may know him for his anti-religion crusading, but before he put on that hat he was a known as a brilliant evolutionary biologist.
The book grounding in that it describes a human as an animal that evolved on this planet. He takes on some of the seemingly ‘human only’ characteristics/behaviors and shows that the same behaviors, like altruism, can be seen outside of the human population. It cuts off the fat and leaves you with the lean, primal human, that essentially hasn’t changed in 50000+ years. It gets to the root of why we behave the way we behave. The environment has changed, but not the human animal.

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 9 months ago ago

@Zach It’s about a different look on the history of the world and the human being, I’m not saying they’re right or anything, it’s just a really great book and gives a lot of perspective and helps punch holes in stagnant beliefs.

@Nikhil Really great book, I recommend it too

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 9 months ago ago

@Zach It’s about a different look on the history of the world and the human being, I’m not saying they’re right or anything, it’s just a really great book and gives a lot of perspective and helps punch holes in stagnant beliefs.

@Nikhil Really great book, I recommend it too

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The Tell-Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
One of today’s most clever Neuroscientists’ account of various aspects of the human brain. His studies aim at answering the big questions of what makes us human, what is free will and what is consciousness?

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 9 months ago ago

The Tell-Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
One of today’s most clever Neuroscientists’ account of various aspects of the human brain. His studies aim at answering the big questions of what makes us human, what is free will and what is consciousness?

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 9 months ago ago

I just started reading the new release Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal and I’m really stoked about it so far.
There is a general exodus to the virtual world happening because video games (namely the online variety) are meeting genuine human needs better than reality – for many. It’s about what we can learn from games to design a better, more rewarding culture.

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 9 months ago ago

I just started reading the new release Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal and I’m really stoked about it so far.
There is a general exodus to the virtual world happening because video games (namely the online variety) are meeting genuine human needs better than reality – for many. It’s about what we can learn from games to design a better, more rewarding culture.

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 9 months ago ago

@Dan I’ll have to check that first one out, sounds really cool. Although it sounded cooler when I misread it as “Tell-tale brain vs Ramachandran” like some kind of death match.

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 9 months ago ago

@Dan I’ll have to check that first one out, sounds really cool. Although it sounded cooler when I misread it as “Tell-tale brain vs Ramachandran” like some kind of death match.

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 9 months ago ago

Indeed it is. One of those books where I had to read it every chance I got until I finished it.

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 9 months ago ago

Indeed it is. One of those books where I had to read it every chance I got until I finished it.

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Lauren (@laurenlouise)2 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m currently reading The Girl with Dragon Tattoo. It’s an amazing thriller and mystery, and the author does a great job with the characters. It’s a little on the dark side, but the characters lighten it up a bit. I love it!

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Lauren (@laurenlouise)2 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m currently reading The Girl with Dragon Tattoo. It’s an amazing thriller and mystery, and the author does a great job with the characters. It’s a little on the dark side, but the characters lighten it up a bit. I love it!

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