Books We Recommend
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I would recommend "The Ultimate Time Machine" by Joseph McMoneagle. The book goes into the remote viewing protocol. When they did the Stargate program, they had to scientifize it (and if I recall it's by making it double-blind). It may be a classic on the topic (if not I think it should be), but I bought it mostly because of the predictions at the end. The book was written in 1998, but while he has misses, some of his more notable hits are quite striking (Iraq war 2003, economic hardship afterwards, climate change). He mentions that climate change, overpopulation (and lack of food supply), and decline in air quality are the biggest dangers to humanity (the first two being consistent with Jeanne's visions)
I think some of his predictions would make good targets for the group, but to follow the protocol, it would be best not to inform the group of said targets (he calls it front-loading, which he feels can induce an interpretation bias in the remote viewer).
McMoneagle was a Defense Department remote viewer during the Cold War. I’d like to read him.
I read about him in a book I’ve loved — Extraordinary Knowing by Elizabeth Mayer , a psychiatrist who explores psychic power from a mainstream viewpoint.
Thanks Echecs-et-Maths for posting and welcome to the forum!
How to Lose a Country - Ece Temelkuran
Underground Airlines - Ben Winters (fiction)
Fire and Fury - Michael Wolff
Fear: Trump in the White House - Bob Woodward
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (fiction)
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (fiction)
I really loved Handmaid's Tale and remember buying it in paperback when they published it in that. I also loved Man in the High Castle as well as Dick's VALIS books like Radio Free Albemuth in which a Trump like figure becomes President. There are also the classic 1984, and Brave New World books. (My son refers to the "Junior Anti-Sex League" irt some of the more aggressive students in his college campus..).
I'd also like to recommend books like "How to Love Yourself as You Really Are" by the Dali Lama.
And of course the
Distributist/New Economy literature
Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher.
RERUM NOVARUM (1891)
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII
ON CAPITAL AND LABOR http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html
AN INTRODUCTION TO DISTRIBUTISM
What is the New Economy?
The book called The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump by Andrew McCabe (It was very interesting). I also read Omarosa's book "Unhinged" which gave me an entire different view of her and some interesting information about the Trump campaign and his beginning White House. It was an easy read. I read this book soon after reading Michelle Obama's book so it was good to read accounts from two ambitious high-performing intelligent American Black women (both with very different professional goals but I would say, some very similar life experiences).
I'll add more as I find them.
The Mueller Report is turning out to be a pretty good read. I've got two versions in audio - -one for my car -- the Washington Post version that I got at the library in CD, and a free online spoken version that you can download to your computer or phone.
"10% Happier" by Dan Harris. Harris is a television journalist who reluctantly tried meditation after experiencing an on-air panic attack. Now he is a loyal convert to the practice. It's an easy read and a funny account of Harris' exploration into spirituality and meditation. It’s also a good introductory primer on meditation. My husband had always been turned off by the idea of meditation, but I convinced him to read the book. He doesn't like anything woo-woo, and since Harris’ book is straightforward and quite funny, he really enjoyed it. My husband now has a meditation practice (of sorts). I can generally tell when he hasn't meditated, because he yells at the news on TV.
"Becoming" by Michele Obama. Rowsella mentioned this in an earlier post. I love Michele’s story. She is a wonderful writer.
Thanks for the book recommendations on remote viewing. I’ve always been fascinated by the topic. I also want to check out Andrew McCabe's book, and Mayer's "Extraordinary Knowing."
The Uninhabitable Planet by David Wallace-Wells is a must read for anyone who wants to face our climate situation. It is not for the feint of heart. There are 139 holds for the book at my library system even though there are already 89 copies in the system. So people are reading it.
New York Magazine published an excerpt here.
It's worth a read to get an understanding of what we are facing with the best case scenario which is keeping the planet under 2 degrees celsius warming.
We need the Green New Deal for a start. We also need major technology to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. The book looks at all of these possible solutions.
In spite of how difficult our situation is, the author is optimistic that we will get through this. So am I. In the same way that the climate situation is escalating, so are the solutions.
Hi everyone just thought I throw my own list in here - many of the suggestions are great. I've read the handmaid's tale maybe 10 or so years ago and now I see exactly what she was trying to say when she wrote it. I am going to read the uninhabitable earth soon as well. Here is my own list:
America the Farewell Tour - Chris Hedges
American Fascists - Chris Hedges
Dear F***ing Lunatic - 101 letters to Donald Trump - By Aldous Pennyfarthing (for comic relief)
Lost Connections - Johann Hari
Open Veins of Latin America - Eduardo Galeano
The Future is History - Masha Gessen
Splinterlands - John Feffer
Requiem for the American Dream - Noam Chomsky
A Peoples History of the United States - Howard Zinn
American Character - Colin Woodard
American Nations - Colin Woodward
The Half has Never Been Told - Edward E. Baptist
this is just me going through my kindle library - I could keep listing titles but then it gets a bit nuts.