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(@rowsella)
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06/20/2019 6:16 am  

I would also like to recommend Philip K Dick's "Radio Free Albemuth"

From Goodreads: "In the late 1960s a paranoid incompetent has schemed his way into the White House and convulsed America in a vicious war against imaginary internal enemies. A struggling science Fiction writer named Philip K. Dick is trying to keep from becoming one of that war's casualties. And Dick's best friend, a record executive named Nicholas Brady, is receiving transmissions from an extraterrestrial entity that may also happen to be God — an entity that apparently wants him to overthrow the President.

In this, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest prankster-prophet."


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(@unk-p)
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06/21/2019 9:53 pm  

i would like to vote for Maya Angelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" as one of the best books ever written.   (Shout out to Lovendures)   This book saved my life when i was younger.


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(@wisteriacats)
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06/25/2019 2:44 pm  

echec_et_maths :  I agree that remote viewing and, especially, with McMoneagle is good!  I have been involved in some remote viewing, and wanted to go to Ohio to take the full course.   I don't practice remote viewing, but sometimes it "accidentally" shows up.

My recommendation is one of my favorite books:  "Edgar Cayce, the Sleeping Prophet," by Jess Stearn.


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(@thirdeyestudio)
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06/25/2019 2:50 pm  

I am reading that book right now.  After I read The Robes I immediately bought Lily Hill Farm and Getting Well Naturally.  The Elves is so good!  I find it fascinating to learn about cooperation with nature.  If you like that sort of thing I would also recommend checking out Perelandra's website and reading Machaelle's books it is kind of the same thing.  But right now I am up to page 67 and I just received it yesterday. 


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(@jeanne-mayell)
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06/26/2019 1:40 pm  

Unk, I also loved Maya Angelou's book.  


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(@rowsella)
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06/30/2019 10:52 pm  

I'm reading "Fall Or Dodge in Hell" by Neal Stephenson and it is just amazing. Here is a book review from Slate about it: https://slate.com/culture/2019/06/neal-stephenson-fall-book-review-dodge-in-hell.html

I just completed the part in the first third of the novel (near future 25 years) where the college students go on a road trip through "Ameristan"  -- see the review. It is almost comical how a stubborn belief in an internet hoax becomes a touchstone for those deliberately clinging to their guns and their twisted god yet here we are in the age of Trump with our own true believers. It is a pretty long book but I have barreled through 300 pages today so it goes quickly.


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(@rowsella)
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07/01/2019 7:38 am  

I just wanted to add another review from Wired for "Fall"--- it is Wired's Book of the Month: https://www.wired.com/story/neal-stephenson-fall-or-dodge-in-hell-book-review/


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12/27/2019 8:52 pm  

@jeanne-mayell

Hi Jeanne - I *finally* got this book (Extraordinary Knowing) over the holidays and already finished it. It was amazing! I saw you mention it a couple of times in the forum on different pages...thank you so much! I was just a fascinating read and will have me thinking for a long time. 


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(@sistermoon)
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06/09/2020 6:06 am  

I wanted to share a book I am reading right now called Your Nostradamus Factor. I think many of you will find it fascinating.

Anyway, the author, Ingo Swann, was one of the creators of remote viewing and worked with the CIA. I'm sure many of you have already heard of him -- in fact, I think someone on this board first introduced me to him. (I'm sorry I don't remember who or I would properly credit this poster!)

At any rate, Swann argues that everyone can see the future, and many of us often do. He divides this ability -- what he calls the "Nostradamus Factor" -- into four categories.

The problem, he says, is that these predictions, forecasts, or warnings are often overridden by the intellect and end up being ignored or dismissed. This dismissal often has fatal results, as in the case of the Aberfan tragedy.

I mentioned it in the climate change thread thanks to an intriguing post from @bomoh, but I thought I should post about it here, too.

 


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(@moonbeam)
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06/09/2020 7:37 am  

Cross-post from another thread: Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman details how we can change our society around and ban poverty. Interesting read.


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(@lenor)
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06/09/2020 9:26 am  

I am currently reading The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism by Katherine Stewart. I can’t read more than two chapters at a time because they scare me and make me angry at the same time. The chapter on “ Inventing Abortion” is eye opening and explains why the topic is used by these religious fanatics as a political ploy. What really scares me is how they have infiltrated so many parts of our government. These religious zealots want to turn America into a “Christian” nation with control over women and any non white person. All this is being done to obey and satisfy their god.


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