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Old 17th-September-2016, 04:43 AM   #1
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Thinking about starting a new book soon. I want to take notes while reading to help remember certain stuff. Posting this thread to see if anyone is also interested in reading the same book during this period.
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Old 17th-September-2016, 05:39 AM   #2
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Sounds fun to have someone to talk to about a book, though I will probably just read it after people are done since I am a fast reader and want things fresh in memory(unless it's some kind of up to certain chapter by date thing).
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Old 17th-September-2016, 06:14 AM   #3
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Well I was thinking more of a chapter by chapter approach rather than a speed burst, although that may result as a consequence. It sucks though because I might not be able to devote my full time to it so I'm hoping something like this may help. People can read at their own pace if they want (we can have a poll) but I'll just update as I progress. I feel dumb because I can't always read as fast as I want with the important details memorized.
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Lets read political manifestos, aha.
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I would read Ted Kaczynski's manifesto. It has a lot of themes that seem to resonate with our postmodern condition.

I would also like to read Old Persian and Sanskrit religious texts about Aryan culture.
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Old 17th-September-2016, 09:07 PM   #6
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Funny, I recently started some new political works so we can discuss that as well. Although what I had in mind was kind of different, we can put it on hold and just focus on the polisci. Either way, they will all be learning experiences.

There's a pretty good documentary about Ted Kaczynski and his manifesto so we can assign and rewatch that as well. It's pretty important. I need to read some of that too.
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Post the video, so that we are all on the same page, as they say.
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It should be this one, you may have seen it before if so please tell me your thoughts and how it went.

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Okay. I look forward to watching it after I get back home at the end of the weekend.
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I'm enjoying the thought of the INTP book club's first book being the Unabomber Manifesto. Lol.

I'm tempted to join. Does anyone have a text-only ebook that's not full of machine errors? I remember having trouble finding one.
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Another idea is reading volume one of Radix Journal, which promises to become more pertinent as our age enters later stages of development.
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Old 19th-September-2016, 01:42 AM   #12
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Well, we can do that too. I don't mind.
But actually, my initials plans were to start Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hancock. I started some of it but might start over. Thought it would be a fun book to begin with. We can even do multiple. But as soon as we get a few people on board for that we should begin. Radix Journal could be a good one to do concurrently.
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I recently started S. Pinker's Better Angels of Our Nature, so I'll finish this one first. But the idea of sounds cool and I might join later.
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I am down. I recently read Lost Star of Myth and Time and have been wanting to talk through some of the larger ides presented. I think Magicians of the Gods would be great...very much in line with where my head is.

Pizzabeak and I were chatting about the The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross, which would also be interesting.
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I was reading this last night :

Fingerprints of Graham Hancock
http://isgp-studies.com/fingerprints-of-graham-hancock

I don't agree with the ISGP author on every conclusion drawn (across a spectrum of topics) but he is a brilliant researcher.
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Another idea is reading volume one of Radix Journal, which promises to become more pertinent as our age enters later stages of development.
Have you read it? I'm interested but hesitant to spend money on the ebook.
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Have you read it? I'm interested but hesitant to spend money on the ebook.
I have begun to read it. It has some good information so far, but I haven't gotten to things that are groundbreaking yet. I got it from a friend, as they say.

In other news, I read a lot of the Manifesto and watched half of the documentary on the Unabomber. I am not ready to comment quite yet.
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I need to read some Wittgenstein.
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Old 24th-September-2016, 12:48 AM   #19
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Anyway, started rereading Hoffman's book (LSD: My Problem Child) and may (or may not) post the notes soon.
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I actually discovered a lot of remarkable insight from the Radix Journal.
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The Net! I love that documentary... I think I meant to post it here sometime back but haven't been active lately and forgot. I'm really interested in the crossover between the Esalen crowd in the 70s who split off into either the technocrati legend types (Stewart brand and that whole crew) or career new age guru people (Alan watts, ram dass, etc). and how it's all connected to the CIA (eg John Lilly's dolphin experiments). I need to start a whole thread on this.


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You should do it! I only know a little bit of stuff about it but enough to know what you generally speak of.

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I need to watch it a few more times because the subtitles are hard to keep up with. But it covers a lot of ground, expanding on ground that certain books didn't go into. I guess they ended up running into Jack Kerouac and some of the other Beat movement literati. He even stayed at Ferlinghetti's cabin at Big Sur.
But I don't know. Not sure if Tim Leary was a spy or not. He made it seem like acid was good and turned a lot of people on, but if he spied, acid was actually bad and he damaged a lot of kid's minds. There's some stuff on that but basically the CIA had a role and distributed it all. But isn't acid actually good? It's more so they didn't know what the effects would be rather than deliberately poisoning the mind, although they must have known it wouldn't be good. But they also had other bizarre substances. I thought some of them were supposed to be good and show a true reality, apparently even high doses of acid never go that far. Kind of why I never really preferred it and thought mushrooms were safer. But it does seem like an interesting experience, there's just a lot of different literature out there.
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