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READ! It expands your horizons, as the cliche goes...I can't stress enough the importance of making a habit of word consumption! Don't be a slave to the idiot box! READ!
In this section you will find a list of reading materials that I think are important...or just plain hilarious or scary. Most pertain to cultural phenomenon. All are here to edify the inquisitive mind. Enjoy! And, as always, suggestions are welcome!
AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY FEATURED BOOK AND READING SITE OF THE WEEK SECTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!!!
Don't just sit there...read something!
Books, books, and more books! Create your own Library of Congress at home!
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS...
Here is where you will find quotes from thinkers throughout the ages.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody has read.
A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians: a sign of weakness and malady. -Voltaire
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything, and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
For more quotes, especially former Paradigm Shifts "Quote of the Week" quotes, go here.
Read and get smart! Have a book you want on this list? Email me!
-The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
-The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
-The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra
-The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
-Paradigms Lost by John L. Casti
-The Golden Bough by James Frazer
-Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung
-Modern Man in Search of a Soul by Carl Jung
-Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
-Either/Or: A Fragment of Life by Soren Kierkegaard
-The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
-Doublespeak By William Lutz
-Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nitzsche
-Twilight of the Idols by Friedrich Nitzsche
-The Will to Power by Friedrich Nitzsche
-Apocalypse Culture by Adam Parfrey
-Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
-Walden by Henry David Thoreau
-The Unibomber Manifesto
-The Way of Zen by Alan W. Watts
READING SITE OF THE WEEK!
Here you will find Web sites deemed worthy or your perusal. Each week a new site will be featured. Have a cool site you want here for a week? Email me!
Let's hear it for being able to find the entire text of a book online, especially the classics! There's something about reading old books on a new computer. Some good Samaritan has brought Jules Verne, seminal science fiction writer of the 19th Century, to the defining medium of the 21st Century. This link takes you to the text of Verne's "A Journey to the Center of the Earth." Be sure to follow the links you find there, however, for they will take you to page upon page of this great author's work:
A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Featured Book: Sex and Rockets
Hey, come explore a book about a very peculiar fellow! Jack Parsons was a key figure in the development of American rocket science. He was also a member of Aleister Crowley's occult organization, the Ordo Templi Orientis (aka OTO). Parsons was both scientist and mystic. This book does a good job of exploring this rather interesting man's life. I picked it up not long ago, and I am delving into its depths.