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    Just watched Hellier season 2 and finally got around to Visitors from Lanulos. Bob Lazar autobiography is next.

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    I've sidelined the previous two books I've mentioned to read this:

    I've had quite a bit of interest in the Native history of my area for some time. Folks often say Americans don't have much history (relatively speaking) but this isn't true. My area alone has history dating back over 5k years. This book was written by Renee Laudonniere in the 1500s, he was one of the first Europeans to ever set foot directly where I live. The cover picture of the book is an illustration of an event that took place about 10min from my house. It's an absolutely amazing read.

    The natives in my area were actually taller and more fit than the Europeans. They lived about 20 years longer. This has been credited due to their diet (heavily seafood based, with grains as well) and very active lifestyle.
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    God, Man and War: An official Sekret Machines investigation of the UFO phenomenon

    by Tom Delonge with Peter Levenda
    All the above is all and only my opinion - all subject to change and not meant to be true for anyone else regardless of how I phrase it.

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    Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell, one of my all time favorite novelists now.
    Fantastic read, even better than Bone Clocks.
    Reading him is like coming upon an oasis after a long time lost in the desert.
    He makes most other novelists look so puny and unimaginative in comparison.
    An Englishman who lived in Japan for 8 years, he has written a book about life in present day Japan that is better than most Japanese authors have written.
    And what an ending! Don't peek--you won't want to spoil it.
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    I am on a Russian writers of the Golden Age kick--these guys are are AMAZING!
    Dostoevsky
    Tolstoy
    Turgenev
    Gogol

    Just finished--Ivan Turgenev's Father's and Sons


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    The Red Book by Carl Jung. Some think he was going through a form of psychosis during the period he wrote this book. Certainly wouldn't surprise me judging by its content. Absolutely out there but really powerful stuff.
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    One Hundred Years of Solitude ..again!

    And

    The Mismeasure of Man

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    The Red Book by Carl Jung. Some think he was going through a form of psychosis during the period he wrote this book. Certainly would surprise me judging by its content. Absolutely out there but really powerful stuff.
    Thanks for the reminder, Akasha. I have it here (along with about 20 other books in line to read) but had forgotten about it. Think that will be my very next reading choice.
    Now reading Multi-Dimensional Man by Jurgen Ziewe. I think someone mentioned it here in the out-of-body thread. Interesting book - should be done with it soon. Matched many of my experiences.
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    Over the past couple months I've been dealing with brutal headaches again. As a coping strategy I decided to read about people who have had hard lives. This may sound morbid but on some level it works. I read 2 books like this:
    The first one is a memoir of a guy who was brainwashed to be a soldier at the age of 10. It's awful what he and others went through. As a side note, it changed my outlook on Catholic Missions and UNICEF for the better.

    The second is about a guy who was born into a North Korean slave labor camp. This place was/is horrendous and the brainwashing is fascinating. It demonstrates the difference between slaves and enslaved.

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    At the moment I'm reading 2 books. 1 is about American history and gastronomy and the other I picked completely at random while walking through the library.
    Here's the one on gastronomy

    And the book I picked at random:

    I walk a lot, I like it. To be honesty this book isn't what I was thinking it would be. Meh, it happens. It's not bad though.
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    This is one of the most difficult, tedious and time-consuming books I have ever read but it is possibly one the best books I have ever read. There is so much to think about that you can't read it cover to cover. I read 10 pages or 50 pages - enough to get through what Jung is trying to convey to the reader - then I need to stop and put the book down and think about it for days sometimes weeks before I pick it back up. So many words need to be looked up in the glossary to understand exactly what Jung is talking about. The vocabulary is unlike any other book I have read, jam-packed with words not often used. I never expected it to be this laborious but glad I made the effort.

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    How have I not read this book before? Just picked it up from the library yesterday and I'm excited. You know what's ironic? I went to check it out and couldn't find it on the shelves where it was supposed to be. I asked the librarian and it was moved to another section where they highlight classic reads. When I went where she directed me it was on a stand, face out on display as apposed to all the other books.

    Honestly I'm not sure what it's all about. I've heard it's name said over and over, that it's a classic, and it has something to do with traveling down the Congo river. I'm fascinated with travel and especially Africa, so this should be right up my alley.

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    Two new books:

    It's a good read so far, somewhat intensive as many AE books can be. Lots of citations.

    And:

    Never read it. I really needed an out of this world kind of fiction and this was recommended by the library so I grabbed it.
    That's life, and I can't deny it
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    I'm reading the Dune set again in preparation for the movie, great set of Scifi books. (and one of my favorite quotes is "there is no such thing as Science Fiction")

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    Sheesh
    I'd no idea there were so many parts...

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    I recently have read " The Inheritance" written by Christopher Fulton. I highly recommend it if you would like to know who killed JFK, and the cover up after it. He went to jail for years because he happened to get in his possession the watch JFK was wearing when he got shot.
    Check out cmfulton.com

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    Quote Posted by James Newell (here)
    I recently have read " The Inheritance" written by Christopher Fulton. I highly recommend it if you would like to know who killed JFK, and the cover up after it. He went to jail for years because he happened to get in his possession the watch JFK was wearing when he got shot.
    Check out cmfulton.com
    Palladin of White Hats Reports did a couple of interviews with him recently.
    It's on my queue to read.

    I tend to dive in and out of books depending on something that floats to the surface of my mind.

    Additionally, I have three books I'm reading a bit more consistently right now,

    Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, Matt Stoller
    Which is related in my mind with a book I read last year, The Big Nine, by Amy Webb, and Julian Assange's When Google Met Wikileaks.

    And am rereading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An America Slave, Written By Himself.

    I'm still working on Joseph Chilton Pearce's book, Strange Loops and Gestures of Creation. I've read all of his books.

    I'd love to say that I have finished reading The Body Electric, (Robert O Becker) but I haven't, I have about a chapter left.

    Strange Loops, Body Electric, connect with a book I've shared here before, The Vital Question, (about mitochondria) and a book on quantum biology, Life on the Edge. (Both of which I read the year before I hiked the AT.)
    These are all sort of prepping me for some projects I want to work on in the future.
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    And am rereading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An America Slave, Written By Himself.
    This has been very high on my reading list for some time. How is it? I read a lot of US history and he is legendary. An intellectual and a tough S.O.B.
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    I just got David Mitchell's new novel, "Utopia Avenue", from the library and am really looking forward to reading it.
    He is one of my favorite fiction writers, the author of "Cloud Atlas", "Number 9 Dream", a favorite of critics, shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize.
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    Quote Posted by edina (here)
    And am rereading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An America Slave, Written By Himself.
    This has been very high on my reading list for some time. How is it? I read a lot of US history and he is legendary. An intellectual and a tough S.O.B.
    It's a very short book and probably could be read in couple of hours.

    But he has a way of words and I find a need to stop every chapter or so, and just let them sink in a bit.

    It seems to me that every paragraph, easily every page, has a phrase that is quotable.

    I admire his wisdom, charisma, and tenacity. I've also downloaded his speech, Self-Made Man, to read later.

    I have a hard copy of his book, but found a pdf version here.

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    Does anyone know where I can find an English version of this book?

    DEVISES ET EMBLEMES ANCIENNES & MODERNES, TIREES DE PLUS CELEBRES AUTEURS (1699)

    http://www.archive.org/details/devisesetembleme00lafeu

    For those who could translate, I would consider monetary compensation via Paypal for a few individual images I'm particularly interested in. Hit me up.
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