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The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story
4.26
If I could give this more than five stars I would. If Maude from "Harold and Maude" had written a book, I think this might be it. It places the human...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna
4.05
Good read. Kripal examine's Ramakrishna's 'secret' teachings via Freudian psychoanalysis. His conclusions upset a good number of Hindus who held publi...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Rites and Symbols of Initiation
4.23
As one of the primary figures in comparative religion, Eliade's work is always foundational. He pulls together information from anthropological report...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Coming Home
4.00
There have been many to proclaim the dawning of a New Age for at least 100 years now and it does seem that we are at a point where something has to gi...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Walking On Water: Reading, Writing, And Revolution
4.25
I recently had a prolonged epiphany regarding teaching, the environment, western civilization and the sense of self. The experience left me determined...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life & Teachings
3.78
Lachman's book is an easy read and much of the material is well known, especially by those who have read Jung's "autobiography Memories, Dreams and R...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
Man's Responsibility For Nature: Ecological Problems And Western Traditions
3.00
Passmore's book is one of the early works of environmental ethics. It has not held up well in the nearly forty years since its initial publication in...more
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Mar 05, 2013
 
The Phenomenon of Man
4.08
There is no denying that Teilhard's book has been very influential. It provides a nice alternative to mechanistic evolution by arguing that consciousn...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Feminism and the Mastery of Nature
4.26
This is not an easy book to read, but definitely worth the effort. Plumwood critiques western philosophy and science through the lens of feminist phil...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
The Acid Diaries: A Psychonaut's Guide to the History and Use of LSD
3.85
Gray states that his project here was inspired by Terrence McKenna's claim that before there can be a psychedelic philosophy, we need the accounts of...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
Gilgamesh
3.60
The one who saw the abyss and learned there is no avoiding death. That's the lesson learned by Gilgamesh in this translation of the epic tale, based o...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution
3.54
This is an important book that details the shift from an organic worldview to a mechanistic one, which is one based on oppression towards women and na...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
What We Leave Behind
4.17
This is an important book. Not everyone will like what Jensen has to say, that industrial civilization needs to end if we are going to survive as a sp...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion, and Society
3.91
The authors present a fairly strong case for reincarnation. Wisely they rely quite a bit on the research of the late Ian Stevenson of the University o...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism
3.83
I first read this book several years ago for a course I took while working on my master’s degree. As I decided to incorporate weekly meditations in my...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
4.02
This book carefully documents the global warming denial industry and how they manipulate the public conversation and understanding of climate change....more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
4.17
Although Hancock is not a traditional scholar, this book is very well documented and well argued. In the first 200 some pages Hancock makes the connec...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image
4.12
Most people are unaware that the majority of the people of the world worshipped a goddess for thousands of years before and longer than god was seen i...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Essential Aurobindo
4.11
Since the school I attend (California Institute of Integral Studies) was deeply influenced by the thought of Sri Aurobindo I thought I should actually...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
A New Green History of the World
3.95
This is an important, disturbing, and compelling book. Ponting provides a history of the world that illustrates nely 10,000 years of environmental deg...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics
4.11
There is no denying that the spread of Buddhism in the US is largely due to use of psychedelics in the 60s and 70s. Many of these psychonauts turned t...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience
3.77
It is a shame that the US government has banned nearly all research on psychedelics. "The Varieties of Psychedlic Experience" chronicles the findings...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness
3.64
This is largely a refutation of the constructivist position regarding mysticism, namely that not only is the content of the mystical experience determ...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
The analogy of The Magicians to Harry Potter is not unwarranted, if Harry Potter was self-absorbed and tried to quell his existential angst through a...more
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Jan 18, 2012
 
120 Days of Sodom
3.16
Having read this book, in its entirety, is probably what will get me sent to hell. This is the only book I have ever read which made me reconsider my...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Orpheus and Greek Religion: A Study of the Orphic Movement
4.17
This is an older text, originally published in 1952, that examines the Orphic mystyery tradition in quite some depth. It is more of a source book for...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics
3.87
Nash's book is essential reading for environmental ethics. His main argument is that environmental ethics is an extension of classical liberalism and...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
4.43
Potter documents how the government, prompted by corporate interests, and fear of terrorists after 9/11 have used similar tactics to what was used dur...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century
3.50
Buell examines the history of environmentalism in the United States and argues that we have failed to heed the warnings over the past 50 years and hav...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance
4.16
The first volume of Endgame detailed the ecological crisis facing us and focused on 20 premises to prove his point. The second volume considers resist...more
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Aug 05, 2011
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