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Counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day, the cultural equivalent of political opposition. Counterculture can also be described as a group whose behavior deviates from the societal norm. It is a neologism attributed to Theodore Roszak. Although distinct countercultural undercurrents have existed in many societies, here the term refers to a more significant, visible phenomenon that reaches critical mass and persists for a ...more
“ I think I have a kind of Tourette's syndrome where if you're not supposed to say something, it becomes very attractive to do so. You're in a rock band – what can't you talk about? God? Okay, here we go. You're supposed to write songs about sex and drugs. Well, no I won't. ”
“ My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger" - Billy Connolly ”
This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place for readers to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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Beta read new Jeffrey Marcus Oshins novel the Dim Light of Reason. Help the author polish and te…more
[close] Beta read new Jeffrey Marcus Oshins novel the Dim Light of Reason. Help the author polish and test reading group discussion topics. Oshins' fifth novel is about a woman's search for the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen.
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This is a Group of those who are interested in the writings of Fr. Sebastian Kappen (1924 - 1993…more
[close] This is a Group of those who are interested in the writings of Fr. Sebastian Kappen (1924 - 1993). He was an Indian Jesuit theologian, doctored in 1961 from the Gregorian University, Rome, with a thesis on “Praxis and Religious Alienation according to the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of Karl Marx.” His subsequent studies had been geared to the requirements of transformative social action in India. This led him to an investigation into the liberative and humanizing potential of the original teachings of the historical Jesus as well as of Indian religious traditions, particularly the tradition of dissent represented by the Buddha and the medieval Bhakti Movement. He has written and lectured extensively on the cultural restructuring of Indian society.
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[close] Not finding a group with which to discuss one of my favorite and most influential authors I reckon I should start one, hoping to begin a dialogue of insight and ideas to introduce Tom Robbins to a new readership, and enhance the enrichment and understanding of experience Robbins Readers
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