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María Sabina: Selections
4.56
really liked it
"I am one who speaks with God... I am wise even from within the womb of my mother. I am the woman of the winds, of the water, of the paths, because I ...more
Oct 04, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
 
Joy of Man's Desiring: A Novel
4.26
really liked it
Beautiful, hauntingly evocative prose, elemental rural landscapes, rich in poetic thought. Compelling and accomplished - the song of the earth comes ...more
not set
May 17, 2011
 
The Golden Age (Golden Age #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Excellent writing and a visionary, gripping and philosophically gratifying read. The Golden Age offers a detailed and intelligently extrapolated ...more
not set
May 17, 2011
 
Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology
4.28
it was amazing
Aside from the content, what strikes me about this edition, is the quality of the print, elegant graphics, paper and binding. This volume is in itself ...more
Oct 22, 2015
Aug 08, 2012
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.36
really liked it
I don’t like Khaled Hosseini for this work, yet have no choice but to love him. In my naiveté, the titled Thousand Splendid Suns sounded like an ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2014
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.29
really liked it
Read this if:

a) you hike and/or you're an occasional fitness bum who hasn't actually run since having had to catch the school bus back in the day, but
...more
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Dec 17, 2011
 
The Gardener
4.29
really liked it
Deeply romantic early 20th century, lyrical prose / epic poem. The story of a humble servant to an Indian Queen, exploring sensory feeling and ...more
not set
May 17, 2011
 
Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy
4.54
really liked it
Profound insights into the energetic properties of water, flow dynamics and constructive vortex processes of nature, as observed during the life of ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2011
 
Wizard of the Upper Amazon
4.16
it was amazing
A remarkable biographic adventure in the wild - a right of passage offering an insite into the resilience and constitution of a bigone era, of the ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2012
 
Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey
4.03
liked it
Elucidating journalistic journey of a fearless psychonaut into the current trend of ayahuasca tourism and the ongoing quest for knowledge. Rak Razam ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2012
 
Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation
4.12
it was ok
Inspirational account of a SNAG's* struggle towards personal integrity and growth.

Ironically, whilst the author spoke quite personally to me in this
...more
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Jan 03, 2012
 
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
4.06
it was ok
Hm. Some interesting cultural references, astro-physics, game theory and quantum shenanigans, but not particularly well imagined/a little thinly ...more
Aug 14, 2017
Aug 12, 2017
 
The Fountainhead
3.86
really liked it
This is an engaging, vivid story of an exceptional, nonconformist architectural student taking on conservative society (through the mediums of art, ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Dec 16, 2011
 
Wind, Sand and Stars
4.18
really liked it
As I remain haunted by passages and images I read 30 years ago, it gets 4*s for now, though due for a reread/appraisal
not set
Jan 28, 2013
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
liked it
Intriguing in principle and initially, but this literary work got shelved in frustration half way through after having been dumped from one arcane ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
 
Los jardines secretos de Mogador
3.89
really liked it
exquisitely cultured lyrical erotica...
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
4.37
really liked it
Deeply engaging and rewarding story telling offering a unique perspective of the patriarchal culture I was brought up in (western white hegemony), ...more
Jun 28, 2017
May 04, 2017
 
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
4.39
it was amazing
At once a visionary and traditional, human scale, systems approach to designing homes, cities, landscapes. Practical, philosophical, innovative, ...more
not set
May 17, 2011
 
Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
4.28
it was amazing
Down to earth shamanic discourse on the plant kingdom. The author is an erudite acupuncturist and herb/medicine man with a good channel on things ...more
Oct 22, 2015
Dec 17, 2011
 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
4.44
it was amazing
Really, a stimulating, provocative and enjoyable must read for every self respecting, self aware, conscientious, waking human on earth.
Jul 18, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
 
The Gifts of Imperfection
4.21
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Aug 26, 2012
 
Stories of Your Life and Others
4.26
really liked it
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Apr 16, 2019
Nov 12, 2017
 
The Seven Lamps of Architecture
3.84
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not set
Apr 28, 2013
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)
3.98
liked it
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May 17, 2011
 
The Story of San Michele
4.23
really liked it
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May 17, 2011
 
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
4.30
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Nov 12, 2017
 
Ramakrishna and His Disciples
4.28
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Mar 27, 2015
 
Childhood's End
4.11
liked it
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Dec 17, 2011
 
Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture
4.28
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Apr 28, 2013
 
Snow Crash
4.03
really liked it
None
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May 17, 2011
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