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PJ Swanwick (pjswanwick) | 6 comments There's a lot of great nonfiction available about metaphysical/new age/new thought/mindfulness/zen topics, but what about fiction? What are you all reading?

I really liked "The Art of Racing in the Rain," but it's reincarnation/mindfulness subtheme is fairly muted. "The Celestine Prophecy" is a start, I suppose, except that it's not very well written.

What fiction are you reading that fills your soul?


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Juliane Roell (julianeroell) | 2 comments Dune (Dune 1) by Frank Herbert
I found the Dune Trilogy amazing. The main character's personality and spirituality and the storyline around clear perception / intuition / free will vs. fate really spoke to me.


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Maria R | 1 comments Pam wrote: "There's a lot of great nonfiction available about metaphysical/new age/new thought/mindfulness/zen topics, but what about fiction? What are you all reading?

I really liked "The Art of Racing in ..."


The Alchemist
I recently read The Alchemist. I didn't love it as much as some did, but it is thought provoking. Lessons are learned by doing ordinary things and experience is the greatest teacher both resonated with me.


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PJ Swanwick (pjswanwick) | 6 comments I like Paulo Cohello, but I find him a little boring as a writer. I've read three of his books, including "The Alchemist," but none of them really gripped me as good fiction. However, he's enormously popular, for some reason.

And yes, I loved all of "Dune"! And pretty much anything from Frank Herbert. But who are the new sci fi/new age authors? I'll keep you posted if I find any more.


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PJ Swanwick (pjswanwick) | 6 comments Sounds interesting. Are you the author?


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Stephanie MacDonald (lotussupernova) | 1 comments So what are some good book titles for someone like myself just beginning a Buddha-like path?


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Juliane Roell (julianeroell) | 2 comments Island by Aldous Huxley
I also very much enjoyed Huxley's "Island". In it, he describes a Utopian society based on Mahayana Buddhist ideas.


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PJ Swanwick (pjswanwick) | 6 comments Stephanie wrote: "So what are some good book titles for someone like myself just beginning a Buddha-like path?"

I'm not sure of new fiction, but there's a bunch of older fiction that I love: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a great place to start, as well as Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. All of Richard Bach's (earlier) books, particularly Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah and One. I'm at work, but I'll check my bookshelves tonight for you. And let me know of any you find!


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PJ Swanwick (pjswanwick) | 6 comments Martin wrote: "Island by Aldous Huxley
I also very much enjoyed Huxley's "Island". In it, he describes a Utopian society based on Mahayana Buddhist ideas."


Sounds interesting. Thanks.


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